Whats the stupidest thing you have done to your supra?

Bri7man

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Starting car with wrench and socket on crank then revving it up to keep it alive not knowing what was happening...
 

belair7mgte

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My friend put the the T-Top on without screwing it into place, I didnt know it wasnt fastened to that SOB flew right off as I was doing 90. Scared the shit out of me...:cry:
 

Rob_Supra87

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When I had my supra I installed the suspension my self and got lazy and cut up and bended up the rear plastic speaker part to get the rear shocks out $( had TEMS). The back looked like crap after, this was on a supra with 80k miles at the time, immaculate interior until then.
 

kelson

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stupidest thing thing I ever did....

bought a 1jz head off CL that had been machined for oversized valves. it had a gouge out of it so I had to get it machined. then when I went to put the cam in the valves were to long and were stuck open. I took the valves back to the same machine shop to get them ground down a bit and the guy too WAY to much off. so then my valve clearances were way off. not knowing what to do I machined small washers to put under the buckets (I don't suggest this). that helped but it's still not really right and those washers are still in there..... I should get that fixed soon.

second dumbest thing is I bought 2jz cams and had them machined for my 1jz. when I was installing the intake it didn't seem to be sitting right, but I just kept tightening the bearings, it broke :cry:. now I have 1jz intake and 2jz exhaust cam and nobody want to sell me just an intake cam, go figure.
 

te72

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Thread back from the dead! Thread necromancy at its best. :p

As for me... Hmm, I would have to say buying it. Seriously. Should have bought my 88 back instead of the 89 I have now...
 

bioskyline

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on my 82 i replaced a gernaded rod with a used one from a diff motor. used the rings and bearings from donor motor, never checked the crank, and even re-used the HG (which was a felpro) . ran like a champ for about 6 months till the timing belt snapped, then i just replaced the motor and sold it.
 

te72

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Grandavi;1885477 said:
Buying my Supra without 40k sitting in the bank to pay for all the repairs and upgrades in the first year so I could actually drive the car...
Those must be Canadian dollars, I can't see someone with 40k American sitting in the bank bothering to drive a Supra. :p
 

te72

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Grandavi;1886210 said:
rofl : )
I can afford better.. I CHOOSE to own a Supra... :p
Better is often subjective sir, long as you love your car, that's what matters. :)