The mods part of the website details all the significant technical changes I have made to the Mojo since passing SVA.
Latest tinkering chatter:
- Added a new section detailing the 2012
- Used some 3M Di-Noc carbon film to trim
the front of the rear wheel arches, and ended up doing the headlight
surrounds and wing mirrors too...
- Airbox & cold air feed now fully fitted
- Fitted a
headrest to the driver's side, with a passenger one to follow soon
- Swapped from the old removable bonnet with
pins to a hinged arrangement
- I have started accumulating some bits and
pieces for 2 new upgrades:
- The left hand outer rose joint (new when I
fitted custom rear toe
links in April 2008) started to show some signs of wear, with a
little bit of play apparent. I had originally debated about trying the
special rose joint rubber boots but chose not to. I have now soured a
new joint and 2 boots, and fitted to both outer joints (there is not
enough clearance to fit boots to the inner joints, but these don't get
articulated so are less prone to wear). Interestingly the original right
hand outer joint felt as good as new. Will have to see how much life I
now get out of the booted joints - hopefully more than 16 months!
- I'm now running 15"
wheels and tyres
- I've swapped the radiator.
Almost from new the Maestro rad had moments when it leaked slightly, and
it seems a bit borderline for cooling on a long motorway run - 100deg
seems to be where it chooses to sit. 2 good reasons for an
- I've finished making some side bolsters for the
driver's seat, inspired by Matt Beardshaw's idea. These are very
simple vinyl covered pads that sit against the tunnel side and
the outer panel, just to offer a bit more lateral support through the
- Not particularly interesting, but I have
swapped the horn. The original unit is now getting noticeably
quieter to the extent that on the odd occasion that I have to use it,
I'm not convinced other drivers will hear it! I guess it probably
gets fairly wet with spray off the front wheels... Anyway, I'm
replacing it with a Stebel Nautilus Compact, which is very loud and only
slightly bulkier and heavier than the original item. I will
relocate it behind the radiator so that it stays drier.