I bought my MX5 summer 2015. Been looking for a fun car and the roadster part is a nice bonus.
So my MX5 is a 1990 basic car, only option must have been electric windows. No PS or AC, that's how I like it :8
After the purchase I replaced the steering wheel and put an alarm in including central locking.
It soon turned out that the suspension was shot so I ordered a set of HSD Monopro's. Now it's winter and car is inside for major maintanance and upgrades. New brakes, new timing belt, new suspension bushing...
Plans are to turbo it!
Testdrive before I bought it
Car is being worked on, put it high on stand for easy access
Radiator looking worn and tired, also check out the leaky crankshaft seal!
Balljoints, not all of them made it in one piece
Pressing the bushes out
Received new brakestuff
Size upgrade, it's the 1.8 set
PU bushes in
Rear suspension coming together
Seals were really stuck, had to fabricate tool aswell for this..
They needed to be replaced, thats for sure!
After that, new timing belt, waterpump etc.
Brakes where a lot worse than I expected, fronts too rusty to use again, 1 rear calliper had been replaced, thats the one that stayed, other one was too rusty too so replaced that, did the 1.8 brake conversion as well.
Fronts, right, had the 1.8 EBC discs set laying around but now that I've discovered how bad the parts where, which I do need for the conversion...
So ordered a Willwood set
New upper balljoints
Painted the disc centers black, ordered smooth discs because of the smooth Willwoods, wouldn be looking good if the rears are slotted / drilled while the superior fronts are not..
Bit of a nice suprise! K&N filter in original filterhousing, cleaned an oiled that. New radiator is also visible.
Had the front left brakeline made new, hose wouldnt come off. Luckily its the shortest brakeline there is
Installed hood/bonnet lifters
New wheels, ATS DTC 15x7, was not yet planning on that yet but the stock wheels wont clear the new front brakes (weird
Brake hose rear
Wishbones leveled horizontal
Discovered one bumpstop is missing on one of the rear coilovers, that was the cause of banging when coming off certain speedbumps. Also added 5mm preload to the rear, which keeps it from hitting the bumpstops at almost every speedbump.