Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

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Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

Postby hoodedreeper » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:41 pm

Not sure how much history you'd like to know about the car,but here is some of it (will try and cut out the boring stuff)

Mazda Eunos Roadster
1.6
1991
Imported to the UK in 1998

.: ENGINE :.
Stock Block
Garrett T25
Greddy Manifold
Custom Downpipe
Custom Oil Feed & Return
Intercooler & Hard Pipes
Blitz Supersound BOV
RX8 420cc Injectors
K&N Air Filter
Megasquirt V2
Innovate MTX-L Wideband
Stainless Exhaust w/ De-cat
Wrinkle Black Rocker Cover
Wrinkle Black Inlet Manifold

.: EXTERIOR :.
Military Desert Tan Paint Job with Shark Teeth
Black Hard Top
Crystal Headlights
TSI Vents
Tow Hooks Front & Rear
KG Works Boot Spoiler
Garage Vary Style Front Splitter
Black Wing Hard Top Spoiler
Custom Vented Bonnet
Vented Headlight Cover
Cut Rear Bumper
Lo-Pro Headlights

.: INTERIOR :.
Half Stripped Interior
Cut Dashboard
Sparco Sprint V Bucket Seat
Sparco 4 Point Harness
Deep Dish Steering Wheel
Carbon Fibre Door Cards
DEPO 52mm Boost Gauge
Classic Dash

.: SUSPENSION & CHASSIS :.
Front Upper Strut Brace
TA Technix Coilovers
TR LANE Roll Cage w/ Custom Harness Bar
XXR 530 15x8.25j ET0 w/ 195/45/15 Tyres
Mk1 1.8 EBC Discs & Pads

Started off like this:

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Then looked like this:

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It now looks like this:

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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

Postby hoodedreeper » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:42 pm

Custom DIY Carbon Fibre Door Cards

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Carbon Fibre Gear Knob

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Been thinking about changing the graphics for awhile. Heres photos of the progress.....

(Had to re-paint the side,as the graphics left a clean outline)

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XXR 530 15x8.25j ET0 (all round) wrapped in 195/45/15 rubber

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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

Postby hoodedreeper » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:44 pm

KG Works Spoiler

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Abit of Photo Whoring....

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Classic Dash

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Started on my cut dash idea,so far so good its going well. Still ALOT more to do yet!Removed the Heaters and Aircon too ;)

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Though i'd make the most of what good weather we've got left,so took the MX for a blast

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4BWj9IyS_Q

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I've had the idea of making my own vented bonnet for awhile,but just couldnt find the right type of vent design. I'd love a Garage Vary bonnet but they're rare as Hen's Teeth,so that was out of the question.I then spotted these GTR inspired vents and thought they'd be perfect! Got hold of another bonnet to cut about and got the Angle Grinder and Dremel out

Heres the vent mocked up on the bonnet

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Was quite happy with the fit,so proceeded to rivet them on. This was the deciding factor whether riveting them on would work. Luckily i had some 3.2mm rivets kicking about and they went on a treat

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Flattened the top to try get rid of the lip the stripes left

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Scotched the underside and gave that a lick of paint

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Fitted to the car,aswell as my new Vented Headlight Cover

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And painted (painted very bad i must add,but nevermind mind....Function>Form)

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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

Postby hoodedreeper » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:45 pm

Painted the strut brace while i was doing the Bonnet...

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Lo-Pro Square Headlights (side panels have been fitted since the photos)

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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

Postby IanH » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:18 pm

Good story there, some nice photo's too, your car is certainly individual :)
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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

Postby zool » Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:45 am

Oh man! loving this MX
like the lights a lot too. do they just work normally in that position?
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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

Postby hoodedreeper » Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:45 pm

Thanks :)

The lights are fully popped up that high and work fine :) I'm needing to get some night photos of them
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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

Postby hoodedreeper » Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:10 am

Done a couple of more minor details to the engine bay,probably cant see them in the photo though.


Black 12mm P Clips
Oil Catch Can (placed where the Carbon Canister was)
Polished Expansion Bottle Cover

Replaced all Blue Vacuum Hose with Black Vac Hose

Fitted the side panels on the Low Pro headlights and adjusted the beam

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Also had a noise from the transmission,so replaced driveshafts and prop. In the end it outed out to be the Diff,so got a replacement and got it welded and fitted Wednesday last week. Went to a local car meet last night and thought i'd do abit of drifting and ended up breaking the diff (oops!) Will be on the look out for a 1.8 diff or some type of Torsen. An LSD is out of my price range but i think a welded diff will give the appropriate amount of lock (if it doesnt break!)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTnygGj5pNc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ij_3pIyc-Hc

Also bought Forza Horizon today so thought i'd create the MX5 again,didnt come out too bad :) Apologies for the photos,had to take a pic of my TV for the time being


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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

Postby hoodedreeper » Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:51 pm

Small update:

- Vacuum Hoses now changed to black
- Clear P-Clips on Rocker Cover now Black
- Polished Expansion Bottle Cover
- Black Oil Catch Tank Fitted

