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#1 Bilbo

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 10:32 PM

So, I sold my silver mk2 back in September last year as I was moving out and couldn't justify keeping it.

Five months have passed and I'm sat on Nutz about three weeks ago looking through build threads, and I just had to get another ready for the summer.

Well I haven't got many pics just yet but here it is:

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It's a 1999 1.6
Imported from Japan in 2004
Roughly 80,000 miles
Clutch replaced
Cambelt replaced
"Upgraded" to 16" alloys (these will be changed)
Tein lowering springs (still not low enough)
Grooved brake discs
Nice sounding Sportex exhaust.
Mk2.5 front bumper (painted badly)
The better 1 piece seats without the separate headrest.
Tons of receipts for various work carried out, mainly servicing and the like.

From my initial look underneath it appears cleaner than my old mk2, the arches look and feel quite solid, not 100% on the sills yet, some light blemishes but feel solid enough on a closer look. Certainly not as far gone as the old mk2 in any case.

MOT is short, end of April, so I'll be looking to get anything sorted ASAP.


Anyway it drives really well, the 1.6 feels different to the 1.8, but not noticeably slower at all.

I'm looking to get it all solid and through the MOT first, but after that the plans are:

Underseal
New speakers
Some nice 15" wheels
Coilovers
Deep dish steering wheel
Suede gaiters
Offset front plate
Decat
GV lip
Sparco Sprint seats

I'll keep this updated as and when I get new bits for it.


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Bilbo's Scrapyard Spec Eunos

'92 Eunos 1.6 - Triumph Daytona 600 ITBs - Speeduino Core4 ECU - AEM Wideband - Volk Racing Mesh 15x7 fronts - Work Equip 03 14x7 rears - Direnza Coilovers - Malian exhaust - Firefly overfenders - Sparco Sprint on side mounts

 

Bilbo's Mk1 Eunos

'92 Eunos 1.6 - Lifted on mk2 shocks - 205/65/15 Malatesta M35 on Viking alloys - Speeduino standalone ECU - Innovate MTX-L Plus wideband - MX5Parts catback - Silenced Decat - Cowl intake - Sparco Sprint bucket seat - Skidnation side mounts - Dished suede wheel

 

Bilbo's Mk2 Import

'99 1.6 import - Tein springs - Grooved discs - Decat - Sportex exhaust - Plenty of rust

 

Bilbo's Mk2

'98 1.8 - MS-01R wheels - Toyo Proxes - Otto Racing Jap can exhaust - K&N intake - Nas dished suede wheel - Rust.


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Posted 24 February 2015 - 09:10 AM

Looks good mate.
You should add 2.5 headlights to the list, great improvement ;)
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#3 Bilbo

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 09:52 AM

Yeah definitely mate, I like the look of them.

Not sure whether to buy new 16s or 15s. If I go for 15s I'll have to pay for a full new set of tyres, the ones I have are all quite fresh.
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Bilbo's Scrapyard Spec Eunos

'92 Eunos 1.6 - Triumph Daytona 600 ITBs - Speeduino Core4 ECU - AEM Wideband - Volk Racing Mesh 15x7 fronts - Work Equip 03 14x7 rears - Direnza Coilovers - Malian exhaust - Firefly overfenders - Sparco Sprint on side mounts

 

Bilbo's Mk1 Eunos

'92 Eunos 1.6 - Lifted on mk2 shocks - 205/65/15 Malatesta M35 on Viking alloys - Speeduino standalone ECU - Innovate MTX-L Plus wideband - MX5Parts catback - Silenced Decat - Cowl intake - Sparco Sprint bucket seat - Skidnation side mounts - Dished suede wheel

 

Bilbo's Mk2 Import

'99 1.6 import - Tein springs - Grooved discs - Decat - Sportex exhaust - Plenty of rust

 

Bilbo's Mk2

'98 1.8 - MS-01R wheels - Toyo Proxes - Otto Racing Jap can exhaust - K&N intake - Nas dished suede wheel - Rust.


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Posted 24 February 2015 - 06:29 PM

15's for daily driving, and keep the 16's as skids ;)
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#5 Bilbo

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 07:05 PM

Good shout I think, the 16s have shoddy paint so will probably make good winter wheels.

