Yowzers ever growing collection of Toyota Crowns.
Posted 08 June 2007 - 09:28 AM
At the moment I'm just doin the basics, suspension, exaust, soundsystem and whatnot. Woulda just stayed with the cutties, however I'm not too keen on gettin pink stickered for it...
Also just purchased a 7m-ge and all the bits to go with it, which I'll swap into the crown sometime in the near future. Probably wack a blower to the side too .
Pics of everything soon, most of you woulda seen the car before anyway.
Discuss stuff: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=10407
Posted 11 June 2007 - 06:15 PM
Got the suspension sorted last week so it's a tad more legal, and alot more comfortable. Tis only slightly higher in the back, but that should sink down a bit. Tomorrow, exaust work!
I'm also gonna rock up to aucks later this week I think, to pick up a new engine/box (7M-GE) and all the EFI crap from a cresida, so if anyone feels like comin on a roadtrip n givin me a hand with that, that would be awesome.
Posted 23 June 2007 - 11:49 PM
Soundsystem consists of Infinity 5-1/4" and 6-1/2" Kappa componant speakers (Front & Rear), Alpine PDX-4.150 and MRD-M1005 amps, Soundstream 0-guage wiring kit, and whatever the fuck Flippy's flash Pioneer headunit is.
Sounds fucking mean.
Problems however, the speaker pods need a bit of trimming down to stop interfeering with the doors as the drivers side door can't close properly. Bigger problem is the alternator can't keep up with the power draw of the amps, so the whole fucking car dies when the volume's cranked up and sucks the last drops of juice from the battery while cruisin through town...
Got a few things to complete before nats, such as carpet the pods, stick in new parcel tray for rear speakers, find better alternator and battery and chuck them in, fix the boot leak, bolt the subs down, fix the trans fluid leak, tune the engine up a tad, and maybe try n fix the clock...
May wack an alarm in there too.
Photos to come if I ever find the camera
Posted 01 July 2007 - 03:59 PM
Didn't manage to fix the trans fluid leak in time, but meh, nothing broke. Finally got the camera back, but as I've pretty much finished the soundsystem there aint many interesting photos.
Drivers side speaker pod with red vinyl (Fucking hard to put on and get it looking good)
Passenger pod, not covered
Ratty as sub/amp install
Speakers that will go in the back
Random pic of dash guages. Reset the odo in Cambridge on the convoy to nats on thursday night. Cranked out 512 miles (824km) and spent over $250 on gas in 3 days
Water in the boot. Not cool boes
Broke fuel cap cover
7M-GE that will one day reside in the car for a while
SC14 supercharger that will soon reside on the side of the 4M
Random pro shot
Thats shit for now, will update when I've done something significant.
Posted 20 August 2007 - 02:12 PM
At least 3 different types of gunk holding it in
Silicone & Rust. A tasty snack for any time of day
WTF is this shit?
Screwdriver holsters come factory standard?
Used to be metal here once apon a time. Water got trapped under all the silicone/gunk and ate it all away.
Some things you're much happier not knowing about.
Posted 20 January 2008 - 05:25 AM
Brief details are BANG, oil slick, not go.
Posted 04 October 2008 - 08:14 PM
Anyway heres some pics of todays efforts.
Epically blow'd up gasket
My decapitated underwater 4M
And some other crap in my garage
Yep, so gonna get the head checked out before I chuck it back on. The head off my old 4M had a big crack discovered in it when I got it pressure tested, so I now have a hefty alloy paperweight. An expensive, alloy paperweight. Pressure testing ain't cheap.
Posted 21 October 2008 - 05:17 PM
And now, a few hard out hours later it's back on the engine. IT WORKS!!! WOOOO!! It only took me, uh, 9 months? Fuck I'm useless, but it finally runs again!
I haven't slept in 24 hours and I feel like complete crap, but at least the car goes. Tomorrow I gotta stick the bonnet back on and then take it in to get another muffler installed (stupid fucking volume restrictions ). And then hopefully it'll pass a wof. It also needs a hell of a good clean.
Posted 29 October 2008 - 04:47 PM
I really need to clear the shit out of my garage so I can start on the 5m-ge
Posted 15 November 2008 - 12:53 PM
Anyhoo I decided to give it a polish up. Found that at some stage in the past someone had given it a touchup in a slightly different shade of.. uh.. whatever colour it is.
Polish cut though the thin areas nice and quick, leaving a big line where the paint got thicker.
Pretty gay, and I can't afford a paint job anytime soon. Also now that it's a bit shinier, ya can really see how warpy the panels are. Oh well.
