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#101 Posted : 29 December 2018 19:41:59(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Chillax Go to Quoted Post

Are they not OEM Saz as they were advertised as being so?  What do the ones made by mazda (for UK MX-5 ) look like? Yes good shout on the foam, I've got some double sided stuff (apparently same as manufacturers use) so will put that on when I take them off for polishing.

 

Very esrly cars had an optional ribbed sill cover

 

 

In the 1990 UK Finishline options catalogue, they have scrubbed out the Roadster logo

 

 

The usual factory covers are more rounded over the lip, and the logo decal is in an indentation

 

 

 

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#102 Posted : 29 December 2018 22:46:00(UTC)
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Thanks for the info Saz, much appreciated as always. I learn something new everyday about these cars! 

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#103 Posted : 29 December 2018 23:00:28(UTC)
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The sill covers you got for Christmas still look smart and look better than most second hand genuine's anyway and just as I thought this example of a mk1 couldn't get any better! Your giving me some high standards to match for mine!

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#104 Posted : 30 December 2018 11:14:34(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: RoryK Go to Quoted Post

The sill covers you got for Christmas still look smart and look better than most second hand genuine's anyway and just as I thought this example of a mk1 couldn't get any better! Your giving me some high standards to match for mine!

Thanks Rory for the very kind comment mate! She's nowhere near the standard yours is heading for mate, and it's your build thread that inspires me to do the same to mine. What you've done so far is what I would love to do to mine, but I don't have the skills or tools (and I'm not as young as I used to be!) to do it. Can only read yours and be in awe of it! 

 

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#105 Posted : 30 January 2019 00:08:16(UTC)
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So, a little update! As some of you may already know, when I went to work on Carly (my MINI Cooper, replacing rear calipers then bleeding brakes) things did not go smoothly! After new calipers were fitted, Gayle and I were in the garage finishing off bleeding the brakes. And that's when it happened!  I had a heart attack! I didn't have a clue what was happening but luckily Gayle spotted the signs and got me into the house then called for an ambulance. Wont go into too much details but they had a team waiting at the door pf the ERI who took me from ambulance straight into theatre. Two stents fitted then up to cardiac care unit. Both the team and the ambulance crew said if Gayle hadn't acted so quickly, I wouldn't be here now.

So obviously restoring Mindy has ground to a halt due to me having to recover and rebuild my strength/repair my old ticker. Well, not entirely ground to a halt! hehehe. I have changed her head unit again, after picking up a Pioneer DAB/USB head unit really cheap (like, £20!). Got it all fitted although it did have a fault with it's own wiring harness which I had to repair but all as good as new now. Had a spare brand new DAB ariel lying about in the garage so fitted that and all working perfectly. Love having the USB, as it means (like my other cars) no more CD's rattling about in the car. Will get photos of the new head unit when I remember, but here's a few of Mindy on a wee run yesterday down the coast road. Decided it was sunny, and I needed cheering up so off we tootled. Actually gave her quite a good blast, and even with the knackered suspension, totally enjoyed it. Flashed at a silver MK2 MX5 going through Port Seton but he blanked me! lol

jan_2019_2we run down coast.jpgjan_2019_3we run down coast.jpgjan_2019_4we run down coast.jpgjan_2019_5we run down coast.jpg

 

And my fav photo of her so far..

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Hope you like. Will be tackling replacing the suspension once I have my strength back, then engine service/belts along with draining the brake fluid and renewing it (hopefully no dramas this time round!!)

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#106 Posted : 10 February 2019 18:24:00(UTC)
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Cracking weather today for Feb! I feel a wee run coming on......top down naturally! Went for a spin up through Gifford and into the hills for a change, first time up there with Mindy. No other MX5's seen, but did get a thumbs up from another convertible (that didnt have the hood down).......a Porsche convertible! lol Dunno if he was thumbs up to Mindy or thumbs up to me for braving the cold with the hood down.

Here's the pics, this time done with my Nikon 35mm DSLR (not had the camera our for ages, just been using my phone) Hope you like the results.

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Can see East Lothian and the Firth of Forth in this last pic.

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#107 Posted : 10 February 2019 19:17:21(UTC)
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Great photos. Ran mine today in the North Yorkshire lanes not quite as sunny as where you are but enjoyable all the same.
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