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Helpful ReplyHot!Seasalt's 2004 TTR Spyder and 2002 2ZZ Spyder

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Re: Seasalt's 2004 Six Speed TTR 2017/05/17 23:10:05 (permalink)
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It's in. It runs just fine. Started instantly. (We made sure it had oil pressure yesterday, cranking it without plugs. Put a squirt of oil in each cylinder too.)
 
Bleeding the radiator system took ages. It was getting too warm. Eventually purged all air. Doing a flush treatment though, so this will be a rinse and repeat job until I'm happy that theres no crud left in the water block.
 
 
 

 

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Re: Seasalt's 2004 Six Speed TTR 2017/05/21 17:10:49 (permalink)
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"Remove badge from steering wheel centre" - could not find a good Google answer. Mostly guys just put a sticker over the top, but the guy in Thailand won't mail to Australia, and the guy in England is "British Isles only", so I was thinking I'd have to have something made. Also, those who said they'd just levered out the badge, gave no details. Maybe I'm too cautious, but I tried levering mine out and only succeeded in scratching it.
 
Today, undid the air bag centre (There are two torx screws behind.) Then I levered the air bag centre out, cautiously, wondering if it would go bang, but it didn't. Finally, I could see that the centre badge is a piece of painted pressed tin with four flimsy tabs. I could have levered it off from the outside without fear.
 

 
Once that was out I grabbed a 'Screaming Eagle" wheel cap and cut the edges away around the logo, to find a piece of alloy (?)with the logo on it glued to the wheelcap centre. Again, I'd worried that the wheel cap was all of one piece, but it wasn't. Only issue is that it is smaller than the steering wheel centre, but I've attached it anyway. If I don't like it I can have a gel badge made.
 

 
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Re: Seasalt's 2004 Six Speed TTR 2017/05/30 19:33:15 (permalink)
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171rwhp and 346nm of torque (in Fourth, so multiplied) on the Dyno today. Red is the new motor with 4.529:1 diff ratio. Blue is the old motor with 4.312:1 diff ratio.
 
 
 

 

 
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Re: Seasalt's 2004 Six Speed TTR 2017/06/02 15:24:58 (permalink)
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Put the gearbox off previous 2ZZ in to have carbon faced synchros fitted and diff ratio changed back to stock C60. That was $600, which I thought quite reasonable, and the synchros were about $US400 with shipping..
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Re: Seasalt's 2004 Six Speed TTR 2017/07/02 09:09:21 (permalink)
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This late 2002 FL has never handled quite the same as my 2004. Not as stable in corners. Have been all over the suspension looking for play or loose anything, but found nothing. In the time I've had it I've had two or three wheel alignments without improvement and being told everything was right. On the advice of my dyno guy, I went to yet another aligner and told him how it would squirrel coming into corners hard braking on less than perfect roads and left him to it. When I came back he told me the back right had > 4mm toe in - that that was the only error he found, all else being within acceptable.
 
Driving the 30k home, it was a different car.
 
I can only conclude that the other wheel aligners had not checked the rear alignment.
 
So now, no current performance gremlins.
 
Nothing serious to fix, so:
 

Made the invalid handles less conspicuous.
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Re: Seasalt's 2004 Six Speed TTR 2017/07/11 19:35:14 (permalink)
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PPE Header - Have to wait a fortnight for Exhaust Man to return and fabricate the rest of a system, then dyno to see if there's any improvement.
 

 
So far:
 
Toyota MR2 Spyder 2000-2007 Convertible Top, Blue Stayfast, Glass Window.
All toyota badges replaced with Midship Runabout Eagle emblems

SMT to Manual conversion
Solid bush shifter kit
Rolled 2005 Corolla Sportivo bought for 2ZZ and Transmission
MWR RH Engine mount
Serpentine belt

For C64 Sportivo:
MWR Reverse Blockout
MWR .725:1 Sixth gear set
MWR Shifter shaft for Corolla trans
LSD added to box

Lift bolts (Toyota says "Flange bolts")
JDM Celica ECU
Modified wiring harness
Modified Corolla/Celica headers
Fabricated Cat/Exhaust
Engineer approval (so third Party insurance valid)