On the plus side, I have some brand new carpets
Got this too
Posted 14 January 2009 - 10:40 PM
The 4m = not good due to the head problem, so that is now out and contaminating my driveway. In its place is now a 5mge that I found in a spare MX73.
The initial goal was to have the car running by new years (a time frame of 3 days), and we actually got a fair bit done. Started removing the engine from the cressy at 10pm, had it out by 4am. up at 8am to remove the engine and everything from the crown. Worked till around 2am getting everything we needed ready. Up again at 8 the next day to swap everything over from the 4m to the 5m (sump, oil pump etc). After day 2 however we ran into a kickdown cable problem and gave up, knowing we wouldn't complete it in time and the car remained sitting for ages with no engine collecting dust.
This week I finally sorted the cable and got the engine in, so heres some pics for your enjoyment.
5MGE hanging from a rope
My rangi kickdown link made from the ecu mount
And the engine finally in the car.
Soooo... Still gotta plug everything in on it, sort the wiring, sort the fuel system, sort the cooling, replace the cam belt, and most likely something else I've overlooked. Yay.
Posted 11 February 2009 - 04:43 PM
Various bits I've had to do is modify the alternator pulley to fit my Bosch alternator on, hunt down a longer fan belt to fit it (why the the fuck does it need a 7 ribbed belt???), sus out the shitload of wires and narrow it down to the ones I need, find places to mount all the electrics and so on and so forth (too hot to type, get off my back!)
Got a new accelerator cable made up, ideally it could have been a few cm longer but too bad
Surge tank and fuel pump (yet to be installed)
And I got this...
Yep, a 6 pack of Brakleen and 8 cokes. Hows that for a wacked out pack?
Back to the car
The heater hose was a bit of a bastard to pipe up, so I had to find some elbow bends (took me ages to find a place that sold them). This is the result.
8 more places to leak from! Woohoo!
My rangitastic electrics mounted to the guard. I'm pretty confident I did it correctly, I'm just hoping the ECU agrees and doesn't mind that it's missing a few things.
The remains of my battery stand. It's kinda fucked, but it still supports the battery. For now anyway
So there it is so far. The engine and all its components are all together and wired / piped up. All that is needed now is a mount of the firewall for the accelerator cable and the rest of the fuel system piped up. The tank is in getting a return pipe welded in so hopefully I get that back soon.
As I said, she should be running by the weekend. Heres hoping nothing fucks up at the last minute
Posted 14 February 2009 - 08:23 PM
The fuel system is done, the tank is back in, headlights are on, the last of the electrics are sorted and the car is 99.6% complete.
Unfortunally, the last 0.4 % consists of a cracked thermostat housing and a cable mount. Oh well, there's still tomorrow. Still a few bits of trim / bumper that needs attaching too.
Cheap surge tank.
Yep, it's screwed to wood. Lushtastic MDF.
There it is, all piped up and ready to go. Just need fuel.
I decided to upgrade the lights as well, so got some Narva high/low beam semi sealed jobbies. 100W of light up in yo grill!!
Still need to upgrade the wiring for the lights though, as the factory shit was never designed for that wattage.
And the shitty tstat house. It took me ages to figure out why the fucker was leaking. Coulda had the car fired up tonight otherwise. (Except it still had no fuel)
Tomorrow is the day. Hope Repco has a housing in stock, and I need to find someone with a welder that I can borrow for 5 seconds to weld up my cable mount.
Then I can go for an exhaustless blat!
Posted 16 March 2009 - 10:29 PM
[*:20lgpb93]half done - Quieten down the exhaust
[*:20lgpb93]Install power steering box
[*:20lgpb93]Improve front carpet.
[*:20lgpb93]Reupholster the rear seats
[*:20lgpb93]Panel work on all the minor dents / scrapes / rust patches
[*:20lgpb93]Replace missing side trim
[*:20lgpb93]Improve fuel system installation
[*:20lgpb93]Improve audio installation
[*:20lgpb93]Buff out all the scratches on the bootlid
[*:20lgpb93]Install a 4 speed transmission
[*:20lgpb93]Dynamat the interior
[*:20lgpb93]Replace shitty bushers with something better
[*:20lgpb93]Repair/replace/relocate battery mount
[*:20lgpb93]Make radiator shroud
[*:20lgpb93]Done - Repair dodgy battery earth terminal
[*:20lgpb93]Done - Install relay for highbeams (Installed HID High/lows)
[*:20lgpb93]Done - Repair/replace buggered fender mirror
[*:20lgpb93]Improve security on engine wiring
[*:20lgpb93]Upgrade central locking
Hmm.. gonna be busy over winter. Better get another car running in the meantime.
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