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.
wannabe: A rave to the bottom sounds a lot more fun than a race to the bottom lol, but I can appreciate his mindset. I guess I'd say 'maintain quality and prices, let the good work build reputation', but many (most?) running 5s generally want things cheap, so...
Jun 12, 2020 1:04:32 GMT
wannabe: Oh, a typo earlier - if you *can't* work from home you can go to work!
Jun 12, 2020 1:05:43 GMT
FFS Corders: He covers all his thoughts in the statement, but suffice to say he's had enough of the way the scene has changed since he started out
Jun 12, 2020 13:37:03 GMT
V6: 2020 is a transition year. Lots will change / end. Fourth Turning. New things are headed this way. Information, opportunities, all sorts. But first some chaos. Just remain chilled and flexible. Next year will be better
Jun 17, 2020 19:01:24 GMT
Zed.: if we live to see it
Jun 19, 2020 18:12:00 GMT
V6: If we don't... then we will truly be free We are souls in temporary bodies experiencing 3D. Our souls live forever on higher levels, so nothing really matters. This is merely basic bitch level.
Jun 19, 2020 18:57:25 GMT
atlex: Keep your head up this too will pass!
Jun 24, 2020 21:47:32 GMT
howardb66: Looks great for an N/A
Jun 25, 2020 17:02:21 GMT
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