Started by AdamR28, August 23, 2020, 11:02
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Quote from: Roj on August 28, 2020, 16:24Good work! You'll have plenty satisfaction with the end result.RE: the shifter - the standard shift lever/shaft is curved/bent, where the short shift kits have a straight lever/shaft.Will be interested to hear how you find the bearings in the linkage. I'm going to do a back-to-back with bearings and poly bushes to see if there's any difference. Decent SKF or FAG sealed bearings only cost a few quid compared to £30+ for PU bushes, so it'll be interesting to see how they both feel.On the clutch fluid - I haven't done it myself on one of these yet, but it seems to be imperative to have the car level if you're not using a vacuum pump, and don't let the reservoir run dry (which seems obvious but loads have fallen foul of it!).
Quote from: AdamR28 on August 30, 2020, 21:59Got a good few miles in today. Further impressions...- The exhaust has got louder. Borderline chavvy, which isn't good. Have to see how that goes, might need to pop a small extra silencer in, think there's room between the current back box and the tailpipe.- The dynamics of the car are excellent, but I can see how 'my first RWD' drivers run into issues. The weight at the back is noticeable and you have to know how to control its transfer to work for you, rather than against you.- I really like the standard suspension setup, its firm enough to give good feedback but not awful and crashy like a lot of 'sports' cars. Blasting B roads is a dream thanks to a sensible ride height. Overall I think the best way to describe it is like a cross between my Elise and F430; which I guess it is in a lot of respects... apart from the obvious reduced worry of a hedge / pothole / stray sheep ruining the experience!- There's grip for days even on the undersized (and Chinese crap) tyres, especially following confident prod of the throttle on corner exits. Kept getting ready to catch a slide, but nope... it does rotate nicely on the brakes however. Can't wait to get it on track.- Staggered by the fuel economy, a hair under 30mpg over a full tank of mixed driving, obviously a fair bit of that 'exploring the performance' as always happens when you get a new car. Previous MX5s haven't got close to that.- Still a bit unsure about the PAS delete, steering feels a tiny bit heavy on tight, slow corners. Will try a little more front camber before deciding for certain what to do.- Scuttle shake & shimmy is still present. Needs under body bracing? Or will I not get rid of this without a hardtop?- The front generates quite a lot of lift at higher speeds; maybe needs an undertray, splitter, or both.- Ordered a sticker. Now spent £401.
Quote from: AdamR28 on September 1, 2020, 19:56Thanks Jam - and for the bracing info. I've been having a nosey at various offerings today and I'm sure I'll get something knocked up in the coming weeks. May not end up pretty but it will be functional!Have booked onto Oulton Park for 14th November, likely will give Mr Poo a run out as Xmas is a very busy time at work so a low-stress day (no trailer and associated hassle) will be just the job.