I was planning on doing an ea-eb turbo manual falcon for this project but since i have a cressida lying around i thought i might see how far i can get with it for $1300
The car in question is the same one i bought about 2 years back. Its a silver mx83. Its a fairly tidy shell, has a few dents and faded passenger side front and rear guard tops. I bought the car with the engine half out due to BHG so i also have a few 7m bits and bobs, injectors, afm etc. Its been sitting in my back yard since the new business and extra kid knocked the wind out of me with it.
Although i paid more for it looking around at todays ebay / boostcruising price index i am thinking you could get something in a similar engineless state for about $400. The car is a grande so its extra heavy but has an LSD already. It also has an a340 in it and a tailshaft and a good stock radiator.
Engine:- I have 2 spare 2jzge engines, the first one cost me a carton of beer but has since had its crank shaft donated to the ke20, the second was part of a $500 deal i bought off a member containing a 1jzgte, a 2jz full gasket kit and acl race series bearings. I am of the opinion that the ge engine was a $100 component of this price based on previous ge engine purchases and its the engine i will use for this project. I am still yet to have a good look at the engine though.
Misc:- Since this used to be a project i had some parts collected already. Sump / flex plate and bellhousing was from JZK25 from memory think slipped him $100 back then. The car already has a 400x300 cooler in it but i dont think i can afford this within the budget so will take it out.
I also have an ebay t4 manifold for it that i paid $189 for and they are still available on ebay for that price today. The inlet manifold i built back when this car was a project at $0 cost to myself, i am however considering using a factory manifold and tb position if the intercooler is not within my budget.
Here is a picture of how it sat when the project ran aground, it now has no engine and the turbo on it in the picture is not within the budget so it goes.
$511 to put it together and make it run 13s hahahaha
I want to try and get the 2jzge running using the 7mge distributor, injectors and afm, the afm is a restrictive POS but dont really have a choice. I plan to do the usual free tricks to the a340 to get it to shift quickly, should be ok for this project. Convertor will be stock. Hopefully i still have some stock exhaust manifolds for the ge as i plan to get it running and registed in an NA state.
If i can find a $100-$200 internally gated turbo this should leave me enough money to buy a cheap arse FPR, a 2nd hand fuel pump, some pressure switches etc. I want to make up or re-use some kind of a tank for an engine bay mounted methanol tank. I will use 2-3 2jzge injectors plumbed into the intake pipe to provide the additional fuel and cooling required.
This jaycar kit http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView...l&form=KEYWORD is cheap and combined with a few pressure switches should let me drive up to 3 injectors in stages.
Even though i own an exhaust shop i will use scrap material from the bin out the back just like anyone else can for the exhaust and inlet pipe work.
Probably should of started with a cheaper / lighter car but end result is car is out of my back yard and i gain another cheap thrasher with AC.