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Blimey, haven't updated this for a while!

As some of you know, I finally had enough with being messed around and seeing little to no progress with the guy that's been doing the V8 swap since April 2016. I took the car from him a couple of weeks ago and I'm having a more trusted place called Carson Performance complete whatever is left to do.

At first glance, there wasn't a huge amount of work that needed doing. Just small, fiddly bits like fuel lines, oil system for the supercharger etc. However, on closer inspection, we've unfortunately had to backtrack and redo some of the substandard work from the previous garage in order to make sure things are done properly and to a standard both Carson and I are happy with. 

This means that we've spent 2 weeks essentially redoing work where corners have been cut. Not ideal, but at least we have peace of mind that everything is being checked to ensure we dont run into any problems once it is finally up and running...hopefully!

Timescales now? Probably another 4-6weeks I reckon, but know knows what else we'll come across that will stop us from progressing further. 

There's light at the end of the tunnel and I've begun to find some love for it again. The guys at Carson also have an 86 so there's a personal passion for the car and their enthusiasm shines through the fantastic work they do. I'm kept up to date almost daily, even when it's bad news so that we can agree on a solution. 

Will try and keep this updated, hopefully with some good news soon.

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Glad to hear there's some progress, sad to hear we won't see it at Japfest this year. But I'm assuming it will be ready for Japfest Donington?

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1 hour ago, Paul said:

Glad to hear there's some progress, sad to hear we won't see it at Japfest this year. But I'm assuming it will be ready for Japfest Donington?

Yes mate should be there for that, along with many other shows this year too. Time to finally show it off wherever I can!

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42 minutes ago, smudge said:

Yes mate should be there for that, along with many other shows this year too. Time to finally show it off wherever I can!

I'll have to get a ticket then. :)

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Great build! 1UZ is a cracking engine.

I did the same swap into a MK2 Supra back in 2007 :)

Reading through your build thread, I feel your pain. I had the same issues with having to widen the transmission tunnel. I had massive issues with the steering column being in the way of the drivers side header. I had to actually rotate the rack back 90'deg to get enough space to reroute the exhaust.

Interesting BMW Gearbox conversion kit. When I did mine I was using the Castlemaine Rod Shop 1UZ to R154 MK3 Supra gearbox kit. Came with a Monaro clutch/flywheel and was probably the most expensive part of the conversion lol

Shame 2UR's are still so expensive as I love to follow some of the US guys and have an RCF powered 86 lol

Are you using the TRD 2UZ Charger?

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2 hours ago, Luke said:

Did this swap ever get finished?

Still underway. Carson Performance have been spot on but unfortunately we keep finding shit to put right or come across something missing from the previous knob-jockey

I won't go into details but had we started the engine up before finding countless issues, it would've lasted about 2 seconds.

Hope to have some more updates in the next couple of weeks.

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That's scary to think you might of lost the engine due to someone else's negligence. Is the engine and gearbox in the car or are you still sorting out issue before it can go in. It's funny how YouTube can make engine swaps easy in a 3 minute montage.

Anyway I look forward to the updates. I've not actually seen an 86 with an engine swap in the flesh yet.

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41 minutes ago, Luke said:

That's scary to think you might of lost the engine due to someone else's negligence. Is the engine and gearbox in the car or are you still sorting out issue before it can go in. It's funny how YouTube can make engine swaps easy in a 3 minute montage.

Anyway I look forward to the updates. I've not actually seen an 86 with an engine swap in the flesh yet.

Engine and box have remained in the car. 

If things were done properly 1st time, this probably should have taken around 6 months. But unfortunately was fucked around for 2 years by the 1st garage before I finally took it somewhere else, and it's just been 1 issue after another.

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28 minutes ago, dom2497 said:

Are you changing the diff as part of the build?

Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
 

Diff casing is the same, but stuck a Kaaz 1.5 way LSD in there 

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