The Gulf...

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

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jvanzyl

I'll be round to pick up my old (now to be current) front bumper off you soon! Sorry been ill..
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Oddshoes

So with the lockdown on the Practical Claasis and Resto show at the NEC has been postponed, so I am taking the time to do a few tweeks to the car.

The leather interior has gone and I am back to the fabrics till source a set of reclining bucket seats that I like and fit in and get in the car.

I have sourced a UK 6speed box and gear shifter to the swap after lockdown. I also have UK PFL gearbox and if know one wants that I will pull the LSD out of it for my MR-S and have the best of both if I want it.

I started stripping back the brakes, started removing some of the dirt and grime up inside the arches and painting my calipers and the edge of the brake sheilds.

As the car has quite a presence both in colour and power with an interloper hanging out the back of it I have always thought it needs wider tyres Front and Rear. I am currently running 205/45/16 x7j on the front and 225/40/16 x7j on the rear, while the front was in the air when doing my calipers I checked to see if the 225 would work... clearance is good with my current suspension setup! So I think 245 profile for the rear will be coming at some stage in the future.


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

This weekend saw calipers / carriers and the edges of the brake sheilds painted, centre caps of alloys removed and a bit of tyre pen action
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

I have been lucky to have a feature done on my car in the new MR2 Only Magazine which is out now
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.

Ripley

I've enjoyed the write up Dave, your car looks great 👍

Oddshoes

First problem ever with the car came about today!

So weird one today... Car started, ran moved after 15mins turned it off went to start it an hour later and dead, no lights on the dash or interior but 12v at battery.
Before I spend hours and hours which I prepared to do diagnosing and investigating anyone else had this or aware of issues

I was only moving it so I could get a friend's roadster into the workshop so we could change the exhaust system for him, it's almost like he gulf has become a jelious lover 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.

Joesson

#56
@Oddshoes

If not a loose earth,
Maybe a fuse, but sorry not a clue as to which, I had a similar problem in the 60's with an A 35 van and that turned out to be a faulty fuse.
On a "modern" car there is very much more to go wrong but everything electrical still goes through a fuse/ circuit breaker.

Oddshoes

It turned out to be a bad earthing point from where I did the battery relocation, why it choose to show up now so many months laterI don't know but at least it happened while at home be is sorted quickly
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

Good to hear you got it sorted!
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105e

Ive never heard of this magazine,  is it a real magazine you can buy from a shop, or is it a stupid facebook thing..

Oddshoes

Quote from: 105e on June 16, 2020, 17:26Ive never heard of this magazine,  is it a real magazine you can buy from a shop, or is it a stupid facebook thing..

https://mr2onlymagazine.com/

That should help, the mag started out years ago and was staple in the community and articles where written and taken by fellow MR2 nuts
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.

105e

Thank you, and ive bought one.

Oddshoes

I have spent some time of late improving my home workshop of late but today I treated it to a set of S2000 seats
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.

s12vea

I sat in them the other day and would of snapped them up if my plans hadn't changed they fit the 2 well and look great in the gulf
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Another one won't hurt  .....

Oddshoes

Well theres a bit of an update since September....

In late November I became a father for the first time to our son and life has definitely changed for the better for our family and the cars have taken a back seat.

Speaking of seats I sold the S2000 seats as I needed to free up some money and the car is going to be parked up for sometime now and I still had the seat that came out of it.

I have been playing around in the workshop and managed to now get mine and the wife's MR2 in there with space to get around both and theres space for racking with parts on and my toolbox with some extra storage space

I also might have access to a set of hubs from my wife's MK2 and wonder has anyone done a 5 stud conversion using these or is it possible?
Any tips or links will be handy if you know of anything


Many thanks in advance
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.

Carolyn

Quote from: Oddshoes on May  5, 2021, 20:01Well theres a bit of an update since September....

In late November I became a father for the first time to our son and life has definitely changed for the better for our family and the cars have taken a back seat.

Speaking of seats I sold the S2000 seats as I needed to free up some money and the car is going to be parked up for sometime now and I still had the seat that came out of it.

I have been playing around in the workshop and managed to now get mine and the wife's MR2 in there with space to get around both and theres space for racking with parts on and my toolbox with some extra storage space

I also might have access to a set of hubs from my wife's MK2 and wonder has anyone done a 5 stud conversion using these or is it possible?
Any tips or links will be handy if you know of anything


Many thanks in advance

Congratulations on becoming parents.  I'm sure you'll both be very good at it.
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Zxrob

Quote from: Oddshoes on May  5, 2021, 20:01Well theres a bit of an update since September....

In late November I became a father for the first time to our son and life has definitely changed for the better for our family and the cars have taken a back seat.

Speaking of seats I sold the S2000 seats as I needed to free up some money and the car is going to be parked up for sometime now and I still had the seat that came out of it.

I have been playing around in the workshop and managed to now get mine and the wife's MR2 in there with space to get around both and theres space for racking with parts on and my toolbox with some extra storage space

I also might have access to a set of hubs from my wife's MK2 and wonder has anyone done a 5 stud conversion using these or is it possible?
Any tips or links will be handy if you know of anything


Many thanks in advance

Please dont tell the wife (you may regret it) but your mk3 looks so much more modern and kindy funky compared to the mk2 2, BTW, congrats form me

Rob
Adventure before dementia 😁

Oddshoes

So it's been nearly a year since my last update.

The car has been parked up in the workshop most of the time, but I was lucky enough to be asked to put it on the MR2 Drivers Club stand for Practical classics and resto show earlier this month at the NEC in Birmingham.

I put the car in for an MOT and she went straight through, it was great to drive it again and got a great deal with Lancaster insurance and happy to recommend them too.

Funny things happened tho, I was lucky enough to of meet the person who imported my car back in 2004 and get more history about it, it does look highly likely it was a promo car.
I also got interview about the car by Classic. Retro. Modern. magazine which can be seen on youtube too.
I have also found post from 2009 that my car has also been owned by roughly 3 pervious members on here

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

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.

puma2

 :)  :)  you must be well pleased you got your 2 there now and to meet up with the person who imported with more history for you :) 

all your hard work and time to get there is paying off :)

well done and keep up the good work 8)  8)