What you put in, you'll get back ten fold
Members and searchers please be aware that some of our 'how to' guides do not currently show the intended help photos. This is because photobucket wants to charge a monthly amount for us to view our own pics. The photos are currently being replaced. If you need one of our guides and it is missing pics please let one of the Admin team know and we will make that one a priority for you.
Regards
Admin

What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

General chat on all things Mx/Roadster
User avatar
blackyb
Serial Poster
Posts: 761
Joined: Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:41 pm
Location: Scarborough

Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby blackyb » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:46 pm

Hmm, maybe an extra crimbo pressy then.

So what have I done to my MX today, took the cover off and gave her a polish then tucked her back up into bed till a drier more suitable day for an old lady to be out there.
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!!
User avatar
blackyb
Serial Poster
Posts: 761
Joined: Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:41 pm
Location: Scarborough

Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby blackyb » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:50 pm

Think you lot have been on Ebay and bought the lot, all I can find are from the good old US of A with extortionate p&p charges.

Popping to see my old school mate who has a breakers yard for a firtle and fiddle.
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!!
User avatar
Shadgrind
Serial Poster
Posts: 389
Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:10 pm
Location: Hungerford

Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Shadgrind » Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:13 pm

Today, I have changed the power steering fluid, changed the gearbox oil and changed upper and lower shift boots. I filled the turret oil too. Plus installed the exterior temp gauge.
Mk2 Twilight Blue. 1.8
GV Front Lip, Rear Wing. Blue LED instrument Lights. Direnza coil overs lowered quite a bit.
JDM handbrake and gear lever. K&N air filter, STD airbox.
Reversing sensors, rear view mirror display. De Tangoed lights, fitted silvered bulbs in indicators. LED sidelights. Heated seat pads fitted into seats two stage heating.
Gas strut from Corsa and remote boot solenoid!
Mk1 OPG & sender, modded temp gauge so it works (they don't normally)!
Rear spoiler, BMW clock. Mk2.5 centre console and clocks. Nardi leather steering wheel.
Low fuel Autolink light.
Ram air pipe fitted, taking air from scuttle.
Style bar.
User avatar
Shadgrind
Serial Poster
Posts: 389
Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:10 pm
Location: Hungerford

Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Shadgrind » Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:57 pm

Fitted a drip rail to my hardtop Fiamma Drip StopImage

Getting fed up with water dripping on my lap when I get in with a wet roof.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Mk2 Twilight Blue. 1.8
GV Front Lip, Rear Wing. Blue LED instrument Lights. Direnza coil overs lowered quite a bit.
JDM handbrake and gear lever. K&N air filter, STD airbox.
Reversing sensors, rear view mirror display. De Tangoed lights, fitted silvered bulbs in indicators. LED sidelights. Heated seat pads fitted into seats two stage heating.
Gas strut from Corsa and remote boot solenoid!
Mk1 OPG & sender, modded temp gauge so it works (they don't normally)!
Rear spoiler, BMW clock. Mk2.5 centre console and clocks. Nardi leather steering wheel.
Low fuel Autolink light.
Ram air pipe fitted, taking air from scuttle.
Style bar.
zeolite
Just Run In
Posts: 41
Joined: Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:15 pm
Location: Fife, Scotland

Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby zeolite » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:50 pm

Yesterday: Took a flapwheel to the drivers' side front sill and took it to the metal. Used rust treatment, etch-primer and stonechip to get it covered. Dad was on the N/S cutting plates and planning how to fix the front chassis.

Today. Wirebrushed (on an anglegrinder) the N/S wheel well and rust treated.

Tomorrow: Etch-prime wheelwell and or replace rear caliper.
User avatar
Yolo
Moderator
Posts: 1095
Joined: Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:39 pm
Location: Co.Antrim

Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Yolo » Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:54 pm

Old roof off good second hand mohair one on.. still some adjusting to be done but another step forward....
Mk 1 Eunos 1.6 Silver
Mk2 Suspension - Mk2.5 leather seats - IL Motorsport Bushes - 1.8 brake upgrade
Getting there slowly
viewtopic.php?f=35&t=4699
User avatar
blackyb
Serial Poster
Posts: 761
Joined: Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:41 pm
Location: Scarborough

Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby blackyb » Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:00 pm

Woke ours up from her winter slumber, started first time, quick ride out, then back into the garage the plan is to change all the fluids this week and refill with some nice clean fuel ready for a blistering hot summer, OK I am a dreamer, minus two outside today in the sun!!
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!!
User avatar
Mazda Mender
Site Admin
Posts: 12102
Joined: Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:18 pm
Location: Pie land,North west
Contact:

Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Mazda Mender » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:34 am

March/april we'll get crappy weather i bet .
M-m
The Disclaimer:-
This post is a natural product made from recycled electrons. The slight variations in spelling and grammar enhance its individual character and beauty and in no way are to be considered flaws or defects, the articles/answers/comments are provided for information purposes and they are not intended to substitute informed professional advice, I or mazdamenders.net cannot personally be hold responsible for any damage occurred from following this procedure or any injuries from it. Proceed at your own risk.


