Hoodedreeper's Mk1 MX5

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postby hoodedreeper » 12/14/15 @ 16:28

Received the second package from Garage Star,this time a pair of door bushings and a Thermostat sandwich plate.

Got the door bushings fitted. The doors definately have that nicer shut noise,but on the odd occasion they need a firmer push to shut them. I guess in time they'll wear abit and it wont happen so much.

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Over the past week or so i've been busy making more DIY parts for the car. I first started with another sheet of Dibond and made the front splitter,followed by some front Canards out of some thin aluminium (it may be too thin,but will see how i get on)

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I decided to curve the splitter into the corners of the bumper rather than having it the same width all the way around. Made some brackets from some 25x2mm steel plate and mounted to where the OEM undertray bolts to (i used the front stud).

I originally left the centre of the splitter and used the two threaded parts on the bottom of the intercooler to mount it,but this pulled the splitter down leaving a gap underneath the bumper. So i cut the a section out of the middle so the intercooler fit snug-ish and made some brackets (will need to re-do them at some point as they're not the prettiest). Lastly i used a couple of adjustable turnbuckle rods for the centre.

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I have noticed the splitter has pulled over to the passenger side since re-fitting the bumper. I'll get it up on a ramp and see if i can pull it across. It was a very very snug fit fitting the bumper back on,hopefully theres enough give in the brackets (once slackened off) to move it back across.

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Next was fitting some tension cables to the wing stands. I used some 4mm wire cable with some 6mm clamps and eyelet bolts. Its definitely made a difference,its not swaying from side to side as i'm driving meow :)

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I haven't had the chance to drive it 'properly' yet due to all the rain we've had recently. From what i have driven it,it does feel more stable and the front hasnt gotten much lift (from what i can tell)

After taking the above photos,i notice how badly i need to adjust the suspension,another thing on my to-do list :)
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postby hoodedreeper » 12/20/15 @ 11:59

Finally got round to adjusting the coilovers (lowered the front 10mm and raised the rear 5mm). The Works were catching on the rear arches,rather than fitting new tyres (going from a 205/50 to a 195/50) it was easier to raise it.
So the Works went back on the car to test for clearance and so far no issues

** I am aware the tyres are fitted incorrectly,the wheels will be coming off again soon for a good clean and a coat of wax **

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The rear diffuser will be removed shortly,i've got another one coming :)

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After taking the photos,i noticed i need to adjust the turnbuckle rods on the front splitter,as its pulling up on one side

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I really need to clean the car lol
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postby hoodedreeper » 01/10/16 @ 17:50

My other half bought me a new steering wheel for Christmas,was a good excuse to order some new bolts too

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Just before Christmas i headed over to a local company that sells spares and performance parts for Lotus. I guess a perk of where i live is the Lotus factory isn't too far either. I asked to look at their available diffusers as i wasn't 100% happy with the DIY one i had made. So i drove away with their GT3 diffuser,just so happens to be the largest diffuser they do.

Before i get told a million times about the placement/angle of the diffuser,i know it needs to be angled up more to be effective. The people of Facebook have already kindly shouted this at me many times already

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As i've said in the previous posts,i hold my hands up to the Aero not being functional,and that it is mainly for aesthetics

I've also rounded the corners off the Garage Star Wing Stands and had them powder coated Gloss Black

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I've also re-made the Wing>Wing Stand brackets to tilt it abit more (for those extra scene points yO)

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Two track days booked,one at the Lotus Test Track in February and then my local Track Snetterton in April
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postby Highschool » 01/15/16 @ 22:41

Ironic you round the wing stand edges and ken offers it during production shortly after.

People like what you do apparently. :phillyb™:
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postby hoodedreeper » 01/30/16 @ 14:25

Oh really? What a coincidence :P
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postby hoodedreeper » 02/22/16 @ 17:50

While out driving i noticed some steam coming from the front of the car,originally thinking it was the car in front being abit smokey. After some inspection it was the hose coming off the Water Pump,i knew it was close to the manifold,but didnt realise it was touching. I've been lucky as its been like this for quite awhile and never had any issues.

