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AW11 MK1 MR2 Super Red - 20v Blacktop - MK1corse - Melb

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AW11 MK1 MR2 Super Red - 20v Blacktop - MK1corse - Melb

This is how it stands as of current day... 

1988 Toyota AW11 MK1B MR2 Coupe
 
ENGINE:
- AE111 (1995) I4 4AGE Twincam 20 Valve 7 Rib Blacktop.  
- C52 5 Speed Gearbox.
- 35mm Imec Trumpets. 
- Autech Forged Connecting Rods. 
- ARP Fasteners. 
- Prothane 75A Engine Mount Inserts.
- AE111 (1995) Header / Custom Exhaust Mid Section / FUJITSUBO Stainless Muffler.
- Spliced Wiring Loom (16V Harness W/20 V Harness). 
 
** On its 3rd engine and its 2nd gearbox since new (x2 16v's (previous owners) and now 20v).
 
EXTERIOR:
- 1988 JDM Supercharged AW11 Tail-lights.
- Deleted Rear Mudflaps.
- Deleted Radio Aerial.
 
SUSPENSION:
- AMR Custom Coilovers w/ Hyperco springs.

ROLLING STOCK:
RIMS:
- WORK Meister S1 2P 15x7 +25 Offset 4x100 PCD.
- Project Kics Neo Chrome Lugnuts Black R40's open ended. 
TYRES:
Front: Bridgestone Potenza RE002's - 195/50/15.
Rear: Bridgestone Potenza RE002's - 205/50/15.
PREVIOUSLY:
1993 RAYS Engineering GR-Ns 15x7 +35 Offset 4x100 PCD

on Falken ZE912 195/45/15. 
 
INTERIOR:
- Nardi 330mm Grinta Suede black Red stitching steering wheel. 
- TOM'S Duracon GT Shift Knob.
- C`s Short Stroke Shift Kit.
- Custom 3inch Black Anodized Shaft Extension.
- Recaro LX-C AW11 Super Edition seats on Bride RO rails.
- Deleted Air-Con.  
- Deleted Speakers, Aerial and Radio. 
- New used original sunroof headliner, C-pillar trims, steering binnacle, steering cowl, centre console, HVAC surround, rear firewall carpet and both LHS and RHS door cards.

Below a brief snapshot of how it got here since 2011...  

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Hi guys! Im new, long time follower... Finally felt worthy of joining once I bought what is easily the most fun, enjoyable, rev happy drive Ive had so far the MK1 MR2 AW11!
 
I recently purchased this super red AW11 in Feb and not long after the head blew... PANIC not what I had in mind! 
 
Bought on the cheap and never intending on modify it. (EDIT: 1 year later - In hindsight, can see why it was priced so low...) 
 
After much deliberation, and realising this car is so different to the norm, has so much character and showing signs of a hard neglected life, a new lease on life a goal to restore it as much as possible to OEM standard, using OEM parts where applicable, with minor upgrades and a well deserved heart transplant was decided.
 
Deciding to not go down the 3SGE 2L route but rather in update line with the original intention, Ive decided the NA route via a new motor from an AE111 Sprinter, ex japan 4AGE 20Valve Blacktop!
 
Condition / notes when purchased in Feb 2011:
- Currently on its second motor.
- Currently on its second gearbox.
- Saggy Yellow King Springs.
- Second respray (average quality).
- Custom sound system installed.
- - Rear firewall cut for speakers.
- - Interior C-Pillar trims cut for speakers.
- - MDF Subwoofer box behind drivers seat. Seat unable to slide back.
- Cracked center console.
- Cracked instrument cluster binnacle.
- Cigarette burns in seats (Minor).
- Cigarette burnt door cards (Minor/Obvious).
- Cigarette burnt carpet (Minor/Obvious).
- Missing shift boot gaiter.
- Missing interior sunroof shade.
- Missing interior sunroof shade bag.
- Mitsubishi fuel filler cap.
- Rubbish interior wiring attempts.
- Repaired front spoiler (Multiple).
- Resprayed front bumper (over existing decals...).
- Missing front badge.
- - - 
My adub goes off to Jocaro Motors this week to have the swap, harness spliced and cooling sorted... (Good guys responsible for the Porsche GT3 Super Cup cars), will post pics when its done =P
Thanks you guys for making this a wicked forum, looking forward to meeting some of you on the roads!
 
(Also did manage to see those cool AW11's and SW20's at this years F1 display great job guys! If you're there next year count me in!) 

Yeeeoww!
 
 
 
 

 
and then...
There's something very distinctive about the smell of blue smoke ($$$)... 

 

Seeing it wasn't going anywhere, decided to fit a few things:
Nardi / Personal 330mm Suede wheel
 
 


Circa 1993 RAYS Engineering / Volk Racing GR-Ns - 15x7inch 35mm offset
 
Maybe refurbish and powder coat?

** Purchased Fujitubo Legalis exhaust from JDM Concept, awesome bit of kit stainless and nice together rhs twin pipes. But seeing the 20v is going in wonder if its the best option??? bought originally to suit the 16v...

