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Old 03-21-2017, 09:14 PM   #51
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u can just get a dash cover for like $30
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Old 03-24-2017, 09:36 AM   #52
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Hey thanks for the idea . I saw in a video of a racing brick with a flocked dash. I might just do that. Also I am working in upgrading the cluster and I already have installed an RX 7 speedo cause eventually Ill change the rear end and wont have anything to read how fast Im going.
Now that all the duck work is out I am gonna start working in the wiring cause is easier to have access to all the spots needed to run everything.
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Old 03-26-2017, 06:25 PM   #53
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Hello again. Today I went to the junk yard for about 4 hours. It was soggy and with plenty of puddles. No problem!!!, I went to look for a volt gauge I hid in a suburban and it was still there woohoo!!!. Also i was trying to figure out the driveshaft thing and after a grueling 2 hours, the solution was right before my eyes.I am using the yoke for a 94 4runner and im gonna use it inside the original VOLVO DRIVESHAFT. It seems to be just about the right fit. Also I was looking for a a tack but I did not wanna spent to much money in an after market one, like Autometer or auto gauge. So I picked up one from a 740 Volvo which happens to be a Yazaki type and matches the round hole in the cluster and with some modification it should do the job. I was looking for a 8000 rpm tach but for now is ok cause the 7mgte only red lines till about 6500. Also I picked up the upper vents cause the ones I have crumbled like a cookie. Good deal on that too including some other miscellaneous stuff. I had a $20.00 certificate plus I returned the alt core plus some rotors and taking all that to account I only spent $3.00 bucks!!!! What a bargain. Now I gotta order some flocking stuff to keep the ball rolling and hopefully next week I can finally begin the cpu wiring.
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Old 03-29-2017, 07:52 PM   #54
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Hello again . I began working on the drive shaft assembly and i noticed that the yoke is a little 2 big for the inner diameter, NO PROBLEM!!!!.
I devised a highly complex set of tools and a turn table out a an old wooden table and the old oil pump from the 7mgte. (LOL) I bought a sand disk and the picture will tell how easy it was to shave it down in order to make it fit. Oh, wait, a miracle happened on 34th street here in Chicago. I gotta an intercooler dirt cheap. I travelled an hour and 15 minutes to get it but it was worth the trip. HOPEFULLY ALL THE PARTS NEEDED are there. I continued with the wiring and if any of you need a cpu and the abs computer cheap, send me an S.O.S through here.
Ok thats all for now.
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Old 04-17-2017, 10:24 PM   #55
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Hey Im back!!!!! Finally I got the shaft put in place after greasing all the joints and it fit perfect, in fact a lot better than expected. I also took advantage of replacing the differential seal cause the hump is damped at the bottom, a clear sign of leakage.
I removed the clutch assembly because I want to stiffen it with new welds cause it took a different shape when I was adapting it to the brick.
tomorrow I shall continue my idea of putting gauges in the radio spot cause Im planning to drop the radio to the bottom.
Today I got a master cylinder cause the one I have is leaking from the inner seal and the one I got is practically new.
I will post images in the near future.
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Old 04-23-2017, 10:19 PM   #56
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Hello . I finally got to finish my gauge plate and the hybrid gauge. I used the radio bezel with some plastic to fit them in place. I also used a pvc elbow to give a slight pitch to the gauges. Since Im in a budget, is inconceivable to spent 150 bucks in some gauges. Maybe in the near future Ill get the right set up. for now it will do the work, it is just a prototype till my brain clicks with something else.
Hope this week to begin wiring Is been a long process but a good one. a lot of friends are asking me when it will be done, So I say, good things come to the one who waits lol.
Ok here are some gauges.
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the last one is a mustang shifter welded into a toyota pick up lower shaft.
I need to get a new holding plate cause the old one is really worn out
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Old 05-15-2017, 07:58 PM   #57
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Hey all, I got a place for free!!! is about 30 min from home but it will be worth it. A friend that i helped fixed his trailer gave me a free ride for fixing the taillights and like the frase says" one hand washes the other". Now I need to finish the wiring and had to get a new airflow sensor plug cause the original one was "nice and toasty" ( grinch) and it kinda crumbled, So i got one from a lex ls 400 and is a perfect match for 3 bucks!!! woohoo!!!.
need to finish cleaning all the stuff from the garage and my basement cause I stuffed all the extra parts till i get them where the car is. I had done the driveshaft right on time cause it was the only way to drive the car up the ramp to the trailer via starter. ( i have an extra one).
I began buffing the oxidized paint on the roof and it takes a lot when is hand powered buffer.
Eventually i need to eother get it detailed or by a buffer myself.
