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> Operation: DARKSPYRO, AWD Conversion, It's come time to sell
post Feb 26, 2013 - 10:00 AM
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It is an FX300. Though i jumped the gun getting it because its for mating the s54 and 3sgte haha


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post Mar 19, 2013 - 11:29 AM
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11-18 MARCH 13
I took delivery of the package!


And again, I went straight to work on getting it all out and in




That size difference redface.gif


Got some help


Got her in! (This pic was right at start up. I tidied up the wires and stuff. Don't worry haha)


At this point, I was having a fueling issue. I ran a 12ga wire and relay for the pump thinking it just wasn't getting enough current.
Turns out the fuel pump resistor pack wasn't completely plugged in.

Still have to fix that little gap rolleyes.gif


Finished!


References used:

-Pump wiring by Lagos
-3SGTE wiring explained
-Wiring by Manny

Phase 1 Debrief:

-I ended up pulling the frame over the 3sgte engine. Rear output shaft housing kept getting stuck in between the subframe and steering rack.
-Missed the sneaky fuel return line to the gas tank. Spewed gas all over the floor on first start up kindasad.gif
-Fuel pump resistor pack wasn't completely plugged in. Ran for 20 seconds and then died. Plugged in now. Works.

Upcoming:
-Until Phase 2 begins, I will be focusing on cleaning everything up, exhaust, tuning, wheels, and suspension.

Stay Tuned!




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post Mar 19, 2013 - 11:34 AM
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That was fast. Good work!


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post Mar 19, 2013 - 1:26 PM
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you make it look easy. very nice work!


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post Mar 20, 2013 - 6:36 AM
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Good Work!!!


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post Mar 20, 2013 - 10:52 AM
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How did I miss this thread?!

I can't begin to tell you how frustrating cutting spot welds are. I did mine as full rhd so I cut the firewall out. The floor pan would suck. But new-stars is great! Good buy.
You also changed the motor how I did. Drop the subframe out the front.
You would have had to have changed the steering rack though right? Or did I miss something there?
This is my kinda swap though! Quick. Enjoy it and drive it, don't spend 1500 and a years worth of time rebuilding an engine that needs no attention.



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post Mar 20, 2013 - 8:01 PM
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Thanks for the replies guys! I definitely wasted no time last week to get it done!

QUOTE (ricochet1490 @ Mar 20, 2013 - 11:52 AM) *
How did I miss this thread?!

I can't begin to tell you how frustrating cutting spot welds are. I did mine as full rhd so I cut the firewall out. The floor pan would suck. But new-stars is great! Good buy.
You also changed the motor how I did. Drop the subframe out the front.
You would have had to have changed the steering rack though right? Or did I miss something there?
This is my kinda swap though! Quick. Enjoy it and drive it, don't spend 1500 and a years worth of time rebuilding an engine that needs no attention.


Yeah, I don't think I'll be swapping floor pans haha It's easy enough to make the brackets for the rear subframe for the awd conversion! But I'm not doing rhd at all. Nothing needed with the steering rack. Unless I use the GT4 suspension, then I'd just need the tie rod ends tongue.gif I have emissions and visual tests and cops to worry about here so it's staying LHD. (I used to live in Dayton. I really miss their registration process laugh.gif )

I will definitely be driving and enjoying it wink.gif


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post Mar 20, 2013 - 8:12 PM
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how in gods name did that clip get delivered like that, must be heavy...


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post Mar 20, 2013 - 8:14 PM
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You can pass emissions with e 3S-GTE in Colorado? The wifey wants to move to Colorado but I'm fairly certain we couldn't register our Celica there, so I'll be interested to hear how it's done.


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post Mar 20, 2013 - 9:23 PM
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QUOTE (njccmd2002 @ Mar 20, 2013 - 9:12 PM) *
how in gods name did that clip get delivered like that, must be heavy...


2,095lbs to be exact wink.gif it was..interesting to say the very least. At the distribution center loading dock, they used a fork lift to push it across the floor and into my truck. From there, I used a fork lift with fork extenders and chains to get it in the shop. Very sketchy..for sure..

QUOTE (richee3 @ Mar 20, 2013 - 9:14 PM) *
You can pass emissions with e 3S-GTE in Colorado? The wifey wants to move to Colorado but I'm fairly certain we couldn't register our Celica there, so I'll be interested to hear how it's done.


