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1jzgte into FC build thread!!!!!!!

Old 05-26-09, 02:07 PM
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1jzgte into FC build thread!!!!!!!

I'm starting a 1jz swap in a 1988 Turbo II FC

Just got the car last week. 1jz engine is on the way and today is rotary removal day

I'll try and make this a complete build thread that would help anyone who wants to do the swap. There will be detailed wiring instructions and engine mount templates (maybe, lol)

Here is the car as she sits right now:

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Will post again once the engine is out....
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Old 05-26-09, 03:59 PM
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thats TOO clean to not have a rotary in it.
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Originally Posted by SirCygnus View Post
that's TOO clean to have a rotary in it.

FIXED! lol



Yeah it's a good starting point.... interior needs works though.

Rotary is about 1/2 way out. Taking a break (95* here in sac!)
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OUT GOES THE ROTARY!

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That's enough for today for me!

More tomorrow.....
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somehow, the car is now allot better.
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whats wrong with ur motor and do you live in FL?????????
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Low compression.


Sacramento, CA
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Step 2:

Clean engine bay!



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Little time with a pressure washer and some simple green goes a long way....
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I spy a smudge where the afm is supposed to be.

Do it again!
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lol ^^


I'll clean it more once the car is running with a 1jz lol

Next I need to pull harness of the rotary engine... i'll need some parts of it!
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So clean. Should polish the paint with something soft, like the cats.
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Clean car bro.It will look dope when you finally have the 1jz in
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Originally Posted by Sketch_hs View Post
Next I need to pull harness of the rotary engine... i'll need some parts of it!
by chance do you know what exactly wires you need fron the harness?
trying to do mine but dont have a stock harness to work with.
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^^

You'll need the plug from the harness that goes to the body

It also goes to the wiper motor, cruise control etc


Then you'll need the wires, plugs and sensors from the coolant temp sending unit for the gauge cluster and the oil pressure sending unit. I think they trace all the way back to that same body connector...


You'll need the complete fuse/starer harness also. It connects to the battery and runs along the side of the engine bay, all the way down the transmission. A lot of important things go through this harness like power for the vehicle, charging system, connection to the starter relay etc.


I'm just getting started in the wiring and don't have all the answers yet.... I'll try to have a wiring guide up sometime in the futures as I wire it up. I'm still waiting for the new engine and wire harness to arrive
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Ok I just thought that you needed more things that that. I have a running car but my ecu harness is a haltech thought you needed more off the main.

I am also waiting on my motor. Jhot is pertty good everyone that I have talk to says you can always count on having the motor to be running from them
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Still waiting for the motor so I started doing some interior work... most of the blue stuff removed:



And my new door panels are the first parts to arrive!

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wash interior. now.
done yet?
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There was progress on the interior today... pics tomorrow when it's all back together
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Progress on the interior:

Here is how it started:

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Strip interior:

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Parted out a black s5, most are a direct match. The carpet was filthy!

Hand scrub with laundry detergent and pressure wash clean. Took all day to dry out:

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While it was drying I started cleaning and putting the rear interior back together... yes some parts are still blue, some parts don't interchange because of the s5 power seat belts.

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Re installed carpet, was kind of a bitch to get it lined up right, but it's good now and it's nice and clean (and smells great!)

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CLEAN!

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Moar later
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Interior pretty much done for now.... can't wait for the damn swap to arrive so we can get to the good stuff.

Anyways here is the 90% complete interior (seats and steering wheel are probably temporary)

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Got everything really cheap and I think it turned out pretty well
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damn im jealous i want my interior black not that ugly blue.
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^^ part out a car and swap it over!

It's not really hard. Just time consuming!
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Interior looks great.
Too bad you didn't wait till the swap was finished before reinstalling it.
Life would have been a lot simpler if you didn't have to work around the dash/seats, etc.
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^^ not much to do under the dash. everything can be accessed from the harness by the ECU plugs and the engine harness
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ANOTHER delay from engine supplier.


FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
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