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Part 14 - It's been a while!

 

Wow, it's been a long time since I've update this but in all fairness there's not a lot that's happened.

 

Since last posting here last year the car has been detailed by my mate Rob_sri

 

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I also managed to get my LSD fitted that same day :D this has made SUCH a difference and I have thoroughly enjoyed driving the car since. I also fitted my HKS Kansai front lip, really like it but it's low and keeps catching kerbs. On the plus side it's only plastidipped so looks oem and is easy to blow in.

 

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Following that I managed to get to a few car shows last year been to a few car shows

 

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Then the supra build was all put on hold, I moved down south and had other priorities. On the plus side I moved in to a new house with rob_sri which had a garage. It's not huge but it helps with working on the supra and can get Rob to help too haha.

 

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Unfortunately I've also had some damage to my new paint, idiots leaving cans etc on the motorway, car in front kicked one up and it hit my wing :(

 

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I then managed to get hold of a spare GE engine so I could build it up and refresh it ready to drop in

 

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Mocked up the turbo, manifold, waste gate and screamer...just to get an idea as I'm bored of waiting really haha.

 

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I bought a few more parts to finalise the build, gaskets etc from Toyota, belt kits, tensioners, the lot. Then bought ARP head studs and had my head reconditioned with valve stem seals etc replaced.

 

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It's all slowly coming together, painted the block and head up and am currently in the process of reassembling it.

 

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Also masked up a few bits ready for painting, all fresh, ready for refitting.

 

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I then decided to do something different with my headunit, the old one was looking tired, old and didn't offer the functionality I wanted

 

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I decided to replace it with a Nexus 7, need to do a few other bits for it but ultimately I'm happy with it, can read up on it here:

 

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I have now finally started stripping down the supra and I'll hopefully have it all together within the next couple of weeks....let's hope so anyway as it's booked in for mapping at the end of the month 😮

 

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Will try to keep this updated now :)

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Wow, what a thread, enjoyed it. Your a bit like Jamie Oliver on cooking stuff, it's different and infectciouse, you have really uplifted the club offerings.

I have the XS conversion, carried out by a real pro, i decided against DIY as the mapping is so critical for performance, reliability, economy, and longevity of your engine.

I am totaly de-catted and was concerned about my recent MOT on emmisions, it was border line on the "default values", ( max 3%. CO2. and 1,200ppm. CO), i did not want to have to fit a free flow downstream CAT, £300 ish fitted, and the possibility of a trip to the mapper.

However i slipped up on the choice of clutch, the stage 4 was a joke, either in or out, it was undriveable, had to go to the stage 2 street clutch, it drives like stock and no slipping at 450 bhp.

Basically i bought my car from new, stock na manual with LSD, 230 bhp, so now i have a new car for shelling out £4.5K, but it is fantastic, if you are doing a "oner" you can put your foot down, and to date, nothing keeps up with you, awesome. Over the past ten years many club members have developed the possible tuning for these, well before there time cars, and they are great, and an appreciating asset. Good luck with your long determined project and the way you have entertainingly shared it with all the members. Herbie.

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What a brilliant read. All the best mharvey with your build. Have subscribed and hope to see the finished product soon.

Willpower and determination does the job.

Well done and keep going.

 

 

 

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Wow, what a thread, enjoyed it. Your a bit like Jamie Oliver on cooking stuff, it's different and infectciouse, you have really uplifted the club offerings.

I have the XS conversion, carried out by a real pro, i decided against DIY as the mapping is so critical for performance, reliability, economy, and longevity of your engine.

I am totaly de-catted and was concerned about my recent MOT on emmisions, it was border line on the "default values", ( max 3%. CO2. and 1,200ppm. CO), i did not want to have to fit a free flow downstream CAT, £300 ish fitted, and the possibility of a trip to the mapper.

However i slipped up on the choice of clutch, the stage 4 was a joke, either in or out, it was undriveable, had to go to the stage 2 street clutch, it drives like stock and no slipping at 450 bhp.

Basically i bought my car from new, stock na manual with LSD, 230 bhp, so now i have a new car for shelling out £4.5K, but it is fantastic, if you are doing a "oner" you can put your foot down, and to date, nothing keeps up with you, awesome. Over the past ten years many club members have developed the possible tuning for these, well before there time cars, and they are great, and an appreciating asset. Good luck with your long determined project and the way you have entertainingly shared it with all the members. Herbie.

