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Posted by: njccmd2002 Oct 10, 2014 - 1:41 AM

Decided to start part 2. Part 1 got locked at my request, it was going no where. This time is final, and a tribute to my car...

This will mostly be a journal. Not a how to. No where else to keep records. You are welcome to ask questions. No 2gr info here, there is a separate thread...

This car has not been driven in 8 months, it has been used as a parts car, for the mr2, and the previous celica sold. Unfortunately, because of this, its getting new parts, or parts are getting blasted and painted.

The car currently is a sad vision, 7 years of use, last 3 of neglect...

few pics of current condition... ( no wipers, no knuckles, no seats, no steering, etc, etc, etc...)

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holes left from removing things..

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the knukcles ive got, are rusted....

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Most recently decided to pull all the wiring, for the cruise control. I will never use it so...

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it was sent away

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while i was there...

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then..

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over the next few weeks will bring it back to life again.....

Posted by: enderswift Oct 10, 2014 - 1:38 PM

aaaaaaand in the trash. I always enjoy the humor in your posts.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Oct 10, 2014 - 2:08 PM

lol. i cant help it. Im working this week, but managed to put 2 hours in the car....

removed AC unit, and finished removing brown wire that feeds the cruise ecu at 16 pin.

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while i was there cleaned the a/c evaporator, and sprayed lysol....

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whipped out some flex tubing in various sizing, what is that? it looks like this...

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and then started to do the rewiring process, and halfway done there. I have to admit, its hard, but the results are great.

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i have some wiring upgrades to make to the other side, since there is no cruise control, now i have a stalk, and 4 empty slots at the clock spring. So I may replicate Daniels, radio controls...

Posted by: cheela Oct 10, 2014 - 2:14 PM

looks like quite a mess but I have faith in you berto. You never cease to amaze us all.

Posted by: Box Oct 10, 2014 - 4:39 PM

That's some serious dedication to weight reduction. tongue.gif

Posted by: njccmd2002 Oct 10, 2014 - 5:07 PM

QUOTE (cheela @ Oct 10, 2014 - 2:14 PM) *
looks like quite a mess but I have faith in you berto. You never cease to amaze us all.


this car is my baby...

QUOTE (Box @ Oct 10, 2014 - 4:39 PM) *
That's some serious dedication to weight reduction. tongue.gif


it was 2 pounds total. ecu, cables, wiring and actuator....

i am actually learning a lot, and will tap some wires in the main harness for other things.....

Posted by: msk59 Oct 10, 2014 - 5:32 PM

Excellent Man. Please post as much details as you can. posts like these are treasures.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Oct 13, 2014 - 7:24 PM

wiring is a tedious process.

created a small harness of 5 wires...

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to use in the cruise control plug, to take advantage of the clockspring..

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looks now like this...

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then proceeded to rewire the harness again...

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and almost done for exception of the steering column...

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and here is my harness that comes from the cruise plug. it exits with the ac control plugs...

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dont know what ill use this for, maybe audio controls from the steering wheel. they are there as option...

and all this just took 5 hours, of soldering and taping...

Posted by: enderswift Oct 13, 2014 - 11:41 PM

good work dude

Posted by: Fate Oct 14, 2014 - 3:35 PM

awesome Berto!

Posted by: njccmd2002 Oct 14, 2014 - 6:13 PM

thanks guys. I know its nothing to be proud, but i need to really clean this wires, and stuff i undid in the past. This is the last time i mess with my car....

today i finished the steering colum

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reinstalled the dash frame, and wired the amp wire on top of it to the center. i got tired of hitting it...

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im doing jdm fenders, so i figured i had to mess with this...

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all said and done.. Relocated the amp wire and tucked it under the fender, rewrapped the harness, after i had it all a mess. and it looks like this...

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moving onto the dash.., nothing too serious, just need to professinally tuck the harnesses for the jdm power mirros. those are hanging on the sides....

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once i install the drive by wire pedal, and plug some holes, i will be reinstalling the dash again, for it never to come out.... (crosses fingers) ....

Posted by: richee3 Oct 15, 2014 - 12:22 PM

You are going all out on this car. I am jealous and impressed. Come do mine next!

Posted by: njccmd2002 Oct 15, 2014 - 1:14 PM

Lol... No! I know youll do the same. Need to finish this car so i can move on. Cant keep modding it forever...

Posted by: cheela Oct 15, 2014 - 1:50 PM

need to see some progress on that RA man.... hahaha.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Oct 24, 2014 - 7:12 PM

let me finish this one...

so few things, i had lined up.. prettier TRD cover, its legit, but not sure real CF

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and finally finished the pedal, (discussed in the 2grfe swap section), pain in the ass to make

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most of the inner wiring has been done, and its finished..

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just a few details here and there and boom... FRS Seats!!!

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Posted by: Smaay Oct 24, 2014 - 9:01 PM

thats a nice looking seat, what is it?

Posted by: Bitter Oct 24, 2014 - 10:06 PM

No center tach?

Posted by: Box Oct 24, 2014 - 10:39 PM

QUOTE (Smaay @ Oct 24, 2014 - 9:01 PM) *
thats a nice looking seat, what is it?

FR-S.

Posted by: richee3 Nov 12, 2014 - 10:38 AM

Any updates, or just looking into the PS and A/C lines?

Posted by: njccmd2002 Nov 13, 2014 - 7:35 PM

well not that many, since working on the swap delayed me a lot. little here and there.

Since the FRS seats dont fit, got a steamer finally to steam the foam and rejuvenate it, and wrap the oem seats in leather...

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however, the stupid leather upper covers dont fit, they have somehow shrunk....

made a custom line for low pressure power steering. more info on the swap...

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cleaned the subframe

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and painted it...

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painted the power steering rack.

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and trying to hack some enlinks for the front.

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cant do the engine wiring because i dont have a spcific plug, and it sucks.. so im just doing bits here and there..

Posted by: Arturio55 Nov 13, 2014 - 8:08 PM

What did you do with those cruise control wires? I wouldve bought them

Posted by: njccmd2002 Nov 13, 2014 - 10:00 PM

QUOTE (Arturio55 @ Nov 13, 2014 - 7:08 PM) *
What did you do with those cruise control wires? I wouldve bought them


sold to a member here... biggrin.gif

Posted by: njccmd2002 Dec 22, 2014 - 10:09 PM

ok just in case you are watching tonight.

Time to step away from the swap, and tinker the car....

opened the boxes that are accumulating dust in corners..

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Nailed it!!!

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second time around, this time, easy!

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mounted on a clean and painted subframe....

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and a freshly painted rack...

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will tray to update more tomorrow....

i need to clean those boots.... lol

Posted by: enderswift Dec 22, 2014 - 10:48 PM

That looks amazing man. I tried to paint a subframe as well but made the mistake of using por 15 in roll-on form. Next time I'll just use the eastwood stuff

Posted by: Batman722 Dec 23, 2014 - 8:20 AM

Looks great Berto.
It gets easier every time smile.gif

Posted by: njccmd2002 Dec 23, 2014 - 9:36 AM

QUOTE (Batman722 @ Dec 23, 2014 - 7:20 AM) *
Looks great Berto.
It gets easier every time smile.gif



yes it does...

QUOTE (enderswift @ Dec 22, 2014 - 9:48 PM) *
That looks amazing man. I tried to paint a subframe as well but made the mistake of using por 15 in roll-on form. Next time I'll just use the eastwood stuff


eastwood is the bomb. pricy, but worth it.

Posted by: msk59 Dec 23, 2014 - 2:25 PM

I wish I lived in your neighborhood! Excellent work as ususal

Posted by: njccmd2002 Dec 23, 2014 - 5:40 PM

few last things, buttoning up the year..

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i decided not to plate but to paint these..

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slapped the st205 cables...

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and buttoned up the engine and the subframe..

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Posted by: Box Dec 23, 2014 - 6:10 PM

Looking good! Can't wait for it to be finished!

