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Old 9th February 2014, 21:48
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Well, its done... Another Project.
About me, i live in sweden, my name is Andreas. 35 years... so this will be the first one in sweden, (if someone else in sweden doesnt buy one and build it faster )
Payed Chris the doposit a couple of Days ago. Found a -91 Miata 1.6 that was pretty low milage (110000km) cheap. But it was used as a test car for some kind of new roadfence, so i started out this weekend bending out the front frames, and fabricating some bars for ridgety. Hope it will work with the body...







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Old 9th February 2014, 22:15
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Hi Andreas.

Good to see you on the forum, you will find it a great source of help, advice and ideas.

You will need to replace the slam panel (bonnet latch panel) once the kit is trail fitted , to give you the correct position.

How is that monster V8 boat engine build going?
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Old 9th February 2014, 22:21
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Hi Andreas.

Good to see you on the forum, you will find it a great source of help, advice and ideas.

You will need to replace the slam panel (bonnet latch panel) once the kit is trail fitted , to give you the correct position.

How is that monster V8 boat engine build going?



Yes i probably will. Is the front end hanged on the slam panel?

Nothing with the v8 this weekend, has to order titanium retainers, valve spring, shims and spring cups for the heads... Itīs a very slow build as it is deliverytime for Everything from US.


Regards, Andreas!

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Old 10th February 2014, 09:34
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Good luck Andreas, that poor Miata looks like it has seen some action so I wish you well.
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Old 11th February 2014, 20:39
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Thanks "Fatbloke". I bet your well wishes will be needed! Started out with the rear wheelopenings after almost an hour in phone with the "car inspection" here in sweden, and Believe it or not, i could remove the rear wheelarches if i welded the inner fender to the outer fender. Also found a lot of corosion in the arches where they reach to the sills, and a bit of those were rusty too. But sheet-metel is cheap, and after a bit of work it was done!

Cheers!





New metal...



2K Primer on





Can probably take a low chassie and big Wheels


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Old 12th February 2014, 08:43
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a nice v8 I see there, what is this?
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Old 12th February 2014, 09:30
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It is a customers Engine. He ran a rod threw it and made a big hole! Iīm aranging someone to weld it for him as speaking...

Regards Andreas
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Old 12th February 2014, 22:12
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Pulled the guage cluster yesterday. Somehow it doesnīt look 60īs to me. I just want the feel of a 60īs car, and the look of separate guages, not a cluster. So i started working a bit with it.


The standard (pretty ok) cluster


Pulled it apart...


Bended of these from surrounding


Gently bended glass of


Made a template of thick paper. Also marked and punched a hole for reset button


Made a plexi piece after the template(White protective on it). Used a bandsaw


Bended this of as well


Marked out on the plexi using the surrounding where to drill holes for Control lamps
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Drilled


Pulled protective of finished plexi. Put it back on where it came from, to be used again


Cut out the circles from protective an put em back on glass


Paint! Used very thin (almost dry) layers to prevent from sipping under protective vinyl


Machined aluminium rings, polished and clearcoated them. Glued them with blach RTV silicone(used for Engines etc). The White protective is on backside only(for scratches). Used very small amount of Silicon. Some sipped out, but can be removed later.


So. Rings on the glass! Just have to wait for lenses to the conrol lamps, ordered them on ebay.


Another... Thats it for today! Cheers

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Wow I really like you're attention to detail.

Looking forward to seeing the lenses from eBay as well.

Well done!
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Old 12th February 2014, 23:49
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The results are great!, tell us more about the rings, are they an offcut of alloy tube , were you able to machine them yourself (yes I had considered cookie cutters to try to get the same type of result!).
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Old 13th February 2014, 08:48
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Thanks for the comments!

I machined the rings from alloy tube and bar, then just polished and clearcoated. Se my amateur drawing!

Best regards Andreas!


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Lovely dash, really well done. Car should look quite special with attention to detail like you have!
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Agree with Scottie on that, dash is looking a whole lot more retro.

Andreas, I have found you a replacement door locally for a very good price. We will be making a start on your kit and the modification at the end of next week. I will post some pictures up of the progress.
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Hi Andreas,
I love what you have done. I am planning tu use the MX5 instrument cluster on my Sammio and am looking to do something similar. Did you need to put a small spacer between your black plexi and the original black plastic? On mine, the centre of the instrument needles sits slightly above the black plastic, so I cant just put a piece of flat plexi across the face of the gauges.
I hope this makes sense!
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Old 13th February 2014, 23:56
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Glad you like them!

Thats terrific Chris iīll cal u tomorrow!

No i didnīt need spacers, but just put some there and your ready to go!

Looked at guages and yes, new more 60īs needed!
So started making new faces, scanned stock ones and modified them in paint.



New faces!

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Wow....
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Old 14th February 2014, 02:00
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If you have more cash than time:

http://www2s.biglobe.ne.jp/~AWD/m2normal.html

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I guess for me itīs more the satisfaction of doing it yourself itīs all about!

Thanks for the link! It might be very useful for someone else. But is not theese for NBīs?

Regards Andreas

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Had to reroute a wire on the back of cluster. It is the airbag lights. This is not possible this way if you got abs as i think it uses this blank light that i used on mine. Got a no ABS car. Reason why i did this is because of the hanging needle on tacho. The Airbag light is on the bottom of Tacho face.
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This is how it looks in the dark. Guagefaces are made of 4 layers transparent overhead film, and a White addhesive vinyl on the back. So it lids up as the originals...

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