Mo Boost, Mo Power, Mo 7m : 87 Turbo Supra 7mGTE Full Rebuild + Manual Conver + More

plaaya69

87T Supra
Nov 18, 2006
943
2
18
Lake County, IL
Hey everyone,

Its been a while since I made a build thread (cough http://www.supramania.com/forums/showthread.php?t=81005 cough) but the Supra has been a great daily driver since I did all the proper maintenance from back then. I have been hoping for something to go wrong with the original 7mGTE motor to kick off my JDM 7mGTE motor rebuild with 31k I got in 2007 sitting in the garage but no luck with that if that makes any sense. In early of 2017 I was able to find a great deal on a non running turbo manual Supra for less than the cost of a r154 manual transmission by itself so with that purchase the ball started rolling to get this rebuild going on my 87 turbo Supra. Overall the 7m I wanted is a very reliable motor with no short cuts or cheap parts put in and a power goal of between 500 to 600 whp on e85.

The current status of things as of today. The Supra is in the garage for the winter. Everything is broken in on the rebuilt motor with no problems at all and it has around 1k miles on it but everything is just at OEM power levels with all the factory parts/electronics. I still need to install the 1200cc fuel injectors, ECU Masters standalone and redo the whole engine harness with new wiring so then I can get it dyno tuned at Sound Performance.


I would also like to personally thank everyone today to over the last 10 years for all the great information this site has provided, the part sellers in the classifieds section, the build threads and those who have shared their mistakes with us to learn from. Without all this, I know this build would not have turned out as amazing as it has so far.

Engine Parts:

Ishino gasket set
AZ Performance oil pump hard line
BC 264 camshafts
COMP 975 valve springs
Sound Performance Precision 6262 bolt-on turbo
Gates Racing timing belt + KOYO timing belt tensioner
clear timing cover
ARP head studs
ARP main studs
Fidanza cam gear set
Remain A1-Cardone CPS unit
CPS cover
Cps magnet mod
Gates coolant hose set
Eagle rods w/ARP bolts
Wisco pistons
AZ Performance EGR block-off plate set
7m heater outlet pipe kit
Clevite bearing set
polyurethane motor mounts
HKS SSQV BOV
Drift Motion intercooler kit
oil catch can
oil pump
Thermostat
Water Pump


Fuel & Electronics:

ECU Masters standalone
AEM air/fuel gauge + wide-band
Ethanol content sensor
Marshall fuel pressure gauge
1200cc Precision fuel injectors
Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator
Walbro 450 (F90000274) fuel pump
Magna fuel filter
GM intake air temp sensor
Blue Sea 5045 fuse block holder
31' of AN6 PTFE stainless steel fuel line
AN6 fittings x28
Acura Legend fuel injector resistor box
2jz DH61 igniter
2jz Denso coils
2jz NGK spark plug wires


Transmission & Drivetrain:

Clutch Master FX400 clutch kit
rebuilt differential
Shaft Masters aluminum driveshaft
stainless steel clutch line
ARP flywheel bolts
lightweight steel flywheel
slave cylinder
clutch fork
throwout bearing
pilot bearing
master cylinder
OEM shifter
shift boot
lower speedo cable


Suspension & Steering:

outer tie rod set
power steering filter
power steering pump rebuild kit
power steering belt
Energy sway bar bushing set
remain rack & pinion




Now let's get the pictures rolling 56k beware (for the old members that remember that:evil2:).


Pictures of the JDM motor it is original state:

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Most of the motor parts going in:naughty::

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Cleaning, preparing and painting some parts:

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Modded the J Tube plate and removed that restrictive pipe:

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Comparing my old long gone 87 BHG to the BHG on the JDM motor to the metal head gasket:

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plaaya69

87T Supra
Nov 18, 2006
943
2
18
Lake County, IL
Re: Mo Boost, Mo Power, Mo 7m : 87 Turbo Supra 7mGTE Full Rebuild + Manual Conver + M

Getting the cylinder head back from the machine shop:

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Custom made valve keeper removal PVC pipe with magnet lol :

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More cylinder head disassembly:

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A mild polish on the cylinder head:

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Using Helicoil's on all 7 exhaust studs:

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Cleaning and lapping the OEM valves:

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New COMP valve springs ready to go in:

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plaaya69

87T Supra
Nov 18, 2006
943
2
18
Lake County, IL
Re: Mo Boost, Mo Power, Mo 7m : 87 Turbo Supra 7mGTE Full Rebuild + Manual Conver + M

Reassembling the cylinder head:

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Valve shim clearance:

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Cam gears are the final touch to the cylinder head:

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Comparing the SP 6262 Precision Turbo to the OEM turbo:

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Test fitting the SP turbo on my parts car motor:

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Power steering pump rebuild:

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plaaya69

87T Supra
Nov 18, 2006
943
2
18
Lake County, IL
Re: Mo Boost, Mo Power, Mo 7m : 87 Turbo Supra 7mGTE Full Rebuild + Manual Conver + M

