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Hey guys,
Im buying a second Escort.
I already have a super done up Escort GT that i bought on this site, now i want one for every day driving.

So... I found this one on craigs list and im in love, going to look on wednesday, its really cheep, but im going to need to replace the windows in the doors and More than likely rebuild the engine, or just tear it out.

Does it seem worth it? I mean the guy is only asking 400 bucks. Should I ask him to go down since i might need a new engine? Its really nice looking on the out side, apparently has a good transmission.. idk, wasnt really looking for a new project car, but my chrysler cirrus is dying :eek: my only legal car .. and i wanted another escort. Ive rebuilt DSM motors in about one night, but would i cant even seem to find another 1.9L.

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/cto/1179806389.html

I will be going over probably wednesday night, Ill give more info. Hopefullly it will be better than i hoped and it wont need to be re-built for a while.
 

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Just adding this as an after thought....

If he hears "rattling" in the engine... im gonna guess thats not just gonna be a nice little head switch or something. I would have thought it would be more trans with a rattle, but thats only because i can never hear my engines when they run lol... but no really..
 

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lol 400 is still a little steep for a non running car. altho the body may look good. i've heard of people picking these cars up for 50 to 100 dollars without any rust. i would try to jew with him.
 

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I def am... we were just talking in another post about how cheep i am... Im gonna see it one wednesday and be like... ill take it home now for 100... cause this guy just wants it gone.

Apparently the car "runs" like i can drive it home it just has a rattle.... im not scared to drive a death trap home..

If its just the head, maybe i should consider doing a different head swap any way? i mean those are quick little motors to begin with...
 

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Yes, we all know you got Mark's Escort....keep hamming it up :p. How's it been running so far? Also, the car looks a tad rough, but the price is right. The rattle? Heh, it could be something like a lifter that didn't pump up. Or it could be a little detonation. Really there isn't much to go wrong, or rattle inside the engine. My guess is the lifters. If the tranny rattled at all, it would be the throwout bearing against the pressure plate fingers, or gear noise at high speed. Otherwise, not much to rattle in those, either. I wish I had the money to buy the thing; I'd definitely go for an Escort EXP right now. I'm just wanting something 2 door instead of my 4 door. I'm not in the business of hauling people or pap anymore.
 

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Hehehe Yeaaaa I love that car, Mark built a masterpiece... its just in PA its very..... UN-Legal.. hahaha. Running great after i got the after market computer installed i got the "richness" problem all worked out and its running smooth.. scca's not gonna know what hit em. That car is the best cruiser.

Yea ive been saving up for a del sol, but i found this escort and all thoughts of that went out the window.
I didnt think there could be a true rattle in the engine block unless it was top end, apparently those lifters can come back right?
I mean simple rebuild or what???
I really want this car, but those windows are costy brand new, i gotta try to find some used, lemme know if any one in pa has some, ill pick em up.

If i dont get it ill let you know, west virginny is pretty close :)
 

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From where the ad for the Exp was from, I think Leuk is on the Philly side of Pa. That would would about 5 hours from me.


I have the passenger door window. Vdub has the driver's side. Like I posted in the for sale section, I know a cheap j/y with an Escort in there. Actually 2 first gens. The 88.5-90 gt (the head was loose, possible catastrafic engine failure, was a clean car) and a frog eyed Exp
 
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