🔧 BUILD My MKIV Supra build-ish thread...big boy 3.4L motor time

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Most of you that have access to FB have probably already seen this but I did part ways with my Turbo TA yesterday. I've owned that car for over 10 years and took it from completely stock to a monster that is easy to drive and fun to thrash. I will miss that car but where I am in my life is I'd like to slow it down a bit and just have some cruisers and the TA deserves better than what I'm will to do with it. I think it's got everything to be competitive in the right hands. The new owner is a good friend of mine and lives less than a mile away from me so we will be seeing each others cars often that's for sure so it's not gone gone. This was not an easy decision but a combination of right place, right time, right person and right price as I had to come up with some cash on the difference. I would never sell this car normally as I don't think I could trust someone to not hurt themselves in it, but the new owner is more than capable of handling it and I'll be able to still see it perform at the track albeit from the sidelines and not in the drivers seat.

Edit: I'm going to turn this into a mini build thread and document some progress

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Minor update, parts acquired at the shop. Going to target dropping off my car next Friday so they can start pulling the current motor out and putting in the new one. Here is a pic of the manifold which will make Mook Mook happy that I’ll no longer have a cast manifold.

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I just dropped the Supra off at the shop. Motor is ready to go in. If I hadn’t said before this motor is practically brand new with about 500 miles on it. Should take very little time to get it in my car and tuned. Hoping to have more updates as things progress. Note the turbo manifold is not being used in my car as this came out of the old car. Motor is capable of making 1600whp but we’re shooting for a reasonable 1200whp.

 

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Speaking of the manifold, I think I’ve seen a few times you complaining of it. It’s a cast manifold, right?

I’ve been looking at going cast for my NA-T setup. Everyone says it doesn’t sound as good, but it can support big power and without the worry of cracks or placement issues. Any issue with yours?
 

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Man, this is exciting. Stoked to see and hopefully hear this thing once done!

What’s going on with the old motor? Partout? :unsure:
I’m going to keep it for another project. Not sure yet what that will be but I’ve been toying around with finding a 3rd gen Tacoma.
 
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Speaking of the manifold, I think I’ve seen a few times you complaining of it. It’s a cast manifold, right?

I’ve been looking at going cast for my NA-T setup. Everyone says it doesn’t sound as good, but it can support big power and without the worry of cracks or placement issues. Any issue with yours?
Mook Mook has more opinions about the cast manifold than I do. It’s been fine for me but I guess it gives off a not so nice sound at wot
 

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