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Old 25th October 2011, 07:31 PM
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I have just fitted my rack with the ally clamps, I had to cut a groove on the one side and space up the other side to get it square. Hope this helps.

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Old 5th November 2011, 07:41 PM
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Hi all,
I have uploaded new photos of my roll bar and parts taken off Tony's car and mocked up on a chassis.
The roll bar I mocked up today but if anybody can see a problem with it please let me know (will probably make a standard one for SVA and change later), also do you have to have supports from roll bar to chassis as not all 7 styles do?
BUT! I have a question for all you MX5 builders?
Do you use the donors brake servo or just a master cylinder?

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Old 6th November 2011, 12:06 AM
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I think you only need rear roll bar supports if you are mounting your harnesses from the crossbar on it.
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Old 6th November 2011, 07:34 AM
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Just the Brake master cylinder John, the cars are not heavy enough to need a servo and feel much more responsive without one. Also the original clutch master and slave cylinder.

Should be able to get the pedal box finished today and put up some pics.

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Old 6th November 2011, 08:39 AM
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Any ideas when you will have mx5 pedal boxes on the market??

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Old 6th November 2011, 06:14 PM
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Hi,
Thanks for your replies everybody. I got to work on my pedal box today too Andy. Not drilled holes for master cylinders yet as I need to find out which one I need to use for brakes, but its all coming along slowly.

ps.. Also modified steering bracket..Thanks for heads up ozzy.

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Old 18th November 2011, 07:30 PM
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Hi all,
Well its been a while since I updated my photos and haven't done too much on the car recently do to work load, but I did managed to tack the rest of my fuel tank up today. Used the original MX5 unit and all I need to do is fit the fuel vent system and weld it up then test it. Hopefully this weekend I will be able to add some photos of the tank in place with brackets to the chassis.
The bushes arrived from Saturn yesterday (originally wifey ordered Sierra set...Sorry Andy for the mix up so hopefully we will have a rolling chassis soon).

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Old 19th November 2011, 06:33 PM
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Default Welded MX5 Fuel Tank

Managed to get my fuel tank welded today. Simons calculated it to hold about 37 litres but should be more now swirl pot added.
Just got to add Mazda fuel vent to return to the carbon canister if it fits in the engine bay somewhere.



Tank needs a bit of a polish to remove all the scratches...





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Old 19th November 2011, 08:48 PM
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Just got to add Mazda fuel vent to return to the carbon canister if it fits in the engine bay somewhere.
It'll run fine without the carbon canister
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Old 20th November 2011, 07:36 PM
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Default Engines in....

Had a good day today,
Nearly over the dreaded "Man Flu" and got the engine mounted in my chassis.









Going to make gearbox mount tommorrow night and with any luck mount the diff the following night...

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