Is Buying someone else’s Project Car worth it?

8. Srp 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 MediaPrije 3 mjeseci
    • 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)

      Johnny KellerJohnny KellerPrije 8 dana
    • @Donut Media what Toyota is that I wana buy it

      El MaficoEl MaficoPrije 24 dana
    • Donut Media, How did you get the green 240sx Turbo registered in California? Any suggestions?

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

      CarEnthisiastKidCarEnthisiastKidPrije mjesec
    • Omg it’s the car from the anime 😁

      CarEnthisiastKidCarEnthisiastKidPrije mjesec
  • If work that you would of had to do was done already, then yeah. Saving money.

    619Daygo Sunny760619Daygo Sunny760Prije 15 sati
  • 5:10 definitely a C8s back there. Nice lol

    Brett ClarkBrett ClarkPrije 15 sati
  • My boys it's a trueno $$$

    Sasha StanojevicSasha StanojevicPrije 3 dana
  • 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 GroupPrije 3 dana
  • James: *2 minute list of everything wrong in it* Zach, 5 seconds into driving: This thing is sick!

    IOnceAteAPineconeIOnceAteAPineconePrije 4 dana
  • I got an ad on the videos ad

    Cesar MartinezCesar MartinezPrije 4 dana
  • Ae86 guy (brain went blank) : where’s the oil leaks from Miata guy (again) : yes

    Nathaniel LewisNathaniel LewisPrije 4 dana
  • He looks like donut operator 😂😂😂

    BJDJ StudiosBJDJ StudiosPrije 4 dana
  • 17:45 That dude knows whats up

    Conor MartinConor MartinPrije 5 dana
  • 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 CostaPrije 5 dana
  • What's going on with this car. We need answers

    Westley ParkerWestley ParkerPrije 6 dana
  • whoever does the job on those awesome music and soundtrack, deserve a raise...those are awesome...

    Hendry JohanHendry JohanPrije 7 dana
  • Well damn it. I want to watch James fix the 86, but I also dont want to download fucking Instagram.

    MasterShake300MasterShake300Prije 7 dana
  • I would love to see this project car being built I hope they give us an update video soon

    jake hawleyjake hawleyPrije 8 dana
  • 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.* *

    TwisTTwisTPrije 8 dana
  • 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

    TRI HARTATRI HARTAPrije 10 dana
  • ewww fake trueno badges on a US spec corolla, previous owner has bad taste it seems

    Aaron AmericanAaron AmericanPrije 10 dana
  • The more modified it is; the less I offer.

    MarkusMarkusPrije 10 dana
  • after watching it, im craving now for my first project car 🤤

    JhasyJhasyPrije 11 dana
  • Oil leak is better than rubber undercoating.

    zoe jordanzoe jordanPrije 12 dana
  • I see the car: AHHH ITS A TRUENO 86!!!!

    016016Prije 12 dana
  • 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 TeslaPrije 13 dana
  • I made this mistake and now my car doesn’t run🤦🏽‍♀️

    Nathan DubsNathan DubsPrije 13 dana
  • #thenewhicar. 🤩

    Emanuel Sanchez GutierrezEmanuel Sanchez GutierrezPrije 13 dana
  • How tf is it LHD?

    JewelsVEVOJewelsVEVOPrije 14 dana
  • 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

    CosmicRainbowYetiCosmicRainbowYetiPrije 14 dana
  • I like it how they are working on a ae86 and there is a c8 corvette in the background

    Spencer Inc.Spencer Inc.Prije 15 dana
  • 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.

    ryanizer11ryanizer11Prije 15 dana
  • Hey, me and James have the same FWD 4AGE swap in an AE86!

    J skrachvynlJ skrachvynlPrije 16 dana
  • 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 JenkinsPrije 17 dana
  • aight now fix the camber

    kim torvskim torvsPrije 17 dana
  • That off the record seems to work well

    Andrew MenteerAndrew MenteerPrije 17 dana
  • I want that car! 💪

    Dick BlunoffDick BlunoffPrije 18 dana

    danny boydanny boyPrije 19 dana
  • Why is there a c8 Corvette in the background 🤣

    James OrtJames OrtPrije 19 dana
  • Please make this into a series.

