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    7mgte Wiring Harness

    I wasn't aware they had one. The 7mgte listing on their site wasn't too informative and over the years they've "stopped" making these, only to start up again by request. Sort of puts one in the spot to be obligated to them for providing a much needed harness. I never heard bad things about...
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    7mgte Wiring Harness

    That definitely seems like a deal! $500 for the rebuild. $900 for new. Within the last 3 months I paid $1500 plus $200 to purchase the required core to have Tweak'D build me one and they completed it without the firewall grommet which they sent me after the fact, taken from my original core...
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    Clutch Release Bearing - Need P/Ns for Plate Washer, Wave Washer and Snap Ring

    That seems like so long ago, but I got them based on this thread. It went together well. Thanks for the excellent info.
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    7M assembly tips.

    This has been a favorite thread since 2005. I've been back dozens, perhaps hundreds of times since then. I learned to use plastigauge in high school in 1963 and learned here in 2009 that "plastigauge is crap". The guy that did my machine work in 2018 agreed as if he'd read this thread, and said...
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    ARP main bearing 2-bolt stud kit

    Thank you. I saw at the time from my cell phone and it's together now. I had a hose kit and there wouldn't have been a problem if I'd done wrong :) I do appreciate the response.
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    Clutch Release Bearing - Need P/Ns for Plate Washer, Wave Washer and Snap Ring

    Thank you. I don't know how, but I agree. He looked up three at first and said one wasn't available any more, and then he changed his mind, and came up with these... and all three were available by the next morning. Available, but, wrong... Can you elaborate on how or why they look wrong? I...
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    Clutch Release Bearing - Need P/Ns for Plate Washer, Wave Washer and Snap Ring

    The three items on the right of this picture. The dealer requested a VIN number, but, engine isn't the first in there... so I told them 7mgte with r154 trans, and here are the part numbers they sold me: Here are the part numbers they sold me - sorry about upside down, I really edited the...
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    ARP main bearing 2-bolt stud kit

    Which two holes get the bolts? I seem to remember one being under the oil pump, but, I can't tell for sure.
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    where are old posts by Adjustor?

    Yes. Exactly! Thank you. Adjuster with an "e". He has been my guide since 2005, and while most of it was absorbed, I wanted to make sure I caught all his pitfalls.
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    Fresh build problems! Need help

    Thanks! I will keep that procedure in mind. I will be in the garage this week installing rings, pistons, bottom-end, and don't know if I'll play the the tranny; but, I definitely want to determine if I have this problem before getting as far along as you.
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    where are old posts by Adjustor?

    Specifically, he had a sticky thread on engine building details. I found it once recently on this new forum format; but, can't seem to successfully search for him or his name. I'm quite sure he was Adjustor with an "o". A link much appreciated. His write-up, among other things, pointed out...
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    Never left or back again? Either way...

    This site remains a long-time favorite. The new software is a big improvement and not automatically logging one off after a few minutes of inactivity are two things that I like best about the upgrade But, more importantly than the software, this place has some of the most knowledgeable Supra...
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    heater control connection question

    I think this shows exactly what I needed to see. Thank you so very much.
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    heater control connection question

    I'm thinking that seeing one might be as hard as seeing mine. But not that I have a way to photograph it, the offer may be very practical ") Let me compare the photos in the next post with my setup... they're pretty clear, very large... I think they will resolve things. Thanks for the offer...
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    Fresh build problems! Need help

    This is really close to my life, except R154 standing on end for 12 years, not two :) It's finally on the horizon of going back in....