Pistol's Red Edition 2zz Sprint ~ now going road car!

Started by pistol pete, April 24, 2019, 23:09

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Smithy

Pete I have just had a chance to read this thread. What a fantastic write up and some great pictures, its been fascinating seeing your progress. Brands Hatch is a very special place to me (I've only ridden a bicycle  around it) ha ha so I really liked hearing about your experiences there. I hope to meet up at the next Hazard meet next month.
03 Astral black MR2 OEM+

pistol pete

thanks!. i was hoping to take the race car. but getting off my road (unmade) is pretty much impossible and no where to fit a numberplate now. I will prob just cancle the insurane

I should have the silver one back on road by then and ill be along in that! look forward to it

pistol pete

Update time!

We sold the mini

Due to lack of time ,and even when up and running the wife cannot drive it. Was time to let go, gone to a friend so we can keep and eye on what happens with it

The first sprint of the year was to be 8th may (or similar) with the Toyota sprint series within the Japanese sprint.
Due to lack of interest the Japanese sprint series was cancelled. Toyota sprint has then been moved to Javelin spring series.
This means all my sprint dates for the year have changed. Now redone all my holiday dates to suit and first sprint is the 10th April.. There is a test day at Blyton on 22nd march.. I could be interested in doing that. but we shall see

Decided I had better get on with getting the car race ready and back together. It has been outside with all the suspension off as the Silver one is still in the garage for engine swap. This has meant that not much has happened because I did not want to get soaked..

Then i find out the guy who does my suspension set up (and I do not pay a lot for) is leaving where he works to become a ford master tech, and he leaves Wednesday.
Due to the price he charges me to do it, and his boss isn't around i have to go in on a Saturday.
So on eve last week i went out and started getting the new sub frame ready
genuine Toyota part


with the new brace too


Out then out in the storm Saturday morning first thing with a ground sheet to get it all fitted up.
No pictures unfortunately.. It was went cold and horrible, I just wanted to get it done

New consisted on
2nd rear camber bolts so i could get the rear camber i wanted,
New Toyota sub frame
All new poly bushing
New poly bush engine mounts
Rear strut brace
Front tie bars
new rear cam toe bolts

Typically when i finished the sun came out. A quick phone call to Paul and he said bring it up
It was time for the new tow car, the Landy





Towed the hilliest way i could to make sure it was a good test, inc some motorway, I can officially say the Landy makes a fantastic tow car

Paul said would be about and hours before he could get me in, this gave me time to adjust ride height, it had always sat a little too high, Already lowered when doing the refit of suspension, but was now a little uneven.
So sat in the sun i got the ride height just where i wanted it.
also managed to get some good pictures too





Then in for alignment


I really like its new rear-end

Random under pics





Everything adjusted easily, i now have all the settings i wanted and no movement in anything. Cannot wait to get it out now!

This gave me a complete new love for it, and want to get out on track.
So spent the evening with a friend replicating the car as close as possible on Forza.. No Toyota, so have to go with a Lotus added all of the weight and got the power/weight around the same. Then even put my alignment setting on it



pistol pete

This has not been updated for some time.. there is a bit to update.. but mainly just pictures... so enjoy.

I hope you have all been keeping well in these strange times.


With Our sprints cancelled and me stuck at home I decided to do some more work on the 2zz mr2..

First I cleaned the road going MR, with full clay bar etc.. it came up well



Then I ordered some things!!



That's right.. some GENUINE rotas.....

I was pretty excited..





A cheeky test fit


I then had some R888r's fitted to these. and test fitted again , just because I wanted to know how they look without extending the arches




Next out came the Dremel, this soon swapped to the grinder :)



on when the arches


Rinse and repeat for the other 4 arches,
I then used some black silicon to fill any gaps..



I was very please with how it looked.. I could not really see anywhere where it would rub..
But i wanted to test it.. I managed to book a Brands hatch evening as lockdown was starting to ease..

But I still had plenty of time to "play".
So took a big chunk out of the rear bumper, and made some speed holes, as no longer had any arch liner so that area was like a parachute



I also "white Penned" the tyres.. because why not


Then I used a heat gun and some sheet plastic to make some supporting brackets for the rear bumper




I also noticed I was missing one of the front "speed flaps" so made one of them too





Pretty pleased with how the car was looking!!




