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  2. Craig aerodeck

    My civic mb3

    looks nice. you going for murdered out look ???
  3. Dave

    X Reg MB2 1.4S auto

    Youll notice a big difference replacing the shocks/springs Gerry. I did with the mx5, totally different car to drive after new ones fitted, and they were just oem spec.
  4. Craig aerodeck

    my new mb2 hatch

    First 4 pics with white wheels are before got at it today. The rest is wot been done today. Black headlights fitted, ek fogs fitted need get new wiring as wot came with it was s**t, winglets fitted, wing mirror deflectors fitted, wheels painted Black, brakes done pink. yes i know car needs a wash will do that very soon
  5. Gel

    X Reg MB2 1.4S auto

    Relief and elation was the end result I had advisories for both front shocks (light misting)....both shocks are behaving perfectly so I'm in no hurry replacing 'em.....might consider fitting second hand coil over's if my shocks weaken in the near future....I honestly don't envisage my shocks worsening any time soon but my front springs could be doing with replacement.
  6. ammarbm

    Honda Maz's Pirates Black VTI Aerodeck

    I had it on but the one I got isn't really great quality. Need a better one
  7. Yesterday
  8. AJCivic

    Bush Replacement

    Does anybody know the sizes of the rear LCA bushes? Was going to get a spare set from an MB6, get new bushes and after they’re on I will be able to put an anti roll bar on. Or am I going about this the wrong way and should just try get replacement arms? Seems a lot more expensive to do that
  9. dr_broon

    X Reg MB2 1.4S auto

    Always nice to pass the test
  10. Dave

    Daves Mazda MX5 Mk1 (aka Mindy)

    They did Simon, well chuffed. Not perfect, but then theyll be getting redone in leather anyways so least they're ready to go to the trimmers. Deffo look nicer than the previous ones!
  11. Last week
  12. dr_broon

    Daves Mazda MX5 Mk1 (aka Mindy)

    Good work chief, looks like they came up really good
  13. Dave

    Daves Mazda MX5 Mk1 (aka Mindy)

    Been working away in the garage again! We had bought really rough tombstone seats a while back. They were filthy, had rips in the vinyl and looked awful, but we were going to get them retrimmed so didn't matter. Problem is, the seat bases need swapped over as the UK spec mx5 has the seat belts bolted to the seat base (so to9mbstone seats have nowhere for the seat belt to bolt on to). We decided to strip the seats down and also take the covers off to see if they would maybe clean up a bit in the washing machine. If we could get the bases swapped over, we could use the seats until we were ready for them going to the trimmers to be covered in leather. So, started removing seats.. Then stripped the covers off the seats. Hats off to Gayle, who removed all the little metal clips holding covers on (bloody hundreds of the pesky buggers!) while I held the seat firm/held cover out of the way. Cover off The seat base covers were horrible, all stained (including oil stains) and smelt of cat pee! They has been stored in a barn so anyones guess what the actual smell was! Back rest hanging up in conservatory to dry after a long time in the washing machine!! Came out really nice! Now the refitting of the covers could begin. Rather than use the clips (which were mostly corroded and busted anyways) we chose to use cable ties. Cable ties all put in place first before offering up cover. And then fitting the cover. Horrible job, and fingers are still sore! Before fitting the tombstone base cusion to the uk spec metal seat base, I rust treated them then primered followed by spraying them in satin black. Know you won't see this once fitted, but I like wee details like this done properly. Seat finally built. Note the split that I also repaired by using vinyl repair section cut from the old seats. Fitted to car........splits now repaired on both seats. This spending money has to stop! Another box arrived addressed to Mindy.......what has the wee minx been buying now?? Something very nice, that's what!! I've always loved the Nardi wooden steering wheels, but being 360mm they were too big if you were tall like me. Problem being that in order to drive the mx5, my left leg had to be at a very uncomfortable angle to work the clutch, as it couldn't fit under the steering wheel. So the wheel I bought is only 330mm. Took me ages to hunt down a wheel that has the same styling as the Nardi (spokes etc all look similar) but smaller. This one came all the way from Germany and wasn't cheap! Still, love the way it looks. Also got a Nardi horn push badge coming which will finish it off nicely. Had her out for a wee test drive, and felt weird at first with the wheel being smaller (and wood) but also because my leg wasnt trapped against the wheel anymore. There is another mod to remove a wee spacer from the column to gain another wee bit room so will be doing that too. New seats feel so much better! More supportive due to the side bolsters, but seem to have more padding too. Plus as Gayle pointed out, no more cold draft on your neck due to the space between the old seat and the headrest! Next job will be to get new speakers for the seats as the originals have disintegrated, then get it all wired up. Well happy, and again, find it theraputic to be working on Mindy again, albeit at a much slower pace. Oh, old seats and bases etc, which will be on their way to the tip tomorrow! Manky!
  14. Gel

