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    Ghosty got a reaction from AnnoyingPentium in The new news 24 thread   
    Today in MX5 things, I went to Congleton in my other Civic for some cheapo wheels so I can take my £££OMGJDM wheels off the green MX5, and put them on this Civic. 
    My mum will get the 13"s as they have nearly new tyres and the four year old Avons it's on now can be the backup set. 

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    Ghosty reacted to BorniteIdentity in The new news 24 thread   
    Spray paint a massive cock and balls around the hole (with semen emanating from the crown if you so wish). You’ll find it gets repaired almost immediately. I saw this in Watford a couple of years ago and the council couldn’t have been there quicker, despite many previous reports and complaints.

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    Ghosty reacted to New POD in The new news 24 thread   
    My mx5 has 2 bolts from a warrior tank, as I was working at the MODs rebuild factory.  Mx5 parts wanted a stupid price for a single bolt. 
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    Ghosty got a reaction from AndyIggs in The new news 24 thread   
    Fuck me, that was tense.

    Got the train to Leicester and the seller picked me up, gave me a lift to his place and the MX5. 
    Seller insists on feeding me, in the kitchen doing payment etc, and there's food on the table, he insisted I have some of the vegetable rice there, was pretty good to be fair, and kept me going. 
    He just gives me the V5 to sort out in my own time. 
    Off on my way, bit of alternator belt squeal that quickly clears up. 

    Problem 1 - both mirrors are broken and held on with mastic. Limited visibility. 
    Go to a McDonald's nearby to set myself up for the 100 miles home. 

    Problem 2 - can't tax it, old 11 digit blue V5. 7:30pm, no post offices. 

    Go to start the car and the (incorrect) battery has carked it (had terrible luck with batteries recently), called AA for a jump. Car's charging etc, just needed a kick up the arse. Didn't fancy bump starting as there were coppers in the car park. 
    Headed to a Tesco a couple of miles away, fuelled up without turning it off on the self serve - as I was pulling in another Eunos left. Thought that was a good sign. 

    Drove home in one shot up the M1 - praying for no coppers. Did pass a traffic car in south Yorkshire somewhere but it was too busy dealing with a foreign artic. 
    Car's good, it has a weird thing where it bogs down sometimes when the revs drop, it feels like either the cone filter/MAF isn't quite happy (going to see if the standard airbox off the 1.6 fits but think the MAF is different), or very aggressive VVT (that it doesn't have). 

    Drives well, just need to sort the niggles out and it'll be a goodun. 

    It's a Eunos Roadster G-Limited - a Jap special edition that gets you some pretty metallic dark blue paint, faux suede seats, fancy Momo steering wheel, a four-speaker stereo, Torsen diff... all the good Jap spec parts. 


     
    I'll get some pics in the light tomorrow, none yet because dark and stressed.
     
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    Ghosty got a reaction from gm in The new news 24 thread   
    MX5 is now taxed at the post office. 
    I've started with a couple of small jobs - given it the hardtop as the rear screen is splitting out of the roof (I'll replace the soft top next year). 
    I also changed the aftermarket clear side repeaters and swapped them for standard orange ones. 

    Green car's roof took a bit of messing to close as it's been laid open under the hardtop since at least May, presumably a lot longer. 
    Green car is going for MOT then will be for sale if anyone's interested. Wheels pictured aren't included. 
    I also took my Roadster floormats and moved them across: 
     

     
    Tasty. 
    I found out the horn doesn't work:

    That'll be why. A completely pointless key operated removable boss. It also means I can only reach the stalks with my fingertips, so that's going in the bin when I can be arsed going outside again. 
  6. Like
    Ghosty got a reaction from inconsistant in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Are you sure you didn't just buy the cinnamon roll?
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    Ghosty got a reaction from Cord Fourteener in The new news 24 thread   
    MX5 is now taxed at the post office. 
    I've started with a couple of small jobs - given it the hardtop as the rear screen is splitting out of the roof (I'll replace the soft top next year). 
    I also changed the aftermarket clear side repeaters and swapped them for standard orange ones. 

