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JCC not unusual for any Supra given the age, unless a new/rebuilt engine...

Many of us us Marvel Mystery Oil to help with start up, Ive used it for many many years in all my older vehicles. My old '72 Chevy C20 Pickup lived on that stuff...

At oil change add a pint with 10w40 oil change.
Thank you, will keep that in mind! Was not too concerned since it is not smoking all of the time.
 

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Low brake pedal, given the age of the vehicle and it sounds like it's in rough shape, I'd be replacing brake hoses as a precaution and just because I like new things, I'd do brakes all around including calipers. The master cylinder you can get off of an MkIII supra. That could easily be your low pedal. If it's rough, I'd start fresh all around.
 

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Low brake pedal, given the age of the vehicle and it sounds like it's in rough shape, I'd be replacing brake hoses as a precaution and just because I like new things, I'd do brakes all around including calipers. The master cylinder you can get off of an MkIII supra. That could easily be your low pedal. If it's rough, I'd start fresh all around.
much appreciated and on the lookout for any DIYs I can find for the car
 

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I am looking for a replacement instrument panel since the speedometer, odometer and fuel gauge are not working on mine. I have seen an analog and a digital. Is there anyone who refurbishes these and is there an analog as well as digital compatible with my car? Would be nice to have a working instrument panel, of course either way.

Also, looking for a replacement hood since I am pretty sure mine is not repairable. Thank you!
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Google "Instrument cluster repair". There are several local to me. I'm guessing whatever large city you're nearby also does and you should be able to ship it to them. Of course, before you do look at a diagram and make sure you get power and grounds to it. Not sure how it's wired up. Could be the whole cluster needs power and ground, or that the printed circuit board on it is toast. You'll have to determine that before you pay someone to fix something that might not be broken.
 

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Google "Instrument cluster repair". There are several local to me. I'm guessing whatever large city you're nearby also does and you should be able to ship it to them. Of course, before you do look at a diagram and make sure you get power and grounds to it. Not sure how it's wired up. Could be the whole cluster needs power and ground, or that the printed circuit board on it is toast. You'll have to determine that before you pay someone to fix something that might not be broken.
Good idea, thank you. I know of a place and will have to reach out to them. The speedometer, odometer and fuel gauge do not work. Not sure if that is within the instrument panel itself or something connected to it(fuel float or whatever is used, transmission cable for speed, whatever).
 

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The arrow panel and the number panel work from different sensors. The tank level sensor from the arrow will not work correctly on the number panel. And vice versa. As a bodybuilder with over 23 years of experience, the hood can be repaired easily. Well, if you don't find a replacement.
 

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The arrow panel and the number panel work from different sensors. The tank level sensor from the arrow will not work correctly on the number panel. And vice versa. As a bodybuilder with over 23 years of experience, the hood can be repaired easily. Well, if you don't find a replacement.
Thank you. Not sure where to start, but not the highest priority. Bushings came in and I am waiting for the knock sensor.

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Pretty sure I am going to need to do a good bit of brake work. Any recommendations on replacement parts either OEM or aftermarket? Not planning on racing or drifting, but would like to replace with quality.

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JCC stick with Semi-Metallic pads, OEM replacement...Lots on RockAuto
 
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JCC stick with Semi-Metallic pads, OEM replacement...Lots on RockAuto
Should I happen to need calipers, brake line, master cylinder, etc.? Maybe those parts are still available and also on RockAuto. Hoping to just need pads and maybe a fluid flush along with bleed.

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What is the difference between the carbon fiber hood and the carbon fiber top secret hood other than the appearance? Both look nice.

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Carbon fiber is mainly for weight reduction / lower center of gravity ==> better performance & handling.
Some like the looks too, but the finish does not age well under the sun.
 
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Carbon fiber is mainly for weight reduction / lower center of gravity ==> better performance & handling.
Some like the looks too, but the finish does not age well under the sun.
Good point. Would look good on my black MKII, but not liking the idea of long term in the Texas sun. Maybe could keep a cover on it as much as possible. Thank you for the comment.

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