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by mikeyb1
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Changing seats in an SE4
Replies: 16
Views: 948

Changing seats in an SE4

My seats are , I believe, MK2 MX5, seperate headrests, leather faced. The phots should show how low they sit and how far they fold. Passengers is shown fully folded and adjusted fully folded. Very comfortable and supportive. Mike.
by mikeyb1
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Spring rates
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Spring rates

Thanks chaps. Coupe racing....reassuring about the springs, thanks. And good gaps between coils, especially as I have adjusted the spring collars to get the correct ride height. (they had been wound way up to gain clearance for the oversized wheels that had been fitted, now replaced with standard si...
by mikeyb1
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Spring rates
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Spring rates

Hello folks, does anyone have any info regarding the poundage of the front and rear coil springs. My coupe has a very hard, "jittery" ride. I have an invoice from GAZ that came with the car, and this specifies 2off springs at 275lbs and 2off at 200lbs. This seems rather a lot to me. The shocks are s...
by mikeyb1
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Tyre pressures
Replies: 15
Views: 503

Tyre pressures

Thanks for all the replies folks, 26 it is then.
by mikeyb1
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Tyre pressures
Replies: 15
Views: 503

Tyre pressures

I have 165/80x15 tyres on my Coupe. If you are using the same size tyres, can you tell me what pressures you use? Can't find any info anywhere! Thanks, Mike.
by mikeyb1
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: MW/LW radio
Replies: 12
Views: 485

MW/LW radio

Sorry Chris. we went away for a few days, so didn't get your very kind offer. However, the set that I had bid for came up trumps and was here when we got home this evening, Funnily enough, it's also a Philips. Thanks again, regards, Mike.
by mikeyb1
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: MW/LW radio
Replies: 12
Views: 485

MW/LW radio

Thanks to everyone who replied. Chris, original? radio doesn't work so no idea what stations it can receive. TBH, I'm happy to listen to the music of the V6, but my wife likes to occasionally listen to more conventional stuff, so that's why I'm considering getting another one. However, I'm not prepa...
by mikeyb1
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: MW/LW radio
Replies: 12
Views: 485

MW/LW radio

Now don't laugh because this is a serious question, although you would be forgiven for thinking otherwise. The radio in my Se4 doesn't work so I want to replace it. I don't want a modern version, so am looking at used period Motorolas, Radiomobiles etc. However, and heres the daft bit......these are...
by mikeyb1
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Scammers
Replies: 8
Views: 1709

Scammers

They're also on Gumtree and Classic Cars For Sale. Yesterday someone calling herself Isla Thomas wanted to buy our leather settee. She couldn't view it as she had health problems, would send courier etc etc. Thea Harris wanted to buy my TR4 last week. Same story. Tempted to send rude replies but jus...
by mikeyb1
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Vinyl paint/dye
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Vinyl paint/dye

Yes, that's what I thought Trevor. Luckily the B pillars need completely retrimming so I can use the old pieces for a trial. Mike.
by mikeyb1
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Changing seats in an SE4
Replies: 16
Views: 948

Changing seats in an SE4

I fitted leather MX5 seats in my TR4. They are the separate headrest versions, which are from a MK2 MX5 I believe. Very comfortable, have travelled to Belgium and the I.O.M. in them. I've now transferred them to my Coupe which came with the "tombstone" cloth MX5 seats. They fit perfectly, recline, a...
by mikeyb1
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale
Topic: MX5 seats
Replies: 0
Views: 340

MX5 seats

Pair of black cloth upholstered high back MX5 seats. The passengers is perfect, but the drivers is beginning to wear a little on the backrest bolster. Didn't even notice that when I bought the SE4 last week. Selling because I prefer the leather ones that I swapped from my TR4 (anyone want to buy tha...
by mikeyb1
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Vinyl paint/dye
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Vinyl paint/dye

A previous owner has painted or dyed the headlining of my Coupe black. Don't ask me why, presumably they wanted to cover up stains, who knows. Anyway, I want it to be white again. Instead of going to the expense and time of replacing the headlining I'm looking at using Vinylkote or VinylDye. Has any...
by mikeyb1
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Petrol tank
Replies: 19
Views: 669

Petrol tank

Thanks Peter, if I remember correctly it was your post of a few years ago that alerted me to the filler pipe leaks in the first place. Mike.
by mikeyb1
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Petrol tank
Replies: 19
Views: 669

Petrol tank

Hello again, one of the urgent jobs that needs doing on my newly acquired Coupe is to cure the water leak into the boot. The carpet is soaking and the water is lying under the tank. Having read on a previous post that it's most likely a faulty filler pipe grommet/body seal, I want to remove the tank...

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