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by Skilfil
Tue May 31, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Customs tax on freight - new lesson learned.
Replies: 3
Views: 4783

Ouch, they seem to be quite random. Have had people get things in over $400 and not get stung with GST.
by Skilfil
Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: MX5 Power & Power Mods
Topic: Jared/TeamJelly- SC14 Supercharger Kit questions
Replies: 8
Views: 3793

Here's a quick run down on the conversion costs The stock clutch will handle the power (just) if in good condition And the stock radiator will be fine too, if it's a street car If you plan to take it to the track - then you'll have to upgrade to an alloy radiator - they're cheaper than a standard o...
by Skilfil
Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: MX5 Discussion
Topic: Race Series
Replies: 6
Views: 2272

AJCS is a race series I'm looking at with my 1.8, but to start with I'm keen on entering the SuperLap Series. Its not a racing series per-se, rather a time attack series. But I figured its as good a place as any for a decent shake down of the car and get a taste for competition without the risk of d...
by Skilfil
Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: MX5 Suspension, Wheels, Tyres & Brakes etc
Topic: Recommendations for a suspension shop
Replies: 6
Views: 2474

REDBEN wrote:Platinum Wheels located on Aucklands North Shore are Highly reputable.
One of the guys on here is the 2IC there aswell and knows his way around MX5s.

Hope this helps.
^^ Yep ask for Brett, he'll sort you out.
by Skilfil
Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: MX5 Discussion
Topic: mx5 na - how much can i expect to pay
Replies: 10
Views: 3992

Oh it was YOU! haha I was going to look at that car the afternoon that you purchased it. :P I pulled cash out straight away and was a pushy prick lol, didn't want to miss out on the deal. It does need the driveshaft replaced/rebuilt, which is proving to be painful to find a 1.8 one.. Is out of bala...
by Skilfil
Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: MX5 Discussion
Topic: mx5 na - how much can i expect to pay
Replies: 10
Views: 3992

Then I got lucky and bought a 93' 1.8 NA for 3k just a month ago, hardtop and a few other goodies. . Oh it was YOU! haha I was going to look at that car the afternoon that you purchased it. :P I pulled cash out straight away and was a pushy prick lol, didn't want to miss out on the deal. It does ne...
by Skilfil
Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: MX5 Discussion
Topic: mx5 na - how much can i expect to pay
Replies: 10
Views: 3992

Yep Papamoeziz has the right idea. Some bargains can be had if you hunt around on the Facebook groups for long enough. I picked up a blue 90' 1.6 NA for 2k a few months ago, done 250,000 k's. Little rough around the edges but a good buy nonetheless. Then I got lucky and bought a 93' 1.8 NA for 3k ju...
by Skilfil
Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: MX5 Discussion
Topic: The Bragging Thread!! Laptimes
Replies: 65
Views: 24321

Have uploaded the in car from the crash run with the external from skilful as well, unfortunately Movie Maker doesn't do picture in picture like I had planned. Open to other recommendations. Will post the fastest pass shortly. http://youtu.be/kYGUiwFS0PE I can't suggest any "legal" video editing so...
by Skilfil
Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: MX5 Discussion
Topic: The Bragging Thread!! Laptimes
Replies: 65
Views: 24321

PM'd you with Dropbox link. Its a shame it was on my mobile, DSLR went flat because I forgot to bring the charger from Auckland..

From memory you caught the rear first, they beefed up the hay bales after that day as thats where most of the cars were starting to push it.
by Skilfil
Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: MX5 Discussion
Topic: The Bragging Thread!! Laptimes
Replies: 65
Views: 24321

Yeah I got it on camera... Heres the link if you want it, its unlisted so only people who get the link can see it, let me know if you don't want it up though. http://youtu.be/2ddaRC_hp_E That was a brutal section though, a few cars definitely got caught by it, saw the 1200 coupe nearly end up in the...
by Skilfil
Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: MX5 Discussion
Topic: From the ashes... What did you do to your roadster today?
Replies: 999
Views: 228098

Haha, mines got no cat and a stupid hair dryer to dump money into the fuel tank, can't quite smell anything? On start up sure but my cold start needs a tune.
by Skilfil
Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: MX5 Discussion
Topic: From the ashes... What did you do to your roadster today?
Replies: 999
Views: 228098

warrior wrote:You just need to know it will make the car smelly without a cat
Really? Catalytic converters will be pretty much useless at this point of life in the car, and I doubt they made that much of a difference on the Mx5's.
by Skilfil
Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: MX5 Discussion
Topic: Thermostat hard lines
Replies: 13
Views: 3550

Do it with a new one, or if you can wait a little bit IIRC they do an improved one in the states thats aftermarket, it won't corrode on you.

