borf42 New Reader
June 13, 2018 7:07 p.m.

Hello fellow GRMers,

In an effort to increase my garage space, I would like to sell my extra Miata. It is rough, but it has potential. It has a 1.8 swap, a decent top, and only one kinda rusty spot. It also has a whole bunch of fun parts installed like larger front calipers, some bracing, hood struts, front fog lights.

 

I would like $450 for this gem. I have a signed title to go along with it (I didn't fill anything else out). The gas in the tank was really bad and killed the fuel pump. I bought a JY tank and hooked it up. I got it to kinda run (I made sure to change the oil before I tried), but I suspect the bad gas clogged the fuel injectors. It stumbles for a bit, and then stalls. No smoke or drama, and good oil pressure. I am willing to work with the price, so let me know if you are at all interested.

borf42 New Reader
June 13, 2018 7:10 p.m.

Oh, fully mine and very associated.

AWSX1686 Dork
June 14, 2018 9:59 a.m.

Ohhh.... I kinda want it. I have a few months to get a new DD going, this could be a good option. Only downside is that is a bit of a hike. Have to think about that one...

ManhattanM (fka NY535iManual)
June 14, 2018 10:06 a.m.

Hi - what condition is the interior in? Any pics? I’m trying to get my head around the scope of project.  I’m about an hour from you. Thanks!

borf42 New Reader
June 14, 2018 3:30 p.m.

In reply to ManhattanM (fka NY535iManual) :

The interior is in pretty good shape. Crack free dash, unripped seats, uncracked tombstone.

I can get more detailed pics if needed, this is one I have on me a the moment. The inside has a gas smell from when I pulled the inspection cover off the tank, but I didn't actually spill any gas. It is missing the driver's door panel, but I may have one I can include. Of note, the driver side windows regulator is bad, but the window is held up via bungee cord. And I have had the car stored in my garage.

914Driver MegaDork
June 14, 2018 5:39 p.m.
borf42 New Reader
June 15, 2018 10:11 a.m.

In reply to 914Driver :

Now that would be a fun project! Good place to throw a 1.8L Miata drivetrain in.

borf42 New Reader
June 18, 2018 8:35 a.m.

Ok, I don't have an extra driver's door panel, but I do have a perfect arm rest to throw in... Feel free to swing by with what may be considered an insulting offer and take this away. :D

June 18, 2018 9:25 a.m.

Random note: There appears to be a dead body in your first picture, left side. 

borf42 New Reader
June 18, 2018 9:56 a.m.

Kinda looks like it is my wife, but I really have no idea why she was laying on the driveway!

June 18, 2018 10:30 a.m.

In reply to borf42 :

Likely story! ;) 

AWSX1686 Dork
June 19, 2018 8:27 a.m.

If you still have it in mid-August I could see about picking it up on the way(ish) home from my honeymoon... 

borf42 New Reader
June 19, 2018 1:45 p.m.

In reply to AWSX1686 :

Sure, keep in touch. If someone picks it up I will post it here to make sure the couple people showing the delayed interest know what's up...

yupididit SuperDork
June 19, 2018 7:17 p.m.
borf42 said:

Kinda looks like it is my wife, but I really have no idea why she was laying on the driveway!

Can you post a picture of your wife holding today's newspaper? Just to reassure the forum members you're not a murderer.

AWSX1686 Dork
June 20, 2018 7:32 a.m.
borf42 said:

In reply to AWSX1686 :

Sure, keep in touch. If someone picks it up I will post it here to make sure the couple people showing the delayed interest know what's up...

Sounds good. 

ManhattanM (fka NY535iManual)
June 20, 2018 9:46 a.m.

Hi, thanks for pic, sorry, I just saw your response. I will have to pass, as I just picked up a 2 wheeled project that may even get a build thread on here, my first! Good luck with the sale, you're selling "good bones" at a very attractive price.

borf42 Reader
June 20, 2018 12:29 p.m.

In reply to ManhattanM (fka NY535iManual) :

Thanks! Hopefully this little machine can find a new home soon. I already have a working Miata, so this has just been sitting... Perfect for a LeMons build, Spec Miata build or something.

dan0 Reader
June 20, 2018 9:47 p.m.

Crap, I'm in CT. But I don't have $450 to spare right now. I just came to bump my own for sle threads and started browsing.

KyAllroad (Jeremy) PowerDork
June 21, 2018 6:00 a.m.

I wish it was running, i’ll Be driving through CT tomorrow but in my brother’s minivan I can’t tow anything.

borf42 Reader
June 21, 2018 8:50 a.m.

In reply to dan0 :

I could work with trades, of some sort. I love older computers from the 80's, and would really like an Amiga. I also could use a set of 15" tires for the Miata I'm keeping. Preferably with wheels, but I do have a set of NB 15" wheels I could put tires on. Just throwing that out there.

dan0 Reader
June 21, 2018 10:03 p.m.

In reply to borf42 :

Hmmm, what specific size in 15" are you looking for? 

All I got 80s PC is a A/T plug keyboard and an old IBM CGA monitor.

borf42 Reader
June 22, 2018 8:49 a.m.

In reply to dan0 :

Looks like the stock wheels that I have will take 195/50R15 tires. Have anything like that?

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