I see you're just up the road from me. I'm in portsmouth, with a unit in Winchester that im about to move into.
I'm just putting the last few bits together on a Mk2.5 for a customer at the moment so if you want to come and have a look at that, I can show you around the available options, where to buy them, what to avoid etc.
You can mini charge a mk1 for under £2500 all day long even if you pay a professional like myself to fit the full works with intercooler etc.
Dont scrimp on the engine management either. This will be what makes the setup. Do your research, but i would suggest a megasquirt.
Give me a call 023 9229 9390 or 07817 716 711
Skuzzle Motorsport - MX5, Prestige and Race Car Specialist and tuner. Just bought a Dyno in Winchester.