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  2. ROBAPHENT

    [HIZOKU] PIG EYE Streeter

    The fuel tank has been repaired, cleaned and coated in E85 safe stuff. hopefully, the coating does not flake, have heard mixed things but the shop that did it said I should not have problems and fingers crossed the fuel filter catches it all if it does fail. Progress has slowed down due to family life, in the next 3 weeks I should be free again to start getting things done.
  3. Jason

    Teddy Roosevelt rides a moose

    I'm pretty sure I didn't go full throttle at all. I'm also not trying to test the weak links in the drivetrain. No need to break anything completely loose before I get to enjoy it for the summer.
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  5. Demesio

    Teddy Roosevelt rides a moose

    you don't need more power than that... anything more and the car just becomes unstable and squirrely. Sounds cool but, driving a car that is trying to kill you all the time is exhausting.
  6. Jason

    Teddy Roosevelt rides a moose

    6.5+ years of no updates, I guess it's time for some. If you want the TL;DR scroll to the video. TBH it's been very uneventful for the car. I moved a bunch of times. From the burbs to the city, then to another part of the city, then to another part, then back to the second part, then moved in with my lady, then we bought a house. It's been stored in the burbs, an hour away at my dad's place the whole time. I drove it a little. Tried to get in the seat and put a few miles on it anytime I was out there. I took it to Radwood in maybe 2018 and 2019. One year it wouldn't start the day before I was headed there with it. Fortunately I had spare plugs and coil packs for it. Swapped the plugs and bad coil packs out and it fired right up. The clear coat failed and slowly started to bubble and chip in places about that time. By 2020 it started failing in long lines. Around July, the first round of quarantine was lifted. I was itching to get out of the city and put some miles on it. Drove it around for a little. One of my buddies requested a rip behind the wheel so I threw him the keys. Of course when someone else is behind the wheel, something happens. The car decides to send another rusty brake hardline to the junkyard in the sky. Not a big deal as he was on my street. He apologizes profusely, I assure him that it's not the first time this happened and it's not his fault, and it will be the last time it happens. He says his buddy has a shop that he can do the work at. I say sure no worries let's get it done, tell me when. Fast forward to 2021 and of course that dragged on for a year. Buddy's buddy is busy, etc etc. Meanwhile the whole time pops is chirping in my ear about putting the house for sale in the near future. August rolls around and I tow it to a nearby shop to be sure it's good to go if/when pop's house sells. Pops is there to help the tow guy load it. He puts jumper cables to it, fires it up, turns it around so it's easier to get out of the driveway. I get to the shop and they ask me to move it from where the tow truck dropped it because it won't start. Hook the jumper pack to it and it fires up and moves. Sometime around October they call me up to tell me they were trying to move it and it wouldn't start. I go out, hook the jumper pack to it, it won't start. Pull and scrub the plugs and it fires up, runs on 3 cylinders, then 4 then all 6. Nothing too unusual for it from sitting. I tell them it's a JZ they all have questionable valve stem seals so they need to be started regularly. I pull it into the shop to its home... ...For the next 3 months. Pop's house went on the market and sold immediately in December. The shop sat on it until December. They call me up "hey, your car won't start. can you come start it?" Drive an hour out, got it started again, drove an hour back. They call me again in January, "Hey this thing is gonna need fuel lines too, they're pretty rusty." Cool, just do it. A week or two later "OK its all done. It won't start again." An hour out, it's cold AF, it won't start no matter what I do. An hour back. An hour out, new plugs and 6 new Denso coil packs. An hour back. I mess with the cold start tune in the Power FC. Assuming I boofed the tune, I initialized it, then reloaded a base 2jz map and scaled for my injectors. An hour out, an hour back. I start looking for someone to tune the PFC. No one local wants to touch PFC. "It's the same ECU as old jz's, maybe capacitor issues, Blah blah blah." I find a tuner who tunes PFC but prefers Haltech or Link. I get a Link from Panic-wire with a base map to my specs. An hour out, plug the Link in notice its not priming the 10-15yr old walbro 255. an hour back. I get a 525LPH Walbro. An hour out, drop fuel pump at shop. An hour back. New FP primes but doesn't start the engine. Only thing we can get it to do are audaciously loud backfires. Onto another shop that's specialized in JZ's for 15+ years.. Me: Can you get this through by 5/3? I have a dyno tune appointment I booked on 2/19 for 5/4 thinking this thing was going to be running by now. Him: It's a one man show. I'll do my best but I can't 100% guarantee...On or about 4/18, onto the wrecker it goes again. By the skin of our teeth we got it through. He called me on the morning of 5/3 that it was running on 3 cyls, had some more trouble shooting to do. So the no start was a long list of shit, notably the timing belt was off by 2 teeth--but didn't need a belt tensioner. It had been done when the cams and Fluidampr were put in. So maybe it skipped time, maybe it was installed off 2 teeth....whatever... ITS DONE. TL;DR Added a bunch of stuff. It runs. It's tuned. It RIPS. 444WHP, 375 TQ. If I never updated the parts post back in the day-- 1jz, 264's/valve springs, 800cc, old school T66. It's not face melting, but it IS surprising to be behind the wheel of this for the first time. I definitely couldn't be happier. Honestly, I think 500 to the wheel right now would be a bit more than I'd be comfortable with for the first big power jump. After I get used to this and fix repair or swap out anything in the suspension that seems janky, then we can go looking for more.
  7. ChriSOL

