Project Fury Celica

Project Fury 1977 Celica with a supercharged 1UZ  V8

Project Fury started life when the owner purchased a 1977 Toyota Celica while stationed in Texas. When it was time to go back home in Hawaii the car followed. Little did he know it would morph into something sinister.

Project Fury 1977 Celica with a supercharged 1UZ V8

The owner knew he wanted an engine swap but it took a few years before he settled on a 4.0 L 1UZ-FE V8 from a Lexus LS400. It was installed using a modified 1986 Corolla GTS crossmember, smaller Tercel brake booster and S13 brake master cylinder.

Project Fury 1977 Celica with a supercharged 1UZ  V8

Project Fury 1977 Celica with a supercharged 1UZ  V8

Project Fury 1977 Celica with a supercharged 1UZ  V8

Eventually the engine found itself sitting under an Eaton M112 supercharger pulled from either a 2002-2004 Mustang Cobra or 1999-2004 Lightning truck. The supercharger produces 7 psi of boost running off a 3″ pulley.

Project Fury 1977 Celica with a supercharged 1UZ  V8

Connected to the engine is a Toyota W58 five-speed manual transmission from a Supra Mk3. The increase in torque has resulted in breaking the rear end three times. The current setup is a 6.7″ AE86 rear with a 2-way LSD. The owner is building a Ford 8″ rear end to solve the issue.

Project Fury 1977 Celica with a supercharged 1UZ  V8

The factory steering box felt sluggish so it was converted to rack and pinion using a first generation Toyota MR2 unit. The rest of the steering was compiled from Tercel and Supra parts. AE86 Corolla aftermarket products were used to upgrade the suspension.

Project Fury 1977 Celica with a supercharged 1UZ V8

Project Fury 1977 Celica with a supercharged 1UZ V8

There was no way the factory disc and drum brakes were going to keep up with the power increase. So they were upgraded Mini Cooper S drilled and slotted rotors with Mazda RX-7 FC front calipers were.

Project Fury 1977 Celica with a supercharged 1UZ  V8

Project Fury 1977 Celica with a supercharged 1UZ  V8

If you still need more convincing this Celica is a beast then listen as David Patterson reviews it.

Project Fury 1977 Celica with a supercharged 1UZ  V8

Source: Reddit and n0eLoL

5 Comments

  1. CSRT4

    I’ll bet the owner is using a 9″ ford rear diff. I’m fairly sure the 8″ didn’t have a removable 3rd member. Just thought I’d help you out. Keep up the great work swaptastic!

  2. ike

    wow! how much was spent in the end? thats pretty much like a new car cause nothing is really the original 1977 celica (except for the body). sounds badass

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