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pintoBC_3sgte
11-05-2011, 04:46 PM
This is Ava everyone.
ok well i thought it was time i made a little build thread to keep track of the progress of my celica.
* * Story behind it is my uncle bought it brand new way back in 1991. He lives over in Victoria so he did a lot of back and forth driving from the island to where the rest of the family lives, in Vancouver. As a kid i always thought that he had the coolest car ever!! The sleek look and styling of the Celica just amazed me.
* * Fast forward to when i was 15, almost 16 and looking at getting a vehicle. I was actually tossing back and forth between my dads old ford pickup, rusted around the wheel wells, but wanted to slam and make into a lowrider but i thought the truck was way past its prime or a civic hatchback *::).
* * So having another uncle who works at a car dealership he "advised" my mom that civics were just tin cans and that i shouldnt get one. haha and my mom listened to him... crappy part was i found someone selling a 300hp turboed civic. :p (probably would have just bought some one elses headache) oh well im glad i didn't get it because suddenly my uncle decided he was going to get rid of his celica.
* * *Went to the dealership and they offered him $3500 for it. I told him I'd give him the $3500. Before you know it , its all mine... ALL MINE!!! haha here are pics of when i first got it.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4326/35258841104_e1d06eb7c6_c.jpg
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pintoBC_3sgte
11-05-2011, 04:47 PM
next i added a can exhaust (which my mom hated)
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4309/36098116175_a3534c1348_z.jpg
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then came rims (american racing)
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4323/35965909211_0b7a577150_c.jpg

followed by a new sound system

out with the old stock deck
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4311/36098114795_207ecabaa9_z.jpg

in with the new flip out sony deck (still one of the coolest decks I think)
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4324/36098113515_93f99aa1c6_z.jpg

added 2 10" sony explodes but soon wasn't good enough... i wanted more! Out they come. In goes 2 12" concepts (stupid crazy good deal on them)
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4328/35289723133_b37c45e3a9_z.jpg

pintoBC_3sgte
11-05-2011, 04:47 PM
I wanted more performance out of the celica so i decided on cross drilled rotors and Megan Racing lowering springs
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4296/35928883392_6b24144c8c_c.jpg
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4291/35965908101_d48a7b2564_c.jpg

First engine mod was a short ram
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4303/35965908581_44e75645c5_c.jpg

Then i went with a race header, and a CAI (so much room in the engine when it was still NA)
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4306/35290140383_cc12ab24a7_c.jpg

Up next was the exterior. The paint was fading badly so i decided to get it painted. Then i thought if its getting painted i should get a body kit too! install pics
(Invader Kit)
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4309/35965910761_114295fda5.jpg
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pintoBC_3sgte
11-05-2011, 04:48 PM
Install and Paint done!
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4328/35965912951_a82a3483b9_c.jpg
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4309/35965913241_a36b381a69_c.jpg
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4309/35965913631_80687ebdf5_c.jpg

Tinted all around... for a little bit....
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4320/35928882892_d3d166b446_c.jpg
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4298/35928882622_a20d87c938_c.jpg
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Apparently cops here in BC don't like front tint, so off it comes. Looked good while it lasted..
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4314/35928874212_4f27d4cc49_c.jpg
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pintoBC_3sgte
11-05-2011, 04:48 PM
Turbo Time!

heres a engine shot

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8437/8040298096_ef4be024fb_c.jpg

Turbo cruisin
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4296/35258852774_ea6babb66a_c.jpg
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4327/35966533931_94579313b1_z.jpg

interior
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4325/35966573801_f12bc9770b_z.jpg

pintoBC_3sgte
11-05-2011, 04:49 PM
Well i had so much heatsoak i needed to get more hot air out and cool air in. Oddly enough someone in town was doing a RC conversion to his all trac so he contacted me to see if i wanted his hood. $100 and it was all mine!

