My first ever "fun" car, Jet a 2002 PFL.

Started by TheTigerUK, March 2, 2022, 15:58

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TheTigerUK

I like the idea of having a journal on line for the bits and bobs I do to my 2 over time.

Since I got mine at the end of October 2021 I have changed the alloys too black ones, two new tyres, full service, discs and pads front and back, TTE fuel cap ring, one of Carolyynes strut braces, FL side vents and Sunday just gone a TTE banana spoiler (love it).

Today I fitted a Scorpion gear knob that my wife bought me from Australia in the 90s, nothing wrong with the original gear knob in fact I really like it but I do like the Scorpion and I havent had it on a car for the last 20 years so I thought why not on my fun car ? :)

I had to make an adapter as the Scorpion had just a large plain hole in it (no thread) and I needed the spacer at the bottom to fill the gap between the knob and the cover.

Turned out ok and I like it, not a super technical upgrade but made me happy :).






Say it with love, say it with flowers but never, never, say it in writing.

Not perfect and not cheap :)

J88TEO

Cool!
I have the scorpion tattoo on my left wrist!

shnazzle

That spacer is something we used to have for sale on the forum before, but quite frankly yours looks a bit more on-point.
I'd hide that because people will be banging down your door for that
...neutiquam erro.

TheTigerUK

Quote from: J88TEO on March  2, 2022, 16:02Cool!
I have the scorpion tattoo on my left wrist!

I have the Scorpion Tattoo at the top of my left arm :)

Say it with love, say it with flowers but never, never, say it in writing.

Not perfect and not cheap :)

SuperArt

Very nice progress for a new owner and cool to see an owner make bespoke parts for their car.

Ardent


Smithy

I will take one of those spacers please Tiger. I really don't like the gap between the knob and boot.  ;D
03 Astral black MR2 OEM+

TheTigerUK

Quote from: Smithy on March  4, 2022, 08:39I will take one of those spacers please Tiger. I really don't like the gap between the knob and boot.  ;D

I have a small piece of stainless 316 knocking about which should be ideal, I will check.
Say it with love, say it with flowers but never, never, say it in writing.

Not perfect and not cheap :)

TheTigerUK

Quote from: Smithy on March  4, 2022, 08:39I will take one of those spacers please Tiger. I really don't like the gap between the knob and boot.  ;D

I took mine out for a run yesterday and I have to say this knob is a pleasure to use :)

I have just checked and I have small piece of 316 which should just be enough.

What size is the boss under your gear knob ? red arrow.

The gaiter boss is just over 34mm, purple arrow.



Say it with love, say it with flowers but never, never, say it in writing.

Not perfect and not cheap :)

Smithy

Oh I was being cheeky really. But if you can, my spacer is 15mm and the distance between gator and bottom of knob is about 20mm.
03 Astral black MR2 OEM+

J88TEO


Smithy

with MR2ROC engraved along the side ;D 
03 Astral black MR2 OEM+

shnazzle

...neutiquam erro.

J88TEO


TheTigerUK

Quote from: Smithy on March  4, 2022, 12:34with MR2ROC engraved along the side ;D 

Yours if you want it, 316 stainless, £2 to cover postage ?


Say it with love, say it with flowers but never, never, say it in writing.

Not perfect and not cheap :)

shnazzle

Quote from: TheTigerUK on March  4, 2022, 17:56Yours if you want it, 316 stainless, £2 to cover postage ?



Wait hold on here... What is that that it's lying on?

John you're getting yourself into all sorts of trouble here. 
...neutiquam erro.

Smithy

Quote from: TheTigerUK on March  4, 2022, 17:56Yours if you want it, 316 stainless, £2 to cover postage ?



Yes please mate, that looks great
03 Astral black MR2 OEM+

TheTigerUK

Quote from: Smithy on March  4, 2022, 18:31Yes please mate, that looks great

pm your details please and I will post it out.
Say it with love, say it with flowers but never, never, say it in writing.

Not perfect and not cheap :)

TheTigerUK

Quote from: shnazzle on March  4, 2022, 18:07Wait hold on here... What is that that it's lying on?

John you're getting yourself into all sorts of trouble here.

I had a couple of bits made up, idle hands and all that :)





Say it with love, say it with flowers but never, never, say it in writing.

Not perfect and not cheap :)

Carolyn

I think the club should order a few of these.
Perry Byrnes Memorial Award 2016, 2018.  Love this club. 
https://www.mr2roc.org/forum/index.php?topic=63866.0

shnazzle

Quote from: Carolyn on March  4, 2022, 19:41I think the club should order a few of these.

I think the Club should too...
Especially with usernames in there! 
...neutiquam erro.

Ardent


TheTigerUK

New bulbs in the clock cluster, thanks Martin.





Say it with love, say it with flowers but never, never, say it in writing.

Not perfect and not cheap :)

TheTigerUK

Finally (fingers crossed) booked in for the full suspension refresh this Friday, as I say fingers crossed.
Say it with love, say it with flowers but never, never, say it in writing.

Not perfect and not cheap :)

Ardent

Being as you are in possession of the shocks. Take a few mins just to prime them.
Just in case the tech/mech might forget.

Critical? Maybe not. Desirable? certainly.
Just fully compress the shock, you will feel what I am talking about. 4 or 5 compressions should sort out the gases.
You will "feel" it, as you do it.

Advice given to me from a Toyota trained Master Technician.