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  1. Part 37 - "She's alive" This might be one of my favourite quotes of all time; "She's alive" Lee Perryman 2021 But first, a quick look at some recent bits. The engine was all built up with the FSM inlet, S369 sxe turbo and the lovely PHR pulley set anodised in black alongside a Fluidampr damper. Then my refurbished V161 got dropped off. I'm sad I didn't get to see this in person because it looks like Paul's done a lovely job. It's been built using quite a few 'old stock' but 'brand new' parts. The centre housing is a box fre
    7 points
  2. Hello everyone, I took my Supra out for a run today, as I finished installing the water-methanol system over the weekend. I need to fine tune the system a bit, as I do experience some bogging at lower RPMs but it does come alive at 4500-5000 RPM all the way to redline. Here's a very small snippet from my drive today. I still have more work to do, but it is getting there!
    6 points
  3. Morning Folks, So car is going from strength to strength now it has the new brain controlling things. Mike at SRD was busy tuning the map yesterday and also setting things up so I can run TTC or sequential mode. Notes at the top of the graphs. Works out at roughly 470hp and 400ftbs. Think even SRD are surprised how well it’s making power. Love how smooth the curve is and it’s making power in all the right places. Hopefully not too long till I can go and collect it. Big thanks to Lee, Mike, James and the SRD team for getting things working so well. Super pleased. I
    6 points
  4. Hi all, Since my last update I have been chasing down the leak and it has been a real nuisance to find. I had to take a break from hunting it in the end and do a couple of other jobs that I had been on my to-do list for a while. I started off by changing the fuel pumps. I had a Walbro GSS341 fuel pump waiting in my “parts store” for ages, so as I could safely rule out the fuel pump as an issue, I figured that I may as well swap them over. It came already fitted on the hanger, fully wired up, so swapping them over was a straightforward job. I conducted a start-up test and t
    6 points
  5. Small update. I needed a method to get my overdrive button back on the dash as i replaced the 90's shifter. I didn't want to cut up my original switch blanks as some of them are hard to find now. So i thought about 3D printing a solution. The first test was completely flat. Fitment was good. Now i knew the fitment was good i redesigned the blank to accept a switch i had laying around. Not the nicest looking switch but does the job for now.
    6 points
  6. Just wanted to publicly thank Zelliot for embracing the club spirit, being a good guy helping out another member in need. He answered my call for intercooler brackets, wouldnt take a penny for them and posted them out in double time. Many thanks man, you helped me out of a significant hole
    5 points
  7. Awesome news! Chassis of the car is painted now. Next week the rest of the parts.
    5 points
  8. Finally home safe and sound. "New" DLI fitted by the garage and it fired right up and ran perfectly. And actually running better than before!
    4 points
  9. So that’s the shell, skirts and spats bonded and painted. Having a couple issues with the bumper fitment at the moment so trying to figure out best way to rectify it. Where it meets the wing it’s sitting away from the body. I think it’s meant to hook over the wing but not sure. Need to play around. By end of week hopefully everything painted, doors, bonnet and bumper back on, then back to me to start putting it all back together. These are pre flat and polish
    4 points
  10. No big updates. Paul should be finished with all my parts shortly. I've been stripping the car down further, side windows and doors. I've also been restoring the plastic clutch and brake fluid reservoirs. I bought 5ltrs of 12% Hyrdogen Peroxide and have been using my wife's UV nail thing. This should remove all the discolouration and revert them to clear plastic.
