slowbird
slowbird Dork
2/1/20 12:30 p.m.

It pains me greatly to do this, but...things haven't worked out. I bought this car from Copart on an impulse, and it just doesn't fit into my life right now. I lack the means to bring it up here, much less fix the transmission. I'm heavily motivated to sell this thing, so here's the good and the bad:

Good:
Mazda BP motor!
Rare LX-E model! (Sedan version of the Escort GT)
Prime candidate for a manual swap (see below)
Uhh...cheap!!!

Bad:
Accident damage on the right front
Salvage title
Transmission seems to have turned into a box of useless nothing! (needs rebuilt or swapped out)

GRM member untchabl has been holding the car for me at his place, so I've never seen it in person. Below are pictures from the Copart auction and a few he sent me. It's in Siler City, NC.

I'd like for it to go to someone who will fix it and bring it to the GRM challenge, unless the chassis turns out to be totally ruined or something. In that case, I'd like for someone to swap the motor into something else and bring that to the GRM challenge. wink

 

Bonus points if you fix the front end by installing Mercury Tracer headlights/grille/bumper, which is slightly different from the Escort front end. cheeky

BlueInGreen - Jon
BlueInGreen - Jon SuperDork
2/1/20 8:03 p.m.

I don’t need another one of these, do I?

Stampie
Stampie UltimaDork
2/1/20 8:08 p.m.

In reply to BlueInGreen - Jon :

If you have to ask the answer is yes. 

untchabl
untchabl Reader
2/1/20 10:32 p.m.

The car is sitting behind my shop. I'll be glad to provide more pictures or help any way I can if anybody is interested in the car.

BlueInGreen - Jon
BlueInGreen - Jon SuperDork
2/2/20 2:27 p.m.

I actually am a little curious about the rust situation and the extent of the damage.

Rusty green LX-E with a manual + crashed silver LX-E with a broken auto= ??

I’m just not sure if the math makes sense in my plan to create a LX-E wagon...

 

 

slowbird
slowbird Dork
2/2/20 2:46 p.m.

In reply to BlueInGreen - Jon :

I mean, wagons are great and all...but if you buy this car, you'd have TWO BP engines. Then you just need one more transmission to have a wagon+sedan two-car team! laugh

untchabl
untchabl Reader
2/2/20 11:01 p.m.

In reply to BlueInGreen - Jon :

Send me a text and I'll be glad to send pics of anything you want to see. 9one9-2one4-69zero6

Powar
Powar UltraDork
2/3/20 11:43 a.m.
BlueInGreen - Jon said:

I actually am a little curious about the rust situation and the extent of the damage.

Rusty green LX-E with a manual + crashed silver LX-E with a broken auto= ??

I’m just not sure if the math makes sense in my plan to create a LX-E wagon...

 

 

Do it. The one I sold to you is awesome other than having no structural integrity. This seems almost too easy.

slowbird
slowbird Dork
2/8/20 3:50 p.m.

Bumperino! Make an offer on this beautiful turd!

captdownshift
captdownshift UltimaDork
2/8/20 5:56 p.m.

It's totally worth it for the BP and rear calipers, hubs and arms at this point. Someone is a festiva and this away from challenge glory. 

If there was a way to slap the fenders, hood, bumper, rad support etc from an MX3 onto it, I'd be making said horrible monster. 

captdownshift
captdownshift UltimaDork
2/10/20 7:29 p.m.

Also, as for the body damage, an LX parts car would be cheap to source the fender (inner and outer) rad support, lights. You'd one to source the hub and axle from a GT or protege LX. But if I were doing it, I'd get axles, pedal box and a manual transmission from a Kia sephia, then look for a limited slip for a BJ chassis Mazdaspeed protege to swap in. 

For about $1k you'd be able to have a manual transmission BP powered escort with a limited slip. 

BlueInGreen - Jon
BlueInGreen - Jon SuperDork
2/10/20 7:40 p.m.

I want to, it’s just too far to do a down and back in one day and I don’t have time to spend a weekend hauling a car right now.

:/ 

Stampie
Stampie UltimaDork
2/10/20 7:56 p.m.

In reply to captdownshift :

I think poopshovel has a cheap festiva here's been trying to get rid of. 

BlueInGreen - Jon
BlueInGreen - Jon SuperDork
2/11/20 9:50 p.m.
BlueInGreen - Jon said:

I want to, it’s just too far to do a down and back in one day and I don’t have time to spend a weekend hauling a car right now.

:/ 

That being said, if it still needs a home in a few months... 

captdownshift
captdownshift UltimaDork
2/16/20 10:18 a.m.

Add this...

Questionable bodied BP escort in Delaware with a borked 3rd gear.

Sell or trade the extra BP for a working G series, convert to manual and be set to add boost for the challenge. The Delaware car is rough, but if the radiator support is useable, then you'd have a donor to make the front end functional again. 

slowbird
slowbird Dork
2/26/20 4:04 p.m.

Bumpaloni! $200 or worst offer! Trade me a dozen pizzas for it!

untchabl
untchabl Reader
3/10/20 8:36 p.m.

Bringing this back to the top for slowbird. Someone needs to buy this car. Need to do some spring cleaning around the shop and that includes making this car go away.

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