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.
FFS Corders: That is a bit decent
Jun 27, 2020 13:29:01 GMT
V6: If anyone sees an LSD for sale please let me know. Must be from a 2002 or earlier mk2 VT / Sport to get the 3.6 ratio. Not sure if I need it yet, but will buy for spares in case I do later on. Beers for finder fee. I've only looked on ebay
Jun 28, 2020 19:15:17 GMT
V6: ps 2003 onwards is the Fuji apparently. I want the Torsen
Jun 28, 2020 19:15:56 GMT
Zed.: just rebuild what you've got?
Jun 29, 2020 15:02:05 GMT
howardb66: V6, there’s one on Nutz
Jun 29, 2020 15:36:24 GMT
howardb66: balls, its sold
Jun 29, 2020 15:36:35 GMT