Author Topic: Horney: My love for the Mazda MX5  (Read 58249 times)

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Re: Horney: My love for the Mazda MX5
« Reply #561 on: 09 December 2016, 18:48 »
Sadly the tin worm had gone to work on this old girl and the shell is beyond sensible economical repair (cheaper to buy a clean car than repair it). Also I'm bored of the supercharger and the fact it puts me in horrible classes for sprinting. 570bhp Mustangs are not the best match for 220bhp MX5.

So I went out today and bought this:

Untitled by Nicholas Horne, on Flickr

Untitled by Nicholas Horne, on Flickr

Untitled by Nicholas Horne, on Flickr

The plan is to swap the following into it from the green one:

Gaz Coilovers
Jackson Racing ARBs
Wilwood 4 posts
Wheels
Strut Brace
Under car braces
Oil Cooler
Ali Rad
TorSen Diff
6 Speed Box
peddle box
Clutch Hydraulics
Ultra light Flywheel
FM Happy meal clutch
4 point Carbing Cage
TR Lane Harness bar
Spark Sprint 5 seats
Harnesses
Momo Prototipo Steeringwheel
Tow Hooks
Fire Extinguisher

You'll notice no engine on that list. I need to source a MK2 1.8 lump for this little lot to bolt to:

Untitled by Nicholas Horne, on Flickr

and then finally paint it to look a bit like this:

Untitled by Nicholas Horne, on Flickr

First sprint is in April/May. No pressure then!

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Re: Horney: My love for the Mazda MX5
« Reply #562 on: 10 December 2016, 08:33 »
Loads of time.
Looks solid but then so did the other  :grin:

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Re: Horney: My love for the Mazda MX5
« Reply #563 on: 10 December 2016, 18:25 »
suppose I must have the best of both worlds. (or should I say three worlds)

1987 golf gti, mx5 2 litre sport graphite, and volvo xc60.

three different vehicles each with their own appeal !!

Iain

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Re: Horney: My love for the Mazda MX5
« Reply #564 on: 12 December 2016, 12:50 »
Should be able to knock out the reshell over the xmas break if you leave the booze, mince pies and funny cigs alone ?

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Re: Horney: My love for the Mazda MX5
« Reply #565 on: 28 December 2016, 15:58 »
Should be able to knock out the reshell over the xmas break if you leave the booze, mince pies and funny cigs alone ?

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:grin: that didn't happen.