Category Archives: Donor car

Posts about the donor car

The ‘no real update’ update

Attempted to fit the coilovers today. Didn’t get very far! The bolt holding the bottom of the shock proved to be a worthy foe. It didn’t fit a 17mm socket too snugly, and a 16mm was just a touch too … Continue reading

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New bits – coilovers

Anyone would think I’m keeping this car and not using it as a donor! For some time I’d been dithering on whether to change the suspension on the mx5. In all honesty, it was the ride height I was least … Continue reading

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New brakes

Since I picked the donor up I wasn’t too confident in its braking ability, just didn’t seem to bite like it should. The discs felt a little worn but not heavily, pads looked like they could do with replacing. As … Continue reading

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I have exorcised the demon… ish.

After an embarrassing number of attempts, the coolant leak has been at the very least brought under control. Doesn’t appear to be leaking from the rear any more, at least not by a noticeable amount. I am noticing steam coming … Continue reading

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Continuing the coolant saga… and factory visit booked!

So whilst the parts required are winging their way to me via royal mails finest I thought I’d get on a strip it back down, again, ready for when they arrive. As you can (or can’t) see, the housing is … Continue reading

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