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  1. WhoreMouth_Jr- i will do that at some point. im generally driving with my work boots on so i dont really notice.

     

    i updated the post with more stuff as it didn't post the 1st time. when the weather isnt great i drive my 1989 x8 imported from Canada. 

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    its got 380,000 Km on a factory head gasket. digi dash,lsd and manual seat belts. its 100% stock. i have just done upkeep on it to keep it on the road in decent shape. 

     


  2. Hmm the whole next half didn't post lol I'll have to update it later

    Gordo,  the OEM carb I sold with the 4m to the crown guy. Then another guy bought the Weber

     

    Battleaxe,  I had that filter on the self so used it. I'm aware of the shityness of it. But she did make 475hp at 18psi with it on there. 


  3. figured i would start a build thread. most of the work has already been done so ill post some pics along the way.bought this 1979 cressida around 6 years ago bone stock. ran like dick and had this strange gunk all over the car. but was overall in pretty good shape for its age. 1st thing i did was convert to a weber 32/36 carb.

    the carb:

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    then i started to get this gunk off. the original owner said he washed it with a concert cleaner of some sort. took a gallon of goof off remover and countless rags to wipe it off. then had serveral cutting and buffing layers done.

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    you can see where i had wiped off that shit. eventually it was kinda shiny.

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    drove that for 6 months then a rod bearing said see u later

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    bought another 4m and made a "good" out of the 2 that i had with a good head and good block

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    never put that one in.(probably would have failed anyway cuz i had no clue what i was doing) sold it to a guy with a 67 crown looking to upgrade from his 2m. i bought a few 2jzge's over the years but never put them in. i moved several times then finally had a good garage again. i then bought a vvti 2jzgte. added a s257xe borg, fuse fab manifold and a no name intake manifold. 

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    basically swapped out all my suspension for T3 stuff along the way too.

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    wanted to keep auto but ended up converting to  a r154 using a OS Giken Super Single with movement alteration kit.

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    had a 1 piece drive shaft made

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    used a mx83 clutch pedal and master. bolted right up. only had to make a top mount for the 3rd bolt location.

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    put the battary in the back with disconnect and a fused relay for the fuel pump near fuel pump,

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    used a PANIC wire harness with the link g4+ monsoon ecu

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    wired up some gauges for the dash

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    took the car to fuse fabrication for custom radiator,inter cooler,pipes,fuel cell,basically all the metal stuff. 

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    i did practice on a 1987 x7 cressida that i traded my 82 corona wagon for. bought a gs300 2jzge/auto from a buddy that already had a panic harness made for a 87 x7. swapped that in and finished the other bits that needed to me done. drove that for over a year then sold to another buddy to buy yet another Cressida. sold it for 3500 and used that plus more cash to buy a 78 x3 from a buddy. was already na-t 2jzge swapped and 400whp. i put a interior out of a x6 i had (got smashed by a dude driving on the shoulder). done small things to it. was a good stepping stone to driving higher hp cars. Before i even started the 79 x3 i bought a 1990 corolla to learn 5 speed on. i had never owned or driven anything besides autos. i did have some experience on a bike but very limited.  after being confident enough driving that i felt like i could drive the 78 x3 so i bought it. driving the 78 x3 really got me motivated to finish my 79 x3.

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    took the car to PSI in Portland for a tune after i got my wheels on.

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    right now shes  at 475whp 400ish tq at 18psi.  currant projects are a for 8.8 rear end swap with better breaks

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    over the winter i did get all the front end stuff replaced : vvti gear,solenoid, filter and all needed gaskets o rings,  front main seal,cam seals, new water pump, new tensionor and pulleys. tried to replace the crank pulley with a fluidamper one but my lower cover has swollen and is rubbing. so ill put that one after i replace the lower cover.

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