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Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 5:52 pm
by royjess
So far, I'm very pleased. Today Eunos was booked in for a MOT, also to have a new rear spring replaced (parts already purchased and supplied by me), wheels balanced and the brake and clutch fluid change.

The good news is apart from the broken rear spring that they found nothing else to fail the MOT on. The bad news is that the bolts in the lower rear wishbone are badly corroded and will need replacing and they recommended that I also replace the lower wishbone while it's out. Most of the parts are out of stock and are expected in sometime next week. So with a broken spring still on the car, then no MOT was issued until this is replaced, so could be another week a least (or more) before we can have a proper drive out :angry-banghead:

I've also taken the liberty to upgrade some other parts, so these are on order along with the lower wishbone, bolts and bushes

Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 10:44 pm
by royjess
Here are some more photos that Alan and Julie taken just before we collected the car on Monday night

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Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:56 pm
by royjess
I've owned the car for 11 years now and the car has always been very good to me with the minimum of trouble. The last 4 months the car has given me the most trouble, mainly the body and paint and getting the MOT for it. The car had a broken spring which we supplied was to be fitted for the MOT.

The lower shock bolt screw straight into the lower wishbone, but with the inner thread on the wishbone rotten, the wishbone and bolts was also needed. These parts were out of stock and the suppliers were waiting for more to come in from Japan, transported by sea :angry-banghead:

After phoning around, I found someone that had all the parts needed, 14 in total.

We manage to pick up the parts yesterday thanks to a lift from the mother-in-law. The next problem was finding someone willing to fit them without having to book the car in 2 weeks in advance :angry-banghead:

I tried my local exhaust, brake and suspension centre (STS). Like many big companies, they have the time slot to do it the same day, but they will only fit the cheap after market parts that they supply at over inflated prices. But they eventually agreed to fit the parts which took them 4 hours to fit :D Not only did I get a big bill, but they also gave me a whole list of things that need doing with my car, they said my brakes were no good, my tyres needed replacing, I laughed and said that all these items passed the MOT, nothing wrong with my brakes and tyres which have good tread on them :laughing-rolling: These big companies do like to milk more work out of you that don't need doing.

Got my MOT for the car this morning :happy-jumpeveryone:

Those old wiper arms did not look good against the new paint work and the stainless steel blades. And also our old speakers were not working as good as they should, so I replaced these.

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They look much better

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The door cards off for the new speakers, these are a better fit than the old and they sound better

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One of the old carpet press stud that the tonneau cover attaches to had came away, I fixed this by drilling apart the old stud, I placed a penny washer under the carpet and a smaller but slightly larger than the stud washer above the carpet, a nut and bolt with thread lock held it all back in place. You can see the bolt in the centre and also just make out the smaller washer just below the stud in the next photo

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Roy :auto-car:

Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:40 pm
by wingnut
Hello Roy ! I'm happy for you and Jess that "MR" ;) Eunos passed his MOT :clap: :clap: It's time things went your way for a change :D
Cheers, Mike ;)

Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:44 pm
by Mark
Great news Roy. You and Jess must be as pleased as punch !!

Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:49 pm
by royjess
Thanks for your comments. Drop in to Alan and Julie today as we found some paint defects, they said that they will sort it. Car needs to go back in again anyway to finish the rest of the work.

Almost 4 month without the car and the possibility it was going to be another couple of weeks or more before we could legally drive the car was really an unbearable thought. Hoping to go out for a long drive sometime soon :D

Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:19 pm
by number1
Glad your back on the road, just need some sunshine now to get that hood down! :auto-swerve:

Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:50 pm
by royjess
number1 wrote:Glad your back on the road, just need some sunshine now to get that hood down! :auto-swerve:


Plenty of sunshine in Norfolk and a lovely drive too :auto-car:

:D

Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:56 pm
by royjess
I collected my wheel hubs on Tuesday and they really set off the car

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Eunos name badge needed some paint. Before I added the paint, I used a tooth pick to remove all dirt from the recess, I used Humbrol black gloss enamel

Berfore

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and also the back in-between the red on the mirror got the same treatment

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I might apply a second coat :think:

Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:55 pm
by steve131
Nice wheels ,paint on name plate very good :clap: :clap: Got a £150 bill for my Pico today :angry-banghead: :angry-banghead: Exhaust bracket rusted :(

Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:31 pm
by baby_astons
lovely roy!! I like the detailing work - at last, model making starts to pay off :D

Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:06 am
by royjess
Thanks for your kind comments

steve131 wrote: Got a £150 bill for my Pico today :angry-banghead: :angry-banghead: Exhaust bracket rusted :(


I can empathise with you,

Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:32 pm
by royjess
Alan and Julie's work on my car is not finish yet.

They have been making a start on my hard top for the car

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Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:15 am
by royjess
The hardtop is now ready for primer

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Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:54 am
by casper
Looks awesome Roy, really nice paint job and well worth all the hard work.
Casp

Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:10 pm
by royjess
Thanks Casp


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Julie recommended using Dodo juice, expensive but really good.

https://www.dodojuice.net/

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Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:24 am
by Mark
Does look like new ! Never heard of Dodo Juice.

Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:33 pm
by wingnut
Looking really great Roy ! :clap:
Mark wrote:Does look like new ! Never heard of Dodo Juice.

That's because it's extinct Mark :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: ;)

Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:24 am
by royjess
wingnut wrote:Looking really great Roy ! :clap:
Mark wrote:Does look like new ! Never heard of Dodo Juice.

That's because it's extinct Mark :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: ;)



:laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:

It's really good stuff, I also use it inside the car :D

Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:29 pm
by Mark
wingnut wrote:Looking really great Roy ! :clap:
Mark wrote:Does look like new ! Never heard of Dodo Juice.

That's because it's extinct Mark :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: ;)


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