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Baskerville 1000 Track Build

Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by mista2, Aug 2, 2019.

  1. Vicdat610

    Vicdat610 Well-Known Member

    I agree...that is a good course of action.
    I would like to do something similar in the not too distant future. I've got a couple various similar oil leaks. At least I fixed my powwer steering, anti-freeze, and brake fluid leaks recently hahahah

  2. mista2

    mista2 Member

    Hey all,

    Long time between updates, owing largely to this whole COVID-19 pandemic and changes in my work/lifestyle, and I've been mindful to not spend too much money on the project. As a result, the progress has halted a bit more than what I had forecasted, but I have managed to do the following in recent months:

    1. Fit the front coilovers, modify the rear coilovers, and fit;
    2. Remove battery, AFM/intake, coil, igniter, trans/throttle cables, fuel lines, radiator, p/s, a/c, driveshafts - pretty much everything in the way of me removing the engine, without the engine (yet);
    3. Removed the hubs and brakes, ready for overhaul.
    4. Other odds and ends to prep this beast ready for registration, such as wipers, speedo cable, bulbs, small things.

    Most of my spending money has gone towards camera/audio/lighting gear, putting a bit more effort into the YouTube channel than I possibly should, but it will hopefully be worthwhile.

    I'll keep chipping away with the project and try to be a bit more punctual with the updates.

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  3. mista2

    mista2 Member

    Hey everyone,

    The build presses on this weekend. I finally managed to grab myself an engine crane, and stand, and it will come out ideally tomorrow.

    Whilst the engine is out, the rest of the P/S and A/C will be removed, and I plan to manualise the steering rack.

    The engine will be treated to a full gasket and seal kit, as well as a new water pump, timing belt, and I'll try to source a belt suitable for running just the alternator.

    Aside from a few coats of hi-temp engine paint and a general clean up, there isn't much else I plan to do with it.

    Hopefully a couple of weeks and it'll be ready to go back in again.

    Then it is off for registration, as I want to be able to drive to and from the track, and the stripping/weight reduction/race-car mods will begin!

  4. mista2

    mista2 Member

    Hey guys, engine is out on a stand, and undergoing a much needed recondition/refresh (not to be confused with a rebuild, my budget doesn't stretch that far!)

    In other news, there has been a delay on account of me impulse bidding (which may or may not have been accompanied by numerous beers) on a ZZT231 celica (economical write-off) at a local auction 2 weeks ago. For less than $500.00AUD including towing and admin fees, the car was mine. It suffered a significant front-passenger impact, and it wasn't worth saving, but it was however worth removing the 2ZZ with 155,000kms, and the C60 6-speed manual, both of which are now destined to go into my ZZW30 MR2 - bring on a budget Lotus Elise build!!! The celica seats and double din Alpine head unit have already been donated to the MR2 and what was simply used as my daily is at risk of becoming my main project. I need to finish this race car!

    The ZZT231 celica shell is now gone but during the part out I managed to score a few items which will grace the ST162. Nothing exciting, just seatbelts, wheels, a few other minor bits and pieces, oh and now I have a myriad of 10mm, 12mm and 14mm bolts!

    All the bits to recondition the 3SGE are on the way. Bring on the rest of the build!
  5. 1fstgts

    1fstgts Well-Known Member Staff Member Administrator Moderator Donated!

    Glad you are posting. The MR2 sounds like a fun build. Keep up the good work on the 162. Hopefully now that we eliminated the Russian spam we can drag more people over here from dreaded facebook.
  6. mista2

    mista2 Member

    Thanks mate, the forums are now much tidier and I think, in light of the recent Facebook group posts, people might frequent here a bit more often.

    I'm gradually chipping away at giving the engine some love. Water pump and timing belt kit will go on this weekend. Unfortunately the weather here has been shocking of late, so it is taking me longer than expected (again).

    In other news, my 1ZZ powered MR2 ZZW30 finally kicked the bucket, rather theatrically, in a shower of white and blue smoke. The ST162 project is going to be fast-tracked, and might even become my daily for a short while, while I then work on the 2ZZ/6-speed conversion.

    I've also ordered brakes, which will go on after the engine and bay is all sorted, then after some paint, it should be time for registration!
  7. 1fstgts

    1fstgts Well-Known Member Staff Member Administrator Moderator Donated!

    Im trying my best to promote the facebook page for here and get people to sign up. I get forums are kind of on a downturn, but facebook and such dont lend themselves to learn from others mistakes, builds and research.

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