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May 24, 2018 - 9:46 AM Forum: Engine/Transmission/Maintenance · Post Preview: #1098170 · Replies: 2 · Views: 29
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Mishimoto has a couple styles and there are a bunch available at places like summitracing and jegs.
As long as the plate has a 1/8NPT hole, it can be used for a pressure sensor or temp etc.

May 23, 2018 - 11:33 AM Forum: Website Discussion · Post Preview: #1098159 · Replies: 11 · Views: 92
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There have been a bunch of threads just like this in this website discussion forum. You arent the first to bring it up, but there isnt much the mods can do than what they have already done to approve posts and explain the situation.
Coomer the admin is literally the only person who can make any further changes to the structure of the site.
Im sure there are a few people who are put off by this roadblock, and give up and dont return (albeit most of the activity of this site has been held by the FB page) but there isnt much we can do other than warmly welcome them and home they push through.
We all have contacted Coomer multiple times over the past few years but no reply.

May 23, 2018 - 11:23 AM Forum: General Discussion · Post Preview: #1098158 · Replies: 8 · Views: 173
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nope, just bare, no nose grille either.

May 21, 2018 - 6:41 PM Forum: General Discussion · Post Preview: #1098115 · Replies: 8 · Views: 173
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ill trade you my broken ST205 bumper, its in good shape other than the bottom part of one of the side mounts is ripped (still on just ripped)

May 15, 2018 - 7:45 AM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1098004 · Replies: 1960 · Views: 285,640
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A few last minute things where done before the first track day of the year.

I grabbed a set of solid mounts from BRD. I was a little skeptical of the OE installed front mount and its integrity (Im sure it would have been fine) with the solid mounts installed, so I got a brand new one from Toyota. Then I burned it to the ground. Felt kind of bad.







Got a new braille battery to replace my 5ry old 'dead' one. I also bought some batteryminder products to see if the old Braille can be desulfated and reused. Im not holding my breath.



Had some spare time when the car was done and on the ground. Went and grabbed some dry ice (but forgot to grab isopropyl alcohol) to remove the sound deadning.



Here is what I used to remove the remaining tar glue and what I will be using to paint it back to the purple color (I also used this for the mirrors)







The afternoon before my trackday I got an alignment done at my buddies shop.
I also put on some number panel decals and a small side banner for my buddies shop.



At Pocono Raceway. We were so lucky to get some garage spots



The rotors got some working with heavy braking after the front and back straights. I am still a little wary of them and am still trying to find a replacement.



The tires in the rear (the drivers side more so) rub quite a bit. I have ordered a smaller rear spacer to see if that helps a bit but there isnt much room left between the rear strut and the tire frown.gif



I have a bit of in car video I will upload later. Up next is cage planning and figuring out wether to to do a 10gal fuel cell or just keep the OE tank and get a fuel surge tank to add on

May 3, 2018 - 3:03 PM Forum: Suspension/Handling/Braking · Post Preview: #1097791 · Replies: 3 · Views: 138
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Apr 24, 2018 - 6:09 AM Forum: Buying/Selling · Post Preview: #1097514 · Replies: 3 · Views: 133
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look on ebay

Apr 18, 2018 - 7:49 AM Forum: Suspension/Handling/Braking · Post Preview: #1097415 · Replies: 6 · Views: 271
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also wrong section lol

Apr 17, 2018 - 8:49 AM Forum: Engine/Transmission/Maintenance · Post Preview: #1097379 · Replies: 5 · Views: 180
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ooh another maryland celica?

Apr 10, 2018 - 10:07 AM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1097282 · Replies: 1960 · Views: 285,640
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QUOTE (BonzaiCelica @ Apr 8, 2018 - 12:38 PM) *
how is your s54 at the track. besides the bad syncros. a friend of mine has recently began tracking his beams and mid corner downshift or upshifts is difficult because of sticky tires. so the situation sort of like oil starvation on an engine from HIgh g-forces.

i wonder if anyone else experiences this???

