Started on Feb. 2 by MAG53

1992 Toyota Celica

I am the second owner of this 5th gen Celica. Was purchased in 1999 with 56,000 miles on the clock. As we all know, the aftermarket has zero support for this car so I had to make it myself. I do all the work on it myself, from the alignment to clutch& timming belts. It now has 187,000 miles. The front spliter is made from 2, 1/4 in. thick ABS plastic. It is attached to the car using the stock mounting bolts to hold the nose on. It is very much felt at speeds starting at 50 MPH. the rear wing is the only item that I didn’t make, but I did put on the flap to put more downforce on the back. The suspention is H&R springs with KYB struts. Tires & wheels are 225/40/16 on 16x7 rims. The rear sway bar is now from a 1992 convertible (Larger Dia.) The exhaust is 2&1/4 dia. off a magnaflow cat into a S.S. flowmaster knock off (made in Texas) with two 2in. outlets. I used two freeze plugs with the right number & size to control the back preasure & DBs. The plugs are press fit & work great. I make my own shift knobs & had to fix the long throws between gears so I cut approx. 5 in. off the shaft re-thread the shaft then bent the shaft to the left approx. 3 in. to bring the shifter to a more comfortable location. I am now painting the car a dark BRG.

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Feb. 02

In the area of the exhaust I failed to include a key word!!! It should …

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Feb. 20, 2011, 3 a.m.

When I replaced the new clutch all the motor mounts were treated with a 3M product that will fill in all the voids found in the stock mounts. (urethane in a tube) Remove the mount, then use duct tape to incase the mount. You should not be able to see any part of the mount due to the duct tape incaseing it. Punch one small hole in the side of the mount (only go through one side & only the one side of duct tape) Inject the 3M product using a caulking gun, keep injecting the urethane until all the voids are full. Keep the duct tape on for at least 24 hours. (longer is better) After the cure time remove the duct tape. It may look strange & you may feel a little more vib but the motor will stay put & not rock as it did before!

March 15, 2011, 5:43 p.m.

I now have the paint color sanded!!! I'm now at the mercy of the weather. I need a warm (at least 55 to 6o deg.) to shoot the clear coat.

March 17, 2011, 7:01 p.m.

Cool; be sure to post some new pictures when you're done.

March 23, 2011, 12:49 a.m.

Well the BRG was to slow to harden & the paint went south. I'm changing the color to..... Pictures will be real soon.

March 23, 2011, 12:58 a.m.

By the way the two lights (HELLAS!!!) were on the discount table at a local parts store, they were being discontinued!!! Reg. $129.99 payed $24.00!!! Wired to high beams via a relay. Real good at finding deer at night. The two Piaas are pointed to the sides to find those deer with a real death wish.

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