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by PaulJS
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Fulfilling a Lifelong Ambition.......
Replies: 52
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Re: Fulfilling a Lifelong Ambition.......

Just a quick progress report - all of the known MOT issues have now been sorted (replacement of leaking power steering return pipe, refitting of rear silencer with new gasket and a generous application of copper silicone gasket seal, clean up of all brake discs and adjustment of the handbrake). I ha...
by PaulJS
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:28 am
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Topic: Fulfilling a Lifelong Ambition.......
Replies: 52
Views: 2080

Re: Fulfilling a Lifelong Ambition.......

Option 2, no brainer (as long as the mot doesn’t throw anything expensive up). Shame it’s not a MK1 with pop up headlights, still my favourite MX5 (although I am biased as mine is a MK1) Have to agree that the MK 1 is the best looking MX5: It is truly reminiscent of the original Lotus Elan and anyw...
by PaulJS
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:15 am
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Topic: Fulfilling a Lifelong Ambition.......
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Re: Fulfilling a Lifelong Ambition.......

gallerypic1.jpg Just seen this post! I built this a few years ago. Lots of track days, and loads of fun. http://www.drawmer.net/libra/intro.htm Best of luck, and I hope you have as much fun with your kit car as I did with mine. Paul, your build diary made for an interesting read and it looks like y...
by PaulJS
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:52 am
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Topic: Fulfilling a Lifelong Ambition.......
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Re: Fulfilling a Lifelong Ambition.......

Have been looking at getting something like this for Lou recently, shame you are so far away else I would put a bid on it :thumbup: I have never really taken any interest in MX5s before but I have to say it seems like a great little car. Build wise it is really well put together and, although I hav...
by PaulJS
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:06 am
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Topic: Fulfilling a Lifelong Ambition.......
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Re: Fulfilling a Lifelong Ambition.......

Thanks for all the input everyone - some good observations made regarding having a good starting point for the build and being able to sell off the parts for more to put towards it. I have been spending a bit of time over the last few days going over the car in more depth and have yet to come across...
by PaulJS
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:46 am
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Topic: Fulfilling a Lifelong Ambition.......
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Re: Fulfilling a Lifelong Ambition.......

Donor car successfully collected yesterday and the first dilemma has presented itself! I gave the car a quick wash to see what I have got as it was very dusty having sat in a barn for the last 3 months and I could not tell the state of the paintwork, degree of rust etc. Bear in mind that the bodywor...
by PaulJS
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:12 am
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Topic: Fulfilling a Lifelong Ambition.......
Replies: 52
Views: 2080

Re: Fulfilling a Lifelong Ambition.......

I had to rebuild a mini van once. Never again. I tip my hat to you though and wish you luck. I think you'll find that 200hp will be more than enough for fun. Have you ever driven a kart round a track? :lol: Yes I have done quite a bit of karting and love it! The problem with power is that I find yo...
by PaulJS
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Fulfilling a Lifelong Ambition.......
Replies: 52
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Re: Fulfilling a Lifelong Ambition.......

Thanks for all the good wishes with this endevour - it will undoubtedly be a challenge and a voyage of discovery! @ monkeymax - you are spot on with your description of how the kit works: the MX5 is based upon a structure known as 'the skate' that consists of the engine and drive train as a standalo...
by PaulJS
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:36 pm
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Topic: Fulfilling a Lifelong Ambition.......
Replies: 52
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Re: Fulfilling a Lifelong Ambition.......

When initially finished it should have a power to weight ratio of around 200BHP per tonne with a standard MX5 engine. This will make it fast enough to be interesting and entertaining - especially with your bum a couple of inches above the road and with effectively no bodywork! According to my resear...
by PaulJS
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Fulfilling a Lifelong Ambition.......
Replies: 52
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Fulfilling a Lifelong Ambition.......

I have been messing about with cars since I was about 15 - yes, I was one of those sad kids who had a car two years before I could learn to drive and, while everyone else was preoccupied with buying clothes and going out, I was scouring the classifieds for used Cobra Slot alloys that would fit and t...
by PaulJS
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Keep This Forum Going?
Replies: 85
Views: 4699

Re: Why Keep This Forum Going?

Rhorya wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:37 pm
Change is always a controversial thing. No big deal.
I think this is technically known as a non-sequitur.

But thanks anyway!
by PaulJS
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Keep This Forum Going?
Replies: 85
Views: 4699

Why Keep This Forum Going?

I have been frequenting this place since around 2014 and, when I started, IIRC, it was almost completely positive towards the brand. I don't mean in a sycophantic way, but more a place full of enthusiasm about a brand people felt in accord with. It does seem to have changed quite markedly and, if I ...
by PaulJS
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My C65 Trident GMT isn't waterproof!
Replies: 178
Views: 9158

Re: My C65 Trident GMT isn't waterproof!

I don't do Farcebook, so can anyone that does enlighten me as to whether these kinds of issues get highlighted there? If not then maybe it would be more expeditious for CW to just shut the forum down and take away the medium for shining a spotlight on their shortcomings! Afterall, it is often highli...
by PaulJS
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My C65 Trident GMT isn't waterproof!
Replies: 178
Views: 9158

Re: My C65 Trident GMT isn't waterproof!

Clearly an excellent ( and correct ) result. The question that has to be asked is why did there have to be such a public customer services debacle before getting to the right outcome? It would seem that there is a lack of procedural or policy clarity / knowledge / experience / empowerment with CS re...
by PaulJS
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My C65 Trident GMT isn't waterproof!
Replies: 178
Views: 9158

Re: My C65 Trident GMT isn't waterproof!

CW doesn't have to so anything for free because the warranty is on the movement only. And clearly, this is not a movement issue and any other parts of the watch do not have a warranty at all. However if it was me in the big corner office in Maidenhead.. replacement/manufacture cost for the entire w...