    Green car's roof took a bit of messing to close as it's been laid open under the hardtop since at least May, presumably a lot longer. 
    Green car is going for MOT then will be for sale if anyone's interested. Wheels pictured aren't included. 
    I also took my Roadster floormats and moved them across: 
     

     
    Tasty. 
    I found out the horn doesn't work:

    That'll be why. A completely pointless key operated removable boss. It also means I can only reach the stalks with my fingertips, so that's going in the bin when I can be arsed going outside again. 
  8. Like
    Ghosty got a reaction from Cord Fourteener in The new news 24 thread   
    Fuck me, that was tense.

    Got the train to Leicester and the seller picked me up, gave me a lift to his place and the MX5. 
    Seller insists on feeding me, in the kitchen doing payment etc, and there's food on the table, he insisted I have some of the vegetable rice there, was pretty good to be fair, and kept me going. 
    He just gives me the V5 to sort out in my own time. 
    Off on my way, bit of alternator belt squeal that quickly clears up. 

    Problem 1 - both mirrors are broken and held on with mastic. Limited visibility. 
    Go to a McDonald's nearby to set myself up for the 100 miles home. 

    Problem 2 - can't tax it, old 11 digit blue V5. 7:30pm, no post offices. 

    Go to start the car and the (incorrect) battery has carked it (had terrible luck with batteries recently), called AA for a jump. Car's charging etc, just needed a kick up the arse. Didn't fancy bump starting as there were coppers in the car park. 
    Headed to a Tesco a couple of miles away, fuelled up without turning it off on the self serve - as I was pulling in another Eunos left. Thought that was a good sign. 

    Drove home in one shot up the M1 - praying for no coppers. Did pass a traffic car in south Yorkshire somewhere but it was too busy dealing with a foreign artic. 
    Car's good, it has a weird thing where it bogs down sometimes when the revs drop, it feels like either the cone filter/MAF isn't quite happy (going to see if the standard airbox off the 1.6 fits but think the MAF is different), or very aggressive VVT (that it doesn't have). 

    Drives well, just need to sort the niggles out and it'll be a goodun. 

    It's a Eunos Roadster G-Limited - a Jap special edition that gets you some pretty metallic dark blue paint, faux suede seats, fancy Momo steering wheel, a four-speaker stereo, Torsen diff... all the good Jap spec parts. 


     
    I'll get some pics in the light tomorrow, none yet because dark and stressed.
     
  9. Like
    Ghosty got a reaction from Cord Fourteener in The new news 24 thread   
    After posting in the wrong thread...
    Car collected. Battery is weak and needed a jump after I stopped it. Time for fuel and a one shot run home with no wing mirrors. 
  10. Like
    Ghosty got a reaction from SiC in The new news 24 thread   
    Fuck me, that was tense.

    Got the train to Leicester and the seller picked me up, gave me a lift to his place and the MX5. 
    Seller insists on feeding me, in the kitchen doing payment etc, and there's food on the table, he insisted I have some of the vegetable rice there, was pretty good to be fair, and kept me going. 
    He just gives me the V5 to sort out in my own time. 
    Off on my way, bit of alternator belt squeal that quickly clears up. 

    Problem 1 - both mirrors are broken and held on with mastic. Limited visibility. 
    Go to a McDonald's nearby to set myself up for the 100 miles home. 

    Problem 2 - can't tax it, old 11 digit blue V5. 7:30pm, no post offices. 

    Go to start the car and the (incorrect) battery has carked it (had terrible luck with batteries recently), called AA for a jump. Car's charging etc, just needed a kick up the arse. Didn't fancy bump starting as there were coppers in the car park. 
    Headed to a Tesco a couple of miles away, fuelled up without turning it off on the self serve - as I was pulling in another Eunos left. Thought that was a good sign. 

