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Hello fellow Roadster people.

Since I'm new to this forum I decided to introduce my Car and myself a little bit.

My name is Max, I was born 26 years ago in Germany. Always had a thing for the MX 5 platform. In 2019 for Christmas I got myself a NBFL.

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This one. Nickname Yuki.

Driven daily, modded monthly, fixed when necessary. Is the motto I have given this car.

With me beeing 1.95m tall I quickly realised I had to do some modifications. Luckily one of the early owners of this car must have had similar problems, so the seats had already been lowered.

For shoulder clearance a friend of mine helped me with new door panels made of wood.
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This was the first working prototype.
The only problem with wood was humidity. So we changed it for a different material.
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The new panels were a good reason to also upgrade the speakers.

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New wheels for summer tires were necessary.

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The old exhaust done by one of the owners before me was atrociously loud and oversized so it had to go.
 

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The new exhaust has a nice tone and is a lot more subtle.

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Few months later the all so reliable MX 5 engine tore itself apart.
But after buying a newer engine we were confident we would make the car stronger, better, faster.
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And if not, at least it would be sexy.

The engine worked good. But now the next obstacle was getting TÜV (MOT) for the next two years.
Didn't work out how I hoped.
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TÜV said no.

So after a lot of grinding, cutting and welding the little MX was as good as new. Well at least in my book.
Got the car approved for the next two years.
Got new summer tires (Nankang semi slicks).
It would have been a good end for a bad month.
But that would have been to easy. The new engine wasn't as good as we had hoped.
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Fast forward three months and with a "new" engine the little MX 5 is on the road again.
 

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Great work keeping it on the road at least, other would have given up and bought something else. I'm based in the Netherlands but I imported my NA from Germany (and it was also silver). Looking forward to more updates.
 

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Did some cleaning last weekend. Had great light for photos.

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A little sneak peek of what is to come.
 
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