Cheers everyone, indeed I was skeptical about the raffle but I'm glad I bought a ticket now.
I've a plan formulated now: - get the head off and inspect whats going on (look for signs of blow-by etc.), - if it's not totally gubbed get the head skimmed, - local guy has offered to help re-seat the valves, - change oil and filter, - get car through MOT, - Sell daily and cross fingers!
Parts and labor for all of that shouldn't be more than 200 all in so lets see how this goes, if it goes bang I've got a replacement ready!
Does that sound mental or the best/quickest way to get it back on the road?
Finally had a whole weekend on the car, after spending the last 7 weeks accumulating parts.
Managed to source a set of 15x7 ET30 unknown brand fake splits with a bit of dish for a decent price, these will be shod in 195/50/15 Toyo T1-R. Currently away getting powder-coated dark gloss bronze. MX5 NA 20/08/2017 by Scott Reid, on Flickr
After seeing the custom gauges you can buy, I picked up a cheap set of lockwood yellow gauges and some green LEDS, might be marmite but I absolutely love it: MX5 NA 20/08/2017 by Scott Reid, on Flickr
Now for the mechanical stuff, the current gearbox on end of street and back diff test showed the gearbox was...for lack of a better word shagged. The oil that came out: (can't quite see the lovely metallic sheen or the chunks sunk to the bottom) MX5 NA 20/08/2017 by Scott Reid, on Flickr
I'm guessing the engine is a BP-1? there are BP-1's everywhere!
Anyways, list of things done: New Exedy Clutch assembly, Flywheel bearing, Rear Crankshaft Seal fitted. Tried changing ignition barrel to one from a complete lock set, but it's from a 94' and won't fit a 93' as the coulombs a different size, so need to exchange that.
Anyway back up in 2 weeks so hopefully more to come, may even hit the road this year if this keeps up.
In an effort to keep this up to date: in the downtime between car weekends the part hunt continues, but I've been doing a bit of research behind the car and its Mazdaspeed B-Spec Stage II origins.
From what I can find, A-Spec merely refers to a trim package offered, whereas B-Spec cars were fitted with: - Four stage adjustable shocks - Harder springs with 30mm drop. - Thicker anti-roll bars and strut braces - Harder shock mountings and lower bushings. - Harder engine mounts. - Up-rated Brake Pads. - Up-rated Clutch. - Lightened Flywheel. - High compression pistons and camshafts. - Uprated Manifold/exhaust system - Oil Cooler. - Short Shift. - VLSD and up-rated mounts.
The engine came in 3 stages of tune: Stage 1: 1.6L - 130bhp (N/A) 1.8L - 145bhp (N/A) Stage 2: 1.6L - 144bhp (N/A) 1.8L - 170bhp (N/A) Stage 3: 1.6L - 170bhp (Supercharged) 1.8L - 180bhp (Supercharged)
So this is good news, since the engine seems to only have been needing correct oil and a decent service, will know more soon.
A lot of the B-Spec parts are gone but just to document everything: - Four stage adjustable shocks (Replaced with HSD Dualtech). - Harder springs with 30mm drop (Replaced with HSD Dualtech). - Thicker anti-roll bars and strut braces (TBC). - Harder shock mountings and lower bushings (TBC). - Harder engine mounts (TBC). - Up-rated Brake Pads (TBC/likely long gone). - Up-rated Clutch (replaced with Exedy clutch assembly). - Lightened Flywheel (Confirmed). - High compression pistons and camshafts (TBC). - Uprated Manifold/exhaust system (Replaced with RSR 4-1 Manifold/Cobalt Catback). - Oil Cooler (Long gone). - Short Shift (TBC). - VLSD and up-rated mounts (Replaced with Torsen).
Will update when parts are back from powder coating.
Last Edit: Aug 24, 2017 11:59:20 GMT by scottydugg
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howardb66: I ended going to the DHL depot to collect out of frustration as they said the next delivery was scheduled for Saturday 28th🤬
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atlex: Well, I've tried the 'VW Annual Service Experience'... slow AND expensive. Oh well, learning.. experience......
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atlex: and today I've reassembled the cot XD
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freddyboy: Fredyboy from Gloucestershire on my 3rd MX5, this one is a 2006 Mk3.
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wannabe: Hey freddy, I don't know myself but someone on here might!
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