    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    🙃
  8. Urrik

    FEAL Coilovers

    FEAL seems to be a similar deal as Fortune Auto, parts made in Taiwan but assembled stateside to your liking, with a bunch of marketing and hype thrown up on a website. They're US companies though so that's a plus for local customer support. From what I can find, there aren't many different sources for coilover manufacturers anymore outside Taiwan and China. Megan, BC, Silvers, FEAL, Fortune, all Taiwan parts. Stance I believe is Korean. Hell, even the entry level Teins are made in China now
  9. Real Japanese seat bases. I believe they were made by Bride, for Vanner. Have been in my car forever, but going to non-adjustable for newest seats. Must be used with stock belt mounts (on tunnel side), which is safer, never rely on a slider lock to keep you off the dash if things go wrong. $200 + shipping. E-mail for pictures: duaxmachine at sbcglobal dot net
  10. Jason

    FEAL Coilovers

    I haven’t put them on yet. though fortune is USA local and east coast local so i can do what I gotta do to get them done differently as needed. It’s been in the shop for things I don’t have the space (mental or physical) for. Soon she’ll be back… i fkn hope.
  11. Gordo

    FEAL Coilovers

    I figured, but I'm not one to pass up a chance to troll.
  12. kaifiji

    FEAL Coilovers

    My bad,I’m kinda half retarded...spring rates
  13. Gordo

    FEAL Coilovers

    Didn't know you could order shrimp from Fortune. Fresh, frozen, or dried?
  14. kaifiji

    FEAL Coilovers

    Look bitch...suck a dick! but you’re probably right. Jason,how you like them Fortunes? My brother has them on his MK4 and they feel as shitty as my Megan’s. Maybe he went retarded and ordered wrong spring rates or something
  15. Gordo

    FEAL Coilovers

    That is about what mine is doing....😒 Accident in 2020 ruptured a disk in my lower back, last year suffered a collapsed vertebrae at work, no longer working now.
  16. Jason

    Teddy Roosevelt rides a moose

    Panic wire jumper harness. nothing else has changed. its the same symptoms it had on the PFC.
  17. Demesio

    Teddy Roosevelt rides a moose

    Did you get a new wiring harness with the link ecu? are you still using stock fuel pump relay and power cables? sell the car man, you're just wasting time on unnecessary frustration.
  18. Jason

    Teddy Roosevelt rides a moose

    I lost my work and storage spot in the burbs, IE pops sold his house end of December. It went to my friends shop in August to get the brake lines done. They finally got it on the lift in December, said it should probably have new fuel lines run at the same time too. It hasn't run since. Frustrated, I was fucking with the PFC tune to try advancing or retarding the ignition trying to chase a very cold start. I got to talking to local tuners and no-one who wanted to touch a PFC. I found one who would but he recommended switching to Link, so I did. I also no longer heard the Walbro prime up so I had the shop stick the big Walbro 525 in it. Still won't start, last time I was there it would crank. Does the anti-theft system allow it to crank? I forget....and I have no idea anymore. MAP sensor had a signal (don't know if it was a good signal). Fresh Denso coil packs. Fresh BKR7E plugs. Ignitor usefulness and Fuel pressure is unknown at this point. I guess I'll check/bypass the circuit open relay (again), check all fuses again and get ready to push it off a cliff. Is there something stupid I'm forgetting or missing or overlooking? I'm really going crazy here. I was driving out there weekly with no resolution in January and February. It's supposed to get tuned the first week of May. FUCK
  19. Jason

    FEAL Coilovers

    I've got used teins in need of a rebuild. I bought fortunes instead. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I'm an idiot tho.
  20. Demesio

    FEAL Coilovers

    Gordo, this is a lost cause.. this cheap fuck will cry about it twice as long as it takes just to buy them so his car can just sit around not running "lowered"
  21. Gordo

    FEAL Coilovers

    Had seen a set on YJ the day I posted for $1500, and if TEIN rebuilds them, they are new....
  22. kaifiji

    FEAL Coilovers

    Can’t find used Teins,plus new is always more better haha
  23. Gordo

    FEAL Coilovers

    Ho Lee Fuc! Went through and clicked on a bunch of options, price went to $6300 😲 Crap, buy some used TEINs, send them to TEIN USA, and have them rebuilt to your needs.
  24. ROBAPHENT

    [HIZOKU] PIG EYE Streeter

    So everything is mounted, I will require some thicker mounts etc. but I can at least dummy up hoses etc. DBW motor Mounted and now just needs linkage about 180mm I think it hard to tell what would be optimum and what will work without hitting anything etc.problems I need to solve are the heater tap mount/new oneextending the driving intermediate shaft 10mm.and fix dint in fuel tank large enough to cause issues with fuel pump/catchment.and put on some pretty bolts etc, and start cleaning it all up. straighten things etc and mount bumpers and so on. the good thing is other than some oil lines and an engine loom the custom side of things has been completed.
  25. WhoreMouth_Jr

    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    Dang whats with these trans. Recently mine ejected my tailshaft bushing. I found a huge puddle of gear oil under my car with the output seal pushed way back on my driveshaft flange as well as the tailshaft bushing free spinning on the DS flange as well. Who knows how long I drove it with low fluid lol
  26. kaifiji

    FEAL Coilovers

    Anyone tried these on the X8? My Megan’s are 10+ yrs old and I wanna upgrade to something better. No BC’s thanks https://fealsuspensionstore.com/feal-coilovers-88-93-toyota-cressida-mx83/
  27. Turbocharged400sbc

    Chitown WaGN....project from hell

    We built our own machine to be able to print all the way up to the extremely high temperatures of polycarbonate. You'll notice that the build surface is sized to be able to do the entire Grille in one piece. It will be doing a large portion of the work making lightweight parts for our twin engine Oldsmobile
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