    Drove home in one shot up the M1 - praying for no coppers. Did pass a traffic car in south Yorkshire somewhere but it was too busy dealing with a foreign artic. 
    Car's good, it has a weird thing where it bogs down sometimes when the revs drop, it feels like either the cone filter/MAF isn't quite happy (going to see if the standard airbox off the 1.6 fits but think the MAF is different), or very aggressive VVT (that it doesn't have). 

    Drives well, just need to sort the niggles out and it'll be a goodun. 

    It's a Eunos Roadster G-Limited - a Jap special edition that gets you some pretty metallic dark blue paint, faux suede seats, fancy Momo steering wheel, a four-speaker stereo, Torsen diff... all the good Jap spec parts. 


     
    I'll get some pics in the light tomorrow, none yet because dark and stressed.
     
  11. Like
    Ghosty got a reaction from Six-cylinder in The new news 24 thread   
    MX5 is now taxed at the post office. 
    I've started with a couple of small jobs - given it the hardtop as the rear screen is splitting out of the roof (I'll replace the soft top next year). 
    I also changed the aftermarket clear side repeaters and swapped them for standard orange ones. 

    Green car's roof took a bit of messing to close as it's been laid open under the hardtop since at least May, presumably a lot longer. 
    Green car is going for MOT then will be for sale if anyone's interested. Wheels pictured aren't included. 
    I also took my Roadster floormats and moved them across: 
     

     
    Tasty. 
    I found out the horn doesn't work:

    That'll be why. A completely pointless key operated removable boss. It also means I can only reach the stalks with my fingertips, so that's going in the bin when I can be arsed going outside again. 
  12. Like
    Ghosty got a reaction from Six-cylinder in The new news 24 thread   
    Fuck me, that was tense.

    Got the train to Leicester and the seller picked me up, gave me a lift to his place and the MX5. 
    Seller insists on feeding me, in the kitchen doing payment etc, and there's food on the table, he insisted I have some of the vegetable rice there, was pretty good to be fair, and kept me going. 
    He just gives me the V5 to sort out in my own time. 
    Off on my way, bit of alternator belt squeal that quickly clears up. 

    Problem 1 - both mirrors are broken and held on with mastic. Limited visibility. 
    Go to a McDonald's nearby to set myself up for the 100 miles home. 

    Problem 2 - can't tax it, old 11 digit blue V5. 7:30pm, no post offices. 

    Go to start the car and the (incorrect) battery has carked it (had terrible luck with batteries recently), called AA for a jump. Car's charging etc, just needed a kick up the arse. Didn't fancy bump starting as there were coppers in the car park. 
    Headed to a Tesco a couple of miles away, fuelled up without turning it off on the self serve - as I was pulling in another Eunos left. Thought that was a good sign. 

    Drove home in one shot up the M1 - praying for no coppers. Did pass a traffic car in south Yorkshire somewhere but it was too busy dealing with a foreign artic. 
    Car's good, it has a weird thing where it bogs down sometimes when the revs drop, it feels like either the cone filter/MAF isn't quite happy (going to see if the standard airbox off the 1.6 fits but think the MAF is different), or very aggressive VVT (that it doesn't have). 

    Drives well, just need to sort the niggles out and it'll be a goodun. 

    It's a Eunos Roadster G-Limited - a Jap special edition that gets you some pretty metallic dark blue paint, faux suede seats, fancy Momo steering wheel, a four-speaker stereo, Torsen diff... all the good Jap spec parts. 


     
    I'll get some pics in the light tomorrow, none yet because dark and stressed.
     
  13. Like
    Ghosty got a reaction from MiniMinorMk3 in The new news 24 thread   
    Fuck me, that was tense.

    Got the train to Leicester and the seller picked me up, gave me a lift to his place and the MX5. 
    Seller insists on feeding me, in the kitchen doing payment etc, and there's food on the table, he insisted I have some of the vegetable rice there, was pretty good to be fair, and kept me going. 
    He just gives me the V5 to sort out in my own time. 
    Off on my way, bit of alternator belt squeal that quickly clears up. 

