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97cecilia
I wanna thank smaay and all those who will and have been helping me out in the transformation of my 97 celica st soon to be a 97 celica/solara

Smaay: lead mechanic and mad scientist of 1mzfe swaps
Derrick and luis: for interior exterior parts
xFAHxQx: Rims
Teo V in Bulgaria: fog lights

And those plany more members of this great web site pictures will be uploaded tomorrow of the motor and of the Rims that are being painted by me, if you wanna take a look below is a link to all the pictures.

https://m.flickr.com/#/activity/

Thank you to all from 97cecilia can't wait to show the finished producted.
ILoveMySilly97
This is going to be a thread I'm follow. You planning on BARing it?
97cecilia
Yea it will go trough the Bureau of automotive repair its gonna be my daily driver for years to come. smile.gif

Here is the link to the pictures I noticed the one uploaded from my phone did not work.


https://www.flickr.com/photos/121887123@N02/
Box
Hopefully you fix the transmission as well, if not at least it'll be a good bit easier. I'm interested.
kurt95gt
Can't wait for this!!
97cecilia
what do you mean fix the transmission? kindasad.gif sorry I'm really new to this I noticed you guys no so much and if I would of never found this web site I wouldn't be this far on my build. I swear all you guys inspired me to do this I found so much passion for this car here that it made me spark my flame back up for my celica and now I'm going trough with it. I cant believe it

here is an update I would I have purchased so far.
1mzfe
transmission kit soon to arrive in the mail.
Dakota digital speedometer SGI5
celica S3 gauge cluster soon to arrive
coolant reservoir 3.0
power steering reservoir 2.2
alternator 3.0
starter 3.0
igniter 3.0
fuel tank vapor pressure 3.0
ac compressor 3.0
ecu 3.0
air flow meter 3.0
power steering pump 3.0
wiring harness 97 celica
wiring harness 3.0
charcoal canister 3.0
2002 celica rims
Toyota tires
fog lights should arrive soon from Bulgaria
Hopefully member Arsaces will sell me the KYB SHOCKS I already have first dips on the TEIN Springs yes !!!!!!
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I will purchase the seat covers from Vince doggy soon. I just need to go step by step with my build,

parts I need and if anyone has some input on parts I'm missing let me know please just don't mention ABS breaks that stuff scares me I like to control my car I don't like the car controlling me lol
I need the power steering lines from a gt 2.2 6gen celica and some stock mud flaps. I payed japukspares for some but they never arrived so he refunded my money back hopefully some one out there has some stock mudflaps?
also in need of a head liner and the sunroof was custom made so I'm just going to make it a fifth glass now and remove all the mechanism and no need for it to open since it never worked for me lol


I need to pay Jeff for the 5 speed transmission and labor however since a drunk driver hit my car I had to wait for an estimator to come over and look at my car so now I'm just waiting for the check and still debating on the paint job its either white for the body and gloss black rims tinted windows not to dark don't wanna break the law and smoked out lights or flat black body with gloss black rims and tinted windows not to dark with smoked out lights pretty much ghost rider lol

Also one more thing this car will be my daily driver however I will be spending lots of time at the race way I don't like street racing to dangerous for me plus I'm to old for that already and very new to this. its just not worth it.I don't wanna be another Paul walker when you want a car to go fast take it to a track a good controlled environment is always safe and we could avoid such tragedies I feel bad for his family and kid may Paul walker rest.

Any input you guys let me know I wanna get some more ideas I'm not big on sound systems and such I'm really more worried about handling and horsepower and of course looks I hope this was a good wright up for today?

see you guys

next time my car will be painted and ready for a new heart
ILoveMySilly97
been a month now. Any progress?
Smaay
parts are being gathered up for the swap. I need to get his 5 speed rebuilt.
ILoveMySilly97
QUOTE (Smaay @ May 18, 2014 - 7:27 PM) *
parts are being gathered up for the swap. I need to get his 5 speed rebuilt.


