"I had a look at the car briefly last night and I tried the brakes - they were fine. The pedal wouldn't go down more than a short distance and it was perfectly firm. Any residual movement felt like it was flex of the bodywork. So after a 10 mile…"
I'm not in Cumbria yet, but on my way back soon! Seeing your car was what made me sign up. Had a good look around this site and thinking an on-the-road project might just be the way to go. What would you recommend?"
"floor has to be mirror flat to get accurate measurement...
springs......i made my own spring rate measuring machine it is a frame work over a platform on which i place a bottle jack on top of a set of bath room scales.... i compress the springs…"
"Oh, and just in case anyone else has the same crappy bike shocks as me, they're 11 & 3/8" between the centres of the eyelets in the fully open position, and 8 & 1/2" in the closed. And there's no poundage info stamped…"
"Steve, as you may have already discovered the MX5 rear track is much wider then the b type, Not only would there be considerable body mods to cover the rear wheels but you would need to widen the front track as well to match. If you use the mx5 rear…"