    Problem 1 - both mirrors are broken and held on with mastic. Limited visibility. 
    Go to a McDonald's nearby to set myself up for the 100 miles home. 

    Problem 2 - can't tax it, old 11 digit blue V5. 7:30pm, no post offices. 

    Go to start the car and the (incorrect) battery has carked it (had terrible luck with batteries recently), called AA for a jump. Car's charging etc, just needed a kick up the arse. Didn't fancy bump starting as there were coppers in the car park. 
    Headed to a Tesco a couple of miles away, fuelled up without turning it off on the self serve - as I was pulling in another Eunos left. Thought that was a good sign. 

    Drove home in one shot up the M1 - praying for no coppers. Did pass a traffic car in south Yorkshire somewhere but it was too busy dealing with a foreign artic. 
    Car's good, it has a weird thing where it bogs down sometimes when the revs drop, it feels like either the cone filter/MAF isn't quite happy (going to see if the standard airbox off the 1.6 fits but think the MAF is different), or very aggressive VVT (that it doesn't have). 

    Drives well, just need to sort the niggles out and it'll be a goodun. 

    It's a Eunos Roadster G-Limited - a Jap special edition that gets you some pretty metallic dark blue paint, faux suede seats, fancy Momo steering wheel, a four-speaker stereo, Torsen diff... all the good Jap spec parts. 


     
    I'll get some pics in the light tomorrow, none yet because dark and stressed.
     
  14. Like
    Ghosty got a reaction from Dan29 in The new news 24 thread   
    MX5 is now taxed at the post office. 
    I've started with a couple of small jobs - given it the hardtop as the rear screen is splitting out of the roof (I'll replace the soft top next year). 
    I also changed the aftermarket clear side repeaters and swapped them for standard orange ones. 

    Green car's roof took a bit of messing to close as it's been laid open under the hardtop since at least May, presumably a lot longer. 
    Green car is going for MOT then will be for sale if anyone's interested. Wheels pictured aren't included. 
    I also took my Roadster floormats and moved them across: 
     

     
    Tasty. 
    I found out the horn doesn't work:

    That'll be why. A completely pointless key operated removable boss. It also means I can only reach the stalks with my fingertips, so that's going in the bin when I can be arsed going outside again. 
  15. Like
    Ghosty reacted to jmsguzzi in The new news 24 thread   
    G-Limited = proper Gran Turismo spec
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    Ghosty got a reaction from wuvvum in The new news 24 thread   
    Fuck me, that was tense.

    Got the train to Leicester and the seller picked me up, gave me a lift to his place and the MX5. 
    Seller insists on feeding me, in the kitchen doing payment etc, and there's food on the table, he insisted I have some of the vegetable rice there, was pretty good to be fair, and kept me going. 
    He just gives me the V5 to sort out in my own time. 
    Off on my way, bit of alternator belt squeal that quickly clears up. 

    Problem 1 - both mirrors are broken and held on with mastic. Limited visibility. 
    Go to a McDonald's nearby to set myself up for the 100 miles home. 

    Problem 2 - can't tax it, old 11 digit blue V5. 7:30pm, no post offices. 

    Go to start the car and the (incorrect) battery has carked it (had terrible luck with batteries recently), called AA for a jump. Car's charging etc, just needed a kick up the arse. Didn't fancy bump starting as there were coppers in the car park. 
    Headed to a Tesco a couple of miles away, fuelled up without turning it off on the self serve - as I was pulling in another Eunos left. Thought that was a good sign. 

    Drove home in one shot up the M1 - praying for no coppers. Did pass a traffic car in south Yorkshire somewhere but it was too busy dealing with a foreign artic. 
    Car's good, it has a weird thing where it bogs down sometimes when the revs drop, it feels like either the cone filter/MAF isn't quite happy (going to see if the standard airbox off the 1.6 fits but think the MAF is different), or very aggressive VVT (that it doesn't have). 

    Drives well, just need to sort the niggles out and it'll be a goodun. 

