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Re: 1969 Viva HB Patina wagon. Now with matching retro carav

PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:26 pm
by rizzo
Great work going on there, always interesting reading your threads, i like the idea of the storage area in the rear, the Mazda seats look just right for the job, i had considered these for mine, now i see them fitted i'm mulling it over again, :D
I wish i could get my wife to apply herself with my build, i'd get a thick ear if i took her to the breakers yard :D the best i can do is a cup of tea.
Keep up the good work

Re: 1969 Viva HB Patina wagon. Now with matching retro carav

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:22 am
by jpsmit
Loving the updates! I think <think> that the springs for the GT are the same as the HB - so should be able to carry more weight appropriately than just a comparable to the original engine

Re: 1969 Viva HB Patina wagon. Now with matching retro carav

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:06 am
by lord13
yoeddynz wrote:
However... I am in the uk for a month so I'm looking about for cheap boxes and frieght to suit.



The MX5 boxes are relatively cheap here, I've seen basic 5 speeds go for around £30 :)
Here are a couple of examples...


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MAZDA-MX5-EUNOS-MK1-1989-1997-1-6-1-8-5-SPEED-MANUAL-GEARBOX/162660800144

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mazda-MX5-NB-Mk2-5-MK2-1999-2005-Five-speed-gearbox/332512998147

God only knows what the shipping costs are though :?

Re: 1969 Viva HB Patina wagon. Now with matching retro carav

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:15 am
by 1972nail
Those are NA and NB gearboxes. It's the NC gearbox that bolts straight on and it is a bit more expensive.

Re: 1969 Viva HB Patina wagon. Now with matching retro carav

PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:57 am
by lord13
Ahhh ok ... thought it was too good to be true :( I must do more research before opening my big mouth :oops:

Re: 1969 Viva HB Patina wagon. Now with matching retro carav

PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:12 pm
by yoeddynz
Yeah 72nail is correct. But even so.. Even the na and nb boxes are much cheaper here! There's just so many mx5s here in the UK. That old scales of economy /supply and demand thing...

Maybe it's also a case of the cars rotting out here so more parts on offer as rusty mx5s are not so common in nz.