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After all this time.. Car finally moves under its own power. =p Now to just get some of the minor kinks out before TX 2k8!
Hey steven the bolts for the Driveshaft/Diff need to be torqued at 54ft lbs just letting you know.
 

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7MGTE + Jacking up transmission = FTMFL!
1JZGTE + Jacking up transmission = FTMFW!

lol. Glad you finally got that thing going.
 

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lol. bastid...you should've seen how long it took for us to bolt the tranny to his 7M compared to how long it took for my 1J. I'm surprised he didn't call you over on Saturday since everyone and their mother was there.
 

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lol. bastid...you should've seen how long it took for us to bolt the tranny to his 7M compared to how long it took for my 1J. I'm surprised he didn't call you over on Saturday since everyone and their mother was there.
I wanted to come but I worked the mid-day shift at work that day so I didn't get off till 2pm and had to go back after my lunchbreak at 4pm but I did come over sunday and worked on his paint work haha. Needs to be finished I only did 1/5 of the car.
 

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Summary/shorter version at bottom of post.

Well I haven't updated this in a while, so heres an update after ~4 years! haha

In the 3 years following the last post I made, I drove the Supra around on the RSRs for a while, until they finally settled. And with me not having replaced the rubber parts at the top of the coil, the front end was WAY too low for houston roads and I bought a ebay coilover set (maxspeed or w.e, the red/gold ones). After that I managed to break one of my wheels, and I then replaced all 4 with MKIV TT wheels. Heres what it looked like with the ebay coilovers and MKIV wheels.


Thats JDMMA70's car behind mine. The RSR setup with the messed up top hats was about 1-1.5" lower than this setup. I drove it around for a while with this (coilover) setup.

I drove on the coilover setup as far as having my tires wear out to unusable condition from camber wear and with my alignment unable to be adjusted cause the bolts were seized. The Supra ended up sitting for maybe 2 years, and we get to about November-December 2011. That's about when I got a bushing kit and full bolt set for front and rear and tried to do the bushings, I spent about 6 hours on just one bolt! They were so seized in there that I actually gave up in frustration and took it to a shop that quoted me $600 to change all the bushings and get it aligned. I thought that was pretty cheap considering the amount of labor it'd require (I already had the parts), so I had them do it. I sent it in about December 18th and went and picked it up on Jan 1st (I went and visited my dad for Christmas break). Once I had the Supra back I started trying to get it legal, as the inspection and registration sticker were both expired. So I put some insurance on it and went to get it inspected. On the first inspection, it passed everything but failed on exhaust not being tied up properly and the power steering not working. I was kinda annoyed at the power steering failing, cause i've seen them pass people with no power steering but I guess if I have any of the components; im then required to keep it working was what he said. Anyways, immediately after the inspection I went to an exhaust shop and paid $10 to fix that. Then went home and started to look at my power steering, upon inspecting the belt was pretty loose and the reservoir was VERY dirty. So the next day I went ahead to take the power steering reservoir off I then let it soak in simple green (let it soak overnight). I then went ahead and tightened up the power steering belt. The next day i washed out the power steering reservoir with water, dried it out and put it back on. Filled the system with fluid and did a full lock to lock left-right and the power steering was better. It wasn't PERFECT but it was much better, id assume the pump was dying as the screen in the reservoir was quite clogged. So I went back to get it inspected with my new tweaks/fixes to the power steering and it passed! woo! Next step was to go to the courthouse and get a new registration sticker which was to just drive over there, I did that. And I managed to drive it around for a week and a half, and then TX2k12 rolled around! It was the first time id been able to show up with my supra in a while! So we rolled out Friday morning and hung around at the show n shine and dyno day. (sorry no pics, maybe JDMMA70 has some) Anyways when it came time to go home, my friend who had just gotten into the supra game was in his 1jz supra. His supra was acting up with what we at the time assumed to be leaking ecu caps (and it was) and it was in limp mode or something, he didn't feel confident driving it so I offered to drive it and him drive my car. So on the drive home, I was limping his car home, it wouldn't go over 2000rpms and it would not want to boost; ecu kept cutting out it felt like. The drive actually went well for a while, I managed to finally get the car (friends 1jz supra) up to freeway speeds and my friend had seemed to figure out how to work the 6 puck clutch (his is stock clutch). Then when we were about 15 min away from home, I glanced in the rear view mirror and I see smoke coming from my car. I pull over and my friend pulls up behind me , he shuts off the car and I go to pop the hood. Well the supra had overheated so badly that the coil plugs were smoking and it was so hot you couldn't touch any part for more than like a second. I was honestly surprised my car didn't go up in flames, and that would have sucked since I don't have an extinguisher. Well the Supra wouldn't start and even if it did i wouldn't want to drive it home, so i got it towed. Upon getting home and inspecting, I noticed that it lost all its coolant quickly cause of a coolant plug that was in place to block the JDM coolant port for the RHD heater core. I was hoping it would start once it was home and cooled off, but it didn't. It was cranking but it sounded like it had no compression, so JDMMA70 and I went ahead with a compression test. Here's what it got, didnt do cyl 5 since the throttle cable bracket is there.