    It's a Eunos Roadster G-Limited - a Jap special edition that gets you some pretty metallic dark blue paint, faux suede seats, fancy Momo steering wheel, a four-speaker stereo, Torsen diff... all the good Jap spec parts. 


     
    I'll get some pics in the light tomorrow, none yet because dark and stressed.
     
  17. Haha
    Ghosty reacted to myglaren in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Just had an item delivered that wasn't expected until Thursday.  When I mentioned that to the driver, he said that he delivered a car seat to a local garage at 10am Monday (yesterday) and the bloke was flabbergasted as he had ordered it at 2am Sunday night (Monday morning) while he was pissed.
  18. Like
    Ghosty got a reaction from w00dy in The new news 24 thread   
    Fuck me, that was tense.

    Got the train to Leicester and the seller picked me up, gave me a lift to his place and the MX5. 
    Seller insists on feeding me, in the kitchen doing payment etc, and there's food on the table, he insisted I have some of the vegetable rice there, was pretty good to be fair, and kept me going. 
    He just gives me the V5 to sort out in my own time. 
    Off on my way, bit of alternator belt squeal that quickly clears up. 

    Problem 1 - both mirrors are broken and held on with mastic. Limited visibility. 
    Go to a McDonald's nearby to set myself up for the 100 miles home. 

    Problem 2 - can't tax it, old 11 digit blue V5. 7:30pm, no post offices. 

    Go to start the car and the (incorrect) battery has carked it (had terrible luck with batteries recently), called AA for a jump. Car's charging etc, just needed a kick up the arse. Didn't fancy bump starting as there were coppers in the car park. 
    Headed to a Tesco a couple of miles away, fuelled up without turning it off on the self serve - as I was pulling in another Eunos left. Thought that was a good sign. 

    Drove home in one shot up the M1 - praying for no coppers. Did pass a traffic car in south Yorkshire somewhere but it was too busy dealing with a foreign artic. 
    Car's good, it has a weird thing where it bogs down sometimes when the revs drop, it feels like either the cone filter/MAF isn't quite happy (going to see if the standard airbox off the 1.6 fits but think the MAF is different), or very aggressive VVT (that it doesn't have). 

    Drives well, just need to sort the niggles out and it'll be a goodun. 

    It's a Eunos Roadster G-Limited - a Jap special edition that gets you some pretty metallic dark blue paint, faux suede seats, fancy Momo steering wheel, a four-speaker stereo, Torsen diff... all the good Jap spec parts. 


     
    I'll get some pics in the light tomorrow, none yet because dark and stressed.
     
  19. Like
    Ghosty got a reaction from alcyonecorporation in The new news 24 thread   
    Fuck me, that was tense.

    Got the train to Leicester and the seller picked me up, gave me a lift to his place and the MX5. 
    Seller insists on feeding me, in the kitchen doing payment etc, and there's food on the table, he insisted I have some of the vegetable rice there, was pretty good to be fair, and kept me going. 
    He just gives me the V5 to sort out in my own time. 
    Off on my way, bit of alternator belt squeal that quickly clears up. 

    Problem 1 - both mirrors are broken and held on with mastic. Limited visibility. 
    Go to a McDonald's nearby to set myself up for the 100 miles home. 

    Problem 2 - can't tax it, old 11 digit blue V5. 7:30pm, no post offices. 

    Go to start the car and the (incorrect) battery has carked it (had terrible luck with batteries recently), called AA for a jump. Car's charging etc, just needed a kick up the arse. Didn't fancy bump starting as there were coppers in the car park. 
    Headed to a Tesco a couple of miles away, fuelled up without turning it off on the self serve - as I was pulling in another Eunos left. Thought that was a good sign. 

    Drove home in one shot up the M1 - praying for no coppers. Did pass a traffic car in south Yorkshire somewhere but it was too busy dealing with a foreign artic. 
    Car's good, it has a weird thing where it bogs down sometimes when the revs drop, it feels like either the cone filter/MAF isn't quite happy (going to see if the standard airbox off the 1.6 fits but think the MAF is different), or very aggressive VVT (that it doesn't have). 

