Author Topic: 1098  (Read 436 times)

Offline 94touring

1098
« on: December 13, 2020, 07:11:17 PM »
I will have yet another engine for sale.  This time a 1098 rod change with questionable prior build history, but for sure has a new clutch that Dave put in and did run prior to being shut down.  Gearbox as I recall had no issues.  $500 and local pickup preferred.

Offline 94touring

Re: 1098
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2021, 02:14:40 PM »
Little update, it will come with the subframe and all associated parts. Come get this thing out of my shop!

Online MiniDave

Re: 1098
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2021, 02:31:36 PM »
What I remember about the build is that it had one bad piston replaced, but like Dan says it ran and he drove it around the shop yard a bit. Clutch effort is very light and shifts easily. So, runnable, drivable engine/trans someone could use while rebuilding theirs, or simply build for their own car. Or just clean up and use as is....
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Offline MPlayle

Re: 1098
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2021, 03:45:11 PM »
So many dreams and nowhere to put them to work on anything.   :(


Online MiniDave

Re: 1098
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2021, 04:13:27 PM »
I hear you Michael....I've got 4 engines in here to build and I am OUT of room!
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Offline 94touring

Re: 1098
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2021, 04:13:44 PM »
So many dreams and nowhere to put them to work on anything.   :(

You just need a storage unit!

Offline 94touring

Re: 1098
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2021, 04:14:19 PM »
I hear you Michael....I've got 4 engines in here to build and I am OUT of room!

I have 6 cars inside and out of room! 

Online MiniDave

Re: 1098
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2021, 04:15:05 PM »
Yes, but I just have a 2 car garage and there are 2 cars in it!  ::)

My son went an rented a unit in a building and moved his shop there.....

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Offline 94touring

Re: 1098
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2021, 04:18:01 PM »
I have room for 1 more vehicle.  The only problem is with 6 cars it's almost too tight to work.  Definitely can't paint with that many in there.

Offline MPlayle

Re: 1098
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2021, 05:29:38 PM »
So many dreams and nowhere to put them to work on anything.   :(

You just need a storage unit!

Storage units around here don't have power outlets and don't want you working out of them.

I keep searching the housing market around here for something that will work for me, but nothing seems to turn up that I stand a chance of affording.  If something does pop up, it is often gone in a matter of hours.


Offline BruceK

Re: 1098
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2021, 07:10:33 PM »
Michael, if you look a bit outside of San Antonio, (or Bexar County), you might find more of an affordable place you like where you can easily add a shop/garage for not much money and not much hassle.

Dave, thatís a nice shop!  I notice a Fiat theme going on! 
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Online MiniDave

Re: 1098
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2021, 08:03:43 PM »
Yes, they cater to British and Italian cars.....so far just Fiats. One of the X1/9's is getting a Honda K24 installed.

They've done a really good job with the shop, it looks a proper place to work now, tho I don't know when he has time to go there and work - since his business has picked up so much in the last 5 years.....finally. It was tough for a while after the shit hit the fan in '08.
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Offline MPlayle

Re: 1098
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2021, 09:22:25 PM »
Michael, if you look a bit outside of San Antonio, (or Bexar County), you might find more of an affordable place you like where you can easily add a shop/garage for not much money and not much hassle.

Bruce, I've been looking "far & wide" around San Antonio: Bexar county, Comal county, Guadalupe county, Kendall county, and Kerr county.  No luck yet.


Online MiniDave

Re: 1098
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2021, 09:31:11 PM »
I have no idea how much Jeff is paying for his lease but I have a hard time justifying $1000-1500/mo rent just so I can have a better place to work on my hobby cars - and it would probably be a good 1/2 hour drive to get there.

A local friend has a shop in one of those car condo places and I've seen places for sale there for about $35K, plus utilities, taxes and a yearly condo fee, the upside to this place would be that it seems easy to sell once I'm done. The biggest downside other than monthly costs is the 1/2 hour drive each way. I'm afraid it would get to feel like a job again.

Oh, and no A/C or heat in them.....or computer access, and very little cell service.

we finally found a house with a shop building that looked like we could afford it. ...I really liked the location and neighborhood, the house needed some work but I was OK with it, till I found out the price listed was the starting price for an auction, and the auction included a 10% buyers premium! The house sold for just under $400K, which I think was a good deal even needing $100K in remodeling. But well out of our price range.....the $40K premium was tough to swallow tho.....
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Offline 94touring

Re: 1098
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2021, 09:51:24 PM »
Everything in town when I was looking was $1000+ and you needed special insurance and weren't allowed to paint.  The 30 minute drive is nice in that it gives me an opportunity to drive my cars.  Sometimes I take my truck if I need to haul something or bad weather but otherwise the other cars get a rotation.  The price tag was also very nice.

Offline BruceK

Re: 1098
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2021, 09:54:06 PM »
Michael, if you look a bit outside of San Antonio, (or Bexar County), you might find more of an affordable place you like where you can easily add a shop/garage for not much money and not much hassle.

Bruce, I've been looking "far & wide" around San Antonio: Bexar county, Comal county, Guadalupe county, Kendall county, and Kerr county.  No luck yet.

I wish you good luck in your search.  My point was that if you find the right place but he doesnít have facilities, itís easy enough to build a garage or shop. 
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2007 Triumph Bonneville
1992 Toyota LiteAce

Offline G67mcs

Re: 1098
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2021, 01:42:50 PM »
Nice shop your son has there Dave!
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Online MiniDave

Re: 1098
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2021, 02:49:02 PM »
Yeah.....I'm totally jealous!  ::)
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