You can see i fitted a sunstrip as before I was struggling with low sun, the seat is low so could fit a large sunstrip

Then made a decal for it at work..



#Teamspeed

Next post delivery came..
New front strut brace fitted


I had removed the rear crash bar.. Ordered and made a nice bit of ally to tie the rear together


Next cheapo mod..
Had a go at flocking the dash.
It didn't come out great due to being a cheap ebay kit with a rubbish applicator. but it actually works for purpose so I am happy



Got the road MR2 MOT'd and aligned for first time since fitting the new engine


By this time it was brands!!



got to catch up with Ben at long last








Love this pic


The evening went well
I really got some great laps in.. Car felt fantastic after all the changes
So much better than it did..
Only issue I had was some Rubbing on the rear..
I did use a very large hammer on the track which made it a bit better, but once home adjustment was going to be needed

Some videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-93IAbyuimo&t
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLQVKU08TOM&t

Adjustments were made

More metal was cut out and arches were raised.. still very pleased with the way it looks and should be clear of any more rubbing

Next up was a full day at Abingdon.
No more rubbing issues.. happily pushed around a R32 GTR that would not get out of my way~!!






Love an airfield track soo much fun

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60kL8Ng2B7g&t

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPxSrLTuyTg&t

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTbfOkjf_Y0&t

With the car running well. I decided not to touch it before the First round of 2020 sprint series

This was this weekend (1/8/2020) at Three Sisters Raceway
The mr2s first proper competitive event..
It went really well, after a couple of offs..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gU-cPw7Js9s

I ended up 2nd in the Toyota sprint series, and lost out to class win in the javelin series to a well sorted MX5. but only just!
I did a lot of learning. I had a great hatred for my brakes by the end of the weekend and I know I should have been faster, but I am very much still learning the car..
It was still mega

On the Sunday I came 11th overall out of 80+ cars.. very pleased beating a lot of very high powered cars..


Ben in the RX8 did amazing was sitting in second overall for a long time.. He finished 4th which is an amazing achievement.. WELL DONE!!!
That circuit really suits that car. I though it would suit the MR but i was out of lift a lot of the time.. so in future an ECU to lower lift will be coming..

Some pics and videos for you




My first Trophy in this car. I was very pleased with my 2nd place


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bbQ9fA5pnA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JybCVLAVAoY

A bit sideways on this one
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfHZBrDkclo

Had a good time playing with suspension settings tyre pressures etc learning..
Here are the results of sunday


Looking forward to croft in september!!

I have also ordered new fluid and Carbotech XP8 brake pads.. as the yellow stuff just don't seem to be cutting it on this car..

Thanks for all who are reading. Hope you are enjoying.. Many more ideas in  my head about what to do next!!

thetyrant

Great to see it in action on track at weekend, looks an animal :D
Ex-2005 roadster  owner, i will be back :D

AdamR28

Great read Pete, glad to see you're enjoying the car and good to see one being driven properly! Hopefully catch you at a Javelin sprint next year with Barny and his shitter!

pistol pete

I thought the thread was well overdue an update!

I had a run out at Brands to bed in the new carbotechs, is did not want to be doing it in while doing a sprint!
Was a good sunny day and all went well
IMG_20200902_140200 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

Except the last run of the day, it decided it would not go into lift.

Got it home but knowing croft was coming up it had to be fixed. Found that in the "lift" oil system there is a very small filter in the side of the head, this gets blocked. Took this out and cleaned. Had to tax and insure the car so I could test it before taking it all the way to croft, a long way!
It was all fixed though, bonus...

Off I travelled to Croft with Ben, we had managed to get on the reserve list of the track day, so we were now there Sat and Sunday
A nice sunny day when we got there
IMG_20200918_181008 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

Racedog and Racecat parked up next to each other
IMG_20200919_171830 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

The track day was epic. was my first time doing a track day at croft, only ever done sprints there, so it was good to get some laps in, car was faultless all day, good to get a decent amount of seat time in the car.

https://youtu.be/PcJikVmSu88

Next day was the sprint..
Le mans was on, so Tablet set up to keep up to date
IMG_20200920_124110 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

Here is the MR with the Fensport GT86! beast
IMG_20200920_133555 by Pete Mason, on Flickr
IMG_20200920_133606 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