    Drives well, just need to sort the niggles out and it'll be a goodun. 

    It's a Eunos Roadster G-Limited - a Jap special edition that gets you some pretty metallic dark blue paint, faux suede seats, fancy Momo steering wheel, a four-speaker stereo, Torsen diff... all the good Jap spec parts. 


     
    I'll get some pics in the light tomorrow, none yet because dark and stressed.
     
  20. Like
    Ghosty got a reaction from gm in The new news 24 thread   
    Fuck me, that was tense.

    Got the train to Leicester and the seller picked me up, gave me a lift to his place and the MX5. 
    Seller insists on feeding me, in the kitchen doing payment etc, and there's food on the table, he insisted I have some of the vegetable rice there, was pretty good to be fair, and kept me going. 
    He just gives me the V5 to sort out in my own time. 
    Off on my way, bit of alternator belt squeal that quickly clears up. 

    Problem 1 - both mirrors are broken and held on with mastic. Limited visibility. 
    Go to a McDonald's nearby to set myself up for the 100 miles home. 

    Problem 2 - can't tax it, old 11 digit blue V5. 7:30pm, no post offices. 

    Go to start the car and the (incorrect) battery has carked it (had terrible luck with batteries recently), called AA for a jump. Car's charging etc, just needed a kick up the arse. Didn't fancy bump starting as there were coppers in the car park. 
    Headed to a Tesco a couple of miles away, fuelled up without turning it off on the self serve - as I was pulling in another Eunos left. Thought that was a good sign. 

    Drove home in one shot up the M1 - praying for no coppers. Did pass a traffic car in south Yorkshire somewhere but it was too busy dealing with a foreign artic. 
    Car's good, it has a weird thing where it bogs down sometimes when the revs drop, it feels like either the cone filter/MAF isn't quite happy (going to see if the standard airbox off the 1.6 fits but think the MAF is different), or very aggressive VVT (that it doesn't have). 

    Drives well, just need to sort the niggles out and it'll be a goodun. 

    It's a Eunos Roadster G-Limited - a Jap special edition that gets you some pretty metallic dark blue paint, faux suede seats, fancy Momo steering wheel, a four-speaker stereo, Torsen diff... all the good Jap spec parts. 


     
    I'll get some pics in the light tomorrow, none yet because dark and stressed.
     
  21. Like
    Ghosty got a reaction from puddlethumper in The new news 24 thread   
    Fuck me, that was tense.

    Got the train to Leicester and the seller picked me up, gave me a lift to his place and the MX5. 
    Seller insists on feeding me, in the kitchen doing payment etc, and there's food on the table, he insisted I have some of the vegetable rice there, was pretty good to be fair, and kept me going. 
    He just gives me the V5 to sort out in my own time. 
    Off on my way, bit of alternator belt squeal that quickly clears up. 

    Problem 1 - both mirrors are broken and held on with mastic. Limited visibility. 
    Go to a McDonald's nearby to set myself up for the 100 miles home. 

    Problem 2 - can't tax it, old 11 digit blue V5. 7:30pm, no post offices. 

    Go to start the car and the (incorrect) battery has carked it (had terrible luck with batteries recently), called AA for a jump. Car's charging etc, just needed a kick up the arse. Didn't fancy bump starting as there were coppers in the car park. 
    Headed to a Tesco a couple of miles away, fuelled up without turning it off on the self serve - as I was pulling in another Eunos left. Thought that was a good sign. 

    Drove home in one shot up the M1 - praying for no coppers. Did pass a traffic car in south Yorkshire somewhere but it was too busy dealing with a foreign artic. 
    Car's good, it has a weird thing where it bogs down sometimes when the revs drop, it feels like either the cone filter/MAF isn't quite happy (going to see if the standard airbox off the 1.6 fits but think the MAF is different), or very aggressive VVT (that it doesn't have). 

    Drives well, just need to sort the niggles out and it'll be a goodun. 

