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'80S KID redux: 1986 Toyota AW11 MR2 Super Charger

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How can you tell you are turning into a grumpy old man?

 

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When you pay good money to have the A/C system rebuilt in a crummy 1980s car.

 

Cheers to Kevin from Alert Auto Air in Devonport. Best person to talk to about A/C - especially if you have an old car.

 

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More unicorn-spec optional OEM parts have appeared on Yahoo, but the price = moonbeams.

 

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Factory monsoons for when it's pissing down but you absolutely need to have the window cracked open.

 

At a cool NZ$700 I think I will let these pass by... I'm not even sure if I can have them and the roof racks fitted at the same time!

 

Also for anyone who missed the gigantic Nats 2016 photo thread, here's a couple of cool shots of the AW with a fellow pop-up enthusiast at the top of the Bruce Road, Whakapapa. Covered the 750km round trip with no dramas although I have since noticed the starter is now a bit sticky when engaging. It's the perils of having just ticked over 100,000km I suppose!

 

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Also thanks to everyone's favourite train enthusiast Jamie/HighLUX for supplying a pair of replacement interior C-pillar trims without speaker grilles. Purists might argue that facelift AWs should have the grilles, but I discovered that having rear speakers was actually a big waste of time and prefer the cleaner look of the pre-facelift trims - so it all works out nicely in the end. Sample pic follows:

 

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Dunno why, but I've always preferred the design of the pre-facelift AW11 steering wheel (shared with AE86s, AE82s, and a couple of other 'sporty' Toyotas from the same era) over the facelift one.

 

Here they are side by side for comparison... facelift on left, pre-facelift on right. Perspective is a bit off in the photo - they are actually the same diameter (but pre-facelift has a thinner rim).

 

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I installed the pre-facelift one today, we'll see how long it lasts before I go back to the Nardi/Personal.

 

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Windscreen still has remnants of the Nats roadtrip bug holocaust, will have to drag the car back out of the shed and give it a better clean.

 

Thanks Alistair for the last minute wipe down before Caffeine and Classics today :D

 

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One zenki steering wheel installed.

 

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Let's play "spot the AW11" on Google Street View...

 

Image is from May 2015, so a month or two before the car was sold and shipped out to NZ.

 

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Yup, that's it on the right hand side of the shot. The car yard (Marumi Auto) has also revamped their website to highlight the fact they specialize in selling '80s and '90s sports cars, which is sort of cool! (And also some really oddball cars...)

 

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More foamer rubbish. You probably can't see it from the shitty Instagram photo but I finally have a use for my genuine jay-de-em Toyota plate surrounds.

 

(Transportation office: 熊谷 - Kumagaya, Saitama Prefecture). Just around the corner from the yard, mayte!

 

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Received a new TGP "Caution Plate" decal through a contact in Japan. The one on my driver's door is a bit ratty looking and some of the lettering has rubbed off. Fucking annoying.

 

Didn't think you could still get genuine ones and was originally searching around for reproductions, so this is handy.

 

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It basically tells you not to do stupid shit like park on long dry grass, stop driving the car if the catalytic converter overheats or the check engine light comes on, and make sure to read the owners' manual before operation! There's no caution against burnouts though, so I guess those are allowed.

 

Hashtag: jaydeem-az-fvkk.

 

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