emo Mark's Daihatsu Mira L512 TR-XX Avanzato R4 Build Thread

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22 Jun 2015 21:58 #24608

So, some things have happened. Both good and bad.

The good news is that the welding has been done. And it's pretty darn tidy too. I'm incredibly pleased with the result. B)







The bad news is that whilst cleaning up the down pipe, I managed to smash the connector for the O2 sensor. So I'm on the hunt for one of those as a replacement, as soon as possible. :pinch:


1998 Daihatsu Mira TR-XX Avanzato R4
1996 BMW E36 323i Compact
1997 BMW E36 316i Saloon
1998 Toyota Chaser JZX100 (Sold)
1998 Toyota Soarer JZZ30 (Sold)
2000 Perodua Nippa L201 (Sold)

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23 Jun 2015 03:34 #24610

Car is nice

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24 Jun 2015 00:47 #24613

Thanks dude! It's getting there. Still far from being finished, though.

More progress!

Re-drilled and re-tapped the manifold mounts. Put the manifold on with a new gasket but I'm unsure about how well it will seal, since the mating surface on the manifold was pretty pitted and corroded. We'll see. Also got the downpipe on with new turbo gaskets.



Also managed to get this on.



It's a J-Works Auto Jewel Libre muffler, hand picked in Japan. JASMA approved! B)



I might adjust the angle at some point soon. But I'm very pleased with it. Can't wait to hear how it sounds!



More to come. Stay tuned~


1998 Daihatsu Mira TR-XX Avanzato R4
1996 BMW E36 323i Compact
1997 BMW E36 316i Saloon
1998 Toyota Chaser JZX100 (Sold)
1998 Toyota Soarer JZZ30 (Sold)
2000 Perodua Nippa L201 (Sold)
Last Edit: 24 Jun 2015 00:48 by loopdeloop.

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25 Jun 2015 23:38 #24616

Got some more done today.

Stainless induction kit piping, Apexi pod filter and Samco silicon joiners fitted. HKS SSQV blow-off valve and Samco silicon reducer (34mm-19mm) fitted, along with some more Samco vaccum lines/pipes. Radiator went back on and I tackled a little bit of rust as well.



A little video of the work so far.


1998 Daihatsu Mira TR-XX Avanzato R4
1996 BMW E36 323i Compact
1997 BMW E36 316i Saloon
1998 Toyota Chaser JZX100 (Sold)
1998 Toyota Soarer JZZ30 (Sold)
2000 Perodua Nippa L201 (Sold)
Last Edit: 26 Jun 2015 23:30 by loopdeloop.

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29 Jun 2015 02:32 #24633

Definitely don't need this any more...



Going back together. No more rust on the front.



Nearly there. New, immaculate front wings now fitted. Along with a bonnet that doesn't have a deer's bum print on it.



The engine bay, as it currently stands.



The back end, complete with the JDM Subway ring.



All done. New wings look great, but the bonnet needs some work. Basically rust free, except it's been sprayed a "similar" colour at some point prior to me getting it, and the paint has reacted and blistered. So that needs to be re-done.


1998 Daihatsu Mira TR-XX Avanzato R4
1996 BMW E36 323i Compact
1997 BMW E36 316i Saloon
1998 Toyota Chaser JZX100 (Sold)
1998 Toyota Soarer JZZ30 (Sold)
2000 Perodua Nippa L201 (Sold)

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09 Aug 2015 01:38 #24824

Sanding the bonnet and prepping it for painting...







Hopefully it gets done before Japfest 2. Also got another package arriving from Japan B)


1998 Daihatsu Mira TR-XX Avanzato R4
1996 BMW E36 323i Compact
1997 BMW E36 316i Saloon
1998 Toyota Chaser JZX100 (Sold)
1998 Toyota Soarer JZZ30 (Sold)
2000 Perodua Nippa L201 (Sold)

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09 Aug 2015 17:37 #24832

looks good mate glad this all got sorted


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09 Aug 2015 18:54 #24836

Cheers dude! Still SO much more to do though. Going to be tackling the chassis next, I think. The rear arches need some attention, also.

Adjustable temperature probe/thermostat/fan switch/I-don't-even-know-what-it-actually-is should be going in next week. Been recommended it by a friend who has used it on his Skyline build. Basically, it's got a temperature probe connected to a dial (which looks like it belongs on a cooker) which then attaches to the engine fan, meaning you can adjust the temperature that the fan kicks in at.


1998 Daihatsu Mira TR-XX Avanzato R4
1996 BMW E36 323i Compact
1997 BMW E36 316i Saloon
1998 Toyota Chaser JZX100 (Sold)
1998 Toyota Soarer JZZ30 (Sold)
2000 Perodua Nippa L201 (Sold)
Last Edit: 09 Aug 2015 18:59 by loopdeloop.

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11 Aug 2015 21:59 #24848

good idea on the fan there, I think eventually I will get a slim line one fitted to mine again space and small weight saving.


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13 Aug 2015 01:12 #24850

The stuff that arrived from Japan:



Wooden dashboard bits, brand new O2 sensor and foglight.

Stuff coming off:


Bonnet off and being prepped:


Front end stripped:


Newer headlights fitted:



Foglight and bumper back on. The foglight seems to have yellowed over time, so I'm going to attempt to clean it up over the next few days:


New O2 sensor installed:


Repairs on the bonnet. It was in pretty poor shape:


Interior bits installed, including a new stereo:


Pretty much ready for painting!


More to come tomorrow~


1998 Daihatsu Mira TR-XX Avanzato R4
1996 BMW E36 323i Compact
1997 BMW E36 316i Saloon
1998 Toyota Chaser JZX100 (Sold)
1998 Toyota Soarer JZZ30 (Sold)
2000 Perodua Nippa L201 (Sold)

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