Funding a classic with MTurk earnings

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  1. Pontiac

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    Recently, I bought a car that's been in the family since new - 1966. It was barely driven, and has just 30,000 miles on it. Granted, the original six cylinder was removed in the early 70s and replaced with a 302. I took ownership of it about 2 weeks ago, and I plan on using MTurk earnings to slowly get it ready, and possibly to share some insight with others.

    Here is a picture of it when it used to frequent shows:
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    And here is the most recent picture I have of it at the moment:
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    As you can see, it hasn't been given the attention in deserves for over 5 years. With the Turk earnings, I plan to do a front disc brake conversion, replace the spark plugs and wires, buy new tires, and get a set of Cragars to give it that 70's street machine look. Provided Flora makes an exception and allows this thread to stay open (given it isn't an item of sorts) I will continue to update on it every so often. I plan to have it ready to go by the end of the summer. An estimated $2.5k is needed.
     
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    It's perfectly fine! It'll stay up as long as you want. This thread is about mturk goals and that's your goal!

    Can't wait to see the update! It's a beautiful car. It's a great project that you will have fun watching it come alive.

    Keep us updated! :)
     
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    First update: getting a fuel siphoning system tomorrow to drain the tank. Anyone who's done it before knows how fun it is.
    $40
     
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    My PE for today is $12 because I'm juggling tech school with my full time job. I'm got to put that towards the plugs and wires. After that I will probably save up for tires, and lastly for front disc conversion. This may be my last update for awhile because I have a few real life things to tend to first. I'll have more pictures of the actual, cleaned off car after I get it out.
     
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    I'm going to hopefully have the opportunity today to set aside some time and get it running. I'll record it if I can. With all said so far - I'm about $100 into it of the $2000 total. Oil change, plugs and wires, and the siphon pump. I realize this is turning more into a DIY project than it is an actual goal so my apologies.
     
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    She's alive! She spit a bit of gas and a little fire at me in the process. Family never told me they had it build like a race car. I'll record it next time when I get the chance. Up next: saving up for a disc conversion.
     
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    It looks like I've run into a setback- I have to find a specific part for the front brakes in order to do the disc brake conversion. I've been trying to find it everywhere I can think of, to no avail. If I can't find one used, this will be about a $500 part.
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    Found a set for just $60. Facebook parts swap groups are a life saver. $210/$2500
     
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    The car wouldn't stay running today. Think a float in the carb is stuck. It's also taking forever to turn over and I haven't put the new plugs on but I should. I might need to add a new fuel pump and filter to the parts list which is another $200 or so. No major problems, just the typical symptoms of a car sitting for a decade.
     
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    Done some unexpected work on the carb, and trying to work out a few ghosts lying in the rear end and driveshaft. This is the first time in about a month I've had the chance to touch the car, otherwise it's still running good.
    ETA: You can see how long this car has been sitting just by looking at the fingerprint marks I left on the air cleaner.
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    I found some good parts at a junkyard today, among them is an 8 inch rear end, brand new differential, and disc brakes to go on the rear, so now I'm getting 4 wheel disc brakes for the cost of 2. Need to scrounge up another $300 for a new dual bowl master cylinder and a brake booster, and I'm 99% of the way done with this project.
    ETA: And most likely some new brake lines.
     
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    Noblis has to have some longer videos coming, the old ones were great.

    edit - I'm in the wrong thread but I'm leaving this. Hey Pontiac.
     
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    No harm there. Doesn't make me feel as sad as I am when I talk to myself ;)
     
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    Got any new pictures? The ones in here don't seem to be working.
     
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    I do, gotta find them first. Don't know why they aren't working for me, I might as well just load them all up at some point.

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    The picture below was the night I brought it back to life - literally the whole family there was to see. (kinda a family heirloom so its a big deal for them)

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    And lastly, I have a video. Its rather quiet so if you want to hear anything be sure to use earphones.
    [video]http://sendvid.com/67wt0zoy[/video]
     
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    I won't have any fresh pictures for a while unless something happens, I don't plan on having it out until this coming up spring.
     
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    That engine, it's a beautiful sound. Thanks.
     
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    It's a nice blue color. Can't wait to see it all clean and polished up! Hope it has no dents on it.
     
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    The starter died. Took it apart to figure out what was wrong with it, and the internals are rusted shut. I'm going to get a mini starter to avoid heat soak in the future, so another $200 or so expense.
     
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