View Full Version : 1985 Ra65 Build Thread

12-26-2008, 08:24 AM
ok since i have 1 goal over the next few months which is to fix my gt-s and have it running a month before this years spring dragon event guess ill make a thread since no one else here owns a 3rd gen celica guess ill do some schooling.

This is what im working with, a 1985 celica base gt-s currently at 311,000 miles


yes it has an engine in it, coil spring specailtys sent me the stock height springs instead of lowering springs, i intend to fix this

heres the list of things that must be done before the dragon

newer 22re, with work done
big brake upgrade
replace trans due to worn out lay-shaft bearings
replace steering rack bushings
tint windows
replace a/c compressor
replace 4 tires
replace a/c speed switch

this isthe bulk of the things i need to do . i will update this thread as i go.

12-27-2008, 03:55 PM
Hey, don't forget about me! I kinda have a 3rd gen.

12-27-2008, 05:19 PM
i have a first gen!

12-28-2008, 03:42 PM
basic break down of how things are gonna go drivetrain wise

engine being used is out of my 1987 toyota truck, nothing is wrong with it and the inside of the engine looks like new.

im dong a long block swap

the engine thats currently in my gt-s mainly needs a timing chain asap, so im going to pull the motor in the gt-s , replace the chain, have it ready to go to swap into the truck.

this is how things should go unless i find a retardedly cheap 3rzfe

truk will possibly be sold to a middle eastern man for 1500, i may pick up another pickup due to they are handy, if all else fails ill just keep my truck and paint it later on

my w58 is toast, when i got this car there was no fluiod in the trans, 4 years later trans is shot, im picking up a n/a supra trans which is a w58 from andy10889eleventybillion.

half shafts may be replaces due to have a dull knocking in the rear that i havent figured out yet.

12-30-2008, 03:04 AM
cleaned out the garage today, found my 270cam 60mm tb and mk2 supra afm

that will help the fucker breath :burn:

01-02-2009, 08:49 PM
Looks like I just got the green light to buy pretty much everything I need from the toyota dealership to make the supra new. Just orderd everything for the barke system, lines, pads, rotors, master and caliper rebuild kits, etc. After we are done with that it will be time to do the suspension. Looks like we are going to have a 3rd gen build off!

01-03-2009, 07:49 PM
yeah gonna suck cause after i get my car up and going again, im going to tear the engine back down cause ill probally end up with this after the dragon


the 2nd head

01-04-2009, 03:11 PM
If you are going to stick one of those one it, I'm pretty sure its not going to suck that bad.

01-06-2009, 07:56 AM
yeah but my testing grounds for my mods is the dragon or when i go to see my chick in athens ga, which is also 129

im hoping to start on this car by the end of jan, its taking me awhile to clean and organize my garage.

01-06-2009, 08:46 AM
Sweet! You better be done by the Dragon or i'll be pissed.

01-06-2009, 08:53 AM
funding is whats gonna keep me slow

300 bucks a week subtracted by bills/gas/food dont do much, im hoping i can get my taxes back a month before the dragon

01-09-2009, 07:38 PM
aquired a beater, now i can start saving towards the gts

02-25-2009, 07:10 AM

buying a 140k mile engine from a 89 truck and doing light work to it, and getting a trans from andy

probally gonna replace the u joints as well while i have the axle down

03-11-2009, 02:48 AM
k so looks like im leavin towards andy to drop off a friend in pensicola and then go to mobile to get my trans .

as the gts sits now once i unbolt the passenger side mount, the tourque dampner, fuel line, and trans the engine will be ready to come out

next week ill order my 4x4 truck clutch , equivilent to a stage 1 clutch

and im waiting for my clutch master and slave cylinder to come in but im gonna order a ss line though the gts boards.

03-11-2009, 07:05 AM
I brought out the supra just for you joe.

03-11-2009, 07:12 PM
you gonna run that supra at the dragon?

u better!

k picked up 1 brand new pirelli p7000 for 37 dollars, it was on closeout and they only had 1 left. the other 3 will be nexen 3000s cause i can get them for 70 dollars a pop

03-11-2009, 07:37 PM
Dude, you ghetto fuck. Dont mix match 3 other tires with a Pirelli.

03-11-2009, 09:00 PM
:lolhittin :luni:

03-11-2009, 09:50 PM
Well its one thing to have 2 same fronts, 2 same rears, different brands. But dont have 3 of one brand and 1 of the other.

Tread pattern and compounds are NEVER the same between brands. Youre just looking for handling issues by doing that.

03-12-2009, 03:46 AM
I think I'm going to take the MK2 MR2 to the dragon.

03-12-2009, 07:54 AM
luni , wanna buy me the other p7000? :naughty:

well im trying to find one thats not 140 shipped

03-12-2009, 04:43 PM
Im just saying Joe. Dont mix tires like that.

03-12-2009, 07:17 PM
yeah im gonna pick up 2 nexens for the front and see if i can find a 2nd pirelli p7000

03-17-2009, 06:32 AM
still serching for 1, going to pick up 2 nexans on wensday

got my clutch master and slave in today

currently ordering axxis metal masters for the front

03-19-2009, 04:11 AM
ordered 160 oem truck clutch

03-19-2009, 04:42 AM
score. goin to fetch ra29 number 2 tommrow

03-19-2009, 05:34 AM
whatcha gonna do with #1 parts, or project for your dad

going to list the subie on ebay shortly

03-31-2009, 08:17 AM
its gonna be close but i think i can have it running in 2 weeks

trans is out, motor ready to be pulled, tires on the way, parts are on there way that had to be shipped.

ordered front pads, won tire #2 on ebay and the other 2 will come from a warehouse here in town, later today ordering a motor mount and waterpump from autobone.

within th next 48 hours the engine is getting pulled (cherry picker in garadge and engine is ready to come out) and hopefully by wensday ill have the doner engine pulled as well.

04-03-2009, 07:46 PM
engine is out, on monday will pull the donor engine unless there is more rain :thumbsdow

04-03-2009, 10:00 PM
hurry up joe!!!!!!!!!!

04-04-2009, 05:51 AM
if the weather dont go bad again im hoping to have it up or close too up by the end of next week

04-14-2009, 04:46 AM
Hows it looking Joe?

04-14-2009, 06:03 AM
Last I spoke to him he was having doubts about it being done in time for the Dragon.

This will be the first time in 3 years he isn't here.

It won't be the same.

04-28-2009, 06:06 PM
sold the subaru, probally going to get a new shortblock in the next few days for 600

i have a head i may use instead of getting the other one rebuilt, its on a engine that supposidly has a head with 1000 miles on it, just the block has a bad wrist pin.