Is Buying someone else’s Project Car worth it?

8 lug 2020
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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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  • I’m out filming! I’ll hop in the comments as soon as I get done!!

    Donut MediaDonut Media4 mesi fa
    • 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)

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      Dan SilvesterDan Silvester2 mesi fa
    • Austin Bernhard true cuz it is a import and import from those years are cheap excaeap Camry’s and cams

      Cum Cooper SCum Cooper S3 mesi fa
    • Omg it’s the car from the anime 😁

      Cum Cooper SCum Cooper S3 mesi fa
  • It's anime not cartoon it's anime😆 Btw another great video😍

    Angelo DawanaAngelo Dawana14 ore fa
  • at the beginning of the ad there’s a c8 in the back

    Illest 59Illest 5920 ore fa
  • So he sold the evo!

    aebe chanhsombathaebe chanhsombathGiorno fa
  • I just watched the new video where they take out the engine. :) Cant wait to see what engine goes in !!!

    Faris WheelFaris WheelGiorno fa
  • One of my dream cars 😍

    AlexGranliAlexGranli4 giorni fa
  • I'd forever click on a Donut video as soon as it's in sight but still tho the thumbnail's being kinda clickbaity

    Ze'DaddyZe'Daddy4 giorni fa
  • 0:57 That was an C8 Corvette :D

    D Type DaniD Type Dani6 giorni fa
  • How much did you pay for the car?

    danpro 4danpro 47 giorni fa
  • Bro where u get that 86 im so jealous 😅😍

    snokla 26snokla 267 giorni fa
  • 150??? I’ve never got one that low 😂 more like 280 at least

    Joshua WallerJoshua Waller8 giorni fa
  • 1:48 Skip sponsor (0:49 is where it starts)

    Aleksander KysiakAleksander Kysiak8 giorni fa
  • Are u guys gonna do a followup on this?

    matt25675matt256759 giorni fa
  • iTs NoT a CaRtOoN iTs An AnImE

    matt25675matt256759 giorni fa
  • Blue car @5:07...👀👀

    Kid SavvyKid Savvy9 giorni fa
  • 5:10 what'ts that blue car behind

    TOS IndustriesTOS Industries9 giorni fa
  • Which cars is thi and whitch year is the car from

    der bengerder benger9 giorni fa
  • whats that bluesy song?

    KirtlingElectronicsKirtlingElectronics10 giorni fa
  • Love the edits

    Louis JavierLouis Javier10 giorni fa
  • 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

    Nvm MNvm M10 giorni fa
  • Did he just call Initial D a cartoon

    Arda AcemiArda Acemi11 giorni fa
    • Yes

      Saab 9-3 AeroSaab 9-3 Aero11 giorni fa
  • Are we not gonna talk about the 2 C8 vettes

    JDM PandaYTJDM PandaYT11 giorni fa
  • *Initial D is an anime, not a cartoon*

    Saab 9-3 AeroSaab 9-3 Aero12 giorni fa
  • You should get an aftermarket shifter knob for that

    4ear M34ear M312 giorni fa
  • I’m out filming! I’ll hop in the comments as soon as I get done!!

    J Skye SurpriseJ Skye Surprise12 giorni fa
  • Wow nice t-shirt

    RampageRampage12 giorni fa
  • is that an actual corolla ae86 or is that a corolla gts

    nxxbsnxxbs13 giorni fa
  • 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.

    HarshconeHarshcone13 giorni fa
  • any updates on this car?

    Senbon SakuraSenbon Sakura13 giorni fa
  • 2:49 *burp*

    lukkaslukkas15 giorni fa
  • Totally true. Greddy coilovers are cool but they arent cool if they are going to come off

    driftking o6driftking o618 giorni fa
  • I seen the 86 then i clicked tha video

    Ryan PlaysRyan Plays20 giorni fa
  • im in love with that 8-6

    Idiotic HL 6000Idiotic HL 600020 giorni fa
  • So?... How much did he buy it for?

    David FrankelDavid Frankel21 giorno fa
  • Sparktacular😂😂😂😂

    SR PerformanceSR Performance22 giorni fa
  • this thing reminds me of my integra that i have for about 19 years lol

    Itr 1244Itr 124423 giorni fa
  • 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.

    SidewaysGtsSidewaysGts23 giorni fa
  • Not a single thing about this video that doesn't make me smile :D I want a Treuno 86 so bad

    CallumIsOKCallumIsOK24 giorni fa
  • That car is so damn sick it looks amazing

    Kobe HalbertKobe Halbert24 giorni fa
  • Geez that 八六 looks sick anyways

    Andris SiligaAndris Siliga25 giorni fa
  • Is there a followup for this car?

    The Laughing ManThe Laughing Man25 giorni fa
  • Are we going to see mote of this car?

    Hans LemmenHans Lemmen26 giorni fa
  • Price?

    Eddie MaroonEddie Maroon27 giorni fa
  • All of my favorite episodes are made by these two but mostly the host. Hes great 👍

    Jacob ArellanoJacob Arellano27 giorni fa
  • Hey, stop that! You can’t work on your own car in your own driveway. Comieforia WILL NOT STAND FOR THAT.

