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Hello from Houston

PostPosted: April 1st, 2017, 7:35 pm
by TXTrey
Hello 1stgen community! I just got my first project car, a 1976 RA24 Coupe :woot: , that my wife and I will be restoring. I look forward to the help and advice I receive and eventually give.

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Re: Hello from Houston

PostPosted: April 1st, 2017, 9:35 pm
by ra21fred
Welcome! That must be a good woman you have there, giving your wife first billing. Did you get her (the 76) local? What are you plans for it? 

Re: Hello from Houston

PostPosted: April 2nd, 2017, 6:26 am
by TXTrey
Although her parents are Brits, I did get her (my wife) locally, and she's just as excited as I am to see this through. I picked up the car in Fort Worth with almost all of the parts (missing dash top, headliner, sun visors, radio, and AC compressor) for a mere $600! We finished loading her up at 11pm and towed her home... took 6 hours at a cautious 55 mph :shock: . The body was already sanded down to bare metal with very little rust, and she's almost ready for prime and paint. We're still debating on the color. We finally got the 21ru (w/ 5 speed w50 swap) that's installed fired up, but it won't hold idle and appears to have a head gasket leak... which gives me an excuse to do the engine swap I wanted biggrin ... I'm still researching which one to go with, so we'll see where it goes.

Re: Hello from Houston

PostPosted: April 2nd, 2017, 6:57 pm
by Mazingaz
Awesome! Our Houston group keeps getting bigger. Welcome! I have a 76 coupe I am parting out right now. Let me know if you need anything. No engine or trans though.

Re: Hello from Houston

PostPosted: April 19th, 2017, 2:34 pm
by tmecars
Hey!
So glad to see another Texan! Im in Grand Prairie (right between Dallas and FW).
Im S-L-O-W-L-Y working on my 72 RA21. I have more aspirations than time, talent, or money!