Re: WANTED: Boat for Great Lakes

MZAVARIN wrote:

https://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/cto/ … 43687.html

I'm in LOVE!  This baby could even graduate to eventually become my Class C Lemons Dominator!!

What do you think, OnkelUno, dculberson, etc.??

I went to high school with a guy who had a four-door '64 Comet with that engine and transmission. It's a fun car! Speaking from experience, do not attempt to repaint it in an unheated garage with temperatures hovering around freezing.*  Other than that, this is a perfect plan.

*See, I did learn something in high school.

1982 MG Metro 1300: IOE 2015 Pacific Northworst GP, Longest Distance 2010 Cd'L Box Wine Country Classic
1980 KV Mini 1: Worst of Show and Fright Pig Supremo 2009 Concours d'Lemons
1978 H Special: Second-Round Elimination 2010 Lemons Pinewood Derby at Sears Pointless
1967 SAAB 96: IOE 2012 Pacific Northworst GP

Re: WANTED: Boat for Great Lakes

MZAVARIN wrote:
dculberson wrote:
MZAVARIN wrote:

https://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/cto/ … 99061.html


Any thoughts on these options??

That's the one I would be going for. I love the '66 Pontiac fullsize look. That Catalina seems like a great deal. It would ride like a boat, corner like a wide-track Pontiac should, and have torque for days. They're mechanically simple like any other 60s American car. That thing is s-w-e-e-t.


Yes, I like the Pontiac too....looks nicer than the Cadillacs...and looks to be in good condition....

But then I just saw this!

https://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/cto/ … 43687.html

I'm in LOVE!  This baby could even graduate to eventually become my Class C Lemons Dominator!!

What do you think, OnkelUno, dculberson, etc.??

Reached out to my other contacts out here...think there is one really good team out there if not too busy getting ready for Joliet.

Re: WANTED: Boat for Great Lakes

Point was validly made, Comet not a boat.  That said, I have a possible that could look at it tomorrow.

the spares involved will pose a long term issue but could be easily stored at my place during the rally if you do not mind a coming back to I65 and I94 intersection in IN to pick them up.  My suggestion would be I acquire a small utility trailer for them OR you arrange an easy coast team to transport the bigger piece back with them from Gingerman.  The axle is the main concern...Engine and tranny we can fit in the boot.

Re: WANTED: Boat for Great Lakes

MZAVARIN wrote:
dculberson wrote:
MZAVARIN wrote:

https://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/cto/ … 99061.html


Any thoughts on these options??

That's the one I would be going for. I love the '66 Pontiac fullsize look. That Catalina seems like a great deal. It would ride like a boat, corner like a wide-track Pontiac should, and have torque for days. They're mechanically simple like any other 60s American car. That thing is s-w-e-e-t.


Yes, I like the Pontiac too....looks nicer than the Cadillacs...and looks to be in good condition....

But then I just saw this!

https://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/cto/ … 43687.html

I'm in LOVE!  This baby could even graduate to eventually become my Class C Lemons Dominator!!

What do you think, OnkelUno, dculberson, etc.??

Okay, I'm meeting him tomorrow evening. I'll let you know how it goes.

Newest member - White Trash Racing
Owner of the Traveling Hat

Re: WANTED: Boat for Great Lakes

OK!

Seems like the Comet or the Pontiac Catalina would be the best option.  And probably be easiest to resell...

Pontiac looks super clean...and looks nice.  Although I'm unable to see what the inside looks like.....Hopefully the carb is not in bad shape since owner says it needs some work
Comet looks super also with lots of chrome...with a rebuilt manual tranny!  And spare parts...!

Either way, I would need something that is not completely rusted out and has a floor....and can seat 4 people....so back seat needs to be ok to sit in...not a gutted out back seat area...and, more of less, mechanically sound...drivable, at least to start....

And I'm ok if the car is not a "Boat"....

Spare parts are good to have....I can always arrange to get them here later...

What a tough choice...!

Either way, if someone does not mind too much going to check these out, I would Paypal you the money or send you a check...whichever is best for you....
And either way,  I would plan on coming to the Gingerman race on Sunday, and we would bring lots of beer and food for your team!

If you need to contact me quickly, my cell 774 269 1748 and can text

mz

MarioKart Driving School: 1987 Honda Prelude Opus #28  (still can't win anything...)

Re: WANTED: Boat for Great Lakes

MZAVARIN wrote:

OK!

Seems like the Comet or the Pontiac Catalina would be the best option.  And probably be easiest to resell...

Pontiac looks super clean...and looks nice.  Although I'm unable to see what the inside looks like.....Hopefully the carb is not in bad shape since owner says it needs some work
Comet looks super also with lots of chrome...with a rebuilt manual tranny!  And spare parts...!

Either way, I would need something that is not completely rusted out and has a floor....and can seat 4 people....so back seat needs to be ok to sit in...not a gutted out back seat area...and, more of less, mechanically sound...drivable, at least to start....

And I'm ok if the car is not a "Boat"....

Spare parts are good to have....I can always arrange to get them here later...

What a tough choice...!

Either way, if someone does not mind too much going to check these out, I would Paypal you the money or send you a check...whichever is best for you....
And either way,  I would plan on coming to the Gingerman race on Sunday, and we would bring lots of beer and food for your team!

If you need to contact me quickly, my cell 774 269 1748 and can text

mz

I can also send you pictures while I'm there.

Newest member - White Trash Racing
Owner of the Traveling Hat

Re: WANTED: Boat for Great Lakes

ok perfect
I will carry my phone around tomorrow

MarioKart Driving School: 1987 Honda Prelude Opus #28  (still can't win anything...)

