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CharlieRose

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Name:Charlie Rose
Year of car: 88 Turbo
Contact info: Import Medic
City you live in: Mobile, Al.
Hobbies: Micro Sprint racing
Upgrades to your car: stock but working on a 2jz conversion
 

SupraNBama

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well me, racerxj220 and a couple of friends got the car moved yesterday and the motor out in less than 2 hours. this included taking the transmission off and putting the motor on the engine stand. Racerxj and i are going to take the head off today and bottom end apart to see how bad the bottom end is. 2jz going end by the end of the month and then the fun begins
 

jessemkiiis

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hey whats up guys and gals. been a while since i posted but i do lurk still lol. but anyways i thought i would give you guys a update on my recent purchase. a 1992 Nissan 240sx with a 1jzgte that has a bad block and thanks to a great buddy ::racerxj220:: who is helping me redo it and we will be doing a 1.5jz :)
This 240 in question, is it Robbies old car?
 

ForcedTorque

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Name:Charlie Rose
Year of car: 88 Turbo
Contact info: Import Medic
City you live in: Mobile, Al.
Hobbies: Micro Sprint racing
Upgrades to your car: stock but working on a 2jz conversion
Didn't I once buy a wrecked red Supra from you? ........Scott Ludt

Welcome to the site! So you have another Supra? Congrats. Where are the pictures?
 

jessemkiiis

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That's car was a freak of nature when it ran, Im glad it will live to see another day.
And your definatly in good hands with Jeff helping.
Good luck and can't wait to see it back on the road.
 

RacerXJ220

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Thanks It's going to be going a lot faster.

The motor is going to be brand new.

Can't wait to install the new oil pump. Looking forward to see what they make.

Now all that 240 needs is cams, and it'll be time for drag radials.
 

SupraNBama

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Me and Jeff has spent some time on this car. Hopefully a week from tomorrow or a week from tuesday it will be running. Granted though it will be on the stock parts for about a week while we go through it to fix any problems before i throw all the other goodies on.
 

jessemkiiis

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thats great, me and robbie pulled my head today and if all goes as planned my car should be back on the road next sunday.
maybe ill make a trip to oxford?
 

SupraNBama

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ok update on the car
got the 2jz block bored , new pistons and rings on the rods, replaced a main bearing me and Jeff check didnt like, got the head back from the machine shop where it was resurfaced twice because it wasnt even. Now comes the fun part putting the motor back together.
 

MKIII VIXEN

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We made it through last night, without damage. We are without lights, and only Jay's phone works. We've heard everything from 8:00 tonight to 4 days on when our electricity will be restored. At this point I'm just thankful that my family is safe. There is so much damage, the number of confirmed dead in Alabama at this point is 162, but from what I understand there are still a lot of people unaccounted for. Praying for the families that were not as fortunate as mine.
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bhmsupra

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Much Like Jay and Vonda, I have only lost power, everyghing else is fine.... But thankful that I am safe. Massive destruction in Bama yesterday.
 

SupraNBama

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well update on the 240 me and jeff put the rod/main caps and bearings in and got the new pistons and rings in as well. i will update more after tuesday that is the next day i will be working on that motor
 

jessemkiiis

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well update on the 240 me and jeff put the rod/main caps and bearings in and got the new pistons and rings in as well. i will update more after tuesday that is the next day i will be working on that motor
why dont you start a build thread? post some pics?
 

SupraNBama

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little more work on the car today upper and lower oil pan on, oil strainer on, arp headstuds in, headgasket on. ill do a little bit more work come monday when i should get the head on, cams in, cam gears, timing belt, valve covers, intake manifold, hard coolant pipe, and maybe the wiring harness hooked up on the motor
 

Wildfire007

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Cullman, Alabama, United States
Name: Jeremy Goodwin
Year of car: 1988 5 speed Supra Turbo
Contact info: xxebonmoon6xx@aim.com or my # 256-590-3283
City you live in: Cullman, Alabama
Hobbies: reading, hanging with friends, and driving my beast
Upgrades to your car: 4" mandrel bent catless exhaust, front mount IC that is just plain huge. Piping on it is 3" wide. Still waiting to get the lexus afm/550cc injector mod with a better fuel pump. Both of the mods I mentioned came on the car so I don't know what brand or anything. By the way new to a love of cars, new to the supra(owned it for 5 months) but I'm COMPLETELY in love with my 7m-gte. Also I am in need of parts. If anyone is near me and willing to help then just hit me up on here, email, or a text message. Thanks.
 

wterryinftey

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Jeremy, Welcome to the family. Sounds like you have a pretty good start. and by the way - The love of Supra NEVER goes away! between my first Supra and my current Supra there was a 8 year void where i didnt own one .......but i thought about them every day.....mainly regreting that i sold it in the first place.
 

