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by Keith Jones
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: MX5 Discussion
Topic: NA roof vs NB roof
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Re: NA roof vs NB roof

I can't speak for the ebay roof you are looking at but those from quality suppliers such as Robbins, http://www.robbinsautotopco.com/mazda.php will fit both NA and NB models.
by Keith Jones
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: MX5 Discussion
Topic: Redline Alloy Radiators
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Redline Alloy Radiators

Had one in my 240bhp race car. It performed fine, but being lightweight construction (compared to Koyo or Mishimoto) I'm not sure about its durability on the road long term.
by Keith Jones
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: MX5 Discussion
Topic: Turbo parts
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Re: Turbo parts

Keep an eye out on the Buy and Sell fb pages like https://www.facebook.com/groups/NZMX5/ People are selling bits all the time. Just a case of not being in a hurry and getting stuff as it comes up for sale. Just need to know what you need for your particular car and what sort of power you are after. ...
by Keith Jones
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: MX5 Suspension, Wheels, Tyres & Brakes etc
Topic: New Tyres for fast road
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Re: New Tyres for fast road

Hi Gary. I would not recommend semi-slicks for road use. They tend to be very noisy (ask my wife when I put my Toyo R888s on her MX5 when I was getting new tyres for her) and they follow every ridge in the road, making steering a real chore. Bridgestone RE003s are very good on the MX5. They are quit...
by Keith Jones
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Lighting, Electrical & Audio
Topic: Dash warning light.
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: Dash warning light.

It's OK to take the dash bulb out. Won't cause any problems.
by Keith Jones
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Lighting, Electrical & Audio
Topic: Dash warning light.
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: Dash warning light.

It's the catalyst overheat light. Check under the car and see if you still have the catalyst. The JDM cars have a sensor to detect if the catalyst is getting too hot. Most catalysts were removed years ago, and when you unplug the sensor, the light should go out. If you still have the cat with the se...
by Keith Jones
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: MX5 Discussion
Topic: New to MX 5
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: New to MX 5

There aren't many NC owners on this Forum.
Check out https://forum.miata.net/ if you haven't already done so.
by Keith Jones
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: MX5 Discussion
Topic: Newbie checking in w/ an NA8
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Re: Newbie checking in w/ an NA8

Welcome to the world of the MX5. If you are interested in the social side of MX5 ownership you might want to check out the MX5 Club of NZ Inc, https://www.mx5carclub.co.nz/ A few suggestions about your cons list: Yes, the CAS O ring is the most likely source of oil leakage if it's in that area. The ...
by Keith Jones
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: MX5 Discussion
Topic: NB 5spd vs 6spd
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Re: NB 5spd vs 6spd

There is no difference in the engine between the normal NB (5 speed) and the RS (6 speed) so the different red line is probably related more to Mazda's expectations of the type of driver than for any technical reason. You might want to look at the engine revs v road speed relationship before decidin...
by Keith Jones
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: MX5 Discussion
Topic: LSD ratio.
Replies: 1
Views: 320

Re: LSD ratio.

Your NB RS will (unless a previous owner has changed it) have the 3.9:1 diff ratio. The only other higher ratio available is the 3.6:1 but these are almost impossible to get in NZ. You would probably have to import one.
by Keith Jones
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: MX5 Discussion
Topic: Gear shift suddenly smoother? Should I be concerned
Replies: 1
Views: 321

Re: Gear shift suddenly smoother? Should I be concerned

I can't think why it should suddenly get smoother, but it doesn't seem like anything to worry about.
by Keith Jones
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: MX5 Discussion
Topic: Replacement Plastic Rear Window
Replies: 3
Views: 737

Re: Replacement Plastic Rear Window

If the rest of the top is in good condition it would be best check with an automotive upholsterer to see how much replacing the window would cost. It is a straight forward job for any good upholsterer. A good quality new one from overseas, eg Robbins, would cost at least NZ$500 landed and fitting it...
by Keith Jones
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: MX5 Discussion
Topic: Soft no had leaks on day, next day water was pouring in
Replies: 1
Views: 495

Re: Soft no had leaks on day, next day water was pouring in

If both seats were wet it sounds as if the windows were not up fully, particularly as there wasn't a problem during the storm. The windows should sit tight against the rubber seals on the soft top and overlap the bottom edge of the seal so water can't get in. While it's probably not a contributing f...
by Keith Jones
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: MX5 Power & Power Mods
Topic: A bit more acceleration.
Replies: 2
Views: 631

Re: A bit more acceleration.

