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Finished the entire shifting assembly, in the cabin shifter cables needed to be extended, as well as new mounting brackets on the same bolts as the handbrake. I made a mistake and the engine assembly had to be changed because first gear was where 5th was and reverse was where 2nd gear was.
 

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Your lights are going to look cool. I always wanted molded edges and a traditional sealed 5" with no plastic cover.
Anything is possible with time, plastic welder helps mold plastic and have a solid headlight cheaply, the only negative is you have to spend a long time sanding down the plastic to make it smooth and seamless.
 

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Here’s the 5sfe flywheel with the holes elongated. Engine is out of the car, drilling out a couple holes for the transmission to mount to the engine, painting and cleaning stuff, and making a access panel before engine goes back in for hopefully good. For the fuel system I used the quick connect hose piece with the original fuel rails and spark plugs, and it mates up to my original fuel line. The hope is that the mk3 pump and fpr can keep up with the 1mz. Also here’s part of the manifold I made.
 

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So the bottom portion when mounting trans to engine, doesn’t have any bolts that line up so I made a bracket. Basically it’s a piece of steel with bolts to act as dowel pins on the ends of the metal rectangle like piece that grab onto two holes on the engine and a bolt through the middle where it bolts to the trans. I should of taken a a better picture but I was in a rush. I also added a third mounting point to the subframe mount like the original mk3 mount.

Also got my hands on a repair manual to look at the 1mz ecu pinouts, however my 00 ecu isn’t the same so I’ll have to see what I can use from this but here’s the info if anyone needed it. I also added a photo of what my 00 sienna ecu looks like
 

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Here’s a better look at the passenger side mount, this is the final version. Also a little update on the headlight housing
 

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I made a hole behind the passenger storage and made this cover for it in order to access oil dip stick. Electronic valved exhaust system is on the way, here’s a closer look, it’s going to be a mid exit style exhaust.
 

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Started working full time so progress will be a bit slower but as of right now the car is at 75% done. I actually sent out the wiring to wiregap, and I’m waiting on a plug and play harness estimated time about 3 weeks. Exhaust system is done, just needs paint and heat wrapping. I’m in the middle of making a new rear support piece that I had to cut out, the top piece will be welded and the bottom I’m trying to make bolt in to make removing the engine easier without a lift. You can see the rough start in the pics below. The exhaust is a 2.5 inch straight pipe from headers into a y pipe, then a small catalytic converter to quiet it down, and then into a remote controlled valved muffler, out of the middle of the car.

I also picked up some wheels, they’re drag 15x7.5 +10 on some hankook Venus V2 205/50/15.

Things that are left to finish the project :

heat wrap everything
Finish rear support
Tach adaptor wire in for rpm signal
Make bucket seat mounting bracket
Mount a/c compressor and tie in ac lines
Vacuum lines
Figure out brake booster line
Install hood pins
Add fog lights
Suede Door upholstery
Finish headlight assembly
 

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Less time .... more money . <img src="https://www.spyderchat.com/forums/images/smilies/biggrin.png" border="0" alt="" title=":D" class="inlineimg" />

Let us know how Wiregap works out and what it cost .
His name is Doug, he’s on here I forget his handle but he specializes in mr2 wiring harnesses, I’ve read good things, spoke to him on the phone, he’s done a few 2gr-fr swaps in spyders. I will do a review of the service once I get it in. Cost is the same as mk2 1mz, $600 for harness +$30 for shipping.
 

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Update: The 1mz Sienna ac compressor hits so I’m back to making the 1zz compressor fit, it needs one of the lines flipped out of the way because it hits the alternator, and it needs a bracket made from scratch. I’ll have pictures once I get it done.

The radiator hoses are done, fitted and wrapped in heat resistant sleeve.

I’m redoing the front manifold in order to get better clearance for ac hoses/fuel line/shifter cables. I’m also making a heat shield on top of the manifold. The manifold is a oe Avalon one cut and made log style.

I have limited time but once I get things finished I’ll post pictures.

Wiring should be done by the end of next week! Hoping to get it started by then.

Here’s a pic of the exhaust pieces, painted w high heat paint. Needs exhaust wrapping.
 

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I finished the front side manifold, and heat wrapped it along with what I call the midpipe. More heat protecting to do, I’m trying to also make a heat shields for almost everything. I drilled and tapped the coolant inlet for a second coolant temp sensor because each ecu is going to run off of one.

Also AC compressor is fitted and belt is on. I had to grind down some of the block and the alternator mount and I made the 1zz compressor fit. No need to splice into the lines. You need to relocate the plug somewhere else because it gets in the way of the alternator mount.
 

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Wiring is here! Thanks to Doug at WireGap. I got it delivered to him on the 4/3 and I got it back on 4/20. $640. Here’s what it looks like before it goes into the car. Again it’s running off of both ecus. Looks too complicated to replicate myself.

Also wrapped the door hand rest in suede to match my seats.
 

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4/27/19, first start success! Need to make some more alterations to the exhaust, there are a couple leaks, and need to figure out all the vacuum hoses and where they go, also need to make a custom intake because the battery is In the way, this is how I rigged it up to just get it to run for a bit.

I made a throttle cable mount bracket. I’ll try and upload a video and a link for the exhaust note, sounds like a bmw straight six.
 

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