singleslammer
singleslammer PowerDork
10/8/22 11:44 a.m.

Edit:

Never mind. I read through this thread and there are enough issues that I am making reasonable choices and forgetting about this. 

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/build-projects-and-project-cars/944-with-the-heart-of-a-mazda-millenia/148836/page2/

singleslammer
singleslammer PowerDork
10/8/22 11:46 a.m.

Or if someone in Springfield MO wants to go yank this one for me, I will pay you for your time and parts (of course). 

 

https://www.picknpull.com/check-inventory/vehicle-details/JM1TA2225X1504892

Captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/8/22 3:57 p.m.

I have one that I picked up a few years ago for $250 that I could likely get down to the challenge. I decided after researching them that I'd rather go MP62. The lysolm is beautifully efficient, but a nightmare in every other way. 

singleslammer
singleslammer PowerDork
10/8/22 5:50 p.m.

In reply to Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) :

Yeah, that is kind of the conclusion I have come to. 

calteg
calteg SuperDork
10/9/22 3:49 p.m.

I used to work for an extremely large used car retailer doing appraisals. In the decade I was there, I did 20,000+ appraisals. Only twice did a car grenade the motor during my test drive. Both times they were S/C Millenia. Apparently Miller cycle + boost = boom

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
10/9/22 7:12 p.m.

In reply to calteg :

So what did you guys do when that happened?  Hand them the keys and say sorry we don't want it?  We get a lot of  "It was fine until your guy touched it!" claims.

calteg
calteg SuperDork
10/10/22 12:27 p.m.

In reply to Stampie :

SOP was to add another $500 on top of what the car was worth when it was running and just eat the loss. That's exactly what I did and thankfully they were happy with it both times. 

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