OK so some kid hit up my inbox saying he wanted to race for our cars later.
He drives a late 90s Civic with a junkyard turbo - which he tells me he bought from a dodgy dude in Canada for $100, drove over the border and put some random California plates on it. We're in CT by the way. Fuck knows how it hasn't been siezed yet.
So, like, what's the deal if I win this hoopty? He doesn't have any Canadian documents, obviously there are no US documents either. It's a non existent car as far as the state is concerned.
Could I somehow register it here as a legal car with no paperwork at all? I know if a car is 20 years old you don't need a title, but he doesn't even know the specific year of the car.
Anyway, who do you think will win over a mile and a half of slightly uphill country road? I'll be driving a stock BMW E12 with a welded diff and cut springs.
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Most Civics have at least 4 unique number stamps. There's the visible VIN number stamp on the passenger side of the dash -- if that hasn't been obliterated or removed, you should just be able to type it in here and you'll immediately get the year and model:
You won't get complete recall info, but, obviously, you don't care about that.
If the VIN has been obliterated, you should still be able to find a unique identifier in one of 3 places:
* If the car still has its original engine block, there should be an "engine number" stamped on a cast lug near the exhaust manifold.
* There should be a "chassis number" stamped somewhere on the center of the bulkhead.
* There should be a VIN plate on the near side of the bulkhead, behind the battery.
I'm sure at least one of these 3 is still there. They are all unique identifiers. The VIN can be looked up online immediately, and the other 2 numbers can be verified by a quick call to a dealership.
Tf doesn't he weld the fuckin diff?0