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darren j
8th December 2015, 10:45 PM
hi all
after months of saving to get my solid white 89 t bar painted and brought back home :)it is now ready to start re-building I was wondering if they are any members in the Yorkshire area that could help me remove my engine from my scrap car on to an engine stand so I can give it a good clean and replace parts.
I can borrow an engine lift to assist I also have a trolley jack and various tools.
I am based at York
cheers daz

8th December 2015, 11:35 PM
Hi Daz,

Nothing like a good project! :)

I'm down in Sheffield and would love to help, but am flat out (work, wedding to organise etc. etc. :)) until mid-February. Douglas (The Silver Fox) is up your way, and we assisted him in removing his engine the other year, so perhaps it'll be like a full circle if he is free to help you out.

If you remove all of the things that you can before the big removal day, it really is a quick process when you have a few hands to throw at it.

Good luck, and keep us updated. Pictures are always good! :D


darren j
9th December 2015, 02:54 PM
cheers tom
I've met Douglas a couple of years back had a chat and a quick cuppa whilst looking at his mk1a .I've looked at my engine a couple of times thinking where do I start lol never ever done one before bit worried I'll take parts off and forget were they go when it goes back in :o... my uncle helped me strip some parts off my donar car to many trim bits that could of stayed on the scrapper now ive a garage full of bits and not much of a clue where they go ....oh dear me
plenty of pictures tom need to work out how to get them on here ...

darren j
9th December 2015, 03:25 PM
This is when i first got the shell as you can see needed work :p

darren j
9th December 2015, 03:27 PM
Another one

darren j
9th December 2015, 03:32 PM

darren j
9th December 2015, 03:36 PM
After paint

darren j
9th December 2015, 03:48 PM
Rear wheel arches needed welding to the inner wing

darren j
9th December 2015, 03:49 PM

9th December 2015, 05:02 PM
I love the look of a freshly painted project!!

9th December 2015, 08:18 PM
Looks awesome, when are you planning on taking the engine out? If i have time then i could pop round and help. Im only in harrogate

darren j
9th December 2015, 10:01 PM
anytime mate I'm off work till the new year now:) hoping to get some work done on the car whilst I'm off appreciate any help unfortunaly no experience of taking a engine out its in my red donor car, I need to get it out and on to the engine stand so I can tidy it up before I put it in the white one :D
cheers daz

9th December 2015, 10:30 PM
ok, are you aware that the engine will have to come out from underneath without dismantling it and a lot of jiggling? an engine crane might not be the most helpful as i don't think they have a long enough chain to get it below the car. Im not sure how most people get them out without a lift or pit.

The Silver Fox
10th December 2015, 11:28 PM
We had a Yorkshire Area meet at my house when I removed mine!


Best guide for engine removal:


darren j
12th December 2015, 10:28 AM
might after do that with mine Douglas is it easy to do ? my concern is taking parts off then forgetting where it goes on the rebuild

12th December 2015, 01:29 PM
I think most of it can only go on in a certain way. But if you're worried just take stacks of photos so you can go back to them

darren j
3rd April 2016, 07:00 PM

darren j
3rd April 2016, 07:02 PM
some parts added on the mr2 slowly getting there but plenty still to do :p

darren j
5th May 2016, 09:28 AM