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Postby The Pram » Mon Aug 21, 2006 6:40 pm

Andy - oooh means "I want one of those" and aaah means "so that's what that's for" :wink: or just general drooling over all the 5's. Wont matter really as Findlay's is wet anyway :(
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Postby rockdoc » Mon Aug 21, 2006 6:42 pm

LOL - bout choked on my fruit n nut there :shock:
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Postby The Pram » Mon Aug 21, 2006 6:52 pm

Sorry :oops:
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Postby findlay » Tue Aug 22, 2006 8:38 am

Yeah thats it, pick on the soggy one :cry: heh heh... Managed to dry it out last night with a fan heater and the windows down. Didn't look fogged up this morning. :?

Nice example Nick, they all look like new under the bonnet! Nice E30 too, I nearly bought an E30 cab a while ago. Met the guy from elgin with the E34 M3 lump under the bonet yet? 8)
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Postby nickso » Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:37 am

ive not met him but have seen the car at alford a few weeks back...followed his build on his website and the e30zone...its a very well done conversion 8)

im not that far behind him as my one has the m30 engine out of an e34 535i stuffed in it :twisted:
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Postby findlay » Tue Aug 22, 2006 12:40 pm

Noice! 8)

I was with my mate whose Z4 was parked beside the E30 at Alford so I had a good chance to nose around it and I too was very impressed at the conversion. All these 6 pot Beemer lumps manage to look 'factory' when installed properly and with a bit of TLC 8)
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Postby nickso » Tue Aug 22, 2006 3:42 pm

i know what you mean....mine looks like it was supposed to be there even though its a bit untidy, im slowly sorting out all the wee niggles though.

i have plans for an m3 transplant into an e30 but it will be some way off as its not cheap and i dont have a garage yet...or a donor car or money or a shell to put it all into :roll: :D
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Postby Gordon » Tue Aug 22, 2006 3:42 pm

I was just idly thinking about your complaint regarding the twitchiness on the motorway. If your car doesn't have the chin spoiler then that will partly account for it, mine is much, much better at speed with it fitted.
Legend has it that it was part of the original design and was removed either to save money or to make it easier to drive onto boats...

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Postby nickso » Tue Aug 22, 2006 3:48 pm

Gordon wrote:I was just idly thinking about your complaint regarding the twitchiness on the motorway. If your car doesn't have the chin spoiler then that will partly account for it, mine is much, much better at speed with it fitted.
Legend has it that it was part of the original design and was removed either to save money or to make it easier to drive onto boats...

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i think its just me getting used to the steering on the mx5. just seems to be a very short input on the steering wheel results in a big turn of the road wheels.

it seemed to be very stable at high speed on the motorway...i was doing 80-90mph all the way and was quite impressed as i though it would do badly at those sorta speeds.

if however you noticed an improvement with a chin spoiler then i may have to investigate that option :D
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Postby rockdoc » Tue Aug 22, 2006 3:55 pm

if however you noticed an improvement with a chin spoiler then i may have to investigate that option


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Postby rockdoc » Tue Aug 22, 2006 3:55 pm

if however you noticed an improvement with a chin spoiler then i may have to investigate that option


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Postby rockdoc » Tue Aug 22, 2006 3:55 pm

if however you noticed an improvement with a chin spoiler then i may have to investigate that option


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Postby rockdoc » Tue Aug 22, 2006 4:24 pm

yikes -wot happened there - a triple dunter
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Postby Gordon » Tue Aug 22, 2006 7:35 pm

The steering is certainly a lot sharper than a BMW's, but that's one of the things I like about the wee 5.

I got my chin spoiler new, I think it cost about a hundred quid and it was worth every penny. Seemed to tighten up the front end of the car a lot at speed.
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Postby PaulDS » Tue Aug 22, 2006 8:58 pm

Re front chin
Don't get the fibre glass one it's a bitch to fit and pull into shape of nose cone. If you can get a hold of the plastic one it's much better quality, worth the extra expense.
I have the fibre glass and my pal has the plastic, wish I had spent the extra money now.

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Postby mike9jr » Tue Aug 22, 2006 10:49 pm

Vote plastic here!! :lol:

Noticed a big difference after fitting the spoiler, specially running bigger alloys. Best mod I reckon.

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