 

Thanks Herbie, appreciate the kind words. Glad you enjoyed reading it. Agreed on mapping being critical, as a result it's going to a professional for that but the rest I'm doing myself. As for the clutch, mine is the same as a friends which I've tried and it's a nice clutch to use.

Glad to hear yours is now where you want it and you're enjoying it.

 

What a brilliant read. All the best mharvey with your build. Have subscribed and hope to see the finished product soon.

Willpower and determination does the job.

Well done and keep going.

 

 

 

Thanks for taking the time to read it, glad you've enjoyed it. Thanks for subscribing too, I'll keep it updated over the next couple of weeks and hopefully will get some real enjoyment out if this summer.

Willpower and determination has certainly wavered from time to time (like the bank balance really) but we're back on track and will definitely get it done soon now.

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Part 15 - It's still here and it's nearly there!

 

Is this the slowest NA-T build ever? I think it might be!!

Well the car is still here, I am still here and there is still progress, it's just so, so slow.

 

I could make excuses but there aren't any that are good enough

 

Fortunately I have some fantastic friends, some of whom are also members on here (Josh42 and rob_sri)

They have not only tried to motivate me but also given up a couple of weekends now to visit and crack on with it.

 

I also went on a roadtrip through Europe with them which helps the motivation a lot. It was the best holiday I’ve had…period.

 

However sitting in the passenger seat for the entirety and my car missing from the pack is still a sore subject.

 

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Oh and we visited the Nurburgring of course

 

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In other news I bought another MX5 as a daily.

 

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Anyway I guess you lot came to read about the Supra so here it goes…

 

Since my last update I stripped the ancillaries so it was ready to rip the engine out

 

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Then with the help of the aforementioned friends (Josh 43, rob_sri and Joe) we did exactly that...

 

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Once out it was Hannah (Josh42’s girlfriend) who kindly cleaned the engine bay and did a sterling job to be fair

 

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Unfortunately all good things come to an end and said friends had to leave for unimportant and selfish things like 'jobs and their own lives'...so progress slowed and motivation lapsed too

 

However I did do a few bits and bobs such as fitting up the intercooler

 

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I even decided to take pictures of it with the new garage lighting…okay so not really progress but they'll help somewhat with the dark nights

 

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Cleaning car parts was done the easy way, the lazy way, the way that I wasn't allowed to do when I lived at home haha

 

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I painted my cam covers, VHT wrinkle black paint. I was quite impressed with this product, easy to work with and easy to rectify if it went wrong and in my opinion they look great now

 

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The same friends then kindly came back yet again to help with the build. We may have spent time drinking beer, going out and eating pizza but the engine was finally rebuilt

 

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For a moment I temporarily considered an engine swap and instead of the 2JZ I was going to use a 1JW.

 

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The thing is I didn’t like the screeching noise it made when I shut the bonnet so cancelled that idea :p

 

So with JW back out of the engine bay it was time to get the real thing fitted with the gearbox etc.

Sadly I didn’t taken any pictures of the process but look how pretty it looks now that it’s in the nice clean bay! Loom etc was all fitted up after this picture

 

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That’s all for now folks, you’re up to date and I’m very nearly there. Another couple of days when I can doing niggly bits and I should be able to turn the key and then trailer it in for mapping….YAY

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Well fuck me.

 

We spoke about your NA T build at Trax... 2015!

I remember you saying you had afew grands worth of kit sitting in your bedroom that you were going to fit in (and i quote) "afew weeks" lol

Glad to see its finally coming together mate

 

 

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You owe me a go when it's finally finished!

 

 

Good progress, just keep chugging on!

 

 

 

Oh of course mate, there aren't many people I'd hand the keys over too but you and Rob will definitely get a go....after me haha.

 

Well $#@! me.

 

We spoke about your NA T build at Trax... 2015!

I remember you saying you had afew grands worth of kit sitting in your bedroom that you were going to fit in (and i quote) "afew weeks" lol

Glad to see its finally coming together mate

 

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I know mate, I know. It was indeed sitting in my bedroom and I fully intended to crack on and have it done in no time but for various reasons including lack of time and a lack of money it keeps getting put on the back burner.

 

I WILL have it done soon, few things holding me back from making real progress for a couple months but I'll get bits done as and when I can. As long as it's on the road for this summer I'll be happy.

