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  • Birthday 11/09/1962

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    2005 superspec
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    Chris Pine

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    MX5 chassis

    NTDWM but saw it on Ebay, may be of interest here. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1999-Mazda-Mx5-Full-Rolling-Chassis-1-8-Engine-Gearbox-Kit-Car-Project-Hot-Rod/132865405906?_trkparms=aid%3D333200%26algo%3DCOMP.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D55584%26meid%3Df85f01112c1b4016a159cc8e61bfd9b6%26pid%3D100008%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D132863704482%26itm%3D132865405906&_trksid=p2047675.c100008.m2219
  2. Thanks mate, that makes sense (pardon the pun), signal and ground, surprised the cable isn't shielded though, will look at connectors next.
  3. Hi, I've got a ford van with a variable reluctance (VR) speed sensor on the diff, it "sees" the crownwheel teeth and sends a signal to the engine/gearbox management, which also drives the speedo, occasionally the speedo looses it's signal for a couple of seconds and the gearbox changes to neutral due to no speed signal from the sensor, I've changed the sensor, common fault it seems, but no change, the Haynes manual shows a grey wire from the management to the sensor and another wire coming back, I have a red wire to the sensor, with the ignition on I'm getting 1.45V DC, cannot find if I should be getting 12v here, afraid that if I put 12v where it shouldn't be I may trash the management, all the info I can find for VR sensors in general shows an input of 12v, does anyone know if I should have 12v here? Next step is an autoelectrician who is insured if they trash the management system. Thanks in advance Chris
  4. Also it's tax exempt lol, says lhd but pics show it as rhd, buyer beware.
  5. I've lost the plot here, apart from the big ends rattling the 2.1 sounds a good, responsive engine, what was wrong with a replacement crank or getting yours ground? £100 plus shells and gaskets, if you have a spare 2 ltr crank I'd be tempted to work on the 2.1. Chris
  6. Hi, had a complete engine so I'll see if I've still got the bracket, found it, if you PM me your address I'll post it, yours for the cost of the postage, Chris
  7. As 2b cruising, I have the mt75 'box and 3.62 lsd, first is a waste of time, almost always pull away in second, so I'm only using 4 speeds, looked into the 6 speed Mazda 'box and it was pointed out to me that I would leave out first and another on the way up due to the ratios and getting fed up changing gear, not sure which engine you have but with a very torquey 2.3 16v I really don't need more gears, the Caterham 6 speed (the ones I've seen on Ebay anyway), have sixth as 1:1, now there's a workout for your left foot, lol.
  8. did a virus scan, deleted all those, cleared internet history, cookies etc, had problems signing out of Ebay, now seems all fixed and a full member again, roll on Summer, Chris
  9. Just tried again, all I get is "you must be logged in at the forums to view this page", I am logged in as it shows my username in blue, and at the top right it gives me the option to sign out. Chris
  10. Hi all, I tried a week or so ago to renew my membership, also again this morning, logged in and clicked on the link, whatever I try to do it says I have to be logged in at the forums to continue, when I check, I am logged in, any ideas? Chris
  11. I like the harnesses, is it my eyesight or are they really tied to the rollbar? Chris
  12. FU 2 was taken many years ago, as was BS 1, (Billy Smart), was up for sale for £150,000 a long time ago, cheaper to clone it but it would stand out, obviously, be a laugh to use it for a day or so though.
  13. Hi all, been offered an MT75 from a 2.3 Scorpio, it uses hydraulic clutch which would cure the VERY heavy pedal I have at the moment, yes I've lubed the cable often, it doesn't have the slave cylinder so not sure if it's internal or bolted on the outside, has anyone done this? Does it clear the body? Any help appreciated. Thanks Chris
  14. I haven't had a license for 13 years, I refuse to pay to watch the drivel, TV licensing have been round once and I've been at this address 7 years, I bought a 42" TV a few years ago as my son was coming to stay and had nothing to play his X Box on, I don't watch live TV, just DVD's and downloaded films, (TV connected as second monitor to Laptop), haven't had a letter for a while, but yes, they can be strongly worded especially as I've never watched live TV at this address therefore I don't need a license. Chris
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