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#7001 Posted : 12 August 2018 20:47:12(UTC)
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Left mine in the garage on this wet Sunday
1995 Mazda MX-5 1.8 iS in Classic Red
Winner Standard Mk1 Donington Park National Rally 2016
Winner Standard Mk1 Kelmarsh Hall National Rally 2015
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MickAP
#7002 Posted : 12 August 2018 20:51:55(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: BarnsleyRob Go to Quoted Post
Mick,

Not wishing to go too far off topic, but where did you jack it to get the stands underneath ? Mine’s a 3.5 and I’ve read the guide but can’t for the life of me see a central point at the front. I should add that I have some mobility problems but only in that I can’t get up once I’ve got down !

There's a cross member going across the car near the front, well it's set back from the front somewhat and very difficult to get a trolley jack under there and actually be able to jack the car up. A garage apart form having a 4/2 post lift to do the job would most likely have a long low reach trolley jack something us DIYers like me do not own.
Mine being lowered presents a problem anyway of getting near that front central jack point so I usually jack on the side jacking points with my trolley jack to access the front for stuff like oil/filter changes or work on one front side of the car at a time, like brakes or suspension.
The rear of the car is easier, I jack on the diff to get the whole rear up then place the axle stnds under the rear sections of the chassis rails, always done this on Mk1/Mk2's too. See pic below, as always make sure it's all safe and solid before working underneath the car. For good measure I leave the trolley jack in position on the diff but the weight on the stands. Some put the axle stands under the side jack points too, a method I've used in the past.

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Current car...07 plate True Red Sport. MeisterR's, Colbalt rear box, Royal Steering Wheel retrim.
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#7003 Posted : 12 August 2018 20:54:35(UTC)
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Took advantage  of a break in the rain to fit a replacement  electric  aerial  I purchased  yesterday from a breaker.extends and retracts fully now. 

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#7004 Posted : 12 August 2018 21:16:41(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Meneer MX5 Go to Quoted Post

[quote=MickAP;745950]

New clips ordered for the skirts, found a link on the forum, bargain 20 clips £4, have read they can be quite expensive from the dealer??

 

please advise where from Mick - as you have just given me a new job to check on ours

This is the site I used https://www.vehicleclips.co.uk/

The actual clips are these for the top clip points, to replace all both sides I ordered 20  https://www.vehicleclips.co.uk/mazda-side-moulding-side-skirts-bump-strip-plastic-trim-clips-fasteners.html

The lower clips (larger size) are these although I found I didn't break any of these so not needed https://www.vehicleclips.co.uk/plastic-trim-clips-for-mazda-sill-moulding-rocker-cover-trim-clips.html

A handy resource is this site http://www.mellens.net/mazda/Mazda-Miata-2006-2007/exterior_trim.pdf page 30-31 down shows the clip points A & C clips are the same size, 10 per side, B clips 5 per side
I found the front C clip a pig to release, once out the rest should pop out as you work along the top clips as per the diagram in the link above, once the top clips are released the bottom of the skirt will slide off rear wards from the lower clips.

Have fun.

Edited by user 12 August 2018 21:20:15(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Current car...07 plate True Red Sport. MeisterR's, Colbalt rear box, Royal Steering Wheel retrim.
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#7005 Posted : 16 August 2018 20:24:57(UTC)
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Went from this

MX5 by Andy Fletcher, on Flickr

 

To This

IMG_20180816_180836 by Andy Fletcher, on Flickr

 

Not the best photos, but will do for now :)

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#7006 Posted : 16 August 2018 21:20:58(UTC)
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Left it rather late in the day as road trip to Italy and back is only 1 week away but today replaced the speedo dial so it shows Kmh and Mph not just Mph and also shows Kms not Miles as is a Eunos import. Also replaced the green dashboard bulbs as the old ones were quite dim. Job not as difficult as I thought and really pleased with the resulT. By luck didn't break any clips on the console and fortunately the speedo self zeroes so no calibration needed.

Have had some good advice from the forum about spares to take so bought a second hand job lot and trying to prioritise whinch are most important. Any suggestions on which tools to take would be appreciated.

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#7007 Posted : 16 August 2018 21:37:30(UTC)
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Fitted Apple Carplay / AndroidAuto, must be one of, if not the first car with it fitted as its not officially available until September:

 

 

 

 

I also had 4 piston Wilwoods fitted to the rear yesterday to complete the brake setup:

 

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#7008 Posted : 18 August 2018 13:01:13(UTC)
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Gave the Niseko a wash n dry n wax, and then took it for a nice blow dry to clean out the nooks and crannies I've missed, and more importantly to put the shine back on the discs. 

It is amazing how quickly shiny discs gain that unsightly thin skin of orange-brown when standing there wet, just a few minutes! 

Then it takes at least ten to twenty minutes of spirited motoring on interesting roads to polish them again.  (SWMBO pretends to believe that, to humour me.)

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#7009 Posted : 18 August 2018 13:12:11(UTC)
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Took her into Mazcare Wolverhampton for her 6 year service and MOT. Usual good service from them. They do their best to look after OC members. Sailed through the MOT. No real surprise I guess as she does live a rather pampered life!

Added bonus this morning. Woke early and couldn't get back to sleep so grabbed the I-pad. Googled 'KURO Badges' dont really know why as I kind of given up on looking for / finding a spare badge. Up one popped on flea bay 'unused' so snapped it up. Like all Mazda special edition badges they don't make them in big numbers just about enough for the special editions so pretty rare.
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#7010 Posted : 18 August 2018 19:28:17(UTC)
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Many thanks to “Roadie” for posting instructions elsewhere.
It would have been a difficult job without them, but it went smoothly and works.
Nothing broken, bent, scratched and all parts and fixings accounted for.
MX-5 ND (2018) RF Sports-Nav 2.0 ltr manual Ceramic-Metallic
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#7011 Posted : 18 August 2018 19:28:20(UTC)
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Mod please delete, fat fingers.

Edited by user 18 August 2018 19:30:01(UTC)  | Reason: Duplicate post sorry

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