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Really enjoy reading other folks car blog type threads, it's great seeing how the cars come on and each person has modified it to their tastes.

So thought it do mine and back date it.

I'm trying to keep it in chronological order, but keep remembering stuff i've missed and end up moving my posts around.
So if you see a response that don't make any sense then it might be because i've moved my posts around, old age sorry


Me cars not got a name (although i do call it a "foooookin bitch" at times) so it'll have to just be Gixers car blog thread.

21/06/2003

Bought me car from Dandy cars.
Looked around a loads of cars not just 5's but i just couldn't seem to find a good one.

In the end i started looking around dealers and saw this one.

1994 V-specII Auto.



Drove down to see the guys, liked what i saw so i bought the car.




23/07/2003


Drove the (very heavily loaded) car over to Greece.





 

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First mod was a CAT 1 alarm (Clifford) cause the insurance company wouldn't insure me without it


Had a Sony MP40 HU fitted at the same time (wanky chrome shite came with the car)

 

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Very strange i thought i swapped the suspension out pretty quick after buying the car.
The pics say different though


15/07/2004

Fitted.

Super Pro (Adjustable) Bushes
KYB AGX shocks
Flyin Miata rear shock mounts
Flyin Miata ARB's
Flyin Miata Springs

Bushes were a foooookin nightmare of a job and where the term "fooooookin bitch" had it's roots.











Drove home after summet like a 14 hour slog replacing the bushes to find my car no longer fits over the bump to get in me garage


Drove around with it on the FM springs for a few days but no way jose, the ride was ok but after getting beached on a speed hump on the way to work, needing the old woman in the car behind to push me off i thought fooook it.
Tried various different springs, from the stock jobies to what ever else anyone had to lend me.

All wank.

In the end i ordered a Ground Control setup from FM and fitted that.



 

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So after skin grafts and hours of therapy i eventually had a car that fitted in me garage AND handled ok.

1 month later.

21/08/2004

A bus was pulling out the Olympic cycling village on a blind corner, i just about managed to stop in time, the car behind me didn't and pushed me into the bus i'd just missed.





Oddly enough the bus was undrivable.



My skid marks, you can see where i'd stopped but then got pushed.



Wankers car certainly was, yep they're my boot prints


 

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Gutted!!!!! looks like a proper hard shunt, you ok after that??
Would have thought that would be a right-off!!
 

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Just over 1 month later and the car was fixed and resprayed.

I've still not had 1p from the insurance company or the wanker, it's still waiting to go to court.
DO NOT have legal dealings in Greece.

There were statements from 6 blokes at the back of the bus, 4 standers by, the wanker admitted i hadn't touched the bus before he pushed me into it.
Problem was he said it was the bus drivers fault, so those 2 argue while i get royally fooooked.

Anyways.

22/10/2004





 

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Gutted!!!!! looks like a proper hard shunt, you ok after that??
Would have thought that would be a right-off!!
Aye i did find out that the seats in NA's are absolutely shite in a crash though.
The top of the head rest is at the perfect height to leverage ya head back and up.

No right off as i had to either stick the car somewhere and wait for the insurance company to pay up (still waiting) or fix it and pay for it myself, which is what i did.
 

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07/03/2005

Gauge hood cover.

Monster flow Carbon intake



Complete waste of time and money.
 

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Keep going


More pics needed
 

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17/03/2006

Fitted a MP62 Base kit (65mm SC pulley 95mm Crank pulley)
Emanage Ultimate
PLX R-500 Wideband controller





First off i mounted the EMU in the glove box, wank idea.
Every time i opened it it'd pull the wires




So i bought a longer harness and mounted it behind the passenger seat, much better


PLX R-500
O2 Wideband with
RPM, VSS, EGT, Boost, Knock input, G-sensor





25/10/2006

Fitted me TurboXS Knocklite



 

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08/11/2006

Fitted the Auto-Tensioner FFS anodised SC pulley and FFS 105mm Crank pulley.







 

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That was a hell of a lot of damage to repair properly!

Daz
 

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20/11/2006

Gauge hood cover thing.
Yes that is the Mrs's hands, yes i did give up, yes i did throw the fooookin thing at the wall, yes she did too after 30 mins


In the end we had to ask a mate of Mary's (the Mrs) who's a upholsterer on boats to fit, even she got pissed off.





 

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18/01/2007

Crank bolts sheared causing the SC and crank pulley to become adrift and thereby popping me radiator.









Used this as an excuse to do the cam belt service as well.

 

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That was a hell of a lot of damage to repair properly!

Daz
Looks worse than it is.

At the arse end it needed a new rear o/s wing rear bump and boot, near on all the damage was above the bumper line.
 

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Discussion Starter · #19 ·
07/03/2007

Obviously THE most important mod carried out on the car before and since.

The Nutz sticker




 

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More to follow in the morrow
 
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