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    Quote Originally Posted by Jace. View Post
    That just makes me want to go straight out to the shed.

    What are the actual advantages of an NB6 engine, compared to a longnose NA6 engine, considering you could change the lifters and cams in an NA6 head anyway?
    Just newer pretty much, I had a choice of a 1.6L from a 1994 or this NB6 from a 2002. Only cost $100 more, which was for machining the intake camshaft.
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    While doing the engine swap I noticed that my shifter boots were ripped, lower boot was leaking oil from the turret t00. So below are some details and photos of the entire process.

    The part numbers for my 1990 MX-5 are:
    • lower boot - M514-17-480A
    • upper boot - NA01-64-481B


    Had some troubles finding the lower boot though, fortunately there is an alternative part no. M513-17-480A which you can use too.


    Firstly remove the gear knob, I find using some rubber gloves helps a lot. Then proceed to remove the centre console, this then reveals the upper shifter boot.


    After removing the upper boot, this revealed by ghetto shift boot. Had to do this while I was waiting for the replacement boot, just helped to soak up any leaking oil.


    Photo on left shows the damaged lower boot, then next photo is the lower boot removed. Take this chance to check your turret oil level and fill up if needed. Becareful not to overfill or oil will be pushed out once you put the shifter back in.


    Shifter out showing the ripped boot. To remove the boot, oil up the shaft and pull it off up the shifter.


    New lower shift boot, to install just oil up the shaft and slide it on.


    When putting the shifter back in use a bit of sealant, then slide on the new upper boot and you're done!
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    Bought my self some awesome presents,a MX-5 Plus Tall Boy roll bar and a Sparco Sprint V fixed back seat. I chose the Tall Boy roll bar because it sits 50mm taller than the standard version, bit safer and allows for taller seating positions if needed. The Sparco Sprint V is popular within the MX-5 community because it bolts up to the standard rails, but good because it actually fits inside the car!

    There are more photos of the install after the break, but I was pretty slack with the camera this time round.







    Some better photos when I got the roll bar home.


    The hardware that came with the roll bar kit.



    Carpet and plastic trims removed ready for the roll bar install - the supplied spacer for the top mount - roll bar installed!


    Roll bar and seat installed =D
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    That bar is exactly what I need!!
    6ft5 here and need a taller bar - will get onto MX5Plus now
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    Quote Originally Posted by D4NM4C View Post
    That bar is exactly what I need!!
    6ft5 here and need a taller bar - will get onto MX5Plus now
    It's definitely the best roll bar, and the same price as the regular one too. The extra height means that even with a helmet on, I'm still below the roll bar.
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    that'd be the roll bar id probably get if i were to sell my cage.. but id want to work with danny to make it a little different.. ie, go to the chassis and door bars
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    Small update, bought $10 worth of pink padding so I can get my roll bar and seat mod plated




    Quote Originally Posted by charlie_s13 View Post
    that'd be the roll bar id probably get if i were to sell my cage.. but id want to work with danny to make it a little different.. ie, go to the chassis and door bars
    hmns looks like I might be upgrading to that one =P
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    hahah
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    HOLY FUCK! Pink Padding...might have to steal that idea!

    I has same seat. Wanna share a cookie?
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    very nice mx5 *thumbs up *

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