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    1. #1
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      64 falcon 1jz project

      Hello. Here are some pics of my project. Been working on this car in my spare time
      for a while now. I just started the engine the other day. Still have tons to do and I will update the progress as I go. I also have a video of the engine on instagram. #1jzfalcon. I started with a 64 falcon four door. the engine was knocking and needed a rebuild. I didn't want to use the stock engine. I wanted to build a car that was reliable,powerful, and fun to drive. I also wanted something that my wife could get in and drive without any issue. I have been a Toyota tech for 23 years and have always loved the jz series engines. So i found a 1jzgtevvti engine and transmission from a 2001 crown athlete and thats how this project began.
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      After test fitting. I knew this was going to be a lot of work. The engine would not fit between the towers in the falcons tiny engine bay. I didn't want to spend a ton on a mustang 2 suspension and so i decided if i notched the shock towers i might have just enough room. I went with the relocation kit from Crites.
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      The shock tower kit gave me just enough room. Next it was time for engine mounts. I used factory 1997 turbo supra mounts and brackets and modified the Crites pads to fit.
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      After getting the engine mounts done it was time to address the trans tunnel.
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      Pulled the interior out and found more work. The beware of dog sign was covering one of 2 holes in the floor.
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      I will fix that later. on with the tunnel.
      I cut out most of the tunnel and made a new one with some 16 gauge. I recently realized that i had a 3" mock up driveshaft and that i needed a 3.5" shaft. I just ordered it and may have to cut it and raise it a little more.
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      Now it was time to build my trans cross member. I also installed a set of Crites subframe connectors.
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      I welded some plate to the floor for strength and then welded some c channel for the cross member to sit in. Then drilled through to bolt everything together. I also tied the cross member mounts to the subframe connectors. Now on to the radiator.
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      I used a 1991 supra radiator and a spearco intercooler. I modified the lower radiator support and used the factory rubber bushings for the supra radiator.
      Then i used a universal intercooler pipe kit and routed the piping. After that i modified and installed the bumper and grill.
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      I still have some fab work left on the bumper but everything fits! I also finished the upper radiator brackets. I used some l brackets and lexus sc400 radiator hold downs.
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      Next i decided to do some floor patching and cleanup. Also got my Aeromotive stealth tank.
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      I also mounted the gas pedal from a 2001 tundra.
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      Now it was on to some wiring. I used an is300 fuse block and wired the efi to the factory ecm. I also wired the factory immobilizer circuit and the dlc3 connector. I can communicate with the computer using the factory global Techstream software. i still have to tidy everything up but wanted to make sure everything was functioning properly first.
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      So now the engine and trans is mounted, radiator and intercooler done and the wiring roughed in. I decided to build a temporary downpipe for my first start. I used some 2.5" piping and a flange from Driftmotion.com. I don't know if i will use 2.5" or 3" for my exhaust but the flange fit nice and i used a factory downpipe gasket.
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      After making my test pipe. I was ready to hear this thing fire up for the first time. I installed the radiator hoses, filled the fluids, grabbed my jump box and after 5 years of sitting, the motor fired right up.
      I have a short video at the bottom of this thread.
      My goal now is to get the suspension on and figure out how to hook the column shifter to the Toyota trans. I just ordered my driveshaft and some global west upper control arms. I want to get everything together and work the bugs out. Then clean and paint everything and make it look nice. So that's where i am at this point. i will keep updating this as it i make more progress. Thanks for checking out my build!
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    2. #2
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      Sorry. Trying to get my pictures to post.

    3. #3
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      That will be a cool build, good to see a four door getting some love!


    4. #4
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      Thanks! I think this will be a fun cruiser.

    5. #5
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      This is awesome, can't wait to see it burning those tires

    6. #6
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      What a great project, yours is the second Falcon I have seen with a Toyota inline 6, the other was a NA engine.

    7. #7
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      This is great! Should come out as a very fun and reliable car.

      3 Years ago I swapped a JDM 2JZ-GTE into an 86 Cutlass after getting rid of the V6. Had it running on a Haltech Elite 2500 and the stock ECU controlling the transmission which was shifted via a B&M ratchet shifter on the floor. I also had to do lots of cutting and modifications to make it fit. Mostly just to the A/C box and crossmember though. I may have gone a little overboard with my install though because I had it looking factory stock in there when it was done.

      Depending on how stock you plan to keep it I recommend going to an aftermarket ECU. You're able to eliminate a lot of the "messiness" of the factory wiring, vac lines, etc.

    8. #8
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      Thanks! I love the sound of this engine.

    9. #9
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      Iím gonna keep the power around 400 horsepower. If I upgrade to a top mount turbo later, I may use an aftermarket computer.

    10. #10
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      Great way to update an old 4 door that most people give very little value to. I really want my next project to be a 4 door.

      Andrew
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    11. #11
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      That inter cooler mounting is sexy. I so love it. Not a huge 2jz fan, as I prefer the rumble of 8cyl, but they make great power, I am sure you will love it. Now it needs a killer wide body!
      My cougar project.

    12. #12
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      Cool and different...I like it.
      Cars are meant to be driven.

      John B

    13. #13
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      Thanks! I canít wait to load everyone up and ride.



    14. #14
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      Grambo. I love the sound of a v8. My other car is a 5.0 Lexus. This engine sounds amazing at 7500rpm with the turbo screaming.

    15. #15
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      Quote Originally Posted by 1jzfalcon View Post
      Grambo. I love the sound of a v8. My other car is a 5.0 Lexus. This engine sounds amazing at 7500rpm with the turbo screaming.
      I donít think there is a human who doesnít like that sound, just some canít admit it. As for your 2jz falcon, just cause itís not my cup of tea doesnít mean I donít respect it. Sheís gonna be a beast. Build on.
      My cougar project.

    16. #16
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      Got my driveshaft in. I am going to have to modify my tunnel slightly. I am thinking about going with the TCI four link.

    17. #17
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      I have the TCI 4 link along with there front suspension. I am impressed with the fit and install but can't provide impressions on how it drives, in the middle of a 3.5 Ecoboost swap with a ways to go.

    18. #18
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      I know the feeling. So much to do it is overwhelming sometimes. Did it give you more tire clearance?

    19. #19
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      Yes it does on the front and a little more at the rear. I am going back and forth on minitubbing the rear, I would like to get a 275 on the back. With the measurements I have taken 245 is an easy fit on the front and back with out tubbing the rear.

    20. #20
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      I'm so torn on this. On the one hand I love it. On the other hand I also love it.

      I was this close >< to doing a 1JZ or 2JZ in my 62 Falcon. Having previously done an RB20DET ranger swap, I have a great fondness for Japanese turbo inline sixes. Ultimately I went with a 5.0 but half of me still wants a JZ in my car. Anyway, rock on. This is awesome.

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