Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

Postby hoodedreeper » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:14 pm

Believe its time for an update ;)

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By no means is this perfect,still needs work to finish it :) I know its not a ££££ respray,but for a repair cost of £100 i cant grumble (minus the Carbon Fibre of course)

Still got a couple of other bits to fit,will update as soon as they're fitted :)
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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

Postby Dax » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:59 pm

Looking so much better. well done 8)
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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

Postby tjay » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:40 pm

Agree with Gavin (dax) what a difference it's totaly fab !!
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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

Postby hoodedreeper » Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:40 pm

Here are some extra photos which i werent originally going to post.

You can see in these photos that the paint finish is far from smooth as i mentioned in the previous post. But after driving it about and seeing it daily,i dont mind the rough texture as much now :)

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Clear Side Repeaters arrived today

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Also noticed that i was getting a smell of Fibre Glass when i first drove the car. As the Turbo sits close-ish to the bonnet,the bonnet was getting warm rather quick. So after a message sent out on Facebook,i had a Turbo Shield dropped off to me the following day. I also ordered some Heat Reflective Mat to put on the underside of the bonnet.

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And fitted

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Took the car for a clear out last night and its cured the problem :) Also found out my Turbo is getting worse,and smoke on Over Run seems to be a frequent thing. May look into getting a GT25 or GT28 at some point,but these things arent cheap. Ive got a spare T25 here that i could get rebuilt,but as its not a ball bearing turbo,it'll only happen again later on down the line.Will ring round a few companies and see what i can get sorted in the future.
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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

Postby zool » Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:02 pm

Nice! I like the rough paint. Strangely suits it.
How come its rough?
Loving the heat reflector. Looks the buisness !
You going to JAE this year at all?
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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

Postby hoodedreeper » Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:55 pm

I used a cheap Fabric Roller,which decided to leave all the fabric on the paint once it was rolled on :( I strangely like it too :?

Indeed i'll be at JAE this year :)
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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

Postby zool » Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:16 pm

I was thinking it was a roller.
Yeah it does look sweet. I used a roller on my arch extensions with plasti dip and it gave a rough finish quite similar.
Sweet ill have to catch up with you there.
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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

Postby hoodedreeper » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:10 pm

Yeah definately :)

Carbon Fibre Canards now fitted :)

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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

Postby joeytalent » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:14 pm

Looking good! Any plans for more paint? I liked the teeth.
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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

Postby hoodedreeper » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:40 pm

Unfortunately not,this will be staying clean
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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

Postby hoodedreeper » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:46 pm

Small update...

Sprayed the slim skirts today and fitted the Drivers side. Cant fit the Passenger side yet because the bottom of the wing is rotten so will wait till i can get another wing before fitting it.

Cant really see it in the photos but also gave the wiper arms a lick of paint as there was still beige paint on them from when i first painted it

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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

Postby hoodedreeper » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:40 pm

Collected another wing today to replace the passenger side as that one was rotten at the bottom. As the car is too low for the arch roller to fit onto,i rolled it the ghetto way (the same way i done it the past 2 times).

Well,all was going well untill the metal decided to split and the wing had took quite a beating. So the wing got fitted and i offered up the front Wide Arches. After lots of measuring and checking/double checking/triple checking,the beaten metal would be cut away.

Unfortunately i dont have any photos of this part. I've read on the net that the fronts dont need to be cut. But as the previous wing was being caught on the wheel (even after rolling it) the best solution was to cut it.

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Suprisingly they were quite easy to fit,lets hope the rears arent too much hassle to do. They'll be getting painted Sunday as we're supposed to be having good weather (for a change!)
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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

Postby zool » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:29 pm

Noice!
How much did you cut from the rear?
I cut about an inch off mine. Then clamped the inner and outer together. And rolled them in to make a soft edge.
What colour are they going?
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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

Postby hoodedreeper » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:10 pm

I've only fitted the front arches,and i cut 2" out :)
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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

Postby zool » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:33 pm

Yeah. That's about the same as my fronts.
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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

Postby hoodedreeper » Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:50 pm

Quick wash before a meet last weekend

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A photos from the meet

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Went to get my new 225/50/15 tyres fitted today,but there seemed to have been an issue. The front wheels didnt want to turn. The rears would have gone on if the coilovers were raised abit but the camber would have to stay at 5 degrees to stop them hitting the arch

Because Drag Car.

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I could have gone for 205 or 215 but they'd have to order them in,and time isnt on my side so had to play it safe and go with 195/50/15s. Raised the rear up abit to level it out and also got the camber adjusted. Front 1.5* and Rear 3*. The camber wouldnt go any lower as its maxed :/

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Still low,but now practical enough for the roads around here :)
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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

Postby hoodedreeper » Fri May 03, 2013 9:45 pm

Back when if first got the car in August 2011 i had then missed the summer. I missed the summer last year as the car was off the road having the turbo conversion done. I sure as hell wasnt going to miss it this year!

Sourced a good condition second hand roof locally and they helped me fit it. Its amazing how the driving experience changes with the roof off. Least i wont have the hassle of removing the Hard Top,then having the rush back home if the weather suddenly turned

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Photo at a local meet

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Also did a trial fit of some Yellow Vinyl on the headlights.

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Also bought an External Mic for the GoPro Hero 3 and did a test video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB5kd67Ji0c
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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

Postby hoodedreeper » Sat May 04, 2013 6:38 pm

Gave the car a wash today ready for the MX5OC meet tomorrow

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Then used Meguiars Ultimate Polish and then sealed with Meguiars Ultimate Wax

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Then i finally got round to replacing my door speakers. These were the Kenwoods

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Dynamat Sound Proof fitted

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Vibe Edge 6.5" Speakers fitted. Door card re-positioned and riveted on

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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

Postby hoodedreeper » Wed May 08, 2013 10:52 pm

I joined the MX5OC on a drive Sunday across the Suffolk Country Roads,and its the best day of driving i've ever had! The car performed extremely well and even had the company of my mapper Lawrence in the convoy in his boosted MX5!

I've got a couple of videos from the drive,but due to the length/size of the videos they take forever to upload :( Here are some photos from the day. The rest of the photos can be found on my Photography page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 756&type=1

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Took the car to H&S Performance today to get a few bits fitted.

Underseals and my P5 Frame Rails fitted

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O/S Rear Inner Arch hole

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Repaired/Welded

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Mocal 13 Row Oil Cooler w/ Thermostatic Sandwich Plate

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Wrinkle Black Inlet Manifold fitted

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Apologies for the photo quality,had to use my phone.

Heres another test video of the External Mic on the GoPro. This time its on the rear bumper next to the exhaust

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIVMVy1YafY
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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 Turbo

Postby hoodedreeper » Sun May 12, 2013 10:02 pm

Just put this together,the evolution of my MX5 in the nearly 2 years of ownership

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