The Gulf...

Started by Oddshoes, August 6, 2016, 18:07

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Oddshoes

Alot of you from here wont know me but I have been on the mr2 forums for 10 years this year, I have mainly been a MK2 owner having had import (turbo) cars mainly. I bought my first mr2 revision 1 turbo in 2006 as my first proper decent car at the age of 24 and have had a revision 5 UK car (non turbo) then the better spec'd revision 3 turbo before selling that and moving onto my first PFL roadster 2012 from an advert I saw on here. I still have a MK2 at the moment with a 3vz (3ltr v6) engine in it as my toy!

It was a crash damaged x reg on a category D write off which only had 53K miles on it at the time so I repaired and have been driving around in it since then as well as the odd modification over the time. TRD stage 1 kit, faceflift gearbox and new clutch, alloys, exhaust c one scoops tte style bar etc. The car has been one of the best cars I have ever had but now after covering 50k miles in 4 years of ownership and good abuse, i have decided it was time to replace old faithful. Some of you are interested in the parts off the car that I have said I am breaking on facebook, but today I bought Nemo as named by the previous owner had him (now her because she belongs to me) collected and shipped to my work where I am going to get her ready for an MOT and in due time alot of love and attention to get her just right and back to a great form as well as being my daily car. Here she is




I believe it to be a great find and buy its modified nice with

Gulf racing colours,
Top secert front bumper,
Damd side skirts,
Damd rear bumper,
Tanabe Exhaust,
Che Manifold,
MR-S non OEM dials,
Coilovers,
Cusco upper strut brace,
Cusco lower 4 point brace,
Cusco subframe brace,
Cusco Belly pan,
TRD lightened flywheel,
TRD 1.2 LSD,
Cusco Anti roll bars (i believe) and
16 inch Rota Sub Zeros


Hopefully this will be a project of interest to you all like myself

Dave  s:D :D s:D
2001 Turbocharged MR-S in Gulf Racing Colours... with goodies from Cusco, Damd, Top Secret, Monkey Wrench Racing, TRD, Lenso and running 264bhp@ 10psi... TBC

MR2 Owner since 2006.

MR TWO

#1
What a brilliant looking car! Congratulations on your new purchase and I look forward to seeing it sometime.
1MZFE, Emerald ECU, LSD, BC coilovers, custom middle & front under brace, F / R strut brace. Slotted discs & yellow pads, Blue flame exhaust.
Carrera leather seats, Davids bars, Focal subwoofer & voce speakers & bling !
TRD Stage 2 F & R spoilers,  Haltezza bonnet, C1 side vents, JDL rear panel

Oddshoes

#2
This is what my first and current roadster once I fixed the rear quarter damage, I went for a late night photo op at Wembley



And this is currently she looks like




From what I can tell the car was imported in 2006 as is with only 43K KMs on the clock and then converted to miles then and since then its only got upto 66K miles so the engine has only done about 50K miles. The last time the car was MOT'd was in 2013 and it has been parked up for the last 2 years. Hopefully I can achieve something even better this this one considering its a far better example to start with

Dave
2001 Turbocharged MR-S in Gulf Racing Colours... with goodies from Cusco, Damd, Top Secret, Monkey Wrench Racing, TRD, Lenso and running 264bhp@ 10psi... TBC

MR2 Owner since 2006.

mikek

#3
Looks great. What are your plans for it? My wife is after some bits from your old car..... hope she gets them!
2zz by Rogue. Se7en cams. BMC CDA. Competion clutches lightened flywheel, Megillian Racing Exhaust. TRD sportivo suspension and ARB\'s. TRD braces. TRD quick shift. TRD dash kit, Matts brace. Getting there but not sure when it will stop!

