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 Post subject: mx5 project
PostPosted:Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:31 pm 
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Is this car known on here?

<insert small rant about the madness that means I can't search for 'mx5' on this forum (a fairly unique term I thought) but can search for 'engine', 'wheels' or 'dolomite' :? >

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 Post subject: Re: mx5 project
PostPosted:Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:24 pm 
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It’s been on Facebook on one of the Dolomite Club pages.
Looks like it’s going to need some work finishing it off mind.
(A lot less than mine LOL)

Wonder what spec the engine is BHP.
Standard form 130 about the same as a Sprint.

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 Post subject: Re: mx5 project
PostPosted:Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:46 pm 
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Standard form 130 about the same as a Sprint.
Probably gain a couple from running the engine without a cat, but it'll be pretty close. They go well enough to be fun - mine certainly does. It also leaves a fairly large area on the exhaust manifold side that looks like it needs a turbo in.. Hard to tell from the pic but the rear axle still looks 1500, which could be cutting it a bit fine strength-wise. MX-5 engines are pretty bullet proof - short of the hydraulic lifters getting a bit rattly sometimes they don't tend to break. Parts are cheap and available

A good project if someone doesn't mind a bit of structural welding (re-enforcer between the front seats has been cut out). Worth a go if anyone is bored!

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