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 Post subject: Free 1985 Supra; story & build
PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:44 am 
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So last September I was just goofing around online like always, and my BF instant messages me (he was downstairs, lol) telling me his friend found a link to a free Supra. The link was to celica-gts.com; here
http://www.celica-gts.com/forums/index. ... opic=12175

So yeah, after playing phone tag with the owner for a few days, finally got in touch with his mom, who owns the driveway the car sat in and who got the car's title signed and everything so I could come pick it up.
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Taking the stupid, lipless 15x6 Eagle wheels off
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New home, broken airdam due to being too low to get on the dolly
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Cleaned up fairly nice, lots of dings, dents and scratches though...
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Towards the end of last year, car started running funny. Smoking blue a lot, intermittently hesitating, sputtering, so I figured the 185,000 mile engine was on it's way out. Also the auto tranny was slipping badly, even after I changed the filter and put new fluid in.

I found a 6MGE block on craigslist for $50 and decided to do an engine build for the car AND do a 5 speed swap.

BF gave me his spare 6M intake manifold (no EGR and is split behind the cold start injector, unlike the 5M)
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Parts table slowly got bigger, the 6M block I got had a wasted crank and set of rods so I was able to get a good 6M crank from my bf and a set of free 7MGE rods from a pal on supramania.com
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Some shiney stuff came back from the machine shop... 5MGE head from a 1982, the 7M rods all cleaned and balanced, new .030" over pistons and resurfaced flywheel
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Polished & balanced 6M crankshaft (out of an early 7MGTE)
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Car's last drive with the tired 5M was to go pick up her new heart from the machine shop
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Snap ring fun!
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Mains buttoned down.
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Cylinders lubed and ready to go
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First piston in.
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Plastigauging monotony.
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Decided the black on the block they used at the machine shop was fail, so I painted the engine grey (easy to spot leaks)
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I painted the cylinder head also.
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So about this time, the 5MGE came out of my car.

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(That's the boyfriends car on the side of mine)
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Nice in garage view. The boyfriend's car on the right, his clean, brand new 5MGE is in the corner all the way to the right. My car on the left, my 5M hanging in the air and my 6M on the engine stand.
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Started tearing into my 5M for parts, needed the cam towers for my 6M
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Cam towers off, ready to get cleaned and painted
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Towers installed
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Starting to look like an engine now
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Painted up some new valve covers, as I gave my other ones to a RabidChimp customer's 6M
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Installed fuel rail, injectors, wiring harness, intake...
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Engine ready to go in after waiting for the TRUST header to get done being ceramic coated black.
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Fuel filter relocated.
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Power steering lines looped.
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Happy Supra!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:03 am 
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So far, exterior mods done:
Custom clear turn signals
JDM rear vents modified w/ lights
Tinted tail lights (done recently, not in all pics)
Tinted/blacked out nose badge and B-pillar badges
3.0 Twin Cam badge from MZ12 Soarer (done recently)
Ghetto bumper repair (cable ties) & paint


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Oh, and about a month back I dumped all the HVAC crap out of my car. 30lbs of caca went bye bye.
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Car now has no power steering, no air conditioning ANYTHING (no lines, evaporator, compressor, etc), no heater valve, no heater core, no HVAC vents, no windshield washer fluid tank, no cruise control, no EGR

Soon to remove the rear windshield wiper (no worky)

A lighter car is a faster car, right? :D

Oh, got the car dyno'd too, but bc I am a retard (smart enough to build the engine tho) I did not dyno at WOT.

Numbers were 155whp and 175ft/lbs... I will redyno again soon, the RIGHT way, LOL

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:47 am 
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sickest supra build project on this site that ive seen yet....
very nice supra. i love how its free... i think that part makes it all that much better. great engine work. if only my project could move that fast.
keep up update please!

great work! :tu: :mrgreen: :tu:

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:04 pm 
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Whoa, FREE :shock:

Great build thread, and love great photography! :tu:

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:00 pm 
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Excellent photo. :tu: :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:10 pm 

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Love your Supra build.....especially the approach to throwing uneccessary things away! :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:28 pm 
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Thanks all!