    Tom bigTom big29 giorni fa
  • 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 NortonDorthy Norton29 giorni fa
  • 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 NortonDorthy Norton29 giorni fa
  • UPS guy needs a credit, he’s officially a supporting character 😂

    Dorthy NortonDorthy Norton29 giorni fa
  • 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.

    Carlos GomezCarlos GomezMese fa
  • So like know one is gonna talk abt the c8 at 4:57

    Jose C-VJose C-VMese fa
  • 3:19 Thats all you need to know folks, yall can go home now.. #WerthIt

    PsytruxPsytruxMese fa
  • Casual c8 on the side road

    NichiezNichiezMese fa
  • Appreciate the time bar for the ADs 🤙🏼

    bbs540bbs540Mese fa
  • offtherecord? Well on the record, they are fuckin racketeering.

    Jimmieahh FJimmieahh FMese fa
  • 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.

    GunnyTheGreyGunnyTheGreyMese fa
  • James should make a series on his ae86

    Keegan MyersKeegan MyersMese fa
  • 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~~!!!

    Today's Project GuideToday's Project GuideMese fa
  • 17:43 Santa Claus!

    John NickelJohn NickelMese fa
  • I love these random edits lol

    John NickelJohn NickelMese fa
  • 5:10 definitely a C8s back there. Nice lol

    Brett ClarkBrett ClarkMese fa
  • My boys it's a trueno $$$

    Sasha StanojevicSasha StanojevicMese fa
  • 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

    Hachi-Roku Performance GroupHachi-Roku Performance GroupMese fa
  • James: *2 minute list of everything wrong in it* Zach, 5 seconds into driving: This thing is sick!

    IOnceAteAPineconeIOnceAteAPineconeMese fa
  • I got an ad on the videos ad

    Cesar MartinezCesar MartinezMese fa
  • Ae86 guy (brain went blank) : where’s the oil leaks from Miata guy (again) : yes

    Nathaniel LewisNathaniel LewisMese fa
  • He looks like donut operator 😂😂😂

    BJDJ StudiosBJDJ StudiosMese fa
  • 17:45 That dude knows whats up

    Conor MartinConor MartinMese fa
  • 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

    Tyler CostaTyler CostaMese fa
  • What's going on with this car. We need answers

    Westley ParkerWestley ParkerMese fa
  • whoever does the job on those awesome music and soundtrack, deserve a raise...those are awesome...

    Hendry JohanHendry JohanMese fa
  • Well damn it. I want to watch James fix the 86, but I also dont want to download fucking Instagram.

    MasterShake300MasterShake300Mese fa
  • I would love to see this project car being built I hope they give us an update video soon

    jake hawleyjake hawleyMese fa
  • 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.* *

    TwisTTwisTMese fa
  • 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

  • ewww fake trueno badges on a US spec corolla, previous owner has bad taste it seems

    Aaron AmericanAaron AmericanMese fa
  • The more modified it is; the less I offer.

    MarkusMarkusMese fa
  • after watching it, im craving now for my first project car 🤤

    JhasyJhasyMese fa
  • Oil leak is better than rubber undercoating.

    zoe jordanzoe jordanMese fa
  • I see the car: AHHH ITS A TRUENO 86!!!!

    016016Mese fa
  • 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 .

    Nicole TeslaNicole TeslaMese fa
  • I made this mistake and now my car doesn’t run🤦🏽‍♀️

    Nathan DubsNathan DubsMese fa
  • #thenewhicar. 🤩

    Emanuel Sanchez GutierrezEmanuel Sanchez GutierrezMese fa
  • How tf is it LHD?

    JewelsVEVOJewelsVEVOMese fa
  • Tofu Takimi

  • 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

    CosmicRainbowYetiCosmicRainbowYetiMese fa
  • I like it how they are working on a ae86 and there is a c8 corvette in the background

    Spencer Inc.Spencer Inc.Mese fa
  • 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.

    ryanizer11ryanizer11Mese fa
  • Hey, me and James have the same FWD 4AGE swap in an AE86!

    J skrachvynlJ skrachvynlMese fa
  • First priority on any engine of unknown history with a cam belt, is to change that cam belt. You never even mentioned it.

    Matthew JenkinsMatthew JenkinsMese fa
  • aight now fix the camber

    kim torvskim torvsMese fa
  • That off the record seems to work well

    Andrew MenteerAndrew MenteerMese fa
  • I want that car! 💪

    Dick BlunoffDick BlunoffMese fa

    danny boydanny boyMese fa
  • Why is there a c8 Corvette in the background 🤣

    JamesosJamesosMese fa
  • Please make this into a series.

    Robert HansenRobert HansenMese fa
  • what happened with this car?? :c

    Raúl BustamanteRaúl BustamanteMese fa
  • The cars name should be loose and leaky

    OddSavage Ace YTOddSavage Ace YTMese fa
  • Ae86 would be a good money pit car. Everything is expensive

    Hachi-Roku Performance GroupHachi-Roku Performance GroupMese fa
  • Okay this gts looks better than any supercar

    M Slice CuberM Slice CuberMese fa
  • What Toyota is this pls tell me I wana buy it

    El MaficoEl MaficoMese fa