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Today I pulled the head off my Supra, with a little help from a friend. I looked at the stock gasket. NO deformation around the cooling passages, nothing, zip zero nada! this is at 13 psi for about 4 months. Kinda surprised me, but whatever, I always use premium, so no detionation at all. Thanks to Bert (Boostadicctn) again, he gave me a N/A Supra voltmeter, that replaces the turbo models boost guage. I really like having it there.

My friend from Livermore, also brought me the exterior side door molding I was missing, the front sidemarker light, and also the passenger side foglight, along with strut tower shock caps (got rid of tems, I thought the top of the strut looked unfinished) I also got the interior light fixture (in the middle) the contacts were corroded on mine, so hopefully this ones in good shape. Before christmas break is over, I will have the side moldings painted silver, to match my car. Also, Zero is bringing me front clear corners that I bought off him for a good price. Also today, I got the rear speaker cover (one of mine was broke) and the hatch cover (my car didnt have one when I bought it) Also, before I go back to Fresno, my rear bumper should be repainted, but I am not positive on this one.

The HKS 1.2 MM HG is going to go in soon, with ARP studs. Walbro is ordered, and I am replacing every vacum line with brand new heavy duty ones. For the 550 injector clip's, I picked up this wire covering. It is a braided high temperature covering that will protect the wires from abrasion. this will be sealed at the ends with a shrink tubing peice, that will hold the wires tight.

I sent my turbo to PT today, I got the 60-1 with a 10 degree clip. My friend (same guy) and I are going to make a custom dp (with elbow) cause he has a manderal bender. We will also be making 2.5 inch hard pipes. When the SPEC stage 3 clutch comes in, and I test it, I will post up a review. I have heard it is very drivable, with just a little "catchyness" to it.

I also plan to have my rear wheels widened. As you can see in my sig, I have custom wheels. But they are only 8 inches wide, that is the widest you can get them. so, for the rear, I plan on having them widened to 10 inches. So, that would be 275, I belive? If i can go wider then 10, I might, I haven't done too much reaserch, on the widest rim, that I can fit. I would be nice, if i could put a small spacer, to push the wheels out a little, then i could make them a little wider, 285's would look mighty impressive.

I am planing on bringing my head to Bert's house tomarow, he is going to take it to a machine shop for me. Man, I have a lot of stuff planned for my car this break, if anyone wants to help, your more then welcome to. All you Bay area guys that i have met seem real cool. Cant wait to drive to ATP with my 60-1 lex/550's and do a few dyno pulls! When I do that, lets get a bunch of people there! Last time only Bert showed up!
Well guess thats it, I will see you BAS guys tomarow, at 8!

Man, thats a long story, but it felt good to write it!
 

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Sounds like everything is starting to come together for yah!

I hope I can post some progress on mine in the next month or so!

Keep up the great work!

Later

Jason
 

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Damn, I must have given "Aight peace" boy around three volt meters. Hope you got the one that works.

Going to dinner tonight?
 

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Im in the same boat as you, but my boat is bigger and has more shit thrown in it... have fun... i know i will when i drive my car for the first time since i drove it home the first time (3 months ago)
 

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Mines been down for like 5 months now!!!

And it still has like 4 months to go!

Ah well, you wait and see it when it gets reveiled in April!

Later

Jason
 
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damn bro you must have a butt load of money or are you getting some hook ups? anyway it sounds really iimpressive i cant wait to get my car going here soon but money talks bullshit walks lol
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all i can say is where the hell did your friend get a quarter mil. to buy a mandrel bender? there are only 3 in the entire country. and they are manufactured in china and the only support for them is to fly in a tech from china, costs 15,000 a trip. if your friend has that kind of money introduce me, i would like to be his illigitimate son.
 

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Sounds nice...get some pics on here as this thing starts to come together..maybe itll give me the motivation to start back on my pos...

As far as that mandrel bender post...on ly 3 in the contry and yadda ya ya..
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sounds nice :)

be careful with wheel widening. ive never been a big fan of that. if it works for you tho go for it.

dave
 
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