Post by Vindi (Russell) on Sept 7, 2019 16:01:37 GMT
I'm looking at getting an NC fairly soon ... a standard 1.8 with some rust. It's cheap, and ratty so I'm thinking I'll just have a mess about and see how I can modify / improve it.
It needs an exhaust at the very least, but what upgrades has anyone else got that they'd sell? Thinking about an LSD if I can find one fairly cheap ... suspension or lowering springs, maybe wheels, would consider anything really!
Knowing a very little bit about you I would say this. Don't do it!
The 2.0L is just so very much better than the 1.8L. I'm sure you could afford one. I've just bought a beautiful 2.0L Sport in true red. It's a one owner from new with full history and a long MOT. I've now driven it about 3000 miles without issue.
And it only cost me £2150.
I did drive a 1.8L and found it disappointing, compared to the fabulous 2.0L Sport.
Post by Vindi (Russell) on Sept 8, 2019 20:25:49 GMT
Hi Rich, I know what you mean but this one is coming to me for roughly a third of what you paid ... so it's a toe in the water with very little risk. The plan is purely to keep me on the road over the winter, and see what I think of the Mk3 mainly from a styling perspective. I can also have a go at making a few parts, safe in the knowledge that if I mess it up, it won't matter
I'd be buying parts 2nd hand, and they would be transferable to another car if needed.
The next stage could be ... sell it on or break it if I don't like it Replace the engine with a 2.3 if I blow it up Sell it and get a 2.0 Sport if I like it, but want a better base car
That late 2.0 engine is a cracker- had one in my father in law’s Morgan (I checked the engine bay & it still had the Mazda tags on) & it was meant to be 200hp. On the dyno it was 225hp & revd to 7800 rpm- not bad for an old looking crate.
howardb66: Had a drive of couple of 911s. They’re a funny old thing with the engine dangling right out of the wrong side of the rear axle. They go nicely & make a great noise tho.
Aug 13, 2019 16:04:25 GMT
wannabe: I drove one on one of those experience days - it was just like I've read about, all patter-y front end and weight transfer! I can see why people who like driving like them - the challenge of getting it right must be constant and rewarding (until rain!)
Aug 13, 2019 19:48:42 GMT
V6: The reality is, I suspect many of my dream cars would end up in a hedge on fire.
Aug 15, 2019 12:38:15 GMT
V6: IT'S ALIVE! V6 go BRUM BRUM.
Aug 21, 2019 17:08:31 GMT
V6: To the two people on this site LOL
Aug 21, 2019 17:09:05 GMT