Thats for now
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Old 05-22-2017, 12:28 PM   #58
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I was able to install my intercooler (3x12x1
24) amd retain the factory AC. The core support bracket was removed and I installed a brace underneath the intercooler that bolted to the bumper shocks and the intercooler bolted to the brace so the core support is still solid. And the hood closes normally.
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Old 05-23-2017, 05:42 PM   #59
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Hey nice job!!! I am doing something at least to get the car running till I get a bigger one.
I appreciate your concern and time to show me your excellent craftsmanship.
all is in a budget, like Mad MAx, ( a piece in here , a piece in there) So is going step by step
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I was able to install my intercooler (3x12x1
24) amd retain the factory AC. The core support bracket was removed and I installed a brace underneath the intercooler that bolted to the bumper shocks and the intercooler bolted to the brace so the core support is still solid. And the hood closes normally.
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Old 05-23-2017, 09:03 PM   #60
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Yeah no problem, and I appreciate it. Took a few days and a lot of mock up to get it right. And lets not talk about budget.... Haha
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Old 07-11-2017, 10:11 PM   #61
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Hello again after a 3 month hiatus.I 've been busy with work and a trip to NYC.During this past week I searched for parts at the local p n p and got so lucky in a dashboard 99% perfect ,better than the old spider webbed in which I had with plans of redoing the top with leather.The new acquired one has a 1 inch split which I can fix easily. Also I scored some Saab/wrx seat covers for the brick.I had pulled the seats I had in the cressida but the upholstery was gray. Also I got some fog lights phone app activated and they are awesome and all for free on fathers day woohoo!!!
In trying to get back 2 the brick within 2 weeks from now .
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Old 07-24-2017, 07:09 PM   #62
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Hey finally i got to continue some work with the brick.I pulled all the stuff i had dumped inside the wagon for the trip and yesterday I got all out and I had to start from 5 after loosing track of what i was doing with the wiring . So finally i got to set where the pcm goes and after all the work I had done I had to restart to get back on track. I was able to figure it out after 2 hours and i had to be patient cause all the wires got tangled up, :o.
But it is on its way to be wired up. I ve been finishing the dashboard and the gauges are already set in a stainless steel plate i got from the scrap box at work. I was a pita to cut but at the end was well worth it. I m dying to continue working on it as well as to finisj=he reupholstering the suby seats black and white.
Ok thats all folks !!!!
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Old 07-26-2017, 09:27 PM   #63
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How did the oil pan fit??
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Old 07-30-2017, 05:45 PM   #64
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Hey oil pan was almost perfect except for the fact that i had to hurry up and put it toghether and i leaks a bit. I wanted to go today but other things got in the way
hopefully i get to do some tomorrow
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Old 09-04-2017, 10:49 PM   #65
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Wassap. Today I got to do some major wiring fixo and is coming along fine. I got some injector electric plugs from a Subaru and they fit perfect in my injectors and as a matter of fact, I grabbed a couple here and there and I got them to match by pairs, Wohoo!!. Also I finally updated the gauges and the instrument panel with the Rx 7 speedo, and the tach from a 6 banger 960 that happens to be a Yazaki part made in japan. I tested the gauges where they will be permanently installed and they look good. So I finally got to finish most of the wiring inside the cabin and what a pita.I mentioned before that I got a dash for a killer price with only an inch ripped by the usual place past the instrument panel hump, but no biggie. Also I'm working with the center control by adding some weirdo switches just for the hell of it. Another score was the electric mirrors which I always wanted but had to get them to work with a Monte Carlo power mirror switch. It took me a while but it works. Also I got a complete third light and I turned it into led lights using Ford Mountaineer third light led assemblies and is bright as the Yankee Stadium, (lived there 4 fifteen years) so I am in my way to assemble it piece by piece. Another thing now are the WRX seats which are being reupholstered black and white thanks to a Saab/Subaru combination. My friend’s son was helping me clean the car. He says the brick is missing an eye. I got the other one at home getting it buffed.
I'll post some images for eye candy and I hope you all enjoyed Labor Day. I did. I spent it with a brick !!! lol
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Old 09-04-2017, 11:43 PM   #66
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Glad to see you're still trucking along man, good stuff!
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Old 09-04-2017, 11:45 PM   #67
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Thanks buddy for your support !!!
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Old 09-15-2017, 08:11 PM   #68
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Hello guys
Today marks a year since eI got possession of the brick of my dreams ( nightmare to wifey)
I am still getting stuff for it and slowly getting stuff done to her. I am still fixing the fuel pump assembly because you all know it is nor a pretty sight once you unveil the plate cover. I also got a new locking ring cause the old one will never be the same shape again and the new one was in a good deal too. Planning to go this Sunday , depending of how soon I finish a break job.
Ok have a nice weekend
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