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466  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Re: Cerberus here we go. on: May 30, 2015, 10:48:24 PM
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467  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Re: Cerberus here we go. on: May 30, 2015, 10:37:16 PM
Here we go with this weeks progress with the rebuild of Cerberus.
I managed to get some jobs done with juggling work and the heavy rain.
I have finally got around to removing the headlights to yet again find another nightmare.
After a lot of swearing I finally cut the light units out as they were bodge bonded to the body using bath sealer.
The wiring behind them was again wired by a orangutan.  Usual twisted wires onto the back of the bulbs held in place with tape.
It gets worse as there is no adjustment in the lights as they have been fibreglassed in the housings. So it looks like I will need to source replacements.
468  Extreme Kits / Extreme ChitChat / Choice of colours for your Lamborghini. on: May 29, 2015, 08:57:38 PM
I would like to discuss colours.
As I am going the whole hog in regards to refurbishing my Murcie I am starting to think about the correct colour for the car.
As you all know my Murcie is bright orange.
Unfortunately my Murcies body work is not so good with cracks splits and chips all over it.
Once I get around to starting repairing all those bits that most fibreglass body's suffer from the car will finally have a complete re spray or vinyl wrap.
I have been researching the pros and cons of both versions of cover for your car. Paint is more expensive and will crack again where as vinyl wrap will give with the body as it moves and flex over the bumps as fibreglass does. But a paint job will last years and years. Vinyl wrap will be nackerd in 5 years or more.
Anyway I would like to discuss colour options.
At the moment Cerberus is bright orange. In the first photo.
But I could add more black on a few extras like in the second photo
Or I could go all black as in photo no 3
I need to keep some orange somewhere due to my orange stitching on my interior.
So how about a few orange lines on the black like on the Tron Lambo in photo 4.
Sorry but that Tron Lambo looks so awesome.  Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
I could add alittle more orange and it would look like the last photo.
But would it suit Cerberus?Huh Is it to much.
So that would mean a satin black vinyl wrap with the orange edges.  Shocked Shocked
What do you all reckon?

469  Extreme Kits / Extreme ChitChat / Re: MR2 MK2 converted into convertible. on: May 26, 2015, 11:56:34 PM
Oh. This topic is just for discussion only.
I'm not doing any more cutting of my Murcie. LOL.
It was bad enough removing the mirrors.  Shocked

470  Extreme Kits / Extreme ChitChat / Re: how many completed extreme cars are there in the club on: May 26, 2015, 11:36:46 PM
Well I'm one member with a completed Murcielago. Ok I'm doing a refurb at the moment so it's not going far but I'm a number on the completed list.
471  Extreme Kits / Extreme ChitChat / Re: MR2 MK2 converted into convertible. on: May 26, 2015, 11:32:29 PM
So what does that mean?  
Does it mean that the roof could be removed?  
Surely the windscreen would just collapse fall in as its only got small box section in the windscreen pillars?
Wouldn't the mr2 chassis easily twist.

Here's a couple more examples of a MR2 MK2 with the roof cut off.
Ok so What would be needed to do this to a MR2?
472  Extreme Kits / Extreme ChitChat / MR2 MK2 converted into convertible. on: May 25, 2015, 10:31:44 PM
I've seen a MK2 MR2 converted into a full convertible.
What's involved apart from just cutting the roof off?
Wouldn't you have to do some serious strengthing and reinforcing to stop the MR2 chassis twisting?
It does look good as a convertible but what's involved?

Could this conversion be added to a Murcie etc to turn it into a roadster?  
473  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Re: Cerberus here we go. on: May 23, 2015, 06:47:43 PM
Just a quick update on this weekends progress.
I have finally finished pulling out all the old wiring that doesn't belong to the car.
Anything not MR2 has been pulled out. All that's left now is the origional cars wiring.  
I can at least now start rewiring the extras with fresh new power supplies and new wiring.
Being a electrical engineer by trade the rest is now child's play. (I hope) Undecided
I have never had and seen such bad wiring. The whole lot was a complete bodge. Joins on joins. Cables twisted together and taped. No solder. Loads of bare ends ready to short out. It's a miracle that there wasn't a fire.
Photo below of another pile of wires pulled out of the car. All this cable is extras that all the previous owners have added since the conversion. if it's not MR2 its in this pile.
That's it for this week. I'm having a few days away from the car. Gotta spend some time with the wife now. I'd rather play with the car tho. It doesn't answer me back. LOL Shocked
474  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Re: Cerberus here we go. on: May 22, 2015, 06:52:57 PM
A difficult task now which some of you will find offensive and needs to be x rated LOL. but is required.
One of the biggest problems with Cerberus is the door mirrors.
They look nice but are useless. Firstly they don't fold in. Secondly they are bonded to the door directly meaning if some idiot person not give way and bashed the mirror etc the mirror wouldn't give meaning that the whole door would be destroyed. If the mirror got smashed off. It wouldn't be just a replacement mirror but the whole door and side of the car would get smashed.
Another problem is because they don't fold in. The car won't go in the garage. There to wide.
So they have to come off.
The only way to take them off is to cut them off.
Yes I'm going to electric hacksaw the mirrors off my Lamborghini.   Shocked
I did feel like I was cutting the horns off the bull Shocked I was supprised how heavy the mirrors are. There like bricks on the side of the door.
Now there off. I plan to replace them with some replica ones that fold in or maybe completely fit a different style all together.
I wouldn't buy real Lambo replacements there £1000 second hand Shocked
So watch this space.

