Is Buying someone else’s Project Car worth it?

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Donut Media

4 muaj më parë

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This week on Money Pit, we take a look at answering the age-old question: Is buying someone else’s project car a good idea? It seems like a good way to save some money on aftermarket parts that you would end up buying anyway, but it can definitely be a huge can of worms. Come along as we inspect James’ new project car to see if he made a good move or just flushed his cash down the ol’ money pit!
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Donut Media
Donut Media 4 muaj më parë
I’m out filming! I’ll hop in the comments as soon as I get done!!
Johnny Keller
Johnny Keller Muaj më parë
I gave $1800 for a GT-S converted SR-5 '86 Corolla Coupe with a blown headgasket; tld;r have since pulled the motor (in the process of rebuilding...having a hard time deciding on cams and pistons, but have a Weber intake set up with DCOE-45's and a throttle linkage already to go in with the engine once it's all back together) the wiring has been stripped, so has the interior, and she's about 30% done on the body going all the way down and coming all the way back (did I mention the windshield was busted too...and the hood was munched and I grabbed the last replacement hood that pick-a-part had all the way up in Laci, Washington; I'm based in central Oregon)
El Mafico
El Mafico Muaj më parë
@Donut Media what Toyota is that I wana buy it
Dan Silvester
Dan Silvester 2 muaj më parë
Donut Media, How did you get the green 240sx Turbo registered in California? Any suggestions?
2003 Mini Cooper S
2003 Mini Cooper S 2 muaj më parë
Austin Bernhard true cuz it is a import and import from those years are cheap excaeap Camry’s and cams
2003 Mini Cooper S
2003 Mini Cooper S 2 muaj më parë
Omg it’s the car from the anime 😁
IT'S DANI yt 18 orë më parë
0:57 That was an C8 Corvette :D
danpro 4
danpro 4 2 ditë më parë
How much did you pay for the car?
snokla 26
snokla 26 2 ditë më parë
Bro where u get that 86 im so jealous 😅😍
Joshua Waller
Joshua Waller 3 ditë më parë
150??? I’ve never got one that low 😂 more like 280 at least
Aleksander Kysiak
Aleksander Kysiak 3 ditë më parë
1:48 Skip sponsor (0:49 is where it starts)
matt25675 3 ditë më parë
Are u guys gonna do a followup on this?
matt25675 4 ditë më parë
iTs NoT a CaRtOoN iTs An AnImE
Kid Savvy
Kid Savvy 4 ditë më parë
Blue car @5:07...👀👀
TOS Industries
TOS Industries 4 ditë më parë
5:10 what'ts that blue car behind
der benger
der benger 4 ditë më parë
Which cars is thi and whitch year is the car from
KirtlingElectronics 5 ditë më parë
whats that bluesy song?
Louis Javier
Louis Javier 5 ditë më parë
Love the edits
Nvm M
Nvm M 5 ditë më parë
Unless your a mechanic who can diagnose all the issues before hand I would say screw buying a project car, just build one yourself, less worries about what the dude before you messed up
Arda Acemi
Arda Acemi 5 ditë më parë
Did he just call Initial D a cartoon
Saab 9-3 Aero
Saab 9-3 Aero 5 ditë më parë
JDM PandaYT 6 ditë më parë
Are we not gonna talk about the 2 C8 vettes
Saab 9-3 Aero
Saab 9-3 Aero 6 ditë më parë
*Initial D is an anime, not a cartoon*
4ear M3
4ear M3 7 ditë më parë
You should get an aftermarket shifter knob for that
J Skye Surprise
J Skye Surprise 7 ditë më parë
I’m out filming! I’ll hop in the comments as soon as I get done!!
Rampage 7 ditë më parë
Wow nice t-shirt
nxxbs 7 ditë më parë
is that an actual corolla ae86 or is that a corolla gts
Harshcone 8 ditë më parë
So I just got a integra 4dr should I keep it stock and keep it as a daily or should I make it a project car? I need a second opinion.
Senbon Sakura
Senbon Sakura 8 ditë më parë
any updates on this car?
lukkas 10 ditë më parë
2:49 *burp*
driftking o6
driftking o6 13 ditë më parë
Totally true. Greddy coilovers are cool but they arent cool if they are going to come off
Ryan Plays
Ryan Plays 15 ditë më parë
I seen the 86 then i clicked tha video
Idiotic HL 6000
Idiotic HL 6000 15 ditë më parë
im in love with that 8-6
David Frankel
David Frankel 16 ditë më parë
So?... How much did he buy it for?
