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: I'm hoping they weren't surprised when you politely (or impolitely) declined!
Sept 5, 2019 12:06:31 GMT
FFS Corders: Suzuki Baleno GSR advert written and posted to Facebook...now I can sit back and have my time wasted by dozens of people for the next few weeks
Sept 7, 2019 22:04:40 GMT
howardb66: Went to Caffeine & Machine on Saturday- petrolhead pub near Stratford on Avon. Loads of interesting cars + a few 5s
Sept 10, 2019 15:15:59 GMT
Horney: I'm heading up there Saturday for the MX5OC meet. I've been before, it's an ace place.
Sept 11, 2019 15:20:41 GMT
FFS Corders: Could be worth trying a mighty5s meet
Sept 11, 2019 18:41:31 GMT
FFS Corders: *tumbleweed* never mind then
Sept 16, 2019 12:58:06 GMT
wannabe: I'm hoping to get mine back together this week/end (he says, again...) so I am hopeful I'll get a run out somewhere before it's freezing! V6's will be ready before mine at this rate, lol.
Sept 16, 2019 20:38:28 GMT
JamesMk3: No project car is ever truly "finished". Even with my daily, the day I'm done mucking about with it will be the day it's sold.
Sept 17, 2019 12:14:35 GMT
Rasc: It’s windy in Somerset, very windy
Sept 29, 2019 15:27:38 GMT
FFS Corders: Cats and dogs in Biggin Hill
Sept 29, 2019 16:23:57 GMT
Zed.: drove to Bath earlier, was somewhat soggy on the m4...
Sept 29, 2019 23:34:56 GMT
FFS Corders: M4 in the rain is not enjoyable
Sept 30, 2019 8:33:33 GMT
wannabe: M4 is not enjoyable, full stop! lol
Sept 30, 2019 19:03:26 GMT
JamesMk3: Will be even less so when they've finished turning it into "smart" managed motorway.... 50 mph all the way from London to Reading. Plsno.
Oct 1, 2019 8:14:49 GMT
howardb66: Smart motorways are anything but..
Oct 2, 2019 7:40:23 GMT
FFS Corders: The users of them don't are certainly not
Oct 2, 2019 11:49:19 GMT
Zed.: Bought another one......... oops
Oct 4, 2019 19:59:17 GMT
Zed.: collected my other one
Oct 9, 2019 19:29:33 GMT