Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Little touches - update

Been a quiet for a couple of weeks regarding big steps forward. If I look back on what's prep'd and ready now, it is a lot.

* Steering rack
* Electrics
* All ECU's tidied up
* All Hubs powder coated
* New braided brake lines
* New discs + Calipers
* New Coilovers
* Drivetrain all cleaned and sprayed
(Interior will all be new)
(Exterior new)

The one area to mainly do now is the engine...still waiting on that back. But in the meantime I got the correct CV joint boot and installed that. It wasn't OEM and was a stretch type, you can feel how poor quality it is. If it wasnt for the fact its on a car that will do very few miles compared to a normal car, I'd of binned it and gone OEM. If you have an MR2, don't go cheap or you'll be taking it off again.

So I started to store things better and give them the final touches, first the 4 pot calipers.

I think they look complete now and good...even if I say so myself! Then the pedals and master cylinders came from the USA.Example Below;

So they have been added to the pile of new car bits as well. Finally at the moment my uncle has come up trumps and has all the suspension nuts and bolts and is currently either having them acid dipped or are in a tumbler and will then be plated so all the bolts look like new and hopefully fight the rust off for the next 20 yrs as well. Hopefully will have pics soon enough!

As for the engine I was told it may be done this week but guess it will be next week now, no rush and plenty to do on it and plenty of time to do it!

I went to see about getting my car painted at the weekend including hydro dipping parts for carbon fibre look. Headlight covers etc... Luckily the place is quite near me, their work that I looked at quickly seemed perfect and they seemed enthusiastic about working on the car. So always a good thing. their website is in case you wonder what hydro dipping is!

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