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sevenracer
sevenracer HalfDork
3/28/23 9:26 a.m.
Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/28/23 9:50 a.m.

In reply to sevenracer :

That does look incredible!

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/28/23 10:22 a.m.
Robbie (Forum Supporter) said:
docwyte said:

Just get the air cooled 911 cabrio fixed.  Problem solved.

I mean, it's looking like a nice x1/9 is gonna cost nearly 10k. If it's less than that to get the 911 fixed, I think I'd rather drive the 911....

Ignoring the fact that it's on antique plates for a moment (WV Antique plates allow for "pleasure" use from mid-day Friday to mid-day Monday), it's simply a matter of time, not so much money.

The trip has to happen on a specific day, and given the amount of outsourced work still needed, it's not going to be ready in any sane fashion. I'm not planning to make this one of the "wrenching until 3am the night before" type trips, I have enough stress in my life already.

For example, I'm currently waiting for the upholsterer to be able to fit me in to fix the wolverine spec seats, the roof needs work and it needs a bunch of other work, some of which has to be done by other people.

Oh, and a nice X1/9 these days is most definitely on the other side of 10k, at least for my definition of nice.

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/28/23 10:23 a.m.
sevenracer said:

This one's interesting...

https://carsandbids.com/auctions/9l5n8jBG/1981-fiat-x1-9

Oooh, that is an interesting car, I'll definitely keep an eye on that.

There's also one on BaT that I'm watching, but I think that would also be a time problem with getting it shipped from AZ in time.

Slippery
Slippery GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
3/28/23 10:26 a.m.

That C&B X1/9 is what you are looking for Tim! Message the owner and tell him not to move it to Fl yet! Better yet, let him move it and I will pick it up and store it for you until you come get it ;)

Aaron_King
Aaron_King GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
3/28/23 10:57 a.m.

In reply to sevenracer :

Drool.

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/28/23 2:42 p.m.
Slippery said:

That C&B X1/9 is what you are looking for Tim! Message the owner and tell him not to move it to Fl yet! Better yet, let him move it and I will pick it up and store it for you until you come get it ;)

Given how bidding has exploded on this car, I suspect it'll be out of my budget by tomorrow. 
 

But dang, it's a cool car. 

KyAllroad
KyAllroad MegaDork
3/29/23 1:41 p.m.

It's probably a bit hardcore for what you have in mind but my 1993 could be for sale.   Located in Lexington, rust free, 2005 VVT motor, 6 speed, 3.6 diff, MS3/turbo/etc.  mod list is longer than the average hootus but the end result is a track capable car that retains AC and PS.

Unfortunately the previous owner removed the factory seat belts when installing the Hard Dog double diamond roll bar so it uses Sabelt 6 point harnesses and race seats so it's.....snug.

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/30/23 4:50 p.m.

In reply to KyAllroad :

I think we chatted about this car on FB a week or two ago when I mentioned in passing that I was looking for a Miata in the Enablers group.

And yes, you are unfortunately correct - this would be a great car if I was looking for a track-ish car, but too hardcore for what I'm looking for right now.

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/1/23 8:49 p.m.

Not that bought anything yet, but I may have sent someone a deposit and spent some time communing with the Flyin' Miata catalog...

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/2/23 10:53 a.m.

In reply to BoxheadTim :

Just sent you a pm. Let me know if you didn't get it.

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/2/23 11:11 a.m.

In reply to Robbie (Forum Supporter) :

Thanks, just responded.

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/8/23 8:48 p.m.
BoxheadTim said:

Not that bought anything yet, but I may have sent someone a deposit and spent some time communing with the Flyin' Miata catalog...

Let's just say that the car (IMHO) wasn't worth the 10h round trip. As pretty much everybody on this forum probably knows, my E36 M3box detector isn't exactly the most sensitive, and it was going off big time as soon as I put eyes on the car. Not that it wouldn't have made a good base for a project, but the asking price was definitely out of project Miata range for me even with the current price levels. Not worth it to me for the price.

OTOH I can now say that I've been to Trenton NJ.

MyMiatas
MyMiatas HalfDork
4/8/23 9:33 p.m.

So you haven't grab up a Miata yet?? I also noticed that you are interested in purchasing some FM products for a Miata. Not looking to do a fly and drive?

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/9/23 7:53 p.m.

In reply to MyMiatas :

No Miata yet, and not interested in a fly'n'drive for one either, mainly due to time constraints. The one in NJ was further than I wanted to go in the first place, but it was a pretty rare model that potentially had, err, potential. Which it had in spades, just not the sort of potential I was looking for.

I've owned a bunch of NAs so by now I have basically a mod list that I work my way through when I get one, and oddly enough FM supplies most of these items. I was checking what was available as a few are out of stock right now.

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/9/23 7:55 p.m.
BoxheadTim said:
sevenracer said:

This one's interesting...

https://carsandbids.com/auctions/9l5n8jBG/1981-fiat-x1-9

Oooh, that is an interesting car, I'll definitely keep an eye on that.

There's also one on BaT that I'm watching, but I think that would also be a time problem with getting it shipped from AZ in time.

Well, guess who was in a meeting when the auction ended and forgot to set himself a reminder?

So far the X1/9 shopping story seems to be mostly a comedy of errors and near misses. I pretty much have another week, two max before I have to pull the plug on this and come up with an alternative idea.

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/11/23 2:49 p.m.

The plot, it thickens. A bill of sale has just appeared in my email inbox and a transaction is likely to commence. 
 

And no, it's not a Miata. 

TheTallOne17
TheTallOne17 Reader
4/11/23 4:40 p.m.

In reply to BoxheadTim :

Woooooo

MyMiatas
MyMiatas HalfDork
4/18/23 7:50 p.m.
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