Project Stormbringer - Slightly less disassembled! (07/29)

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Postby Dracov » Sat Aug 02, 2008 1:15 am

Oh, sweet. Thanks! Name a price and I can drop by sometime :)
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Postby wakkjobb » Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:02 am

I'll PM you, price list is at home but it shouldn't be much...

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Postby Dracov » Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:39 am

I went down to pickup a washer bottle from wakkjobb, end went away with a bunch of other stuff. This is part of why I like road trips. :D

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Might try and install the fan tomorrow (having one cooling fan is just scary!), though it's going to interfere with the horns. We'll see how it goes
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Postby Kcman91gts » Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:41 am

Are those black boxs those useless things that under the driver side front fender thats part of the original air intake?
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Postby wakkjobb » Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:27 pm

they are the rear speaker boxes that mount to the strut towers... which were full of water when I removed them. Huh??? :shock:

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Postby Hotrodhendrix » Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:36 pm

My old celica used to have water that came out of the speaker vents in the rear. I think it was due to a leaky rear window.
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Postby turbo4wd » Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:34 pm

Dracov wrote:(having one cooling fan is just scary!),


Just curious but..

Are you adding this fan in addition to whats already there? Because I thought the 165 was set up similarly to the 185 - 1 radiator cooling fan, and 1 ac condenser fan.

Are you having overheating issues?
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Postby Dracov » Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:11 pm

I currently have only the one radiator fan installed. This is an A/C condenser fan to replace the one I lack.

While my 165 has never overheated on me, there is one critical thing to remember: 185's have a TON more engine bay ventilation. The 165's front bumper has at best half the intake area, and precisely zero hood vents. Realistically, a 165 in good condition is running the ragged edge of safe under-hood temperatures in my opinion. Heck, just look at what happened to my hood's clearcoat.

And yes, one of my currently four simultaneous projects involves resurrecting the A/C, so I'm gonna need this any way you look at it. :)
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Postby wakkjobb » Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:00 pm

My old celica used to have water that came out of the speaker vents in the rear. I think it was due to a leaky rear window.


Great... now I'm getting worried about the quarter glass seals. :( Hopefully the water was from having the windows left down at one point when the car sat before I bought it. Hopefully...

Ruined a pair of Infinity Reference speakers, dammit!
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Postby Hotrodhendrix » Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:19 pm

wow thats alot of water!!!!!!! Not sure how that much would get in there either way! :doh:
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Postby Dracov » Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:51 pm

My vote is on the hatch or quarter window seal being shot :/

One of mine actually does have a leak, despite massive amounts of RTV being slathered on it in the past. It only shows up during heavy rain storms or during carwashes. Drips right over the passenger side rear seat.
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Postby Dracov » Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:51 am

After an afternoon comprising of 43% more frustration than I have prepared for, I was able to get the A/C fan installed acceptably.

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But, a slight problem...the Supertones had to be evicted from their former resting spot, as predicted by wakkjobb yesterday. Damn you for being right!
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One of the horns I was able to squeeze in between the heat exchanger and bracket for the hood latch, the other was proving a larger bother. I ended up mounting it in the same place it used to be, but stood off by about two inches. I never want to go hunting locally for metric threaded rod again. :P

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...Oh yeah, alternator duct if how fully connected. Sad isn't it. :)
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Postby wakkjobb » Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:35 am

...Oh yeah, alternator duct if how fully connected. Sad isn't it.


Do you mean it's now connected? Glad to see something worked out for you after the frustrations. If you have a tap and die (DIE DIE DIE!!!) kit you can pick up plain steel rod from a Home Depot and thread your own studs or what have you. Worked when I got that spacer for my exhaust. Stop by again, maybe you'll take the rest of my car with you! :P I hope the fan works to its intended purpose (instead of chopping fingers off... :doh: )

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Postby Dracov » Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:06 am

Well.

Today I got fed up enough with my weak parking brake to retighten it...the right way. Yanked off the wheels - used the opportunity to rotate them - and monkeyed with the adjustment wheel on each shoe assembly until it was just shy of gripping the drum when loose. Now it feels like it ought to...the shoes were obviously used in a not-standing-still manner, so they'll be up for replacement when I get around to a new set of pads. But for the immediate preset that can wait.

I just happened to look over to the differential on the passenger side and saw the depressing sight of an axle boot with a decently large hole in it.

Source? That 3" exhaust of mine apparently. seems it hangs down -just- low enough for the boot to rub up against it, and then heat does the rest. Not at all sure what I can do about this, seeing as even if I replace the boot it'll just happen again. The exhaust isn't what you could call adjustable, and I don't have the tools yet to take it out completely and try fooling with the hangars to change how low it hangs.
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Postby wakkjobb » Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:25 pm

you might be in luck about the axles; I think my rears are in good shape but I am replacing them for "just because" type reasons. Did the fronts last night and will start on the rears tonight or tomorrow. If the boots are okay do you want them? I don't know if they're OEM or have been replaced though...

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