Oddshoes

#4
Thank you, the plan as stands so far is get it MOT'd and enjoy it and after that its;

- Alot a detailing to see what I can do for the paintwork, it will need to be repainted at some stage and the fibre glass damaged panels repaired and refitted
- Coilovers being swapped out for some new BC racing ones at some stage
- Hardtop fitted and painted to match the gulf racing colour scheme
- I am not 100% on the direction of what way to go with the engine, I could have a SP240 turbo kit if I want to buy it or do I go 2zz ge as its a sports engine or even possible build a forged 2zz and turbo charge it too (probably not going to happen to b honest but is a possibility none the less lol)
- I want the car to be my everyday car which will normally see about 10K miles a year so it has to be livable too.

I have lot of people interested in bit from my car (my post on facebook) when it get broken after this one get MOT'd and on the road, I have tired to keep it as a first come first served basis, but I do want to get things pretty quick to be honest.


Dave
Dave
2001 Turbocharged MR-S in Gulf Racing Colours... with goodies from Cusco, Damd, Top Secret, Monkey Wrench Racing, TRD, Lenso and running 264bhp@ 10psi... TBC

MR2 Owner since 2006.

Oddshoes

#5
Well this little beauty passed its MOT yesturday with a little help, rear fog light bulb and polishing up the headlamps and today I got to drive it on the road for the first time   s:bounce: :bounce: s:bounce:  the coilovers are firm but not unpleasant and the lightened flywheel makes a noticeable difference too. I am looking forward to fitting my underdash sub box and amp and swapping over my arm rest too.
I want to do a good service first and then get a rear Cusco strut brace and alloys hopefully some nice JDM ones

Dave
2001 Turbocharged MR-S in Gulf Racing Colours... with goodies from Cusco, Damd, Top Secret, Monkey Wrench Racing, TRD, Lenso and running 264bhp@ 10psi... TBC

MR2 Owner since 2006.

Oddshoes

#6
Well this little beauty passed its MOT yesturday with a little help, rear fog light bulb and polishing up the headlamps and today I got to drive it on the road for the first time   s:bounce: :bounce: s:bounce:  the coilovers are firm but not unpleasant and the lightened flywheel makes a noticeable difference too. I am looking forward to fitting my underdash sub box and amp and swapping over my arm rest too.
I want to do a good service first and then get a rear Cusco strut brace and alloys hopefully some nice JDM ones

Dave
2001 Turbocharged MR-S in Gulf Racing Colours... with goodies from Cusco, Damd, Top Secret, Monkey Wrench Racing, TRD, Lenso and running 264bhp@ 10psi... TBC

MR2 Owner since 2006.

Oddshoes

#7
Well this little beauty passed its MOT yesturday with a little help, rear fog light bulb and polishing up the headlamps and today I got to drive it on the road for the first time   s:bounce: :bounce: s:bounce:  the coilovers are firm but not unpleasant and the lightened flywheel makes a noticeable difference too. I am looking forward to fitting my underdash sub box and amp and swapping over my arm rest too.
I want to do a good service first and then get a rear Cusco strut brace and alloys hopefully some nice JDM ones. Is the a thread on here that allows me to work on wheel widths, offsets and tyres?

Dave
2001 Turbocharged MR-S in Gulf Racing Colours... with goodies from Cusco, Damd, Top Secret, Monkey Wrench Racing, TRD, Lenso and running 264bhp@ 10psi... TBC

MR2 Owner since 2006.

Essex2Visuvesi

#8
I know of this site which can be fun:-
 m http://www.willtheyfit.com/ m

The Other Stu

#9
There was discussion somewhere on one of the Facebook groups about that very car. It's not very wife friendly, however, it's a tidy looking car.

We couldn't understand why if the owner was so sure that it would pass an MOT, why he didn't bother?

But congrats. That's a good car and IIRC was a very good price. Enjoy   s:D :D s:D

Oddshoes

#10
It would be interesting to see that if possible, the previous owner seemed a nice person to be honest and really loved the car and didnt really want to let it go but as I promised to do it up and not break it that helped. It was and thank you for the comment.

I have a few pics of items on the car that I cant place (tho I think cucso) is there any chance you guys could confirm whats what?