Ordered a new hose and found out that the metal tubing from a vacuum cleaner is the exact same size! Sorted

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You may remember Adam at RevLimiter making me some bespoke gauges with a Purple Monster logo and purple diamond stitch in the backgorund. I asked him if he could make me some for my AEM gauges. I sent over some templates and he's done an incredible job as always!

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A week or so ago i met up with a few MX5 owners for our monthly midnight meet. Took the camera with me,would have been rude not to take some photos of the 'ol gal

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I do my best to keep on top of things,but sadly one thing that has always been neglected and thats the Coilovers. I've never cleaned them,never greased them or serviced them. When i adjusted them a month or so ago,i think i've buggered up the pre-load and it knocks on the passenger side. Good excuse to buy some news one 'ey?

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These will be fitted this week (weather depending). Will bed them in and get it laser aligned along with some new alignment bolts
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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 MX5

postby hoodedreeper » 03/09/16 @ 12:06

Small update

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I finally got round to replacing the front Rota RKR 8js for some 9js

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The HSDs got bedded in,new RKRs fitted and then a full geometry done

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I've got the car booked in next week for a new exhaust back box to be made along with some other bits and pieces i've done,but i'll save those for the next update
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postby hoodedreeper » 03/09/16 @ 12:17

Oh i forgot to add that i received my photos from the track day at Lotus Test Track. I'm not happy with the quality of the images,tried to improved them with Adobe Lightroom but when the original image is bad,theres not much you can do.

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postby hoodedreeper » 03/16/16 @ 14:41

Made some new Canards,this time out of 2mm aluminium and 2mm steel for the brackets (previous ones were 0.8 aluminium for both). Made them abit bigger too,meow i need to re-do the splitter and make that bigger too haha

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Had a change around with the hard top screen and purchased some slap stickers. Either the stickers are bigger than i thought or the screen is a lot smaller than i thought,or both lol

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I got my friend Jack from J's Garage to fabricate a new exhaust,as the previous one was hidden and looked crap with the diffuser

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And a short video,its quite echoey,will sort out a better video at a later date

https://vimeo.com/159149689
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postby Teejay187 » 03/18/16 @ 06:53

I dig!
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postby hoodedreeper » 03/23/16 @ 14:59

As of late i haven't been washing the car as often as i'd like to. So took the opportunity to give it a once over and get some recent photos

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I stupidly reversed into a curb and bent the diffuser. Next job is to remove it and cut the middle fins down to prevent it happening again
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postby hoodedreeper » 04/25/16 @ 17:59

A couple of months ago i got chatting to YasidDesign about an illustration of the MX5. I wanted something touge related to take the car back to its roots,but with its current appearance.

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Finally got round to shortening the centre fins on the diffuser,haven't hit anything since haha

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Recently got the car all cleaned up ready for the MX5 Spring Rally at Wentworth House. A big thank you to Stuart at Auto-Genie for the valet work the day before,its a shame the poor weather spoilt the day,but Stuart still did an amazing job inbetween the rain/hail showers!

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Met up with some crazy northerners before heading to the Rally,perfect excuse for some photos

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Sadly didn't come home with a trophey,but i don't blame the judges for choosing the Pitcrew and Italia,both cars are works of art and well deserved winners! I know what i need to improve on (annoyingly i knew they were there but couldnt get it all sorted in time due to lack of money) so i'll hopefully be back for the National Rally or the Spring Rally next year.

The car received a big welcome,a lot of people seemed to have liked it and was great to speak to so many like minded people :)
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postby hoodedreeper » 05/06/16 @ 18:17

It doesn't sound like a massive job (or exciting) but i've fitted Electric Windows. The headache was trying to wire up the Mk2.5 switch to the Mk1 loom. With the help from Mazda-Menders,i got it sorted and with a Mk2 switch it works as it should.

