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 Post subject: VIPwryann’s Portland Oregon 1978 MX32 2jz build
PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:25 am 

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VIPwryann’s Portland Oregon 1978 MX32 2jz build!!



Hello,

I had the idea some time ago about building up and new old school Toyota and adding some power as well as doing the project at low budget leave, see my introduction!!: http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=24792


So I located a unfinished 1978 MX32 Cressida blue, auto, fairly clean with a unfinished 2jz swap! He’s a member on here, “Grioswingmx32” picked the car up for $1500 with a truck bed load of parts including another 2jz longblock! He was unable to finish the car due to a lack of resources/time/lack of support. I started this project with the idea that I could build an old school car on a budget and have just as much fun! I own a Performance tuning shop here in Portland OR called http://vip-performance.com/ so my resources and experience will come in handy for this one!
Here’s a few picture’s to get this thread started I will do my best to keep you guys up to date on all the challenge’s I find!








overall outside condition of car when I got it
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Truck load of parts! 8)

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Engine by I started with:
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The first thing that had to go was the auto trans, we need a 5sp for this project!
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I started bolting things up, cleaning, painting over some rust, laying in the wire harness and making an overall plan of attack!!
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I had some wheels lay around with yokohama S-drive tires, for now this is what I will run in terms of wheels but thinking I will go more old school when a wheel I like pop's up for sale.
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 Post subject: Re: VIPwryann’s Portland Oregon 1978 MX32 2jz build
PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:08 am 
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I spy a spare head??? JZ?? If you don't use it.... PLEASE keep me in mind..... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: VIPwryann’s Portland Oregon 1978 MX32 2jz build
PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:07 am 
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link to POs build thread?

what are your plans for the rear end? this is begging for ITBs.

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 Post subject: Re: VIPwryann’s Portland Oregon 1978 MX32 2jz build
PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:27 am 

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oldeskewltoy wrote:
I spy a spare head??? JZ?? If you don't use it.... PLEASE keep me in mind..... :wink:




Will do!! Im not 100% the engine that in the car is good, but I will know soon! Good seeing you on here man maybe we can do a get together in the spring!!!


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 Post subject: Re: VIPwryann’s Portland Oregon 1978 MX32 2jz build
PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:37 am 

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lolumad wrote:
link to POs build thread?

what are your plans for the rear end? this is begging for ITBs.



Well I had no idea when I bought the car that it was 4 link!! I was expecting leaf springs! I figure I would get the car up and running then deal with the rear end when it fails ( Im sure it will :( ) but Im going to keep my eyes out for a 7 1/4 Ring & pintion toyota truck rear end, cut off the old mounts and weld on: http://www.xcessivemanufacturing.com/ONLINESTORE.html?cid=51&step=4&pid=370

Its the same thing I did on my AE86, but I used a hard to find 1980 supra rear end, 4.1 1985 cressida ring and & pinion and factory LSD


built a jig to get the brackets lined up
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 Post subject: Re: VIPwryann’s Portland Oregon 1978 MX32 2jz build
PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:56 am 

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I received my 1993 Lexus SC300 5 speed transmission today!!

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 Post subject: Re: VIPwryann’s Portland Oregon 1978 MX32 2jz build
PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:30 am 
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interesting idea on the truck rear end, can you get them with disc brakes?

the supra rear is what my friend is running in his corolla. i didn't look much into truck axles, once i lost out on a couple rare LSD mki rear ends i went straight to Ford 8.8 and custom 4-link. should end up being about as much work, cheaper to build, more capable and i get the added benefit of 5x114 all around with x83 front struts.

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 Post subject: Re: VIPwryann’s Portland Oregon 1978 MX32 2jz build
PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:41 pm 

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lolumad wrote:
interesting idea on the truck rear end, can you get them with disc brakes?

the supra rear is what my friend is running in his corolla. i didn't look much into truck axles, once i lost out on a couple rare LSD mki rear ends i went straight to Ford 8.8 and custom 4-link. should end up being about as much work, cheaper to build, more capable and i get the added benefit of 5x114 all around with x83 front struts.




Weir Performance uses the truck rear ends I'm sure I can get the info on what year I would need if its possible. I've been told the Ford rear end is a much cheaper way to go!!


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 Post subject: Re: VIPwryann’s Portland Oregon 1978 MX32 2jz build
PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:32 pm 

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I received the Megan Racing coilovers today, they are for the AE86 I think they will be close to bolting up for the most part the top hat will need one hole re drilled and of also the welding of the lower spindles. I have his same susp on my AE86 and I'm very happy, I hopping the added weight of the cressida will not be an issue for this car but I can always change the spring rates!!


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 Post subject: Re: VIPwryann’s Portland Oregon 1978 MX32 2jz build
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Installed the coilovers last night, a little grinding on the upper strut mount bolt holes other than that they were very strait forward to install!!

Here's a link to the Megan Racing coilovers I used:http://www.meganracing.com/product_detail.asp?prodid=122&catid=31

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 Post subject: Re: VIPwryann’s Portland Oregon 1978 MX32 2jz build
PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:54 am 
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i need moar pics!! lol! this is going to be a cool build.

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