Funny story, at least to other people...usually. My girl left me and I decided to get drunk. My last clear memory is looking for some rims for my crappy 1995 Mazda 626, and I awake with a splitting head-ache. I follow my usual routine and go downstairs to get my cigs that I usually leave in the garage the night before, and low and behold I find a car in my garage. No one was in my home, I was like wow where did this come from?. I then proceeded to check the rooms in my house to make sure that no one was there. I then decided someone would surely call about it and decided not to worry. In my hungover state I went to watch tv, and as I sat on my couch I heard a krinkle. Low and behold, there was a bill of sale.
I then found my phone and tried to track the previous night. So, apparently I decided to buy a car around 2am that had two broken pulleys, a dead battery, and to boot a blown head gasket for $500. I then called the junkyard to see what they would give me for this heap in my garage, they said they would give me $550, hurray $50 profit lol. Then I decided to take a second look so I fired up the old internet machine, and by the almighty powers of google, I found out I had an incredible piece of awesome in my garage. So I replaced the idler and tensioner pulleys and put on the s/c belt, replaced the air filter, also left the battery on the trickle charger for a while. She fired right up and ran well. It was time for the car wash, I got my neighbor, and we both cleaned the crap out of it. Almost $20 later at the car wash....it was acceptably clean for now. So I then called my mechanic friend and had him take a look at it and he said he didn't think the head gasket was blown but that the oil cooler was leaking into the coolant.
I bought a new S/C coupler since the current one is F***ed and got a new OEM radiator. I saw a great write up on here for making your own ram-air intake by nawarkk and followed it.
I painted it red and became addicted to the look of it. So I then painted the strut bars, fuse box cover, the battery tie down and the dog bones are currently drying.
I yanked the front bumper off, taped it, sanded it, primed it, and started painting. Here comes the red.
Obviously I have a lot more to do, to include the WS6 hood and all of the proper and necessary mods to get down to a 3.4 in pulley on the S/C, but those will come with more cash.
I will update after the exhaust and input would be much appreciated.