This did not go as planned. First off the car would not idle when cold.. Just wouldn't run, so i had to sit there for ten mins holding on the throttle till it warmed up, but it was now running a bit lumpy on idle... seemed to run well on track during sighting run and 1st run.
Then there was an issue with the timing gear and we ended up not doing the second run until after lunch.. By this time the tyres had got very cold.. i went into the first corner a little too hard,, and well i overcooked it and hit the wall .... oops completely my fault... but that's why we do these things on track and not the road!

https://youtu.be/RrZbfLE-Ge0

After a check over by the brilliant marshals, Medics and some entertaining comments from Darren the photographer( As i had aimed straight at him so there are some entertaining photos floating around), me and car were cleared back to the bits. So glad i had a Hans device.
Here are some pics for you

the fatefull corner
IMG_20200920_105451 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

IMG-20200920-WA0008 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

Ben Helping me straightening the front and clearing the ten ton of shingle in every point of the car (this is after we had already spent time bashing panels

IMG_20200920_145707 by Pete Mason, on Flickr
IMG_20200920_145710 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

But got back out after missing only one run and managed to win the class, so not a complete loss of a day
IMG_20200920_165014 by Pete Mason, on Flickr
IMG_20200920_165027 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

Went up to following week and saw my mates bunk where he has a few cool cars.. here is two of them
IMG_20201004_125722 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

As the car after the accident looked okay, i checked everything and gave it a paint touch up i have left it as is with its battel scars

The MR still would not idle properly, so a bit of looking into found the coil packs to look like this
IMG_20201007_170916 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

So nice new ones were ordered and fitted
IMG_20201007_171337 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

Still did not want to idle smoothly. but the definitely needed doing.
Before i could look at it any more it was time for Cadwell.. Same again, warm the car up then it would idle and be ok for the rest of the day..

the day started very very wet! so the standard wheels and rainsports went on.. it was an interesting look
IMG_20201010_084607 by Pete Mason, on Flickr
IMG_20201010_084621 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

Ben was struggling to see out of his car
IMG_20201010_091318 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

the day was wet but went very well
I got second in class, no video, I probably have one someone where on my go-pro but think i formatted it by accident..
That was the last time out on track, so desperately want to get back out!

IMG_20201010_171054 by Pete Mason, on Flickr
IMG_20201010_171102 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

so i have started on some other little jobs.
The power steering lines have leaked since i got the car,
IMG_20201029_135448 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

these have now been replaced with new.. no pics though. i seem to be lacking, I will try harder :)

Found a BGW on facebook market place a couple miles up the road so had some head scratching fitting that how I wanted as the original mounts lined up with the engine lid vent holes..
after some tinkering

IMG_20201030_150056_1 by Pete Mason, on Flickr
IMG_20201115_130043 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

I was then contacted through facebook by someone building a car very similar spec to mine, and was after advice, they did not want to run wide arches,. they were buying some wheels the next day. I advised the rears wouldn't fit without going wide as they were the same as my offset.

Sure enough.. they didn't fit, but he still got the tyres and fronts so only had to buy new rear wheels. which suited me as I purchased the rears off him, then in a black friday deal I managed to pick up some front wheels for £100 each which I though was a bargain
my new/not used but 2nd hand rears
IMG_20201106_162152 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

I have some new tyres that I am picking up for these tomorrow, I am getting some yokohama A052s, we ran these on the RX they are mega!
Also will look at putting a set of normal road tyres on one so i can start using the car on road a bit, just so it gets some use!! and i love driving it

On dry days I have managed to get it out on the R888s :)
I think the car looks mega :)
IMG_20201122_133209 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

also engine lid clips fitted
IMG_20201122_133325 by Pete Mason, on Flickr
IMG_20201122_133332 by Pete Mason, on Flickr
IMG_20201122_133338 by Pete Mason, on Flickr
IMG_20201122_133353 by Pete Mason, on Flickr


Now onto looking at the idling issue, I am going with the idle control valve.. Took all the intake ff, which includes removing the battery too as its all a bit tight for space around there..
Got the throttle off and took the idle control valve apart, gave it all a good clean, see if this fixes it, if not ill get a new/used one. but the three screws holding it onto the throttle body did round off so ended up having to drill them off.. grrrr
IMG_20201228_102255 by Pete Mason, on Flickr
Its a nightmare location now in the mr2
Idle control valve
IMG_20201228_130703 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

While doing this job I remembered what a bodge the intake was.. the 2zz engine apparently requires a 3 inch intake.. Due to the way i had no money and with bits I had, I only had a 2 1/4 intake.. so though while its all apart ill sort that and move the battery..

