Today after I got out of work at 7 am (I work third shift at this job) I did my rounds at the bone yards looking for a new motor for my Escort. I got a couple promising leads from one yard - the next salvage auction has two of them that they're going to check out and if either one runs and sounds good they'll buy it.

My best deal though, was at the last salvage yard. In the back of an old Civic I found a set of four dismounted Mashimoto ZX tires. They looked brand new, and I've heard these tires are great for precision driving at high speeds. Since the Scion wheels the Escort has now are the same size as Civic OEM fitment, I had to grab these. I got the set of four for only $75 - which is a helluva deal considering these usually go for a premium right before Race Wars.