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by joanie
Fri Apr 07, 2006 5:31 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Are normal car batteries unsafe in MX5?
Replies: 12
Views: 12142

Are normal car batteries unsafe in MX5?

What about the old Mini's they had lead acid batteries in the boot for yearrrrrrrs ! You took the words right out of my mouth...and as an ex mini owner for many many years I can say we never had any probs there either. I think it is more likely you could get corrosion rather than explosion, and I do...
by joanie
Tue Mar 21, 2006 4:39 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Soft-top cover (was OK to leave hood down?)
Replies: 7
Views: 4201

Soft-top cover (was OK to leave hood down?)

$50 ? that sounds more like it David. At that price I'd be happy to buy one
and if it doesn't fit when I get the roll bar in I won't be too upset.
Philip Lawson phil@bayarea.net in the US of A has a 10AE cover he no longer
needs.
10AE ? What is that?

Cheers
JH
by joanie
Tue Mar 21, 2006 4:35 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: OK to leave hood down?
Replies: 8
Views: 4857

OK to leave hood down?

Thanks Chris..that's another thing I have to think about..I have a roll bar to
fit...I guess there's a good chance a cover won't fit my car then anyway will
it ?
JH
by joanie
Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:03 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: OK to leave hood down?
Replies: 8
Views: 4857

OK to leave hood down?

Unfortunately I did not get a hood cover with the car..have looked about for one, they are hard to come by at a reasonable price... Anyone know of any at present? I guess really I should just bite the bullet, after all - money spent will prolong the life of the hood eh :-) Joan H (Paekak - sun is ou...
by joanie
Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:12 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: OK to leave hood down?
Replies: 8
Views: 4857

OK to leave hood down?

Common sense tells me it is best to leave hood up if car is stored for any length of time.. My MX5 is one of a family of 6 cars so is not used daily and can sometimes go long periods without a run.. :-( Leaving the hood up will stop creases and cracks I hope! Cheers Joan (Paekakariki too wet for top...
by joanie
Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:14 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Here it is (was Re: Wheres my email gone??)
Replies: 3
Views: 2177

Here it is (was Re: Wheres my email gone??)

The same thing happened to me. It came to my main inbox not my MX5 inbox..I get this from time to time with other MX5 mails too ??? Joan H From supasparky@yahoo.co.uk Fri Apr 27 17:50:14 2007 DomainKey-Signature: a=rsa-sha1; q=dns; c=nofws; s=s1024; d=yahoo.co.uk; h=Message-ID:Received:Date:From:Sub...
by joanie
Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:16 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: European cars
Replies: 8
Views: 3919

European cars

Hope it doesn't break down in Tirau then Eric ;-)
JH
by joanie
Wed Mar 08, 2006 4:14 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: European cars
Replies: 8
Views: 3919

European cars

This from a friend of ours.. I am sure all you MX5ers will appreciate it :-) Cheers Joan H Paekak Heard a funny story yesterday. A friend bought a second hand VW Golf late last year. Then, on boxing day, she was driving through the Waikato, and it broke down in Tirau. She found a local garage that w...
by joanie
Fri Mar 03, 2006 8:00 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: The Accident
Replies: 15
Views: 10651

The Accident

One would think if she was braking hard, and that happened she was going a mite faster than she has led us to believe...either that or Diamantes are very much cars to avoid (on the road - or getting behind their wheel :-) Glad you escaped unharmed Eric! Cheers Joan H ( Paekak where at the moment you...
by joanie
Fri Mar 03, 2006 8:00 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: The Accident
Replies: 15
Views: 10651

The Accident

One would think if she was braking hard, and that happened she was going a mite faster than she has led us to believe...either that or Diamantes are very much cars to avoid (on the road - or getting behind their wheel :-) Glad you escaped unharmed Eric! Cheers Joan H ( Paekak where at the moment you...
by joanie
Wed Feb 15, 2006 9:49 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Small number plate
Replies: 7
Views: 3842

Small number plate

"He races and hillclimbs (gravel) a "5" as well."