I will update with more progress as it comes.
TTFN.
475  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Re: Cerberus here we go. on: May 22, 2015, 06:34:57 PM
I decided that I need to start sorting out the wiring in the doors.
As usual. A complete mess by being wired by a orangutan.
It was so bad I had to completely remove the door. Cut every wire and clear the lot.  
There should only 8 wires in the door. Not 25 and a bundle of mess.
A two man job getting the door off. It weighs a tonne. I never expected it to be so heavy.
Once all the wiring was removed the door was put back on. Talk about a job and a half.
Trying to get it to line up and close again took ages and a lot of swearing.
I plan to rewire the doors completely. Nice and neatly as it should be done.
I will get to do the other door later but the window motor is dead and even with a direct 12 volt supply nothing moves. Only the wires get hot which indicates a nackerd motor or a stuck window.
More later.
476  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Re: Cerberus here we go. on: May 22, 2015, 06:21:03 PM
Please excuse my tasty socks and slippers LOL.
477  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Re: Cerberus here we go. on: May 22, 2015, 06:18:08 PM
Well it's about time I updated you with some more of Cerberus progress.
I've had a few free days this week so I have managed to make some progress.
The first bit of good news is that the Turbo has finally come off and has been sent away for reconditioning.
I needed help getting it off so I got a friend who happens to be a Truck fitter so to him getting this Hoover sized turbo was child's play. Half an hour later. Bang and the job is done.
I myself have un earthed some more worms with the cars electrics during the week. As I removed the instrument cluster from the dash board I found the biggest bodge up you would ever see. No wonder why nothing worked.
Why oh why would you cut off the multi plugs to solder a few directly to the cluster to get a few items to work. And just leave the rest cut with bare ends.
How this car survived without spontaneously combusting is just a miracle by its self.
The old cluster was a complete Wright off. And was only heading for the bin.
So I needed to find a suitable replacement with some of the loom and plugs supplied. After emailing every breakers on eBay one came back.
He had a MR2 TRD REV1 Turbo instrument cluster and was happy to give me the 3 plugs and a length of loom with it. Perfect.  I paid a substantial amount for it but within 2 days it was at my front door.
At this time I'm not worried about KMH on the speedo.
Then I found a bigger problem. The REV1 has a mechanical speedo. In the dash is a mechanical speedo coupling. But on the gear box is a electronic sensor. Another bodge. For some reason somebody cut the mechanical speedo and fitted a electronic sensor to the gearbox. This would explain what that telephone cable was doing down the back of the dash. It was connected to the sensor on the gearbox and bodge wired to the instrument cluster.
Getting a replacement mechanical drive back on the gearbox is going to be a task.  
More to follow on this.
Anyway With this terrible wiring I decided to go the whole hog and pull the dash board out. Mainly to check the rest of the loom. Which actually seems to be left untouched. Phew. Something origional.
So it's quite bare inside now.  Shocked but I need to get the car back to basic MR2 as much as possable before I add any trimmings and gadgets.
I managed to have a few hours spare to solder and heat shrink the instrument cluster plugs back on to the origional loom. 38 wires in total.  I feel like a BT engineer. LOL

478  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Replacement electric window motor on: May 22, 2015, 06:18:26 AM
The passenger side electric window motor has failed.
What are the direct replacement motors used on the Murcie? 
It has 2 cables each side going to it.
Are they MR2 ones or is the mechanism and motor from another car?

I will upload a photo later.
479  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Re: Cerberus here we go. on: May 19, 2015, 08:01:27 PM
I've taken my dash apart and I have found some real serious problems but I will update later.
I've taken the dials apart and would like to know where I will be able to find replacement
plasma Lamborghini dials to fit the MR2?
480  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Re: Cerberus here we go. on: May 17, 2015, 12:16:07 AM
I managed to take some compression tests on Cerberus today.
I don't know what the actual targets are for a MR2 Turbo.
Hopefully you can tell me.
My compression results were.
Cylinder 1= 140psi. 2= 145psi 3= 140psi 4= 145psi.
Are these tests to spec?
My compression tester is very old. I've had it since the late 70s but it does still work well.
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