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Old 20th April 2018, 10:26 PM
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Default Selling up: MX5 based Roadster

A part of me doesn't believe I'm writing this, but it's time to face it - I'm not going to get my Roadster finished any time soon. I have my other autosolo / hillclimb car and a house taking up my time. This is a tough decision and one I've agonised over for the last few days.

I've barely touched the car in since doing an awful lot of work to take it to Stoneleigh in 2015 (where it was on SA Motorsport's stand):







Some of you may remember it, a lot of people had some very nice things to say about the car and its build

So, what's up for grabs?

Fully welded and painted chassis (with SSC mods to take MX5 running gear) with SA Fabrication and Motorsport full roll cage. Currently a rolling chassis.


Some people may remember Johno and his work mates who each decided to build a Roadster and that they turned out very high quality fabrication. My chassis is one of theirs. You cannot fault the quality of the welding, it's really superb.

The roll cage is top spec, custom fitted to the chassis and a replica would cost you just shy of £1,000 on its own. All the mounting plates are fully welded.

Also currently fitted:

Pedal box
hard brake lines
MX5 brake master cylinder (looks brand new)
extended MX5 steering column
2.9 turn Escort steering rack, ally rack mounts, Talon rack extenders & new MX5 TREs
Fully refurbished MX5 uprights front and rear with new bearings and poly bushes
New brake discs
TIG welded wishbones (done by Johno), powdercoated with new poly bushes
Torsen LSD 4.1:1, repainted with new side seals, front pinion seal and diff breather
Solid diff ear mounts made by Stot
Refurbished driveshafts
Protech dampers (new, to SSC spec)
Set of 14" daisy alloys
Fuel tank with bespoke fixing strap
SSC scuttle panel
Alloy side and rear panels
All interior and bulkhead panels done except for dashboard and the steering column cover and the engine bay bulkhead

Other parts available (warning - long list!):

NB: all engine parts are for a 1600cc - some are interchangable, like the vernier cam pulleys.

6 x 14" "hollow spoke" Enkei MX5 alloys (10.8 lb per wheel)
4 x 14" M 7 spoke polished MX5 alloys (10.5 lb per wheel) - RARE
4 x 14" "solid spoke" Enkei MX5 alloys (11.5 lb per wheel)
1600cc MX5 engine and gearbox
4kg IL Motorsport lightweight flywheel
BLiNK Motorsport ported and gas flowed cylinder head
Piper BP270 cams to suit head
BLOX vernier cam pulleys
MX5 specific Megasquirt 1 ECU (with, I've been told, a map for a S/C 1600 done by Skuzzle)
Wideband lambda sensor and controller
Koso DB-03R digidash
Go Race weld on snap off steering wheel boss (£180 new from Go Race)
Caterham exhaust silencer (brand new)
Full set of TIG welded wishbones (a second set, welded by Johno)
Premier wiring loom and dash switches
RMD steering wheel
Early MOMO MX5 steering wheel with centre cover (these are worth a bit)
Full lighting kit
Spare MX5 diffs and driveshafts
Spare cylinder head
New Polo rad with new Coolex cooling fan
Clio expansion tank (new)
MX5 coolant reroute spacer
set of 1.8 brake calipers
set of 1.6 brake calipers
another spare pair rear brake calipers
new handbrake cables
spare NA and NB front uprights
spare MX5 crankshaft
Lightweight battery
Mirrors (IVA OK)
Propshaft
Engine service kit (water pump, cam belt kit, new clutch etc.)
3 x SSC rear wheel arches
6 x front wheel arches (1 pair of SSC, 1 pair of carbon effect ABS, 1 pair of CF)
Aerodynamix carbon fibre double bubble aeroscreen
2 x SSC bonnets in white (1 might be scrap, the other is new & unfitted)
1 x SSC nose cone, in primer
original MX5 wiring loom and ECU
original MX5 instruments

5 speed gearbox for a mark 3 MX5 - perfect if you want to fit a Duratec



There are a lot of parts to go through and price up, so please bear with me - feel free to drop any offers in the meantime. I don't do dibs - money talks (either full payment or a deposit to hold).

I'm happy to meet people at Stoneleigh (I live approx 30 minutes away in Coventry area) and bring bits with me.

Thanks for looking

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Old 21st April 2018, 07:24 AM
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That is sad news, and I can understand how you feel.
But your car has high standards, and I'm sure you will sell it easily.
Good luck!
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Old 21st April 2018, 03:29 PM
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That is sad news, and I can understand how you feel.
But your car has high standards, and I'm sure you will sell it easily.
Good luck!
It is sad, and I've put a lot of effort into it over the time I've had it. There will always be a bit of regret that I won't get to finish it.

