Spring Restoration - Project old school MK3 revival

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So.. lesson learned, the 12v switched power source I had wired for the Stinger was switched off during cranking :( I fixed that fubarred decision and the CPS sync'd up nicely. I set the timing according to Shaeffs calibration sticky, and then I ran a timing light on the motor. I then popped that timing value into the s tinger stating timing field and the car fired right up. It sounded great after months of silence. i will fix two minor oil leaks now... one from the Oil pressure sensor behind 2JZ power steering and one from a leaky turbo oil return flange on the upper oil pan.

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SO I cleaned up the interior of the car, and begain working on the fog lights. I am retrofitting the ES300 light. Right now Im fabbing up some brackets to get welded tomorrow.
 

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OK so the brackets look kinda stupid but they work. I will have to make Fog Light Filler plates for the bumper. to fill in the space by stuffing a little circle into a spot for the OEM big rectangular light. I also decided to make new bumper mounted out of a piece of 3/4" flat aluminum stock and some stainless steel nuts and bolts.

after I did that I removed my OEM FMIC and emptied a can of brake cleaner into it. I taped the ends shut and sloshed it around in every possible direction to shake the oil coating and crud of 23yrs out of it. I drained it and it came out looking like used motor oil! I will use some gasoline tomorrow to get the residue out as I have the FMIC standing on its openings so all the crap can drain out. Once thats out I will give it a good pressure washing and remount the FMIC and Oil cooler.

I also ordered my 2.5" piping and couplers to get my turbo all set up. That along with some decent eBay interior stuff should arrive by Friday.
 

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^^^ Yeah. I modified the output of the stock FMIC so the piping routing will be easier. I should have it all mocked up tomorrow (I hope)
 

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I pretty much cleaned up the engine and secured all the IC piping since I have gotten most of it welded. I have the car running but the Stinger is idling at 1900-2000rpms. I do not see any obvious boost leaks so I will attempt to manipulate the TPS tomorrow.
 

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So I removed the throttle body to remove the Idle Air COntrol valve. I figured that was stuck open as most toyotas are on start up. I removed the two screws holding the IACV in place and found a 7/16" hole into the intake mani. Luckily I had a 1/4" NPT Tap and plug that fit the bill. I tapped the hole and blew out the shards with my compressor. Then I proceeded to plug the hole with the 1/4" NPT plug. After reinstalling the throttle body and loosening all the idle adjuster screws I fired up the motor again and it again started but this time it fell on its face due to no air coming in. I turned the idle set screw just a bit until it now touched the throttle wheel, then I turned it just a 1/4 turn more. The car was now fumbling at around 300-400 rpms. I turned up the idle screw until I hit around 1000rpms, them I began to tune the idle in the stinger fuel map. after about 2-3minutes, I have the car now idling at a smooth 820rpms. I will begin some street tuning later this week.
 

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Finishing up my finalized B-pipe (midpipe)

Next few items before DynoTuning.... OilChange, Coolant Flush, Boost leakdown test the system. ..... Dyno Session being scheduled :)
 
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Although the plan is ti eventually sell this MK3, I can not leave things half done... especially if I am going to be driving this car. I need a 100% perfect running vehicle.


Dropped out the OEM gas tank to address a whiny OEM fuel pump. I will be swapping in a Walbro 255 and some -6AN braided line to the Fuel Filter. I bought about $50 in AN fittings and lines to accomplish this.


23 year old gas tank. I bought new fuel pump hanger mount screws to replce the rusty 5/16" hex bolts that have been on there forever.


Im gonna wire brush and clean this hanger and prep it with the -6AN 90* bulkhead fitting and feed lines.


I think I'm gonna save up and drop in a 15gallon fuel cell. Does anyone have experience with what fuel cell sender works with the stock gauge?
 

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Dropped in the Walbro255 and made the braided line adapter and fittings to the fuel pump. Reinstalled back in and car fired right up.
 

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Hit a preliminary dyno tune. 302 at 13psi. cheapo exedy stage2 clutch was slipping at 11psi. I will probably upgrade to a stronger clutch and PP for the W58.
 

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Stock SC300 injectors maxxed out at 312rwhp. I just picked up a set of 870cc injectors and a Aeromotive FPR. Gonna install that stuff and give the car a final tune.
 

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OK so I dropped in some Seimens 880cc injectors and we tuned the car to about 15lbs. 381rwhp at 15psi. I think that is as far as I want to take the car until I sort out the W58 situation. I can definitely get by with 380 on the street for now :)



 

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Cool, So I did the final street tuning to get all the transition spots on the Stinger. Car runs very strong now and Once the snow melts I will be taking it out on the road daily. I am already working on my 1UZ motor build. I am going high compression 1UZ, I might swap that into my Tacoma, or..... put the 2JZ in the tacoma and then put the 1UZ in the Supra... decisions decisions....
 

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So since the weather is not cooperating to do work outside. I decided to disassemble and rebuild my OEM fogs. pretty much cleaned, sanded and repainted the fogs (inside and out). reassembled them with some Toyota FIPG i had leftover from my engine rebuild. Popped in the yellow H3 bulbs I had sitting on my shelf. hopefully they power up :)
 
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The car is always for sale, the price isn't necessarily going to stay the same :) but I still enjoy restoring a Supra! While it's mine, I will treat it like a Supra.
 

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I'm in the process of installing the same Tanabe exhaust onto an mk3 supra. Were you able to re-use the stock mounts or did you have to make something custom?