Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Another Update

Hello all, it's been about a week since I've last updated this bee-log. I've been busy taking care of the little one. He's found out that everything I don't want him to get into is hilarious to try and get into... *sigh* children... lol So I haven't had much time to work on the car, but I have gotten a few more things done. As promised, here is more of my documentation of the 89' Supra teardown part. :) Enjoy!

Got the other valve cover off... cams are good still *sigh of relief* lol

Front Bumper removal in progress

Wiring harness almost outta there :D

Front bumper off! :D

Intercooler not in too bad of shape. :D

Intercooler-less lol

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Just a little bit for today

Hello all, today is going to be spent unbolting and taking apart, but I wanted to do a little update for those who are interested. And I'll try to keep this up as long as I can. I'm playing the role of "Stay-At-Home Dad" at the moment for a one year old boy. So when he naps, I go out and play. :D Anyways, here is a little geek reference for those who may get it. I know this car is not an AE86, but I thought I'd pay homage. :)
This is the Fujiwara Tofu Shop MKIII Supra Turbo. lol

There she is with the lights up, it took me a little longer than it should've to figure that one out lol

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

An update!

So I finally got that car at my new place and have been having a blast tearing the engine apart in it. Basically the plan so far is to pull the current engine that is residing inside of the car and swap it out for a Japanese Domestic Model (JDM) version of the same engine. It's got roughly the same specs, except for a nominal +3HP gain and +3 lbs./torque.

Anyways, enough of my jibber jabber, here are the pics from which I have taken today! :D Enjoy!

This is what the inside looks like right now. I wish it weren't an automatic, but hey, we all have to settle once in a while.

ECU, Ashtray, etc... lol

This is my little good luck charm. Yeah it helped out a lot when the engine blew lol

View from the top with the T-Top taken off.

There it is pre-jacked up on the ramps

From the side. No I didn't put the K&N stickers on there.

Picture with the valve cover taken off.

That's more or less what she looks like right now.

Notice the cracks in the spark plug plastic covering?

There's a ding!

More of the ding lol


View from underneath

Almost on the ramps. 

The rear end. Mmm mmm mmm. Can't wait till she runs again.

Friday, April 29, 2011

What the Future May Hold

In the meantime, as I wait for the military to pay up on the installation of my signing bonus for this year... I'm making a list of the parts and components I'd like to install when I get the cash.

Mishimoto Dual Electric Fan Shroud for the 7MGTE should provide adequate cooling. 
Mishimoto Aluminum Radiator

NGK Iridium Spark Plugs

NGK Spark Plug Wires

Anyway, obviously these aren't all the mods that I'd like to place into the Supra, but just a little bit of the easy stuff. 

Ahem, More to come on Monday... pics of the move. 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Life As I Know It

Hello out there, doing a rebuild or JDM engine swap for a 1989 Toyota Supra Turbo with the 7MGTE engine. This is the official documentation of the journey I'm about to embark on...

This is the engine before anything was taken out of the bay at all. Looks pretty rough. This is going to be the "before" picture.

The power steering fluid reservoir is flopping around, this more than likely did not help things when the car was slightly operational.

The belts and pullies were all in pretty good shape, however the radiator was super fucked. I found oil, coolant, and other liquids after I removed it.

The intercooler for the turbo is not in too bad of shape actually.

Everything is so dirty

The cat was helping out.

The turbo was super fucked.