Aug 07

Well have had a successful last few days at getting the last little bits finished. After fighting with a broken bolt on the turbo down pipe its finally cranked over and running.



written by Dereck

Aug 04

I have ordered some of the final parts from our friends over at driftmotion! Awesome owner of our company Simpatico Systems LLC picked them up in Montclair, CA for me. Visit them at

Check out there website at

Parts Ordered:

2 of : 1/8 NPT Bung – Aluminum
1 of : 1JZ/2JZ Driftmotion Intake Kit – Blue Elbow – Blue Filter – Black Pipe – 45 Degree
1 of : Greddy BOV Flange
1 of : 1JZ/2JZ Spark Plug Cover Bolt Set – 1JZ-GTE
1 of : 2.5″ Intercooler Piping Kit – Blue
1 of : Driftmotion 5M/6M/7M/1JZ/2JZ Remote Oil Filter Adapter
32 of : Valve Cover Seal Washer
1 of : 1JZ VVTi Cam Seal Set
1 of : Aeromotive AFPR Kit for 1JZ-GTE – Black Fittings – Stock Fuel Rail – All Black
1 of : Heat Shielding Gasket 1JZ-GTE – BOTH Upper and Lower Gaskets
1 of : VVTi 1JZ-GTE Exhaust Manifold Gasket (2pc)
1 of : VVTi Cam Gear Seal



written by Dereck

Aug 02

The engine is starting to become one piece again. We have made a lot of progress over the last couple of weeks. The block has been cleaned and prepped for the new 1.5mm Tomei Headgasket. We have completed quite the list of things. See the new updates below!

  • Tomei Headgasket Installed
  • ARP Head Studs Installed
  • New Cam Seals
  • New Valve Cover Seals
  • New BKR7E Spark Plugs
  • New Intake Manifold Gaskets Upper and Lower
  • Intake Lower and Upper Painted.
  • Fuel Rail mounted and new FPR line installed.
  • Cleaned all the wiring under the manifold up.
  • Painted the TB
  • Valve Covers have been Painted.
  • Timing Belt Installed and timing is set.

Left to do

  • Finish Installing FPR
  • Install Turbo parts
  • Correct Intercooler Piping
  • Start it up

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written by Dereck

Jul 29

Sent the parts over to Total Engine Service to get them cleaned and they came out looking amazing!

Visit them over at

Total Engine Service




written by Dereck

Jul 23

Tearing down begins after almost a year of sitting. The car was breaking the Intake Camshaft every 3 months or so. We have replaced it 3 times now so we set out to buy a used head and rebuild it.  The rebuilt head has been sitting for some time to save up some cash. However we have finally reached the point to begin working on it again.


Removed the following:

  • Radiator
  • Turbo and Downpipe
  • Wiring Harness
  • Cylinder Head
  • All the Little Extra Pieces

Ran into some issues with the Orange Protector on the turbo lines and was melting.

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written by Dereck

Jul 05

The rebuilding of the 1JZGTE VVTI in the IS300 was put on hold for a long time and is now back underway. Will be updating soon with pictures and lots of updates!

written by Dereck

Oct 24

Would like to thank the newest sponsor addition Tomei USA. They are one of the leading engine specialist in the 1JZGTE Community. We are running various parts including M8280 Turbo, Poncams, Expreme Turbo Outlet, and Tomei 1.5mm Head Gasket.

So what are you waiting for check out there site at



written by Dereck

Jun 11

Welcome to the Radford Racing Website! You will find a lot of useful information including videos, events and tons of pictures. We are car driven enthusiasts and love to work and race on cars as a hobby. We would love to share these moments every step of the way!


written by Dereck

Jun 08

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