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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:17 pm 
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...and lower still. Do we have a lot of time on our hands or what?!! hahaha!

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Not bad. :P

A welder, some bags.... We could make that happen... :twisted:


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Datsun freak your photoshop is perfect! I almost want to send you a full size photo so you can do that! lol

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I almost want to send you a full size photo so you can do that! lol


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i tried to get mt fuji in there lol

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That is so sick! The Palm trees give it away lol

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and a poor video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VvI_AeX52Y

Muffler job was a little expensive but they did a good job with minimal bends and its got a warranty now.

The alternator intermittently seems to work. We refilled the freon and it blew COLD.....but after driving it for a while the car got pretty warm and filled up teh coolant overflow bottle. May have put too much freon in. Also I noticed the 85 cressida doesnt have a condenser fan....thinking about adding one.[/url]

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Got the alternator fixed finally. Still is getting warm with the a/c on.

One more vid....burning a little oil it seems.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oExz9Af6mU

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Thank the photoshop gods!

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So I guess if I had you pick between the Cressida/626/Maxima of the same vintage you would go with the Cressida? So far, me too. I do like the looks of the 626 the best but the relationship between the Cressida and the Supra lends itself to so many low budget performance possibilities. I do have a few questions:

1. You started with a $400 car. If you had to do it over again would you still start out with as big of a project or would you go with a straight $800 runner?

2. I believe yours is an '85. Have you learned anything that would make you want a different year? Is there a preferred year?

3.. You mention the possibility of dropping in a 7M-GTE. How difficult of a swap is that? Also, how tough would it be to swap in a manual transmission?

I am sure as you progress I will have more questions. Thanks for leading the way and nice work thus far.


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Can someone photoshop in some Celica/Supra 14's?


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I have a pic of one with celica-supra rims on it, pm me your email and ill send it to you tonight. It looks good btw.

The 400 dollar deal wasnt that bad. The body was 90 percent straight which was my major concern no major front end collisions. No rust.
So far my expenses have been as follows...

New(old) fuel pump 40 bucks
Alternator rebuild 40 bucks
Battery 80 bucks
Intake 200 bucks
Exhaust and Cat 520 (300 of that was rip off install fees at Midas)
Plugs 15 bucks or so
Got some free freon
Still need brakes, steering rack boots, its own wheels and tires.

Id much rather take a straight body with mechanical problems then the other way around, so this worked out for me.

I live in Palm Springs where its nasty hot. The 86' and newer came with a electric condenser fan which mine did not and occasionally if im in stop and go traffic it does get hot. Maybe my fan clutch is out, I dont know, im just going to thow and electric one on anyways.

Plenty of people have done the manual swap. Its REALLY easy if you find a donor because the Cressida did come in manual. They are just super rare. If you cant find a donor you would have to buy a clutch assembly off of somone, get the bellhousing and box, you will also need a custom length driveshaft.

on toyotacressida.net this stuff pops up for sale quite often.

I dont think I will do the 7MGTE swap. Too much wiring work. Also 5M's themselves are rather cheap. I plan on keeping it auto.

Im going to get the 7MGTE Manifold, grind the carner to make it clear the power steeringpump, get a stock ct26 turbo, limit boost to 6psi, use a 7mgte metal head gasket to lower compression a little, add a Rising Rate Fuel Pressure regulator, get a cheap ebay intercooler, and add an MSD Boost-Timing Retard kit.

There is a thread on tcnet by a guy named demuro that did it and he is just using the stock fuel system no RRFPR, no timing adjust, he just adjusted the AFM a bit, odnt know how long it will last but, the car seems to be running moderate well and he has givin it some decent track time and put up some videos.

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I have a pic of one with celica-supra rims on it, pm me your email and ill send it to you tonight.


Any luck on that pic?


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Sorry Ray....

On Friday I went to get in my Cressida and it was gone. Got towed for being on city streets with expired tags. What made it worse was all my paper work was in teh back seat, tow truck company wont give me teh paperwork, wont release the car unless its registered to me, cant register because i dont have my paper work, got put in on friday so thats friday saturday sunday and at least monday worth of storage fees, so (i know its my fault) everything is FUBAR right now.

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How would anyone see a car with expired tags parked in a residential neighborhood? Either you have terribly bad luck or terrible neighbors!
Don't worry about the pick. You clearly have other concerns. Good luck sorting the situation out.


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Got it out of hock....tow truck bill was 480 bucks.... had to pay 186 temp registration at DMV with 106 in back fees still due...however it was a Lien sale and the Lady I bought it from has the only copy of the Lien and is not answering my phone calls.

May have to get legal support otherwise the car can never be registered.

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It is what it is I cant get pissed about it anymore. I have a bum ticker as it is. Just got to move on.

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