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    Nice build mate, love the work on the exhaust!

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    bought some more parts, can't wait to go drifting again

    A31 Cefiro front anti roll bar, ultra racing 27mm
    Super pro Front anti roll bar drop links and bushes
    ultra racing front 27mm D poly bushes

    super pro polybush rear anti roll bar D bushes
    super pro rear drop links and poly bushes
    also bought a stock rear anti roll bar (18mm) and then had it blasted and powdercoated along with all D bush brackets


    conceptua tuning gave me an awesome deal on the roll bar parts and some other engine bits i've ordered for something else

    unforutnately i got ripped off 80 just for powdercoating the roll bar, i'm not going back there again!





    everything is absoltuely covered in grease and the superpro supplied grease, i'm very much against leaving things dry and prone too failure

    plus it means next time you come to work on it, you just wipe the grease off and the threads/bushes are like brand new underneath, for example, my alignment last month!





    the a31 rb cefiro anti roll bar clears the 1jz front sump fully, i did have too trim down two brace brackets on the nismo style front bar however it still has the solid bar fitted so no difference there really

    also had to reduce my steering lock, thankfully i'd thought about this when making the front end, the lock stops were easy, just undone the two 22mm nuts and unscrewed the lock stops forward so the wheels don't hit the new roll bar
    it has been a great weekend, i took the car out for a run afterwards and it's quite different now, it certainly stays more level now




    also this week a spare kouki rear bumper turned up which i have planned to get repainted as mine has a few marks



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    so i'm starting a new project, a new engine, some fun basically to get going in my spare time.

    the plan is to have an engine with some better down low power, spools the turbo quciker and is 100% reliable and fresh

    new piston rings, new head gasket, new cams, new gaskets everywhere etc


    bought a new block, more info on this later



    started stripping my spare 1jz head



    took it down to a local head shop



    along with some new stem seals, (24 in total)



    all valve guides are nice and tight, he said the only bad bit was one valve was showing sign of burning the seat, you can see it in this pic



    so 24 valves cleaned, polished, shimmed and reground later, and 24 new stem seals

    the head had 7thou remvoed and resurfaced






    P.S THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH MY CURRENT ENGINE! this is just a bit of a fun side project
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    bought some ep racing bonnet spacers, seen them on a few comp cars and decided that funciton>form, not a huge fan of how they look but if they work then they are staying

    next option is a vented dmax bonnet



    repaired my wind deflector which snapped in half at finalboss on track, used tiger seal and found a perfect method of holding it still haha

    not sure why or how but the broken off half was found by one of the staff there, many thanks to that dude! can't remember your name sorry



    also got round to putting the original Q's badges back on, hopefully they will stay on and won't get slapped off by a tyre haha




    new 235/40/17 federal 595 rsr tyres bought from mytyres.com for the front



    on and balanced



    bought a 350z steering pump



    and some cnc made brackets from steven donnelly at diemax, great guy and very helpful! highly recommend him!

    these retain the stock location of the power steering pump but using the 350z pump, so i didn't even have to change my aux belt



    installed, i just had to change the position of my fuel pipe since the feed pipe is slightly different now and the fuel rail AN fitting i used was originally made around the old pump



    rolled her outside and started the car



    filled with fresh new steering fluid as i'd drained the system

    unfortunately my japspeed radiator had cracked along the bottom tank, it was spraying water onto the aux belt and causing it to squeak

    that was the end to my weekend, i had arranged to go drifting on sunday too so the saturday was a massive disapointment for me after doing all that work on the car with the roll bars, new tyres etc then this....

    koyo rad ordered through auto extreme, which also means i now have to make a new front pannel as it was made around the s13 japspeed rad which isn't as wide as the koyo one

    got my 1jz rocker covers back with 2xan10 breathers welded on, one hole blocked off by the turbo

    also a 22mm pipe welded into the alloy sump for the drain


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    thanks to auto extreme, my koyo rad arrived also ordered a koyo rad cap, unfortuantely they don't supply you with a new cap!



    fitting was a bit of a nightmare due to the old japspeed rad being smaller, the new front rad pannel had to be redone

    chopped off what was there, cut slits into the existing pipe and bent it further forward to gain more angle, then paul it welded back up





    then cut out a small piece on each side and welded the gaps, this allowed the rad to come properly forward this time

    welded shut the gaps then sprayed to prevent rust




    getting there



    tacked rad mounts in place before fully welding




    top hose done, i have ordered a mkiv supra radiator hose kit to see if that will work better and just have one silicone top pipe rather than a join



    was missing the lower part of my mk3 supra fan shroud so paul shaped a piece of aluminium to fit



    oil cooler mounts welded back on and it just needs painted now



    this time with a fan shroud






    unfortunately i had to miss out on the november 1st skid day at driftland as i bought a car the weekend before

    so all my spare money/drift fuel money was used on the car and transport tickets to england and fuel all the way back to scotland for my new daily