Primered after it was taken down to the metal.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4313/35966573231_282c32233b_z.jpg

Installed
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4305/35708358360_4724f20eae_c.jpg
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4293/35708360170_4b1a921efb_c.jpg

I then wanted to get lower, and my Megans had way too much bounce for me, so I found a set of sleeve over coil overs. Dropped on the coils
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4314/35966780341_2ffd2fb572_c.jpg
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4316/35966785401_3933f09e55_c.jpg
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4329/35291063333_a8613eff85_z.jpg

pintoBC_3sgte
11-05-2011, 04:49 PM
RC bumper is up next. Took a day to prime/paint but it came out pretty good i think.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4326/35929783962_e44875f386_c.jpg
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4327/35929791902_f1b0012f04_c.jpg
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https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4315/35929788572_d41f1c4767_c.jpg

Old invader front bumper and voila~!
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4315/35929787232_3a90c284c0_c.jpg
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4299/35929796502_c7005b7308_c.jpg

pintoBC_3sgte
11-05-2011, 04:50 PM
installed just in time for Ogopogo
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4303/35708774760_7a60c35498_c.jpg
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pintoBC_3sgte
11-05-2011, 04:50 PM
Night Shoot

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4294/36058907366_6161f6520d_c.jpg
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pintoBC_3sgte
11-05-2011, 04:51 PM
new pics from the ogopogo . (thanks GT4RC for the top 3 pics :) )

https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6166/6170773867_1a532a0e12_b.jpg
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http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6071/6145068811_b0e33dd6e1_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pintobc_5sfte/6145068811/)
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6085/6145102479_a511a79e26_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pintobc_5sfte/6145102479/)
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6168/6145098345_781493ba2a_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pintobc_5sfte/6145098345/)
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6066/6145646680_91c96c75aa_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pintobc_5sfte/6145646680/)
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6155/6145630574_2bfcb0b6ec_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pintobc_5sfte/6145630574/)

pintoBC_3sgte
11-05-2011, 04:52 PM
heres a vid. clip

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/pintocrazy/Celica/th_IMG_0873.jpg (http://s284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/pintocrazy/Celica/?action=view&current=IMG_0873.mp4)

pintoBC_3sgte
11-05-2011, 04:52 PM
Parts list

Audio
Kenwood KDC-BT852HD Deck
Kenwood Excelon KAC-X520 1000W amp
12" Concept Subs (X2)
Bassworks Box


Electronics
Greddy Emanage Ultimate w/complete wire harness
BCU+ electronic boost controller
Tachometer
oil pressure gauge
oil temperature gauge
water temperature gauge

Engine
2bar map senor
NGK Spark Plug Wires
NGK bkr7e Plugs
FMIC - 27" x 6" x 2.5"
315cc N/A Supra Fuel injectors
Oil Filter Relocation Kit
Turbo: T3/T4 - .63 A/R Turbine, .50 A/R
Chrome top wastegate (9lbs. spring) with Custom Dump Tube
XS Power 3S-GTE Exhaust manifold
SSQV BOV
Custom Stainless Steel Downpipe
Vision Racing N1-F Exhaust with custom 2.5" downpipe back exhaust
Custom CAI off of the turbo
K&N Cone Filter
Flex-a-Lite 12" Pusher Fan
Walbro 255LPH Fuel Pump
AutoPWR Aluminum Radiator

Exterior
Konig Lace 15's Wheels
Yokohama S.Drive 205/50/15 Tires
Cross Drilled Rotors
Sleeve Coil Overs
JDM All-Trac Corner Lights
Clear Turn Signals
20% rear tint
8000k H4 HID conversion kit
All-Trac Hood
JDM CS/RC Front Bumper
Invader Side Skirts
Invader Rear Bumper
Rev. 2 tail lights

Interior
Sparco Steering Wheel (L575)
Greddy Weighted Shift Knob
Redline goods black leather shift bood
Black Spacermesh coverking seat covers
Lloyd mats floor mats
Reverse Glow Gauges

A huge thanks to RG - Racing Greed for making my 5sfte come to life!
http://www.racinggreed.com/

pintoBC_3sgte
11-05-2011, 04:53 PM
st215 gen.4 3sgte Parts list

Audio
Kenwood KDC-BT852HD Deck
Kenwood Excelon KAC-X520 1000W amp
12" Concept Subs (X2)
Bassworks Box


st 215 Engine (96,000km) (installed @ 199,090km)
-TCS Motorsports Gen4 3SGTE 3" Downpipe
-Lighweight Flywheel - XTR
-South Bend Stage 2 DAILY Clutch Kit hybrid
-HKS SSQV 4 BOV
-caldina auto ecu
-Wire harness done by ChrisD and Funkycheeze
-Denso 540CC fuel injectors (part #297-0042)
-Magnaflow muffler with custom 3" downpipe back exhaust w/ vibrant ultra quiet resonator (fabricated and installed by Four Function)
-K&N Cone Filter
-Flex-a-Lite 12" Pusher Fan
-Walbro 255LPH Fuel Pump
-AutoPWR Aluminum Radiator
-Turbosmart Manual Boost Controller
-MSD tach. adapter

