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First MX5 - 1990 Eunos 1.6

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First MX5 - 1990 Eunos 1.6

Postby willson » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:39 am

Hi, thought I should introduce myself after buying a few bits off of Autolink :)

I'm a fan of Japanese cars, this is my 7th Japanese car in a row. Mostly Toyotas up till now.
UK mk2 MR2, Jap 6speed TT Supra, UK mk2 MR2, DC2 ITR, Civic 1.5 Vtec, Gen 6 Celica GT and now the '5.

After test driving 3 '5s I was still very unsure that it was for me, but thought I needed to give it a proper go so just bit the bullet and am really enjoying it now.

Got a list of mostly small jobs to do, mainly interior and cosmetic tweaks (de-chroming) and tidying bits. Fit new stereo etc.
The car came on 16" Euphonic wheels, but I've put the daisys back on, after spraying and buying tyres. The daisys are a lot lighter!
Got an issue with headlight switch at the moment, but I'm getting a new 'combination stalk' from Autolink so will hopefully sort that.

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Re: First MX5 - 1990 Eunos 1.6

Postby Mazda Mender » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:13 am

Greetings and welcome buddy...have a good nosey around as i am sure some of the info and advice will be of great help to you.
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Mk 1 Eunos 93 black V.S II 1.8 fettling,
Mk 2 .1/4 Roadster 99 black & gold V.S 1.8 being rebuilt,
Mk 1 Eunos 90 1.6 (claimed by daughter)
Mk 1 Eunos 96 1.8 blue B2...being fettled
Mk1 Eunos 93 1.6 black S special **gone**
http://www.mx5oc.co.uk/ http://www.mx5nutz.com/forum/ http://miata.net/ http://www.autolinkuk.co.uk/
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Re: First MX5 - 1990 Eunos 1.6

Postby willson » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:26 am

Cheers dude :cool:
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Re: First MX5 - 1990 Eunos 1.6

Postby blackyb » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:03 pm

Welcome, another Mk1 on the Menders list is always good news in my eyes.
1993 1.6 Eunos Roadster (gone)
1998 UK Mk 2 1.6 (gone)
2003 1.8 SVT Sport (Why did I sell it!!!!)
1991 1.6 Eunos Roadster with a bit of bling.

Life is a journey, best travelled topless in an MX5!!
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Re: First MX5 - 1990 Eunos 1.6

Postby willson » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:10 pm

Cheers :D
I installed my Kenwood BT73 earlier. I was sceptical of the 'hanging off the tombstone' method, all my other stereos have been mounted to the 'car' and then a fascia just covers the gaps, but it went fine.
Should have got a pic I guess!
Anyway, nice surprise that the speakers are pretty good and all seem to be working, including the head rest speakers :)
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Re: First MX5 - 1990 Eunos 1.6

Postby willson » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:16 am

I had a look at the steering wheel which I need to remove to replace the stalk switches.
There is no nut on the steering wheel and it looks like the thread for the nut is damaged :(

Whats the best way forward? Is it hard to replace the column? Thinking about trying to get the thread repaired by a specialist.
I don't have any experience with 'oily bits', I generally only do stereo / interior / trim type simple work :/
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Postby Mazda Mender » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:22 pm

Lets have a look buddy.
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Mk 1 Eunos 93 black V.S II 1.8 fettling,
Mk 2 .1/4 Roadster 99 black & gold V.S 1.8 being rebuilt,
Mk 1 Eunos 90 1.6 (claimed by daughter)
Mk 1 Eunos 96 1.8 blue B2...being fettled
Mk1 Eunos 93 1.6 black S special **gone**
http://www.mx5oc.co.uk/ http://www.mx5nutz.com/forum/ http://miata.net/ http://www.autolinkuk.co.uk/
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Re: First MX5 - 1990 Eunos 1.6

Postby willson » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:24 pm

You want a picture of the damaged thread? :)
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Re: First MX5 - 1990 Eunos 1.6

Postby Mazda Mender » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:27 pm

Lets have some pics of what your dealing with.
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Mk 1 Eunos 93 black V.S II 1.8 fettling,
Mk 2 .1/4 Roadster 99 black & gold V.S 1.8 being rebuilt,
Mk 1 Eunos 90 1.6 (claimed by daughter)
Mk 1 Eunos 96 1.8 blue B2...being fettled
Mk1 Eunos 93 1.6 black S special **gone**
http://www.mx5oc.co.uk/ http://www.mx5nutz.com/forum/ http://miata.net/ http://www.autolinkuk.co.uk/
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Re: First MX5 - 1990 Eunos 1.6

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Re: First MX5 - 1990 Eunos 1.6

Postby Mazda Mender » Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:21 pm

Yeah someone as had a good go at that...if your lucky you might get a OE nylon lock nut to catch and re-cut the thread...but i would not use it until the wheel is locked down and solid.
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Mk 1 Eunos 93 black V.S II 1.8 fettling,
Mk 2 .1/4 Roadster 99 black & gold V.S 1.8 being rebuilt,
Mk 1 Eunos 90 1.6 (claimed by daughter)
Mk 1 Eunos 96 1.8 blue B2...being fettled
Mk1 Eunos 93 1.6 black S special **gone**
http://www.mx5oc.co.uk/ http://www.mx5nutz.com/forum/ http://miata.net/ http://www.autolinkuk.co.uk/
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Re: First MX5 - 1990 Eunos 1.6

Postby willson » Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:30 pm

Okay, thanks. I'll try the nut tomorrow and see what happens. Reckon I'll be looking at a replacement column though :/
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Re: First MX5 - 1990 Eunos 1.6

Postby willson » Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:16 pm

So, if I cant get the nut on (I'm not optimistic) , is it hard to change the column?
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Postby Mazda Mender » Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:09 pm

Easy enough..
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Mk 1 Eunos 93 black V.S II 1.8 fettling,
Mk 2 .1/4 Roadster 99 black & gold V.S 1.8 being rebuilt,
Mk 1 Eunos 90 1.6 (claimed by daughter)
Mk 1 Eunos 96 1.8 blue B2...being fettled
Mk1 Eunos 93 1.6 black S special **gone**
http://www.mx5oc.co.uk/ http://www.mx5nutz.com/forum/ http://miata.net/ http://www.autolinkuk.co.uk/
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Re: First MX5 - 1990 Eunos 1.6

Postby shaun91 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:08 pm

Another silver mk1.

I like the wheel colour. What is it? And did you paint them yourself.
1992 silver mk1 mx5. Racing CHEAT induction. Jackson Racing anti roll bars. Jackson Racing HT leads. Rsr* 4-2-1 stainless manifold into stainless sports cat with mx5 single exit exhaust.

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