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    '84 Supra 6M-GE turbo project

    Well I've been working on this turbo project for a long time now, so here's a bit of history to start with:

    I bought my '84 super red P-type Celica Supra last july, after my first car - an '87 NA Supra was rear ended by a neon and written off. I had come to dislike the handling aspects of a heavy car, so I started looking for a mkII, and found one I was pretty happy with. I had every intention of turboing the car when was looking for a MkII, I actually bought the swap before I even found a car to put it in to.
    I got my engine in Calgary, found somebody looking to get rid of a shell and engine / turbo / intercooler, so myself and a couple friends rented an F-150 and drove down there, I sold the 7M from my NA I was parting out, and picked up my new 6M.
    I honestly didn't realize just what I was getting myself into, and quickly realized I was going to have to do a lot in the way of supporting mods if I was going to do the car right, and my plans just kept getting bigger.
    So all fall / winter I worked and saved like crazy to afford all the parts I wanted, and slowly filled my room with miscellaneous bits and peices.
    Over the last few months, I've really started to get project in motion, did a quick patch up job on the few rust spots, replaced some missing trim etc, to get the car looking a bit better.
    I didn't really know what kind of shape the engine was in, so to be safe I tore it down, took the head for machining and got a full engine set from toyota to replace all the gaskets and seals.


    here's a list of everything I'm doing:

    Engine
    - low milage 6M-GE
    - new toyota OEM headgasket
    - ARP head studs
    - Spec stage 3 clutch
    - bosch style "ebay special" adjustable recirc. valve
    - Rabidchimp SS turbo oil lines and clutch line

    Cooling
    - 2.5" aluminized hardpipes
    - used intercooler (not exactly sure what its from.. came with the engine)
    - silicone couplers and T bolt clamps

    Fuel / ignition

    I was originally planning on using megasquirt, but I realized I was getting in over my head - I already had too much to do and I
    didn't feel confident in my ability to make it work in the limited amount of time, so I put that on hold til I've got more time
    this winter possibly. For now I'll stick with the simple RRFPR setup, its not great but its very simple, so at least I can get the
    engine running this summer.

    - Megan racing afpr (replacing stock FPR to set base pressure)
    - Vortec FMU rising rate fuel pressure regulator
    - 210 ccinjectors
    - MkIV Supra TT fuel pump
    - Crane hi-6 ignition with boost timing retard module

    Drivetrain
    - 3:73 lsd from an '82 Supra (replacing stock 4:30 for better fuel milage, ability to get traction)
    - w58 (will see how it holds up this summe, will most likely go R154 eventually)

    Suspension
    - KYB AGX adjustable front struts / rear shocks
    - QA1 400 lb./in. front coilovers
    - Custom rate 250 lb/in. rear springs
    - 935 motorsports 40mm RCA's (to keep suspension geometry when lowering)
    - rear crossmember camber mod
    - Super pro crossmember to chassis bushings

    Brakes:
    - KVR cross drilled rotors
    - KVR carbon fiber pads
    - stainless steel brake lines
    - quick bleeders

    Wheels and Tires
    - ARE AR-205 16x7 front, 16x8 rear 0 offset
    - Kumho 711 245/50/16 rear, 225/50/16 front

    now pics:

    car as it looked last year just before being parked for the winter:

    Last edited by SupraDave; 07-13-2006 at 01:12 AM.
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    and now parts pics..

    brake rotors and pads



    solid motor mounts.. a.k.a. energy suspension GM transmission mounts



    starting parts polishing





    head and flywheel back from the machine shop:

    '89 Honda CBR600F Hurricane
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    stainless lines (clutch, turbo oil supply / return, brake)





    clutch and pressure plate





    full gasket set ($$$ :o )



    H4 housings - I love the cutoff, these are so much nicer for night driving than the crappy old 6054's

    '89 Honda CBR600F Hurricane
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    cleaning up bottom end



    oil return bung welded on oilpan



    replacing front main seal etc.



    new wheels



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    Interior cleaned up a bit



    engine a little closer to being together



    new tires, wide :crazy:



