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MK1 MR2 Link Collection (Show What Ya Got)

okay kids, i have been working on this for a few days now...just an effort to consolidate all the most useful MK1 stuff into one place for easy reference and i would like YOU to see what i missed...

i'm looking for tech or DIY info mainly, but a good gallery or two never hurts, especially if there is some rare or unusual stuff there (i have a few listed already so please check before you post)...the list is broken down into INFO SITES, FORUMS and VENDORS but post whatever you have and i will sort it out (i have limited the vendors in this thread to MR2OC-approved vendors but i have lots more which i will mirror on a separate website)...and before anybody accuses me of anything, this is not spam and i do not stand to make any money (quite the opposite)...this is simply a resource for US to use and enjoy

which brings me to my next point, i am also archiving sites which do not exist anymore (by using archive.org) so if you have any dead links you would like to see again, post those too... (mr2supercharger.com, dave aucotts page and lots of others are already on my hit list)

i have a pretty good collection of useful files and miscellaneous technical links to add also, and i will gladly host any good walkthroughs anyone wants to contribute (assassin10000 - i am looking at you!)

ok, enough chitchat...heres the list as it stands now:

Info sites:

http://www.20vmki.com - 20V 4AG swap site
http://www.3sgtemr2.com - MK1.5 site with swap pics
http://www.4age.net - Some technical articles, primarily swap and turbo related (mainly AE86 Corolla)
http://www.ae92gts.com - Good 4AG tech articles
http://www.aeu86.org - International site primarily for the AE86 Corolla, but good 4AG info and manuals
http://www.basirk.com/mr2 - Site devoted to some nice supercharged MR2s
http://www.billzilla.org/carindex.htm - Excellent guide to the 4AG
http://www.carpron.com/multisite/v/Upload/album236/ - Gallery of MK1 MR2s and some rare parts
http://www.club4ag.com - Very good 4AG reference and a forum
http://www.flickr.com/groups/aw11/ - User submitted pictures of MK1 MR2s
http://www.garagedori.com - New Zealand drift site with some good 4AG info (dynos and etc.)
http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/7177/page1.html - Gunter Automotive Racing page with some good technical articles and info
http://linjin.mine.nu/car.htm - J?rn Innset's page documenting his MR2 mods
http://www.marcmedina.com/MR2.html - Good documentation of performance mods
http://www.miata.net/faq/wheel_weights.html - Nice illustrated guide to various Miata wheels we can use (94 or newer to be sure of clearing the brakes, per kirkosaurus - for the record, our wheels are 4x100mm, with 54.1mm hub)
http://www.mk1point5.com - The Original MK1.5 website
http://www.mr2.com - International MR2 Owner's Club - variety of articles and a forum
http://www.mr2.net - Mostly supercharged MR2 info, but also a few tech articles
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/jimilawson/page9.html - Some great DIY tech articles
http://www.toyodiy.com/parts - Part number locator database
http://www.padandwheels.com/mr2 - Packed with very handy illustrated write-ups
http://www.pbase.com/aw11mr2 - Loads of reference pics
http://shell.deru.com/~sgn1/AW11/AW11.htm - The AW11 Archive (Steve Neese)
http://te51levin.superjamie.net - Info and dyno tests of the "7AGE" engine (essentially a stroker 4AG)
http://www.wheelweights.net - Monster wheel weight database
http://www.whyturbothat.com - Performance mods for the 4AG


Forums:

MR2 specific:


http://forum.kbox.ca - Canadian MR2 forum associated with kbox.ca
http://www.imoc.co.uk - UK based MR2 forum
http://www.mr2.com - Nice international forum
http://www.mr2dc.com - UK based forum (with a nice buying guide)
http://www.mr2oc.com - US based forum
http://www.mr2oc.co.uk - Another UK based MR2 forum
http://www.mr2mk1club.com - UK based forum, but MK1 specific
http://forums.twobrutal.com - UK based forum geared towards engine swaps

