Page 2 of 9 FirstFirst 123456 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 60 of 267

Thread: That Fiat guy bought an MX5

  1. #31
    Opens Guido's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    In my Den of Sin??
    Posts
    8,929
    Honestly over dealing with hectic kebabs to try and save a few hundred. I'm just going to buy a new set of Advanti Storm S1s in 15x8.
    Rust is lighter than carbon fibre.

    My Italian 510

  2. #32
    Moderator Cal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Brisbane, Queensland
    Posts
    22,657
    ^smart move
    The most dangerous risk of all - the risk of spending your life not doing what you want, on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later. - Randy Komisar.

  3. #33
    SKYHI Motorsport TCR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    2,721
    2015 Skoda Octavia RS162TSI
    2004 MX5 SE Turbo
    2016 Toyota 86 GTS (No Pics)

  4. #34
    Opens Guido's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    In my Den of Sin??
    Posts
    8,929
    Yep, that's where I'm looking!
    Rust is lighter than carbon fibre.

    My Italian 510

  5. #35
    Opens Guido's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    In my Den of Sin??
    Posts
    8,929
    Wheels ordered, getting them sent straight to Rob @ Tyre City who'll be fitting some 225/45/15 Nankang AR1s. I'll order the BCs either tonight or tomorrow night.
    Rust is lighter than carbon fibre.

    My Italian 510

  6. #36
    Moderator Cal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Brisbane, Queensland
    Posts
    22,657
    You go son.

    Also, get a roll bar... you know because reasons.
    The most dangerous risk of all - the risk of spending your life not doing what you want, on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later. - Randy Komisar.

  7. #37
    Opens Guido's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    In my Den of Sin??
    Posts
    8,929
    That's going to happen after first track day. Give me a chance, I've owned it a week and so far:

    * mounted extinguisher
    * removed strut brace & fitted master cylinder stopper
    * getting 4.3 torsen fitted Monday
    * ordered brake pads
    * ordered tow hooks
    * ordered wheels
    * ordered tyres
    * about to order coilovers

    After first track day mid April the following will be done:
    * 1.125" front swaybar
    * roll cage
    * Sparco sprint and adaptor mounts
    * harness
    * RPM suede wheel and boss
    Rust is lighter than carbon fibre.

    My Italian 510

  8. #38
    SKYHI Motorsport TCR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    2,721
    No mucking around
    2015 Skoda Octavia RS162TSI
    2004 MX5 SE Turbo
    2016 Toyota 86 GTS (No Pics)

  9. #39
    CNGAF rowdytoot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    hotel vast horizon
    Posts
    10,270
    Quote Originally Posted by TCR View Post
    No mucking around
    QFT

    Nice work Sam. Living the dream..

    Sent from my G8141 using Tapatalk

    1998 MX5 - Ohlins DFV coilovers, Roll bar,15 x7.5 Konig Litespeeds, Mania Intake
    2014 Colorado LT - Oversized Whitegoods. Kid/bike/track hack/horse hauler.

  10. #40
    Opens Guido's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    In my Den of Sin??
    Posts
    8,929
    And BC BR RS coilovers have been ordered. Been an expensive week or two! Thankfully my annual bonus just came through.
    Rust is lighter than carbon fibre.

    My Italian 510

  11. #41
    Custon User Title Borked Cplus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    the backwater
    Posts
    10,007
    Quote Originally Posted by Cal View Post
    You go son.

    Also, get a roll bar... you know because reasons.
    Lolsers 😂

    Iím screen shotting this piece of gold for Maika.

  12. #42
    Moderator Cal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Brisbane, Queensland
    Posts
    22,657
    Nobody else got it
    The most dangerous risk of all - the risk of spending your life not doing what you want, on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later. - Randy Komisar.

  13. #43
    Custon User Title Borked Cplus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    the backwater
    Posts
    10,007
    ive just spent 4days with old mate, hard not to be front and centre 👍

  14. #44
    Opens Guido's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    In my Den of Sin??
    Posts
    8,929
    Quote Originally Posted by Cal View Post
    Nobody else got it
    I got it, just meh.
    Rust is lighter than carbon fibre.

    My Italian 510

  15. #45
    too old for this shit Kiahatsiu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Brisbane/OkTedi
    Posts
    2,594
    I got it.

    Im open minded and willing to try new things. I feel i really want to drive this over Nebo.

    Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
    Torque sells tow cars.
    Horsepower wins horse races.

  16. #46
    Opens Guido's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    In my Den of Sin??
    Posts
    8,929
    Just picked it up from having the 4.3 torsen fitted, has made a massive difference. They're right, one of the best mods you can do to a Nb8b. Tow hooks arrived today too.
    Rust is lighter than carbon fibre.

    My Italian 510

  17. #47
    Moderator Cal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Brisbane, Queensland
    Posts
    22,657
    Quote Originally Posted by Guido View Post
    I got it, just meh.
    Apart from you, ya cockwomble.

    Quote Originally Posted by Guido View Post
    Just picked it up from having the 4.3 torsen fitted, has made a massive difference. They're right, one of the best mods you can do to a Nb8b.
    That was quick.
    Last edited by Cal; 19-03-19 at 08:27 AM.
    The most dangerous risk of all - the risk of spending your life not doing what you want, on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later. - Randy Komisar.

  18. #48
    serial cyber nudist YBS1OW's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    canberra
    Posts
    834
    good work. if you ever want a hardtop be prepared to get fingered. prices have gone up to 1400 to 2k.


    was the service history good? if not, do the timing belt, CAS o ring, rocker cover, water pump etc.
    ~~ ‹~~
    ~ (**) ~
    ~~ /\~~
    ~ mmm...stick boobies~

  19. #49
    Opens Guido's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    In my Den of Sin??
    Posts
    8,929
    Yeah, theyíre silly money. A neatish red one popped up for sale at the GC recently for $1350. Iím tempted but first priority is the basic track ready things.