Im not sure the issue he is having. Mine is fine. Track designs vary so the gearing may be good for one and not the other.
Oil starvation shouldnt be TOO large a problem but that can be solved with an accusump, or a drysump setup

Apr 9, 2018 - 9:17 AM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1097269 · Replies: 1960 · Views: 285,640
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Car on the ground update:

Biggest issue of the month was a ordeal with RECARO.

I ordered a second Profi SPG in March. They were on back order since January.
I got it in and installed it, I noticed a few slightly off stitches and other things weird things that made this seat look a little crappier than the first seat, i moved on.... While messing around in my trunk I looked up and realized the newer seat did not have the RECARO logo on the rear of the headrest like the one I got in November.



The crappy part is that I noticed this at 3pm on a Saturday. The distributor I ordered the seat from closed at 2pm...and I was going out of town the next day and would be gone for 2 weeks.
Long story shot:
The first seat I got in December was made by RECARO US. The second seat was made by RECARO Germany because RECARO US moved location and couldnt produce seats.
The distributor said RECARO US couldnt make seats for another 8 weeks and that I could just get another German made one and send back the older one.

I said no.
Called another distributor who had one US made one left. They held it for me. I mentioned this to the first distributor and they called the other place and where able to work out having them send me their seat.

All is well now.
Here is a pic.
No confetti yet. Too poor to upholster.




forethought makes future mike happy



took my fuel tank out to fix a leak[/b




[b]
found an old patch



the perp


the cause




Used some ethanol resistant bubblegum to patch the hole
Coated the top tank with rust encapsulator from Eastwood and then truck bed lined it.



bled the brakes again (remotely thanks to gorpo and speed bleeders) then put the car on the ground

Apr 9, 2018 - 8:52 AM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1097267 · Replies: 422 · Views: 50,753
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Mar 28, 2018 - 11:12 AM Forum: Buying/Selling · Post Preview: #1096946 · Replies: 16 · Views: 522
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Im in Houston for work right now lol

I am interested in the trans mount bushing. Ive never seen one poured for the trans before. Curious to see how it feels

Mar 17, 2018 - 7:24 PM Forum: Suspension/Handling/Braking · Post Preview: #1096705 · Replies: 175 · Views: 46,739
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took measurements of my front rotors so I can hopefully get a solution for a replacement.

AP Racing has the perfect discs but the top hats available for the discs are in questions. Right now the S2000 kit looks like it may be in spec...excpet for the 70.1mm center bore, so I will have to see if they will do custom hub bore...

anyhoo. here are some pretty pics






Mar 14, 2018 - 2:28 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1096662 · Replies: 1960 · Views: 285,640
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QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Mar 14, 2018 - 11:11 AM) *
It's good that you've taken the time to look over your concern spots... Packaging space and range of motion was always the hardest part of vehicle design.

Luckily for me, 95% of my parts never moved, so I only had minimal exposure to the latter.


Its a bit more difficult on FWD due to the axle shafts going into the hub. You have so much more usable space with a clear RWD front hub. Plus my wheels take up alot of space in the well so there isnt much space for tubing to squeeze by. The tires have rub spots all over the inner well lol

Mar 13, 2018 - 2:17 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1096644 · Replies: 1960 · Views: 285,640
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Yup!
There are a couple concern spots that may come into play after seeing air turbulence and vibrations. Ill address those as I go.

The axle on the drivers side and the axle and crank pulley on the passenger side are the highlights.
Its a fun thing trying making sure the tubing doesnt move in some spots but allowing its movement in others.

Mar 12, 2018 - 8:39 AM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1096626 · Replies: 1960 · Views: 285,640
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OOO Thank you for reminding me. I havent mounted the other rotor so I will measure that before I put it back on. (when im back by the car in a couple weeks)

Ill use the mk2 pedal to make my own mk3 lol. If the design can be simplified in anyway, I might be able to 3D print it and get a good edition made up out of alum or something

Mar 12, 2018 - 8:22 AM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1096623 · Replies: 1960 · Views: 285,640
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QUOTE (TimeslideZ @ Mar 7, 2018 - 3:51 AM) *
Radical man, does the beams fit better w/ a supercharger vs a turbo?

