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amp279
08-29-2011, 04:26 AM
Hello, my name is Alex, i'm 23 years old, i'm from Mississippi and recent graduate of Mississippi state university where i studied history. I have driven many cars, my first which was a 1991 Toyota Celica ST coupe with the fuel efficent 4AFE engine. next car was a '95 Honda Civic EX with the SOHC 1.8L Vtec, my next car was a '95 Pontiac Firebird with the 3400 v6 engine. and my next car was a '02 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS with the potent SOHC 2.4L 4G64. then something happened, my mom chose to help me as a early graduation present... $5000 Cash. I could have either kept the Eclipse with the very potent engine which i would have swapped the SOHC head and put in the 4G63 DOHC which are seen in many EVOS and 1G/2G GSX's and put a Mitsu TD05 Turbo, or scrap the whole project and start with something new... and i choose my old favorite the Celica Alltrac, which i found a 92 Toyota Celica in a land far far away known as Prescott, Arizona. I flew out and with the accommodations of my buyer's son picked me from the airport and drove me to the car's location. When i first laid on eyes on my car were the first time i had EVER seen an ST185 in person, which the owner also owned an IMSA GTO Celica and also had a project alltrac in his garage. Thus Far, this is easily hands down the fastest car i have ever owned and competes with even today's sports cars, and i NEVER plan on getting rid of it. Right now I live in Gatlinburg, Tn... where i wait my departure into the armed forces (Active Army- Enlisted 68K- Medical Laboratory Specialist) where i plan to create dividends to refurbish the Alltrac to all of its former glory (and then some). As of now, it runs mechanically great, the interior is immaculate and the body is okay but needs work (and some paint). It has all of the JDM Carlos Sainz RC components (front bumper, hood, side light vents). i don't have plans to give it extreme amounts of power (maybe around 300whp) and plan to give it some suspension/wheel/brake upgrades. any help or feedback would be greatly appreciated.

manda
08-29-2011, 04:42 AM
welcome to ctech :) that's quite a collection you've had there. good luck in the Army, and also with the restoration of the trac! we'd love to see pics if you haven't posted any somewhere else yet. If you need any help/advice the forums are plentiful, and if you can't find what you need, there are many of us here that are more than willing to help! Hope you enjoy your stay here :)

CollapsedNut
08-29-2011, 04:50 AM
Welcome abaord! Hurray for more TN people. Im in Johnson City and we've got some more people in Knoxville.
This link here will take you to a place to drool over an all trac owned by a member here. Give you something to strive for lol.
http://www.celicatech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41128

manda
08-29-2011, 04:58 AM
Welcome abaord! Hurray for more TN people. Im in Johnson City and we've got some more people in Knoxville.
This link here will take you to a place to drool over an all trac owned by a member here. Give you something to strive for lol.
http://www.celicatech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41128


mmmmmmm Princess! but really Matt, that's not even fair :P

Hookecho
08-29-2011, 05:37 AM
Welcome

I from MS too. I live in Rankin County. Congrats on landing an Alltrac. If you find yourself in central MS we'll have to get together.