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#79043
Hi there 11 Months, 2 Weeks ago Karma: 2
Hi Everyone,
really happy to join this forum. I'm in the market for an MR2, having just received approval from 'head office'.

I had a '92 NA for about 5yrs but sold it around 10 years ago because it was just impractical as a daily runner at the time - kids etc and new rear tyres every 6 months.

Never got over being without that car so looking forward to a new one now. I'm thinking of sticking to the NA's but t-bar this time (last one was sunroof) and I dont trust myself in the turbo.

Nice to meet you all!

Conor.
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#79045
Re: Hi there 11 Months, 2 Weeks ago Karma: 14
HI and welcome conor,have a t-bar NA myself,great cars,its nice to take top off in this fine irish summer weather,hehe,best off luck in your search for a new car.
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#79047
Re: Hi there 11 Months, 2 Weeks ago Karma: 312
Welcome to MR2.ie Conor, best of luck with your search
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#79049
Re: Hi there 11 Months, 2 Weeks ago Karma: 27
Welcome Conor
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#79051
Re: Hi there 11 Months, 2 Weeks ago Karma: 133
It's good to have you on board Conor.

You may already know this, but make sure that there are no leaks on the t-bar seals as they can give bother.
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#79053
Re: Hi there 11 Months, 2 Weeks ago Karma: 13
Welcome conor, hope you find exactly what you are looking for happy hunting
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#79055
Re: Hi there 11 Months, 2 Weeks ago Karma: 1
Hi folks,
Like Conor I'm also happy to join this forum,I've always admired the MR2 and purchased a 89 MK1 in Cork back in Nov.
I bought the car solely for summer use,to enyoy the experience until it's locked away for another summer.
Today was the day i decided to get her back on the road.

Ringing around for classic insurance wasn't as easy as i first thought as a few declined saying they don't cover that model of car but First Ireland did fully comp for a very reasonable price of €220 but one of the requirements was that i was a member of a vintage club,
Im guessing the MR2 i bought has been a member sometime in its life time as it has Classic Toyota Run and Nenagh Classic Car Club stickers down by the windscreen.
If anyone can hook me up with a membership number so i can get this beauty on the road I'd be very much greatful.

I'm from Newbridge and I'd like to bring the car to an MR2 specialist before she hits the road but don't know anyone local who works on MR2's,
I'm not a mechanic and don't pretend to be one,in fact i be as well off looking into a five acre field then looking into an engine bay but the body is excellent and interior spotless,she came with plenty of service history,was told under the car got under sealed and arches where also sealed but pockets could do with a little work,
Along with a service She could do with been tracked and balanced.
If anyone can help me out with above I'd very much appreciate it.

Cheers guys,
Paul.

Ps. I'll try throw up some photo's later when i get the chance.
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#79057
Re: Hi there 11 Months, 2 Weeks ago Karma: 133
Hi Paul.

The mk1 MR2 uses the same 4A-GE engine as some of the corollas of the same year. So most competent mechanics should be able to work on it.

The MR2 is more awkward to work on which can be off putting to some mechanics as it requires dexterity at times to get to certain parts.

Just keep an eye on the sills and the wheel arches as they are a well known part of the MR2 for rusting.
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#79059
Re: Hi there 11 Months, 2 Weeks ago Karma: 13
Hi paul, welcome also I'll pm a number for a guy in kilcullen there his name is paul aswel, anything u want to know about an mr2 he is the man, he will look over yours and check it out for you.
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#79061
Re: Hi there 11 Months, 2 Weeks ago Karma: 10
Hi Conor, welcome, don't know if its of any interest but there is a fella near me selling a very nice Black 93 NA he's had garaged for awhile.
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#79067
Re: Hi there 11 Months, 2 Weeks ago Karma: 2
Thanks for the welcomes guys!

Knightrider, interested in looking at all available options. I'm in galway. Where's your friend based? Will i pm you my email?
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#79069
Re: Hi there 11 Months, 2 Weeks ago Karma: 1
Thanks for the feedback guys,
I'm looking forward to getting her on the road and going for a run/meet with you guys,
I see your only down the road Steve,I'll buzz the guy from kilcullen next week,thanks.
I'm finding it difficult to upload some photo's,any easier way?

Paul.
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#79071
Re: Hi there 11 Months, 2 Weeks ago Karma: 13
Hi paul, yea just beside u here in naas give paul a ring I was telling him u might call him, if u can't get to him he will call to u no problem there
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#79101
Re: Hi there 11 Months, 1 Week ago Karma: 16
Welcome along Conor and Paul - any pics ? we love pics
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#79111
Re: Hi there 11 Months, 1 Week ago Karma: 1
Skybound hi,
I tried to upload photo's onto this page at the weekend but found it difficult (or just haven't a clue what I'm at
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#79149
Re: Hi there 11 Months, 1 Week ago Karma: 312
Paul wrote:
Skybound hi,
I tried to upload photo's onto this page at the weekend but found it difficult (or just haven't a clue what I'm at


Hi mate, unfortunately due to software constraints pictures have always been a bit tricky on this forum. Take a look at this thread which might give some ideas:

www.mr2.ie/mr2-forum/29-photography/1623...res-via-imageshackus
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#79155
Re: Hi there 11 Months, 1 Week ago Karma: 33
Welcome Conor!
See ya around... (Co.Galway)
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