Mk 1 Eunos 93 black V.S II 1.8 fettled,
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 being fettled
http://www.mx5oc.co.uk/ http://www.mx5nutz.com/forum/ http://miata.net/ http://www.autolinkuk.co.uk/
User avatar
Shadgrind
Serial Poster
Posts: 389
Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:10 pm
Location: Hungerford

Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Shadgrind » Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:20 pm

Yolo wrote:Old roof off good second hand mohair one on.. still some adjusting to be done but another step forward....

How much did you pay for s/h roof mate?
Mk2 Twilight Blue. 1.8
GV Front Lip, Rear Wing. Blue LED instrument Lights. Direnza coil overs lowered quite a bit.
JDM handbrake and gear lever. K&N air filter, STD airbox.
Reversing sensors, rear view mirror display. De Tangoed lights, fitted silvered bulbs in indicators. LED sidelights. Heated seat pads fitted into seats two stage heating.
Gas strut from Corsa and remote boot solenoid!
Mk1 OPG & sender, modded temp gauge so it works (they don't normally)!
Rear spoiler, BMW clock. Mk2.5 centre console and clocks. Nardi leather steering wheel.
Low fuel Autolink light.
Ram air pipe fitted, taking air from scuttle.
Style bar.
User avatar
blackyb
Serial Poster
Posts: 761
Joined: Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:41 pm
Location: Scarborough

Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby blackyb » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:27 pm

Oil n filter changed, brakes serviced, battery, tyres n coolant checked and alls okay.

Just need the rain to wash all the crappy salt off the road and then the sun to shine !!!
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!!
zeolite
Just Run In
Posts: 41
Joined: Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:15 pm
Location: Fife, Scotland

Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby zeolite » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:59 pm

Fitted braided hoses and removed a rusted handbrake cable.
User avatar
Yolo
Moderator
Posts: 1095
Joined: Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:39 pm
Location: Co.Antrim

Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Yolo » Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:22 pm

Shadgrind wrote:
Yolo wrote:Old roof off good second hand mohair one on.. still some adjusting to be done but another step forward....

How much did you pay for s/h roof mate?


£220 including the rain rail.
Mk 1 Eunos 1.6 Silver
Mk2 Suspension - Mk2.5 leather seats - IL Motorsport Bushes - 1.8 brake upgrade
Getting there slowly
viewtopic.php?f=35&t=4699
1outof5
New
Posts: 13
Joined: Mon May 23, 2016 6:15 pm

Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby 1outof5 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:42 pm

started to change the rear shox for some Meister CRD :-) and while there pulled the bushings out and put some superpro ones. need to get some adjustment bolts ( 2 have rounded off whashers)
User avatar
Shadgrind
Serial Poster
Posts: 389
Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:10 pm
Location: Hungerford

Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Shadgrind » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:58 pm

Busy day today, I stuck on a rear universal black boot spoiler. Then set about fitting Image
And
Image
And
Image

Quick release is good, and the wheel, being only 330mm it's better for me at 6'2". I kept on finding my right hand would be trapped by my right leg when exuberantly cornering.

Then I got my welder out and finally taught myself how to use a 'No Gas' MIG. Took about an hour (read two or so) but I have balanced power, feed speed and moving the torch at the right speed. How on earth do you deal with adjusting the gas if you have a gas MIG? Blew a few holes in the old ironing board I was practicing on! Also made a couple in my sweatshirt!
Mk2 Twilight Blue. 1.8
GV Front Lip, Rear Wing. Blue LED instrument Lights. Direnza coil overs lowered quite a bit.
JDM handbrake and gear lever. K&N air filter, STD airbox.
Reversing sensors, rear view mirror display. De Tangoed lights, fitted silvered bulbs in indicators. LED sidelights. Heated seat pads fitted into seats two stage heating.
Gas strut from Corsa and remote boot solenoid!
Mk1 OPG & sender, modded temp gauge so it works (they don't normally)!
Rear spoiler, BMW clock. Mk2.5 centre console and clocks. Nardi leather steering wheel.
Low fuel Autolink light.
Ram air pipe fitted, taking air from scuttle.
Style bar.
User avatar
Shadgrind
Serial Poster
Posts: 389
Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:10 pm
Location: Hungerford

Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Shadgrind » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:33 pm

Today I tidied my shed and de-tangoed my second car. By the smashey pokey method.



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Mk2 Twilight Blue. 1.8
GV Front Lip, Rear Wing. Blue LED instrument Lights. Direnza coil overs lowered quite a bit.
JDM handbrake and gear lever. K&N air filter, STD airbox.
Reversing sensors, rear view mirror display. De Tangoed lights, fitted silvered bulbs in indicators. LED sidelights. Heated seat pads fitted into seats two stage heating.
Gas strut from Corsa and remote boot solenoid!
Mk1 OPG & sender, modded temp gauge so it works (they don't normally)!
Rear spoiler, BMW clock. Mk2.5 centre console and clocks. Nardi leather steering wheel.
Low fuel Autolink light.
Ram air pipe fitted, taking air from scuttle.
Style bar.

Return to “Mx/Roadster Chat and Banter”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 2 guests