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Old 06-04-2008, 02:11 PM   #1
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Just bought a sideswiped 99 off of Craigslist with 95K for $650. Has been partially parted out but still has engine/trans. Seats, nardi wheel, stereo, and supposedly pumpkin is missing also, but for the price of a head alone, I can't be too bad off. I'll have parts for sale, but keeping the engine/trans at least for now. I'll know more when I pick it up.
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Old 06-04-2008, 02:59 PM   #2
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Lol, I think I bought the torsen off that car for $250 and the hardtop for $650. I thought I got a good deal, but you just got a steal!

Did the guy use the handle Mustang Steve?

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Old 06-04-2008, 03:24 PM   #3
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Must be the same car-it's in your neck of the woods and his name is Steve. Good deal on the Torsen. I was going to just buy the engine/trans for $500, which was what the ad was for, but figured, WTH, I have room for another hulk out back and the other two are lonely. Plus, now that I have a 99, it will be nice for bits and pieces. Sounds like the body is pretty rough, but mirrors, window regulators, interior stuff...I should come out OK parting it and this way I can take my time pulling the wiring harness, etc.
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Old 06-04-2008, 04:59 PM   #4
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Wow, awesome price man, that is a freaking steal. So you have three miatas now? other than the one you are driving?
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good work john. how was vacation?
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Old 06-04-2008, 05:23 PM   #6
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how was vacation?
Outstanding. Cruises rule. They have really good food, plus a 24 hour buffet when you need a little something at 3:00 am. It didn't get dark until midnight after we hit Alaska. That was kind of wierd getting used to. Ate too much, booze is high. They don't use cash, just a mag swipe card. That way you don't really SEE all that money going out. Had a $450 drink tab for the week that I think my wife drank $40 of.

Had great weather for Alaska. Zero rain until the last day which is very unusual, temps in the 70's in the south, 60's most of the time and a day in the 50's once we got to Whittier/Anchorage. Made a little at the casino. The whales were pretty cool. Got some good pics of them jumping completely out of the water.
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So you have three miatas now? other than the one you are driving?
Yeah, the other three other than the 99 are parts cars. I'm a sucker for a sub-$1000 Miata. Actually, this is the most expensive I have bought at $650.

I kind of wish I hadn't parted the 96 now. It was pristine in/out but had a blown head gasket and an auto. Would have been a primo swap for this 99 motor/trans boosted.

Now that I actually have a spare 99 motor, I may look for another 90-93 NA to swap it into.
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Find a dead one for cheap, and sell when you are done with the swap, I wish I could do that if I had space and time....damn I need a new job.
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