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Discussion Starter · #341 ·
On the subject of MOTs, did you request the front plate without a space intentionally or was it made incorrectly?

Depending how keen your MOT tester is, the front plate could fail. The police would certainly be interested in fining you for it if they needed to meet targets that month too.

It's nothing to do with MX5s, but feel free to keep us posted if you ever get round to tackling that semi submersible scooter :D

You got me on the scooter, I think it is way beyond my skills.

interestingly, the V5c came without spaces, so it is an exact replica as supplied by DVLA.

The rear, being motorbike/square format on the other hand, with a break I could understand.

My S10 has a personal plate, again, bought from the DVLA site, and supplied as GRZ733 with no spaces.

I always keep a copy of these documents in the S10 and would do the same for this car.

Saying all of that, you are right though, a bad day could result in a tug. I have a good friend in the Met and he says that if the ANPR cameras are happy, he is happy.
 

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Decided that as I had paid for the lot, I may as well destroy it all while at it.

Wipers that is.



Measured, marked,Bent, cut.



Shorter for sure.

May have to make some stays to stop the sweeping.



Painted the folded, cut and drilled tips.



Back together.



I do hope it all comes together sufficiently.

Small jobs.
 

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Bought a used foglight switch.

not sure it works s it replaced a dead one.

Can anyone describe if it is distinct position for on and off, or a rocker type switching motion.
with it returning to the flat position both for on and off?
 

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An MX5 foglight switch? Not sure on the illuminated type (possibly latching push button), but mine (non illuminated) is parallel with the bezel when in the off position and tilted when on. It's a latching rocker switch, not momentary.
 

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An MX5 foglight switch? Not sure on the illuminated type (possibly latching push button), but mine (non illuminated) is parallel with the bezel when in the off position and tilted when on. It's a latching rocker switch, not momentary.
Thars cool. Thank you.

may be that I either don’t know wht I am doing, or that it is not quite right.

but more like;y my fault.

will try again.
 

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A day off work always sounds like a great idea.

Especially when you choose to be off.

But when you do not, and feel a bit rubbish, it is still a good thing. Right?



But there is always stuff to do.

Yesterday I checked the cells in the battery that came with the car, intending to put it on charge.

Cells were all dry, took 1.5 litres to fill, no wonder it was so light.

I hate duff, tired or dead batteries, so time for a new one.

John the lodger picked up a new battery on the way home from his favourite battery shop. Cost £55.00



While trying the front wiring, the original airbag (disconnected) steering wheel would not activate the horn, may need some magic or new alternative.


But I also looked at alternatives.

Eunos wheel.

Mot pretty.



Fits but needs a working horn push.



A spare, fitting centre boss, but no wheel or horn push.



And the wheel I really do prefer for looks.

But the centre boss is a differently splined unit.



So many options…….

Do I blend two steering wheels to make up one that fits?

Or stick with Mr Ugly.

Suspect Ugly it is.

For now.
 

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Went to look for some specific diameter pipe for the Rezin Rockit.

Failed.

But found this hammer in the dirt.

My first thought is slate roofers hammer.

Possibly quite old, and from before the modern ones seen now.

@dez is a bit of a hammer guy, so may know.

Anyone else got a clue?







Thanks.
 

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Spectacularly rubbish night. 12 hours in bed, maybe 5 slept in total.

Bored to hell by 9.30 so went to the garage and stood and stared at things.

Liking what I see, but bored within 10 minutes.

So I found a lazy, slow job to do.



Fix the dash a bit, original design was in a different direction…… leaving gaps.

Created template.



Found some wood and tools.





More shaping after making a second one, yes, V1.0 was not quite right.



More materials.



Looks like a fit.



Glue, fit, pressure.



Done trimming back.



Vinyl next I guess.



Knackered, from doing nothing.

Came indoors.
 
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