It’s time to sell the MX5. We bought it on a bit of a whim nearly 3 years ago and it’s been great, never let us down even though it’s 26 years old and I’ve nearly doubled it’s power with the supercharger. We will genuinely be a bit sad to see it go but I […]
Nothing too exciting but good to document. The belt I first got for driving the supercharger was the cheapest I could find at the time in case it was the wrong length. It had also had a pretty hard time in the early days of running the supercharger while I got the pulleys lined up […]
I think it might be finished or at least as finished as any project can be. I had a bit of a move around of gauges inside. I found having the wideband gauge low down a bit of a problem when trying to catch a look at it to keep an eye on fueling while […]
When I built the supercharger setup I decided to use a cheap recirculating single piston dump valve to vent boost when coming off the throttle and stop the charger boosting at idle. I chose this over a buttefly valve as fitted to the original Mini supercharger setup for two reasons. Firstly the dump valve was […]
Having done a few miles in the MX5 now with the supercharger on I’ve been giving everything a regular look over to keep an eye out for any problems that might come up. Well I noticed the other day that it looked like there was a light coating of oil over the exhaust shield […]
Having got the garage done and the Evo ready for sale I could finally get back to the the MX5 supercharging project I almost finished last year but just ran out of time. So I got everything out of storage in the roof of the garage and tried to remember how I’d put it all […]
Pretty much what the title says really. Not too exciting but one of the little jobs I tend to do as I prefer to finish a set of 4 tyres together so I can buy a full set when it’s replacement time and it’s a nice way of checking the wheel alignment is OK. If […]
The poor old MX5 had gone a long time without a clean as I’d just not had time to do it so it got a proper clean and coat of QD to shine it up when I had some spare time one Sunday morning. Looks pretty good when it’s clean and shiny.
(First posted on MX5 nutz forum in May 2016) It had been a while so the MX5 was due some time for a good clean and polish. I quite like it when it’s filthy and looking like a proper used tool but it does clean up pretty well.
(First posted on MX5 nutz forum in May 2016) Not got too much further cos I’ve been busy with the other cars and other stuff but I have some updates. Once I’d proved the substitute IAT sensor was going to do the job I thought I’d go ahead and do the MAF to MAP conversion […]