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by John&Luke
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Members Mx-5/ Roadsters
Topic: Mk1 restoration
Replies: 32
Views: 2473

Re: Mk1 restoration

Latest update and latest garage TOY. So removed my engine and gearbox as part of my restoration, new clutch, belts water pump on the “to do list”. With just the rolling chassis left the day started like this. 1DDECF64-E36C-47F4-A7B7-328DDB43BB5D.jpeg 5E7BBD66-8AEC-4C4C-B743-6556E9560697.jpeg A1A89FF...
by John&Luke
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Welcome desk
Topic: Hello from Northumberland!
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: Hello from Northumberland!

welcome
by John&Luke
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Members Mx-5/ Roadsters
Topic: Mk1 restoration
Replies: 32
Views: 2473

Re: Mk1 restoration

So with the sun out. Think my Red 5 holds its own against some deceit company. CF4C3B81-8D34-4802-953D-4FAE7ADB9433.jpeg 9C50930B-C568-41B6-B9C6-BB4B3BAD7397.jpeg Anyway back to the White one. Striping off the rear sill area. D5915078-E8BD-4DE9-91A0-FD73223FFD6F.jpeg 6B8F8D24-F5A3-4603-AFF7-CABA9031...
by John&Luke
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Members Mx-5/ Roadsters
Topic: The White One
Replies: 122
Views: 12996

Re: The White One

Very nice, think white is my favourite colour for Mk1's
by John&Luke
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Members Mx-5/ Roadsters
Topic: My 91 us special BRG rolling resto
Replies: 99
Views: 19635

Re: My 91 us special BRG rolling resto

Brgdane, great work, well done. Dont worry to much about runs and dirt, they can generally be flatted out and then polished. Start with 1500 grit wet and dry using a complaint thin rubber sanding pad to ensure you dont get 'tram lines' I use on of these; https://www.clasohlson.com/uk/Cocraft-Rubber-...
by John&Luke
Tue May 29, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Members Mx-5/ Roadsters
Topic: Mk1 restoration
Replies: 32
Views: 2473

Re: Mk1 restoration

For those of us old enough to remember vinyl records its now time for the ‘B side’ of my build. Started cutting away at the rear arch, this is in much better condition that the other side. First I remove an inspection section just below the swage line and down to the top of the sill. Once removed I ...
by John&Luke
Tue May 29, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Problems
Topic: Mk2 emissions fail
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: Mk2 emissions fail

So no fault codes coming up on the diagnostics. Fail was fast and second idle test High CO high HC, low lambda New plugs, filters and leads ordered from AutoLink, the only obvious is that two of the HT leads look a bit fraded and not ideally. However plugs look pity clean. Wondering if it’s down to ...
by John&Luke
Mon May 28, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Members Mx-5/ Roadsters
Topic: Mk1 restoration
Replies: 32
Views: 2473

Re: Mk1 restoration

N/S door and bumper flatted back. Before flatting I apply a guide coat and then flat the primer back using a long block (on the door) to ensure the surface is flat. 2BC7E736-17F7-46A0-8A25-88F9E38C1883.jpeg The use of the guide coat means I can spot any imperfections on the surface and the block mea...
by John&Luke
Sat May 26, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Problems
Topic: Mk2 emissions fail
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: Mk2 emissions fail

Thanks guys,

Getting the car today so will look to see if any fault codes are showing, if not will check the exhaust and vacuum hoses then an italian service as suggested.
by John&Luke
Fri May 25, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Problems
Topic: Mk2 emissions fail
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: Mk2 emissions fail

Wanted to bump this posting as advice needed.

The garage has run a ‘cleaner’ through the car and it’s still failing. ☹️

My thought process would be a faulty water temp sensor therefore sending a duff signed to the ECU or Lambda sensor?

Help please,

Thanks j
by John&Luke
Sun May 20, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Members Mx-5/ Roadsters
Topic: Mk1 restoration
Replies: 32
Views: 2473

Re: Mk1 restoration

Hope everyone has been enjoying the Sunshine. Spent the day filling the fog light hole in the rear plastic bumper and removing the stone chip coating from the bottom of the N/S door. Then primed the bumper with primer with a few drops of plasticiser for added flex and straight primer for the door. T...
by John&Luke
Sun May 20, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Problems
Topic: Mk2 emissions fail
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Mk2 emissions fail

Hi looking for your advice. Just had a 1.8 mk2 fail it’s MOT on high CO2 at idle. Is this likely to be a duff lambda senor???

Any advice welcome?
by John&Luke
Sun May 20, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Problems
Topic: Mk1 headlight cover adjustment.
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Mk1 headlight cover adjustment.

If it’s just a small adjustment to align to the bonnet line then yes. Pop up the headlights, remove the black plastic side cover from memory a couple of pozidrive screws. The headlight cover is then held in position buy 4 screws, one on each corner. Loosen and adjust. Retighten and check alignment. ...
by John&Luke
Wed May 16, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Problems
Topic: Alternator noise
Replies: 23
Views: 685

Re: Alternator noise

Now that’s a COOL service! Bang ask a question and Wayne to the rescue!!

Love it.

Ps restoring a Mk1 over the weekend can you post a full restoration plan ASAP :lol:
by John&Luke
Wed May 16, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Members Mx-5/ Roadsters
Topic: Mk1 restoration
Replies: 32
Views: 2473

Re: Mk1 restoration

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