1993 st185 with st205 swap nearing completion

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1993 st185 with st205 swap nearing completion

Postby fhalperformance » Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:07 am

I havent really had time for a project thread but I am coming to the end of my 1993 barely rolling chassis restoration. Thought it get everything up here while Im taking a break from working on her. I started collecting parts & the chassis about a year ago. I moved into a garage 6 months ago and started the process. She started going back together in april and was first started wednesday the 18th for the first time since I owned her. I still got some wire tucking left to do, code 34 (didnt happen until I went wide open throttle to red line going up a hill) & the IG fuse value to figure out (ST185 7.5A : ST205 15A).

Mods:
ST205 swap with 80k miles (clip)
ST205 WTA oem setup
ST205 rear differential
ST205 engine wiring harness (unmodified - mostly) using ST185 fuse box
6th gen exterior rear view mirrors
xiimotorsports solid motor mount inserts
xiimotorsports solid rear differential mount & bushings
Solid Stainless Steel North-South Crossmember bushings
Berk Tech 3" ceramic coated down pipe
Berk Tech 3rd gen 3sgte straight patch harness (extended)
3" ebay downpipe back exhaust
Ceramic Coated every single bracket inside & outside the car
Thousands of dollars of new OEM hardware
Ceramic Coated Headlight Buckets
POR15 rear chassis floor from suspension attachment points to rear of vehicle
JDM Clear Corners
Aston Martin Lion Red Paint
RC Hood
RC Bumper Cover
RC Bumper Bar
Customer 3" Intake
91 Tail lights
Short Shifter in painted shifter housing w/ solid mounts
Solid Shifter Bushings
Taylor Battery Box
Interstate I-34 battery
Gold Plated 0-Gauge battery terminals
0-gauge positive battery power cable
2-gauge negative battery ground cable
Walbro 255lph Fuel Pump
Custom Quick Connect Nylon Fuel Lines
Custom Switched Fuel Pump relay setup mounted in trunk (dual radiator fan relay/fuse wiring harness setup)
Custom Reproduction Aluminum Fuel Tank
Customized aftermarket sending unit/fuel level sender
New Rear Suspension Arms
Superpro suspension bushings (not installed yet)
Sway Bar Elimination
Custom sprung/valved BC Racing Coil-overs with 3 different spring rates for each axle ranging from 8k front/6k rear to 12k front/10k rear
Dropped 1.5" from factory
New Front Ball Joints
17x8 Volk GT-7s with 215/40r17 Kumho Ecstas
New calipers, pads, rotors, hardware, SS brake lines, & copper brake hard lines

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-note my coolant overflow placement. makes the turn signal bulb pretty hard to change lol.
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Re: 1993 st185 with st205 swap nearing completion

Postby fhalperformance » Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:09 am

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-these pictures really dont do the color justice. Well worth the money.

And when I say nearing completion I mean almost done getting it running mechanically lol.
'93 trac - V6TT project.
'92 trac - RHD conversion coming.
'91 trac - 564awhp.
'90 trac - fab car/snow build coming.
'91 mr2 - parting out.
'00 celica gts - custom wide body.
'01 mr2 - crazy build in progress.
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Re: 1993 st185 with st205 swap nearing completion

Postby Mr Alltrac » Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:05 pm

Looking good!
Why do you have 90-91 tail lights on it?
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Re: 1993 st185 with st205 swap nearing completion

Postby killemalltrac » Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:37 pm

Lookin good man!! I have that same ebay exhaust on my car with the 205 swap. Pretty nice sound, I'll probly ditch the canister for something with a better tone soon.
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Re: 1993 st185 with st205 swap nearing completion

Postby quieter » Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:49 pm

yeah same here, got the ebay exhaust with an st205 swap, its actually really quiet! happy to see that your almost done with your swap, the bumper and hood look really good!
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Re: 1993 st185 with st205 swap nearing completion

Postby msanders2 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:55 pm

This is looking really good!
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Re: 1993 st185 with st205 swap nearing completion

Postby fhalperformance » Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:44 pm

I was rushing to get it ready to race at watkins glen so I didnt finish alot of things all the way. I didnt finish it in time to take it so now im going to slowly finish the wiring making it run properly. I am still missing some parts I have to pick up yet but Im hoping to start driving it regularly very soon. I was planning on running a custom exhaust in combination with my reproduction aluminum fuel tank and a diffuser idea I had but the tank didnt come out how I had spec-ed it so I just bought the ebay exhaust for now.

