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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:40 pm 
hi my names phil and ive just joined this site. my project is putting an mx5 1.6 engine and gearbox and ive noticed that other people are doing the same thing on here. reading through the threads i found them having the same problems that i had. ive nearly completed the conversion now so if anyone would like any tips or advice im happy to help. i will aslo try and upload photos aswell, ive got a few of them! working on the dolly over the weekend so will take up to date pics.


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File comment: this is just the mock up of the engine bay. pic just to give you an idea of how it looks.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:45 pm 
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Nice to see that the servo and master cylinder still fit, more pics plz :D


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:56 pm 
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Welcome to the forum.

Please keep us updated with your progress.

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Meetings take place on the first Wednesday of the month at 8.00pm at The Old Brickworks, Wakefield Road, Drighlington, Bradford, BD11 1EA
****Meetings are currently on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic****
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - Waiting for me to give it some love)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the workhorse)
1995 BMW E36 318i (M265 PNC - Project Bimmer, the 2nd car)
1991 Toyota Celica GT (J481 ONB - the current project car)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

"There is only one way to avoid criticsm: do nothing, say nothing and BE nothing." Aristotle


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:14 pm 
I will upload more tomorrow as I'm spending the day in the workshop. Under the bonnet is about 90% there now so you can see how much room is left or the lack of it!


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 4:52 pm 
managed to work on the car for 7 hrs today so got some more done to it. took a load of pics today whilst i was getting stuff done. more pics on next post.


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File comment: handbrake lever with spacers under front will clear gear linkage, just need to mske new angled mounting plate
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File comment: battery tray before paint applied
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File comment: passenger side engine mount and modified sump
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File comment: battery fitted in car
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File comment: fabricated battery box and fitted
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File comment: room round cluth slave cylinder
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File comment: one of the fuel lines
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File comment: dismantled gearstick
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File comment: drivers side engine mount
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File comment: view of the modified mazda electrics
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 5:04 pm 
more pics of car.


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File comment: air filter bracket, bottom radiator hose braket and you can just see the dip stick
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File comment: air intake side of engine
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File comment: attempt 2 and its nearly in the same place as old one. need to make a better looking one now i know it works
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File comment: first attempt works but stick position isnt right
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File comment: gearstick stub fitted to take measurements
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File comment: gearstick position needs moving foward more
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File comment: dolomite exhaust modified to meet mazda down pipe
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File comment: gearbox mount
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File comment: radiator clearence
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File comment: gearstick with rubber shock absorber removed ready for modification
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 5:13 pm 
a few more pics.only let me put 10 on at a time so took a while. thats my progress so far, just need to finish of the gearbox tunnel area, some wiring, fuel pipe inside the boot, thermo control switch for fan. speedo cable and try to link the rev counter into the mazda electrics. just lots of little fiddly bits that take ages and dont look like youve done anything.


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File comment: drivers side of engine.
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File comment: underside of car
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File comment: fuel return going over gearbox and exhaust
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File comment: stopped to have some food so took pic of car on ramp
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File comment: front view of underside
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:36 pm 
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Looking good keep at it, have you done the shortening mod which moves the whole selector about 6" further forward
http://the-mite.com/mite18.htm can't do the linky thing on this silly windows 10, you'll have to cut and paste it in your browser :)


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:47 pm 
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Some good work there, I like the remote gearstick idea :). Can you get a push fan in front of the rad- it looks tight for a pull fan?. Where did yuo get the sump from? Is that another elusive 323 turbo one? What are you doing for fuel pump- in tank or bosch style external?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:57 pm 
I shortened the selector shaft before I even New about the link on how to do it but I did it the same way. I'm an agricultural engineer so I'm used to taking things apart. I've fitted a 12 inch push fan to the front as there's plenty of room there and just need to wire it in. It didn't take long to think up the gearstick thing it was just trial and error. The way I've done it the plastic trim should go back on once I've 're built the gearbox tunnel.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:58 pm 
Forgot to mention I got the sump off eBay for under £60 for a new one.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:24 am 
i fiited the mazdain tank fuel pump i just removed the gauge sender unit and had to adjust the angle of the pump slightly. the sump is marked up and ready to cut, while the front of the sump was missing i altered the oil pick up tube. it made it easier as you can see where it sits in the sump. the sump hasnt got gearbox bolt holes on it but you can make brackets that pick up on the threaded holes on the side of the block, me and my colleague dont think yhat it will need them though as hes put a rover v8 in his tr7 and thats only got 4 bolts holding the gearbox on and they are a smaller thread size aswell.


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File comment: fuel tank mod
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:55 pm 
Going to spend a few more hours in the workshop tomorrow. My plan is to get fuel lines completely finished off and put wiring in for the fuel pump so that I can get it running.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:26 pm 
just a quick update while i have some lunch. today i have finished off the fuel system. fitted fuel filter after fabricating a bracket. will put pics up later. also i have wired in the fuel pump. engine fired up straight away but had no ingnition lights, voltage gauge or temp gauge. temp guage was an easy fix just had to connect the dolomite wiring to the mazda temp sensor. ignition lights envolved cutting into the dolomite altinator wiring and connecting the ignition live up the the mazda altinator, once that was done i had dash lights and voltage gauge was working. also battery is charging at 14v. next step is to repair a broken wire on one of the ecu plugs on the engine.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:28 pm 
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Congrats on getting it running. Your experiences will help the others who are doing the MX5 conversion.

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Toledo Man

West Yorkshire Area Organiser & forum moderator
Meetings take place on the first Wednesday of the month at 8.00pm at The Old Brickworks, Wakefield Road, Drighlington, Bradford, BD11 1EA
****Meetings are currently on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic****
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - Waiting for me to give it some love)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the workhorse)
1995 BMW E36 318i (M265 PNC - Project Bimmer, the 2nd car)
1991 Toyota Celica GT (J481 ONB - the current project car)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

"There is only one way to avoid criticsm: do nothing, say nothing and BE nothing." Aristotle


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