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hachi-roku

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  1. I hope to god his MR2 is f00ked and he needs a skip to take some garden rubbish to the dump
  2. Background : I went to change the oil today, and all was going well, until I wanted to take the oil filter off an replace it. I found that the only way I could get to it, was to take the ditributer off, I was a total idiot and took the whole thing out... put everything back, no knowing that it needed to be timed. Now my car doesn't start, it cranks fine.. but I think it's flooded the engine. My friend is sure he has the timing right now, but it still cranks, but no start. I'm going to try it again tommorrow and see if it was just flooded, but wondering if you guys have any ideas on getting it timed right. I couldn't see any timing marks, where are they?. Any information that could help, it's gratefully recieved, Please help, I need the car for work and I'm totally screwed without it :(
  3. I remember being told that the pistons in F1 cars were oval for more surface area?. You can tell I'm a n00b with cars :)
  4. Or you could follow my rather mad, and quite possibly stupid idea :) I would love to put a 13B engine in my Mk1.... rekon it would be awesome Rotary :) .... mmmmmm turbo ....MMMMMM..... and they rev pretty high. I was seriously considering an FC for quite sometime, spent a long time researching them, 13b is a pretty strong rotary, needs a rebuild every 120k at the sum of about £2k - £3k Still, rotary sounds nice :)
  5. But it looks good for it ;) Try spending £2k on a car (not including buying it) and it's still a rusty ******* heap.... my poor 86 :( :)
  6. I'm a bit confused on number plates. The smaller bike style ones?, are they legal on a car?... I've been told they aren't but lots of people seem to have them.
  7. Hmm, strange you had trouble getting into a Mk1. I'm 6"3' and I own an AW11, I can get into it fine. Mind you, most of my height is my legs, so I can't heel-toe :( You should definatly be able to fit in an SW as I have driven my mates, felt very roomy.
  8. Hi there, I might be getting a very cheap Cobra seat I have never even thought of this stuff before, but wondering where you can get a subframe for a Mk1 MR2 and roughly how much they cost? Cheers Edit : Also, might be getting a 4 point harness in with it... how the hell do I get that in there?
  9. Got it for £700 Been garaged most of it's life and a full toyota service history :) He was asking £800 but I offered cash then and there and felt like being a bit of a dell boy, and got away with it :) It's way more fun that the 86 I had :)
  10. Cheers guys, hmm, no lights missing as far as I can tell Hmm, not too sure on that Karmelion thing, but just not my thing I suppose... certainly lots of work though :) Hmm, Needs a short shift i think ;)
  11. Been growing a mullet recently seeing as I can't be bothered to get my hear cut ;) Just call me Magnum PI ;)
  12. I'm a sad bugger, but I'm happy :)
  13. I think the aw11 is as much fun to me as the ae86... but thats my personal opinion. You can get an LSD for the aw11, and that will be purchased as soon as I can afford it :)
  14. Just spent three hours of solid fun with my car and a multi meter. We have established that the alternator while the car is off is taking about 0.5 amps, I'm no expert, but I always thought alternators were supposed to give power ;) . So until I sort a new alternator out, I am going to be disconnecting the negative when I stop the car....Only way to stop it really. Cheers though, I hope this is the problem.
  15. Good luck on your hunt mate... Sadly you are a week late, just sold mine. Be ready also for spending a shed load on making it road worthy, and getting it through an MOT... unless you know an MOT tester who knows what you mean when you say "I need an MOT" ;) Eircam is right, your best looking on Findit... also get involved in the community, thats how I got mine... quite a few get sold without advertising. Currently I have an AW11, and I still miss the AE86 but these things are certainly not crap, plus loads of them about ;)
  16. Hi there, When I went to look at my car, everything seemed fine, it had just had a brand new battery fitted in, however, when you rested your foot on the accelerator the alternator light came on and so did a light which had a picture of an engine with a fan infront. When you pushed the accelerator slightly more they turned off again. The car had no problem starting so I promptly bought it. When it was driving back I noticed the drivers side headlight was dim, but thought it could just be a bulb. Went to start the car up the next day and the car had no power at all, checked the battery and it was giving 4 vaults or so, put another battery in, the car started and the battery was giving 12v when the car was running it was giving 14v, thinking that prooved it was charging. I figured it was a bad battery so I got it swapped and put the new one in. That night I noticed the dirvers side headlamp was flickering slightly, but I hoped it would go away (bad thing to do), last night the drivers side headlamp was so dim it looked like it wasn't on at all, and I checked it after I parked up, it was totally off. Went to start my car this morning and the car has no power, something is draining the battery, but I have NO idea where to even begin looking. Any ideas guys?
  17. Hi there, I only got my MR2 the other day, so this is probably an easy one to help with. My drivers side bulb is so dim you could swear it was jordan, and to eliminate anything else, I am going to put a new bulb in. However never done this on a pop up light car before... any tips?. Cheers, Gary
  18. Used to get that a lot with the hachi.... one of more amusing incidents was when a couple of lads in an escort were revving next to me... his mate pointed at my car and laughed... lights changed, hachi flew away from them left them for dust, can't wait for the MR2 to do the same ;)
  19. Yeah can't wait to see the stage 4, I was worried it would make me miss my hachi, but the aw11 is actually just as much fun :D
  20. Just bought myself the deal of a century. A 1987 Toyota MR2. It's been garaged all it's life and has a fsh :D had a tiny bit of bubbling developing on the rear arch, but very small. Got it for £700 :) and a full years MOT. I'm well chuffed, I really love these cars.... I just can't drive it at the mo as it's got no tax :(... that'll be sorted asap, I'm missing it already :)
  21. hachi-roku

    Mr2 Mk1 Aw11

    Hi there, I have just sold my AE86 and I am looking for a bit of MR fun :). I don't mind what colour or age. I'm not majorly fussy about milage, but anything under 120k is good :). I have cash ready so I won't mess you about. I am looking preferably for someone closeish to Norwich. Cheers, Gary
  22. Also if they are launching, the MR2 should in theory win as it's RWD and won't scrabble at the ground :)
  23. I got £2000 in the end as the bloke I am selling to I know and I will still get to see it :) Yeah th AW11 is his, so it is a part ex towards mine, and it's in great condition and lots of shiny bits on it :) They are coming to pick up the car sometime during the week with the money and new MR2 so should be fun :)
  24. Well she's been sold now, I'll put a pic up of the replacement when I get it :) It's a beaut :D
  25. I hope they are ok :) (I'm keeping the TRD Gear knob ;) )
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