    4 points
  11. Hey Folks, Small update, got a couple of photos of the Toucan from James at SRD. Not the best, as lighting was poor apparently, but you get the idea. Want to say a huge thank you to ‘Burna’ on here for getting me the new design mount sorted for the Toucan, looks bang on and keeps the dash clean and clutter free. Hoping the back order front U.K. caliper arrives this week, if so SRD will get those installed before I go and collect it ready for the drive to Reading on Saturday for the GT Tuners Club end of season event on Sunday. If all goes to plan I should be p
    3 points
  12. Good evening all! I only have a small update this evening. I am still yet to take it out on the roads and see what it can do. On the two drives to and from the MOT station, I was pretty careful as I was listening out for any odd noises and also trying to see if anything felt wrong whilst driving. I am pleased to report that it felt and drove fine! Since then it has been sitting in my garage while I sort out some wiring . I have a few accessories to add and I wanted to wire them in properly, so I decided to utilise the blank spot in the fuse box where the EFI 2 relay should be a
    3 points
  13. That’s the plan mate. We proved it was a strong box when I supercharged my ISF, the shifts are much quicker as you’d expect for newer technology. Add the SYVECS control and a nice single setup and it should make for quite the package.
    3 points
  14. Only things left to do are bleed the clutch and connect the prop now. Loving the stock look to this conversion. Think I'm going to have to get a new ashtray now!
    3 points
  15. So this is now happening. SYVECS going in along with some of the fuelling bits I’ll need further along. Hoping this will solve the rich running issues. Should do the job according to SRD.
    3 points
  16. 3 points
  17. Yes you and the guy from Ferrari defo will be friends for life
    3 points
  18. Morning Folks, So couple of updates. SRD have fitted a new VVT-i pulley as mine was junk and had seized up yet again. Hopefully this will solve the rich running issue I mentioned. The guys have been busy as all work done except fitting boost controller, autobox cooler and BOV. None of those are essential for now, and will probably skip the boost controller now as car won’t see a lot of use over the Winter, and will be going back to SRD early next year for the next phase which includes the SYVECS (so that will control boost). The next phase includes the gearbox conversion and b
    3 points
  19. A few pics from the only time i had my camera out. Didnt get many shots.
    3 points
  20. I had the garage put the Pug oil into my V160, replacing RP Syncromax, at MOT time on the 11th of October. The gearbox felt good on the way home to be parked up through the winter. Its impossible to give any kind of meaningful evaluation over three miles but I got the impression the gear throws were smoother, less notchy. Maybe that is so or maybe its just wishful thinking on a high from another all clear MOT pass in hand.
    2 points
  21. You make it sound so simple and straightforward ! It has been a lot of work but it looks like all of my time and research is paying off. Add to that a lot of blood, sweat, tears and prayers (all of it, literally) and this is where it has got me to. I do agree, it does sound awesome. If I don't look happy in the video, it is because I am concentrating, making sure that everything is ok. That was one of my first few WOT pulls, so I was hoping that nothing broke! While it was at the MOT station having the emissions test carried out, I was able to stand by the engine bay and I was wa
    2 points
  22. A basic difference you should feel at some point is, T-junction/Roundabout wet and an enthusiastic throttle and with the open diff you light up the inside wheel (quite easily), generally it'll just keep turning the same and compared to the LSD you'll lack forward thrust until you ease off (relatively more) to stop the wheel spin. With the LSD and aggressive throttle you'll get both wheels spinning and that'll bring the back round and a (ease off/balance of throttle) the old 'dab of oppo' might be required or a nice powerful 'dig in' exit to the curve will happen ie controlled wheel spin.
    2 points
  23. Looks oily to me; underneath the distributor is a silver heat shield, have a look and it'll be easy to confirm if you've got a leak or not. It would also be leaking down under that, so over a bit of the water pump etc, leading down to the alternator. My general rule of thumb re. dirt is that if it's dry and dusty, it's just general grime, if its damp/sticky it's oil! Fortunately not a lot of oil leaks out of there, so you can drive the car in the meantime, just keep an eye on it/clean it off the alternator while you get the parts in (if it is the distributor seal).