    Robert HansenRobert HansenPrije 20 dana
  • what happened with this car?? :c

    Raúl BustamanteRaúl BustamantePrije 20 dana
  • The cars name should be loose and leaky

    OddSavage Ace YTOddSavage Ace YTPrije 21 dan
  • Ae86 would be a good money pit car. Everything is expensive

    Hachi-Roku Performance GroupHachi-Roku Performance GroupPrije 22 dana
  • Okay this gts looks better than any supercar

    Russ and Shad TradRuss and Shad TradPrije 24 dana
  • What Toyota is this pls tell me I wana buy it

    El MaficoEl MaficoPrije 24 dana
  • 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"

    DombombDombombPrije 24 dana
  • 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

    Isaiah ThorntonIsaiah ThorntonPrije 24 dana
  • High powered engine = 130hp corolla motor hmmm logic...... ok

    Dexter Sullen 'TRUTH'Dexter Sullen 'TRUTH'Prije 25 dana
  • I wanna buy your ae86.

    Austin BalkcumAustin BalkcumPrije 26 dana
  • i wwant this car so bad

    Peen SlapperPeen SlapperPrije 26 dana
  • James 86 making a whole 3 horsepower more than my 2005 civic "HIGH POWERED ENGIN"

    Matt CoffinMatt CoffinPrije 26 dana
  • as soon as he said the belt sqeaks i knew it needed to be tightened

    Tate WaysTate WaysPrije 27 dana
  • Man I really wish he could check out my 1998 civic coupe for me...

    Andrew SearsAndrew SearsPrije 27 dana
  • It is pretty sweet

    Byron SpencerByron SpencerPrije 27 dana
  • We would love to see update videos on this project.

    HamSamich9HamSamich9Prije 27 dana
  • We gon get updates on this car?

    Max TkachevMax TkachevPrije 28 dana
  • is that a honda prelude

    monkintrainingmonkintrainingPrije mjesec
  • I have a roommate that restores expensive cars. Many times he has bought unfinished projects and finished them and made a big profit. But my roommate is not like most people. He is relentless at working a problem until he solves it and he can sit down and figure out a rats nest of wires. If you aren't like this, don't buy someone else's project. You won't finish it.

    bretta3bretta3Prije mjesec
  • Please for the love of god make this the next money pit

    Waifai RamseyWaifai RamseyPrije mjesec
  • I bought a 2 owner s13 hatch and so far so good

    Ever GlezEver GlezPrije mjesec
  • This dude is so cool. What’s his Instagram?

    Ben BowmanBen BowmanPrije mjesec
  • Who noticed the new corvette c8 in the backround

    hot lap lap films.Prije mjesec
  • YO THATS A AE!!!

    Purple BirdPurple BirdPrije mjesec
  • Scotty Kilmer is happy

    Yogin TickooYogin TickooPrije mjesec
  • My dodge truck leaks 20 times that in oil, and she's got 275k

    Richard JoyceRichard JoycePrije mjesec
  • this just convinced me on getting a Z32 I had in mind for a while

    Mikey TongsonMikey TongsonPrije mjesec
  • James: Tons of oil leaks, it's just puking oil. Me: Oh cool. It's got the 4age then.

    James HamiltonJames HamiltonPrije mjesec
  • I just bought an 85' MR2 so I can relate to all this 😢

    Justin GarzaJustin GarzaPrije mjesec
  • The Gordon Ramsey of cars lol. These seats are shit, do they serve their purpose? Of course, but the parts you don't see are falling apart... Lol

    croberts2726croberts2726Prije mjesec
  • Just needs mopped

    JrenkoJrenkoPrije mjesec
  • Boyle is that you??

    Aebel SajanAebel SajanPrije mjesec
  • "he probably should have done this before he bought it, but he already bought it. == Me. Every car I've ever bought.

