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    Default Re: I keep going back in time! Finally found a mkiii--meet crimson tide

    Good Stuff in here. Good info Pilot and also, way to help out a fellow enthusiast with the sports turbo catch.
    Congrats Ken. Really want to hear & see a run file on this car once she is back to life again.
    I also ask myself, will I ever see her again...LoL. Maybe Vegas next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hybrid View Post
    Are you referencing the ARP washer mod Quake came up with over at SF, and that Gordon designed the tools for fitment for?

    Actually that is a good mod but it has since been disused further that it's actually the washer size that is important. The Quake mod that does the insert fixes the problem as well but from discussion it seems the larger washer does a even better job to spreading the load.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hybrid View Post
    Oh awesome, do you have a link to the larger washer discussion by any chance?

    The reason I ask is I purchased the reamer tool Gordon made from Gordon, so will be doing the insert washer mod, but that plus the larger washer would be double security
    Hybrid,

    This may be the thread suprapilot was referring to: http://www.supraforums.com/forum/sho...ate&highlight=

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenHenderson View Post
    Hybrid,

    This may be the thread suprapilot was referring to: http://www.supraforums.com/forum/sho...ate&highlight=

    Ken.
    Oh nice thread. Never read it but will read it even though the idea is the same with the 2j and 7m.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hybrid View Post
    Oh awesome, do you have a link to the larger washer discussion by any chance?

    The reason I ask is I purchased the reamer tool Gordon made from Gordon, so will be doing the insert washer mod, but that plus the larger washer would be double security
    I don't it was actually posted on face shit and they blocked me due to not using my real name. Then they ask for an ID and all that BS so Ill have to start another account it seems.

    Anyhow it was a larger washer from ARP then what comes in the kit. As you can see from the 2j guys they are having HG problems now once the washer sinks in and the torque is lost.

    IF you do the head insert and put another washer it won't help. The insert being smaller will still dig in first. According to the 7m guy on face shit the larger washer that maxes out the space is the best bet. Now if ARP made the insert head wider then that can also work and better but I don't think they have one maybe which is why they go with a wider washer?
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    MKIII Supras are my favorite. My 92' will be kept till my expiration date.

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    1985 P-Type Original Paint

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    B E A UTIFULL!!! what a great example!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hybrid View Post
    Thanks Suprapilot,

    Can you tell me which FB page it was?

    I don't know which post it was also FB locked me out for not using my real name so I need to start another one.

    If you start a post on the MK3 Tech group they will come to you. Mentioned larger ARP washers and they will chime in on it.
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    1992 MKIII Turbo 66k Miles - Teal/Shadow Grey Leather - Hard Top Sunroof - TEMS - Original Paint Took A Lifetime To Find

    MKIII Supras are my favorite. My 92' will be kept till my expiration date.

    Past Supras

    1984 P-Type Original Paint

    1985 P-Type Original Paint

    1989 MKIII Turbo 115k Miles Original Paint

    1990 MKIII Turbo 55k Miles Original Paint

    1993.5 TT Auto MKIV Stock Original Paint

    1994 MKIV 6Spd 800WHP Original Paint

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    It took longer than I thought it would, but itís time for Phase II and the finishing up of this build thread. As usual, things didnít go exactly as planned, including the time itís taken me to get to this point.

    I delivered my car to SP Engineering on December 8, 2016, and the optimistic goal was to finish up the car by the time SPE shut down for the Christmas/New Yearís holiday break. Well, we missed that goal, mostly because the SPE owner, lead tech on my car and I had not worked on a USDM MA71 in at least 26-years. In fact, Crimson Tide was the first ever MKIII turbo worked on by SPE, which was founded in 1996, well into the MKIV Supra craze. As a result, our estimate of time for certain tasks was woefully inaccurate in some instances and overtaken by events in others.

    Still, a LOT was accomplished in the time allocated to the car and, as noted in my post above, I brought her home on February 8, 2017, exactly two months after dropping her off. This timeframe is misleading somewhat because of the aforementioned holiday break, but to give you a sense of the work accomplished, here is a synopsis of my written instructions (except for items #17 and #19) when I delivered the car to SPE on December 8, 2016:

