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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Dowding View Post
    Kev, not an MX5, but this is for you . to go with Milan's pic of the green one ..

    " Austin A95 Bathurst 1966 as driven by Graham Tribe and me (John Bruce Moxon) " John Moxon archives.

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    Great shot, Memories of days gone
    thanks did that have a dry sump?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John H View Post
    thanks did that have a dry sump?
    John H, do not know but that little oil cooler - is a clue. Can ask a question on the Fb group I belong to that I got it from - would like to see more photos too !!
    Cheers

    Roger

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    Quote Originally Posted by John H View Post
    thanks did that have a dry sump?
    Further reply -just found this out.
    The picture " Lance Rutting pic now owned by Auto Pics. "

    This about the engine from John Moxon.

    " Motor was 2.6ltr with a Waggot modified head and cam (40/80) and 3 x 2 in SUs.
    Clocked 120mph that year but had almost no brakes after one lap. A true beast. "

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Dowding View Post
    Further reply -just found this out.
    The picture " Lance Rutting pic now owned by Auto Pics. "

    This about the engine from John Moxon.

    " Motor was 2.6ltr with a Waggot modified head and cam (40/80) and 3 x 2 in SUs.
    Clocked 120mph that year but had almost no brakes after one lap. A true beast. "
    Sounds like simmilar head job to what I did with my A90 back in the sixtie's, I used 3 of the original A90 zenith carbs, a racer brown american cam grind by those famous NZ camgrinders Mundell & slaughter but block bored out to 2912cc, went pretty well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Dowding View Post
    Kevin,

    Re " also Roger put some meths in tank as it absorbs water which then mixes in with petrol "
    Was told that, by the Mechanic they drained the old fuel but didn't remove and flush the tank [ too long a job ] it is running better and I have some Meths in Auckland where the car is so will do so
    See you there will be great to see the A95 - will have camera in hand
    Cheers
    Roger

    So You, me, Ray Green, Graeme Banks should all be there !!
    Re the meths, am taking a new bottle from home as the stuff in Auckland, my late Uncles would be many years old.

    Will chat on the Sunday 28th -
    but quick question ? " put some meths in tank " - approximately how much ?? 250 ml or more ???

    Cheers Guys
    Roger
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Dowding View Post
    Re the meths, am taking a new bottle from home as the stuff in Auckland, my late Uncles would be many years old.

    Will chat on the Sunday 28th -
    but quick question ? " put some meths in tank " - approximately how much ?? 250 ml or more ???

    Cheers Guys
    Roger
    Kinda depends on how much water, I would go for 500ml, you need plenty of petrol in tank to soak up meths though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Hirst View Post
    Kinda depends on how much water, I would go for 500ml, you need plenty of petrol in tank to soak up meths though.
    Great, Kevin, a job for tomorrow buy some Meths and a few more litres of fuel..
    Cheers

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    If you filter the left overs through a loaf of bread it's apparently quite drinkable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allan View Post
    If you filter the left overs through a loaf of bread it's apparently quite drinkable.
    The " Meths " yes Allan, never tried it though...

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    Caffeine and Classics June 2020 MX5, with ERC and Kevin H

    At C and C, and with me was Kevin Hirst and Ray Green .. I left my lights on for a while and Ray ERC noticed, I did a bit later.
    Before I get my pics done here is Ray's photo - with the lights on.
    Cheers Guys - great to see you and Jayne was with Kevin too.
    There were three MX5's a Red a Blue and this one .. Neo [ BRG ] Green - well was in 1991 - a poor repaint in 1999 - minor damage by a tree caused a partial respray - using a BW pic so you can't see the poor paint

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    Caffeine and Classics Smales Farm Auckland..the MX5's

    Red Blue and Green were represented for the MX5's

    Red
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    and my Green [faded Neo - BR green] machine

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    Another MX5 at C and C and a car in the neighbourhOOD ..ChatswOOD

    There was another Red MX5 at " Caffeine and Classics " and I found another one just around the corner in Chatswood, on the road part between where I was staying and where ERC lives.
    an early NA a 1990 model
    Chassis number " NA6CE-113286 " Ex Japan Eunos Roadster
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    In the 'hOOD, a 1996 1839 cc late model NA. an NZ New car.

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    with a Mate .. a 1991 1598 cc early NA
    Chassis number " NA6CE-148784 "

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    Main difference is the the rear valance around the number plate.
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    Hi Ho, hi ho, It's off to .!.!.!. we go -" Caffeine and Classics ".

    Will be there, hopefully in UN7284 - Hasn't moved since mid-July but heading to Auckland tomorrow for the week, gives me a couple of days to make sure it is running OK.
    Have my " Mazda " shirt and " MX5 Club " hat too !!

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    Ray Green pic from the June event. in colour as taken.

    See in the latest NZ Classic Car - out last week, an article on MX5's especially the NA first series.
    They are holding their value now and as stated no longer considered a " hairdressers car " to quote Guy Pickering - whose Red car has featured on this thread - photos by John MacDonald who is also quoted in the article
    The first couple of years qualify as a " Vintage Car " now and this one will in 2021.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Dowding View Post
    Will be there, hopefully in UN7284 - Hasn't moved since mid-July but heading to Auckland tomorrow for the week, gives me a couple of days to make sure it is running OK.
    Have my " Mazda " shirt and " MX5 Club " hat too !!

