Recent content by Feuerstoss

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    Project Sakura: 88T Resurrection

    I agree with you that hypereutectic would be best(IIRC stock pistons are), though I'm not sure who makes them versus who makes cast pistons. Finding OEM oversize pistons would be best, but I'm sure those have long since gone NLA.
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    Project Sakura: 88T Resurrection

    Okay, got started on the block yesterday. And, this is what is known as a showstopper: While the block specs pretty flat there's some concerning pitting around #1 and #6; there's also another area near #6 that is also pitted(I cleaned off the tops of #1 and #6 while I was getting the...
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    Project Sakura: 88T Resurrection

    Okay, finally back. Current events being what they are basically threw a massive monkeywrench into the works. There's been some significant changes in both my paradigm and my fleet, but I'm starting to get back on track. Firstly, I had been using my ST165 for a daily runner. For context, I work...
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    Project Sakura: 88T Resurrection

    Time for a very small bump! Right now I'm mainly doing some parts gathering, though there might be a few surprises and a slightly different direction I'm going with the build. I should probably do a parts megapost sometime in the near future; my dining room table is literally full of Supra...
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    My long-running Supra build thread

    Just saw your thread! Looks like you're making some progress. Kudos for making an effort at keeping TEMS; I was looking into it but decided to go a different route with my build. Since I saw another recent-ish post from you in an exhaust thread, from what I've heard on YouTube the Nur-Spec...
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    Project Sakura: 88T Resurrection

    Thanks! I'll definitely post more in the future. Right now I need to gather some more parts(the aforementioned Driftmotion stuff) and get the head back from the machine shop before we're ready to assemble. I've also got a hard copy service manual and EWD coming in soon. At first I might do some...
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    Project Sakura: 88T Resurrection

    Thanks! :) I can completely agree with that. There will be practically no slapdash here; I still distinctly remember the conversation I had with the person who owned the one I passed on in 2017 after a test drive: Me: "You mentioned in the ad you replaced the head gasket, right?" Seller: "Yep...
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    Project Sakura: 88T Resurrection

    To start, I’m a lurker. A massive lurker. I had wanted an A70 Supra for years; starting when I saw the ads on TV and the occasional glimpses on the road. Right after I graduated high school(long enough ago that I don’t particularly care to admit when), my folks sent me to a driving school...
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    Should I pull the trigger?

    That's what I'm thinking. Once I sell what I've got right now, I'll have enough for a decent Turbo/5MT/Targa. I've got options if I look out of state, so I think I'l just keep looking. :)
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    Should I pull the trigger?

    Okay... hopefully nobody minds the bump. I've unfortunately haven't gotten back on this, but have some more questions. I went up a couple of days ago and looked at the MK3 in question, and was more or less quite disappointed. The body is in good shape but that's about all there is. Judging...
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    Should I pull the trigger?

    Yep, 5-speed. I was also under the impression that the AFMs on these cars were pretty robust; I'm assuming it's a similar design to my old Alltrac and I've never heard of those failing. I don't really have the patience to track down strange surging issues so thanks for the heads up. I did...
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    Should I pull the trigger?

    Well, I haven't been on this forum for years; super lurker status here. However, I have some questions as I may be in the position to (finally) get my hands on an MA71 pretty soon. I'm currently driving a '99 BMW E38 7-series, but I've got plenty of Toyota experience under my belt. Cut my...
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    Kinda new, about to own a MKIII

    Heh... if you think a MKIII's expensive to build, try a GT-Four. They're great cars, but I've thrown a metric ton of money into it and it still wasn't running the way I wanted it. However, I'll prolly own one again... I've just wanted a MKIII since I was a kid. :icon_bigg The shell isn't in the...
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    Kinda new, about to own a MKIII

    Hey, all. I've lurked the site for a while, and have sold my '88 Celica GT-Four to a friend a couple months ago, and am strongly considering picking up a MKIII to do some work on. I've been talking with a local enthusiast who has two for sale, and wanted to gather a few opinions. Both are...
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    The (old) Official Gun Thread.

    Re: The Official Gun Thread. Jeez. Those range rates are exorbitant. There's a 'free' one a little ways outside of town, but that one tends to attract people who really shouldn't be handling firearms. The other one is about the same distance away and is much better-controlled... at $10 for the...