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Post work quick bits done.

Connector for the headlight arrived
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Electrical kit out
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Old connector off
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New ceramic one fitted
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Drunk will also ordered a door bush set.

I hadn't remembered I had ordered them so was quite surprised when this package arrived
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The old rubber ones get worn so some cheap 3d printed ones from eBay appeared today.

The doors then bang and flex when pushing on

Old ones
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They go into this metal enclosures
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Old bush off and compared to new
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New one on and given a squirt
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Doors miles less bangy now.

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3 hours ago, snagglepuss said:

Post work quick bits done.

Connector for the headlight arrived
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Electrical kit out
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Old connector off
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New ceramic one fitted
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Drunk will also ordered a door bush set.

I hadn't remembered I had ordered them so was quite surprised when this package arrived
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The old rubber ones get worn so some cheap 3d printed ones from eBay appeared today.

The doors then bang and flex when pushing on

Old ones
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They go into this metal enclosures
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Old bush off and compared to new
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New one on and given a squirt
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Doors miles less bangy now.

Probably the wrong time to say this, but those rubber doorstop things have some adjustment in them to allow you to firm up the doors as they wear, swapping them from one side to the other coupled with some tinkering almost always makes them work as good as new.

Back in the mists of time I remember someone in MX5 circles ('Revlimiter perhaps?) making delrin ones and flogging them for something silly like £50! Crazy.

 

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I hadn't thought of that.

Delrin ones are still £££. I have kept the old ones but you can pretty much squish them by hand so I think even swapping them over won't stop the knocking

Or perhaps drunk will just seduced by shiny things.

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General mx5 lickers question - headlights. Won't always pop up when turn on the lights - I was hoping that he connector might fix it.

Symptoms

Turn headlights on and 40% of time they won't pop up. Lights are on. If I push the manual up button they always pop up.

Any ideas?

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9 minutes ago, snagglepuss said:

General mx5 lickers question - headlights. Won't always pop up when turn on the lights - I was hoping that he connector might fix it.

Symptoms

Turn headlights on and 40% of time they won't pop up. Lights are on. If I push the manual up button they always pop up.

Any ideas?

retractor relay

EDIT to say either that or the stalk.

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Good work here, you're really getting this wee car sorted out. 

You can get similar door bush things for MR2s, be interested to here your thoughts on yours.

When do you fit the turbo?

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Earlier today in a monsoon I had a visit from Bolton's Premier car whisperer to do some work.

As is the case with these celebrities I had to sign an NDA before he entered the premises.

He had the rover on a ramp
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Then dodging the rain he cut out the rear sill one side
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Fed up of getting damp a hasty shelter was erected... f8ff6fe0df33394d5b65aba611fccd19.jpg

And more fettling happened.
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So rover is now metal tight - just needs an MOT before I can pass ownership along.

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Thanks to Flat4alfa I have got a smoll haul of mx5 bits.

Collected them all in the great car swappage of this week.

First up is a bucket seat with side mounts - this is going to be sold on
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Next is a Nardi steering wheel in decent nick - again will stick it on eBay to see how much I can get back
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Random brace
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Set of 3 point harnesses - undecided at the moment with these but come with all the mounting hardware
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Also got soft top catches, sunvisor and some bits.

The reason I got the bits was the exhaust as I need a new back box and this was cheaper. It's a bit bigger than I thought!

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If anyone has any desires on a Nardi steering wheel or bucket seat with side mounts give me a shout. Will be going on eBay once I am back from Scotland next week

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The best thing I've bought for mine is the brake booster that stops the master cylinder from flexing...
On my list of things to buy. This was silly cheap for the whole lot
Can't wait to hear that exhaust - should be fun 
That will be one word for it. I am probably going to test fit it before I cut bumper or anything. Not sure whether it will pass dB test at trackdays.
You didn't like the cherry bomb on the 205, have you considered what that exhaust is going to be like? 
This technically has more silencing than the 205

I may not have looked too closely at the pictures of the exhaust when I bought the bits.

I can always fit a turbo to quieten it down.

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As it's Will's car and just on loan to me, I'm updating the progress of the 205 here.

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In the last five years this car has only done a few thousand miles and in the last month or I've stretched it's legs a bit more. The car enjoys the regular use and has happily plodded all over the country. I've calculated the economy over two tanks so far and got 54mpg and 57mpg. This is despite me eschewing my usual smooth economical driving style in favour of treating the accelerator like an on/off switch, because cherry bomb hooligan noise immature fun.

The scruffy appearance was almost a little too attention grabbing for me early on but I've grown to love it. I see it now as Condition: French farmer. It's a RHD version of the car you see in rural France pottering to the bakery or across a cow field with a wizzened old boy behind the wheel, when you think 'that's the life'.

It has a few dings and dents, and lacquer peel, and each of the panels are a different and unrelated interpretation of the colour red, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

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To drive, it is fine. You can have a bit of fun in it through the bends. The suspension gronks and bonks occasionally and is pretty soft, and the seats are made of Flumps, so you roll around a fair bit but there's some handling fluidity there.

It's a happy car, and it makes me happy to drive it. Quite a lot of that is down to the cherry bomb exhaust. Who knew a simple tube of metal was the elixir of youth. I revert to a seventeen year old hooligan whenever I drive it.

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I've got my AX back now, so Penelope will be heading back up to Accrington soon. And that will make me sad. She's helped me out immensely and been a proper little companion.

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Some very nice calendar shots there... 

Problem is that I am supposed to be selling it and then you mention the Flumps thing and the economy ... let alone the exhaust (although still not sold on it) as someone once said hnnnnnng 

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40 minutes ago, snagglepuss said:

Some very nice calendar shots there... 

Problem is that I am supposed to be selling it and then you mention the Flumps thing and the economy ... let alone the exhaust (although still not sold on it) as someone once said hnnnnnng 

Mmmm....suits you, sir 😉

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