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Chitown WaGN....project from hell

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1. thanks

2. im a glutton for punishment

3. no, 900+$ in nearly new welds and MT's in trade for my labor swapping his mustang drivetrain into a new chassis-free is fer me!

4. god id love too! some stockton rims with the GM bubble cap steelie's on it would look slick.

 

problem is that im planning on popping in an 8.8 at some point and my welds are dual pattern so i can runem till i get alloy axles redrilled for the larger 4 bolt pattern.

 

keep in mind i do plan on making the thing look like a wierd turbo buick wagon till people look closer.

 

the turbo buick limited's had plenty of britework in all the same places...i was looking at a buick front and rear bumper on my buddy's car and seeing if i can narrow em and swap em onto the toyota to get rid of these ugly plastic/rubber things.

 

my front bumper support is limiting my turbo filter options...fuck

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I think the shifter would look better, if you just burned the car........

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well i had some vacation time that i had to use before april...so when i finally found a brown/tan interior 83/84 cressida (brown sedan) me a buddy rented a car and drove down to South Carolina to get the 3 trim pieces that i needed....i ended up buying all 4 inner door pull surrounds, both ashtrays and the inner mirror trim triangles.

 

only cost me $19.27

 

plus 120$ rental, 200$ in food and seedy motels and 150 in gas

 

fuck you cressida

 

i was really sad that the thing had 4 minty stainless window guards that i wanted but with no way to lower the windows without a good bit of work to remove the screws... that shits almost a tragedy since id love a set and ive yet to see any still available as new old stock.

 

the thing was in terrific shape if any of you other poor mx63/2 bastards are looking for parts

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well gentlemen, its taken a while to get where i am now....no longer a master mekanik, now a true mekmachinist...seriously cnc waterjet is the bee's knee's for a gearhead.

designed and built a few giant 3d printers so i can make some CF reinforced abs and polycarbonate parts....(working on a 7.5ft x 4ft x 4ft machine that can print the nose for a 94 cutlass.....only way to make racecars lighter....is to make em with more multi functional plastic parts) https://youtu.be/_k1h48T0Ob0

 

the cressida runs, found lots of electrical issues related to the older toyota stuff, mostly it doesnt like the higher current loads imposed by modern PCM's

put it together without the 70mm turbo since ive gotta find a rearend solution before i go grenading something and destroying a rear quarter panel.  im pretty much stuck with a custom ford 8.8 or 9 inch while making my own brackets or getting that 8,8 toyota axle bracket kit and make it work.

i gotta finish my final rework of the electrical system, im replacing the toyota engine bay box with a GM fuse/relay box...mainly because you cant seriously believe id keep the toyota stuff when the GM stuff is cheaper and the relays can actually swap positions.....

it now has a pretty stand alone system for the powertrain but i have the voltage issues extending inside the car as well.

well anyways onto a video or two. sounds like a pissed off 2 stroke snowmobile. equal length primary and secondary headers were the right choice, sounds rowdy as hell for a 200hp/240ftlb tq NA 3800 LN3/L27 V6

here's about where i finally figured out why the pcm was killing the O2 heaters/ignoring the O2's and not going into closed loop....because of low voltage transients

https://youtu.be/7qfiIgveqQw

here's it running most recently before i decided to rip it apart and fix the electrical carp properly

https://youtu.be/aGJe7x2z730

cross yer fingers for me that i can drive it in the next month.

take care fella's, keep on wrenchin!

 

Regards, Jameswagn.thumb.jpg.61b2eafc1bfc579bc028171dee9a3e37.jpg

 

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oh and i figured out where id go with the shifter.....and the boot/bezel.

 

ill be 3d printing the bezel for the OEM center consol opening to let me run the B&M shifter with the CR maple boot.

 

been looking at waterjetting a giant hurst pistol grip shifter handle for that subtle drag/drift smashup....

toyota cressida crwonroyal shifter boot.jpg

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Oh, the royal piss bag, and the steel intercooling piping really makes it look, well, like shit.
Pistol grip will make it look like mexican diarrhea.

You will love it when rust scale starts entering that pos 'meracan pig-iron V8-2.

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I'm currently working on putting an explorer 8.8 in my wagon.  Seems to be the go to for most people. 

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On 4/16/2021 at 3:59 PM, Gordo said:

Oh, the royal piss bag, and the steel intercooling piping really makes it look, well, like shit.
Pistol grip will make it look like mexican diarrhea.

You will love it when rust scale starts entering that pos 'meracan pig-iron V8-2.

i know! i think it'll be the perfect vibe. i scraped the cosmoline off my index mill and coated the pipes with it, should hold up long enough for the air filter to suck in a puddle

On 4/17/2021 at 11:15 PM, bigtoepfer said:

I'm currently working on putting an explorer 8.8 in my wagon.  Seems to be the go to for most people. 

i keep looking at it. i can keep my 4 lug weld draglites. ill go through your thread and see what yer up to.

 

i could probably 3d print a rear axle stronger than the 7.1" toyota rear i have

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On 4/16/2021 at 4:59 PM, Gordo said:

You will love it when rust scale starts entering that pos 'meracan pig-iron V8-2.

That engine probably shits enough of its oil back into the pipes to keep the inside walls well coated

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23 hours ago, Turbocharged400sbc said:

i keep looking at it. i can keep my 4 lug weld draglites. ill go through your thread and see what yer up to.

I'm trying to figure out the most cost effective way to stay 4 lug on the 8.8 and it's looking like just redrill 

 

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Will Thunderbird turbo coupe axles work in the explorer rear end? Those were 4x114.3

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might have to look in to it.  Guess it depends on the length and spline count.

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On 4/28/2021 at 6:57 PM, bigtoepfer said:

I'm trying to figure out the most cost effective way to stay 4 lug on the 8.8 and it's looking like just redrill 

 

Dutchman axles. New, custom length and whatever bolt pattern. $400ish shipped for a pair. 

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