Toyota or 4AG related:

http://www.aeu86.org - International AE86 Corolla forum, with lots of good 4AG info
http://forums.club4ag.com - Forum devoted to the 4AG engine (AE86 bias, but has an MR2 section)
http://www.garagedori.com/forum - New Zealand drift forum (Kiwi Dorifto!!!) has some good technical discussions
http://www.hachiroku.net/forums - Another AE86 forum (but plenty of 4AG info)
http://www.oldschooltoyz.com - General forum for all older Toyotas
http://www.toymods.net/forums - Australia based general Toyota forum with tons of good info
http://www.twincam.info - Australia based forum, primarily devoted to Corollas (forum for 4AGE.net)

Places to buy stuff:

http://www.kbox.ca
http://www.lithiatoyotaparts.com
http://www.mkispecialties.com
http://www.mr2parts.net
http://www.orionengineeredmotorwerks.com
http://www.racingstrong.com
http://www.sv3power.com
http://www.twosrus.com
 

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P.S. if you have a MR2 YOUTUBE CHANNEL, POST IT (marc, thangcu, tarmactrr, etc)

Miscellaneous Debris, Technical Articles & Walkthroughs:


http://www.dinancars.com/bmw/technial-info/the-dangers-of-power-pulleys-and-understanding-the-harmonic-damper - Article on "power pulleys" vs. stock damped pulleys

http://forums.club4ag.com/zerothread?id=26593 oldskewltoys custom loynings build (smallport head/hi-comp 40mm/18mm largeport bottom end) with snippets of the TRD bible

http://nabeck.web.fc2.com/mr2mt4.htm - Gallery of some modified MR2s

http://opc.mr2oc.com - Tons of reference material for the MK1 and 4AG

http://page.freett.com/brp2/kizu28/kizu28.html - Another gallery of some modified MR2s

http://shell.deru.com/~sgn1/AW11/4agetrd.htm - Details of Formula Atlantic spec 4AGE engines

http://shell.deru.com/~sgn1/AW11/Trdaw11.htm - Details of the "TRD Alignment"

http://www.aeu86.org/viewtopic/ae86/t/3719 - Port and polish of a largeport head with good shots of normal casting defects

http://hachiroku.net/4ag - Chart of all 4AG variations (the only complete one I have found)

http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/phil.bradshaw/EFI Operation.htm - Phil Bradshaw's page on EFI

http://www.marcmedina.com/heads.html - Marc's comparison of smallport and largeport heads (not linked from main site)

http://www.marcmedina.com/intake.html - Marc's proto-midport manifold (not linked from main site)

http://www.mr2mk1club.com/engohaul.html - Good 4AG rebuild guide

http://www.mr2mk1club.com/repairsp89.html - Paul Wood's guide to dropping your engine

http://www.mr2oc.com/showthread.php?t=354281 - Comprehensive compendium of MR2OC users porn pics (mondo-thanks to Skaughtto!)

http://www.mr2oc.com/showthread.php?t=354189 - Examination of a dissected TVIS manifold

http://www.mr2oc.com/showthread.php?t=316925 - Removing a seized crank timing gear (pulley)

http://www.mr2oc.com/showthread.php?t=313005 - Fabricating ground effects from fiberglass

http://www.mr2.com/TEXT/O2_Sensor.html - Everything you ever wanted to know about oxygen sensors but were afraid to ask (including how to test and fix them)

http://www.pumaracing.co.uk/FLYWHEEL.htm - Benefits of a lightened flywheel

http://www.websworld.org/marcel/tech/tvis/tvis.html - TVIS experiments and dyno tests (on/off/permanently closed/permanently open)