    CRIMSON TIDE: 1991 Toyota Supra Turbo BPU (intake, downpipe, exhaust, manual boost controller, upgraded CT26 turbo; Tein Street Flex coilovers; AZ Performance BBK)
    Work Required:
    1. Vehicle inspection;
    2. Installation of HKS VPC (used);
    3. Installation of NIB 550 cc EPROM into HKS VPC ;
    4. Installation of HKS GCC (used);
    5. Installation of NIB HKS turbo timer;
    6. Installation of new custom jumper harness (VPC to GCC; reroute ECU and ABS ECU);
    7. Installation of RC Engineering 550 cc 7M-GTE fuel injectors (used);
    8. Installation of NIB MKIV Supra TT fuel pump;
    9. Installation of NIB HID head lamps;
    10. Resurfacing and installation of OEM flywheel (used);
    11. Remove, clean and reinstall OEM transmission;
    12. Installation of NIB OEM Clutch Release Bearing;
    13. Removal of manual boost controller;
    14. Installation of HKS EVC I boost controller (used) with custom bracket;
    15. Installation of NIB HKS MA70 FMIC kit;
    16. Installation of refinished OEM valve covers (used);
    17. Remove OEM CT 26 turbo, OEM manifold and all related lines and install HKS Sport turbo, OEM manifold and all associated lines;
    18. Remove Tanabe downpipe and catalytic convertor and cut, rotate and re-weld to properly align downpipe;
    19. Installation of NIB HKS LET Ė TI6 7M-GTE exhaust;
    20. Install NGK Iridium IX spark plugs and NGK Premium Spark Plug Wire Set;
    21. Ceramic coat and install OEM heat shields (used);
    22. Installation of NIB 7M-GTE cylinder head cover/gasket;
    23. Installation of Cís Short Shifter and Marlin Crawler socket (used);
    24. Oil change Redline fully synthetic, 10w-40;
    25. Rebalance front wheels;
    26. Installation of NIB OEM R-154 tranny mount;
    27. Installation of NIB stainless steel clutch line;
    28. Installation of NIB HKS fuel pressure regulator with custom bracket;
    29. Installation of NIB HKS Twin-Power DLI;
    30. Installation of NIB HKS SSQV blow-off valve;
    31. Installation of NIB universal power steering cooler;
    32. Custom fabricate and install HKS VPC speed density intake piping with weld-on stud for bracket and return line nipples for K & N air filter;
    33. Installation of HKS SSQV blow-off valve weld-on flange;
    34. Custom fabrication and installation of carbon fiber glove box panel containing HKS VPC, GCC and EVC I; and,
    35. Installation of all associated, NIB hoses, gaskets, bearings, washers, fittings (including swivel; AN lines; AN fittings), couplers, clamps flame guard, etc.

    Initially, my goal of creating a period-correct HKS MA70 was quite fleeting. Here I was trying to build a car with aftermarket parts that had long since been discontinued. For the first time in my car-modifying experience, I was forced to seek out used parts on eBay, other auction sites and Supra-centric message boards. For a guy who has bad luck if he has any luck at all, several fortuitous events occurred no one could have predicted.

    The first of these was the discovery of a NIB HKS MA70 FMIC by member SuprapilotÖ. in New Zealand of all places. With the indispensable help of Wellington, NZ resident, and SF board member, Mr Ree RZ, I was able to secure this highly coveted MA70 FMIC, but not before we lost it temporarily, regained it for good and Reith Paterson (Mr Ree RZ) experiencing a 7.8 earthquake the day he was to ship the FMIC to me. As you can imagine, I hugged the FMIC box like a long lost loved one when I finally had it in my possession.

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    Following are some of the inspection pics Mr Ree RZ sent to me to ensure I was getting exactly what I had paid for. Some of these pics may be duplicated elsewhere in this thread, but I cannot dispense with this topic without paying tribute to the good work done by Mr Ree RZ on my behalf:
























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    COLLECTION OF PARTS:

    I did not want to deliver the car to SPE without having all parts in hand, so I spent a great deal of time looking for discontinued HKS parts (VPC, GCC, turbo timer, etc.), hoping that what I purchased was exactly as the seller represented. I was fortunate, in that everything I purchased was in very good to excellent condition. I was also fortunate to purchase parts in excellent condition from SF members in good standing (502Bill; GCC), (sixpack; Cís short shifter; VPC 550 cc E-PROM), (Nick Stonawski/In2Twins; VPC) and sellers in Japan with quality HKS stuff no longer in production.

    I purchased another set of valve covers on Supra Mania, and OEM turbo heat shields on CelicaSupra.com, to replace the ones already on the car. I, then, had the valve covers refinished and the heat shields ceramic coated with the 2100 degree F stuff SPE uses on its various GTR packages:

    OEM valve covers removed from car (in storage):



    Refinished (powder coated) OEM valve covers:





    Heat Shield removed from car (in storage):



    Replacement Heat ShieldsóBefore







    Ceramic Coated Heat Shields:




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