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My latest purchase was some LED Garage Vary lights from Rev9. Very easy install although i need to sort out the hyperblinking (my fault,i've connected the resistor incorrect)

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Also fitted some 6000k LED Number Plate and Reverse bulbs (also got the reverse light working again). I was struggling on ideas on what to do for the rear fog light,so i switched the wiring on the bootlid,and the 3rd brake light is meow the Fog light.

Another purchase was some Tyre Stencils. After searching about for a decent paint that is long lasting,i settled for some Rubber Tyre Letters made by Tred Wear

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Extremely to fit,degrease the area,key the surface with course sand paper,clean tyre and glue the letters on
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postby Teejay187 » 05/08/16 @ 14:20

Exhaust looks so wicked man!
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postby hoodedreeper » 06/01/16 @ 13:08

With the Electric Window conversion done and dusted i ordered some Stainless Switches from Jass Performance

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A few weeks ago I met up with a friend who owns a local Media Company (BN Media). They've just bought some new equipment that allows them to record in 4K,so they invited me along to do a day's worth of filming.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBJhfkL1Ock

Every year i look forward to attending one of the UK's largest car shows Modified Nationals. I thought i'd try my luck with the Show & Shine this year,and i got chosen to be in the Top 16 inside the Exibition Hall (its a pretty big deal getting in here as competition is extremely tight).

With the car in place it was show time! Surrounded by the country's best modified cars,it was very daunting having the MX sitting there,especially as she's wearing a few battle scars.

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Sadly i didn't win anything,which i knew was expected,but just having the experience of being there means a lot.

I've already got more plans for the car,even though this House Saving is supposed to be starting. Luckily the other half is encouraging it (for meow) so we shall see. Possibly big changes are in the pipeline....

My photos from the show can be found over at Chris Baker Photography - Modified Nationals 2016
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postby Highschool » 06/08/16 @ 00:35

Your car is a work of art. Thanks for keeping us in the loop here on CPB.
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postby hoodedreeper » 07/14/16 @ 14:21

Package from Garagestar :D

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In May my AEM wideband failed (gauge was stuck on 14.7) Got the car on the ramps and found out the plug had melted along with part of the loom. Fitted a new sensor and loom,but the gauge was reading leaner than normal. After trying a different gauge and taking the charger off to check for Manifold leaks,i was left scratching my head with no clue.

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The car started to spit flames rather well (a lot more than normal) after the exhaust started to blow from the front. I got the car booked in with Clive at Autotronix Developments for him to have a look. Clive diagnosed the blow was the flexi on the Fujitsubo manifold and welded in a straight piece. While it was on the ramp he checked the fuel philter,it still had japanese writing,so i'm gonna take a guess and say that hasn't been changed in a LONG time. With some tweaks on the dyno and on the road the car was back to showing 12.4 AFR on WOT and runs awesome meow.

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Finally got round to tilting the diffuser up with the help from a friend

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Sunday 10th July was Japshow at Santa Pod,i was invited along to be apart of the Fitment Junkies club stand. An awesome day despite the odd rain shower through out the day.

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We left early to beat the traffic,got 10mins out and stopped for fuel,where i discovered a flat tyre :( Theres a first time for everything! With the boot filled with cleaning and camera equipment,i didn't have a spare. Ended up waiting 3hrs for my Dad to come deliver a pair of Rota RKRs so i could get home.

Moral of the story,carry a space saver....or get Recovery through the Bank/Insurance company

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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 MX5

postby hoodedreeper » 07/14/16 @ 14:49

I happen to be browsing through eBay looking at parts and came across a listing for an MX5. Price was pretty good,but it needed some TLC,myself and the other half had talked about getting a joint project for awhile but it never really happened. I contacted the seller and arranged to view the car etc etc managed to knock him down on the price and got it trailored home last night.

Its a 1990 1.6 Import,cambelt and waterpump done approx 20k miles ago. Panels are pretty straight but the paint work has seen better days.

Its got a seized driver side rear caliper which i'm in the middle of sorting. Only other concern is the driver side rear arch has started to corrode quite badly (you'll see in the photos below).

No real plans for this except tidy it up and get it MOT'd and on the road

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Will add updates to this topic as there probably wont be that many compared to the Purple MX5
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postby hoodedreeper » 08/02/16 @ 13:53

Its been a busy few weeks with the new Silver project...

