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  1. battleaxe

    Curse of the Cressida

    update time: been busy with home renos of our laundry room, pantry and closet, lots to do and have baby on the way so trying to get all this done before she comes end of July. Cressida. I added a power steering cooler and s14 resevoir. currently the pump still sounds louder than it should be even after a lot of bleeding. not keen on this but its functioning. Civic. Put summer wheels on, lowered it 10mm in the back and 5mm in the front, this photo is not great but overall looks a ton better. The bum was a little high after removing weight hence the difference in heights. D21. Swapped tires front to back and changed its oil, putting insurance on it shortly and may put a bed in the back to sleep in it instead of camping during May long. S13. I put it outside so i can work on the Supra. garage has been full of house stuff for a bit and the jobs i need to do on this are lengthy ones and weld grind paint ones and id ratehr get the supra to a state before baby. Supra. put it in the shed yesterday and got the M ready to be pulled minus the exhaust manifold and mounts. leaving it like this for a little bit while we do the floors in the house as i need the storage for house stuff. should be a good long weekend to take the M out, prep the jz and slot it in..then all the futzing about and detail work.
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    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    hoe lee cow, thats some kind neglect! guess we are all fucked with rising car prices and how ppl see them as valuable or something instead of a donor
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    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    damn ya hell. how many monies do these donor type cars go for down yonder? i was playing with the idea of getting a vvti 1uz for my d21 as the KA has lived a few lives and i want to put it to pasture. locally even the first gen LS400s, the ol $500 tops cars are going for 3-4k here now
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    got.damn. f.r.e.s.h. fresh fresh fresh, thats fresh
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    Curse of the Cressida

    Nothing too exciting, just all basic things most ppl do off camera. took the plugs out and cleaned them all, gapped them the same and put them back in, same with the coil on plug, cleaned and put back. Popped the cover on and found the plug wire guides so i could the plug wires tidy. Took about a week to find the m10 x 1.00mm tap so i could drill and tap my returnless fuel rail into a return style. I buy scrap pieces of off cuts when i go to metal places as you never know when you may use them, welp, used some and cut to size for the lower power steering bracket as this is where the AC compressor usually sits. Also modified the throttle wheel by just taking out the slot for the through stud and clocked it different due to the semi electric throttle these things have (very common issue if you want a fully mechanical throttle. I'm aware this may slip due to the slot being removed, but at this time i have red loctite and a uggadugga on the nut itself. I have a random throttle bracket i can cut the slotted bit from and weld to the OE one if it does fail. Its easy to get to and this took me looking at it for a lil bit to figure it out. I know driftmotion makes that piece but $20US turns into $60cdn real quick with duty, exchange, taxes, customs, shipping. I figure me looking at it for 20min and understanding whats going on is more beneficial. Now i need to get a serpentine belt, cap or modify all the water inlet outlets that are open (water cooled throttle) and the vacuum ports now not needed. Thats pretty much it then it can go in. I have some cusco s13 engine mounts i want to use so i have some ideas for how to make that work as the a6 shares a very similar design to the s13 for the subframe. went for a drive today with some friends, a friend took pics of the truck. going to run out of insurance soon so i will be going back to the civic for a bit until the weather gets better, then insure the supra before the swap so i can drive it around and test the fuel pump relay update.
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    Curse of the Cressida

    thanks man. my garage started out as no sheet, an extension cord ran through the attic and some rickety stairs and table when i bought the house. my dad helped me to wire all the plugs in, insulate and toss boards up, paint it white then started to put shelves in. i kept tripping on everything as i had no storage, so i went up. laying flake is easy, you just have to stir it in the pot and giver a wiggle every now and then. its easy on small parts cause you put it as a wide fan and do medium quick passes. i could imagine troubles shooting it on a car, but most guys who do are insanely good at it as they're high quality paint jobs...or your garden variety skid mark who gets hte craft store junk in a can and makes a mess. look into buying the vsxx new to compare it to what used sets go for..if you can find them
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    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    so satisfying. i enjoy your work and posting of your work my man
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    Curse of the Cressida

    as the s13 moves and drives.."functions" I wanted to get going on the 2jz so I can get that job done. We will be doing a big house reno shortly and I wanted to buy the remaining pieces I need for the swap so that I can be done and I can get rid of all my M motor stuff and continue to clean the garage. pushed the s13 back and moved the motor out, reorganized the shop so i can start to run the harness and take out the auto box plugs and whatever else had no home. Got the clutch and flywheel from rock auto, cleaned up the back, put the pilot bearing in, flywheel worked with the auto flywheel bolts, oddly these are 36ftlbs..i went to 50ft lbs as the auto bolts to the flex plate show as 6xftlbs, so i split the difference. red loctite as per usual. checked the starter would engage, everything seems to line up so, fingers crossed. cleaned the spark plug galley and going to check all the plugs and gap them. At this time i wanted to paint the covers as they were raw aluminum for some reason. I kinda messed all this up as i was going for a oem+ look with all the stock piping and plastic bits...so ill likely source another front cover. I really wanted to do this and liked the results. i did mess up and forgot to do the lines, but oh well.
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    2JZGE VVTi Clutch/Flywheel

