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Off Topic / Random chat
« on: Yesterday at 03:30 PM »
Originally posted by Shaun
i like turtles

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Journals / FROSTI, Colins 01 fSTI
« on: Yesterday at 03:22 PM »
Originally posted by Igor
Company 23 makes a camlock tool http://www.company23.com/subarutools/506

as well as other subaru tools http://www.company23.com/subarutools
wow thats smart af

I did learn a neat trick while doing my belt this time. In an auto you cant just put the car in gear to crack the crank pulley, but what you can do it take the alternator belt and only put it around the alt and the crank pulley, then turn the crank pulley causing the belt to wrap itself up and this stops it from turning with enough force to loosen the bolt, probably not great for the alternator but it worked!

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Off Topic / Random chat
« on: Yesterday at 03:17 PM »
Originally posted by jordisonjr
I was supposed to go dirtbiking, ended up snowboarding instead, can't complain.
I think i saw a video of this?

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Off Topic / Random chat
« on: Yesterday at 03:14 PM »
Originally posted by #StreetFocus
can't say I've ever had food poisoning thankfully. Doesn't sound fun though.

how was everyone's weekend?
Good, very productive, how about yours?

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Journals / FROSTI, Colins 01 fSTI
« on: Yesterday at 03:13 PM »
Originally posted by #StreetFocus
all good then!
yeah some vehicles they can be locked some can't. way it goes.



i know my celica you can get a tool that actually sits between the teeth so it cant move, but I dont know of any for subaru.

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Off Topic / Random chat
« on: Yesterday at 03:03 PM »
Originally posted by Vince
Yea same.. third or fourth time going there.

I'm guessing something from stuff not being cold, or left out. Their assembly line looks like a bomb went off when it's busy, their cilantro is room temperature, pizza cutter looks like it's never washed, etc. Hell, I don't think I've ever seen someone wipe down the tables.

So many things could have caused it. Not going back though, that's for sure.
Thats reallly shizzy mang, i hate feeling sick.

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Journals / FROSTI, Colins 01 fSTI
« on: Yesterday at 03:02 PM »
Originally posted by #StreetFocus
there's no way to lock them in place?

although if it's running fine I wouldn't worry about it.
Not that I know of, I had them clamped together just tight enough so they wouldn't move but.. they moved. All seems fine though, drove it to work this morning, runs like always.

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Unofficial Meets / Half Moon Cruise
« on: Yesterday at 02:17 PM »
Originally posted by jordisonjr
Me too, once my car is out.
If it ever gets out :lol:
same.

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Journals / FROSTI, Colins 01 fSTI
« on: Yesterday at 12:24 PM »
Originally posted by Igor
How hard was the timing belt change? I guess you didn't bother doing the water pump at the same time?
It was very easy, took only a few hours, hardest part was getting the stupid rad fan out, there is a hook on the bottom that holds a rubber coolant line and its nearly impossible to undo since there is a thin piece of sheet metal right where the hose needs to go to unclip.. I did not do the water pump, I don't really see a point yet, next time the belt is done I will already have the pump though and or the next owner.

Only thing that scared me was when putting on the new belt, the pass side exhaust cam pulley spun itself a quarter turn clockwise and stopped rather abruptly, had to turn it back with a 10mm hex to get the timing marks to line up, but it started up no problem so I assume its fine.

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Journals / Ctowns Stanced Celica/Bass Machine
« on: Yesterday at 10:39 AM »
Got started on the pull last night, made a decent bit of headway. I removed the rad fans to give some extra room, drained the coolant, removed the battery plate, ECU, and unplugged the engine harness from the fuse box. Turned out to be easier than I expected, hopefully reassembly with the new harness goes as smoothly...

I believe everything is disconnected from the motor except the fuel line, CV's, rear motor mount, exhaust manifold, AC compressor, and the power steering pump.

My goal is to have the motor out tonight.

20170423_215953 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
20170423_215957 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
20170423_230211 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
20170423_230217 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
20170423_231042 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
20170423_231049 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr

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Journals / FROSTI, Colins 01 fSTI
« on: Yesterday at 10:33 AM »
Did the timing belt on Saturday, not really sure if it needed to be done yet, but its done.

20170422_220447 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
20170422_220840 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
20170423_113813 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr

Before
and
After

20170423_121306 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
20170423_131647 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr

Looks like I forgot to take a pic of the fresh pulleys and belt, oh well. Covers look nice and black again though.

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Off Topic / Random chat
« on: Yesterday at 10:08 AM »
Celica motor is almost ready to come out, just got a couple more things to disconnect, probably pull it tonight

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Journals / 1973 celica build
« on: Yesterday at 09:26 AM »
This blows my mind, it looks like its coming along very nicely!

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Journals / 1989 Toyota Supra Build
« on: Yesterday at 09:11 AM »
shiny :)

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Newbies / New New
« on: Yesterday at 09:08 AM »
Welcome here

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Newbies / New Car/Old member
« on: Yesterday at 09:07 AM »
Looks good, got any plans for it?