    CT-26 with new polished stainless elbow



    intercooler hardpipe setup



    ignition

    '89 Honda CBR600F Hurricane
    '84 Red Celica Supra P-type
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    roll centre adjusters



    coilovers


    rear springs


    most recent progress -

    got engine pulled just this past weekend, to finally make way for the 6M finally.



    started saturday night, between myself and another helper, both of us inexperienced with engine pulls it took us til about early sunday morning to get the damn thing out.. rusted exhaust is a meowmeowmeowmeowing pain to remove

    face censored, nobody needs to see what I look after no sleep and a full night working on my car lol



    pulling what I need off the old 5M



    after a long year of collecting parts and slowly working on bits and peices, its coming together finally. Engine is almost completed, just have a couple things to bolt up and it'll be ready to go in this weekend, I'll get pics posted up as soon as its in.
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    Wow, you take some wicked pics!

    Props for a sicko job and a sweeto ride!

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    pics of the IC pipes installed on my car while i was making them






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    holy crap thats boner hawt I want I want

    Mike
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    Well I've been working like crazy over the last couple days to get the engine in, so I haven't had a chance to post any updates, here are my pics from the weekend.

    spraying intercooler pipes with high temp engine enamel



    installing fuel pump





    I'm used to nasty rusted old bolts and screws, so I took it slow and carefully
    taking it all apart, but I managed to get everything apart with out without
    snapping anything or rounding any screw heads, I was quite happy about that.



    Transmission all cleaned up (I think I've posted a pic of what it looked like when it first came out of the car)



    this is what your clutch should NOT look like...


    guess I should explain that.. it started at the drag strip last fall, took about 8 runs launching hard and chirping the tires in second every time, which put it near death and and I limped it around slipping badly until I found a winter car, and drove it since I got it running again in the spring til I had the 6M ready to go in.
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    took a pressure washer and a scrub pad to the engine bay to get it cleaned up



    getting back of the engine ready to go, egr blockoff plate installed.



    clutch installed


    A couple other supra owners helping to get the engine in





    its in! despite the fact that it started to rain harder and harder as we were
    bolting it in, we got it done. lucky for me I took the job of lining up the tranny
    with the driveshaft, and bolting up the xmember, so being under the car I stayed partially dry.

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    getting the intercooler piping on



    needed to take a hole saw to the corner to fit the intercooler piping, worked well
    and cut cleanly fortunately



    engine bay shots





    intercooler and piping mostly mounted, it won't be angled like that when I can
    get the car moving enough to get over to my buddy's place to have some bracing tack welded



    another shot, can also see the end of the downpipe / 3" piping

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    another couple engine shots, from when I stopped working tonight, so this
    is my progress thus far:





    still got lots of work to do on getting everything on the interior wired and put back together

    '89 Honda CBR600F Hurricane
    '84 Red Celica Supra P-type
    Alberta Supra Club
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    Looking damn good Dave! Can't wait to see that bitch running.happy bday!
    Matt H.

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    My brother's been pointing me out the progress over on the [M] thread lately, I definately am looking forward to the final product. :cool:
    - Jerry

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    Great work! That looks fantastic.
    Lloyd

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    SOB!
    Can't wait to see this in person. Great work dude.

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    oh snap this thing is gonna be a monster

    Mike
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    Hey dave who's wagon is that? for sale???? oh and the cars come alonge very nicely






    -Josh

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    thanks all! I'm damn excited just to get the engine in there finally, I'll have it running by the end of the week, and hopefully on the dyno and tuned soon. I'll post up a sheet when I can get it done.

    Gerry - you'll see it soon enough, I'm going to try to make it out to d-sport some time soon. might not happen til august though, I have to get this thing highway worthy enough to drive to vancouver and back for the PacNW Suprafest out there.

    Josh - the 4x4 tercel is just a parts car for my Dad's daily driver it was T-boned and written off (frame damage) a couple years ago unfortunately. too bad, I wouldn't loved to rallycross that thing even though it had no power at all lol
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