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Thread: My latest Wheeler Dealers type purchase.

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    My latest Wheeler Dealers type purchase.

    So I bought a 2000 Toyota MR-S.... It was cheap.... Very cheap and seemed to be running well..... Hmmm first impressions can be misleading... Pics first..

    The collection from Sligo.... 3 months ago now.


    Before I realised it was broken... 4 new tyres.


    Some engine internals...... This tells the next bit of the story...




    So it needed a full rebuild.... IT got everything.... Valves, Rings, Chains, pumps, gaskets and seals etc.....
    While this work was happening to refurbed the wheels...





    Then yesterday we got the car reassembled and on the road..... So straight up to GreenHills NCT....
    FAIL..... But a good fail.... Leaking front Shock.... Delighted with that....

    Then Last night I took it for a run to Roundwood for a bit to eat with herself.... Roof down sunshine...


    Car drove 100% but still not reving it till it has a few more miles on it...

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    So today was the first clean I’ve given the car since I bought it...

    Delighted how it turned out.... The interior is Mint... Propper Mint....



    But the red isn’t holding up well.... Some lacquer white spots on the Bonnet and Boot lid.

    But it looks good enough for now.... I’m keeping this one so Ill most likely get it done..













    It also has an awful exhaust on it.... Looks stupid.... So that needs changing...

    It has an LSD...

    So this is a mountain weekend/Trackday/whatever car.... Looking forward to it now...
    Last edited by -MICK-; 09-06-2019 at 08:21 PM.

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    Looking great mick. The red looks fantastic. 1zz rebuild?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    Looking great mick. The red looks fantastic. 1zz rebuild?
    Yep stayed with the weeney 1ZZ

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    Brilliant Mick, delighted you have announced the reaching of middle age so freely, Your some man.

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    I bought this last week too.... Just to keep the French fairys happy...



    But having looked it over Im pulling the engine box and rear axel out of it for my MVAT car and scrapping the shell....

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    The wee MR-S looks great Mick. You'd have a ball on track with that - real MX5 eater

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    Nice! Really hard to believe that these are a 20 year old car now.
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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by -MICK- View Post
    So I bought a 2000 Toyota MR-S.... It was cheap.... Very cheap and seemed to be running well..... Hmmm first impressions can be misleading... Pics first..

    The collection from Sligo.... 3 months ago now.

    ..
    That's quite a heavy (over)load!
    Nice project though
    Deadly Dave

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    Great little car and it's looking well.

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