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Yesterday, 10:30 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1095541 · Replies: 12 · Views: 97
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Neither do I, on either account. We might be there but itís hard for me to know this far out.

Yesterday, 08:31 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1095535 · Replies: 12 · Views: 97
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:cry: Just because Iím going bald doesnít mean you have to scream it to the world!

Jan 15, 2018 - 11:23 AM Forum: Multimedia · Post Preview: #1095513 · Replies: 2 · Views: 75
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Guess Iíll enter a lame picture.



Jan 4, 2018 - 5:36 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1095344 · Replies: 5516 · Views: 971,942
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You need one of these Bruce Wayne exoskeletons that suddenly make your soft tennis shoe and soft, squishy foot capable of destroying brick walls.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=roGECc9IGqg

Jan 2, 2018 - 12:27 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1095296 · Replies: 1037 · Views: 98,664
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QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Jan 2, 2018 - 9:25 AM) *
Nice Daniel! I like the looks of them smile.gif

I'm not going to say that I told you so, but I distinctly remember making an anecdotal comment to a similar effect.... laugh.gif

Thanks! They definitely fill the wheel much better than the stock brakes. They make the tears look nonexistent. The Hawk definitely werenít much of an upgrade for a carefully street driven car, thatís for sure. Of course, Iíve had plenty of time to swap them out for something else and I still kept them.


QUOTE (narly_charley @ Jan 2, 2018 - 11:49 AM) *
Does Brigette work in an OR? The tape pictured in some of the previous photos is autoclave safe and it turns when it's heated to let you know when what it's wrapping has been sterilized (at least that's what it looks like).

Good observation. smile.gif Sheís in banking, but I work with ORís. Every now and then Iíll take some of the wrapping with me rather than throwing it away. Itís good to have around the garage.

Jan 1, 2018 - 11:15 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1095280 · Replies: 1037 · Views: 98,664
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Looks like the Revolution Brake rotors are 27 mm taller and 2 mm thinner, so these calipers arenít a match for the Supra rotors. Maybe next weekend Iíll pull a wheel off so I can get a specific part number for my rotors to get specs. Revolution Brake lists the rotors as 323mm x 30mm, without listing any other dimensions. Calipers are 4.5 lbs, and Iíd like to weigh my stock calipers for comparison.

Jan 1, 2018 - 9:36 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1095273 · Replies: 1037 · Views: 98,664
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Specs on those rotors?

Jan 1, 2018 - 6:46 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1095266 · Replies: 1037 · Views: 98,664
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Of course. smile.gif The rotor is not made specific to our cars. I believe itís from a BMW, and been drilled to 5x100. An adapter ring was provided for the hub. There was a part number on the rotor that I didnít bother to write down, but I intend to next time the wheels are off. I can buy direct replacement rotors from Revolution Brake or find the correct BMW rotor and have it redrilled.

Jan 1, 2018 - 10:44 AM Forum: Multimedia · Post Preview: #1095263 · Replies: 2 · Views: 75
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Each month a new competition, open to all members, entry at start of the month voting at the end.


ē Only post in this thread if you are entering, all other posts will be deleted


ē Please only post 1 picture.
ē You can if you wish include a short description about your ride, and your plans for it.
ē Please only submit a picture of your own car.
ē If you're a previous COTM winner, please have consideration for others and do not enter again for at least 3 months.
ē No Cheating. (No joining with more than one name, no having people join to vote, etc.) Cheaters will be banned.
ē Have FUN! Be experimental. Show us something new! Find interesting places to take pics of your ride.


Stuck for ideas? Check out this this thread or the Photoshop Tutorial thread for help.

Go! smile.gif

Jan 1, 2018 - 10:42 AM Forum: Multimedia · Post Preview: #1095262 · Replies: 1 · Views: 88
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Congrats!





Dec 29, 2017 - 9:11 PM Forum: General Discussion · Post Preview: #1095215 · Replies: 14 · Views: 512
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The answer can be summed up in one word: quality. We have thicker sheet metal than Civics or 240SX’s. Our dashes are heavier than the thinner dashes in other cars. The soft touch vinyl on our dashes and door panels adds extra weight but makes a much nicer interior than simply using plastic. Glass headlight lenses instead of plastic. Our seat rails are thicker than you get in a Miata. The list goes on but you get the idea. Our cars are heavier but they are built sturdier.