Not really no. The turbo is in a more accessible place compared to where I plan to put the supercharger.

QUOTE (cheela @ Mar 7, 2018 - 11:16 AM) *
you're gonna need to cut another hole in your hood. lol

Nope! Its all going on the lower back. Its going to be the motors lower back tattoo



finally did some stuff the past couple weekends!

Drilled some holes to mount the anti-sub belts and re-positioned the seat a bit. Still waiting on the other seat to come off backorder. Still waiting for my dream seat to pop up before this other seat comes off backorder





FINALLY did some ducting work for the front rotors. I had been wanting to do this for years.
I had other plans for the connection to the rotor but they seemed overly complicated so I just when for a simpler approach. The routing and articulation became the more important thing to focus on. So far everything moves fine but will have to see how it handles when driving. Fingers crossed it doesn't get shredded.




Sealed the gaps with some high temp silicone. Lets see if it holds up!







Mar 6, 2018 - 4:01 PM Forum: Exterior Styling · Post Preview: #1096465 · Replies: 10 · Views: 295
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Mar 6, 2018 - 3:05 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1096464 · Replies: 1960 · Views: 285,640
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Oh I mentioned that you should check out 6GC.net and the facebook page lol

Installed my Anti-Sub belts on the drivers side. Next weekend looking to firm up the brake pedal with a bleed, there bleeder fitting on the passenger rear may have failed but I am going to give it another go before replacing it.

Still waiting on the other Recaro thats on backorder. Other than that there isnt much else to do. Mount a fire extinguisher, install brake ducting, maybe a tow hook, maybe a diffuser.
Not sure if I want to fix the gas leak or just run with half talk all the time. Not feeling motivated to drop the tank.


Starting to research and log info on roots and twin screw superchargers rolleyes.gif


Mar 4, 2018 - 11:08 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1096428 · Replies: 1960 · Views: 285,640
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QUOTE (demmahom34 @ Mar 2, 2018 - 9:28 PM) *
Oh **** that was you!!! i saw it right before it flew off my windshield
And yea i work there

Ok thanks and was that at zury fabrications bcuz i tried calling them and it wasnt in service


Its so weird that this was the first time seeing the car around lol

The revision of the rear was done by Zury.
Although the work was okay, (the place that did my exhaust before did way better but was up in PA) the service was not great.
Id try and find somewhere else if you are really concerned about quality/service.

Mar 4, 2018 - 3:29 PM Forum: General Discussion · Post Preview: #1096421 · Replies: 6 · Views: 481
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pedal extension or stretch ya ankles

Mar 4, 2018 - 3:28 PM Forum: Exterior Styling · Post Preview: #1096420 · Replies: 10 · Views: 295
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ive never had luck with 3M tape. It doesnt hold alot of weight. I used 3M 760UV sealant to adhere my skirts. While it too is something that doesnt come off very easily, i talked with 3M and they suggested a solvent that can help remove it and it paint safe. I forget the name of it at the moment but Ill look to see if I have the product name somewhere

Feb 28, 2018 - 4:44 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1096351 · Replies: 1960 · Views: 285,640
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QUOTE (demmahom34 @ Feb 28, 2018 - 12:09 AM) *
How much did it cost for your whole exhaust setup and the place you got it welded it at, im trying to steal your dual exhaust style and are there any clearance issues


lol, I left a note on your car at home depot last week. Did it hold up in the rain?

The cost kind of varies. I supplied the 1st shop with the mufflers and v-band connections and that was about $1200 for a header back. I then had the rear section re-done for a few hundred.

Feb 22, 2018 - 11:28 AM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1096239 · Replies: 95 · Views: 3,306
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QUOTE (richee3 @ Feb 22, 2018 - 10:45 AM) *
QUOTE (NgoFcukinWay @ Feb 21, 2018 - 10:50 PM) *
I have received a job offer up in Dallas

You misspelled Denver.

You misspelled District of Columbia

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