SR Performance
SR Performance 17 ditë më parë
Itr 1244
Itr 1244 17 ditë më parë
this thing reminds me of my integra that i have for about 19 years lol
SidewaysGts 17 ditë më parë
Thankfully its *amazingly* easy to pull the transmission off an ae86. Ive had them off to do a clutch job and back on in a matter of hours.
CallumIsOK 18 ditë më parë
Not a single thing about this video that doesn't make me smile :D I want a Treuno 86 so bad
Kobe Halbert
Kobe Halbert 19 ditë më parë
That car is so damn sick it looks amazing
Andris Siliga
Andris Siliga 20 ditë më parë
Geez that 八六 looks sick anyways
The Laughing Man
The Laughing Man 20 ditë më parë
Is there a followup for this car?
Hans Lemmen
Hans Lemmen 21 ditë më parë
Are we going to see mote of this car?
Eddie Maroon
Eddie Maroon 21 ditë më parë
Jacob Arellano
Jacob Arellano 22 ditë më parë
All of my favorite episodes are made by these two but mostly the host. Hes great 👍
Tom big
Tom big 24 ditë më parë
Hey, stop that! You can’t work on your own car in your own driveway. Comieforia WILL NOT STAND FOR THAT.
Dorthy Norton
Dorthy Norton 24 ditë më parë
Throw out bearings are durable on these cars, more than likely, clutch out "whirring" noise is the transmission input shaft bearing. Would love for you guys to stop by: the premier AE86 facility on the West Coast. CM Autohaus / Battle Garage RS Fremont, CA.
Dorthy Norton
Dorthy Norton 24 ditë më parë
Just an FYI:: Harbor Freight Recalls the Jack Stands Meant to Replace the Recalled Jack Stands.....Yup, they have recalled the replacement Jack Stands as well now...Be safe
Dorthy Norton
Dorthy Norton 24 ditë më parë
UPS guy needs a credit, he’s officially a supporting character 😂
Carlos Gomez
Carlos Gomez 25 ditë më parë
IMO buying someone else's p.o.s. project car is pretty sweet. I just got a 94 s10 and it was someone's project and it's pretty badass. I definitely suggest it, just make sure you bring someone along with that knows a thing or two about cars. Lol.
Jose C-V
Jose C-V 25 ditë më parë
So like know one is gonna talk abt the c8 at 4:57
Psytrux 25 ditë më parë
3:19 Thats all you need to know folks, yall can go home now.. #WerthIt
Nichiez 26 ditë më parë
Casual c8 on the side road
bbs540 26 ditë më parë
Appreciate the time bar for the ADs 🤙🏼
Jimmieahh F
Jimmieahh F 26 ditë më parë
offtherecord? Well on the record, they are fuckin racketeering.
GunnyTheGrey 28 ditë më parë
Huh, except for the oil leak sounds like he bought my car. I'm gonna go check if it's still in my driveway. It's rumbly, squeaky, a bit loose in the steering but otherwise a solid, reliable vehicle. Oh, but my upholstery is all new so I guess he didn't steal my car.
Keegan Myers
Keegan Myers 28 ditë më parë
James should make a series on his ae86
Today's Project Guide
Today's Project Guide 28 ditë më parë
those harbor freight jack stands just dropped my eclipse last week. The car always has a secondary jack under it as a fail safe but those things are dangerous! BE SAFE!!! #donutmedia ALL DAY~~!!!
John Nickel
John Nickel 29 ditë më parë
17:43 Santa Claus!
John Nickel
John Nickel 29 ditë më parë
I love these random edits lol
Brett Clark
Brett Clark Muaj më parë
5:10 definitely a C8s back there. Nice lol
Sasha Stanojevic
Sasha Stanojevic Muaj më parë
My boys it's a trueno $$$
Hachi-Roku Performance Group
Hachi-Roku Performance Group Muaj më parë
I bought my one owner ae86 gts for $1600 6 years ago. Biggest money pit ever and I own 2 jeeps and I thought those are money pits till I got the rolla
IOnceAteAPinecone Muaj më parë
James: *2 minute list of everything wrong in it* Zach, 5 seconds into driving: This thing is sick!
Cesar Martinez
Cesar Martinez Muaj më parë
I got an ad on the videos ad
Nathaniel Lewis
Nathaniel Lewis Muaj më parë
Ae86 guy (brain went blank) : where’s the oil leaks from Miata guy (again) : yes
BJDJ Studios
BJDJ Studios Muaj më parë
He looks like donut operator 😂😂😂
Conor Martin
Conor Martin Muaj më parë
17:45 That dude knows whats up
Tyler Costa
Tyler Costa Muaj më parë
The kouki bumper doesnt get a bolt at the fender so why someone ziptied it is beyond me, there a bracket you screw onto from the body to bumper
Westley Parker
Westley Parker Muaj më parë
What's going on with this car. We need answers
Hendry Johan
Hendry Johan Muaj më parë
whoever does the job on those awesome music and soundtrack, deserve a raise...those are awesome...