Posted by: HectortheRican Dec 23, 2014 - 7:21 PM

QUOTE (njccmd2002 @ Nov 13, 2014 - 6:35 PM) *
and trying to hack some enlinks for the front.

http://s254.photobucket.com/user/njccmd2002/media/6th_Generation_Celica/97_Limited_Edition/Suspension_Upgrades/DSCN1472_zpsc0a606e7.jpg.html


What length did you cut the bolt for those endlinks? I was actually considering doing exactly this.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Dec 24, 2014 - 9:36 AM

I just cut a bolt i had . Nothing is done to the end-links or the bolts it came

Posted by: igpx12 Dec 24, 2014 - 1:43 PM

Now I can't wait for next year, looking really good thumbsup.gif

Posted by: njccmd2002 Jan 6, 2015 - 6:10 PM

few more things, im flip flopping now to interior, I was bored of working in the engine...

i got rid of the dreared big willie.

Used a brake from a 2001 celica...

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extensive modifications, and it is nice looking..

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I spent some time cleaning the car, and cleaning the interior, cleaned the carpet...

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it was all dusty, and also going to be old school again, i cannot ever get satisfied with an aftermarket stereo... So i whipped this....

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Untested, from the yard, its a 6 disc, and i will use a blue tooth adapter or something, i dont know, lol....

update 9/24/17 sold the radio....

Posted by: msk59 Jan 6, 2015 - 7:04 PM

lovely find on the Stereo. Old School is always reliable!!

Which car/truck this came out of if you don't mind me asking?

Posted by: njccmd2002 Jan 6, 2015 - 8:02 PM

four runner. took the amp as well, but i cut the wires, and later i regretted.

Posted by: msk59 Jan 6, 2015 - 10:08 PM

that is nice one. You don't find those any more. Most of them are one piece with green screen.

Posted by: igpx12 Jan 8, 2015 - 10:38 PM

With the 7gc e-brake, was it modifying the plastic trim on it to get it to work or did you have to do more?

Posted by: Box Jan 8, 2015 - 10:41 PM

I was looking at some 5th gens earlier and it seemed their handbrake was shorter as well. I guess for whatever reason they decided the 6th gen's should be ginormous.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Jan 8, 2015 - 11:31 PM

i did not take pics of the process, i figured no one would be interested. Significant amount of welding is required...

I extended the tube that holds the screw, and the curve at the bottome that holds the cable. also had to modify both legs, extend on peg by 1 cm, and completely move a leg.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Jan 16, 2015 - 8:02 PM

had some fun blasting and painting a few parts here and there...

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even the wires for the seats lol

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Posted by: enderswift Jan 17, 2015 - 3:06 AM

good job as always berto

Posted by: Batman722 Jan 17, 2015 - 8:23 AM

I always hated putting those axles back together, have fun.

Are those from your seats ?

Posted by: njccmd2002 Jan 17, 2015 - 7:08 PM

hahahah, yes they are the wires in the seats, i kept wondering whos going to ask... they were so badly rusted, that i decided to clean them up.

I had to rebuild the axles, as they were north axles, with a lot of rust.

Posted by: Fate Jan 17, 2015 - 7:52 PM

awesome stuff!

Posted by: njccmd2002 Feb 4, 2015 - 8:49 PM

decided to skip the whole shabang, and just in case you are listening..

new tierods, wheelbearing, lower ball joint, and no more rust. The red, is stainless steel brake lines...

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Posted by: enderswift Feb 5, 2015 - 6:56 PM

sexy. You always do clean work man, keep it up

Posted by: njccmd2002 Feb 5, 2015 - 7:23 PM

Thnks. There were more pics. But 1 posted tell more words...

Posted by: Fate Feb 5, 2015 - 8:31 PM

good stuff as per usual!

Posted by: njccmd2002 Feb 5, 2015 - 9:14 PM

when i do the other hub, ill place pics...

Posted by: richee3 Feb 5, 2015 - 9:15 PM

I think I need to drop my Supra off at your house for about 6 months. I need some shiny new suspension parts too! It's strange to see such a familiar looking suspension setup but so shiny and painted, not all rusty and worn like mine...

Posted by: bloodMoney Feb 6, 2015 - 12:32 PM

Tell me about it Daniel....

Great work as usual 'Berto!

Posted by: Bitter Feb 25, 2015 - 8:28 PM

So I just wrapped up a water pump job on a 2GR Avalon today, I'm pretty sure you'll need to remove your engine to do the water pump in your car if you ever need to. It's pretty tight, there's some bolts that don't even come out all the way, you have to just tilt things and raise the engine a little and even then it's hard. It all fits but it's real skin of the teeth stuff.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Feb 25, 2015 - 11:04 PM

surprisingly no, there is not mount there. There was, it came with, but im not using it. yes its very tight. but it can be taken out with some technique. I have not done anything to the car, the cold temperatures, makes me not want to work. LOL.

Posted by: enderswift Feb 25, 2015 - 11:14 PM

but winter is supposed to be build season

Posted by: njccmd2002 Feb 25, 2015 - 11:40 PM

haha, i know, but I just need to build up courage, to work on it, and frankly the hart part is done, but too many frustrations on the little things here and there.... and then i just, go inside, and then i have to work...

Posted by: rave2n Feb 27, 2015 - 10:12 AM

Liking it! thumbsup.gif

Posted by: njccmd2002 Mar 4, 2015 - 7:23 PM

pressed the other bearing..

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cant stress enough

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hub being pressed in

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another pretty sight..

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working on axles..

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new things for the power steering

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preview...

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if you can make those stupid brakes work....

Posted by: enderswift Mar 4, 2015 - 7:39 PM

do you dislike using the press as much as I do? Readjusting things a million times is always such a pain..

Posted by: njccmd2002 Mar 4, 2015 - 8:51 PM

yea its a pain, however without it. so many things, u cant get done without it.....

Posted by: bloodMoney May 4, 2015 - 9:57 AM

BUMP!

I hope things are still coming along smile.gif

Posted by: njccmd2002 Aug 1, 2015 - 10:02 PM

So after an absence in the garage. after freaking back surgery, Good weather. Went back and revised what was missing for this badboy to run.

If it does not exist. Make it. So there is no low pressure line that will fit. So i finished the line i needed.

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So it looks pretty. Need to wait to dry!!!

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After which i decided to finish up the custom high pressure ps line.

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With the modified bracket. It was installed

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Next step was the heater hoses...

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Then i went and prepared the return radiator hose. Well its hybrid. No other ways. I hate it but. It will be ok...

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After installed...

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Then installed the ac lines...

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There is 4 mm of clearance. Oh well. Crossing fingers...

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Installed drivers side brake line

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Then finished one axle...

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Few odds and ends not pictures tightened the power steering rack, installed tranny seals... And replaced the belt....
Thats for now...

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Cheers....

Posted by: 1994Celica Aug 1, 2015 - 11:10 PM

Awesome! Glad to see you get back to work on this!

Posted by: njccmd2002 Aug 25, 2015 - 8:34 PM

Small update.

Fuel lines aned regulator is in

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Posted by: Box Aug 26, 2015 - 1:21 AM

Wooo!!!! About how much more until you can at least start it up?

Posted by: cheela Aug 26, 2015 - 8:59 AM

so close Noberto! keep going at it.

Posted by: bloodMoney Aug 28, 2015 - 12:59 PM

Looks great Noberto! Makes me wish I hadn't just killed mine.

Again.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Aug 28, 2015 - 8:41 PM

i saw that. im going slow, in this one, im trying to get the te31 running quick, plus, in no rush, i have no brakes in this car. some days off are coming maybe ill get it started

Posted by: Box Aug 28, 2015 - 9:57 PM

I just meant getting it turned over so you can rev it some to annoy the neighbours. tongue.gif

Posted by: njccmd2002 Sep 24, 2015 - 10:04 PM

scored this from the yard...

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no holes, just have to repaint...

oh and i updated the swap thread.

Posted by: enderswift Sep 27, 2015 - 1:10 PM

I'm waiting impatiently for in-car videos of this engine

Posted by: njccmd2002 Sep 27, 2015 - 7:52 PM

very soon, very soon.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Oct 4, 2015 - 6:51 PM

figured out the brake issue, got a toy to play with...

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a little investment, goes a long way. lol

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Posted by: njccmd2002 Oct 27, 2015 - 8:20 PM

Stupid axle did not come out. Had to cut it....

