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Celica almost ready to hit the road #266982 Sep 5, 9:06am Sep 5, 9:06am
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Celica almost ready to hit the road
Just thought I'd stick up a couple of pics while the engine is still out of my car if anyone's interested - apologies for the lo quality pictures but I only had my camera phone handy at the time!!

So this is a brand new block, straight out of the box smile That's my dad scratching his head over it grin

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Re: Celica almost ready to hit the road [Re: Akita] #266983 Sep 5, 9:09am Sep 5, 9:09am
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This is about a week later, all the nice shiny new bits are bolted together now, and it's sitting in the garage waiting to be dropped back into the celica.. or should that be waiting for the celica to be dropped back onto it!!

Edit: before you all point it out - I know the cover isn't back on yet.. tongue

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Re: Celica almost ready to hit the road [Re: Akita] #266984 Sep 5, 9:11am Sep 5, 9:11am
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And here's the celica sat out in the lot, waiting folornly for it's heart transplant to be over, so I can take it out and show it what the twisty bits in the road are there for smile

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Re: Celica almost ready to hit the road [Re: Akita] #266985 Sep 5, 9:51am Sep 5, 9:51am
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cool man. Good luck with that. I would never try any major work like that myself. thumbsup Why the new engine anyway?

Re: Celica almost ready to hit the road [Re: 00GTShope] #266986 Sep 5, 9:54am Sep 5, 9:54am
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sweet. but is that van touching the front of it?

Re: Celica almost ready to hit the road [Re: Celica2k] #266987 Sep 5, 11:40am Sep 5, 11:40am
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Lol - you could just about fit a deck of cards between the front numberplate on the Previa and the Celica! wink

I bought the celica knowing that the engine needed work - it had the same fatal oil burning problem as Haulin_a_doo's car. Decided replacing everything from the head down was the safest bet! thumbsup

Re: Celica almost ready to hit the road [Re: Akita] #266988 Sep 5, 11:56am Sep 5, 11:56am
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Wow how old are you?... eek...is that your celica?


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Re: Celica almost ready to hit the road [Re: cegonaxman] #266989 Sep 5, 12:02pm Sep 5, 12:02pm
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good luck with it...

Re: Celica almost ready to hit the road [Re: Sultan] #266990 Sep 5, 12:05pm Sep 5, 12:05pm
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That's awesome. Good luck, hope it all works out. thumbsup

Re: Celica almost ready to hit the road [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #266991 Sep 5, 1:03pm Sep 5, 1:03pm
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Cool good luck with everything! thumbsup


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Re: Celica almost ready to hit the road [Re: QuickChick03gt] #266992 Sep 5, 1:14pm Sep 5, 1:14pm
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buena suerte !

bon chance!

Good luck !
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Re: Celica almost ready to hit the road [Re: cegonaxman] #266993 Sep 5, 1:18pm Sep 5, 1:18pm
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Originally Posted by cegonaxman
Wow how old are you?... eek...is that your celica?


yup, it's soon to be my ride smile I'm 29, not too old to rope in the old man (especially as he's an ex toyota mechanic of many years, and now service manager at a dealership thumbsup

Thanks for the posts of encouragement guys!!

Re: Celica almost ready to hit the road [Re: Akita] #266994 Sep 6, 1:26am Sep 6, 1:26am
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Good luck! thumbsup

Re: Celica almost ready to hit the road [Re: Akita] #266995 Sep 6, 1:44pm Sep 6, 1:44pm
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Really REALLY like these tail lights - can anyone give me a clue what they are and where I might get some?

https://www.celicahobby.com/gal3/albums/FC200306K/kaminari_celica03.jpg

Re: Celica almost ready to hit the road [Re: Akita] #266996 Sep 6, 1:51pm Sep 6, 1:51pm
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Originally Posted by Akita

Really REALLY like these tail lights - can anyone give me a clue what they are and where I might get some?

https://www.celicahobby.com/gal3/albums/FC200306K/kaminari_celica03.jpg


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Re: Celica almost ready to hit the road [Re: Chaz] #266997 Sep 6, 9:54pm Sep 6, 9:54pm
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Whats the model # on that engine? I'm curious to see its specs. grin


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Re: Celica almost ready to hit the road [Re: Sancho] #266998 Sep 7, 9:01am Sep 7, 9:01am
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looks hot!!! thumbsup

Re: Celica almost ready to hit the road [Re: ragingpaseo] #266999 Sep 7, 9:13am Sep 7, 9:13am
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good luck with that, looks like quite the project.


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Re: Celica almost ready to hit the road [Re: Sancho] #267000 Sep 7, 10:08am Sep 7, 10:08am
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Originally Posted by Sancho
Whats the model # on that engine? I'm curious to see its specs. grin


It's the 140bhp 1ZZ-FE engine.. nothing super-hot I am afraid!

Re: Celica almost ready to hit the road [Re: Chaz] #267001 Sep 7, 10:26am Sep 7, 10:26am
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Originally Posted by Chaz
Originally Posted by Akita
Really REALLY like these tail lights - can anyone give me a clue what they are and where I might get some?

https://www.celicahobby.com/gal3/albums/FC200306K/kaminari_celica03.jpg


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Dammit I can't find anywhere in the UK that does those lights.. the only ones anyone seems to have are these.. and I don't like em!! (no offence if anyone has them installed!)

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Re: Celica almost ready to hit the road [Re: Akita] #267002 Sep 8, 4:21am Sep 8, 4:21am
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Yay!! the gearbox is back on and the engine install should be finished by WEEKEND!! w00t!! thumbsup thumbsup

Maybe I'll have some nicer pics of my UK spec car to show you guys grin

Re: Celica almost ready to hit the road [Re: Akita] #267003 Sep 8, 6:34pm Sep 8, 6:34pm
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go to c2power.com and drop some Turbo in it. hehehe... i've always wanted one but before that i still got a lot of savings and overtime to do at work. grin

Re: Celica almost ready to hit the road [Re: Pnoy] #267004 Sep 9, 3:54am Sep 9, 3:54am
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good luck thumbsup

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