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  1. MX-5 / Roadster Forum
    Hi, I bought a 1990 Eunos Roadster on the weekend and would like to take it to a MX5 specialist in London for a checkover and to get a couple of things sorted before its next MOT in December (slightly binding brakes and engine oil leak) - does anyone know of any specialists in London (South...
  2. Wanted
    Hey All, I'm looking for a Mk1 1.6 rear driver side caliper in working order. also passenger side standard Mk1 wing mirror, black preferably but any colour. As close to Chepstow, South Wales as possible. Tah. Jack.
  3. How do I...
    I've been replacing the front rh side calliper on my Mk1, but had great difficulty getting the lower retaining bolt thread to bite when reassembling. I know the bolt and thread are fine as I've checked them with the caliper and mounting bracket removed and managed to tighten them together. I...
  4. Wheels, Tyres, Suspension & handling/etc
    Hi guys Basically i bought some 7twenty style 44's, 15x8 et0, about a year ago. which im running 195/50/15 yokohama AD08r's on. i have since done a track day and thought they performed okay. however ive done alot of research lately into the effects of running low offset wheels for a...
  5. Mechanical & Electrical
    I have a new set of OEM brake pads I am going to fit to my 3.75 shortly. I have copper grease and silicone grease in the cupboard but there doesn't seem to be any definitive answer online as to what goes where. 1: What goes between the pad and thin metal pad backing plate? 2: What goes on the...
  6. For Sale Ads
    Brand new in box. Front and rear. £100 delivered. So saving you approx £50 on buying direct (I think). Can upload pics if required.
  7. Problems
    Does it matter which way up the caliper brackets are mounted on a Mk.1 1.8? One of the two slider pins fits in a plain hole in the steel caliper bracket, while the other fits in a hole lined with a rubber seal. (Rear brakes do the same and I guess it's to allow for heat expansion.) My copy Of...
  8. Problems
    I am using brake pads like they are going out of fashion. I have a turbo mk1. ~240bp I use it almost exclusively on track, but it is still a road car without stuff having been ripped out to save weight. I am also not light... I started with 1.8 brakes with std pads, then moved to yellow stuff...
  9. Problems
    Good afternoon All, Because I had a stuck left rear caliper (because of the handbrake adjuster), I finally rebuilt all the brake calipers. Some details: the left rear piston had been previously chewed by some kind of clamp, wrong grease used, while doing this somehow the front left caliper...
  10. Problems
    I took my car to the garage yesterday to have two new front genuine callipers and slider pins fitted and have the handbrake adjusted. Long story short: Brake pedal starts out with long travel but after repeated heavy stops the travel gets much shorter to the point where the brakes are actually...
  11. Problems
    Hi, wondering if anyone can shed some light on why my ABS is failing after a cold start. ABS light seems to come on if I start driving with the engine too cold, or if I drive a bit too aggressively in cold weather. Seems like it's not just the light but the ABS is completely cutting out...
  12. Problems
    Hi Guys My Name is Henry I have recently bought a mk1 mx5 1991, and i had to replace the brakes. I decided to change them for the 1.8 disc and callipers, which was pretty straight forward. or so i thought...... I didn't have a problem with fitting them. and I've had plenty of experience...
  13. Wheels, Tyres, Suspension & handling/etc
    So in my need for new brakes I ended up reading a lot about big brake kits. For anyone in the "you really don't need need a big brake kit" camp - I probably agree with you but this isn't the thread for you! There are tonnes of places to argue that already. The other argument that is had quite...
  14. Mechanical & Electrical
    Hi all, I'm currently gathering parts to install a hydraulic handbrake for autotesting - I'm trying to make a list of all the threads involved with the different parts (Wilwood MC - Wilwood bias valve - hyrdro - rear distribution block) so that I can have braided lines made up for the system...
  15. Problems
    Hi nutz, I've been working on my car recently, a 1990 V-Special. I changed the front brakes to the bigger ones from the later 1.8 without problems but I can't fit the rear ones. I can't slide the callipers on the new pads. See the pictures below. Has anyone had this problem? Any idea of...
  16. Wheels, Tyres, Suspension & handling/etc
    Evening all, I have picked up a gorgeous 1990 MK1 1.6 Just had its first service and once over and seems to be a good one, nothing major I am looking at turning this car into my track toy, I have only done 3 track days in the past 3 months in a friends Civic Type R (If I bent it I paid for...
  17. Problems
    My handbrake isn't holding the car on hills, the other day I tightened up the handbrake with the allen key bolts and tightened up the handbrake inside the car which made it work perfectly for a couple of days... I took it to work this morning and suddenly it's not working again. I haven't felt...
  18. Problems
    I got the dreaded phone call from the garage today to let me know that my car had failed its MOT in a couple big areas, namely emissions and rear brakes. It turns out that my entire rear brake assembly needs replacing as the callipers were leaking oil and the discs & pads are almost dead. I...
  19. Wheels, Tyres, Suspension & handling/etc
    Hi all, Replaced my discs and pads all round on mk2.5 Euphonic and since then, the handbrake does nothing, regardless of how/where I adjust it (it worked perfectly before). A lot of swearing has ensued after having it in the air a fair few times so would appreciate any more ideas before I start...
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