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Old 11-28-2012, 08:09 PM   #1
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Well sorta... I manage a car/truck rental company with a full agrage, lift, and any tool I could ever need from when I was a mechanic. I recently saw a post from a fellow Miata enthusiest who has a 95' and another Miata that he needs a drivetrain put in. He said he would be willing to give the 95' to anyone willing to help him swap the drivetrain into the car he wants to keep. I messaged him and it looks like we will be doing everything this weekend or next! The 95' I will be getting has a clear title, currently in his name. It is fully loaded with a Torsen rear, power everything etc... It does have a rough idle, so I might try to figure that out...

My real dilemma is deciding what I want to do with it! I am thinking right now that I might swap the torsen into my 91' and put my lsd back in the 95... and sell it as is... First one to offer me 1K gets it, and I would use that $$ for turbo parts for my build. I DO want a 1.8, but I don't know what shape the motor is in (150,000miles) and I can't have too much down time for my car... so it wouldnt make sense to swap the 1.8 and my 1.6 at this time. I also thought about keeping the car as a parts car... pulling the motor for a re-build and put it in my 91' when it's time to go turbo... Ahhh I don't know.. I don't even have the car yet and the juices are flowing! Figured I might get some opinions on here help me decide which path I should take here!

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Old 11-28-2012, 09:09 PM   #2
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Thats a hellofa deal there. Have you met the guy yet? Could turn out to be a killer or worse than that, a retard when it comes to working on cars. Asking soo many dumb questions, not using the search button...
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Thats a hellofa deal there. Have you met the guy yet? Could turn out to be a killer or worse than that, a retard when it comes to working on cars. Asking soo many dumb questions, not using the search button...
Haha haven't met him yet but I am going to check out the 95' before I committ to the deal. I think he is honestly just looking for a garage with a lift, some tools, and someone with a little know-how... I think I can handle the task. He has the motor & trans ready to drop into the car so if everything goes according to plan, we will be towing the car to my garage Friday evening

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great deal
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