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Forum: performance & modifications 04-05-2021, 11:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,535
Posted By brickcupra
brakes !!!

Hey guys , well my situation was different. I swapped a 7mgte into my 240 wagon and the original brake /booster system would not fit ,so I had to do some searching and after 2 years my brakes would...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-05-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 53,405
Posted By brickcupra
wagon

hey thanks means a lot!!! A lot of coworkers pass by to look at it and i get a lot of complements and jaw dropping looks when i pop the hood :) and see a supra six banger.
Seeya
DZ:lol:
Forum: performance & modifications 04-01-2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 53,405
Posted By brickcupra
back from a while !!!!

HEy Guys , The wagon is been running since November. I have still to make lotta adjustments like the rear suspension thats hard as a rock. Also Im re-engineering the driveshaft cause the factory one...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-02-2021, 12:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,566
Posted By brickcupra
brakes

Hey 2turbotoys thanks , but it was actually fun and very rewarding to know they really work. I havent really tested it yet cause of an unbalanced driveshaft , but they lock up, no abs pump. See ya...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-28-2021, 12:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 18,616
Posted By brickcupra
spot welds.

Hey , nice build. When I was doing my supra 6 cyl swap,I decided to drill trough the spot welds and put nuts and bolts in it. It was so much easier to slide the engine / trans combo in one shot,...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-28-2021, 12:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,434
Posted By brickcupra
shifter !!!!

hey nice shifter. I swapped a 7mgte / r154 supra in my 240 volvo wagon. I also had a closer shifter position, so i was able to solve it with a mustang manual lever.Good luck in your mod. Take care. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-26-2021, 12:18 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 96,224
Posted By brickcupra
Shifter!!!

Hey nice job!!!! question, Where did you get that shift boot? I made mine 5 spped and I need a boot just like yours cause the one I have does not cover the gap left by the auto lever assembly. Thanks...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-22-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,566
Posted By brickcupra
brakes!!!

Hello Mate , Well I used a whole bunch of things . kinda Frankesteined it. I re-drilled the rotors for a Nissan, Toyota , Lex , Mitsubishi pattern. I used Lugs from a US Chevrolet Model , rotors from...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-09-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 79,552
Posted By brickcupra
DBAG!!!!

So glad the altercation have been resolved . Now that chapter is now in a clean sheet, You can breathe again and continue your endevour.
Seeya DZ :)
Forum: projects & restorations 02-06-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 79,552
Posted By brickcupra
dushbag!!!

I hope something is recorded. Actually yesterday I was in my way to work in a single lane and a Honda CRV was doing 23 on a 30 mph route. Well I said to myself , no problem I still got time. Once the...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-06-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 79,552
Posted By brickcupra
Mangled !!!!

Oh geee so sorry about that . Thats why I am purchasing a cam for the wagon. Here in Chicago people really drive stupid and good thing i have heavy duty brakes and a reinforced front bumper assembly...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-28-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 218,763
Posted By brickcupra
Rear suspension

Hey !!! thanks for the info. Im trying to get a driveshaft that I have from a toyota t 100 shorten and then taking it to a shop for balancing. I need to get a 1310 - volvo uni joint to keep the...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-26-2021, 11:13 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 218,763
Posted By brickcupra
[QUOTE=aidanahunter;6150344]Yesterday was a big...

[QUOTE=aidanahunter;6150344]Yesterday was a big day for this wagon's chassis - it crossed the 300k mile mark. The swap now has 22k miles on it, engine/trans have 136k.

Hey , nice going !!!! I...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-22-2020, 12:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 24,074
Posted By brickcupra
Sandblasting !!!!

Luckily my engine bay is pretty clean. I kinds took advantage when I had the 4 banger out of the bay to prepared it for the L6 Supra engine. Just gotta fix the infamous battery spot that we all know...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-20-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 24,074
Posted By brickcupra
engine bay

Wow thats a clean bay. Congrats !!!!
Forum: projects & restorations 12-14-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 510,909
Posted By brickcupra
Underground Jack

It's been about the most expensive, involved way to put a lift in a garage but I couldn't be happier. It keeps the garage 100% functional when not in use, I still have great access down the middle....
Forum: performance & modifications 11-23-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,799
Posted By brickcupra
Fan switch

Hey , It might be a little hard to do wiring, but all the ideas above sound good. Just a tip, make sure you have heavy duty gauge like # 8 or so to power the relay and the fan. Also use a fuse...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-14-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 182,795
Posted By brickcupra
Exhaust !!!

