This past weekend we were out at Powerfab Automotive for the dial-in session for the Texas drift cars for the 2011 season.  Being from Texas we are pretty much familiar with most of the cars that rolled out and some even changed their faces for the 2011 season, one person inparticular was Robert Turnbow and his MX73 Toyota Cressida.  When Robert rolled to the event with candy red literally dripping off his frame, we looked, and then smiled.  Usually you catch people on the course with the latter generation 83 like our ol’ buddy Ameen but Robert decided to keep it old school with his x7…

Death, by Sedan

Death, by Sedan

Note the Serial Nine vinyl that Robert rocks.  Serial Nine is one of the ONLY accessible companies out there that produce high quality aftermarket parts for this Beast, especially for the track.  Gerard over at Serial Nine does not mess around when it comes to quality suspension parts.  Hopefully he can swing a body kit for the 73 like his courrent 83 Cressida.

Cereal

Cereal

Hailing from southern Texas, Robert  does most of the work himself which is always a plus in our book.  From his motor to the zipties that hold 50 or so percent of the car together its from the home garage.

There is no doubt this screams 80s

There is no doubt this screams 80s

What Speedometer?

What Speedometer?

Rainbow tied, no homo

Rainbow tied, no homo

Roberts drift damage can be viturally omitted by his Euroline SLs. It never gets old seeing what a good set of shoes can do to a car.

Sittin' Pretty

Sittin' Pretty

Divine.

Divine.

Boss Hoss

Boss Hoss

And that cage PLUS gussets, serious BUSINESS!

All did up

All did up

Umph!

Umph!

At the dial in for the drifters, Robert squeezed out a heafty 401whp which is no number to laugh at when you are getting your ass passed by a 25 year old grocery getter.

Get Ready

Get Ready

Go!

Go!

Home Built.

Home Built.

2.5 Liters of Goodness

2.5 Liters of Goodness

Hopefully this year we get to see Robert and his Candy 73 in some serious action for the up and coming Texas Drift Series, because it is always nice to see something out of the norm.

Dat Ass

Dat Ass

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-Suspension-
Serialnine/Stance coilovers
Serialnine rear subframe bushings
Serialnine RCA’s (roll center adjusters)
Serialnine Front tension arms
Serialnine 5 Lug rear hubs for X7 Cressida (x7 cress’s are 4 lug from factory)
Super Pro rear control arm bushings
Super pro front control arm bushings
Super pro front swaybar bushings
Whiteline Rear swaybar
stock x8 front sway bar
energy suspinsion steering rack bushings from a s13
ALL front suspension components have been converted to x8 for advantage of wider track width and 5 lug.
Raptor racing rear camber correction kit
-Brakes and shit-

Nissan Z32 300zx front brake calipers and rotors
techna-fit steel braided teflon brake lines
custom wilwood hydro e brake
hawk front pads
ARP extended wheel studs front and rear
-Rear diff-

welded with a weir pinion spacer
-Interior-

Cage by Casey Quillen (tire killer)
sfi cage padding
Sparco Evo seat
RCI harnesses
JDM crystal shift knob
RAZO wide rear mirror
autometer boost gauge
Apexi SAFC
greddy BCC  (boost cut controller)
-Engine-

Stock 1jz long block 400whp
Big ass Ebay core
greddy type S (old school purple one)
Garrett t3/T04S
china manifold
Tial 44mm waste gate
USDM supra 550cc injectors
walbro 255
Koyo aluminium radiator
Buddy club rad cap.
drift motion steel braided power steering line
B&M oil cooler core used as power steering cooler
unknown brand lightweight flywheel possibly JUN
ACT 6 puck sprung clutch

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All Pictures taken exclusively for MaydayGarage by: Danh Phan, Khiem Pham, and our good friend James Evins.

As always, High Resolution shots of Roberts Cressida can be found here and here

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