My MEV GType build - MX5 Mk2 donor

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Re: My MEV GType build - MX5 Mk2 donor

Postby Hammy » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:03 pm

Rexholme wrote:Nice. Love the look of that Acewell, is that the ACE-7659 and ACE-7859 (I.e lap-timer)?


Its the 7659 mate

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Re: My MEV GType build - MX5 Mk2 donor

Postby Rexholme » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:07 pm

So i’m trying under the difference between the two - does your one do 0-60 timer, 60-0 timer, 0-1/4 mile timer? i.e. £20 extra for 7859 only buys you the extra lap timer?

What’s the backlight like? I was slightly concerned it might be a little blinding 8-)
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Re: My MEV GType build - MX5 Mk2 donor

Postby Hammy » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:44 pm

Rexholme wrote:So i’m trying under the difference between the two - does your one do 0-60 timer, 60-0 timer, 0-1/4 mile timer? i.e. £20 extra for 7859 only buys you the extra lap timer?

What’s the backlight like? I was slightly concerned it might be a little blinding 8-)


To be honest it sounds like you know more than me mate, havent bought if for timers like 0-60 or laps and if it turns out that it does do that then brilliant! :-)

Too embroiled in function and IVA prep at the mo to get involved in the Gucci stuff :lol:

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Re: My MEV GType build - MX5 Mk2 donor

Postby David T » Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:29 am

I've had the 7659 since 2011. It does 0-60, 1/4 mile etc. Timing transponder is extra for laps and I don't have this.

The back light is not too bright, but then mine is in centre of dash not dead ahead. Been very pleased with the unit (was only £150 at the time including sensors). I did add a second temp sensor for oil, but for me, the one thing missing is oil pressure. If it had that it would be perfect for this price segment.

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Re: My MEV GType build - MX5 Mk2 donor

Postby Rexholme » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:08 am

Hammy wrote: Too embroiled in function and IVA prep at the mo to get involved in the Gucci stuff :lol:


Fair point! I haven’t heard someone use “Gucci” in ages :D

David T wrote:...but for me, the one thing missing is oil pressure. If it had that it would be perfect for this price segment.


Yea, noticed that on the spec sheet. Did you add an additional oil pressure gauge?
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Re: My MEV GType build - MX5 Mk2 donor

Postby Hammy » Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:01 am

I'll be adding a separate OP gauge later for sure

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Re: My MEV GType build - MX5 Mk2 donor

Postby Hammy » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:11 pm

Over a week now since submitting my IVA application and heard zero from them? Can you call them to chase, anyone know what number if so?

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Re: My MEV GType build - MX5 Mk2 donor

Postby Thrustyjust » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:10 am

I wouldnt panic for a few more days . The Westfield lot are getting their calls within a couple of weeks. Dates arent that far away after, usually 3 to 4 weeks. Its a quiet time of year at the centres , so shouldnt take long. My IVA date was 3 weeks after the call.

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Re: My MEV GType build - MX5 Mk2 donor

Postby Hammy » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:31 am

Thanks mate

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Re: My MEV GType build - MX5 Mk2 donor

Postby Hammy » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:34 pm

Got the Acewell temp sensor fitted with a junction I bought on the Bay, also bought a load of copper washers to seal the sensor...

Wish I'd sussed I'd need to do this before having the coolant all sorted and bled but hey ho...

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A call to DVSA tomorrow to pay my IVA fees and it could actually be a March IVA which would be awesome as it will be just short of a year since I picked up the kit!....


PS. Ignore current Lambda wiring, Im not finished :-)


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