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  1. battleaxe

    Curse of the Cressida

    I've had this car since July 7, 2012. I bought it from a good friend of mine, Matt Peterson, hes an old member on here and for the most part got out of cars. I bought it with a 1JZ running, but would buck at mid to high rpm. Had a fmic, full 3inch exhaust, intake, fuel pump. no gauges, only gauge that works was the digi dashs' fuel gauge. Once I bought it I cleaned it up and made a gauge pod in the dash, my first fiberglassing project. Once the gauges were in and working I found that the car was overboosting to 24+psi on the stock twins, I drove it essentially out of boost for 4 or so months as a daily driver, then took it off the road to do little by little upgrades...that turned into nearly 4yrs off the road. I ended up changing just about everything on the motor. Left the motor and trans in the car and changed everything attached to it.
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    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.
  3. battleaxe

    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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    hello

    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
  8. battleaxe

    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

    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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    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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    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.
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    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
  17. battleaxe

    Curse of the Cressida

    not toyota related but... been taking some time off from cars outside of washing them and checking fluids and tire pressures. after this black friday, ive got a number of tasks to do. got a link storm x on order for the supra and cressida (shared same ecu, 2 harnesses), oil filter sandwich plate and koyo for the civic, now i can add my large oil cooler to the civic to get that oil nice and luke warm. so the plan is to collect the last bit of parts for the na 2j swap and then get cracking on the s13 and the misc tasks. first up was the max camber in the back so i can clear the arches. sadly at max camber the stance rucas foul the coils, i even flipped them around. this led to a lot of yelling and then i said eff it and moved on to the toe part. plan is to get the alignment where it needs to be and deal with the arches after the fact. after that irritation i went to the front..to where i found more of it. i was unhappy with the gktech sphericals and that they used a aluminum shaft (as many do now a days) so i grabbed some v1 spl spherical outers and used the gk tech shank (i broke both of mine years ago) so now i have a hybrid front spherical and i matched it to the lca incline so they arent on 2 separate plains. next up was modding the brake holders..all because i had a broken bolt in one and then tried to drill and tap it out and its still wrong...so i lopped that side off..odd idea/conclusion to come to? you bet. check for clearances for the new outer, brake holder actually being there and max angle at full droop 18x10-12 with a 225/35 s drive (looks bigger than it is) the end links are oem? i cut them shorter as a test as one was bent so i cut it in half and shortened it, feels good still? thats firewall clearance as there is no more harness going there and i smashed it back put it back down, rolled it around, noticed the rear toe adjusted is far in the other direction now, so more on that later. went in my bin of misc oem washer bottles, found a hole down low and this honda crv coolant overflow "works", whether it actually works, time will tell. got a generic one off amazon for $12, shortened the bottom port and capped it. drolled a hole in the side and pushed the grommet and washer pump in, ran the line through the fender rail and comes out by the motor. this time yesterday i found a gremlin traced back to the wipers. thats a whole other story and well its rather funny but i cant tell stories. the bracket was an oem bracket from something i kept in a bin. i cut it to size, knocked some holes in it and then welded some old m6's on there as i have no clearance. looks alright and will be nice to have washer fluid again, the little things, you know? idea is to do stuff then do other stuff, then do other stuff and so on
  18. battleaxe

    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    damn ya man, how much are those r boxes new? 2-2500? id imagine a standard rebuild is in the 1k range. in cdn money anyways
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    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    toe out in the front on a daily, u a wild man. looks fabulous as always. i appreciate the rear bumper repair and fitment, very nice. as much as i love all the same wheels, and how they will all fit perfect and run one tire size, i cant get over variety. you chose a very nice set of wheels for daily and spares man.
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    Curse of the Cressida

    Got damn. A partner trying to kill you is another kind of life problem. If I was in a position to retire I'd take time off to catch up on projects and then maybe go back to work..or sleep for a bit. I'm just trying to empty all my bins and spend only on things to complete my projects..or sell em.
  21. battleaxe