This is where I am at now
I ordered a selection of pipework, Maf plate and a new filter

IMG_20201230_093722 by Pete Mason, on Flickr
IMG_20201230_142443 by Pete Mason, on Flickr
IMG_20210104_200820 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

Made a Binky Bracket to hold the air filter. I made it out of CAD first... I will actually remake about a inch longer to move it further from the strut tower
IMG_20210104_203128 by Pete Mason, on Flickr
IMG_20210104_204859 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

this is what i have ended up with, Kind of restricted in what i can do as while still on original ECU i have to keep  the MAF happy, I know longer have the air straighteneding vanes, i have to keep 6 inch in front of the MAF straight and 4 inch behind.. but its much tidier than i had

the old hacked up assembly
IMG_20201231_125508 by Pete Mason, on Flickr
IMG_20201231_125548 by Pete Mason, on Flickr


Next up was looking how to do the battery

This is the new battery location
IMG_20210104_200913 by Pete Mason, on Flickr
handy being an Elec engineer with all the tools at work
IMG_20210104_200143 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

New gearbox to chassis rail negative cable
IMG_20210104_200315 by Pete Mason, on Flickr
IMG_20210104_200435 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

this had been bolts straight into the chassis rail where the old airbox bolted in
IMG-20210104-WA0024 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

I have a FIA battery cut off switch on its way as well as a battery junction box .
i have started running the new cable in front to back .
IMG-20210104-WA0015 by Pete Mason, on Flickr
IMG-20210104-WA0017 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

For the first time since having the cage done I have taken the roof off as a I have a couple of jobs to do easier with the roof off.
It looks mega :)
IMG_20201228_135423 by Pete Mason, on Flickr
IMG_20201228_135432 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

Pics will follow as i do it..
Stay safe everyone


ayresyboy

Love it Pete. Hopefully you will be able to get it out on a Kent Run.  Andy
ZZW30 2ZZ // SW20 Gen4 Turbo // SW20 1MZ V6

pistol pete

Quote from: ayresyboy on January 17, 2021, 11:32Love it Pete. Hopefully you will be able to get it out on a Kent Run.  Andy

Plan to matey :)

JB21

Great build and congrats on the sprint success. Need to get mine on the sprint scene. Looking at your Three Sisters laps mine looks very similar pace wise so it should be fairly competitive.

tets

look forward to seeing you about this year - great read and well done

GRiches


pistol pete

Morning everyone, Time for an update I think.

Part way through fitting up moving the battery to the front. I wasn't happy with it, as the battery was to big for me to fit it anywhere happily and was not my end goal. So I put it back as was originally.
Then to be honest. the lockdown blues kicked in. I had enough of the car sitting there. I actually wrote out a for sale ad twice. then I looked at putting it back to just a road car.

The wife then kick me about a bit and sorted me out, all the sprints went up, so she booked them all.
That's given me a push to get back onto doing stuff.

First was sorting a couple of bits on the trailer. When it went for a service end of last year it already needed new brake cables. This I found out was due to a design flaw of the trailer, the cables rest on the cross beam, meaning as it bounces down the road it rubs through then rusts the cable. So a little mod to stop this happening again

IMG_20210227_151733 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

Also ever since I have had the trailer there has been an issue with one of the ramps when stored
IMG_20210227_154640 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

After reshaping the cut out slightly it sat in a lot better
IMG_20210227_162623 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

The last piece for the trailer, now I have an extra set of wheels, so 1 track day set, 1 wet set and 1 competition set, I did not want to have to have two sets of wheels in the car, so with the help of the guys at work i have a nice tyre rack being made for the trailer
IMG_20210319_110632 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

To try and solve the fast idle I purchased a new throttle body.. I found it to be wrong. But managed to get another. spot the problem. Unfortunately does not make a difference. when all the current work is done I am going to check inlet manifold gasket for leaks
IMG_20210227_091503 by Pete Mason, on Flickr
IMG_20210227_091545 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

Ben has been chasing me that we wants a passenger ride, Also Daisy turns 14 this year means she can come out on MSVT trackdays with me, So keeping an eye out i managed to get a in date FIA passenger seat
IMG_20210227_130810 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

