Wanganui, Mcsorely 442E / MX5

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This section of where you guys can show off the progress you make as your build comes together of your clubman, give details of any modification progress, share pictures etc. There are just a few rules that need to be followed for this forum to stay nice, clean and easy to use:

1. ONE thread per project please. You all have access to edit your own posts, so do that. You may post as many times as you feel like it within your allocated thread.
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4. Thread titles must be include your user name and a little about the project please.

Important : As this was a exsisting forum moved to its new home all exsisting build diarys will carry on as they are but by the new rules

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Re: Wanganui, Mcsorely 442E / MX5

Post by Wanganui7 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:44 pm

Finished making the roof frames this morning then decided to go for a drive to see if there was any rattling after fitting the rear covers. Told my wife I'd be gone for ten minutes. Two hours later got back to a worried wife after driving north from Whanganui to Waverly beach, about 90 km round trip. No problems with car but I'm wondering if I can fit a heater in it somewhere.
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Re: Wanganui, Mcsorely 442E / MX5

Post by Wanganui7 » Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:33 pm

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Re: Wanganui, Mcsorely 442E / MX5

Post by Wanganui7 » Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:41 pm

Lately I've been for a few drives around the Manawatu clocking up about 300 km. Also made a patten for the passenger side door frame and made from 20x5 steel. Turned out to be very heavy to swing off the front window frame so I scrapped it and remade from alloy. Brought some weld on lift off hinges from Comac to give a neater look than the usual plastic ones. Have made the doors a good size so won't need to be a contortionist to get in and out. Should have it hinged by next week and can start on other side. Have entered the Car Constructors club day at Manfield on the 26th so hoping for a fine day
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Re: Wanganui, Mcsorely 442E / MX5

Post by Wanganui7 » Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:19 pm

Having attended the Constructors car club track day at Manfield ( first track day since building car) a couple of issues have shown up that are not obvious driving on the roads . The first being the the large air brake known as the windscreen. I could only hit 140 down the straights . The engine was willing, but wind resistance was too much. I will make it easily removable for the next track day which means altering the mirror location. I've brought some different ones and will modify them to get them positioned correctly. The second was fuel surge going around the hairpin when the tank was half empty. Being a plastic Jaz tank I'll make up alloy baffle which will be held in place by the foam inside. Still an enjoyable day taking my brother for a few runs. After a few initial teething problems the car in now proving to be very reliable and great to drive.
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Re: Wanganui, Mcsorely 442E / MX5

Post by Wanganui7 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:32 pm

Changed the side mirrors to be mounted on the scuttle rather than the window frame, in time to run the car in the Vintage car club daffodil rally. Fun day looking for clues around the Wanganui district.
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Re: Wanganui, Mcsorely 442E / MX5

Post by Wanganui7 » Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:26 am

Removed the windscreen, as I'm planning on running without one on trackdays to improve speed. Then went for three hour drive around the Manawatu. Great fun but was exhausted when I got home from the wind pressure. So I've remade the windscreen brackets to slope it back another 200 mm. Will keep the screen on for touring.
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Re: Wanganui, Mcsorely 442E / MX5

Post by Wanganui7 » Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:11 pm

Recently left a pattern for the half doors at the local upolsteriers.. It sat there for five weeks and wasn't looked at so I got it back and took to another business. Same story , sat there for another five weeks with promises to get it done , but no result. Thought how hard can it be. Glued some vinyl to foam packing , friend sewed the edging and I domed it to the car. Easy as and saved myself heaps of cash. Still planning on making full doors as well for winter.
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Re: Wanganui, Mcsorely 442E / MX5

Post by Wanganui7 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:20 pm

Recently took the car for a 200 km drive north up SH1 Whanganui to Turangi. Beautiful day to drive past the mountains with the return journey via the Parapara highway for a bit a cornering excitement. The half doors definitely keep a lot of breeze out of the cockpit.
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