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 Post subject: Re: Ste's Roadster Build
PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:17 pm 
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haha, I've not built a haynes before but have done a Robin Hood to completion and two Ron Champion Locosts which I sold mid build. First one was in 1997 :o


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 Post subject: Re: Ste's Roadster Build
PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:19 am 
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Finally got round to re-starting work on the car after moving house and re-setting up my garage.

Made new rear wishbones and top camber adjusters then used my new compressor box to make a mini spray booth.

They were then fitted with the bushes and stored away.

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 Post subject: Re: Ste's Roadster Build
PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:54 pm 
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That garage is looking very clean and organised :shock:

I got to refurb my rear callipers on the daily runner for the MOT and was going to give them a coat of paint, thinks I'l be stealing that idea and looking out a cardboard box :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: Ste's Roadster Build
PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:57 am 
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Cant be building a roadster you dont have junk all over the workbench and it doesn't look like you have to spend 3 hours looking for the tool you just put down

Will send you my garage floor monster he will make a mess for you

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 Post subject: Re: Ste's Roadster Build
PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:17 pm 
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Cant be building a roadster you dont have junk all over the workbench and it doesn't look like you have to spend 3 hours looking for the tool you just put down

Will send you my garage floor monster he will make a mess for you
Ha Ha very true I even make an effort to tidy up each time I finish but still can't find a damn thing ,today I spent 15 mins looking for my welding mask the damn thing was on my head .

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 Post subject: Re: Ste's Roadster Build
PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:08 am 
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Ha Ha very true I even make an effort to tidy up each time I finish but still can't find a damn thing ,today I spent 15 mins looking for my welding mask the damn thing was on my head .

Have had him put spanners under me or in my pockets and he moved my welding mask to the other side of the garage but he never put it on my head he never makes it that easy he also put my sander in next doors house then I made the mistake of causing a fallout the woman next door meaning I never got it back cost a fortune too

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 Post subject: Re: Ste's Roadster Build
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:37 pm 
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Started stripping down the MX5 engine and cleaning and painting the parts.

Started with the cam cover

VHT wrinkle finish. Baked at 95C for an hour.

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Ordered the bolts for the suspension so mocked up the rear wishbones and fitted my camber guage to see how it adjusts. quite happy with it.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:50 am 
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Nice attention to detail going on Ste, I like the home grown spray booth. Anything is better than getting overspray on the whole contents of the garage, I suppose if you had an old hoover you could push the hose into the back of the box for a diy extractor.

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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 3:25 am 
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Not updated in ages because I'm a lazy bastard, but here's some pics

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 Post subject: Re: Ste's Roadster Build
PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 4:19 am 
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So got the pedal box finished and painted. It is designed to take a Wilwood m/c for the clutch and the original mx5 brake m/c

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I reached the big milestone of mounting the engine and gearbox.

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Only problem so far is the alternator is right in the way of the steering shaft. My only real solution is to route the shaft under the alternator. Did think about swapping alternator to other side, but wanted the space round there for a turbo in the future.

So fabricated a bracket and mounted a bearing carrier the end result is solid.

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