Bringing a ST185 back from the dead one last time

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Re: Bringing a ST185 back from the dead one last time

Postby awdmofo » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:44 am

crackerjack wrote:
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I found mine in June and very close to your story and it is a 91 altrac in white.
Guy did say blown head gasket but sat there for 2 years so the entire engine needed
to be rebuilt.

Now, it is running!!!
Did all the work myself, still have a few things left to do, Its christmas, taking a break and
enjoying the ride.


Sweet ride!! Where you located? I could use some experienced advice because Im about to pay a local shop in ontario to finish the engine rebuild. I'm low on time but finally got a raise at work so you know what that means... MORE CAR PARTS :rofl:!!! I'm suppose to bring the block, head and pistons to my guys shop this saturday 3/31/18. I need to clean the engine bay, remove the rack to get rebuilt, buy all new vacuum lines and what not and get the starter/alt rebuilt. So much fun stuff :roll: .
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Re: Bringing a ST185 back from the dead one last time

Postby crackerjack » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:43 pm

Located in Calgary, Alberta.

Since there aren't that many alltrac in Canada, less than 1000(LHD). I suggest going to Rockauto for parts.

I go to Discount toyota parts that is located in Toronto for OEM parts like turbo drain hose, valve shims, timing belt...etc.

Thinks like water pump i would go to Rockauto as they have really good pricing to Canada. Believe it or not, OEM piston are no longer available through Toyota so I go Ebay for replacement 3SGTE piston 86.5mm
If yours is a 91, then highly recormend you buy complete engine overhaul gasket. There is someone in the UK that
makes a complete kit that includes timing cover gasket(this is the hardest to find). They are all on ebay. Also,
you should buy the cometic Metal head gasket as they don't stock it(made to order). There is a set of OEM TTY bolts in Toronto but its $289.00. Mine are ARP Head studs at $180.00
also, pay attention to your power steering pump, if that leaks, its a pain to get it out(thats my issue right now).

Alternator and starter are on top so its easy to get to.

Good luck..... :D
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Re: Bringing a ST185 back from the dead one last time

Postby awdmofo » Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:58 pm

crackerjack, sick ride and good to hear another rebuild story! A lots happened in the last 3 years, finished my B.S. degree, my father passed away 2.5 years ago so that put a damper on my project cars :( . But after all that I'm finally putting the pieces back together!!! New pics to come and updates so stay tuned!!! :D

I hand cleaned the pistons, removed the old rings and sent it to the shop with my fresh rebuild stock 2nd gen head. Crossing my fingers they put it all together asap. I'm hoping to have it running and driving safely this winter.
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2013 Camaro LS 6-sp (daily) :shoots:

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2001 MR2 Spider (sold)
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1991 MR2 turbo x2 (Sold)
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Re: Bringing a ST185 back from the dead one last time

Postby awdmofo » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:30 pm

Cleaned up the CT20b, painted my stock exhaust manifold black with high temp paint and will be arranging parts in anticipation for my engine/trans to come back from the shop with a new clutch/flywheel installed as one large piece I can throw into the engine bay. Currently looking to rebuild or buy an aftermarket steering rack, rebuild the alternator, starter and powersteering pump. Also need to clean up the engine bay, paint some of the areas that are scratched with touch up paint and source some new engine/trans mounts. Any suggestion on where to get white spray paint that matches the stock color? Any suggestions on the engine mounts? :notworthy:
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2001 MR2 Spider (sold)
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Re: Bringing a ST185 back from the dead one last time

Postby sefiroxx » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:19 am

I have had local automotive paint suppliers make up rattle cans for me for quick touch up to hold things until a full paint job. Check with them
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Re: Bringing a ST185 back from the dead one last time

Postby awdmofo » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:43 pm

sefiroxx wrote:I have had local automotive paint suppliers make up rattle cans for me for quick touch up to hold things until a full paint job. Check with them


Paint shops can do that? Do you know of any near the LA or OC area here in California? Any pointers on where to sorce the specific color/color code? Thanks.
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Re: Bringing a ST185 back from the dead one last time

Postby alltrac801 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:06 pm

I know there is a company that sells through amazon that does aerosol paint cans for factory colors. I haven't used them before but maybe someone on here has. I bought a little touch up pin on amazon and it was a great match.
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Re: Bringing a ST185 back from the dead one last time

Postby sefiroxx » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:23 pm

Used English color locally in TX. You can go online from. . .
https://www.automotivetouchup.com/spray ... tched.aspx

. . .Which will run you through make/model selection getting you to color with the mfg number
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