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Introducing myself. Just bought a 1984 Scamp GT, but haven't taken delivery of it yet. Rode my vintage 1974 Yamaha XS650 motorcycle from Austin to Houston with the intention of putting the bike in the bed and driving home. Unfortunately, the Scamp failed the test drive, so I ended up doing a 330 mile round trip motorcycle ride, which is a haul. Land vehicle Vehicle Car Coupé Sedan
I'm still buying it, and now the seller is going to deliver it. Already a done deal.
The Scamp failed the test drive for a few reasons, some of which the owner figured out and fixed after I left. The worst was that it overheated. That turned out to be a bad thermostat. Next, it was really hard to shift into first. This turned out to be piece of plastic floormat that was stuck in the newly installed new shift kit. Third was an obnoxiously loud exhaust. Some kind of turbo exhaust issue that I don't fully undrstand yet, but should be easy to restore to the way it's supposed to be. And finally, the carb has idle issues. That may take a little looking into it. Otherwise, I'm pretty stoked!
 

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Thanks. I'll have more to say, and probably lots of questions once I actually get it.
I already bought the Chilton's manual on eBay earlier today -- maybe not so great, but it was only $10.
Yeah, that downloadable manual is great, thanks for the link. And I did buy that pair of factory manuals on eBay that you linked to.
 
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