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Author: Subject: My Name's still Zil and I'm still a hairdresser.
zilspeed

posted on 18/3/13 at 06:17 PM Reply With Quote
My Name's still Zil and I'm still a hairdresser.

And it doesn't even have a failed headgasket !


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Lovely tart's handbag interior.



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The eagle eyed amongst you will spot the hard top it came with. Rest assured that even with 6 month's MOT and tax, it was still at a Zil price. Drive's like a dream.

Now.

Where are all you MX5 nancy boys ?

(Actually, I think we have more in common than anyone would care to admit.)

[Edited on 18/3/13 by zilspeed]

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BigLee

posted on 18/3/13 at 06:41 PM Reply With Quote
I think you have more in common with this!
MGF
MGF

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loggyboy

posted on 18/3/13 at 06:55 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by zilspeed
And it doesn't even have a failed headgasket !



Give it 5 mins






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bashracing

posted on 18/3/13 at 07:09 PM Reply With Quote
my mate was one of the engineers that designed the mgf back in the early 90's, i'll see if he has drawings of the early prototypes
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bashracing

posted on 18/3/13 at 07:13 PM Reply With Quote
This was what they finally went with!

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zilspeed

posted on 18/3/13 at 07:24 PM Reply With Quote
That's nearly right, but wrong.
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zilspeed

posted on 18/3/13 at 07:36 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by loggyboy
quote:
Originally posted by zilspeed
And it doesn't even have a failed headgasket !



Give it 5 mins


It's had 136,000 miles so far, so...

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DarrenW

posted on 18/3/13 at 08:14 PM Reply With Quote
Let me start the Zilprice speculation.......... 12.98 + packet of black currant chewits? And maybe you had to do timing belt and give it a super whopping 31.52 full service.


Looks like good fun car. Well done.

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zilspeed

posted on 18/3/13 at 08:36 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by DarrenW
Let me start the Zilprice speculation.......... 12.98 + packet of black currant chewits? And maybe you had to do timing belt and give it a super whopping 31.52 full service.


Looks like good fun car. Well done.


Darren.

You misjudge me Sir.

I paid good money for this.

6 months T&T, MLS headgasket, leather interior, hard top, VVC engine.

600 of your earth quids.

On a more Zil like planet, I got a quote of 404 from a VW dealer to repair my Passat last week.
I did it for precisely zero pounds, some of my time, and some servisol nicked from my mate's toolbox.

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DarrenW

posted on 18/3/13 at 08:41 PM Reply With Quote
My word! Did England just get stuffed at Rugby, prompting a Scot celebration?,!!!!!

Still a bargain in anyone's books. Very well done.

Is it fair to assume you may have been distracted by a shiny new 10 bob piece hidden behind the drivers side seat runner? Their wise you might have stuck out for a deal at 575?


600 is an unbelievable bargain, I'm jealous of that.

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steve m

posted on 18/3/13 at 08:55 PM Reply With Quote
"You misjudge me Sir.

I paid good money for this.

6 months T&T, MLS headgasket, leather interior, hard top, VVC engine.

600 of your earth quids. "



If it does not have a head gasket problem, then why the MLS gasket ? as it was changed at some point, and probaly two weeks ago

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zilspeed

posted on 18/3/13 at 09:15 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by steve m
"You misjudge me Sir.

I paid good money for this.

6 months T&T, MLS headgasket, leather interior, hard top, VVC engine.

600 of your earth quids. "



If it does not have a head gasket problem, then why the MLS gasket ? as it was changed at some point, and probaly two weeks ago


Steve

17 year old car, 136,000 miles, 3 owners. Hardly the type of thing that's been such a basket case that everyone moved it on to the next mug who then sat it in his garage to he got over the trauma.

Head gasket done 2 years ago. I'm not unhappy about that.
The seller was an MGOC member in his 60s, bloke with an MGB and a beard.
He sold it with decent MOT, decent tax and insisted on pointing out the defects.

The type of bloke you'd like to buy a car from.

By the time I'd sold the hard top for 250, the remaining car looks a fair deal at 350 (with 6 months t&t).

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whitestu

posted on 18/3/13 at 09:30 PM Reply With Quote
You can't exactly lose much at that price!
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bi22le

posted on 18/3/13 at 10:27 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by whitestu
You can't exactly lose much at that price!


exactly my thoughts!





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morcus

posted on 18/3/13 at 10:33 PM Reply With Quote
Sounds great. People are always asking me why I prefer to buy my cars at that price level (I don't have to I had a brand new car from 09 till last year) then the next thing they're telling me is they're paying out for work that cost more than my car. Enjoy it, I really wanted one but after the hassle I had with the Eunos, I doubt I will any time soon.





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inkafone

posted on 18/3/13 at 11:32 PM Reply With Quote
Turn it into this -



[Edited on 18/3/13 by inkafone]

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JC

posted on 19/3/13 at 06:18 AM Reply With Quote
^^^^^^^^. What he said!!!

The interior is a bit, errr, bright, but for the money, I like it !!

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mcerd1

posted on 19/3/13 at 08:17 AM Reply With Quote
maybe I should get you to find me my next car....





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zilspeed

posted on 19/3/13 at 12:24 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JC
^^^^^^^^. What he said!!!

The interior is a bit, errr, bright, but for the money, I like it !!


Hence my description of the interior.
Personally, I feel it would be churlish to complain.

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zilspeed

posted on 19/3/13 at 12:27 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mcerd1
maybe I should get you to find me my next car....


you can let me know whether that's a compliment or tongue in cheek

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zilspeed

posted on 21/7/13 at 09:00 PM Reply With Quote
Major update !!!

Err, nothing to report.

I drive it whenever I can, usually top down,and so far it has suffered precisely zero mechanical failures.
I give it the beans whenever I can. 7,250rpm in 2nd gear is a hoot.

As we speak, it could do with an OSF drop link.

15 on eBay.
Other than that, I scored a free set of alloys with good tyres a couple of weeks ago,

It's a white knuckle ride, I tell you,

Another non update in 6 months time

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nick205

posted on 21/7/13 at 10:45 PM Reply With Quote
Nice, that's good motoring in anyone's book






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zilspeed

posted on 24/8/13 at 12:49 PM Reply With Quote
Another major update.

Put it in for an MOT yesterday.

It passed.

Total spend to date, 10.95 for a drop link. (Found it cheaper)

But, I was given a tonneau cover which I sold for 46, so total spend is actually -35.

It's a drama every day, I'll tell you.

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zilspeed

posted on 19/10/13 at 11:27 AM Reply With Quote
And it's gone.

Sold last week for 580.

The head gasket was still fine, nothing had broken.

It's been replaced by a 2003 TF135.

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big_wasa

posted on 19/10/13 at 01:16 PM Reply With Quote
can I join
I didn't get the chance to do Cadwell in the 7 so .....
My new interim toy after I told the wife no more toys until we move house

And all for less than the price of the Iva..........



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