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    CSOTM November 08: glmomp - 5MGTE LType

    Name: Alex Lindner
    screen name: glmomp

    Specs:
    Year: 1982
    Model: L-Type
    Mileage: 220,000
    Engine: 5M-GTE
    Transmission: W58
    Location: Ohio

    Mods:

    Engine and Transmission

    -Rabid Chimp:
    Turbo kit
    FMIC 2/black powder coated hardpipes
    3" exhaust and downpipe w/Dynatech race muffler
    Modified oil pain w/turbo oil line bung
    Oil and coolant lines
    Flex-a-Lite #210 dual electric fan setup (used TSC instructions, thanks Wes!)
    Walbro 255lph fuel pump
    BEGI RRFPR
    Hose Techniques silicone couplers
    Remanufactured radiator
    Greddy RS blow off valve
    Trans-Dapt oil filter relocation kit
    Amsoil oil filter and 10w-40 motor oil
    Custom fuel lines by my dad and I
    Refurnished fuel tank
    Assorted -AN lines and fittings
    SPEC stage 2+ clutch
    SPEC flywheel
    Technafit braided clutch line
    Suspension and Running Gear
    Tokico shocks/struts
    Eibach 1" lowering springs
    Addco front and rear sway bars
    KVR drilled brake rotors
    Custom brake lines by my dad and I
    Technafit braided brake lines
    OEM calipers
    Powder coated P-Type wheels
    Yokohama tires
    Electronics
    Autometer Phantom boost gauge
    Innovate LC-1 lambda wideband controller
    Bosch wideband O2 sensor
    Blue Innovate DB wideband gauge
    Lotek gauge pod
    JVC CD player
    Kenwood speakers
    Body, Interior and Restoration
    Quarter panel replacement by Farris Frame Restoration (www.farrisframe.com)
    Paint and restoration work by Eastside Custom (www.eastsidecustom.net)
    Reupholstered seats by Jim's Trim Shop of Whitehall, OH

    Story:

    My father and I bought this 1982 L-Type in 2004 from one of our neighbors. I was passing by on my bike and I happened to notice an oddly-shaped car sitting in their driveway, a car that I had never seen before. Upon further inspection, I discovered that the car had "SUPRA" on the emblems, and from that moment on, I knew I had to have it. I jokingly said to the woman "If you're ever going to sell this car, just let me know." We had a laugh over it, and I was on my way.

    Well, half a year or so passed, and I had forgotten about the old Supra. One day I heard the phone ring, and my mother picked it up. I heard her talking for a few moments, laugh a couple of times, and then hang up the phone. It was nothing out of the ordinary, or so I thought. She then yelled to me "Alex, they're selling the Supra." I ran from whatever I was doing, and pedaled as fast as I could over to their house.

    I arrived to see the old Supra there sitting in all its glory. I grinned at my neighbors, and then asked "So, how much do you guys want for it?" A price of $750 was set on the car, and another quick bike ride was in order to see if we could buy the car. Much to my surprise, my dad seemed interested in the car, and a few days later, we went back for a test drive. My dad was taken by the car, and we paid the neighbors the $750 they were asking for the car and took it home.

    Over the past five years, this car has served multiple purposes. It has been a project to save an automotive legend. It has been a project to learn more about turbocharging. It has been a restoration project. However, most importantly in my opinion, it has been the best father-son experience that I could have possibly asked for. My dad and I have learned so much with this car, and it has been the best bonding experience that I could have asked for. My father will not be around forever, and I have no plans of getting rid of this car. It will serve as a reminder and a memento of the good times that he and I have shared working, laughing, and having good times together. I hope that, in some years, I will be able to hand this car down to my kid and they will have the same appreciation and love for it that I do.

    That's it for the story of my car. I have many other plans and goals for this car, and hopefully I will be able to implement them in the future.
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    truly an amazing car and definitely worthy of cs of the month

    keep it up alex.
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    Thanks guys!
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    Congrats Alex!!!
    I'd consider it a personal favor if you did not show up at the meet. you can just disappear.

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    Thanks Scott!
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    Congrats , a sweet MKII and great story behind it

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    Great choice for CSOTM! I think we all have followed the transformation over the last couple of years. Congrats to Alex.
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    congrats on being the first. when u gonna detail/clean that 5m?
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