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Pete.M last won the day on July 18

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  1. Are you ready for the numerous "please give me an mot" requests from dodgy people? Including myself...
  2. Speaking of that mot checker, I forgot to check it before buying another old volvo the other day with "51K miles". Turns out the odometer has been broken for quite some time. I only bought it to try and make some money on it but that doesn't help.
  3. Finally renting a house that actually has room for activities. It has been too long since I last messed about with cars.
  4. I'd look at imported Toyota's with a 1JZ-GTE engine if you're interested in drifting and playing with turbo's, like the JZX-110 (Chaser).
  5. I thought the mot on the 740 had gone pretty well all things considered, just failed on a patch needing welded. I thought they were talking about an awkwardly placed hole near the front offside jacking point which I've known about for ages, so the quote they gave me seemed excellent. Turns out they were talking about another little patch on the chassis rail that I hadn't noticed, so I got my mot but still have a hole to patch up...I think I'll leave that and concentrate on swapping the engine over summer. Looking forward to seeing the results Dan.
  6. Swapped the Eunos for an Alfa 156 2.4jtd. Here's hoping it's not a terrible decision.
  7. Good progress Dan, that thing is going to be nuts. Never do a soft top replacement, especially in your bedroom. Don't know if my replacement cover had shrunk after years in storage or if you're supposed to fit in whilst inside an oven. It was a hassle.
  8. My weekend has started with this. No idea who did it. Fairly severe bodywork damage, rear light broken, and fuel flap broken clean off.
  9. "Without any hassle" - you're a wizard!
  10. It's been a while since I expressed my dislike of Solidworks.
  11. I spoke too soon, the ECU didn't fix the mx-5. The new spark plugs are black again. So it has now had a replacement maf, o2 sensor, engine temp sensor, and a coil pack because I had one lying around. No codes showing on the diagnostic LED. Meanwhile I haven't had to replace or fix a single thing on the 740 in about 10 months. Probably cursed it now...
  12. Multiple 10mm sockets. My engine swap mysteriously consumed a few sockets.
  13. Can't see the second picture but it looks awesome. Jealous. I swapped out the mx5's ecu and removed the boost timing controller. It runs! Still has a slight kangaroo action at lower revs and dodgy idle when cold. There could be some other problems lurking. I'll check the new plugs soon, since the last ones were black.
  14. I went to look at the mx5's ecu to see if I could diagnose a failure, only to find this boost controller thingy (no turbo sadly), fully wired in...this makes diagnosis a bit more difficult. Even the vacuum line is fully attached. Disconnected ecu, had a look at it, reconnected it, and now it doesn't run at all, it just turns over. Kinda suspecting ecu but I'd like to get rid of that boost controller. Not sure how the original wiring is supposed to look but hopefully I can figure it out.
  15. Its not the maf, or at least the used replacement maf didn't fix it. There's forum threads on similar problems but the ones with solutions all have different fixes! I hate trouble shooting and having to use logic. The spark plugs are a nice colour...