New Caliper
New Rear Brake Pads
New Handbrake cable
HIDs removed
Horn wired up
All broken interior trim replaced

While i was tidying up the wiring under the steering column (its got a black box with a loom attached,but most of the loom is bunched up and not connected) I caught the accelerator pedal and it happened to move a lot more than usual.

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It was cracked all the way along the plate,and only held on by the bend on the left (i snapped it off for ease of removal). What a ball ache that was to change!

While the rear wheel was off having the brakes sorted,i spotted these...

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Looks like they haven't moved in a long time,something else to look at sorting

It seems when ever i 'browse' eBay i end up spending money. Found a listing for some 'Mazda MX5 Mk1 Alloys',they had 4 bids at £102 ($136). Looking closer at the photos,the stamp in the centre was very distinguishable. I ended up winning them for £118 ($157)!

RS Watanabe 14x6 ET? (i'm guessing either 35 or 40) with 185/60 tyres (will need replacing)

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Yesterday (Monday 1st August) i took it for its MOT (yearly inspection for those over seas) and she passed with a couple of advisories

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Let the fun begin!
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postby hoodedreeper » 08/10/16 @ 16:36

Fitted the Deep Corn Nardi that was removed from the Purple car

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Received a delivery from Driftworks

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We dropped the RS Watanabe's off at a local Powder Coater last week. They didn't have the colour we wanted,they didn't have a sample either. He said if we allow him to go ahead with the colour,he'll do it at a lower price. I'm glad we took the gamble cos they're stunning!

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Stuck some Uniroyal Rain Expert 185/60r14 on and got them mounted on the car. The car also had the rear camber arms free'd off,greased and adjusted,new track rod ends and an alignment. Garage said it was the worst car they've seen a long time :( oops!

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Also fitted some clear Headlamps from eBay

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postby hoodedreeper » 08/22/16 @ 15:33

Yesterday (Sunday 21st August) myself and a few friends headed over to Santa Pod Raceway for their Run What You Brung events. Having never done this i was pretty nervous...

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MX5 - 200hp
MR2 Turbo - 363hp
Astra GSi - 276hp
Leon - 325hp

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It wasn't until my last run of the day that i found the Intercooler pipe on the Charger side wasn't attached. By the time we managed to get it fixed the track had closed. The times aren't the best for the car spec,but i meow have targets to beat for next time

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postby hoodedreeper » 09/19/16 @ 16:38

On the 10th September it was 3 years since i first got the car

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Not much has happened recently with the cars,we went to Japanese Auto Extravaganza a week or so ago (UK's largest Jap show)

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On the way home from the show,the ONLY time i put my foot down (properly) the car decides to break down :( A massive misfire and lots of smoke

Its currently running on 2 cylinders (1 and 3),i've changed the spark plugs,ignition leads,ignition coil and the cam angle sensor. I've checked the timing belt and it hasn't slipped a tooth and the cams aren't damaged. I've also tested the ignitor unit,igniton coil and leads off the silver car and still no change.

I'm yet to do a compression test (waiting on a friend to bring it round). All the injectors are working,there's PLENTY of fuel but for some reason cylinders 2 and 4 aren't sparking as good as they should be (plugs look brand new still).

Need to check all the wiring too as i'm sure thats the fault,but it doesn't explain all of the smoke when it first happened? (oil getting past the piston rings or dropped valve possibly?!)
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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 MX5

postby hoodedreeper » 12/09/16 @ 15:02

So after almost 3 months of trying to fix the car i gave in and dropped it off to H&S Performance for them to look at it. Within 20 minutes they had it running.

Y'know how you kick yourself over something ridiculously simple/stupid? Yeah i'm doing that...a lot!

Fuel lines were opposite way round on the fuel rail. The fuel pump wiring was earthing out too. So add those to the damaged injector driver on the Megasquirt and there we have it!

They're gonna do an oil and philter change and run it round the block to make sure its all ok.