(full tune up and reseal done. All parts ordered from Prime)

-Pressure Plate Bolts
-Flywheel bolts - 3SGTE
-Valve Cover allen bolt kit
-CT15 turbocharger outlet gasket
-3SGTE toyota oil filter
-Toyota FIPG - gasket maker
-Timing Belt Cover - Upper
-Gen4 HFH and HFHOE
-Rear Crankshaft seal retainer housing gasket
-Crankshaft seal - Front
-Camshaft seals - Gen4
-Crankshaft seal rear
-3" exhaust gasket - 3-bolt
-PCV grommet
-Valve cover gaskets
-Water pump and gasket
-Timing belt
-Timing belt tensioner
-Thermostat and gasket
-NGK BKR7E Spark plugs
-Lower timing idler
-Oil pump o-ring and seal
-Lower left exhaust manifold stud replaced + manifold gasket replaced

Exterior
Konig Lace 15's Wheels
Yokohama S.Drive 205/50/15 Tires
Cross Drilled Rotors
Sleeve Coil Overs
JDM All-Trac Corner Lights
Clear Turn Signals
20% rear tint
8000k H4 HID conversion kit
All-Trac Hood
JDM CS/RC Front Bumper
Invader Side Skirts
Invader Rear Bumper
Rev. 2 tail lights

Interior
Sparco Steering Wheel (L575)
Greddy Weighted Shift Knob
Redline goods black leather shift bood
Black Spacermesh coverking seat covers
Lloyd mats floor mats
Reverse Glow Gauges

pintoBC_3sgte
11-07-2011, 04:34 PM
i think the next thing i do is replace the hatch struts. Got a better pair from pick n pull

Terracar
11-07-2011, 09:15 PM
Okay Jon, I think I am changing my plans. I will go to Ogopogo next year with the express intentions to steal your front bumper.... now if only I could steal the paint job.

-Terracar

pintoBC_3sgte
11-09-2011, 03:56 AM
lol you can look but no stealing :P

grimmythereaper
11-11-2011, 10:06 PM
Okay Jon, I think I am changing my plans. I will go to Ogopogo next year with the express intentions to steal your front bumper.... now if only I could steal the paint job.
u could try melting the paint off and catching it in a bucket, lol, nice build pinto

pintoBC_3sgte
11-13-2011, 12:59 AM
u could try melting the paint off and catching it in a bucket, lol, nice build pinto

hahaha no trying to melt it off :P and thanks :)

underscore
11-17-2011, 05:18 AM
nice work man! I've never seen the interior before, what seats are those?

RC bumper + red = one of the greatest front ends ever designed.

pintoBC_3sgte
11-20-2011, 02:10 AM
nice work man! I've never seen the interior before, what seats are those?

RC bumper + red = one of the greatest front ends ever designed.
thanks :) haha just the stock seats w/ a neoprene seat cover. I would eventually like to get them re upholstered.

pintoBC_3sgte
02-03-2012, 04:24 AM
first start up of the year. God i miss the sound of this engine. quick clip, crappy iphone video :P
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/pintocrazy/Celica/th_b592d539.jpg (http://s284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/pintocrazy/Celica/?action=view&current=b592d539.mp4)

black_celicagti16
02-04-2012, 01:38 AM
Nice sound man!!!

DudeMan
02-04-2012, 03:00 AM
Damn, exhaust sounds great.

