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Postby the_frozen_penguin » Sat Oct 21, 2006 7:26 pm

Hi all, bought my Mk1 about a month ago and have just joined the club and both scotland an national forums.

I am quite mechanically minded and have a Brother in law who is a real petrol head. Have done quite a bit of work to it already, including:

Fitting a new roof, general service and am waiting for the cam belt kit to change it too.

Have had a perma-grin since buying it, its even better now that I don't have a wet seat when its raining! :D

Received the STHT today and have put the club sticker on the car, will be looking out for other 5's and will promise to wave (its like being a biker again with the almost compulsory waving!!)

Hopefully see some of you at the Red Garth (if that's where were going)

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Postby rockdoc » Sat Oct 21, 2006 7:50 pm

Fit like :D
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Postby IanH » Sat Oct 21, 2006 8:55 pm

Hey Iain

Welcome, I'll give you a wave if I can ever get into Inverurie again (B993 blocked at the bridge for 2 weeks).

Cheers,
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Postby the_frozen_penguin » Sat Oct 21, 2006 9:07 pm

Yeah the bridge being blocked means I go to Kintore and head to Fintray and eventually Dyce that way. Is it you that has the Mk2 thats garaged at the top of the hill just before Keith Hall village (on the long straight)?
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Postby Jim » Sat Oct 21, 2006 10:21 pm

Welcome Iain,
Sorry to say there is no cure for the perma-grin :D well at least as long as you drive a 5 8)

The waving however, does recede with time but enjoy while you can :oops:

Your car looks geat but we can do with a few closer shots :P

And to get the best out of your 5, get out on a few runs with the Club on the 'twisties' and possibly a track night - then your perma-grin will require surgical removal :shock:
Drop the hood and let the world in 8-)

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Postby the_frozen_penguin » Sat Oct 21, 2006 10:53 pm

I'll have to wash it first then get some more photos.

The VIN ends 653 does this mean it was one of the first 1000 built. I did see an entry on one of the forums about a guy who has a very early import and I was wondering what the first VIN number was sold in the UK as an MX5 and not an imported Eunos. Any ideas?
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Postby DouglasH » Sat Oct 21, 2006 11:35 pm

What was the first UK MX-5 chassis number ?
JMZNA18B200100001

UK VIN's decoded - The 17 Characters used....

JMZNA18B200100001 ... 1990
JMZNA18B201121900 ... 1991

JMZ = Mazda Motor Corp. (originally imported as UK specification)
NA = MX-5
1 = R/W Drive
8 = 2 Door Convertible
B = 1.6 / P = 1.8 (Engine Size)
2 = 5 Speed ( Transmission Type)
0 = N/A
0 or 1 = 0 - Hiroshima Plant ... 1 = Hofu Plant
###### - sequence number
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Postby The Pram » Sun Oct 22, 2006 8:24 am

Hello again Iain,

yes the Redgarth it is. What a treat for us to have a new car to oggle at :lol:

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Postby IanH » Mon Oct 23, 2006 1:23 pm

Wow, Lorraine is going to oggle, I'll definitely bring the camera... :lol:

Iain, yes that's me at the top of the hill, fun in winter......

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Postby stevieg » Mon Oct 23, 2006 1:27 pm

Welcome Iain, glad to hear your enjoying your 5.
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Postby rockdoc » Mon Oct 23, 2006 2:58 pm

OGGLE OGGLE OGGLE :!:
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Postby Enjay » Mon Oct 23, 2006 5:24 pm

IanH wrote:Iain, yes that's me at the top of the hill, fun in winter......


I've driven past your house hundreds of times too and sometimes wondered at the often large no. of cars outside. I only really started noticing the 5 after I got my own one though.


Oh, and Iain, that silver Roadster tucked in behind the dark blue Cavalier that you flashed and waved at this morning on the Kintore/Fintray road was me (my wife was in the Cavalier).

And whilst I'm on about 5's I saw today... Does anyone here work at Inverurie hospital? I noticed a dark (black?) Mk2 with alloys that looked similar to kevham's new ones. I saw it today, but I'm sure I've seen it there before.

Then there was the red Mk1 whose owner was at Kirkhill forest doing a bit of mountain biking about 3pm today.

Just random 5's or known people? Hmmm... probably be better off in the "Spotted" thread but no waves because the drivers were out of their vehicles and I was in a BMW for the hospital and a Jeep for the forest.
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Postby The Pram » Mon Oct 23, 2006 5:29 pm

rockdoc wrote:OGGLE OGGLE OGGLE :!:


I'm sure there is a suitable reply to that but I'll nae bother :wink:

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Postby rockdoc » Mon Oct 23, 2006 5:41 pm

The Pram wrote:
rockdoc wrote:OGGLE OGGLE OGGLE :!:


I'm sure there is a suitable reply to that but I'll nae bother :wink:

Lorraine


Damn - had a suitable put down line ready too........... :wink:

Go on - indulge me :D :D
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Postby The Pram » Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:20 am

OI OI OI :?:
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Postby rockdoc » Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:02 am

ye see theres always someone sadder than yourself :D
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Postby findlay » Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:00 pm

Welcome frozen penguin!

Good to see that the early ones are finding their way to good homes!

I'm MX5-less until I re-tax it in March or April... I don't know if I can last that long though!!! :lol:
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Postby Gordon » Tue Oct 24, 2006 4:06 pm

Nothing better than skelping through the snowy wastes with your roof down :-)
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Postby findlay » Tue Oct 24, 2006 4:59 pm

But without underseal there's nothing worse than salt and sand to dissolve your MX5 :lol: ;)
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Postby -- » Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:55 pm

findlay wrote:Welcome frozen penguin!

Good to see that the early ones are finding their way to good homes!

I'm MX5-less until I re-tax it in March or April... I don't know if I can last that long though!!! :lol:


You are weakening Findlay 8) ....submit to the Dark Side....feel the Force :evil: The Post Office beckons...it is only a piece of paper :shock:
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