TomAky Westfield SEIW

Started by tomaky, September 2, 2013, 20:48

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tomaky

Hi guys kinda a project a guess, as alot of you aware i had a gorgeous blue face lift 2 which i had a accident in and was written off (pictures of car pre accident everywhere including my profile) ive now got a 2000 pre Fl which is mechanically sound Matt rebuilt engine, the car is in very good nic for its age. Car has 96k on the clock and money provided im going to try and get this one to the same standard that i had the other 2, there will be very few engine mods to speak off put there will be mechanics here and there alot will be me tarting up the body work, some things may be interesting for people to get a idea of machine polishing, most of it people will already know  s:) :) s:)   ill try put links to guides as i go along that might also be helpful, anyway enough babble ill try keep the thread progressing with content and also my mods as i go along. I received the car from Matt already started so to speak car has Refurbed alloys and new tyres, decatted manifold and clear side repeaters so that one was knocked of the list.

Car Bought From Matt 22/8/13

To do list:

Matt's TTE syle under body brace =DONE      References: Where to buy -  l viewtopic.php?f=77&t=39163 l     Review- Fantastic MOD a part that Toyota originally sold for £400 now Matt reproduces at a fraction of the price MUST HAVE!
Fit Markii from previous car  =DONE   References- Where to buy= Ill not link the current group buy due to it being near to end but group buys do occur around every 6 months.  Fit guide=  l viewtopic.php?f=7&t=5968 l
Rear FL insert   =DONE  References: Fit guide=  l viewtopic.php?f=47&t=12584 l     Rear bumper removal has to occur then the old inserts clip out and new go in the place simple to do.
First visual mod was the massive improvement of the rear insert, also added the pre fl exhaust tip (improvement but may change due to corrosion)

Pre FL inserts Eurgh
FL Inserts much better.

Fit Pre FL optional extra Tip (may change) Reference: Simple push on tighten grub screws.
Nath's Ultimate gear shift cable bushes= DONE (another cheap fantastic mod easy to fit)         References: Where to buy/fitting guide   l viewtopic.php?f=36&t=44471 l
Paint Rejuvenation: Wash, Clay, Iron x, 2 step machine polish using DAS PRO polishing Hex logic orange (cutting pad) with Meguires M105 then final finish with White Hex Logic (finishing pad) with Meguires M205 then wax to protect =Wax clay complete All in prep for tweeks meet =DONE  References: professional explanation videos from the junkman, long but essential watch if you are going to carry out claying/polishing, endless guides on all cleaning aspects, youtube channel advise watching novice guide to machine polishing videos 1-4   m http://www.youtube.com/results?search_q ... YKv3HVEQUw m
Right wash, clay and headlight polish.
This is there car the day i got it home Matt has polished the car pre 4 hour drive home.

Drivers door probably worst panel on car you can vaguely see the strange circle patterns under the mirror theres 3 in total, also a inch and half long crack in paint at the rear edge also about 3 inch long scratch bottom left of door (going to polish then analyse and find best route forward.

Front end i actually don't mind the bumper and lights so i have no plans to do anything with it.




IRON X RESULTS

POLISHING RESULTS  (easy to see in flesh so you can catch all the different angles, ended up with no swirling and dramatic reduction in scratches)
From

To





As you can see much clearer mirror finish now.
Replace front cracked headlight lens, as seen above heavy condensation as a result.
Register and refit new Personal reg plates= DONE See below pictures.
Before

After

Latest plate Cut down legal plate

Buy and fit Vogtland 30mm Lowering springs  DONE   References: Where to Buy -  l viewtopic.phpf=48&t=36570 l    Fitting Guide -  l viewtopic.php?f=47&t=12509 l   Pictures Pending
MASSIVE THANKS TO SPIT AND WABBITKILLA FOR FITTING!!!
Replace drivers seat due to wear: Leather GEN7 Celica seat fitted DONE

Paint Calipers Using hammerite- DONE

Uprate brake Hoses to braided and 5.1dot fluid     - HEL Hoses fitted 19/10/2013  References: Where to buy :  m http://www.camskill.co.uk/m5b0s2410p519 ... SPEC_PARTS m   m http://www.camskill.co.uk/m1b0s4403p572 ... d_-_500ml_ m
Pedal is firmer!


