Its been a while huh.
Prior to this week the most I've done to my MR2 is pretty much rotate the tyres, buy the panels that I need, waste paint by spraying last winter and it looking like dog shit will need to be re-done later.
Last night I charged up the few batteries I have laying round, the one I bought back in 2015 when I got the car only charged to 10v but fortunately the one I had in my new car has a bit of life left in it and is same type so that got put in the 2. Alarm made an ugly noise and destroyed my ears but besides that my car fires up fine. Keyless entry battery is munted but that's OK. Battery light comes on and left indicator flashes like a crackhead but Car will probably get a full service and slowly be put back on the road. I don't want to rush this as I've got my 'daily'.
Plus Ive been out of Auckland for the whole year, and will be leaving next week. The car will get fixed though, any work I can't do myself will be left in capable hands.
Anyway i wanted to introduce my new car by way of a run but that didn't work out. So here it is. It's a 1995 Subaru Impreza WRX STI v1, the sports wagon. Everyone said no don't do it but I did and it worked out fine. It was either that or a 1990 Accord Vigor like the one my mum had lol, or one of the reg-on-hold Mitsubishi GTO on trademe.
Long story short, I got ripped off by a car dealer who sold me a car that had a fake wof sticker and it broke down with a bad fuel pump up north. After Mayne Automotive biggest ripoff c---ts trying to get 1k out of me for another wof I sought the help of my gf cousin who is a Subie lover. Took dealer to court and won $800.
I haven't done much to the Subaru, other than services with fluids plugs filters etc. Most expensive thing I've done is fit Pirelli cinturato p6 tyres and respray the wheels in a rally style white with colour matched accents. There's a knockoff eBay Sti shift knob and boot, and plenty of fake carbon fibre wrap, wing mirrors are covered in it as its much better than faded red/pink.
I also wanted to get into welding and fit a new muffler after my tip was dragged around maraetai. Typical subies. First oil change, my drain plug could be removed by hand. This car like my mr2 had been looked after by one owner for many years, but it had fallen in the hands of a dimwit. Muffler has been replaced. I've gone from a single exit 80mm diameter sti unit to a twin exit 75mm diameter eBay special. It's much quieter under low revs. I've also deleted bov while I had a boost leak, no turbo flutter yet.
I've travelled round the north island in a Nissan Serena too which has had its share of problems but they've all been fixed and that will be ready to sell to some travellers soon
Back to the MR2 - I'm fitting fenders, a border front bumper which used to be on Reubans car, and a new drivers door. Depending on how many bolts/nuts I have or grades of sandpaper I have I will do some of the repairs. I'll also get under and pull apart suspension. May fit my lowering springs and shocks if I don't need a spring compressor.