    Wheels turned up to Robís yesterday, the 225/45/15 ar1s should turn up today and be fitted, will pick them up tomorrow morning.

    Did the front tow hook last night. That was far harder than it should have been! Could not get one bolt undone no matter how hard I tried on the drivers side factory tow/tie down point. Of course it was the one in the hardest to reach spot. So I took the passenger side one off and mounted the tow hook there. Revisited the other side, after trying a hammer, hooking spanners together, wd40 etc what finally cracked it was squeezing a ratchet spanner in, that gave me enough swivel to get it in the right spot for enough leverage. Well that and calling it a cuntslutwhorebag repeatedly. Will do rear one tonight.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	D99BDADD-9164-4C36-9F56-077DCFFE8C9B.jpeg 
Views:	9 
Size:	2.15 MB 
ID:	110901  
    Rust is lighter than carbon fibre.

    My Italian 510

  20. #50
    Opens Guido's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    In my Den of Sin??
    Posts
    8,929
    Oh, and removed the driving lights. On the drive home the other night a mounting screw must have backed out of the drivers side one, this caused it to flop down and break the lower plastic mounting bosses. Iíll probably turn them into brake ducts.
    Rust is lighter than carbon fibre.

    My Italian 510

  21. #51
    Registered User Mr Purple's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    5,224
    Wait, how is it youíre making actual progress on two project cars? Thatís not how it works!

    These things are great.

  22. #52
    Opens Guido's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    In my Den of Sin??
    Posts
    8,929
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Purple View Post
    Wait, how is it youíre making actual progress on two project cars? Thatís not how it works!

    These things are great.
    Well...I'm justifying this to myself that it isn't a project car, just a track tool. Project cars require lots of fabrication, high maintenance and big jobs that spiral out of control. This is just bolting better suited bits in to a mechanically standard car.
    Rust is lighter than carbon fibre.

    My Italian 510

  23. #53
    Opens Guido's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    In my Den of Sin??
    Posts
    8,929
    I mounted up the rear tow hook last night. And picked up the Advanti Storms from Rob @Tyre City with 225/45r15 ar1s this morning. 5kgs for a 15x8 is pretty fucking good! I also checked out the Crown Ute, thatís going to be awesome!!

    The QFM pads are apparently arriving today. So all thatís left to do before my first event mid April is brake fluid, pads and fit the coilovers. Bit of a delay on them as none in the country, should be here within a week.

    Stupid question time, being double wishbone front and rear, I wonít *need* an alignment putting new gear in? Itíll be corned weighted with my fat arse in the seat but may not have time before first event.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	711E801A-17C4-4BAF-9F0A-3A65509EA3A1.jpeg 
Views:	8 
Size:	2.21 MB 
ID:	110915   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	82301DAE-B85B-4379-9F2C-44523DDED5DD.jpeg 
Views:	8 
Size:	2.25 MB 
ID:	110916   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	8EFAE3F4-03E3-4C7B-93BE-F8B91DCF00A9.jpeg 
Views:	8 
Size:	3.06 MB 
ID:	110917  
    Rust is lighter than carbon fibre.

    My Italian 510

  24. #54
    Non Compos Mentos Gammaboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    16,733
    if the rideheight is the same, alignment will stay the same...
    "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

  25. #55
    Moderator Cal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Brisbane, Queensland
    Posts
    22,657
    What are you doing about negative camber on the front? You need all the negative camber.
    The most dangerous risk of all - the risk of spending your life not doing what you want, on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later. - Randy Komisar.

  26. #56
    Asshole rorge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    3,888
    Did the brake pads arrive?
    '10 Forester Diesel 6Spd - Slow and sensible
    '93 SWB Pajero - Slow but scary
    '89 MX5 B6-T - Scary not slow

  27. #57
    Asshole rorge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    3,888
    Quote Originally Posted by Guido View Post
    I bought the master cylinder stopper but sent it back. Doesn't fit with the factory strut brace.
    I drilled my strut brace added a nutsert and installed an adjustable threaded 'furniture foot' from bunnings..
    '10 Forester Diesel 6Spd - Slow and sensible
    '93 SWB Pajero - Slow but scary
    '89 MX5 B6-T - Scary not slow

  28. #58
    Bannered takai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    11,291
    Quote Originally Posted by Cal View Post
    What are you doing about negative camber on the front? You need all the negative camber.
    This.

    Consider Bauer extended lower ball joints as an easy solution for neg camber.
    Chris
    ------
    The new nugget
    I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself. - D.H.Lawrence

  29. #59
    Moderator Cal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Brisbane, Queensland
    Posts
    22,657
    Quote Originally Posted by rorge View Post
    I drilled my strut brace added a nutsert and installed an adjustable threaded 'furniture foot' from bunnings..
    LOL my race car is exactly the same. Well sort off, it's a bolt and nut with a rubber door stopper on the end.
    The most dangerous risk of all - the risk of spending your life not doing what you want, on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later. - Randy Komisar.

  30. #60
    Opens Guido's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    In my Den of Sin??
    Posts
    8,929
    Quote Originally Posted by rorge View Post
    Did the brake pads arrive?
    HAHAHAHA, you work for brakes direct now!?

    Quote Originally Posted by rorge View Post
    I drilled my strut brace added a nutsert and installed an adjustable threaded 'furniture foot' from bunnings..
    I just removed the brace and took Lightyear's advice.

    Re camber, how much is attainable with the standard arms? Is an eccentric bush easily obtainable. Use to running 4+ in my Fiats.
    Rust is lighter than carbon fibre.

    My Italian 510

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •