Yeah, I think it will come down a tiny bit more with some usage. Wheels should arrive Friday next week, tyres I can pick up from the warehouse whenever (turns out I live 10 minutes away from the Tirerack distribution centre).
Steering wheel, seat upholstery and bumpers are nearly ready to ship as well.
Thanks everyone. I only really get a couple of evenings a week to work on it at the garage just now, and my friend's house is open for viewings this weekend, so probably not going to make much progress.
Picking the wheels with the tyres fitted after work and driving there. I didn't actually put the clamps on the dust boots for the new struts as I didn't have them, so I'll do that as well.
I love it when things work out. Picked the tyres up Wednesday after work, wheels got delivered in the evening. Dropped them off at a garage Thursday on the way to work, picked them up on the way home, then headed to the 280Z.
Firstly, a shot of the car now that it's had time to settle on the springs:
So let's do this! Firstly, wheel off...
See all that crud lying on the ground? That was soil and dirt that was inside the previous shock boot. I didn't want that happening again - something that was left over from fitting the lowering springs and struts was clamping down the dust boots:
Yeah, I used hose clamps. I'd like to get proper CV-boot clamps on them eventually, but this is what I had lying around and it'll do for now.
New vs old:
Pretty happy with that.
One more thing - I had a Joyfast gear knob in my old MX5. You won't believe how much different a heavy chunk of metal can make to the gearshift feel on a car. Well, Joyfast don't make a M8x1.25 or whatever the thread is of the 280Z, so I grabbed a helicoil set and used that to step down from the M10x1.5 thread on the Joyfast knob.
Shout, shout. Let it all out. MX5's is what we're all about.
wannabe: I've got some of those with the grooves cut into them, so they look like a giant black paracetamol tablet, lol - unfortunately I can't get the trolley jack underneath the car without them, nevermind with them...
Feb 7, 2021 23:03:10 GMT
Zed.: wooden planks as 'ramps' are your friend wannabe
Feb 8, 2021 14:43:52 GMT
howardb66: A friend of mine is looking for a MK2.5 if anyone knows of one for sale.
Feb 16, 2021 15:46:56 GMT