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didnt come in.. was originally designed for.

 

Through some research I found that the M series was introduced in 1965. They were all inline 6's. Don't think it was really possible to fit an inline 6 in a 60's toyota truck. Stouts (truck) were small and came with the R series that ended in the 90's also.

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it is.. and lookin back my memory must be going. no m was intended for a truck.. or atleast if it was i cant find the info now. so im going with ooops. must be all the jokes people make about it all the time. lol.

 

but keep in mind there have been so many revisions.. the similiarities from model to model are there... but a 7m compared to the 2000gt motor.. is COMPLETELY different

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i've never really understood the whole.. "the motor was designed for a truck not a sports car" thing when refering to the ka24 or the 7m..

if i recall correctly the ford 5.0/302 came in trucks.. the chevy 350 came in trucks.. the chevy LSx variants went into trucks. the mazda rotary went into trucks.. and last time i checked all these motors went into sports cars as well.. Does this mean that the mustang, corvette, and rx7 are not sports cars..??

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i've never really understood the whole.. "the motor was designed for a truck not a sports car" thing when refering to the ka24 or the 7m..

if i recall correctly the ford 5.0/302 came in trucks.. the chevy 350 came in trucks.. the chevy LSx variants went into trucks. the mazda rotary went into trucks.. and last time i checked all these motors went into sports cars as well.. Does this mean that the mustang, corvette, and rx7 are not sports cars..??

 

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Materchan, looks like you're ahead of me right now. I'm getting a good head gasket on soon, with the head studs soon. I'm thinking of dropping the engine off at the engine shop and getting some nice internals, and a little head work. Really nice weather right now for working on cars.

 

The stock JDM gasket was a little beaten up after 20psi of boost. I had even retorqued the head bolts before then. Also, I think one of my rings is leaking a little since the compression was low on 5, and it's a little oily there. Just bad tuning really. I should have taken it to a dyno before boosting it much. I'll be more patient this time, specially since I'll probably have real money invested in the bottom end now.

 

Hopefully I'll have it together before April next year to be at the MSA show.

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at the rate i'm going we will finish at about the same time. there's a whole bunch of wiring to do, it seems a lot more then when i wired up MS to my l28 turbo. one question, the fuel damper(i think it's called) thats on the fuel rail, where does the fuel line coming off it go?

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its been a very long time sense i have updated this, but the car is running and i have fixed most of the leaks. i have driven it around close to my house a few times and i am happy with it so far. i have not yet hooked up the ic lines yet so its just an na right now. its loud as hell and thats keeping me from getting more seat time tuning it in the sleepy neighborhood of mine. i will probably end up taking it to a shop and tell them to give me a nice quiet exhaust on it.

 

the things that are really keeping it from driving more are the fact that i cant get my autometer tach to work right yet and i dont have my alt. hooked up. i bought the tach about a year ago because it's a nice simple black 5" tach. i tried hooking it up every way but nothing. i had a simple 3 wire tach lying around and i hooked that up and it worked with no problems. so i think the tachs dead(damn ebay seller).

 

now i can get the alt working right yet so i give you all an offer. first person who tells me the right way to wire up the alt. will get a nice box of homemade Christmas cookies mailed to your door. any help with that is appricated.

 

oh i also got some 17X8.5" wheels to go on my car after i get it running to spice up the sexiness.

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Looking very nice man, congrats on getting it running.

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turns out it was a bad crimp i put on the charge wire on the alternator. crimped it up then i tried wires and instantly got 14volts. it was pulling about 40 amps according to the gauge at idle, not bad if you ask me. to think i was going to go out and buy another alternator tomorrow. only thing i have left is to hook up the tach. i have thrown in the towel to build my own exhaust so im taking it into the place that did my 76. vids not too far away.

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turns out it was a bad crimp i put on the charge wire on the alternator. crimped it up then i tried wires and instantly got 14volts. it was pulling about 40 amps according to the gauge at idle, not bad if you ask me. to think i was going to go out and buy another alternator tomorrow. only thing i have left is to hook up the tach. i have thrown in the towel to build my own exhaust so im taking it into the place that did my 76. vids not too far away.

 

What were you going to do to build your own exhaust? I'm thinking of building my own muffler based on the stock 350z/g35/fx35.

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well i wasn't going to make my own muffler, i was just going to use a moroso muffler i had lying around. but for noise and clearance reasons i am going to let the pros handle this one.

 

Ya there isnt much room to be origonal with the space the left there lol. I am thinking about putting it in the space time conpartment and packing it with sound insulation.

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