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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Top work as always fella [thumleft]
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

So Dropped the Gearboxes off to Patrick Chambers. He is putting the gearset from the celica box into the MR2, so we keep the MR2 casing, linkages and Diff, but had the 190 engine gears to keep the car in lift.
i am not currently swapping over the longer 6th, as it is a track only car.

At home last night a jumped onto getting the engine ready.
First up was to change the manky sump for a baffled one. I am going for a 1zz sump for now and then later ill be adding an accusump when funds allow




Also fitted the new Blitz oil filter...



next up was lift bolts. these are know to snap or wear. so while i have it they are 80p each so might as well and change the cam cover gasket too





Onto the lower temp TRD thermostat



fitted following these instructions closely


New water pump while there too
old one had a plastic impeller


new is a metal impeller


new sparks fitted too






I did also swap the idler pulley from the 1zz to the 2zz which sits where the air con normally would. The idler bearings are knackered, so Patrick is ordering em a new on to pick up when i get the gearboxes back.

Tonight hopefully ill be able to tackle starting to swap the looms and generally getting it all back together
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

A bit more has happened

Got both the 1zz and 2zz out in the sunshine to transfer needed parts and start building up the 2zz

removed the injectors and fuel rail from the 1zz . resinstalled the 2zz injectors and 1zz fuel rail so the fuel feed is on the correct side
blocked up the required (or not as it may be) coolant lines.



Swapped over the coolant lines then reinstalled the 1zz wiring loom.





pulled the 2zz loom into the back room and removed teh 3 wires and 2 plugs required to make lift work.



Popped up to my mates to pick up my new exhaust.






It was very nicely wrappedn, a good job. but i cannot go near the stuff without itching like a mofo. so it had to come off.

nice exhaust under there.



The first silencer was rattling. so cut it open and removed the rattle.. the other two back boxes are able to be repacked, so i just left this one empty and see how it goes..



new plate welded back on


Lastly made a new mini loom for the oil and lift switch





also i thought id weigh in the civic R EP3
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

I'm on nights this week which always means i can get a bit done..
hoping to pick up the gearbox this week which may mean engine in at the weekend!!

so managed to get a bit done today..
first up was putting the lift cables into the loom.. i am pretty happy with the finished product,





my little helper kept throwing me her ball so i could chuck it for her.. this slowed me down. but how can you say no!


I got a little trick from a friend a few years back, i want to get some poly engine mounts in future. but i am currently on a tight budget to just get the thing running. So using his trick.. filled the old engine mounts with Stickaflex. this has stiffened them up a load.
Ill see how it is when on the car. if no good ill order new ones. but worth a try



The others decided to help at this point



With the engine just waiting to go into the car. i thought it was about time i actually did some work on the car itself to prep!
so i covered all front suspension in penetrating spray. ill leave that now and take apart tomorrow


next up into the car. again the helper is there


want to get rid of all the fan and heater unit


first bypassed the heater.


got it all out after some fighting


gave it all a tidy up, moved some of the loom, i can get this much tidier, as i am pretty sure there is loads i can just unplg and remove, but i am not doing this untill i know the engine is in and running (i don't want to add more potential faults in one go)


So then take a perfectly good dash


and attach with an angle grinder



test fit.. pretty pleased with how it looks.. was tempted not to run a dash at all but this just keeps it tidy for now




I know the photos are not the best, they were taken on my pad in a dim garage..

Last job before deciding i was tired after working last night.. As i am inside the car i wanted to get the harness and seat sorted..
So fitted eyelets for harness and wrapped on the harness bar




test fit.. very chuffed (this is my happy face)
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

only a little job today..
Nights.. makes me tired and grumpy sometimes.

made these last night




can't really see in the pic, but with better light i will get a pic.
raised the gearshifter by 6cm.



I will see what its like when engines in, but all seems okay a nicely placed at the mo
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