88 Blue Turbo restoration/upgrade story

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Upgraded alternator











Getting the rust off of all the bottom end parts from sitting for so long


















Painted the guts for mt EDM folders =D






RonnieK bushings came in








Timing set!!
 

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Haha, actually thats just the stock reservoir after 800, 1200 and 2000 grit!! I was really surprised at how well it came out.
 

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Is the CPS set right? I haven't worked on a 7M in a while but isnt the CPS supposed to be adjusted somewhere in the middle. I am talking about the location of the bolt on the range of movement for the adjustment it has.
 

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should be right, it's how I had it set before. the instructions on the TSRM say to have it in the middle as you put the CPS in, but it rotates as it does, so you have to compensate a little for that. main thing is that the pickups are lined up at TDC.
 

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yep!! haha, I will when the car is running LOL. she's completely dead right now, no battery or anything.
 

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I need to pull up this thread the next time I'm doing a project on the Supra. You get everything fucking spotless. I can't grasp how you're able to do that on every part!

I'll definitely use your CPS pictures as inspiration when I do mine. Mine looks horrible right now and has a chronic leak.

Well done, man. Well done. Cant' wait to see the final product.
 

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What's up Andrew its been awhile! Glad to see your still plugging away on jasmine. Second wheels are my pick. You still in Austin? Oh and yeah the cps is off.
 

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Thanks guys!!

yeah, they're true 3 piece. CCWs brah!!

Yeah, the CPS was a little bit of work for sure. If you need extra seals lmk, I have the links bookmarked somewhere.

Sup Mike! Yeah, still hoping to get her running by TX2K13, still in Austin too. I don't remember how to align the CPS... lol I did it right the first time... but then I forgot fml.
 

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I'm in San Antonio now. I did drive my sup down on her own power but she still needs some work. I'm getting back into it. I hope to get her legal and back on the road within the next month.
 

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Yeah, I think when the time comes, I will go with the K57s. A good balance of modern and classic. Will go perfectly with my Supra.

new pics:


HKS Hypermax II coilovers


Mishimoto Silicone Heater Hoses




Turbo Timer by Ark Designs. Going on Sale. LMK if you want it. BNIB $80 shipped


Still debating on using these. If I do, it will have to wait until I go manual.... I just don't like how they are much glossier than the stock gauge faces


New floor mats


Took apart my dash to change the color of my supermonitor








Will be sending this out to get updated


HPS silicone radiator hoses.
 

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I think there are two different colors for the supermonitor. I had two (and no idea where they are now), and one was that bluish pre-89 color, while the other was a bit more 89+ green.

What color did you decide to go with?
 

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My supermonitor is a pre89 and leans more towards blue than green as well. I was told the dark plastic screen that protects the actual display is what changes the color. If you replace that with whatever colored film (overhead projector sheets), it should change the color. Since mine was already bluish, I am simply going to tape blue film over the plastic. If you wanted to do red, say, then you might have to actually get rid of the plastic.
 

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Man, looking great! You've done an excellent job with her so far. Keep up the good work! If you don't mind me asking, where did you find those marker lights that you installed? They look pretty dang good...
 

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yeah, surprisingly good for ebay stuff. I did put some silicone around the gap of the turn signals just in case. (I did that with my stockers too). they come with the colored bulbs you need too. fairly simple to install, do reuse the old stock gaskets though, cuz the new ones only come with some cheap stuff that obviously won't hold up to the elements very well.
 

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Thanks for the info man! I ended up picking up a set of clear ones off of eBay. Should look pretty good once I get them on there!
 

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Was just told by NextMOD that they can source the work wheel I wanted in the color I wanted as well. May pass on the CCWs and go back to the original plan. Sub $2K wheels ftw. Work Emotion XD-9 18x10 +38 front/rear (needs aggressive rolling/pulling) or 18x10 +38 rear and 18x9 +30/+20 front. Dunno yet. Wrapped in Yoko S.Drives

Thoughts?
 

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Yeah, I think when the time comes, I will go with the K57s. A good balance of modern and classic. Will go perfectly with my Supra.

new pics:


HKS Hypermax II coilovers


Mishimoto Silicone Heater Hoses




Turbo Timer by Ark Designs. Going on Sale. LMK if you want it. BNIB $80 shipped


Still debating on using these. If I do, it will have to wait until I go manual.... I just don't like how they are much glossier than the stock gauge faces


New floor mats


Took apart my dash to change the color of my supermonitor








Will be sending this out to get updated


HPS silicone radiator hoses.
Those mats are sexyyy. where did u get?? And your gonna love those hipermax's i have em on mine and they are amazing. Whered u get them from as well?
 

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Finally put the engine in today!!! It was a little tough as none of my freinds including me had ever swapped IN a 7M before and we made some noob mistakes. In all I think it went smoothly, pics will be posted later. I'm nervous about the transmission and t/c and just the whole deal. It's my first engine rebuild, so I'm nervous about everything. I followed the TSRM as best I could, got all the torque numbers I could, utilized any advice I could, so I should be good. *fingers crossed. Tomorrow I'm going to try and get the Supra flat bedded up to my new house and then I can finalize the rebuild.
 

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Congrats Lithium!
I've been waiting for updates on your car. And of course, a few pics of the install wouldn't hurt anyone's feelings, i'm sure.
:)
 

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Making sure my steering wheel stays aligned






Had to pull the trans off again because the torque converter didn't align properly with the input shaft.




Our makeshift trans lift








Where my trans filter will go.


Feed line from the filter to the cooler underneath the body harness. Utilizing holes that are already there




Shiny silicone hoses and fresh engine harness




All plugged in.
 

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So... I forgot how the cables go off the alternator to battery and to starter... :(
 

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So... I forgot how the cables go off the alternator to battery and to starter... :(
On this note, I think the location and orientation of the alternator connector was an afterthought by the design engineers. That connector is a huge pain and I always feel like I'm breaking the factory cables to get it on there. Hey, maybe I've been doing it wrong all these years. :dunno:

I was finally able to change my oil. I've been mid-move for a while now and just got enough space cleared in the garage to get under her. I also noticed my power steering pivot bolt was coming out. :/ I can hardly believe I would have left it un-tightened since I installed it years ago and just now noticed, but it's also hard to believe it would just back out like that.

Additionally, I still have that damn internal CPS oil leak that's keeping my lower engine bay and sub-frame nice and shiny... :( I really need to get that CPS seal kit installed.
 

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Thanks guys! I just ordered my wheels from CCW. Can't wait. Now for pics


Dirty and rusted injectors


All cleaned up!!


Cables bolted up. I hope this is all done right lol.


A ground that I have no idea where it goes.


Ground to engine block


Injectors installed and plugged in




Plugs, wires, and coilpack installed as well.