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Project RA24 Celica

Post by mtheis » Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:07 am

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Car: 1976 Toyota Celica GT. My brother bought it in 1986 and sold it to me a few days ago. It has ~230,000 miles on it. It's also been parked for the last 13 years.

Plan: 20R/22R "hybrid" motor (Google it) with dual carbs and a close-ratio 5-spd. I have 99% of the parts needed.

Expected difficulties: I've never done half of this stuff before.

It kinda resembles a ladybug with all of the rust spots on the hood.
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Perfect for heel-toe.
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This is the original 20R block that will be discarded.
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In the trunk we have a dead bod- nevermind... :oops:
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It's actually the 22R block that will be going under the hood. :D
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The cylinder head and transmission that I'll be using.
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Clutch.
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Two cobbaraydas.
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Gaskets for pretty much everything.
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And I'll be doing lots of reading.
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Re: Project RA24 Celica

Post by theholycow » Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:06 am

I like some of that interior, the dash, steering wheel, door panels, and floors.

What's the switch panel looking thing under the left side of the dash?

Why not fuel injection? Because you already have carbs? Fuel injection should be easy and inexpensive for that engine.
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Post by mtheis » Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:08 am

That switch panel is actually the fuse panel. I'm sure fuel injection would work, but I've heard that the power gains are negligible with this particular setup. The 20R never had it and the 22R engine parts I have are different than the newer 22R/22RE. Maybe this car will see a 22RTE (turbo) swap at some point.
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Post by theholycow » Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:50 am

That's a nice place for a fuse panel. Mine is horrible, I wish I could relocate it. It's up against the firewall above the dead pedal.
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Re: Project RA24 Celica

Post by Squint » Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:12 am

Are you going to look to replace the hood? Or just recoat against rust?
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Post by mtheis » Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:53 am

The hood only has surface rust and will be repainted along with the rest of the car if I can find the paint codes. There are a few places where I'll need to weld in some new panels first.
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Post by theholycow » Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:18 pm

Will you do your own welding? Do you have equipment and experience?
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Post by mtheis » Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:59 pm

Negatory. I will most likely have someone else do the welding.
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Re: Project RA24 Celica

Post by 94Corolla5Speed » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:50 pm

This is sweet. I look forward to seeing the progress.

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Re: Project RA24 Celica

Post by Shadow » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:37 pm

What kind of rebuild are you planning with this car? Full restoration, where the car will look completely new when you're done? Or just fix it up and drive it rebuild? Or maybe somewhere in the middle?
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Post by mtheis » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:05 am

This will be a fix it up and drive it rebuild with a paint job at some point.
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Post by noob5,000,000 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:59 am

Neat!
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Post by 94Corolla5Speed » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:23 pm

noob5,000,000 wrote:Neat!
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Re: Project RA24 Celica

Post by Shadow » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:55 pm

94Corolla5Speed wrote:
noob5,000,000 wrote:Neat!
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Re: Project RA24 Celica

Post by Rope-Pusher » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:30 pm

I yam imagining a Frankenstein moment: "It Lives!"

Maek shur U brush the rust off the input shaft splines and then lube them B4U slip on the clutch.
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