HOYS' ST185 Res-Q

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Re: HOYS' ST185 Res-Q

Postby FC Zach » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:23 am

The car looks great!

hoys wrote:Its nearly impossible to find the proper size tire for 15"s any more.

This very reason is why I almost considered replacing the wheels on my RX7, luckily I was able to order the size I needed. I was under the impression from the tire dealer I go to that the size I needed wasn't made by anyone, later I found that there were plenty of options but they had to be ordered.
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Re: HOYS' ST185 Res-Q

Postby hoys » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:03 pm

FC Zach wrote:The car looks great!

hoys wrote:Its nearly impossible to find the proper size tire for 15"s any more.

This very reason is why I almost considered replacing the wheels on my RX7, luckily I was able to order the size I needed. I was under the impression from the tire dealer I go to that the size I needed wasn't made by anyone, later I found that there were plenty of options but they had to be ordered.


I've searched just about every tire distributor out there. I think they don't exist :(
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Re: HOYS' ST185 Res-Q

Postby hoys » Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:03 pm

Changed the timing belt and all related components except oil pump last night. The noise around 1500 RPM was the tensioner smacking against the hydraulic tensioner. Hydraulic tensioner half failed while sitting for so long. All of the idler bearings were also trash.

Boy I've changed timing belts on a lot of cars and had a lot of pain with ones like Subaru DOHC twin AVCS cars, but the 3S is certainly the worst I've ever had to do. Absolutely no wiggle room. Ended up using the intake cam to tighten the belt two teeth, put the belt on the exhaust cam, then leveraged the lower idler to provide the final tension and then tighten the bolt.

Flushed the cooling system and changed the oil. The water pump had no signs of corrosion so the coolant that was in the car hadn't gone too bad. Oil looked fine. Will most likely change the oil again in 100 miles or so.

Only issues that persist now are the seatbelt won't retract fully, I need some rear trunk lift struts, and then fix the tear in the drivers seat cushion.
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Re: HOYS' ST185 Res-Q

Postby hoys » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:01 pm

Vehicle is inspected, titled, and on the road!

A few little issues remain. The car most definitely needs some suspension work. I'll be putting on new tires to evaluate what needs to be done as the tires currently on the car are rather old already.

The AdvanceAutoParts branded battery (35-2) was an improper fit for the battery hold down bracket because of the fill holes on the top. While driving I noticed sparks coming from the drivers headlight area. This was caused by the battery cable touching the bracket. Friend at the parts store helped me exchange for an AGM battery. Perfect fit and no fill ports! :)
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Re: HOYS' ST185 Res-Q

Postby 93celicaconv » Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:50 am

hoys wrote:Who knows how to reset the SEC (urity?) error on the radio?


Do you have this issue resolved yet? If not, I can help you.
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Re: HOYS' ST185 Res-Q

Postby hoys » Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:42 am

93celicaconv wrote:
hoys wrote:Who knows how to reset the SEC (urity?) error on the radio?


Do you have this issue resolved yet? If not, I can help you.


I was able to get it working. I think the owners manual instructions for the radio I have is actually wrong.
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Re: HOYS' ST185 Res-Q

Postby 93celicaconv » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:58 pm

hoys wrote:I was able to get it working. I think the owners manual instructions for the radio I have is actually wrong.


Glad you got it working. Hope the system is working well for you. The door woofers, if original, likely have the foam suspension for the cones broken away (typical for those woofers). There is a place I sent these door woofers to in order to get new foam suspension put back on. When you get to this stage, if you find you need/want to do that, let me know, I can provide you the source I found that did (4) pairs of those speakers for me and did a very nice job on them all.
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Re: HOYS' ST185 Res-Q

Postby mx6er2587 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:35 pm

93celicaconv wrote:
hoys wrote:I was able to get it working. I think the owners manual instructions for the radio I have is actually wrong.


Glad you got it working. Hope the system is working well for you. The door woofers, if original, likely have the foam suspension for the cones broken away (typical for those woofers). There is a place I sent these door woofers to in order to get new foam suspension put back on. When you get to this stage, if you find you need/want to do that, let me know, I can provide you the source I found that did (4) pairs of those speakers for me and did a very nice job on them all.


I recently reformed the woofers myself. It's pretty simple. I have pictures in my build thread.
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Re: HOYS' ST185 Res-Q

Postby Mr Alltrac » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:14 pm

Pretty much my dream car you got there. Absolutely love that color! Excited to see it evolve.
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Re: HOYS' ST185 Res-Q

Postby hoys » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:42 am

Updates:

New tires in October. I've put 3,000 miles on since I've gotten the car. No real issues and has been great.

Changed the Cap, rotor, plugs, and wires today. A little bit more on the butt dyno.

Car needs new struts or something as there is a little clunk in the rear and the car feels a little bit floaty. That will be my next adventure.

Looking into some little projects for a boost controller, boost gauge, and AFR.
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Re: HOYS' ST185 Res-Q

Postby msanders2 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:38 am

Innovate SCG-1 has all 3 in one package.
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Re: HOYS' ST185 Res-Q

Postby hoys » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:46 am

msanders2 wrote:Innovate SCG-1 has all 3 in one package.


Hmm. I haven't seen that one before but the software capabilities seem pretty limited for an AiO solution. No CAN bus, no programmable points, no vs RPM correction. I know I'm getting picky but I think I'd rather have an AEM failsafe and a MBC at that point.

I'm looking into integrating a headless system into the stock clock for boost/AFR readings. I don't like gauges very much and there aren't many good ways to put some in this chassis anyway.
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Re: HOYS' ST185 Res-Q

Postby msanders2 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:50 am

I don’t even know half of what you said but, ok. :shrug:
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Re: HOYS' ST185 Res-Q

Postby underscore » Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:14 am

I've got the Innovate, I haven't played with it much and for people who just want to plug in a number and get that boost level out of it it's not ideal, but I like having it able to pull boost based on AFR. To me that seemed much safer than having a wideband that doesn't really do anything.
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Re: HOYS' ST185 Res-Q

Postby hoys » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:06 pm

Update!

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Picked up an OE CS/RC hood and bumper.

Car will be getting a ST246 swap with FMIC. Hood should help the cooling situation.
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