88 Alltrac - Restore

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Re: 88 Alltrac - Restore

Postby 88gt4DE » Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:24 pm

I did an OEM rack just cause I didnt want to chance a leaking aftermarket with the access being so terrible ... wasnt to terribly expensive ...
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Re: 88 Alltrac - Restore

Postby zaluss » Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:01 pm

88gt4DE wrote:I did an OEM rack just cause I didnt want to chance a leaking aftermarket with the access being so terrible ... wasnt to terribly expensive ...


I may do that. It seems to float about $250.

I took my hub carriers to the machine shop to get pressed out with new bearings and seals. The machinest said one or both of the hubs may be toast. Since I have ABS, the dealer wanted $300+ for them, Lithia wants $250, and no one carries aftermarket. I think I'm just going to go with the non-ABS hubs if it turns out that they are toast.
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Re: 88 Alltrac - Restore

Postby 88gt4DE » Sat Feb 07, 2015 1:41 am

All makes sense ... I deleted the sensors and useless abs rings when I did my bearings ...
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Re: 88 Alltrac - Restore

Postby zaluss » Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:07 am

Today's part haul. Toyota remand rack, new grommets, few needed bolts, gaskets, tie rod ends, and ball joints.

Image20150209_183934 by MP.Hill, on Flickr

Also ordered a flocking kit http://www.flockit.com/index.php/order/enhanced-nylon-mini-flocker-kit-nylon-fibers.html. Because racecar :laugh:

I'm still debating on Ceika coilovers, Tein SS, or BC Racing coilovers. If I decided against the coilover route, I would have to cut the rear struts and weld new tops to replace them since they are sealed units long discontinued.

http://ceikaperformance.com/Type-1M-Coilover-Kit-p35.html

Ceika coilovers seem like your run-of-the-mill Taiwan made coilovers. The difference here is that 1) they are made for the ST165 which means that they will bolt on without modification and 2) the owner of the company owns a ST165 which is a nice plus. Lots of customization options including spring rates, dampers, valving etc but the 1 year warranty and lack of reviews in the performance space is a drawback.

http://www.amazon.com/BC-Racing-Series-Coilovers-CELICA-AWD/dp/B006NI9XQA

BC Racing is another clone coilover from Taiwan (Ksport, Megan, etc) but has US resellers, fast shipping, and seemingly proven performance across the board. Same 1 year warranty.

http://www.andysautosport.com/products/tein__GST18-BUSS4.html

Tein SS is the most expensive with the same warranty, US resellers, and 8kg/4kg setup BC Racing has.


http://www.ground-control-store.com/products/description.php/II=90/CA=18

Ground Control is another option but having to cut and weld the rear isn't looking too appealing.

I'm still not entirely sure what I want to do with the car yet which is whats making this such a difficult decision.
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Re: 88 Alltrac - Restore

Postby zaluss » Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:35 pm

I settled on a pair of Ceika coilovers and ordered this morning as they are the only company that makes direct fit coilovers for my car.

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I wasn't entirely sure on the spring rates but since the owner of the company has a ST165, I left it up to them. I had a few email exchanges with them prior to this order and the person who was helping me was very informative and prompt with their responses. After I placed the order I let them know and he replied pretty quickly to suggest a spring rate as well as adding camber adjustment plates at no additional cost (it was a $240 option at checkout). He suggested 7kg/7kg so I went with that unless anyone else has different suggestions. This won't be a DD and the interior will probably stay bare.

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Re: 88 Alltrac - Restore

Postby 88gt4DE » Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:53 pm

Hell yeah !!! Shiny new parts !!!! 8)
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Re: 88 Alltrac - Restore

Postby zaluss » Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:04 pm

Dropped off some suspension stuff to be powder coated by Meister Werks https://meister.us.com/. His shop is only a few minutes from my house and that was a cool experience. Saw some interesting MK1 rocco's parked in the driveway as well as some cool custom wheels. Makes me miss my MK2.

Ordered some additional parts this morning.

Parts order from PrimeMR2.

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3rd Gen 3SGTE from JspecAuto. $2295 shipped with residential liftgate. :D

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Re: 88 Alltrac - Restore

Postby zaluss » Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:18 am

New (remand) steering rack in, new brake booster in, and now I'm stuck. I removed the steering column as well as the steering rack to do the heater core and now I have no idea how to align the two together. I can't seem to find anything indication of "center" on the rack and I seem to be missing the steering section of the BGB. I'll have to research this or ask around on how to solve this one.

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I also picked up a new bottle jack for the hoist and assembled it for Monday afternoon. I made some space in the garage for the motor as well.

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Re: 88 Alltrac - Restore

Postby zaluss » Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:38 pm

Well some crazy shit happens when you browse craigslist. I stumbled upon a near pristine condition, original owner Celica All-trac about 2 1/2 hours away from me. It is absolutely gorgeous. The owner was an older gentlemen whose wife owned the car since new, purchased in Michael's Toyota in Bellevue. She passed away a few years ago and he just drove the car the weekends. For what I paid for it, it was a STEAL. I only have a few pictures but you'll get the idea.

The interior is absolutely immaculate. Seats were recently reupholstered. Everything works, including lumbar support and cruise control ( :crazy: ). The engine bay is clean but its leaking at the valve cover. Power delivery seems to be so so but the car has 200k+ miles. I'll get more pics later this evening.

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Re: 88 Alltrac - Restore

Postby zaluss » Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:59 am

Also more detailed pics:

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Re: 88 Alltrac - Restore

Postby warracer » Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:24 pm

Wow it looks really clean! :D
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Re: 88 Alltrac - Restore

Postby zaluss » Sat Mar 14, 2015 1:25 am

Shell is gone. Motor is delivered. Everything is settled in. Missing the MAP sensor and plug too though.

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Re: 88 Alltrac - Restore

Postby AlltracAvenger » Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:05 am

That is a beautiful, clean '165. I've always loved that color... there aren't many of those out there.

I take it you're planning on putting the coilovers and ST205 engine/trans into this one?
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Re: 88 Alltrac - Restore

Postby zaluss » Sat Mar 14, 2015 1:57 pm

AlltracAvenger wrote:That is a beautiful, clean '165. I've always loved that color... there aren't many of those out there.

I take it you're planning on putting the coilovers and ST205 engine/trans into this one?


Yeah. Someone came and took the shell yesterday. They will put it to good use.
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Re: 88 Alltrac - Restore

Postby 88gt4DE » Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:17 pm

Whats crazy is I've been to Michaels Toyota on a work trip and I'm on the east coast ... Congrats man ! Good luck wit hthe new project !
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