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Old 03-11-2011, 10:10 PM
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hey i am looking into buying a 1985 c4 with a tpi 350. it is a solid car and i have followed it for years, the only main drawback with this car is it is a flood car. before it was flooded it had a problem with fouling the spark plugs. about once a month it would have a billion codes. unhook the battery give it 10 minutes and it would fire up and run great. the plugs would be so black it wasnt funny, put a new set of plugs in it and it would always run like a champ. all i really know about its mechanical history is a few years ago they pulled the heads and had a 3 angle valve job done. not quite sure what all needs to be done but it hasnt ran for prolly 3 years. someone who had it before said after it broke down it just needed a fuel pressure regulator, but i dont know because i have never tested it myself.so any suggestions on what it could be or what i need to do to retain the fuel injected setup are welcome. thank you
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Old 03-12-2011, 12:15 AM
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There are a ton of good ones out there and more coming up as the weather gets better. My advice?
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There are a ton of good ones out there and more coming up as the weather gets better. My advice?
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Old 03-12-2011, 03:05 AM
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Yup, lots of cheap cars in good running condition. Stay away unless you really want to have something to work on, rather than drive.
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If you are getting it for free there is an outside chance you will come out even, that is a decent reliable car with a reasonable investment. Otherwise, what everyone else said. There is a reason why flood cars are totaled.
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Don't even consider a flood car.
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Old 03-12-2011, 09:39 AM
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AS stated I guess it depends on how much you wanna tackle and how cheap you can get it. The guys are right, with the depressed market, if the guy is asking any money for the flood car you can spend it better elsewhere.
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Old 03-12-2011, 09:41 AM
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I agree with what everyone has said. Stay away. way to many great C4's out there and it's a buyers market.
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Don't even consider a flood car.
This car is only good for parts. And NOT electrical parts.
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thanks guys. it looks like more of a project car than anything. but its just a killer body. i will prolly end up using it for parts anyway. thanks a bunch guys
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C4's (good ones) are abundant and cheap. A flood car is a parts car IMHO....anything else it will be a living, breathing, nightmare. What Ron said.....Run Forest, Run.
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If I threw my laptop in the pool, would you buy it?

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If I threw my laptop in the pool, would you buy it?
Excellent analogy Dan
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Excellent analogy Dan
No, but if Sweetsie threw his laptop in the pool, it would just slide to the other side unscathed.....
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No, but if Sweetsie threw his laptop in the pool, it would just slide to the other side unscathed.....
What's a pool?
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What's a pool?
The thing you skate on silly.....
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Originally Posted by Frizlefrak View Post
The thing you skate on silly.....
Well to put it in context then, if I threw you in a pool up here, we also wouldn't have to deal with "Wet Doggie Smell". Win, win
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WHAT? You don't like the smell of wet dog? Hmmmph.
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Originally Posted by Frizlefrak View Post
WHAT? You don't like the smell of wet dog? Hmmmph.
Well to be honest, it does probably smell better than the behinds you're always sticking your nose in
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Well to be honest, it does probably smell better than the behinds you're always sticking your nose in
That one is hard to argue with.
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