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Blue-Sensei
Posted: Jan 24 2011, 09:48 AM
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Since I got the car, back in April, I've done a full rebuild on the engine.
It's a 7MGE N/A MK3 5-spd MT. One of the 1986.5 ones lol.
It had a blown headgasket which mk3's were infamous for.
(IMG:http://i1029.photobucket.com/albums/y356/sgttako/87%20Supra/frontright.jpg)

(IMG:http://i1029.photobucket.com/albums/y356/sgttako/87%20Supra/IMG_0568s.jpg)

I'd say its gone a long way.

(IMG:http://i1029.photobucket.com/albums/y356/sgttako/87%20Supra/engcomp.jpg) (IMG:http://i1029.photobucket.com/albums/y356/sgttako/87%20Supra/intcomp.jpg)

Installed a new NRG short hub yesterday

(IMG:http://i1029.photobucket.com/albums/y356/sgttako/IMG_5925s.jpg)

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Edit: And yet somehow this car has more features than my current car...

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Posted: Jan 24 2011, 01:35 PM
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Clean as crap! More pics, do a photoshoot!
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Posted: Jan 24 2011, 02:10 PM
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main problem with doing a photoshoot =
(IMG:http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc226/03impalaTC/87%20supra/DSC_0406.jpg)

lol, if you ingore that + some rust, then I'll go do a better shoot...

(IMG:http://i1029.photobucket.com/albums/y356/sgttako/Time-lapse.gif)

I could post the full build progress, although 56kers will want to kill me
(Used a DSLR the whole way)

This is as much of a "shoot" as i've got right now though lol:

Went to an Impala meet, yes it was awkward as hell lol...

(IMG:http://i1029.photobucket.com/albums/y356/sgttako/87%20Supra/IMG_5448.jpg)

(IMG:http://i1029.photobucket.com/albums/y356/sgttako/87%20Supra/IMG_5442.jpg)


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Posted: Jan 24 2011, 03:24 PM
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Dude, that GIF image is so awesome!

Are you missing the entire trim or just the clips?
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Posted: Jan 24 2011, 04:27 PM
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I like this.
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Posted: Jan 24 2011, 07:08 PM
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QUOTE (HateSkylines @ 3 hours, 44 minutes ago)
Dude, that GIF image is so awesome!

Are you missing the entire trim or just the clips?

trim and clips -_- want to donate parts to me? ...lol
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Posted: Jan 24 2011, 07:42 PM
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QUOTE (Blue-Sensei @ 33 minutes, 31 seconds ago)
trim and clips -_- want to donate parts to me? ...lol

If I had a MK3 Supra or spare parts I would lol
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Posted: Jan 24 2011, 07:48 PM
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What do you need?
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Posted: Jan 25 2011, 05:32 AM
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the left side (driver's side) door trim, and the front left (drivers side) fender trim.

75624A and 75732A:
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Posted: Jan 25 2011, 06:50 AM
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JDMMA70 is the MK3 Supra pioneer are these forums, he can help with just about anything.
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Posted: Jan 25 2011, 07:01 AM
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Ah ha, that's excellent lol. But I too follow the typical stereotype for some mk3 supra owners...20 year old, college student that's broke.....lol
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Posted: Jan 25 2011, 07:16 AM
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QUOTE (Blue-Sensei @ 15 minutes, 20 seconds ago)
Ah ha, that's excellent lol. But I too follow the typical stereotype for some mk3 supra owners...20 year old, college student that's broke.....lol

Yeah, thats just about the rest of us. lolol

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Posted: Jan 25 2011, 01:29 PM
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QUOTE (Blue-Sensei @ 7 hours, 57 minutes ago)
the left side (driver's side) door trim, and the front left (drivers side) fender trim.

75624A and 75732A:
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My advice to you is to just upgrade to 89+ trim reason i say this is because the Pre89 trim is extremely difficult to remove especially the door trim im sure you know of the metal strip holding it straight. If its not remove correctly it bends and its worthless at that point. Best bet it find a donor at a scrap yard and pull it yourself i wouldnt trust used ones on the forums at least from my experience it was a PITA to find blue Pre89 trim.
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Posted: Jan 25 2011, 06:45 PM
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the only problem is that that would entail removing all of the other trim, which I don't want to do for now at least. Besides the driver's side has nothing to remove...But I do understand what your saying.
I would upgrade if I could source the full trim for cheap, that's why I haven't really bothered with it. OEM is $160+ ...for a piece of plastic -_-

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Posted: Jan 30 2011, 04:47 PM
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Your build is stunning, and I really like the cleanliness of the engine posted in the other thread. But please PLEASE put a cam cover on it. If you really like looking at the gears that much at least get a clear one.
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Posted: Jan 30 2011, 08:23 PM
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Was wondering how long it'd take before someone noticed that and called me an idiot. That wasn't my intention at all, my one friend who had the most knowledge during this build, (who rebuilt a car with his dad - and whose garage we used), wanted to do it, because well on most supra pics you see on the interwebs, a lot of people use clear covers, or cut covers, and so he took a dremel to it. Both his dad and myself were like....."So...what if rocks go in there.." ....*sigh* ...Sadly a new cover is about $120 or so...
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Posted: Jan 30 2011, 09:31 PM
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$120 or all the hundreds worth of work put into the engine thus far. Your choice.
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Posted: Jan 31 2011, 06:21 AM
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get a used one they are cheap.
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Posted: Jan 31 2011, 09:20 AM
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As long as the entire front engine cover (Upper and lower portions) aren't removed I do believe your fine. If the how often do you think I rock will work its way all the way through the engine bay to get into the cut-out portion of your front engine cover? I think the choice is yours.