Sat in the car, but not yet bolted in, I have  rogue seat base to fit it
IMG_20210227_154226 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

Next up was the Decals and the dented wing.
The green on the graphics has faded badly so I have a new design I have made, this is going to be fitted to the car by Boost designs soon. but I had to prep the car first

Old graphics off
IMG_20210220_142348 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

Daisy "helping" un-package the new wing
IMG_20210306_142111 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

Wing change
IMG_20210306_151625 by Pete Mason, on Flickr
IMG_20210306_151633 by Pete Mason, on Flickr
IMG_20210306_153251 by Pete Mason, on Flickr
IMG_20210306_173559 by Pete Mason, on Flickr
Also notice that the dent in the bumper has almost gone, I took a heat gun to it

IMG_20210306_173606 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

I have left off the skirt for now to help with the vinyl fitting
IMG_20210306_173624 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

Next up was MOT time. so on a sunny day managed to get a date in
IMG_20210309_102706 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

Has a nice drive out. It is such a mega car

Now due to covid and working through out, My work has given everyone a little bonus which was nice, which has given me enough to book the car in for EMU black ECU I have wanted for a while. Its booked in for the 15th April for fitting and mapping
With that coming I want to get rid of the MAF and fit the intake how I wanted it. Which meant fitting the battery up front and now a cut-off switch.

So new battery ordered and worked out its new location
IMG_20210325_143721 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

There wasn't anywhere on the interior to fit the cut off switch so i have made a panel up, starting with some Ally
IMG_20210312_171543 by Pete Mason, on Flickr
IMG_20210312_171556 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

Bracket for remote cutoff cable
IMG_20210312_193340 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

Also a plate made up for holding the engine bay battery positive link
IMG_20210317_094925 by Pete Mason, on Flickr
IMG_20210317_162727 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

Fitted up the panel
IMG_20210317_173851 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

Battery cable started to run through to the cut off. Running the cable in protective sheaf
IMG_20210325_150516 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

remote cutoff mounted
IMG_20210325_170122 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

with a rubber bung to stop water coming in
IMG_20210325_164754 by Pete Mason, on Flickr
IMG_20210325_170134 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

That was today.
Tomorrow will see the battery cable fitted to cut off then to battery, fitting the ignition cut off too, and mounting the battery..

Here is what the car has booked this year so far

10th April Lydden Track Afternoon
15th-16th April ECU+Mapping
8th May Croft Track day
9th May Croft TSS sprint Round 1
11th May Blyton charity track day
7th June Castle Combe Track day
13th June Blyton TSS sprint Round 2
1st July Blyton charity track day
3rd July Anglesey TSS round 3
4th July Anglesey TSS round 4
23rd September Blyton charity track day
10th October Cadwell TSS round 7

should be fun!

pistol pete

Due to Anglesey selling our sprint day to someone else a few dates have changed

10th April Lydden Track Afternoon
8th May Croft Track day
9th May Croft TSS sprint Round 1
11th May Blyton charity track day
7th June Castle Combe Track day
13th June Blyton TSS sprint Round 2
1st July Blyton charity track day
7th August Three Sisters TSS round 3
8th August Three Sisters TSS round 4
23rd September Blyton charity track day
10th October Cadwell TSS round 6

May add is Anglesey on 17th track day and 18th sprint in September, but we shall see

pistol pete

#64
Well.. Time for another update.. strap in here it comes...

Finished off the wiring for the cut off switch
IMG_20210327_121858 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

resistor down to earth for when shutting down while engine still running in emergency
IMG_20210327_121904 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

It off in this pic with the key able to come out normal running the switch it 180 deg
IMG_20210327_170853 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

the lithium battery. (which on the Rolling road performed brilliant)
IMG_20210327_170915 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

With the upcoming ECU fitting there were a few things to prep. One was the intake. I wanted rid of the MAF sensor, and a larger intake pipe. The only thing the mapper wanted was a Air intake sensor on the intake pipe.
So I found out what thread it was, got a boss ordered and then ally welded at work into the pipe. The pipe I played around with for ages to find exactly where the best place for the filter would be

IMG_20210329_173158 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

A Pic of wet dog on the beach.. cos why not.. This is Bess
IMG_20210407_153339 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

Got a seat mount kit for a mk3 from Rogue, fitted perfectly as always
IMG_20210408_180144 by Pete Mason, on Flickr
IMG_20210408_182931 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

