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by Chipper
Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mazda MX5 engine conversion
Replies: 44
Views: 17114

Re: Mazda MX5 engine conversion

People keep saying this, but me and my brother have run them for a good while without problems (1.8 in a 1998 Freelander and 1.6 in a 1999 Rover 416SLi). As long as you keep an eye on the coolant level and temperature gauge, they're not as bad as the reputation would suggest.
by Chipper
Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please Help.
Replies: 17
Views: 2581

Re: Please Help.

If you can't fix the pump, there's a good Minor specialist in West Malling, near Maidstone:

King Street Motor Services
40 King Street
West Malling
Kent ME19 6QT
Telephone:
01732 843135

Fax:
01732 871579

They can post items out.
by Chipper
Sun Jul 11, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Woodwork discolouration
Replies: 15
Views: 1918

Re: Woodwork discolouration

Yacht chandlers sell a product based on oxalic acid which is very effective. Alternatively, E-bay lists quite a few products:
http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_from=R40&_trks ... Categories
by Chipper
Sun Jul 11, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mazda MX5 engine conversion
Replies: 44
Views: 17114

Re: Mazda MX5 engine conversion

Well, in the end, I fixed up the 1275 Midget engine in the Traveller with a matching Midget close-ratio gearbox, new clutch and a late Metro unleaded cylinder head, and it's running sweetly with the addition of this neat little electronic ignition conversion: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Lucas-25D-electron...
by Chipper
Sat Apr 28, 2007 11:49 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: chrome tail pipe.
Replies: 6
Views: 4828

Nice (chromed) tip, but why do you want to advertise a pea-shooter exhaust? :lol:

I had an angled one on mine a few years ago, but I recall it flying off and watching it bouncing down the road in my mirror. Fortunately, no-one was following at the time :o
by Chipper
Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:16 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mazda MX5 engine conversion
Replies: 44
Views: 17114

Mazda MX5 engine conversion

Hi, I have a '70 Traveller to which I fitted a 1275cc MG Midget engine and Ford Orion disc brakes, but I've been considering an alternative engine transplant, seeing as my gearbox & clutch are now a bit kippered. Quite fancy the idea of a modern twin cam of 1.6-2.0 litres and a 5-speed box would be ...