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Car to take apart?

Ok so this doesn't really anything to do with mazda specifically but I was thinking the best way to learn about the mechanical aspect of cars would be to buy a shitbox and take it apart, then put it back together

I want to spend the least amount of money on the car itself, and was wondering if you guys have any suggestions as to what to get?

I think it would be cool to get an rx-7 or maybe even mx-3 to stay in the mazda family

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Well if you want to learn to take a car apart and put it back together it seems for practical in my opinion to go with the mx-3 since it is a regular piston engine.

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if u take a shitbox and pull it apart and put it together then all you have is a shitbox

so how about you get a car thats easy to modify and do some work on it

like how about getting a 240sx and putting a sr20det in it, or a miata, or a rx7 like you said
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Keep in mind youre gonna need new gaskets, seals, hardware, etc. Price adds up fast.

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if u take a shitbox and pull it apart and put it together then all you have is a shitbox

so how about you get a car thats easy to modify and do some work on it

like how about getting a 240sx and putting a sr20det in it, or a miata, or a rx7 like you said
I don't want to modify the car. This for now is only for "learning experience". Soon as i know/ have a better idea of how thing work then i'll bother investing in a cool lil whip like a 240sx or supra or wtvr.

I'd rather screw something up on a 500$ car where IDGAF than on a 2-3k car.
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I don't want to modify the car. This for now is only for "learning experience". Soon as i know/ have a better idea of how thing work then i'll bother investing in a cool lil whip like a 240sx or supra or wtvr
I'd rather screw something up on a 500$ car where IDGAF than on a 2-3k car.
I'm saving up for this too, actually, except I'm kinda doing the reverse: I want to buy an engine and transmission to tear down then rebuild/ just go crazy and experiment with, and then when I'm done with that/whenever I have money, find an old junk roller and take everything off the frame so I can put the engine in and "create" something all I really want is something that I can mess around and tinker with since I've never really been the TV or videogame type...


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I'm saving up for this too, actually, except I'm kinda doing the reverse: I want to buy an engine and transmission to tear down then rebuild/ just go crazy and experiment with, and then when I'm done with that/whenever I have money, find an old junk roller and take everything off the frame so I can put the engine in and "create" something all I really want is something that I can mess around and tinker with since I've never really been the TV or videogame type...
Lol good job on finding my old thread. That sounds really cool. I'd love to know what you end up doing

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