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May 23, 2019 - 6:49 PM Forum: Website Discussion · Post Preview: #1102253 · Replies: 22 · Views: 1,295
danthrift71

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I got that message too. Closed the page and re opened browser and then didn't get it on second time.

Apr 7, 2019 - 3:18 AM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1101618 · Replies: 30 · Views: 19,929
danthrift71

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Love the blue and interior looks great.

May 25, 2018 - 11:20 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1098194 · Replies: 22 · Views: 17,192
danthrift71

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Thanks. I'll check 'em out.

May 21, 2018 - 11:36 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1098123 · Replies: 22 · Views: 17,192
danthrift71

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Just read whole thread up 'til now. Powder coat ovens usually don't go much over about 350 degrees F. I have several customers that powder coat automobile wheels and all
kinds of aluminum like high end bicycle frames (thin wall tubing. much more heat saturation). I haven't heard of any failures as a result of heat from PC ovens. Go for it.
That being said, have you considered a polished or wire brushed finish? Also really like the LED lights. I live way out in the country and my stock lights don't do much for seeing
deer and other animals. May I ask what kind of LEDs you got for headlights and high beams and how do you like them now that you've had them a while? Thanks.

May 17, 2018 - 7:10 PM Forum: General Discussion · Post Preview: #1098031 · Replies: 1 · Views: 493
danthrift71

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Welcome. I've seen a few from the UK. I'm they'll chime in soon.

Nov 13, 2017 - 12:20 AM Forum: General Discussion · Post Preview: #1094333 · Replies: 10 · Views: 1,770
danthrift71

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It took a while to get around to it but, finally had time to flush out the clutch fluid. That seems to have made a big improvement in shifting. Old stuff came out kinda muddy.
No more notchy shifting or not releasing the gear. Thanks to everyone for the input, especially Box, you nailed it!
Now if I can just catch her clean on a sunny day for some photos.

Oct 19, 2017 - 8:59 PM Forum: General Discussion · Post Preview: #1093851 · Replies: 12 · Views: 1,633
danthrift71

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Congratulations! Great looking Celica. Looks like you may have some twisty roads around there to really enjoy driving.

Oct 19, 2017 - 8:16 AM Forum: General Discussion · Post Preview: #1093830 · Replies: 10 · Views: 1,770
danthrift71

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Good idea. I'll flush out the fluid in the clutch. Thanks.

Oct 18, 2017 - 8:14 AM Forum: General Discussion · Post Preview: #1093799 · Replies: 10 · Views: 1,770
danthrift71

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Thanks everyone, for the warm welcome. Hopefully some sun and a car wash are coming soon. Last night's family trip to the Northeast Florida Agricultural Fair
resulted in a little Cow Pasture Rallycross. One of the local Sheriff's Office Explorers stopped me in the parking lot (actually a pasture) and asked what year my
Celica is. He told me that he has a '94 that he's fixing-up. Cool.

Thanks for the heads-up on the 3rd gear synchro. That turned up in some of my searches. I'll go ahead and float this out there in case anyone has already had
this issue. When starting car and driving it shifts nicely, like new. As long as I drive very conservatively it will shift as it should. (very mild throttle input. short
shift around 3000 rpm) If driving more aggressively (what most people call normal), shifting becomes "notchy" in all gears or sometimes almost impossible.
Blipping the throttle helps but not much. When this occurs, It is also difficult to move out of a gear. Most of the time, turning the car off and back on will stop
this symptom but several tries may be required. My diagnosis on this is that I have a clutch problem. I think possibly a throwout bearing problem. Already
planning a clutch service as soon as I can afford as I noticed some clutch slip when I was doing some full throttle acceleration back when I first got her. I've good
reviews of Exedy as my brand of choice for replacement.

Oct 17, 2017 - 4:37 AM Forum: General Discussion · Post Preview: #1093777 · Replies: 10 · Views: 1,770
danthrift71

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Hello everyone. I've spent the last 25 years regretting the trade-in of my beloved '86 Celica.
Earlier this year I picked-up a red '99 GT Liftback and been in love ever since. I've been lurking here for a few months.
During that time, I've gathered some really useful information here. Thanks to everyone that's compiled and posted over the years.
As far as my Celica goes, not much to tell yet. I'm just doing maintenance and repair items right now. Started with Timing belt/water pump service,
radiator replacement. Changed the manual transmission oil. Had a pull to the right. Got it aligned and found out that pull was from a separating tire.
So, I got my first mod. Didn't like the tire choices for 15'' wheels. Moved up to 16'' wheels and tires. Still sorting a shifting problem but that's about it.
I'll take some photos and post them soon. Thanks again for all the good information.


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