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Re: [YugoUnitedGVOwners] New Member, prospective owner, in Texas

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  • David C. Pyatt
    I think you meant Art is the Yoda of Yugos ... we are all Yugo Jedi, just at different points in our training... :) DaveP in Ohio 87 GV & 88 GV
    Message 1 of 4 , Jul 8, 2013
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      I think you meant Art is the "Yoda of Yugos"... we are all Yugo Jedi, just at different points in our training... :)

      DaveP in Ohio
      87 GV & 88 GV

      On Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 6:41 AM, <rdhesse@...> wrote:
      Welcome to the club bro!  You got an Awsome source in parts and advice
      from Jay in Texas.
      And listen to everything Art tells you, he is the Jedi of Yugos

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Alan Moore <occupantiliedindustries@...>
      To: yugounitedgvowners2 <yugounitedgvowners2@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sun, Jul 7, 2013 10:30 pm
      Subject: [YugoUnitedGVOwners] New Member, prospective owner, in Texas

      Hey everybody,

      I just wanted to pop in here and say hello.  My birthday is in a little
      over a week and I'm celebrating by buying my first Yugo.  I wanted one
      when I was a kid.  Then by the time I turned sixteen they were no
      longer being sold, and I've been driving used cars ever since.  The few
      opportunities I've had in the past have fallen apart but this time I
      think I've got it.

      A car dealer in town took in trade a red 1988 GV several years ago.  He
      decided to make it a marketing tool, sort of a joke on wheels, to
      advertise his lot.  Something along the lines of, "we'll even take
      Yugos in trade!" is what the sign in the windshield said.  I'm not sure
      that was a great idea, because I've only seen three Yugos since moving
      here.  The owners of the dark blue one DID trade theirs into him and he
      sold it on eBay for around $2000.  The owner of the white one evidently
      isn't interested in trading but he is still driving it regularly.  If
      there are others they are hiding in sheds or backyards and I haven't
      seen them.

      Anyway, about two years ago, some kids busted out the windshield and he
      moved it to another lot of his where it got shoved under a tarp under a
      tree.  Now the carb is all gummed up and it's hard to start, but it
      DOES start, run, and move with a hot battery and a shot of ether.  He
      has moved it around a few times in the past two years but always parked
      in the same spot.  Hadn't been started in six months when he fired it
      up for me.  It won't idle, it stalls out when you rev it, and it's
      nearly impossible to make it move now.  The clutch, however, is BRAND
      new and has only a hundred miles on it, whereas the car is just shy of
      60K.  He got it cheap many years ago, and he's selling it cheap.

      My goals with this car are pretty set so far:

      First, it needs to replace the emptiness of my garage.

      Second, I plan to clean it up top to bottom and make it as presentable
      as possible as is.

      Third, rebuild that carburetor (the kits are what, $30?) and give it a
      basic tune-up.

      Fourth, change that timing belt.  I can't guarantee it got done at 30K,
      so I'm definitely doing it approaching 60K!

      Fifth, upgrades...I'd like to get some better seats front and back,
      window tint, better tires and wheels, install one of the old
      shaft-style cassette radios I have (Pioneer, Kenwood, or Audiovox, all
      work fine), then acquire the red and white tail lights I see on Euro
      model 45/55 cars, upgrade the reverse lights to better ones, upgrade
      the headlights to H4 composite units, add a right side mirror, things
      like that.

      I'm hoping between this group, eBay, and that yugoparts.com guy out in
      San Angelo (230 miles from my door to his), that I can have the car
      back on the road in little time.  It'll replace the Cutlass Ciera I
      inherited from my grandmother for most of my in-town driving.  I'll
      still have my 1976 Ford Gran Torino for cruise-ins and car shows, too.

      Alan Moore
      Wichita Falls, TX

      00 Suburban | 95 Cutlass Ciera | 76 Gran Torino


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