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Matthew James

Car and Puter addict

So I must admit, direct progress on Bankruptcy V2 has stalled a little… but mainly because supporting work has been going on. …

July 20, 2015

So this time around I’m cheating a little bit, I can’t get enough time off work to have any chance of getting …

January 28, 2015

Yeah I’m starting again…. a few reasons…. Insanity I want more cabin space, so i’m swapping the pedalbox and roll cage i …

January 1, 2015

Well… looking back, I’ve been a bit crap at updating this blog… Alot has happened since the last update nearly 3 years …

January 1, 2015

Today i finished welding the engine bay up, then lifted her off the front subframe and slid her into Daves oven for …

March 22, 2012

Today i managed to get a lot of the grinding and welding done in the bay, along with stripping out the pedal …

March 20, 2012

Last night was a bit of a late one, I got to Daves place after work about 8pm, with the aim of …

March 20, 2012

This week i am starting “Super Bankruptcy”. This is a big refresh on the engine bay and the suspension, which will involve …

March 19, 2012

  Today was a day off from work 😀 So I went shopping… the good kind 😀 but i’ll get to that …

March 8, 2012

There is a man you call on when you need quality preloved mx5 parts at a good price, his name is Junkyard …

March 4, 2012

Phil has just posted some pics he took from the Autotronix Developments MX5Nutz rolling road day….. and once again they are amazing. …

February 25, 2012

For those of you that missed it, I have just built the JimStimX which is a simple board used to test the …

February 10, 2012

The first part that i am gonna build of my recent delivery is going to be the simplest (hopefully that equates …

February 10, 2012

It has finally made it across the water well, that is a bit misleading, it made it across the water in 2 …

February 10, 2012

Today I went out to the first meet of the Low Expectations Facebook group. It was a small turnout because of the …

January 29, 2012

I got tired of looking for a knocklite. Everyone of them that turned up was either more than i wanted to spend, …

January 24, 2012

After quite a bit of deliberation, i’ve come up with my shopping list for my DIY Megasquirt3 kit, then i wet myself …

January 23, 2012

So i fitted a HUD speedo from speedview.co which is a great bit of kit, and bling. and is a great way to …

January 2, 2012

You know that most excellent Rolling road shootout that i helped organise? you know the one, at Autotronix Developments for the MX5Nutz …

December 17, 2011

In my efforts to tidy up the engine bay as much as possible i am swapping out my TEC2 ECU which is …

December 14, 2011

OK, she is running, and has proven to be reliable and derivable, and unfinished….? There is still a bunch of things to …

November 9, 2011

A day that I have been looking forward to for ages, the second Mx5nutz peaks super meet. The first one was all …

November 9, 2011

Clive from Autotronix Developments sent me a text last night to let me know bankruptcy was in Banzai magazine 🙂 I’m guessing …

October 24, 2011

Clive has pulled an absolute blinder the last few days 😀 He gone above and beyond the call of duty. Going over …

September 3, 2011

Ok, this one got me well stoked. Test fitted the fibreglass front wings that i made, and blooming heck, they fit pretty …

August 19, 2011

I need to get bankruptcy running! Ok, she starts, and idles, and somestimes she will rev up, but that is a far …

August 18, 2011

Well, that went as well as I could have hoped for the first piece out of a new mold, a few cavities, …

August 15, 2011

Last couple of weeks I havn’t been working on bankruptcy herself, a few reasons, Daves unit is getting a new roof, I’ve …

August 15, 2011

Yepyep I’ve been pants with the updates again 🙁 fear not though, progress has been happening 😀 a quick clue? Yellow paint …

July 24, 2011

This week also saw the addition of some more yellow bits namely the strut braces, brake servo and power steering resevoir painter …

June 13, 2011

I needed to add the dump valve, intake air temp sensor and water nozzle to the inlet induction pipe. Problem is that …

June 13, 2011

So I’ve had a fairly easy time of it with speccing everything up, basically just running bits that came with the Turbo …

June 9, 2011

Its not my fault! well…….. not ALL my fault! During the writing up of the posts on here, I came to the …

June 7, 2011

Disclaimer : I totally ripped this idea off PGD on mx5nutz I’ve been looking around for a reasonably priced expansion tank that …

June 7, 2011

A few weeks ago I decided against using the super huge trust intercooler, mainly because I wanted more bumper space available for …

June 5, 2011

Painterdave has been up to his old tricks and has painted up my strutbraces, drop links, Brake servo, power steering resevoir, brake …

June 5, 2011

This weekend was spent sorting out some of the fluid lines, so I have now got some loverly kunifer lines run for …

June 5, 2011

I’ve realised I am gonna get a bit of an issue with the trust intercooler,  seeing as it’s so damn big. It …

May 30, 2011

The exhaust manifold has arrived and boy has Greendrifter done a good job. Hand crafting turbo mounting goodness, some pics that he …

April 6, 2011

More progress On Saturday I swapped lil toms shocks over for him, while he put final touches to the backend she is …

March 21, 2011

So i managed a full weekend on my baby and almost got her ready to spray , like sooooooo very close…. frustratingly …

March 17, 2011

So I’ve been running a group buy on MX5Nutz for (seriously) 3 months. how can it take so long to sort …

March 17, 2011

What the? dammit, it did snow but painterdave let us inside so spent a couple of hours saturday, and all of sunday …

February 23, 2011

So the winter is slowly ebbing away ( I hope, there has been some forecasts for more snow this weekend ) and …

February 18, 2011

So progress has been slow over winter, impaired by weather and other projects (like this here blogging platform, have you started a …

February 13, 2011

errr… not much more to say beyond the title lol.

