90's Sportpack, Japanese spec automatic

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  1. Minidave

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    My next project arrived last night right while the trick or treaters were coming thru the neighborhood. It came in what has to be the nicest enclosed transport I've ever seen - as it was dark I didn't get any pics, but when he comes to retrieve it I'll get some pics then.

    This car is in for a full suspension rebuild as the cones have collapsed and it's practically sitting on the bumpstops - the owner says he can't drive over a quarter in the road without it crashing. ;)

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    He also wants me to remove all the A/C components and if you look at this pic I'm sure you can see why!

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    I won't be getting too far into this one for a bit, I need to button up the red Innocenti on the lift so I can swap it out for this one.

    We're thinking of going with Mouton "Smooth a Ride" cones as they improve over the original standard cones, and he's not interested in having it slammed to the pavement like a lot of guys like these days.

    More as it happens.....
     
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    This car will be coming into the shop this weekend, but other than ordering parts I doubt much will happen till early springtime.

    It hadn't been started or moved since it was delivered, but today it fired right up and ran nicely. EFI for the win!
     
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    After swapping all these cars around, I got the white Jap spec car on the lift and have ordered parts for it.....I don't expect them for about 2 weeks, so in the meantime I'll continue work on the 1275 motor for my friend in Atlanta.

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