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Offline Brophy

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Like I need another project...
« on: May 08, 2017, 09:36:56 PM »
Yeah, yeah....I know. The TR6 is in pieces and the MG is half done but this was a bargoon:



Don't know much about Miatas but the initial survey reveals that it needs a timing belt (age....hasn't snapped), some brake work, repair a door ding, seat repair and a good detailing. I think it is a '99.

It's been home for 2-3 weeks and is still on the trailer. That should give an idea of how busy it has been around here.

« Last Edit: July 12, 2017, 09:33:19 PM by Brophy »
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Re: Like I need another project...
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2017, 10:31:47 PM »
Accumulating future projects has been common for me for a long time.   Some have even gone down the road.  Looks straight, hear it run?   Sitting long?

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Re: Like I need another project...
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2017, 10:36:13 PM »
Those things are bullet proof -- great cars and they run great. You did well with that purchase. Shouldn't be too hard to replace that old timing belt, and the water pump while you're in there

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Re: Like I need another project...
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2017, 11:19:42 PM »
Those are nice little rides. a co-worker has one and its all but bullet proof. he's even punched a hole in the oil pan.  :-\  and its still on the road.
Started with nothing and still have most of it left.

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Re: Like I need another project...
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2017, 11:26:32 PM »
Just dont let the gas go stale.

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Re: Like I need another project...
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2017, 08:21:27 AM »
I enjoyed mine.  Fun car.  Likely will spoil you compared to the TR6 and MG,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,you won't have to work on it after you do the initial repairs.


Note, they are dangerous in snow.  With independent rear end and some version of posi, mine would always go in snow but was quite squirrelly.  Got caught out in a surprise 2 inch snow fall about 4 miles from home and white knuckled it home.  Rear end was all over the place.
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Re: Like I need another project...
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2017, 07:09:30 PM »
Thanks Guys!

The car was on the road until I took it away. I've driven it and it was a tight little car with no funny noises or lights on on the dash. She just needs a few years worth of maintenance and a couple parts. Doubt it will be a keeper...I don't fit in it too well. Scratch that, I can't get out of it. O the shame.

Part of the fun of British cars for me is the constant tinkering...if something runs too well I ignore it.  panicx

When it rains it pours...there's no room left for me to stash anything and the deals are coming out of the woodwork. Just passed a 1961 Comet on to a friend. A solid car with a lower end knock for $600CAD/450USD
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Re: Like I need another project...
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2017, 07:45:28 PM »
Awesome little cars if you can get them for the right price. I got a heck of a deal on this one and like others have said, they're bullet proof.
Fun cars.  The wife even lets me drive it once and awhile!
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Re: Like I need another project...
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2017, 09:37:30 PM »
As much as I make fun of guys that drive em, I bet there fun little cars

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Re: Like I need another project...
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2017, 10:29:31 AM »
Getting in and out with the top up can be challenging and if you are over 6 feet tall, head room and vision issues are there.  Once in, the cockpit is plenty big enough for me.
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