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Little did i know that i can buy it new. Refurbished, what a waste of time....

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Axle installed...

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Did some interior cleaning

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But i needed somewhere yo seat

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Posted by: jesse09 Oct 27, 2015 - 8:34 PM

Love those floor mats, wish I could find a set. The 7th gen seats and the door sills work well with the interior. Very nice

Posted by: njccmd2002 Oct 27, 2015 - 9:18 PM

mr2 seats....

Posted by: jesse09 Oct 27, 2015 - 9:27 PM

QUOTE (njccmd2002 @ Oct 27, 2015 - 9:18 PM) *
mr2 seats....



whoops.. I see it now

Posted by: cheela Nov 5, 2015 - 2:25 PM

FYI, apparantly your celi went global.
thailand group loves it. lol

Posted by: njccmd2002 Nov 5, 2015 - 7:25 PM

lol, nice, if they only knew its not running for like 1 year now... lol. its nice to know someone likes it..


waiting on the brakes, lol, waiting on brakes.

im also doing the Richee fenders, and ditching the jdm. i dont have pics, but soon ill post. some.



Posted by: richee3 Nov 5, 2015 - 8:52 PM

Shaved looks a lot better in my opinion, but JDM fenders are a nice touch regardless! thumbsup.gif

Posted by: njccmd2002 Nov 13, 2015 - 8:16 PM

Finally the gods are looking upon me... yeah right.. decided not to use the gt4 brakes at all, too complicated, and now i have drilled supra rotors to play frisbee

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Of course i hate to rebuild. But what can i do. I needed all the hardware. Boy you guys up north need to do preventive treatment before these things seize.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Nov 17, 2015 - 11:25 PM

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this is most important grease. proper for brakes...

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then i proceded to organize the wiring to clear the hood...

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and to modify the hood.. see the sensor. peekaboo...

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Posted by: Batman722 Nov 17, 2015 - 11:27 PM

ooooo

Posted by: njccmd2002 Nov 17, 2015 - 11:43 PM

i need a solution for the oil cap, it cant be there.. cant close hood

Posted by: Box Nov 18, 2015 - 12:42 AM

A cap that's flat and is knobbed like a water spicket would work, I think that's how the one on the 7A was. Perhaps it or another like it would have the right threading.

Posted by: mkernz22 Nov 18, 2015 - 4:56 PM

Could try one off a 5s as well. It's not nearly as tall as that.

Worst case scenario, get some hood spacers where the hood bolts to the hinges and bump that b!tch up hahaha

Posted by: puma Nov 18, 2015 - 5:58 PM

can you tell me what didn't fit with the FRS seats? They just wouldn't fit in place because of the shoulders?

Posted by: enderswift Nov 18, 2015 - 6:48 PM

Ur a beast berto

Posted by: njccmd2002 Nov 18, 2015 - 10:37 PM

QUOTE (mkernz22 @ Nov 18, 2015 - 3:56 PM) *
Could try one off a 5s as well. It's not nearly as tall as that.

Worst case scenario, get some hood spacers where the hood bolts to the hinges and bump that b!tch up hahaha



i would require 1 inch spacers, which would make the hood sit so high, its ridiculous.....


QUOTE (puma @ Nov 18, 2015 - 4:58 PM) *
can you tell me what didn't fit with the FRS seats? They just wouldn't fit in place because of the shoulders?



extensive welding required, and modification, the angle of the seat cushion is not right.




QUOTE (enderswift @ Nov 18, 2015 - 5:48 PM) *
Ur a beast berto



lol....

shielded the shifter cables today...

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little teaser picture. and tomorrow. clearance of the oil pan. waiting for transmission oil and brake bleeding... for first test drive....

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Posted by: cheela Nov 18, 2015 - 11:14 PM

getting there Noberto! it's gonna be one sweet ride.

Posted by: mkernz22 Nov 18, 2015 - 11:24 PM

QUOTE (njccmd2002 @ Nov 18, 2015 - 10:37 PM) *
QUOTE (mkernz22 @ Nov 18, 2015 - 3:56 PM) *
Could try one off a 5s as well. It's not nearly as tall as that.

Worst case scenario, get some hood spacers where the hood bolts to the hinges and bump that b!tch up hahaha



i would require 1 inch spacers, which would make the hood sit so high, its ridiculous.....





You were saying? wink.gif
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BLACK-1-JDM-HOOD-VENT-SPACER-SPACERS-KITS-FOR-TURBO-ENGINE-ALL-M-OTOR-SWAP-8MM-/221117412500?fits=Make%3AToyota&hash=item337b9ff494:m:m4y8RAGf-NPT7bkurHgo8sw&vxp=mtr

Posted by: njccmd2002 Nov 19, 2015 - 10:56 AM

Lol thats funny. Never tought they would exist. But the hood would look funny. IMO. Ive tought about relocating the oil cap. Ive searched for slim caps. You name it. Someday an idea will pop...

Posted by: cheela Nov 19, 2015 - 12:57 PM

hood scoop.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Nov 19, 2015 - 1:54 PM

here are the clearance pics. from the front...

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and from the back....

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here is the cam sensor...

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so im going to get some spacers, and see what happens.

Posted by: Box Nov 19, 2015 - 2:35 PM

Talk about tight clearances. Probably the best thing to do then would be to take some firm enough rubber that's oil resistant etc and make a plug/stopper.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Nov 19, 2015 - 3:37 PM

I think hood spacers look retarded. And thse are only 3/4 inch and expensive at local harware store. Black chrome.

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And the end look i dont like

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Happen to just find them at ace harware.

Worst of all clearance.

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Was only improved marginally

Posted by: cheela Nov 19, 2015 - 3:43 PM

is it hitting the bracing of the hood or the top part of the hood?
I know it's not ideal, but would cutting into the bracing help?

Posted by: Box Nov 19, 2015 - 6:35 PM

I was just about to say cut out the bracing then tack weld the bracing back down.

Posted by: Batman722 Nov 19, 2015 - 6:58 PM

Put up a pic of where it's hitting under the hood please sir.
and I know it's a tight fit but does the hood close with no cap ? or no close without damage ?

Posted by: njccmd2002 Nov 19, 2015 - 8:02 PM

QUOTE (Batman722 @ Nov 19, 2015 - 5:58 PM) *
Put up a pic of where it's hitting under the hood please sir.
and I know it's a tight fit but does the hood close with no cap ? or no close without damage ?



The picture posted on the red view is with the hood closed. It closes with no cap. I already cut the bracing on the hood for the cam sensor.

I have ordered a slim cap. When that gets here ill cut the space i need. I hate to cut the hood. The spacers are not growing on me...
I have tought about relocating the oil filler in the future. I hate tight clearances.....

Posted by: Box Nov 19, 2015 - 9:23 PM

I rather cut and retack bracing than have to deal with hood spacers, at least when it's all said and done it really won't be glaringly obvious the bracing was cut in a few small spots.

Posted by: mkernz22 Nov 19, 2015 - 11:17 PM

You really don't need the bracing, especially if nothing is ever going to be sitting on top of it, like snow or people.

Posted by: Box Nov 19, 2015 - 11:41 PM

Plus cutting out such small sections and tacking the bracing back down it probably won't make any difference at all to the overall structure of the hood anyway.

Posted by: mkernz22 Nov 21, 2015 - 9:37 AM

QUOTE (Box @ Nov 19, 2015 - 11:41 PM) *
Plus cutting out such small sections and tacking the bracing back down it probably won't make any difference at all to the overall structure of the hood anyway.


No, I mean taking it out all together. He will have a lot more clearance overall

Posted by: Box Nov 21, 2015 - 2:01 PM

Then he'll have a limp hood, and that's not good for anyone.

Posted by: mkernz22 Nov 22, 2015 - 7:45 PM

QUOTE (Box @ Nov 21, 2015 - 2:01 PM) *
Then he'll have a limp hood, and that's not good for anyone.


What? No he won't.

