Wanganui, Mcsorely 442E / MX5

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This section of where you guys can show off the progress you make as your build comes together of your clubman, give details of any modification progress, share pictures etc. There are just a few rules that need to be followed for this forum to stay nice, clean and easy to use:

1. ONE thread per project please. You all have access to edit your own posts, so do that. You may post as many times as you feel like it within your allocated thread.
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Important : As this was a exsisting forum moved to its new home all exsisting build diarys will carry on as they are but by the new rules

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Re: Wanganui, Mcsorely 442E / MX5

Post by Wanganui7 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:56 pm

Chassis hanging up to be powder primed
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Re: Wanganui, Mcsorely 442E / MX5

Post by Wanganui7 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:05 pm

Picked up bits from power coaters today. Chassis, suspension arms, pedals and other brackets. Nice paint job. Next is start cutting and fitting alloy panels.
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Powder coated bits ( ghost grey )
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Re: Wanganui, Mcsorely 442E / MX5

Post by Wanganui7 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:54 pm

Finished assembling motor and gearbox today. Cleaned, new boots, seals gaskets clutch and machined flywheel. Also started the alloy panels. Bottom, rear bulkhead and console.
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First alloy panel
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Assembled motor, gearbox
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Re: Wanganui, Mcsorely 442E / MX5

Post by Wanganui7 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:09 pm

Made good progress this morning riviting on the bottom and bulkhead panels. Wife's nimble fingers putting rivits in holes for me. Have used 4 mm sealed alloy rivits at 50 mm spacing.
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Just a thousand to go
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Borrowed air riviter a must
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Lots rivits
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Re: Wanganui, Mcsorely 442E / MX5

Post by Wanganui7 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:27 pm

Flipped car over. Still lite enough for one person to handle. Fitted rear suspension and got the wheels on. Woohoo!
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Wheels on
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Rear suspension
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Re: Wanganui, Mcsorely 442E / MX5

Post by Wanganui7 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:27 pm

On fitting the suspension arms bushes found the powder coating has caused the crush tubes to be a very tight fit. Ran a 3/4 inch drill bit, a fraction larger than the 19 mm crush tubes, through the bushes for the perfect fit.
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That'll loosen it.
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Re: Wanganui, Mcsorely 442E / MX5

Post by Wanganui7 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:14 pm

Have carried on assembling front suspension this week, dropping in motor and gearbox and looking at brake, clutch and speedo lines. Will use the standard mx5 speedo cable and bring into the footwell. Is the easy route up to the instrument cluster without excessive bends to the cable. Will fold up a false floor to cover the cable later.
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Re: Wanganui, Mcsorely 442E / MX5

Post by Wanganui7 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:13 pm

The past few days got the old wiring loom out of the box I put it in two years ago. Laid it out on the ground to make sence of it. First rubber mounted the standard engine computer , pluged everthing in, then proceeded to split the loom in two, engine and lighting to make things easier for myself. Working so far but I'm sure they were designed to send you insane.
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Re: Wanganui, Mcsorely 442E / MX5

Post by steveb » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:55 am

Wires! welcome to my world. your build is progressing well.

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Re: Wanganui, Mcsorely 442E / MX5

Post by JohnL » Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:22 pm

yup been there....... eliminated all the lighting circuits as I do those separately, found the wiring diagrams on line and made plenty of copies to colour in. REMEMBER THE EARTHS !!
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