88' Celica Alltrac refresh

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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby Curry » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:23 pm

88gt4DE wrote:I full run those two fans cause of the heat .... you choice on your car but if you unplug the sensor at the bottom of the radiator it will full run both fans ... Alot of people heat wrap ... I'm holding out till I can make a hood with a vent of my choice ...


Thats the funny thing cause both fan run full time. I even used compressed air and blasted all of the coolers.
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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby 88gt4DE » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:26 pm

You upgraded the radiator already right ?
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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby Curry » Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:32 pm

Dont :shoots: me...

No.


LOL. My mind kinda skipped over it since the car wasn't overheating on the regular. Only when the AC was on it would start. But even after taking the AC the temps would go up, down a little, back up. I still have that one from ebay bookmarked.
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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby 88gt4DE » Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:46 pm

That would be next then ... those OEM radiators suck and mine was completely clogged when I got my car ...
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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby Curry » Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:26 am

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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby 88gt4DE » Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:18 am

Good plan ... I would recommend a thermostat ( OEM ) if you havent done that either ...
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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby Curry » Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:09 am

88gt4DE wrote:Good plan ... I would recommend a thermostat ( OEM ) if you havent done that either ...


Yea since i'm tearing apart all that stuff im gonna do the thermostat, samco hoses from an ST205 and silicone hose for the turbo to radiator. I'm gonna get two fans to fit on the radiator as well so a total of 3 including the one on the condenser. If that doesn't solve it im driving it off a cliff :shoots:
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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby 88gt4DE » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:32 pm

No cliffs !!! Have to remember yer never done .... just walk away for a few days and plan .... LOL :wink:
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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby Curry » Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:41 am

LOL today was ALMOST that day. If I did not get that amp hooked up and hear music coming out of those 24 year old speakers, right over cliff.

But today was NOT that day.

Installed my amp, sub and some RCA's to the front and wow those speakers sounds pretty good for original factory speakers. Looks like the previous owner didn't abuse them. No buzzing or crackling. I guess I saved a few bucks don't have to buy any aftermarkets for now....

I wont be putting a head unit in this car. Im gonna fab up a plastic panel and use it to mount misc crap. I'll probably rig those RCA's to one of those jacks from radioshack and mount it in the panel so it looks nice and clean. Then I just use an AUX cable and im good to go.

I installed the two o-rings into the oil thingy and no leak from there anymore. There still is a leak I need to track down and I THINK my oil pan might be leaking. Friday im gonna spray everything down and get it clean so I can find this other leak.

My new radiator and catch can should be here by monday.

Installed my new alternator belt. Broke the tensioner bolt. Had to drill it out and use a long bolt from home depot and two nuts (heh) and so far so good!

Sorry no pics this time around!
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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby 88gt4DE » Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:24 pm

Keep it up man .... little at a time ... :smokes:
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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby Curry » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:56 pm

How hard is it to pull off the down pipe... I was thinking about gutting the cat
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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby jaydog82 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:51 am

Its a pita
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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby Curry » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:23 pm

I figured it would be. I went as far as getting the 4 bolts off from where the down pipe meets the turbo and put them right back on :D
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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby jaydog82 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:49 pm

Its worth it if u are installing a dp, but iso about a gutted cat.
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Re: 88' Celica Alltrac refresh

Postby ZeroDrift » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:01 pm

Curry wrote:LOL today was ALMOST that day. If I did not get that amp hooked up and hear music coming out of those 24 year old speakers, right over cliff.

But today was NOT that day.

Installed my amp, sub and some RCA's to the front and wow those speakers sounds pretty good for original factory speakers. Looks like the previous owner didn't abuse them. No buzzing or crackling. I guess I saved a few bucks don't have to buy any aftermarkets for now....

I wont be putting a head unit in this car. Im gonna fab up a plastic panel and use it to mount misc crap. I'll probably rig those RCA's to one of those jacks from radioshack and mount it in the panel so it looks nice and clean. Then I just use an AUX cable and im good to go.



If you need any speaker dimensions or affordable stock replacements, check out this guide: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=43488
There are many nice speakers to be found on occasional sale or on the clearance section on the Parts-Express website.

Love the build! Keep up the good work! The downpipe isn't too bad to get off. Its a pain if the bolts are stuck, but liberal amounts of penatrant spray a day or two prior will help loosen things up. The cat if it is in good shape is a moot point at stock-ish power levels from what I've heard. It will make the car louder without it, especially if you have an aftermarket exhaust. That being said, I've removed mine already but the long term plan is to put in a high performance cat when I build a custom system.
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