Hi guys, I thought I'd quickly introduce myself on this forum - I'm the guy who has bought Nico's \ mx5 turbo Dolly's car. It's a bit rough around the edges, but that suits me down to the ground because so am I
I've had a fair bit of experience with cars - I'm coming towards the end of a Haynes Roadster build (with a 3.0 Jag V6 in it instead of the Pinto, because I never make life easy for myself
), but none with Dolomites specifically, so am hoping I can get a bit of initial guidance from you all
As a bit of prior warning, I'm one of those guys who doesn't really care about originality, just practicality - probably for the best considering what I've just bought!
I'm intending her to be a rolling restore at this point, eventually becoming my main car. Unfortunately my garage time is limited to weekends (garage is in Bristol, work is in Reading), and since there's a few things I want to sort before getting her into full use she's under cover back there... I guess that's a long winded way of saying I don't have any pictures at the moment! If there's interest I'll start a project thread somewhere when I've got some.
There's a couple of things I'd specifically like some info on if possible (a quick search hasn't turned up what I'm after) :
- The car doesn't have a working mechanical handbrake - has anyone got some pictures of the compensator and rear section? I'm planning on reinstating that part, but because of the MX5 gearbox being awkward I'm either going to relocate the handbrake lever rearwards or further forwards (I have an old MX5 lever I'll probably use), so joining the two will be some good old fashioned British Original Design and General Engineering
- Has anyone got thoughts on replacing the lower steering UJ - any wrinkles to that job?
- The horn doesn't work, and I couldn't find it. That either means it doesn't work and it's hidden or it's not there! Where abouts is it meant to be?
Finally, some pictures blatantly ripped from Nico's sale thread: