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  2. ROBAPHENT

    [HIZOKU] PIG EYE Streeter

    So good news finally sourced a fuel tank. so will clean it up, fix it up and then put in an EFI setup. purchased air tank, vacuum pump etc for the brake master cylinder. washer bottle etc. just waiting on items to arrive
  3. Last week
  4. Nigel_Vertigo

    WTB JZX100 JZ engine mount brackets

    Bump. Urge to import a GX100 intensifies.
  5. Foompla

    [HIZOKU] PIG EYE Streeter

    blast from the past over here
  6. N.O. Drifter

    [HIZOKU] PIG EYE Streeter

    Very nice
  7. Earlier
  8. ROBAPHENT

    [HIZOKU] PIG EYE Streeter

    I know what ones you are talking about now LOL.
  9. BoristheCat

    [HIZOKU] PIG EYE Streeter

    Oh word. From your pic they looked like those mini k&n filters that every honda fuccboi puts on their valve covers lol. Paying more attention to this thread lately. Waiting to hear a clip of your sweet induction nose with those trumpets. Trust valve cover is breaking the swag meter
  10. ROBAPHENT

    [HIZOKU] PIG EYE Streeter

    Not sure what you are talking about mini filters? They are two radium fittings so I can put -AN fittings to a catch can.
  11. BoristheCat

    [HIZOKU] PIG EYE Streeter

    Looking good. Just my two cents, but I would run a catch can off of your valve cover ports. Those mini filters tend to piss oil over everything in my experience
  12. ROBAPHENT

    [HIZOKU] PIG EYE Streeter

    Engine and transmission are now in.
  13. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Thank you man. I appreciate it. Life hasn't been easy for me over the past year or two. I'm kinda surprised that I've been able to hang in there and keep chipping away at this car. In an exciting new development, I'm bagging the SC on a fancy accuair system. Gonna start ordering parts on Thursday hopefully. My car hobby never fails to keep me in a cycle of frustration and an empty wallet. At the end of the day though, I'm always happy with the results, so I'm gonna keep grinding at it. Sick old Toyotas or die
  14. tuner4life

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Dude! You are really putting in work! All this paint work is looking nice! Glad you found the motivation to keep going.
  15. bigtoepfer

    x3 oyaji wagon

    So opened up the rear end. Fluid was super clean. No bad smells, no chipped teeth no shavings. Pulled axles and found this. When removing the original axle bearings one of them exploded and thought we got everything, clearly that was not the case. This will teach me to triple check things. So an extra bearings was just rolling around in the axle tube. Every now and then getting enough friction in there to rotate around in the tube most likely which was probably the helicopter noise I was hearing. Everything seems good now. Gonna mic the axles and be sure every thing is in spec just in case i don't need to go to the junk yard to get new axles. Because there is still a bit of play when installed and they do have a bit of pitting in them. But they are massive 31 spline axles and I doubt a stock 2JZ-GE is going to ever do any damage to this rear end. Even if I do decide to pull a small trailer later on. I'm just looking forward to getting this thing back together so I can go back to driving it. Getting tired of driving the Prius to work every day.
  16. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Sick. The boys in blue
  17. ROBAPHENT

    [HIZOKU] PIG EYE Streeter

    I was thinking about buying a fuel cell that would fit in there because with a 14 x 10 etc, there would be no spare that would suit. I will have to just hope for the best I don't get a flat. I have found a tank but I would still be missing sender etc. so still undecided what I should do. do I attempt to get the stock cluster working or do I just get a digital gauge and leave it at that? Small update the steering shaft is completed with bearing fitted so the slop in steering has been removed. Engine and R154 going in tomorrow. good news is the collector is here Radiator and Shroud have left japan, currently in Melb so will be here next week and stainless flange should be here next week. leaving the car for what I hope is the final stretch. with steering and engine fitted. it will be a case of wiring, getting fuel and brake lines sorted and the serviceable items like brakes a freshen up.
  18. Gibbs

