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Hot!Rynex - '87 JDM AW11 S/C

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Re: Rynex - '87 JDM AW11 S/C 2020/11/20 18:54:47 (permalink)
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Removed it, cleaned it, conditioned it, sealed it, re-stitched it.
The guy was so quick I couldn't believe it.

I'll be honest, I've always had my eye out for a better wheel, but after he had done his business it looks better than most second hand ADub wheels I've seen!

Let's be honest it's not gonna win any car shows, but short of having the leather replaced it's looking pretty great.
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Re: Rynex - '87 JDM AW11 S/C 2020/11/23 10:37:47 (permalink)
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Update:
MR2 Vic Club membership is complete yay!

Handed in the keys to a mechanic this morning to hopefully have a full roadworthy Cert By tomorrow (could even be today if I'm lucky!)
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Re: Rynex - '87 JDM AW11 S/C 2020/11/23 18:14:23 (permalink)
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Nice, just need to see restrictions lifted to you can find a bit more freedom to do some driving.
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Re: Rynex - '87 JDM AW11 S/C 2020/11/24 17:34:56 (permalink)
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Feeling a bit disappointed, I've gotta say.

The roadworthy could have gone worse, but not much worse.

I got a call this morning with the mechanic telling me if he submitted the photos of the car as it stood it would likely be red flagged.

I've only ever had roadworthy's done by mechanics who were friends, so if something was wrong for instance, they would say: get this done, and I'd go and get this done.

In this case he said everything needed doing.






Itemised list of things he stated would not pass a roadworthy:

- Front bumper support panel (this is a bar of pure cancer that I've been trying to find a body guy to fabricate, no one wants the job however)
[To be replaced]

- Front and rear tyres (yes they're older but still have more than minimum safe tread)
[To be replaced]

- Engine Oil Leaks (this one I'm unsure of, I've driven this car since I bought it, sporadically of course, and had it garaged for the last 10 months. I've worked on it and not seen any oil leaks, so maybe something new, or maybe it's a result of the heavier rain getting gunk on the engine dripping, not sure)
[Maybe new sump plug?]

- Driver's side wiper jumps
[New wipers]

- Dash to be fixed properly (it's currently awaiting parts from NZ, not sure why he wrote it as it's not loose it's missing, and I advised him of this prior)
[Waiting delivery of replacement parts]

- Engine stalling (I've not had a single stall the entire time I've owned this car, he said it stalled on him 3 times, with one of them being during the failed brake test, he has no reason to lie about this, so what's the go?)

- Passenger Window Operation Not Smooth (I'm fairly certain there is no state that requires an operational passenger window, let alone a smoothly operating one)
[New regulator cogs from twosRus]








Now for the annoying bits that I wasn't aware of:

- All rear end bushes (damn)
[Need replacing]

- Front and Read brake hoses (double damn, thankfully twosRus have the steel replacements fairly cheap)
[Need replacing]

- Brake calipers require overhaul or replacement

- Rear brake pads
[Need replacing]

- Radiator lower support panel has previously been cut with an angle grinder then epoxied back in place (I'm pretty cut up about this one as it sucks)
[More fabrication work.]

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Re: Rynex - '87 JDM AW11 S/C 2020/11/27 20:33:01 (permalink)
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New parts new parts.

Bits to fix my shifter, my broken hazard switch, the top of my dash, and replace my missing passenger vent :)
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Re: Rynex - '87 JDM AW11 S/C 2020/11/29 11:31:08 (permalink)
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Sorry to hear it did not get over the line first time round but it's not too bad in the scheme of things. I'm currently preparing a SW for re registration with a 1MZ in it. A few key points I am doing and did with the last SW is:
New bushes all round
New bearings all round
Rebuild brakes
New lines and new pads. 
Once you get these things done it will feel like a new car. 
 
Hang in there. It will all be a distant memory once its registered and you are cruising the Adelaide Hills. 
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Re: Rynex - '87 JDM AW11 S/C 2021/04/05 17:14:37 (permalink)
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Ok so been a while, work got busy, lockdown restricted what I could do, and I was tracking electrical gremlins that were causing the battery to go flat in a couple of hours (turns out the automatic aerial was pulling power even after the radio went off, the android time out for always on was way too long)

Anyway, I've installed a battery switch and just bought some new wheels which I'll be bogging and painting hopefully in the next two weeks.
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Re: Rynex - '87 JDM AW11 S/C 2021/04/09 09:44:39 (permalink)
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Added a battery isolator.
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