And thanks for the nice comment I always intended to go autosoloing / sprinting / hillclimbing in it, so I wasn't happy with just fitting second hand rubber parts and bearings, or not repainting parts. It was being done once and done right.
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Old 27th April 2018, 10:45 PM
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Some prices (which are ono):

Fully welded and painted chassis (with SSC mods to take MX5 running gear) with:

SA Fabrication and Motorsport full roll cage
SA Fabrication and Motorsport custom rear diffuser
hard brake lines
Fuel tank with bespoke fixing strap
Alloy side and rear panels
All interior and bulkhead panels
Gearbox mounting

£1,100 ono

Pedal box to book spec - £75

extended MX5 steering column, heavy duty group 4 coupling, 2.9 turn Escort steering rack, ally rack mounts, Talon rack extenders & new MX5 TREs (about £250 worth of parts) - £175

Fully refurbished MX5 uprights front and rear, powdercoated black with new bearings and polybushes in the rear upright (the bearings and polybushes cost almost £150 on their own) - £125

New Pagid brake discs for early 1.6 MX5 - £40

TIG welded wishbones and adjusters (done by Johno), powdercoated satin black with new poly bushes - £300

Torsen LSD 4.1:1, repainted with new side seals, front pinion seal and diff breather - £300

Solid diff ear mounts - £25

Refurbished driveshafts - £70

Protech dampers (new, to SSC spec) - £400

Set of 14" daisy alloys - £50

6 x 14" "hollow spoke" Enkei MX5 alloys (10.8 lb per wheel) - £20 each

4 x 14" M 7 spoke polished MX5 alloys (10.5 lb per wheel) - RARE - £125 set

4 x 14" "solid spoke" Enkei MX5 alloys (11.5 lb per wheel) - £75 set

1600cc 115bhp MX5 engine and gearbox. The gearbox mounting has been modified to suit the Roadster, can't go back into an MX5. Both engine and box have been fully painted and the engine freely turns over by hand - £125

4kg IL Motorsport lightweight flywheel - £220

BLiNK Motorsport ported and gas flowed cylinder head and Piper BP270 cams to suit head - £600

BLOX vernier cam pulleys - £40

MX5 specific Megasquirt 1 ECU, with TPS and bracket (with, I've been told, a map for a S/C 1600 done by Skuzzle), AEM wideband lambda sensor and controller - £320

Go Race weld on snap off steering wheel boss (£180 new from Go Race) - £140

Caterham exhaust silencer (brand new) - £100

Premier wiring loom and dash switches (brake test, hazard, fog light) - £120

RMD steering wheel - £40

Early MOMO MX5 steering wheel with centre cover (these are worth a bit) - £75

Full lighting kit (7" headlights in black, Caterham rear lights, LED side repeaters, wing top indicators) - £110

Spare cylinder head with cams / valves (115 bhp version) - £75

New Coolex cooling fan for a Polo rad - £15 SOLD

MX5 coolant reroute spacer - £55

set of 1.8 brake calipers - £80

set of 1.6 brake calipers - £60

spare NA front uprights - £20

1.6 long nose MX5 crankshaft - £25

RMD25 lightweight battery - £40 SOLD

Mirrors (IVA OK) - £10

Rear view mirror - £10

1.8 Propshaft - £20

Engine service kit (water pump, cam belt kit, new clutch etc.) - £70

1 pair of carbon effect ABS front wheel arches (http://www.s-v-c.co.uk/product/carbo...-wings--pair-/) - £75

1 pair of CF front wheel arches (will need work) - £15

Aerodynamix carbon fibre double bubble aeroscreen - £75

original MX5 wiring loom and ECU (1.6 and 1.8, 1 of each) - £50 each

original MX5 instruments (1.6 and 1.8, 1 of each) - £20 each

5 speed gearbox for a mark 3 MX5 - perfect if you want to fit a Duratec - £90

MX5 upper steering column with OEM steering wheel - it's been cut so only good for a column extension - £25

Aero fuel cap - brand new - £45

GRP double bubble aeroscreen (gelcoat is crazed) - £25

Fuel tank rollover valve - £20

MX5 brake master cylinder and servo - £30

MX5 clutch slave cylinder rebuild kit - £10

MX5 cut cam cover (needs work) - £10

8 x caliper mounting bolts, brand new genuine bolts - https://www.mx5parts.co.uk/rear-cali...25-p-2914.html - £15

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Old 28th April 2018, 11:54 AM
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I can do a MX5 donor pack comprising of:

the painted 1.6 115bhp engine and gearbox
front uprights
OEM wiring loom and ECU
1.8 propshaft
1.8 open diff
1.8 driveshafts
rear uprights
1.8 brake calipers
Donor V5
Upper steering column with IVA friendly steering wheel and ignition keys
Instrument cluster (an early 1.6 one with real oil pressure gauge)
Fuel pump
14" solid spoke Enkei wheels

For say £450 ono?
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Old 8th August 2018, 09:14 PM
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Sorry to hear itís for sale.do you still have the mx5 based chassis and wishbones?
Many thanks
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Old 8th August 2018, 11:15 PM
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I'm afraid they were sold months ago (and I think it has been sold on again).
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Old 9th August 2018, 08:12 AM
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Ok, thanks for getting back to me.
You donít know anybody who sells a flat pack chassis kit ?
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Old 9th August 2018, 08:28 AM
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Sorry just read your post in another thread
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