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Old 07-21-2006, 04:08 PM   #1
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74' 350 Nova

Good for $3,500 obo?

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46,000 original miles, 700 on the engine
Power steering
350 v8
No A/C
Cd player/ radio
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Also, What can I expect performance wise from it?
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Old 07-21-2006, 04:10 PM   #2
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There has to be something wrong with it, that thing looks perfect
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Old 07-21-2006, 04:15 PM   #3
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There has to be something wrong with it, that thing looks perfect
The thing wrong with it is that it has 4 doors, and no a/c.

And I just remembered the horn doesn't work... Easy fix?
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Old 07-21-2006, 04:23 PM   #4
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Oh who cares about A/C I live in Florida and don't even use mine, dunno bout the horn, never had to replace em.

EDIT:: and you live here too lmao
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Old 07-21-2006, 07:13 PM   #5
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Oh who cares about A/C I live in Florida and don't even use mine, dunno bout the horn, never had to replace em.

EDIT:: and you live here too lmao

Because its a later model four-door and it's not as desireable. Looking at it the way it is I wouldn't pay a cent over $2500. There are better deals out there.
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Old 07-21-2006, 06:01 PM   #6
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Good for $3,500 obo?

Specs:
46,000 original miles, 700 on the engine
Power steering
350 v8
No A/C
Cd player/ radio
Local

Also, What can I expect performance wise from it?
You thought that question out pretty well, didn't you? Without knowing what has been done to the engine, assuming anything was besides bolting on some flashy parts, or what the rest of the drivetrain consists of, there is no way to even guess. I'd venture to say that it'll be faster than a wrecked Yugo and slower than a new Porsche. That ought to narrow it down for you.
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Old 07-21-2006, 06:23 PM   #7
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You thought that question out pretty well, didn't you? Without knowing what has been done to the engine, assuming anything was besides bolting on some flashy parts, or what the rest of the drivetrain consists of, there is no way to even guess. I'd venture to say that it'll be faster than a wrecked Yugo and slower than a new Porsche. That ought to narrow it down for you.


Although this is almost all of our common assumptions, that might not be the case. Beleive it or not, not every under-priced car is shit, but just to make sure...

Take the car to a shop you trust, and have it evaluated. You dont want to be stuck with a POS.

If the car is shit, you just lost fifty bucks, but you saved $3,500.
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If it turns out to be a nice running car, what should I excpet in terms of performance?
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Although this is almost all of our common assumptions, that might not be the case. Beleive it or not, not every under-priced car is shit, but just to make sure...

Take the car to a shop you trust, and have it evaluated. You dont want to be stuck with a POS.

If the car is shit, you just lost fifty bucks, but you saved $3,500.
What the f*ck are you on about. Where did I assume or even imply that I assumed the car was a POS? WHERE? I don't recall saying anything about the condition of the car, I seem to remember saying something about not being able to predict performance without details. Are you f*cking stupid or what? Explain yourself.
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If it turns out to be a nice running car, what should I excpet in terms of performance?
See my post above. It still aplies.
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What the f*ck are you on about. Where did I assume or even imply that I assumed the car was a POS? WHERE? I don't recall saying anything about the condition of the car, I seem to remember saying something about not being able to predict performance without details. Are you f*cking stupid or what? Explain yourself.

See my post above. It still aplies.

Your post seem to kind of be discouraging the fact that the car might be decent, thats just what i took from it atleast.
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Old 07-21-2006, 07:10 PM   #11
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If it turns out to be a nice running car, what should I excpet in terms of performance?

it all depends on what has been done to the engine. cam, intake, rotating assm, carb, trans, rear end, etc. see vwhobo's post and re-read. we aren't going know without seeing and driving the car in person.
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Although this is almost all of our common assumptions, that might not be the case.

Dude, the point is, without knowing what's been done to the engine, hat gears it has, what trans it has, etc, it's a pretty safe bet that, at this price point, it's slower than a new Porsche. And if it runs at all, it's probably quicker than a stock Yugo. Therefore Hobo is spot on.

Even if the car had a nicely built smallblock, without knowing the gear ratios and which trans it has, the quarter mile times could range from 13 seconds to 18 seconds. And that's just ONE variable (gear ratio).

It has some flashy dress up bits, but it could be a stock, smogger 305 under there. Which would make it only slightly quicker than a small child on a bicycle. OTOH, it could have a backyard 383 in there, with 3.70 gears, and run 12s. But the latter is HIGHLY unlikely.
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