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After some himming and hawing over how to do the mounts, we'll be cutting and welding up some 2.5" square tubing and getting this thing situated in its throne this weekend.

Then comes the wiring...the only part that still has me nervous/scratching my head.
 

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Thanks, my buddy really did the work, I just paid for all the stuff and took out the most annoying bolts.

Now on to hoses and wiring. Everyone says wiring is easy but it's all jibberish to me.
 

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Nice work. Those mounts look good. I wish I had time to do a swap. I have an 85 body. Maybe if a 2jzgte falls in my lap...
 

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Thanks. I can't take much credit for the mounts, he cut and drilled those with a couple hand tools, a clamp and the tail gate of his work truck. We tossed around the thought of producing them for a lot less than the ~$400 people charge for mount kits.

I would still be happily driving the 5M, but it leaked from every seal imaginable, had 187K on the odometer (which was reported broken 10yrs ago in the service record) and started having fuel delivery issues that neither I nor my mechanic could chase down without getting into more cost than it was worth.
When this is all done I expect to be about $4,000 in, including purchasing the car.

I was about to buy a new downpipe when, hey, idea, let's test fit the old one first just to see. I won't be buying a downpipe! Should have that and enough wiring to fire it up real soon, hoping for this weekend as long as he's not traveling for work.
 

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Mildly off topic but sort of on topic, I added to the collection yesterday. Life sans pickup was troublesome and this one only has 138k on the odometer. Price: less than what it costs to have a 22RE block and head machined for a rebuild.

 

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I have a conundrum:
Being a true JDM engine, the throttle cable pulls the wrong direction for left hand drive. It rotates toward the right of the car, not exactly ideal. It brings to mind the saying "ever tried pushing a rope?"

Any bright ideas?
 

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My first thought is with a long enough throttle cable, and there are cars in the pick n pull with REALLY long throttle cables, you can just do the big curve and have it pull from the passenger side. I know when I did my 1jz install, searching around the yards, there was lots to choose from. Fortunately, my 1jz throttle cable pulls rearward and not side to side. Pretty easy.

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I have a 93 Camry cable which is supposed to do the trick, it's pretty damn long, and I think I figured out what I have to do. If I can route the cable below instead of above the bracket, it'll pull the right direction with no modification. Posting the problem out loud helped me visualize that solution.

Never be afraid to say you have a problem, kids. It helps find a solution.
 

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Check a 2jz-ge throttle body. Might be able to swap the cam the cable hooks to from the 2jz tb to your 1jz tb. Hell, might get lucky and the 2jzge tb will bolt right up. I am sure it is a larger diameter, though probably not by much. be sure to get a non traction control one though. Id post a pic from my GS300, but photobucket has gone crazy and wants too much money to allow hosting now.
 

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I mentioned lucking out on the engine at some point. It's TRAC-less as well as throttle by cable and clutch fan(formerly, now electric). I thought about looking for that part, I've seen them in passing on eBay, probably the easiest.

You can see in this pic, it's got all sorts of cable guiding hardware and is just a PITA to figure out.


I can probably find a way to run it under and then through the guides, but back up plans are valuable.
 

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Non trac 2jzge tb's should be common in the pick and pull yards. sc300 and gs300 had them. As did some n/a mkiv's, but doubt youll see one of those in a pick and pull.
 

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Interesting, I gotta get my head under the hood of a Lexus, they do the 90* turn according to this photo.

 

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IDK what you mean by 90deg turn. The tb is straight, just like the 1jz in your pic. The 2 cables coming from the passenger side are the trans kick down and cruise control cables. The throttle cable comes from the drivers side. Then again, if your TB has a hookup for the cruise control, it should have come from our drivers side, and you can probably hook up your throttle cable to that spot on the tb. I would need to see closer pics of the cable side of your tb to confirm. The accelerator cable for the 2jz has the little ball hooked into the cam itself.
 

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LOL, I'll have to look closer. Maybe I invented a problem that doesn't exist. Mine definitely has the cruise control, and what I thought to be the slot for the main cable. I mean, there's only one mechanism that opens the butterfly, even if there is a bunch of shit attached to it.
 

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Not really sure how else to say it. This one looks like what I would expect. Air comes from passenger side, cable comes from driver side...quite the opposite of mine and the other example I posted.

 

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This thread needs a bump!

We're down to hoses, belts and wiring. Well, right after swapping out the harmonic balancer, which is in the mail. I got 99.5% of the spraypaint peeled off the headlights and header, thankfully the kid didn't even prep the surface. My buddy's wife got an entire headlight to peel in one piece.

Thanks to this forum, one WTB thread landed me more 7M radiator clips than I had use for, so the big old dual core aluminum dude now resides with the 1J under that hood.



Looking much better. Getting closer.
 
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