Woodsport - Engine Conversion Specialists

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Links

History of Toyota cars


https://www.carcovers.com/resources/history-of-toyota-cars/

(Thank you Tim at Learning haven)

CLUBS AND FORUMS

www.twobrutal.co.uk - Home of the Mr2 engine conversion

www.mr2mk1club.com - The Mk1 Mr2 Club

www.imoc.co.uk - The International Mr2 owners Club/Uk

www.mr2oc.co.uk - The Mr2 Owners Club/UK

www.mr2roc.org - The Mr2 Roadster Owners Club/UK

www.mr2oc.com - The Mr2 Owners Club/US

www.mr2.com - The Mr2 Board/US

RECOMMENDED BUSINESSES

Woodsport relies on quality parts and materials for all of our engine conversions, all supplied by our local motor factors who give a top quality service and excellent parts range. Contact Tony and he and his staff will go above and beyond for anything you need and at an excellent price.

Woodsport only uses the very best paints and materials on all of our project cars, we only buy from Paintshop Supplies in Durham who also offer invaluable help and advice from decades in the motor vehicle finishing industry, they come very highly recommended by us.

Our local Toyota dealership in Durham have been serving us very well for years with very prompt and efficient parts supply with very helpful and friendly staff.

Woodsport insists on using the best professionals in our region for any outsourced work, once such company is CUT8 who provide us with vehicle paintwork correction and dent removal at our premises. Contact Geoff at the number below if you require a top quality service from a very experienced craftsman.

 



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Testimonials

 Williams review....

 

On the train up to Durham I, in reality, I had some idea what to expect. As a previous customer of Woodsport for a 3vz-fe conversion, a 2gr-fe conversion would be similar, right? But how wrong could I have been!  

The results of Pauls work an hour later when at Woodsport were simply stunning! The car was pristine, the engine and the engine bay were immaculate and it was hard to believe it was the same car I had dropped off a few weeks earlier.   

Turn the key in the ignition of a 3.5 litre MR2 and from the moment it fires up there are only two things that are guaranteed. The first is you know just from the sound, that it is going to be a powerful car. The second is that, every time you drive it, you will have a smile on your face! The only thing putting a downer on that moment was knowing I had a 270 mile trip back to London when I couldn’t explore the full potential of growling V6 behind my ear.

Having filled her up with premium gasoline (defiantly recommended!) I joined the A1 ready to settle into the running in stage.  At a cruising speed of 65mph she ate up the miles effortlessly, refined and relatively quiet, a general nice place to be. 

Then you go for an overtake.  MY GOD! Drop to 4th gear and bury  that right hand pedal and the noise! The torque! The acceleration!…. One word…  Beautiful! In the words of Jeremy Clarkson, ‘you turn the big thing in the middle to make it turn, you push the middle pedal to slow it down and you push the right hand pedal to make more noise! And what a noise!   

… Well that was a few months ago now and I’m pleased to say she still puts a smile on my face every time I drive her. If anything, an even bigger one as she’s now fully run in and I can now unleash her full potential. Where better to do this than at Brands Hatch. To see the look on the face of a 944 driver in his dedicated track car as he gets lapped by a 20 year old Toyota. To be able to out drag XXR’s and M3’s. This engine is a brute! And I absolutely  love it!     

Last but not least to sum up Paul…

I truly believe there are three types of people in the world:

  1. The type that when a challenge is thrown at them just walk away.

  2. The type that will take on a challenge and fail hopelessly on so many occasions they just end up giving up, but hay they had a go… (this is me!)

  3. And then there’s Paul. A person who seems to conquer any challenge thrown at him and just for good measure, makes it a little better.

Paul, you’re a legend. Big thanks for all your hard work and I will no doubt be seeing you shortly for a supercharger as I have officially now managed to ‘Tame the Beast’! 

All the best, and keep up the good work!

William