    Sleeper MX83 build

    i also just painted mine midnight blue pearl lol
  19. bigtoepfer

    [HIZOKU] PIG EYE Streeter

    I don't know if you've prodded around in a wagon or not. But the hole where you're spare is I've got a space for my jack and a few other goodies like the bottle for the rear window washer. I usually keep a spare bottle of oil, the tool kit and a ratchet strap or two for securing stuff to the roof rack in there. It's a handy little cubby.
  20. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    I completely agree Zack. Even though I'm very slowly getting better at it, I still don't really enjoy it. I almost feel like I have to do it because paying someone is such an expensive alternative. For somebody who hates autobody and paint, I've sure been painting a lot of shit lately lol. I end up buying cars and bikes that require a little bit of work mechanically but need a bunch of bodywork. Oh well. I've made it work so far
  21. LUMBERZACK

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Hell yeah dude! Glad you found the inspiration to get through this part. Imo quality paint and body is more involved, stressful, and character testing than any other aspect of car modification.
  22. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    My autobody/painter buddy agreed to help me paint the car. He has a wealth of knowledge that was invaluable. No more stumbling around in the dark when I have a friend who can help me through the process. His life has been busy and chaotic over the past year or two, but he still found the time to help me. I owe him big time. We made a pretty dope booth setup. Four drywall dust poles for the corner, plus a goofy saran wrap window that I could film through We set up two fans for the intake and two for exhaust. We discovered that having positive pressure in the booth is the best setup. Having negative pressure in the booth sucked dust in, so throughout all our spray sessions, we had the intake fans set on medium or high and the exhaust fans set on low. Most parts ended up with very minimal dust and dirt nibs. Usually only one or two on the large parts like doors and bumpers. I'm too lazy to upload every spray sesh to YouTube, so here's our first shoot However, the hood and fenders kept getting tons of dust on them, which was frustrating. A coworker who used to work in a hot rod shop suggested getting an old appliance cord and using it to ground the panels. I dead-ended the positive and neutral wires. I then put two lugs on the end of the ground wire. When the panels were being wiped down with cleaner and degreaser right before paint, static electricity would build up on them which would attract dust like flies on shit. I would plug in the ground right after he finished wiping the panels down, and what a massive difference it made. Only one nib in the hood and one or two in the fenders. I highly recommend using a ground to anyone who decides to paint stuff using a home setup. In no particular order, here's pics of some of the parts. We freshened up the trim paint on the bumpers as well. There were a few shoots that were a bust, namely due to either too many dirt nibs or sags/runs in the clear. We did have to rework a few things and it took some trial and error, but we got everything dialed in and every panel painted Here they are in all their glory. The parts on the ground were given an opportunity to cure on the stands over several months in a 90 degree room before being set on the ground The color combo is absolutely wild. I feel like Japanese cars of this era played it pretty safe when it came to interior and exterior color combinations. I didn't know if dark blue on dark red would work, but I fucking love it. In my opinion, having such an aggressive contrasting color combo was a bit of a risk, but I'm very happy with it. I totally understand if my color choices aren't for everyone, but I don't care. It makes me happy I reassembled the mirrors and the doors and put them all back together. Trying to remember how to do so after years of them being apart was a challenge, but I did it. Door locks, mirrors, lights and handles all work. I bought four car dollies to move the car around in the garage. They should be here within the next week or so. On the to do list is finishing the rear arches to a point that I'm happy with them. I considered buying some metal fender flares for the rear, but a few knowledgeable people recommended against them. They said that putting really round arches on a squareish car would likely mess with the body lines too much, which I agree with. They said welding flares on the rear would pretty much make reworking the rear doors unavoidable, which I really am not interested in doing anyway. A little more bondo work and primer and the chassis should be ready to shoot
  23. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    I'm still here. I don't know how or why, but here I am. Chris had a good point that I mulled over for quite a while. I'd probably never forgive myself if I didn't finish this car. I've kept super busy with all my vehicles over the past year. Might as well do a life/vehicle update before I get to the good stuff Here's a few mundane things I did before the paint pic dump Painted the calipers Pressure washed the seatbelts. Huge difference. No longer greasy and dirty Pulled seatbelt clip assembly things out of a 90's corolla. I had to replace the annoying auto seatbelts with an alternative. There's a little bit of a funky gap where the tracks used to be, but it's not too noticeable. My mom did the stitching on the stock cress seatbelt fabric through the clip-in piece. Should be safe enough. In the meantime, I bought a scabby but clean titled 07 corolla with some fixable body damage with 100k on it for 500 bucks. I was able to get more practice painting despite the fact that I still don't really enjoy doing so Detailed it inside and out, pulled a hood and bumper from the junkyard and replaced the headlights and bob's your uncle. All said and done, I was $1400 into it in total before I sold it for $3700. Not bad for a weekend or two worth of work I also repainted and tuned my 03 R6. Again, more paint practice. All went well except for the clear. Thankfully the guy who cut and buffed it did a great job saving it. Dyno'd somewhere around 130 crank. More hp than my truck lol Also bought a 1942 Harley. It's mostly restored. Needs a little bit of TLC before its rideable. It has a 3 speed with a suicide shifter. I might never ride it to be honest, I'd be too scared to dump it. You'd have to have pretty large testicles to ride this thing on the street. All the controls are reversed. Still glad I own it though. Got a killer deal on it and couldn't say no Finally tracked down a 97+ front bumper for the Lexus. Took forever to find. I knew that putting brand new paint on a 30 year old vehicle wouldn't match for shit, but I did it anyway. I eventually plan to repaint the whole car at some point, so fuck it Before: After: Also, pics are ginormous again. No idea how to size them down. Imgur is always adjusting and reformatting their editing and controls, so the big pics are here until I find out how to reformat them, if I do that at all
  24. ROBAPHENT