So then I started considering my options which were to - fix the 7m, go 2JZ-GE-T, or go 1JZ-GTE. Well I ended up going 1JZ-GTE so I started hunting down an engine, ended up getting one on ebay from a importer in Dallas. My motor set cost 2900 shipped and it took 2 days to ship it to my house. And so the 1jz build begins!

Cliffs -
- Changed to ebay coilovers
- Changed to MKIV TT wheels
- Tires became unusable from camber wear while having RSR setup
- Car sat for ~2 years while trying to get bushings done (funds and school)
- Got bushings done by shop
- Car failed on inspection, then fixed/passed by redoing muffler mounts and tightening PS belt, cleaning reservoir
- Took car to TX2k12, car overheated while friend driving it, 0psi on most cylinders.
- 1jz Swap Begins!

Will be updating with 1jz pics soon! I figured this was enough for one post. =p
 
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That 1JZ you got is Clean hopefully after resealing the pan no more leaks
 

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Alright some updates, with just pics in order. Dont feel like commenting much. =p

So this is what the motor looked like when I got it. It was actually completely wrapped in black plastic and strapped down with steel straps. It was very well secured to the pallet, but one of the straps kinda broke a lil bit off of one of the injector clips, but its no big deal it still clips on.




So after staring at the 1jz for a few minutes after helping the driver unload the engine and get it up my driveway.. I get to work taking the twins off! Dont have any twin disassembly pictures, but heres one after doing a good bit of it.


It still took me a while to take them off even with the engine out of the car and seeing as ive never done it before. Probably spent about 2-3 hours but with taking my time so I don't mess up anything.






 
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That engine looks insanely clean and super low mileage judging by the look of the camshafts.

$2900 well spent if you ask me. Good luck with the 1jz, I gave up on the 7M before I even bought my car hahaha.
 

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R134a Conversion underway on the 1JZ at the moment.

R134a spec TXV, Drier, Parallel Flow Condenser going in.

The pics will be up in my DIY guide ill be posting soon.
 

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Glad to see your new build is underway.... Cant wait to see it done and running... If you need any parts man dont hesitate to stop by my job and ask... Ill give ya my price and I think you will be surprised how good it is :D..... Soo hopefully Ill get the chance to go see the build in person soon, been forever since we hanged out... Last thing I remember, we were racing a supercharged ion and owning him..... :D......
 

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Sorry for the lack of updates, ive just been working at it. Throwing parts at it whenever I can/get them. I have some more things I need to get started on so ill get some pics similar to the current ones of that as well. =p Everything has been budgeted out and all/most parts are already here or are about to get here. Plan to drop it in on sunday!

But anyways, the turbo is a Precision SC6152. Its supposed to be similar to a GT35, atleast thats what I read on a couple forums. I really just wanted something that spools later than stock twins (so i can stay out of boost for DD) and kicks hard once spooled.

