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  1. Some of this is just copy-pasted from my intro. About the car: it's the worst X8 ever. Low VIN, high miles. No ABS, no leather, and no a-lot-of-other-things now as well. Abridged list of bullshit I wasted on this car: -Early Z30 1JZ-GTE -Went with a Driftmotion 6262 kit. It's whatever. -440's/SAFC -AEM UEGO -MA70 R154 -XM trans mount -XM single piece driveshaft -XM diff bushings -MA70 3.7 LSD. Ugh. -Mishimoto MA70 radiator -BC coils -Z32 front brakes So first thing's first. This car has a little rust: I'm using V20 Camry replacement dog legs and Ford Crown Victoria outer rocker panels, which aren't nearly tall or wide enough: So I got pissed off and bought IS300 side skirts to cover up this atrocity that should never have been touched except by a forklift on its way to the top of a stack of crushed Chevrolet Caprices. The right side is pretty much finished. Still have to seam seal everything. This is my first time welding anything or making sheet metal templates. I'm not going to show much of the stuff I welded because it's gross. The left side might get done this weekend, but probably not. At this point my car is basically just hopes and dreams scattered across concrete. And that's about it for this year. After this bullshit is done, car is getting stowed before more snow/salt. Clutch is slipping, but that will have to wait until post-tax return.
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    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    The GE is being saved for a rainy day. Yours truly aint gon toss a perfectly good 2J. Maybe another 1.5 in the future. Right now it's swap complete engine set from the other car over to this one. I don't care to spend the money and effort adapting a Solstice trans. It's not appealing enough to me, especially when I already have a 154. I don't like the shitty gear ratios meant for the gutless four cylinders they were sold behind, and the 3.75 1st gear for people who can't drive manual. And like the CD009, initial buy-in cost of the box is low, sure, but after you're done wasting money adapting it (and hacking your car apart in the case of the nissan trans) you're at or exceeding an R box anyway. Come to think of it, I've had this same R154 for 12+ years and it's the sole surviving part I have from my MA70. As it should be. I'll continue to reuse it until I can't anymore. That being said, I will need to open it up again to extend the shifter for the x90. Or get a tripod shifter and housing for it, if that's even possible; I understand the shaft bearings are different sizes. I'll figure it out once I have everything apart in January
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    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    Oh yeah it's like that stock. I guess they determined three mount points were adequate for the non turbo. They just used the same rear diff cover and subframe minus the bushing sleeve welded to it
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    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    Center caps are blank. They have the Nissan hub bore dia. These wheels are old and gross and the chrome is flaking off all over. I'm pretty sure they're reps; I was able to clean off the back of one of the spokes enough to find 17x8 +30. Driveshaft lol: Also, having a base 3.0L car means I get the same diff and axles as Tourer V. Should be pretty cheap and easy to shove an FR-S Torsen up in there. Only difference is the N/A car is minus one mount so I'm going to want to do that as well:
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    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    Basically just drove it this year. It may have ended up being my last year in the Cressida because I just bought this: The trunk is lying. It's a JZX91 Grande G 2JZ auto: What it came with: Old HKS Hipermax LS+ R33 rep? wheels Hippo Sleek front lip X100 Tourer front seats Mark II rear seat doily (fuck yes) cracked windshield (fuck) two spare hoods, spare trunk lid, spare OEM spoiler ruined driveshaft center support bushing stuffed with windshield urethane (didn't work) Plan is to put the 110 engine and R154 from the Cressida in it while converting the intake manifold, harness and ECU to JZX100, which should be able to run A/C, fuel pump control unit, etc. like stock. I've already got the proper center console, shifter garnish, manual pedal set and clutch master, but I need to cool it with the parts from now until after the holiday season.
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    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    Oh that was meant for Zack. I thought I saw an MA70 diff earlier in this thread
  7. I kind of just cut to suit and pressed the joint in and out until I had the height where I could fully seat the snap ring. I thought I had written it down somewhere but I think it was 1.2mm or something
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    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    Don't you have that stupid MA70 diff carrier conversion? Mine vibrated like a motherfucker with that and the XM trans mount until I ditched them for stock shit
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    Team Somehow Running Again x7