    [HIZOKU] PIG EYE Streeter

    The fact I will be running 14x8 and 14x10 on the fucker, I'm just not going to have a spare and accept a tow home. I have thought I might put the battery etc., in there. This way, I can keep a full boot empty and everything under a false floor.
  25. bigtoepfer

    [HIZOKU] PIG EYE Streeter

    The benefit of the wagon is that if I chose not to have my spare under the car I could probably make the S13 tank fit. Never really thought about it. Or I'd have room for a MASSIVE fuel cell. Dunno where else I'd put a spare though. 😅 I like all the space I have in the back.
  26. Gibbs

    X81/X83 parts in San Antonio

    yo this shit still available you got interior pieces?
  27. ROBAPHENT

    [HIZOKU] PIG EYE Streeter

    So a minor update, Due to time and getting over the car sitting there, I sent the car to 21Fabrications. Rear-end is now in, straight. We ended up just welding in the cross member instead of having it bolt in like stock due to only needing the diff bush to be held into place. Essentially a cross between X6/X7 Cressida's. However, mostly tack welded to make sure the engineer will be 100% happy with the plan before 100% welding it in. I have also added some tiny braces to the camber adjusters. The rack has been moved forward 20mm. However, as you noticed, the steering rack is sitting a little upright. However, this might not be a problem, but we will not know until we finish removing the slop out of the steering column/shaft. Caster mounts and arms are now in place. Other problems that have been run into are the S13 fuel tank simply too big for a low car. 100% will work if you sit at average ride height and like that Torana/VN drop tank look. So options are fuel cell, custom tank or find a stock tank and convert it to EFI. So this is all the work that happened after I dropped the car off Friday at lunchtime. So pleased progress is happening. A little disappointed I have not been able to work on it as much as I hopped. What's next? Install the engine and transmission. So what are we waiting for? The bearing for the steering shaft, Radiator and thermo's to arrive. Stainless exhaust manifold flange to be cut. 6-1 merge collector to arrive. What I need to sort out, Custom muffler for the rear of the car, want dual 2 inches in/outlets with round muffler so classic Japanese 240z style however there about 100mm too long so custom it is. I also need to work out whether I put in a hotdog or another muffler to pass engineering. a person I know passed with the same engineer on one muffler, one hotdog setup. But he had no extractors. So feeling I might be close to the limit.
  28. bigtoepfer

    x3 oyaji wagon

    So after a little more listening I'm pretty sure it's actually axle bearings. Because it didn't occur to me that the sound is constant and increases with speed. I just need to find someone who can pull them for me because I don't have tools or space to do it here.
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