New Projects

September 30, 2011 | Posted in Mazda, Pontiac | By

OK…So we’ve relisted the RX-7 that has been featured in this blog before – it’s on eBay for only a few more hours.

We also have a YouTube video of us driving this car all over the parking lot.

Earlier this week, we picked up a 1985 Pontiac Fiero. Pictures forthcoming after doing a little work on it. I’m currently going over this with rubbing compound to see what I can do with this paint. After installing the fuel pump we bought, and maybe another battery, we’ll try it again. Who knows, it might just start up! It was something that the previous owner had moved away from, plus it was taking up room in his driveway, so we found this match made in heaven on Craigslist.

The 1985 RX-7 had some carburetor issues, so we had it rebuilt (Thanks, Ron!) and are now working with the car now that it actually starts. Here’s hoping that a few small hose clamps will resolve the vacuum leaks and get things on the right track. EDIT: We got all of the vacuum leaks sorted out and it runs much better now.


OOPS, I did it again….

September 11, 2011 | Posted in Mazda | By

I located a great deal on another Mazda RX-7, plus assorted spare parts, thinking, “This will be a great car to part out.”

This is a 1985 Mazda GS. The folks at Sports Car Salvage think this is way too nice to part out!

ZOOM ZOOM (well, almost...)

What we found is that the interior and exterior are in great shape, and it kinda-sorta-almost runs. Who knows, maybe a full tank of gas will do the trick…? So – who knows. It came with an extra engine, engine + transmission, a rear end, and a few boxes of spare parts. We’ve been tossing around the idea of a hot rod project with some of these extra parts.


1982 Mazda RX-7 GSL now featured on eBay

August 22, 2011 | Posted in Mazda | By

Check out our 1982 Mazda RX-7 on eBay. This auction only lasts for 7 days, so don’t miss out!

1982 Mazda RX-7 GSL for sale in Ravenna, OH

1982 Mazda RX-7 GSL for sale in Ravenna, OH

We found this car after it had spent 10 years in storage earlier this year. It was in relatively good shape, and we had several improvements made to it. Although we had purchased the car to part out, it was in too nice a shape for that! This car will make an excellent candidate for a full restoration.


We are having a sale!

July 23, 2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

It’s the weekend, so that’s as good a time as any to have a sale, right? Check out our Sports Car Salvage eBay store to find featured C4 & C5 Corvette items, 1990 Mazda Miata items, and more. Side note: We do offer combined shipping and local pickup for most items – all you have to do is ask 🙂

Our RX-7 is also for sale, as well…

Sports Car Salvage is selling a 1982 Mazda RX-7 GSL.

ZOOM ZOOM....pop pop pop

You can view our Craigslist ad here. It’s had some paint work done, plus a rebuilt carburetor and new gas tank. It runs and drives very well, and is an all-around good find. Thanks to the guys at Schumann’s Roadside and Towing for the awesome job.

Can’t wait to get back to work after this week-long heat wave!


The RX-7 is for sale!

July 14, 2011 | Posted in Mazda | By

Aaah, yes. We picked up a 1982 Mazda RX7 back in February and then picked up a gas tank for it, among other things throughout the spring. After some painting and a rebuilt carburetor (special thanks to Mark for that one!) it runs! Pictures are forthcoming once the paint is dry, but it is now for sale. Excited! Now, somebody buy it before I decide to keep it for myself. 🙂


Corvettes, Miatas, and Jeeps, oh my!

June 27, 2011 | Posted in Corvettes, Mazda | By

So…We finally got the Miata torn apart. Better late than never, I guess – but it was so much fun to ZOOM ZOOM around the parking lot in!

1990 Mazda Miata Cold Start – Our YouTube video of starting the Miata. The engine/transmission are both for sale on eBay @sportscarsalvage.

The ’87 Corvette is nearly torn down. Most of those parts are featured on eBay, with more to come. The engine, transmission, driveshaft, exhaust, and about 50 more miles of wiring harness still need to come out 🙂 Once that’s wrapped up, we have a very unusual sports car waiting for us in the garage….a 1990 Jeep! (Hey, Enzo Ferrari thinks it’s America’s one real sports car, so it counts, right?)