Fitted face lift rear tail lamps: 
(To fit the drilling of 2 additional holes in the sheet metal is required. Optional to slot a few other holes for flush fit and optional to fit retaining clip hole for the number plate surround - and also the rubber gaskets for number plate lamps are different). 
 
 
 

Boot key requires tube/cyclinder to seal the newly created distance gap...
 

 
Will post more pics of the 20v going in and the wheels cleaned and fitted... need to find some decent lug nuts... =P
post edited by MK1corse - 2017/07/11 00:07:07
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    nik0tine
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    Re:AW11 MK1 MR2 Super Red - 20v Blacktop - MK1corse - Melb 2011/04/15 01:42:09 (permalink)
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    awesome work dude, looks mint :)
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    Re:AW11 MK1 MR2 Super Red - 20v Blacktop - MK1corse - Melb 2011/04/15 07:16:11 (permalink)
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    Good luck with her. Another neat door-stop.
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    Re:AW11 MK1 MR2 Super Red - 20v Blacktop - MK1corse - Melb 2011/04/15 18:28:27 (permalink)
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    Great work mate, looking brilliant. I wouldn't change the wheels at all. I reckon they will look spot on with the car.
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    Re:AW11 MK1 MR2 Super Red - 20v Blacktop - MK1corse - Melb 2011/04/15 18:36:23 (permalink)
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    Double Post.
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    MK1corse
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    Re:AW11 MK1 MR2 Super Red - 20v Blacktop - MK1corse - Melb 2011/04/15 19:01:11 (permalink)
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    Cheers for the hot tip Joel, I agree. Will leave the wheels as is! Will fit tomorrow as well as remove all interior trims to help with the engine swap / service will post pics =p
    post edited by MK1corse - 2013/05/31 15:56:01
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    Re:AW11 MK1 MR2 Super Red - 20v Blacktop - MK1corse - Melb 2011/04/15 19:45:34 (permalink)
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    awesome.. :D
     
    this reminds me.. alot.. of my car! :P
    put on the fujitsubo, and ill put my facelift tails back on.. they'll be fkn twins. :P
     
    keep us updated. :)
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    Re:AW11 MK1 MR2 Super Red - 20v Blacktop - MK1corse - Melb 2011/04/16 00:02:08 (permalink)
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    WOAH RdS your Adub is ... wait for it ... AWESOME! Good stance and needs to be on SPEEDHUNTERS!
    So so so clean and HA! For sure ill put the Legalis kit on! Twin's!
    BTW -Nice choice in lugs, something so simple is quickly becoming a hard decision!
     
     
    RdS

    awesome.. :D

    this reminds me.. alot.. of my car! :P
    put on the fujitsubo, and ill put my facelift tails back on.. they'll be fkn twins. :P

    keep us updated. :)


    post edited by MK1corse - 2013/05/31 15:58:41
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    Re:AW11 MK1 MR2 Super Red - 20v Blacktop - MK1corse - Melb 2011/04/16 21:52:00 (permalink)
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    Melbourne's weather was pretty sweet today so... suns out trims out getting ready for engine swap.
    Love how high the AW11's "transmission" tunnel is.


    Inspected the recently fitted face lift taillights after the weeks rain, was suspicious about the condition of the original rubber gaskets/seals... water did find a way in arrrrrrrrrrrr...

    So off with them. They can dry in the sun while I replace all seals...

    Clark Rubber had 5mm foam rubber very very similar to OEM material, was $11 for half meter so traced and cut new seals. 

    For extra security used a similar butyl rubber compound to OEM seal (rolled blob is original) ran a thin bead on the tail lamps, fitted gasket then applied a thin bead on the otherside before fitting to sheet metal.

    All done looks pretty good all bolted up and pretty confident that should do the trick.
     
    Sun was STILL out, loved how the wheel was looking.


    Thinking I might remove this mount and paint it high gloss black -  leave the gaiter / boot off?

    and then the day unfolded...
    Removed the carpet (found a total of $7.42 so far yes that's right 2cent coins, years of dust 3 random keys a parking ticket and a pen) and found this rubber plug had been out of its hole for some time so this side of the car had filled up with dirt and dry dust...

    and then..... arrrrrrr.... man....
    Rust in the frunk! Another one of these rubber plugs had popped out, with this one missing for some time. Enter rust and bubbled lifted paint.


    What to do???
    Then more... a decent spot of rust on the rear RHS wheel guard, was a soft blister SO I poked it and revealed some of its extent... again what to do???

    Inspected behind the lip and heaps and heaps of dirt came out, a full bucket by the end of it. 

    Cleaned all the dirt debris out, you can see the salt white line of how high / built up it was.

     
    That was about it for the day, removed all trims and liking the look, tempted to dry ice the deadener and leave it...  tempting!






