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hobiercr
hobiercr GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
10/22/22 3:29 p.m.

Damn respectable for a project car, with cross-platform parts, wiring challenges, and ancient tires, that hadn't run for 4 years!

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
10/22/22 3:31 p.m.
hobiercr said:

Damn respectable for a project car, with cross-platform parts, wiring challenges, and ancient tires, that hadn't run for 4 years!

I'm just surprised we got enough rust out to prevent it insta-clogging the filter.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ UltimaDork
10/22/22 6:35 p.m.

Dynamic events complete- pretty sure this is everything it had in it.

Patrick
Patrick GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/22/22 6:37 p.m.

So is it going back to live with Josh or getting sold or?

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman SuperDork
10/22/22 6:38 p.m.

Looks like you had it running really well, has to be a good feeling after last time. 

MrJoshua
MrJoshua UltimaDork
10/22/22 11:06 p.m.
Patrick said:

So is it going back to live with Josh or getting sold or?

I would prefer to sell it. Now that it runs I keep getting all these ideas about enjoying the supercharged goodness, but I have too many projects and my MR2 adventures have switched to a recently acquired 3rd gen. 

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
10/22/22 11:51 p.m.
Andy Neuman said:

Looks like you had it running really well, has to be a good feeling after last time. 

Clutch was about gone by the time drags came around.  Still made respectable times, and might be okayish for any type of daily driving.

But thats not why you buy a SC'd MR2

Dudefladge
Dudefladge New Reader
10/24/22 3:19 p.m.

In reply to jasonkimosabe :

Wow! That gas tank.... is... ummm... kinda scary looking... LOL

Talk about fuel slosh and needing to keep that thing at least half full at all times...

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¯\_(ツ)_/¯ UltimaDork
10/24/22 3:30 p.m.

In reply to Dudefladge :

They've got a bunch of baffles in them to prevent that, although as we found with this one all those baffles can be great at forming rust too.

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/26/22 11:10 a.m.
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ said:

Dynamic events complete- pretty sure this is everything it had in it.

Holy crap I didn't realize it was a 3.2 60ft. 

With a working clutch it's easily a 15 second car!

I am very happy we got this running as well as it was. I really think a person with some time could turn this into a fun ripper. But it does need attention in a lot of areas. 

singleslammer
singleslammer GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
10/27/22 9:26 a.m.

In reply to Robbie (Forum Supporter) :

The original car 1/4 mile times for MR2 SCs are in the 14s. 

MrJoshua
MrJoshua UltimaDork
10/27/22 10:27 a.m.
singleslammer said:

In reply to Robbie (Forum Supporter) :

The original car 1/4 mile times for MR2 SCs are in the 14s. 

That's awesome. I didn't realize that.  I was kind of dismissing the SC version as "not that much power" compared to modern stuff. I guess combining old school "high power" with old school vehicle weights makes it quicker than I thought. 

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ UltimaDork
10/27/22 10:35 a.m.

MR2 shells and body panels are also remarkably heavy for their size- with sufficient gutting and remaking stuff you could get that car under 2k lbs and still have it look like an MR2.

hobiercr
hobiercr GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
10/27/22 10:45 a.m.

In reply to ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ :

You mean, like THIS?

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