When Toyota designed the mkIV Supra, they went through some effort to cut weight without sacrificing quality, most notably the use of aluminum for the hood and targa top, hollow carpet fibers, hollow spoiler, and dished bolt heads. The result was a car that was bigger than the previous generation, yet weighed less. The T20 Celica got all of these same weight savings apart from the aluminum hood on anything besides the GT4 and like the Supra, came in lighter than its predecessor.

Dec 27, 2017 - 8:43 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1095187 · Replies: 41 · Views: 1,058
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Nah, it doesnít like bare metal. It sticks best to rust.

Dec 26, 2017 - 12:36 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1095153 · Replies: 41 · Views: 1,058
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If the climate control unit is the issue, I believe I have a spare. Needs LEDís or new bulbsbut otherwise functional. I have your other stuff ready to ship so I can add that to it if youíd like.

Dec 26, 2017 - 1:17 AM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1095150 · Replies: 5516 · Views: 971,942
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Iíve never had the displeasure of working on a Land Rover but I did a brake job on a Buick Rendezvous once. I canít imagine how the rest of that jalopy is, the way the engineers couldnít figure out metric vs SAE for a simple brake job.

Dec 25, 2017 - 5:47 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1095143 · Replies: 1037 · Views: 98,664
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QUOTE (njccmd2002 @ Dec 25, 2017 - 9:21 AM) *
im glad the rims cleared the bbk. Sometimes I still miss them....

They fit the Celica so well. I was always jealous when you owned them. There was no way I could pass them up. I look for spares from time to time.


QUOTE (BonzaiCelica @ Dec 25, 2017 - 11:23 AM) *
i remember reading the body shop issues you had, it was there for 3 months if i recall.

mines been there for slightly over 6 months. and before then 7 months tearing down the car for paint. anyway this thread isnt for discussion about my celica...

Ours was four months at the body shop, which felt like forever. We got lucky that it was so quick since most body shops donít like full paint jobs. Surely yours is getting close by now if itís been there for that long.

Dec 25, 2017 - 1:15 AM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1095128 · Replies: 1037 · Views: 98,664
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Puretone has this BBK on his ST184 with tC wheels. I donít know how the 5th gens compared to the 6th gen in terms of offset and clearance but I donít believe he has spacers on his car. I have 15 mm spacers, so Iím effectively 17x7 +30. I was concerned that I would need to get 20 mm spacers to clear these brakes but I have plenty of clearance. I think you should have clearance on your current setup, but I think anything less than +35 may have issues.

Dec 25, 2017 - 12:05 AM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1095123 · Replies: 1037 · Views: 98,664
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QUOTE (Box @ Dec 23, 2017 - 8:09 PM) *
It was nice of her to buy you a present for her car. tongue.gif I wonder if they have a non drilled rotor available for them.

Right? Her car, her money, but itís presented in a way like the parts are for me. There is a blank rotor option available, but Iíll keep the drilled rotors for now. Iíve heard tons of horror stories of drilled rotors cracking but itís not like Iíll be doing any track days to heat the rotors up, so hopefully we wonít have any issues.


QUOTE (1994Celica @ Dec 24, 2017 - 4:55 PM) *
Looks nice! I'm jelly.

Thanks! Yours will be right there with mine in no time. smile.gif


QUOTE (BonzaiCelica @ Dec 24, 2017 - 8:32 PM) *
awesome on fuel restoration.

hopefully i dont have to do this. my cars been sitting for 16 months without any fuel additives....

Whatís had your car down for so long?


QUOTE (NgoFcukinWay @ Dec 24, 2017 - 10:17 PM) *
Those wheels are 17" Caldina wheels, right?

Depends on why youíre asking. If you want a set for your car, they are definitely something else from another car and you should get different wheels. For any other reason, they are Caldina/Matrix M Theory wheels, 17x7 +45.

Dec 24, 2017 - 11:32 AM Forum: Multimedia · Post Preview: #1095106 · Replies: 4 · Views: 345
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Poll now open!