I'll let you know laugh.gif Worst case, I have a buddy in the Springs that will let me register it at his address. They don't do emissions there..Actually, quite a bit of colorado doesn't do emissions but the parts that do, really flaunt their environmentalist/hippy facade. Bunch of BS though. I'd venture to say a lawnmower spits out more s**t in a year than a car does..

Other than that, Colorado is absolutely beautiful biggrin.gif I moved out here for school. My entire family followed me the next year haha Definitely a great place to live if you're into the outdoors!


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post Mar 20, 2013 - 11:07 PM
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From here..pushed through the bay door the guy in back is opening.


Into here...Barely fit haha


That poor fork lift haha


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post Mar 21, 2013 - 1:05 AM
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QUOTE (Malek @ Feb 10, 2013 - 8:23 AM) *


haha..I have a picture of me like this somewhere when I pulled out my 5s. Except I'm sitting in a chair reading a magazine.

Nice build though! In hindsight I should have had a clip shipped to me instead of building one from a parted out 3s. It's hard enough trying to find 1 part from the engine (brackets..mounts..etc), but 30 - 40 parts..ugh. I'm glad I'm done!


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post Mar 21, 2013 - 12:09 PM
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dang, thats it. there is no way i can order that clip like that, where in gods name i get a fork lift.


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post Mar 23, 2013 - 6:42 PM
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A little bit of an update:

Drove down to the Springs...


To get these woot.gif It's finally legal *kind of* haha Had to register it with my friends address...


Cleaned it up a little bit..Still very dirty. Previous owner trashed it.


Have to rewrap the steering wheel and get rid of that awful pseudo-wood


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post Mar 24, 2013 - 10:40 AM
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Nice work dude! Drive down to the springs isn't bad when its not pouring like it did when I got my car lol
post Mar 24, 2013 - 10:18 PM
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QUOTE (playr158 @ Mar 24, 2013 - 10:40 AM) *
Nice work dude! Drive down to the springs isn't bad when its not pouring like it did when I got my car lol


Haha thanks man! I drove through a blizzard the day I bought the Celi though. It was up in Boulder! Half an hour seems like an eternity when your car is overheating and you can't see anything!

I went up some canyon roads today. Wow, I missed driving a Celica haha


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post Mar 25, 2013 - 8:54 PM
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Ordered:
-Optima Red Top Battery
-HKS Hi-Power Silent Exhaust 3in

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post Mar 26, 2013 - 8:52 AM
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QUOTE (Malek @ Mar 24, 2013 - 11:18 PM) *
QUOTE (playr158 @ Mar 24, 2013 - 10:40 AM) *
Nice work dude! Drive down to the springs isn't bad when its not pouring like it did when I got my car lol


Haha thanks man! I drove through a blizzard the day I bought the Celi though. It was up in Boulder! Half an hour seems like an eternity when your car is overheating and you can't see anything!

I went up some canyon roads today. Wow, I missed driving a Celica haha



I miss climbing in that area frown.gif

glad you're enjoying the car though!!

you still going to do the AWD on it?

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post Mar 26, 2013 - 10:44 AM
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QUOTE (playr158 @ Mar 26, 2013 - 8:52 AM) *
QUOTE (Malek @ Mar 24, 2013 - 11:18 PM) *
QUOTE (playr158 @ Mar 24, 2013 - 10:40 AM) *
Nice work dude! Drive down to the springs isn't bad when its not pouring like it did when I got my car lol


Haha thanks man! I drove through a blizzard the day I bought the Celi though. It was up in Boulder! Half an hour seems like an eternity when your car is overheating and you can't see anything!

I went up some canyon roads today. Wow, I missed driving a Celica haha



I miss climbing in that area frown.gif

glad you're enjoying the car though!!

you still going to do the AWD on it?


Are you still in Colorado??
But yeah, so far I'm still on for AWD conversion. I dropped the rear subframe yesterday. I just need to drill out the driveshaft mount. I only got the front mount but it's better than nothing!

I won't start the AWD conversion probably until the summer. Need to give my hands a break laugh.gif


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post Mar 26, 2013 - 11:08 AM
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I've always lived in VA. But I visit Denver a few times a year and I bought my Audi in Colo springs. Would like to move their eventually!

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