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Brought home an S70 race car

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Brought home an S70 race car

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https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sdsEGwFqIh

I am very unfamiliar with posting pictures. Apologies in advance.
I’ve been lazily looking for a manual transmission (car or swap) on Facebook marketplace and found a very unique car. It was built for the 2019 Grassroots Challenge. The budget was $2000.00. I give the guys credit because it can be hard to decide where to put the money. It ran 12.58 in a 1/4 mile.
The engine and trans came from a rusted out 98 t5 manual. The donor car is a white 98 NA base model. It has no sunroof and no headlight wipers which gives the front bumper a clean look. I’m looking forward to taking her out to Mid-Ohio soon.
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jmorman wrote: Sat May 16, 2020 1:54 pm https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sdsEGwFqIh

I am very unfamiliar with posting pictures. Apologies in advance.
I’ve been lazily looking for a manual transmission (car or swap) on Facebook marketplace and found a very unique car. It was built for the 2019 Grassroots Challenge. The budget was $2000.00. I give the guys credit because it can be hard to decide where to put the money. It ran 12.58 in a 1/4 mile.
The engine and trans came from a rusted out 98 t5 manual. The donor car is a white 98 NA base model. It has no sunroof and no headlight wipers which gives the front bumper a clean look. I’m looking forward to taking her out to Mid-Ohio soon.
Can you put a set of wipers on for the windshield and use it as a daily. Does it have heat and AC? Clean, $2K is really low if the car has no issues.
Blessings,

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I am surprised that after people look at the photos, they suggest using it as a daily. No airbags, no climate control, windows do not roll down, no interior. One seat.
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Yeah, one seat. that's a benefit in a daily. Just think: Sorry, hun, can't pick up the kids. I really wish I could help you on this...
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cool looking car man :P

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The suspension needs a refresh. The front Koni struts need rebuilt and the back has cut springs. The sway bar is stock and I just happened to have an IPD sway bar ready to go.
I feel confident about doing the suspension work other than deciding what to use.
The motor and transmission are bone stock except for a manual boost controller that he traded for a beer!! That part will require much research as it is uncharted territory for me. Has race gas in it now and I am thinking it’s set way too high right now but haven’t actually looked the few times I have drove it. Definitely looking for advice in that area.
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Great car but you will lose your wife and your dog.

If you don’t have either you dont ever have them
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jmorman wrote: Sat May 16, 2020 2:12 pm I am surprised that after people look at the photos, they suggest using it as a daily. No airbags (Five Point & Cage), no climate control (Winter - Jackets, Summer - 12V Fan), windows do not roll down (Hair Stays Put), no interior (Use For Large Order Pizza Deliveries). One seat (No One Ask For Rides).

Would be nice to register it for road use.

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Heck of a find. Looks like a fun project. Just taking it to local weekend car shows would be a hoot !

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Dude, looks alone, I'm in love....
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