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11-04-2011 04:44 AM
Cark 99's always start right up... when I had my 75 years ago I had let a friend barrow it (his BMW broke down). He drove it for a week or so then it wouldn't start for him. It got towed and parked for the winter, ended up buried to the roof in snow. Once spring hit and it melted itself out, I put a new set of points on the distributor and it literally fired up the very first crank.

Damn I wish I still had that car... even if it was a 4 door.
11-03-2011 07:43 PM
Talladega900 Update, the seller did respond, and she still is interested. Not sure I'll be seeing anything this weekend, but soon. Her husband was down at the hangar and it did start, so that's a very positive sign. More to come as I get info.
11-03-2011 12:00 PM
Talladega900 I certainly will, if/when it happens. Lady's kind of dropped off the map. Aggravating. I just sent her a new email. Hopefully I'll get a response.
11-03-2011 09:44 AM
Originally Posted by Talladega900 View Post
Hope to over the weekend.
Flood us with pictures please.
11-03-2011 08:19 AM
tuner4life I say get it! If you make it half as nice as the rest of your collection it will be amazing.
11-01-2011 06:23 PM
Talladega900 Thanks man. We'll see what we find. Haven't set up a meet yet. Hope to over the weekend.
11-01-2011 05:26 PM
DrewP It should be a B engine same as all the earlier 99's unless it's been swapped. If it's been sitting that long expect to do the water pump right away, when they sit dry the seals desintegrate.

'79 and '80 900's should also all have B engines.
11-01-2011 02:36 PM
Talladega900 Had they put the H-engine in the 99 by '80? Or did that come later and was still the B-engine? Been too long to recall. After the Arctic, I moved onto the 900's in '84 and never looked back.
11-01-2011 02:32 PM
Originally Posted by Sedan View Post
GL was the base model, the only 99 you could still get in the USA in 1980 which was also the final year they were sold here. The '80 is good because it has a plastic gas tank, 900 rear axle, and 900 bumpers.
Those are all the best parts of my early 70's 99 Also they had upgraded rear suspension mountings/shocks.
11-01-2011 01:30 PM
DrewP The white one will stay a basically stock driver, my yellow one is already balls-to-the-walls road racing, probably 85% finished.
11-01-2011 12:05 PM
Talladega900 So, DrewP, what are your plans with yours? Going to compete with it, or restore it?
11-01-2011 11:34 AM
Originally Posted by DrewP View Post
This is my newest 'Found-a-car-that-needs-resto-work-and-this-is-what-it-looked-like-at-fitst' thread, I think for us 2-digit fans that should be a requirement.

White '73 99 Notchback

Especially knowing how it will turn out if it ends up in your hands!

Have you had a 99 before, or just C900's? '80 99 should have lots of parts interchange with '79-'80 900's, but very little after that.
please don't do that. i kinda want one.
11-01-2011 09:40 AM
Talladega900 Yeah, I like both. I remember the thin lights on my '74. Kinda reminds me of the 2nd gen Scirocco (sp?) tails. Both are cool in their own way.

The main two issues I'm going to have if I get this is space, and keeping the peace at home. I may flip it immediately if it's in any good shape. So want a 99 again though. We shall see.
11-01-2011 09:34 AM
DrewP Yes, it will be K-Jet CIS, basically the same as base model 8v 900's.

Since it's a GL it should be a notchback too, could be very cool! I kind of like the facelifted notches with the HUUUGGGE rear tail lamp housings, very funky.
11-01-2011 09:17 AM
Talladega900 What kind of fuel delivery system was it? Mechanical FI? (My first new car was a base 900 -- MFI, so hopefully this will be familiar).
11-01-2011 09:06 AM
Sedan GL was the base model, the only 99 you could still get in the USA in 1980 which was also the final year they were sold here. The '80 is good because it has a plastic gas tank, 900 rear axle, and 900 bumpers.
11-01-2011 08:49 AM
Talladega900 Me too. This one is a GL. Can you tell me what the differences are between LE and GL? I remember LE meant luxury, Electronic fuel injection. No clue what GL was.

I'll look for the usual rust issues around the wheel wells, control arms, etc. She says the battery is dead, so I'll bring a pair of jumpers, see if it'll at least turn over. Don't really want to start it. I'd expect varnish in the gas tank probably.

BTW, third car was also a 99LE: arctic white 3-door "CombiCoupe'"
11-01-2011 08:42 AM
DrewP Sweeeet! Hope it checks out promising!
11-01-2011 08:18 AM
Talladega900 My first car was a Sunset Orange 99LE 4-door notch. Loved that thing.
11-01-2011 03:48 AM
Cark would love to find a decent 99...
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