This is a job I’ve been putting off for quite some time. I sheared a bolt while stripping a front upright, bent a punch opening up a hub nut and then snapped a socket adapter trying to get something else off. It’s just felt like I don’t have the right tools for the jobs in […]Read More Stripping the rear running gear
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 […]Read More Right tools for the job
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! […]Read More Stripping the Donor Part 2
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 […]Read More Stripping the Donor Part 1
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 […]Read More Prepping The Garage
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 […]Read More Sourcing a Donor 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? […]Read More Which Kit Car?
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 […]Read More Where to Start