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2012/05/02 16:47:02 (permalink)
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Nick's Two Tone 1989 AW11 MK1.5

 Hi all,
 
Just thought I'd start a showroom thread for my newly acquired AW11.
My daily driver Camry was about to run out of rego and I have been itching to try out AW11 ownership when I decided to bite the bullet and buy the one below.
It is in need of some TLC which works out well as that is exactly what I'm looking for.
Even though it is running on 6-7psi it feels great in the lighter AW11. I think I prefer the AW11 to the SW20
to be honest!
 
It currently has a standard Gen3 3sgte installed with a Gen3 LSD E153 gearbox with half gen3/ half camry axles
The previous owner assembled the engine using a gen2 block, new stock clutch, cometic HG, ARP head studs and new water/Timing Belt/Tensioner etc etc
The turbo is plumbed to the factory supercharger airbox/piping and is running on wastegate pressure (6-7 psi it seems)
It utilises the factory supercharger top mount air to air intercooler
It is fitted with a HKS exhaust which has been modified to connect to the factory dump pipe.
It has some sort of front brake upgrade as per the engineering report
The engineer report also covers the boost guage to the right of the dash cluster, lowering of ride height, battery relocation and the 17in wheels (To be replaced at some point)
 


I'll get some pics and more information up later tonight.
 
 
 
 
post edited by Mrskylighter - 2012/12/11 13:54:42

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    Re:Nick's Two Tone 1988 AW11 MK1.5 2012/05/02 16:48:16 (permalink)
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    Reserved for pics/information

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    Re:Nick's Two Tone 1988 AW11 MK1.5 2012/05/02 16:49:58 (permalink)
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    Cool, so your the new owner of Lampoons MK1.5 :D

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    Re:Nick's Two Tone 1988 AW11 MK1.5 2012/05/02 16:53:38 (permalink)
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    Sure am!

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    Re:Nick's Two Tone 1988 AW11 MK1.5 2012/05/02 16:57:03 (permalink)
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    Welcome back nick.
    Good to see you have another Mr2. any big power plans for this one like the last car??

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    Re:Nick's Two Tone 1988 AW11 MK1.5 2012/05/02 17:09:49 (permalink)
    +1 (1)
    Its good to be back :)
    No big power plans with this one at all. This is my daily driver so needs to be reliable and drive like stock.
    I am basically wanting about 200rwkws with simple bolt ons.
    My plan of attack is the following:
     
    Ugraded air filter setup (Have already purchased an Apexi Gen3 filter kit)
    CT20B turbo (I think it might have a CT26 atm, not sure)
    Berk Gen3 Coated downpipe
    Exhaust (Already have the HKS but it might become restrictive as the power goes up as its meant for a 4agze)
    More boost (Take it up to 16psi or so with a simple Turbosmart Boost Tee)
     
    If that doesn't hit 200ish I'll install a Power FC
     
    I think i'm on the money in regards to the above but I might be way off. Its been a while :)
     
     
     
     
     
    purple5ive

    Welcome back nick.
    Good to see you have another Mr2. any big power plans for this one like the last car??



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    Re:Nick's Two Tone 1988 AW11 MK1.5 2012/05/04 12:48:19 (permalink)
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    Update:
    In the first four days of ownership I have sorted a whole stack of things on the car. I managed to get this done in the evenings after work :)
     
    Spare key cut
    Wired up the third brakelight on the spoiler
    Replaced all rear lighting with new globes (Two were burnt out)
    Bought new floormats
    Installed a new leather shift boot (Ordered from the UK before I bought the car)
    Removed old busted stereo and dodgy stereo/Amp wiring
    Installed new Pioneer CD/MP3 and got the power antenna working
    Installed stereo brackets and pocket  (Ordered from the UK before I bought the car)  
    Installed KBox eccentric rod guides for the targa roof (Ordered from Canada before I bought the car)
    Thoroughly cleaned the black interior (looks beautiful now)
    Interior light didn't work so removed it and fixed the connections on the back of it. All good now. (Ordered a new light cover from the US as mine is brittle) 
    Tidied up the ecu wiring in the boot. Replaced crimped wires with heat shrinked solder joints
    Have started fixing and replacing engine vacuum connections. Previous owner had it all connected wrong. Car couldn't idle cold etc. (He plugged the vac line to the IACV haha)
    Have started installing an Apexi Gen3 3sgte intake kit. Should be done with that tonight.
     