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    got myself a 4.1 ratio diff and had it welded



    then painted the casing silver, also put in new oil and sealed on the backplate

    also put in some driftworks solid front diff bushes

    the next thing i'd wanted to do was black out my headlights like i had done on my first s14a 5 years ago

    used a bosch heat gun and made them toasty hot to break the sealant, then pulled them apart which was quite tricky

    took out the screws and removed the chrome insets and painted them



    did the same to the sidelights, these are a bit harder as they are all plastic as opposed to the headlights, so more chance of bending them out of shape



    all i need to do is reheat them back up for refitting and i'll also be adding a bead of tiger seal around them before i push them back together

    i've also ordered a pair of +25mm vented front wings from kinzuru kits




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    bought red lense tint spray and done the amber corners on the back lights





    just need to add a light layer of black over them


    bought new gauges from demon tweeks, 2 SPA designs 52mm half and half gauges

    one is water temp / battery voltage

    other is oil pressure / temprature

    all come with new sensors / loom



    bought an inline rad hose fitting and put the new water temp sensor in there



    changed the water neck on the engine and used the old oem 90 degree bend i had for my other head, (looking for one of these if anyone has one for sale)

    also renewed the O rings in the water pump return top pipe and put a new gasket in behind it against the head....3.19 plus vat per washer :S



    then a new supra 2jz top rad hose which had to be cut down to fit




    since the tiger seal was out for the headlights i thought now would be a good tinme to do the bung on my rear window



    then the black front lights





    unforutnately the car sat like this during the wait for my new front wings....



    after alot of chasing and so on, turns out they were behind on production, i couldn't wait as i had to get wings on the car for a test fit / drop them off to paint / refit them back onto the car in time for a photographer

    one quick call to EP racing, within 24 hours they were here



    dropped them off at stevie's on friday night, went to collect them at 8am sunday looking like this.....



    can't thank stevie b enough! match is perfect and paint is perfect as usual....so good of him to squeeze them in with such a short notice of time!

    rushed home to get them on the car as i only had two hours spare on sunday to get things 100% for monday's photo session



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    monday 30th nov 2015 banzai shoot day!

    I arrived nice and early to get everything setup and the car cleaned again



    photographs were taken by Steve McCann, nice fella and will be doing my wedding next year too which is cool



    I won't be posting any of his pics as they will belong to banzai for copyright reasons until the mag has been out / off the shelf

    no date when it will be in as it's just up to the editors whenever they fancy using it so i'll just be keeping an eye out for it

    all i can say is i'm over the moon


    number plate ain't real....



    shots continued into the evening/sunset








    anyway, for now, the car is stored in the garage all nice and warm for winter coming

    2016 will be good! hopefully save up and get a good chunk of this 2jz done early on and also try my hand at scottish drift championship for some fun see if i can get past the licensing day

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    Steves a fantastic photographer, and the car looks spot on

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    love it mate. one of my favourite builds on the forum. been looking forward to seeing your results of the rear lights and they've turned out awesome , think Ill be doing the same to mine if you don't mind ha. can't wait to see the pics from the shoot too. looks amazing with everything all back together

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    i'll upload better pics of the lights for you to see sure haha! on you go, I think they look best without orange!! I was going to get the dmax led rear lights but didn't have the spare money in time for the shoot

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    recaro seats are now for sale, 550


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    What seats you replacing these with?

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    recaro's are now sold
    I've got a fixed back cobra suzuka s for the time being as I want to eventually buy a bimarco futura seat from the company in Poland

    the cobra was a good price, I originally bought it for the rails but ended up making it fit onto my bride rail as it was a bit lower

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    bought this (thanks mike)



    and modified my bride basemount rail to fit as a temp solution





    sold the black recaro recliners i had that were in the car, they are great seats but i wanted something more supportive and it made sense to get some cash back out of them


    not much to post tbh, car hasnt came out the garage since the banzai shoot....saving money just now for the new engine build

    swapping cylidner heads with my mate steve with a 1jz fd rx7 as my head has been skimmed and had new stem seals put in, so he is giving me his old head plus some money as i've had a change of plans for the head

    going to have steve's 1j head ported out and bench tested to get as much gain as possible that way it wont mean tearing down a fully built head + possibly skimming it again for no reason


    i did however pick up a new timing belt 2jz oem toyota kit



    also ordered a genuine toyota 1jz head gasket kit which has new stem seals, new rocker gaskets etc etc

    and the last thing i've bought is a new crank pulley from toyota....yeah for those who know about them :S they aren't cheap from main dealer!

