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A 1989 Peugeot 405 Mi16 in Hartford, CT has been found. Although it would’ve been a sight, I’m rather relieved we didn’t settle on a 64hp Encore. This girl may actually may be a driver. There are still many question marks but we got it for $200. It needs a clutch but comes with a spare (used) one that may work. If that is true then we have $300 to work with. We’ll need every penny but its a good start.

Suspensions mods and stickers

1 week left till’ race day and there’s much to do. Most of the day was spent on sticker strategy and general banter about the guy on the Lemons forum that wants to do a swap with a 1930 airplane … Continue reading

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En avant, marche! …prudemmente

Forward motion was achieved for the first time without the assistance of a 4 year old or other living creature. She’s still pretty rough but the 20 year old swamp rat is on the move. Burnout Video PunisherGP The shakedown … Continue reading

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Dropping the cl*tch bomb

The wait is finally over.  Clutch and tranny came out tonight. The Unveiling PunisherGP Bad news: The clutch is indeed as fried like a very very thin pancake and the throw out bearing and clutch pivot bearings show evidence of … Continue reading

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Getting lower in the seat

Prepped seat height and location tonight to do the roll cage measurements. All dimensions are in and going to S&W tomorrow. Video getting lower The A/C compressor was removed and serpentine bypassed. Another 30 lbs lost. I was duly impressed … Continue reading

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Punisher Lives, local kids freak out

After a weeks worth of trepidation the Punisher has been brought to life, . It blew some chunks but ultimately seemed to run well. Clutch work and brake work lay ahead. Video From PunisherGP Album

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Pit bike and our first sponsor: Shell, I mean smell

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The original Mi16 Craigslist ad

For posterity this is the original ad on craigslist for our $200 89′ Peugeot 405 Mi16.  This car was picked up sight unseen and literally pulled out of a river.  ‘Many new parts’ is a subjective term.

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Top Gear Future Classics Wall

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About the car & specs

Unbelievably, Top Gear put the Peugeot 405 Mi16 on their future classic wall for Pininfarina styling and the coolest name ever given to a car, because it sounds like a gun. The early Mi16 shared its all-alloy 16-valve engine with … Continue reading

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22% chance – The pickup

The Punisher part deux, $200 dollars later – We have no keys and no title but we have a French racecar, I think. It took some dragging to get it out of the river and onto the dry trailer with … Continue reading

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