It only came with one 93 tail light (with no vented sections) and I already had a spare set of 91 tail lights with light scratches from my other trac's restoration. I am not a fan of the orange "vented" section on the 1993 rear tail lights and am planning to do some tail light modifications so I didnt bother to spend more money to complete the 93 tail lights.
'93 trac - V6TT project.
'92 trac - RHD conversion coming.
'91 trac - 564awhp.
'90 trac - fab car/snow build coming.
'91 mr2 - parting out.
'00 celica gts - custom wide body.
'01 mr2 - crazy build in progress.
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Re: 1993 st185 with st205 swap nearing completion

Postby Mr Alltrac » Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:42 pm

Understandable, what do you have in mind for tail lights?
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Re: 1993 st185 with st205 swap nearing completion

Postby fhalperformance » Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:27 am

I haven't quite decided exactly. I was thinking about black-ing or red-ing the tail lights & license plate "holder" so they were all one color/tint. It would be done properly by clearing at the body shop. I also just ordered my NY plate that says "ONEOF81" to match the Maine plate that came with the car.

I am hoping to spend some time this weekend on the car finishing up the filler neck, solder/heat shrinkle the unfinished wiring, the OEM electronic speedometer conversion, and several other small things on the car. I got a rear axle that is throwing grease so I have to see if I have another axle or if Im planning to replace them both with new. I also need to figure out what electronic boost controller I plan to install to solve my over boost issue.

I am selling a couple of vehicles to fund the finishing of this trac and and put together a down payment for an upcoming truck purchase. I got too many projects and not enough to go around.
'93 trac - V6TT project.
'92 trac - RHD conversion coming.
'91 trac - 564awhp.
'90 trac - fab car/snow build coming.
'91 mr2 - parting out.
'00 celica gts - custom wide body.
'01 mr2 - crazy build in progress.
'04 ducati 999
'04 tacoma TRD - for sale
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Re: 1993 st185 with st205 swap nearing completion

Postby fhalperformance » Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:26 am

Been working on finishing up the little details and the wiring on the vehicle so I can start putting the interior back together. I have finished making a filler neck so I dont have flexible gas hose sticking 2 feet out of the fuel fill door. It looks like it will do the trick just have to take it out and make it perfect at some point. I also have the rear brakes apart right now to install new parking brake hardware to get rid of the rear brake noise I experienced on the total 14 miles Ive driven the car.

I have almost finished the electronic speedometer conversion which is coming together pretty nicely. I still have some trimming to do of the plastic and then to hook up the wiring/see how it fits with that together. The trip odometer reset arm broke off somehow so Im not going to bother to get that working right now on the first prototype.

I dont like how the gas tank straps fit my reproduction tank so im dreaming up some alternatives right now. I still have yet to fill up the gas tank to see how close my new fuel sender electronics get to full on the instrument cluster. Of course I have to finish my instrument cluster to be able to do that and I got more then one vehicle that need my time and attention right now.

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-current state of the vehicle.

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-custom fit filler neck.

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-almost ready to go back together.
'93 trac - V6TT project.
'92 trac - RHD conversion coming.
'91 trac - 564awhp.
'90 trac - fab car/snow build coming.
'91 mr2 - parting out.
'00 celica gts - custom wide body.
'01 mr2 - crazy build in progress.
'04 ducati 999
'04 tacoma TRD - for sale
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Re: 1993 st185 with st205 swap nearing completion

Postby fhalperformance » Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:29 am

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-temporary intake for now.

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-mess of wiring I have yet to tackle.
'93 trac - V6TT project.
'92 trac - RHD conversion coming.
'91 trac - 564awhp.
'90 trac - fab car/snow build coming.
'91 mr2 - parting out.
'00 celica gts - custom wide body.
'01 mr2 - crazy build in progress.
'04 ducati 999
'04 tacoma TRD - for sale
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Re: 1993 st185 with st205 swap nearing completion

Postby fhalperformance » Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:39 am

I havent updated in a while so I figured id get it out of the way while my wrist. I have yet to start working on her my current projects and extra hours at work have eaten up too much time. My new mr2 spyder project has gathered some local interest so finishing that is pretty high on my priority list.