Test fitting the 1200cc Precision Turbo fuel Injectors:

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The lower block is back from the machine shop:

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The machine shop painted the block for me but I wanted to touch up some black spots and use clear coat on everything:

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Time to start the lower block assembly with some Eagle rods and Wiseco pistons:

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plaaya69

87T Supra
Nov 18, 2006
943
2
18
Lake County, IL
Re: Mo Boost, Mo Power, Mo 7m : 87 Turbo Supra 7mGTE Full Rebuild + Manual Conver + M

The lower block assembly is coming together nicely:

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New shimmed AISIN oil pump:

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Now ready for the head gasket and cylinder head:

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Heater valve upgrade. Just had to sand down the two inner ribs on both ends:

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New rack and pinion installed with new tie rods:

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plaaya69

87T Supra
Nov 18, 2006
943
2
18
Lake County, IL
Re: Mo Boost, Mo Power, Mo 7m : 87 Turbo Supra 7mGTE Full Rebuild + Manual Conver + M

Original motor is out. Before and after cleaning:

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Motor is now ready to drop in:

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Motor is now installed:

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Comparing real HKS bov to knock off bov:

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plaaya69

87T Supra
Nov 18, 2006
943
2
18
Lake County, IL
Re: Mo Boost, Mo Power, Mo 7m : 87 Turbo Supra 7mGTE Full Rebuild + Manual Conver + M

Removing the OEM intercooler:

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DriftMotion intercooler install:

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Removing, cleaning and painting gas tank:

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New an6 fuel fittings, e85 fuel filter, Walbro 450, fuel lines made and tested at 3x the pressure they will normally run:

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plaaya69

87T Supra
Nov 18, 2006
943
2
18
Lake County, IL
Re: Mo Boost, Mo Power, Mo 7m : 87 Turbo Supra 7mGTE Full Rebuild + Manual Conver + M

Getting the motor ready for the first start:

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Testing and installing the GS300 coil mod:

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After 1k miles on the motor, I removed the OEM camshafts installed a set of BC 264 camshafts and set the valve shim clearance after about 100 miles of running with them installed:

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On to some interior mods

Removed the factory boost gauge and installed a 12v battery gauge. Also converted the automatic RPM gauge to a manual RPM gauge with the turbo circuit board behind it:

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Got the 89+ cup holder installed:

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Installed a passenger floor light and modded the driverside so it is brighter as well and both take a 194 bulb. Both bulb housings are from a 2000's VW trunk light:

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plaaya69

87T Supra
Nov 18, 2006
943
2
18
Lake County, IL
Re: Mo Boost, Mo Power, Mo 7m : 87 Turbo Supra 7mGTE Full Rebuild + Manual Conver + M

Changed the OEM rear speakers to OEM Pioneer speakers from 1998 Lexus LS400:

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Reupholstered the armrest and bought a new shifter boot, ebrake cover and a OEM shifter:

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On to some exterior mods

Removed the old rusty fog lights. Bought new used ones, clear coated them and put new yellow LED bulbs.

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Had to put another rear visor on as my old one broke in half as it flew off through the dry cycle at the automatic car wash. No automatic car washes again lol:

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Was waiting on parts at the time so I put one of my gs300 wheels on the Supra just to see how it looks:

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plaaya69

87T Supra
Nov 18, 2006
943
2
18
Lake County, IL
Re: Mo Boost, Mo Power, Mo 7m : 87 Turbo Supra 7mGTE Full Rebuild + Manual Conver + M

Some pictures of the drivetrain conversion

Some pictures of the differential rebuild. Thanks again Piratetip for a awesome job:

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Installing the differential:

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New Shaft Masters aluminum r154 drivehsaft in the middle compared to OEM on the bottom and my Shaft Masters aluminum turbo automatic driveshaft on top:

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Comparing the Clutch Masters FX400 to OEM:

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New Drift Motion SS clutch line, lightweight steel flywheel, clutch hub assembly and fork:

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Cleaned, painted and installed the pedals. Used a nickel to replace that rubber stop as they are usually worn out and ready to fall apart.

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Piratetip

Far From Maddening Crowds
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Re: Mo Boost, Mo Power, Mo 7m : 87 Turbo Supra 7mGTE Full Rebuild + Manual Conver + M

Looking good!
 

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Re: Mo Boost, Mo Power, Mo 7m : 87 Turbo Supra 7mGTE Full Rebuild + Manual Conver + M

Looking good!

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plaaya69

87T Supra
Nov 18, 2006
943
2
18
Lake County, IL
Re: Mo Boost, Mo Power, Mo 7m : 87 Turbo Supra 7mGTE Full Rebuild + Manual Conver + M

Thanks everyone. I know it's refreshing not to see that Photo Bucket hosting error as Imgur just got a new member lol.

Next, I will be testing that Drift Motion CPS magnetic mod to see if any difference is made and posting the results on here which should be this weekend if I get the package in the mail. I will be testing it on my new remain A1-Cardone CPS unit and a old CPS unit I have in my parts box. Very curious how it will turn out on both.