Another bout of financial obligations mixed with incredible frustration on this project forced me to take a step back before I set the whole thing on fire. Not to mention it's been ~105 degrees since July with large fires causing **** air quality in the North Valley, which doesn't make for pleasant wrenchin' weather. But work has resumed slowly...Updates:
-Purchased and installed an Injen short RAM kit
-Bought a new FPR to replace the threaded MR2 one I had on the fuel rail. This one is the Corolla GTS slip-on style. I now have a complete fuel delivery system.
-Found a belt to fit the alternator / water pump pulleys. The T3 aluminum pulleys won't fit the Toyota OEM belt length, despite being told by T3 that it would (It's just a little too short). Toyota OEMs belt is ~825mm if I remember correctly. I found a generic 850mm that fit.
-Finished out the vacuum hoses.
-Toyota OEM coolant overflow reservoir is in the mail and should be here shortly.
-Purchased and ran a generic 60 inch steel brake line from the clutch master to clutch slave cylinder. I now have a working clutch system. I found small solace in sitting in the car for a while and pretending to shift. It's the simple things that push us onward.Frustrations:
-Kinda as mentioned above, couldn't find a belt to fit (minor)
-Purchased another headlight harness for the proper generation (GTS Zenki), only to find out I had been sold an SR5 harness. This would mark the second headlight harness I purchased that wouldn't work. This almost caused me to sell the damn thing.
-Being told conflicting information whether a Kouki Headlight harness will work with a Zenki dash / engine harness, of which I still don't know for sure, won't know until I try to start it up.
-Not being able to find someone willing to sell me the JUST the throttle cable bracket that's bolted to the intake manifold. Looks like i need to buy another IM just for that stupid metal bracket.What's left?
Really not much as far as starting it up is concerned. I need to buy a battery, add all the fluids, drain the old fuel from the tank and add 91. I also need to hope that the Kouki Headlight harness will work.
Actually getting it on the road is still a bit off. No doubt I'll run into something like crossed vacuum lines preventing the engine from running right at first. I also need to replace all the rotors and brake soft line and brake pads.
Recent picture for picture's sake. We all like pics here (Main thing of note is the Injen intake kit):