in January I bought my Eunos, I'd liked the idea of one for maybe 10 years but I'd not had thew time or space for one.
so, heres my '50 Shades-of-Silver (amongst other colours)
as bought and home (ok, I've too many cars....)
replaced the TSW wheels with BBS from a BMW E30 :thumb-up:
the car was imported in 2000 so had avoided UK's salted roads for it's first 8 years life, being a Eunos the online vin decoders are next to useless and the dvla's regestration details are 'suspect' to say the least (it's regestered as a 1992 mx5, I guess thats the importer creating a car thats easy to sell & insure)
the previous owner had replaced the clutch, cambelt & waterpump, swapped to a mk2 dashboard conversion, fitted a cobalt stainless exhaust and a few other jobs like rust prevention.
when I was inspecting the car before purchase I noticed that the pedlebox was cracked with the throttlepedal almost hanging off, this had a major impact on the cars performance (possibly why it was for sale?)
when I got the car home I decided to remove the dashboard to investigate the wiring conversion as well as check the heater pipes & fix the pedlebox (the throttle pedal had actually dropped off after I got home!)
while the dash was out the seats & carpet followed, then I noticed that a rollcage had been fitted previously with holes drilled in the front & rear floors as well as the parcel shelf being cut (not a problem to me as I'm looking at fitting a cage :yes: - wonder what cage had been previously fitted? )
when the dash was out I decided that the conversion wiring was a bit of a mess so started looking for a replacement, this was put on hold for a while untill I spotted an advert for a UK spec 1990 MX5 for sale as a breaker...
1990 UK spec '5 with 1.8 conversion
as you can see, my 1991Discovery working for its living :driving:
little while later, some bits removed
was easier to remove the engine by chopping the front of the bodyshell off, nice un-rusted chassis rails - unlike the sills, wheelarches & floors :rant:
dashboard loom needing repair, one of the reasons behind the tango'd 5's purchase....
annoyingly theres diferent looms fitted - unknown if this is age or engine related :rant: :rant: :rant:
discovered after re-building and fitting a mk1 dash into the Eunos :yes: :rant: :baseballbat:
so, ended up repairing the Eunos's origonal....
call for the solder & heatschrink......
bought some Compomotive wheels, unsure if they are destined for the Eunos or my mk2 Golf tdi....
another purchase, set of Ohlins adjustable dampers with springs & rosejointed topmounts, these were 'pre-loved' so a lot cheaper than new (although cost £400 so almost the same as the Eunos)
had fun when fitting, both rear damper bottom bolts were not wanting to undo as their 'captive-nuts' were 'UN-captive'
:rant: :rant: :rant: :rant: :rant: :rant: :rant:
so had to remove both lower wishbones....
3 out of 4 camber-adjustment bolts snapped :rant:
weld to the rescue & re-captive nuts :thumb-up:
random stupidity & reading crap on forums later ('Coil-On-Plug' conversion ideas :dance: )
ready for future turbo conversion (thats my excuse.......
twin cylinder adjustable bias pedlebox :thumb-up:
Another 'Random-boredom' idea, I've always had bias/adjustable pedleboxes on rallycars so as the Eunos is hopefully going to hillclimb & sprint its getting one :yes:
this is the 'mk1' design, not a working prototype but just pushing ideas....
the standard NA pedal ratio is 4:1, this is fine with servo asssistance but un-assisted will be harder than hell and a massive effort to stop the car so I'm looking at 5 or 5.5:1 ratio so that means shortening the pedal & moving the cylinder position.
also, I've picked up some new AP-racing 'dumpy' mastercylinders on egay for a very reasonable price :dance:
more to come once I've recovered from typing this........