Picked this up this evening. Pulled up outside the house and before I'd even got out of the car had the following whatsapp from the wife:
It is indeed rather loud. This will need to be rectified. Not only for the sake of my marriage, but to be able to use it on trackdays.
The car itself is a 2003 pre facelift Cooper S in that common grey. It has a white roof that's been wrapped black. The owner before the guy I bought it from spent a LOT of money on it.
JCW engine fitted 2015 after OE engine failed ARP Headbolts Cat Cam from 1320 550cc injectors Oranjje Stealth Airbox Airtec Intercooler 15% reduction pulley on the charger Janspeed manifold Custom manifold back stainless exhaust Mapped by 1320 at 225bhp at the wheels with a 500rpm rev limit increase
AP Coilovers R56 Front brakes Wheel spacers Sparco Assetto Corsa wheels
It is frankly stupid. I love it. It needs a fair bit of tidying up. The bonnet has bad laquer peel and one of the A panels is dented. It needs a damn good clean inside and out.
My only plans for it are to fit a facelift gearbox with LSD, quiten down the exhaust, remove the black wrap, replace the damaged panels and drive the wheels off it.
A couple of pics that aren't mine. Will get some over the weekend.
Black wrap removed from the roof, mirrors and boot spoiler. Luckily no horrors were revealed beneath. I much prefer it with the white bits. Really need to crack on and sort the bonnet, I can't stand the black scoop.
Went to a meet tonight and got a couple of pics with my proper camera.
Shout, shout. Let it all out. MX5's is what we're all about.
wannabe: Is there a DaveFab discount code for us? I missed the sale prices that were on the site last week
Mar 26, 2019 9:39:53 GMT
FFS Corders: Have you checked the members discount area on here?
Mar 26, 2019 11:15:02 GMT
wannabe: haha I had looked in the DaveFab area but looked right pas t
Mar 26, 2019 12:58:46 GMT
wannabe: past the members discount section!
Mar 26, 2019 12:58:57 GMT
wannabe: Why is it whenever you place an order online you remember something else once you've pressed submit...
Mar 27, 2019 14:24:01 GMT
atlex: Bought a #Davefab part recently.. the quality is well in excess of the price!
Apr 2, 2019 20:46:10 GMT
Zed.: how long do gearlever gaiters last? bought one last May, fitted probably late June, just looked and it's Jeffed
Apr 7, 2019 19:00:21 GMT
wannabe: Have you been playing with your gearstick a lot? Didn't your mother tell you you'd wear it out if you don't stop playing with it?
Apr 8, 2019 12:02:22 GMT
FFS Corders: Depends where you get it from. Jass ones are decent quality and Drmx5 can be a bit varied but is usually long lasting
Apr 8, 2019 13:29:27 GMT
martiny: I was once told the rubber gaiter lasts longer if you rub talc in before fitting, as it fills the pores (or something). So I shake a new one in a plastic bag with some talc. Don't know if it makes them last longer but I expect 5+ years from a Mazda one.
Apr 8, 2019 15:00:48 GMT
howardb66: Yeah, a bit of talc is surefire to stop chafing.
Apr 8, 2019 18:02:52 GMT
Zed.: new gaiter bought from mosseurope on ebay... will not be buying another I don't mind anual oilfilter replacemement but gearleaver gaiters
Apr 9, 2019 14:22:43 GMT
Crumpets: Random one chaps - Has anyone had any luck running a PAS cooler?
Apr 11, 2019 8:10:37 GMT
wannabe: IIRC someone either on here or on the other site had issues with boiling PAS fluid at autosolo and was considering options (including PAS delete) but I can't remember what the outcome was! I don't see why you could make a PAS radiator, though
Apr 11, 2019 9:49:44 GMT
Crumpets: Think i'll look into a small oil cooler and try and run it in line. Thanks for the input Wannabe
Apr 11, 2019 10:52:44 GMT
wannabe: Everything is fixable with time, skill, money and luck lol. It could maybe be worth considering a thermostat or a manual close-off valve, maybe, in case it's really cold in winter??
Apr 12, 2019 7:11:02 GMT
Crumpets: That's not a problem for me as the car isn't driven in winter hahaha For now i'm going to run without a cooler but always looking towards the next step
Apr 12, 2019 7:28:00 GMT
FFS Corders: It's been done a couple of times, can't think of one off the top of my head mind
Apr 12, 2019 17:55:33 GMT
JamesMk3: Is anyone on here doing JDM Combe this year?
Apr 15, 2019 8:29:56 GMT
FFS Corders: Jackyboy usually does, with the South West lot
Apr 19, 2019 19:28:54 GMT