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    CelicaSupra.com Member CLToy's Avatar
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    Clean...wish I could weld like that.

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    I've been working on the Supra, I relocated the power steering reservoir, I didn't like where it was when I got the car. It didn't allow for the proper factory mounting of the battery. So I modified one from a Toyota truck and tucked it in near the fuse box. When I got the car it was attached to some bosses on the aluminum radiator and there were I believe 3 plastic 90's and a bunch of small sections of hose and a life time supply of hose clamps.
    Here it is now, bolted to factory locations.


    Here is the open diff opened up with the new TRD 2 way LSD that I ordered through MVP motorsports.


    More disassembly.


    Since the tolerances are pretty tight I cooked up a little ring gear surprise with a frozen LSD delight. The ring gear literally dropped right on afterwards, amazing the difference this made.



    Test assembly. I received the wrong bearings from MVP in the install kit so I reused the old ones for now. I sent back the incorrect bearings and I'm waiting to get the correct bearings soon. I also ordered a new set of ring gear bolts from Toyota.


    A little delivery from www.driftmotion.com. I love these guys they have great service and their prices are great. I think I've made about 5 orders now and everyone I've been happy with. I ordered their 67mm kit and a few extra bits and the parts look like they are decent quality, I've seen nicer bits, and I've seen a lot worse. The kit is nicer than I expected from some of the comments I've read, but there are always going to be some haters when it comes to more budget priced parts. I'm not constantly racing, I'm not driving at full boost whenever I have the car out, and I'm not building be most insane Supra ever. I prefer to have a nice car to drive that I will enjoy and still have money left over so I can also play with some of my other cars. As great as Supras are there are also plenty of other cars to have fun with. I will take a closer look at the parts and check the welds and maybe make a modifications here and there. There are few parts that I have ever bought that I haven't decided to do something to before installing.



    A quick test fit because I couldn't wait.

    1984 Toyota Supra (118,000kms)
    Other Current rides: 93 TT Supra, 86 BJ70 Turbo, 05 CDi Smart, 67 Mini Traveller (B16A), 70 Mini Traveller, 96 Miata,69 CB450
    Previous Toyotas:77 Rotarolla (13B powered Corolla), 89 4Runner, 83 Tercedes, 87 Hilux, 81 Hilux
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    Single... aww yeah. It's soo shiny!!! Love it

    From this day forward you are now known as Brian O'Connor... kk? lol
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    CelicaSupra.com Member TurboMini's Avatar
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    I've never been called that before. I am on another forum where they gave me the nick name "The TIG" and even gave me a custom status level that shows up under my username. I thought that was pretty cool.
    1984 Toyota Supra (118,000kms)
    Other Current rides: 93 TT Supra, 86 BJ70 Turbo, 05 CDi Smart, 67 Mini Traveller (B16A), 70 Mini Traveller, 96 Miata,69 CB450
    Previous Toyotas:77 Rotarolla (13B powered Corolla), 89 4Runner, 83 Tercedes, 87 Hilux, 81 Hilux
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    Well this is quite fun to read, let alone actually own something like this. You got mad skills. I know it takes a lot of time to keep updating the post, but I am enjoying the read.

    Chadrick

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    CelicaSupra.com Member TurboMini's Avatar
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    I like to give back, because I've done, and still do read a lot on forums. I do research for my projects and get ideas. I also like to motivate others. I'm just a guy with a welder and enough testicular fortitude to cut up a perfectly good car. It is just cutting up metal and sticking it back together.

    Today I did some more work on the turbo project. I clocked the turbo a little to get things to fit the way I wanted. The manifold took about 5 minutes of work with the die grinder to clear all of the studs. I was contemplating how much I was going to have to cut down 3 of the studs to clear the tubes for cylinders 3,4 and 5 when I realized the kit came with 3 shorter studs. The drift motion kit seams pretty complete so far, it has had everything I needed so far other than things that are different for the RHD car. But they said certain things would have to modified for the RHD car so I was not surprized. It also came with some nice fittings for the turbo oil lines. The nicely machined oil return piece that bolts to the engine did not leave enough room for the line to clear the RHD steering rack so I modified the stock one. I plated off one part and I welded on a threaded section for the -10 AN line that came with the kit. I also cut off the V-band clamp from the down tube from the kit and bolted it to the turbo so I am ready to start building the exhaust. Here are some pics.

