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#1 nojuan_here

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:12 AM

So I failed my intro so I decided to take my chances here anyways.

 

So a couple things have been done to the Cressida in the last couple weeks since I last posted. 

 

Took it to the Mexican muffler shop in my hood to put in my Vibrant streetpower muffler in, along with deleting the cat because it was partially clogged and fuck emissions. Car only needs a safety inspection here in Texas because of its age. Also upgrades the exhaust piping to 2.5" diameter and added a couple V-bands for easy removal.

 

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Also bought some BC coilovers. Took off the non-abs knuckles from my spare shell, stripped it down. Had my buddy sandblast and cut them down and welded the coilovers on. (buddy was an airframe welder in the Marines). 

 

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Also with the coilovers I went out and found a set of 17" Work Rezax wheels, they're a little rough but couldn't pass them up do to the price I got them for. Will have them refurbished later down the road. Specs are 17x8 (215/45R17) in the front and 17x9 (235/45R17) +38 all around with Sumitomo tires.

 

How she sits at the moment.

 

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Also went out and got a Torsen from Gordo. Shipped out my spare diff case and 4.10 ring and pinion to him and had them put together. Pick it up on my way back from my trip to the Valley. Again thanks Gordo will do business again soon!!! Car is still slow but the perceived torque is nice,

 

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Current things in the works are Z32 front calipers. Getting rebuilt with new seals and powdercoated. Had the "nissan" machined off. 

 

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Also ordered a stubby powered antenna from an S2000. Mine broke off in the car wash a while back. Figured why not upgrade and shave a few pounds. Cheap $80 mod.



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Posted 11 December 2017 - 04:18 PM

Well... still have this turd.

 

Z32 brakes are on. Rezax are gonna get replaced with something else soon, doesn't clear the calipers without a spacer. Looking at some RPF1s 17x8.5 +30

 

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Yanked out the ABS while I was at it.

 

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Replaced the steering wheel with a Personal leather 330mm one.

 

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Also replaced the rear toe arms with some Xcessive ones. 

 

Oh yeah I blew the HG on the 7m on my way back home from Rue's. My dumbass decided to reused the headbolts. No bueno. But replaced them with ARP ones and a Toyota HG for now. Supposed to pick up a non-vvti 1J later this week.



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Posted 11 December 2017 - 04:31 PM

Used head bolts isn't the reason.....


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 04:48 PM

Maybe. Fuckers were stretched when I pulled them out. I'm sure it didn't help either.



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Posted 11 December 2017 - 05:20 PM

Holy fuck, what did you torque them to ?


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 09:18 PM

Supposed to pick up a non-vvti 1J later this week.[/quote]

Why?
No.

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 09:11 AM

Im getting it for 800 bucks.

I think I torqued them down to 75 ft lbs. if I remember correctly.

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 11:19 AM

75 ft lbs of hopes and prayers keep 97% of 7Ms on the road these days. hallelujah.

 

you want another "clean" shell? i havent sold anything off the extra shit in my driveway and i already ripped out the interior for the racecar guy who wants to make the BHG run under it.



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Posted 12 December 2017 - 11:40 AM

though not for lack of trying. by trying i mean creating threads then abandoning pms because i've been houseridden for a month.



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Posted 12 December 2017 - 11:40 AM

I wouldnt mind another shell. But idk where to put the damn thing. I left my other shell at my old dealership I quit at. Thing is still there surprisingly. New dealership is sharing the lot with the dealer next door which is owned by the same company thats under construction. Parking is a bitch as it is and theyre telling peeps to get their junk cars off the lot for more room.

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 12:26 PM

i have an angle grinder and a sawzall and i've cut up a couple x8s. kyle can come and we can make an afternoon of it.



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Posted 12 December 2017 - 01:18 PM

Im down to tear some shit up.

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 05:28 PM

You really should try working on the car sober.....

A 7M stock head bolt doesn't even start to stretch until you exceed 85 ft/lbs.

If they are visibly stretched, you probably went to 90 or above.

 

You will get the same results if you work on a 1J in the same fashion.


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 06:37 PM

You're right Gordo. :( 

 

I remember thinking I should've replaced the headbolts on my rebuild. Just about the only thing I didn't buy. I vaguely remember them looking funky, got careless and it cost me.

 

So the 1J I'm looking at getting is from a Soarer. I know it's a rear sump and that's not a problem, already looking at a front sump for next to nothing. Motor comes with a harness but noticed the ecu pin out has 4 rows. So hunting down a Soarer ecu is going to be fun. I should just get a 1J VVTI at that point. Or just go single turbo and get a standalone. Still has the stock twins.



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Posted 12 December 2017 - 08:38 PM

ship me your rear sump for 100 bucks!



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Posted 14 December 2017 - 07:17 PM

Demesio, Let me think about it once I actually have the motor. 

 

I did a thing yesterday. Retrofitted an amplified antenna from an S2000. Pretty easy, only one wire to wire into the Cressida (stock power antenna comes has a 6 pin connector with 3 12v power wires). Also had to modify the mounting nuts a bit nothing too hard. Cost about 70 bucks. 

 

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 08:06 PM

Hm, an amplified antenna....Will wonders never cease.

Does this mean that I can get rid of my 8-track ?


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Posted 14 December 2017 - 08:53 PM

Did any Cressida even come with an 8-track? FM reception has greatly improved Im finally able to get HD radio stations on my alpine deck. I can finally listen to all the mainstream shit playing on the airwaves nowadays. I havent checked AM reception. Ill get back to you on that one.

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 01:43 AM

Nope, but I had one in my '66 mustang.

Doesn't matter, my ears are so shot these days, I don't know why I even bother with an entertainment system.


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 01:41 PM

i listen to npr and the classical station on the oem radio through half of the original speakers.

my power antenna doesnt work anymore but reception is good for the ~10 mile radius from home i try to stay within.

My friend that lives in US showed me CraigsList while we search for my Cressida. You find lots of odd things on that site. Lots of fat US girls looking for a free ride from black basketball type American man.





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