Useful Files: (Please right-click and save)

http://mk1mr2.info/4AGManual.pdf - The full factory service manual for the largeport 4AG, mirrored from hachiroku.net - 92.1MB PDF (superior quality to the slightly larger version found on aeu86.org)

http://mk1mr2.info/COOLING.gif - diagram of cooling system from the BGB, feel free to hotlink in threads

http://mk1mr2.info/degreeing_In_your_camshaft.pdf - Web Cam's generic guide to degreeing camshafts - 70KB PDF

http://mk1mr2.info/EGR.gif - diagram of EGR system from the BGB, feel free to hotlink in threads

http://mk1mr2.info/Injectors.pdf - Guide to common Toyota/Nippondenso fuel injectors (author unknown, stolen from toymods.com) - 11KB PDF

http://mk1mr2.info/Jeremy_Ross_Lifting_The_Lid_on_the_mk1_MR2_ECU.pdf - Reverse engineering of the UK spec "D Type" ECU (may not apply to US spec "L Type" at all, but interesting nonetheless) - 1.9MB PDF

http://www.mk1mr2.info/smallport.zip - Partial service manual which includes full documentation on the smallport 4AGE (Thanks to Brian Mann for the contribution!) 15.5MB zipped PDFs

http://mk1mr2.info/trd_1990_Catalog_Lowrez.pdf - Bill Strong's 90s TRD Catalog with performance tips (including how to disable EGR in one easy step) mirrored from this thread - 11.3MB PDF

http://mk1mr2.info/power_air_fuel_ratio.gif - comparison of fuel/air ratio to power (artist unknown)
 

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Info on tuning a 20v for 14s 1/4 times http://www.wheelsjamaicahost.com/wheels_forum/index.php?topic=32929.0

Build of a bigport bottom end with smallport head and intake manifold and much more. Complete with dynos for every step along the way almost.
http://www.whyturbothat.com/project86 .html

DIY Valvestem seal removal and replacement (Stop the smoking and oil consumption!)
http://forums.club4ag.com/zerothread?id=9621

A thread showing whats required to get a 16v to perform on par with a 20v and beyond. Dynos and whatnot.
http://hachiroku.net/forums/showthread.php?t=17462

Some good twincharger info
http://www.geocities.com/motorcity/lane/1231/page2.html

How to megasquirt your mk1
http://www.diyautotune.com/tech_articles/how_to_megasquirt_your_mki_toyota_mr2.htm

How to rebuild a 4age
http://www.aeu86.org/index/engine-4a-ge-engine-rebuild-by-rschita/cat/9/topic=4156/post=60939

Some good 20v swap info
http://dr_hess.tripod.com/The_Beast.htm#The Beginning

Another site with alot of 20v info, mainly wiring
http://4age20v.blogsome.com/

Various writeups for the MK1 and MK2
http://www.mrtwo.net/mr2modproject/mr2modproject.htm

How to lube and replace speedo cable
http://mr2oc.com/showthread.php?t=294827&highlight=speedo+cable+fix

Replace guage lights with LEDs
http://mr2oc.com/showthread.php?t=145152&page=1&pp=30&highlight=led+cluster

A built 7AGE dyno (real dyno, not street dyno simulation)
http://www.whyturbothat.com/7adyno.html
 

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some good stuff there, thank you!

assassin10000 is the unsung hero of the 4AG, i keep finding his dizzy rebuild writeups and that valve seal replacement one on EVERY FORUM...now thats how you do it! (honorable mention to oldeskewltoy, i want to link a few of his threads too)

i'm going to add walkthroughs, tech articles and youtube stuff a little later (each in their own group i think)
 

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Yea this definately needs to be stickied. Or maybe a few of us active posters can link it in sig :)


Ill run thru the faq after work and see if I can find any of the dead links.



Bentheswift has a nice comparison of engines and transmissions that was posted a year or 2 back, I can't find the link but its a good read. Same with filonin's 7agze build thread.

Also anyone else have info on the NA to GZE swap? The sticky is worthless now that the thread creator went thru and edited it to remove all the info :(
 

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bentheswift said:
Well, if you guys want to read it again:
http://mr2oc.com/showthread.php?t=239492
Gear-by-gear analysis of 20v versus GZE
OK ... like WOW! Really nicely done thread - I'm sure somebody somewhere will dispute something, but I don't care - this is nicely and coherently presented.