I've got it booked in for an inspection at the MX5Restorer on Saturday morning, fingers crossed.
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Bilbo's Scrapyard Spec Eunos

'92 Eunos 1.6 - Triumph Daytona 600 ITBs - Speeduino Core4 ECU - AEM Wideband - Volk Racing Mesh 15x7 fronts - Work Equip 03 14x7 rears - Direnza Coilovers - Malian exhaust - Firefly overfenders - Sparco Sprint on side mounts

 

Bilbo's Mk1 Eunos

'92 Eunos 1.6 - Lifted on mk2 shocks - 205/65/15 Malatesta M35 on Viking alloys - Speeduino standalone ECU - Innovate MTX-L Plus wideband - MX5Parts catback - Silenced Decat - Cowl intake - Sparco Sprint bucket seat - Skidnation side mounts - Dished suede wheel

 

Bilbo's Mk2 Import

'99 1.6 import - Tein springs - Grooved discs - Decat - Sportex exhaust - Plenty of rust

 

Bilbo's Mk2

'98 1.8 - MS-01R wheels - Toyo Proxes - Otto Racing Jap can exhaust - K&N intake - Nas dished suede wheel - Rust.


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Posted 24 February 2015 - 08:41 PM

Hey, good to have you back dude. Seems like a nice base, look forward to see what you do with it.
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Posted 24 February 2015 - 09:09 PM

Thanks man :) looks good, always liked them in black. Mods will probably have to wait until summer, but planning a much tidier look than my old one.
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Bilbo's Scrapyard Spec Eunos

'92 Eunos 1.6 - Triumph Daytona 600 ITBs - Speeduino Core4 ECU - AEM Wideband - Volk Racing Mesh 15x7 fronts - Work Equip 03 14x7 rears - Direnza Coilovers - Malian exhaust - Firefly overfenders - Sparco Sprint on side mounts

 

Bilbo's Mk1 Eunos

'92 Eunos 1.6 - Lifted on mk2 shocks - 205/65/15 Malatesta M35 on Viking alloys - Speeduino standalone ECU - Innovate MTX-L Plus wideband - MX5Parts catback - Silenced Decat - Cowl intake - Sparco Sprint bucket seat - Skidnation side mounts - Dished suede wheel

 

Bilbo's Mk2 Import

'99 1.6 import - Tein springs - Grooved discs - Decat - Sportex exhaust - Plenty of rust

 

Bilbo's Mk2

'98 1.8 - MS-01R wheels - Toyo Proxes - Otto Racing Jap can exhaust - K&N intake - Nas dished suede wheel - Rust.


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Posted 25 February 2015 - 11:55 AM

Thats a lovely looking mk2!


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#9 Bilbo

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 12:44 PM

Thanks mate, I really like it in black, the paint should come up nice with a bit of a buff.
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Bilbo's Scrapyard Spec Eunos

'92 Eunos 1.6 - Triumph Daytona 600 ITBs - Speeduino Core4 ECU - AEM Wideband - Volk Racing Mesh 15x7 fronts - Work Equip 03 14x7 rears - Direnza Coilovers - Malian exhaust - Firefly overfenders - Sparco Sprint on side mounts

 

Bilbo's Mk1 Eunos

'92 Eunos 1.6 - Lifted on mk2 shocks - 205/65/15 Malatesta M35 on Viking alloys - Speeduino standalone ECU - Innovate MTX-L Plus wideband - MX5Parts catback - Silenced Decat - Cowl intake - Sparco Sprint bucket seat - Skidnation side mounts - Dished suede wheel

 

Bilbo's Mk2 Import

'99 1.6 import - Tein springs - Grooved discs - Decat - Sportex exhaust - Plenty of rust

 

Bilbo's Mk2

'98 1.8 - MS-01R wheels - Toyo Proxes - Otto Racing Jap can exhaust - K&N intake - Nas dished suede wheel - Rust.


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Posted 28 February 2015 - 09:04 AM

Yeah indeed you cant beat a nice clean black car!

 

I need to do a full detail on mine soon!

