ClanFevers's 1991 NZ New G

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Re: ClanFevers's 1991 NZ New G

Postby ClanFever » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:37 am

Manfield did no real damage to the car. Speedo stopped working and under bumper guard came a bit loose, nothing a cable tie didn't fix. Clutch is also starting to slip a little (I may or may not have left a big puff of clutch smoke at the last MR2 run...)

Took it to Phil over the weekend just been, he took the dash apart and found the speedo cable had simply come loose from the cluster. We thought this would be the problem as last time he took it apart to fix the tacho, the cable was extremely easy to take out. So we've simply plugged it back in - we at least know for sure it's why the speedo drops off, and if it happens again we can then work on a permanent solution.

While we were in there we swapped out the headunit and din piece (I helped, I swapped them on the brackets, me so good with nothing :mrgreen: ) - then found the rear speakers weren't working (they weren't before either but I didn't even pay attention). Pulled the back pieces off to expose them, they weren't even plugged in. Plugged the left side in and then it short circuited for a moment, the tweeter brackets for the small speakers were being used to hold additional speakers. Phil attempted a fix with electrical tape but then the speakers sounded distorted, so we've unplugged them again. Something to look at later if can be bothered

He also showed me how to clean a windscreen properly (as I couldn't seem to do it without leaving smudges all over). Basically it's a case of going over it with a cloth that's been wet with cleaning product, then going over it again with a drier part of the cloth, then using another cloth that's very dry. He also applied some CarPro Hydro2 Lite on the outside, makes the water bead off in the rain, was an easy drive home even with the rain!

All in all, appreciate the help Phil gives me as he loves to learn and do work to cars, there are things I won't attempt at all due to my computer hands or because in the past I've mucked it up big time. He is also a pro at putting the dash to pieces, I look away and most of it has been removed (cleanly too, no breaks!)

How many Phil's can you get behind an mr2 seat? 0.97 Phils!
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Re: ClanFevers's 1991 NZ New G

Postby ClanFever » Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:29 pm

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Current: 1992 Toyota MR2 G-Limited with Gen 2 3S-GTE + CT20B (APEXED), 1990 Toyota MR2 G-Limited (MEVSU), 1997 Sprinter Carib Z-Touring
Past: '91 G-Limited, '89 G-Limited, '91 NZ New MR2, '91 G-Limited, '99 Altezza 3SGE, '98 Altezza 1GFE, '88 Corolla, '96 Curren, '94 Ceres Corolla, '94 Levin, '90 Hiace Super Custom 4x4, '91 Mirage, '93 MX-6 J-Spec, '91 Familia, '91 Galant, '90 Navara, '96 Commodore, '94 Pajero, '89 Lancer, '93 Pajero, '92 Pajero, '89 Mirage, '92 Terrano, '87 Familia, '03 Colt, '91 Pajero, '91 Pajero

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Re: ClanFevers's 1991 NZ New G

Postby ClanFever » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:39 pm

Still kind of for sale, but not going to let it go too cheap. So I've been driving it! Clutch is getting much worse though, so need to look at doing something about that sooner rather than later. No real other updates for it.
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Re: ClanFevers's 1991 NZ New G

Postby GDII » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:46 pm

Another thing to note is the side trim is thicker than the JDM cars. Thicker as in sticks out from the car body more than the JDM ones do. This seems to be the same for the USDM cars too. Harder to see in the black car in photos but on a white car it is very obvious when you see the real car.
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Re: ClanFevers's 1991 NZ New G

Postby ClanFever » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:52 pm

I sold this car a year ago if it wasn't obvious!

Yeah, now that you mention it. Wide body! More like SARD????
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Re: ClanFevers's 1991 NZ New G

Postby GDII » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:37 pm

ClanFever wrote:I sold this car a year ago if it wasn't obvious!

Yeah, now that you mention it. Wide body! More like SARD????

You'd hope I knew that! :lol: Just information dumping. I added it to the post where I listed the other things we knew of.
1996 AE101 Corolla Sprint NZ New Daily
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2005 DY3 Demio
1990 EP81 Starlet XL (Sold)
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Re: ClanFevers's 1991 NZ New G

Postby ClanFever » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:33 pm

GDII wrote:
ClanFever wrote:I sold this car a year ago if it wasn't obvious!

Yeah, now that you mention it. Wide body! More like SARD????

You'd hope I knew that! :lol: Just information dumping. I added it to the post where I listed the other things we knew of.


That was for the other forum users, I never bothered to "finalise" this build thread haha

Consider this thread... finalised! I believe the new owner managed to bleed the system and get the car going without a new clutch.
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Re: ClanFevers's 1991 NZ New G

Postby ClanFever » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:49 am

The car ended up abandoned in Karori, with posts on Vic Deals asking "whose car is this?" - Weirdly NZTA notified me by email yesterday saying on their records I'm no longer the registered owner, even though I (and always do) immediately went online and processed my end to state I've sold it.
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