The MR2 Turbo

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    Finally got round to putting some pics up of the MR2.

    Not done any tracks yet, son became a dad so its put it a little on the back burner, and now we need to wait for the winter to be over as in the wet its deadly.
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    After some polishing by me. All day. Finished with Werkstet Acrylic as it 25years old and has no clearcoat.

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    Its just about as fast as the Porsche, and probably on a small track it might beat it.


    When we bought it, it had a horrible air scoop which was first thing to go.
    We have added the skirts, coilovers, seats, steering wheel, wheels, changed all the hoses, added digital oil temp, pressure and turbo boost gauges into the centre dash (they were on the drivers A pillar), changed the massive exhaust too, it now sounds nice.
    Another drivers seat as with helmets on there was no room so changed for a reclining bucket seat.
    Took off the boost controller - but plan to do something better soon, if "we" need it after some tracks.
    Next up is a roll cage prob, but only half (behind/above), as I wont be able to get out or probably in.


    The idea of the car was bonding with my son after my divorce. Its worked well and really brought us back together. Its been great working on an old school car where I recognise stuff. Downside its Japanese so there's no Haynes manual.


    As its 25+ years old, I have it on classic car insurance that's £150 a year, for a car that did 0-60 in 6secs 25 years ago !
     
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    MR2 has always been a good looking car . My sister had a white one , albeit the shape before that, (more boxy looking ) and she just loved it , they re quite fast too , 0-60 in 6 secs 25 years ago was simply Fast, Very Fast :)
     
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    anyone know why are the photos showing links and not the photos, they are there on the duplicate threads.
     
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    Looks great, always liked the MK2. I remember when a few lost souls were even putting a kit on them to (badly) replicate an F355.

    Have you got some interior shots?

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    I think that originally they had to change the name of the MR2 in France. You will understand if you say it in French, It shows how careful manufacturers have to be in naming their products for international markets.
     
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    I better have a word with my OH, she's a French citizen and was married to Frenchie for 10 years

    she says maybe it sounds like merde, and after googling that seems to be what its about.
    Could be worse, it could be called a VW Rabbit.
     
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    Will add some soon, actually the door cards are back on now, at that time the window wasn't shutting up to the roof window seal, due to a bolt missing.
    There are some crazy MR2 turbos about, with massive bhp's, and still a few about in a Ferrari kit.
     
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    Some work in progress pics, door cards and some trim is back on, and drivers seat is changed now, and another change of steering wheel with a flat bit at the bottom.


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    Here, at bottom of the pic you can kind of see the condition of the paint before I dealt with it.

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    And this after I had finished ( and was desperate to go home and rest) - before the skirts were added.

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    (our warehouse is rammed)
     
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    They still do, make a cuppa and settle down to browse through some of the abortions on http://www.barryboys.co.uk/phpBB2/index.php :whistling:
     
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    Ah.. that brings back memories, i've had 3 of them, a red one just like your red Rev1, and 2 black ones. never had a Turbo, only N/A's. Fantastic cars. When i first brought it home all the kids ran around it exitedly, untill one of then stopped and said "there's no back seats" to which i replied "Exactly"

    Rich
     
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