Show us your MX-5

Show us your MX-5

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GravelBen

14,457 posts

202 months

Saturday 22nd February 2020
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Whoops, I found a good deal locally and have returned to the world of MX5s! hehe





A very tidy NB RS 6-speed with 72k miles on the clock.

I'm not a big fan of the white wheels so I might look for something else to replace them (I think bronze or darker coloured wheels look better with silver cars) and I'll get the alignment adjusted to my preferred sharper than factory spec, other than that its just nice to be driving one again. smile

MightyBadger

688 posts

22 months

Monday 24th February 2020
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Wahoo, good score mate - lovely purchase. I have dial envy lol. She looks lovely, enjoy!

Sko77y

307 posts

101 months

Monday 24th February 2020
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Latest update from me before it got taken off the road post MOT for some fettling before summer:

IMG_20200124_103753_621 by Scott Reid, on Flickr

IMG_20200127_001642_163 by Scott Reid, on Flickr

MightyBadger

688 posts

22 months

Monday 24th February 2020
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Very nice, those wheels suit it perfectly.

GravelBen

14,457 posts

202 months

Sunday 29th March 2020
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I thought the RS looked a bit lower than standard... appears to have Mazdaspeed / Eibach springs on the Bilstein dampers.


stavr0ss

79 posts

100 months

Friday 10th April 2020
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bx14

28 posts

34 months

Monday 25th May 2020
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GravelBen

14,457 posts

202 months

Thursday 28th May 2020
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Went out for a cheeky night time hoon, but it was too foggy to have much fun so I stopped for a photo instead.

MX5 in the fog by Ben, on Flickr

mackie1

8,050 posts

205 months

Saturday 6th June 2020
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Treated our MK2 to a new mohair MK3 style hood today - good job we did as we got caught in biblical rain and hail and the old one really was on its last legs. Wasn't cheap but will probably last longer than the rest of the car.


TheJimi

20,986 posts

215 months

Monday 8th June 2020
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Anyone selling a nice Mk1, 2 or 3?

Ping me an email, if so smile

aka_kerrly

12,069 posts

182 months

Tuesday 9th June 2020
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Emmons said:
Had a wheel refurb, fitted some skirts and stripes. Roll on summer and more chances to use the damn thing smile


That paint really needs wet sanding and polishing to remove the orange peel , it could look so much better, if it's not a job you're keen to take on a decent detailer could do wonders.


Love the wheels those are looking spot on!!!


snotrag

12,892 posts

183 months

Tuesday 9th June 2020
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The bottom half of an Mk1 is painted in stone chip type textured paint - that's exactly how it left the factory and looks spot on!

Emmons

9 posts

105 months

Thursday 11th June 2020
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snotrag said:
The bottom half of an Mk1 is painted in stone chip type textured paint - that's exactly how it left the factory and looks spot on!
Thank you, my thoughts entirely smile

aka_kerrly

12,069 posts

182 months

Friday 12th June 2020
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snotrag said:
The bottom half of an Mk1 is painted in stone chip type textured paint - that's exactly how it left the factory and looks spot on!
I can understand painting the sills but the area above the side decal up to the swage line is too much for me. Maybe without the side decals the difference in paint finish is more subtle and that's perhaps why I've not noticed it stand out on other cars as much as the pictures make it appear.


nessiemac

1,295 posts

213 months

Sunday 14th June 2020
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Just picked this up yesterday!

The last 4,000 miles has seen the sills and arches done, Clutch, cam belt, radiator, tyres, wheels refurbished, brakes all replaced. Stainless de cat and dodgy induction kit.

Bit scruffy bodywork in places but so much fun!!!

Going to do a readers thread I think later.




stickleback123

8,370 posts

161 months

Sunday 14th June 2020
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aka_kerrly said:
snotrag said:
The bottom half of an Mk1 is painted in stone chip type textured paint - that's exactly how it left the factory and looks spot on!
I can understand painting the sills but the area above the side decal up to the swage line is too much for me. Maybe without the side decals the difference in paint finish is more subtle and that's perhaps why I've not noticed it stand out on other cars as much as the pictures make it appear.
I think you're normally so far above that bit of the car and looking down that the stonechip paint isn't at all obvious. I was quite surprised to discover that finish on mine when I first bought it, despite being fairly familar with the Mk1 MX5 over the previous 25 years.

clarki

1,204 posts

191 months

Tuesday 16th June 2020
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Finally back...after 5 years!!






stickleback123

8,370 posts

161 months

Wednesday 17th June 2020
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Great look car.

I really love how the RF looks, the ND looks expensive and a bit exotic in a way that no MX5 has before, and the RF particularly so, but when I tried it I missed the full roof down experience too much.

clarki

1,204 posts

191 months

Friday 19th June 2020
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Cheers.

Yes you do miss the full convertible experience but we're just happy to have another MX5 on the drive again. Missed the last one from the day it was sold.

Probably the only car I car say that about.

pablo

15,991 posts

245 months

Friday 10th July 2020
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Inherited my fathers MX5 this week, as you can see it’s a nice standard spec mk2 which will be used for sunny days and the occasional track day.