Yes that's the man, we met him at Manfield :-)
Joan H
by joanie
Wed Feb 15, 2006 4:32 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Small number plate
Replies: 7
Views: 3842

Small number plate

Hi Mike,
We spoke to a bloke from Wanganui who makes small plates. Think they were
stick on ones.
"Andy's Screenprints & Signs".
If you don't get any joy close to home you could try him - Andrew Deighton
andys.screenprint@clear.net.nz
Joan H
by joanie
Thu Feb 09, 2006 11:02 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Letter to the Minister
Replies: 38
Views: 25964

Letter to the Minister

Yeah go on, add my name too :-)
Joan Hilder
by joanie
Thu Feb 09, 2006 11:02 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Letter to the Minister
Replies: 38
Views: 25964

Letter to the Minister

Yeah go on, add my name too :-)
Joan Hilder
by joanie
Fri Feb 03, 2006 6:23 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: The Fast and The Furious
Replies: 25
Views: 21156

The Fast and The Furious

Any idiot can go flat out in a straight line with plenty of horses under the bonnet. The true test of skill is how fast can you go around the corners. On most windy roads in NZ one won't get anywhere near breaking the speed limit.. But in saying that - the most fun is definitely on the track where y...
by joanie
Fri Feb 03, 2006 6:23 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: The Fast and The Furious
Replies: 25
Views: 21156

The Fast and The Furious

Any idiot can go flat out in a straight line with plenty of horses under the bonnet. The true test of skill is how fast can you go around the corners. On most windy roads in NZ one won't get anywhere near breaking the speed limit.. But in saying that - the most fun is definitely on the track where y...
by joanie
Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:58 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: The List Admin Answers (LONG) Re: emails vs forums: GET A FO
Replies: 1
Views: 1778

The List Admin Answers (LONG) Re: emails vs forums: GET A FO

Can't you follow the threads from the MX5 web site???
by joanie
Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:53 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: How to Set Up a Separate MX5List Folder
Replies: 2
Views: 2622

How to Set Up a Separate MX5List Folder

Yes works well for us too Mark, I have my MX5 folder and G has 3 or 4 Alfa and motorbike related lists all going to their own folders. Some folks are using Yahoo or Hotmail & other web based emails - not sure it would work with them...they are a real drag for email I reckon anyway, you have to open ...
by joanie
Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:11 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: The List Admin Answers (LONG) Re: emails vs forums: GET A
Replies: 0
Views: 1239

The List Admin Answers (LONG) Re: emails vs forums: GET A

Yes well using a Yahoo or Hotmail email is always slow... switch to one
that is not web based its much more user friendly...
Joan H
by joanie
Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: The List Admin Answers (LONG) Re: emails vs forums: GET A
Replies: 0
Views: 1309

The List Admin Answers (LONG) Re: emails vs forums: GET A

Having just had a look at Miata Forum to see how it actually works...I still prefer the MX5 List as it is. My inbox is set up to send all MX5 mails straight to their own folder and this works just fine for me. My vote - leave things as they are please! And thanks zorruno I think you do a GREAT job! ...
by joanie
Tue Jan 17, 2006 2:02 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: emails vs forums
Replies: 8
Views: 4558

emails vs forums

I'm with Michael and Kate here... "Forums are not for us. Hardly have enough time to keep up with the stuff which is coming in, let alone having to log on to a different site - and our internet connection is sooooo slow! Michael says that you can arrange your Inbox so that all the list e-mails go in...
by joanie
Fri Dec 09, 2005 12:53 pm
Forum: 2005
Topic: Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 3985

Hello

Hi John I live at Paekakariki and although the weather is ALWAYS better up here I can assure you there will be plenty of topless days for you in the big city :-) I have a 1991 MX5 (I'm a little reluctant to state the colour... :-) Cheers Joan H From herbertwest@gmail.com Fri Apr 27 17:19:17 2007 Dom...
by joanie
Wed Nov 23, 2005 11:33 pm
Forum: 2005
Topic: Removing Cat converter
Replies: 12
Views: 10210

Removing Cat converter

Can anyone tell me if removing a catalytic converter from a car with
electronic ignition involves having to reprogramme the computer? Or can you
just hack it out :-)
Cheers Joan H
by joanie
Wed Oct 19, 2005 4:52 pm
Forum: 2005
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 27
Views: 10242

Overheating

removing a theromstat is fairly easy, it requires new coolant fluid
afterwards tho'. ...

So do I gather the MX5 thermostat is not a sealed unit? Jolly good ...I am
sure we will have to deal with ours sooner or later :-)
JH
by joanie
Sun Oct 16, 2005 10:51 pm
Forum: 2005
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 27
Views: 10242

Overheating

Overheating is sometimes related to a malfunctioning thermostat that doesn't open when the engine hots up... Think we've been here before, but my experience has been that rarely do thermostats fail in the closed position - more often they fail in the open position, which means the car that never rea...

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