Posted by: Tigawoods Nov 22, 2015 - 8:40 PM

yeah he probably may. the bracing is there for a reason.
1. hood crumple zones in the case of an accident. Itd be better to have it crumple than blade through the windshield (unlikely tho)
2. its an aluminum hood any if he removes itll basically be aluminum foil



form a small dimple dome in the hood just for the oil cap.
uber custom. best option? but it may look a little odd

Posted by: Box Nov 23, 2015 - 1:57 AM

The bracing is there for a reason, steel hoods with removed bracing are flimsy enough much less aluminum. When I went from the standard Firebird hood to the shaker hood it was like, oh this is fairly solid to hey look I can flex it by hand... and it still has the bracing except for what was cut out for the shaker. Of course the shaker hoods are notorious for popping the seam filler used to hold the bracing to the hood skin, if I end up keeping it I'll re-adhere it before painting.

Posted by: 4-eyed-freek Nov 23, 2015 - 8:22 AM

just an idea, although a lot of money. what about a carbon hood? i don't think there is bracing under those

Posted by: Tigawoods Nov 23, 2015 - 8:28 AM

QUOTE (4-eyed-freek @ Nov 23, 2015 - 8:22 AM) *
just an idea, although a lot of money. what about a carbon hood? i don't think there is bracing under those

there is.
They are just fiberglass copies of regular hoods with a layer of CF on top.
TRUE CF hoods usually dont have a skeleton...but thatd have to be custom layed.

Posted by: Batman722 Nov 23, 2015 - 8:56 AM

If there is bracing in the way then F the bracing.
Stop being a bunch of nancies.

Can you snap a pic of exactly where under the hood it's hitting ?

Posted by: mkernz22 Nov 24, 2015 - 12:11 AM

QUOTE (Box @ Nov 23, 2015 - 1:57 AM) *
The bracing is there for a reason, steel hoods with removed bracing are flimsy enough much less aluminum. When I went from the standard Firebird hood to the shaker hood it was like, oh this is fairly solid to hey look I can flex it by hand... and it still has the bracing except for what was cut out for the shaker. Of course the shaker hoods are notorious for popping the seam filler used to hold the bracing to the hood skin, if I end up keeping it I'll re-adhere it before painting.


Mine was sturdy enough without the bracing and it had two feet of snow on it at one point laugh.gif

Posted by: njccmd2002 Nov 24, 2015 - 1:43 AM

Stop it.... Lol... Whats done its done.....

Got a oil cap from fleabay

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Chopped it....

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Then went crazy...

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A little more.....

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Then visual inspection...

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Is closing with the spacers.

Then. Fed the tranny...


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And the money shot. Clearance....

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Believe it or not. The crossmember actually is lower than the pan....

Test drive.... Soon....

Posted by: njccmd2002 Feb 13, 2016 - 12:35 AM

Doing little bits here and there. Today i did the passenger seat. Woot woot. Had no seat. Lol

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After which i had a puzzle game...

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And ended up stock tachometer

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Beams tach will be up for sale.

And ther proceded to do the tach adapter....

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Bought a dakota digital adapter. More to come soon

Posted by: G30 Feb 13, 2016 - 2:46 AM

This is amazing

Posted by: njccmd2002 Mar 15, 2016 - 8:10 PM

drained my power steering fluid, and put new one in it...

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https://imgur.com/2OMGIBG

over the past few days...

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cleaned them both.. and installed today.. installed with rapid bleeders...

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ordered a simple radio... again... i gave away last one i had. needed a digital media radio

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https://imgur.com/AgJg1sE

Posted by: 4-eyed-freek Mar 15, 2016 - 8:35 PM

Looks great! I hope I get to see it at the spring meet!

Posted by: njccmd2002 Mar 18, 2016 - 11:40 PM

Love it. Small. But what i need....

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Posted by: njccmd2002 Mar 19, 2016 - 5:54 PM

Today finally wired in the amp. Im happy to report the 8 inch woofers sound great...

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Sound system 2 years in the making lol....

While i was there....

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Wired in the dakota digital adapter....

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And tucked it in...

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Now the tach works....

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Need to tackle the battery light, the fuel pump and a/c system....

Posted by: njccmd2002 Apr 1, 2016 - 7:00 PM

so long for the limited edition sticker...

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fixing the holes....

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and got the roll bar in....

not sure still...

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Posted by: Box Apr 1, 2016 - 8:43 PM

But without the sticker it's no longer special. tongue.gif

Posted by: cheela Apr 1, 2016 - 9:03 PM

the sticker makes me sad but everything else looks good.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Apr 1, 2016 - 11:10 PM

need to paint the fenders. im sad. but what can i do.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Apr 15, 2016 - 8:59 AM

so i took a gamble, before i get a new alternator, i found this company that sells just the regulator. Toyota does not make this a replaceable part.

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it was such a pain, that my bay looked like this...

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radiator has to come out!

also...

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it may look good, but the orange peel!! ugh...

Posted by: Box Apr 15, 2016 - 1:50 PM

Looks good from the picture at least. Have you colour sanded and buffed it out yet?

Posted by: njccmd2002 Apr 15, 2016 - 9:23 PM

No

Posted by: bloodMoney Apr 20, 2016 - 12:30 PM

Looks awesome Berto! I can't wait to see this thing in person.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Apr 29, 2016 - 5:36 PM

well alternator crapped out. had to order another one... voltage fluctuates, battery does not charge. bummer

Posted by: enderswift Apr 29, 2016 - 6:29 PM

yikes, that's a lot of distuff assembly for just an alternator

Posted by: njccmd2002 Apr 29, 2016 - 9:22 PM

Yup... Again. Ugg. Alternator comes on the 4th. This may not make the meet

Posted by: Bitter Apr 29, 2016 - 11:03 PM

Tow it.

Posted by: bloodMoney May 2, 2016 - 3:30 PM

QUOTE (Bitter @ Apr 29, 2016 - 11:03 PM) *
Tow it.


Agreed. We'll install at the meet.

Posted by: Box May 2, 2016 - 3:46 PM

He does have the Tundra now, totally feasible option.

Posted by: njccmd2002 May 15, 2016 - 8:27 PM

Alternator fixed!! Got a rav4 alt. It works. And figured out why!!

Posted by: Box May 15, 2016 - 10:03 PM

You weren't holding your mouth right before?

Posted by: njccmd2002 May 16, 2016 - 7:25 AM

stupidity got the best of me. I kinda assumed that all 2gr alternators are the same. and not!!!

Posted by: cheela May 16, 2016 - 8:58 AM

it's a learning journey being one of the first to go 2gr.

Posted by: njccmd2002 May 16, 2016 - 1:08 PM

yup. I just have to clear the airbag code, and will be left only with check engine...

Im going to do a rear seat delete soon....

Posted by: Box May 16, 2016 - 1:22 PM

Going to do a half-cage?

Posted by: njccmd2002 May 17, 2016 - 6:54 AM

QUOTE (Box @ May 16, 2016 - 1:22 PM) *
Going to do a half-cage?


yes..

Posted by: ClevelandGaint May 17, 2016 - 12:10 PM

QUOTE (njccmd2002 @ May 17, 2016 - 6:54 AM) *
QUOTE (Box @ May 16, 2016 - 1:22 PM) *
Going to do a half-cage?


yes..


I want to install a roll bar badly, going to see what would be needed to fab one up!

Posted by: njccmd2002 May 17, 2016 - 12:15 PM

i have the parts at home. unfortunately it would mean rear seat delete. I will base it of the hard dog for the MR2. I just have to get some time off...

Posted by: Box May 17, 2016 - 12:20 PM

Awesome, should help stiffen the chassis and make it safer all at the same time. I look forward to some autocross and/or some track day vids.

Posted by: njccmd2002 May 26, 2016 - 6:22 PM

freshly painted wiper arms, and new toys...

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Posted by: Box May 26, 2016 - 7:44 PM

Clutch slave and a sticker, good times.

Posted by: enderswift May 26, 2016 - 8:42 PM

What did you choose for those spherical bearings. I've been thinking of replacing the rubber bushings. Also, isn't prime awesome??

Posted by: njccmd2002 May 26, 2016 - 8:48 PM

my shifting sucks, so i have decided to try anything, even going to a regular shifter. The bushing from prime was 18 bucks, and the bearings where 45. worth a try. if not then must be the cables, need lube? im tired of having to fight to shift..

oh and the slave, was worth a try, because i have a regular s54 slave.. so will see.

prime is awesome. at one point in time i may change the bearing, but that is a long story

Posted by: Box May 26, 2016 - 9:02 PM

Perhaps could get someone to move the shift selector through the gears while you look under the car, see if it's binding anywhere.

