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  1. @sheepersdidn't you narrow down a IRS from a skyline for one of your celica builds? I was also curious how common MX5 stuff (specifically the earlier stuff) is in NZ and thinking would the GT86 or Altezza etc be another option (would clearly need to narrow anything though) Yes current support for Beams is good I agree
  2. Considered going for an electric powersteering setup by using a corolla/GT86 or prius electric steering column? How strong are MX5 diffs and how much power are you after? Id be looking at GT86 rear end and front components as well 3SGE are getting old in the tooth now as well, if you are going to a newer engine something like a 2GR might be fun? or if you want to stick with 4pot there are a few newer options (depending on if you want port or direct injection) Also if the 12a goes you could look at going to a 13b or a renenis option, still lots of places sell rebuild parts. How l
  3. Went to the wreckers the other day as they had a crashed lancer sedan Wouldn't let me buy seat-belt stalks :s so will need to hit the other wrecker up this Sunday all going well Managed to get Another set of roof trim Another set of guard liners A lower rear windscreen trim piece All the boot carpet and plastic Another stereo surround (in good condition) Another Drivers side vent Factory stereo brackets Factory carpet (need a clean but also good to use as a template for my new carpet) Factory floor mats (need a clean) Rear a
  4. So new carpet I ordered arrived, but discovered its the same as the carpet I have except not hacked up to fit. Will go get some factory carpet from a wreck to use a template to cut it properly/put in the bolt holes. Put the interior all back in, did some more rust hole welding (still need to grind it back) eyeballed the camber settings. Started to ask around about getting an alignment done, so gave it a wash, paints still average but it isn't covered in dust anymore. Fixed the power-steering res to pump low pressure top hose leak Thought I would put a no rego permit on it for a
  5. Waiting for Burnout video?
  6. Distillation is legal, could always make your own sad to hear however. Still readily available over here, well in Victoria anyway, long term ill be doing a flex fuel setup with the fake evo
  7. I get the appeal to go with a period correct engine and twin carbs. But personally a hotted up (high comp etc) frakenbuild of an original motor setup with an EFI conversion and DBW ITBs would be pretty cool especially on E85 (maybe a supercharger long term?) Don't know much about the engines that go in these but fully support the goal to relive your younger years
  8. Typical, fix something and the other end has issues. Don't stress to much, I found a small fuel leak from a loose fuel drain screw the other day. Previously had a massive leak on the return. I've currently got a small powersteering fluid leak, small gearbox oil leak and a small engine oil leak. Good old mitsi's How did you go getting the fuel tank reconditioned? if its to far gone can always look into going to a fuel cell (pretty sure that requires a cert however) I have an Aeromotive fuel cell setup with my fabricator for my track car, so if you need to have a look at one for s
  9. So small fuel leak on the driveway this morning, just had to tighten the fuel tank drain screw so hoping thats sorted it Small drip of engine oil so need to find out where that's from, and a small drip of gearbox oil again not sure where its coming from Need to set the Bliss properly this weekend and then decide what I am doing with the front exhaust off the turbo Edit Ordered another 2.5-3" adaptor, getting a quote on 6m of 3" 304SS pipe delivered (should be about 100aud plus the delivery fee) and im going to attempt to remake the front pipe, hoping to reuse the cat but mi
  10. Most hydraulic places should be able to make you up a hose from memory
  11. New shock insert turned up Swapped everything over No pics of it back in Also thinking I may need to redo the dump pipe as even with the suspension raised up to almost Max height I'm at something like 85mm of ground clearance. But will have a think and come back to it. Checked the timing again, also realised my wiring was correct for the cas but my cas plugs off the old haltech loom that has the sensor wiring around the other way. Warmed her up and the heater runs hot air so think the cooling system is good At this stage. First/reverse work and
  12. New shock insert is meant to arrive today but betting it'll be Monday Bits for the small exhaust arrived so will tackle that next week as I am at a wedding tomorrow Probably need to make sure the cooling system has no air in it but will sort that after ive done a short test drive with the new shock insert install (still annoyed I needed one ) will do this before I put the small exhaust on and make sure it drives ok (will have a no rego permit, and itll just be around the block) then will book in for a wheel alignment next weekend all going well Still waiting on a factory GSR b
  13. So been promising a video for awhile this is how it sounds now Think ive got the bliss etc set now so warmup is 1000-1200rpm and drops to 800 when warm Still bloody loud, timing is set at 5degrees from memory but I may have set it at 10 can't remember off the top of my head, my dodgy cheap timing light still has issues flashing, my electronic light shows it at the 5 degrees mark at 0 degrees on the display so it might be at 10 degrees No smoke as I haven't overfilled it with oil and the timing is set correctly, also have an ecu I know is for a turbo engine now I
  14. So my 90 degree silicon joiners arrived today so finished redoing the inter-cooler piping on the hot side Shortened this pipe by about 100mm and put a 90 degree on it Not sure if you can see but the 90 goes into a 180 alloy pipe I had cut in half and then has a straight joiner onto a straight that goes into another 90degree silicon joiner into a shortened 45 degree alloy pipe Ive actually wrapped the top pipe in gold reflective tape since this pic, however I am not sure how effective itll be so will get some exhaust wrap for it Looks heaps ti
  15. Saw an RVR pop up at the Kilsyth Pick-apart on Thursday, thought I wonder if it will have bits I want as spares. Drove the hour there for when it opened at 9am and discovered its Auto Diesel 4 stud and rear drum Someones already taken the motor, gearbox and diff (funnily the transfer case was on the ground) Rear axles are smaller then the ones I have so no good Front drivers side axle is smaller and non abs to what I have so no good Considered grabbing the front exhaust but cost wasn't worth it when I would have to mod anyway Was like ok this place
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