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    Mikes 88 GTX build

    A few weeks ago I bought this GTX from my buddy. It has some rust on the driver side quarter panel but he gave a replacement one with the car. He also gave me a bunch of other spare parts 2 engines and trannys. I also have a vj11 turbo as well but it may need to be rebuilt as it looks like it is leaking oil. I plan to swap a BPT in the future as i already have one just siting in my garage but as of right now, i just want to drive it with the stock motor.

    It already has a 2.5 inch exhaust, an aem fuel pump, and a defi boost gauge for mods. When i got it, it had a bunch of vacuum leaks( all the worm clamps on the intake pipes and IC pipes were no good. For the AFM, I used a worm clamp from a VW since it was big enough to clamp the AFM and pipe. The part number is N-024-508-5 and you can get one from VW/AUDI/SEAT/SKODA dealers if anyone was interested since the worm clamps from auto parts store never seem to last. I work at a VW dealership selling parts so it was easy for to just grab a clamp we had in stock instead of going to autozone lol) . I still have some work to do especially on the suspension. I bought the car just so i could replace my BG 323. So now on to the pictures.








    The speedometer is not working so i have to check the out.




    And here are the rods for the BP
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    I wonder what kind of attention a GTX will get at shows here in ZA. Unfortunately we had the facelifted BF until '03, so many people still consider my '87 SL to be a modern car.

    Anyway, I'm looking forward to seeing what you do to it. You said that you have a replacement panel to take care of that cancer, how much of the car does it cover?
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    Congrats on the new acquisition. Are any of those engines B6T's by any chance? Are they complete?


    '88 GT
    '88 GTX
    '85 Toyota Cressida 5-Speed
    '88 323 GT
    '88 323 GTX

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    the quarter panel covers from the rear window down and from the door to the hatch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Rotary View Post
    Congrats on the new acquisition. Are any of those engines B6T's by any chance? Are they complete?


    '88 GT
    '88 GTX
    '85 Toyota Cressida 5-Speed
    yes i have two b6ts. The only thing that is missing on both are the exhaust manifold and turbo. One of the manifolds had cracked.

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    I fixed the ignition timing on it as well and now the car feels like it is new!! it is currently running 1.1 BAR of boost, thats about 15-16 psi with no problem. I installed a MBC and its running great.

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    That's awesome. Glad you got it sorted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miK3Pro View Post
    yes i have two b6ts. The only thing that is missing on both are the exhaust manifold and turbo. One of the manifolds had cracked.
    Check your PMs


    '88 GT
    '88 GTX
    '85 Toyota Cressida 5-Speed
    '88 323 GT
    '88 323 GTX

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    Well yesterday the turbo gave out. It was making some noise and i knew it was on it its way out. I have been driving it to work and yesterday it started smoking alot and not going into boost. i bought a tbird turbo from 92dx and it arrived yesterday.


    My spare vj11 i found out that it is damaged :'(






    I should have it back together by the end of this weekend.
    I have FMIC sitting in my garage that i will try to install as well.

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    Do you have a BP in your 88 GTX?

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    Vj11's are great at holding pens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azgtx View Post
    Do you have a BP in your 88 GTX?
    Nope it still has the B6T... The BP would be in the future

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pox View Post
    Vj11's are great at holding pens.

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    I was planning on doing that for my work desk... Nice i like

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    Are you going to use that VJ11 turbine housing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by azgtx View Post
    Are you going to use that VJ11 turbine housing?
    My plan was to make the VJ11/tbird hybrid. Since the exhaust housing is cracked around the wastegate, i don't think i will since i don't want it to be spiking or it giving me an issue. I know the turbo was making some noise but it still ran fine and built boost before it was taken off.

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