Posted by: Batman722 May 27, 2016 - 6:58 AM

What cables are you using ?

Posted by: njccmd2002 May 27, 2016 - 9:30 PM

ST 205 cables,

to solve the shifter cables from hitting the header, i did it by trying to move the cable to the side with this...

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and then covering with shielding covers.. up to 3000 heat...

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The cable is not compressed is loose, so this would not be a reason to bind, assuming cables need lube? and other stuff.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Jun 24, 2016 - 3:58 PM

finished and painted gt4 hood...

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an extra trunk lid is always very good....

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Posted by: Box Jun 24, 2016 - 4:17 PM

Looking good.

Fiberglass decklid?

Posted by: njccmd2002 Jun 24, 2016 - 4:54 PM

Spare decklid. Im stripping rattle can job. To paint black. This one has no holes made by me

Hood came out great minus the runs

Posted by: Box Jun 24, 2016 - 5:02 PM

Ah ok, guess that's seran wrap and rust. tongue.gif Was going to say the hood and fender look good on the car.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Jul 4, 2016 - 9:55 PM

just ordered a replacement ECU. Will have this ECU modified to increase the rev to 7200 and remove all transmission DTC and Evap codes!!!!


Posted by: bloodMoney Jul 5, 2016 - 8:56 AM

Nice! So, no check engine lights?

Posted by: njccmd2002 Jul 5, 2016 - 10:20 AM

Thats the plan

Posted by: njccmd2002 Nov 7, 2016 - 8:24 PM

If you follow this thread. Shifting has improved...


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Posted by: Box Nov 7, 2016 - 9:39 PM

Amazing how one little part can make all the difference.

Posted by: Bushmatic Nov 8, 2016 - 2:39 PM

That tach adapter is primarily for engine swaps right? My tachometer is broken, and I'm looking to take it apart and diagnose the problem soon. From some online research, it seems like the problem should be solved by just replacing the internal capacitors, but that digital adapter seems interesting (although pretty expensive). I understand that you solved a different problem when working on your tach, but since you had it taken all apart and everything, do you know if the capacitors inside the tach are a common failure point? I apologize if this question isn't relevant to your build, you obviously know a lot about these cars so I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask. Just trying to do the job right the first time I remove the gauge cluster from my car.

Posted by: bloodMoney Nov 8, 2016 - 5:02 PM

We have brass ones in Stacy's car... They made a world of difference.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Nov 8, 2016 - 9:54 PM

QUOTE (Bushmatic @ Nov 8, 2016 - 1:39 PM) *
That tach adapter is primarily for engine swaps right? My tachometer is broken, and I'm looking to take it apart and diagnose the problem soon. From some online research, it seems like the problem should be solved by just replacing the internal capacitors, but that digital adapter seems interesting (although pretty expensive). I understand that you solved a different problem when working on your tach, but since you had it taken all apart and everything, do you know if the capacitors inside the tach are a common failure point? I apologize if this question isn't relevant to your build, you obviously know a lot about these cars so I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask. Just trying to do the job right the first time I remove the gauge cluster from my car.


it would be easier to install a new tach. they are easy to install

changing capacitors may help. but first make sure the tach is getting a signal. the easier way would be to put a used working tach

Posted by: Bushmatic Nov 11, 2016 - 2:37 PM

QUOTE (njccmd2002 @ Nov 8, 2016 - 9:54 PM) *
QUOTE (Bushmatic @ Nov 8, 2016 - 1:39 PM) *
That tach adapter is primarily for engine swaps right? My tachometer is broken, and I'm looking to take it apart and diagnose the problem soon. From some online research, it seems like the problem should be solved by just replacing the internal capacitors, but that digital adapter seems interesting (although pretty expensive). I understand that you solved a different problem when working on your tach, but since you had it taken all apart and everything, do you know if the capacitors inside the tach are a common failure point? I apologize if this question isn't relevant to your build, you obviously know a lot about these cars so I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask. Just trying to do the job right the first time I remove the gauge cluster from my car.


it would be easier to install a new tach. they are easy to install

changing capacitors may help. but first make sure the tach is getting a signal. the easier way would be to put a used working tach


They may be easy to install, but they are impossible find online.... Unless someone has a spare lying around they'd be willing to sell to me for cheap, I think I'm going to have to solve my problem with only my own broken tach to work with.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Nov 12, 2016 - 2:35 PM

Get a clusteter from the yard. Or ebay for about 50 bucks

Posted by: mcoury Nov 13, 2016 - 4:32 PM

I have a tach that's just sitting around.....

mjcoury@gmail.com

Posted by: Bitter Nov 18, 2016 - 10:57 PM

Is the inside of the cluster modular like it is with the Corolla? In that cluster the speedo and tach are like whole units that just bolt into the carrier and circuit board.

Posted by: Lexa666 Nov 22, 2016 - 6:12 AM

good project bowdown.gif

Posted by: njccmd2002 Nov 22, 2016 - 6:53 AM

Thanks. Unfortunately 2gr never picked up as a swap

Posted by: Batman722 Nov 22, 2016 - 12:18 PM

Cost is the main factor.

Even with the MR2 guys, there aren't many.
Stef and I have done 3 2gr swaps in MR2s, they are not cheap but hella fun to drive.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Nov 22, 2016 - 10:10 PM

Super fun to drive

Posted by: njccmd2002 Sep 25, 2017 - 4:28 AM

well i decided to update the thread, in the last year, will put a summary of what happened.



GT4 hood is no more, i still have it, in storage but is toasted. forgot to lock it, and had no hook at the time...



then decided to do something very stupid...



cut the OEM hood, did not look nice, looked like a civic.. It did not clear the engine, so i winged it...



Took the car to an autocross, event. Made Second place..... woot woot. Only 2 cars in FWD



Found a second replacement hood... cut the bracing and rewelded it. it was loose....





It made the hood wavy, but oh well, it works....




Then i got bored and removed some rare things to sell.... lol.

rally lamp, sold....



Con Light... I gave it away...



Alarm system, well, its there collecting dust, and i dont regret it...



Then sent the car to be retinted before a big step..



Welded in a Custom Roll bar, and deleted the rear seats...



Then decided to protect the engine.... Moroso oil pain, very expensive....







And then i created version 2 of the pedal bracket, to adjust the height...





still needs to be a version 3... but ill get there...

lastly the most anticipated event... the Modified ECu, No more check engine light....



I still have the second ECU as a spare.... But this ecu makes driving better by increasing redline...

Posted by: njccmd2002 Sep 25, 2017 - 4:41 AM

The day i hounded facebook, and made Mike Thoma Upset!!! Tag Him!!!



Put in new brake pads....



And Added Toyos R888, wrapping enkei wheels,



Took the car to the first track day, a humbling experience. I dont know how to drive it, and needs more tweaking... lol...

Unfortunately keep the car in storage, as i dont want the sun to damage the top and water get in the car, and etc. Why, because I care.... and also

this behemoth is taking up its space...


Posted by: cheela Sep 25, 2017 - 9:16 AM

coming together really well now. get some more track time and you can only improve from there.
LOL at the honda hood.
and is that ur new DD? looks comfy and fun.

Posted by: bloodMoney Sep 25, 2017 - 9:20 AM

An SC?!

That's going to take a lot of $$$ to modify into a proper sports car... lol

Posted by: njccmd2002 Sep 25, 2017 - 9:22 AM

Lol. Not mine. I have a 16 y/o that drives. Needed to get a tank

Posted by: cheela Sep 25, 2017 - 9:48 AM

you know what cars are tanks? 6gc's.
ask Chris, he would know. he drives them like tanks. laugh.gif

but should be good for her then. always scary to get them on the road but if you taught her then no worries. lol

Posted by: bloodMoney Sep 26, 2017 - 2:58 PM

Hey, let's get one thing straight....


Things drive into me. I can't help that.

ON TOPIC: I can't believe she's 16 already. For some reason, she never made it past 9 in my head....

