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  • 02-06-2020 1:31pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,062 ✭✭✭ Redriddick


    Hi guys,

    I am contemplating buying a early to mid 90's car to work on or restore. Was thinking of an mr2 or celica or something along them lines. Something a bit of fun and with parts easy to come by.
    Anything ye would recommend, budget €3000 approx.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,990 ✭✭✭ Quigs Snr


    .. I found the MX5 fun. Easy to work with too. If you can handle the aesthetics which are a bit love / hate. Would like T-BAR MR2 myself though. Loads of them around a couple of years ago. Not many now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,358 ✭✭✭ kev1.3s


    Redriddick wrote: »
    Hi guys,

    I am contemplating buying a early to mid 90's car to work on or restore. Was thinking of an mr2 or celica or something along them lines. Something a bit of fun and with parts easy to come by.
    Anything ye would recommend, budget €3000 approx.

    I know of an absolutely immaculate 93 celica that'll be coming on the market pretty soon, you'll need to be a little north of your maximum.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,070 ✭✭✭ kdevitt


    How much work are you actually looking to take on?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,062 ✭✭✭ Redriddick


    kdevitt wrote: »
    How much work are you actually looking to take on?

    Could take on a good bit, have experience in all mechanical work, engines, suspension etc.
    I fully rebuilt a tractor and will be selling that shortly and am looking for a new toy to tinker on.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,062 ✭✭✭ Redriddick


    kev1.3s wrote: »
    I know of an absolutely immaculate 93 celica that'll be coming on the market pretty soon, you'll need to be a little north of your maximum.

    Oh do tell, pm if you need too....


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,070 ✭✭✭ kdevitt


    Redriddick wrote: »
    Could take on a good bit, have experience in all mechanical work, engines, suspension etc.
    I fully rebuilt a tractor and will be selling that shortly and am looking for a new toy to tinker on.

    Theres a CRX shell being sold down in Cork on Facebook for €500 - needs engine and panel work etc. Good opportunity to stick in a B series or K series engine.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,062 ✭✭✭ Redriddick


    kdevitt wrote: »
    Theres a CRX shell being sold down in Cork on Facebook for €500 - needs engine and panel work etc. Good opportunity to stick in a B series or K series engine.

    Have ya a link


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,062 ✭✭✭ Redriddick


    Found it, needs alot of work though


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,070 ✭✭✭ kdevitt




  • Registered Users Posts: 2,070 ✭✭✭ kdevitt


    Should add - I'm restoring one at the moment, so probably have one or two parts that it needs. Not certain on the year of that one - but its 6 months at most away from vintage tax.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,358 ✭✭✭ kev1.3s


    Redriddick wrote: »


    Oh do tell, pm if you need too....

    It belongs to a guy I share garage space with. I think hes reached the end of the road with it and replaced it with a project alfa gtv, I'll get some photos and upload them tomorrow.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,062 ✭✭✭ Redriddick


    kev1.3s wrote: »
    It belongs to a guy I share garage space with. I think hes reached the end of the road with it and replaced it with a project alfa gtv, I'll get some photos and upload them tomorrow.

    Cheers


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,358 ✭✭✭ kev1.3s


    Photos as promised


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,358 ✭✭✭ kev1.3s


    kev1.3s wrote: »
    Photos as promised

    Files are too big to upload so if you pm me your number I'll what's app them to you.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,062 ✭✭✭ Redriddick


    kev1.3s wrote: »
    Files are too big to upload so if you pm me your number I'll what's app them to you.

    Pm sent


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,062 ✭✭✭ Redriddick


    So after alot of thinking and what not I but the bullet and bought a 1994 MR2 mk2 rev 3 tbar. Its not in bad shape at all for the age and I'm fairly happy.
    It did however fail the nct a few months back and I got my hands in the report. Failed on rear suspension imbalance and emissions so a but of work to do over the next few months. I'm going to pull all the suspension, paint all of it and install all new bushing etc.
    Looking forward to it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,358 ✭✭✭ kev1.3s


    Good luck, looking forward to seeing your progress.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,062 ✭✭✭ Redriddick


    kev1.3s wrote: »
    Good luck, looking forward to seeing your progress.

    Thanks kev, did your mate sell his celica


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,892 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    Redriddick wrote: »
    Failed on rear suspension imbalance and emissions so a but of work to do over the next few months. I'm going to pull all the suspension, paint all of it and install all new bushing etc.
    Looking forward to it.

    Best of luck with it! Would you not start with the emissions? That could potentially be expensive, so not much point spending time and money on the suspension if you can't economically repair the emissions issue

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,062 ✭✭✭ Redriddick


    unkel wrote: »
    Best of luck with it! Would you not start with the emissions? That could potentially be expensive, so not much point spending time and money on the suspension if you can't economically repair the emissions issue
    Thanks unkel, will be looking at the emissions issue alright. Throttle body clean, full service, new lambda sensor maybe, check for leaking exhaust etc.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,062 ✭✭✭ Redriddick


    Thought I would throw up a pic of the emissions, someone might have an idea.
    Appreciate it guys


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 4,749 Mod ✭✭✭✭ kadman




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