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Old 02-16-2008, 01:11 AM   #1
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Guys got a white 90 miata w/ 227K miles on it for sale here. The car was actually pretty nice until it got caught in a hail storm this past spring which pretty much destroyed it(softball size). The title is Salvage from a previous incident. The car has cross drilled and slotted rotors, with new pads. It has a lightweight fly wheel with a new clutch that was done about a year ago. The rear window of the softtop has been replaced(not as tight I prefer). The car comes with a set of 16" wheels and tires(they're okay) and the stock wheels and tires. The car is misssing the center console and power window switch b/c the guy started to part it out and that was as far as he got. He said there is oil getting down in the spark plug well, but not on the plugs, just on the side where the wire hooks in(possibly the valve cover gasket). Here is what I was thinking, strip it for whatever other parts aren't needed and sell them off, probably sell the 16" wheels and tires and throw on a suspension once it is all stripped down and use it for autoX.
the guy wants $1000 for it.
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talk him down to like 700 or somthing
then buy a new motor
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:06 AM   #3
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yea give him 700-800 cash he will take it
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Old 02-16-2008, 03:08 PM   #4
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i agree, you can buy a 1.8L long block on ebay for about $800
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:27 PM   #5
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here are some pics. I think I'm going to pass on this one. And for those of you who have ever wondered what it would look like if your top was spray paitned to match your car...ummm..ya, it looks like ****









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for 500$ i would take it.
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:53 PM   #7
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you could buy it then part it and sell it, then scrap the rest.
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227K miles
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you could sell the lights and the seats and the wheels thats about it off of that
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and the windshield isn't damaged how??
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and the windshield isn't damaged how??
I was asking myself the same question.. If you throw out a reasonable cash offer me might take it just to get rid of it.. then part it out
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the windshield has been replaced recently
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I like the blue wipers and purple shift ****.
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that car is rough...$500 only cause i feel bad for the kid...hail sucks

thats a ***** out track bitch project, strip the entire interior and head over to lightweightmiata.com for more ideas, get it down to 1700-1800 pounds dry weight...
then, freshen up motor and boost away
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