Paint Exhaust Heat shields 9.11.13
CAT heat shield Before


After

Manifold heat shield after (we all know what it looks like before

Rub down everything in the back end and protect/paint for winter and future rust prevention   9.11.13-14.11.13
Before (first weeks work)

After



Replace front headlight lenses as mines cracked and the other has broken bracket  Done 14/11/13
Bumper off in order to remove old headlights



After polishing and sealing          References: SEALANT( m http://www.motorgeek.co.uk/cgi-bin/ecom ... db_pid=257 m )


Replace wheel arch liner and clips    Done 14/11/13

Recover cloth drivers seat base  Done 14/11/13

Add FL exhaust tip                      Done 14/11/13

TTE petrol cap chrome    Done

Leather arm rest             Done 14/11/13  Armrests for Toyota MR2 Roadster

Upgrade headlight bulbs To nightbreakers  (PRE FL H4,  FACELIFT H7)                                                     DONE 26/11/13

Buy DEV's Key hole covers        References: Where to buy -  l viewtopic.php?f=36&t=8346 l     DONE
Fix broken Stereo Surround (previous owner snapped it and glued it MESS)

After

Fit LED bulbs in brake lights side and number plate                             DONE
Replace drivers door                                              8/2/2014            DONE


Buy fit FL rear lights           13/2/14                                                 DONE
Before
               
After
                   
Rubbed down rear suspension and painted with hammerite also rubbed sub frame down and waxoyled it and the sills. Going to cut the drop links at some point and do the anti roll bar.  DONE 1/2/14



Fitted Hazard warning chrome and air slider knob also wired the aux cable under carpet and through handbrake  Done 15/1/14


Fit soft top pull insert      DONE 1/3/14

Replace poorly fitted wind screen        (DONE) 8/4/14
Fitted new aluminium wheel nuts in blue not 100% yet await opinions. DONE 13/4/14


Replaced drivers rear caliper with new unit DONE (6/4/14)
Current Hood issue aswell as rips.


Buy and fit FL side vents        DONE 25/4/14      References: Removal/fit guide -  l viewtopic.php?f=47&t=12582&p=153687&hilit=side#p153687 l
Before

After

Rub Down front of runners on celica seats and repaint.        DONE 25/4/14
We all know how they end up with rust showing. 
Visor plugs

SERVICE at 103500 miles    DONE 31/5/14 (Oil, Air fliter, Oil filter, Iridium Spark plugs and gear box oil MT put in)


Visor Plugs  DONE 09/6/14


Perforated leather door cards    DONE 09/6/14                    GUIDE:  l viewtopic.php?f=47&t=22034&p=273717&hilit=leather#p273717 l


LED side light bulb      DONE 09/6/14


Toyota Mud flaps front and rear in blue.    DONE 09/6/14




Have dents removed at ding day.  DONE 08/6/14

Heater knob uprate DONE 09/7/14



MOHAIR BLUE soft top DONE 13/8/14
Before:



After:





New Wheels SP12's 205-40-17 Front 245-35-17 Rear  DONE 09/8/14
Ive had these in my possession for a while but not actually owned them had a agreement with Nath which i have finally held my side of the bargain up  s:) :) s:)  I do indeed on using these for special occasions and using the stock ones for everyday and long runs but will wait and see.




Power Flow exhaust! DONE 09/8/14
This was abit of a battle, i polished a car for it, cost me about £25 petrol and some product.
I got the exhaust with the driver pipe and tip slightly sheared from the back box, had that welded then, fitted figured out need the drivers side bracket, so i removed 1 of the standard mounts for exhaust cleaned it up, and the lads that welded the back box but that on and sealed around the area another good job!
Mount:

Exhaust alignment/look:



Toyo SS Manifold swap  DONE 02/11/14



Fix Flexi's: So the Exhaust flexi's have been a big problem for me as a lot of you know, finally had them sorted, at first i swapped the cat for another one i picked up all was well the car was scary quiet, i then fitted the powerflow thats above, worked lovely for couple weeks then the 2nd lot of flexi's started blowing! nightmare! so i finally gave in i got local garage to fit new flexi's this job could have been done alot cheaper however they did do a cracking job.
Before with Gungum as temporary fix.


Service oil/filter ect after 5k since last one, swapped it for Fuchs super synth 5W40 for a change.  DONE 02/11/14


Bought a Unichip GP, this isnt a total success as the ECU isnt really remap-able in this country... however the map on it is for a TTE exhaust, decated stock manifold and a induction kit, as this is very close to what i have got i will getting the car dyno'd on the stock ecu then comparing with ecu. Currently the ECU will stay in the box i have tested it in the garage and it does run well. This is the only mod i wont be declaring to the insurance as i wont be using it on the road if it is a better map that the stock ECU it may be used just on track.
So ive had a little go at track fun at three sister, and i really enjoyed it learnt so much about the car and about driving it and driving in general. This is something im definitely going to continue, next one is three sisters at Wigan again on the 9th of November, below is a link to FB as its the only decent video i can find and i cant figure out how to get the file.
 m https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10202937036815113 m


Things to do:
Uprate pads and Disks Christmas present to myself.
Get the Rear Spats painted up that i purchsed earlier in the year
Fit the AEM Induction kit that im buying of here.