 

Thanks, yours looks brilliant mate, I closely follow it

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my god this car is turning into a right stunner! great work mate :thumbs:

 

Haha think stunner is a bit of an exaggeration but I appreciate the compliment all the same. One day it may be a stunner haha

 

Getting there mate :) !! Slowly but surely.. will be worth it!

 

 

 

Shut up, get downstairs to the garage and build it whilst I'm dying. You are the worst flat mate in the entire world

 

I'm sure this will be a great car if its as good as your friends, robs and joshs :)

 

Haha yeah cheers mate, got a lot to live up to. Both cars were faultless on our roadtrip and provided inspiration and motivation.

 

The owners aren't too bad either, they've both helped so much and to be fair there have been the odd things which they've said 'In hindsight I'd have done this/that' and so I guess when doing mine we've learnt from their mistakes.

 

As a result I guess it should be a quick and pain free conversion but alas that was not the case

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MANY MANY UPDATES INCOMING

 

I’m going to post a lot of updates, this project has had a LOT of ups and downs.

 

There have been times when I’ve left it sat for months and times when I’ve actually got some enjoyment out of it (all be it briefly).

 

I’ve learnt a LOT of lessons and have misplaced my trust on more than one occasion. 



 

Anyway, I’m hoping that sharing the journey might inspire me to carry on and finish it off

 

 

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Part 16 - Tidying up prior to reassembly

 

So following on from part 15 (which was some 3 YEARS AGO) the re-assembly was taking place and the refreshed engine had been fitted.

 

I was conscious that whilst it was in bits, cleaning up and replacing parts as needed would be wise but I was also budget conscious and so could only do some much.

 


I firstly decided to get a few bits powder-coated as I went along, they were all sandblasted etc first;

 

The rear towing eye was taken off whilst the exhaust was removed, that got done in an OEM looking satin black.

 

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Also had the heat shield off whilst there, decided to do this in a bright silver.

 

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The exhaust hanger was blasted but couldn’t be powder-coated due to heat/the rubber so I decided to paint it.

 

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The petrol tank guard was in surprisingly good condition with no holes whatsoever, there were one or two dents but that was all.

 

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Decided to have that powder-coated in a satin black too and it looks very OEM.

 

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Both my downpipe and screamer needed modifying.

The downpipe angle was miles off and needed a different flange welding on. The screamer pipe had a 4 bolt flange instead of the small v band that my Tial wastegate had. These were welded up.

 

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I went to fit the radiator that I purchased from Japspeed. From earlier updates you may have noticed it came with a damaged hose connector but Japspeed offered a partial refund for me to rectify this (and I did) however upon fitting it…well…it didn’t fit Despite being ‘JZA80 specific’ the mounts didn’t line up and the bonnet didn’t shut.

 

To be fair to Japspeed they refunded it despite it being sat around for quite some time so I’d have no reservations about dealing with them again.

 

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I then bought a TT heat shield for the clutch master. Toyota decided it was necessary with the stock twins in place so it will definitely help with my single turbo bolted on the side of the block.

 

Luckily as I’d replaced this master earlier on, it was already tapped for the bolts.

 

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I got my new injectors mounted up the refurbished rail which looked all nice and shiny. They’re ID850’s if you missed it earlier on.

 

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Bought a few new bolts…well I actually bought loads but here’s a tiny selection.

New battery positive (the old one didn’t clamp correctly)

Also a new genuine Crank damper (as my old one completely separated haha).

 

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- There will be another update following this, I’ve got 3 years of updates to catch up on but thought it best to break it up for ease of reading.

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Part 17 - It all comes together

 

As per the last update, the exhaust was removed (partially to aid with downpipes fitment and also because I needed to swap my de-cat pipe from a 2.5in to a 3in.

 

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Whilst I was there I decided to give it a good polish using some Autosol.

 

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I got a new Mishimoto radiator which fitted perfectly first time and appeared to be of much higher quality than the aforementioned Japspeed version.

 

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Started getting the hot side all fitted up. Even with the 4runner dizzy cap it was VERY tight for the t61 turbo and the leads could do with being a little longer but I managed

 

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With fitting the hot side I decided to replace all the manifold nuts, there were XSpower ones supplied with the manifold however they looked of dubious quality and so I got hold of a set of OEM Toyota ones.

 

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With the hot side well underway it was time for the cold side so to speak.

 

The inlet was fitted up with the ACIS butterfly valve deleted. I chose to gut it out completely, tap the hole and fit a large bolt with some PTFE.

