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Sorry it has been a minute, but I figured I would post up some of the stuff I have picked up over the past few weeks. I got a build thread On the supra forums I keep up to date, but better to update later than never Here are some of the posts from my thread.

1/04
'tis very nice to have summit racing just down the road Picked this up hoping to get my engine ready to drop in.



1/17
Working on splitting the tails apart and getting them cleaned....



1/28
Fresh Aluminum coil cover...

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2/5
Alright... so the first real "snag" came up when i changed manifolds. Bottom line is the one i got was a custom piece built by someone who had some mods done that I didnt have. Unfortunately I didnt know this, so i figured it would work just fine on my motor... WRONG! lol

Took some time and a lot longer than any manifold install should, but she is finally on. I had to make some custom hardware because a standard M10 nut did not work. Also I had to source a step down stud because the hillbillies that did the head must have stripped a bolt and then just tapped it out to M12. So I bought a stud from an off road racing shop which has a stud that steps a M12 down to an M10 like the rest of my manifold studs. finally the guy who had this before me had a solid motor mount. I did not, so I had to grind a little bit of the aluminum off of the motor mount bracket to get it to clear.

I hope that the rest of the build moves a lot smoother than this, because it was frustrating that every day i went to work on the car, something else didn't work. And unfortunately the car is about 1 hr away from where I live currently, so it was extra frustrating because of this. Anyway, the pics of the goods:


My $20 stud (min order from SOR offroad M12->M10 stepdown stud)


Custom nuts that I drilled and tapped to clear the manifold:


Water neck was ground down to clear the T6 compressor cover and repainted. I replaced the top stock hardware with an appropriate cap screw. You can also see the BALLIN $20 stud.. (closest to the water neck on the bottom row):



Prepped and ready to go on:



Final result... the manifold is on for the last time!




2/06

Finally got a targa top to keep my head dry/wind out



Got the fuel rail inside so the o-rings would soften up and i could fit them in the titan fuel rail. -10 dual feed with a -8 return (PS these things sucked. It took me about 20 attempts to get the o-rings to seat without rolling up. Tons of Vaseline and a lot of patience!)





2/15

Ive been plugging away and getting stuff cleaned up... last night i finally finished up my intake manifold. Hoping to get the motor buttoned up soon!



2/20

Finished up the triple setup with some nice new socks. Airtrex FS160, FS210, FS180 were the socks i used and they fit well and still go in the stock bucket in the tank...

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2/21

Dropped the sub frame yesterday and put in some PHR solid sub frame and differential mounts. The sub frame mounts weren't bad, but the diff mounts sucked to get out!



2/24




2/26

Welding in the solid mounts and prepping to install the new drag coil overs... I need a DDM Dave setup alignment... think he would work on something so slow and heavy?






Anyway that is as far as I have got so far. Did some coil over work last night and just have to button up all the sway bars and put the sub frame back in the car.... I hope to be in the garage most of the week, so Some good progress should be made. However you never know what snags you will hit on little projects like this!

BTW if you want the most up to date and timely info, check out the thread on SF (however you need to be a member there to view the build section)
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Not a SKY R/L but a 10+ no less.
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Can I split my sky tail lights that way too?

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Yes you can... But why would you? I only split mine bc they are dirty inside. Imo if they are sealed up, leave em alone
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Im blacking out all the chrome and would like go do the same with them. But from the look of them there not glued its like there melted together.

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wide tires for the traction your gonna need lol soon enough youll be pulling lambos like this lol
Lamborghini Murcielago 2008 Vs SUPRA 1200 Hp - YouTube

Holy Crap. It was like the Lambo was parked. WOW.

Good stuff Miller. Can't wait to see this thing on the road

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I remember my ol man bought a Supra brand new back in 87...That thing was a running mofo...Loved ta drive that car...Good Luck on the build !!

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Hey, you can't use that word, you might spontaneously combust; you should say UNholy crap!
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Yeap hoping to slap the motor in when I get all my fuel buttoned up. Subframe and gas tank went in tonight. This thing should be coming right along untill I hit wiring
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Ive helped a friend wire a Cj from scratch. Even with having a brand new and labelled harness it was still a pita. Good luck

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Draining the trans and getting ready to throw some RP synchromax in it:



ATI Damper installed:

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HKS Triple is on:



And finally got the trans and motor put together... just waiting for some extra hands to get it in the car!

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