I see. He's going with the e153 or the s54?
SupraKid
He. lol.
97cecilia


I'm going with the S54 tranny it should be good for the swap. what do you guys think? also the only pieces I need are the mounts. Currently waiting for the car to be put back together its in the shop getting the body straighten out the chassis was bend but it was less then a inch so the frame and all should still be pretty strong, also got the new fender and door in, also the front lights and rear lights, there all stock since I wanna keep it looking stock from the outside but the inside will be a different story lol also I'll be purchasing the sunroof assembly from smaay if he still has it available but right now I'm focusing on getting the car out of the body shop and over to smaay's laboratory to get the swap going. oh yea I made my mind up and the car will be painted flat gun metal something similar to the link below let me know what you guys think about that color that's what I'm getting. and same theme smoked out lights all windows tinted and rims black however mines will be gloss black



QUOTE (97cecilia @ May 19, 2014 - 4:52 AM) *
I'm going with the S54 tranny it should be good for the swap. what do you guys think? also the only pieces I need are the mounts. Currently waiting for the car to be put back together its in the shop getting the body straighten out the chassis was bend but it was less then a inch so the frame and all should still be pretty strong, also got the new fender and door in, also the front lights and rear lights, there all stock since I wanna keep it looking stock from the outside but the inside will be a different story lol also I'll be purchasing the sunroof assembly from smaay if he still has it available but right now I'm focusing on getting the car out of the body shop and over to smaay's laboratory to get the swap going. oh yea I made my mind up and the car will be painted flat gun metal something similar to the link below let me know what you guys think about that color that's what I'm getting. and same theme smoked out lights all windows tinted and rims black however mines will be gloss black

http://www.2040cars.com/Jeep/Grand-Cheroke...n-metal-601751/
ILoveMySilly97
QUOTE (SupraKid @ May 18, 2014 - 8:08 PM) *
He. lol.


Wait 97celcilia is a woman? Lol. You're probably the only female 6gc enthusiast in Cali that I know of. Lol. Would love to see the faces of them Hondas in Bakersfield when they get left behind. Lol.
Smaay
no its a dude.

there are several Female Celica enthusiasts. my GF Amy for one, erynn is another.
ILoveMySilly97
I see. They must not be really active then.
97cecilia
I try to be as active as possible but working nights and sleep in the day time makes it pretty hard to keep up with answering the post quickly however yea I cant wait to get the car done and I see your in Fresno (ILoveMySilly97) thats cool I bought some rims from one of the members here, he lives some were out in selma, CA pretty cool guy.

Oh yea and the name "97cecilia" is actually the name of my car. I'm making custom metal or alimunum labels for the car instead of it having the word celica on it, the letters will be the same format but the word will be different 97cecilia is what it will say and in the toyota logo keep it the same. I guess it will be a good personal feature?

Also yea since I joined and whent out to pick a few parts from smaay my girl saw all the cars he had in his house and started talking about how cool they are and how nice they looked I think she cought the bug but will have to wait and see lol she already tried having me go buy one for here out in L.A but unfortunetlly the deal droped. I said less focus one thing at a time and I'm sure she will get here soon.

When my car is done I will go to a meet and great event that's my goal.
ILoveMySilly97
Im actually from Hanford but I travel to Fresno once a week so I basically live there too. Lol. Id like to see your car once its done. Bet it'll look good.
97cecilia
Yea it will be done soon? Just making sure I have evrything for the swap and double checking everytime I add a part to the list. Also waiting for the autobody shop to get it back together and there waiting on a few parts to them selfs, so is taking a little longer then expected but its getting done right. I'm taking pictures of the progress and when I'm not there they guy in the shop is taking pic's for me, hopefully soon ones my car is done. I'll be able to add all the pictures from the biggining to the end. and maybe a video or two? never know

I wanna learn how to do this for my exhaust just worried it wont be legaly possible in California =( check the link below


http://www.6gc.net/celicas/1995-gt-hatchback-6829
97cecilia
So the car is now at the lab in smaay garage ready for the new motor. I'm just missing a few pieces the transmission brackets and the exausht manifold other then that I think smaay is making big progress and fast. I'm really exited I just need to get all those parts he needs ASAP.

Anyone of you know the name for those brackets they need to come out of a 6th generation celica gt any help I will appreciated and I think I found the manifold need it for my car.

other then that nothing else at the moment. hopefully smaay can upload a few pictures for you guys to take a sneak peak on whats going on.

ttyl team 6th gen all the way.
Smaay
i have been taking lots of pictures, I guess I could upload some here. Of course ill have a big write up thread when Im done
sandusky1977
QUOTE (Smaay @ Jul 22, 2014 - 9:15 AM) *
i have been taking lots of pictures, I guess I could upload some here. Of course ill have a big write up thread when Im done


Starting to think my 6g 6cly swap will be done before smaay, and I've pushed mine back while I build a Supra for summer.
Box
THE RACE IS ON!!!
CAcelica29
im gonna wait till next summer to do my swap. that way i can wait for these write ups and instructions biggrin.gif
Smaay
Ok here is a BIG update!!!!!

this is the mod you have to do with the EGR cooler on the 1MZ. i didnt get a side pic to show how the flange sticks out. But what you have to do is cut the flange off, then weld the flange right onto the pipe. This is necessary to help clear the steering rack. I will also plug the O2 sensor port here and the sensor will be located on the Y pipe.