33 (edited by MZAVARIN 2018-04-05 10:26 PM)

Re: WANTED: Boat for Great Lakes

eh, Mr. Cabinboy...which one are you going to look at?  Catalina or Comet?

I showed my wife the cars and she kinda nixed the Comet...so hopefully you meant you are going to see the nice Catalina...

She plans to go on the trip also, with my 10 yr. old daughter, they wanted something more or less comfortable...the Comet looked a bit beat up inside...Although the Comet would make a great Lemons car!
But unfortunately I am not able to currently commit to a new build....I have a hard enough time with one car (being sole owner, captain, benevolent dictator, mechanic, organizer, transporter, etc.)....at least my wife has taken over the role of "Track Mom" and provider of food.

The Catalina looks nice on the outside...so hopefully is just as good inside...

I will send you this in an email also, just in case you made an appointment for the Comet, not to waste anyone's time....

Anyways, hope you meant Catalina...

MarioKart Driving School: 1987 Honda Prelude Opus #28  (still can't win anything...)

Re: WANTED: Boat for Great Lakes

Nope. It's the Comet. Want me to bail?

Newest member - White Trash Racing
Owner of the Traveling Hat

Re: WANTED: Boat for Great Lakes

I'll text him and cancel.  Good luck with your search.

Newest member - White Trash Racing
Owner of the Traveling Hat

Re: WANTED: Boat for Great Lakes

Thank you so much for your offer to help...
Good luck everyone with Joliet!

I am going to contact the Catalina guy to get some more info....
Looks like he lives a bit out of the way, in some field in the middle of nowhere...

But so far, I think the Catalina would be first on my list (and has wife approval)

Someone should get the Comet to race in Lemons!

MarioKart Driving School: 1987 Honda Prelude Opus #28  (still can't win anything...)

Re: WANTED: Boat for Great Lakes

Both Cabinboy and I race old spectacular cars so we will leave that for others to pick up.

Re: WANTED: Boat for Great Lakes

Catalina guy texted me back....car seems legit....

MarioKart Driving School: 1987 Honda Prelude Opus #28  (still can't win anything...)

39 (edited by OnkelUdo 2018-04-06 09:57 AM)

Re: WANTED: Boat for Great Lakes

Does not get more boat-like than a full-sized Buick...and it is not in the middle of nowhere.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/cto/ … 26047.html

Edit: And I could get a Ford 302 and AOD if it were not the weekend before the race for less than $1K...there are like 12 of them in Explorers in the PnP right now...1/2 price weekend.

Re: WANTED: Boat for Great Lakes

Chicago seems to have all the best cars....!

My mom had a Buick Electra in the early 70s like this one

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/82/1971_Buick_Electra_225%2C_Seattle_%28front%29.jpg

The LeSabre looks nice too...clean, roomy, and looks like engine was fixed up a bit...

I think I will try for the Catalina first, since it might be easier to resell later...although I realize I am sacrificing some boat-ness....and if it sells, then maybe I'll go for your Buick.

MarioKart Driving School: 1987 Honda Prelude Opus #28  (still can't win anything...)

Re: WANTED: Boat for Great Lakes

That Buick is about 15 minutes from my house so if you need someone to look at it let me know.

Newest member - White Trash Racing
Owner of the Traveling Hat

Re: WANTED: Boat for Great Lakes

My dear Catalina was sold....oh well....
It would have required some Lemony creative documentation fudging to get it registered and titled...anyways...

still plenty of time

MarioKart Driving School: 1987 Honda Prelude Opus #28  (still can't win anything...)

Re: WANTED: Boat for Great Lakes

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/cto/ … 32364.html

Re: WANTED: Boat for Great Lakes

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/cto/ … 68810.html
https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/cto/ … 81866.html
https://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/cto/ … 64834.html

Out of the price range and different kind of boat:

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/cto/ … 24970.html

Re: WANTED: Boat for Great Lakes

Love the suggestions!

But I get kinda claustraphobic in the back of 2 door cars...

The big Deville has been listed for a while...not really selling...I wonder why...but it would be classy....I'll check with the wifey...

And the camper looks fantastic....it would be cool to do the race in an old camper...

But for "Boats", this would be great...but also out of price range:

https://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/cto/ … 86793.html

MarioKart Driving School: 1987 Honda Prelude Opus #28  (still can't win anything...)

Re: WANTED: Boat for Great Lakes

or what do we think about this?:

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/cto/ … 26047.html

More points for 1960s...

Although seems like the engine is not original and other stuff rebuild and modified..., so I wonder if the rebuild would last the rally and was done well....?

Seems nice and roomy and clean....and my daughter would love the roll up windows...

MarioKart Driving School: 1987 Honda Prelude Opus #28  (still can't win anything...)

Re: WANTED: Boat for Great Lakes

https://appleton.craigslist.org/cto/d/1 … 69410.html

Re: WANTED: Boat for Great Lakes

That is officially more beige than 2002 Camry in champagne.  I am not sure one could be more beige.

49 (edited by MZAVARIN Yesterday 06:39 PM)

Re: WANTED: Boat for Great Lakes

That went fast...
It seemed like a super nice deal too....
Reminded me of the 1977 Delta 88 that my Mom gave me, that  I drove cross country to go to school in Philadelphia...

Chicago has such a nice selection of old cars..

Right now I'm thinking either
1966 Buick LeSabre
1972 Cadillac Deville
1964 Mercury Comet (I'm not sure I could convince the wifey though....) (seems small for 4 people, 5 days)

In terms of comfort (for 4 people) for the 5 day trip, reselling, dependability, and awesomeness....

MarioKart Driving School: 1987 Honda Prelude Opus #28  (still can't win anything...)