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Thread: The little coupe that nobody loved.

  1. #41
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duy- View Post
    nothing about my car is road legal.
    Barely street legal cars are the best cars.

    Quote Originally Posted by clay72 View Post
    Just did the race car yesterday.

    The stock celica knuckles move the strut a bit too far inboard and make some swaybar clearance issues at droop. Too much camber loss too. Could be corrected through LCA lengthening, but I am going to slot the one hole on the corolla manual arms to fit the 90mm spacing to get my angle back too. Next step is making my on GTX2 style front control arms.
    Good to know. I didn't measure the balljoint centerlines, this makes sense. I do know that the celica struts have more camber than the supra ones, and that the celica balljoints are same size as AE86 so parts are somewhat interchangeable.
    - Brian


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    Welcome back Brian! I'll have to swing by the garage some day

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    Coilovers assembled, and steering arms attached using the slotting method. Now need to source or make some 90mm RCA to fit.
    - Brian


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    Actually the bigger problem as of this moment is sourcing new front rotors. Toyota seems to have discontinued them.
    - Brian


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    I got some generic ones from Rockauto the other day. We'll see how they do on the track. Just has to make it 2 more weekends then I can brew up my bigger brake solution.
    1JZ 1984 Celica GTS
    1UZ 1981 Corolla sedan
    ? 1972 Celica race car

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    Good to know Rock Auto has them. Toyota dealer says no, my FLAPS (friendly local auto parts store) can't find Brembos, and the other FLAPS can't find any either. I generally try the local shops before mail-order. 10 years ago I had zero issues. Ah, the joys of an old car.
    - Brian


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    Still haven't put my front suspension in yet. All the parts are here now to make it work. Just have been busy with some repairs. My muffler was rattling around and it turns out that it broke off again. This time I'd have to spend some effort for a permanent fix.

    I'm using a 6" diameter mid muffler salvaged from a Matrix center pipe, a piece of random 2" tubing, plus the mystery fart can that came with the car. The exhaust that came with the coupe was a muffler shop special over axle with no resonator. It was LOUD. To quiet it down, I added the used Matrix 6" x 18" round muffler. But it would strike the tops of speed bumps and other road hazards.

    This time around, I'm lowering the back of the car with TRD springs and building a scrapyard underaxle exhaust. Some careful measurements and pie cuts would allow me to route the exhaust properly, and move the round middle-muffler further back until it's under the rear seat instead of under the rear footwell.

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    Pie cuts, done with a pencil wheel on a 4 1/2" angle grinder.

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    Booger welds. I don't have any C25 laying around, but have a bottle of CO2 that's sometimes used on a keg cowboy.

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    A few hours later, the final product. Maybe I'll do one in titanium next time. Hah. I think there's a carbon-titanium bike muffler in my buddy's stash of parts.
    - Brian


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    dangit, gotta wait for the pix to fix
    - Brian


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