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 Post subject: Re: 1978 mx32 Cressida project
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:54 pm 
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So I have the rare opportunity to buy a 1gz-fe that won't cost me 5k.

What do you think v12 mx32?!

found some inspiration for what im trying to do to my fenders this is the cleanest mx32 i have ever seen

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 mx32 Cressida project
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:35 pm 
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do it! 8)

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 mx32 Cressida project
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:12 pm 
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So after much research the v12 will be the biggest pain in the ass. First off it runs two ecu's one for each side. And it's dive by wire so that's another large issue and I can't find jack for parts. It's a timing chain that's both spring and pressure. So that's not too bad but gaskets. The HUGE sump, and so many other issues I can't even count I'm on the fence. That and it only makes 300hp but a huge torque curve. Well see

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 mx32 Cressida project
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:33 pm 
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so I decided i did not like my fender flares so I did this on the passenger side to see if it would be better...
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I like very much! and the best part is after smoothing it will require very little body filler to smooth.

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 mx32 Cressida project
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:11 pm 
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started working on her again.. working on stitch welding. although im not doing a full hardcore stitch. I am adding tacs because the car is put together with suprisingly few welds. ive added about 280 so far and i expect do to about 400 more. i hate toyota sound deadening. remember kids stitch slowly and make sure the car is level to make sure you do no warping.

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I could do a better job but i plan to clean it all up and none of it will ever be seen. if you take this on yourself make sure you go slow and tac two or three at a time, then move to a section about 12 inches away.. you have to let areas cool and not get too hot.. if you hear a groan or a pop your going to fast.

the engine bay ones will be grinded down flush then rest will be cleaned up and sealed. it allready makes a difference if you knock on it with a mallet you hear a more solid sound.. hard to explain.



Don't weld too much otherwise the body will not flex and then crack.... don't worry the engineers knew how to build em back then!

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 mx32 Cressida project
PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:59 am 
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They were built to spec for the 170hp they had not for 400+ they bodies will twist and crack. I'm also doing poly foam in the rails and other areas

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 mx32 Cressida project
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:17 pm 

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Hang on hang on..your 1978 Cressida came stock with 170hp? I though the 4M made closer to 108-110


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 mx32 Cressida project
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:53 pm 
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Hang on hang on..your 1978 Cressida came stock with 170hp? I though the 4M made closer to 108-110



OEM 4M never made 170hp

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 mx32 Cressida project
PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:05 am 
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Relax... i just threw in a number because one was not sure, and two don't really care. I was trying to explain what the body was NOT made for.

besides I can say it makes 170hp but only with slicks on. and if i have 14inch wheels it makes 10 more but only when its dry and i dont have two passengers.... my engine is JDM so that makes it more special

I have seriously heard honda guys have arguments like this...

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 mx32 Cressida project
PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:54 am 
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looks like you know what you're doing, just post up progress pics of the car :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 mx32 Cressida project
PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:36 pm 

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Instead of the IS300 instrument cluster, you should look into the JDM TRD Altezza cluster. The main dial is the tachometer which is the way it should be.


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 mx32 Cressida project
PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:49 pm 
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Really? That's very good to know ill look into

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 mx32 Cressida project
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:28 am 

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Watching this! 1GZ would be awesome...


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 mx32 Cressida project
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:08 pm 
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so haven't updated in a while... the 1gz is a no go due to the fact to make it work its going to be upwards of $9,000 for 300 hp.. yes v12 would be amazing but its just not in the financial cards for a powerplant. I have however bought a 1jz with a 5speed and will be replacing my 2jz auto... (amazing how plans change)

so updates on the body work is that its been too damn cold.. but getting better so ive been working on it a little.


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just a mock up. what does everyone think?

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78 Cressida New wheels, T3 suspension, fixing engine and for sale soon.


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 mx32 Cressida project
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:21 am 
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cant tell what im looking at?

1jz/r154? or w58? what are you using for the clutch pedal and master in that car? what flavor of 1jz did you find? are you selling the aristo motor?

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 mx32 Cressida project
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:37 am 
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haha your always so demanding with your questions.


anyway its 1jz with w58. I am using more parts from my supra donor car for the pedal and master its not taking much to make it work. yes i am selling the aristo setup.

your looking at a cressida with tires on buckets to mock up where the wheels sit in the flares...

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 mx32 Cressida project
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:10 pm 
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ah, i was wondering if i was supposed to be looking at the wheels themselves, can't really see details on them.

where'd the 1jz come from? guessing it's front sump, so x81, x90, vvti from a newer car? what w58 box are you using? interested in terms of shifter setup and placement.

mkii supra pedal/master? does it bolt in without firewall modification?

im asking because there's not really a wealth of knowledge for this chassis. if i can save myself trial and error when i finally get my hands dirty on mine, ill ask the questions up front. thanks for the info!

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 mx32 Cressida project
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:25 am 

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i think the only petal assembly that is bolt on is a mx63 (from what Toji did)


i used a celica supra pedal for the clutch and cut the brake... a lil ghetto but it works. and unfortunately i modded the firewall a tad.

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 mx32 Cressida project
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:04 am 
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that sucks, much easier to find ma60 stuff than mx63.

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 mx32 Cressida project
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:01 pm 
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I used the pedal and the master and just modified the holes slightly and then welded the pedal bracket into the firewall.. the brake pedal is just cut down so a pedal pad from the 5 speed supra fits over it.. only took about 10 mins to accomplish.

i am working on a series of writeups i will get around to sometime.

the w58 is from a sc300 5 speed and i dont know about shifter placement since im making my own brackets so i will adjust the engine accordingly when i make the brackets.

the 1jz i got off ebay its a front sump non VVTI (to hard to tune the vvti engine)

the vvti version is great if your dead set on just a few bolt on's and boost up. but for anything tuning wise its too expensive.

the 1jz is from a soarer/chaser NOT a supra 2.5gt. i bought the non hydro fan version. you cant really tell unless you look at the front belt and the big pulley on the turbo side is not there. (the fan in these ran from coolant going through them like a turbine instead of belt driven or efan.)

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