New GT4 owner from Canada eh!

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New GT4 owner from Canada eh!

Postby revybc » Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:15 pm

Hi All:
I just acquired a1990 gt4 here in Revelstoke BC. I teach auto shop at a highschool and a very generous family gave me the car. I'm still checking the car out but have no tach (gonna do the cap replacement) and my brakes are toast. Otherwise it is a very clean good running car. Going to have some work ahead of me to take on my bro in laws 13 WRX...
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Re: New GT4 owner from Canada eh!

Postby pintoBC_3sgte » Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:01 pm

Wow nice gift! Have any pictures of your car?
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Re: New GT4 owner from Canada eh!

Postby revybc » Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:32 pm

Thanks for the reply. I don't see a way to attach a pic.. i tried a link, not sure if it will work
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Re: New GT4 owner from Canada eh!

Postby pintoBC_3sgte » Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:50 pm

Nice! Hope your around in the summer. we have a weekend long celica meet in Vernon every August . Rent a chalet at silver star and do auto cross in town.
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Postby revybc » Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:01 pm

That would be awesome. Exactly what I want to do with it. I can't find brake parts though :( Do you know any sources for pads and rotors in Canada?
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Re: New GT4 owner from Canada eh!

Postby GT4RC » Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:51 am

Welcome! be sure to check out the "run of the ogopogo" stuff each august in vernon/kelowna
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Re: New GT4 owner from Canada eh!

Postby Locker » Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:10 pm

brake parts are easy to come by. Just tell them it is a 1990-1993 celica Turbo 4wd.
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Re: New GT4 owner from Canada eh!

Postby revybc » Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:37 pm

thanks for the replies guys. Its an early 185 so it has the 2pot 165 fronts. Do the US alltrac have those front brakes in the 90s? Or should I be asking for earlier 165 fronts?
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Re: New GT4 owner from Canada eh!

Postby ChrisD » Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:00 pm

You can just order the 88-89 celica turbo 4wd brakes, shouldn't be too hard to find. When I still had the stock brakes I changed to Porterfield R4S pads which helped the brake fade a bunch and not terribly pricey. Should be able to find them easily enough too.

And +1 hope you make it out to Vernon in August!

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Re: New GT4 owner from Canada eh!

Postby 88gt4DE » Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:21 pm

Welcome and nice find ! fyi 165 front brakes suck ... lol make sure you at least have 185 front brakes ...
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Re: New GT4 owner from Canada eh!

Postby Locker » Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:29 pm

My 1990 had the 2 piston front callipers. It's a Canadian car
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Re: New GT4 owner from Canada eh!

Postby TRDTurko » Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:49 pm

revybc wrote:That would be awesome. Exactly what I want to do with it. I can't find brake parts though :( Do you know any sources for pads and rotors in Canada?


Welcome! I bought my first Alltrac from BC. Fun drive through the mountains... not so fun all the way through the prairies to Winnipeg lol.

good news for you is the 185 single piston calipers bolt right on. I did it with my 165. highly recomend it. I got mine through rockauto.com. unfortunately the dollar sucks right now for exchange but parts are so cheep from there it still might be cheaper than buying in Canada. oh and if you plan to get really serious racing your car, get a moroso gated oil pan. sustained high Gs tend to cause oil starvation in these motors. So if you put any sticky tires on the car, get the pan too. I learned that the hard way with my first car.
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Re: New GT4 owner from Canada eh!

Postby TRDTurko » Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:53 pm

revybc wrote:Thanks for the reply. I don't see a way to attach a pic.. i tried a link, not sure if it will work


the best way to add a pic is to have them uploaded to photobucket or something like that (even facebook). then use the "Img" button to add the image location
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Re: New GT4 owner from Canada eh!

Postby 88gt4DE » Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:07 pm

Locker wrote:My 1990 had the 2 piston front calipers. It's a Canadian car



Must have been early in production so they used up the old stuff prior to changing to the newer better brakes. single piston 185 calipers with the bigger rotor ... a WORLD of difference ....
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Re: New GT4 owner from Canada eh!

Postby revybc » Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:42 am

Thanks again for the replies. I would gladly swap out for the 185 brakes if I had the caliper brackets. I need to replace calipers pads and rotors anyway. Im not on facebook. Im interested in purchasing the brackets if they are available somwhere
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