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An easy to follow guide to restoring a classic Mazda MX-5/Miata – the world’s favourite small sports car. This book takes you step-by-step through choosing a project car, looking the car over, planning the restoration, and buying parts and tools to perform the work. The comprehensive text is fully supported by high-resolution photographs, guiding you through stripping the car down, cutting out and repairing rust, restoration of interiors, replacing the hood, refurbishing the underside of the car including the floor pan, suspension, brakes, undersealing, reassembly, replacing the cam belt and waterpump, replacing engine seals and gaskets to cure common leaks. It also provides a guide to handy upgrades as you go along. Whether you are looking to restore to original condition or build an out-and-out track weapon, the techniques described in this book will assist you in getting the right base to start with. The book is based on an actual restoration of a vehicle carried out by the author, with before and after shots.
Author Bio: Oliver Wild grew up in an engineering family, spending evenings in the garage with his father restoring a variety of classic cars from Porsches to MGs. His weekends were spent on windy airfields, competing in auto tests. Following a successful career in the motor trade, the author has more than 20 years of restoration experience across a range of marques. Being in the game for the love of it rather than big rewards, he has always gained more pleasure from rescuing beautiful cars and introducing new people into the hobby than chasing financial gain. Owning a variety of interesting cars ranging from classic British sports cars to Porsches, a love affair with the Mazda MX5 started in 2009, following a frustrating weekend away chasing an elusive ignition fault on a classic MG. Since then at least one MX5 has always been featured in the authors stable! A keen traveler, Oliver usually spends his holidays touring Europe in a car, looking for the most interesting roads (preferably leading to a good restaurant). Assisted by his very patient partner Sarah and their trusty Beagle, Bruce, who can usually be found curled up on a car seat in the workshop, life is always busy and interesting.
Publisher: Veloce Publishing
Binding Type: Paperback
Illustrations: 1000 color & b/w photos
Dimensions: 8.15 x 10.6