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--Project 'Patty'-- Alltrac #2 ^_^

PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 5:12 pm
by bloodMoney
As some of you know, my other car is a 90 celica alltrac. The wifey has been DDing the car for the last year since her RSX was totalled. This being said, two Chicago winters have exponentially increased the amount of rust that the car has..... I now need to replace both rocker panels, quarters, a-pillars and the floors of the car. So in order to save my precious, we just bought another alltrac for her to daily compliments of gpmarzan.

So, on my spring break, I took the trip from Kalamazoo, MI to Indianapolis to pick up the new car. :)

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This is what 5500lbs looks like strapped to the back of a suburban :lol: Look at the lean yo! :)
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Those pics were taken the day after I picked the car up from Patrick. That same day, I started her up and there was no knocking, just a little valve tick. After she warmed up, the tick all but disappeared.

So I did what any good AT owner would do.... Let's go drive it! I drove just around the block and when I tried to boost, well, I couldn't. Who knew that the 3s was such a dog w/o a turbo?

I pulled the turbo off the car and found oil covering the intake tract, from AFM to TB.... Turbo seized. Took it apart...

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So much for a '50 trim' CT series huh? At least Patrick had fun with her :) Anyway, now I'm playing the waiting game as the gf decides if we are going to dish out the 90bux for a gasket kit for another CT or if we are going to save for something bigger.....

Stay tuned!

~Chris

Re: I am a glutten for punishment--Project 'Patty'-- Alltrac #2

PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:24 pm
by Terracar
Nice looking Alltrac - it appears in good shape, well not the turbo, but the rest. Have you checked the compression in case any of those bits went into the engine?

-Terracar

Re: I am a glutten for punishment--Project 'Patty'-- Alltrac #2

PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:19 am
by bloodMoney
The turbine side is the one that was destroyed. I have yet to take the compressor housing apart to look at the wheel (it kinda scares me).

Patrick did a compression test before he sold me the car and the numbers were not pretty.... I'm going to try to put everything back together and test again.

Re: I am a glutten for punishment--Project 'Patty'-- Alltrac #2

PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:10 pm
by Autobot
Too bad about the turbo. Car looks in great shape though.

Re: I am a glutten for punishment--Project 'Patty'-- Alltrac #2

PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:53 am
by GT4times2
Nice project. Never hurts to rebuild the motor, (or go 2nd gen) and get a better turbo (endless choices). Good Luck!!

Re: I am a glutten for punishment--Project 'Patty'-- Alltrac #2

PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:45 am
by bloodMoney
Thanks guys... The motor is actually a 2nd gen, so I just need to recheck the compression and decide from there what I'm going to do with it....

Re: I am a glutten for punishment--Project 'Patty'-- Alltrac #2

PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:07 am
by mike325ci
haha, you bought patrick's car? sweeeet... nice to see that it went to good hands... hehe. i love black ST165s...

i suggest keeping one car in driveable condition, and the other one for mods and fun. otherwise you will go insane or broke. probably both. :P

Re: I am a glutten for punishment--Project 'Patty'-- Alltrac #2

PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:56 pm
by GT4times2
mike325ci wrote:haha, you bought patrick's car? sweeeet... nice to see that it went to good hands... hehe. i love black ST165s...

i suggest keeping one car in driveable condition, and the other one for mods and fun. otherwise you will go insane or broke. probably both. :P



Words of wisdom, Mike... :notworthy:

Re: I am a glutten for punishment--Project 'Patty'-- Alltrac #2

PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:56 pm
by Celicatuner92
Nice to see this stayed somewhat in the area. Hope ya get her fixed it was my second one that I was looking at had I not got the 185 from grand rapids.

Good luck with the car.

Jon

Re: I am a glutten for punishment--Project 'Patty'-- Alltrac #2

PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:08 am
by bloodMoney
Haha Mike.... :)

I am planning on rebuilding the 165 to DD running duty and completely tearing down the 185 for a complete track whore resto. I have to cut out and weld in basically the entire lower half of the car and I figure while I'm doing that, I might as well just weld in the rollcage too. :shrug:

Jon: I'm really glad that you didn't pick up this car... These things just seem to grow on me... The more I drive my 6g, the more I love it and it seems like the more I look at the 165, I get the same way. Plus, its nice to say that I currently own 4 celicas spanning 3 different generations. 8)

Re: I am a glutten for punishment--Project 'Patty'-- Alltrac #2

PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:47 pm
by SleepingTurbo
youre cool, i would love to be your best friend :P

nice pick up, i havent seen it til right now. you and i are in the same boat. the 50trim Ct sucks butt. im waiting to get it rebuilt right now. buy i have a job, so im buying some other stuff.

Re: I am a glutten for punishment--Project 'Patty'-- Alltrac #2

PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:16 am
by bloodMoney
^You talk a big game son... :D

I'm going to be around this weekend... What's up?

Re: I am a glutten for punishment--Project 'Patty'-- Alltrac #2

PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:59 am
by gpmarzan
You finally made a post on this trac! Sorry that the Turbo was shot. I know how you wanted to slap that on your other trac. :P
Yes, the compresson #s when I checked it didnt look good. I believe I posted it somewhere on here. It was low on 3 cyl, I believe, and nowhere close to each other. Still not quite sure of the damage, but definately let me know what you find out, Chris. Im curious to know. I sure did had some fun with it when it ran good. Looking forward to see it running again. :D :smokes:

Re: I am a glutten for punishment--Project 'Patty'-- Alltrac #2

PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:55 pm
by bloodMoney
Well, I finished putting the other turbo on the car last night/this morning and took it out for a run...

I'm getting a boatload of oil coming out of the BOV, I mean, its covering EVERYTHING. This turbo didn't leak oil when I used it on Ellie...

I think you were right Pat.... I think that cyl.3 is gone. I'm going to do a compression test today to see what the #'s are. I just wanted to update this a little for my own documentation. :bangshead: :bangshead: :bangshead:

Re: I am a glutten for punishment--Project 'Patty'-- Alltrac #2

PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:55 am
by GT4times2
bloodMoney wrote:Well, I finished putting the other turbo on the car last night/this morning and took it out for a run...

I'm getting a boatload of oil coming out of the BOV, I mean, its covering EVERYTHING. This turbo didn't leak oil when I used it on Ellie...

I think you were right Pat.... I think that cyl.3 is gone. I'm going to do a compression test today to see what the #'s are. I just wanted to update this a little for my own documentation. :bangshead: :bangshead: :bangshead:



Good excuse, err.. reason for a rebuild. :evil: