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Pete.M last won the day on September 8 2015

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  1. I only intended to have a bit of fun over winter with it. I'll be going back to doing pointless stuff with old Volvo's after this
  2. Nice, seems pretty cheap. My insurance is weird, the mx5 is super cheap and the slowest volvo in the world is ridiculously expensive :-( I'm glad you're not planning the turbo conversion in the next few months, it would probably tempt me to do the same. As of now I'm still planning to get rid of the mazda in spring.
  3. If the track day was on a weekday then I could only do April onwards. I think we concluded that curborough made the most sense?
  4. @CurtisRider E39 525d can do 2000kg in auto form, but only 1800 in manual.
  5. I remember looking into that - there's a diesel 5 series with pretty good towing capacity, possibly a Merc as well but can't remember the exact models. I couldn't find any other cars with greater capacities than those two.
  6. I thought this was amusing
  7. On the way to see Korn and limp bizkit cos I'm still 16.
  8. Evo triangle was fun. Any suggestions for other roads in the area? Tempted to put rainsports on the front. It's slightly understeery in these conditions.
  9. Took the crank pulley off the mx5 to track down the wobble. It looks like someone has been here before, though I can't tell exactly what they've used to bond/weld the gear to the crank. I couldn't get a puller behind the gear to confirm that the 'fix' was still solid, so I just put it all back together. (the cracked backing on the gear wasn't me) I'm kinda hoping that the slight wobble is due to the gear not being perfectly straight. I'll just run it, it may have been like this for years.
  10. That's my day well and truly ruined. Went to get fuel before driving out to Wales, checked under the bonnet because the belts were squeeling, turns out the mx-5 has crank pulley wobble. Next step depends on how worn the keyway is. Back to the Volvo...
  11. Evo triangle at the weekend anyone?
  12. Definitely not coolant from a leaky heater matrix?
  13. On kodi aye? I need to get mine sorted, it's an old installation that doesn't really work properly, plus it used someone else's account so I assume I'm going to need my own.
  14. Cheers, the brakes are probably normal then.
  15. Pretty chuffed with the new acquisition. Eunos Roadster V-Special 1.6, has a mazdaspeed roll bar, custom stainless twin tip exhaust, short shifter of some sort, Ohlins adjustable dampers (only fitted to Japanese roadsters I think?) and incredibly clean sills for 1990! I do need to replace the roof but the previous owner supplied a replacement so I've just got the fun job of fitting it. I don't think the previous owners used it during winter, I almost feel bad for doing so. I got even more excited when I saw the name Chris Harris as one of the previous owners, but I don't think it's the man himself - he doesn't even like mx-5's that much. Hilariously different to the Volvo especially with the short shifter. Crappy brakes though, that can't be normal? I don't want to neglect the Volvo so it received a much needed subwoofer - now I have a reason to continue using it