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What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

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

Postby simes2000 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:55 am

Took the front bumper off and fitted (another) new front fog lights - hopefully these will not fill up with water!

Drove it to work and back, and this morning to took it to my local garage for a new clutch to be fitted as I I don't have decent facilities for working under a car for a long job at this time of year.
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Lazza » Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:50 pm

I've done 2 '5 clutch changes on axle stands in the past and have decided I'm too old for that kind of sh*t these days which is why I paid a local garage to do the clutch on mine back in the summer.
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Mazda Mender » Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:44 am

simes2000 wrote:Took the front bumper off and fitted (another) new front fog lights - hopefully these will not fill up with water!


2.5?
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby simes2000 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:28 pm

Yes 2.5, this is the third set of front fogs I have fitted, but they are a diffeerent model to the previous two sets and look to be much better sealedagainst the wet - so Ihave some hopes that these will last a bit longer!
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby simes2000 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:30 pm

Lazza wrote:I've done 2 '5 clutch changes on axle stands in the past and have decided I'm too old for that kind of sh*t these days which is why I paid a local garage to do the clutch on mine back in the summer.


I haven't done a clutch on a 2.5, but I have done other clutches on axle stands, and it is not a lot of fun at this time of year - and there is just too much to take off on the 2.5 before you can get the gearbox off, so I wussed out and sent it away! Should get it back this afternoon all being well. :-D
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Lazza » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:55 pm

I did a Mk1 1.6 and a Mk2.5 1.8 Sport. The Mk1 was done on a dirt driveway and was zero fun despite it being a team affair with 5 of us working on it. On both we dropped the gearbox rather than lifting the engine & gearbox which would probably have been easier.
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What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Shadgrind » Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:05 pm

Swapped over my dab radio, from old car to new one. Swapped over my Eclipse air vents too!Image
I took the pic from google image search! But I have done it, honest!
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.
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Shadgrind » Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:09 pm

Actually that reminds me I have my modified Mk2.5,instruments to do as well. With the Mk1 white faced OPG and modified temp gauge. Plus the faces have had the green filters removed to show the blue LEDs.
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.
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Shadgrind » Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:25 pm

Sprayed up a wheel, anthracite grey from Halfrauds, first attempt at a wheel! Image
I am quite pleased, but not looking forward to the rest
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.
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Shadgrind » Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:54 am

Job for today fix the roof where it has cracks at the edges. Got a long strip of vinyl, some Black Witch goop and a needle and cotton.
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.
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Mazda Mender » Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:33 am

Shadgrind wrote:Swapped over my dab radio, from old car to new one. Swapped over my Eclipse air vents too!Image
I took the pic from google image search! But I have done it, honest!


I like them , where did you get them from.
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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**
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Shadgrind » Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:56 am

They are Mitsubishi Eclipse vents. eBay is the place to go, about £20.
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.
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Shadgrind » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:26 am

Going to have a go at fixing cracks at the sides of my hood, you know the edges where the trim is stitched. Got some PU leather, strip 4 meters of it and a leather work needle. What could possibly go wrong?
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.
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby blackyb » Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:50 pm

Shadgrind wrote:They are Mitsubishi Eclipse vents. eBay is the place to go, about £20.


Would these fit a Mk1?? :confusion-confused:
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Re: What have you done to your MX5 today/yesterday?

Postby Mazda Mender » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:42 am

blackyb wrote:
Shadgrind wrote:They are Mitsubishi Eclipse vents. eBay is the place to go, about £20.


Would these fit a Mk1?? :confusion-confused:

Yes .
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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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