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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Sourcing a Donor Car

As I’ve said in a previous post, one appeal of building an SR2 Roadrunner is the fact that it uses an MX5 donor. These are currently abundant in the UK, plentiful under £1,000 and by all accounts a decent car in their own right. So… How do I get the right one? Which type of […]

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Which Kit Car?

I knew I wanted to have a go at building a car… And I knew that I wanted it to be a car I love driving when I’m finished. This left me with a few questions to try and answer before I spent any money. What is important in the kit and the finished car? […]

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Where to Start

The same as most other blokes, I’ve been a bit of a petrolhead since I was a little boy. Throughout my adult life a chunk of my disposable income has ended up going on cars. In chronological order my history is as follows; Mini City 998cc – Had no carpets and you could see tarmac […]

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