    Curse of the Cressida

    damn man, i appreciate that. i person ally would love to see more of your fleet and the things you do. I'm not a big fan of bolt this on and bolt that on, but half of what I do is just that. Or engineering something I have to work with what I have. Mcgyver syndrome
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    Curse of the Cressida

    put a new fuel pump relay in the supra. now the pump turns on when put to ign. i think because the car had a cold start injector that i had eliminated 6yrs ago the fuel pump only ever turned on when cranking so it always felt semi carburated. then after chasing the fueling issues over the past couple years, it led us to the fuel pump relay up front, this thing got very hot and then started to not work resulting in sputtering or not running at all. Finally put a relay in, used the oem wiring and now i have a direct to battery relay with an inline fuse and goes to my main fuse block incase something bad happens. went back to the 82 lights and put the spare wheels on for winter. finished up the cressida a little while ago and went drifting after driving it around town a bit. still has starting issues so im going to throw a bunch of grounds at it. the starter was rebuild and i had it checked. 100/100 starts he showed me without any hiccups. so i think my ground from my trans to chassis is poor...i really hope its something dumb like that. car ran great other than the power steering leaking out of the resevoir..still unsure if it was too hot, too pressurized or a leaky cap...but it was fine by the end of the day. needs an actual sway bar, the oem one is pathetic, you can bend it by hand lol. drifting non stop the peak values were all chill. 85c water temp, oil temp got to 100c and hits the 1bar of boost with no spikes. put the spares on for winter and now the s13. runs on 4cyl again after disconnecting the ecu, the ecu had some corrosion on the ecu terminal pins, so cleaned that up and now it runs on 4cyl instead of 2cyl lol. even on 2cyl it moved the car with ease, so strange. lots of tidy up and body work ahead.
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    Curse of the Cressida

    cressida is functioning, still needs some stuff, like the fans put on a thermo switch and not being on all the time. has beats, its aligned and has the same wheels and tires all around now. it was flat when i measured it before alignment, but now that it has the same wheels and tires, and ironically the same camber front and rear, i need to re measure and adjust. this photo was taken on a hill so its a bit loaded to the back. this car is a paradox. has re71r's in 215/45 all around, and runs -5 camber all around lol, wheel sizing is limited. thats 17x9 +17 all around and it barely fits. gotta be weary of tire and wheel sizing on this thing as the fitment is spot on and only has so much clearance in the back being a 4 door even after heavy mods to cut weld and move everything in the back.
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    Curse of the Cressida

    just shy of "better" now. just gotta put insurance on it, drive it, align it, drift and daily it. AEM meth container, just put in so i can clean up a bunch of my million of boxes and parts i have for all these cars. completed the passenger seat rail which is now a whole unit and not tabs, with working slider for driver and passenger, both painted in flat black cleaned the entire interior, no more musty smell. i pressure washed the carpet and then cleaned it again when i installed it. even cleaned all the metal/sound deadening before putting the the carpet in. gutted the rear seat to allow no damage to the newer, bigger power cable. all metal was cut back and sanded, then i added cut vacuum lines and fuel lines to cover all the metal to not damage the wire as well as making it lighter. cleaned up the weak power steering line from the reservoir to pump and added nice new clamps, checked fluids finished putting the interior back together and not totally finished, im happy with where it is right now put it outside and put the supra in the garage to make a 24/7 fuel pump relay and some other bits and pieces so i can finish the tires i got, this or next year. dailies bonus, got all 4 re71r's mounted and balanced on the bronze cr kais so those will go on when the car is aligned and maybe do a drift/grip thing so i can get used to it again. and my blitz techno speed that i curbed like 3? yrs ago and got it re balanced finally for the time being. also got the crv aligned after the recent suspension work
  25. battleaxe

    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    whatever driveshaft is in mine had this vibration as well, talked to another jzx83 guy as well and he too had this issue. mine steadies and unsteadies. i topped the car out where i felt i was going too fast to brake good and the vibration went away. i think mine is a oem mix up of parts. the other guy i talked to, same r box and jz, he has full sub and diff bushings and arms and changed driveshafts and its still there. i havent tested mine since removing all the slop but i think mine is in the driveshaft too. tried multiple wheels and tires as well. 😕
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