And I appreciate it Salvy.. I may have to take you up on a MKIV Supra Turbo Thermostat, I had a Gates one on the way from Rock Auto but it seems to be stuck in Ohio. Haha

Also pretty happy that I got a TRD clutch with the engine! :)
 
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Got this done over the weekend.


^^ Normal studs for the thermostat place didn't work, i had to change to bolts to be able to take it off with the manifold on.




Will be trying to finish it up by Tuesday, depending on when I get my DM shipment.
 
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What I got done yesterday.

Extend alternator wire to other side. Took a slight different approach than usual, lets see how well it works.





Fixed the O2 sensor Wire location for the downpipe.

Found some washers for the throttle cable and got that mounted.

I got my harness back last sunday (local friend did the harness) and had already put it on the car before dropping the 1jz in.
Oh and my Driftmotion shipment came in. Its the clutch fan, pulley, and oxygen sensor (not pictured).

Next - Intercooler setup, put radiator back in, put ECU in, fill with fluids, prime, start, ???
 
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Updates coming soon! Ive been working on it, just been too busy to completely finish it and post progress. Should speed up now since im done with school for the semester! Will probably post up pics tomorrow! :)
 

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Updates coming soon! Ive been working on it, just been too busy to completely finish it and post progress. Should speed up now since im done with school for the semester! Will probably post up pics tomorrow! :)
Awesome!!!
 

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What its at now, it actually runs but one of the capacitors in my ECU is blown. JDMMA70's dad is looking at it and going to attempt to fix it, after that its off to the exhaust shop then itll be done! I have a video of one of the first starts, but i need to edit/clip it down. Ill update more when i get the ECU back! :)

Also, no leaks whatsoever so far! WOOT! The old 7m used to make a nice little spot in my driveway everytime i parked it.
 
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Looks good. Dam you should of run the main engine harness behind the firewall. It looks bad with those zip ties and how it hangs over the heater stuff. It makes it look so much cleaner. Much easier without all the ducting installed under the dash. You have to drill a new hole by the gas pedal/heater core for the harness. If you are looking for something to do before you drive your car.... lol just a suggestion. Good build m8
 

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Looks good. Dam you should of run the main engine harness behind the firewall. It looks bad with those zip ties and how it hangs over the heater stuff. It makes it look so much cleaner. Much easier without all the ducting installed under the dash. You have to drill a new hole by the gas pedal/heater core for the harness. If you are looking for something to do before you drive your car.... lol just a suggestion. Good build m8
I never liked that routing by the radio/brakebooster, sounds like a PITA to access ecu and get at the rest of the wires. Dont you need to extend the body harness plugs to run it there anyways, not to mention cutting another hole for the harness? And the zip-ties are getting changed for some more subtle ones soon, but those were the only ones i had that were big enough for the harness; it was either those or fluorescent orange or pink zip-ties.
 

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So, I figured its time to update my thread. Quite a bit has happened and along the way the 1jz has provided we with reliable transportation by Supra (most of the time, more on that).

I had been driving the Supra with the 1jz swap reliably minus a going through about 3 ECUs total before getting a decent one. But other than that it looked exactly like the last picture I posted of it but with a Synapse BOV instead of the HKS.
The car was driven up until Thanksgiving (Nov 27 2014) which on that night through my own inattentive driving caused me to rear end someone who stopped/slammed on their brakes at a green light. After hitting them they took off and I never saw them again; they must have been drunk.

Obviously this sucks but im past it and decided to move on and find a new shell and then swap everything over!
Anyways, on to the pics!

Oh btw, I ended up getting a set of Staggered Bronze Rota Grid's to replace my MKIV wheels.

This is the gas station parking spot where I pushed the Supra to after the crash and left it overnight. The crash happened at the light to the right of the back of the car actually. Took this picture while waiting on the tow truck to get it home.