I've done this with the engine in the car, its a prick of a job, do it properly while its easy or you'll be swearing away for a few hours while you do it again.
by Skilfil
Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: MX5 Suspension, Wheels, Tyres & Brakes etc
Topic: Desperate Cry for Attention
Replies: 8
Views: 3218

SLYDIT wrote:maybe get some steelies widened??
I will fucking slap you.
by Skilfil
Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: MX5 Discussion
Topic: MX5 High HP Build Thread
Replies: 172
Views: 49367

SLYDIT wrote:the guys in the states use the 11" VW 89-91 Corrado rotors but they are getting hard to find now
The 280mm? Plenty of those around if you go 5x100, I had a set of 282's on my Mk3 GTI. You'd feel tingles when you stood on the brake pedal.
by Skilfil
Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: MX5 Discussion
Topic: MX5 High HP Build Thread
Replies: 172
Views: 49367

Mk3 Golfs - The non GTI/VR6 versions come with 256mm rotors on the front with 4x100 and tend to run stock offsets very similar to the MX5, but I imagine they're a different headache due to being made for FWD?
by Skilfil
Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:04 am
Forum: MX5 Discussion
Topic: Whats arrived for your Roadster today
Replies: 908
Views: 188060

Ouch... U-Turn without looking?
by Skilfil
Sun Oct 12, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: MX5 Discussion
Topic: fixed back seats. legal?
Replies: 6
Views: 2004

Legal in MX5's I'm pretty sure, they're only illegal in cars that have rear seats and only 2 doors.
by Skilfil
Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: MX5 Discussion
Topic: Whats arrived for your Roadster today
Replies: 908
Views: 188060

Yeah might have to get some myself, got a short shifter in the car and sometimes shifting is a bit notchy compared to my last two MX5's, mind you I haven't done the gearbox oil. That made a huge difference on my last blue one, it wouldn't shift to 2nd when cold unless you double clutched, after chan...
by Skilfil
Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: MX5 Discussion
Topic: Gymkhana October 5th Hampton Downs!
Replies: 25
Views: 6266

Oh good, I can scare the shit out of people silly enough to step into a turbo car with me at the wheel :D You wanna give me some tips Daniel? :P
by Skilfil
Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: MX5 Discussion
Topic: Gymkhana October 5th Hampton Downs!
Replies: 25
Views: 6266

Keen to come to the next one, manifold will be sorted by then. I just won't have a roll bar but that should be fine?
by Skilfil
Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: MX5 Power & Power Mods
Topic: Standard Block - Maximum Reliable Power
Replies: 30
Views: 11188

This pleases me :D I'm hoping to run 250 atw in the future, thats a year or two away though since it still puts a smile on my face at "low" boost.
by Skilfil
Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: MX5 Discussion
Topic: Gymkhana October 5th Hampton Downs!
Replies: 25
Views: 6266

Ah shit didn't realise it was this Sunday. I'll be too hungover to go :(
by Skilfil
Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: MX5 Discussion
Topic: Pit Crew needed Ruapuna Oct 4th...
Replies: 10
Views: 2899

Yeah if you were in the upper half of the North Island I'd be keen to help out, our cruises aren't quite so sedate either up here.
by Skilfil
Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: MX5 Discussion
Topic: From the ashes... What did you do to your roadster today?
Replies: 999
Views: 228098

You don't need flares, depends on what offset you are running on the wheels, I am running 225's on 8's and about to fit on some 245's on 9 for the rear. Ah that gives me hope. Goal is to start tracking the car and ultimately take on the Superlap NZ series. Has plenty of grip at the moment, but once...

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