As Surly Captain I had the sad duty of pulling the plug on the RX7 today. Our endeavors to get a $500 car in running order are failing miserably.
On Sunday we broke down and decided to fudge the rules and send the car to Dennis' mechanic friend for a diagnosis. Turns out the engine was blown but there was a glimmer of hope when we found out he had an engine he'd be willing to part with but he wanted to check it out first (it had been sitting awhile). Well today we learned, it had been sitting where water could get in the intake and was shot.
With Christmas sucking up every second of our time we're realizing that finding another car, roll cage, tires probably won't happen.
On the plus side the team has taken the news rather well and is already plotting our assault on Reno