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AstroVannin
05-07-2008, 08:46 PM
Bling blang

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WEll, I got rid of the Celica last summer and built a turbo Tercel. The Tercel just wasnt doing it for me anymore and I really love the style of the 1G Camry so I got one ofthose instead.

These pics are a bit old. Ive restored the original chrome grill and put it back in. Also got some 15" BBS Daytonas to go on ther eas well. A new roofrack is in the works. Polished aluminum with hardwood slats.

In june its getting a boosted 5SFE. Nothing too fancy, quick rebuild with new gaskets, Cometic head gasket, F1 Stage 4 clutch, and an AEM F/IC for managment. The turbo is either going to be a Volvo T3 or a SAAB 900 T3... whichever is bigger. Ive got both so its no big deal one way or the other.

BOTTOM LINE. I love this car WAY more then I ever liked the Celica. I dunno why, mabey its the space, mabey its the digitronic dash, mabey its the rat features (my GT-S was clean).

ciento44
05-07-2008, 08:48 PM
That's bad as hell....

It's like.... one of those beetle rat restos.... but better.

VikingJZ
05-07-2008, 08:54 PM
The Volvo and SAAB T3's are usually the same size.....usually.




That car is hilarious. Its FWD right?

AstroVannin
05-07-2008, 09:13 PM
The Volvo and SAAB T3's are usually the same size.....usually.




That car is hilarious. Its FWD right?

I thought they were probably going to be similar.. I just need to take a minute the check the housings. It will be nice if I can use the SAAB unit because I wnat have to get the flange machined down.

Yeah, its FWD.

ciento44
05-07-2008, 10:03 PM
They're usually dimensionally the same size.... but i think the compressor wheel on the saabs are bigger.

At least from what i've seen comparing the 9000 2.3 Turbos to most volvos i've run across.

The turbo on a 9000 2.3T will easily push 20+ psi, and has great spooling characteristics.

AstroVannin
05-07-2008, 10:30 PM
The turbo on a 9000 2.3T will easily push 20+ psi, and has great spooling characteristics.

that should do it!

ciento44
05-07-2008, 10:40 PM
that should do it!


Hahah yeah....

The cool thing is, it seems to do ok at a lower pressure that you'd probably want with a stock internal 5sfe. 7-8psi on that turbo, and you'd be spooling it fast as hell.

Not to mention they're bulletproof. I have one that has 214k miles on it, and has NO shaft play. True Garrett turbo. :)

Start hitting those junkyards.

donteatbugs
05-07-2008, 11:39 PM
i had an 86 camry coupe. it had the 2se in it. it was auto though so i gave it back to my parents when i got my rolla running.

AstroVannin
05-08-2008, 03:08 PM
Hahah yeah....

The cool thing is, it seems to do ok at a lower pressure that you'd probably want with a stock internal 5sfe. 7-8psi on that turbo, and you'd be spooling it fast as hell.

Not to mention they're bulletproof. I have one that has 214k miles on it, and has NO shaft play. True Garrett turbo. :)

Start hitting those junkyards.

7-8psi... nevarrrr. I was running 12psi daily on my Tercel 3E with an SAFC hack. 15psi or bust. :burn:

Ive already got both just sitting aat the shop, ha ha ha ....and a spare TE04H, and a few intercoolers, and some BOVs.

At this point its more a matter of assembly.

AstroVannin
05-08-2008, 03:12 PM
i had an 86 camry coupe. it had the 2se in it. it was auto though so i gave it back to my parents when i got my rolla running.

Thats the same as mine 2SE auto, so slow.

I would like to look into getting one imported from Japan, but it would need to be a blue blue hatchback LE with bronze tints to make it worth the money. Then just swap everything over to the new chassis.