 

Also need to sort out some rust on the arches


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Posted 20 March 2015 - 01:27 PM

Had the MOT last week, failed on a few little bits including emissions and a twisted brake hose. Got them all sorted now and received this in return:

 

 

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Bilbo's Scrapyard Spec Eunos

'92 Eunos 1.6 - Triumph Daytona 600 ITBs - Speeduino Core4 ECU - AEM Wideband - Volk Racing Mesh 15x7 fronts - Work Equip 03 14x7 rears - Direnza Coilovers - Malian exhaust - Firefly overfenders - Sparco Sprint on side mounts

 

Bilbo's Mk1 Eunos

'92 Eunos 1.6 - Lifted on mk2 shocks - 205/65/15 Malatesta M35 on Viking alloys - Speeduino standalone ECU - Innovate MTX-L Plus wideband - MX5Parts catback - Silenced Decat - Cowl intake - Sparco Sprint bucket seat - Skidnation side mounts - Dished suede wheel

 

Bilbo's Mk2 Import

'99 1.6 import - Tein springs - Grooved discs - Decat - Sportex exhaust - Plenty of rust

 

Bilbo's Mk2

'98 1.8 - MS-01R wheels - Toyo Proxes - Otto Racing Jap can exhaust - K&N intake - Nas dished suede wheel - Rust.


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Posted 21 March 2015 - 08:34 AM

Impressive MOT result! Not had one like that in a while :)

 

Nice base to start from and looking forward to the results


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Posted 26 March 2015 - 06:01 PM

Thanks, I'm quite happy with it.

 

It does seem a good base but not great unfortunately. Verdict is that it will need some work doing rust wise in the not too distant future.

 

Both sills have had repairs in the past but aren't really that great, also the chassis rails are a little crusty too, which is a bit of a gutter.

 

 

The plan now is to take all the money I was going to spend on wheels, and buy a welder and get a welding course. I'll then give it a go to fix it myself. I'm a complete novice so quite a big first project, but you've got to start somewhere!


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Bilbo's Scrapyard Spec Eunos

'92 Eunos 1.6 - Triumph Daytona 600 ITBs - Speeduino Core4 ECU - AEM Wideband - Volk Racing Mesh 15x7 fronts - Work Equip 03 14x7 rears - Direnza Coilovers - Malian exhaust - Firefly overfenders - Sparco Sprint on side mounts

 

Bilbo's Mk1 Eunos

'92 Eunos 1.6 - Lifted on mk2 shocks - 205/65/15 Malatesta M35 on Viking alloys - Speeduino standalone ECU - Innovate MTX-L Plus wideband - MX5Parts catback - Silenced Decat - Cowl intake - Sparco Sprint bucket seat - Skidnation side mounts - Dished suede wheel

 

Bilbo's Mk2 Import

'99 1.6 import - Tein springs - Grooved discs - Decat - Sportex exhaust - Plenty of rust

 

Bilbo's Mk2

'98 1.8 - MS-01R wheels - Toyo Proxes - Otto Racing Jap can exhaust - K&N intake - Nas dished suede wheel - Rust.


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Posted 06 April 2015 - 05:22 PM

Put the suede gaiters in today from Topgaiters. Great quality as ever. Also put the Sony stereo in, finally music again!

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Also gave it a good wash, got the Pistonheads sticker on now ;)

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Going to give it a service soon and top up the turret oil as it's a little notchy at times. Also I need to change the cam cover gasket at some point as it has a leak at the rear.
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Bilbo's Scrapyard Spec Eunos

'92 Eunos 1.6 - Triumph Daytona 600 ITBs - Speeduino Core4 ECU - AEM Wideband - Volk Racing Mesh 15x7 fronts - Work Equip 03 14x7 rears - Direnza Coilovers - Malian exhaust - Firefly overfenders - Sparco Sprint on side mounts

 

Bilbo's Mk1 Eunos

'92 Eunos 1.6 - Lifted on mk2 shocks - 205/65/15 Malatesta M35 on Viking alloys - Speeduino standalone ECU - Innovate MTX-L Plus wideband - MX5Parts catback - Silenced Decat - Cowl intake - Sparco Sprint bucket seat - Skidnation side mounts - Dished suede wheel

 

Bilbo's Mk2 Import

'99 1.6 import - Tein springs - Grooved discs - Decat - Sportex exhaust - Plenty of rust

 

Bilbo's Mk2

'98 1.8 - MS-01R wheels - Toyo Proxes - Otto Racing Jap can exhaust - K&N intake - Nas dished suede wheel - Rust.


