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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:36 pm

Well add up all the post all over the forum Woz would be screwed.

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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:38 pm

Oh yeh he would need to buy about 20 cars lol

I think we should allow 19 of them to be matchbox Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:40 pm

I reckon we could knock the City thread down to 10 pages if we took out all the posts telling you to finish it Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:36 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:57 am

No mince here, emailed them about it, just waiting for a reply... Razz

Tbh I'd try and get a basic boost build done before Llandow Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:09 pm

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No mince here, emailed them about it, just waiting for a reply... Razz

Tbh I'd try and get a basic boost build done before Llandow Very Happy

oh hello, I call commitment there! If it's not done, forfeit and initiation into Mincers Anonymous!
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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:33 am

homo is this going to be yours and huws track car or your hairdres...err i mean daily drive
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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:48 am

Lol Woz, daily driver, Huw's gone off the idea of joint track car I think!

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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:56 am

I think Huw has gone off the track idea Razz

Touch wood then you can sell yours!

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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:42 am

Well,just thought I'd wang this in here... had absolutely ZERO interest in the GTi for some reason... got an email today from someone on pistonheads asking if I'm interested in a swap for this...

http://pistonheads.com/sales/2192893.htmMy

Emailed him back asking what kind of arrangement he'd be willing to come to... looks pretty cool though, even if it's green...

Thoughts?

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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:14 am

Very nice, i'd blag it with both sets of wheels though!

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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:37 am

Its not bad. As Stu said try and get both sets of wheels.

I think the numberplates on the wrong car.

Green isnt the best colour for them but still good and seems like its been looked after.
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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:38 am

Chiddys is green, looks fudging awesome though.
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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:42 am

Chiddy's does look mega...


I'll see what he comes back to me with, wanna see about wheels though as I quite like those BBS's. Set of coilies and a lairy exhaust would make me a happy kid for a bit!

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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:59 am

Chiddys car does look nice. Dont know if I like his bbs's wheels mind.

OT Chris you dont have a spare gti box do you?
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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:00 am

I've got a spare GTi box that's in bits. Come take it off me for free if you want.
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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:05 am

That'd be my old box, the only one I'd really have access to lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:20 pm

chris do it and stop mincing... that MX has the potential to be something awesome!
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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:09 pm

I'm waiting for his reply, the more I think about it, the more I want it!

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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:50 pm

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I'm waiting for his reply, the more I think about it, the more I want it!

You know it makes sense
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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:06 am

Definately. Been reading up all day on coilovers lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:58 am

Do it....

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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:07 am

Have they replied yet?
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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:32 am

Nope, nothing yet. Although I may need help finding one very quickly, as I have a potential buyer for the gti now...

Would I be silly going for a 1.6 if everything else is as I want it? Just there's loads of Cherry red, mint 1.6's for under 2k... it'd be getting boost anyway, and I'd find an LSD from somewhere!

Edit: Namely, this one... http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/2017515.htm

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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:40 am

Those wheels are bling!

TBH for the power/torque differences between them in standard form, and the money you'd save buying that one in particular it makes sense. And anyway, there is always this...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/mazda-mx5-complete-1-8i-engine-gearbox-loom-ecu-/220676345798?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item336155cfc6#ht_500wt_1156

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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:17 am

MX5 1.6i Mk1
Year - 90
BHP - 118
Weight - 955
BHP/tonne - 125.54
0-60 - 8.28
0-100 - 25.53

MX5 1.8i Mk1
Year - 93
BHP - 130
Weight - 1050
BHP/tonne - 125.80
0-60 - 8.26
0-100 - 25.19

Looking at those stats, you're not wrong... I guess the second time I drove one (which happened to be a 1.8 ) I wasn't expecting too much, whereas I probably was when I drove the 1.6. Just need to make sure it isn't a 90bhp 1.6!

Hmm... could be going sideways by Llandow, hopefully!

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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:56 pm

The weight difference is concerning... if the 1.6 is an alloy block it won't handle the boost quite as well as the 1.8...

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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:15 pm

I'm not 100% on that tbh, people seem to be boosting them to 200-250ish with no problems, however a few people are recommending the 1.8's as a better base for a FI build. It's something to look into though, cheers for the heads-up!

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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:41 pm

the extra weight is meant to be made up of engine, bracing and whatever ancilliaries the 1.8 gets over a 1.6, so its all in the spec I guess.

End of the day there's no replacement for displacement, if you're going to boost anyway you might as well have the best you can afford to start from
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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:14 am

Whilst that's true, unfortunately I'd be in a position where I'd need a car asap if the gti goes, this one has everything right except the engine... and as Stu pointed out, that's pretty damn easy to remedy.

I've also been reading a few few threads where people who have owned/experienced both swear that they prefer the 1.6 to drive, probably due to that 100kg weight missing.

Plus the 1.6 would save me some dolla on insurance and fuel for a bit, meaning I could probably build up a 1.8 block with boost bits, and then whack it all in in one go.

Think it might be the way to go, this one looks incredibly tidy, has no rust, the roof's been replaced, and looks genuinely looked after - it's also about an hour or so away (about 15 mins South of Combe I think)

Really do think the 1.6 I drove must have been a 90 brake version, it had vertually no pick-up in comparision to the 1.8, whereas the stats say completely different...

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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:03 pm

^^ fair shout. Go with the gut feeling!

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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:46 am

dooo it, you seem to have thought about it and are happy with the conclusion...get buying!
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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:48 am

Lol, gotta let the kid have a look round the gti first... he seems to want it so fingers crossed it'll be sold soon...

I think I might beat you to going jap Woz... not hard though Razz lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:52 am

haha you never know what'll happen mate but it looks like it
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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:18 am

Resist... the.. urge.. to.. post.. video.. of.. Industrial sized mincer that can chew up 500kg of meat in 15 seconds, Fastest mincer on the planet. and maybe even the UNIVERSE

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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:34 am

Well so far he seems like a time wasting prick, hasn't even bothered to text or anything :/

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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:06 am

Argh, it's times like this i'm glad i've only ever sold ONE car Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:09 am

LOL, shame the gti's not a meatsword tbh Razz

Haven't heard a peep from the guy all day despite texting fairly regularly over the past few days, annoyed is a bit of an understatment!

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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:12 am

Stick it on ebay, more of a mincer than Woz tbh.

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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:01 pm

Bugger that, I actually want some money for it! Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:29 am

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Bugger that, I actually want some money for it! Laughing

thats my opinion aswell, will get fudge all on ebay
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PostSubject: Re: Someone should probably talk me out of it...   Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:44 am

not technically true, you'll get

5 emails asking if you'll end early for your start price
20 emails asking what the reserve is
8 stupid offers that you won't even bother to respond to
1 potentially serious buyer let down by the other 32 dickheads.

oh, and raped for more than autotrader ask in fees


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