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    Love it, thanks for sharing your updates mate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgrayleather View Post
    Love it, thanks for sharing your updates mate!
    Thanks Pete as with all these projects they tend to go more than what you expected. So far I have -

    Carried out full service including plugs, leads and filters (it had been running a bit lumpy till I did this).
    Fitted new wipers - would have been a fail at the annual car inspection test if not.
    Replaced worn Nardi gear knob and handbrake holder with replace good condition exact replacements.
    Fitted hardtop
    Fitted a yellow factory strut brace from an S-Special.
    Fitted Mazda battery with fitting kit as was wrong size battery before
    Replaced thermoswitch as radiators fans stayed on.
    Fitted Mazda sunglass holder instead of the ashtray in centre console
    Fitted SSR MK2 alloy wheels

    Jobs that will get done over the next month

    Fit coilovers and low
    Fit OEM Front lip spoiler
    Delete front registration plate holder and re-spray front bumper
    Respray hard top yellow
    Remove rear spoiler and re-spray boot lid
    Cut out early signs of rust on sills and replace with fresh metal

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    My silver roadster came out of winter hibernation. Think I have a battery issue as it would only start with a jump start. Left the battery to charge of the leads for a little while and it now does start but I have had the car since 2007 and never changed the battery and think it was done some time between import in 2004 and my ownership so quite old now.

    Not done anything to it but still really like this car.



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    5,000 rpm - there be torque here! Greasemonkey2000's Avatar
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    What's not to like! Nothing wrong with just enjoying the mx5, especially one as well done as this, James! Feel free to get more pics at your convenience.
    '01 NB2 aka MisF1re: http://mazdaroadster.net/showthread....218#post207218
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greasemonkey2000 View Post
    What's not to like! Nothing wrong with just enjoying the mx5, especially one as well done as this, James! Feel free to get more pics at your convenience.
    Haha. Thanks. Ended up having to order a new battery as tried starting it yesterday and battery had lost charge as wouldn't turn it over again.

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    Update post. I didn't intend to but I have purchased another mx5. This one I tried once before when it was going through auctions in Japan in January 2014. I missed it (lost out by about 500) and the car stayed in Japan where it was stripped of various JDM parts before reappearing in the auctions later that year. At this stage it was purchased by a UK MX5 specialist (AK Automotive) who brought the car into the UK late 2014. They invested time and effort into it and the car sold in early 2015 to a chap in Kent who I have purchased it from. It does seem odd to now own a car I tried to buy 5 years earlier when in Japan...

    Good points is the car has a nice specification and being a relatively late import and owned by an enthusiast who treated it on import the car is very clean underneath and a lot more solid than most MX5s you will see in the UK. The specification (or upgrades) are as follows -

    Full Re-spray Excellent Green 11Q
    Pit Crew Racing rear end
    Work rear bumper
    Zoom Elan front bumper
    Garage Vary bonnet
    Tuckin 99 small wheel arches
    JDM tuned engine (ported & polished and skimmed head)
    Toda lightweight flywheel
    Excedy clutch
    Alloy radiator
    K&N Induction Kit
    JDM (Active?) Strut brace with Brake cylinder Stopper
    HKS 4-2-1 Manifold
    HKS stainless centre
    AK Automotive custom exhaust
    SSR Mesh alloy wheels
    Nardi Steering wheel
    Chrome mirrors







    It was an impulse purchase, it needs some cosmetics doing on the paint and when I tried to buy in Japan it had the full Pitcrew kit (a bit damaged). I think the fusion of different parts work OK whilst the colour helps too. It was originally a 1992 Green V-Spec model so the colour change works OK with under the engine-bay.

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    **** 1993 Eunos Roadster 'JDM' S-Special ****

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    The latest addition has had a few coats of polish this week, a good interior clean and plans for the future being decided. I also found out it had braided brake hoses on the front. Knowing this car from its original Japanese auction when I tried to buy it must have had a lot of JDM boutique parts as whilst it still has some there was so much more (particularly the interior).




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    **** 1990 Eunos Roadster 'Subtle' JDM ****
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    Got my Black S-Limited Pitcrew out of the garage. Some comparison photos with the latest addition. To go with the Nardi 60th Anniversary wheel I’ve had for a while photos of the Daikei Boss Hub Kit and Daikei Polished Hub Cover added end of last year. With this particular Nardi wheel think it works well.





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    **** Pitcrew Racing 'IRTB'd' Eunos Roadster ****
    **** 1995 'Stock' Eunos Roadster R Limited ****
    **** 1990 Eunos Roadster 'Subtle' JDM ****
    **** 1993 Eunos Roadster 'JDM' S-Special ****

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