Hello all, just wanted to say hi! I have owned my ND 1.5 for a little over a year and have been having a blast. I have even managed to convert my housemate into an NB 1.8. We are slowly repairing and upgrading his and upgrading mine. His was a copart rescue that used to live in Scotland (read lots of rust) mine is me slowly and carefully upgrading my daily driver on an incredibly low budget. Servicing and air intake modifications have already happened but springs and exhaust are next for mine. Any hints and tips are more than welcomed as I have only ever worked on Vauxhalls and Fords before! Currently looking for a decent and well priced set of spring compressors! Look forward to getting to meet you all!
Good to hear you're getting your hands dirty - even office-dwelling keyboard operators like me can get stuff done on a 5 (eventually... and yes, I can hear you lot at the back rolling your eyes!) with some bravery and a decent toolkit!
I don't think they are much different to any other newer car out there now (in terms of working on NDs) - the metal bits and how they work hasn't really changed that much, it's the electronic gubbins that will be more likely to be a total PITA... lol
One thing I will suggest doing is looking up the known rust areas on the ND (Mazda always fit rust as standard on a 5 ), treat them if necessary (Bilt Hamber or similar) and protect everything with the modern equivalents of waxoyl
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