Also fitted up an extinguisher. I want to get a plumbed in one soon, this was the best place I could fit to fit it up
IMG_20210408_182216 by Pete Mason, on Flickr
IMG_20210408_182909 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

Next up, Ben had got a tyre rack made up on his trailer.... I was Jealous.. So had a chat with drawing office at work to draw something up for the welders at work.. Had a word with the welders and one of my best smiles.
Week later I had this
IMG_20210409_141147 by Pete Mason, on Flickr
IMG_20210409_141200 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

Very pleased with it and now i have much more space in the car, and I don't have to drag everything out to get the tyres out
IMG_20210410_111834 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

The above pic was taken when prepping to go to Lydden, just to see how the car was running before the ECU went in. Cheap afternoon local with a local club.

Prepped with all the tyres on
IMG_20210410_111840 by Pete Mason, on Flickr
IMG_20210410_123849 by Pete Mason, on Flickr
IMG_20210410_123857 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

The track afternoon was terrible.. Personally done Lydden a few times. I definitely do not like the "overtake any side" no waiting to see if the person will let you through etc. but this is my personal view of course. The guys that were on track were fine as it was a small group of one club, not sure I would want to do an open day like this though.
It didn't help I was all stressed out before going, not been on track for ages, lots done to the car etc..
Then it rained. A lot!!

IMG_20210410_135642 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

This little Jazz made me smile though, he was having a lot of fun
IMG_20210410_144031 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

One of my mates I was there with had a small incident with the barrier
IMG_20210410_163134 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

Here is it loaded up ready to go home, notice the wet tyres were on
IMG_20210410_174118 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

The car ran like s**t, It still didn't want to idle, it had a massive cough before going into lift. I just wasn't happy. I ended up leaving it in 3rd the whole way round the track just to get a bit more wet experience with the car. I really hoping the mappers car sort or tell me what the issues are. It was hugely over fueling so suspect the lambda had gone bad.

Between then and going to mapping, I did manage to see Ben. This very cool car was outside his house (not his though)
IMG_20210411_132825 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

A bit more prep work.
Removed the carbon canister
IMG_20210414_143517 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

Blocked the vac to it from the engine which would later be used on the ECU Map sensor

changed up the spark plugs, as it had been running so rich, also changed the coolant and the oil
IMG_20210414_143521 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

IMG_20210414_143526 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

While the car was out of the garage gave it its yearly sweep up and clean to get rid of all the "ends of cable ties" and loose bolts etc

IMG_20210414_175444 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

IMG_20210414_175452 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

IMG_20210414_175504 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

IMG_20210414_175609 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

Early  Thursday morning I headed up the Road Tally Race  Engineering in Cambridgeshire

IMG_20210415_085919 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

This lovely brute was there having an ECU
IMG_20210415_093833 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

Got my car in and the guys started work n it straight away
They were really pleased with the prep work I had put into the car, with the intake etc, They thought it had been all built well. They liked the exhaust, the location of the Lambda that was being removed for the Wideband meant we could run the new 4.9 Wideband

New ECu installed and it fire right up.
The idle still wasn't right. After playing around the idle control valve was not responding to commands.. That's fine I brought a spare.. Nope that one didn't work either. Checked all the wiring was correct, and it was all fine.
The meant he could not map in the idle control, but could map the rest. It just idled at 1600RPM

Mapping went well. Started to get a misfire at high RPM which after checking Earths it was put down to the alternator breaking down and not charging at high RPM (bouncing the brushes as bearings had gone). It cleared enough to get the mapping completed though
Lift is around the 6500 and Rev limit up to 8500, He played around with Lift location as to where the cross over point is as set it there

That night I left the car there dove home and sorted the other two spare idle control valves, back up again early in the morning. The good one I had didn't work, but the worst looking one did. Whoop, with the cold start checked and idle control mapped, He said to go take it for a drive.

Wow Main thing now is the noise!! what a thing, Its much easier to keep it in lift now, before I was having to bounce of the limiter.. I Love it!! It is a lot quicker off lift now too

Here are a few pics from the day
IMG_20210415_115029 by Pete Mason, on Flickr
IMG_20210415_123941 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

The dash I really want! was fitted on a FD2 racecar k20Turbo
IMG_20210415_171820 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

IMG_20210416_153458 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

And got a data logger too
IMG_20210416_165251 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

Can you tell when it comes on lift :)
RR session 2zz MK3 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

Hub Dyno Vid
https://youtu.be/x64cCxM3I6o

Back home nice and safe
IMG_20210416_165307 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

Had to go get the Handbrake cables for the silver mk3 I am using daily, while there I picked up the next big puzzle piece (main reason for the ECU)
IMG_20210417_152515 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

But that's a later thing..