    It's a Eunos Roadster G-Limited - a Jap special edition that gets you some pretty metallic dark blue paint, faux suede seats, fancy Momo steering wheel, a four-speaker stereo, Torsen diff... all the good Jap spec parts. 


     
    I'll get some pics in the light tomorrow, none yet because dark and stressed.
     
  22. Like
    Ghosty got a reaction from AnnoyingPentium in The new news 24 thread   
    Fuck me, that was tense.

    Got the train to Leicester and the seller picked me up, gave me a lift to his place and the MX5. 
    Seller insists on feeding me, in the kitchen doing payment etc, and there's food on the table, he insisted I have some of the vegetable rice there, was pretty good to be fair, and kept me going. 
    He just gives me the V5 to sort out in my own time. 
    Off on my way, bit of alternator belt squeal that quickly clears up. 

    Problem 1 - both mirrors are broken and held on with mastic. Limited visibility. 
    Go to a McDonald's nearby to set myself up for the 100 miles home. 

    Problem 2 - can't tax it, old 11 digit blue V5. 7:30pm, no post offices. 

    Go to start the car and the (incorrect) battery has carked it (had terrible luck with batteries recently), called AA for a jump. Car's charging etc, just needed a kick up the arse. Didn't fancy bump starting as there were coppers in the car park. 
    Headed to a Tesco a couple of miles away, fuelled up without turning it off on the self serve - as I was pulling in another Eunos left. Thought that was a good sign. 

    Drove home in one shot up the M1 - praying for no coppers. Did pass a traffic car in south Yorkshire somewhere but it was too busy dealing with a foreign artic. 
    Car's good, it has a weird thing where it bogs down sometimes when the revs drop, it feels like either the cone filter/MAF isn't quite happy (going to see if the standard airbox off the 1.6 fits but think the MAF is different), or very aggressive VVT (that it doesn't have). 

    Drives well, just need to sort the niggles out and it'll be a goodun. 

    It's a Eunos Roadster G-Limited - a Jap special edition that gets you some pretty metallic dark blue paint, faux suede seats, fancy Momo steering wheel, a four-speaker stereo, Torsen diff... all the good Jap spec parts. 


     
    I'll get some pics in the light tomorrow, none yet because dark and stressed.
     
  23. Like
    Ghosty got a reaction from jmsguzzi in The new news 24 thread   
    Fuck me, that was tense.

    Got the train to Leicester and the seller picked me up, gave me a lift to his place and the MX5. 
    Seller insists on feeding me, in the kitchen doing payment etc, and there's food on the table, he insisted I have some of the vegetable rice there, was pretty good to be fair, and kept me going. 
    He just gives me the V5 to sort out in my own time. 
    Off on my way, bit of alternator belt squeal that quickly clears up. 

    Problem 1 - both mirrors are broken and held on with mastic. Limited visibility. 
    Go to a McDonald's nearby to set myself up for the 100 miles home. 

    Problem 2 - can't tax it, old 11 digit blue V5. 7:30pm, no post offices. 

    Go to start the car and the (incorrect) battery has carked it (had terrible luck with batteries recently), called AA for a jump. Car's charging etc, just needed a kick up the arse. Didn't fancy bump starting as there were coppers in the car park. 
    Headed to a Tesco a couple of miles away, fuelled up without turning it off on the self serve - as I was pulling in another Eunos left. Thought that was a good sign. 

    Drove home in one shot up the M1 - praying for no coppers. Did pass a traffic car in south Yorkshire somewhere but it was too busy dealing with a foreign artic. 
    Car's good, it has a weird thing where it bogs down sometimes when the revs drop, it feels like either the cone filter/MAF isn't quite happy (going to see if the standard airbox off the 1.6 fits but think the MAF is different), or very aggressive VVT (that it doesn't have). 

    Drives well, just need to sort the niggles out and it'll be a goodun. 

    It's a Eunos Roadster G-Limited - a Jap special edition that gets you some pretty metallic dark blue paint, faux suede seats, fancy Momo steering wheel, a four-speaker stereo, Torsen diff... all the good Jap spec parts. 


