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Postby frank boyle » Mon Feb 05, 2007 2:17 pm

Hi guys. New user here, my name is Frank, and I am new to MX-5's having just got one from my wife for my 50th birthday! I am an engineering manager and have been a car nut for years, and am a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists. Having decided I wanted a convertible we looked around for a few weeks and found a nice silver 1.6i in Fife, she is affectionlatley known as Katie, and now sits in my garage under several coats of Auto Glym, and dust covers for most of the week. My plan is to keep the car in good order and as close to original as possible, though having had her for only a week , feel she could benefit from a decent set of tyres, and perhaps a better exhaust and induction kit. Love the car, look forward to loads of miles of topless driving.
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Postby -- » Mon Feb 05, 2007 2:30 pm

Welcome Frank. As you can see, I am just 'ower the wattur.
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Postby sgibson » Mon Feb 05, 2007 2:41 pm

Hi Frank! I'm from Tullibody too, but I'm too ashamed to put it in my profile!

Any pics of your car?
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Postby Markyboy » Mon Feb 05, 2007 2:45 pm

Welcome to the forum Frank.

I too only joined a month or so ago and find the forum to be very friendly and helpful. You usually get a really fast response to most posts and good advice.

Look forward to seeing some photos of your car posted.

I'm also planning on keeping my car original but have already found out that there are still a lot of simple tweaks to make them better... :D

Good luck keeping the car under cover during the week.
Shall we start a sweep for how long that lasts :D
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Postby poing » Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:23 pm

Hiya Frank, nice birthday pressie :D

I'm fairly new here too and have found everyone is very friendly. Have a look at some of the events, there are bound to be some that take your interest and I think it's only fair on the car :wink:
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Postby frank boyle » Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:36 pm

Hi guys, thanks for all the welcome messages, wait for a nice sunny day, and I will get some piccies posted. Yes this was a great birthday pressie, my wife, (also car nut, she has a Toyota 4 runner, known as Tonka, silver, 12 years old, totally minted) reckons if I am in overalls and in the garage, at least she knows where I am, and I am not getting into mischief.
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Postby Rugger » Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:41 pm

Hi Frank, Fae the frozen North East................welcome aboard the good ship MX5 :D :D
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Postby -- » Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:41 pm

frank boyle wrote:Hi guys, thanks for all the welcome messages, wait for a nice sunny day, and I will get some piccies posted. Yes this was a great birthday pressie, my wife, (also car nut, she has a Toyota 4 runner, known as Tonka, silver, 12 years old, totally minted) reckons if I am in overalls and in the garage, at least she knows where I am, and I am not getting into mischief.

Do you pinch yourself in the morning Frank and wonder at your good fortune?
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Postby graeme » Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:03 pm

frank boyle wrote:though having had her for only a week , feel she could benefit from a decent set of tyres, and perhaps a better exhaust and induction kit.


Ha Ha Ha! And so it starts...!
Welcome to the fold. What an ace missus you have!
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Postby malcolm » Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:48 pm

Hi Frank, I like your opening statement " I want to keep it original"

No chance, Induction kit would just be the start, Have a wee word with your wife, say " Darling, for my 51st birthday present I would like, You know I love you darling, I would like a Super Charger." just explain you'll get a lot more miles to the gallon.
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Postby PaulDS » Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:50 pm

Seen what Moss are offering at moment :shock:
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Postby malcolm » Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:53 pm

Pray tell
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Postby lewiseunos » Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:06 pm

Hi frank i have a few friends in tulli, nice place. but get a pic of the car up, i just joined aswell and look forward to the runs.

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Postby secat187 » Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:48 pm

That the superchargers going cheap again you mean? I tried adding one to my basket but the price went back up to the normal one so I stopped convincing myself I could afford one just now :(
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Postby ceathorne » Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:14 pm

Welcome Frank,

An engineer, car nut and member of IAM - with experience, overalls and a garage!! :D

And a mod's list :lol:

You'll be most welcome here, I think.

What age is Katie?? Does she have pop-up headlights, or is she one of these new-fangled thingumybobbies ??
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Postby frank boyle » Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:06 am

Katie is a '99, 36 k miles mk 2 1/2 I think.

I have a son (integra type R DC 2) who already has a shopping list including a supercharger for me. Dont think its going to happen.

No, I think as near original as I can, my neighbour has a mk 1, with 16 " wheels which he reckons might be the worst thing he ever done.

Whats the considered opinion on tyres. I have eagle F1's on my day car (Saab aero), which are great in the dry, less so in the wet, but dont last too long. Who uses what and how good are they,
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Postby Rugger » Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:00 am

Have a look at this thread Frank..........the debate continues. I got my Mk 1 in November and it's running Nankang Ultra Sports they seem fine but I'm no expert
http://www.mx5scotland.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2618

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Postby Richardn » Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:39 am

PaulDS wrote:Seen what Moss are offering at moment :shock:
:D :D :D :D
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Postby PaulDS » Tue Feb 06, 2007 5:34 pm

Richardn wrote:
PaulDS wrote:Seen what Moss are offering at moment :shock:
:D :D :D :D


OK Richard what are you smiling about?
What's up you sleeve?
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Postby malcolm » Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:25 pm

£1495 for a wee extra bit, Paul, PAUL do you want to buy a boat.
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