This is what i want to get to, and hopefully do the mods i wanted to do that didnt get a chance to! this is my old motor that i was just about where i wanted it to be.



Update 10/10/16

So. Time do a update. This Project hasn't been properly updated for 2 years :O
So a couple of years ago I did my first track day first time out spun it, no big deal, its part of the learning curve. I learnt a tremendous lot about how to o drive the mr2 and how crutial the balance is threw corners, I made some changes including more bracing and the toyo r888's my times came down.
I then became frustrated by civic type r's and the likes holding me up or even overtaking me on the straights. I decided I needed more power, a opportunity arose to buy a turbo'd 2. This car is well known, I decided that the car wouldn't work for me as I do a lot of miles and on track the body kit would be trashed. The turbo kit is a quite rare Thor racing custom kit, it runs charge cooling and a gt28 turbo.  So the plan grew to swap the engine/box and turbo into my blue car. This all occurred June 2015.
So the cars went down south to Rich's the turbo's engine came out. It then got painted candy apple red with a flake (because race car). Sadly nothing went as smoothly as we planned it got to the point where the engine was in but would not run on the link. The cars stayed down tehre for a good 6 months as I was un able to get them the 305mile journey home.
Come March myself and good pal Mr Sloan drove down to essex fitted 2 softops on the way down blue came back on the A frame and a not very happy Red car drove home it was reluctant to start this turned out to be a connector that hadn't been connected after that she started no bother. I was at this point in the middle of buying a house, so I decided to sell the Red car having tidied it back up to help with the whole house moving.
So blue went into the parents garage. Where problem solving begun. The engine would not run on the Link Storm ECU, it had ran before transplant. At this point I know completely nothing about ECU's and engine wiring.
I spent hours on the phone to the lads at link out in New Zealand I gradually began building my knowledge. We basically isolated it down to the fact that the link was not picking up engine speed so Cam/Crank sensors.
At this point I had a look at both sensors and the crank sensor earth was not connected. Thought walla this will work now. However at some point in time due to the stress put on the wiring harness cables have snapped off the harness block, so this made no difference at all. The next theory is that the crank sensor is goosed.
At this point due to things changing in life. I lost interested in the car and sought a different friends group in the form of my golfing pals.
I said at this point and all summer I will finish it in the winter.
So come the end of September I have now jumped head first back into the project. I have acquired all the parts to build a new harness as the old one cannot be saved. This is going to be put together starting on the 10/10/16. Whilst ive been acquiring other parts for the harness. There was another issue through all the swap the clifford alarm basically shat itself. So that has now been cut out. I have also fit a TRD  short shifter and new speakers. Last week I tackled fitting a sub frame that I had renovated earlier on in the year as the old one was swiss cheese.
Through out all this ive been driving sable FL i picked up locally.


So now, the currently job list.
Fit interior plastics
Build Harness
See if car runs if not change crank sensor and fire up the link software. If that doesn't work blow it all up and find a new hobby.
Clean the brake disks up and calipers
Fit wheels
Take to MOT with HB cables which are now seized
Hopefully Pass MOT
Have full Geo done!
Drive car and deal with any teething issues going forward.

Mod Fun begin  s:) :) s:)

Will update further and add more useful links as i go along.

Hope its not too boring. Any question welcomed, if you need any links such as fitting guide and where to buy and ive missed it off let me know.

Thanks for reading.
Westfield Seiw
2011 Skoda Superb Estate 170 CR Daily Driver
2005 Porsche Cayman S
Ex - 2003 Sable
Ex- 2000 Pre FL Blue THOR RACING Ex- TURBO
Ex 2004 Blue  Roadster RIP

jinxedkitten

#1
Looking good, I saw the de-dimplator on Jay67s and it does look rather tidy, in considering doing it on mine at some point, I say go for it.
Custard Tart of the Urban Custard Collective<br />Yellow '00 - Frenzy style bar, TD Type LED spoiler, H&S quad exhaust, Zero manifold, Markiii Pipe, Toyo Proxes T1-Rs, Matt Brace, front brace.

tomaky

#2
Aii probably will order with key hole covers which might go to next months treats and possible the lip spoiler but im thinking of changing this month spend to the prolex lowering fk springs im about to add to the list haha.
Westfield Seiw
2011 Skoda Superb Estate 170 CR Daily Driver
2005 Porsche Cayman S
Ex - 2003 Sable
Ex- 2000 Pre FL Blue THOR RACING Ex- TURBO
Ex 2004 Blue  Roadster RIP

Smeggers

#3
Wait?! Do you work at Calleva Park by any chance? .... If yes, i'm usually in the slightly dirty looking red MR2 (with the rattly exhaust   s:oops: :oops: s:oops:  ) round the corner...

Walked past your car (i think) a little while ago. Very jelly. If it is your car, the paint work is looking superb. GJ. Although the side intakes could do with a bit of TLC ....  s:D :D s:D

tomaky

#4
I dont sadly i work for a BAE hehe.
Westfield Seiw
2011 Skoda Superb Estate 170 CR Daily Driver
2005 Porsche Cayman S
Ex - 2003 Sable
Ex- 2000 Pre FL Blue THOR RACING Ex- TURBO
Ex 2004 Blue  Roadster RIP

shnazzle

#5
Looking good.
Don't see the fuss about the de-dimpling though.Just paint it  s:) :) s:)  I like the dimples
...neutiquam erro.

tomaky

#6
Aii looked at the price and thats now off the list when i get on the pc i might have a look this weekend about painting.
Westfield Seiw
2011 Skoda Superb Estate 170 CR Daily Driver
2005 Porsche Cayman S
Ex - 2003 Sable
Ex- 2000 Pre FL Blue THOR RACING Ex- TURBO
Ex 2004 Blue  Roadster RIP

tomaky

Progressed, tidied, added  s:) :) s:)
Westfield Seiw
2011 Skoda Superb Estate 170 CR Daily Driver
2005 Porsche Cayman S
Ex - 2003 Sable
Ex- 2000 Pre FL Blue THOR RACING Ex- TURBO
Ex 2004 Blue  Roadster RIP

tomaky

Big weekend plannned!
Replacing drivers side head light due to it being cracked, replacing wheel arch line due to lack of clips leading to a hole developing, also picknig up some other little missing clips and bolts.
Then sunday i plan to rub down all the rear suspension etc and heat shields and paint them for rust/weather protection due to removing the nappy and it should also inmprove the look in the engine bay.
Westfield Seiw
2011 Skoda Superb Estate 170 CR Daily Driver
2005 Porsche Cayman S
Ex - 2003 Sable
Ex- 2000 Pre FL Blue THOR RACING Ex- TURBO
Ex 2004 Blue  Roadster RIP

jase10

hello pal it looks grrreat wot is iron x???? how do u get rid of scratches and make it shine like this wud like mine to look like this any advice much appreciated god job!!!!

tomaky

Iron x is  m http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/engine-an ... d_726.html m
I went through various stages to get my paint half decent, ill go through the main steps, first being clay bar this removes all the contaminents from the paint basically removes and little particles of dirt, after this the paint is massively smoother. next step is to remove the main scratches i used a machine polisher cutting pad and cutting compound, there are manual porducts out there. working in a 1metre square at a time i will cut doing 2 passes that ivolves using the polisher wiping off then reapplying compound and polishing again. Then i will do the same process on the polishnig pad and polish, this will remove the swirls that cutting put into the paint and give you the shine then its just a simple wax to protect.
Westfield Seiw
2011 Skoda Superb Estate 170 CR Daily Driver
2005 Porsche Cayman S
Ex - 2003 Sable
Ex- 2000 Pre FL Blue THOR RACING Ex- TURBO
Ex 2004 Blue  Roadster RIP

shnazzle

Can't really tell diff between pre/post Vogtland
...neutiquam erro.

tomaky

Aii ano was looking at that this morning not the best of pictures, see if ive got anymore that are better, defintitely is lower the beating matt's brace has taken on the ocassional speed hump suggests that haha
Going to try update and add alot references this weekend.
Westfield Seiw
2011 Skoda Superb Estate 170 CR Daily Driver
2005 Porsche Cayman S
Ex - 2003 Sable
Ex- 2000 Pre FL Blue THOR RACING Ex- TURBO
Ex 2004 Blue  Roadster RIP

tomaky

ive even got the feeling there both lowered pictures haha I think its supposed to be with old plate and with new as the car looks just as polished in both photos.
Westfield Seiw
2011 Skoda Superb Estate 170 CR Daily Driver
2005 Porsche Cayman S
Ex - 2003 Sable
Ex- 2000 Pre FL Blue THOR RACING Ex- TURBO
Ex 2004 Blue  Roadster RIP

shnazzle

Quote from: "tomaky"Aii ano was looking at that this morning not the best of pictures, see if ive got anymore that are better, defintitely is lower the beating matt's brace has taken on the ocassional speed hump suggests that haha
Going to try update and add alot references this weekend.
Hmm...methinks I shall pass on lowering then  s:) :) s:)  Hardly going to take it to a track anyway
...neutiquam erro.