Great minds think alike !!!I also did my exhaust just like yours, just that I had to add a second catalitic converter to diminish the emissions . Here it is , https://youtu.be/b-so6-vJ4bE
take care...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-14-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 155,432
Posted By brickcupra
gold paint

Hey , Love the color and how it came out!!!! Amazing build. Im about to get my wagon in the road any day now after 4 years part time build. Covid helped a lot cause i was able to do in a month what...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-10-2020, 11:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,058
Posted By brickcupra
Hey !!!

Hey I guess no one bothered to give you the proper greeting !!!
Welcome to the "bricks"
Hope you find the info and the support needed for your brick
Take care
DZ:cool:
Forum: projects & restorations 11-02-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 58,745
Posted By brickcupra
steering wheel

Hey , that steering wheel came out amazing !!!!!
I got one 6 hole from an Alfa romeo in the states over 10 years ago. I am using it in the 240 wagon. I did re - enginnered the air bag clock to a...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-30-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 24,472
Posted By brickcupra
Hi , cover .

Hi, I did a g 80 swap in my 92 wagon from a 940. I got the whole bearing set and the cover as well. Both aluminum covers were the same. I believe it will work for you. I didn t have to use mine cause...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-21-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 182,795
Posted By brickcupra
LOL , concern

lol , ok , well now you know the reason why the 7mgte. Yesterday I redid the right side motor mount cause the factory toyota has taken a beat and the engine vibrated at 3500 rpm. I friend changed his...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-19-2020, 11:51 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 182,795
Posted By brickcupra
7mgte swap

Hey , the engine was a gift back in 2007. I had a cressida and I swapped the 7mge to the turbo 7mgte. It was my test mule. Had the cressida for over 10 years. It rusted out at the rear suspension and...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-19-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 58,745
Posted By brickcupra
Roof!!!!

Nice panoramic view !!! Also the third lite must lit aa far back as a mile, who ever dont see it , must NOt be behind a wheel!!!
Nice handles, I got mine form a range rover discovery.
Keep up the...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-14-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,464
Posted By brickcupra
weldings!!!

Is that flux core? Thats awesome !!!! came out strong .

I'm using a flux core welder and it does what it is supposed to. Sometimes I need something mig welded, so I take it to work and in my...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-14-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 182,795
Posted By brickcupra
Hibernation

Talking about hibernation, Mine had about 4 years to the date. Bought it 9/15/16, registered her 9/03/2020:-P. Had to pull the oil pan out for a helluva leak repair. I test drove it around the block...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-14-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 182,795
Posted By brickcupra
first start

Nice going !!!!
I remember the first start after the swap!!! best feeling ever !!!
Hope uyou get to enjoy the car before winter hits here
Take care
DZ:oogle:
Forum: performance & modifications 10-11-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,066
Posted By brickcupra
brake boster

Hi, Nice set up. Ive been working with a different type of brakes , but is been a pain trying to get the mc to hold pressure. I changed the booster forma toyota corolla nd the nc form a camry 1 inch...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-19-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 91,930
Posted By brickcupra
Blue Jeep!!!

Hey Nice job!!! Everything fits so well. Now the fun begins!!!!
You almost tripled the hp from about 48 to 114. that's a lot of pull for a tractor engine.
I recently got plates for my wagon and im...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-07-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,851
Posted By brickcupra
Hello from Chicago !!!

Hola , I am from Puerto Rico ( look for it in the Caribbean sea) . Good to see that you got your wish , just like I did with my wagon. Hopefu;;y you get to do your wagon before you are "finnished...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 53,405
Posted By brickcupra
power making

Hey thanks for watching the videos !!!!
I really cant tell how many ponies will be pushing. I changed the intercooler to a Mazdaspeed aluminum free flow unit and the wastage is an 8psi Volvo unit...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-01-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 53,405
Posted By brickcupra
video update

I got some new vidoes I wanna share with you guys .
Some upgraded tv screens and testing all gears in the transmission

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y_HHXdchIQ
...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,456
Posted By brickcupra
240 7mgte swap upgrade

hey guys , this are some vidoes as an upgrade of the mods done in the wagon. I still have some details to go and I am working in the a/c upgrade to the 134a system. God willing i will have plates by...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-30-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 21,994
Posted By brickcupra
Nice jack stands!!!!

Hey , well sometimes things don't go as planned. I know the feeling. I've been working in my wagon 4 4 years almost to the day i bought it. Almost done.
take care .:rofl:DZ
Forum: performance & modifications 08-28-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 53,405
Posted By brickcupra
Covid update

Hey guys ,I AM back,dear Lord what a crazy time. I took a month off and it helped to really make some heavy duty updates and finish the rear suspension with a Volvo 940 locker.
Also the entire...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-23-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 218,763
Posted By brickcupra
Moving !!!!

I guess your brick was able to handle the load. RIGHT !!!! lol
Best of luck in your voyage to a new horizon
take care !!!!
DZ
Forum: projects & restorations 08-23-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 91,930
Posted By brickcupra
Blue Jeep

Nice Color!!!
The rims remind me of the 80s when i used to be with my uncle in Puerto Rico in dirt competitions. Those were the days!!!!
Nice job!!!!
Hope is done soon so you can enjoy the hard...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-23-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 58,283
Posted By brickcupra
Fires!!!!

OMG!!!! Os sad to hear all these sad news in Cal. Praying that all this stuff plus covid takes a slower pace so we Tbrickers and the rest of the world can return to a certain new normal
Please be...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-16-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 37,458
Posted By brickcupra
om 606

Hi ,is funny how i was watching this week bout mb om 606
they make a lot of ponnies
hope ALL goes well with your swap
DZ:oogle:
Forum: projects & restorations 08-02-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 309,081
Posted By brickcupra
Hey Amazing build!!!

hey nice job, Ive seen your 240 in the donut video!!!!
Im almost done with my build, A few things more and ready to hit the road, JACK!!!!!
congrats in the Awards!!!
Take care
DZ:cool:
Forum: projects & restorations 08-02-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 93,087
Posted By brickcupra
nice wagon !!!

Hey , glad to hear you got your wish!!!
I am still doing mods in my 240 wagon, hopefully i get them done by September.
Take care and enjoy the build!!!
Dz :oogle:
Forum: projects & restorations 07-12-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 21,994
Posted By brickcupra
Hey , nice wagon!!!

the wagon will love you back for rescuing her !!!!
I know mine will!!!
Godspeed in your project .
Take care ,greetings from the Windy City
DZ
Forum: projects & restorations 06-28-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 218,763
Posted By brickcupra
Windshield@@@

Hey Nice upgrade. I was jst wondering the cost of the new windshield . I am planing to put a new one in mine once is registered. Right now Im doing the front suspension with new shocks and poly...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-23-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 79,552
Posted By brickcupra
alternator

Hi, Have you considered a chevy alternator?
they are dime a dozen and they push 105 amps and 14,5 volts. I used the one from a chevy Savana in my project and it worked fine until i crossed a wire...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-14-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,916
Posted By brickcupra
welcome newbie!!!

I was in Maine once like 1984 , Congrats on your new wagon!!!!
Any set of wheels with the right combination of tires will look good on her. I was doing some things in mine like changing the...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-13-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,613
Posted By brickcupra
A/c ,

Hey , nice job, question What kind of condenser is that?
aftermarket or form another type of car?
I am trying to decide wether or not I use the original cause is over 28 years old and the car was...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-11-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 90,480
Posted By brickcupra
Blue Volvo!!!

Hey Nice looking 240!!! Im still doing my wagon , but i got the engine running already. I am trying to keep my a/c system, but i have to adapt the compressor form a 850 because i swapped the engine...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-09-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,978
Posted By brickcupra
Instrument panel.

Hey nice idea!!!! I used digital gauges on mine and the same type of leds for all sort of warning things, the only one different was the battery light , although it was led, I changed the bulb to...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-04-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,712
Posted By brickcupra
Update

Hey , you are making me go back to the shop and finish my car today, but is a bit complicated because , although is a free space, is kinda far from home. I still gotta rebuilt or clean the alternator...
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