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Proud new owner.

Postby ALYMO » Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:50 pm

Just wanted to say hi and introduce myself to everyone. I have just purchased a K plate white MX5 with a 2litre turbo cosworth engine. It is in need of some work and a lot of TLC as it has been off the road for a while but looking forward to getting her back on the road where she belongs. As you all seem like a friendly bunch, will possibly need to pick your brains as I start this journey into MX5 world. Looking forward to eventually joining you's in the flesh.
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Postby malcolm » Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:52 pm

Welcome Alymo,

There's a few brains on here and a few like mine that's empty.
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Postby ALYMO » Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:58 pm

Thank you.Car looks great in your pics.
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Re: Proud new owner.

Postby Si » Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:29 pm

Welcome :D

ALYMO wrote:with a 2litre turbo cosworth engine


Have you had, or seen it running? What sort of power are you expecting out of it? Would like to see this once it's back on the road!!

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Postby poing » Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:30 pm

Welcome to the forum :D

Is that the car that was on e-bay ? I think it had a fairly low tune cosworth engine to keep it reliable. Still seriously fast for a car so light :shock: If it is that one, it looked very well done.
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Postby PaulDS » Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:38 pm

Ditto Si
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Postby Detritus » Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:48 pm

Hello

2 Litre cossy in a 5. Might not get it out of 2nd gear.
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Postby ALYMO » Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:59 pm

It had 350 bhp and was on the road for about 2 years before the home made prop managed to damage the gear box. It has an RX7 diff but everything else is standard as the guy had ran out of money. I am looking to strengthen it as much as possible, add a set of coilovers and upgrade to 4 pot brakes. hopefully this will be enough to make it fun rather than scary as the previous owner described it to me.
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Postby DouglasH » Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:08 pm

Hullo there...
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Re: MX RS

Postby Wesly » Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:15 pm

ALYMO wrote:It had 350 bhp and was on the road for about 2 years before the home made prop managed to damage the gear box. It has an RX7 diff but everything else is standard as the guy had ran out of money. I am looking to strengthen it as much as possible, add a set of coilovers and upgrade to 4 pot brakes. hopefully this will be enough to make it fun rather than scary as the previous owner described it to me.


350bhp? :shock: your going to have lots of fun mate!!! would love to see some pictures!

well aboard!
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Postby ALYMO » Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:30 pm

It's in a bit of a sorry state having been off the road for a while but as soon as I get my new roof,wheels etc will post some pics. To be honest probably needs about £4k+ spent on her to make her both presentable and safe, so the sale of my present car is needed to finance this new project. Hope to get out and about this summer and get a chance see everyone else's pride and joy.
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Postby ceathorne » Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:33 pm

Hi Alymo, and welcome :)

:shock: Mental note ..... watch out for rapidly approaching white blur in the rear view mirror at Knockhill :lol:
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Postby L111CHT » Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:38 pm

there was a red one on ebay not that long ago...it was running stock wheels and suspension..I bet it goes sideways brilliantly ha ha..

very interested to see your car at some point though...get it up to Aberdeen for the dyno day on April 14 8)
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Postby ALYMO » Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:41 pm

Just wanted to say thankyou to everyone for a very warm welcome and how good it is to see so many people as passionate about their cars as I am.
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Postby IanH » Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:13 pm

Welcome, sounds like a nice little project you have there, would love ro see it when you're up and running...
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Postby PaulDS » Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:59 pm

Looks like you will need to do a tour of Scotland once your car is on the road. 8)
You can stop off at my house for a coffee
while I have a good look at your car :wink:
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Postby malcolm » Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:01 pm

You make him the coffee and I'll have the engine oot in nae time.



Cosworth Engine for sale

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Postby graeme » Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:05 pm

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Postby L111CHT » Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:19 pm

na...if you're going down the V8 route, might as well make it a 5.0 litre Fordy and whap a supercharger on top as well....
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and this must be a laugh in the wet...

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/261814 :twisted:
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Postby ALYMO » Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:46 pm

Thanks everyone. As I say once she's a bit more presentible will be more than happy to bring her out to play and MX5 loving passenger's will of course be more than welcome. Will post pics as I make progress.
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