Thought I ought to start a hello thread. Its a bit late, sorry, I've already been scouring this forum for a number of weeks for info to help me with my car.
My name is Steve, I'm 21 and I'm from Malvern, which is a smallish town 30 miles or so south of Birmingham, England.
I've had my 5 for almost a year now. I was originally looking for a british sports car, but the realities of this being my daily meant I ended up looking at 5s. With hindsight it was definitely the best option.
After using the mx5nutz UK based mx5 forum for a while, I ended up here. The UK forum is cool, got a nice community and obviously more relevant at times to me, but its really useful to be able to read up on the more tech side of things over here.
Being young, with little no claims bonus to my name, I bought a 1996 1.6 in red. This is a slightly detuned NA, putting out 90hp due to having the cams and low comp pistons from the automatic. I was after a bit more poke, so as of the middle of January I bought a GReddy kit, and fitted it.
With an lc-1 and a few tips I've picked up from here its running pretty well. Once I receive the Walbro pump thats in the post to me, then it should be running great. The stock pump just isn't quite supplying the pressures the AFPR is after.
Here are a couple of pics of my car, the day I bought it. Since then its had a damn good t-cut and polish, and then been driven every day and got dirty and fairly unloved looking once more.
And the reason its a daily is because of....
Cheers for the helpful replies so far in my threads