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    Quote Originally Posted by Imposter Forg View Post
    Has it got the tan interior? BRG ones look ace with the tan interior and woodgrain
    No because I'm not a pipe smoking leather patch elbowed jacket wearing fuckwit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rowdytoot View Post
    No because I'm not a pipe smoking leather patch elbowed jacket wearing fuckwit.
    That is much more Austin or Triumph like. Brown faux wood grain in these things makes me think of a greased hair comb over balding late 40s yuppie who hasn't left the 70s
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    Quote Originally Posted by takai View Post
    That is much more Austin or Triumph like. Brown faux wood grain in these things makes me think of a greased hair comb over balding late 40s yuppie who hasn't left the 70s
    Lol.. True. The later is much like the real Forg metaphorically speaking so the imposter can't be too much different

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    Quote Originally Posted by buzz View Post

    Am happy with the Cap'nSlow-mobile. I had avoided driving one for years as I knew I would end up buying it pretty much on the spot. Like I did. I have no idea how people can command $30k+ for an rx2,3,4,7 etc when one of these just drives so nicely at a fraction of the cost. And stock.
    Having messed with so many cars over time I now know that out of the box, some things can actually be good, and there could be an 9/10 chance that any changes you make will mess with a nice package. Pretty much just some nicer wheels and tyres are my intended changes. Thoughts on the 15x8's? Tyres are 205's?

    Additional note: the standard soft top is actually pretty good noise wise compared to some other cars.
    Buzz - on mine they are 15x 7.5 +32 with 195/55 pilot sport 3s.konig don't make the litespeed design I have anymore.

    Then are look better in person than I thought they would from the photos. If I was buying rims myself I'd get some enkei rpf1.

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    Hurry up and turbo. And sell me the intake

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    Definitely time for an MX5 sub forum - 'MX5 Thircle'.

    Looked at the Enkei's, was quietly impressed with the amount of 'tribute' / (knock off copies) out there. Am thinking something in Bronze might suit mine, the Mx5 Mania Buddy Clubs are tempting. Plus it is a suitably gay name.

    Post up when you plan to get out for a hill climb or 'khana, will see if I can get out for a look.

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    Buddy clubs are a bit heavy. Real Enkies are best. I have Konig dial in. 949 racing wheels are good value.
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    Almost as bad as those bling lids Bitey has on his gold NB.

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    Nice buy. I bet the Ohlins weren't cheap for the previous owner. They sell them for the 86 and they're 4k+ from memory.

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    Ohlins were.. Approx. 3k for the p/o.

    Today I remade the extinguisher bracket I started on yesterday cos I decided was too heavy! New version is decidedly lighter and simpler.

    Test fitted the other rims I have from the whitegoods with semi slicks so we're good for Wakefield in a few weeks.

    Wire wheeled the crap out of the spare wheel well in the boot to get rid of the minor surface rust. Dumped some killrust primer on it and left it to dry.

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    Last edited by rowdytoot; 25-04-16 at 08:43 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rowdytoot View Post
    Today I remade the extinguisher bracket I started on yesterday cos I decided was too heavy!
    Watch out, you're starting to sound like me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Wilson View Post
    Watch out, you're starting to sound like me...
    Lmao......

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    Nice. I've only ever used 4:3 Torsen diffs and no complaints.
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    Did another Hills drive in this today after work. Getting used to the grip levels even on road tyres is harder than I thought but it's so nice to have such steering feel brakeabd throttle adjustabilty , even with an open diff.

    I have the door bushes ready to go in to stop rattles.

    I'll organise a wheel alignment on the next week or two to dial in some neg on the front and book into Trackschool at Wakefield on the 18th.


    Only bad things I've found are the headlights... Candles would be just as effective
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    Delrin door bushes installed. Super simple, definitely less door rattles.
    New wiper blades installed
    Clear side repeater installed
    Spare wheel well now has three good coats of high zinc primer on it

    Part of the lighting issue sorted helps if the RH headlight wiring is plugged in properly
    Also removed the green underdash 'mood lighting' which was pretty bodgy - power taken by wedging wires into one of the main loom plugs near the fuse box, earth was wrapped around a screw. Wires are soldered to the switch, and wrapped in tape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rowdytoot View Post
    Mazdaspeed mounts were 130 ish the pair
    fuck that's pricey, mania???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swang View Post
    fuck that's pricey, mania???
    Couldn't be bothered looking harder at the time.

    I'll just book in an old next cut and colour next week and it'll pay for the difference

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    Waiting for golden week to finish in Japan to get my cusco lsd on the way.
    Have ordered new mazdaspeed diff bushes as well.

    Looking for anunbroken windscreen Cowl trim the doesn't cost a million dollars like new one.

    Here are pics of the delrin door bushes and clear indicators Click image for larger version. 

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    Door jam dirty.
    Please clean

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    Quote Originally Posted by TT View Post
    Door jam dirty.
    Please clean
    Lol. I wont post a pic rest of the car then after the last nightime Hills run

    Replacement windscreen Cowl trim sourced - from lightyears nb8b shell he recently sold. It's in the post today

    Diff bushes are about to leave the US via shipito, bought from good win in the US. Will be landed for under 130 aud

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    Not sure what difference the diff bushes make, I never noticed anything. The only set I got where given to me. I should buy the door bushes, I can see that helping. How much was it?
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    I figure since the diff has to come out to put the cusco centre in, it makes sense to change the 18 year old bushes while we're there. Same reason I bought engine mounts.

    Door bushes are from AT performance - roughly 60 dollars.

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    Extinguisher bracket is nifty. Make me one

    You going to enter the motorkhana at the end of the month with this?
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    Thanks johnno. Seriously scrap 3 mm ally and an angle grinder plus And 20 minutes. Maybe. , Trackschool on the 18th is a definite though

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    i just used superpro diff bushes from ebay stock ones are annoying things to press out.

    come to the skid pan so i can see what the fuss is about these door bushes
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    Quote Originally Posted by rowdytoot View Post
    Thanks johnno. Seriously scrap 3 mm ally and an angle grinder plus And 20 minutes. Maybe. , Trackschool on the 18th is a definite though
    I'll steel (heh) some from simsy. He's got plenty in that hotrod he's got
    Fair few people I know are heading up for that. Should be a good day man.

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    come to the skid pan so i can see what the fuss is about these door bushes
    If he was cool he'd have not ignored my invites and come.

    Him and buzz should rock up during the day anyway. Nopics would appreciate getting her hair done at some form of motorsport event
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    Quote Originally Posted by no13b_Coupe View Post
    I'll steel (heh) some from simsy. He's got plenty in that hotrod he's got
    Fair few people I know are heading up for that. Should be a good day man.

    Also >

    If he was cool he'd have not ignored my invites and come.

    Him and buzz should rock up during the day anyway. Nopics would appreciate getting her hair done at some form of motorsport event
    Yeah should be fun as.

    No point skidpanning til the proper diff is in. 4th of June yeah? I'll bring the car down and we can talk bush and blow waves

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    Yeah good point man. Next one bro
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    I think you'll like the Cusco. I've heard good things about them.

    I found the limits of the Torsen - lifting the inside rear on corners like T8 at SMP or the Fishhook at WP. When the wheel lifts, the Torsen turned into an open diff.

    My car has an OSG now - no complaints.
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