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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Jason

    Teddy Roosevelt rides a moose

    Panic wire jumper harness. nothing else has changed. its the same symptoms it had on the PFC.
  5. 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
  6. Jason

    FEAL Coilovers

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

    Curse of the Cressida

    You don't have to justify it to me or anyone. I do agree there should be a truck-like thing for everyone. It's a tool that should work well. Maybe that's the family hauler that you're looking for. Newish tacoma 4 door/GX something something/4th gen 4Runner. Old enough you can service it, new enough it doesn't fold in half. I'm still hobbling a 98 4runner down the road daily, the Cressida is back in perpetual project money pit mode, and I have 4 motorbikes of which I'd like to sell 3 or all and get 1 nice one. Less stuff, nicer stuff. TBH if the Cressida got wrecked I'd be looking at getting rid of the 4Runner and getting a Macan turbo to work double duty of fast nice and enough space to go to Lowes. And if when it breaks just pay someone to fix things for me. Like I've been doing half the time anyway cause my garage doesn't have the space and getting the starter from under the exhaust manifold and around the frame rail is bullshit. Also don't take advice from Gordo unless it has to do with leaving the great white north, building go-kart engines, or guns.
  8. Jason

    Curse of the Cressida

    My dude. I appreciate your commitment to keeping these piles of shit rolling (rotting) but your ADHD has got to be pinging out of control. And don't take this as me hating on you or your stuff. It's purely concern. Have you thought about selling 4 of them and getting like..a 2020 corolla/camry to carry the kid and wife in? D21, Civic, CRV, LS400, Cressida, 240, Celica, Kawasaki....is there something I'm missing? For real, do a real honest inventory of what serves you and what you're serving. Do you need 3 different cars for track days? Do you need 3 family haulers that aren't modern crash safe? Does it make financial sense to send any of the Civic, 240, Celica or Cressida packing given the current all time highs of parts prices and demand for tuner cars? The CRV would probably fetch decent money too. I hate most new cars as much as the next enthusiast, but man something has to give. The dollars and more importantly with a young family is the time you're spending is insane. I need an outlet too, but the amount of your life you're burning is incredible.
  9. Jason

    x3 oyaji wagon

    I support this. I've been thinking about these and 460's. I can't justify the out of pocket expense. $15k cash for something 20 years old with only slightly less milage than my 4runner. $35k for newer but still 100k miles and similar fuel costs. Also, they're both substantially wider than the 3rd gen 4Runner--fitting into my weird ass garage might not happen. Throwing $5k at my truck would get me a decent refresh and another few years out of it. And I wouldn't have to sweat city parking or worry about city parkers.
  10. Jason

    MX83 rear seat blue upholstery cloth

    Last call. Trash goes out Wednesday night.
  11. Jason

    x3 oyaji wagon

    More of this
  12. Jason

    Panic wire 2jz PFC base map

    I think I’m gonna have to initialize my PFC for a no start, then relearn basemap. unless anyone has any ideas about base map idle parameters…fml wasn’t planning on getting retuned this year. plan is to hook up datalogit, save current tune, initialize, learn idle, add in fuel and timing per old tune. if anyone has a map with 800cc inj 264 cams and a big old turbo that might be a good place to start
  13. Jason

    MX83 rear seat blue upholstery cloth

    nope, sorry boss! this was gonna go on my original back seats to replace the cracked grey leather. someone came up with matched grey velour and the original cracked leather and entire assembly went to the dump.
  14. Jason

    Bought a Mark II JZX81

    I'm glad to see its in capable hands.
  15. Jason

    [HIZOKU] PIG EYE Streeter

    that shit is TIGHT