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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:36 pm 
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I own what is probably the last Lada station wagon in Central and Eastern Canada !!

It's a '91 Lada wagon, model is 2104. It has a fun little 1.5L engine with a Weber carb and a 5 spd transmission.

Anyhow, "Hollywood" is coming to town next month to film a movie called "Siberia" with Keanu Reeves... and they need Russian cars !!!

The "car scout" came to see the car last Sunday and said he couldn't see how they could say no to my car.

Here is my baby!!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:31 pm 
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The Lada is going to earn you a bit of $

That's a cool, quirky car! How is it to live with? Do you drive it often? What about parts availability?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:36 pm 
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Location: hamilton, ont can.
lalunette wrote:
I own what is probably the last Lada station wagon in Central and Eastern Canada !!

It's a '91 Lada wagon, model is 2104. It has a fun little 1.5L engine with a Weber carb and a 5 spd transmission.

Anyhow, "Hollywood" is coming to town next month to film a movie called "Siberia" with Keanu Reeves... and they need Russian cars !!!

The "car scout" came to see the car last Sunday and said he couldn't see how they could say no to my car.

Here is my baby!!
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Wow that is in good shape! The ones in Ontario rusted out so fast you could hear them rusting on quiet night. lol. My friends had one with the crank start option, that was cool back in the day

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:52 pm 
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That's a beaut you got there. Love the wipers on the headlights. There is a white Lada Cossack in the area that I see every so often. Loved them when I first started driving still think they are cool. As long as you can fix them.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:24 am 
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ultra sonic wrote:
The Lada is going to earn you a bit of $

That's a cool, quirky car! How is it to live with? Do you drive it often? What about parts availability?


I used to drive it almost every day back when I got it in 2008 but ended up parking it so I could do some rust repairs. Got it running again in 2016 and plan on using it more frequently.

I do all my own maintenance and order parts directly from Moscow. In fact, I'm going to the post office today to pick up a new water pump, hoses, thermal switch (for the rad) and thermometer sending unit for the gauge in the dash.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:25 am 
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donny wrote:
Wow that is in good shape! The ones in Ontario rusted out so fast you could hear them rusting on quiet night. lol. My friends had one with the crank start option, that was cool back in the day


You will be happy to learn that mine does have the crank start option but I would need to drill the front bumper in order to fit the crank !!

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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 10:55 am 
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Well, good news... I am not the last Lada 2104 owner in Canada !!

I confirmed via contacts that there is still one in almost road-worthy condition in Saskatchewan and one being tinkered on in Alberta.

Also, I found out a week ago that there is another 2104 in a storage unit in a small town 90 minutes south of where I live... and the owner is giving it to me.

It is an '86 model with only 40,000 kms on the clock. The owner says it is also rust-free !!!

I am going on a road trip on Sunday June 4th to retrieve this rare jewel. THe intent is to bring it back to my town, park it in my garage and assess what it needs in order to bring it back to life !!!

Pics to follow !!

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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 5:19 pm 
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Nice :D

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:25 am 
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Very cool!!! :D

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:07 am 
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A few pics taken on "Retrieval Day"...

Gotta love that dust...
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Nice rack...
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Yes, I do !!!
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Ready to go home !!
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So far I've ascertained that the body and paint are in GREAT shape. There is virtually NO rust.

The undercarriage is clean and no rust there either.

The tires are new from when the car was stored. However, the rims need to be addressed. I'm thinking sandblast & powder coat.

The gas tank stinks and will need to be cleaned out and relined.

The mechanical gas pump is disconnected but still works.

The carb has corrosion everywhere. I'm going to order a new one instead of wasting my time trying to make the original one work.

The engine does move so that's a plus.

The interior is also in pretty good shape but the fabric on the seats looks tired.

Signals and headlights work but I haven't tested the starter or the alt.

So far no major eye pokers... just a solid little car that wants to get back on the road !!!

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