MX5 in for some modifications

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  1. Marg

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    Brakes bled up, wide band hooked up, centre console back in,fans are cutting in and out sweet. Dumped the oil when hot tonight for some thicker stuff as it's a bit thin I think.
    Got to rig up a few heat Shields next,
    And guess start with the rear spoiler, and body work for paint.
     
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    Looking schweet! :)
     
  3. Marg

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    Been tinkering with this still, buttoning up a few bits while sorting some other bits in the workshop.

    As the front fenders are wide I've cut and raised front arches a bit to give wheel clearance against the original wing.

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    Nice work man!
     
  5. Marg

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    Thanks man
     
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    Top work mate! :)
     
  7. Marg

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    Got a little drive round the yard today!
    Lots of finishing to do including paint and fiber glass prep nearly there.

    Gunna have to put a muffler in as it is very loud,
    Also many try and put a 9 on front with a skinnier tyre rather than an 8


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  8. Marg

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    Started the painting over the last few nights.

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    Coming out alright considering its cans in a gazebo.

    When I'm better I'll be back over and prepping the front bumper that needs more work.
     
  9. Marg

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    Mean while my van decided to shit itself, recon engine rebuilt gear box, injectors, fuel pump ect ect ect later in back on the road and able to get to the workshop properly and start work again on this.
    My Christmas was spent re fitting the renault engine to my van what a mission.

    Any way, this is nearly there now, most of the car is painted!

    Having a few wheel clearance issues. But getting there.
    Still needs to be lower on the rear.

    Making some spoiler mount plates so that will be done soon and the boot can be painted.

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    Well nice! :)
     
  11. Marg

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    Getting there dude
     
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    Love all the fabrication work mate! Interesting and refreshing build, following with interest!
     
  13. Marg

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    Cheers mate, it could be a lot better! Just using what we got and time we have.
    Been here a year now but have had a few hurdles on the way!
    Mot Wednesday though!
    Then down to the mappers Friday!


    Knocked up some spoiler supports forbthe big wing
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  14. Marg

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    Road test yesterday. Mot, and alignment. 90 miles later and all seems good few bits tweaked.
    Anyway
    Mapping tomorrow see what happens there
     
  15. Marg

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    STICK A FORK IN ME IM DONE.
    Owner took it home today.
    Mapped to day at skuzzle Motorsport
    255 at the fly, 213 at the wheels
    Didn't need the boost controller goes really well



    Here's some pics of the end result. Now what do I do with all my time

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    There a few little bits to tweak, drive shaft seal, ingnition barrel, less camber
    But overall seems good.

    Not too bad of a ride with the HSD

    T25 turbo
    Log cast manifold with adapter
    2.5 inch custom down pipe with 2.5 custom centre with no baffles
    420 injectors
    ME ecu
    10psi boost
    Adapter from turbo to 2.5 inch intercooler pipework.
    Mapped on v power

    Stays nice and cool with the vent and the undertray air ducting.

    Untill the next project gets uploaded!

    See ya!
     
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    Top work dude, nice to see a project being finished.
     
  17. Marg

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    Thanks!
     
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    Nice! You can do mine now ;) haha I joke I joke
     
  19. Marg

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    Drop it round mate
     
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    This car is now up for swaps or sale
    Owner Mick 07814 174465
     

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