Baylis
Baylis Reader
1/25/20 7:14 p.m.

Well, I feel this day was inevitable. Life has just gone in a different direction, and I can't stand to see this project just sit and collect dust. This means I'm selling my 2001 Miata and everything that I've collected for it. There is a lot here, so I'll try and cover it all best I can. I can take whatever additional photos you want and answer questions to the best of my ability. I don't have an exact inventory of everything, so between now and the time of sale I need to go through 900 sqft of garage space to find it all... yay

In it's current state it's a rolling shell, though I purchased the car in good working order (still has a clean titile) and kept all the interior bits stored inside of a garage. I have sold some bits and pieces that I wasn't planning on using (motor, trans, seats, rear end), but there is still a lot there. There is a bit of damage I received from someone awesome in a parking lot. It's located on the passenger side between the door and the wheel wel and a ding near the rear tail light (pictured below). I talked to a friend of mine who does bodywork and he says it's easy enough to fix if I ever got it running. Most of the body is fine with minor dings and scratches. No rot anywhere. We do have a 2 post lift so you can get a real good look all the way around. The top had a glass rear window w/ defroster, but its shot. White the picture shows 2 donuts on the rear, I do have all 4 original miata wheels with half way decent tires.

https://i.imgur.com/QJlSphZ.jpg (driver side front)

https://i.imgur.com/Rhe3N5z.jpg (driver side rear)

https://i.imgur.com/W1E4DmD.jpg (passenger side front)

https://i.imgur.com/6p9aRxH.jpg (rear)

https://i.imgur.com/YU1ibdI.jpg (picture with damage)

One of the first things I did was pull the interior out so it wouldn't get destroyed. I've kept most of it in either the garage or an enclosed trailer. The dash is near perfect, I've taken care of that the best. I sold the original seats when I got the Corbeaus. Those will not be included, but I still have a corbeau seat bracket for the driver side that will be there. I also have all the carpets, plastic bits, etc (shown in pictures). Something may have been sacrificed to the garage gods, but it was all there when I stored it. I did install a Hard Dog roll bar. Other than that, there is nothing really exciting about the interior.

https://i.imgur.com/uBdgHso.jpg (driver side door)

https://i.imgur.com/uGH7RZ5.jpg (passenger side door)

https://i.imgur.com/uWEsVu8.jpg (all the carpet bits)

https://i.imgur.com/pylfeSa.jpg (bag/box full of plastic bits)

https://i.imgur.com/LfQ0W3y.jpg (cluster and other misc interior bits)

https://i.imgur.com/snbAcg5.jpg (AC bits)

https://i.imgur.com/TRKZWAS.jpg (dash)

https://i.imgur.com/AOeP2lP.jpg (Hard Dog roll bar)

https://i.imgur.com/Q4BWh5f.jpg (driver side corbeau seat bracket)

The two major modifications I was planning on doing was a Ford 302 swap w/ t5 and swapping out the rear end with a jag XJ-6 assembly.  For the motor, I grabbed a running motor and transmission from a friend. It doesn't currently have accessories attached, but I have a set that I believe came with it. I also collected some bits and bobs for the motor as I was hoping to switch from EFI to carb. I'll be including the motor, the trans, all the accessories, a set of shorty headers, an Edelbrock Performer 289, and Holley carb. I started making a custom from subframe that was modeled after the Flyin Miata V8 roadster subframe. I got most of it done, but no engine mounts. I will, however, be including a OEM miata front subframe in case you don't want to use my work of art. As a side note, the wiring harness is there, but is in the middle of being modified. I have no idea where I left off, so I'd assume it's a lost cause. If someone is brave, you can probably salvage it so I'll make sure it's included, but it would probably be easier to go painless.

https://i.imgur.com/iD6v5qT.jpg (Ford 302 w/ EFI)

https://i.imgur.com/XsZitUc.jpg (shorty headers)

https://i.imgur.com/dV5eA8w.jpg (Edelbrock Performer 289 manifold)

https://i.imgur.com/Jr1xCUX.jpg (Holley carb)

https://i.imgur.com/j1kjuIM.jpg (Engine bay w/ custom front subframe)

https://i.imgur.com/uGrmfdg.jpg (OEM front subframe)

I don't have pictures of the rear subframe, but I started making the custom rear subframe to house the XJ-6 rear assembly. I got it mounted, but haven't gotten to mounting the suspension. That being said again, I will also be including a complete OEM miata rear subframe with basic suspension and hubs (no brakes) so you can do a much more standard rear end swap if you'd like.

https://i.imgur.com/eFvmjkE.jpg (OEM rear subframe)

I think that's about it. There are a few parts here and there that I will update as I rediscover them. I will be including a set of RX7 4-pot calipers I was planning on using. Should make for good stop...

https://i.imgur.com/sZktNZZ.jpg (RX7 4-pot calipers)

I'm asking $1500 for the lot. The car has a clean title and I'm located in Gainesville, FL. I just don't have the time to work on this anymore and I'd love to see someone do something with it. Like I said before, I can put it up on the lift for you to take a look at. You'd need to bring a trailer (I would not recommend a dolly). Any questions, let me know. I'll try to keep this post up to date and clean it up as I go.

