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    Cressida Wagon 6M - 5 Speed - LSD (Build)

    I have be working on getting my Cressida Wagon out of the garage so that I can make some progress on the convertible.

    I started this post on toyotacressida.net, but I thought that I would dupe it over here so that you guys know that I have still been active.

    My MX72 (Cressida Wagon) has been sitting without an engine for over a year now. I was trying to decide if I was going to go with a 7MGTE or not. Well, I have decided to put the 6M Hybrid that I'm building in it instead. I will eventually install a turbo. For the sake of time and money, I might just do the 5 Speed / 6M Hybrid for now.

    This is what I started with


    The head gasket popped and I pulled the engine and trans. The trans in now in my DD.

    Two of the pistons were missing pieces.


    While the engine and trans were out, I had a MKI Supra rear end installed. I could have done it myself. It was a straight bolt in.

    LSD, 3.73 gears, Custom Length T3 Adjustable Panhard Rod (Wish it was blue )




    Now I'm working on this. It is a 7MGE block that has been honed (standard bore) and decked, with new freeze plugs, oil pump drive shaft bearing.

    It's was a little rusty:


    Cleaned it up with a drill and wire brush attachments, small wire brushes and sand paper. Unfortunately a lot of the dust from the rust settled into the fresh surfaces of the block and cylinder walls. The machine shop said Scotch Brite will clean it up. Tested a small area and it worked great.

    Prepped for primer:


    I painted over the freeze plugs but I put spare bolts in the holes where the bolts would go. While the block was still wet, the tape and bolts were removed. I let it dry for 7 days. Half way between I heated the block up with a heat gun to cure the primer a bit.



    It sits now with a coat of blue:




    I heated the paint a block up a bit before adding a second coat. I didn't notice that the color is Ford Blue until today. Duh! That's OK. It's not that bad looking. Besides, it really seams like a waste to paint the block because you can barely see it once everything is installed.

    I will attack installing the crank and rods and bearings next. I do not know how to use a micrometer so I will use plastigage to test the clearances.

    Balanced, grinded and polished crank, and new bearings


    The infamous W9 crank... I mean 6M!!!


    Stock (standard 83mm) Late, High Compression 5M Pistons, Stock 7M Rods - Everything all cleaned up. I know I should go with the early 5M Low Compression pistons, but I was initially planning on putting this engine in my DD and keeping in NA. So, I had the High Compression piston cleaned by the machine shop.



    Oh yeah... in addition to the plastigage, I need to pick up a piston ring compressor and piston ring pliers... Any suggestions?
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    CelicaSupra.com Member Shift's Avatar
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    thats way sick. expecially b/c its a wagon. i think you could rent one from a local auto zone.

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    Thanks Shift. I didn't think about renting a piston ring compressor. Good idea!

    The wagons are pretty rare. This is my third one. When I would drive it people would always say one of the following:

    "That's a Toyota?"
    "I didn't know they made Cressida Wagons!"
    "Want to Sell It?"
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    because I can, I hate you
    Kenny

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    Including my fiance, you're the second person that said that to me today. LOL

    Kenny... This is what I was trying to get that shifter from you for.
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    You need it how? Tell me what else I have in common with your gf....I love drunken posting
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    what kind of paint did you use on the bock. that blue is beutiful. i did not know there was a high temp primer

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    The shifter position on the Cressida is the same as the MKIII Supras.

    Well, if you're not much of a cook, that would be two things in common.

    If she ever reads this post, I will never another home cooked, microwave meal again! No... she really tries. She a good woman.
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    The color is Duplicolor, Ford Blue DE 1601
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    Nice choice of engine color!

    Unfortunately it's hard to notice once installed.

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