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  1. 3 points
    no plans, apart from some skids in the snow
  2. 2 points
    One for the non-daily people (or maybe just me) 8) put car in garage and forget about it and all of the work/upgrades it needs until a week before show/track season
  3. 2 points
    for anyone else, thats as confused and clueless as i was. my advice is go to : https://toyota.epc-data.com/ and enter your 17 digit chassis number, from your cars registration log book, into the search box, in top corner of site. it'll bypass all the thinking and confusion, and put you straight to your cars parts. you have to click on the 5 digit number, in the schematic picture, of the part you need, to open up a 2nd box, with the actual 10 digit part number. the 2 gaskets i was looking for, come up as : 22215-74380 22271-88461 and ive been looking for an exhaust hanger bracket for weeks too, which is : 17508-74080 its easy when you know how, confusing when you dont
  4. 2 points
    Hopefully get the MR2 sent over to Se7en for a pony or 2 adding.
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    IMO a classic car must be 100% factory spec'd. From there, you can do whatever you want, it is your car anyways. The downside with modding a car is that, our own taste is not for everyone. Thus if you ever decide to sell, less people will be willing to put an offer, devaluing this way the car. Personaly I love "properly" modded cars and this is what I am doing with mine.
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    It stops being a CS when you plant it into a wall IMO, as long as the outer shell is correct, the WTA intercooler system is present, original gearbox and rear LSD retained, and the all important LE plaque is on show it will always be a CS. We all must honor El Matador
  7. 2 points
    It's your car - do what you want with it. If you're concerned about future value and originality, any mod that cannot be quickly removed and returned to stock is frowned on. Just make sure you keep all the deleted parts. If you do any work on the engine - it's almost inevitable that you will end up with it forged - stock items are either unavailable or massively expensive, so much so that a forged upgrade is the economical option. Forged engine leads onto other performance mods, and before you know it - it isn't a cs anymore but it will be fast.
  8. 2 points
    I was so sure that this was a Lead in for a joke. Something like: How do you know your GT4 is a CS? Because Carlos Sainz it... umm.. Where did I put my coat, again?
  9. 1 point
    Over the past couple of years i've noticed one of my front screen washer jets squirting off aim, projecting most of it's squirt too high up the screen so most would go on the roof The thing is with these trivial problems, it's very easy to forget about them - until the next time you're out driving along the road again, and when washing the screen, say to one self, "i need to fix that when i get home", like you've said a hundred times before. And then when you get home, it's one of those jobs of not much importance in the big scheme of things so very easy to forget all about... until the next drive out onto the open road and one is reminded yet again about the naughty jet washer when pulling the screen wash lever and ...well you can see where this is going [ two years later ] Today between the showers and feeling bored indoors and wanting to get out for some fresh air, i found a pin, went out to the Celica and corrected the aim of that there washer jet. Jone done Next job is replacing all the wiper blades, anyone got good recommendations?, and any makes to avoid? Debs
  10. 1 point
    Blu Wax oil double dip, fill with V power, disconnect battery and connect terminal guards. Fill with winter washer fluid. Cover and kiss him good night till April. Bug Swap tyres to winter, wax oil double dip, service and check levels. Load boot with extra bulbs, winter washer fluid, de-icer, scraper and starter power pack (last one.. to jump start others with poor batteries ).. When the white stuff arrives.. load the snow shoval, hiking boots and thermal gloves
  11. 1 point
    This sounds like a shopping list for one of 'those' parties you never get invited to lol
  12. 1 point
    After spending a small fortune on PDR tools to try and remove the worst of my dent finally had the time and weather to strip out the interior and see if I could get to the dented area. The result... I pushed it out with my hand Well, I have to tools incase I need to work on another dent. Dent is still there but far less noticeable. I doubt I will be getting it repaired unless I get the car resprayed.
  13. 1 point
    those 3 words ' pre winter checks ' made me laugh. my exhaust is about to fall off, rear brakes are grinding / binding. front brakes are squeeling, 2 tyres are shot, and spare is punctured, half the interior is missing, and needs putting back in, and theres numerous clunks and clonks from front and rear suspension. and my idles all over the place. i get about 3 minutes a day to work on it. im screwed. hah
  14. 1 point
    They fit really good mate, i had the model below that one in my old 6
  15. 1 point
    nice one matt, ive left him a message this one mate :
  16. 1 point
    Put a thread up in the wanted section someone might have something, As you say there is the blanking plate with toyota logo on and there's also cubby hole ones for storage One for sale here mate
  17. 1 point
    I’ve actually got a friends 2002 Ep3 for a week to sort some welding on the floor. Really enjoying it. However I’m not sure if it’s the wheel alignment or the eBay coil overs but the turn in is awful. It turns in and seems to dig in killing all momentum.