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-tire blow out on track. That was a fun ride and whats worse is I just got that fender painted. Luckily it didnt hurt anything other then the fender and the windshield wiper motor wiring close by.

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-parked with one of its friends a couple hours away while I pulled parts off a parts car.

I did finally pick a color its Aston Martin Lion Red pretty expensive but totally worth it. My friends on track said the car looked great as it grew larger in their mirrors throughout the corners haha. Really glows in the sunlight makes the car seem so much quiter. I had the fender molding pieces painted but the car looks so much more modern without them. Ill probably shave the rest when it goes back to the paint shop.

Other projects:
2000 celica gts veilside custom TRUE widebody kit (not fender flares molded in).
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2001 mr2 spyder 2gr paddle shifted rocket ship
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'93 trac - V6TT project.
'92 trac - RHD conversion coming.
'91 trac - 564awhp.
'90 trac - fab car/snow build coming.
'91 mr2 - parting out.
'00 celica gts - custom wide body.
'01 mr2 - crazy build in progress.
'04 ducati 999
'04 tacoma TRD - for sale
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Re: 1993 st185 with st205 swap nearing completion

Postby fhalperformance » Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:39 am

I havent updated in a while so I figured id get it out of the way while my wrist. I have yet to start working on her my current projects and extra hours at work have eaten up too much time. My new mr2 spyder project has gathered some local interest so finishing that is pretty high on my priority list.

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-tire blow out on track. That was a fun ride and whats worse is I just got that fender painted. Luckily it didnt hurt anything other then the fender and the windshield wiper motor wiring close by.

Image
-parked with one of its friends a couple hours away while I pulled parts off a parts car.

I did finally pick a color its Aston Martin Lion Red pretty expensive but totally worth it. My friends on track said the car looked great as it grew larger in their mirrors throughout the corners haha. Really glows in the sunlight makes the car seem so much quiter. I had the fender molding pieces painted but the car looks so much more modern without them. Ill probably shave the rest when it goes back to the paint shop.

Other projects:
2000 celica gts veilside custom TRUE widebody kit (not fender flares molded in).
Image

2001 mr2 spyder 2gr paddle shifted rocket ship
Image
'93 trac - V6TT project.
'92 trac - RHD conversion coming.
'91 trac - 564awhp.
'90 trac - fab car/snow build coming.
'91 mr2 - parting out.
'00 celica gts - custom wide body.
'01 mr2 - crazy build in progress.
'04 ducati 999
'04 tacoma TRD - for sale
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Re: 1993 st185 with st205 swap nearing completion

Postby fhalperformance » Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:46 pm

Got her out today and had some fun. Car is going to the body shop in the next couple of weeks to get the rest of the car finish painted to match. The moldings are getting shaved and possibly the hatch emblem. Spoiler will go back on the car and so will the rear bumper (as soon as I find one in good shape).

I need some st205 rear arms for my suspension in an effort to not make it so twitchy (3 degrees of camper difference between the front and rear right now lol). I also am going to raise the front an inch in order to fit some wider/taller tires & to get the weight distribution closer to 50 50. Right now it is like mid 60 percent of the weight on the front wheels. I have about a half inch between the tires & fender in the front with 215/40r17 tires and that doesnt seem to be a very popular size now a days so I need the room. Car is going to look weird which Im not all that happy about.

I need to decide between making it a track car build or street build thats my whole problem. Ive had alot of interest in my v6 swapped mr2 so If that sells I can finish this like I want to. Otherwise that will be the track car until my mr2 spyder is finished.
'93 trac - V6TT project.
'92 trac - RHD conversion coming.
'91 trac - 564awhp.
'90 trac - fab car/snow build coming.
'91 mr2 - parting out.
'00 celica gts - custom wide body.
'01 mr2 - crazy build in progress.
'04 ducati 999
'04 tacoma TRD - for sale
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Re: 1993 st185 with st205 swap nearing completion

Postby WarTowels » Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:55 pm

Oh man, this is really cool to see. Glad to see my old 93 back on the road!
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