tomaky

if i had a fl id says its not needed but with my pre i needed it its help me feel more in touch. I also hate hate the soft sidewalls on the toyo's i want lower profile.
Westfield Seiw
2011 Skoda Superb Estate 170 CR Daily Driver
2005 Porsche Cayman S
Ex - 2003 Sable
Ex- 2000 Pre FL Blue THOR RACING Ex- TURBO
Ex 2004 Blue  Roadster RIP

shnazzle

Quote from: "tomaky"if i had a fl id says its not needed but with my pre i needed it its help me feel more in touch. I also hate hate the soft sidewalls on the toyo's i want lower profile.
Gotta inflate them quite high. But, tramlining is really minimal on the Toyos.
Got yoko advans now and tramlining is HORRIBLE! Much better wet grip though
...neutiquam erro.

tomaky

running 29 front 36 back atm its the fronts that bother me, mind you i bet i get them again but ill try go 50 front 45 back.
Westfield Seiw
2011 Skoda Superb Estate 170 CR Daily Driver
2005 Porsche Cayman S
Ex - 2003 Sable
Ex- 2000 Pre FL Blue THOR RACING Ex- TURBO
Ex 2004 Blue  Roadster RIP

AndyM

Tom, I had a few issues with my Toyos when I first put them on, they felt soft and like they were rolling but after experimenting it turned out I'd over-inflated them. Dropped them down to 28/34 in the end and they feel planted now.
Ex-owner: 2003 Sable - Hardtop, Black Leather, A/C, lots (and lots) of mods

tomaky

Shall give it a go a suspect you running slightly lower profiles, especially back with them fl wheels  s:) :) s:)  hoping to swap mine for fl ones next year if i can keep them mint.
Westfield Seiw
2011 Skoda Superb Estate 170 CR Daily Driver
2005 Porsche Cayman S
Ex - 2003 Sable
Ex- 2000 Pre FL Blue THOR RACING Ex- TURBO
Ex 2004 Blue  Roadster RIP

tomaky

ps think i may have put 29-35 this time did them Saturday.
Westfield Seiw
2011 Skoda Superb Estate 170 CR Daily Driver
2005 Porsche Cayman S
Ex - 2003 Sable
Ex- 2000 Pre FL Blue THOR RACING Ex- TURBO
Ex 2004 Blue  Roadster RIP

tomaky

Little Update, painting added, little things added, more references, if anyone wants any references ive missed let me know and ill add them.
Westfield Seiw
2011 Skoda Superb Estate 170 CR Daily Driver
2005 Porsche Cayman S
Ex - 2003 Sable
Ex- 2000 Pre FL Blue THOR RACING Ex- TURBO
Ex 2004 Blue  Roadster RIP

simers

Car looks a million times better after the hard work of detailing so precisely... Credit where it's due mate... One thing I'm not keen on (personal preference) is the silver calipers... Not sure what colour would look well with the anthracite wheels and blue body but overall the changes have made a great difference...
Mr2 mk3 1.8vvti 01,93 mirage 1.5,94 pulsar 1.3, 00 306 2.0 hdi

If its not broke, don\'t fix it!!!!
The only way forward is sideways!!!! ;)

tomaky

Much appreciate it buddy  s:) :) s:)  
To be honest the silver wasjust what i had lieing about, im certainly getting my use out of it as its gone on the suspension arms aswell haha
Cars coming along nicely only think thats letting it down is numberous tiny dints and scrapes that would need repsraying even in the last week someones scratched the rear bumper, but thats where i have to think do a draw the line.
Westfield Seiw
2011 Skoda Superb Estate 170 CR Daily Driver
2005 Porsche Cayman S
Ex - 2003 Sable
Ex- 2000 Pre FL Blue THOR RACING Ex- TURBO
Ex 2004 Blue  Roadster RIP

dori dori

so shiny and nice  s:) :) s:)  gives me motivation to sort the last few things on mine and give a a pre winter detail / clean. Always liked the blue and red ones, not that I am unhappy with my silver one the blue seems to shine so well
"You spin me right round baby"