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Old 11-16-17, 08:00 PM   #421
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Thanks Craig! It wonít be ready for a few months still. Have to build a harness, run fuel, etc. but it IS getting closer for sure.

To answer your question:
the vvti head has a hard line with 2 banjo fittings to provide oil to the vvti.
Powerhouse racing makes a 1/8Ē npt adapter to allow the use of the factory banjo bolt from the vvti where the oil pressure switch used to be.
I will use the is300 banjo bolt feed the turbo. I will put a T there to accommodate the oil pressure switch.
Well, as it currently stands you're getting very close with the biggest parts of the process, save the engine wiring harness.

Excellent with the VVT-i solenoid oil feed. I'm glad to hear there is already a proven way to get a GTE VVT-i head onto any early 2JZ block. The oil pressure switch location is perfect.

Are you going to leave the engine out of the car until you can get the new harness fitted onto it? I've heard it is much easier to install a harness before the engine goes in.
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yes I have.
Do tell...???
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Do tell...???
i got a heck of a deal on a W55 from an is300. Itís cool cause the guy told me itís made of glass. I was like ďperfect! I love having something no one else has!Ē Cost me like $6k but he guaranteed me Iíd be the only sc300 or Supra with it so... itís pretty exclusive! 😂😂😂
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i got a heck of a deal on a W55 from an is300. It’s cool cause the guy told me it’s made of glass. I was like “perfect! I love having something no one else has!” Cost me like $6k but he guaranteed me I’d be the only sc300 or Supra with it so... it’s pretty exclusive! ������
Well played, sir

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i got a heck of a deal on a W55 from an is300. It’s cool cause the guy told me it’s made of glass. I was like “perfect! I love having something no one else has!” Cost me like $6k but he guaranteed me I’d be the only sc300 or Supra with it so... it’s pretty exclusive! ������
Geez, sounds like the same guy that gave me a $6k estimate on my SC’s body repair . Only difference is, I didn’t want to be so exclusive....lol.

Don’t waste ur time with a “W” series anything. Build the auto, or go some 6spd.
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Geez, sounds like the same guy that gave me a $6k estimate on my SCís body repair . Only difference is, I didnít want to be so exclusive....lol.

Donít waste ur time with a ďWĒ series anything. Build the auto, or go some 6spd.
I will rock this W transmission until it fails me. Might be sooner than later, but itís happening.
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Getting the engine bay wires tucked. Decided not to relocate the fuse box to the trunk. Painted it to blend in. Turned out really nice. Oh and yes, I completely sand blasted the crash bar. It looks brand new. Too bad no one will ever see it.
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Absolutely stunning!
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Absolutely stunning!
thanks Thomas! Attention to detail is key for me. Glad you like it.
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Phr vvti fitting
Phr vvti fitting
Phr vvti fitting side
Stock oil pressure switch location on non-vvti block where Phr fitting goes
Phr power steering reservoir
Fit the turbo and started plumbing

Wastegate installed
Vvti line installed with Phr fitting


Craig, got the fitting from Powerhouse Racing for the vvti. Took a few pics which I will attach. It works flawlessly. Also started to plumb my turbo, put new motor mounts on, install my PHR power steering reservoir, finished installing my wedge seat brackets. Been a productive few days. Also finished my wire tuck. Man, go me. Lol
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Jim, I just caught up on this and the progress is great! That engine looks beautiful!! The PHR oil pressure switch location to VVT-i solenoid adapter is certainly the business. You're gaining on this! Will the wiring harness be next?

Seeing the progress on your car is always a treat and you cover every detail in your build. I still say this is going to go much faster than you think it will!
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At the rate you're going, you'll probably finish at the start of winter and have to look at the car until the weather gets better for you.
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At the rate you're going, you'll probably finish at the start of winter and have to look at the car until the weather gets better for you.
its still a LONG way from complete. Fuel system, wiring harness, intercooler mounting, intercooler pipe hole cutting, run coolant lines for turbo, finish lines for oil for turbo, cut hole for trans, install pedals, throttle cable, clutch master, brake master... the list goes on lol
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Well, itís in! Thereís still a ton to do, but hereís some pics for now.




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I've never understood the appeal of ganador mirrors, but I know how hard they are to find, so congratulations to you.
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