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revv_head
03-04-2008, 07:16 AM
Hey Everyone.

I'm Nathan and i'm new to this site. I just turned 16 and got my licence on my birthday, along with my Celica which i worked my arse off for a year to buy.

She is a 1990 Celica SX which is like GT-S in the states but i think it has more options and things.

Engine:5S-FE - 200,000km (120,000miles) on it.
Model:ST184

You will laugh how new it looks but. Only thing ever to break down on it was the Alternator. I have reciepts and services dating back to 1990 so i know shes good. Nothing Has been changed on it everything is as it was 18 years ago. Damn dent just before the bumber. Fixing that very soon. It got like $650 off the price the guy wanted for it but.

Mods coming very soon are Extractors (headers), removal of cat.. thank god to no emmisions checks in Australia, sports exhaust. And i am also looking into the GE head for my 5S block.. I dunno if its worth the compression loss and whatever.. Anyway thats what the search button is for! Below are some pics of my 135hp beast.


http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l291/revv_head/DSCF0797.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l291/revv_head/DSCF0811.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l291/revv_head/DSCF0799.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l291/revv_head/DSCF0787.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l291/revv_head/celica3.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l291/revv_head/celica5upload.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l291/revv_head/DSCF0801upload.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l291/revv_head/celica7upload.jpg

I Reckon She Looks Damn Clean

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l291/revv_head/DSCF0815.jpg

zmile06
03-04-2008, 07:35 AM
i want ur whole interior for my car lol, nice find.

I'm pretty mad how clean it is, thats crazy. I would polish and wax it to see if u can get it to look any better, it looks garage kept it's whole life and barley driven.

Is that the stock steering wheel and seats? I guess there different in Australia.

Take care of the condition overall. You got it clean as hell don't let it degrade, then do whatever mods u want. I would just run it like that until engine blows then 3sgte swap, u probable got 200k more left on that engine so lol.

celica91gts
03-04-2008, 07:51 AM
holy shit thats clean for a 1990..... and its got really good mileage on it for such an old car. congratulation's on the buy. im sure u think its well worth the money and labor u worked to buy it?

Cavanagh
03-04-2008, 07:53 AM
"Grippin' Grain" in the Celica! haha Nice! Although i did not know Aus. got coupes.

celica91gts
03-04-2008, 08:04 AM
gosh.... i want side markers... im super jealous.

revv_head
03-04-2008, 08:11 AM
Aus mostly got liftbacks. I have only ever seen one other coupe. Aus got more options then the USA. We had GT-Four for both 5th and 6th Gen here. It is 100% stock.. What you think is different about the seats is a cushion i'm only 5'6" and these cars are pretty low.

Anyway here are some more seats.. lol with cushions on both seats ahha.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l291/revv_head/upsteer.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l291/revv_head/DSCF0808up.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l291/revv_head/DSCF080up9.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l291/revv_head/gaugesup.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l291/revv_head/DSCF0810up.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l291/revv_head/DSCF080up5.jpg

celica91gts
03-04-2008, 08:15 AM
if celica sx is like the celica gts over here... ur seats would be able to adjust up and down. gts seats also hug a lot more.

revv_head
03-04-2008, 08:17 AM
if celica sx is like the celica gts over here... ur seats would be able to adjust up and down. gts seats also hug a lot more.


Well, even all the way up it's not perfect. So i go halfway down and with a cushion.

Hookecho
03-04-2008, 11:59 AM
nice ride you have there. welcome to the site.

19celica90
03-04-2008, 02:10 PM
looks good, take care of her!

tuner4life
03-04-2008, 02:58 PM
Nice car, Welcome to Celica Tech!!

I want Right hand drive!!!!

sheep
03-04-2008, 03:01 PM
lucky.......welcome to the site, everytime i see someone from Aus post a pic of there car or whatever the picture is always beautiful, im very jelous i would love to live out there lol, your interior looks exactly like mine only RHD and mine is a GT well with the exception of the steering wheel

ciento44
03-04-2008, 04:49 PM
i want ur whole interior for my car lol, nice find.

I'm pretty mad how clean it is, thats crazy. I would polish and wax it to see if u can get it to look any better, it looks garage kept it's whole life and barley driven.

Is that the stock steering wheel and seats? I guess there different in Australia.

Take care of the condition overall. You got it clean as hell don't let it degrade, then do whatever mods u want. I would just run it like that until engine blows then 3sgte swap, u probable got 200k more left on that engine so lol.

Do you need an interior? I have an extra smoke grey or whatever Toyota called that out of a 5th gen GT.

Hiko
03-04-2008, 05:22 PM
Nice car! It's always funny to see the brake booster on the right-hand side of an engine bay with a 5sfe. Judging by the lack of system 10 and it being a coupe, I'd say that it is more or less the equivalent of a GT here in the states.

Also, I'd vote against trying to make a 5sge in your case. You have ready access to parts for engines we Americans can usually only drool over, including the 3rd and 4th gen 3sge. I'd swap one of those, then stroke it later if you wanted.

Good luck with whatever you decide! It's a good looking car :bigthumbu

celicaGT90_05
03-04-2008, 06:23 PM
that looks more like the GT coupe to us over here, same body and motor. I wonder what the difference is though. Welcome to the site! Nice car

wizzards581
03-04-2008, 10:00 PM
nice car and welcome aboard...

better to do a 3sge 2nd gen+ then a 5sge. or 3sgte.

car
03-05-2008, 02:45 AM
Nice reminds me of my car when I got it, similar miles, mine was just a little dirtier (mid-west FTW!!!). Only problem is I got the dent AFTER, I love deductables.

geebes
03-05-2008, 02:51 AM
I'd swap one of those, then stroke it later if you wanted.
:bigthumbu


He could also stroke it right now if he wanted! :hehe: Ahhh, infact I might go stroke it right now, no one is home.

celica91gts
03-05-2008, 02:53 AM
ewww

extremeskillz
03-05-2008, 02:56 AM
Welcome to the site and very nice find you have there.

revv_head
03-05-2008, 03:57 AM
If someone tells me the difference between GT-S and GT i would be able to judge what it is. 6th gen we had even more options. SX/SX-R/ZR all with 5S-FE then the GT-FOUR. If you look in the backround of my pics you can see a SX-R.

celicaGT90_05
03-05-2008, 04:33 AM
One distinct difference is the GT has the hatch and coupe, and GTS has only hatch, but also that the gts has wider fenders and rear quarter panels. I'm not sure of any other differences

revv_head
03-05-2008, 04:49 AM
Does anyone elses bonnet rattle when idleing?

donteatbugs
03-05-2008, 05:11 AM
he has the gt seats. the gts seats are 7 way adjustable. that looks closer to what we have as a gt, except we get gay airbag steering wheel options.

revv_head
03-05-2008, 05:25 AM
i have like 5-6 controls on my seats but only two on the passenger seats. Also i have the strange wheels (GT-FOUR) that are stock and the fog lights.

VikingJZ
03-05-2008, 05:29 AM
Nice car!

Newbster
03-05-2008, 05:40 AM
Yes my hood (bonnet) rattles at idle. Its an old car, its gonna have flaws.

'90 CeLicA Aus
03-05-2008, 06:33 AM
Nice. Kinda reminds me of my excitement when I got my SX a few years back.

donteatbugs
03-05-2008, 11:30 PM
the head rest isnt like the gts but the bottom looks like it. and the bumper looks gt, but ive never seen stock fog like that.

revv_head
03-06-2008, 05:19 AM
Also i have an ammetre gt dont right?