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by Mxmurray
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: RANT! Not for the faint hearted!!!
Topic: GV and Rev 9's Co*k up repair panels....
Replies: 5
Views: 764

Re: GV and Rev 9's Co*k up repair panels....

They will work just fine, until someone is in an accident the car bends in two where the fibreglass is holding the rust together.
Or just allow a quick fit tyre monkey near it with a trolley jack!!!
by Mxmurray
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: MK1
Topic: de-powering a MK1 power steering rack
Replies: 1
Views: 151

Re: de-powering a MK1 power steering rack

I did record a video covering all the above but managed to delete it from my phone when attempting to be a clever git I will try post some pictures to go with the above.
by Mxmurray
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: MK1
Topic: de-powering a MK1 power steering rack
Replies: 1
Views: 151

de-powering a MK1 power steering rack

Tie rod.jpg Rack lock ring.jpg Rotary Valve.jpg Pinion TIG welded.jpg Pinion detail.jpg De-powering a Mazda MX-5 Mk1 Power steering rack There has been plenty of articles written about the Mk1 Power steering, some say it’s too light for spirited driving, giving the car a wayward feel at speed, some...
by Mxmurray
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Items For Sale
Topic: Euphonic ..full mx5 for breaking..
Replies: 11
Views: 624

Re: Euphonic ..full mx5 for breaking..

I'm also interested in the roll bar if ebod doesn't buy it.
by Mxmurray
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Problems
Topic: De-powered power steering rack
Replies: 11
Views: 568

Re: De-powered power steering rack

Was supposed to be going picking the rack up today, attempted to contact the seller last night, no reply, more messages to his this morning still no reply. I wanted the extra rack so I could keep my mk1 mobile whilst I did the job on the rack. Looks like I will have to strip my own rack down now. So...
by Mxmurray
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Problems
Topic: De-powered power steering rack
Replies: 11
Views: 568

Re: De-powered power steering rack

I will indeed attempt to do a video or walk through if only for people to see if I have done anything wrong.
by Mxmurray
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Problems
Topic: De-powered power steering rack
Replies: 11
Views: 568

Re: De-powered power steering rack

The plan is to split the rack down to expose the seal on the actual rack and remove it. I then intend to tig weld the pinion to take the slack out of it that is there to take up the play of the fluid. I will then seal the holes for the pipework either using the pipe fittings or maybe epoxy to keep t...
by Mxmurray
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Problems
Topic: De-powered power steering rack
Replies: 11
Views: 568

Re: De-powered power steering rack

It's just the rack I have bought mate.
I will have a complete power steering set up to sell once I have the other rack ready to be fitted.
by Mxmurray
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Problems
Topic: De-powered power steering rack
Replies: 11
Views: 568

Re: De-powered power steering rack

I don't have my old manual rack any more.
I have managed to find a very cheap power steering rack so I will buy that and have a play about and keep you updated.
Cheers.
by Mxmurray
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Problems
Topic: De-powered power steering rack
Replies: 11
Views: 568

De-powered power steering rack

Morning all I have been using my mk3 mx5 for some Autosolo's recently and my intention is to get my mk1 out next season. My issue is the mk3 steering doesn't seem to be able to keep up with the steering inputs and I can easily find the steering almost locking up say when driving through a slalom. No...
by Mxmurray
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Problems
Topic: Mazda Mk2 Crank No Start Stubborn Fault
Replies: 10
Views: 572

Re: Mazda Mk2 Crank No Start Stubborn Fault

Drh
Glad you took my advice and jumped on here from the OC forum.
I'm sure the menders will get you sorted.
Regards
Dermot.
by Mxmurray
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Problems
Topic: Mk1 Turns Over, Wont Start
Replies: 6
Views: 616

Re: Mk1 Turns Over, Wont Start

I don't know much about electrics (in fact nothing) but having read your post I would say your issue lies with the removal of the alarm/immobiliser. You say you moved the wires to cable tie them out of the way, try the wiring there to see if you have dislodged something. If the engine is turning ove...
by Mxmurray
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: General Body shop
Topic: Need wing mk1 and water wash holder
Replies: 3
Views: 762

Re: Need wing mk1 and water wash holder

I don't know if you are a member of the OC.
Robert Maguire on there is based over the border in Dublin and is usually breaking a few.
His name on the OC forum is MX5 123.
If you are not on the OC forum then I can always drop him a message on your behalf.

Cheers
Dermot.
by Mxmurray
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Torsen 2 4.1 LSD differential
Replies: 0
Views: 320

Torsen 2 4.1 LSD differential

Hi all
I'm looking for a Torsen 2 LSD preferably a 4.1 ratio.
Does anyone know of one for sale?

Cheers
Dermot.
by Mxmurray
Tue May 09, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Mx/Roadster Chat and Banter
Topic: Mk1 suspension swap
Replies: 3
Views: 1011

Re: Mk1 suspension swap

All sorted now, cheers.

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