I have taken a few people out, just want to drive it..
IMG_20210417_164527 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

I knew I had to sort this alternator issue out so next up was take that out
Removing it meant taking out the ?Drivers side engine mount, which I have never been 100% happy with since the build
IMG_20210421_092246 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

Engine mount and alternator out
IMG_20210421_112401 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

Also took out and bunged up the last Lambda sensor not in use
IMG_20210421_094816 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

IMG_20210421_112406 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

Pretty sure the holes were plasma cut out, they also didn't line up 100%. So I took it into work and redrilled the holes for a nicer finish, cleaned it up and painted

IMG_20210421_154838 by Pete Mason, on Flickr
IMG_20210421_171717 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

Now I am just waiting for the new alternator to arrive, I do have a spare but thought I should fit a nice new one.

This weekend will see the fresh new decals go on. Can't wait... Almost race day

JB21

Car is good looking good, looking forward to the track/race videos...

How come lift was only set at 6500rpm? Never seen a mapped 2zz with lift set higher than the UK Celica/Corolla factory 6200rpm. Most are reduced to between 5800-6000rpm from what I've seen. The Celica JDM has its lift set at 6000rpm.

thetyrant

Good work Pete  and wondered if you would end up forced induction :D
Ex-2005 roadster  owner, i will be back :D

cptspaulding

Cracking build thread. Very jealous of your engineering skills - a lot of good work in there.

Love the MCM decal ;D  Funny, I recognise that Zombie decal too. My 2zz came out of a ratted Celica T-Sport a few years back, I could swear it had one of those Zombie decals.
Former owner 2003, 2zz conversion.

pistol pete

Thanks peoples

The lift has been put at its best point for this engine
The mapper, Greg, does loads of 2zz's in Elises, He said it all depends on the car, some set at 5500 some a 7000
He ran the car without lift and ran the car with left in really early and matched where the torque power dropped off before lift and where the lift range took over from that. So the optimum point, on this car this engine in the this state, this was the cross over point.
It works well and before lift is soo much better than it was

I have had the zombie decals on my cars since i started track work. this next decal set will be the first not based around the zombie theme, but there will definatly be some nods to it :)
gotta love the MCM stuff

JB21

#69
Quote from: pistol pete on April 22, 2021, 14:34Thanks peoples

The lift has been put at its best point for this engine
The mapper, Greg, does loads of 2zz's in Elises, He said it all depends on the car, some set at 5500 some a 7000
He ran the car without lift and ran the car with left in really early and matched where the torque power dropped off before lift and where the lift range took over from that. So the optimum point, on this car this engine in the this state, this was the cross over point.
It works well and before lift is soo much better than it was

I have had the zombie decals on my cars since i started track work. this next decal set will be the first not based around the zombie theme, but there will definatly be some nods to it :)
gotta love the MCM stuff

Makes sense. Really would like to get mine mapped, that extra grunt and higher rev limit would properly transform the car on track.

Just can't justify the outlay for an ECU, sensors, loom and mapping. Bet its not for off £2k?

I'm still holding out for a used 2zz supercharger kit to come up, or even a Corolla compressor breaking so I can nab the engine.

pistol pete

There's a breakers on facebook that normally has compressor engines in stock..

The ECU has transformed the car and how it pics up. Especially getting rid of that awful MAF. Sound now is unreal
And it gives control for any mods going forward

1979scotte

Quote from: JB21 on April 22, 2021, 18:29
Quote from: pistol pete on April 22, 2021, 14:34Thanks peoples

The lift has been put at its best point for this engine
The mapper, Greg, does loads of 2zz's in Elises, He said it all depends on the car, some set at 5500 some a 7000
He ran the car without lift and ran the car with left in really early and matched where the torque power dropped off before lift and where the lift range took over from that. So the optimum point, on this car this engine in the this state, this was the cross over point.
It works well and before lift is soo much better than it was

I have had the zombie decals on my cars since i started track work. this next decal set will be the first not based around the zombie theme, but there will definatly be some nods to it :)
gotta love the MCM stuff

Makes sense. Really would like to get mine mapped, that extra grunt and higher rev limit would properly transform the car on track.

