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I Got my MX5

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:57 pm
by zool
I found one and get a great deal on it.
Just a few niggles to put right
Anyway here she is

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Re: I Got my MX5

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:01 pm
by IanN
Very nice looking car, no wonder your happy.

Re: I Got my MX5

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:54 pm
by zool
Yeah I'm delighted.
Awaiting parts to convert it to power steering.
Then gonna look into fitting electric windows or doing something to make the manual ones easier to open

Re: I Got my MX5

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:58 pm
by drumtochty
Your going to be busy.

eddie

Re: I Got my MX5

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:01 pm
by zool
well the power steering looks to be well easy.
shouldn't take more than 2-3 hours to do.
its the windows that are annoying me just now. there so so stiff to roll down

Re: I Got my MX5

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:15 pm
by drumtochty
zool wrote:well the power steering looks to be well easy.
shouldn't take more than 2-3 hours to do.
its the windows that are annoying me just now. there so so stiff to roll down


Famous last words!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Took about three hours yesterday to replace a Mk2 alternator belt and it disintegrated while out for a run today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: I Got my MX5

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:01 pm
by zool
Yeah I know fine that things won't go to plan. But that's the fun.
And by that point I won't be using it as a daily runner so I can take my time anyway

Re: I Got my MX5

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:19 am
by bmv6197
Great looking car - that paint work is impressively bright! Nice wheels too.

Brad.

Re: I Got my MX5

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:49 pm
by zool
thanks. it wasn't as bright as that to begin with. but a going over with some polishes and sealants and it looks really good.
alas the wheels may have to go. they have been seriously flat spotted. and no longer run true.
i'll see if i can have them repaired over the winter but if not i will be on the hunt for some new ones

Re: I Got my MX5

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:15 pm
by John H
zool wrote:thanks. it wasn't as bright as that to begin with. but a going over with some polishes and sealants and it looks really good.
alas the wheels may have to go. they have been seriously flat spotted. and no longer run true.
i'll see if i can have them repaired over the winter but if not i will be on the hunt for some new ones


Try Turriff Tyres, they have a lathe for repairing wheels, although you have to apply heat so you would have to re-finish them after the repair. They sorted out my Panasport Minilites, one of which was bent like a banana, and they have been fine ever since.

Re: I Got my MX5

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:25 pm
by zool
ahhh. thats great to hear.
well i'll wait till i put it off the road for the winter then go see what they can do for me

Thanks

Re: I Got my MX5

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:06 pm
by John H
http://turrifftyres.co.uk/

Excellent place, I've been using them for years

Re: I Got my MX5

PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:46 pm
by zool
Well power steering is all done now.
took about 4 hours so not to nasty a job.
Missed the center spline so need to get it on the right spline so the steering wheel will sit straight.

Got some new bits.
A JDM Back plate (I prefer the Jap Plate)
And some side skirts. along with some adjustable coilover adapters.
so this will be my next wee project.
Will get some pics up when i get started