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"Hi,

I'm new to the forums. I have a 1988 Toyota Cressida that is currently getting a 1uz swap done. A little history on the car. I live in Indiana and a buddy showed me a Cressida on craigslist that was clean af. I talked to the lady that owned it. She lives 4 hrs away in Cookeville, TN but it looked like great car so i offered her 300 and went on my way to buy it.

When I arrived I found that not only was it in great shape, other than the trans, but she has service records from day one to to present day. This Cressida has only been at one shop its whole life and that was the local dealer. The only person that touched it was the husband of the woman who was a certified Toyota tech. You could imagine my excitement when I found out how much of a gem it was. Been garage kept its whole life. Very very little rust on the car at all. The pearl white paint still glistening after a good bath. The interior is almost perfect besides the off color brown floor mats.

I decided that this is always going to be a ongoing project for how many years, but now idk. So I started to remove the engine and transmission from the vehicle. I sold the 5m to a celica supra guy and scrapped the shit transmission. After spraying down the engine bay and all the years of oil and crud, it turned out clean as new. I then decided to source an engine. At first i was going to ls1 swap it, but that can be a bit expensive, so I chose a alternative route. 1uz and W58. I already had a W58 and a LSD supra rear end off my last Cressida project that I just parted out. I have so far got custom brackets and mounts for the swap, completely went thru the engine and replaced what seals and gaskets and accessories i needed to replace. This is currently where I am at. The engine is complete except the thermostat and belt. The trans has been gone thru, new bearings and seals. I still need to order the bell housing conversion for the transmission. Get all my shiny goodies like the headers, radiator, and work on all the suspension and wheels. I plan on running most of my suspension setup from Techno Toy Tuning. They make a lot of really good quality parts for my car and I want this to be a good quality build even if the build never stops. Here is a picture of what the car looks like so far. Just placed the engine in the vehicle last week its pretty tight but looks just right.


Hardest part for me is going to be wiring, so if anyone has any experience or info on this engine and the wiring please pm me."







 

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"Hi,

I'm new to the forums. I have a 1988 Toyota Cressida that is currently getting a 1uz swap done. A little history on the car. I live in Indiana and a buddy showed me a Cressida on craigslist that was clean af. I talked to the lady that owned it. She lives 4 hrs away in Cookeville, TN but it looked like great car so i offered her 300 and went on my way to buy it.

When I arrived I found that not only was it in great shape, other than the trans, but she has service records from day one to to present day. This Cressida has only been at one shop its whole life and that was the local dealer. The only person that touched it was the husband of the woman who was a certified Toyota tech. You could imagine my excitement when I found out how much of a gem it was. Been garage kept its whole life. Very very little rust on the car at all. The pearl white paint still glistening after a good bath. The interior is almost perfect besides the off color brown floor mats.

I decided that this is always going to be a ongoing project for how many years, but now idk. So I started to remove the engine and transmission from the vehicle. I sold the 5m to a celica supra guy and scrapped the shit transmission. After spraying down the engine bay and all the years of oil and crud, it turned out clean as new. I then decided to source an engine. At first i was going to ls1 swap it, but that can be a bit expensive, so I chose a alternative route. 1uz and W58. I already had a W58 and a LSD supra rear end off my last Cressida project that I just parted out. I have so far got custom brackets and mounts for the swap, completely went thru the engine and replaced what seals and gaskets and accessories i needed to replace. This is currently where I am at. The engine is complete except the thermostat and belt. The trans has been gone thru, new bearings and seals. I still need to order the bell housing conversion for the transmission. Get all my shiny goodies like the headers, radiator, and work on all the suspension and wheels. I plan on running most of my suspension setup from Techno Toy Tuning. They make a lot of really good quality parts for my car and I want this to be a good quality build even if the build never stops. Here is a picture of what the car looks like so far. Just placed the engine in the vehicle last week its pretty tight but looks just right.


Hardest part for me is going to be wiring, so if anyone has any experience or info on this engine and the wiring please pm me."



Replace what you have typed above with what I have for you above. Will help people understand you better and possibly get you less flaming. Many don't like the huge 1 paragraph deal here.

GL with the build man. CLEAN car it seems. Hope it works out for you.

-David
 

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I have some up dates on the build so far. My bellhousing kit came in this week along with my headers. The headers fit perfect for being made for a tundra. I will have some fabrication to do on the drivers side tho to clear the steering box. The bellhousing kit on the other hand fits like it was meant to be. The only thing i had to do was cut the old ring gear off of the factory flexplate and get it to fit onto the new standard flywheel.

After i cut the ring gear off , i heated the ring gear with a torch and knocked it on to the flywheel. Just as a added measure I tig welded it in place to prevent failure. Next was the pilot bearing. Since these never came with a standard behind it, the kit provides a pilot and bushing to install into the crank. Of course it fit perfectly , and i had to install an adapter onto the tip of the input shaft of the transmission , as the factory diameter was too small for the pilot to ride on.

Next step is fitting the engine again for the headers. I will post more pics this weekend when i get that going



































 
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