Coilovers


Front anti roll bar

the rear one is basically the same too

many thanks

Dave
2001 Turbocharged MR-S in Gulf Racing Colours... with goodies from Cusco, Damd, Top Secret, Monkey Wrench Racing, TRD, Lenso and running 264bhp@ 10psi... TBC

MR2 Owner since 2006.

Oddshoes

#11
thanks folks for the kind words I am still in the process of still breaking my old roadster and the only thing I have carried from old car was the alloys, the tow strap and the sound system (amps, speakers and underdash sub box). I have a hardtop kitting coming and will be looking into getting a hardtop at some stage and it will be colour coded with the paint scheme when it has all the bodywork and paint issues sorted out.

So after the time that I have had driving it so far the coilovers are very firm but not uncomfortable I might swap them out for a newer set something like BC's or return to my first setup of a stock shock and TTE spring combo. This should hopefully give me a little higher ride height give me more ground clearance for the front bumper. The front bumper needs to come off and be refitted at some stage as the fittiment isnt the best and also the tow eye and tow strap doesn't fit with the aftermaket bumper.

Here are few pics of the the Damd Street Slider from press pictures on the internet,





Theres something about the front bumper I am not so keen on and think i prefer the one on it imo

Heres a Monocraft 300 in the gulf livery and I think look nice and fitting too proves the hardtop and vented bonnet will work with the color scheme




Any thoughts peeps?


Dave  :-) :-) :-)
2001 Turbocharged MR-S in Gulf Racing Colours... with goodies from Cusco, Damd, Top Secret, Monkey Wrench Racing, TRD, Lenso and running 264bhp@ 10psi... TBC

MR2 Owner since 2006.

cabbydave

#12
I think the car looks great get the front bumper fitting right and the hardtop done and it will look the dogs. I think you know I like the Gulf colours anyway.

Oddshoes

#13
With JAE looming and the car not having had a detail yet and a service it got some attention over the weekend as I am off. After I finished work on friday I started by changing the old oil in the engine and putting on a new OEM oil filter too, when I checked the air filter it had a Trust air filter there which looked like it has seen better days so have ordered a new KN panel filter to replace it. I cleaned the MAF too and just have the idle control valve to sort out as it has an idle issues at the moment when sometimes it wants to the sit at 1500 rpm or 950 rpm or just above 500 rpm (at this point it wants to stall, not that pleasant to drive like this to be fair).
I know the paint isnt the best at all compared to what I have had in the past so I started with a light compound (Meguires Ultimate machine compound)  and my autosmart smart tool for a couple of hours and this was the result just from that



Now there's a shine starting to come through its started to look like a someones car rather than a barn find which is a step in the right direction too, while in and out of my valeting kit I found an old JDM flare which I also installed into the passenger footwell and that was enough for friday considering I had been at work since 5.30am and it was 6pm when I left there. Saturday morning came and the weather was nice, I was bored too so set about givng it a coat of AutoGlym Super Resin Polish to get those other little bits off that I missed and the finished it off with a coat of Megs step 3 Carnuba wax.
I had noticed that that the roof seemed stiff it take down considering the temperature so checked out the drainage pockets and wow the stuff that I pulled out of there was mad, pens, a toothbrush, an old fruit container pot and probably enough rotting material that looked like compost I could of grown something in it lol. I also have moved one of my small 2lb Toyota fire extinguisher into the car as well as I ended up having a couple in my v6. And just because I can heres a pic of them both parked up in the compound, I am not looking forward to the task detailing the V6 on wednesday before JAE as that will end up being all day I think lol




I am also still not sure if I should buy my other halfs turbo and install into this or just enjoy it as an NA as it my daily drive and my V6 has 210bhp and 200 ftlb which is my toy
2001 Turbocharged MR-S in Gulf Racing Colours... with goodies from Cusco, Damd, Top Secret, Monkey Wrench Racing, TRD, Lenso and running 264bhp@ 10psi... TBC

MR2 Owner since 2006.

mikek

#14
Do the turbo it will then go how it looks!
2zz by Rogue. Se7en cams. BMC CDA. Competion clutches lightened flywheel, Megillian Racing Exhaust. TRD sportivo suspension and ARB\'s. TRD braces. TRD quick shift. TRD dash kit, Matts brace. Getting there but not sure when it will stop!