MasterShake300 Muaj më parë
Well damn it. I want to watch James fix the 86, but I also dont want to download fucking Instagram.
jake hawley
jake hawley Muaj më parë
I would love to see this project car being built I hope they give us an update video soon
TwisT Muaj më parë
11:05 * *that's-some-wet* that's-some-wet, *that's some wet-ass Piston,* wright-that-shit on-the-board *that's some wet-ass piston.* *
TRI HARTA Muaj më parë
Is zack an engineer or a technician? For some reason he is better than any car repair shop in my country on checking up a used car
Aaron American
Aaron American Muaj më parë
ewww fake trueno badges on a US spec corolla, previous owner has bad taste it seems
Markus Muaj më parë
The more modified it is; the less I offer.
Jhasy Muaj më parë
after watching it, im craving now for my first project car 🤤
zoe jordan
zoe jordan Muaj më parë
Oil leak is better than rubber undercoating.
016 Muaj më parë
I see the car: AHHH ITS A TRUENO 86!!!!
Nicole Tesla
Nicole Tesla Muaj më parë
13:51 A L O T O F T H E N U T S A N D B O L T S H A V E B E E N T O U C H E D A N D L O O K E D A T .
Nathan Dubs
Nathan Dubs Muaj më parë
I made this mistake and now my car doesn’t run🤦🏽‍♀️
Emanuel Sanchez Gutierrez
Emanuel Sanchez Gutierrez Muaj më parë
#thenewhicar. 🤩
JewelsVEVO Muaj më parë
How tf is it LHD?
Tofu Takimi
CosmicRainbowYeti Muaj më parë
Why do I always get the feeling that Pumps just doesn't like our Zachary? He seems like such a nice boy I don't understand
Spencer Inc.
Spencer Inc. Muaj më parë
I like it how they are working on a ae86 and there is a c8 corvette in the background
ryanizer11 Muaj më parë
I got a 86 Fiero that I’m working on honestly doesn’t seem that bad getting it repainted, a/c compressor fixed among some other small stuff plus buying it I think I have around $3,700 into it, plus it’s given me a bit of a opportunity to learn more about cars and something to talk with my dad about.
J skrachvynl
J skrachvynl Muaj më parë
Hey, me and James have the same FWD 4AGE swap in an AE86!
Matthew Jenkins
Matthew Jenkins Muaj më parë
First priority on any engine of unknown history with a cam belt, is to change that cam belt. You never even mentioned it.
kim torvs
kim torvs Muaj më parë
aight now fix the camber
Andrew Menteer
Andrew Menteer Muaj më parë
That off the record seems to work well
Dick Blunoff
Dick Blunoff Muaj më parë
I want that car! 💪
danny boy
danny boy Muaj më parë
Jamesos Muaj më parë
Why is there a c8 Corvette in the background 🤣
Robert Hansen
Robert Hansen Muaj më parë
Please make this into a series.
Raúl Bustamante
Raúl Bustamante Muaj më parë
what happened with this car?? :c
OddSavage Ace YT
OddSavage Ace YT Muaj më parë
The cars name should be loose and leaky
Hachi-Roku Performance Group
Hachi-Roku Performance Group Muaj më parë
Ae86 would be a good money pit car. Everything is expensive
M Slice Cuber
M Slice Cuber Muaj më parë
Okay this gts looks better than any supercar
El Mafico
El Mafico Muaj më parë
What Toyota is this pls tell me I wana buy it
Dombomb Muaj më parë
everytime i watch this guy i question if ive been wrong my whole life when i say "it needs to be replaced" instead of "it needs replaced"
Isaiah Thornton
Isaiah Thornton Muaj më parë
The roll bar might be cool but it’s not safe for a left hand drive car it’s triangulated to the right side of the car meaning it’s meant for a rhd 86
Dexter Sullen 'TRUTH'
Dexter Sullen 'TRUTH' Muaj më parë
High powered engine = 130hp corolla motor hmmm logic...... ok
Austin Balkcum
Austin Balkcum Muaj më parë
I wanna buy your ae86.
Peen Slapper
Peen Slapper Muaj më parë
i wwant this car so bad
Matt Coffin
Matt Coffin Muaj më parë
James 86 making a whole 3 horsepower more than my 2005 civic "HIGH POWERED ENGIN"
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