Alright guys and girls, well it took a while but i finally have something worth showing. So, to start the story, i was after a V8 engine to put into my C32 Laurel. My main choice was the ridiculously over engineered and under appreciated 1UZFE, but the cheapest solution i found was to buy a complete Soarer and pull everything out of that. So, i started hunting for a UZZ31 and funnily enough the legend of a girl i have, won a minter on eBay for a awesome price. So we took a day off, traveled up to Hull and picked this up. BUT i encountered a problem. Id always wanted a Soarer, and now i had one of the best examples id seen in a long time. So i made the painful (and now regrettable choice) of selling the laurel PURELY to fund a manual conversion for this. Luckily i had a majority of stuff left over from converting my manual supra to a 1JZ. W58 box and accessories, prop, mounts etc. So the largest part i needed was the conversion kit itself. First of all i bought everything i needed from these guys : Quantum Auto - Your Toyota V8 Source and More! All i can say is STAY THE FUCK AWAY! I messaged and inquired about everything i needed and how to do it and the seller, Mark Boldisar, was punctual and helped with everything. But once he got my money he didn't want to know. I spent a good month waiting for the products, but when they never arrived and i received no shipping number i inquired as to why. After the first message confirming who i was, i heard nothing else. Even to this day. Luckily i payed through PayPal the correct way and they refunded me my money instantly. Next i bought a entire kit, minus a clutch off these guys : sitemap toyotav8 toyota lexus manual transmission adaptors toyotav8 Now these guys were 100% better, prompt messages and information and a few days after payment i received the all important tracking number. 4 days later and this arrived at my workplace. Consists of flywheel, adapter plate, plate for the concentric slave, new slave cylinder, braided lines, and all fixtures and fittings. Also the workmanship on the pieces were awesome. So i started getting the Soarer ready for all the parts. Dove underneath and started to get to work removing the auto box, This was a pain in the arse to do on the floor. But after removing the engine cross member i was able to access all the bolts on the bell housing, so a few minutes later, a split lip, 4 extension bars and a lot of swearing, it eventually came out....Right onto my pinky finger. After this was out i started pulling bits off i needed, mainly the bell housing itself. I then fitted the adapter plate to it and tightened up the nuts. This really was a good fit and a well machined piece of kit. Then you offer it up to the W58. I was informed the bell housing may have to be trimmed away in some places for the bolts to clear. All i found was the one bolt head obstructing. Sorry for the dark picture. So i trimmed the bell housing down and everything fitted together perfectly. Then i needed to fit the slave into place. Again i was told that the bearing sleeve on the end of the W58 spline is too big and needs to be cut off and made flush for the bearing to seat correctly. The sleeve is thin, so if you're gonna do this FOR THE LOVE OF GOD don't use a angle grinder. Use a hacksaw and slowly cut through it. Once its off file the burrs down until its flush. I then needed to decided where to route the lines for the slave, you have a number of choices but with this being a American kit, the majority place the lines to the left. So i chose to route it straight up. I checked the clearance in the tunnel so i don't get a nasty shock when fitting and drilled the bell housing. All fitted with lines. Next i got back under the car and removed the torque converter and spacer rings, ready to fit the flywheel. I forgot to mention but with this kit you get a set of ARP flywheel bolts too. Then i fitted the flywheel and torqued it all up. Checking with the starter motor but all teeth seem to line up perfectly, not like the typical problem you have with MR2 flywheels and the teeth being the wrong way round. Next up i ordered a clutch. Which will be fitted at the weekend, and then its time to offer up the box and see how things go. Cheers for reading, ill keep you guys posted.