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Very local popped up on facebook.
Non starter 85k. £700.
Thought perfect for 6 speed and torsen big brakes etc for turbo project...
But its in vgc 1 owner car with hardtop. Suspect crank sensor as non starter.
Legs on the turn...cills have patches.
Paid deposit pick up tomoz.
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Lol went with trailer to pick up..
Turn over in 2nd gear to move it and she started straight up...garage mechanics faces were a picture...so drove it straight onto my trailer...at home little whizz around nice n tight...shes restarted 10 times straight...BUT there is a small puddle of coolant on trailer. So either WP or 1 of the little coolant lines...ive ordered already a crank and cam position sensor...ill change both...
Happy days.
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Took the hardtop off and an put on s spec...
Nice vinyl blue hood under in brill condition...
Checked online still showing taxed so went for a drive...wow...very nice...

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So leak is soft pipe no clip and rotten hose tail..gonna have to replace it...whats it blimin well called...been leaking awhile dripping on crank sensor..
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Repaired with spare i had ...then the rusted head crank sensor bolt...what a bstard....
Hammered a 9mm on and blast of blowtorch...
So leak rotted bracket off..bracket fell down and mullered sensor face..cable squished too.
New crank sensor n bolt fingers crossed.
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All checked over this morning and still leak free quick hoover out and rummage through boot.
A very dirty gen mx5 hardtop bag and what looks like wall hanging brackets.
Unblock rain drains...flush through all clear.
I think it will go through mot as is...so use for april and re mot in may. If it passes then up for sale as rolling resto for sombody else as i want to concentrate on turbo project, depending on level of fail do and sell or park up for winter project.
Switching tinkering to mx5 turbo now.

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Both are being taxed from april...
So can back to back compare.
The photos dont show the rusty arches and 1 wing is rusty at the cill...but the cill is fine..i know this as its lifted off.
Its only done 83k...whereas my s is on 120k...it feels tighter....and the 6 spec box is awesome very revvy. My s even though i say it myself is in fantastic condition and being a mk1 with pop ups its a nice place to be..im really looking forward to taxing it.

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WoW,

taxed it and took to work for nightshift.

As a road car its epic just wants to revs love the suspension HARD S no roll atall. feels tight, feels quicker than the 0 to 60 time suggests.

I took the wifes Civic fk2 type r to work monday night. I prefer the 10th as a roadie.

I may be keeping this 1 and sell my S. free up some cash and do the arches on it.

its taxed so my daily for getting to work for abit to make up my mind.
 
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