Well, I started on the timing belt installation on my 88 today. Made a few discoveries when i opened up the engine bay of my new toy. first off I noticed that the cruise control was not there so that frustrated me. Can the cruise control from other mr2's be installed in mine or is it too much work? well back to the engine...I started to take stuff off like it says in the haynes manual and I got to the alternator and about cried...when I loosened the bolt the alternator would not budge. I had to hit it with a hammer to get it too move so I could remove the belt. Then I took off the pulley for the water pump...but I can't seem to get the pulley off. How are you supposed to get it from between the waterpump and the body?? After fighting with the pulley, I spun my water pump to check how its working...it made a grinding noise and was hard to turn...so I guess I have to change it as well well after fighting with the waterpump I decided to lift the car and take off the passenger wheel so I could get the everything...but when I pulled the lugnuts off the tire didn't move I kicked it a few times and it finally came off...was rusted on. Well next on my list was to loosen the AC belt. I followed the manual and started loosening the idler pulley bolt...but the pulley never moved...removed the whole bolt. so by now I am getting pissed and it's getting dark. Maybe tomorrow will be a better day.