Feels great to be updating this thread.
With the Corolla 1.8 project coming to a close I can finally devote all my time and efforts to the MR2.
Since I last checked in I've done some work on her.
Mainly being a full Toyota service; oil change, new oil filter, etc
The big change has been to overhaul of the suspension, with brand new shock bearings put in the mounts. The previous versions had turned to dust on the front.
The result now is that the car certainly feels stiffer on the corners, as it should!
The car is now much more suitable to daily driving. Before any dip of bump in the road resulted in horrible noises and a few missing vertebrae from the bumps.
Last night I took apart the dash and interior console to fix 2 issues.
- Heater not working correctly.
- Blown bulbs at the rear of the clocks / speedo dial
I'm glad to say that the heater was an easy fix, some of the cabling that connects to the hot / cold switch had gotten lose with age. I retightened this cabling back up an now the cars warms instantly. Woo
Also replaced old tungsten bulbs with nice smd LED dash.
I may still opt for a coloured display as I did with the Corolla
BTW, does anyone know if the SW20 has a cabin pollen filter. Couldn't see one in there, would love to replace it if the car has one to freshen the air coming in.
Anyways here is how she stands now. Representing TOC-IRL at Japfest and various other meets.
(The sleeper eyes aren't permanent, I just set them manually for shows when parked up)