Easy mistake to make,you live and learn!
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postby hoodedreeper » 12/20/16 @ 14:31

Headed into the city where a new light tunnel had been put up. Would have been rude not to get some snaps

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postby hoodedreeper » 12/26/16 @ 08:22

Certainly not the most exciting christmas present you'd usually receive,but i'm thankful :)
Received an engine stand and a 1.6 UK long nose engine. Compression is very good 198/202/210/210.

Plans are to strip it down and clean everything up with a lick of paint or powder coat. Will also be fitting a coolant re-route,COPs,GarageStar pulleys (already have these). Replace majority of the gaskets and seals and the usual service stuff.

The supercharger will also get a new coat of paint along with new intercooler pipes as and when the current engine is removed :)

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postby hoodedreeper » 01/04/17 @ 12:14

Managed to grab a set of Toyota Coil On Plugs at a very good price. Even better that the wiring has already been sorted

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Been collecting a box of parts ready

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Today (Weds 4th Jan) i was finally able to degrease the block inbetween the rainy showers. Theres a few smaller areas that need cleaning (behind the silver tape for example) but its 90% ready for paint. I've switched from aerosol to brush on as it'll be easier to do with the unexpected weather at the moment

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postby hoodedreeper » 01/13/17 @ 17:34

Finished off the prep on the block and masked it up ready for paint

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A couple of layers of Smooth Silver Hammerite,job done!

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Started to spray some bits and pieces in VHT Wrinkle Black

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Also had some bits and pieces powder coated in Gloss Black

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Today (13th Jan) i received my GarageStar/Circuit Dreamer order,much excite! rare part! wow!

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Mazda 323/Mercury Capri Valve Cover
Coil On Plugs bracket
Alloy Overflow Tank
Cam Gear Hardware

I also received majority of replacement stainless bolts for the front of the car :)
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postby hoodedreeper » 02/05/17 @ 13:54

Fitted a front Stainless Tow Hook from Jass Performance along with their new Interior Mirror and retro style oil cap. I also fixed the broken side light on one of the TSIs.

While the bumper was off i refitted my HIDs as the current bulbs are pretty useless

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With the car breaking down back in September i was starting to have enough of it,this meant it didn't get cleaned for 4 months! :( The other half kindly cleaned it for me,as it always seemed to rain when ever i had a day off :/

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postby hoodedreeper » 02/05/17 @ 14:07

Made a lot of progress with the spare engine recently

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postby Teejay187 » 02/05/17 @ 16:10

Holy moly! That looks mint!!
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postby slyskiller » 02/06/17 @ 12:54

That motor is so clean! Love the color choice for the valve cover.
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postby hoodedreeper » 02/21/17 @ 14:36

It was that time of year where my local car club organise a charity meet raising money for Big C Cancer and to remember our good friend Mark. Weather held out and we filled the car park again,raising £1161 on the night

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The other half has been wanting to do a group photoshoot of our cars,luckily the cars stayed clean and the weather was dry

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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 MX5

postby hoodedreeper » 03/29/17 @ 17:55

The past month its been abit of an Import theme

Initial D Vol 1 book

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Hyper REVs the first 4 issues for the NA/NB MX5

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(Another) Dcuatro Light Cover

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And my latest purchase,this will be kept a secret for alittle while until i sort some other stuff out

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The past 4 and bit weeks the car has been back at the bodyshop having repairs done

Mazdaspeed bumper repaired and repainted
Front wide arches/flares removed
New wide arches/flares painted and fitted
Wings/fenders painted
Driver side rear wide arch/flare repaired
Bonnet hinge replaced

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I'm also re-living my child hood abit and been purchasing a lot of old gaming consoles and games. Collection is growing nicely (and pretty fast). I move out late summer,gotta get the spare room well equipped :P
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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 MX5

postby hoodedreeper » 05/28/17 @ 18:39

Y'know when you get an idea in your head,and you can't tell if its going to be a good or bad idea...well...that may have happened.

