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ST165 build thread

Postby Killtodie » Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:55 am

Hey guys, new to the Celica. Recently bought an ST165 late August. My experience with cars include my first 01 Civic (hit some black ice, into a guardrail) and my current fun car, a 1988 Chrysler Conquest. Currently down for an engine rebuild.
Bought the ST as a new daily car, $2,400, 165k miles. Needs some TLC.


Edit... pics get resized and chopped up /sadace

Pics tell the story:
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Upon first viewing
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Doing some cleanup, hoses and vacuum lines and such
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Catching some meteors
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pre-gutted cat
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Cleaning up the wires
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Prepping for paint
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New wheels
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Mounted. I dont like them, not fan of lower profile tires but w/e, needed new rims and tires.
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Old garbage
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Needs moar low
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Removing interior for speaker install and general cleanup
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Turbo rebuild kit
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Got the thing out, PITA. Almost as bad as working on a Ford. Why do we need to secure all the hard lines to the block?
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Chipped
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a dent you cant see
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trashed bearings, lots of play. Someone used RTV instead of gaskets, it clogged come oil flow channels.
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Ruined


Where I sit now, need a new turbine and compressor and then I can drive it again. Interior is still out, need to order speakers, a bit more TLC on a very badly flaking trim.
Otherwise car is in great shape.
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1988 Chrysler Conquest
As seen on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIY4wuwc8XA
1988 Toyota Celica All-Trac
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Re: ST165 build thread

Postby ZeroDrift » Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:50 am

Progress looks great! If you need a turbo core I can sell one for the price of shipping plus $ for 6-pack of beer. :)

What speakers did you decide upon?
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Re: ST165 build thread

Postby Killtodie » Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:20 am

I didnt buy the speakers, turbo is the current setback.

I really need a new turbine and compressor or a blown turbo that I can rebuild myself. Let me know what you got.
1988 Chrysler Conquest
As seen on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIY4wuwc8XA
1988 Toyota Celica All-Trac
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