This is a headlight lid for the MX5 / Eunos from MX5mart over in NewZealand. Unlike the one that comes with the car it has a slot in it whihc allows cold air into the engine bay and therefore be sucked through the inlet manifold and burnt by the engine. Although you can buy these in the UK they are some 3 times the cost and the postage from New Zealnd was in fact very very cheap. Anyway what comes looks a bit crap. Its GRP moulded and isn't particularly well finished off. So before the first coat of primer and paint it needs a good sanding down.
Which gives you this. A painted headlamp lid. The thing is when you paint it you see more imperfections so its time to use more sandpaper.
After much effort the headlamp lid is ready to be fitted to the Eunos.
But as you can see here one of the lugs is in the wrong place! A bit late to send it all the way Back to New Zealand so another bracket requires to be made.
Now thats better. Better fix all the bits in place and make sure it algns properly with the bonnet.
It takes several ups and downs with the bonnet to align it right.
In fact it gets tedious but I get there eventually.
Looks nice and smart now, although in truth I doubt it will make any difference in performance.
But at least it looks slightly different to some other Eunos's - now to do my brothers.
Most of my week has in fact been taken up in front of the telly watching all of LOST. As each eposide ends you just want to find out whats going to happen next. It was hard to go to bed. I bet you anxious to know just like me how it ends!
Well some escape by raft hoping to get picked up via a ship.
So its bloody lucky a ship spots them isn't it!
Or is it - ooooooo
For those that stay behind these numbers continue to be bloomin unlucky for them but will this now change?
And why would you try to leave an Island when this lady can give you all you want in life?
And for those that are on the island why has that hatch mystreiously opened?
Should they go down there or not. It looks a long long way. Well I don't want to really ruin it for you do I. Christ when is series 2 going to be avaiable to watch?????
Satruday night was spent celebrating my uncles 70th birthday with a BBQ and some beers and a cake with Schmacher on it. Now I wonder where that iamge came from?
Just for the hell of it I'm doing a test run on a feul of tank to see how far I can go on one tank if I don't go over 2.5K RPM. This means I can get up to 70mph on the motorway. So far so good at 1/4 of a tank we had cover 250 miles instead of the usual 150miles.
Not quite as impressive but still good at half a tank full we have done 450 instead of the usual 300 miles!
I'll leave you with this.....