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Old 05-09-2006, 08:22 PM   #1
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ok, so i'm not a huge fan of early 90'* bonnies. this one is falling into my lap for 600 bucks and all it needs is a brakeline andrear exhaust manifold.

it'* a 92 with the l27. about as base as can be. red interior with split bench front seat. tape deck and base instrument cluster.

just a few questions: anything in particular i should check over before i start driving this thing? does it come standard with 4 wheel disc brakes?

i'll post up pics later in the week when i pick it up. thanks
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Drums in the back. What will likely happen, the first time you are low on gas and take a right hand turn, it'll stall. Don't be alarmed. The original strainer on the fuel pump is too small from the factory. You'd have to drop the tank to replace it.
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i hate drums. i've never had a car that had drums, so it'll be an adventure if i have to replace them to get the car inspected.

thanks for the info
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Oh, these 92s are friggun tanks. My parents' 92 L27 has 370 THOUSAND miles on it. My brother'* has 320k. Still a goin'.
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this one has 144k and some change. i drove it a little ways down the street, though. it ran smooth and shifted smoother. i think i'm getting a steal
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Hello and welcome....I think you'll be pleased with it, despite the drum brakes!
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Welcome...

As mentioned..there'* very little to worry about on an L27. Drums aren't that bad. Like you ... in know disc rock...
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thanks for the welcomes, fellas.

i was supposed to pick the car up today, but i had to work late and the dmv is closed now. i should have it by friday, though
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