Right tools for the job

So… This little beastie arrived in the post today. I’m properly excited to get out in the garage and give it a try this weekend! All being well this will allow me to strip down my running gear. Free internet points if you know what it is and what I’m likely to be removing with […]

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What a diff-erence

So, it’s been a little while again! I’ve come to terms with the fact that this is going to be a pretty slow build and don’t intend to do an apologetic post every time I take ages over the next piece. I’ve done some rough estimates though and at the current pace I should be […]

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Back in the Saddle

Wow… It’s been a over a year since my last post. I guess this is the challenge for anyone with a project car, a young family and a house that needs maintaining. I’ve been focussed on some other projects around the house and dealing with an increasing guilt at not touching the RoadRunner. On a positive […]

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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. We’ve had a busy year with a young family and work to do on the house. I aim to put more time into the car this year though and get it much closer to being on the road! Here’s an excerpt: A […]

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Making a Build Stand

I imagine this is the case with any family man who buys a kit car… I’ve had chance to do practically nothing with it over the past couple of months. It’s simply sat on the floor gathering dust while I try to stop the kids dropping their bikes on it, or my 18 month old […]

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The Chassis Has Landed!

About a month ago, the day finally arrived! Mike and Janine from RoadRunner Racing kindly did the 400+ mile round trip to drop of my chassis. Here are a couple of pictures of it in the RoadRunner workshop before it went off for powder coating. Wish I had a stand like that to carry out […]

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Stripping the Donor Part 2

Time to get on to the parts of the donor strip that are potentially more dangerous. Namely; Draining the fuel tank – It still has around 25 liters of unleaded in it Safely getting the compression out of the suspension – Wherever you read up on this you find something to the effect of “Danger! […]

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Stripping the Donor Part 1

Recently I took a few days off to start stripping down the donor mx5. I was a bit scared but also a quite excited to get started. In terms of preparation, the things I found most valuable were; A decent socket set (metric) A good quality pair of needle nose pliers An impact bar with […]

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Prepping The Garage

While preparing the garage I’ve had 3 goals in mind; Make it more secure Upgrade my tool set a bit Have a general clear out and make some space Here’s a wide shot of the garage after I’d finished today. As much as it’s possible to love a room, I love this garage. We only […]

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