Just can't justify the outlay for an ECU, sensors, loom and mapping. Bet its not for off £2k?

I'm still holding out for a used 2zz supercharger kit to come up, or even a Corolla compressor breaking so I can nab the engine.

@KRAMSNEHPETS ran one for a while but soon upgraded to a rotrex.
If you're happy with their stock output they run well with typical toyota reliability but don't take to well to modifying. It's hard to keep the temps down.
First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Free Ukraine 🇺🇦

JB21

Quote from: 1979scotte on April 22, 2021, 20:32
Quote from: JB21 on April 22, 2021, 18:29
Quote from: pistol pete on April 22, 2021, 14:34Thanks peoples

The lift has been put at its best point for this engine
The mapper, Greg, does loads of 2zz's in Elises, He said it all depends on the car, some set at 5500 some a 7000
He ran the car without lift and ran the car with left in really early and matched where the torque power dropped off before lift and where the lift range took over from that. So the optimum point, on this car this engine in the this state, this was the cross over point.
It works well and before lift is soo much better than it was

I have had the zombie decals on my cars since i started track work. this next decal set will be the first not based around the zombie theme, but there will definatly be some nods to it :)
gotta love the MCM stuff

Makes sense. Really would like to get mine mapped, that extra grunt and higher rev limit would properly transform the car on track.

Just can't justify the outlay for an ECU, sensors, loom and mapping. Bet its not for off £2k?

I'm still holding out for a used 2zz supercharger kit to come up, or even a Corolla compressor breaking so I can nab the engine.

@KRAMSNEHPETS ran one for a while but soon upgraded to a rotrex.
If you're happy with their stock output they run well with typical toyota reliability but don't take to well to modifying. It's hard to keep the temps down.

The standard 215hp and 215nm from the compressor would be perfect in my 950kg roadster, no need for anyfurther modifications apart from an uprated oil cooler.

1979scotte

Quote from: JB21 on April 22, 2021, 21:19
Quote from: 1979scotte on April 22, 2021, 20:32
Quote from: JB21 on April 22, 2021, 18:29
Quote from: pistol pete on April 22, 2021, 14:34Thanks peoples

The lift has been put at its best point for this engine
The mapper, Greg, does loads of 2zz's in Elises, He said it all depends on the car, some set at 5500 some a 7000
He ran the car without lift and ran the car with left in really early and matched where the torque power dropped off before lift and where the lift range took over from that. So the optimum point, on this car this engine in the this state, this was the cross over point.
It works well and before lift is soo much better than it was

I have had the zombie decals on my cars since i started track work. this next decal set will be the first not based around the zombie theme, but there will definatly be some nods to it :)
gotta love the MCM stuff

Makes sense. Really would like to get mine mapped, that extra grunt and higher rev limit would properly transform the car on track.

Just can't justify the outlay for an ECU, sensors, loom and mapping. Bet its not for off £2k?

I'm still holding out for a used 2zz supercharger kit to come up, or even a Corolla compressor breaking so I can nab the engine.

@KRAMSNEHPETS ran one for a while but soon upgraded to a rotrex.
If you're happy with their stock output they run well with typical toyota reliability but don't take to well to modifying. It's hard to keep the temps down.

The standard 215hp and 215nm from the compressor would be perfect in my 950kg roadster, no need for anyfurther modifications apart from an uprated oil cooler.

Power is addictive.
You've already gone from 138 to 189 and you reckon 215 would be perfect.
When you've got 215 you'll want 250 😁

I think dick sloane rated his 2zz supercharger as his favourite tbh.
And he has had a few 2s.
First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Free Ukraine 🇺🇦

pistol pete

Just a small update
New alternator has arrived and fitted

IMG_20210426_150224 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

The engine mount now fits a lot nice and looks better (no pic)

and new baffled sump arrived to replace my current 1zz sump, better for track and has an outlet for maybe a turbo drain.....
Had to do a small mod to the windage tray to fit the new sump
IMG_20210426_191527 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

IMG_20210426_191604 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

IMG_20210426_193212 by Pete Mason, on Flickr

fitted back up, left the sealant to cure will be filling with oil tonight

The decals are half on, not yet finished. will get pics of that when completed