Now to the good stuff.

If you get an Auto 1MZ it will prpbably come with the flex plate like this. You will need to remove it and get a Flywheel and new flywheel bolts.



Here is the Fidanza (highly recommended) flywheel and ARP studs (also highly recommended)





Here is the Southbend Clutch mounted. Again i recommend this clutch, call Southbend and talk to Andy or John in the imports dept. and tell them you are doing a 1MZ swap using the stock S54 transmission. They will provide the correct clutch.



Ok now onto mounting the S54. the top 2 bolts are perfectly aligned, you dont have to do anything to them.



This bolt hole is right under the starter location. in this location the 5S-FE uses 14mm bolt so the hole is smaller. you need to use a drill bit to open the hole to support the larger bolt that the 1MZ block accepts



Here is a look at the bottom of the block, the 2 bottom holes do not line up.



What im going to come up with is a plate that bolts to the 2 holes you see on the 1MZ block and then has a single hole for the transmission to bolt to. Ill Post pics of that when I build the plate.



This hole again is for the larger E153 to bolt to the 1MZ, in this case you will use a smaller 14mm bolt through the engine and into the trans.



Here is the Auto rear header. It is slightly longer and angled differently than the manual rear header. you want to get your hand on the Manual header, its easier on the shift cables and that tab does not hit the transmission.



Here is the MT header. I cut off that tab, its not used.



side by side of the headers



The puny 7A-FE and auto trans coming out.







Here is a shot of the power steering lines. I haven't determined if both of these ends get re-used, but they do need to be rotated up, loosen the bolts and just rotate the hoses up to the firewall.



Out comes the auto gear selector. This was really straight forward.









Push in on this button to release the selector, pull it down to make it easier to get out.







The HUGE Auto brake pedal needs to come out.



Looking under the dash, you can see the location for the clutch pedal and master cylinder mounting.



Take out this nut and bolt to get the brake pedal out



Holes Drilled, the center hole needs to be bigger.



Manual brake pedal installed.



Clutch pedal assembly installed. Luckily the clutch start switch wiring was there so I just had to plug it in.







This is where part of the clutch lines are mounted



Hole for the shifter cable



Shifter assembly installed





While i had everything open, i swapped out the ECU









back to the power steering lines





here you can see the ST and GT passenger side mounting bolt holes. The ST are in black and GT are in red. Since this is an ST im going to try to fab up some plate to use the stock body mount that will bolt to the 1MZ





This was an ST auto so all the transmission mounts had to be purchased. Ill add the part numbers when I get a chance.



and where it sits now.




Im also about 88% done with the wiring harness. It takes me about 12 hours to do the entire harness. Its not as easy as it sounds. There is lots of splicing and routing of wires.
Box
Good stuff so far.
kurt95gt
Hell yea!
I really need to do a write up for mine frown.gif
But any write up you do will be better then I could pull off
Smaay
Part numbers for the mounts are:

Front Trans Mount 12311-74180
Front Body Mount 12360-74050
Drivers Trans Mount 12325-74240
Drivers Body Mount 12372-74450
Rear Trans Mount 12321-74320
Rear body Mount 12371-74410

These are not cheap from the dealer, so i suggest you plan ahead and find them from a junkyard or on ebay
97cecilia
Man. That was a he'll of a write up. I can't believe I'm reading about my car. I would always dream of me doing this swap and now Its happening can't wait. Thanks for the update smaay.

Man. That was a he'll of a write up. I can't believe I'm reading about my car. I would always dream of me doing this swap and now Its happening can't wait. Thanks for the update smaay.
kevin311
Been waiting to see this write up. Smaay is right about the engine and trans mounts, from factory those bastards are not cheap. I'm starting to scout tidbits in the local yards for my swap hopefully next spring. Smaay could you try to detail the vac lines and specify the fuel return setup? Great write up so far, I look forward to the next update!
ILoveMySilly97
Man smaay you make the v6 swap look so easy. Lol.
Smaay
it is the same difficulty as the 3S-GTE or BEAMS. well BEAMS in a GT is the easiest.

