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Akita
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Sep 5, 9:06am - #266982 
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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Sep 5, 9:09am - #266983 
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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Sep 5, 9:11am - #266984 
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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Sep 5, 9:51am - #266985 
cool man. Good luck with that. I would never try any major work like that myself. thumbsup Why the new engine anyway?

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Sep 5, 9:54am - #266986 
sweet. but is that van touching the front of it?

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Akita
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Sep 5, 11:40am - #266987 
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

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Sep 5, 11:56am - #266988 
Wow how old are you?... eek...is that your celica?


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Sep 5, 12:02pm - #266989 
good luck with it...

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Sep 5, 12:05pm - #266990 
That's awesome. Good luck, hope it all works out. thumbsup

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Sep 5, 1:03pm - #266991 
Cool good luck with everything! thumbsup


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Sep 5, 1:14pm - #266992 
buena suerte !

bon chance!

Good luck !
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Sep 5, 1:18pm - #266993 
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!!

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Sep 6, 1:26am - #266994 
Good luck! thumbsup

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Sep 6, 1:44pm - #266995 
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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Sep 6, 1:51pm - #266996 
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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Sep 6, 9:54pm - #266997 
Whats the model # on that engine? I'm curious to see its specs. grin


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Sep 7, 9:01am - #266998 
looks hot!!! thumbsup

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Sep 7, 9:13am - #266999 
good luck with that, looks like quite the project.


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Sep 7, 10:08am - #267000 
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!

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Sep 7, 10:26am - #267001 
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


www.matrixracing.com thumbsup


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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Sep 8, 4:21am - #267002 
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

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Sep 8, 6:34pm - #267003 
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

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Sep 9, 3:54am - #267004 
good luck thumbsup

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