The NC has the usual range of go-faster goodies available for it. At the cheaper end there are aftermarket exhaust systems and cold air intakes. For bigger bucks, and bigger power gains, there are both turbocharger and superchargers kits. Unfortunately almost all of these parts have to be imported. ...
by Keith Jones
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: MX5 Power & Power Mods
Topic: Very dissatisfied customer of MX5 Mart!
Replies: 7
Views: 1906

Re: Very dissatisfied customer of MX5 Mart!

Have you checked out MX5 Spares in New Plymouth as an alternative. I have found Neil to respond quickly to any enquiries.
by Keith Jones
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: MX5 Power & Power Mods
Topic: Spare parts
Replies: 1
Views: 699

Re: Spare parts

Sorry I can't help you direct as I only have 1800 parts, but join the NZMX5 facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/NZMX5/and put an enquiry on that. There are guys selling NA parts all the time.
by Keith Jones
Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: MX5 Power & Power Mods
Topic: Turbo Upgrade Kit For NB RS?
Replies: 1
Views: 900

Re: Turbo Upgrade Kit For NB RS?

I doubt whether you will get an off-the -shelf kit to give that sort of power. All the kits that I know of from the likes of Flyin Miata and others, will provide up to around 250 bhp, primarily because you will need to upgrade engine components such as pistons and rod to go above this power. It can ...
by Keith Jones
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: MX5 Power & Power Mods
Topic: FE3 (FE DOHC) Swap? (or other ideas)
Replies: 1
Views: 1173

I assume you have seen this http://www.solomiata.com/FE3.html
by Keith Jones
Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Has Facebook killed this forum?
Replies: 9
Views: 6481

A pity really. The Forum was quite civilised, with sensible discussion, unlike the c**p you get on FB.
by Keith Jones
Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: MX5 Suspension, Wheels, Tyres & Brakes etc
Topic: 8" wide 15'' Advanti Rims on NB with 205/15/50 tyres
Replies: 7
Views: 2591

A while ago I contacted YHI NZ and they quoted me 5.15 kg for the 15x8 N719.
by Keith Jones
Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: MX5 Suspension, Wheels, Tyres & Brakes etc
Topic: 8" wide 15'' Advanti Rims on NB with 205/15/50 tyres
Replies: 7
Views: 2591

Sorry, should have said 205 tyre.
by Keith Jones
Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: MX5 Suspension, Wheels, Tyres & Brakes etc
Topic: 8" wide 15'' Advanti Rims on NB with 205/15/50 tyres
Replies: 7
Views: 2591

You might have trouble with a warrant, depending on where you go. I don't think there is a tyre that is legally allowed on an 8" rim. Check what the recommended rim sizes are for the tyre you are thinking of using.
by Keith Jones
Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: MX5 Discussion
Topic: Eunos Roadster VR-A seats
Replies: 2
Views: 1384

I spoke to Rusty at Pukekohe Car Upholstery several years ago about re-upholstering MX5 seats. He said that design was such that it would be a very expensive exercise. While he wouldn't turn down the job (and he does good work) he didn't think it would be economical.
by Keith Jones
Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: MX5 Suspension, Wheels, Tyres & Brakes etc
Topic: How many braces recommended, bilsteins worth reconditioning?
Replies: 11
Views: 3056

Your car should have the braces as shown in the photo. If it hasn't someone has removed them.
Putting a bigger sway bar on the rear without similarly uprating the front bar is a big no-no. It will make the rear end feel really loose. Have you driven the car with a standard rear sway bar?

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