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TheVole

215 posts

37 months

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Looks nice!

I've just joined this club too (well, will have done by tomorrow afternoon), same colour too smile

Expecting updates.

Bill Carr

2,234 posts

118 months

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It looks and sounds very good for the money, nice one.

em177

1,641 posts

48 months

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FYI £150 should get you a tidy Mk2 roof with heated glass rear screen if you shop around and fit it yourself. I did mine in an afternoon with only a socket set required.

Admittedly this one is sold but you get the idea wink

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221133761941?nma=true&am...

Garlick

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40,597 posts

124 months

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It has glass now, and I really want to keep that.

The one I have been offered at £150 fitted has glass too smile

wackojacko

8,533 posts

74 months

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Torsen Diff ? If so .... I approve smile
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dxg

3,400 posts

144 months

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Garlick said:
Shaw Tarse said:
Does Chris Harris approve of your choice?
As you may have seen on Twitter, absolutely not!
I hope he realises that the gear change on Neil's example was absolutely shagged.

I should know - I bought it off him.

em177

1,641 posts

48 months

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Garlick said:
It has glass now, and I really want to keep that.

The one I have been offered at £150 fitted has glass too smile
Sorted driving

bicycleshorts

1,794 posts

45 months

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wackojacko said:
Torsen Diff ? If so .... I approve smile
Not if it's a UK car. You can pick them up for a couple of hundred (supposedly), not sure what it would cost fitting.

Eighteeteewhy

6,897 posts

52 months

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Tip, keep a lenth of wire in the boot/glovebox to clear the drain holes.

Garlick

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40,597 posts

124 months

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Absolutely. Once I've restored the sills I'll be doing all I can to protect them

new_bloke

296 posts

168 months

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Garlick said:
Absolutely. Once I've restored the sills I'll be doing all I can to protect them
A good thing I found for clearing drain holes was a length of net curtain wire. It was a bit thicker guage than wire, nice and flexible and had no nasty sharp edges...
Alternatively if you play a brass instrument, you might have one of these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cleaning-Brushes-For-Tro...
I did, and it was the perfect tool for the job!

Edited by new_bloke on Friday 12th October 17:26

FreeLitres

3,526 posts

61 months

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I'm interested to hear how the experience compares to the Chim.

I know it's not as fast or loud, but does the little MX-5 deliver 80% of the enjoyment? 95%?

RichTBiscuit

403 posts

35 months

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Glad you're joining the club smile

Hope your sills are indeed not too bad - mine looked similar and cost £800 quid to have all the rot cut out of both sides and new metal professionally welded in to OE spec frown

Your inner sills may well be goners to...

Garlick

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40,597 posts

124 months

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new_bloke said:
A good thing I found for clearing drain holes was a length of net curtain wire. It was a bit thicker guage than wire, nice and flexible and had no nasty sharp edges...
Thanks thumbup

FreeLitres said:
I'm interested to hear how the experience compares to the Chim.

I know it's not as fast or loud, but does the little MX-5 deliver 80% of the enjoyment? 95%?
I'll be writing about this car as part of my regular fleet updates, so I'll try and make some comparisons smile

RichTBiscuit said:
Hope your sills are indeed not too bad - mine looked similar and cost £800 quid to have all the rot cut out of both sides and new metal professionally welded in to OE spec frown
I hope so too, but the previous owner kindly let me drive it to a local bodyshop for a poke around/ quote before I negotiated on the car. As the shop owner has seen it, I hope it should come in as quoted(ish)

Garlick

Original Poster:

40,597 posts

124 months

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Waxed it today, paint came up well.


Shaw Tarse

22,401 posts

87 months

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That does look good!
Ignore what your follicly challenged boss & overly hirsute college have to say about the MX-5 smile

firman

1,395 posts

77 months

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Looking good Paul, need to have another one sometime soon, so is this addition to the fleet then or is the Lexus parting company?

Planet Claire

1,854 posts

93 months

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Welcome to the club!

That clean has done it a world of good, looks great. You got it at a fantastic price too. Could do with lowering perhaps?

Garlick

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40,597 posts

124 months

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Lexus will go cry

Love it dearly but need to save on running costs due to impending house move.

Shaw Tarse

22,401 posts

87 months

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Garlick said:
Lexus will go cry

Love it dearly but need to save on running costs due to impending house move.
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