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newbie to club

Postby Baldy » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:28 pm

Hi all, I am from Dunfermline and have just bought a 1997 mk1 H8TBW 1.8i, Condition not to bad but rust in the usual places. I used to own a 1972 chrome bumper MGB roadster and sold it a few years ago. I was missing the fun in driving these open top roadsters so decided to buy an MX5 as I heard how reliable they are . I was surprised at how much trouble rust causes in these cars, British weather i suppose. So no dought I will have a few questions in the future so will be picking a few brains. Hope to meet up with a few members sometime in the future.

Cheers for now. Archie.
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Re: newbie to club

Postby drumtochty » Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:42 pm

Welcome to the forum

The UK weather does not help at all. OTOH you are talking about a 17 year old car and even cars from japan that travel on non salted roads are starting to have rust problems.

I have also seen some Mk1's recently that are still pretty non rusty.

So luck does play a part in it.

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Re: newbie to club

Postby DrewN » Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:41 pm

Archie,
Welcome to the forum.
We are similar - I live in Dunfermline, had a 1972 MGB GT in my youth and now run my second MX5 - love it. Might bump into you (not literally), look out for Aquatic Blue Mk 3.75 graphite.
Try a Central Scotland run to meet the crowd of like minded owners.
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Re: newbie to club

Postby ton246 » Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:30 pm

Hi Archie, welcome I am also a newby and live just along the road in Cairneyhill, I have a silver mk2.5.
Silver 2001 1.8 Sport
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