Jolene the Sunbird woke up today and got a new valve (cam) cover gasket, a new air filter, and a new amplifier for the factory radio.
I brought her home today for a bit since it randomly decided to be spring-like outside. The forecast for tomorrow is partly cloudy and 62°.
The windchill is -3° F. Both Mazdas started fine but they were in the garage all night. The garage isn’t heated but is attached to the house so it stays 10-15 degrees warmer than outside.
$3,400 for that? It’s missing its side moldings and its front grille. The red wheels are cool. And it does have low miles (83k).
This is the only contribution I’ll be making to it.
This is what it has to say about the Sunbird’s base engine:
A little context:
So, in my rambling about my Sunbird, you may remember that I got it from a young couple one county over, and they got it from the estate sale of an 88-year-old woman that passed away.
Ordered the Centric kit from RockAuto. Pads and rotors all the way around.
Jolene the Sunbird woke from her slumber (she’s been sitting since November 25th) and we went for a 40 or so mile drive today.
1. It doesn’t have heated seats.
Moderate amounts of rain lately plus my friend’s long gravel driveway mean I now have an off-road edition Mazda6.
I’m thankful for my little ‘Bird.
20% all the way around. Got it done for a hundred bucks. Not bad.
Got some birthday money and an eBay gift card from my in-laws. Decided to spoil the Sunbird a bit.
29-years-old today. That’s right - I’m an ‘80s baby by just over a month.
Sad times. I’m still taking the Sunbird to car shows come springtime.
Jolene the Sunbird’s first cruise-in car show was a success. It was a “Candy Cruise In/Trunk-Or-Treat” at my church. I got several compliments from kids and parents alike.
New serpentine belt, new A/C belt, oil change, and a quick detail. Tomorrow, she goes to her first cruise-in car show. 56,660 miles now.
15 minutes and $185 later, no more giant windshield crack.