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Posted 27 May 2015 - 07:42 PM

So today I relocated the front number plate. Had 8 holes underneath it, so I filled it and resprayed. Also sprayed the badge in matte black. It's all come out alright, will buff up the new paint at some point to make it look glossier:

Before:
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After:
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Not bad for Poundland spray cans :D needs a couple more coats yet.
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Bilbo's Scrapyard Spec Eunos

'92 Eunos 1.6 - Triumph Daytona 600 ITBs - Speeduino Core4 ECU - AEM Wideband - Volk Racing Mesh 15x7 fronts - Work Equip 03 14x7 rears - Direnza Coilovers - Malian exhaust - Firefly overfenders - Sparco Sprint on side mounts

 

Bilbo's Mk1 Eunos

'92 Eunos 1.6 - Lifted on mk2 shocks - 205/65/15 Malatesta M35 on Viking alloys - Speeduino standalone ECU - Innovate MTX-L Plus wideband - MX5Parts catback - Silenced Decat - Cowl intake - Sparco Sprint bucket seat - Skidnation side mounts - Dished suede wheel

 

Bilbo's Mk2 Import

'99 1.6 import - Tein springs - Grooved discs - Decat - Sportex exhaust - Plenty of rust

 

Bilbo's Mk2

'98 1.8 - MS-01R wheels - Toyo Proxes - Otto Racing Jap can exhaust - K&N intake - Nas dished suede wheel - Rust.


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Posted 30 May 2015 - 04:35 PM

Not much of an update, but I recently bought a set of standard 15s for £60, tyres are lunched and the paint was poor, but couldn't argue for that price.

I rubbed them down and sprayed them matte black, here are the results:

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Ignore the overspray, the tyres are coming off for a fresh set of Toyo Proxes in the next couple of weeks. I think they've come out quite well really.


I've wanted a decat for a while so I recently gutted my cat converter, but it sounded really poor and rattled a bit so today I popped down the exhaust shop and got a straight pipe welded in instead:

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Only cost £30, and it sounds awesome now, great tone and a few pops and bangs on the overrun and during gear changes. I think coupled with a decent backbox it'd sound amazing, the Sportex isn't very special.

Here's a little video of it, best to wear headphones to appreciate the sound:


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Bilbo's Scrapyard Spec Eunos

'92 Eunos 1.6 - Triumph Daytona 600 ITBs - Speeduino Core4 ECU - AEM Wideband - Volk Racing Mesh 15x7 fronts - Work Equip 03 14x7 rears - Direnza Coilovers - Malian exhaust - Firefly overfenders - Sparco Sprint on side mounts

 

Bilbo's Mk1 Eunos

'92 Eunos 1.6 - Lifted on mk2 shocks - 205/65/15 Malatesta M35 on Viking alloys - Speeduino standalone ECU - Innovate MTX-L Plus wideband - MX5Parts catback - Silenced Decat - Cowl intake - Sparco Sprint bucket seat - Skidnation side mounts - Dished suede wheel

 

Bilbo's Mk2 Import

'99 1.6 import - Tein springs - Grooved discs - Decat - Sportex exhaust - Plenty of rust

 

Bilbo's Mk2

'98 1.8 - MS-01R wheels - Toyo Proxes - Otto Racing Jap can exhaust - K&N intake - Nas dished suede wheel - Rust.


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Posted 31 May 2015 - 12:12 AM

enjoy your car mate -  im thinking any mk2/2.5 purchase shoudl factor in prper sill and chassis leg work if you want to make it a keeper.

 

Have fun


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Posted 31 May 2015 - 01:10 AM

Yeah it's probably going to need it in the next year or so, as with most mk2s. It's a shame really, but it's great fun for the money so I don't really mind.
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Bilbo's Scrapyard Spec Eunos

'92 Eunos 1.6 - Triumph Daytona 600 ITBs - Speeduino Core4 ECU - AEM Wideband - Volk Racing Mesh 15x7 fronts - Work Equip 03 14x7 rears - Direnza Coilovers - Malian exhaust - Firefly overfenders - Sparco Sprint on side mounts

 

Bilbo's Mk1 Eunos

'92 Eunos 1.6 - Lifted on mk2 shocks - 205/65/15 Malatesta M35 on Viking alloys - Speeduino standalone ECU - Innovate MTX-L Plus wideband - MX5Parts catback - Silenced Decat - Cowl intake - Sparco Sprint bucket seat - Skidnation side mounts - Dished suede wheel

 

Bilbo's Mk2 Import

'99 1.6 import - Tein springs - Grooved discs - Decat - Sportex exhaust - Plenty of rust

 

Bilbo's Mk2

'98 1.8 - MS-01R wheels - Toyo Proxes - Otto Racing Jap can exhaust - K&N intake - Nas dished suede wheel - Rust.





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