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Hot!My new (to me) white 91 turbo :)

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2020/01/06 11:09:04 (permalink)
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My new (to me) white 91 turbo :)

Hey guys,

Been shopping around for ages and finally found a clean turbo mr2.

Flew down to Melbourne and picked it up from a lovely chap named Josh, and drove it up to Sydney on Christmas day on an unregistered permit. While the drive is supremely boring I had a blast in the car. It's very fast, no hiccups at all.

There's still a lot of work to be done on it, namely getting it registered and back on the road (getting a blue slip today). I want to swap out the steering wheel and clean up some of the blemishes on the body for starters.

Photos to follow!
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    mr_mr2gt
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    Re: My new (to me) white 91 turbo :) 2020/01/06 11:30:08 (permalink)
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    Having issues uploading my images for some reason :(
    post edited by mr_mr2gt - 2020/01/06 16:23:59
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    Re: My new (to me) white 91 turbo :) 2020/01/06 14:22:51 (permalink)
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    Looks good and welcome! Has it had a full respray or just the side mouldings?
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    Re: My new (to me) white 91 turbo :) 2020/01/06 14:33:10 (permalink)
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    Thank you :)

    I'm not sure to be honest. Paint is in good condition minus the front bumper which is a different shade of white.
    Just went to get my blue slip and failed on the exhaust, way too big and loud :(
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    Re: My new (to me) white 91 turbo :) 2020/01/06 15:58:10 (permalink)
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    Ah thats a shame, could try some bolt-in silencers to pass blue?
    Can always take them out later if you feel like it
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    Re: My new (to me) white 91 turbo :) 2020/01/06 16:56:13 (permalink)
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    Looks great. Will it be a daily driver?
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    Re: My new (to me) white 91 turbo :) 2020/01/06 19:10:01 (permalink)
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    I went to one exhaust shop today and they said they couldn't fit a silencer on it because there was no room apparently.. I'll try a few more shops but if that's the consensus, I might need to source a stock turbo exhaust for the blue slip.
     
    @Lumix it will be a daily driver :) 
     
    More photos!
     

     

     
     





     
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    Re: My new (to me) white 91 turbo :) 2020/01/07 08:19:07 (permalink)
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    ..they couldn't fit a silencer on it because there was no room apparently.. 

     
    I'm referring to the small cone type ones that just slide in to the exhaust tip, not a cut and weld job and fairly easily reversible.
     

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    Re: My new (to me) white 91 turbo :) 2020/01/10 08:44:17 (permalink)
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    Welcome & congratulations on your purchase.
    I'm sure you will have lots of fun.  Hope to see you at some of the NSW activities. 

    MR2 Club of NSW - Club Secretary
     
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     I love my little blue 2, she is worth it.  I love my little blue 2, maybe , yes, I love my little blue 2.
     
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    Re: My new (to me) white 91 turbo :) 2020/01/10 08:59:10 (permalink)
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    Adrifto
    mr_mr2gt
    ..they couldn't fit a silencer on it because there was no room apparently.. 

     
    I'm referring to the small cone type ones that just slide in to the exhaust tip, not a cut and weld job and fairly easily reversible.
     





    Ah I see. Any recommendation as far as brands go? 


    Also quick update..
     

     
    I drove 900km without a hiccup, then I drive 10 mins to my local exhaust place and this happened :( 
    My dad's a mechanic, so he's going to help me sort it out on Monday. Hopefully I can get it fixed and registered early next week!
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    Re: My new (to me) white 91 turbo :) 2020/01/10 09:03:49 (permalink)
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    Adrifto
    mr_mr2gt
    ..they couldn't fit a silencer on it because there was no room apparently.. 

     
    I'm referring to the small cone type ones that just slide in to the exhaust tip, not a cut and weld job and fairly easily reversible.
     

    I got ones simular to the above type, but the adjustable type, allowing you to open or close to min or max without need to remove the whole silencer. + it helps you find get the exact tone you are after.
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    Re: My new (to me) white 91 turbo :) 2020/01/10 19:05:24 (permalink)
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    If any of those six socket head cap bolts need to be replaced make sure they are very good quality. They must have the three load spreading washers installed and correctly torqued to spec. BGB tells the answer.
    I then check them after about 300 km and paint mark them.
    Right hand side is probably loose too.
    Hope your dad is familiar with reassembling those CV joints. They are a bit of a trick to do correctly.
    If it goes together easily you have it arse about face and it won't work.
    Let us know how you get on with it.
     
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