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General Discussion / What did you do to your car today? part 2
« on: April 22, 2017, 02:54 PM »
Timing belt on the Forester tonight, wish me luck

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Off Topic / Random chat
« on: April 22, 2017, 02:54 PM »
Thats enough update for one day

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Journals / Ctowns Stanced Celica/Bass Machine
« on: April 22, 2017, 02:51 PM »
Yesterday evening I spent a few minutes ripping apart my trunk, tired of how bunk it looks haha. Decided if I'm doing a battery relocation I might as well make it as pretty as I can, so I plan on putting my larger amp on display in the spare tire opening and the new battery will be a Group 31 and it will sit in front of the amplifier, my speaker amp will be hidden for the most part, it doesn't match so I see no point displaying both amps, but its a very nice amp so I won't be changing it.

I tried laying equipment out in the trunk to get a feel for how it will all fit together, but it's a long shot to visualize anything yet. I need to pick up the new battery so I can at least get my layout nailed, and start building the trunk floor.

here are some more pictures.

20170421_183646 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
20170421_183652 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
20170421_185419 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
20170421_191036 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
20170421_192147 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr

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Journals / Ctowns Stanced Celica/Bass Machine
« on: April 22, 2017, 02:07 PM »
I scrubbed off most of what I could, I'll take another swing at it before I paint it, that's gonna be a hassle, but doesnt have to be perfect since its on the hard to see parts of the motor.

Here are some of the parts I have piled up waiting to go on.

received_1456483794393366 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
received_1456483851060027 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
received_1456484034393342 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
2017-04-18_12-09-29 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
20170419_213102 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
20170419_213751 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr


This one scares me a little...
20170419_213220 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr

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Journals / Ctowns Stanced Celica/Bass Machine
« on: April 22, 2017, 01:53 PM »
The new motor is from a 2003 Celica GTS, which is great and all, but they unfortunately switched to Drive by wire this year as well as air injection, so I had to source a new intake and throttle body from an 00 - 02 which still used cable throttles, and along with this it meant I also needed a new ECU, and a full engine harness.. yay... At least the air injection just requires plugging the ports on the exhaust manifold.

Luckily I found all these parts pretty easily through facebook groups dedicated to Celicas. Total invested thus far is around 1500, which is pretty cheap for a motor swap imo... so far.

The motor has 110 odd thousand kms on it so its a nice upgrade, my body has 270xxx kms but I am almost certain this isn't even the original motor, the oil burning is such a common issue, there is a fix for it, but I'd rather swap a motor and gain 60hp than tear down my current motor to the pistons and drill their oil drains larger. Anyway, this motor must have been out in the rain for a while since the aluminum is pretty tarnished. I've been working on cleaning it but I'm not having much luck. I think I will just clean it as best I can, then maybe paint it silver so it doesn't continue to tarnish from the weather. I got the Valve cover looking nice though, which I will probably get dipped or powder coated anyway.. Intake I just got in the mail so I've yet to try to clean it, but It looks to be in decent shape.

I will be looking for opinions on colors for the motor, black, white, silver, polished, or a color matched red. What do you guys think?

And here are some pictures.

20170330_193606 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
20170330_193601 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
received_1456252321083180 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
received_1637961189566126 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
received_1637961046232807 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
20170405_201117 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
20170405_205336 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
20170405_205926 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
20170405_211605 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr

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Journals / Ctowns Stanced Celica/Bass Machine
« on: April 22, 2017, 01:33 PM »
Okay.. here we go.

So this years plans are still in the works but firstly I will be swapping the motor out for the 2zz (upgrade from the current oil burning 1zz), along with this I want to do a full wire tuck in the engine, this includes the fuse box, and the ECU, most everything else will be hidden and best as possible. I will also put the battery into the trunk and upgrade to a huge ass AGM. If time and budget allows it I would like to shave parts of the engine bay to really clean things up and take this to the next level.

I wont bother with a parts list yet but I've got a motor and all the wiring to go with it, along with an ECU. I will be reusing my current transmission but will be looking for a 6spd. All the mounts and cvs are the same anyway so it will be a pretty simple swap once I get my hands on one.

I also have a nice lightweight C-One flywheel because I found a wicked deal on one. And I got some new camber links so I can finally set my camber proper in the rear.

I pulled her out a couple days ago and started by giving her a good wash. Wheels definitely need work this year, I plan on getting them re powder coated on the faces, and having the lips polished back to a mirror finish (I might try to do this myself).

Heres a bunch of pictures. Cause all we really like is the pictures right?

20170420_185258 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
20170420_185857 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
20170420_192251 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
20170420_211651 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
20170420_211925 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr
20170420_191553 by Colin McAndrew, on Flickr

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General Discussion / Too soon jr!
« on: April 22, 2017, 01:09 PM »
haha #oops

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Protect Yourself / Get a dashcam
« on: April 22, 2017, 12:11 PM »
Originally posted by Igor
Hmmm maybe I should wire mine up soon and see if it's working


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It was the pmp that had an issue, the cam worked fine at least.

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