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Old 16th February 2013, 05:43 PM
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Nice work! All looking very smart cant wait to see more

Oh don't suppose you have the plug that goes to the fuel sender spare? If so let me know as I'm trying to find one.
Thanks!

Ill probably be using the MX5 sender but its possible another plug on the loom that I'm not using is the same so ill take a look.

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Old 16th February 2013, 06:35 PM
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Old 16th February 2013, 07:00 PM
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Seemed to have missed this one somehow...
Great to see another MX5 version on the go and it looks like you're off to a flying start.
Keep the pictures coming...
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Old 16th February 2013, 09:52 PM
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Thanks!

Ill probably be using the MX5 sender but its possible another plug on the loom that I'm not using is the same so ill take a look.

Cheers
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All the plugs bar one (on the steering column) are unique.

The uprights shouldn't needed reaming - I thought BMW 5 series ends had the correct taper for MX5 uprights?

Lots of progress though - puts me to shame (although I have a fairly good excuse to not weld my chassis up yet)
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Old 17th February 2013, 08:40 AM
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The uprights shouldn't needed reaming - I thought BMW 5 series ends had the correct taper for MX5 uprights?
I opted to ream the uprights as I couldn't find the BMW version. The reamer tool was 4.10 from Axminster and I knew I would be able to do it this way.

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A change in threaded insert is required to M14 x 1.5mm thread to accommodate a change in
drag link to a 3 series BMW insert, Motaquip part number – PVTR325.
Even using the part number on the Motaquip website turned up nothing, in fact a Google search for that part number only found the build manual.

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Old 17th February 2013, 08:52 AM
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I reamed mine out. Andy at ssc attached the reamer to a drill and it was done in no time. Never heard anyone using BMW fittings before.
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Old 17th February 2013, 08:54 AM
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Nice work! All looking very smart cant wait to see more

Oh don't suppose you have the plug that goes to the fuel sender spare? If so let me know as I'm trying to find one.
I need to get some mx5 bits in the next few weeks so am going to visit the breaker I use. I will try any get you one there. They normally bin the looms so probably will be free.
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Old 17th February 2013, 09:45 AM
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I opted to ream the uprights as I couldn't find the BMW version. The reamer tool was 4.10 from Axminster and I knew I would be able to do it this way.



Even using the part number on the Motaquip website turned up nothing, in fact a Google search for that part number only found the build manual.

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Ah, yes. It's a typo. There's no P in the part number - the part number is VTR325 (BMW E34 5 series saloon, 1988-1996).
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Old 17th February 2013, 09:48 AM
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I reamed mine out. Andy at ssc attached the reamer to a drill and it was done in no time. Never heard anyone using BMW fittings before.
It's in the SSC build guide, Phil does his MX5 wishbones to suit the BMW stuff, I'm going to be using them (although I nearly bought 3 series ones by mistake ) and Johno has too.
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Old 17th February 2013, 10:23 AM
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Ah, yes. It's a typo. There's no P in the part number - the part number is VTR325 (BMW E34 5 series saloon, 1988-1996).
:doh: Never mind, more than one way to skin a cat I suppose.

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