How to build a MK1.22 5SFE powered 1985-1989 MR2

How to build a quick and dirty MK1.22 5SFE powered MK1 AW11 MR2

Remove engine latch and latch mounting sheet metal on chassis. this gets in the way. Use hood pins to hold lid in place.
No need to cut battery box out. Keep battery right there. Move later if you want. we see no performance gains in real life. maybe on the internet, but not in real life.
use a 93+ 5sfe with the 93+ S54 5-speed that goes with the engine. Better setup than 90-92 5SFE. But if that is what you have then use it.
Use a Rav4 3sfe exhaust manifold. – lighter and actually more power and it last. cheap too.
hack together an air box or do what I did with a good K&N filter.
Speed-Source.net makes pre-made mounts that you weld in. I did not use the jig, I just placed the engine in where I wanted it. mounted the side mounts to the engine, then tacked them in place. Pulled engine and welded to frame. painted.
I used the Speed-Source front mount and welded up a rear mount using the speed source chassis side for the rear.
Get a Celica 3sgte alternator mount as this moves the alt to the exhaust side and up high. Unless you want to notch a hole in the rear trunk and frame to fit it down low. I just hacked a hole.
stock MR2 1990-1995 5SFE N/A axles fit the transaxle and the MK1 hubs.
Replace electrical speedo sender with mechanical off of earlier S54.
Stock 4age fuel pump works fine. You can upgrade if you want to either 5SFE replacement. I suggest people do that so they know they are getting a good pump.
send 5SFE injectors to WitchHunter.com for cleaning.
use stock 1990 to 1995 MK2 5sfe fuel lines. The connect up to the AW11 filter and tank return. Replace fuel filter. Charcoal canister from the AW11 works fine as well.
Wiring is really easy. Call David Hawkins to come out and do it for you. Kidding. Use the Paul Woods MK1.5 wiring diagram. 1/2 the wires in that are not used as the 5SFE is really a simple ECU.
have your radiator professionally cleaned. use a new stock MK2 5sfe MR2 engine side hoses. that is the fun part, just slice and dice to make it all fit.
I use a 90s Corolla over flow.
Use the MK2 coolant fill tube and cap.
change oil pump, water pump, cam belt, clutch before putting the engine back in.
Use the MK1.5 SpeedSource clutch hose.

that is it. should take 3 to 4 days to do the swap, maybe 5 or 6 if you have to borrow a socket set. seriously. If you can’t, then please go back to changing air filters on hondahs