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New owner and project intention

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Hi all.

I'm new around here. Just picked up my MR2 yesterday. Pleased with my purchase. Feel I lucked out and found a clean one(no rust :th: ). Thought I'd share some initial thoughts and intentions as you'll probably see me asking lots of questions around here.

I love how it drives and looks and it feels so analogue which is what I was looking for(coming from modern fast cars such as an m140i recently). It's very engaging in corners.

Love the t-bar and it doesn't leak so that's a plus.

It's not as quick as I expected but then maybe that's just comparing to what I'm use to(sorry if this offends anyone lol). But I intend to convert it from an N/A to something a bit more special anyway.

One of the indicator bulbs on the instrument cluster doesn't work so I need to look at that.

The clutch seems nackered, at least that's my guess. Slips when coming from high revs down to the next gear and it seems to be slipping when engaging the next gear and attempting to accelerate. Will probably fix that for now whilst I decide what engine to put in it.

Anyway that's about it for my initial thoughts and I'll attach a pic. PS I have no clue what revision it is so maybe someone can tell me(I'm thinking 4 maybe 5?)
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looks like a rev 4 as it doesnt have a combat rear wing
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It's not as quick as I expected but then maybe that's just comparing to what I'm use to (sorry if this offends anyone lol). But I intend to convert it from an N/A to something a bit more special anyway.
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@jimi

M4 and M140i. The speed of it doesn't bother me too much though as i will be aiming for 300bhp + once I've sorted all the little bits out and given it some TLC.

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Welcome to the Club :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
Nice looking rev4 Sonic Shadow , put a 2gr in it :D
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Looks good, its a rev 3 going off the yellow indicators.
You really dont need much power in these to have fun but i agree on the mk2 NA its much better after a little power bump. (v6) :)
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as its a 98 i would suggest late rev4
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MRHAPPY62 wrote: 12/05/22 18:07 Welcome to the Club :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
Nice looking rev4 Sonic Shadow , put a 2gr in it :D
Im thinking 2GR-FE. Seems like it maybe tough to find a donor car though!

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They do come up
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Hi and welcome to the OC.
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Have a look on the TwoBrutal archive, loads of accurate info on all MR2 engine swaps http://www.woodsport.org/forum/forum.php?styleid=56
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