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Mark (smokey mow)

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About Mark (smokey mow)

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    Club Secretary (Retd), & Mazda SDV Guru
  • Birthday 19/03/1977

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    BLiNK powered SEIW Mazda SDV
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    Colchester, Essex

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  1. Mark (smokey mow)

    Mazda SDV, Build Number 3

    Yes, standard WF master cyclinder and MX5 slave on my car. Its heavy but not something that cases me any complaints. I actually quite like it that way as It means I can rest the side of my left foot on the clutch pedal without any fear of it slipping.
  2. Mark (smokey mow)

    Front number plates

    I've run with a 3/4 plate below the nose before now although I currently have a full size plate fitted again. My car is set-up with the Westfield reccomended ride heights and I've never had an issue clearing speed bumps with either the standard plate or the 3/4. No isses at MoT time as I always refitted the standard plate so as to avoid any potential fail. Not here, but I live in the Essex countryside and do most of my driving in Suffolk and Norfolk where there's more tractors than police cars. I suspect if I lived in a town or city I might have more issues.
  3. Mark (smokey mow)

    Mazda SDV, Build Number 3

    Many moons ago there was a very good thread on the flyin miata westfield forum that looked at the master cyclinder sizes and pedal ratios to work out the optimum bore size. It was worse for our american cousins as their cars used top mounted pedals which gave them an even heavier clutch than with bottom mounted pedals. Sadly that thread is now lost to the internet when the forum closed. if you can find out what the pedal ratio was for the MX5 then it should be easy enough to calculate what's needed for the Westfield master cylinder.
  4. Mark (smokey mow)

    Area:South Wales-34 ???

    It's the distance to your nearest local area meet. So for you your closest would be the south wales area who's meetings are 34 miles from your house, although you may need to use a boat to get there,
  5. Mark (smokey mow)

    Lithium battery goodness

    Do you plan on using the car for MSA events in the future? If so have a read of the MSA regs and ensure you only buy one from an MSA registered manufacturer.
  6. Mark (smokey mow)

    Suspension struts

    Hi Liz, the rear uprights are unlikely to be Golf. You might have Golf rear calipers but the uprights on the seiw are usually of westfields own casting and design. Do you still have your old shocks as the easiest thing to do would be to measure the open length of what you had fitted before.
  7. Mark (smokey mow)

    The Mini Diet/Track Car Thread

    Gary are those brackets you've fixed the harness bar to structural? They only look to be spot welded in place? I'd also recommend against having the bolted connection in tension due to the risk of the bolts pulling out in a hard front impact or if shell deforms in a crash. They'd be much better if you could mount them in shear.
  8. Mark (smokey mow)

    Quick question, let’s see how quick.

    Theres an FAQ for that 2990mm but it will vary depending on whether its a wide/narrow and if its a later chassis with the spearate nose cone bracket
  9. Mark (smokey mow)

    Pedals needed

    There's a set on eBay at the moment item 382514570323
  10. Mark (smokey mow)

    Mx5 1.8 clutch. How much power?

    I'm not sure off the top of my head but its the same size as Westifeld use on all their cars with a hydraulic clutch. I can check later in the week.
  11. Mark (smokey mow)

    Mazda MX5 1.6 cut and shortened sump

    Thanks Rob, my attendance has been rather dire at the Lodge this year so it may be better if you could collect. I'll PM you my address.
  12. Mark (smokey mow)

    Mazda MX5 1.6 cut and shortened sump

    Just removed from my SDV, as it has a slight weep that I've been unable to trace. I suspect it may be from one of the welds but I did notice that the sump plug washer also had split. The sump has been shortened by approx 1" and the bottom plate is 5mm thick aluminium so it's got some protection from Knicks and bangs. The oil pickup pipe has also been modified and will be included. I've now switch back to a standard sump hence now selling. Yours for £25 and I can post at cost if required, I think this will be about £16 due to the weight (6kg) or I can wrap if you want to send a courier yourself.
  13. Mark (smokey mow)

    Ignition lead help - urgent!

    I'm not sure if they're open Sunday's but I've always found marks tey auto spares helpful when it comes to searching for "parts that fit" in their stock.
  14. Mark (smokey mow)

    MOT Failure

    It could be something as simple as the electrical connector or wire for the main beam has been knocked or disconnected from the rear of the high/low beam swich on the dashboard.
  15. Mark (smokey mow)


    Yes, spotted on the forum a few weeks ago. The current owner is a club member.

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