Sadly, I finally lost the CVT belt in my beloved Bluesight autocross car
. Luckily, it was close to my temporary Florida abode when it let go. Hauling it back to WI is a hassle, and I don' have the inclination or tools down here to do a swap (CVT, K20, whatever), so I'm looking to sell it where it sits.
It's a blue 2003 CVT Insight in reasonably good shape...originally a California car, so no rust anywhere. Interior is in nice shape as well. 207K miles, but well maintained for autocross use. Engine runs perfectly. No codes in daily driving. Important parts have been replaced, including engine/transmission mounts, lower control arms, front hubs/disks/pads, ground straps. Original wheels and tires are good. The suspension has a serious upgrade with Ground Control adjustable springs and GAZ rear shocks
. About $500 worth of stuff I wish I could swap into my WI Insight, but it will need to go with this one. That's the basics. If you're interested in a K20 or other major swap, maybe an Insight dragster
, or just a pretty good part-out platform, this would be the starting point. How about $700...
The IMA pack is optional in case you want to do a CVT/drivetrain replace and keep the Insight as a hybrid. Otherwise, I'll haul that up to WI. The Bumblebee pack ($2K) was put in new in December of 2017
to keep the performance up. The pack is upgraded with Peter's IMA Boost and current hack, along with a bigger fuse (175A) to accommodate the higher current demands of the current hack. It also has an upgraded cooling fan and a Genesis One charge/discharge harness (sorry, I'm keeping the grid charger). I'd also include my OBDIIC&C and switch-based IMAC&C that give you better monitoring and control of the pack. Add $500 for this stuff.
If you plan to actually return the Bluesight to racing form, I will throw in a few racing bits for free. That would include the Stiffy engine torque damper
(stops engine rocking at the start), a "muffler delete" straight pipe, a 3lb Shorai lithium racing battery
to replace the 27lb 12V battery (not for daily driving), and the IMA battery cooling hose (just a dryer vent hose with some appropriate ends).
If you are really serious, I would also consider offering my Konig Feather racing wheels
with 4 RE71R racing tires in various states (205-50-15) as part of the package for an additional $600.
All this would need to be hauled from Sarasota, Florida. And I need to move it within about 3 weeks (by about March 20, 2019).
Give me a shout!
PS...Comes with clear, Wisconsin title...