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 Post subject: Boilerman's 1981 Toyota Celica GT
PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:31 pm 
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just to say hi, am located in SOCAL
anyways, car is pretty much stock, except for a few mods;
thorley headers on a hi flow cat and an LC engg muffler
offenhauser intake, stock carb for now with K&N filter
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1981 Toyota Celica GT 550,000 miles on original engine and tranny,79 Supra F312 rear
1996 Lexus LS 400 290,000 miles going strong
2002 Toyota Sequoia 4WD 147,000 too young


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 4:53 pm 
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Welcome! That's a ton of miles on your original drivetrain! Care to share some pics :)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 5:30 pm 
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Daamn, that is a lot of miles. I thought 208 on my camry was high, but that puts me to shame.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:47 am 
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hello, thanks, as soon as i figured out how to attached pix, seems like a different way to do it on this board, unlike other forums,

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1981 Toyota Celica GT 550,000 miles on original engine and tranny,79 Supra F312 rear
1996 Lexus LS 400 290,000 miles going strong
2002 Toyota Sequoia 4WD 147,000 too young


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:48 pm 
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heres some pics
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1996 Lexus LS 400 290,000 miles going strong
2002 Toyota Sequoia 4WD 147,000 too young


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cool sticker!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:12 pm 

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Incredible condition for having 458K miles on the odometer! I'm surprised to see OE hose clamps. Very nice!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:56 pm 
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hello, pretty much stock, aside from mods mentioned,
another one though, also replaced the clutch fan with a flex fan and adaptor from LC eng'g, hows the cobra? my plan if when the 22R quit is to swap in a 90-96 Lexus/toyota 1UZFE, ive seen a lot of these swap down under in australia, on anything toyota body, so thats in future :tu:

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1996 Lexus LS 400 290,000 miles going strong
2002 Toyota Sequoia 4WD 147,000 too young


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 7:41 pm 

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boilerman Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 2:56 pm Post subject:

hello, pretty much stock, aside from mods mentioned,
another one though, also replaced the clutch fan with a flex fan and adaptor from LC eng'g, hows the cobra? my plan if when the 22R quit is to swap in a 90-96 Lexus/toyota 1UZFE, ive seen a lot of these swap down under in australia, on anything toyota body, so thats in future


The Cobra swap is progressing. I have steering to finish. Very tight fit causing all kinds of interferences. I just picked up the remaining smog parts that were crushed in the donor car. That brings me to your next comment on your 1UZFE plans. Unlike the Aussies, keep in mind that you will have to use all the stock smog parts from your donor Lexus including the auto tranny and ECU. You will be converting your Celica to be the Lexus in every way for smog inspection. If you follow www.lextreme.com , a friend of mine is doing just that with a '83 RA65C Celica. I just do not care for automatic transmissions in any kind of performance vehicle because I like being able to overdrive it as you only can with a stick.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 8:21 pm 
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hi yes am aware of lextreme he is located near me, and all the 1UZ sites, also about the flea he s got a 72 corolla i think, yes smog stuff here, in calif, so got to deal with, yes if i do that ill just buy a whole car and get all the necessary parts, :lol:

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1996 Lexus LS 400 290,000 miles going strong
2002 Toyota Sequoia 4WD 147,000 too young


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also whats a good donor car for our celica to convert to steering rack ive heard of corolla AE86, and gen 3 celica with rack and pinion, but youre going the porsche route

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1996 Lexus LS 400 290,000 miles going strong
2002 Toyota Sequoia 4WD 147,000 too young


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also whats a good donor car for our celica to convert to steering rack ive heard of corolla AE86, and gen 3 celica with rack and pinion, but youre going the porsche route


I think you have to decide based on your research. It is subjective. You need a front sump engine to use MR2 or AE86 rear steer rack. You may also need to find LS400 SS exhaust manifolds and modify them to clear the steering shaft.

For me, I have a rear sump engine and happened one day to walk past a 944 in the U-pull J/Y that was the skeletal remains of a previous V8 conversion with the hood open calling out to me.....:-) and it had a front steer manual rack just as I was searching to find. I am stuck with OE cast iron manifolds and knew my odds were better with front steer rack and pinion since that is how it is set up on the Mustang. I did not want to buy an aftermarket Mustang/Pinto rack and find out I hate the ratio or worse it does not fit. This was a cheap way for me to experiment and it looks like the best fit in my case with the Cobra engine and stock exhaust manifolds. It only works because I made a custom crossmember and did not modify a stock Toyota crossmember like Flea and others.

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There's a company in Australia that, if I remember correctly, makes a bellhousing that matches a Ford 5spd with a 1UZ. Dellows (?) is the name I think... I'll see if I can find more info.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:05 pm 
I thought all second gens came with 20r's :?


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boostedte37 wrote:
I thought all second gens came with 20r's :?


1981 Celica in US came with 22R and the rect port intake head. IIRC with RA43 as designation. My 1980 RA42 had the 20R but I retired a few blocks due to some unforeseen ventilation........ 8-O .... and ended up with a 20R/22R hybrid and used the 22R valve cover because it was a nicer casting than the 20R I had.

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im also looking to drop a 1uz in mine but im a little scared :(


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 Post subject: Re: , Boilerman's 1981 Toyota Celica GT
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:42 pm 
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hi its been a while, cleaned my louvers and put it back
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got a set of yokohama YK520 mounted 15x6 supra rims
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1996 Lexus LS 400 290,000 miles going strong
2002 Toyota Sequoia 4WD 147,000 too young


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie here, my 1981 Toyota Celica GT
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 11:01 am 
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hello its been a while anyways car still my daily driver
put back my rear bumper from a MKI supra
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replaced my head light with a HELLA conversion to H4 bulb :tu: :D
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also replace the horn with a FIAMM El Diablo, best 20 bucks from amazon
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1996 Lexus LS 400 290,000 miles going strong
2002 Toyota Sequoia 4WD 147,000 too young


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 Post subject: Re: Boilerman's 1981 Toyota Celica GT
PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:36 am 
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Car's looking great! I really want to find that front splitter someday...

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