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1996 Uk spec Rebuild (we hope)

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Re: 1996 Uk spec Rebuild (we hope)

Postby Mazda Mender » Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:30 am

Very nice sir.
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Re: 1996 Uk spec Rebuild (we hope)

Postby John&Luke » Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:02 pm

Time has been a bit limited so not much car progress. I did manage to shot blast the engine mounts and repaint and remove the inlet peplum and paint this silver.

Lifted the engine into today and mated to the gearbox so its now already to be plumbed in.

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I have a quick question that I'm looking for confirmation on please.

The original engine was UK spec. My replacement is a JDM Spec. I have the ECU for the replacement engine and ASSUME I need to fit this in place of the UK ECU ? thanks
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Re: 1996 Uk spec Rebuild (we hope)

Postby Mazda Mender » Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:32 am

No you stay with the same ECU, no need to change it.
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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: 1996 Uk spec Rebuild (we hope)

Postby John&Luke » Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:53 am

Back up and running and tested yesterday. All good, thanks for you your help.

So next on the list is:
1. Remove the chrome 'hoop's and fit a roll bar.
2. Refit passenger seat.
3. Replace wing mirror.
4. Service brakes.
5. Flat and polish.
6. Decide on ride height (looks a bit high to me)
7. Replace steering wheel.


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Re: 1996 Uk spec Rebuild (we hope)

Postby storm » Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:50 pm

John&Luke wrote:Replace steering wheel.

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That steering really is an eyesore. :shock: :shock:

As for the rollbar, I'd recommend a TRLane bar. Decent price and good quality.
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Re: 1996 Uk spec Rebuild (we hope)

Postby John&Luke » Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:30 pm

Started the process of fitting my TR Lane roll bar.

Quite involved but getting there.
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Re: 1996 Uk spec Rebuild (we hope)

Postby John&Luke » Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:28 pm

Roll bar fitted.

Nice day to enjoy the sunshine and car.

Roll bar adds a degree of purposefulness to the car. Nice contrast to the red seats in my opinion.
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Next job is to fix the broken drivers door mirror. Thinking of painting the mirrors black.
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Re: 1996 Uk spec Rebuild (we hope)

Postby flea » Mon May 02, 2016 3:03 pm

Looking good
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Re: 1996 Uk spec Rebuild (we hope)

Postby John&Luke » Mon May 09, 2016 8:37 pm

Cars performing well, however noticed a little puddle under the rear LHS wheel. Suspected a brake fluid leak but found a leaking shock.

Two new shocks with Mk2 bump stops and gaiters ordered from Autolink. 9.5% May discount :-D

Replacement springs also on the shopping list. Looks like my next job is now lined up.
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Re: 1996 Uk spec Rebuild (we hope)

Postby John&Luke » Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:12 pm

Just a quick update of progress.

So 500 miles done on replacement engine. All ok (touch wood). Repaired the drivers mirror and at the same time painted both mirrors gloss black. I seem to have a red and black theme developing with the roll bar and mirrors. I'm now planning on painting the screen surround black as well.

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Also fitted new rear shocks and -40mm springs to drop the body to a more respectable height. Thinking about wheels, would love some old style revolution wheels, maybe some polished rim BBS. In the meantime I'm likely to stick with the 14" wheels on the car and paint black.
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Re: 1996 Uk spec Rebuild (we hope)

Postby Real Rayzor » Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:21 pm

some great done here,, well done. how's the auto engine compare to a manual.? is there a noticeable difference.
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Re: 1996 Uk spec Rebuild (we hope)

Postby John&Luke » Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:40 pm

To be honest I'm not the best judge as the original engine was knacked when I brought it.
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Re: 1996 Uk spec Rebuild (we hope)

Postby Mazda Mender » Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:20 am

Yeah but look what you have learnt .
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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: 1996 Uk spec Rebuild (we hope)

Postby John&Luke » Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:15 pm

Next job planned :)
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Re: 1996 Uk spec Rebuild (we hope)

Postby Mazda Mender » Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:30 pm

There is a good guide on here 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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