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1993 RX7 1JZGTE swap in Guam

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1993 RX7 1JZGTE swap in Guam

2 1/2 years ago I decided to get myself one of the best sports cars ever. The 1993 RX7 FD3S. It sat around 73,000 miles. 3 weeks later i take it on a cruise and it over heats so bad that a an inch of the water jacket melts off. Further research on the rotary engine i knew i needed something else. LSX motors are phenomenal engines but i wanted an import motor and found the 1JZGTE
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TIME TO TAKE THE MOTOR OUT



HERES THAT WATER JACKET SLIVER THAT DISAPPEARED


TIME FOR THE NEW MOTOR

SNEAK PEEK


CORROSION IS THE WORST THING TO COMBAT ON GUAM. BUT DONT WORRY, IT WILL BE PAINTED
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There was this nasty boonie bee clump in my spark plug holes! So fyi this is not rust, it is just dirt. So i cleaned it up and put a new headgasket while i was at it.





I had to extend the wiring harness 3 feet because it came from a toyota soarer rhd




WOOOHOOO PARTS!!!




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Interesting build, any reason u did the 1jz instead of a 2jz?
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Interesting build, any reason u did the 1jz instead of a 2jz?
Thanks for the positive comments. There was actually 1 main reason. Being in Guam were very limited to resources and it was actually a blessing to find this motor normally this motor along with the SR20DET and LSX motors are gone within the day. And if you outsource from Japan or anywhere else it is averaged around $5000 including shipping. I dont have that deep of pockets haha
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Changed my waterpump out and purged my lines since there was more boonie bee dirt




Getting Timing down an camshafts installed


Test fitting the turbo mani


I realized my stupid decision of painting my ignition coil brackets and cam gears, so i sand blasted the brackets and wire brushed the cam gears as well as sandblasted clutch fork cuz it was so rusty






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My turbo was so rusty and ugly looking. I liked how Turbonetics did paint their turbos black. So i went with a high heat enamel black and corrosion controlled
My exhaust side of the turbo




Woohoo fidanza and ACT !!




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Got my 2jz 550cc injectors. They fit the motor but they dont fit the wiring harness connectors. Time to shave off those nubs



Along with these injectors i need to get a resistor pack. But they are $250..... Its friggin resistors. Good thing my job is electrical an i can make my own. Thanks to digikey (just ordered yesterday) i will be receiving 4.7 ohm 25 watt resistors for the price of $27.46

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So that is where i am at now. Motor is pretty much complete minus minor things like the fuel lines and coolant lines
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I gotcha, not guna lie I'm kinda sad u sandblasted the green away
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I gotcha, not guna lie I'm kinda sad u sandblasted the green away
Haha thanks man. I do like the lime green matte black look, but it sucks that i have anodized blue. If only they have lime green pulleys and timing gears
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Dam every time i see somebody doin the jz transplant i get exited about mine....... any pics of ur subframe
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Little bit of time with a rattle can will fix that haha, any way ill be watching this build
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Dam every time i see somebody doin the jz transplant i get exited about mine....... any pics of ur subframe
You have a build too? Pics?!!!!!! Idnt receive my subframe yet. Ordered it from www.shiftedperformance.com

Being in Guam it takes awhile.

Schaft-haha wont exactly rattle can it. There is this thing at home depot called preval. Look it up on youtube. Its basically a spraycan compressor and you can add automotive paint to the attached glass container. Its pretty sweet.
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No pics yet but im in the process of buying all the stuff tha i will need ... I dnt know if I should go with shifted performance or tech2 kit!!! Why did u go with shifted instead of tech2..????
Im goin to call them tomorrow to see what can they offer me!!!!
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Ah...so a fancy rattle can
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No pics yet but im in the process of buying all the stuff tha i will need ... I dnt know if I should go with shifted performance or tech2 kit!!! Why did u go with shifted instead of tech2..????
Im goin to call them tomorrow to see what can they offer me!!!!
I went shifted performance cuz theyre prices were cheaper, but still reliable and Tony is a great guy to deal with. Let me know what you want and i can talk to him.

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-haha yes a very fancy rattle can. A lot of businesses use it for touch ups actually.
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Well i want to get the kit but his doesn't include the drive shaft .... did you ask him about ground clearance?
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All my parts are there sprayed with a automotive grade spray gun or are being shipped out to the powder coaters, I'm just messing with you on the spray paint I only have 1 thing on my car spray painted.
Looking forward to the rest of this build
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Hmmmm PM me all the stuff you need exactly and I will send you a quote. I'm using a driveshaft from KSRACING in Thailand. BTW, don't get KSRACING kit, they are complete garbage, for $300 I got it and it was a waste of cash. But the driveshaft I got from them is actually pretty legit. Haven't fitted it on yet from the tranny to the diff but I'll let you know. If anything I'll get it customized
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Hehe that's the way to go. I've learned my lesson now with the spray painting. It took awhile but I realized that the UV rays just destroy the paint after a month or two. Thanks, I'm looking forward to it too. I'm looking at painting the car gunmetal.
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Waiting on my shifter to be extended, so i figured i would do skme modding as well as cleaning, and shopping

Wanted that '99 spec look for my taillights


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They are kinda dirty, ill take pics when they are clean


And the paint!!!! Gonna go with a gunmetal color. Gonna test it out on the deont bunper later, make sure its what i want
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Meant to say front bumper not "deont"
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Don't ya just love typos that make no sense? Things are look good man.
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Don't ya just love typos that make no sense? Things are look good man.
Thanks man. Im actually going to learn how to paint... Im kinda scared but i want to be able to say "built not bought" on my car. Its gonna look so sexy

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Performance ill let you know as soon as possible. If you can please pm me a good email for quicker responses
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I havent really mentioned where i got all my parts and knowledge from

www.shiftedperformance.com

Tony is very knowledgable in this build and i have to say...being thousands of miles away from him he has still helped me with this build. That alone is a feat itself with issues such as wiring, making sure the engine wont blow with what i put on it. Honestly i didnt know anything about cars and performing this swap with shifted performance's help has made me a lot more knowledgable in how my car works, performs, and what it is capable of
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Right now im working on painting my oil catch can the gunmetal color as well as clearing up my lights with mothers headlight restore after sanding. Then mebe this week ill prep my engine bay for painting
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