 

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The inlet being on meant I could start working on the intercooler pipework. The NA-T having inlet and exhaust on one side does compromise things slightly but I gave it a good go.

 

This meant a slight massaging of this hole in to the wing which worked perfectly with 3in pipework ran throughout.

 

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There were a lot of small bits and pieces that needed work along the way but at times I got stuck in and took little to no pictures. 
Eventually it was ready. Ready for a base-map so that I could start it up, check for leaks etc.

 

I had mapping booked for the following day so it was cut close but by the early hours of the morning we had a car.

 

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Bonnet closed and a few hours sleep (where I dreamt of 2JZ noises all night) prior to the next instalment…the mapping…the bit where it ALL went wrong.

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Part 18 - Mapping…goes wrong

 

So following on from the last update she went for mapping and ultimately this was a joyous day. As the car was only finished the night before (and rather frantically with several issues arising) the morning was equally frantic refitting the bumper, fitting borrowed wheels etc and getting the car transported.

 

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It got there safe and sound and was tucked up with a variety of other Supra’s etc, all seemingly in good company and in safe hands…The tuner it was taken to can not be named on this forum so I’m sure most of you know who that is.

 

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So mapping began and DISASTER!!!!

Now hindsight is a wonderful thing and there is now so much that has come to light and has shown me that I was well and truly screwed over BUT at the time I guess I fell hook line and sinker…maybe I wanted it done so bad!!

 

So I was told that, prior to mapping, a compression test and leak down test were both carried out and the car failed catastrophically. This was somewhat strange due to the refresh and was put down to an error on my part with the refresh.

 

To be honest we’d booked a trip to the Nurburgring again and with it closing in fast I was desperate not to miss out again.

 

I gave a lot of thought to bringing it home, starting again but with time constraints I discussed the tuner pulling the head off and having a look but then somehow decided to ‘future’ proof and to forge the engine…

 

So the engine was pulled

 

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The forging began, the spec list consisted of;

 

Manley Rods

CP Pistons

Tomei HG

ARP bolts throughout

Full replacement of all seals and bearings

Cylinder head rebuild

 

The parts did look nice and shiny and I was rather excited at this stage.

 

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Now unfortunately this dragged on, the build took a LOT longer than promised and various reasons were given.

 

Ultimately, despite being told it would be ready for my ring trip…it soon became clear that the Supra wasn’t going to make it…again!

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Part 19 - It ran…I broke it

 

As mentioned previously, the plan was always to make it to this years ring trip but this didn’t happen. Fortunately my best mate offered me his Astra VXR for the trip and whilst it wasn’t the Supra it meant I still got to go, put some laps in and take my mind of the shit storm of a job on the Supra.

Not many people would let you take their pride and joy abroad let alone around the most dangerous racetrack about.

 

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So, it was in fact a couple of months after the trip when the car was finally finished.

 

Even when the engine build was done there were weeks and lots of £££ chasing a mysterious ‘misfire’.

 

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I could go in to great detail about the fuck ups here but I’m trying to put it behind me. Let's just say I later caught out a lot of the stuff I was told (and charged for).

 

That all being said, the car WAS now running, it looked exactly the same haha, but is hopefully a damn sight stronger now.

 

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Mapping began and after all the misfires and replacement of many components it made circa 450bhp and 450lb/ft if I remember correctly.

 

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It still wasn’t perfect but this was a happy day for me, it made the right noises and finally felt like I was making steps in the right direction.

 

I took the car home and over the next few days I went over a few bits related to the ‘mysterious misfire’.

 

I replaced the igniter.

 

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I replaced the HT leads and king lead with all new Toyota parts.

 

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It was also discovered around this time that the plugs weren’t all the same which was worrying as they were fitted new, by the tuner, pre-mapping.

 

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With it running a little better I began to use the car to/from work simply to put some miles on it and get a feel for the car…that didn’t last long…

 

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I think I managed circa 350 miles before the W58 blew to pieces. It lost all drive and was shuddering and rattling like a bag of spanners.

Now I knew the W58 was on borrowed time but I hoped I’d get a little longer out of it.

 

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The car sat up for a while from this point on whilst I pondered my options and also saved up all over again.

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Part 20 - The solution to all my gearbox woes

 

So the VERY broken W58 gearbox came out.

 

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I decided that I’d try and get it fixed. I was aware of other members who had broken their W58’s and had them rebuilt. I also had a lot of experience with a gearbox builder ‘Agency Transmissions’ who had done a few for other cars for me.

