I recently discovered the site and have been doing some heavy lurking. I have been interested in getting a Celica, Corolla, or possibly an L series EA82T Subaru wagon. I don't currently have what would be called a nostalgic J car. I have a 1993 Miata, a 1991 turbo Cavalier Wagon, and a 1988 Trans Am GTA. All of my cars are heavily modified. I do all of my own fab work, and I do a little here and there for friends.
The Miata is wrapped in matte black vinyl, has a host of suspension, brake and engine upgrades, and is my daily driver. It currently weighs 2160lbs.
The Wagon is a built 3.2 liter 60 degree V6 with ported heads and a cam. It makes 360whp at 6200rpm on 14psi. It is very rev happy. It currently weighs 2485lbs. I have a new motor going into the car soon (hopefully), that will make 310whp on 8psi, 430whp on 16psi, and I plan to make near 500+whp on 20+psi. The new motor revs to 8500rpm, and is an extremely fully built 3.2 liter V6. It has a giant solid roller cam and is about as near to bullet proof as you can make these motors. I have a ton of upgrades in store for this poor junk wagon. I recently purchased a stock 4 door 1993 sedan Cavalier to put the wagons current motor into. I plan to detune it, run an auto transmission, and make around 230whp.
The GTA is a long term project. I originally built a 6 liter LS2 for the car, and planned to make 450whp. I ended up changing plans and started building a turbo motor that quickly got out of hand. I ended up scrapping that plan, after I figured that 1500hp was just not what I was looking to make. A more docile 6.2 liter motor is in the works now. I have a nice set of rods, a really incredible set of cylinder heads, and I am awaiting a block and crank to start building the new motor. I plan on making 520whp naturally aspirated. I really want to build an ITB setup for the car. The current weight, if I don't pull any more from the car, is around 2780lbs. Chances are, I will pull more weight.
So far, I love the site. I look forward to a J-tin nostalgic project joining my stable soon.