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Hot!Here we go again - Rossymond’s SW20

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Rossymond
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2020/06/28 08:11:48 (permalink)
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Here we go again - Rossymond’s SW20

My eyes lit up with excitement and I honestly couldn’t believe my luck.

My heart had bought it before my brain had thought about it and the wife’s exact words were “here we go again, it best sound as good as the others did”

The story starts in 2005, my first SW20 was purchased after spotting one at a meet in the UK on a gloomy winters morning.

Since then there’s been over 10 in various guises the most noteworthy being a zircon blue rev2 turbo I bought as a hulk and resurrected.

Unfortunately the love story came to an end in 2009 with the GFC claiming everything I had my wife and I started a family. We moved to Australia for a fresh start and well here we are.

10 odd years later, 3 kids and a lot patience I saw a blue mr2 on Facebook in a bit of a sorry state and instantly I messaged the owner and organised to view it.

With a seized engine but a spare forged motor from WTF and a bunch of spares, I’ve taken the plunge and as I type this I’m prepping to collect it.

I’m lucky to own a mechanical shop and a detailing and protection studio in Brisbane and I guess here begins my journey (again).

The goals are 400whp, as stock as possible to look at (except wheels and the essentials), as original as practical and mint.

Paintwork and interior will be repairs and perfected by my team and then treated to a full body PPF kit, with the goal to keep this one forever (or until a white tbar rev5 turbo comes up 🤷🤣)

Look forward to chatting with you all, using a forum feels very 00’s again!

Ross


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    rynex
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    Re: Here we go again - Rossymond’s SW20 2020/06/28 10:50:17 (permalink)
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    Good on you Ross, glad to see people returning :)
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    PocketRadzys
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    Re: Here we go again - Rossymond’s SW20 2020/06/28 14:40:20 (permalink)
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    Nice one mate!
     
    Great comment from the wife, look forward to seeing some pics.
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    Re: Here we go again - Rossymond’s SW20 2020/06/29 07:24:18 (permalink)
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    Welcome to the forum Ross. Great to have you aboard.
    We love pictures, especially up underneath where no one else knows about.
    If you haven't already joined the Queensland club group, you would be most welcome to come along.
    You might like to whisper the name of your workshop too.
    Look forward to meeting you.
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    Fast Eddie
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    Re: Here we go again - Rossymond’s SW20 2020/06/29 13:31:53 (permalink)
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    Welcome

           1990-GT-Turbo
     
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    Rossymond
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    Re: Here we go again - Rossymond’s SW20 2020/06/29 13:39:26 (permalink)
    +1 (1)
    Thanks guys. I’ll be dropping the engine and fuel tank and sending the chassis up get the interior and paintwork sorted in the next day or 2.

    I’ll use that opportunity to get some decent photos.

    I’m the meantime here’s a snap after rolling it out this morning (so I could do some actual work to pay for it all.)

    I’ll get the engine on a stand and take some snaps later also


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    Re: Here we go again - Rossymond’s SW20 2020/06/30 16:05:44 (permalink)
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    Wow you bought "sonic"
    Great buy in many ways, awesome motor from WTF. Take your time installing and start up. Look forward to seeing it around.
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    Rossymond
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    Re: Here we go again - Rossymond’s SW20 2020/06/30 19:26:52 (permalink)
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    Certainly did, it seems a well known car :)

    I’m currently planning on removing the old engine and fuel tank on Sunday to make way for its first decent clean in a while.

    Then it’s paint and fuel system time :)


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    Re: Here we go again - Rossymond’s SW20 2020/07/09 17:50:16 (permalink)
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    A great fun car.   
    Here's a pic of me in the drivers seat a few years ago.   
     
     
      
     
     
     
     

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    MR2 Club of NSW - Club Secretary
     
    1990 SW20 N/A
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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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