Posted by: njccmd2002 Sep 26, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Lol... off to college in 2 years. Time flies. Enjoy the most you can... after college more money for car parrs.... yeah!

Posted by: Box Sep 26, 2017 - 5:33 PM

QUOTE (njccmd2002 @ Sep 25, 2017 - 4:41 AM) *
this behemoth is taking up its space...


Hey look, the worst car in the world as decided by Top Gear!

Posted by: BonzaiCelica Sep 26, 2017 - 7:28 PM

You should of cut and welded the hood section from an late spec eclipse...

Posted by: njccmd2002 Sep 26, 2017 - 9:04 PM

no, then it wont look like a celica. i tought about it, but no.

Posted by: Bushmatic Sep 28, 2017 - 9:06 PM

That roll bar looks so good! Really liking this build

Posted by: njccmd2002 Dec 9, 2017 - 5:33 PM

will work on the car fixing a few things here and there....

i was able to take the valve cover off today, to get it prepped....



after a dremel clean... and simple green..



read somewhere is better to prime them...



to get the best wrinkle and uniform effect, im trying to use my heat lamp. plus is very cold now....

BAKING COOKIES...



IM thinking to do some reorganizing to that harness and ditch the oem plastic....


Posted by: njccmd2002 Dec 9, 2017 - 5:58 PM

engine is purty clean...





Posted by: Box Dec 9, 2017 - 6:03 PM

It's always nice to pull the valve cover off and see clean insides.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Dec 10, 2017 - 7:20 PM

well, finished the job today, did not have time to upload pics before coming to work. and in the floor, Transmission oil, went out to she the parking spot in the driveway and sure enough, transmission oil.... Shiite.. guess im going to park it for a few days unless is something simple, I was daily driving it...

Posted by: njccmd2002 Dec 10, 2017 - 7:59 PM

ordered some parts to fix it from prime driven

Posted by: cheela Dec 11, 2017 - 10:44 AM

that sucks to hear. hope you can get it fixed up soon. and it's nice to hear you daily driving it. i'm sure it's too much fun not to. haha

Posted by: bloodMoney Dec 11, 2017 - 10:47 AM

Where's it leaking from? Cooler lines?

Posted by: njccmd2002 Dec 11, 2017 - 11:54 AM

im thinking the filler plug or the axle seals, ive ordered new ones from primedriven. However there is a spot in the transmission, where the sealant seems cracked, i hate to crack the transmission just to reseal it.

why do we keep spending on these cars.....



Pics of the gasket and new spark plug seals...



and finished product....



i still need to deshine a few things.. and use a few products that i have available...


Posted by: Box Dec 11, 2017 - 6:14 PM

Looking good.

Posted by: BonzaiCelica Dec 12, 2017 - 9:06 PM

I feel like these chassis have never got the attention it deserved.

Ive seen many featured cars on various tuner magazines front page covers. But have you ever seen a celica of 6th or 7th gen chassis on the front page?

The chassis is very capable as are corolla from the 90s as seen on best motoring videos. But people here are so strung up on mainstream cars they wouldnt think a celica is even worth tuning.

Perhaps we think throwing a lot of money at it will get us recognized?

Anyway. You should have featured car here on 6gc. We havent had one in a while. But at same time photobucket destroyed that quirk as well

Posted by: njccmd2002 Dec 13, 2017 - 6:39 AM

No i would not like my car featured. Im fine as is. Less attention it gets, better. Unfortunately this chassis, does not get attention because most people that get it, are for transport purposes, and when the idea of swap comes, it comes down like a high speed slide, to the bottom of the pool.

I see a lot of builds, people spending a lot of money up to 10 grand, tuning their 3sgte, and its a great engine, but unless you know what you are doing, you are never happy and then failed projects get sold or traded...

they start with a cheap price in mind, and at the end of the day they have invested so much money, its ridiculous..

A V6 swap, is what these cars need. If you can afford a 2GR, the better. Trust me, im happy. Its very functional, enough power, and it scares me. The initial cost is probably high, but thats it. No tuning. And best of all no scavenging the internet for parts, or waiting for overnight parts from japan. Parts are here...locally...

I seriously tought more people will join in the 2Gr venture, but unfortunately the 3 guys I know, that have the engine, did not continue with the swap or never started...

They need to feel the power and torque, its amazing. No lag, spin wheels in third gear, and best of all these idle at 500 rpm, lol. which is very weird.

maybe one day i will see another 2gr completed... But as it is right now, most people want the 3S, and when the GT4 arrives to the USA, seriously doubt they will take the 3s out.... And I dont blame them.

The only way to get the car recognized is to put the car in a movie. Maybe my car can be in fast and the furious 25, Starring Box as Square Pants Disel

Posted by: bloodMoney Dec 13, 2017 - 9:39 AM

I'm sorry to have disappointed you Noberto. Maybe one day I'll get a pre-96, and do something with it, but right now, with the baby, it's something I just can't do.

I do hope to ride in your car this coming summer, maybe that will be motivation enough!

Posted by: Box Dec 13, 2017 - 5:54 PM

I think the ST-205 and ST-202 being viable for import soon is kind of killing swapping for anyone that likes the 6th gen Celica. Like you said why bother swapping when you can just import a car already done. As to why it doesn't get recognition is beyond me, yet anything Honda is lavished with support and aftermarket parts. Which if you think about it any FWD car from Nissan and Mazda has the same problem, even though cars like the NX2000 and MX-3 were some of the best FWD cars for their time.

Posted by: richee3 Dec 13, 2017 - 6:30 PM

QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Dec 13, 2017 - 9:39 AM) *
I'm sorry to have disappointed you Noberto. Maybe one day I'll get a pre-96, and do something with it, but right now, with the baby, it's something I just can't do.

I do hope to ride in your car this coming summer, maybe that will be motivation enough!

Gimme one of those V6ís and Iíll make you and Norberto proud!

Posted by: Box Dec 13, 2017 - 6:49 PM

2GR Supra, I'm feeling it.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Dec 13, 2017 - 7:14 PM

QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Dec 13, 2017 - 8:39 AM) *
I'm sorry to have disappointed you Noberto. Maybe one day I'll get a pre-96, and do something with it, but right now, with the baby, it's something I just can't do.

I do hope to ride in your car this coming summer, maybe that will be motivation enough!



nah, no need to apologize, no one has to apologize, stuff happens. Im not dissapointed, kinda feel alone, lol....


QUOTE (richee3 @ Dec 13, 2017 - 5:30 PM) *
QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Dec 13, 2017 - 9:39 AM) *
I'm sorry to have disappointed you Noberto. Maybe one day I'll get a pre-96, and do something with it, but right now, with the baby, it's something I just can't do.

I do hope to ride in your car this coming summer, maybe that will be motivation enough!

Gimme one of those V6ís and Iíll make you and Norberto proud!


lol

Posted by: njccmd2002 Dec 13, 2017 - 7:21 PM

QUOTE (Box @ Dec 13, 2017 - 5:49 PM) *
2GR Supra, I'm feeling it.


too complicated, but maybe

Posted by: Box Dec 13, 2017 - 7:41 PM

Just think of all the weight you'd pull off the front though, using a longitudinal 2GR from a RWD car it should be possible.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Dec 13, 2017 - 7:44 PM

2grfse is for RWD vehicles. its much better from what i hear

Posted by: bloodMoney Dec 14, 2017 - 10:11 AM

QUOTE (njccmd2002 @ Dec 13, 2017 - 8:44 PM) *
2grfse is for RWD vehicles. its much better from what i hear


mmmMMMmmmm... Dual fuel injection....

Daniel: Come get it. Hell, I'll even throw in an E153!

Posted by: cheela Dec 14, 2017 - 10:18 AM

NOOOOO! my v6!!!

Posted by: bloodMoney Dec 14, 2017 - 10:51 AM

SOMEBODY come get this ****! At this point, I really don't care who...

Posted by: richee3 Dec 14, 2017 - 1:25 PM

I would but I think someone else here already has dibs on one of them.

Posted by: bloodMoney Dec 14, 2017 - 4:00 PM

I have a 3mz if you want...

Posted by: njccmd2002 Feb 15, 2018 - 5:43 PM

ok so one of the things that i hate about this swap, is the space. there is none...

my leak ended up being power steering fluid, did not realize that until too late... i drove the car 15 seconds into the garage with out it, and the pump screeches even with new fluid. the leak was fixed, but the pump needs replace...

so i ordered a new pump on fleabay, and it came dirty as crap..,,, after washing it looked better...



of course me thinking it was going to be a 2 hour job, after the mess i made with ps oil, and unable to reach 1 bolt. realized that i needed to lower the engine.... sucks....



maybe time to modify the mount...



i cannot even reach from this top part.... but there is more space....



ill try again tomorrow, im concerned ill need to drop the subframe a few inches too, this will let me reroute the lower pressure hose.....

Posted by: Box Feb 15, 2018 - 7:13 PM

Such a pain.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Feb 16, 2018 - 1:06 AM

it really is.... but it is what it is....

Posted by: bloodMoney Feb 16, 2018 - 9:12 AM

Are you able to access the rear bank for spark plug replacement? Or will this be another thing where you'll need to drop the engine a little to get to them?

I'm sure it's worth it, but man... What a pain in the ass.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Feb 16, 2018 - 9:10 PM

yes but its a tight space. thats why the plugs are changed when the clutch needs change..... lol


so after 6 hours of several finnagles, and cussing....



able to get it out..

used a 1/4 socket, with medium size 14mm, to finally loosen second bolt.

then droped subframe 1/4 inch, also disconnected the sway bar, and also tie rod, and moved steering to left. to finally get it out....

.

I had forgotten how tight it was.... lol.. next to put it back together.....

Posted by: njccmd2002 Feb 18, 2018 - 6:04 PM

2 hours to install a dam ps pump.... im off tomorrow, hope to button it up

Posted by: Box Feb 18, 2018 - 9:35 PM

Huzzah! Now just never let this one dye.

Posted by: TimeslideZ Feb 19, 2018 - 9:22 PM

Beyond the maintenance, is there a next step for the car?

Posted by: njccmd2002 Feb 19, 2018 - 11:22 PM

QUOTE (TimeslideZ @ Feb 19, 2018 - 8:22 PM) *
Beyond the maintenance, is there a next step for the car?


like what? rwd, not likely, or awd never...

anyways today was very productive. after the stupid ps pump was in



decided to take the old ps low pressure line, and toss it...



went to work and got my line straightened..



after a few bends here and there obtained this...



had to make a bead to avoid hoses slipping



tossed the old one in the recycle



this is not paint, i tried something new. i used shrink tubing, protects better. but pain to do...



makes it look better, but the curves suck...



gives it a more professional look..



i also fixed some loose wiring from the radiator relays... and now i have to make a new mount for the reservoir, i was going to use aftermarket, but will stay oem



probably need a cleaner one...

Posted by: cheela Feb 20, 2018 - 9:50 AM

get it all set and hopefully won't have to touch the engine for a longgggg time. haha.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Feb 20, 2018 - 11:41 AM

thats the plan, next stop is Air conditioning..

Posted by: bloodMoney Feb 21, 2018 - 8:38 AM

I like the shrink tube idea...

That PS line came out great! I don't have the patience for things like that.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Feb 21, 2018 - 8:42 AM

im stuck with bleeding the air on the ps system...

Posted by: Box Feb 21, 2018 - 2:38 PM

Tried having the nose of the car lifted while turning the wheel lock to lock, and the engine off, topping it off as needed?

Posted by: njccmd2002 Feb 22, 2018 - 11:32 AM

been there done that, keeps sucking air.. lol im starting to belive something else was damaged

Posted by: Durs Feb 26, 2018 - 2:51 PM

Buen trabajo!

Posted by: njccmd2002 Mar 1, 2018 - 12:13 PM

in the spirit of keeping this thing alive, and want to drive it to the fullest...

yesterday spend 3 hours dropping the subframe, to install a new steering rack... we will see how long this one lasts.

all my problems started after a track day. the rear header probably cooked it, or it was my fault for not properly diagnosing the leak.

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that subframe has to weigh at least 50 pounds...

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Posted by: Box Mar 1, 2018 - 5:28 PM

Well at least with everything being new it should work again.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Mar 16, 2018 - 7:37 PM

did not take many pictures out of this one, but the steering rack came out, and a new one (from a yard went in)

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of course i decided to update the hoses, as i reused old hoses.. Got some new ones from dealer top portion is from a Highlander and bottom portion from a celica

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did the right thing....

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new hoses, and new thermostat, and other goodies. While the car was down.

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the main thing is to swap to a compressor of a 1grfe, the one on the left, after a year and a half, i miss a/c

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and of course remove all the unnecessary wiring that was left because i was lazy

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had a lot of trouble to get the air out of the power steering system, but i found the vacuum leak, and it was fixed. The ps lines were flushed, air was removed, and the car was put back together and sent for alignment.

it drives better now..

Posted by: bloodMoney Mar 19, 2018 - 2:46 PM

Still love how clean the crinkle black on the valve covers just completes the look of the bay.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Mar 19, 2018 - 4:47 PM

thanks


and yes i will get rid of the red cables, lol, and the shiny intake...

Posted by: richee3 Mar 19, 2018 - 6:03 PM

QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Mar 19, 2018 - 1:46 PM) *
Still love how clean the crinkle black on the valve covers just completes the look of the bay.

Seriously though, Iíve made several attempts to use it in the Supraís engine bay and it looks nowhere near as good.

Posted by: Box Mar 19, 2018 - 6:29 PM

Don't need A/C in a racecar convertible, weight reduction.

Posted by: cheela Mar 22, 2018 - 9:56 AM

^ I'm with box, no need for a/c
you've got a vert, just put the top down. biggrin.gif

Posted by: njccmd2002 Mar 22, 2018 - 11:59 PM

hey, i already bought the gauges, to do it myself, with the vacuum pump. Yay

Posted by: cheela Mar 28, 2018 - 2:06 PM

bump.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Apr 15, 2018 - 11:29 AM

iva done lot of work to it lately, but updating the thread is more of a chore now, kinda like a monologue....

working on getting a/c working

Posted by: bloodMoney Apr 16, 2018 - 9:15 AM

I thought you were leaving the A/C off? Because it's a 'vert?

Monolouge away!

Wait, let me get your soapbox for you, then you can start.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Apr 16, 2018 - 10:13 PM

Lol.... nah im ok. Im happy being 1 out of 2 2gr swaps.


Posted by: cheela Apr 17, 2018 - 10:20 AM

hey hey, you got like at least 4 people here willing to listen... 5 if you include Box.

Posted by: Box Apr 17, 2018 - 2:36 PM

QUOTE (cheela @ Apr 17, 2018 - 10:20 AM) *
hey hey, you got like at least 4 people here willing to listen... 5 if you include Box.

"People, I'm glad I'm not people."

Posted by: cheela Apr 17, 2018 - 3:42 PM

you should be glad. Humans are miserable loathsome creatures. laugh.gif

Posted by: njccmd2002 Apr 17, 2018 - 5:11 PM

Im gonna swap a beams, maybe i can get traffic here!!!

Posted by: richee3 Apr 17, 2018 - 5:42 PM

No, these days you learn how to do BEAMS swaps on Facebook.

Posted by: Box Apr 17, 2018 - 6:42 PM

LS4 swap it, get all the traffic.

Posted by: cheela Apr 17, 2018 - 9:20 PM

traffic is a bitch... i hate being stuck in traffic.
anywhoo Daniel is right. Beams only works on facebook because all the info is provided on there through vaguely constructed questions such as: "hey guys, how do you swap a beams?" or "does a 3sge beams fit in my gt?" or the ever pondering "what iz beams?"

Posted by: Box Apr 17, 2018 - 9:30 PM

Refried BEAMS.

Posted by: bloodMoney Apr 19, 2018 - 9:55 AM

QUOTE (richee3 @ Apr 17, 2018 - 5:42 PM) *
No, these days you learn how to do BEAMS swaps on Facebook.