Every year it seems i do something drastic with the car and its always a risk. I've had an idea about having a livery designed and fitted to the car for almost a year meow. I contacted Tom at Infamous Creations (he's done some awesome drift car designs for drivers across the globe) as i knew he'd be the guy to speak to.

A few months went by with ideas being thrown back and forth. I've always loved the HKS livery and knew that would be the one for MX5. So Tom drew out the pattern as a base and we built it from there. The design ended up looking like this:

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I wasn't too keen on my photography logo being as big as that,but that could be changed later on. I emailed a local graphics company (Unique Signs) with the render back in June 2016. We got the design sorted,the guys took lots of measurements and the graphics were fitted this week. I collected the car on Thursday (25th May) ready for the Modified Nationals show the following day.

After getting back from the show today (Sunday 28th May) i stopped off at a previous location i took for photos not long after i bought it

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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 MX5

postby hoodedreeper » 05/29/17 @ 15:53

A couple more photos of when i got the car back

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My Car Club's new window sticker

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And a couple i took from the show

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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 MX5

postby hoodedreeper » 06/09/17 @ 13:28

Jass Performance have been developing their flush headlights for awhile meow. Yesterday i received the first set off the production line and fitted them to the Monster.

Fitment still needs tweaking on the corners. Please bare in mind my bonnet and bumper are FRP and the bumper is sagging abit,so fitment isnt as spot on to a stock car. Also my Intercooler pipe is sitting higher for some reason (another job to do)

Assembly was simple,took longer to align them in all honesty. The expansion bottle has to be moved back approx 5cm,all hardware and brackets are included.

The beam pattern is fine and hasn't been effected. I've experienced zero drag or air turbulance from them. I cant see it being any different to when pop ups are up.

Vlad should have them up on the website with a write up over the week/next week

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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 MX5

postby hoodedreeper » 06/09/17 @ 13:34

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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 MX5

postby hoodedreeper » 06/29/17 @ 15:34

I've been busy....

Jass Performance Stainless NB Heater Controls Cover

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Garage Star / Circuit Sport Expansion Tank (looks tiny compared to the OEM tank)

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Did a quick photoshoot at night,pretty pleased with the outcome

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My DIY airbox is meow finished. Made the sides from Aluminium and the insulation is from eBay. The silver ducting i got from work,which will be replaced with something more rigid (that doesnt split so easy)

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Last night's purchase was a set of AWD Dials. Its been one of those rare parts i've dreamt of owning but these never come up for sale. I'm swapping my current dials for these plus there was some cash on top. Worked out quite a lot but oh well,you only live once

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Currently waiting for a Rev9 order to be shipped,more on that once it arrives :)
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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 MX5

postby hoodedreeper » 07/07/17 @ 13:54

My Rev9 order had finally arrived after being stuck in customs for almost a week :/ The import duty was the most expensive i've had to pay ever...but its worth it

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Garage Vary Rain Guard
Watanabe Centre Caps
Nielex Chrome Handbrake Cover
M2-1028 Replica Mirrors

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The Quality and fitment of the Mirrors are excellent. They're smaller than i had hoped as i know photos can be deceiving. Only driven the car a couple of miles late at night so can't comment too much on visibility.

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The Nielex Handbrake cover was a good decision to get. Again,fitment and quality is top notch as with all Rev9 products. Sadly it didn't come with the sticker so i'll have to get one made.

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The Watanabes on the Silver daily have been crying out for centre caps ever since i bought them. Its amazing how much of a difference they make. Not much to say on these,except Watanabe \oo/

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It certainly was an expensive couple of weeks since payday. I got linked a for sale thread for some RS Refine Gauge Rings. No way could i be this lucky and get AWD dials and these gauge rings within a week of each other? Luckily the seller was in the UK which saved on some (more) import duty,very speedy delivery too!

Cleaned up the old sealant around the edge and gave them a polish up. Fitted the whole cluster in the car,and WOW!

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I'll get round to fitting the Garage Vary rain guard soon,i don't think thats going to be a quick job.

I'm off on a driving holiday in over a week's time,i'm taking the Purple MX5 so expect lots and lots of scenic photos when i get back :D
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