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    Bought my 1st car - 1977 Celica!

    Purchased for $2300. Runs great, but I'm gonna try to fix it up a bit and possibly do an engine swap.

    Here it is the day I got it!
    (the blue Taurus in the background is the POS that I drive. 11 MPG - on a good day.)

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    Re: Bought my 1st car - 1977 Celica!

    Nice celi! What engine swaps are you considering.


    And you should really fix the taurus......11 is way too bad lol.

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    Re: Bought my 1st car - 1977 Celica!

    I honestly have no idea which engine to put in, or what options I have. I'm not looking for anything that's overly powerful, but a more economical 6cyl engine.

    Also, I'm getting rid of the Taurus. I bought this car to replace it
    It's got way too many problems with it. The overall cost of repair would have been well over $5000.

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    Re: Bought my 1st car - 1977 Celica!

    hopefully you don't say the same thing about the celica...

    that thing is super nice :tu:

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    Re: Bought my 1st car - 1977 Celica!

    The Celica's doing just fine! It only needs some minor fixes.
    The guy I bought it from painted it himself, so that's why the body looks decent.
    The inside's in okay shape. Original seats and upholstery!

    It's funny, because I woke up today and the Taurus had a dead battery. Haha.

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    Re: Bought my 1st car - 1977 Celica!

    congrats on the celica :tu:

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    Re: Bought my 1st car - 1977 Celica!

    Well, the celi has alot of options, so just take care of what you know has an issue then worry about upgrades later. Better to start upgrading after you have driven her a bit and see what you want from her.

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