Got Me A New Toy .......

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  1. Dozers Dad

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    The guy nearest the camera looks like Jimmy Savile! :joy:
     
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  2. Wessa

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    He won’t thank you for that comparison....
     
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  3. Dozers Dad

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    #403 Dozers Dad, Dec 2, 2019
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    I nearly said he looks a bit like @crispey in a blonde wig? :kissing: :cool:
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    What do ya reckon? Is he gonna break the news that we need to start calling him Sonia? :kissing:
     
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  4. steve lovatt

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    You wouldn't want crispey as the navigator! :joy::joy:
     
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  5. steve lovatt

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    @Dozers Dad, found this photo from the Brighton Burn Up weekend.
    The UK's fastest MX5 (he had the trophies to prove it) 250bhp from a normally aspirated First Generation engine.
    This is not the hairdressers car you are looking for!

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  6. Cyborgbot

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    Off to Durham for a few days. Mrs CB ran me into the station in her MX-5 - quite fun really. Thankfully I wore a disguise so no one would recognise me, so no harm done to my manly reputation...

    Edit: I’ll save you the effort - “what manly reputation?!?”
     
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  7. Dozers Dad

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    If that's a first gen NA 1.6? 250bhp is very impressive without a turbo Steve! :)
    Mine has (an unconfirmed) 180bhp & it's nippy enough.
    Obviously not ASBO kinda quick, but still loads of fun! :grinning:
     
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  8. Cyborgbot

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    Doesn’t it have two speed and two heat settings?
     
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  9. MrOrange

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    My mates got an MX-5 for sale. Not the original engine, had a ford Scorpio V6 fitted!!! Reputedly putting out close to 300bhp!!! He's got 4 of them currently, so this one needs a new home.

    You fancy it @Dozers Dad ???:p
     
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  10. Dozers Dad

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    #410 Dozers Dad, Dec 2, 2019
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    Thanks but no thanks mate.
    The 2.0 Duratec Ford derived motor in ours is probably the best engine they've ever made :)

    What's he done to the Scorpio engine? I thought they were just under 150bhp out of the box? More than doubling it must have taken some serious cash/effort. I'm pretty sure the Cosworth version was only 200bhp ish. It was more of a mildly breathed on styling/marketing exercise. Than a true performance car like the Cosworth Sierra was.

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    Courtesy of Auntie Google.
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    Only 192bhp & that's the Cossie version FFS! :eek: :joy:
     
  11. MrOrange

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    That is quite laughable really !!! 2.9 V6 and only 192bhp:eek:
    Can only tell you what I was told, but can't image it too difficult to get 300bhp from that lumpo_O
     
  12. Dozers Dad

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    #412 Dozers Dad, Dec 2, 2019
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    That's the Cosworth version as well. The regular 2.9 V6 24v shire horse of an engine. Doesn't even manage to produce 150bhp! :rolleyes:

    Ask your mate for proof of his 300bhp claim. If/when he can't produce it. Make him an appropriate offer as next years "MrO Racing" rally car :)
     
  13. Retired Phil

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    I also have a Mini. 2013 that i got 4 yrs ago. Great mpg, 1.6 and only 2400 lbs so pretty peppy. Just a local runabout so still only 33k on the clock. Nice thing is i do all the maintenance and have learned with youtube how to reset all the maintenance minders.
     
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  14. MrOrange

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    I'm lucky if I get 20mpg from mine !!! :p
     
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  15. dilligaf

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    Yeah but look at the weight it carries :eek:
     
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  16. MrOrange

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    IMG_20191201_150534.jpg That's it 2019 season over.

    In numbers ;-

    2 - Targa Rallies,
    3 - Tar Autotests,
    6 - 12 Car Navigation Rallies,
    7 - Grass Autotests.

    We have won the semi-expert 12 Car title with 3 wins in class (novice winners last year).

    1 Tar test class win.

    Grace finished 2nd in ladies championship and 7th overall in the club championship.

    I got 4th overall in the club championship. Quite pleased with that for my first full year competing in the Mini. Missed out on 3rd place by 4 points (102 to 106 points), but gives me a goal for next year.

    Thanks for all the encouragement over the year, and 2020 season starts in February. Just need to get the Mini fixed by then ( power steering pump, again).
     
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  17. Dozers Dad

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    Well done MrO! :)

    But next time park your Mini on the other end of the row. It's obscuring our view of those 2 lovely MX-5's :cool: :p
     
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  18. darkman

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    Great results :)
     
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  19. Adie P

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    Utterly praiseworthy achievements by both Grace and you!

    Grace's 2nd place is a truly fantastic achievement and what a way to target the top spot!
     
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  20. MrOrange

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    Got me a Motorsport Licence:cool:

    (Only temporary because MSUK (was called MSA), are a bit feckin useless):laughing:
     
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