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Taz's E33A VX-S daily

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So with the need for another daily as someone hit my commo, ive found this 'barn find' VX-S for just $300. 

I pass it every day on the way to work as its 1min from my house and gave my phone number 6 odd months ago if they ever want to sell it and they finally called me the other day saying they want 300 for it, come and get it. 

She's auto, NA and 2wd so its perfect not to get temped to build a big auto 4wd galant (thank god) so perfect to just enjoy as a daily.

121k on it. No visible body rust, nice and straight, interior is very well kept. One ding on passenger rear 1/4 that looks like a PDR job. No other big blemishes apart from the front bar spoiler needing some attention.

Has been sitting for a few years. Got parked for a number of reasons, but have been told the motor and box ran perfect before it was, and i have no reason or evidence to believe otherwise. Rear brakes are seized as the handbrake has been sitting for that long. Battery in it as youd imagine is no good. Apart from that im hoping a major service on motor and box, some new calipers, rubbers here and there and some TLC and itll be right. And to get rid of those bob jane specials. Dont see why it wont pass a roady fairly easily once its had a once over. 

 

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Bargain!!!

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I've never heard of this model but it looks the goods mate. Nice find.

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Looks like GSR specs in sedan. Air suspension too.
Nice one.
Brings memory of my old galant GSR followed by VR4
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Gave it another once over today as I towed it home last night. Threw a battey in it. All electrics bar rr Window reg works. Cranks over exceptionally well. Strong starter. Compression sounds good. Didn't try to start it was just curious if it struggled or not but sounded just like if it was running yesterday.
I'm gonna budget a good 2 to 3k to get it roadworthy. More so things to do as it's been sitting. All fluids flushed and replaced from everything. All new seals and gaskets/hoses etc. Struts look replaced just before they parked it. New wheels and tyres. Some cosmetic work but it's gonna remain stock. I hope. We all know I said that with the rvr...

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Awesome. Quite possibly the only one like that in Australia?

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Awesome. Quite possibly the only one like that in Australia?


Yeah, never even new they exist.
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Looks like GSR specs in sedan. Air suspension too.
Nice one.
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Exactly what I was thinking mate.

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Import?



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Im pretty sure. Every sticker is in japanese, got the guard lights on it. No import plate though but ive learned that pre 89 they never gave them out so that might be why.



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Is it a W4A33 Tax

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Is it a W4A33 Tax

Its a KM175 trans axle code havent checked box code yet.

 

 

 

Ordered the bulk of whats needed today.

 

radiator hoses, thermostat, heater hoses, radiator radiator cap, thermo fan switch, complete timing kit with tensioner, pump, belts, front and rear pads, pcv, fuel filter, oil filter.

All came to around 620 dollars delivered from sparesbox which is bloody cheap, and they had the service to boot. I do recommend.

 

Just need to order the things the didnt have, front and rear rotors, auto trans kit and genuine mitsi fluid. oil (looking for recommendations looks like im probably gonna get a 10/40 castrol edge synthetic)

VRS kit for all the little gaskets to refresh the motor and a fuel pump if the new one in the RVR i wrecked wont fit in the cradle.

Hopefully can get this on the road and refreshed for under 3k, gassed up and rego'd but will soon find out. Also found out that she has light hail after a wash =( so either will replace the boot/bonnet or will PDR them and paint as the clear has gone.

 

Very keen to get it on the road though, i think the rear end on these are sexy as hell and cant stop staring at it. Will be looking into modifying the auto as well, i dont think i need/want an aldo box with paddles etc but at least bump up the pressure and make it a bit more crisp if its feasable.



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Ordered a new radiator, auto trans kit and fluid. Gotta be some 'high performance' fluid and not plain old dex 3.

Exhaust studs also.




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