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I probably won't tuck and rebuild the harness until I buy a standalone ECU. Swaps with no A/C is lazy imo. It's the extra mile that speaks volumes.

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I ditched the AC because I wanted a cleaner engine bay, not because I was afraid of dealing with it.

 

You need it in the Arizona heat, but I don't really need it. It rarely gets above 85 in the summer up here.

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Yes, it is currently 114 degrees. lol. I'm not looking forward to pulling the engine in this weather.

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103 here, no AC in the Datsun truck, thought I had it bad.

114 ?

I feel much cooler now.....

 

I try to do things after 2am, but before 10am.

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At least Arizona is dry heat. I visited family in Corpus Christi as a kid in the summer and my god, the humidity is brutal. I like Texas though, San Antonio is nice when it's not stupid hot. Plus real estate isn't expensive as hell like Seattle.

 

I agree with gordo. I would rather grind on a cheap flange than an expensive turbo. lol

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Well the flange is actually going to be welded to an expensive manifold worth more than a $150 turbine housing lol.

The flange has a bigger opening than the turbine housing so the flange opening needs to be smaller. I'm starting to think I should investigate some cnc shops and see if they can cut me a flange with the taper I need. Then I can give FutureFab the flange to weld to the manifold. Then I won't have to grind shit. Now to search for some machinists...

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What, no drill press in your garage ?

Or even a hand drill & vise ?

 

I've made more complicated shapes with both of those.

 

How close does the ports match a T3 flange ?

Call FutureFab, see if they can put the smaller ports into a T4 bolt pattern plate.

(or are they just buying shit from china ?)

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I'm glad builds like this are still happening. Your car looks awesome.

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Thanks Jimmy, much appreciated.

Little update, said fuck it and just decided to port match the turbine housing. There's still plenty of material and wall thickness to disspell any concerns of potential cracking.
I've never port matched before, but for 45 minutes of work, I'm pretty satisfied. I'm sure if there is any performance gain, it is negligible, but the peace of mind is worth the small amount of time invested.

 

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Since I'm a slave to the details, I decided to replace my vacuum diagram & engine specification label that I removed when I painted under my hood.
Instead of using 7M labels, I decided I wanted a label that was actually relevant. I tried to take the easy route initially and buy some 1994-1998 Supra Turbo labels, but unfortunately they are discontinued through Toyota.

I said fuck it and decided to put in work. I had a friend send me a picture of his Supra 2JZ-GTE label. Then, I recreated in Adobe Illustrator and made some changes to the vacuum diagram to represent the single turbo setup I will be running. I sent the final draft to be printed on a sticker.

 

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Vectored.

 

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Printed.

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I have a saved image of a 1GGZE just for that reason, to rework it into a supercharged 7MGZE sticker if I ever decide to put my blower kit on.

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Well, I finally picked up my manifold yesterday. Outstanding craftsmanship.


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You know I couldn't wait to put the pieces together.


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The dual wastegate conspiracy.

 

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No, I just bought the turbo and wastegates from them.

Full-race manifolds are too rich for my blood. Even with the hefty wholesale discount I could've gotten it was still significantly more than the FutureFab manifold. Plus FutureFab worked with me and his small business support is something I prefer.

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This is automotive pornorgraphy! I love it.

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Thanks Tbone! Glad others can enjoy and appreciate it as much as I do.

 

Just a little Sunday evening dinner table project. After spending 30 minutes sitting in my car thinking of different places to install my A/FR gauge, I settled on this random fucking spot. I have functioning A/C so I was not about to sacrifice a vent. This was about the only spot left that was still visible. I don't hate it as much as I thought I was going to.

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Ok, none of these photos show up for me?... Is my browser just fucking up?

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Oh, yea, they just don't work on the mobile site for me. Looks good dude! Interested to see that gauge placement in the context of the rest of the interior...

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