Post by Vindi (Russell) on Apr 17, 2016 19:59:20 GMT
So I accidentally bought 2 more MX5s today, bringing me back up to 5 5s. To summarise ...
1 - 1991 1.8 V limited in British Racing Green. My main car, now caged and some throttle bodies are being fitted to it.
2 - 1990 1.6 V limited in British Racing Green. Cheap but mostly solid, road legal and everything! Will drive this around until my main car is on he road, which could be a while!
3 - 1991 2.0 Eunos in Silver. Zetec conversion, awaiting a new home.
4 - 1990 1.6 Eunos in Silver. Imported in 2008 then taken off the road ( for a change of brake pads) in 2009. Garaged since so very solid but in need of recommissioning.
5 - 1997 1.8 Harvard in Silver. Very tatty but complete ... one of only 400 made I think. This one comes with TV, DVD and 17" alloys no less!
Soooo .... not sure exactly where this is leading, but there are cars coming up cheap once in a while and there are a few people doing the rounds on the forums and facebook, buying them all and breaking them which seems a shame if they are solid or rare cars. I'm hoping to sort these cars out properly and put them back on the road so they can live another 20 odd years. And maybe I'll sort mine at some point but I'm quite enjoying messing about with the others as well so no rush I guess!
I asked about another 5 as a project and I was told "it's up to you" which we all know is a dare and we shouldn't do it, so I'm a little jealous of your collection
I get a similar response, but my wife is one in a million ... she actually means what she says!! I've only had "the stare" once, when I was going through a kit car phase. I had a kit that I was building from scratch, so that was in the garage and there were 2 donor vehicles (Sierra XR4i for the running gear and a Focus ST170 for the engine) on the drive. It was taking a while to build so I bought another kit car to run around in while I was finishing it. I decided that one needed tidying, so I took it off the road one winter to give it a refresh. One thing led to another and it got a new engine, spring came around and it wasn't finished so I was going to buy another one to drive while I finished doing the bushes on it. Considering we had a company car each as well at the time I guess I shouldn't have been surprised at her saying no ... but I have to admit I hadn't even considered she might! So I bought a motorbike instead, they take up less room ...
Post by Vindi (Russell) on May 17, 2016 16:59:04 GMT
Forgot to add some progress pics of the green one ... managed to pick up some wheels that kind of match the tan interior, also fitted my tan drivers seat and gearknob while I do a light refurb on the ones from this car
Managed to find a few bits for the silver 1.6 as well ... a tidier steering wheel and a full stainless exhaust. Main job is to sort the clutch though ... having complained about the rain for ages I'm now going to complain that it's to hot!
Next step, hopefully my BRG track car will be back in a few days and I can start the rebuild ... once I decide on what's going to power it!
Made by NAR in Japan, for the NA MX5. Not seen another one in the UK, one came up on Yahoo auctions in Japan but it was red, I did think about buying it and getting it re-covered but it went for £800 before the shipping and import tax!
Post by Vindi (Russell) on May 22, 2016 0:29:02 GMT
My car came home today ... at last! The cage has now been fitted so pretty pleased with how it looks now ...
A few issues, like it's now got a cracked windscreen but I had some time to go round the car and make a list ... it's a huge list so I'll need to prioritise things carefully if I'm going to get the car on the road this year ... so obviously I picked the most important job and got stuck in
So the seats are fitted and I can now sit in the car and make Brum Brum noises.
Post by Vindi (Russell) on Jun 29, 2016 23:39:11 GMT
Not really done much on the green car ... seems like I've managed to buy another one though! This one has a few too many cylinders and some (hopefully) easy to sort issues so might make it on the road in about a month or two ... probably just in time for me to completely miss the summer!
Post by Vindi (Russell) on Jul 9, 2016 23:11:45 GMT
Sooo ... while waiting for enough spare time for me to rebuild my Green car, I got bored and bought another one, the one mentioned above with too many cylinders. I could put it on the road pretty quickly, but have decided it's worth doing properly, so will sort a sill and the diff mounting properly. So while I'm waiting for that to happen I bought another 5 today ... ooops!
Pics to follow, but my drive is looking pretty bad at the moment!
Post by Vindi (Russell) on Jul 17, 2016 16:56:33 GMT
Quick update with some pics ... was aim,ing to get rid of a few cars so I could concentrate on my "main car", the caged V Special but that's not how it worked out. First I was told about a very cool car that might be for sale ... chased it for a few weeks but nothing was happening, so when I was offered a G Limited cheaply I jumped at it
Really ratty so may just be a breaker if the rust underneath is as bad as I think, but it's got some half decent running gear so didn't want it to be scrapped just yet!
Then the other one I had been chasing happened ... so suddenly I was out of space! Managed to sell the Zetec car to a friend as a shell for his track car, so that allowed me to collect the coolest project I've had in a while!
Nice Carbing 6 point cage with harness bar and door bars ...
but the main attraction is the engine!
So now the drive looks like this ...
And with the green car due to come back pretty soon, I think I need to finish my garage clearout quickly so I can get one hidden away!
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Nov 27, 2022 16:39:10 GMT
atlex: We're expecting our 3rd in a month so we need the space lol. It's here already. I'll give a 'modern cars are.. different' review sometime.
Jan 21, 2023 16:03:47 GMT
howardb66: Halfords online purchasing system is a complete waste of time and money. I paid extra for a delivery Monday & still not here. Just spoke to DHL customer services, it might be delivered by tomorrow. Useless twats.
Jan 25, 2023 9:34:55 GMT
howardb66: I ended going to the DHL depot to collect out of frustration as they said the next delivery was scheduled for Saturday 28th🤬
Jan 26, 2023 10:16:57 GMT
atlex: Well, I've tried the 'VW Annual Service Experience'... slow AND expensive. Oh well, learning.. experience......
Jan 27, 2023 11:36:55 GMT
atlex: and today I've reassembled the cot XD
Feb 3, 2023 22:02:12 GMT
freddyboy: Fredyboy from Gloucestershire on my 3rd MX5, this one is a 2006 Mk3.
Feb 5, 2023 13:41:09 GMT
freddyboy: How do you remove the radio from a RHD 2006 Mk3 please ? - removed the glovebox + 2 screws, but can't see the 10mm bolt, pulled on the unit, no success- all the videos are on LHD cars - is there a 10mm bolt to remove on the LHS of the radio
Feb 5, 2023 13:48:19 GMT
wannabe: Hey freddy, I don't know myself but someone on here might!
Feb 7, 2023 2:09:34 GMT