Friday, November 29, 2013
Free To A Good Home
Or this post might be called "What are the odds?"
When I sold my house I also sold my snowblower and power washer to the guy who bought it. The o.e.m. wheels for my Honda Civic Si came with me and turn out to be a fine table for the trickle-charger hooked up to the Mustang. (There's no workbench in my new garage.)
I'd previously tried to sell the Panasport 15 X 6 wheels from my long gone RX-7 in my club's newsletter. No takers. A fair number of Gen. I RX-7's remain, but most of them around here have been turned into Improved Touring class race cars. My wheels are unacceptable for racing. (That street runs both ways: consult the websites for aftermarket alloys and you'll see disclaimers that racing wheels are unsuitable for road use.)
The guy who bought my house is a bit of a buff: he drives a VW Passat diesel and pays attention to performance cars. So I sent him an afterthought email: "BTW, those Panasports in the garage will fit a Gen. I Mazda RX-7. In case you decide to restore an RX-7 and terrorize Chicagoland's offramps. ;-)"
He emailed right back: "My brother has a 1979 RX-7. Is that a Gen. I?"
"Yes, it is, and those Panasports will fit without interfering with steering lock or modifying the fenders."
I could be "glass half empty" about not having found a buyer for premium rims in excellent condition. Or I could be "glass half full" about having found a home for them: a 34-year-old street-driven RX-7, on which they will look and perform as fine as they did on my car. Believe I'll go with "glass half full."