Whew just got back..
Ok,.. thanks guys for all the great compliments you've given me.
I cant remember who wrote what, but I'll just start with what questions I do know was asked.
First, yes, I did find out the car is really an '80. When I first opened the door to read the year, I thought it said April of '79. It inturn came out to be August of '79. I loooked again under the hood, an low and behold, it said it right there that it was an '80. :shifty: So please forgive me for my mistakes. Now the '81 parts car DOES have the 5M-E engine and I must have remembered the valve cover sticker from there and just assumed it was the same engine. WRONG! It does in fact have the 4M in it. My cameras batteries are on charge now to be able to get massive pics of both MKI's.
Second, thank you so much BlackDawg for posting those pics for me! I tried posting them myself, but found out the have to be on a server to post them. I have a buddy with a sever now and he's going to add a spot where I can access and add pics as I please on his, so MANY pics will be on there way.
Third, yes, the MKII is engineless at this time, and is in waiting for the 7M-GTE from the Silver MKIII sitting beside it in the pics. The 7M only has 114,000miles on it, but does have a blown headgasket. I'm going to take it out and put ALL of my good stuff on it that I've been collecting for a long time. (injectors,AFM,MHG,ARP studs, 57-1 with 10degree clip wheel and some other goodies, JBL MKIII long branch turbo elbow, SAFC,).. you know the works.. :wink: I had pondered doing all of this to the MKI and making an old school drag car. But I'm kinda scared that I would be tearing up something that is too rare to ever replace. I know there are a lot of 7M MKII's out there, so the thought of a really strong built 7M powered MKI would be a scary car to pull up beside, on the street or the strip. Especially with the ease of being able to put in a stronger rear diff. as easily as it would be. Ahhh delimas delimas! lol
Greg G, thanks for the compliment on the raw aluminum wheels on the MKIII. I think that look on a Silver MKIII is one of the best choices for wheel for the car. I didn't put the caps on as I was in a hurry to try to take pics before I ran out of light. I had just changed the wheels right before washing them both and didn't want to drive 2 blocks over to my grandparents place where I store a lot of my parts and pieces. If you look real hard, the car doesn't have but about 2-3 lugs on each wheel anyway. Trust me, I was limited on time, but it'll all get put together right soon. :wink:
I think I'm going to post a poll to see what you guys think about the 7M idea and what car to put it in. Maybe the input from you guys will better help me decide which way to go with my projects. And just to let you know, I'm going to be ordering a right hand drive clip from JARCOfor the MKIII project. Now I know you guys are thinking, here comes another 1JZ guy, but I have a better one for you! I'm ordering a 7M clip, with 5-speed and Digital Dash. I've already talked to the South Carolina Highway Patrol and DOT here, and they said that there was no reason why I couldn't build a right hand drive car. :twisted: So I'm going to cut up one of the MKIII's and reconnect the clip so I'll have the right hand drive stuff and still have the 7M and a left hand shifting 5-speed. Just my little way of staying different.
I dont know what it is, I'm just like that for some reason..lol It's going to take time, but I imagine all 3 cars will have turbo 7M's since I'll have 3 complete 7MGTE's to my disposal. What do you guys think?? Check out the poll about to be posted in the restoration talk section. Come and vote and help me decide!.
Thanks guys again for all the great compliments!