I’m seconds from throwing in the towel, guys. I’m in over my head with this car and have just run out of patience. I fear there’s something badly wrong with the engine, possibly crank related. The problem seems to compound itself with every fix I make.

It’s an ‘82, minimal rust, a fair number of repairs, overall in great shape for the year and model. Spent at least $10k over 10 years of ownership. Lots of spare parts, including a transaxle, and dedicated tools. Almost-there A/C.

You’ll need a trailer and $3500. I’m in Austin.

Yes, I’m serious.