Wow… It’s been a over a year since my last post. I guess this is the challenge for anyone with a project car, a young family and a house that needs maintaining. I’ve been focussed on some other projects around the house and dealing with an increasing guilt at not touching the RoadRunner. On a positive […]Read More Back in the Saddle
I imagine this is the case with any family man who buys a kit car… I’ve had chance to do practically nothing with it over the past couple of months. It’s simply sat on the floor gathering dust while I try to stop the kids dropping their bikes on it, or my 18 month old […]Read More Making a Build Stand
About a month ago, the day finally arrived! Mike and Janine from RoadRunner Racing kindly did the 400+ mile round trip to drop of my chassis. Here are a couple of pictures of it in the RoadRunner workshop before it went off for powder coating. Wish I had a stand like that to carry out […]Read More The Chassis Has Landed!
Time to get on to the parts of the donor strip that are potentially more dangerous. Namely; Draining the fuel tank – It still has around 25 liters of unleaded in it Safely getting the compression out of the suspension – Wherever you read up on this you find something to the effect of “Danger! […]Read More Stripping the Donor Part 2
Recently I took a few days off to start stripping down the donor mx5. I was a bit scared but also a quite excited to get started. In terms of preparation, the things I found most valuable were; A decent socket set (metric) A good quality pair of needle nose pliers An impact bar with […]Read More Stripping the Donor Part 1
While preparing the garage I’ve had 3 goals in mind; Make it more secure Upgrade my tool set a bit Have a general clear out and make some space Here’s a wide shot of the garage after I’d finished today. As much as it’s possible to love a room, I love this garage. We only […]Read More Prepping The Garage
As I’ve said in a previous post, one appeal of building an SR2 Roadrunner is the fact that it uses an MX5 donor. These are currently abundant in the UK, plentiful under £1,000 and by all accounts a decent car in their own right. So… How do I get the right one? Which type of […]Read More Sourcing a Donor Car
As I said in my previous post, I know that I’ve underestimated how much this is going to cost me. When I’m finished I’d like to know how much I’ve spent (to the penny). I’d also like to know how much money I think I have left to spend at all times. With this goal […]Read More Keeping Track of Costs
I knew I wanted to have a go at building a car… And I knew that I wanted it to be a car I love driving when I’m finished. This left me with a few questions to try and answer before I spent any money. What is important in the kit and the finished car? […]Read More Which Kit Car?
The same as most other blokes, I’ve been a bit of a petrolhead since I was a little boy. Throughout my adult life a chunk of my disposable income has ended up going on cars. In chronological order my history is as follows; Mini City 998cc – Had no carpets and you could see tarmac […]Read More Where to Start