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Thread: 79' Celica Project Build !!

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    79' Celica Project Build !!

    Hello to everyone,

    I have just purchased a 1979 Toyota Celica, Series 2, RA40, 2 Litre, 5 speed manual...

    I got the car for free! YAY!
    I love it, It needs a bit of work to make it good, but considering that it was free i will spend some money to get it going all good!

    Where should I start? What are the first things I should do to get it running and working all good?
    Also the ignition barrel does not go into START position, I think ill just wire up a push button switch? What wire to What?

    Here are some pictures:















    Let me know what you think!
    Mati

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    Re: 79' Celica Project Build !!

    Quote Originally Posted by mmustillo
    Also the ignition barrel does not go into START position, I think ill just wire up a push button switch? What wire to What?
    You'd be A LOT better off to just buy a new ignition switch. :wink:

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    switch

    heya,

    thanks for that,
    The ignition barrel is stuffed and i need to start the car.
    I would like to have a buton for the starter..

    i can have a few switches, 1 for ACC like radio and stuff
    1 for Igniton ON, and 1 as a push button starter.

    But what wires with what?
    could you help me?
    and what do you think about the car?

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    what!!! :shock: for free?! looks great! what are you planning of doing with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by silveradobeast
    what!!! :shock: for free?! looks great! what are you planning of doing with it?
    This lady was trying to sell it for 1200$, 3 weeks later i see it advertized for 200.. I go there and I was like... This car has so many problems, and we could not start it.. ignition barel stuck.

    So she just said take it, I want it gone.. I was like SWEET!

    The car needs a fair bit of work to make it nice and all good.
    First i need to register it... hope all the ball joints and suspension are OK.
    What mods do you reccomend doing?

    Thanks!

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    well we all different ideas of a celica

    i always loved fast powerfull cars and when the name celica come out most of the people dont take it serious
    with that said im bouilding a total sleeper im going to drop a 1uz with a w58 just to wake the old celica up
    i just bought my first celica and have done nothing to it (no garage) and its been super cold
    but im preparing my self with some tools for the summer
    here is my beater!

    http://www.japanesenostalgiccar.com/for ... php?t=8438

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    Car looks realy nice! And for being free i cant see where you can go wrong. man wish we got the chrome bumpers.

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    Car looks realy nice! And for being free i cant see where you can go wrong. man wish we got the chrome bumpers.

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    You lucky Aussies and your chrome bumpers. Seems like a decent start for a project. Can't beat that price either!

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    Alternator Problem?

    Hey,

    Ok, SO i started working on the car, I need to get it registered and going.

    It has a New Alternator with a Regulator (this shiny box on the side).
    Also has a 325CCA batery, that is new also.. ( But completaly dead/not charged)

    I CAN JUMP start the car with leads, but once i disconnect the leads the car dies and turnes off.. It seems like the alternator is not charging and giving power to the car?? whats the problem?

    Where should I look?
    Thanks!

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