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    As much as I’d love one, unfortunately not. The prices seem to be on the rise for them. My cars always been the second car in the house, we have a 2016 Fiesta ST that we keep mint. I just need a car to run around in, throw the dog in, go to the tip with, throw the mountain bike in ect... I’m looking for a EP3 premier. It would kill me to ruin an DC5.
  20. 1 point
    Hopefully get the brake lines replaced with some home-made copper ones before MOT time.
  21. 1 point
    Don’t post that much these days, on the Celica side of things anyway, but 6 years ago I had bought my little green beasty so thought I’d share it as not many of these are/were about. Wonder if it’s still alive?
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    Trigger's broom is indeed the same proposition, just with fewer parts so that even the people who think Only Fools and Horses is funny can understand the basic principle.
  25. 1 point
    The good ol' ship of Theseus philosophical conundrum, or at least a variation of it. First you must establish what makes a CS a CS. Does a CS stop being a CS if you replace the WTA with a ATA intercooler? Does it stop being one if the engine is swapped with a different 3S-GTE? Is it about the LSD? Is it about the nameplate? Or the chassis? If you consider that you have two CSes sitting side by side, if you swapped over their engines, do they stop being CSes because they had an engine swap? Or do you still have two? Say if you took this process where you swapped over every single part? Do you end up with the two original cars, or two different ones? One school of thought would argue that it is what it is as long as we assign an identity to it. Another says that the identity of the original thing remains as an abstract thought, a divergence in identity. In four dimensional thought the identity of something changes over time. There are some other examples, such as when does a box of Lego stop being just a box of Lego and being a space ship, fire truck or whatever? When does a river stop being a river? The DVLA has solved the philosophical conundrum by attaching identity to chassis number. Others who want to own a CS may look for more factory originality the so called survivor cars, which must have original paint and all original parts.
  26. 1 point
    You may have been better to post this in Gen 5 where more of the CS guys would see it? I guess one of the questions would be what are you looking for? A good performing CS or using the CS to progress to something else? If it is original at the moment (save for the ICE!!), it would be a shame to change it - but that is only my opinion and some of the guys have high performing CSs or RCs with many changes! Original CSs are much rarer.
  27. 1 point
    Thank you, I've still not tidied the wiring and won't get the car back from being wrapped until Tuesday. For the polished parts, I just bought an extra intake chamber(I think it's called), rocker cover and throttle body from Ams and took had them to a local polisher then swapped them over (well, had a garage do that while they serviced the car) once they were done. If your looking at doing something similar, have a look at the hydro-dipping thread from BRD first.They do some awesome things with that.
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  30. 1 point
    I've been hiding down in the generation specific section for a few weeks This is my '77 RA24 GT coupe
  31. 1 point
    As many will know, the light output of a headlight goes up sharply as the feed voltage increases in the range 12-14 volts. Considering that even in a new car that there is always some voltage lost between the battery and the bulb, I was wondering what it might be in an older car, as it probably gets worse with age of the car. I did an experiment over the weekend measuring the volts drop in my old Rover 600 (because a gorilla can access the headlights on that car, unlike the Gen7!). I was quite surprised to find there was (near as dammit) 1V being lost. Does anyone have any feel for how typical this may be? I've heard stories in the past about people wiring in new supply circuits to their headlights, using the shortest possible runs of comfortably rated cable, operating from a separate relay. Could be worth doing, as opposed to buying the brightest, and most short-lived bulbs?
  32. 1 point
    Fitted my Blitz warm air intake Which, going by other peoples engine bay pics with the Advanced air cleaner, I think I have done right... Need to tidy up some wiring but it went and got dark on me so tomorrow if not raining.
  33. 1 point
    i take it you get a lot of magpies landing on your car when the bonnets up?
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  37. 1 point
    1001 uses for a celica . Sons wedding car .Only wet day in 2 months grr
  38. 1 point
    Maybe not,if you had a caravan then you'd need to get another made up anyway,for example.Which reminds me I need to get one done as Ive changed my car since the caravan was last taken out to annoy everyone on the roads to the West country.Cheers for the reminder G