I'll give you $300 for the car.Smacaroni said:Well, I pulled the block out yesterday, man, that was fun, no engine hoist. Somebody wants to buy it.
I hate to say it, but this focus is done. It did last 220k, it's actually a shame because a single valve has ended this car's useful life, I just can't commit myself to putting more money and work into it.
If the ZX3 DOHC engine would have been a near direct swap (headers/intake, maybe a few other odds and ends), I'd have done it in a heart beat. I'm not dropping another SOHC engine in this to have it die in six months or a year.
I guess my biggest mistake was thinking my 17 year old would have destroyed the car before it needed a clutch (spring popped), alternator, shift cables. Granted, these parts aren't prohibitively expensive, however, the clutch had to be done by my mechanic since I don't have an engine hoist, the shift cables require a special tool-again the mechanic had to do them. Alternator is no big deal, but I've gotten well beyond the point of no return.