Hey guys, I am a long time lover of Cressidas. My dad used to drive an '89 Saab 900. When it broke down he went out car shopping with all the money he had ($600). He found a 1981 Cressida with way too many miles, but I had a hockey game that night (I was 12) so he bought it, I got to my game, and the love affair began. We kept that car for two years until too many things started to not quite work right and we sold it..for $800. Just two years later my brother bought his first car. A white 1987 MX73 Cressida with 247,000kms. He bought it for $800, and the body was in terrible shape, but he loved it. The water pump seized, and that was my first chance to help tinker with an engine. We got it fixed, but a year later the engine started having power surges and so he sold it. Soon after that, it was time for me to buy my first car, and I knew what I would be looking for. I bought a 1986 MX73 with 218,000kms in Silver, the car I am still using as my daily driver 4 years and one car accident later (I had to rebuild the front end). This past weekend I bought my dream Cressida: A 1978 MX32. It needs some gasket work done (I suspect rear crank seal) to fix a leak and the transmission is leaking, but the car only has 80,000kms on it and for being all original the body is immaculate. I plan on keeping it for a very long time! I would like to make some tweaks to the car in the next couple of years, new wheels, new suspension, new brakes and up the power a but if possible. Since my 4M has a carburetor I suspect I will be pretty limited in what I can get done on that last point without doing an engine swap, which I'm not interested in doing. Any tips and suggestions are always welcome. Also thrown in, after weeks of fixing my 86 I took it for a triumphant drive to the mountains.
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