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Old 8th September 2013, 01:57 PM
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Welcome aboard..
Another one to add to the MX5 club.
Sounds like you're off to a good start.
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Old 8th September 2013, 08:18 PM
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Welcome to the house of fun, good to see vmaxs hard work being progressed, thats some garage you have there to have your donor and build chassis side by side

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Old 27th September 2013, 09:56 PM
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Hi all

Been stripping the donor recently, soon be ready to lift the body off, when time allows. I set myself an electrolysis tank up in my garden shed(out of the way) & started feeding through my brake calipers, anyway a week later & I had all parts cleaned & ready for paint, with very little work from me, apart from putting things in & out of the bath & a quick wire brush. All parts are now painted, see pictures. That's about all for now, time is limited due to impending wedding & trying to move future in laws from a 3 bed house to a 1 bed apartment! so far 1 skip & 4 car & trailer trips with full car & 8x4 trailer full. We are on first name terms at charity shop & tip!
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Old 21st October 2013, 10:28 PM
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Just managed to place the engine & gearbox in the chassis, to see what it looks like. I have got a good position for height 40mm below chassis rail & how far back to sit it, but was wondering what the consensus was over positioning around the centre line, there seems to be a few different ideas out there.
I have a Saturn based chassis with a 1.8 MX5 motor. I want to avoid power bulges on the bonnet!

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Old 21st October 2013, 11:29 PM
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Hi All

Just managed to place the engine & gearbox in the chassis, to see what it looks like. I have got a good position for height 40mm below chassis rail & how far back to sit it, but was wondering what the consensus was over positioning around the centre line, there seems to be a few different ideas out there.
I have a Saturn based chassis with a 1.8 MX5 motor. I want to avoid power bulges on the bonnet!

Thanks
Neil
Hi Neil,

If you are using the 1.8 engine this will fit with it place directly down the centreline. i'm using a 1.6 engine and have it slightly towards the nearside which means there is a little bit more room for the clutch slave cylinder to work.

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Old 11th October 2015, 08:48 PM
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Sorry it's been a long time since I posted but thanks to the info already on here I have just been bee earring away for the last 2 years. Thought it was about time I posted some photo's since it's nearly finished. Have a look at the pictures. Thanks Neil
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Old 11th October 2015, 11:47 PM
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Looking bloody good there
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Old 12th October 2015, 11:05 AM
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Looks brilliant, like your seats, they look the same as mine which came from a Renault Scenic
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Old 12th October 2015, 01:21 PM
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Yes, they are the centre rear seat from a mk 1 Scenic, 1 cost 10, the other was extorniate at 30!
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Old 12th October 2015, 04:22 PM
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Hi,

Your car looks awesome !

Are you sure the 90 elbow between your filler neck and the fuel tank is fuel resistant? It looks like a cooling (water) silicone elbow to me, but I might be mistaken as I can't see the internal layer. Fuel resistant silicone hoses/elbows have a fluoro-silicone layer inside (usually brick orange-red colour).
However, with the fumes in the fuel tank compartment, the outside layer of silicone will certainly not last forever, and I would rather go directly for a 100% Nitrile elbow like this one, which are specifically designed for filling circuits.

But it is just my humble opinion

Anyway, congratulations for the car!
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