I left mine off my old MR2 for 8000 mile and I didn't see any issues.

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Posted: Jan 31 2011, 10:58 AM
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As long as the entire front engine cover (Upper and lower portions) aren't removed I do believe your fine. If the how often do you think I rock will work its way all the way through the engine bay to get into the cut-out portion of your front engine cover? I think the choice is yours.

I left mine off my old MR2 for 8000 mile and I didn't see any issues.

Flame-suit on, bring it.

Its not a matter of how often or what the percentage of chance is, its that its an easily preventable potentially catastrophic incident. Why leave something like that WAITING to happen to swallow a pebble/bolt/wrench/whatever piece of FOD happens to get swallowed by it? It doesn't have to be while the engine is running, either. Then its just a pain to fish it out (if you even noticed it go in).

Gambling at the blackjack table is fine and shows you're a man who's willing to take a chance (or knows how to play the game well enough). Gambling at Russian roulette shows people you're insane and have a death wish.

The choice IS his, between a plastic part or the possibility of losing a whole engine. That's like someone taking a chance reusing an OEM rod or head bolt. It might hold, it might not. Personally, I like to keep whatever bases I can covered.
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Posted: Jan 31 2011, 02:36 PM
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You are correct, but like we both said the choice is up to the owner.

To get my cam cover off the MR2, I have to remove the crossmember (which means axels, coilsovers, hubs and swaybars have to be disconnected) and unbolt two motor mounts to get all 5 bolts out holding to cover on just to mess with my adjustable cam gears? I think not. I decided to take the risk of losing the timing belt in a non-interferance engine and leave it off anyways to get ease of access to my cam gears for timing adj.

Besides, remember how my brand new Toyota Oil Pump blew up because it wasnt the revised Post-5/91 3SGTE one I ordered? It took out both the upper and lower cover and I never bother replacing the upper portion.

I don't need to be schooled on why its there, I do what I do for good reasons/intentions.
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Posted: Jan 31 2011, 08:01 PM
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You are correct, but like we both said the choice is up to the owner.

To get my cam cover off the MR2, I have to remove the crossmember (which means axels, coilsovers, hubs and swaybars have to be disconnected) and unbolt two motor mounts to get all 5 bolts out holding to cover on just to mess with my adjustable cam gears? I think not. I decided to take the risk of losing the timing belt in a non-interferance engine and leave it off anyways to get ease of access to my cam gears for timing adj.

Besides, remember how my brand new Toyota Oil Pump blew up because it wasnt the revised Post-5/91 3SGTE one I ordered? It took out both the upper and lower cover and I never bother replacing the upper portion.

I don't need to be schooled on why its there, I do what I do for good reasons/intentions.

I know, and you've did a nice job fixing that MR2 the way it was. But take it from my perspective; in the military I learned the right way and the not right way to put things together. I'm kind of a hardass about it. Take it with a grain of salt, but its my method of thinking.
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Posted: Jan 31 2011, 09:03 PM
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I know, and you've did a nice job fixing that MR2 the way it was. But take it from my perspective; in the military I learned the right way and the not right way to put things together. I'm kind of a hardass about it. Take it with a grain of salt, but its my method of thinking.

I understand you and I respect that. Sorry for sounding like an ass in my previous post, my bad.
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I've got a random question...My car rebuild..the current suspension feels completely fine and I don't feel anything wrong with it, but I also have no clue how old it is. At the same time I was thinking about getting some new wheels, reducing mass on the tires. Should I switch out the suspension (for oems...of course. >_>) or get new wheels....

P.S. and about the cam gear cover, atm I don't feel like it's that high priority of an issue, but after I fix (above problem) I'll look into getting one...
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I've got a random question...My car rebuild..the current suspension feels completely fine and I don't feel anything wrong with it, but I also have no clue how old it is. At the same time I was thinking about getting some new wheels, reducing mass on the tires. Should I switch out the suspension (for oems...of course. >_>) or get new wheels....

P.S. and about the cam gear cover, atm I don't feel like it's that high priority of an issue, but after I fix (above problem) I'll look into getting one...

I wouldn't switch out the entire OEM suspension if it feels alright. If anything else, replace all the bushing with polyurethane. It can be a pain in the ass, but its cheap and makes a noticeable difference.

As for struts and springs, do some tests like pushing down the body front and rear and see if it rebounds back in a swift fluid motion. If it bounces around after it returns up you might want to look into investing in some struts. Might as well get new lowering springs which your at it unless you want to go with full blown adjustable coilovers.
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