So after towing it home I pretty quickly decided to get a new shell and swap everything over.
I started looking around on craigslist, and let everyone know I was in need of a new shell.
A buddy of mine mentioned to JDMMA70 that he would be willing to sell me a shell at $1500 OBO that he had been intending on using for a LSX or xJZ swap. Mentioned it had fairly fresh paint in some House of Kolors Metallic Black. I told him I was very interested and wanted some pictures.

These are the pictures he sent me by phone, this was during the thanksgiving holidays and the owner wouldn't be back to do anything with the car until around Christmas break.
1990 Supra Hardtop Non-Turbo Automatic









I was sold on the shell pretty quickly but wanted to see it in person when he got back into town. I ended up buying the shell on December 27 (2014 for reference) for $1250 with a radiator and the 90 7m-ge harness that was in it to help the swap and him transporting to my house which was about a 10 minute drive away. Once I had the new Supra/shell home I started ordering parts that I knew were crushed or needed replacing. But we had a few days of constant rain, cold weather, and winds that made it pretty much unbearable to work on with it being outside. As soon as it stopped raining all the time I put on a couple sweaters and started working on it.




And some better pictures of the Black 90 :D




Anyways, its 4AM now and im gonna go to bed so I can keep working on it tomorrow! Its progressed far from those pictures where its state is that it has no drivetrain, has the automatic shifter still in place, and has dark maroon (deep red?) interior. Ill post more as I go!
 

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What manifold is that and where did you source it?
That manifold is made by a Lexus SC300 guy named Drewgo I believe. Cant really find them anymore except for in the for sale threads every now and then. The ebay manifolds these days are just fine as long as you brace the turbo flange properly once you get it.
 

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So anyways have some time here to post an update from the last pics you guys saw. I'll explain as I go with the pictures! :p

So I started ordering a bunch of parts. Atleast the ones I knew I had to replace. I didn't order the radiator at this point because there was still hope that the previous owner might have been able to get me one.

2JZ-GE Fan Blade with 2JZ-GE/GTE Fan Clutch (the clutch is the same im pretty sure for Supra only on 2jz)


Dug out my 1JZ motor mount brackets that came with my motor since the new shell has a 89+ subframe.


Bought some MKIV motor mounts.


Bought a Mishimoto R line 31" x 12" x 4" Intercooler


Bought new Aisin Master/Slave Clutch cylinders and had a SS clutch line made (copied from a friends SS line)
Figured it would be easier to install this than to try to remove and reinstall the stock hardline.




Bought a new A/C Condenser, Drier, Evaporator Core(not pictured), and Expansion Valve so I can have working A/C again.







Found some polyurethane powersteering rack bushings on ebay. Figured id get them and replace those while its easy to do.



Then I bought a couple unnecessary things like an alarm system and JDM bubble markers from Rodel. But theyre things id definitely want down the road. And the alarm will definitely be easier to install when I have the dash out and all. The bubble markers were brand new in packaging so I couldnt pass them up. :D


I also ordered some crush washers in 16mm and 12mm for fuel and PS lines from summit for $5 each pack for 10 in each pack.


And a Weir Performance LSD kit. I'll be rebuilding my LSD (first time ever) before I put it in my black car so i'll be rolling on my open diff for a couple weeks probably.


So then maybe about two weeks ago now, JDMMA70 got off work early to help me pull the engine out of the red car. We set it down on the garage floor on top of a tire; then he had to leave right after we pulled it but would be back to help drop it in to the new car the next day.





While the engine was sitting in the garage I took the starter off and changed the contacts in it since I just had replacement sitting around.



Wrapped the clutch line partially in rubber tubing then routed the clutch line but didn't secure it yet. I didn't know exactly where it needed to go once both master/slave cylinders were in place.


JDMMA70 came back the next day after helping me pull it. I/we had to make a trip to the hardware store to get new bolts for the motor mount brackets as I had cut my previous ones to fit the BIC motor mount plates. After a couple trips to the hardware store due to not realizing the MKIV motor mount nut is larger than 7M mount nut; we had the engine in the car.

I'll post more updates as I go.
 

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Sad to see the red one like that. But now the new chapter with the black one. Keep it up buddy.