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sesto elemento
sesto elemento Dork
9/20/15 6:52 p.m.

Here's my thread……

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/build-projects-and-project-cars/00-mr2-spyder-commute-attack-car/68482/page1/

java230
java230 Reader
9/20/15 8:14 p.m.

In reply to sesto elemento:

Good call. Air brakes

sesto elemento
sesto elemento Dork
9/20/15 8:32 p.m.

You should buy the turbo setup from my car so I can begin Phase 2, I've got an 11k mile 2zzge that I'm building for boost. 214 @ wheels is really fun, I'm hoping 414 is 200 more funs.

java230
java230 Reader
9/20/15 9:35 p.m.
sesto elemento wrote: You should buy the turbo setup from my car so I can begin Phase 2, I've got an 11k mile 2zzge that I'm building for boost. 214 @ wheels is really fun, I'm hoping 414 is 200 more funs.

Love too! But its got to fit in my budget, I've got about $800 left... Where you located?

eebasist
eebasist Reader
9/20/15 10:51 p.m.

In reply to java230: Nothing exotic is going back in, just a newer 1zzfe from a corolla. Hardest part is swapping over a ton of different brackets, etc.....that and actually dropping the motor

java230
java230 Reader
9/25/15 10:25 a.m.

Freaking rusty bolts. Swapping this upright is a whole bunch of WTF.

Broken caliper bolt.... After a week of PB and a torch on it a couple times.

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Cleverfrog
Cleverfrog Reader
9/25/15 10:57 a.m.

In reply to java230:

Ouch. I know your pain.

java230
java230 Reader
9/25/15 11:10 a.m.

In reply to Cleverfrog:

Yeah hopefully it will slide off with the rotor. And then hopefully I can get it out.... Calipers for this things are spendy!

I got pissed off and just put my tools away when it snapped.

Petrolburner
Petrolburner HalfDork
9/25/15 2:15 p.m.
java230 wrote: I got pissed off and just put my tools away when it snapped.

Been there, done that.

java230
java230 Reader
9/25/15 2:45 p.m.
Petrolburner wrote:
java230 wrote: I got pissed off and just put my tools away when it snapped.

Been there, done that.

Yeah sometimes its a good thing, it often keeps other things unbroken

java230
java230 Reader
9/28/15 10:54 a.m.

Progress has been made.

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And my dad found these for me, $200 with tires I can get a couple months out of! No more out of round wheels!

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java230
java230 Reader
9/28/15 9:13 p.m.

Wheel speed sensor is mine! It was quite frozen into the old knuckle. A few days of PB helped. It's got a little dent from using a socket to beat it out, hopefully it still works. It was a a $200 plus dollar part! Ouch.

Getting very close to being a roller again.

java230
java230 Reader
9/29/15 12:11 p.m.

Brake caliper saved as well!

offending bolt.

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Mine!

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Probably very boring, but oh well.

Billy_Bottle_Caps
Billy_Bottle_Caps Dork
9/29/15 4:04 p.m.

Man you are doing well. Hopefully your rear alignment issue will be resolved

wheelsmithy
wheelsmithy HalfDork
9/30/15 7:19 p.m.
java230 wrote: Probably very boring, but oh well.

Nope, Freaking Awesome!v Nice wheels, as well.

java230
java230 Reader
10/1/15 10:01 a.m.

Glad you guys are enjoying it. I may have time tonight to get the brake caliper and wheels back on it. I really want to drop it and see what the camber is like....

java230
java230 Reader
10/2/15 10:59 a.m.

Crappy phone picture, but one step closer to being on the road! I was in an hurry to get home and forgot to grab a caliper bolt....

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java230
java230 Reader
10/16/15 9:13 a.m.

All back together now. But I need cone seat lugs for the new wheels.... I didn't think about that.

But brakes are on and bled. I think all the fluid will need to be changed very soon.

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jstein77
jstein77 SuperDork
10/16/15 11:06 a.m.

Do you think that solved your alignment issue?

java230
java230 Reader
10/16/15 11:15 a.m.
jstein77 wrote: Do you think that solved your alignment issue?

Im hopeful the upright did it. Looks better to my eyeball, but I wont know until its at ride height....

java230
java230 Reader
10/18/15 1:56 p.m.

Had just enough time to throw a wheel on and drop it.

Before:

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After

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That's with the arms adjusted to roughly stock lengths. Definitely better!!

java230
java230 Reader
10/20/15 9:21 a.m.

Its alive! Went around the block yesterday. Only rubbing on one loose fender liner. That was fixed. Now for insurance and an emissions test and I can get plates.

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Mezzanine
Mezzanine HalfDork
10/20/15 10:39 a.m.

That's it? Just like that? GREAT!

What's the plan after getting it licensed?

java230
java230 Reader
10/20/15 11:25 a.m.
Mezzanine wrote: That's it? Just like that? GREAT! What's the plan after getting it licensed?

Well I gotta get the rear bumper painted and on at some point, but that doesn't stop me driving it! I need to replace the exhaust before I put the bumper on. I think its beyond saving... Its bent is so many different directions I cant even figure it out...

But it turns out im too tall. I had never driven it on the street before. the top 1/3 of my eyesight is in the top of the windshield hoop.... So I will need to address that.

The plan is to autox it some next summer, and have a fun summer DD. Maybe a HDPE. I just put really slick tires on it, so rain won't be fun...

NickD
NickD HalfDork
10/20/15 1:53 p.m.
java230 wrote: But it turns out im too tall. I had never driven it on the street before. the top 1/3 of my eyesight is in the top of the windshield hoop.... So I will need to address that.

Yeah, that's the one big complaint I hear about this chassis MR2. That's why I haven't really looked at them when looking for cars, because I figured at 6'3" and 240lbs, it wouldn't work too well.

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