Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Tuesday Already?

Time sure flies when you don't know what you're doin'!

Have to put my 2016 registration stickers on the Jeep, then head to the car wash, check my mail, and do a load of laundry in preparation for leaving Wednesday morning for Supras in Vegas!

I'm looking forward to meeting up with a bunch of my on-line friends from the celicasupra,com forum where I hang out.

Even though I didn't get Ms. Swan ready for the trip (I just have to learn how to organize my time better!), I've volunteered the Jeep to act as a support vehicle.

I'll get her there next year after I clean up the garage (again....) and get her inside to swap out all the worn-out parts for the huge stack of new stuff I have for her.

I'll be rebuilding the front and read suspensions with poly-graphite bushings, new KYB Gas-A-Just shocks and strut inserts, new springs that will drop the front a little over 1", and the rear about 3/4", and some new wheels and tires for her.

And I'll finally get the new carpet installed, the new stereo installed, and my short-throw shifter installed.

The stock Supra wheels for the Mark-II are 14x7, with a 225/60-14 tire, and you just can't get proper performance tires in that size anymore. The new rims are 16x8, and I'll be running something like a 265/40-16 tire. The rolling radius of the tires is the same as the OEM tires, so it won't change the overall gearing, or throw off the speedometer.

It sounds like a huge change, but with the correct offset rims, they fit right in there just fine, with plenty of clearance even considering the car will be lowered a bit.

So, go read the good folks in the sidebar, and I'm off running errands for the rest of the day!

2 comments:

  1. Sounds like fun! Have a great time.

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  2. Oh, YEAH!

    I'd always wanted a "Mark-II" Supra since they came out in 1982, but I'd just moved to California, then got married, had a kid, bought a house, yadda-yadda-yadda.

    Took me 30 years to get one, but there you go!

    Looked into many different cars for a Project Car, and the Detroit pony cars were WAY out of my price range, especially here in California.

    Finally sat down one day and thought about cars that really made an impression on me, and the 1982~85.5 Supras kept floating to the top, so I looked for about 6 months, and found one that met 99% of my criteria.

    Good to see you having fun with the Original Pony Car!

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