How's that Kelownafornia weather? :D

pintoBC_3sgte
02-04-2012, 05:27 AM
thanks :D

lol weather has been a little cold, not Alberta cold, but cold enough for me. haha should be sunny for the next week or so, planning on doing a little photo shoot of my new truck tomorrow.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7285/8756060084_b7f2054493_c.jpg

pintoBC_3sgte
05-27-2012, 04:22 PM
so i removed some old red LED light strips i had in the trunk and in the process of removing the wiring i broke the last clip i had holding in the passenger door sill. lol Damnit!

well i finally got around to polishing my car , after wanting to do it since last fall.
Gave her a wash, polish, sealant and wax. I think she turned out pretty good :D

Full shot

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7096/7312196868_6fd07a9a62_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pintobc_5sfte/7312196868/)

pintoBC_3sgte
05-27-2012, 04:42 PM
decided to do a photo shoot after a car show i went to.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8004/7312330122_f21d21b1cb_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pintobc_5sfte/7312330122/)
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http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7076/7312291722_ae01dae138_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pintobc_5sfte/7312291722/)
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7217/7312273214_079f2fef9e_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pintobc_5sfte/7312273214/)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8164/7312263664_0425603b69_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pintobc_5sfte/7312263664/)
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7092/7312245386_e3f4402613_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pintobc_5sfte/7312245386/)
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7233/7312236722_e85572b067_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pintobc_5sfte/7312236722/)
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7075/7312226950_efe343207e_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pintobc_5sfte/7312226950/)

pintoBC_3sgte
05-28-2012, 04:39 AM
couple quick 3rd-5th pulls

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK--Q4fEfnw

4thgenceli
05-28-2012, 05:42 AM
Sounds like a mouse.

UtahSleeper
05-29-2012, 05:05 PM
Sounds good................minus the mouse stuck in the BOV lol. Looks good though.

pintoBC_3sgte
05-29-2012, 11:26 PM
Sounds good................minus the mouse stuck in the BOV lol. Looks good though.

thanks. lol no love for my pet mouse in the bov? :icon23: :P haha

ChrisD
05-30-2012, 03:28 AM
Looking good! Remind me this year I want a ride in her. ;)

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pintoBC_3sgte
06-01-2012, 03:34 AM
thanks Chris! haha will do. :)

grassdragger738
06-03-2012, 11:35 PM
Very nice I'm planning to turbo my 5sfe who tuned your car

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pintoBC_3sgte
06-04-2012, 01:39 AM
Very nice I'm planning to turbo my 5sfe who tuned your car

thanks man. Racing Greed, out of coquitlam BC did the tuning, as well as a few installs. They did an awesome job!

http://www.racinggreed.com/

can't say enough good things about them

grassdragger738
06-04-2012, 01:58 AM
thanks man. Racing Greed, out of coquitlam BC did the tuning, as well as a few installs. They did an awesome job!

http://www.racinggreed.com/

can't say enough good things about them

Thank you I will check into that when I'm ready

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black_celicagti16
06-05-2012, 08:26 PM
Nice work man,paint looks like new!And sounds really good too!

pintoBC_3sgte
06-06-2012, 12:45 AM
Nice work man,paint looks like new!And sounds really good too!
thanks man :)

pintoBC_3sgte
09-27-2012, 12:00 AM
new deck. was installed the morning of the Ogopogo haha. Finally... no more cd's

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8366/8519062755_5d3e89bda1_c.jpg

pintoBC_3sgte
09-27-2012, 04:32 AM
few of my favorites I took of Ava during the Ogopogo.


from the ogopogo meet in august
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8424/7773752226_a15b4d4e14_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pintobc_5sfte/7773752226/)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8439/7773770138_5e351aa20e_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pintobc_5sfte/7773770138/)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8429/7773791158_43722ce240_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pintobc_5sfte/7773791158/)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8309/8028094238_318400a4b6_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pintobc_5sfte/8028094238/)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8435/7773848212_24e4f2d24b_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pintobc_5sfte/7773848212/)
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7256/7773945442_67c2e6e457_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pintobc_5sfte/7773945442/)
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7140/7773964282_52974c22e6_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pintobc_5sfte/7773964282/)

pintoBC_3sgte
11-10-2012, 11:28 PM
found some time to edit a few pics. gotta find time next week to winterize the celica...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8068/8173123056_b437729ae3_c.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8070/8173156524_66ca8fdcbb_c.jpg
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http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8065/8173113129_9ab63526a0_c.jpg

pintoBC_3sgte
12-28-2012, 08:26 AM
new Sparco steering wheel (L575) for Christmas :D

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8491/8313636014_78987845bc_c.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8354/8313639976_19fe80f12a_c.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8504/8312589739_53a8fdeb40_c.jpg

