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  2. Dave

    Daves Mazda MX5 Mk1 (aka Mindy)

    It's a beautiful place Simon. Funny, I never rated it before when I went there every year for 5 years when I was an electrical tester, but had only seen the housing end where the high school is! Hadn't actually went right into the town!
  3. Vtisgilman

    Black leather interior, door cards and odd bits

    No worries, I'll get it off and give it a clean
  4. Vtisgilman

    Black leather interior, door cards and odd bits

    Dno really, I know it's not perfect so just make me an offer. Postage will be about £8 but if your in Norfolk your welcome to come get it, you can have a look round the rest of the car and see if anything takes your fancy.
  5. dr_broon

    Daves Mazda MX5 Mk1 (aka Mindy)

    I remember going to Pitlochry as a kid when my dad was working up that way... Stayed at the hydro hotel. Was dead nice scenery from what I remember.
  6. Vtisgilman

    Black leather interior, door cards and odd bits

    It's in ok condition, it's not damaged and all the electrics work. Only thing is the lacquer is peeling along the top. Silver paint underneath is ok so if your good at painting youl be able to sand it down and re lacquer it.
  7. Last week
  8. Dave

    Daves Mazda MX5 Mk1 (aka Mindy)

    Just been on our first proper road trip with Mindy. Gayle got me a murder mystery weekend for my birthday at a very nice hotel in Pitlochry, Perthshire. We decided that we'd take Mindy as Gayle knew of some cracking roads in that part of Scotland, so would be a great wee test for the car. Gave Mindy a once over before we set off (oil, coolant, brake/clutch fluids etc) then off we went. Mostly motorways until we got past Perth and on the road to Inverness. Have to say that was the one bit I wasnt looking forward too, going by how Mindy drove home on the motorway the say we bought her, but she totally surprised me. She is happy on the motorway, cruises along at 70mph no probs, with occasional we jaunts upwards of that. No horrible shakes or vibrations now that she has her new suspension, and it was quite a relaxed trip. Once we turned off to head for Pitlochry, Gayle took us on another route that goes up to a place called "Queens View". This is the most beautiful tourist viewpoint, with staggering views of the hills/mountains and across Loch Tummel. Mindy having her first wee rest at Queens View! And the best cappuccino ever when we arrived at the wee cafe there The views from Queens view over Loch Tummel Then we headed back to Pitlochry to explore the town and our accommodation for the weekend, Fishers Hotel. The staff were great, the food awesome and the murder mystery a right laugh! For the trip home, Gayle planned a great route, taking in some beautiful little villages and towns along with some of the best roads we've been on! She knows this area very well so as soon as we hit the route she smiled and said "enjoy!" First place we stopped off at was Kenmore, a stunning little village. Next we headed along some even better roads to Killin, another stunning village. The river was impressive, with its waterfalls and large rocky area. Although loads of rocks you could walk out on, these are pretty much covered over during winter when the water level rises We had a look through a little arts/crafts/thrift shop which used to be a mill. Had some old vinyl LP's for sale too (yes, we had a good rumage and bought one!). We also popped into "Falls of Dochart Inn" where we had the best home made scones ever! They were blooming huge!!!! From there we headed through the hills, east and back towards Perth. Avbsolutely an amazing drive and loved every second of those wee twisty roads! Our first trip done, and Mindy never missed a beat. She drove perfect the whole trip, and was so much fun! Now we've seen what she's like on a trip (we covered 250 miles all in) we want to take off for more weekends away! We did notice a slight noise from the left rear which I think may be the start of a wheel bearing going, so will get that looked at although it wasn't loud or anything. Other than that, flawless. Love this wee car!!! Oh, and so many waves from fellow MX5 drivers, from mk2's to mk3's and even the latest mk4! Also got a wee video of Gayle driving down the narrow twisty road from Queens View which I'll post up once I've finished editing it.
  9. Vtisgilman

    Mb3

    Hard race ones are good and not to expensive
  10. Vtisgilman

    Black leather interior, door cards and odd bits

    Bump. I'm open to offers for anything, remember everything inside has to go.
  11. Vtisgilman

    vtis race project

    The electric sun roof was really heavy and it's a lot of weight at the highest part of the car so that was a great one to remove. I blanked the hole off with a sheet of 1mm alloy rivited and glued in place which weighed next to nothing.
  12. Vtisgilman

    vtis race project

    Most of the stuff I weighed was the easy stuff, like seats, doorcards, speakers, stuff that came out easy. I pulled out two buckets worth of sound deadening but forgot to weigh that as I was so relived when I'd finished as it's a pain to remove. Once you remove to easy stuff it gets hard to remove more weight. Making new wing mirrors saved 2 kg, removing all the glass, window mechanisms, locks and cutting out the door skin saved about 10kg. Saved about 4kg removing the 5 engine mounts and replacing with 3 solid ones. I'm at the stage now where it takes a lot of effort to remove only 1 or 2 kg but do it all over the car and it adds up
  13. VTISTURBO

    vtis race project

    Cool, thanks. What stuff did you weigh that you took out? I'm about to strip mine out and i'm wondering how far i should go. trying to lose half a second on my 100-200kph time so im hoping i can possibly do almost 100kg?
  14. Vtisgilman

    vtis race project

    Not really sure at the moment, I'm removing bits all the time and haven't weighed all of it. I had the car weighed a few years ago when it was a standard whole car and it was 1220kg. I would guess from the stuff I did weigh when removed and estimating the rest I recon iv taken out about 115kg. I'll go down the scrap yard at some point and get it weighed again before the cage goes in as I imagine that will be heavy
  15. VTISTURBO

    vtis race project

    Any ideas on the amount of weight removed at all please?
  16. KiNK43

    MB6 Fuel tank

    Not too bad a job tbh. Just got mine out. @dmrichards recommended me to get new bolts and I'm glad I did had to cut em so rusted.
  17. noodels

    MB6 Fuel tank

    think doing it outside would save any insurance claims..
  18. Dave

    MB6 Fuel tank

    @Dougie I'm away this weekend mate or you could have comedown and used the garage to fit it. Unless you can wait until the following weekend?
  19. Dave

    Mb3

    ^^^^ what Jake says! Both will fit
  20. KiNK43

    Mb3

    Lots are available use civic eg or integra dc2 front arms
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