    X Reg MB2 1.4S auto

    I was nervous this time round because I had a right go at the MOT Garage a couple of Months back when they misbehaved .....thankfully they weren't spiteful. I even had a new car lined up ....I can now stop dreaming about cars that run on a whiff of petrol but cost a fortune to have sitting outside my Home most of the time.
  15. Dave

    X Reg MB2 1.4S auto

    Thats excellent news mate! One reliable little Honda that!
  16. Gel

    X Reg MB2 1.4S auto

    Yippee ! my MB2 has just passed it's MOT.....cost me £270 but what the heck tis cheap dependable motoring for another 13 months. My insurance is due in a few days time so I now know I have a car worth insuring...... I'm now entering year five with a 19 year old car bought as a stop gap.....The Honda God must be looking down on me.
  17. Exactly as Jake says mate. Aftermarket/pattern panels such as wings/fenders always require some amount of fettling to get a perfect fit. Easy enough to do though.
  18. dr_broon

    Vtis project

    Glad you got it running bud.. Must be a relief
  19. Dave

    Best discs and pads choice for MB6

    Ferodo are ok for road use, have used them in the past. EBC greenstuff are also decent, although I found the do produce a lot of brake dust. You can mix pads/discs fine mate, wont cause any issues. Rear brakes dont do that much braking to be honest, so you could get away with replacing them with blueprint or oem discs and Ferodo pads. Entirely up to you bud. Price wise, again i found EBC to be a decent balance of price/, performance.
  20. I think it will be luck of the drawer.. Depends on manufacturer and storage aswell whether they've been stored well not stacked upon etc. Only experience I have, I needed a new bonnet for my last civic. 75 quid brand new aftermarket part. Was perfect. Couldn't fault it one bit. But I think if you could test fit before committing to paint would be beneficial. Or as you say used originals from a rap yard. They don't tend to rust on the front so should be able to find a good set easily enough
  21. KiNK43

    Vtis project

    The valves probably want tweaking. And possibly a little piston slap. Which unfortunately is common when fitting forged pistons. As they tend to expand more than cast pistons. The piston/wall clearance is larger than stock until warmed up.
  22. KiNK43

    Vtis project

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  23. KiNK43

    Vtis project

    It was a bad earth. At first I didn't suspect that because the fuel pump wasn't running aswell as not tuning over. Turns out that if the ground to the gearbox is bad is plays havoc with all sorts. Before I rang Hamilton Palmer about the alarm thaught I best do some basic trouble shooting.
  24. Best prize/perfomance/durability/quality ratio? I've heard Blue print makes good aftermarket parts for Japanese vehicles especially. Should be better or same as OEM they claim. Ferodo? TRW? Delphi? Bosch? Also should you ever use different pads with different disc brand? Or different combo in front vs rear axle?
  25. Has anyone here bought new aftermarket front fenders for their MB6? Or just got used ones from scrap yard etc. ? I was wondering if the aftermarket ones fits directly or if there are any seam gaps, if the headlight and bonnet fit to it properly etc. Things that can go wrong. Diederichs makes them but couldn't find those. I got myself Polcar ones. https://catalog.polcar.com/#!KatKatalogGlowny/fender-front-381102/492184 Should i try fitting them first before getting them painted at a shop? I was thinking of putting them on later in spring. But could get them painted already. Any bodypanel/exterior info would be welcome in this forum. Considering aftermarket parts especially.
  26. Gel

    My Silver MB2 Thread

    Your lighting looks ace Jake Looks like I mislead you when I said my car is a 1.4S.....it's actually a 1.4iS
  27. Blacked out projector headlights really do smarten up the front end.....tis the passive aggressive look.
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