AWSX1686
AWSX1686 UltraDork
1/27/20 11:18 a.m.

Anyone want to GRM relay this up to me in PA? Lol

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa Reader
1/27/20 11:27 a.m.

I need about three more garages.

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim MegaDork
1/27/20 12:03 p.m.
Mr_Asa said:

I need about three more garages.

A-men, brother.

NOHOME
NOHOME MegaDork
1/27/20 12:29 p.m.

If this is not challenge fodder, I dont know what is what is?

AWSX1686
AWSX1686 UltraDork
1/28/20 7:57 a.m.
AWSX1686 said:

Anyone want to GRM relay this up to me in PA? Lol

Secretly glad that no one has offered. I don't need this much of a project right now. Tempting though!

Baylis
Baylis Reader
2/2/20 7:47 p.m.

Someone who wanted to check out the car wanted a carfax, so if you're interested just shoot me an email and I'll send it to you.

 

I'm also flexible on the price. My goal is to get this thing gone before my internship, but I'd prefer to have it gone this month. So if you're interested, just shoot me an offer. You may be pleasantly suprised.

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa Reader
2/2/20 8:30 p.m.

I've got a friend who lurks GRM but isnt a member. I'll make sure he had seen this.

Baylis
Baylis Reader
2/3/20 2:13 p.m.

In reply to Mr_Asa :

Very much appreciated

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman SuperDork
2/3/20 2:26 p.m.
AWSX1686 said:
AWSX1686 said:

Anyone want to GRM relay this up to me in PA? Lol

Secretly glad that no one has offered. I don't need this much of a project right now. Tempting though!

If you are really bored I'll drop off my RX7 

 

302 Miata would be a top contender at any years challenge. 

AWSX1686
AWSX1686 UltraDork
2/4/20 10:55 a.m.

In reply to Andy Neuman :

The LS swap RX7? Honestly I wouldn't be opposed to giving you a hand with it. If you don't have my number PM me on the forum and we can chat. I dunno about immediate timing, but might be able to work something out. 

Baylis
Baylis Reader
9/26/20 7:33 p.m.

Just a heads up that this thing is still available.

03Panther
03Panther Dork
9/27/20 2:07 a.m.

2020 challenge is coming up. Should go home with someone then!

I'm extremely interested, but would have to be a trade deal. If you have room, and just lost interest... But all mine need time as well. The stock 97 Firebird Formula would be the easiest, but its only a stock w/LT 1, so doesnt have the same cool factor. Unless a 97 has memories for ya... Then I could include a bunch of extra stuff... To take up space. smiley

Baylis
Baylis Reader
9/28/20 10:09 a.m.

Unfortunately, no trades. I'm done with my degree in about a year and I'll (most likely) be moving across the country. One of the reasons I need to downsize the collection. 

Sounds like you have some pretty cool projects yourself!

03Panther
03Panther Dork
9/28/20 6:23 p.m.

In reply to Baylis :

Thanks. Some are pretty cool, but my wife does not want to look at them anymore!!! And I’m way to trifling to finish any of them these days. 

spitfirebill
spitfirebill MegaDork
9/29/20 8:46 a.m.

Is the Jag rear diff considered an improvement?  

spitfirebill
spitfirebill MegaDork
9/29/20 8:49 a.m.

If I had a garage mahal we would be talking.  

BradLTL
BradLTL UltraDork
9/30/20 10:03 a.m.

I sent it to a friend.  He's already got 1 v8 Miata in various stages of complete... I feel like he needs another.

Baylis
Baylis Reader
9/30/20 10:55 a.m.

In reply to spitfirebill :

Improvement? Probably not. Very cool? Very much so. We have a couple alum 8.8's on the shelf as a backup plan, just wanted to try something different.

 

In reply to BradLTL :

Appreciated!

John Brown (Forum Supporter)
John Brown (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/1/20 4:38 a.m.

Any interest in a poorly built Drifty Boi Challenge GS430 trade on October 25th? 

P3PPY
P3PPY HalfDork
10/2/20 11:35 a.m.

In reply to John Brown (Forum Supporter) :

Do you have a build thread for that? 

 

NM found it

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/2000-challenge/quasinoshow-and-the-getsideways430/167685/page1/

fanfoy
fanfoy SuperDork
10/2/20 12:17 p.m.
Baylis said:

Just a heads up that this thing is still available.

How is that possible? Way too far for me, but it seems like a steal.

Good luck with your sale

Baylis
Baylis Reader
10/4/20 9:55 p.m.

In reply to John Brown (Forum Supporter) :

I appreciate the offer, but I unfortunaltey can't take any trades. Need to reduce the number of projects :(

In reply to fanfoy :

Well, because you're too far away from me... haha. Yeah, I'm hoping someone will pick it up and do something with it. So I wanted to make sure it was priced in such a way that it would be a feasible project. Hopefully the event brings someone a bit closer who's interested.

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