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Without a 240Z after 5 years

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Friends,

For the first time in 5 years I am without my 240Z. It sold last Friday at Mecum's auction in Kissimmee. Watching the bidders viewing the cars earlier in the day, I realized the curse of the automatic transmission remained. As such, the Z brought less than I had hoped for, but more than I feared it would bring. So I guess it was a satisfactory result.

Just wanted to take this time to thank all of you who have helped me over these last 5 years. And to anyone my postings may have helped, it was my pleasure. In all this group has been one of the kindest, and considerate group I have had the pleasure to being associated.

The hole in my garage means I have some extra parts and I would like to offer them for sale to any of you who might use them.

  • I have a Series I heater box with serviceable heater core.
  • I also have the Series I heater fan with a good resistor block. (I may also have the fan switch, I will have to dig into my stocks to verify).
  • I have a set of 2 each 4 screw SU carbs I bought from Madkaw. The pistons are free but otherwise, their condition is unknown.

If you are interested in any of these, please PM me.

As for my current project, I am putting a 330hp Camaro 3.6L V6 into my 2011 MiataChimera along with a 6 speed AT. Other have transplanted this engine, but I believe Mine will be the first AT. I've got the mechanicals in place and will start the merging of the LANs next. 

 

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Seems like the right auction.  Many interesting cars there.  I'll bet the weather made a mess of things though.  Hope you got a good price..

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I just see NASCAR junk at 10:00.  Says "live".  Not sure how that works.

Edit: maybe you meant 9 hours.  Watching now...

Yes, 9 hours, 57 minutes.  

Edit 3 - that video is addictive...  can't believe what some of those old beaters are selling for.  People paying for their high school memories...

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Would have been difficult to sell, the manual gear box conversions are simple. I hope you don't miss the experience.

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An Auctioneer with a stopped up nose. :huh:

Atey pive, dew I here dine?

Beautiful car, good luck with the Miata.  I'm sure it will be as nice, nicer.  You've helped me a few times Mr Warner, keep checking classiczcars.com please. :)

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I would second the motion. Swapping to a MT even if just to facilitate a sale would be worth the effort.

At Mecum's I expected there would be enough Millenials and/or wives to stimulate a sale. There was one woman bidder on site but she dropped out at $7k.

 

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