I would say the hardest part of this swap is the wiring. the V6 harness and celica need to be morphed together and extended. I spend over 20 hours working on the harness making sure all the wire colors match and properly solder and shrinkwrap all connections.
ILoveMySilly97
I'm guessing besides the wiring part its just getting those small things modded to fit or finding a header from a mt 1mzfe. Lol. Soon when my car hits 300k, for sure ima have to do something to my motor and transmission. Rebuild the motor or swap it for the 1mz. Which most likely il be doing. Ima rebuild the s54 also. Hopefully. I heard it's an easy job but never looked into it yet
97cecilia
How about the dakota digital was that hard? And also the gauge cluster i bought is in kkilometers i need to find the gauge cluster thats in miles
BonzaiCelica
I've notices the clutch line connections are different for the 6gc. There are two different set ups the one on my 99 Celica connects straight to the hard line above the transmission and 94-95 models I'm guessing connects to an adapter that attached to the firewall. What's the advantage on the newer 6gc...
Smaay
update time:

Turned the key... nothing happened....

here is the reason. this is the starting drawing


if you look at the drawing you see 2 paths coming off the starter fuse. one path is AT and the other is MT. when I installed the clutch pedal and found the plug for the clutch start switch i was hoping to get lucky and the entire circuit was there. well it was not. the section from the starter fuse to ID1 is not on the car because this was originally an automatic. I figured out where the AT path is behind the fuse box and made a jumper wire to go from that AT path to the downside of ID1 and BOOM! It fired right up!!!!

The engine is running.
ILoveMySilly97
Nice! I'm so jealous of the v6 swap!
955SFE


You should start a 1MZ-FE garage business for our Celicas tongue.gif
enderswift
QUOTE (Smaay @ Sep 6, 2014 - 10:47 PM) *
update time:

Turned the key... nothing happened....

here is the reason. this is the starting drawing


if you look at the drawing you see 2 paths coming off the starter fuse. one path is AT and the other is MT. when I installed the clutch pedal and found the plug for the clutch start switch i was hoping to get lucky and the entire circuit was there. well it was not. the section from the starter fuse to ID1 is not on the car because this was originally an automatic. I figured out where the AT path is behind the fuse box and made a jumper wire to go from that AT path to the downside of ID1 and BOOM! It fired right up!!!!

The engine is running.


I ran into the same issue with my manual conversion. The main problem is the fact that the wiring diagrams don't specify which part of the circuit is provided by the chassis harness, and which part belongs to the engine loom. It makes it tricky to figure out what has to be recreated to accommodate a swap. I ended up bridging the neutral safety switch plug in the engine bay and bypassed the clutch start circuit entirely. It's only temporary until the 3s goes in
Smaay
drove the car again last night. let me tell you, in this configuration, 1MZ-FE 3.0L with the GT S54 transmission, this car feels just like mine out of the hole. It starts to drop off around 4500 where mine keeps pulling because of the VVT cams locked in the retarded position.

This car is fun to drive and hopefully it will get more people interested in a V6 swap.
ILoveMySilly97
Nice! I'm the future I should have this swap also. Lol.
Smaay
I have more pictures of how i did the fuel pump setup and converted the fuel system to a non return that the 97 camry uses.
Box
Nice!
Smaay
here is the final product! It runs awesome and sounds mean!







Here is what I did for fuel. I changed out the stock fuel filter for a 2000 Camry/Solara filter. As you see it has the quick disconnect that the 1MZ rails have. so that makes it plug and play.



Here is the fuel pump assembly, to turn the system into a non-return style, you put a T in the feed line and run it through this regulator that is inside the Camry/Solara fuel tank.






Smaay
this is the hose you get at autozone for the upper coolant hose

97cecilia
All i can say is wow just wow. Man can wait to drivevmy baby girl again. Shes lives again
enderswift
Looks like a very clean install, great work
kevin311
This is awesome, another v6 in the books. I agree, you should open up shop as a v6 swap specialist in a 6gc lol. Thanks for detailing the non return setup, much appreciated. Looks great as well! Time to post some videos
ILoveMySilly97
Lovely!
Smaay
not much of a business if I have 1 customer a year
97cecilia
Thats very true smaay. I still wanna thank you for the help in getting my car there in such a short time. I will make sure to keep modifying it until i reach my goal
Smaay
yeah I just need to modify your AC lines. thats the only thing left.
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