     
    I'll get some pics in the light tomorrow, none yet because dark and stressed.
     
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    Ghosty got a reaction from mercedade in The new news 24 thread   
    Fuck me, that was tense.

    Got the train to Leicester and the seller picked me up, gave me a lift to his place and the MX5. 
    Seller insists on feeding me, in the kitchen doing payment etc, and there's food on the table, he insisted I have some of the vegetable rice there, was pretty good to be fair, and kept me going. 
    He just gives me the V5 to sort out in my own time. 
    Off on my way, bit of alternator belt squeal that quickly clears up. 

    Problem 1 - both mirrors are broken and held on with mastic. Limited visibility. 
    Go to a McDonald's nearby to set myself up for the 100 miles home. 

    Problem 2 - can't tax it, old 11 digit blue V5. 7:30pm, no post offices. 

    Go to start the car and the (incorrect) battery has carked it (had terrible luck with batteries recently), called AA for a jump. Car's charging etc, just needed a kick up the arse. Didn't fancy bump starting as there were coppers in the car park. 
    Headed to a Tesco a couple of miles away, fuelled up without turning it off on the self serve - as I was pulling in another Eunos left. Thought that was a good sign. 

    Drove home in one shot up the M1 - praying for no coppers. Did pass a traffic car in south Yorkshire somewhere but it was too busy dealing with a foreign artic. 
    Car's good, it has a weird thing where it bogs down sometimes when the revs drop, it feels like either the cone filter/MAF isn't quite happy (going to see if the standard airbox off the 1.6 fits but think the MAF is different), or very aggressive VVT (that it doesn't have). 

    Drives well, just need to sort the niggles out and it'll be a goodun. 

    It's a Eunos Roadster G-Limited - a Jap special edition that gets you some pretty metallic dark blue paint, faux suede seats, fancy Momo steering wheel, a four-speaker stereo, Torsen diff... all the good Jap spec parts. 


     
    I'll get some pics in the light tomorrow, none yet because dark and stressed.
     
  25. Like
    Ghosty got a reaction from Schaefft in The new news 24 thread   
    Fuck me, that was tense.

    Got the train to Leicester and the seller picked me up, gave me a lift to his place and the MX5. 
    Seller insists on feeding me, in the kitchen doing payment etc, and there's food on the table, he insisted I have some of the vegetable rice there, was pretty good to be fair, and kept me going. 
    He just gives me the V5 to sort out in my own time. 
    Off on my way, bit of alternator belt squeal that quickly clears up. 

    Problem 1 - both mirrors are broken and held on with mastic. Limited visibility. 
    Go to a McDonald's nearby to set myself up for the 100 miles home. 

    Problem 2 - can't tax it, old 11 digit blue V5. 7:30pm, no post offices. 

    Go to start the car and the (incorrect) battery has carked it (had terrible luck with batteries recently), called AA for a jump. Car's charging etc, just needed a kick up the arse. Didn't fancy bump starting as there were coppers in the car park. 
    Headed to a Tesco a couple of miles away, fuelled up without turning it off on the self serve - as I was pulling in another Eunos left. Thought that was a good sign. 

    Drove home in one shot up the M1 - praying for no coppers. Did pass a traffic car in south Yorkshire somewhere but it was too busy dealing with a foreign artic. 
    Car's good, it has a weird thing where it bogs down sometimes when the revs drop, it feels like either the cone filter/MAF isn't quite happy (going to see if the standard airbox off the 1.6 fits but think the MAF is different), or very aggressive VVT (that it doesn't have). 

    Drives well, just need to sort the niggles out and it'll be a goodun. 

    It's a Eunos Roadster G-Limited - a Jap special edition that gets you some pretty metallic dark blue paint, faux suede seats, fancy Momo steering wheel, a four-speaker stereo, Torsen diff... all the good Jap spec parts. 


     
    I'll get some pics in the light tomorrow, none yet because dark and stressed.
     
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