So far I am into the car $1,572 with all the parts I can remember

1985 Toyota Supra $0
6M block $50
6M crankshaft $0
6M manifold $0
crank bolt $12
crank keys $6
crank pulley $40
7M con rods $0
gasket set $51
front main seal $18
pistons $90
piston rings $30
machine work $776
5 speed tranny $0
clutch & slave master cylinders $30
fuel filter $5
shifter bushing $6
NGK plug wires $40
Spark plugs $12
Walbro fuel pump $100
ceramic paint $15
lower radiator hose $12
alternator belt $6
waterpump $25
Magnaflow muffler $100
HKS midpipe $0
RabidChimp CAI $0 (for being mockup car)
3.0 Twin Cam badge $20]
clear turn signals $0
Nightshades tint $10
Enkei mesh wheels $50 (50 left to be paid)
235cc injectors $0 (not installed yet)
interior panels, seat, steering wheel, instrument cluster $68 (not installed yet)

Should be getting my Enkei wheels this week sometime, I can't wait!

Also can't wait to find out how much my car weighs, I keep forgetting to do it.

With any luck, I'll have the fastest n/a mk2 for the cheapest amount of money :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:44 pm 
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Wow supra goddess - you truly are a goddess! Excellent pictorial write up.
I'm so glad you saved another Supra from its deathbed. Bringing it back to
life on a relatively cheap budget (and your excellent mechanical skills) deserves
much praise. Any other plans besides those Enkeis?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:33 am 
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Interior is eventually going to come out so I can dye it black. I need a new dashboard, it's all cracked :(

Would like a decent stereo system eventually, no money for that right now though.

I have 235cc injectors that are waiting to go in after I dyno one more time. Eventually I will probably take the cylinder head back off and get 1mm oversized valves stuffed in and some bumpier cams, but that won't be for awhile.

Other than that, I am quiet happy with the car right now :)

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:03 am 
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Clean swap, the motor looks good! I would love to do the same swap trans and all into my cressy :tu:

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Great picture thread :tu: :tu:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:32 pm 
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Fantastic build, I can't wait to see more.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 7:11 pm 
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KurumaOtaku wrote:
Wow supra goddess - you truly are a goddess!


My sentiments, exactly.

That is amazing for only being $1500 into it. :shock:

Great post. :tu: :tu:

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 2:51 pm 

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wow, looks really good. engine build looks solid, good numbers for it being a "stock" rebiuld.
i love the urban art pics the most. i need to do a few of those w/my te72 wagon. it will fit me since i use to be on the urban beutification team. :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:24 pm 
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Got the new shoes on :)

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:05 pm 
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love the new shoes... old school mesh wheels always look good, especially black on black

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ah black mesh rims always look good!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:02 am 
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So my bf ran the car at the local 1/4 mile last night. Sadly, we spent 3+ hours there and only got one run in. This was my bf's 2nd time on a track, his first time was several years ago.

He ran a 15.54 @ 87.9mph with a LOT of wheel spin.
2.33 60'
9.98 1/8
70.6 mph

http://tinypic.com/player.php?v=29pxbpj&s=3

If you turn the vid up loud, you can hear it bark into 2nd AND 3rd :)

Car's race weight was 3030 with him, tools and 5 gallons of gas. Cars weight is 2813 without all that.

If he can get the car to hook, I'm sure it'll be in the 14s. Ran stock tire pressure too. We were going to take some air out on later runs, but never got the chance.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 4:27 pm 
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supra goddess wrote:
So my bf ran the car at the local 1/4 mile last night. Sadly, we spent 3+ hours there and only got one run in.


Jeez. I'm surprised the dragstrips are still that crowded.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 7:39 pm 
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I put the track vid in a video editor and cut down the vid to his launch, he spun the tires for 2.4 seconds, and his 60' was 2.33 LOL!!

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