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BigMike:
Ok,

I am going to start a build thread on the Official 24 Hours of LeMons Forum so we can get our name out there and get approval of the community and judges who frequent the their forums.

I feel that if we have a nice, lengthy build thread showing all the sweat and blood (Bill has proof!) that we spent of it, it will be much better than just showing up one day with a killer MR2.

So here is what I need: I need to come up with a believable story of how we got two cars, Nology spark plug wires, TRD header, etcetera and will get the whole car built for under $500

Let the stories begin!

BigMike:
How about this:

We have a friend whose son grew up and moved away and left his beat-up white MR2 at home. The car sat for a couple years and then our friend needed to clean up his property. So he sold us the white car for dirt cheap, like $150. We even had to drive 4 hrs round trip to pick it up. Then, when we got it home, we realized it had nology wires and a TRD header.

As for the red car, we could tell the truth in that it is my car that I bought only for the engine, wiring harness, interior, and transaxle, and then I sold the empty shell to the team for $100.

???????

BigMike:
Also, if we go with the dual throttle bodies and run the MAP-based EFI, what can we say about that? We went to a wrecking yard and lifted an entire EFI system from a 1991 Geo Prism on half-off Sunday?

Sirdeuce:
We knew a guy that lived in an apartment complex who did a conversion on his sweet 86 MR2, and the apartment manager was on his ass to get rid of the shell. He paid Mikey $50 to haul it away! Hell, it was just a shell anyway! As for the white car, yeah we got it supercheap! It was out in the boonies, no lie there, $150 sounds decent. Make sure to put the pics from yuour white 2's interior to show the mouse feces. We'll claim all that came from the white car we got for parts. We have pics of all the cool stuff we got with the car, so that's covered. Mike, don't you need new springs for your car? We could use those on the poupe'r. We could get a set and take pics of them on the white car, or even on my poor baby.Need to get someone not connected to the team to buy them so there is no trail. The parts we plan to use on the engine?? We just take pics of the pile I have in my uh storage room. We can say I picked up the ECU at a swap meet years ago with the intention of converting my car, but I could never get the ignitor, so I gave up. Donated it to the cause, hell I'm not out much only paid $20 for it.(I paid more, but they don't know that!) I might have a way to use the USDM ignitor anyway, we'll see. If it doesn't pay out, we will need an ignitor.

BigMike:
Wow, stupid Google Chrome closed while I was typing a huge reply to this :( Here I go again...


--- Quote from: Sirdeuce on November 05, 2010, 10:15:30 PM ---We knew a guy that lived in an apartment complex who did a conversion on his sweet 86 MR2, and the apartment manager was on his ass to get rid of the shell. He paid Mikey $50 to haul it away! Hell, it was just a shell anyway!
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Ok, sounds good. I have pictures of me picking the red car up from the guys house in San Diego on our flatbed trailer, so that will work great. I'll say it is a condo.


--- Quote from: Sirdeuce on November 05, 2010, 10:15:30 PM ---As for the white car, yeah we got it supercheap! It was out in the boonies, no lie there, $150 sounds decent. Make sure to put the pics from yuour white 2's interior to show the mouse feces.
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I really like the idea of using the pic of my mouse poo, but, those pics are posted in my project thread which is viewable by anyone. Any guest can come to the forum and see those pics. So, hmmmmm


--- Quote from: Sirdeuce on November 05, 2010, 10:15:30 PM ---We'll claim all that came from the white car we got for parts. We have pics of all the cool stuff we got with the car, so that's covered.
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I am just wondering how skeptical people will be when they see that we got all that stuff for just $150...


--- Quote from: Sirdeuce on November 05, 2010, 10:15:30 PM ---Mike, don't you need new springs for your car? We could use those on the poupe'r.
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Negative Ghost Rider. I really love my suspension setup.


--- Quote from: Sirdeuce on November 05, 2010, 10:15:30 PM ---The parts we plan to use on the engine??
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I think it will be okay on this. I am certainly not gonna post any pics of the engine internals! That will be our little secret :)


--- Quote from: Sirdeuce on November 05, 2010, 10:15:30 PM ---We can say I picked up the ECU at a swap meet years ago with the intention of converting my car, but I could never get the ignitor, so I gave up. Donated it to the cause, hell I'm not out much only paid $20 for it.
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The better we document everything the less chance we will get hit with B.S. laps. I wonder if they would believe that all we bought was the ECU and the MAP sensor and then we just re-wired the system? Then we can just say the ECU was $20, the MAP sensor was $10, and the igniter was $15. I'll even make a phony Craigslist ad with instructions on how to replace the AFM system!

:idea:

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