    Block off for the oil line to the rear turbo I removed.


    Machined piece for the oil drain on the bottom of the turbo.


    Stock oil return to the pan.


    Pieces cut, fit and ready for welding.


    Welded.


    Turbo back on and lines fitted.

    1984 Toyota Supra (118,000kms)
    Other Current rides: 93 TT Supra, 86 BJ70 Turbo, 05 CDi Smart, 67 Mini Traveller (B16A), 70 Mini Traveller, 96 Miata,69 CB450
    Previous Toyotas:77 Rotarolla (13B powered Corolla), 89 4Runner, 83 Tercedes, 87 Hilux, 81 Hilux
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    Today I worked on the pipe between the turbo and the intercooler. It's nearly finished but I still need to decide where I want to mount the blow off valve. I also removed the outlets that supplied coolant to the stock turbos and put on the air filter so see how I will end up positioning it. Here are some pics.

    Coolant outlets.


    No coolant outlets.


    Turbo to intercooler pipe and air filter.

    1984 Toyota Supra (118,000kms)
    Other Current rides: 93 TT Supra, 86 BJ70 Turbo, 05 CDi Smart, 67 Mini Traveller (B16A), 70 Mini Traveller, 96 Miata,69 CB450
    Previous Toyotas:77 Rotarolla (13B powered Corolla), 89 4Runner, 83 Tercedes, 87 Hilux, 81 Hilux
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    I'm frustrated with MVP motorsports where I ordered my LSD and install kit. I was happy with Robert who I dealt with to help me get the parts I wanted. But I was sent the incorrect bearings in the install kit, everything else was fine, although the package was a bit beat up. I paid to ship the wrong bearings back to them but they won't send me the correct bearings until they receive the incorrect ones. I even sent a tracking number to show them they are on their way. Mistakes happen, I get it and I'm fine with that, but it is uncool that I have spent more time and money trying to get the parts that I have already paid for. If the situation was reversed I would have sent out the correct bearings as soon to the customer as soon as I was notified of the error and I would have paid to have the wrong parts send back to me. But that is just me I guess, I like to look after the people I deal with, I appreciate return customers and their referrals. Especially customers that have ten cars and are always buying parts, and customers who also have friends who have project cars and order a lot of parts.

    Anyway, sorry for the rant. I paid for some parts and I want them. Instead, because of MVP motorsports mistake, I will just have a car apart taking up room in my garage.

    Today I built the exhaust from the turbo back to under the driver's seat where I mated it up with the existing exhaust. I used bits of the down pipe that came with the driftmotion kit and I used a V-band clamp at the turbo and one where the new exhaust meets the old.

    I used a slight bend that was at the distal end of the down pipe from driftmotion to bring it away from the header and a rubber heater line on the engine side of the DP.


    Welding the down pipe together.



    Finished down pipe but I will probably do some polishing before I put it back together the final time.


    This shows the DP with the original oxygen sensor and the wideband for the new gauge or for tuning purposes.


    Here you can see how I centred the DP between the heater hose and the steering components. I even have space to make some heat shields if I decide they are necessary.


    Here is the mid pipe I modified to mate the new DP to the existing exhaust.
    1984 Toyota Supra (118,000kms)
    Other Current rides: 93 TT Supra, 86 BJ70 Turbo, 05 CDi Smart, 67 Mini Traveller (B16A), 70 Mini Traveller, 96 Miata,69 CB450
    Previous Toyotas:77 Rotarolla (13B powered Corolla), 89 4Runner, 83 Tercedes, 87 Hilux, 81 Hilux
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    I finished up the intercooler piping and the blow off valve. I worked on the air filter to turbo pipe, I will need to add some connections to it later. I also did some work fitting the external waste gate. Almost done the plumbing for the turbo!














    1984 Toyota Supra (118,000kms)
    Other Current rides: 93 TT Supra, 86 BJ70 Turbo, 05 CDi Smart, 67 Mini Traveller (B16A), 70 Mini Traveller, 96 Miata,69 CB450
    Previous Toyotas:77 Rotarolla (13B powered Corolla), 89 4Runner, 83 Tercedes, 87 Hilux, 81 Hilux
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    I would like you to be my neighbor !!!
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