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Stoney Racing 14pc Ancilery Silicone Hose Kit (started to fit them,but need some more hose clips)

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I won a Polished Slam Panel off ebay for £16 :)

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My custom Black Dials from Rlawton-Designer on MX5 Nutz arrived and fitted them today:

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Still needing a 1.8 diff/driveshafts/prop,but with it being off the road and Christmas only round the corner i'm in no hurry :)
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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

Postby OldSpice » Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:57 pm

Not my visual cup of tea graphically much that that matters! :wink:
But, hats off big time on the modding aspects. :P
I bet the MOD would be interested. It would scare the living krapp out the Taliban!
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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

Postby hoodedreeper » Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:19 pm

haha thanks :)

Heres a crap photo of them illuminated,realised i need brighter bulbs! For some reason 1000rpm doesnt light up,but does if i switch between sidelights/dipped...strange (never done it before) Guess thats something else i need to fix

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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

Postby hoodedreeper » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:44 pm

Update!

About a month ago Speedhunters were on the look out for photo of MX5/Eunos/Miatas from all over the world. I emailed them some photos of mine on the off chance,knowing that it wouldnt get picked. The article went up and low and behold mine had been chosen! (about half way down)

http://www.speedhunters.com/2012/11/miata-featurethis/

My LED bulbs came through the post so got round to fitting them in the dash. They light up a treat! Just need to trim abit of the dash to light up the bottom left corner abit more,but who needs to see under 2k rpm anyway :P

(forgot to clean the perspex lenses...oops!)

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Yesterday was an early Christmas for me

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Alloy Radiator from Japspeed
Twin 10" Slim Fans
1.8 Open Diff,Driveshafts and Propshaft
Alloy Washer Bottle

Today me and a friend fitted the Radiator

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I forgot i needed the fan shroud,so i fitted the original fan back on for now untill i can get some.

Also fitted an Alloy Washer Bottle from MX5Dan

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Even had time to split the 1.8 diff and cleaned it up ready for drifting. Didnt realise how much of a difference there is between the 1.6 and 1.8 diffs,looks like the 1.8 diff will be ALOT easier to weld up :) Happy days!
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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

Postby hoodedreeper » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:09 pm

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She's Back! I've been abit busy :)

Bonnet Pins and Aero Cups

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Collected my custom centre console from the fabricators and mocked up the switches

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DEPO Oil Temp Gauge

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Stoney Racing Silicone Radiator Hoses

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The car was down at H&S Performance to have the Steering Rack replaced (had been leaking since Summer '12) and for me and mate to fit the 1.8 Welded Diff,Driveshafts and Prop

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Ordered a new Intercooler Kit from MX5Dan on MX5 Nutz. I ordered the Medium Size Intercooler

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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

Postby hoodedreeper » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:10 pm

Comparison of the two Intercoolers

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Throttle Body take off Assembled

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And fitted

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Turbo Outlet assembled

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And fitted

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Can see the new bottom radiator hose fitted,and heres the other rear one

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I've missed boost too much,glad its back on the road (at last!)
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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

Postby Dek » Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:29 pm

well done on your mx5 mate.. you must have spent a small fortune on the beasty . i am the opposite from you i have the garage and tools but can't do Jack shit. I love to wash an polish and own a mint black with red leather interior mark 1 S- limited edition with the gold bbs wheels. I wish you were my neighbour :~)
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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

Postby hoodedreeper » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:50 pm

A random photo from the other night...

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Went to a Pistonheads Rolling Road day today at Clive Atthowe Tuning in Norwich

Outside waiting to go in

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Just about got on the rollers,even with the bumper off!

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She made 181bhp at the Fly and 158lbft. Very very happy!

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And a lil video with the GoPro:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoNH2p-a ... e=youtu.be
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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

Postby hoodedreeper » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:34 pm

Went to do some photo whoring this afternoon. I photographed my mates cars first,and nearly ran outta day light when it came to mine,hence the dark-ish photos.

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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

Postby hoodedreeper » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:27 pm

The MX5 passed the MOT today,so another 12 months of motoring on its way!

Treated myself to a GoPro Hero 3 a few weeks ago. Only just got round to buying a new memory card and have a mess about.

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My Mocal 13 row Oil Cooler,Thermostatic Sandwich Plate and Braided lines arrived today:

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Will be starting on the re-wiring of the centre console in just over a week's time,so hopefully that'll be done soon :)
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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

Postby joeytalent » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:37 pm

Congrats! Still got the squint plate?
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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

Postby hoodedreeper » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:05 pm

Ordered a new Number Plate bracket from Jass Performance because the old wonky one was doing my head in!

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While i was out and about i tested out the new GoPro and caught this image :)

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You may remember me cutting my dashboard about and the Custom Centre Console i had made up. Me and a friend finally got round to fitting/wiring it!

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Still need to tidy up a couple of things but its almost done. As you can see we pulled the carpet out while we were there too :)
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