Haynes Forums  

Go Back   Haynes Forums > Haynes Roadster Forums > General discussion
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 7th February 2011, 05:53 PM
fabbyglass
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Bugger the car that TY80 brings back cool memories as my first bike was a TY50 in the same colours......
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 8th February 2011, 10:00 PM
skov's Avatar
skov skov is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: St Ives, Cambridge
Posts: 1,085
Default

A little more progress today - managed to finish tacking down the BR's
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 9th February 2011, 10:39 PM
skov's Avatar
skov skov is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: St Ives, Cambridge
Posts: 1,085
Default

Collected an MX5 diff, driveshafts, and rear uprights today:



Won them for a whopping 99p on ebay!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 9th February 2011, 10:49 PM
JakeH's Avatar
JakeH JakeH is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: emley near huddersfield
Posts: 139
Default

looking good! iv been clearing out for the last 3 years and im still not there, i think someone just keeps filling the space i make!

bargain on the bits!
__________________
its reight! is not a suitable measurement!
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 10th February 2011, 12:25 AM
leroybrown911 leroybrown911 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: North Wales
Posts: 236
Default

TY80, class brings back memories! Good luck with the build
__________________
My Blog : leroysroadster.wordpress.com
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 10th February 2011, 09:42 PM
skov's Avatar
skov skov is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: St Ives, Cambridge
Posts: 1,085
Default

Nice to see the TY is bringing back a lot of fond memories!
All it's doing is p!ssing me off at the moment - the brake pedal gouges a hole out of my leg every time I walk past it
Might have to invest in some shin pads!

Made a little more progress today. Managed to get U3 to U6 down.
I was struggling to get them aligned, until I discovered we had some welding magnets at work. Had them done in a jiffy with those



May be a bit premature, but I couldn't resist doing to air steering wheel / brum brum test
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 11th February 2011, 09:24 AM
Aussie_Haynes_MX5 Aussie_Haynes_MX5 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Newcatle, NSW Australia
Posts: 39
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by skov View Post
Nice to see the TY is bringing back a lot of fond memories!
All it's doing is p!ssing me off at the moment - the brake pedal gouges a hole out of my leg every time I walk past it
Might have to invest in some shin pads!

Made a little more progress today. Managed to get U3 to U6 down.
I was struggling to get them aligned, until I discovered we had some welding magnets at work. Had them done in a jiffy with those



May be a bit premature, but I couldn't resist doing to air steering wheel / brum brum test
Premature? I had my build board marked up and sat on it where the seat was and did the brum brum and air wheel.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 11th February 2011, 10:39 AM
spud69's Avatar
spud69 spud69 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Hartlepool
Posts: 1,678
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aussie_Haynes_MX5 View Post
Premature? I had my build board marked up and sat on it where the seat was and did the brum brum and air wheel.
Did you have a Tinney in your hand to..... Like this one of mine:
Attached Images
File Type: jpg single seater body.jpg (82.8 KB, 94 views)
__________________
Haynes Roadster / Saturn GRP Bodywork. Now available direct through http://www.gillhamonline.co.uk/ or contact me direct on andrew.hugill@ntlworld.com

Regards..........AndyH
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 11th February 2011, 11:08 AM
fabbyglass
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Blimey 99p that's a bargain!!! Are the MX5 diffs all the same set up? what horsepower can they safely take?
If the TY is in the way I will look after it for you.......
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 11th February 2011, 11:41 AM
skov's Avatar
skov skov is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: St Ives, Cambridge
Posts: 1,085
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fabbyglass View Post
Blimey 99p that's a bargain!!! Are the MX5 diffs all the same set up? what horsepower can they safely take?
If the TY is in the way I will look after it for you.......
I was quite surprised about the 99p, I was expecting to pay a fair bit more than that, but no one else bidded. I don't think the seller was too pleased...

As far as I know, all the Mk1 differentials are interchangeable (the Mk2 and 3's are completely different, and I don't know anything about them).
The UK models tend to have open diffs, whereas the Jap imports tend to have LSDs (viscous on the early 1.6, and torsen on the 1.8).
This one is off a 1.6, and is probably an open diff. Ideally I want to use the 1.8 torsen, but this will do for now (I believe I have a torsen in my MX5 - it certainly goes sideways very nicely )
Mk1 MX5 kicks out 120-130bhp as standard. Many people have turbo'd them to 200bhp+ without any diff trouble (as far as I'm aware!) No idea what the maximum they could handle is.

I don't think my son would be too pleased if I let you 'look after' his TY!!!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.