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Updated on May 05, 2012
I'm easily sidetracked! Kind of forgot about the carburetor swap... Got a nice 87+ steering wheel and a used set of AFX wheels.
Been a while... Well, the suspension is on. Beautiful ride :) Also got a new-ish transmission in (with working 5th gear) and installed a Fidanza aluminum flywheel and Exedy clutch along with it. Installed solid 80A Urethane motor mounts. Very quick! Carbs are almost ready to install, just need a few more parts.
Okay, it's been a long day. I finished modifying the B/T header to fit, fabbed up a flange for the downpipe, and picked up a couple mufflers to build the dual system with. I also ran into nothing but problems trying to install the HP struts and Intrax springs. Got the fronts on, but the rears won't fit, so once I get the right inserts I'll have the car rolling again.
This is my 1986 Toyota M R2. Right now it's in fair condition, a few dents and dings, but unlike countless other MR2's mine has absolutely NO rust. I'll be rebuilding the engine and tranny someday. When I get some cash flow I was thinking about dropping in either a 4AGZE, 3SGTE, building a custom 4AGTE setup, or maybe even a 7AG(T?)E. Who knows, all I knows is I want at least 250HP!!!
JDM Smallport "Red Top" 4AGE
Large Port "Blue Top" Cams
-240º Duration @ 7.56mm Lift > Smallport's 232º @ 7.1mm Lift
Kelsport Lightweight Alternator Pulley
R1WURKS Underdrive L-W WP Pulley
HKS SMF Mini filter
Modified 7MGE MAF
Polished Throttle Body
Pulstar Pulse Plugs
Magnecor 8.5mm Competition Plug Wires
MSD Blaster 2 Coil
Supra Fuel Pump
250cc Redtop Injectors (Cleaned/Flowed)
2'' mandrel bent exhaust w/ Flowmaster Hushpower II
Thunderbolt High-Flow Cat
JDM Header Thermo-wrapped (possibly GReddy)
Black Dupli-color 1200º Ceramic Painted
Tokico HP Shocks/struts
Intrax Lowering springs
87+ Front strut bar
NAPA Premium pads
Stainless Steel brake lines
AFX 15"x7"w/ Hub Centric rings
Some cheezy rubber
Valvoline 75w-90 Synthetic Fluid
Exedy stage 1 Clutch
Fidanza Aluminum Flywheel
Braided Stainless Steel clutch line
Custom Shortened Shifter
Solid Aluminum Shifter Base/Cable Bushings
Battery in Frunk
80A Urethane solid motor mounts
Homebrew Oil Catch Can
TRD Voltage Stabilizer
A'PEXi Ground Wires
Stainless Steel/Neoprene Valve Cover Washer/Seals
Ram Air Scoop
87+ Side Vent
Clear Bumper Lenses
Sylvania Bulbs all around
Diamond Cut H4 Headlights
87+ Steering wheel
Custom Leather Shift Boot
Custom Leather Armrest
Old-Skool Toyota Shift Knob
Pioneer Head Unit
Pioneer (4) Mid-range speakers
Pioneer 200w Amp
Bazooka 6.5'' Tube
Misc. Replacement Parts
Inner/Outer Tie Rod ends
130 Amp High-output Alternator
Bosch Premium O2 Sensor
NAPA Premium Thermostat
NAPA Premium Distributor Cap/Rotor
NAPA Premium Fuel Filter
NAPA Water Pump
Blacktop header, modified and ready to install!
Installed Bluetop cams.
Weber Sidedrafts!!! Still got some work to do before they are ready to install. Rebuild 1 of them, get a jet kit and a fuel pump. Damn those are gonna look good, and sound even better!
Just some nice shots. I removed the sideskirts and installed front mudflaps
Some more shots. Shiny wheels with shiny rotors hiding behind.
The engine as it sits currently. Nice new leather armrest.
Battery in the frunk. The two's together.
The black '87 engine. Not bad for 215,000 miles.
Note the EGR delete. Cheap, easy little mod.
Kelsport dual exhaust system. I plan on purchasing the mid-pipe and using my own mufflers. The ones they use are pretty cheap. I've heard good things about the design though!
My engine as of now
TRD header with my beautiful heat wrap job
You can see my test pipe and dynomax muffler
The baby Ferrari with new tint
Some Wheels I Really Want
Sportmax 002...Look great on MK1's!!!
Work Equip 03....Dreams....
More changes to the engine
Ground wire and battery cables going to trunk
New clutch, yay!
My home-made heat shield, not bad for $5 and 5 minutes of work
Nice and clean trunk
Golf ball shift knob?..Damn straight
Nice and shiny!
Old exhaust. 2'' cat bypass, 1 3/4'' 180º bend, to 2'' into Dynomax muffler, 2'' outlet
Needs a new bumper and driver side fender
Also could use some lowering springs, looks like a monster truck from this angle
New custom short shifter
ASK ME IF YOU NEED ANY MK1 PARTS
Kelsport Alternator pulley, INSTALLED
Techno Toy Tuning Crank Pulley
R1WURKS Water Pump Pulley, INSTALLED
The goal is to make it launch like this! (Ben Sindjelic's 10 second 86 Turbo)
New pulley (right). New one weighs 82g old weighs 200g.
Shined up and ready to be installed.
Notice the bottom strip of the taillights painted white along with the center piece. Really makes the back look clean. This is what I'll be doing with my taillights...someday...
8/30/07 New taillights. They look way better than the old style
OLD TAILLIGHTS FOR SALE
New plug wire set up. Might not look as pretty but supplies better spark.
Valve covers primed and ready for some fresh red paint. The lettering will be in black.
They're painted, now to paint the letters.
I painted my oil cap to match the covers. Not bad, eh?
The finished product. Much more aesthetically pleasing. A job well done!
Cut my stock shift knob down to fit with short shifter. Looks pretty sick.
New idea, use a Flowmaster Hushpower II muffler and Thunderbolt High-flow SS Cat. I don't think I've ever seen anyone use one of these mufflers on any sport compact. should sound nice though!
Got the scoop painted and installed.
So I got my 87+ side vent painted but I still need the bracket to install it. Which looks better?
Here's the new exhaust system.
Excuse the shitty tailpipe and wire hangers. Like I said it is still incomplete. I just used some extra scraps for the tailpipe but once I get a real one on there I'll weld on my hangers and paint it.
G-Tech Pro RR Performance Meter. I really need to invest in one of these!
And new hood, yeah yeah they're white, that sucks. It's ok though, just another excuse to get my car repainted!!!
Here's the exhaust in ghetto form.
And hanging in the air after paint. Getting closer!
And here it is, finally completed and installed.
3/13/08 Here's some new pictures
Here's the engine in its current form
Magnecor Competition plug wires
Blox 6'' Velocity stack
Blaster 3 coil (Had to modify coil wire from socket to HEI connection)
My homebrew oil catch can.
Look at that fine ass! Nice exhaust.
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Hey man where did you get thoes tail lights id like to get them for my car.
awesome car, very nice, very clean, I give it a 10
How did the exhaust work out? Do you have a sound clip of it???
that is a sexc AW 5* all the way. check out my 20v project 88, im not as far along as you but im getting there =)
Thanks for the comments. u to have a beautiful mk1. yes i'm on the mr2oc ( abby) thats my user name.
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