    That asshole bout to get 100% wear
  10. Yeah I didn't trust myself enough to fuck with the joints themselves with handheld tools, so I just used a small diameter friction disk flat against the surface of the arm
  11. Confirmed the 2005-2015 Tacoma front upper ball joint fits. I picked up both joints and the 4Runner body diameter and taper is incorrect. The Tacoma joint has the right taper as well as the correct 43.8mm diameter to allow a press fit into the X8 arms. The height of the snap ring groove is slightly less on the Tacoma joint, so I needed to cut the surface on the Cressida arm down in order for the snap ring to seat:
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    WTB JZ rear sump

    Holy shit these things are 450 on eBay now are you fucking kidding me Doing up a friend's car. Anyone have a rear sump they will sell me or trade for a front sump?
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    WTB JZ rear sump

    God damnit Demesio you need all 3 of them things? If you can't find the rest, I'm fine with just taking an upper pan and baffle, my buddy doesn't have a problem buying a brand new lower and pickup
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    WTB JZ rear sump

    Fuck yeah PM'd
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    WTB JZ rear sump

    Awesome thanks man
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    WTB JZ rear sump

    I thought they were still worthless! I gave my last rear sump to the guy who bought my old engine. But I guess it makes sense, considering the amount of JZ's sold with front/mid sumps now in circulation from sedans compared to rear pans from coupes. And every non-Toyota fag wanting to swap their cars with one (my friend included lol)
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    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    Thanks for the tip Gordon, I can be a knucklehead using brake cleaner on fucking everything with disregard for what material or finish it is. My front bumper mounting is actually pretty crude and lazy. I only ever had the GX bumper cover and not the bar. I literally just kept cutting the stock Cressida bumper frame until the bumper cover fit over it. It's still in one piece, no foam insert either. The top edge of the cover is just draped over the flange at the top of the bumper frame instead of screwed to it with that flat piece with the studs on it because that rotted and fell apart. I was too lazy to make a new one from scratch so I threw it together like that and never fucked with it further. The only evidence of it sitting too far in is where the grille overhangs it in the center. Screws to the front corners of the fender like stock and lower corners of the bumper have home made brackets connecting to the body similar to stock
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    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    ^Ended up getting a Blitz kit because it was a bit cheaper than the Greddy. Similar to the one whoremouth posted above except return type I did originally modify the stock BOV to have a vacuum port at the top of the diaphragm. It worked, but since the spring was so light, the valve was being held open at idle (not a huge deal) and I could hear it slamming shut the minute I touched the throttle or when it would actuate during driving. The stock BOV seems to be very similar in design to the one on the non-VVTi 1JZ, so I imagine that in order for it to function 100% OCD perfect, it would need the vacuum line tee'd off to the bottom port with the "vacuum transmitting valve" found on the twin turbo engine (PN 90925-01059, also found on MR2 Turbo's). But I said fuck it and bought the Super Sound. Breakup under WOT fixed. Replaced disintegrated coil pack connectors and threw some BKR6E at it (probably not necessary) and now it runs perfect. Went to Toyotafest Connecticut with my dude in the Corolla. Though I don't care for accolades and didn't expect one, the awards seemed a bit nepotistic. They could have at least had a Top 5 White Boys category or something
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    Shitty Sportcross

    ^Like the waiting room wall of a children's dental office, except listing the failure's name, date of part out/sale, and total time and money spent between purchasing and aborting.
  20. Fucking love the side profile of this car. I've never been a fan of aero on X8's but this shit just flows with the big fenders
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    Shitty Sportcross

    Unless this is getting turbo/manual swap I don't see the point of this being here. White wheels are for Honda kids. And you're not Kyle.
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    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    Only pointer I have is to get that bed up on a frame. That mattress/box spring on the floor shit is single college girl apartment spec
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    Teddy Roosevelt rides a moose

    Nice, lookin good
  24. I would flat foot the shit out of this car everywhere. Love it. What do you think the curb weight is, close to 3000?
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