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McBoost's ST185. Wheels on.

Postby Dan McBoost » Mon May 04, 2015 1:57 am

Picked this up last fall and it has sat in my garage waiting for spring to finally show up(bought a new house around the same time so things were pretty crazy). I am the second owner and plan on cleaning it up, fixing a few issues (no boost, fogs dont work, radio in SEC mode) and having some fun driving it.

She will go on the road this week so I can get her to our new house and up on jack stands. Then exhaust, suspension and wheels.

How she was when I brought her home:
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Re: My ST185. Cleaning up, modding and enjoying.

Postby Redswan » Mon May 04, 2015 2:41 am

WOW good looking car!
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Re: My ST185. Cleaning up, modding and enjoying.

Postby st182er » Tue May 05, 2015 11:31 am

give her a good clay bar, polish and wax.

and also a group A bumper :)

whats wrong with the boost problem?
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Re: My ST185. Cleaning up, modding and enjoying.

Postby Dan McBoost » Tue May 05, 2015 12:28 pm

Thanks guys. I do have many plans for it, but I also have many cars with many plans, so... we will see.

The car does not boost. I figured I would start with replacing and upgrading the complete exhaust. I did verify the actuator is free and the waste gate is not stuck open. When I swap the exhaust I should at least have a better idea of where the problem lies (unless the cat(s) is plugged and swapping exhaust fixes it!).

Other than a general wash of the exterior, this is the only thing I have done so far:
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Most of what I have for the car:
Exhaust:
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DP:
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Tails:
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Coilovers:
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I do have an aussie mid pipe, clear parking lights and a set of wheels and tires. Should be a fun summer (I may be working on the truck first tho...). When I do the suspension I will look over the brakes to see what else I am diving into.
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Re: My ST185. Cleaning up, modding and enjoying.

Postby celicast184 » Thu May 14, 2015 11:22 pm

Those are coupe tailights.. Are we gonna see a rear coupe conversion on a hatchback?
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Re: My ST185. Cleaning up, modding and enjoying.

Postby Dan McBoost » Thu May 14, 2015 11:39 pm

celicast184 wrote:Those are coupe tailights.. Are we gonna see a rear coupe conversion on a hatchback?


Well F me. The seller listed them incorrectly and I did not verify... thanks for the heads up. Major newbie mistake and far from my normal buying traditions.

Grr..
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Re: My ST185. Cleaning up, modding and enjoying.

Postby Dan McBoost » Fri May 15, 2015 2:34 am

Well that went smooth. He refunded me the money already. I can keep them and sell them to offset the loss on the original shipping costs.
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Re: My ST185. Cleaning up, modding and enjoying.

Postby Dan McBoost » Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:36 pm

Yeah, the truck is not done yet. Had pneumonia and was MIA in the garage for weeks.

Had these for a bit:
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Re: My ST185. Cleaning up, modding and enjoying.

Postby CSAlltrac » Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:10 am

I spy a Hilux. Can I have it?
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Re: My ST185. Cleaning up, modding and enjoying.

Postby Dan McBoost » Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:22 am

Haha, sorry, no.

From New Mexico to NY! Barn find and all.

Its what I am been wrenching on. Looking forward to getting more done on it tomorrow.
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Re: My ST185. Cleaning up, modding and enjoying.

Postby underscore » Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:08 am

Beautiful car! Any luck with the no boost issue?
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Re: My ST185. Cleaning up, modding and enjoying.

Postby Dan McBoost » Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:13 am

Thanks.

No, she is still in my storage garage (first photo in the topic) until I get the truck back together (brakes, lowering, carb rebuilt). Then she will be next.
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Re: My ST185. Cleaning up, modding and enjoying.

Postby Dan McBoost » Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:36 pm

She going on the road today and will come back to my "shop"
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Re: My ST185. Cleaning up, modding and enjoying.

Postby Awesome-Trac » Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:40 pm

Damn if you still have those coupe tail lights with vented corners those are EXTREMELY RARE in the states btw what type of suspension did u pick up?
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Re: My ST185. Cleaning up, modding and enjoying.

Postby Dan McBoost » Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:14 pm

Awesome-Trac wrote:Damn if you still have those coupe tail lights with vented corners those are EXTREMELY RARE in the states btw what type of suspension did u pick up?


I know they are. They have recently sold to a guy with a coupe and an alltrac (from NJ).

The coilovers are from http://www.cxracing.com/
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