88' Celica Alltrac refresh

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88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby Curry » Sun May 13, 2012 3:45 pm

I decided to post up my project that we've been working on for the past two weeks. We still have not had a chance to get the motor going because of a bad fuel line, which should be repaired today.

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After getting the car home we went to town and started removing the gas tank so we could change the pump.
Bracket and all was rusted so we soaked the tank in vinegar overnight while we rebuilt the pump assembly with SS line, AN fittings and a new pump.

Original bracket rusted to hell with broken lines:

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Complete bracket:

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Once we had all that done we moved on the finish the tank cleaning. After the vinegar soak It was washed with a high pressure hose until the water coming out was crystal clear. We then used some phosphoric acid to further remove and loosen rust. Washed it again for about an hour, rinsed with gasoline twice and allowed the surface of the tank to dry before coating it.

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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby Curry » Sun May 13, 2012 3:50 pm

We connected the AN adapter to the hard line everything was all set but we found another big leak in the line. We decided to remove a majority of the line and replace it with SS line.

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Since we cant reuse the adapter we're going to flare the line and use two fuel injection clamps to connect the SS line with the hardline. If for some reason we need to raise fuel pressure later one ill probably change the entire line to an SS line going to an aftermarket fuel filter.
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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby 88gt4DE » Sun May 13, 2012 3:52 pm

Very nice work on the fuel pump bracket. Sucks but really theres no other choices left since you cant get that part anymore ( you prol know that already anyway ) Tank looks great too , I was gonna recommend to coat it and then I saw the last picture :D Keep up the good work 8)
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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby Curry » Sun May 13, 2012 3:54 pm

Thank you! Yea the bracket rebuild wasn't as hard as I imagined it and it got done pretty fast.
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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby 88gt4DE » Sun May 13, 2012 4:02 pm

East coast ? west or in between ?
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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby Curry » Sun May 13, 2012 4:06 pm

East Coast, NYC.
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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby 88gt4DE » Sun May 13, 2012 4:16 pm

Curry wrote:East Coast, NYC.


Nice 8) Hope you can make it to one of our meets sometime ... the 165's seem to be far and few between anymore .... watch the northeast section for meets and hope to see ya in person sometime :)
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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby Curry » Sun May 13, 2012 4:19 pm

Sounds good ill be on the look out!
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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby GT4times2 » Sun May 13, 2012 7:10 pm

Is that the one from Rosedale that was for sale recently? A friend of mine went to look at it. Looking good!! What are your plans for her?
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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby Curry » Mon May 14, 2012 1:26 am

Yep thats the one from rosedale lol. My main objective is to get this motor to run first and get it cleaned up.
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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby Curry » Mon May 14, 2012 3:39 am

Didnt get to do the fuel line today but i did start pulling the motor apart to clean and replace stuff. Flushed out the intercooler as well. Pics of how dirty:

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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby Curry » Wed May 23, 2012 1:16 am

Just got in my order of silicone hoses, silicone vac line and T-Bolt clamps. Probably wont have any time to wrench this week. :cry:
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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby Curry » Tue May 29, 2012 2:50 am

Finally had time to work on the car today. Fuel leak was finally fixed and the car finally started. At first we had to mash the gas pedal several times, the car would stumble and run a little and die. Just a note we put super gas (93) and mixed in some seafoam in the tank as well.

We changed over as many vac lines as we could, tightened up loose hoses and tried again, we revved a little higher and it started to sound better.

Changed the oil again, this time the car started like a normal (did not need to mash the gas 50 times) car in the video below you can hear what i mean. Revs smoothly and it finally idles!!!!

It idles rough as shit @ around 1k but I think that might be a leak around the intercooler area.

So I guess next would be to fix that and then start changing gaskets since its leaking oil from somewhere. Then I have to replace that stupid rusted brake line that is leaking.

Heres the video of the start up and run.

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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby underscore » Tue May 29, 2012 3:13 am

I love that colour! Looks like you're doing a some great work bringing it back to life.
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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby 94 MR2 Turbo » Tue May 29, 2012 3:29 am

good job with your fuel line restore project.

I would recommend looking in to the the the type of line you used. The line you chose might not be fuel compatable. After a few year it will degrade and end up with a leak that would not be good and hard to diagnose if it were in the tank.

just my .02 cents
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