Dec 24, 2017 - 12:15 AM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1095101 · Replies: 5516 · Views: 971,942
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Box, I doubt if youíd be happy with a 350Z after the Firebird. As a totally different and unrelated car, itís great fun. But in comparison, you lose the V8 and loads of torque (plus lose V8 symphonies for a UFO burble.) Theyíre decently quick in a straight line but anything after 80 mph in my old Z, I was well aware I only had a 3.5 liter six cylinder under the hood. I suspect the Firebird still pulls harder at that point. I canít compare handling, having never driven a Firebird. The Z was eager to do whatever I wanted it to but it was still a 3,400 lb sled. I had a friend with a six cylinder Firebird back in high school and I agree that front visibility was atrocious, but keep in mind that the Z isnít much better out of the side or rear. Definitely better out of the front though. I just think the Z will fall short of your expectations after the Firebird. At least cars like a Miata or RX8, you are aware that youíll lose a good bit of power but have excellent cornering but I think a Z will always be in the shadow of the Firebird for you. Maybe not though, it never hurts to test drive any of them.

Dec 23, 2017 - 7:28 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1095096 · Replies: 1037 · Views: 98,664
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Brigette surprised me with a Wilwood BBK for the Celica for Christmas, and since I didn’t have much else going on I decided to get to work. These came from another member’s car here on the forum, Csober. Most of you know that he sold his Celica to get his Z31 and the guy that bought it immediately started parting it out on Facebook. Kind of irritating to see such a nice car get parted, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want a few parts from it. Since we were in the middle of moving halfway across the country, I decided to be a responsible adult and keep my money. Brigette, on the other hand, didn’t. biggrin.gif




Comparison of stock GT brakes vs the Wilwood brakes.






Finally mounted.




My biggest concern with these was clearance. Having seen them on Tao’s car, I knew they were considerably larger than the stock calipers so I was concerned that my wheels may not fit anymore and I may need to get different spacers, but I got lucky and have miles of room.




Initial impression is that they work much better than my stock calipers and Hawk HPS pads. I’ve never liked the Hawk pads, since I don’t warm them up enough to be effective in daily driving. (Still waiting for an “I told you so” from Chris.) These have much better initial bite, but haven’t successfully ripped my face off yet. I’ve done a couple of hard stops from 20 and surprisingly, they didn’t even lock the wheels up. I will bed the pads in later, after the holidays when the highway patrol isn’t out in force. Perhaps these will grab harder as they get warmer as well. I didn’t even warm them up on my quick drive.

The calipers are significantly lighter than stock. I wish I had weighed then before mounting them. I currently have no plans for the rear brakes but I’m leaning towards ST205 brakes.

Dec 23, 2017 - 12:58 PM Forum: General Discussion · Post Preview: #1095092 · Replies: 10095 · Views: 613,932
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Dec 22, 2017 - 11:34 PM Forum: General Discussion · Post Preview: #1095090 · Replies: 5 · Views: 591
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There may be some in the works. Unfortunately, 2017 hasnít seen a great number of high quality Celica pictures, so getting the calendar together is proving to be a bit of a challenge. At this point I canít say for certain if there will be a 2018 calendar or not. frown.gif

Dec 20, 2017 - 9:37 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1095060 · Replies: 5516 · Views: 971,942
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C5Z thumbsup.gif Ilike the looks of the C6 and C7 better but the C5Z is the best bang for the buck.

For what itís worth, my BEAMS running on three cylinders pulled harder than a dual cam KA S14. Thereís a reason not many of them are stock. You get the speed of a Miata without the handling, but on the upside at least the top wonít leak. S13 hatches have always been my favorite of the 240ís. Is the coupe you found a pig nose?

In other news, I think Iíve seen more bad Facebook mechanics this week than I have all year. laugh.gif Part of me knows I should step in and say something, but I frankly canít be bothered to argue with idiots. And if the people with issues refuse to search and want to take literally the worst advice they can get from Facebook, Iíll let them learn hard lessons.

Dec 15, 2017 - 6:15 PM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1095004 · Replies: 5516 · Views: 971,942
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^^ That sounds awesome. I use my a/c voltage detector all the time at home, so itís awesome that we can do it from our phones for DC.

Dec 14, 2017 - 1:25 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1094982 · Replies: 204 · Views: 34,331
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I would but I think someone else here already has dibs on one of them.

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