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post Jul 17, 2016 - 6:12 PM
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Had a busy Saturday.

Cleaned up the engine bay.

Changed oil, tranny fluid, motor mounts, added front and rear strut bar, and painted my rear rotors to prevent rust from accumulating so quickly.

I also added a set of used rear Moog sway bar end links I purchased from a member here but not have a clunking noise that wasn't there before. Wonder what it could be.

Also added pics of the tires and wheels installed couple weeks back.








post May 26, 2017 - 9:26 AM
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Lately i've been getting a bit bored driving my car and my bro recently got a stick shift 350. No one in our family's had a stick in years, so it was a cool to drive a sports car have access to driving it.

I had plans for a supercharger but i'm starting to come to the realization that I may have gotten burned on a project by a member here unfortunately.

So I figured the next best thing to do was to go for a manual swap. After searching for a running donor car with no luck, a 5 speed ST popped up in a local junkyard. I calculated the costs for each component in a spreadsheet and figured I can get away with a full swap for under $600, of course budgeting extra since these things rarely go without an extra expense or so.

I've read and researched and believe I have a full understanding into the installation. Only thing I'm still a bit stumped on is wiring. I haven't seen a good write up or explanation on how to do it with an OEM like wiring set up, where you have to depress clutch and using M/T ECU.

Going to keep reading but if anyone knows about it lmk.

I've already ordered my first parts and have more coming in, will pull the rest of the parts on Monday during half of memorial day sale. Also, bought some new suspension components for some are worn out.







The brake hardware on the left are older parts that i no longer need. Only mevotech part i will use from the picture below is the front sway bar end link.



post May 26, 2017 - 12:05 PM
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SwissFerdi on here manual swapped his ST, might try sending him a PM. The information on swapping is bound to be around here somewhere though.


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post Mar 12, 2019 - 9:21 PM
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It's been a long time since I've shown the Celica much attention. Paint is getting bad, suspension components need replacing, still wanting to do the manual swap, and interior seat covers are getting rough.

Over the last 18 months, I got married, we bought our first home, family vehicle, and had a son (also our first). Crazy how the car that was once my infatuation has now worked its way down the totem poll in my life. But still, it remains special to me.

Proud that I was able to get the Celica going for it to be his first ever car ride, since we only live about a mile from the hospital. Other than that it's probably sat 9 of the last 12 months, due to it taking me much longer to get around to fixing issues, even easy ones.

I've come to terms that progress is likely going to be a lot slower moving forward but I still want to keep track of the progress.

Next in line is to get the fuel system finally fixed. Ordered a new bracket, pump, and pressure regulator. That should get it running again at least.

After that I will do a more in depth suspension repair consisting of poly motor mounts, axles, ball joints, control arms bushings, and I have a set of brand new Falken tires as well. Debating on adding some 10-15 HR or Ichiba spacers.

Debating if I want to go ahead and swap the tranny while I have it up, but this will obviously result in more down time.

New audio system, since apparently I have a never ending desire to continue upgrading this system.

And then paint job, and possible engine overhaul. Still have some pieces to a supercharger project a started collecting for a few years back that got put on hold. This will likely be the last hurdle.

Also, I came across a good opportunity to buy a mostly complete FJ40 and 2 FJ40 parts cars.
post Mar 14, 2019 - 6:44 PM
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Wow man long time! Congrats on the new home and son man!!!!
As always, family will always be more important. But I'm glad you're still staying with the celica.
I hope to still have mine when I get a son too but when family things call... They call.

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