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Old 11-09-2012, 07:12 AM   #731 (permalink)
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still has the running boards! usually it's the torque converter attachments that fails in the autosticks. I think they can be welded. Right TC!

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Old 11-09-2012, 01:32 PM   #732 (permalink)
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Or, you can take the challenge I did: a 1971 CHRYSLER Newport purchased twenty years ago. Make it so that it got good gas mileage, but could still pull a 7k trailer. Came close on all, and well surpassed stock fuel economy before a forced sale (health).

Or not.

In short, buy the one that'll rev your engine in thinking about and wanting to work on it. However old it is, expect to re-wire it first. OEM harnesses.

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If I have to rewire anything it's not worth buying.

I'm not looking to buy another 30 year old daily. The Miata is barely 15 years old... which I like right now. Perhaps less time for stuff to degrade/break.

Plus, although what others think is low on my priority list, most females don't seem to understand the old car thing. So, in that regard, the newer, the better. Certainly the Probe was not popular with the wimmins...

I emailed the lady to remind her I am waiting for pictures but haven't heard back. Guess I'll call today. Seriously, if you're selling a car with no wheels you'd think you'd be a little more vigilant about responding.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:03 PM   #733 (permalink)
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Miata sold...


Can't afford the MR2. Right now I've got a strict $1200 max.

Which means I can buy a $900 Honda, change the oil, lower it and align it for the same price
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:03 PM   #735 (permalink)
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15-years is the industry "tipping point". Dealerships and the chain stores divest themselves of parts at this point (range & depth). The Internet has made it easier to find parts, but expect electrical to be a continuing problem. My first step is a high quality battery and all new primary charge and high tension cabling. New grounds second. FSM to find them all.

Heat bakes everything brittle down here . . but corrosion gets back under the wire cover from any termination an inch or more up there, too, I'd imagine.
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1990 Honda CRX
That's five hours away... please only search the MSP/St.Cloud/Brainerd/Duluth craigslist if you're going to at all
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A less than 15 year old car that's good on gas that will attract the opposite sex for under $1200 is quite a tall order.
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A less than 15 year old car that's good on gas that will attract the opposite sex for under $1200 is quite a tall order.
Agreed
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Wow, that MR2 is in good shape!
Exact same transmission as the 1NZs, which I hear can be picked up in junkyards for 300 bucks? If you find a high mileage one doing that swap might be worth it, since they bolt straight on, though you probably need a custom motor mount, and the new ECU. The little 4age in there produces only a little over 80Nm/L at its power peak, not the most efficient engine. Ditching the iron block would save quite a bit of weight.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:29 AM   #740 (permalink)
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Should have seen the ultra-hot 20-yr old selling a Miata locally. Minnesota is a very long ways away.

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