So the car has been running for a couple of weeks now on my fully tuned ECU, and I have to say I'm very pleased with it. The response from the throttle and engine seems to have improved as well as the torque, the car feels a lot faster already. Just ask Gonzo, he loved it!!! 🤣
Anyway, I said to myself this month that I'm not going to spend a penny on this build, I've spent a little bit recently but we've got a holiday coming up so I need to prioritise that.......then I get a message from a friend of mine. "Si, check out this supercharger, good price and good condition." No, I said. I have to save this month, I can't buy anything....so I bought it 🙄 It's an M45 / R53 supercharger from a Mini Cooper, it's probably the most common to put into an MX5. The coating on the blades is coming off which can slightly reduce the power, but seen as I'm not going for super duper power on this build, it suits me. Just needs a bloody good clean and I need to buy a pulley for it. To try and gain a small amount more power out of it due to the blades missing the coating, I will be going for a reduced pulley which will spin faster, giving more power.
Also opened up the package that was sent to me last month containing my fitting kit, looks well past what I will be able to accomplish so that will be handed over to a local fabricator along with the supercharger for him to bend and weld for me
So that's where we are for now, going to try and tackle to new fuel injectors this weekend hopefully, and also try not to buy anything else!!!!
Valerie Singleton would have had that lot together in five minutes on Blue Peter. Here's one that I made earlier.
Never had to remove shear bolts myself but back in 2011 I managed to snap a key in my Mk1 steering lock. Local auto locksmith removed the shear bolts using a sharp cold chisel. Just tapped against the side to unscrew them. Thought he would replace them with standard bolts but he just tapped them back in!
The whole process took a couple of hours, didn't leave a mark and cut and reprogrammed a new key all for around 100 notes. Result.