Oddshoes

Hi All

I bought the car back a few months ago and it went back on the road this month, so to see where she's at it went on the dyno yesturday and all seems good producing 139.9bhp.

Now where to go from here is a good question. How would you make it go like it looks?

I have some ideas but would mind hearing some of yours

TIA

Dave
2001 Turbocharged MR-S in Gulf Racing Colours... with goodies from Cusco, Damd, Top Secret, Monkey Wrench Racing, TRD, Lenso and running 264bhp@ 10psi... TBC

MR2 Owner since 2006.

shnazzle

Quote from: Oddshoes on June 16, 2019, 10:10Hi All

I bought the car back a few months ago and it went back on the road this month, so to see where she's at it went on the dyno yesturday and all seems good producing 139.9bhp.

Now where to go from here is a good question. How would you make it go like it looks?

I have some ideas but would mind hearing some of yours

TIA

Dave
That's a very healthy number for stock. Nicely done. 


Many knows ways to "make it go". None of them easy or cheap. 
Most cost-effective, power to cost ratio, is turbo. Then 2zz. Then supercharger. Then K20. Then v6,with the 2gr being the pinnacle but 5 figures.
Turbo is also the most diy-able. As long as you follow the lessons learned on the forum and get good engine management
...neutiquam erro.

Oddshoes

I am like the idea of k20 and then poss turbo later down the line
2001 Turbocharged MR-S in Gulf Racing Colours... with goodies from Cusco, Damd, Top Secret, Monkey Wrench Racing, TRD, Lenso and running 264bhp@ 10psi... TBC

MR2 Owner since 2006.

Nvy

Are you going to replace these coilovers? If so can i have the rusty ones?

jvanzyl

Quote from: Oddshoes on June 16, 2019, 17:55I am like the idea of k20 and then poss turbo later down the line

Dave if you want to go K20 @miles is your man to talk to on how to do it and where to get the parts etc..
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Oddshoes

Quote from: jvanzyl on June 17, 2019, 09:44
Quote from: Oddshoes on June 16, 2019, 17:55I am like the idea of k20 and then poss turbo later down the line

Dave if you want to go K20 @miles is your man to talk to on how to do it and where to get the parts etc..

Your a star cheers
2001 Turbocharged MR-S in Gulf Racing Colours... with goodies from Cusco, Damd, Top Secret, Monkey Wrench Racing, TRD, Lenso and running 264bhp@ 10psi... TBC

MR2 Owner since 2006.

Oddshoes

So on friday I managed to my a 06 Sable turbo charged 1zz running 270bhp which I am going to pull the engine, drive line and electrics stuff to put into mine and I am looking forward to getting it go like it looks
2001 Turbocharged MR-S in Gulf Racing Colours... with goodies from Cusco, Damd, Top Secret, Monkey Wrench Racing, TRD, Lenso and running 264bhp@ 10psi... TBC

MR2 Owner since 2006.

jvanzyl

Quote from: Oddshoes on July  8, 2019, 20:43So on friday I managed to my a 06 Sable turbo charged 1zz running 270bhp which I am going to pull the engine, drive line and electrics stuff to put into mine and I am looking forward to getting it go like it looks

We approve - but only if this thread becomes ridiculously pic heavy....
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Oddshoes

I need to figure how to do that from my phone. Lol
2001 Turbocharged MR-S in Gulf Racing Colours... with goodies from Cusco, Damd, Top Secret, Monkey Wrench Racing, TRD, Lenso and running 264bhp@ 10psi... TBC

MR2 Owner since 2006.

jvanzyl

Well.. as soon as they get tapatalk up and running @shnazzle then it's super easy... otherwise you have to resort to things like free photo hosting and linking from there..
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