PV_2jz

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Name: Kevin Peavey
Year of car:1988 na mkiii 5 speed W58, 1989 turbo mkiii 5 speed r154
Contact info: one_and_only_pv@yahoo.com
City you live in: I live in Columbus MS right now, But I am from West Blocton AL, between T-town and B-ham and go there almost every weekend
Hobbies: Working on my 2 babies, Trying to decide if I should 2j swap... I think about it alot, Working out, playing with my bad ass border collie
Upgrades to your car: 88 has shaved body lines... everything. Working on a rebuild. Spun a bearing. Custom port headers. Custom painted Valve covers. after market exhaust tip
89 I just picked up for 900 cash, 3" titanium exhaust, Mkiv wheels, Aem SAFC, manual boost controller, someone frankensteined alot of the motor so I am going to rebuild the 7mgte or swap to 2jz (I got most of the funds), girlfriend talked me into it, Soooo neither of them are running... yet. If any one has any tips for which one I should do or any words of wisdom, feel free to share
 

SupraNBama

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well update on mine....havent had time to go to the shop where my supra is as jeff calls it. buddy needed room at his shop where my stuff was at so ive got all my stuff but the car at the house now. Maybe since i will have everything at the house i can motivate myself to work on the car a little more. Jeff i will be calling you once i get this other stuff straightened out i told you about so you can come help me finish this car. The list for this car is getting bigger and bigger lol
 

ForcedTorque

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Name: Kevin Peavey
Year of car:1988 na mkiii 5 speed W58, 1989 turbo mkiii 5 speed r154
Contact info: one_and_only_pv@yahoo.com
City you live in: I live in Columbus MS right now, But I am from West Blocton AL, between T-town and B-ham and go there almost every weekend
Hobbies: Working on my 2 babies, Trying to decide if I should 2j swap... I think about it alot, Working out, playing with my bad ass border collie
Upgrades to your car: 88 has shaved body lines... everything. Working on a rebuild. Spun a bearing. Custom port headers. Custom painted Valve covers. after market exhaust tip
89 I just picked up for 900 cash, 3" titanium exhaust, Mkiv wheels, Aem SAFC, manual boost controller, someone frankensteined alot of the motor so I am going to rebuild the 7mgte or swap to 2jz (I got most of the funds), girlfriend talked me into it, Soooo neither of them are running... yet. If any one has any tips for which one I should do or any words of wisdom, feel free to share
Welcome!

If built right, the 7M can push into 4 digit HP, though not many have done it. But, not many people need 1000HP either. You could blow your wad on the 2JZ, or spend it on the 7M and be ahead of the game. So, if all you have is the funds for the 2JZ, you'll have nothing left for upgrades. I have ridden in a stock 2JZ MKIII, and in my opinion, it is not worth it, unless you can upgrade as well. If I wanted monster HP, I'd go 2JZ.
 

RacerXJ220

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...(I got most of the funds), girlfriend talked me into it, Soooo neither of them are running... yet. If any one has any tips for which one I should do or any words of wisdom, feel free to share
I feel like this is a trick question. ;)

When I was 7M, I never felt like I would want to built it again, yet going JZ felt like sin. On my second of two JZ blocks, I sold my built JZ motor because there was no need, as stock JZ's hold the power fantastically. One could have thrown more money at it, I suppose. Ask yourself which one you would be happier with overall.
 

PV_2jz

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Welcome!

If built right, the 7M can push into 4 digit HP, though not many have done it. But, not many people need 1000HP either. You could blow your wad on the 2JZ, or spend it on the 7M and be ahead of the game. So, if all you have is the funds for the 2JZ, you'll have nothing left for upgrades. I have ridden in a stock 2JZ MKIII, and in my opinion, it is not worth it, unless you can upgrade as well. If I wanted monster HP, I'd go 2JZ.
Well here is the deal with the 89 turbo I picked up... It looks like the guy who had it before me hacked away at different parts of the wiring harness, no turbo, no maf sensor, no turbo elbow, an AEM safc and boost controller that I dont know how they hooked it up, Compression on the engine was about 110 psi across the board ( do you think these numbers come from it not running and setting for awhile?), and the body looks like someone popped some holes in some black and blue paint cans and threw them at the car. Besides that the interior is tip top. I figured if I was going to be spending a good bit to get it running and looking right why not go big. I dunno though I keep talking myself in and out of it. Thanks for the welcoming
 

SupraNBama

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I'm a 7M loyalist myself. If built correctly it is a reliable and powerful engine.
7m fails even if its built correctly , ive seen one do that personally..everything was done to specs and it didnt last long, ask racerxj220. The 2jz to me is just a more reliable motor than the 7m even the 2jzge . Racerxj220 made over 600rwhp on a non turbo block. i know the 7m can handle a good bit but in end the 2jz is superior to the 7m.
 

Silver MK3

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Name: Gavyn
Year of car: 1987 Supra N/A 5 speed, 72k original miles
Contact info: PM
City you live in: Madison, AL
Hobbies: Soccer, Supras, School, and being with my friends
Upgrades to your car: I replaced the stereo with one out of a 2002 Sequoia, replaced the speakers with Blaupunkts, and had the windows tinted to the legal limit.

On Sunday, I saw three white Mk3's in the Huntsville/Madison Area, and was wondering if any of their owners are on the forum. It is always nice to see other MK3's on the road.





 

tat2nitez

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I know a few guys around town that own Supras. One of them told me to get on here. Not sure if everyone still meeting at the Staples parking lot on Saturday nights or what. I haven't been in the loop for a few months. Been working and trying to get all my affairs in order.