Sol’s A80 Build… Part 7

 

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It has been quite some time since there was an update on this build. That’s mostly due to having so many other projects around there wasn’t much going on with the Supra from a content standpoint. Since the addition of the camshafts the car has been doing a fair amount of street duty and has been spending quite some time at the track being smashed on. The Titan Motorsport units not only made power but also added a new dimension of fun to allow for more spirited driving. The car has even made an appearance at one of B.A.D.D events. Just for the fun of it Sol thought he would take it out and see where it stood. With the lack of prepped surface the car laid down what was an impressive 8.36 secs @ 99 mph in the 1/8 mile.

Now that I have given u guys a quick recap on what has happened over the last few years lets get on with the reason why we’re here. After having the car sit for some time Sol decided it was time to throw some life back into the legendary Japanese machine. A plan was set to have the car go through the final phase of the build that would allow for what was his ultimate goal; a reliable 700whp street driven Supra.

As the plans for the upcoming build were underway, came  an announcement stating that B.A.D.D will be having a 1/4 mile drag event. Typically Sol wouldn’t opt to use the Supra for this kind of thing. However, not having an event like this for quite some time, combined with the excitement associated with build in progress; Sol decided to push the guys to have the car completed in time. This may sound simple enough, except for the fact Sol already had 2 other projects fast tracked to completion for the same event. We’ll be taking a look at the necessary changes needed to accomplish this feat Sol had in mind; the guys definitely had their hands full with this one.

 

For those of you who have missed the previous posts and would like a recap on the build, I have provided the link below:-

Sol’s A80 Build…

 

Now that you have been all caught up, let’s move forward with today’s update…

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The guys made a decision on the path for the Mark IV, and got it on the hoist to begin the tear down. The first task on hand was to pull the motor…

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Up at the front sat the CCW C10 wheel which are wrapped in 265/35/R18 Toyo Proxes R888 and on the inside, filled with Stop Tech’s 355mm 6 pot big brake kit…

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In the rear housed the massive 315/30/R18 Toyo Proxes R888 on a 11.5″ C10 wheel…

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A view of the underside of the Supra where the exhaust once filled…

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A look at the massive 4″ ETS titanium exhaust that was removed for ease of access while working on pulling the motor…

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Working with a hoist makes these kind of jobs significantly simpler…

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A look at the bay with the motor removed exposing the TRD sway bar…

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The 2JZ motor assembly with the Tweak’d Performance engine harness. With the motor out, the exciting part of the build would now begin as a few necessary parts started to arrive…

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With the upcoming plans Sol has for the motor he didnt want to leave anything half done, and he opted to go with a full Ferrea valvetrain consisting of valve springs, retainers and valves…

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Having disassembled the head to install the new valvetrain, they decided it would be a great idea to send the head to DCR Motorsport to have it ported…

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A close up on the stock 2JZ ports…

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Still wanting the car to be useful for daily duties if necessary, DCR performed their street port package which included a minor increase in port size and flow over stock…

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A look at the combustion chamber…

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With the motor out and in pieces, the car was placed at the back of the garage until further parts arrived…

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Two great builds in progress… Things became quite hectic at the garage which resulted in the AE86’s progress taking a back seat, but coming soon there will be an update on the build, so be sure to stay tuned to our Instagram page for more on it…

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A sleeping JDM legend…

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A quick peak at the interior which was served as parts storage for the Hypertune intake manifold and other misc pieces…

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The car’s exterior is very subtle but has some distinct styling cues which brings it to life, like the TRD carbon wing…

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Varying angles of this amazing piece…

 

In a quest for more power Sol decided it was time to make some upgrades. Having an initial power goal for this build, Sol also wanted to ensure reliability was at the core more so than just attaining the numbers. Even though the car was imported with very low mileage, the standard bottom wouldn’t be up for the task. After doing some much needed research, a Titan Motorsports 3.4L stroker kit was purchased in an effort to reach the desired figures.

 

Shortblock Kit Includes : 

Eagle 94MM Billet Crank

Titan Oil Drive Gear

Manley H-Tuff Rods

Manley or CP Pistons

Upgraded Wrist Pins

King or ACL Main/Rod Bearings

ARP Main Studs

 

In order to fit the billet main caps the block required being line honed; however, finding someone to do so locally proved to be challenge. The guys opted to purchase a block and had it done overseas and shipped in…

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A look at the block after it arrived and was in the process of being assembled by Bally…

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DCR Motorsport did a great job on the head and Bally went to work on reassembling it with the Ferrea goodies…

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A shot after the head was fitted to the block….