    Tomorrow I am picking up an OEM Gen3 thermostat and gasket from Toyota. Will be flushing the system, installing new thermostat and filling with coolant. (Currently has an aftermarket thermostat in it which is taking ages to get up to temp)
     
    Tuesday or Wednesday I should recieve the gen3 map sensor I ordered from Japan so will install that along with a boost controller.
     
    That is all.

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    Re:Nick's Two Tone 1988 AW11 MK1.5 2012/05/04 13:28:55 (permalink)
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    Awesome progress! Hows the suspension? What kinda rims you planning?

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    Re:Nick's Two Tone 1988 AW11 MK1.5 2012/05/04 13:38:58 (permalink)
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    The suspension is suprisingly good. Much more comfortable than my old SW20.
    It has some sort of adjustable shocks in it with four settings. Currently on number 1.
    No idea what springs are in it.
    The tyres are 205/35/17
     
    Wheels, no idea at this stage. It will be one of the last things done during this overhaul process. Once I'm happy with the mechanicals and missing trim/plastics have been located I'll start shopping for some rims, see what Dylan has available.
     

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    Re:Nick's Two Tone 1988 AW11 MK1.5 2012/05/04 14:23:59 (permalink)
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    Very nice! As Jay mentioned awesome progress as well, look forward to checking it out
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    Re:Nick's Two Tone 1988 AW11 MK1.5 2012/05/04 14:27:30 (permalink)
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    So much WIN.
     
    Funny how so many of use Sdubbers moved to Adubs hahaha

     
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    Re:Nick's Two Tone 1988 AW11 MK1.5 2012/05/04 18:19:34 (permalink)
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    U lucky ****!! I only wish i had the cash for that one, looked at it many times on toymods... I wish u the best with it and i hoe it All goes well for u mate!., well done!.,

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    Re:Nick's Two Tone 1988 AW11 MK1.5 2012/05/07 10:23:16 (permalink)
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    Monday morning update.
    On the weekend I ticked off some more tasks from my list of things to do.
     
    Completely overhauled the cooling system by flushing it with a cleaning solution, flushing that out with water. When I removed the old OEM thermostat it was actually in two pieces. No wonder it took forever to heat up, coolant could just pass straight through it regardless of the temperature.
    Now with a new thermostat and fresh coolant the engine seems to be running much smoother. It is idling at the correct RPM and warming up nice a fast when started from cold.
    The previous owner had the mechanical boost gauge connected with fish tank air hose (clear thin hose) which just collapsed under vacuum :). I replaced that with 4mm rubber and now the gauge works great (For a no-name one anyway)
    I did an oil change and also installed new spark plugs. 
    Instead of installing the Apexi gen3 intake kit I just bought a cheap pod filter and attached it to the intake piping in the boot. This is only a temporary solution.
     
    Also found the first problem with the car that I don't think I can fix myself. The gearbox is leaking fluid from what looks to be a joint in the gearbox casing. It is the large joint that has the orange coloured sealant that runs right around the middle part of the box. This might be a gearbox out fix, I hope not.
     
    Apart from the above problem that car is just getting better and better to drive. I think its really going to be quite quick once the boost is turned up from 7psi to about 15 or so once I receive the gen3 map sensor in the mail this week. 
     
    Next items on the list to install or resolve are as follows:
    Install new speakers front and rear in the standard locations.
    Install more missing plastic trim/covers once they are arrive from the UK.
    Fix the gearbox oil leak
    Turn up the boost once map sensor is installed and engine running perfect
     
    Peace out homies 
     
     

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    Re:Nick's Two Tone 1988 AW11 MK1.5 2012/05/07 10:28:59 (permalink)
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    Gangster!
     
    I'll be disappointed if I don't see it on Wednesday.

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    Re:Nick's Two Tone 1988 AW11 MK1.5 2012/05/07 10:35:52 (permalink)
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    Haha, I will do my very best to be there :)
     
    It will probably have to be the following meet before you can test drive it and give your approval though :)

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