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For that price I couldn't imagine not getting the highest HP version. You are building a race car Smile
 
Posts: 1777 | Location: Chicagoland | Registered: December 10, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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As tempting as the 6-port MSP is, it's a lot more work to run via a standalone ECU.

200hp in a 12-1500lb car should be a hoot. The extra complexity for another 40hp is tough to justify.
The 9k RPM redline on the 6-port MSP is what makes me really want one.

All comes down to what's available when I'm ready to pick one up.




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Posts: 15398 | Location: Spring, TX | Registered: July 11, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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A non-update update.

Listed the short block on CL. Figuring whatever I would have to pour into it to get it maybe running, wouldn't be too far off buying a running replacement.

Already got 1 hit, 50/50 if it's a bot/scammer. Decent readable grammar, but very brief.
CL listing had a few options & his response was "I want to but it".
But also asked if I live near downtown, which the listing clearly indicates I'm in far N Houston.

We'll see if it goes anywhere.

Proceeds will go toward a running Renesis.




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Probably a smart move, with parts issues, and the amount of work to get it running, good luck on selling it, list it on some rotary boards, might be someone looking for ne.
 
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Probably a smart move, with parts issues, and the amount of work to get it running, good luck on selling it, list it on some rotary boards, might be someone looking for ne.


That's my next step, if nothing comes of the CL listing. Not sure I want to look into shipping it. It's around 200-250lbs assembled. Would much prefer a local/pick-up sale.

Though I think about the classifieds here & joining some rotary specific boards just to sell what I have.
But, I'd likely stick around there, since this old keg is going to be replaced with a newer model.




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have you done anything else, last I recall there were welds that were needing completed, rust coating the frame, and fifty eleven hundred other things that needed done, as with any project
 
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It's been pretty idle since the last update.
Waiting on my dad to get his MIG fixed so I can haul the chassis up there.

I do have a bit I can work on, since I bought a grinder. Need to cut off part of the RR suspension where the prev owner was considering a different approach.
Also likely need to cut out the 'crossmember' under the engine as I probably won't pursue a dry sump setup & will need a bit more vertical clearance for the oil pan on the Renesis.

Read a smart comment on the Locost forum that a guy marked all the welds that needed finishing with a sticker (and color coded for flat/vertical/etc). Something I could work on prior to moving it for welding.




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Have a potential buyer lined up on the engine.
After a half dozen or so scam/spam emails, got one that reads legitimate today.

Race shop in Florida, searching it reveals an owner matching the name that emailed me & a few profiles on FB/LinkedIn/etc.

Not getting my hopes too high on it, but says he has a truck en route to CA & could have it picked up along the way.

If it goes through, it'll cover about 30-40% of a Renesis.




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Still a maybe on the above buyer, but got a bite on a local buyer that might take the whole engine pkg (short block, dry sump bits) & would recoup almost 80% of my total investment so far.




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Still a maybe on the above buyer, but got a bite on a local buyer that might take the whole engine pkg (short block, dry sump bits) & would recoup almost 80% of my total investment so far.


Engine sold!
Recouped about 40% of my initial investment.
Now to see if I can move the dry sump bits & I might net enough to pick up a good Renesis or put it toward getting the chassis finished.




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The Rotus is getting a new home!
We're taking advantage of the insane real estate market & listing our house on Friday.
We have an accepted offer on a place about 30 min away that's on 1.5 acre, with a decent sized (20x30 IIRC) 'shop' (metal building on a slab)

Close should be mid-May & move date in early June, after school ends.

The Rotus' new home:
Will need to run power to it, but it should be big enough to hold the project, all my garage stuff & a ZT mower.





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That’s awesome. Congratulations!

(I miss my shop.)





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Fingers crossed, it's pretty much all down to the appraisal coming back favorable for us.

Our agent thinks we'll have our house sold by Monday.

I'll be able to get my DD back in garage & have room for everything else.




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Very nice! Congrats on the future home!

I grew up with our family always having a garage/shop. Since moving to CO, I have never had one (odd in CO, a lot of homes have no garages).

After building our home, I am now working on a little shed, mostly to house all our off grid solar equipment, and have carved out a little corner for "electrical projects." At least it will be a place I can have my toolbox, a little bench with a vice, and some power from an outlet. Oh how I wish I had a garage. Very envious. Smile


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Nice!!! Where is that...New Waverly?


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Magnolia, just barely in Montgomery County, N of Tomball.




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The Rotus was listed for sale today.
We're locked in on a new house, unfortunately one without a garage.
It does have a small shed in the back, big enough to store it, but not enough room to work on it. Also the doors are too narrow to be able to move it out with the wheels on.

Best case, 1.5-2 years before I can build a small shop, and that's after we have a pool put in.

If it sells, possible replacements:
ND2 Miata
Another Lotus/Caterham (maybe buy a 'real' kit & build it)
Another motorcycle:
Buy my father-in-law's Indian
A newer Triumph Speed Twin.
If I can find a way to get it to Houston [or possibly Pensacola] V-Tail's BMW, if he still has it. Full restore project, but something that would be fun to work on & I'd have room to work on/store.




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Might have a buyer lined up on the Rotus.

He's working on the logistics of getting it from Houston to Minnesota.

Sad to see it go, but just don't want to see it sit & sit, and maybe get into worse shape before I can get back to work on it.

Thought I'd found the perfect Miata last week, relatively rare-ish trim, limited production. Had <50k on it & was listed under $10k.
Browsing the photos, and saw the abomination that is the AT shifter sticking out of the console Frown




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Magnolia, just barely in Montgomery County, N of Tomball.


Following us further out huh? Wink




 
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