    so hopefully that's the last of the toyota parts i've had to order and i can focus on getting the actual block and head done now

    currently have a stock s14 seat in the passenger side now, keeping my eyes open on the forums for a cheap black recliner bucket seat

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    oem crank pulley



    got steve's head as we've done an swap plus money my way to cover me for the work done on previous head



    oem toyota head set turned up, head gasket, valve stem seals, intake manifold gasket, every o ring in the engine, front and back crank seals, exhaust manifold gaskets, rocker cover gaskets, rocker cover stud gaskets and so on



    2jz timing belt kit turned up, my new toyota part collection is getting bigger! almost finished with ordering parts though which is good



    lay the 264 cams in the head and gently bolted them in



    i made a box for posting the head and it's now sent down to a specialist down south for a massive job list to be done, mainly porting the chambers and polishing etc, blueprinting/port matching

    i think there will be good gains to be had, especially seeing how much material there is to remove



    my wood work skills aren't up too much! however the box is strong enough to protect the cylinder head






    also 2/6 oil squirters showed up for the GE block



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    not much to update really, been collecting parts and getting organised

    two cam sensors, one new crank sensor, one water temp ecu sensor and a thermostat



    6x oil squirter bolts arrived from japan



    ordered some brian crower titanium retainers and valve springs from conceptua, I wish i'd planned this earlier as i could have gone up a cam size

    swapped some parts for another front sump, this is an original jzx90 with factory oil return flange, started cleaning it up



    oil squirters finally showed up, again some missing but heh never mind, i ordred two sets as i've got a set for a friend




    also a new water neck from a vvti this time, this only has one water outlet for a turbo so if the new turbo i buy needs water cooled, i'll take it from there



    as for now, my head is still down at the head shop and will be there for a while

    monday i plan on taking my block to get machined for squirters

    have a provisional buyer for my current setup which i'm relying on bringing in money so i'll find out what's happening there once he updates me

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    can't remember if i posted this earlier or not but the block is now at mac motorsport in dundee, marcin has the blocks machined out to match a 2jz gte and will have a full set of oil squirters, full oil gallery work done and the oil feed machined so they are identical to a gte block in every way

    he's supplying all the parts for the build from real street performance in america for the bottom end, bar the oil squirters, pumps and seals which i already have


    current 1jz setup is now sold, not removed from the car yet but the buyer is happy to wait as he stll has a little bit left to pay up

    stripped the pistons off the GE rods, these are the strongest version of the rods toyota made for the 2jz and they are staying as marcin said they can handle up to 800hp ish which is fine for my application



    thanks robyn at conceptua for the rapid delivery on the arp head studs





    while on the phone, i'd also ordered a set of brian crower tianium valve retainers and stiff sprigns





    got my spare gold e wings sprayed silver for the time being, couldn't find anyone who can mirror polish them so it'll do for now





    went through with the decision to run a bmw diesel gearbox, this is the 5 speed 330d gearbox kit from clarke motorsport in aberdeen, designed by marcin i believe

    twin plate clutch and comes with all the adapters needed to run on the back of the 1/2jz block

    rated to 850bhp from memory more than enough

    will drive ace too since it's a twin plate

    was not cheap however this setup will be awesome when done



    then came the bmw 330d gearbox, got it from a breakers yard but unfortunately turned up with a dead propshaft doughnut, a un-usable front prop section and a broken gear selector.....typical





    gear selctor is away being repaired now by tig welder paul


    the dead prop bushing is fit for the bin....bought a new bilstien one for 100





    bought another bmw propshaft for the 330d box, new prop doughnut on that now and it's ready to go onto the gearbox and be chopped to size to meet the rear half of the s14



    been ordering some more parts from japan, this time i've ordered sard 800cc injectors and have them as 'drop in' fitmenet for the factory fuel rail

    however, been told by the supplier that sard have them on back order until end of april, so i'll have to wait



    i did buy a top feed rail but in the end decided side feed drop in ijectors will do for now unless the car is having issues during mapping/making power

    marcin sent me this picture of the bottom end parts that have arrived for my/other 2jz bottom ends he's building just now (one being for my mate cam's jzx100)



    getting excited now!


    got this for the front of the engine once it's complete



    also looking at doing a dual feed on the stock rail to keep fueling equal and not risk starving the injectors at the return end of the rail

    so the theory is, drill into the center of the rail and have a return made

    going to use this extended an6 fitting so it'll be easily accessable even when the intake manifold top half is on



    just taken delivery of teflon braided an6 hose, 3m length and also a few an6 fittings/m14x1.5 conversion fittings as i'm going to redo the full power steering system pipework when the new engine goes in
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    Marcin has sent me some pics of the block progress, it's now ready for collection so i'm heading down in a few days to collect it

    my and my mate cam's blocks



    block machined to have gte oil squirters and the gte oil feed on the side for the turbo



    my new toyota squirters and bolts in



    my crank back in with the oem bolts and caps with new ACL bearings



    forged 8:5:1 ratio cp pistons onto the stock strongest 2jz rods from the non vvt n/a block