I decided that I’d make the trip up there and to save a wasted trip I managed to get hold of another broken W58. The hope being that at least one good one could be made from the two.

 

The gearbox’s went up to Agency.


 

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A box full of bits came back!!!

 

There was absolutely no chance of rebuilding either, I think the phrase FUBAR or similar was used to describe them.

 

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So the gearbox hunt began. I considered V16*, R154 and T56 and spent a lot of time agonising over this decision.

 

In the meantime I also purchased a set of LS400 calipers. I decided that with more power I’d probably benefit from some more stopping power.

 

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They were sent off along with the rears to BigRedd for a full refurbishment and came back looking excellent. I went with a dark silver for a relatively OEM look and was really pleased with the finish.

 

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I decided to compliment them with a set of Goodridge brake lines and whilst there I also grabbed a braided line for the clutch master - slave. This was a custom length one to suit the impending gearbox conversion.

 

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The new callipers looked so good I didn’t want to stick any pads in them so I treated the front and rear to a set of CW (Chris Wilson) fast road pads which I must say I am thoroughly impressed with.

They were all fitted up.

 

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Unfortunately this was another area that caused headache after headache. It took the callipers being returned 3 times just to stop them from weeping at the bleed nipples. This was rather concerning and ultimately I believe they were drilled and tapped to accept larger nipples.

 

So I finally decided on a gearbox, specifically an R154. This was supplied by Garage D along with all associated parts. The box itself was the correct (and rare) JZX100 version that fits perfectly. It had been refreshed by Garage D and was as good as new.

 

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I decided to compliment this with a new spec 3+ clutch as the one I had in my W58 (albeit briefly) seemed good. This was supplied by TB Developments. New Toyota flywheel, slave cylinder and the correct OEM prop etc too.

 

A lot of research lead me to understand that the A01b lsd I had fitted was not ideal with the R154 ratios and that I’d be better off with an A02 diff.

Unfortunately finding an A02b was nigh on impossible however I then struck gold and ended up with one of my favourite build components.

 

A TRD differential, rare as rocking horse shit and the best balance of performance and drivability. I managed to pick up an A02a open diff and got garage D to install the TRD element for me.

 

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It all fitted up nicely and I was one very happy bunny. It lined up with he hole great, the only issue I had was the high shifter.

It didn’t feel quite right and didn’t look right.

 

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I realised that the shifter worked the same as that from my W58 so I kept hold of that and later swapped the shifter unit out.

 

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Part 21 - Ring prep (3rd time lucky???)

 

So by this point you probably know how this goes. I prep for a trip to the Nurburgring and everything that can go wrong, does go wrong. So would this one be any different?

 

Well I was certainly going to try my best!!!

 

I had plenty of bits and pieces that I wanted to address before the trip, most were just aesthetic but I wanted to do it nonetheless.

 

I decided to get my cam covers drilled and tapped for some AN10 lines to run a catch can. I also painted the cam covers in a wrinkle black effect whilst I was there.

 

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I mounted a catch can too and ran the lines to it. I intend to get something smarter and better fitting at some stage.

 

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I then decided to do some re-decorating on the interior of the car. I started with the grey carpets. 
These were washed thoroughly with multiple steps including carpet cleaners, snow foams, pressure washers, the lot.

The before and after photos don’t do it justice.

 

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They were then dyed black. I used about 2l of the stuff and I think it had about 3 coats all told.

In my opinion it certainly looks the part.

 

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Then it was time to do the dash panels. I wanted them to look as OEM as possible but first this meant HOURS of work removing the original coating which is stubborn to say the least. Following this I painted it with Matte black Plastidip. It definitely gave the desired look but I later realised it was not at all durable.

 

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I fitted the panels again and updated my Nexus tablet. I also fitted some Metal Monkey TRD style dials. I had them for some time and finally fitted them and I LOVE them.

 

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I fitted new bulbs whilst I was there however there are probably more even lighting solutions that I’ll look at in the future.

 

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I also decided to fabricate a little mount for a bluetooth remote. This is to control volume and skip tracks for my tablet/stereo. It can all be done from the tablet but reaching for physical buttons is a lot easier whilst on the move.

I decided to pop it in the unused ashtray, built it up with a bit of ply and then a sheet of real carbon fibre.

 

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I reckon the finished article looks pretty good and obviously the ashtray closes as usual keeping it all hidden away nicely.

