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20th May 2019
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Mazda MX-5/Miata Mk1 & 2 – Enthusiasts Restoration Manual


An easy to follow guide to restoring a classic Mazda MX-5 (UK & Europe)/Miata (North America)/Eunos Roadster (Japan) – 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 race track weapon, the techniques described in this book will assist you in getting the right base to start with. The book is based on and actual restoration of a vehicle carried out by the author, with before and after shots.

Mazda MX-5/Miata Mk1 & 2 by Oliver Wild

ISBN: 9781787113046
UPC: 6-36847-01304-2


£30(UK), $50(US), 65(CAN)

• A no-nonsense guide to the restoration of an MX-5/Miata
• How to choose a car to restore
• A guide to buying tools for the restoration
• Where to buy parts and panels, ordering the right parts first time every time
• Organising your working space and planning the project
• How to cut out and repair rust, replacing panels and prepping for paintwork
• How to underseal so the rust doesn’t return
• Restoring the suspension, steering and brakes
• Replacing the cam belt, water pump, engine gaskets and seals, replacing a clutch. Common mechanical issues and upgrades
• How to refresh a tired interior and fit a new hood


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 autotests. Following a successful career in the motor trade, the author has over 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 featured in the authors stable!
A keen traveller, 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.
Place of birth: Sheffield • Hometown: Driffield • Nearest city: York, England

V5304 • Paperback • 27x20.7cm • 144 pages • 530 colour pictures • ISBN: 978-1-787113-04-6 • UPC: 6-36847-01304-2
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