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wilki
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Finally managed to get round to finishing the wheels off over the weekend [Pray] [Very Happy]


and decided to go with the same goldy bronze on the centre doughnut and black thread and nut


Happy with them so far, couple of imperfections with having to faf around doing them under a lamp at night and battling with spitting halford nozzles [Laughing] . One year I will do things with more time to spare [Laughing]
Just looking foward to seeing what they look like on the car.

Should get them fitted later on in the week, just in time for JAE [Very Happy]
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Does look good the colour, wish i had time to get the new parts sprayed p and fitted on mine [Sad]
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Just an update post JAE (better late then never). Just a chance to show the newly refurbed wheels on display:









and a motoring blog "Mota" tooka snap of my car from the event....which was nice [Smile]

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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Nothing to update as such but just had a full service and been up the top of Scotland. Just running like a good 'un [thumleft]

Took the opurtunity to take some nice snaps while I was staying in Glen strathfarrar [Very Happy]















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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

well matey we are behind some what for JAE, no idea if the white eagle is working, grand total of 200 mile in mine this year

so 1.95 per mile on tax & insurance!!

the cosmos looking good
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

***************************************************************Update The Cosmos Eagle now owned by Wilkie Senior

As above, I am now the proud owner of the "Cosmos Eagle" as wilki has gone over to the beemer side!!!! seen here lurking




Just prior to me taking it over from Chris, I had it put into the body shop, (a good one!!!)

A note even if it seems expensive, going to a good body shop compared to "bill down't road, with the greasy overalls.

Do not scrimp!

Anyway they did a great job sorting out little rust bits, sills, small hole in one arch etc

Suffice to say all metal no filler fibre glass bodges etc

Not done much apart from swap over the wheels of the White Eagle



Some of the JDM parts on the white one will find there way on to thecosmos, but I'm not going to body kit is as its in a extremely good state

I am going to keep it more stock looking with "selected" additions [Smile]
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Oh Dear managed to do this before JAE




Local bodyshop put it right

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Nice shiny pipes


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

So "Wilki" used to say your speakers sound better than mine

well maybe this is why so for now the 25 year old speakers hve replaced these

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Still looking ok I think, I know ive still not painted the calipers to al the same colour, got the Rouge lights to fix on etc etc

As at JAE 2017









got to give some love for the Smythes with the good news

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Hi Just starting doing a few small things I did buy th CF speedo backing for young wilki, sometime back but CBA to do it !!! phfttt kids ehh

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Finally fastened this in!

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got a full set of these & pads to put on




ps thats not the carpet at home its in the garage [Smile]
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

More little goodies arrived today



A bit gutted the supercharger kit is not ready I have the supercharger and im ready to fit it !!!

WELL really cheesed off with the Carbon caps THEY DONT FIT!!!! quality is crap clear coat falling off once you handle them, oh well thats another supplier off the list.

I have been refunded but still off the list
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well while im at home recovering from recent op, shes off to the body shop for a bit of fettling



sills have a couple of tiny spots appearing, as with one rear wheel arch, rear bumper to be repsrayed, as with front bumper, a little spot at top of T bar area, bonnet respray

Im still trying to sort out the idling issue Ive been having, its better but still causing issues when warm

Ive replaced dizzy cap, rotor arm, coolant sensor got a MR T one £53!! thought best option, bled it, replacing HT leads did a lead at a time No 4 had such a weak spark, replaced that first wow the difference was like a new car, so replaced the rest, so thought sorted, then when young wilki drove it to the body shop for me, it started flutuating again although much better.


TPS to look at as Ive been advised on our fb group & inspect the ECU for leaking caps etc. hope its not ECU.
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Well she came back from the body shop no real issues just one poorly done metal patch done previously, had them cut it out and insert fresh metal, rear & front bumper, bonnet sills rear quarters, and various odd bits re sprayed.

then 4 stage polish done, a bit happier with her how shes looking, plans for over winter, few more areas to get fettled

wilki the younger having a drive in at JAE 2018


looking well on the club plot


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

wilkie senior wrote:
Well she came back from the body shop no real issues just one poorly done metal patch done previously, had them cut it out and insert fresh metal, rear & front bumper, bonnet sills rear quarters, and various odd bits re sprayed.

then 4 stage polish done, a bit happier with her how shes looking, plans for over winter, few more areas to get fettled

wilki the younger having a drive in at JAE 2018
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looking well on the club plot
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looking great mate [thumleft] love the colour.
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small spots in the frunk so just had them done before Christmas, before the next stage [Smile]

then to carry on cleaning the whole frunk up



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Well!!! Well!

Some may have seen my whining elsewhere i thought it appeared my MR2 days would be over!!!

So done some thinking taking into consideration what it owes & the company i have found to rescue her, & the good people who have come forward with rot free shells to cut out the sections i need.

Also as its quite a rare colour & the known history & meeting and knowing all but the every original owner, compared to the cost of getting another 2 or go MX5, i may as well go for it & have it done right so she will be good for another 10 years. (will outlive me)

The last lot of body work has been a total waste of time & money !!!

The body-shop that did the work prior to JAE last year, I was quite explicit " XXXX give her a good look over if there is anything that needs to be done, such as cut out & repair further rot, badly done previous work etc, just call me straight away, give me the details cost etc & i will give you a decision straight away"

Well he ignored that the work hes done is fine to a degree, but hes simply not told me / ignored a bit more rot elsewhere further behind the rear arches, so it needs to be cut out, effectively negating all the previous work, the money spent could have gone towards getting it all done properly.

Hes done the "gloop" on the rear bit on one of the sills!!!

The unfortunate personal turmoil Ive had lately, must have been pent up as i proceeded to scream until i was shaking at the body shop concerned. I will not bore you further with this as, i will resolve this side of it & its not worth publishing War & Peace "he said I said etc"

But Ive found a guy who is a MX5 Specialist (he has owned a couple of turbos in the past) who it went in for some small bits TPS etc, he always inspects every car coming into him as standard procedure takes photos etc, he gave me a call, and showed me the bad news.

Having seen the amount of people at his place & the quality of the work, (an old friend I had lost touch with, hes a MX5 owner recommended me) its as if most of the MX5 community got to him!

So from want to shove it off the edge of a cliff, im going to get her back to
her former glory, I will update here as we progress, shes booked in for the 11th March so a week of solid work, on her then to the sprayers after that, and back to the MX5 shop for final touches so all being well she will be back out for some sunshine fun.
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Well got one side for the rebuild, (its much a larger piece than needed but Im covering all bases with this.

Its the bottom bit in the boot where the vent grill is that need doing, but I have the full arch inner & outer now for the future, hopefully the chap in Bradford is still able to cut a section out of one of his breakers!

Its booked in for the 11th March so here we go again!!!

ready to be collected


in the car like a glove!!


nice and solid where i need it to be
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