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by John&Luke
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: MK2
Topic: Coilover set up
Replies: 6
Views: 77

Re: Coilover set up

General question if I can jump on this thread. As there seems to be an informal affiliation with Meister and these shocks get good reviews on here. Is there an opportunity of a MM group buy or MM discount for forum members?

Could be a win-win situation?
by John&Luke
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Problems
Topic: A bit of a prang - subframe?
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: A bit of a prang - subframe?

If you haven’t got a strut brace a length of scaffold tube can also be used providing it is well support. Sub frame is held on by 4 bolts and 4 nuts (plus engine mounts) also there is a rubber tube from the charcol filter (I think) that attaches to the sub frame via a plastic connection on the front...
by John&Luke
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Members Mx-5/ Roadsters
Topic: Mk1 restoration
Replies: 60
Views: 6916

Re: Mk1 restoration

Front chassis legs, arches and front bumper mount all ready for stone chip paint. De rusted, rust converter and then etch primer and new seam sealer. 529E347C-0B5B-4115-8ABC-AB3C81E748FA.jpeg 8C2DFF0C-222C-4714-9D10-70825F220390.jpeg DEA44A58-D747-42B2-AD8D-CA96A42545E1.jpeg All masked up as I will ...
by John&Luke
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Members Mx-5/ Roadsters
Topic: Mk1 restoration
Replies: 60
Views: 6916

Re: Mk1 restoration

Started on my engine bay prep. Easy access with the engine and front sub frame removed. So like all engine bays, a mix of grease, traffic film, oil, and rust. ADE33F08-B4BF-44FF-8BCC-7C21E030BA66.jpeg 123AEB3D-880E-4197-93E2-54264F5A7C0B.jpeg B7C53BFA-5973-41EA-A7E3-C94B919897A7.jpeg Bit of elbow gr...
by John&Luke
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Members Mx-5/ Roadsters
Topic: The Green One
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: The Green One

Mazda Mender wrote:Mk1 1.6 VS....what did they do with the seats and carpet?
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Mm, Seats and carpet taken out at some point. I have some seats so just carpet to source.

When you say 1.6 VS. What is the significant of the 'VS' ?
by John&Luke
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Members Mx-5/ Roadsters
Topic: Mk1 restoration
Replies: 60
Views: 6916

Re: Mk1 restoration

Mm, spray. Quick and all parts evenly coated.
by John&Luke
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Members Mx-5/ Roadsters
Topic: The Green One
Replies: 4
Views: 199

The Green One

So a little purchase on ebay to add to my collection. 1990 Eunos 1.6 in British Racing Green. Actual purchased for the interior, but on inspection it's a good honest solid car. So not sure on my longer term plans for it. Couple of photos to set the scene. image2.jpeg IMG_0229.JPG IMG_0230.JPG image1...
by John&Luke
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Members Mx-5/ Roadsters
Topic: Mk1 restoration
Replies: 60
Views: 6916

Re: Mk1 restoration

Found time to remove the bushes from the bottom wishbones and sand blast before priming.
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Then moved on to the front subframe, sand blast, prime and then chassis black top coat.
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Please with my progress.
by John&Luke
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Mx/Roadster Chat and Banter
Topic: Japanese Industry Screwdrivers
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Japanese Industry Screwdrivers

Treated myself to these Vessel JIS screwdrivers. Feel and look very good quality. Handles have a nice firm feel about them. There is also a nice knurled section on the metal blade rod.

Assuming early Mazdas used the JIS screw head pattern.
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by John&Luke
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Problems
Topic: Oil Pressure Problems
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Oil Pressure Problems

Sounds like a fatigue failure where the wire enters the spade. I guess to be expected after 20+ years. A great reminder to check the obvious stuff first before shelling out money on new parts etc.
by John&Luke
Thu May 30, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Members Mx-5/ Roadsters
Topic: Mk1 restoration
Replies: 60
Views: 6916

Re: Mk1 restoration

great, are you rebushing the whole car or just where necessary? what type bushes are you using? Hi mate, yes intend to change all the bushes. I have a spare set of rear wishbones and sub frame purchased from eBay that I need to bush and the rather that cut a corner and regret it later decided to do...
by John&Luke
Wed May 29, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Members Mx-5/ Roadsters
Topic: Mk1 restoration
Replies: 60
Views: 6916

Re: Mk1 restoration

Front suspension stripped. First job top Wishbone’s . De-bushed using the treaded bar and pair of sockets approach. Wishbones then shot blasted. F181FCE9-B0A3-4FDE-B081-2C58459B31ED.jpeg Then a coat or two of red zine oxide primer BD65C23F-F268-4AAF-B64B-447BE54317BA.jpeg And finally tonight a coupl...
by John&Luke
Mon May 20, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: MK1 -1989 > 1997 (NA)
Topic: Poly bushes vs Rubber
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Poly bushes vs Rubber

Never ever poly push...always rubber.. Miester every day..we have them on all ours..would not fit anything else.. We tested the sportactives for him...very impressed with them as road suspension...they are height adjustable and the feel like they are set to 6 all round the the CRD versions... Highl...
by John&Luke
Sun May 19, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: MK1 -1989 > 1997 (NA)
Topic: Poly bushes vs Rubber
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Poly bushes vs Rubber

Looking for the menders wisdom. So the likelihood is that I will fit new bushes to my suspension. I remember getting the old bushes out is a pain? And that poly bushes fit with easy. However, I think the poly bushes will harden up the ride to much (not building a track car). Can I canvass views on r...
by John&Luke
Sat May 18, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Members Mx-5/ Roadsters
Topic: Mk1 restoration
Replies: 60
Views: 6916

Re: Mk1 restoration

Finished up the underside of the car today. All patched up, new seam sealer applied, rust treated and painted with anti corrosion stone chip paint. Easy on its side rather than laid underneath it. 6A2F806B-E0B4-4EB7-9844-2844FCBED390.jpeg 3A3EE948-2DF3-40CD-91A2-3C659DB0D227.jpeg Then got her back o...

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