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    Daves Mazda MX5 Mk1 (aka Mindy)

    The wheel does look good bud - I like that style of wheel anyway. Always a bonus to be able to see the dials, and also not get blinded when you're driving Back garden looks amazing mate!
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    Dr_Broon's VTI 'deck

    Hi guys, This is my MC2 VTI... more to come when I get around to finishing some internal tweaks....
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    Dr_Broon's VTI 'deck

    Getting canny excited now. They had the engine fired up this week. Said it started first time, which isn't a surprise, but still nice to hear. They said they started it with just the mani on. I said it must have sounded fruity, and the guy just grinned
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    Dr_Broon's VTI 'deck

    Hope so. It's not nailed on I don't think, but you've got to use at least two major components from the old car... Engine, gearbox, suspension, steering, or axles, along with a chassis of the same spec as the original. So it's engine and gearbox for me, with new suspension.
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    Dr_Broon's VTI 'deck

    Cheers man. Just the new wings and my old bonnet / bumper. Also thinking about colour coding the shirts, coz mine are more grey than black. Been reading back through grant's project thread today, as the guy working on it asked if it had a short shifter on, and that the headlights had a different fitting added. I couldn't remember whether grant had done the usdm mod - so after checking back, yes, short shifter, and yes usdm lights. Also jdm stalk swap which I'm also pleased about as it's the right way to be able to indicate and change gear at the same time Yeah, filled in the form for the DVLA, so will print out some pics and send it off this week.
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    Dr_Broon's VTI 'deck

    All that's left now is to finish hooking the exhaust up, fit the goodridge hoses when they arrive, fit the skunk LCAs after they've come back from the engineering company getting the bush adapted so the shock fits over it. Then it's windscreen swap, paint and done
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    Dr_Broon's VTI 'deck

    Some pics from today's visit... H brace and sub frame collars..
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    Vti-s Turbo project

    Looks like a nice one. Never driven or even been in an ep3 tbh. Even the wife's old ep1 was good to drive though. Must admit I like the k24 in the accord, but do miss the angry vtec.. I guess the k20 is a bit of both.
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    Vti-s Turbo project

    Like the look of the adjustable leg support.
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    Dr_Broon's VTI 'deck

    Bah... Wish I'd found this website a few weeks ago https://www.protechshocks.co.uk/build-a-shock/
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    Dr_Broon's VTI 'deck

    Bummer thing is that the battery that's in was brand new when I drove the car last.... About a month old yuasa
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    Dr_Broon's VTI 'deck

    Well, got a call today saying that the battery was goosed, so nearly ready for starting the engine. Longest thing to wait for now is the replacement goodridge hoses, which might be 2 more weeks!
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    aftermarket rear ARB

    Hi, I don't know whether anything has changed since this thread... I think that basically you're looking for one from an mb6, or from an MG ZS for one that will just bolt on without needing to be modified.
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    Dr_Broon's VTI 'deck

    Yeah, buys me a bit of time to find some different shocks I suppose. I like the fact the eibachs are progressive, and that's always put me off coilies. Never know, I'm getting old... Might like the more comfy ride
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    Dr_Broon's VTI 'deck

    Always had them with the konis in the deck previously, so never tried them without. Fingers crossed
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    Dr_Broon's VTI 'deck

    Eibach springs and just some standard sachs shocks. The konis were well corroded and ready for the skip. Discontinued and not to be found anywhere. Will have to see how it rides. Eibach say that the springs are designed for standard shocks, so hopefully they will be okay. Can't help feel I'll miss the adjustability and firmness though.
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    Vti-s Turbo project

    Looks like a much better way to support the turbo.
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    Vti-s Turbo project

    Yes! The seats look just the job. Bet they will look spot on in your mb. Good work on the mani as well, hopefully the mods stopping it happening again.
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    My new german

    You're getting like you were with wheel colour changes I like the yellow it is now, but I do quite like that blue colour.
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