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post May 28, 2015 - 8:43 PM
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That's really nice work cleaning up the brake lines but you should see about replacing them somehow. If you're going for a museum piece they're fine but for actual use they are past their prime. The hose deteriorates from the inside, brake fluid is really nasty stuff.

I have a place that makes ss braided teflon lines for the vintage bikes I work on in my spare time. It's usually less expensive than any kit sold online.
post May 29, 2015 - 6:35 AM
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QUOTE (RocketScott @ May 28, 2015 - 9:43 PM) *
That's really nice work cleaning up the brake lines but you should see about replacing them somehow. If you're going for a museum piece they're fine but for actual use they are past their prime. The hose deteriorates from the inside, brake fluid is really nasty stuff.

I have a place that makes ss braided teflon lines for the vintage bikes I work on in my spare time. It's usually less expensive than any kit sold online.


I don't disagree with this sentiment. I'll send you a Private Message and we'll take this offline.

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It will take him a moment to realize that he's about to make a 180 degree turn at speed, but you will be ready for it. Brace for the g's, and fast heel-toe work.
post Jun 7, 2015 - 5:22 PM
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Pic...

So... I was a little surprised to see that the bracket for the brake line is different... I already drilled out the spot welds for the bracket and I need to make up some plates for the brake lines to screw into....


Huh...



So Huge... Much Wow...


And the revamped google image hosting is no longer compatible with this board...

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It will take him a moment to realize that he's about to make a 180 degree turn at speed, but you will be ready for it. Brace for the g's, and fast heel-toe work.
post Jun 24, 2015 - 11:29 PM
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Great thread, I also have a WRC GT4 half cut and all the parts to convert my 1994 Celica GT except for the driveshaft tunnel and rear diff mounting points. Did you ever find if hanksvillehotrods still has the specs for the rear diff?
post Jul 10, 2015 - 1:53 PM
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Can you upload pics of your welding spots for gt4 brake lines
http://m.ebay.com/itm/Toyota-CELICA-GT-Fou...0578?nav=SEARCH


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QUOTE (BonzaiCelica @ Jul 10, 2015 - 2:53 PM) *
Can you upload pics of your welding spots for gt4 brake lines
http://m.ebay.com/itm/Toyota-CELICA-GT-Fou...0578?nav=SEARCH



Yeah - I will as soon as I finish that up...
post Jul 29, 2015 - 11:33 AM
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So ... my user name is broken AND Google Photos no longer allows direct linking to photos....

Go here and scroll to the bottom:

https://goo.gl/photos/nGzB9uqNrGiK7UKc7

The rear subframe is getting welded up and the fuel cell showed up smile.gif

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post Nov 1, 2016 - 11:29 AM
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I'll just leave this right here...

#HomeMadeGT4
post Nov 8, 2016 - 9:18 AM
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We've come a long way baby!

post Nov 8, 2016 - 9:11 PM
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Yep....
post Nov 10, 2016 - 11:03 PM
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Nice!!

Glad to see it finished! Any words on how it drives/makes you feel? haha


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QUOTE (Malek @ Nov 10, 2016 - 11:03 PM) *
Nice!!

Glad to see it finished! Any words on how it drives/makes you feel? haha



Haha... There's a video of it running with the 2nd 3SGTE (the one I rebuilt experienced some kind of total oil starvation and spun a bearing) - and once I confirmed that it wasn't leaking any coolant / fuel / whatever and it had good oil pressure - I dipped pretty heavily into a bottle of Johnny Walker Blue Label I secured for the occasion.

I am still just taking it around locally whenever I can... I have to develop some trust in the brakes (fully rebuilt by myself) and drive line... I just got a 4WD alignment done and it now drives very well.

I do have a very nasty stutter and hiccup in the higher gears - under load - and on boost. Every non GT-Four owner who has ridden in the car says its running lean... most GT-Four people on the nets think its the aftermarket fuel pump pushing too much fuel... My fuel economy is horrendous... So I stole the Wideband from the race car (it doesn't need it anyway) and I'm going to see what its doing before I proceed.

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