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    Ray Green pic from the June event. in colour as taken.

    See in the latest NZ Classic Car - out last week, an article on MX5's especially the NA first series.
    They are holding their value now and as stated no longer considered a " hairdressers car " to quote Guy Pickering - whose Red car has featured on this thread - photos by John MacDonald who is also quoted in the article
    The first couple of years qualify as a " Vintage Car " now and this one will in 2021.
    Will power down in austin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Hirst View Post
    Will power down in austin
    And you did. Kevin H,

    ERC was there and Geebeez too - with what is thought to be the oldest MX5 in New Zealand, number 107 a 1989 model that has chassis # 100107.
    His Rego is UN9667 so its registration in NZ was the same time as mine UN7284. September 1996
    " Year: 1989
    Make: MAZDA
    Model: EUNOS
    Colour: BLUE
    Submodel: ROADSTER
    Body Style: Convertible
    VIN: 7A8C11D0796100107
    Plate: UN9667
    Engine No: UNKNOWN
    Chassis: NA6CE-100107
    Vehicle Type: Passenger Car/Van
    Seats: 2
    CC rating: 1,590cc
    Fuel Type: Petrol
    Assembly Type: Imported Built-Up
    Country of Origin: Japan
    Gross Vehicle Mass: 1,060kg
    Vehicle Equipment Class: XMA
    Industry Class: PRIVATE
    Industry Model Code: E-NA6CE "
    " Plates History

    Plate Effective Date
    UN9667 20-Sep-1996
    Registration

    Registration Status: Get CarJam Report
    Plate: UN9667
    Plate Type: Standard
    Origin: Import from Japan
    Used as: Private Passenger vehicle
    Cause of Latest Registration: Used
    NZ First Registration: 20-Sep-1996
    NZ Last Registration: Get CarJam Report
    Was Registered Overseas? Yes
    Registered previously in: Japan
    First Overseas Registration: 1989 "

    They started the numbers at 100013 #100,000 to #100,012 were prototypes according to what Graeme " Geebeez " told me.
    Graeme mentioned that he got the actual production date for the car through Mazda New Zealand - a very helpful guy gave him the details.
    Must follow that up myself as the other methods of finding out using information from the NZ MX5 Club doesn't seem to work for second hand imports - the VIN does not equate to the NA6CE sequences. Others may know more.
    There were about 8 or 9 MX5's mainly NA's two in BRG, two in Blue including #100107, some red and an NB in bronze..
    Mine at Chassis #148784 is well down the list as a 1991 model.

    Photo of Graeme's car to follow when I download my photos -

    John B, was there too with his Mercedes 280SL - had a good catch up with him as well !!

    No internet this time in Auckland, hence no posts -my phone is too hard to read on the TRS website.
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    MX5's and M non X5's at Caffeine and Classics - October 2020.

    Photos by Stuart Battersby - from the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand - he owns the Red MGB that is just past the Racing Sprite of Allan Horner from AHCCNZ in photo #3.

    My own photos still to come.

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    SD8636 was at the June event too - photo in a previous post

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    The MGB Sprite Midget BMC group

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    Stuart had put a post on the VCC's facebook page asking who would be there.
    The Facebook page allows non members to participate - there is also a Members only FB page as well which is mainly for event notification.
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    TRS Guys cars at C and C, an MX5 or two too !!

    Caffeine and Classics October 2020 - some photos

    Geebeez MX5 the really early one No 107..from 1989 - Is it the oldest in New Zealand ? - was imported in September 1996. reg UN9667. Is badged at the rear Mazda MX5 but has the same tail panel [ number plate surround plastic panel as my Eunos Roadster from 1991 ]

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    A Tiger and UN7284

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    Kevin Hirst the A95 wrong way around with a couple of Americans ..

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    John B's [ SPR Man ] brought the Mercedes 350SL..

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    John B with Hat talking to Kim who owns the WRC Lancia - road version

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    Ray Green ERC was there too - has his Mini Cooper for sale .. was it amongst the Mini's Ray ?? or did you bring something else [ The MG Magnette was not there ! ]

    Took around 60 -70 photos many more to come - but not sure which thread ??
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    Unusual vehicles at Caffeine and Classics - not an MX5 in sight.

    Some cars seen before - the AC but others new to the events that I have been to in the last 3 and half years !

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    Caffeine and Classics Smales Farm Auckland..

    More of the unusual, as in less seen these days vehicles.

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    Another 50's car a Flying A - owned by Ron Hancock who had his Austin A95 Station Wagon at the June event.

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    Nuffield - oops posted already and i have other photos of the car ..the photo now at the bottom of the post- when I tried to delete it -Operator Error #47


    An American Falcon Coupe - very nice !

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    The US Army were there too !! - the second Jeep has been at C and C before back in 2018 in my archives.

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    Matra Jet 6,known as a Djet in France I believe.. and oops again posted already, sorry guys.. and they won't delete .. TRS grrr !!!

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    Mazdas competing at Hampton Downs in December 2018

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    96 - Martin Sommerville

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    101 - Helen O'Sullivan
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