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haven't found a 2jz starter yet, which isn't a problem, cos i haven't had time to get under the car again anyway, and won't until some time next week at the earliest... going straight from work to the motorplex today and there all day and night tomorrow, then up to yanchep with some local hot rodders on sunday and back to work monday... and if i don't get it done by the weekend, it won't be happening that weekend either, cos the v8sc circus is in town, plus there's a drag meeting as well...

and while i didn't find a starter, i did ask a mate of mine about it and he is pretty sure a) it's the contacts and b) he's got a couple of sets of new contacts at his workshop... so will get the starter to him when i finally get it out of the car and see what the go is...
 

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i think leigh is referring to drawings.

still a knob though! :p

and i think it is time leigh made a build thread!
 

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Yup was referring to my pics, not my mug :p Glad to here the T is copping a beating! I think wearing it while working on the supra is most appropriate.

NFW am I bothering with a build thread again. 'Sides build threads are for loosers ;)
 

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Finally got some parts in the mail last night. Although one package looked like aust post had torn it open looking for money. Useless wanks. Stuff from SS should be sent out soon if it hasn't already... had to cancel one item 'cos of it being on back order tho. good thing I'v decided not to rush. :p
 

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putting my gearbox back on tonight and the thing wouldnt go on properly ??
wouldnt mate up nicely to the block.

took the box back off because i didnt drive the spigot in all the way and proceeded to do so.
after driving it in to where it should sit, attempted to put the box on again and the same thing.
had a look in the viewing window and noticed that the input shaft was nowhere near the spigott, so that wasnt the problem.

put the 19mm bolts in the bottom most holes on either side of the box, and attempted to slowly and easily pull the box onto the right position.
this was successfull apart from a fingernail gap at the top of the box, which i assume will be zero once i put some bolts in up there as well.
reached inside the box, and spun the clutch plate, ensuring that the spigot isnt inhibiting movement in any way.

only thing i could think of that may have caused this is that the new motor i got had been painted. including the dowels that are on the block which goes into the gearbox.
this may have caused the dowels not to fit into the box properly ( and the problem was mainly at the top part of the box )

my point to all this, is before i start putting everything else back together ( slave, prop shaft, clutch etc ) is there any other reason u guys can think of to explain the problems i have ???

i hate pulling the gearbox on and off all the time, especiallly when i do it by myself all the time :(
 

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or a hyundai getz.
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Those things rock

I remember driving one in Brisbane that we hired for the day, atleast it was a manual, though the clutch pedal was so light I thought it was actually broken
 

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would anyone here be able to help me any further with my dash wiring situation.

iam trying to swap a 91 ga70 digi dash, to a 91 jza70r analouge dash.
i can figure out the fuel, temp, tacho, boost, speedo, and some warning lights.
iam fairly sure on the blinkers, and high beam light. but thats it.
no idea on any other wires ( and there seems to be a fair few )

cheers
blake
 

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Merry xmas be-yatches an happy new year and or supra ;)

Gave the shed a tidy today and started to potter on some shit, looking forward to cracking into the supra again
 

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Pretty sure someone on sf.com.au did a full write up on it too... may have been Eldar...

Failing that, the digital -> analogue conversion has been done a few times by Australian A70 owners, so surely someone will be able to help...
 

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This thread blows :p

Anyone else been working on their supra's over the holidays? Been good weather for it, not too hot, not too cool.
 

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no holidays here... :)

only got the public holidays off, and was busy for most of those with family / drags / getting drunk :)

however, have been fighting with the starter motor on mine for a while and managed to find a bit of time after work the last couple of days... the top bolt still has me beat, but i'm getting there...
 

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No holidays sucks, I needed some time off for some RnR ;) Not that I actually rested much tho, working on car stuff and drawing for an exhibition.

I was actually over in perth mid december for a wedding. We were planing to head to the drags on the saturday night (wedding was friday), thought I might run into you there but they had super sprint cars on or some shit instead so we canned it. I have to say you WA'inans get some awesome weather, and some fit wild life too ;)

With the starter, try jacking the car up a bit futher. Some times the extra arm room can make a big difference.
 

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I can't afford to take time off anyway... used up all my leave and then some in august going to the US... (came home to negative leave on my next pay slip) and we're planning on heading back over there this august as well, for about a month... so every day is vital to me being paid while we're there... :)
 

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haha... actually... bonneville for speedweek :)

also pleasanton for a goodguys show... and whatever else we can fit in between em...
 

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bonneville? I thought that was October? Cos me and my partner were looking at heading over for the month of october for the shows and bonneville salt flats... some rodders mag had a 'travel' deal on with flights hotels and hire car to do the whole october run.
 

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there's a couple of events out there, we'll be there in August, good weather in California that time of year too, and thats where we're starting out from and returning to...

http://www.landracing.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=29&Itemid=

Speedweek in August is also the event that Norm and Vicki from Aussie Desert Coolers went and raced at last year... Have got a few mates planning on being there this year too... Tho at the moment it looks like we'll be meeting them at the salt..
 

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Ah nice one. You are one lucky fka, livin the dream. BTW do you do any arty car photography or is it all more event focus?

Dan; prove it! update! ;)