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    post edited by MK1corse - 2017/12/06 20:46:04
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    Re:AW11 MK1 MR2 Super Red - 20v Blacktop - MK1corse - Melb 2011/04/16 22:46:29 (permalink)
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    Never know what you find on the floor. I looked under the seat when I got my car and found old toothpaste.
    When are you putting the wheels on? 
    I love the steering wheel aswell. If you don't mind me asking, how much did it set you back? 
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    Re:AW11 MK1 MR2 Super Red - 20v Blacktop - MK1corse - Melb 2011/04/16 23:52:17 (permalink)
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    Hey Joel, lol toothpaste.
    Wheels will likely go on next Saturday or as soon as the swap is done. Just need decent lug nuts, currently trawling the net for info, i think RdS is spot on with the Kics lugs, Rays lugs  have so many mixed reviews...
    Rays wheels Rays lugs...?
    No stress man the 330mm Suede Grinta with Nardi/Personal boss was $390 AUS shipped from the US (ouch)
     
    Joel

    Never know what you find on the floor. I looked under the seat when I got my car and found old toothpaste.
    When are you putting the wheels on? 
    I love the steering wheel aswell. If you don't mind me asking, how much did it set you back? 


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    Re:AW11 MK1 MR2 Super Red - 20v Blacktop - MK1corse - Melb 2011/04/17 00:50:55 (permalink)
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    cool progress. :) was a nice day today eh!
     
    dont stress too much about the rust in the frunk there.. it doesnt look too bad. Dont go blaming the missing plug for doing that though! the way thats come down from the top corner, its just weeped brake fluid inside there some time in the last 20years!
    the painful thing about that is, you wont even be able to easily cover-paint over it, as paint hates brake fluid.. so fixing it seems more work than its worth. id leave it, but keep an eye on it. unless you live by the beach, or overfill your brake fluid.. i doubt it will be getting that much worse any time soon. :)
    as for the wheel arches, definitely give the car a thorough scrub and wash out that ledge on every arch. sucks about the rust bubble.. obviously the prev owner didnt was those arches too well. :(
    a similar thing thats DEF worth doing on these cars, is clean out behind the front wheel arch liners, where they meet the side-skirt. it is a serious dirt-trap, and its always surprising.
     
    :)
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    Re:AW11 MK1 MR2 Super Red - 20v Blacktop - MK1corse - Melb 2011/04/24 20:05:36 (permalink)
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    hAPpY eAStER! Loving the long weekend can do Mr2 stuff!
    Here's my AW in the workshop getting the 4age 20v Blacktop put in.

    love the proportions and shapes of the AW (excuse the extreme cam perspective)




    Original clutch and shagged clutch from the 20v - new clutch needed, Exedy, OSGiken???

    Blacktop Power



    Hooked up to the gearbox > 



    Aircon pipes in engine bay will be capped and aircon comp removed for cleaner install and weight saving




     
    The tired 16v




     
    20v has been sitting for a while, has lots of carbon build up, valves are not sealing and its losing comp
    hopefully comes good after a clean... (please please please) or valve train rebuild... hello Toda Racing

     
    You don't get to see it from this view everyday...



    underside of frunk can see missing rubber plug and rust blisters...




     
    Thats about it for now, time to get back to 20v valvetrain research... and harness/loom research pay a local auto elec to do it or use mr220v's service, combination of the 16v and 20v harnesses, 3weeks wait at around <$400? Cannot wait to finally drive her again!
    Peace out!
     
     
     
    post edited by MK1corse - 2017/12/06 20:31:55
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    Re:AW11 MK1 MR2 Super Red - 20v Blacktop - MK1corse - Melb 2011/04/28 22:39:25 (permalink)
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    Quick update:
     
    Poor lil MK1 will be away for another 2-3weeks!
    The carbon buildup in the old new / new old 4age 20v Blacktop was too severe despite being cleaned, the internals were pitted and it continued to lose comp... clearly had not done the said kms(lesson learnt buying secondhand engines...)  looking into suitable and streetable upgrades in the valevetrain department as it needs new: guides, shims, valves, springs etc... cams are okay and replacement parts will not be from Toda Racing (unless I find a lot of these... $$$$) Water pump, Timing belt are being replaced, Exedy clutch inbound and seeing the engine had been neglected and the head worn its only safe to think similar issues migrated the lower end, so it'll will be checked with bearings replaced etc just to be sure im not burning oil and crap when it finally gets turned over and sees the bitumen. ARP head bolts inbound along with full VRS gasket kit and finally the 16v/20v harnesses will be sent asap to mr220v for the plug and play solution - same length so ecu remains in the same spot! Phew... that's about it for now! Anyone have any hot tips?
     
     
    post edited by MK1corse - 2011/04/30 18:04:28
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    Re:AW11 MK1 MR2 Super Red - 20v Blacktop - MK1corse - Melb 2011/04/29 09:31:48 (permalink)
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    If you're going to rebuild the bottom end you should ditch the black top rods & replace them with 4agze ones at least.The original rods will break up near the gudgeon pin if abused!
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