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#1 fenns

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 08:21 PM

Hi - I'm an old forum member returning after well over a decade in the wilderness (sorry about that!). After a period of neglect my Mk1 was 'revived' a couple of years ago but has developed a nasty squeal (clutch release bearing?) which I'm using as an excuse to upgrade from the current FM Link based ECU to something more up to date and user friendly.

The garage I was going to consult/use has since disappeared (seems a common MX5 dilema) so I'm looking for someone knowledgeble .... and most of all reliable.

At present my only viable option looks like Skuzzle but my last attempt at email communication resulted in ..... no reply. Not exactly inspiring.

Any real-life recommendations/guidance would be very much appreciated - I'm really after a proper FI engineer type who is also familiar with FM set ups.

One day (if anyone is interested) I'll list the various mods over the years and maybe sell some original MkI BBR ECUs.

Apologies for the brevity but lots to do now it's the NY!

 

[as it's been soooo long I'm not sure if my profile - if it still exists - has changed from an original BBR turbo convert thru' BBR Stage 2 to a Link FM hybrid. Also runs various suspension FM goodies from the olden days msp_rolleyes.gif]

Many thanks in advance.

 

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 08:23 PM

Try Bailey Performance in the Birmingham area

Or Mtech who are very close to ME of ME221 fame in Wiltshire or some similar out West place
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Posted 02 January 2020 - 09:02 PM

I would recommend Skuzzle, but you are far better to call him directly than rely on email.
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Posted 03 January 2020 - 02:07 PM

would highly recommend Hyrbid Tune in Ipswich (Sam & Matt), about 2hrs from London (maybe less if your east). They've done loads of MX5 builds (inc mine), Matt himself has a 300bhp MK1, and are primarily mapping/ECU specialist. Google them and check their FB, loads of post about the MX5's they've worked on over last couple years. 


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Posted 03 January 2020 - 02:25 PM

I would recommend Skuzzle, but you are far better to call him directly than rely on email.


+1 on this, Nick is a bit more old school and easier to contact though direct means like phone or going in for a chat
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Posted 03 January 2020 - 10:13 PM

BOFI ?


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Posted 10 January 2020 - 02:14 PM

I live in the south west and still send my car to Dan Irvine at AK automotive. Simply the best in the country for client contact and quality of work on an MX5
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Posted 10 January 2020 - 02:15 PM

Paul Roddison is also amazing for a full mx5 overhaul.

If you have to stay in the south then Bailey Performance is also very good. But doesn’t offer so much as a one stop shop.

Nick at Skuzzle is also high recommended, however my friend didn’t have such a pleasing experience last time.

I think you will find it’s very subjective, most will say someone is the best even if they only have experience with the one tuner.
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Posted 10 January 2020 - 08:53 PM

most will say someone is the best even if they only have experience with the one tuner.


I do nearly all my own work so won't recomend anyone :lol:
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Posted 10 January 2020 - 10:39 PM

Best way, then you know it’s done properly!
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Posted 11 January 2020 - 12:04 AM

Best way, then you know it’s done properly!

and who to blame :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

:blink:  :(  :doh:  :wallbash: 

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 08:28 AM

It’s called the “learning curve”....😬
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Posted 11 January 2020 - 12:35 PM

I can heartily recommend Michael Cleverley at Cleverley Repaired Cars. Done dozens of turbo and sc MX5s. Just down the road from Hybrid Tune so they do the rolling road for him.
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Posted 12 January 2020 - 03:57 PM

most will say someone is the best even if they only have experience with the one tuner.


I do nearly all my own work so won't recomend anyone :lol:
Rich.

If you can do it, then that’s is the best option for sure. With the cash saved you can and spend it on the tools for the job instead.
I’m like you mate and try to do most of it myself. Sadly building a new engine and mapping was outside of my skill set.

I think I may try and pick up some old crap engine and give it a go on an engine spilt at some point. Try and expand the skill set, it’s certainly easier with YouTube these days.
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Posted 19 February 2020 - 03:14 PM

Try Toby at O'Keefe Motors in Hurst, Berks.

Not used him but he's a dedicated 5 enthusiast  - currently building himself a mega powerful turbo.

PM me for contact details.

Cheers, Volumex.


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