January 23, 2011

So tomorrow is the Nutz Super Sized Peaks meet, so i went out and washed Kara to take her along,  Jodi (Bankruptcy) …

January 23, 2011

       

January 18, 2011

So following on from the CB install, I finished off a little trimming on the boot and fitted the new Aerial, and …

January 11, 2011

So recently on MX5nutz someone posted a link to a jeep forum, where a new member had posted this:- “So, my boyfriend …

January 11, 2011

Ok, so not on Jodi yet…. But today I “test fitted” a CB to Kara for a couple of months use before …

January 8, 2011

STOP PRESS!!!!!! The MOST IMPORTANT thing has happened!

December 17, 2010

So that road trip to Hull and Scunthorpe, great day out with Painterdave and Barefoot to collect some subframes and a new …

November 21, 2010

So Friday rolled around, and as soon as the clock ticked over to home time, me and kara were a little yellow …

November 20, 2010

So I was at work, minding my own business, working industriously to further the fortunes of the great and wonderful ESP Projects, …

November 18, 2010

very quick pic update:- dash is now back in and everything is hopefully connected, alarm and immoboliser all stripped out. ECU (tec2) …

November 10, 2010

Engine not in the car…… again! this time for a few shiny bits to be done to it , some cleaning, some …

November 5, 2010

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October 30, 2010

So this weekend I’m doing naff all on Bankruptcy, nowt, zilch, nadda, not even looking for parts or laying fibreglass, this weekend …

September 9, 2010

I’ve been talking to Jibberingloon, he is from NCBmotorsport and he has been helping me select some of the parts for Bankruptcy, …

August 31, 2010

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August 30, 2010

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August 21, 2010

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August 14, 2010

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August 13, 2010

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August 12, 2010

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August 11, 2010

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August 10, 2010

Barefoot arrived today to lend his weight to the operation 😀 all in all we have had a pretty productive day, with …

August 9, 2010

In between layers of fibreglass i have been slowly stripping the donor shell, today i stepped that up a gear to co-incide …

August 8, 2010

Last night i went home after work (an unusual sensation to be back at home again after squatting at mick and revas …

August 7, 2010

Never guess what i did today…. yep, thats right… ore arch shaping, started building up the front arches, again using foamex, tomorrow …

August 5, 2010

More work on prepping the rear sections, but and started working on he front wings by gassing up the indicator holes. I’m …

August 3, 2010

Nipped over to painterdaves after work today, and did some more work on the rear arches, they are getting closer now 😀 …

August 2, 2010

Only a short day today, I’m back in work tomorrow. Some underseal on the sills, and some more work on arches, then …

August 1, 2010

After Crash left yesterday i put a but of primer over the sill patches, today i added another coat, and some filler …

July 31, 2010

Crash came over today to weld in those patches on the rear of the sills. It turns out that the welder was …

July 30, 2010

Today i started on prototyping up the wide arch set. With some begged offcuts of foamex and some fleece material I starte …

July 29, 2010

Today has been a bit of a pain in the ass, spent a couple of hours running around getting a new reel …

July 28, 2010

So what did i do on my 33rd birthday? yep, I played with my car 🙂 ok, not all day, but for …

July 26, 2010

Barefoot (Simon) popped up today 😀 he’s going to be spending week up here with me soon, to get me off to …

July 26, 2010

Today I started to take stock of what I’ve got to work with. nice rust free shell? check. Nice donor car with …

July 24, 2010

I ordered a set of the framerails from Performance 5, and they have been delvered, they seem to be very well made, …

July 20, 2010

you know that plan, the one to build a tidy MX5, aesthetically pleasing, solid, a nice tidy car as a base for …

July 15, 2010

So Darren_a81 started selling some rather nice looking rads on MX5Nutz for a very good price…. I couldn’t resist…errr to be honest, …

July 5, 2010

Ok, so what do I want from my new little MX5? I want to be able to use her as a showcase …

July 4, 2010

Otherwise known as making a big job even bigger… It all started off so well I drove up to Painterdaves place, had …

June 27, 2010

So today I went to see my new purchase and drop off the deposit. Almost killed Kara a couple of times getting …

June 25, 2010
June 24, 2010

After the dramas of missing out on a tasty resprayed and turbod MX5 on saturday while out on the MX5Nutz Peaks Meet  …

June 23, 2010

So I love my current mx5 (Kara) she is the most fun car I have ever had, small, light, nimble, all the …

June 21, 2010

So today was a great day out in the peaks for a short but sweet meet with a few of the MX5Nutz …

June 20, 2010
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