It's retarded how true that comment is. Did anyone else see that ebay short shifter thread? After the first few posts, I just gave up.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Apr 19, 2018 - 10:09 PM

Lol..... he deleted the beams post on faisbuk

Posted by: bloodMoney Apr 20, 2018 - 10:03 AM

I've been seriously considering leaving all the FB celica groups. I hate people.

Posted by: narly_charley Apr 20, 2018 - 10:42 AM

QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Apr 20, 2018 - 10:03 AM) *
I've been seriously considering leaving all the FB celica groups. I hate people.


I don't have facebook... What are the Celica groups like on there? I know that newcelica is 98% dead and is almost exclusively on their FB page now. Sad really... Only six/seven years ago is was hoppin'.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Apr 20, 2018 - 11:20 AM

see, i type beams, and this page gets traffic...

Narly, faisbuk groups suck, too many idiots promoting **** information. Its not even a joke, ask the same question 6 times a day. the awd tranny can be used as fwd if its plugged...

omg,

Posted by: cheela Apr 20, 2018 - 11:30 AM

QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Apr 19, 2018 - 9:55 AM) *
QUOTE (richee3 @ Apr 17, 2018 - 5:42 PM) *
No, these days you learn how to do BEAMS swaps on Facebook.


It's retarded how true that comment is. Did anyone else see that ebay short shifter thread? After the first few posts, I just gave up.


LOL you were way too patient with that one.

QUOTE (narly_charley @ Apr 20, 2018 - 10:42 AM) *
QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Apr 20, 2018 - 10:03 AM) *
I've been seriously considering leaving all the FB celica groups. I hate people.


I don't have facebook... What are the Celica groups like on there? I know that newcelica is 98% dead and is almost exclusively on their FB page now. Sad really... Only six/seven years ago is was hoppin'.


you're not missing much man. remember back in the days when we would all yell at noobs to use the search button. yeah,... it's like that but they just don't use the search button after we tell them anymore. lol

Posted by: Box Apr 20, 2018 - 4:17 PM

I don't use facebook because I'm too nice and spoon feed people, it's a method of self preservation.

Posted by: njccmd2002 May 3, 2018 - 2:02 PM

will update some... for cheela....

couple days ago worked on getting the a/c lines sorted out. because there is too much heat in the bay needed to protect the lines...

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it also helps against rubbing with other parts. My first test with alum mig welding. I have yet to test the pressure...

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you cant really tell in the pic, but i have the ac lines connected, i just need to charge it..

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Using a 4 runner a/c compressor...

installed all new seals...

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and a new a/c drier

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Continued with cleaning the harness...

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Had to remove the intake to make some space to work..

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it was hard, but it looks much better, after removed the oem garbage plastics...

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Posted by: njccmd2002 May 3, 2018 - 2:06 PM

for got to post the diferrences between both a/c compressors...

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Posted by: njccmd2002 May 3, 2018 - 2:18 PM

in the interior of the car, i did something i should have done ages ago, got rid of the airbag light... Batman sent me an ecu....

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i still have to work on the harness in the inside, im removing unwanted wiring, and i need to wire one adittional step, to finally get rid of the engine check light...

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also, i have temporarily removed the trd short shifter. It shifts much better now...

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had some old rollbars, that where blasted and cleaned....

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decided to work on my rollbar, and i think it looks much more complete...

first i welded more plates..

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after some welding time....

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i have to get them painted to complete the look, and it also reinforces the bar as well

Posted by: njccmd2002 May 3, 2018 - 2:21 PM

ooooo forgot

i got this from prime.....

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quarter inch extended slave cylinder rod, and of course new tranny gaskets.... the rod and the normal shifter, makes shifting the 2gr much better... it was a poor choice of clutch.

Posted by: cheela May 3, 2018 - 2:55 PM

First, you give so little, now you give so much!!?! laugh.gif

The a/c is coming along now. soon you can have the top up and leather seats freezing cold!

Engine bay is looking cleaner, those red wires though...



and what's going on with the top of your bar, looks like you rolled it once already? lol

Posted by: Box May 3, 2018 - 4:37 PM

QUOTE (njccmd2002 @ May 3, 2018 - 2:02 PM) *
will update some... for cheela....

Oh, I see how it is.

Posted by: njccmd2002 May 3, 2018 - 8:25 PM

QUOTE (cheela @ May 3, 2018 - 2:55 PM) *
First, you give so little, now you give so much!!?! laugh.gif

The a/c is coming along now. soon you can have the top up and leather seats freezing cold!

Engine bay is looking cleaner, those red wires though...



and what's going on with the top of your bar, looks like you rolled it once already? lol



I had to remove the foam, to weld, the foam was held with glue and with ties. I have to paint then ill replace.

QUOTE (Box @ May 3, 2018 - 4:37 PM) *
QUOTE (njccmd2002 @ May 3, 2018 - 2:02 PM) *
will update some... for cheela....

Oh, I see how it is.



lol

Posted by: navseal345 May 3, 2018 - 10:52 PM




Posted by: bloodMoney May 4, 2018 - 7:11 AM

Do you have an ACT clutch in the car?

That was the only time we needed an extended slave cylinder rod. I HATED that clutch.

Posted by: slavie May 4, 2018 - 7:46 AM

There was a guy on ToyotaNation looking to swap a 2GR into a Gen4 Camry. I sent him your way. He decided not to do the swap. What's up with that???

I had ACT clutch, the stock level one, in my 5SFE Camry mated to a Fidanza FW - I don't know why, but I would always smell clutch after some city driving, and the thing wore down in like 15k miles. Odd. I don't think I'm that bad at driving shtik.

Posted by: njccmd2002 May 5, 2018 - 7:13 PM

which i dont get, because engine prices are lower now, and the swap can be had for almost same price if not less than a 3sgte. Sure people like turbos, but the 270hp on a fwd sucks. but i guess this is one of those things that will never catch in the car community.

beams is catching up several years later

Posted by: bloodMoney May 7, 2018 - 9:17 AM

I think it won't catch on because it's not a 100% drop in.

Kids aren't going to like the idea of having to notch the framerail or cut up some of their hood structure just to get it to physically fit.

Not to mention the fact that you're not mass producing the passenger engine mount. Everyone wants it all done for them... You ought to know that by now.

Posted by: njccmd2002 May 8, 2018 - 4:20 PM

well kids do it all the time on the civics, with their v6 swaps. but you are right. This swap is not meant for kids...



Posted by: bloodMoney May 9, 2018 - 10:47 AM

LOL

I love that!

Posted by: Box May 9, 2018 - 3:59 PM

Well, for the cost of a decent Celica GT and the 2GR and everything involved in swapping you can get a 350Z now... Only reason Honda kids are doing it is in comparison it's marginally cheaper and easier, that and the Civic to Celica aftermarket support in general. Just think on the positive, keeps your car unique.

Posted by: slavie May 9, 2018 - 8:11 PM

Welp, the appeal of the 6gc, to me at least, has always been the rally heritage and the dreams of 4WD conversion. Neither is the case with 2GR or even 1MZ, so kinda rules those 2 out for me personally.

As for others, more may follow once the path has been beaten in a bit more, as it's always more difficult for the first few guys. 3S swaps are far more documented and easier still. If you step back though, there aren't a whole lot of swap happening in general these days. Still waiting for the platform to re-surge in popularity, I guess.

Posted by: Box May 9, 2018 - 8:37 PM

Should be able to import ST202 and ST205 here soon, any late '93 produced '94 models. I imagine once the ST205 starts getting imported that'll help re-spark interest in the car.

Posted by: BonzaiCelica May 12, 2018 - 4:58 PM

QUOTE (Box @ May 9, 2018 - 8:37 PM) *
Should be able to import ST202 and ST205 here soon, any late '93 produced '94 models. I imagine once the ST205 starts getting imported that'll help re-spark interest in the car.


how much they going for. i usually go to goo.net to look up celica. but thats from japan. what website can i look at for canadian 205's

Posted by: Box May 12, 2018 - 8:35 PM

Kijiji, it's like the Canadian Craigslist. Also check out the Canadian AutoTrader and eBay Motors.

Posted by: njccmd2002 May 12, 2018 - 9:13 PM

i like the car being unique in a certain way. In other news, i may have messed up the wiring, or time for a new MAF, i have not had change to look into

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