A real service to the community :thumbup
 

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MR2 BUYING GUIDES:

http://www.challoner.com/mr2/tech/mk1bg.html

http://www.megaboost.co.uk/mr2/frames/buyinganmr2.htm

http://mr2.com/TEXT/Buying.html

http://www.mr2dc.com/buyGuideTips.a...tion=buyerguide

http://reviews.ebay.co.uk/Buying-an...000000003644630


FUEL INJECTOR CLEANING:

http://www.witchhunter.com/

http://www.cruzinperformance.com/


MK1 MODS:

Clear side marker mod (Kirkosaurus): http://kirkosaurus.freehomepage.com/catalog.html
Jimi? Throttle Bracket http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/jimilawson/Various/bracket/Jimi Bracket.html - Main page HERE
midport - converting the small port manifold to a bigport head http://te51levin.superjamie.net/midport.html


MR2 SPECIFIC WEBSITES


http://bigmike.marlincrawler.com/index.html BigMike's MR2 website... "a God among men!" said mk1noob

http://mrtwo.mine.nu - MR2 Australia

http://www.drhess.net/The_Beast.htm

http://www.toyotareference.com/mr2#MR A COLLECTION OF VEHICLE HISTORY AND SPECIFICATIONS

http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=20 ToyotaNation MR2 Forum

http://mr2wiki.com

http://tandk-mr2-mk1-spares.piczo.com/greatwebsitelinks.?cr=5&linkvar=000044 - Link collection from website of Tony Froude

http://www.challoner.com/mr2/index.html Nick's website dedicated to Mk1

http://mr-2parts.com/C_Pillar_Install.aspx C-Pillar removal instructions (MoneyPit website)

http://mr2.com/kb/html.php MR2.COM Technical Knowledgebase

http://www.mr2ownersclub.com/mr2records/mr2records.htm MR2Records.com

http://www.mr2mk1club.com/turbo.html Paul Woods MK1 MR2 2L TURBO PROJECT - 3S-GTE

https://docs.google.com/a/mr2ocd.com/fileview?id=0B3zTDSZow_xEMGM2ZDAwNWMtMDg5Yy00NDQ4LWJmNDYtYmU3ZWY4NWVmY2E0&hl=en Paul Woods 3SGTE Wiring Step by Step

http://gb.detonated.org/mr2coolant/ Coolant Flush and Burp

http://bimmerhaus.com/tech/shocktuningTN.html KONI shock tuning guide

http://20vmki.com 20v 4age swap info by Eric

http://billzilla.org/4agmods.htm Bill Sherwood's 4age mods

http://www.tandk-mr2-mk1-spares.piczo.com Tony Froude's site - lots of goodies for sale

http://www.mr2mk1club.com/repairsindex.html Excellent Repairs reference

EDUCATIONAL


http://www.troubleshooters.com/tpromag/200005/200005.htm Good Cooling System Info

From http://manual.teq.org/
1988 Toyota MR2 MK1 BGB/TSM in single PDF, 24MB:
http://manual.teq.org/MR2_AW_1988_REPAIRMANUAL.zip
1989 Toyota MR2 MK1 BGB/TSM in single PDF, 99MB:
http://manual.teq.org/MR2_AW_1989_REPAIRMANUAL.zip

http://www.autoshop101.com/autoshop15.html - Toyota Training Series - Technical Support Articles

http://www.locost7.info/mirror/4age_blacktop.php - 4AGE Blacktop Service Manual (BGB)

http://www.club4ag.com/technical_main.htm - Club4AG Technical Reference

http://www.midengine-motorsports.com/Production/Toyota/MR2/MR2.htm - Toyota MR2 - The Creation

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/jimilawson/Various/Cooling/Cooling.html My favorite cooling system bleed instructions.
 
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