    Done some reading and will share as I may need to refer in future. Is300 has a dual mass flywheel, if reusing you get the dual mass longer flywheel bolts. If you change to the supra flywheel you need the shorter supra flywheel bolts. Jz pressure plate for jz. Clutch depends on what box is behind it, for spline count and size. If using the dual mass the clutch slave should work for it, if you're going to a thinner flywheel you will need the longer push rod for the flywheel. All depends on your setups and I assume if you're using a is300 w55 and it's overall length. If supra use supra as the oem flywheel isn't dual mass (w58) the getrag/turbo have dual mass, from my understanding.
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    2JZGE VVTi Clutch/Flywheel

    I'm having a bit of a problem trying to find this info..and hoping theres still some ppl who frequent this forum enough. I'm looking to get the clutch and flywheel for my 2JZGE VVTi. From what I am reading its specific to your trans? I'll preface this by saying I was looking for 5spd IS300 clutch flywheel and then started to see the part numbers were different from the MKIV Supras. So as I looked on, I understood the IS300 have W55? which are a bit smaller and why the part numbers were usually 3 digits off? I assume they're a bit smaller for flywheel and clutch due to trans size? but not sure how that affects anything but the starter motor. Rock auto has all the MKIV Supra NA 2J bits which would be for a W58, but then I have a "IS300" motor and starter...then again the bellhousing I have all I know is its JZ to W, which I assume is the same for all W's pattern. I believe my bell is from a Supra. The plan was to just get a LUK flywheel as its like $80 on rock auto and theres still 1 Aisin clutch kit on there. I dont plan to go turbo and I would like it to feel stockish. I debated a light flywheel but they're not easy to get locally and would be costing me $300+cdn for a comp clutch one which iirc was one of the cheaper available.
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    Curse of the Cressida

    i appreciate that Gordo. Its coming along...slowly. might upload some of the old photos of it actually driving and not sitting in my garage. S chassis seem to come in 3 varieties, abused to shit with things falling/hanging off them, show cars with "drift style", usually decently maintained, and then the unicorns, painted one colour, with fitted wheels and time and care put into all the bits. im somewhere between the 3 of them. i hope to have this thing looking decent (for once) and then go drifting again in it, i miss it a lot actually. i have a few more tasks before i can put it outside and get started on the supra and swap in that 2j finally. got a few more parts to collect then ill put the harness on the motor and start to put the wiring loom together, then pull the 5m and start mocking up the motor .
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    Curse of the Cressida

    couple more tasks sorted. finally made a bracket to hold the fuse boxes under the dash and have a functioning glove box. i had to source an issue with my wipers/headlights constantly popping up. couldnt find why it was doing that and so traced it to a wire at the wiper motor and depinned it, and now it works, but i only have one function of wipers..win for now..will go back to it when i rewire the car when im 50yrs old. i need to move on from this and get the supra in here and do weekend jobs on the s13 instead of being a statue. put the passenger seat in finally, last job in the interior is to take the back two bride seat holders on the driver seat and mod them so the rear can go down one more peg. then back to the engine bay to shorten the wiper motor and windshield sprayer wires, loom them. then trans wiring and proper holder for the clutch line on the bottom, and adjust the iacv i put back in and see if i can adjust even though the plastic screw is .. screwed. finally got a sandwich plate for the civic so i could put the oil cooler in. i got the cooler with fittings from a friend and built the system around it. luckily all the hard stuff was tight, but the 1/2inch npt aluminum cooler to npt/-10 fitting leaked and then when trying to remove it, it galled, so warren at bcworks bailed me out again and tig'd it up to become one. i modified the oem air guide to still sort of guide the air..sort of. its a long travel of line i know but theres a lot of spinning things on that side..should be fine..lots of added capacity is how i think of it. oh and a new koyo rad, new hose clamps and a rad cap. the oem oil filter doesnt fit no more, luckily i have so many cars and the sr20 oil filter just fits, sadly its a bit smaller. oh well. while im at it, heres a picture of my garage currently. i got more lights at the work bench. and lastly for black friday i bought a bunch of stuff, including this link storm x with connectors and a loom for the cressida so both JZs will use this same ecu. supra is the next project. should start early in the new year perhaps? spring? iunno
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    Gordo's X8 Ramblings

    i was legit excited for ANY content update and was surprised by a semi butthole and a cooter. welcome, but not what i came for.
  14. battleaxe

    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    I've got a 2pc and had the vibrations. Multiple sets of wheels. I don't think I've gone that fast since putting the re71rs on. I don't remember it last time I drove it. Iunno
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    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    Yes, a capable shop is hard to come by. I don't understand why it's so hard especially if you "specialize" in drivetrain