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by John&Luke
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Members Mx-5/ Roadsters
Topic: A G-ltd arrives at wayne mansion
Replies: 22
Views: 385

Re: A G-ltd arrives at wayne mansion

Love reading this thread. Big inspiration to get back on mine.
by John&Luke
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Members Mx-5/ Roadsters
Topic: Mk3 purchase
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Mk3 purchase

I blame Wayne for this!!!! As he always seems to be getting new MX5’s arriving :-D :-D :-D I’m also working on the principle that ‘he who has more toys, is happier’ I’ve brought another MX5. I know Mk3’s aren’t everyones cup of tea, but couldn’t say no. Bit of a distressed sale (owner just wanted it...
by John&Luke
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Members Mx-5/ Roadsters
Topic: Mk1 restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 3752

Re: Mk1 restoration

Happy New Year to all Menders!!! A few months away from the project. But now back on it :-D :-D :-D Continuing with the drivers side sill replacement. Starting at the front of the car, I cut out the rotten metal and then gave the remaining steel a good dose of rust inhibitor. Then fabricated the bot...
by John&Luke
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Mx/Roadster Chat and Banter
Topic: Enhancing Your MX5
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Enhancing Your MX5

The purpose of this post is to engender some good discussion, ideas and debate. There is likely to be no one right answer, just personal experience and taste. I'm guessing we all are here because we enjoy the drivability, reliability, cost of ownership and maintainability of MX5's, and because we l...
by John&Luke
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Members Mx-5/ Roadsters
Topic: Mk1 restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 3752

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: 631

Re: Hello from Northumberland!

welcome
by John&Luke
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Members Mx-5/ Roadsters
Topic: Mk1 restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 3752

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: 15242

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: 22103

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: 35
Views: 3752

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: 509

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: 35
Views: 3752

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: 509

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: 509

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: 35
Views: 3752

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...

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