    (compression should be around 9 with the 1j head)

    reason for not going forged rods is that marcin's advice was stock rods are good for 800hp+ which i won't be near



    pistons in







    my precision turbo has arrived at marcin's, however the turbo housing on the back was the wrong size so it's being exchanged

    went for the gen2 dual ball bearing 5858 model with a .6 t3 housing on the rear, 4" inlet and 2.5" air output






    my 6boost manifold has turned up thanks to wayne at autoextreme, i bought this on the group buy at the start of the year

    t3 twin scroll, dual 40mm wastegate outputs and the 32nb pipe diameter



    the collector is well done



    along with that came two new turbosmart 40mm external wastegates





    so right now i'm waiting on my head from bret sims motorsport, my sard injectos from nengun (which are on back order)

    and marcin is supplying the ecu+sensors+universal loom to be made up from emu ecumasters

    one of these: http://www.ecumaster.co.uk/products/...anagement-unit

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    collected the block at the start of the week



    oil feed holes machined just the same as the 2jz gte






    cylinders look in great condition after a hone








    also picked up the ecu at the same time









    paid extra for the bluetooth sensor to run live data on your mobile phone or tablet,
    2m universal loom
    the nox sensor,
    new coil pack clips for new style coils,
    oil pressure sensor

    i'm now waiting on marcin to get delivery of the air intake temp sensor for the throttle body side i/c pipe and oil temp sensor which will go into the oil pan/sump



    going on marcin's recomendations on coil pack upgrade, i've bought 6x bosch fiat turbo coil packs, part no 0221 504 024, they have built in igniters so i don't need to run the box anymore




    ordered a new AEM/K&N filter which is HUGE!



    and for now lastly the fuel system parts are starting to roll in, AN8 ultraflow torques 90 degree fittings, a few -8an weld on fittings and some -8am ptfe teflon fuel pipe


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    That's a fair pile of parts mate, like to keep yourself busy! Good work

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    picked up the bmw competition clutch twin plate kit with conversion flywheel and the bel housing adapter plate





    got that from clark motorsport in Aberdeen, good guys! worth a shout!

    bought this aeromotive fpr from marcin, just need to get fittings for it now



    also while I was collecting the fpr, I purchased this TIAL 50mm blow off valve



    and just some turbo pics because I'm excited to fit it :P





    the head shop are waiting on new valve guides for my head to arrive, then it'll have all 24 valve seats cut and a skim then out to me since 90% of the porting work is now done

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    so many awesome parts. keep it up

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    loads of other parts have started turning up, like the 90* 2.5" alloy bend for the turbo



    stripped the brand new oil pump



    they are bad for having poor flow castings and rough bends, this helps flow, i've opened it up a fair bit too just like the performance pumps you can buy in america


    this is only a 'during' pic to show some difference, this was tidied up and finished after



    likewise, you can see all the rough sharp edges and even lumps in the casting on the oil path ways



    every single screw/bolt was tipex'd and marked in its original postion, even numbered them all so they went back on exactly where they were

    also marked the gears to make sure they were bang on where they should have been before i stripped

    loaded it up with engine assembly lube and lubed up the gears teeth too

    the green stuff:





    began gasket matching the inlet manifold




    also done a new aux belt tensioner bearing for the new engine



    changed over to an s15 spec s clutch master cylinder i had spare at my house as the old one was leaking, however i'll be taking it back off soon to paint the bay when the engines out so all the brake fluid burnt paint will be cleaned up and sorted



    bought a pair of straight rack spacers from opjp, these are the kaizen drift brand if i remember correctly, this will elimnate the need for offset rack spacers when i fit my modified cross member



    after being ripped off 150 quid import duty, my sard 800cc injectors showed up



    air intake temp sensor for new ecu



    had the rear of the crank gear teeth welded up to prevent them breaking off,
    this is a common fault of the jz's and i want to eliminate any risk of problems with the new engine



    parts shop max arb shorter mod brackets turned up,
    will see if i can make some sort of drop link out of what i have to use these
    this will regain me that wheel clearance on full lock like i had when i ran no arb, it shortens the arb's length and relocates the D bush brackets




    have my modified cross member off to the powdercoaters, the rack mount has been moved forward 20mm and all the welds on the frame have been 'beefed' up by spice weasel on sxoc


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