apexspeed
apexspeed New Reader
4/19/16 11:00 a.m.

Mine, and sad about it, because it used to be a loved member of the family, but now it is severely challenged.

Price: $1000. Think of it as a soft top, roll bar, and wheels for sale, with a Miata-shaped bracket holding those bits together for the journey home.

Car is a 1990 Miata with a 1.8 swap. Swap was done 15+ years ago after an original 1.6 crank failure. A combination of factors led to it getting (mostly) parked in about 2005. Was last driven around 2010, just an around the block exercise to prove that it was still a car... and then it sat again. I picked it up and brought it to my house late last year to see if I could put it through rehab, but the time to work on it just isn't there so I'm trying to be honest with myself about moving it on to another home (or worse). Won't start (and doesn't have a battery in the trunk), so you will be trailering it home.

Details:

*No idea about the history on the paint, or how it started to shed its skin, but it's not getting better by wishing alone.

*approx 165k on the odometer; definitely less on the engine, but I'm not signing up to how much less.

*LSD

*Black Robbins top with zip out glass window, installed around 2004-2005. Unfortunately, since it was parked under a blue car cover, the top is stained with blue.

*White Snugtop aftermarket hardtop - as you can see, the backglass is broken, and the headliner is coming unglued.

*Missing driver's door panel, driver's (manual) window regulator inop.

*Someone tried to break into the trunk by drilling out the lock. I removed the lock cylinder and have a pull cord in place at the moment.

*Aftermarket head unit and fog lamps, amp dangling under the passenger side glove box, Voodoo knob and ebrake handle. Seats have headrest speakers.

*Kosei 15" wheels - right rear tire holds air very questionably. All tires are rather "vintage". Also includes a set of original Miata wheels.

*KVR Python front calipers over 94+ front rotors (I think the original calipers and 94+ brackets are in the trunk)

*Original top boot and spare tire are in the trunk, along with the 4th Kosei center cap.

*Act now, and you'll get a Hard Dog roll bar that's sitting in my basement, too. Bar was chosen to work with this particular Robbins top.

*Clean NY title in hand.

Come and get it today (Tuesday 4/19) or tomorrow (Wednesday 4/20) just outside of Worcester, MA, or I'm probably going to have to have it hauled away. With respect to why it won't start, I didn't even get as far as basic air/fuel/spark diagnosis, but I did temporarily borrow the cam position sensor from this car to diagnose the CPS on another Miata, so I am confident the CPS isn't the issue.

(the hood does close, I just didn't slam it for the pics, for fear of the mechanism being sticky)

http://worcester.craigslist.org/cto/5546510233.html

Contact me through the CL ad, tell me you're from GRM, we'll go from there.

IndyJoe
IndyJoe HalfDork
4/19/16 11:11 a.m.

I didn't see a link to the Craigslist ad you refer to....

IndyJoe
IndyJoe HalfDork
4/19/16 11:11 a.m.

If you weren't a 14 hour drive away, I would be REALLY tempted to act on this.

cmcgregor
cmcgregor HalfDork
4/19/16 11:13 a.m.

Torsen? Or a viscous limited slip?

This is gonna go fast.

apexspeed
apexspeed New Reader
4/19/16 11:51 a.m.
IndyJoe wrote: I didn't see a link to the Craigslist ad you refer to....

http://worcester.craigslist.org/cto/5546510233.html

apexspeed
apexspeed New Reader
4/19/16 11:53 a.m.
cmcgregor wrote: Torsen? Or a viscous limited slip?

Been trying to find any documentation, but I'm coming up short. Thought I might have had a picture of the gauges while it was cruising in 5th so I could calc the rear end ratio, but I'm coming up short there, too. I remember it being geared shorter than my other NAs.

KyAllroad
KyAllroad UltraDork
4/19/16 12:13 p.m.

So a hardtop with a ton of free parts.

Sadly I'm 14 hours away as well or I'd be there in a heartbeat.

revhard
revhard New Reader
4/19/16 1:17 p.m.

im afraid to ask, but why the sudden rush to get rid of it?

borf42
borf42 New Reader
4/20/16 6:26 a.m.

Oh gosh, right down the street and a better tub than mine....

email sent.

borf42
borf42 New Reader
4/20/16 12:51 p.m.

Ok, I actually sent 2 emails, as I forgot to include my number on the first.

borf42
borf42 New Reader
4/21/16 7:23 a.m.

apexspeed, I am quite interested. I have a truck lined up, and will have cash in hand for Saturday if that will work for you...

borf42
borf42 New Reader
4/24/16 6:56 a.m.

I was contacted last night by apexspeed. I plan to swing out there this morning to check it out. I was budgeting for a roll bar anyhow, so this seems like a no brainier. :-)

borf42
borf42 New Reader
4/26/16 9:37 a.m.

So, yup. Picking this up Thursday.

borf42
borf42 New Reader
4/29/16 8:38 a.m.

Done. Transaction completed, and the Miata is sitting in my driveway. Now to get it running...

IndyJoe
IndyJoe HalfDork
4/29/16 9:47 a.m.

In reply to borf42:

BUILD THREAD ! please.

borf42
borf42 New Reader
4/29/16 11:59 a.m.

I should. It would be my first.

noddaz
noddaz Dork
4/30/16 8:18 a.m.
borf42 wrote: I should. It would be my first.

Roll with it!

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