I've fixed the issue with the car studdering and wideband dropping! My wastegate was being closed on by my hood.. I had to take a hammer to the underside of the hood to get it out of the way. My motor has a lot of movement when hitting boost. New motor mounts is on my list of things to get.
I finally traded the silver teg for the 96 Camry. I was having problems with it slightly overheating and found out it was the thermostat. So far I've only put $100 into the Camry - Registration, Tabs, Thermostat, Brake Light Bulb.
So you know what this means..... room for the black teg (now going to be referred as the Teg) in the garage! The Teg is winterized and stored away in the garage, where ill be slowly working on it this winter. I might even keep it stored over summer and into the next winter.
As I've been working on this car and making plans for it, I've realized it needs a lot of work (and $$$) for it for it to be where I want it to be. I need new motor mounts, full suspension, oil return line, downpipe, dump pipe, tires and an alignment. I decided to ditch getting a new manifold after doing research, at least getting a different type of manifold. I like the fast spool and response of the log manifold, plus the ability to keep my power steering and full radiator. I want my build to be based around my cooling system.
With all of this comes in the factor of money. In the future, I WILL own a 1997 R33 Skyline GTR V-Spec. It is my dream car and I've come to the terms that the Teg is just my stepping stone to the Skyline. My plans are to fix it up to how i want it, without going all in (such as things like a paint job, JDM ITR front, Recaro seats, etc.). I want to keep it for the next few years and use it as a sort of tool to help me learn more about building cars, becuase my plan for the Skyline is to fully build it... the whole works.. no expenses spared. When I do sell it.... </3 .... I'll make sure it goes to the right person, someone who is gonna care about it like I do and will treat it with immense care. Its hard to find tegs out there with ZERO rust and never seen a winter!! At least in my area! I really want the option to be able to buy it back from them if it boils down to that.. but I know that most likely all my doe will be dumper into the Skyline..
Holy interior swap Batman!
Before and Afters-
Comparison of door panels
Swapped arm rests for the leather
Dashes swapped. I've pulled a dash like 4 times in the past 1-2 months.. lol. I've gotten pro!
Here is the original dash and also entire interior.
Thanks to MeltMans article on swapping SRS harnesses I was able to swap my OBD2 clip for my OBD1 clip
The shift boot track had slipped out and was hanging. Not sure if I have an After picture..
The ignition was cracked in my original steering column, which is why you see no column cover because the ignition didn't fit. The previous owner had said it had never been tried to be stolen, but I don't see why the ignition would be cracked like this otherwise...
Miscellaneous pictures of the swap
After fully swapping and installing the dashes, my turn signals wouldnt work.. There was one plug that went to nothing. For anyone swapping a dash make sure you swap the harnesses with the dash!!
My husky Marley, helping me swap out the harness on the dash
And him riding in the car with me after the swap
Huge wiring mess with my alarm..
Initial dash and steering column removal
Here is a picture of the silver teg after having everything pulled from it. It was sold pretty much like this
The Teg currently has the dash pulled for the harness swap. Ill make sure to get final pictures! I wanted to wait until I was fully done but I have been collecting way too many pictures and happenings!
Thanks for reading!