    2 points
  24. It’s that time of year again! I am happy to make and post these at the same cost as last year plus Ellis said he was happy to design them again and am sure these will be amazing as always Ellis will be posting a call for picture entries with a closing date for entries in the next few days so keep your eyes peeled! Once I have the final artwork I will post a order thread up so please hold off until then for ordering. Thanks Mark
    2 points
  25. Cheers for the thoughts Frank but Ive sourced a set of stock cooler brackets so hopefully, Im sorted
    2 points
  26. @Swampy442 Does this help you?
    2 points
  27. Still own the blitz, in secure storage, she was at Go Japan last year and due to attend this year but I wasn't well I was also max power in the blitz a month or so ago
    2 points
  28. Yep, it’s a dirty one with a rusty exhaust housing that is heavily out of focus in a photo.
    2 points
  29. Found a couple of old photos with the stock body and new wheels. Forgive the dodgy front wing, was an old version of the widening process I was experimenting with. As took a few versions to get it right.
    2 points
  30. So small update. SRD managed to get the SYVECS installed and do some basic tuning yesterday on the dyno. Looks like the rich running issue is finally resolved and graph looks good.
    2 points
  31. 90% done. Things left to do: Fill with gearbox oil, fresh antifreeze for engine, connect speedo and bluetooth module, fit billet shifter, new manual surround, GR gear knob, bleed master cylinder, fit manual brake pedal. Job done.
    2 points
  32. And in the other hand, today I receive the Seibon bonnet and a pair of facelift front indicators with black background to remove the orange reflections that kills my eyes everytime that I see a Supra Also I receive a new engine undertray just to have everything in place for the car as soon as it touches the street
    2 points
  33. Today good news haha Car parts start to get some paint!! And also start with the assembly!
    2 points
  34. Quite a few people on here have used Paul Cheshire for gearbox rebuilds, engine rebuilds, restoration work etc. He has just rebuilt my V160 and refurbished a load of parts for my car. I'm very impressed with his work and attention to detail. https://www.pcheshire.com/
    2 points
  35. Few more photos. Sorry for the quality- they were taken using an old iPhone.
    2 points
  36. Cheers to Branners, Burna, Ellis and everybody else involved in the organising. Was a good run and great to meet more of the supra family. Hopefully i can make more of the events in future. cheers guys.
    2 points
  37. Part 36 - It's all coming together Lee has sent me a few pics of the engine as it now stands, the new manifold is on and looks brilliant. You can see a few other nice bits; TRD engine mounts, Radium AN fittings, Titanium fittings on the manifold and the ridiculously sized screamer (now 60mm turbosmart). I've then had some updates from Paul Cheshire who I chose to supply the gearbox. I've followed Paul for the past 12 months online and his attention to detail is impeccable, coupled with the fact that Lee also recommended him and he offers a
    2 points
  38. Also I receive today Pro Spec Imports meisters center caps in billet in the MGM Color of my core. And good news I should receive my wheels in 2 weeks. So less than a month and a half to receive my wheels after order!!
    2 points
  39. On the tyre wall there will be a date stamp to tell you the age of the tyre. There's no set standard for where they're displayed on the wall but it's 4 digits, the first two tell you the week, the second two tell you the year. Do the Google thing for examples if I've not explained it well enough
    2 points
  40. Well seasoned thanks for the fuel stop
    1 point
  41. I know you're all seasoned and experienced Dragonballers by now lol So I'm sure I don't need to remind you all to fill up with fuel the night before we set off in the morning Here are the nearest Shell V-Power and Tesco Momentum 99 to the Premier Inn: Shell, Whitecross Rd, Hereford HR4 0DG https://goo.gl/maps/4AKCT7T8d7sQuPHU7 Tesco Stores Ltd, Abbotsmead Rd, Belmont, Hereford HR2 7XS https://goo.gl/maps/LB3CL9Vn1GoLPnAu5
    1 point
  42. Few more parts going on this week
    1 point
  43. nowhere near as impressive as what you guys have done, but I 3d printed these brackets for my fuel lines lol
    1 point
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