7 Responses to Sweet engine bay

  1. anth says:

    i dunno iggy, i love smoothed bays but that one looks a bit wierd to me. i think the actual engine needs to be more blingy to pull the look off

    • Iggy says:

      I guess I looked at the bay itself as opposed to the motor. All the usual stuff gone. But I do agree about the engine, a lot of potential there.

  2. Jesse says:

    Don’t you need a clutch? Throttle? Brake master cylinder and booster? Hell, even steering appears to be missing. I think with a new valve cover this would look pretty killer, but right now it just weirds me out.

  3. Brad says:

    I have driven the car over 9000 miles looking just like that, only without that cover for the coil packs. That was just a piece of metal that I had lying around I thought it might look nice, so I trimmed it a bit, placed it on there and took a picture. The look of the engine bay is a bit of form following function. I relocated all of the hydraulics under the dash to keep them away from the heat of the turbo. I’m using a NASCAR style reverse mount pedal assembly from Tilton, with three master cylinders, one for clutch, and one each for the front and rear brakes, this gives F/R bias adjustability. Many of the items you are used to seeing are not relocated, but not needed with this motor. The access and servicability are great, but it’s been truely trouble free now for over 9000 miles. I’ve added an oil cooler since that picture was taken, but that’s the only change. Oh yeah, the steering is a Toyota MR2 rack and pinion installed in order to maintain the stock bottom-mount turbo position. I made a 3D model in Solidworks to aid in positioning the rack to have proper ackerman and no bump steer. It all worked out well. The lack of bling is no accident, it was a lot of work to make it all look so “normal.”

  4. Paul says:

    Hi Brad,
    Im in Australia and currently looking at doing the MR2 steering rack conversion.
    Would it be possible to pass on your email address to me as id like to as you a couple of questions.
    my email address is:

    Thanks in advance.


  5. Brad says:

    Sorry Paul, just saw your reply. I sent you an email. I’ll be happy to help if I can.

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