Started by threepot, May 30, 2022, 15:05
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Quote from: 1979scotte on May 30, 2022, 20:41I've owned worse.Best of luck with it.
Quote from: SuperArt on May 31, 2022, 21:33Mate it's bloody close. This looks/sounds tragic.@threepot fairplay to you going into this project eyes open, all the best.
Quote from: Joesson on June 1, 2022, 08:37The expression What you see is what you get doesn't always hold good as what you don't see comes with it.The Op's car was trailered home, not driven away, whereas another member bought from a (now ex) member, and drove many miles home to uncover the truth.Experience comes in good and bad forms and some leaves a bitter taste.
Quote from: MattPerformance on June 2, 2022, 21:19When you dissect what the buyer has said, you can see that the car is far from horrific, not to mention that a lot of the parts that he has since fitted were actually included in the sale, £4400 for a really clean shell (by his own admission), 2zz conversion that did spring a water pump leak but is otherwise perfect, decent exhaust (not just your cheap and cheerful swap manifold), full cage, coilovers, hard top, buckets, harnesses, fire extinguisher system, Sparco wheel with QR hub and a car load of spares.... That's hardly going to leave a bitter taste in anyone's mouth!As I mentioned earlier though, some of the details of the original build left a bit to be desired but they didn't affect functionality one iota.
Quote from: MattPerformance on June 3, 2022, 13:54Blah blah blah
Quote from: Alex Knight on June 3, 2022, 21:16To be fair to the OP, this is a rather childish response.If I had sold a car that genuinely had the issues the the OP stated, I'd be embarrassed, and doing my utmost to resolve them in an amicable and adult manner.That your response does neither of these (to my knowledge) speaks volumes.There was a route you could have chosen, and you didn't. In my humble opinion, that does not reflect you in your best light.
Quote from: threepot on June 8, 2022, 15:48Missing part for the belt and pulleys turned this morning. In a quiet hour at work today managed to get these bits swapped over, and it made the engine much quieter at tickover. Also made the Fog Light a proper OEM setup. Turns out the MR-S imports have all the wiring in the factory loom for the fog light, all you need is a UK rear right cluster with the bulb holder in place. Then under the dash near the mirror adjuster button there is an un-used connector. Join the yellow wire to the red/white wire and the rear fog light comes on, and the yellow rear fog indicator in the dash illuminates. So with an MR2 front fog light switch, you can have a near OEM rear foglight functioning in the import. You cannot use a UK spec set of stalks in a JDM import, the connectors are pinned differently and one of the connectors is physically different. So indicators on the right it stays.Lastly, took the car for a little drive to make sure everything works. Turns out the ABS is doing something weird, I think one of the wheel speed values is not reading correctly. So when you try to brake it fights against you, which is not what we want really.Also have a set of Whiteline ARB's and these nifty improved drop links from spring-loaded suspension, amazing service from them, super fast delivery.
Quote from: threepot on June 8, 2022, 18:39I bought via ebay.. these itemshttps://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281940020171RoadNutz Rear Adjustable Drop Links x2 for Toyota MR2 1.8i 1999-2007 ZZW30https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293519072893Rear Drop Links for Mitsubishi Colt 1.8 GTi 4G93 CA5A 1992 to 1996 = Front MR2 with longer thread