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In no time Bally had the long block fully assembled and ready to be returned. Those of you that have been following this build from the start, would remember that 700whp was the plan for the build over the course of time. The guys were now a step closer to reaching this goal…

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With a few days left before B.A.D.D 1/4 mile event, the cars were sent over to Dre Tuned’s shop to have the final details buttoned up…

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This AE86 is a recent purchase of Sol’s which was also in the process of getting completed for the drag event. The car has a 2JZ swap with a Powerglide transmission, I’ll be sure to create a post for you guys to have a more detailed look at the setup.

 

The guys were able to pull though and had the car up and driving a few days before the event. With some time left, they used it to make sure everything was in working order before having the car fully tuned. As of recent, we were fortunate enough to have another dyno shop open on the island and the guys decided to take advantage of this and give it a go…

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The car as it sat strapped down ready for some some pulls…

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A partial bay shot with the air filter removed from the stainless intake pipe…

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Being a street car Bally wanted to set a few base passes as this is the trim in which the car will be driven. Having done so and everything still running smooth, it was time to switch over to ethanol in preparation for the drag event the following day. The car was able to put down 914HP at 27psi which was more than enough power for the drag event. The guys encountered a problem where the car wouldn’t go over 27psi which they wouldn’t find the solution until after the session.

In spite of this issue, the dyno session was successful and was able to give the guys an idea of where the car is and some valuable data was collected in regards to the direction forward for the build. There is definitely room for improvement in some areas that the guys will likely address in the future and head back to the dyno for another session of tuning.

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Patiently waiting in line as the previous car stages…

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Sol as he exchanged a few words with the marshals in the burnout area…

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A few shots as he lit up the tyres before staging…

 

I would have mentioned this in a previous post as it relates to drag racing; however, as we don’t have an official home for drag racing, all of the events that take place are “no prep” racing. This particular one was held on a street which they closed off for a few hours to accommodate the racing. The event was somewhat bittersweet as Sol didn’t get to make as many passes as they would have liked. Having four cars entered and driving three of those, he only managed to make one pass in the Supra where he went 11.85 secs at 126mph.

 

I’ve provided a link to some footage from the event below, which includes the pass Sol was able to make…

The event had a huge turnout from both spectators and competitors. This in itself should be an eye opener to all that we need a home for the sport in order to make it possible for these and similar events in the near future.

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The car made it back home in one piece in fine working order which is always a plus after any race event…

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Mostly just in need of a good wash down…

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A look in the rear you guys would notice a portion of the bodywork is missing, this was removed to accommodate the tyres which Sol used…

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Having done the necessary preparation weeks in advance, Sol purchased some Mickey Thompson drag radials in an attempt to harness the power…

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With the sizing of these tyres it required removing some of the bodywork so they would fit. Opon a closer look its visible where the tyres were rubbing against the fender arches. Being a very iconic car to own in these times Sol didn’t want to damage the fenders solely to accommodate for the Mickey Thompson rubber…

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A partial side profile of how the car sat  on the rubber…

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A look under the hood for those of you who may have forgotten. Even though it could use a wash down, the bay features a mix between function and form which allowed for the goal in mind…

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A close up on the Precision 6466 turbo which is mated to a Full Race manifold with a 4″ downpipe and dual Tail 44mm wastegates…

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The wheels fitted gave the car somewhat of a street car ready for action stance…

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Close up of the competition number on the rear quarter glass…

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The interior it still remains pretty much factory finish aside from the Bride Digo series seats…

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A few more shots of the CCW C10 wheels wrapped in Mickey Thompson street radials…

 

It has been a crazy couple of weeks for the team involved in having the Supra completed in time for the event. Huge shoutouts go to Dre Tuned and Bally for making this all possible. For the moment the car will return to its original street form,  I’ll be on the lookout to capture any changes made as the build continues. Thanks for taking a look at this update on Sol’s A80 build, I hope you guys enjoyed it. I’ll close out today’s post with some bonus shots.

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