 

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I had a full geo/alignment prior to the trip and two new Federal 595 RS-R’s.
I may live a considerable distance away now but still travel up to A-Line in Dudley for my Geo. They’ve always been very good to me.

 

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Then the final piece of the puzzle was a good wash (got to look it’s best to get covered in flies on the trip to Germany).

 

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Headlights were cut and polished

 

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I reckon they came out rather nice (no before/afters but they were very cloudy beforehand (also present is the APR carbon panel I fitted at some point along the way)

 

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Part 22 - It actually made it. Bucket list…tick

 

I love the ring, I love my Supra. To finally get the two together really was a very important milestone I was aiming for.

 

I don’t have a lot of pictures from the journey over there because…again disaster struck. 
I was circa 1hr away from the ring when the car ran unbelievably lean.

 

I’d managed to get the password protecting my ecu so a bit of data logging was done and visual checks on the mechanical side but nothing immediately jumped out. Recovery home was contemplated and I was distraught at this time.

 

After sometime waiting at the roadside, she cooled down, I started her up and all seemed much better.

I decided to take a very gentle drive the res of the way, keeping an eye on the AFR’s and all was fine.

Finally I made it!

 

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I was on cloud 9 but was still somewhat concerned about the random lean issue.

Day 1 happened and we popped to the ring complex…where I got stranded.

 

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There was a lot of fiddling in the car park and on a Sunday I was struggling for assistance but luckily a tuner, ‘Atomic’ over there came to the rescue and we eventually narrowed it down to the fuel pump.

 

They did also mention that the map wasn’t far from a ‘base map’. They discussed it at length with me and ultimately came to the conclusion that it appeared relatively safe but was ultimately completely flat.

 

As for the pump issue, with this narrowed down I then took the hanger and pump out…in the above car park…to the bemusement of many a passer-by.

 

Here I found some questionable wiring from our UK tuner. Could have shorted out etc and I was rather pissed.

 

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Also found the supply pipe to be split.

 

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Luckily another garage ran by a chap called Dean came to the rescue.

He supplied a new Walbro 450lph and turned up with a soldering iron and some heat shrink. We managed to fit it safely until I could get home and grab a new plug etc.

 

The car was now running and seemed better than ever. I was on for a lap…it was going to happen.

 

Nope!!!!….A few road miles to check everything out and a boost pipe popped off.

 

Not usually an issue you might say, except it was the one on the bottom of the turbo. As a result it had then fallen against the manifold and melted.

 

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The same chap, Dean, came to the rescue. He called around every contact he had and sourced a 90 silicone elbow and we got her back up and running, he even brought round some new better clamps.

 

I fitted it all up and wiith thanks to the locals who helped me out that day I FINALLY MADE IT.

 

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It was sublime, everything I expected and I whilst I only put a couple of laps in, every single minute was incredible.

 

The brakes, the handling, they were all spot on. There were a few flat spots on the map but as mentioned previously, this wasn’t surprising.

 

I actually posed next to the car, I think I bonded more with the car that day than I ever had beforehand.

 

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So home time came round far too quick. I vowed there and then that I would slowly go through the car with a fine tooth comb upon my return and that it WOULD be back better than ever.

 

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I formed a list in my head of everything that needed addressing and will slowly address those going forward. Watch this space.

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Wow mate... What a journey!

 

I very very nearly got the same "tuner" garage to build my engine but glad I didn't now!

 

Thanks mate, appreciate you taking the time to read it all too.

 

Oh really, well for your sake I'm glad you dodged that bullet haha.

There's a lot more to it and there'll be some pictures in the next updates of stuff I have had to go round fixing

 

What a read. I'm massively enjoyed that! Thank you for sharing.

 

I'm also really glad I went to Whifbitz.

 

Love a decent write up with photos. Hope to do the same one day to the ring!

 

Cheers Noz. I want some wide OEM metal arches now, just like yours haha. One can wish.

 

Yeah Whifbitz would no doubt have been a much better idea, yours did very well from what I've seen. I've been in touch with Lee @ SRD for the next round so hopefully it'll be on track soon.

 

I love the place mate, can't recommend it enough. Already booked a trip for this year.

 

Great read, thanks for posting!

Glad you got there in the end :cool:

 

Thank you.

 

Haha I'm not sure I'm anywhere near 'there', I have a LOT to do and some rather huge updates under way but it's definitely heading right.

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