Speedhut 10,000rpm Tachometer
CEIKA Coilovers
RPF1 Rims
RDA brakes - Slotted & Dimpled Replacement Rotors, FRONTand REAR
All calipers reconditioned.
SS braided brake lines
New facelift air scoops - side – Blue
Power FC ECU

Due to "gudgeon noise" in motor, bought another 2ZZ - 9000km Celica motor and C60 transmission.
Another MWR shifter shaft (different to Corolla C64)
MWR Reverse blockout
MWR Carbon lined synchro set.
LSD added to box

PPE headers
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Re: Seasalt's 2004 Six Speed TTR 2017/07/18 17:08:53 (permalink)
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A colour coded steering wheel from Honkers
 

 
And hopefully this will fix my "sticky" driver's side window.

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Re: Seasalt's 2004 Six Speed TTR 2017/07/19 09:36:07 (permalink)
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Something tells me my next project will be one of these.. Never realized there was so much potential for modifications.. Very pretty.
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Re: Seasalt's 2004 Six Speed TTR 2017/07/20 20:25:05 (permalink)
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Monday, whole new exhaust. In the "mail", TRD front and rear braces plus TRD underbody brace..
 
That new Power Window motor did fix the problem.
 
There are lots of mods that can be done, but not that give especially big horsepower gains. I really like the ZZW30 though, so don't feel like I'm wasting money. If it was only for transport or a collector's investment, then I wouldn't want to.
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Re: Seasalt's 2004 Six Speed TTR 2017/07/24 17:34:08 (permalink)
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PPE pipes fitted. Dyno in the morning.
 

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Re: Seasalt's 2004 Six Speed TTR 2017/07/25 21:21:02 (permalink)
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Forgetting absolute figures, as different dynos rarely agree, this one says that the PPE header was good for another 6 whp, and both altered torque distribution and increased it, mostly. Red is the newer.
 

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Re: Seasalt's 2004 Six Speed TTR 2017/07/26 20:30:48 (permalink)
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Re: Seasalt's 2004 Six Speed TTR 2017/07/31 00:13:53 (permalink)
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Just mechanical costs alone:
 
Toyota SMT MR2 Spyder to MT 2ZZ

SMT to Manual conversion kit $AU1500 (through EssDub)
Solid bush shifter kits $AU65
MWR RH Engine mount $AU60
Serpentine belt $AU40

For C64 from a Corolla Sportivo:
MWR Reverse Blockout $AU138
MWR .725:1 Sixth gear set $308
MWR Shifter shaft for Corolla trans $AU182
Carbon-Lined Synchro Set - Elise Exige 2-eleven Celica Corolla Matrix C6X 6-speed $AU437
LSD added from 1ZZ transmission.
Fitting all of above $AU1200
Freight: $AU140
(Total here depends on condition of transmission you use. I've built up one with C60 ratios as they suit the rev range of a 2ZZ well.)

Lift bolts (Toyota says "Flange bolts") $AU10
Modified wiring harness - (Was done by EssDub)

Engineer approval (so third Party insurance valid) $AU750

Apexi PowerFC - New from MWR - $AU1642.00 Customs adds $326.34, hence $1968.34 in my possession.
A 2000/2001 Celica ECU can be used.

2ZZ - 9000km Celica motor and C60 transmission. $AU3500 (Very few motors around with low mileage any more. Most are over 100,000 klm and cost around $1500.)


PPE headers with freight: $AU1065
Fabricated Cat/Exhaust $AU950

That adds up to $AU12,313 that I can remember.

That without refacing/replacing flywheel or getting new clutch.


(Not counting 2ZZ motor #1 here. This is to give a realistic idea of costs involved in going this far.)
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Re: Seasalt's 2004 Six Speed TTR 2017/08/20 13:17:11 (permalink)
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Got some new seat skins (leather) from lseat.com
 
Initial fit a bit wrinkly baggy, but put them out in the sun or run a heat gun over them and they smooth out.
 

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Re: Seasalt's 2004 Six Speed TTR 2017/08/28 16:47:05 (permalink)
+1 (1)
 
Moved the battery down onto the crossmember, where all the SMT stuff used to be.
 

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