We like car shows, and have been frequenting the Saturday night cruise-ins at Schumann’s Roadside and Towing in Ravenna, along with donating a wide variety of door prizes! Anything from LED work lights to socket sets and Chuck Norris posters….yes, you read that right, Chuck Norris. I channel him when dealing with C4 Corvettes, but I think even he would be challenged by one 🙂


It is almost C4 parts time, folks!

June 6, 2011 | Posted in Corvettes, Humor, Mazda | By

We’re down to 3 parts to remove from the 1990 Miata (Engine/Transmisison, wiring harness and seat belts.)  This means it’s time for the 1987 Chevrolet C4 Corvette to be torn down, which has begun.  We’re starting to put the parts on our eBay store and are going to get this torn down a wee bit faster than previous cars.  Lots of good parts on this, including the bonnet and hard-to-find passenger right front items.  We’ll also be selling the complete suspension and frame with a title and VIN tag for those looking for a project platform!

We’ve also hit 100 Facebook friends this week, which makes us happy!  If you all would be so kind as to spread the work it’ll spread like the old shampoo commercials!

Tell two friends!

Thanks for your support, folks!


Fed Up with FedEx… RANT!

May 27, 2011 | Posted in Corvettes, Mazda, Shipping | By

It all started with a couple of mishandled shipments by the USPS…  We decided we would explore some other carriers, and it looked like FedEx had the best pricing and service…

On May 7th our customer, Scott W., won an auction on eBay for a bronze Targa top for an 86-88 Corvette.  He paid, we packed the thing VERY carefully, as they are fragile, took it to FedEx Kinko’s in Kent, OH and shipped it.  A couple days later I get an email from a VERY upset customer…  The shipment is not right (our fault) and it’s SERIOUSLY damaged.  (FedEx’s fault.)  We immediately set out to make this right, as we had, just 2 days before had a C5 Targa Top destroyed by FedEx…  Are ya’all getting this?  2 Targa Tops..  Fragile…  And we pack them VERY well…  Damaged beyond repair.  If they were new the C5 top is $1400.  Scott’s C4 top, if you can find it, is now only made by aftermarket companies, and runs $875 with a $200 core charge.

In less than 72 hours we had almost $2200 worth of merchandise, plus several hundred dollars in shipping charges, lost…  What’s worse, we looked like fools to our customers.  During this whole process we ended up with about $1400 tied up with FedEx after they somehow managed to destroy a METAL FENDER for a Mazda Miata…  And it has put is into somewhat of a cash crunch because it’s taken forever to get our claim approved and paid.  20 days and counting…  We were told last Friday that it was approved and would go out…  We were told on Tuesday it went out….  We called today (Friday a week later) and were told it’s en route…  VIA USPS… Wow, FedEx doesn’t even use their own services to send insurance checks?  Wow.

Scott W: I want to PUBLICLY apologize to you for this entire mess.  It’s not how we do business, and it’s making us look bad in your eyes, and we will do anything we can to correct that.

I could chew up a kitten right now… But only if it had a FedEx logo on it.



Stop….Mazda Time!

April 10, 2011 | Posted in Corvettes, Mazda, Travel Stories | By

So, this past week has been extremely productive.

A black RX-7 we found locally for a great price. It will be a fun restoration project for us!

ZOOM ZOOM (pop pop pop)

We started out our road trip to pick up a gas tank (can’t ship those!) and some other parts to restore this FB RX-7 with. Then we headed to load up our truck with an assortment C3 and C5 Corvette items. (Thank God for cargo nets.)

This 1990 Miata will be parted out and the parts will be featured on eBay.

This 1990 Miata will be parted out and the parts will be featured on eBay.

After acquiring the RX-7 and Corvette parts, we picked up a 1990 Mazda Miata. It runs! It drives! I had way too much fun driving it around our shop parking lot. This one will be parted out and the parts sold on eBay.