    Lightning McKurtLightning McKurtPrije mjesec
  • 1:36 97%!?!?!? iam going to go get a ticket now.

    RenRenPrije mjesec
  • Definitely my favorite channel to watch 💯

    Carlos AndradeCarlos AndradePrije mjesec
  • 0:05 Did anyone else think that there was only one lugnut at first?

    Redstone Maniac/TheProGamerRedstone Maniac/TheProGamerPrije mjesec
  • Whats his instagram?

    GamingHighCoGamingHighCoPrije mjesec
  • Where are they giving out $150 tickets? I'll move there. Mine are like $400 first offense.

    fkylwfkylwPrije mjesec
  • Yo i have a 4age silver top with a big port head quad throttle body's for your boys car

    Tanner AltizerTanner AltizerPrije mjesec
  • 5:05 Wow a C8 corvette just casually chilling there.

    Aisy HaziqAisy HaziqPrije mjesec
  • its been two months and i cant stop thinking about Zach at 2:58 . i litteraly cant stop thinking about him spin James keys

    Swedish GazeboSwedish GazeboPrije mjesec
  • Loving the wheeler dealers vibe off this vid, gave me some nostalgia 😀

    Daithi O ReganDaithi O ReganPrije mjesec
  • Tbh I wanted to see it put together and fixed the most.

    YuppiYuppiPrije mjesec
  • Ya gotta find an honest enough seller, and it can be worth it. If you know exactly what's to do, you're already ahead of the game.

    Han YoloHan YoloPrije mjesec
  • It's not an oil leak It's a new anti rust kit

    Unknown quantity Slowly searching realityUnknown quantity Slowly searching realityPrije mjesec
  • Pumphrey got that WAP - Wet Ass (Spark)Plugs

    WilbsWilbsPrije mjesec
  • @17:44 that was a very happy package delivery man. 15 seconds of fame.

    OshanaOshanaPrije mjesec
  • lol a modded car from craigslist = crap in the first place because it's just gonna suck because most people on Craigslist are broke to the point that they can't list it on Ebay or it's just not legal and another reason they can't list it on craigslist!!!!!!!!!!

    Eli PercivalEli PercivalPrije mjesec
  • Wats or unsub :)

    Ian ChinIan ChinPrije mjesec
  • Wire nuts?? You mean Marettes

    Dan SmuldersDan SmuldersPrije mjesec
  • Damn Abercrombie model/mechanic/host.

    Mobile TerminaluserMobile TerminaluserPrije mjesec
  • When will Nolan's "not a subliminal", Zach's "Sparktastic & Sparktacular" & Jame's "Bwaaaaahhh" be on for sale? Garage/room & home decor? Donut Media automotive items & Auto sales?

    Mobile TerminaluserMobile TerminaluserPrije mjesec
  • It's cool! I can't ever find good projects like that for cheap in Texas.

    Jonathon M.BJonathon M.BPrije mjesec
  • Down voted not mentioning the price. Sorry…

    TK 1969 OKTK 1969 OKPrije mjesec
  • The UPS dude in the background got me

    EvanVanHelsingEvanVanHelsingPrije mjesec
  • Im so happy James finally bought an 86, we are all aware how much he wanted one

    Dabacon BossBroDabacon BossBroPrije mjesec
  • Lol we see the delivery guy in almost every video

    It'sDarensbourgIt'sDarensbourgPrije mjesec
  • 8:36 he forgot english

    It'sDarensbourgIt'sDarensbourgPrije mjesec
  • Doesn’t matter if it’s a project. The car is an AE86. It’s worth every penny

    Crelson CabucoCrelson CabucoPrije mjesec
  • How do u do that to the chassis

    Dave SmithDave SmithPrije mjesec
  • This episode reminds me of Wheeling and Dealing on Discovery Channel

    Kyle LaRontKyle LaRontPrije mjesec
  • someone please help what is the name of the the tires that this project car has I have been wondering and am new to the car community

    Legacy GamingLegacy GamingPrije mjesec
  • Who’s blue c8 in the background

    Cart 78Cart 78Prije mjesec