ChrisD
12-28-2012, 05:36 PM
Rockin! No new parts for me for xmas but I did get some sweet tools. :D

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pintoBC_3sgte
12-30-2012, 06:54 AM
Rockin! No new parts for me for xmas but I did get some sweet tools. :D

nice! if they're for working on the Celica's then its pretty much the same as getting new parts :P

ChrisD
12-30-2012, 05:51 PM
Of course! The cooolest one is a Dewalt 20V lithium ion battery bowered compact impact wrench w/ 1/2" drive, with a full set of impact sockets for every use imaginable. Will really speed up the engine drop process as I've got to replace the 205's clutch in the near future. After the 165 is back on the road of course.

:D

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pintoBC_3sgte
02-27-2013, 03:09 AM
Put her in today. Had to use the ring off often old wheel for the screws to hold tight... Not ideal but it works
Also started her up for the first time since fall... God I missed that smell :D

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8246/8519077479_5324315753_c.jpg

pintoBC_3sgte
03-09-2013, 08:09 AM
moving day. Last shot at the old place...
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8373/8520179000_beb1ed9cb1_c.jpg

new place :D... shot with the truck
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8232/8525653755_24f1cd5fda_c.jpg

enclosed garage all to myself :D
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8532/8540451437_3ec830c142_c.jpg

underscore
03-11-2013, 07:58 PM
Looks like you moved up to my neck of the woods!

pintoBC_3sgte
03-13-2013, 12:28 AM
Looks like you moved up to my neck of the woods!

its a great area! :)

pintoBC_3sgte
07-19-2013, 06:19 AM
so last year,the morning of the Ogopogo, had my new deck installed. Part way through the weekend my subs stopped working. I thought it was a install issue dealing with the deck.

Fast forward to a week or two ago and I found out what was wrong....


well... this was the culprit
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4323/35259716754_fb10f901c1_c.jpg
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4321/35259717954_2589db8997_c.jpg

not bad! lasted 10 years

pintoBC_3sgte
07-19-2013, 06:31 AM
took the car out for a cruise on Sunday, nice sunny day but not stupidly hot.. only 28 out :p


http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5478/9319665052_1b62b0509e_c.jpg
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5510/9282021686_030732886e_c.jpg
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http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5498/9279116871_d636c608c7_c.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7457/9279134803_58cd087d9d_c.jpg

celica9303
07-20-2013, 01:33 AM
Need some sort of front lip....to tie it all in. Looks good

pintoBC_3sgte
07-20-2013, 02:18 AM
Need some sort of front lip....to tie it all in. Looks good

Thanks! Yah I agree with needing a frot lip. Just wish they were readily available.

Haha Home Depot lip maybe

pintoBC_3sgte
07-27-2013, 08:07 AM
well.. time to get Ava cleaned up for this years Ogopogo. Gave her a good cleaning/waxing last weekend (will post pics tomorrow) and have decided to tackle the rims this weekend.
Started on one wheel for now.

here's what it looked like before, stained, dull and dirty
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2844/9538271907_aa6834b92a_c.jpg

after cleaning and a bit of polishing (still needs one more step), has a nice shine
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5349/9376235110_01b713dbb6_c.jpg

Hope its not too hot out tomorrow :P

pintoBC_3sgte
07-28-2013, 02:39 AM
fresh off a good detailing. Let er shine!
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3723/9379121225_12baec18ff_c.jpg
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2820/9538297523_01a4847265_c.jpg

Rims done. million times better then before! I'm happy with the end result.
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5462/9381886162_37621633ae_c.jpg

crymson
07-28-2013, 04:47 AM
she looks damn fine. I wish either of my babies looked half as good as yours :)

black_celicagti16
07-28-2013, 12:43 PM
Beautiful celica!Great work with the wheels!

Would look even better with a front lip!!

pintoBC_3sgte
08-18-2013, 08:24 PM
Great pic taken by Aaron (trialsmaster2)
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7412/9559795288_712b7f336f_z.jpg

a few of my favorites i took of Ava during the Ogopogo

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7400/9489931095_3eb689afc4_c.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3766/9492406696_1c8aca1220_c.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3823/9489553779_b4d11f08d6_c.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5536/9497612585_36f4f66939_c.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3679/9500441772_8a3af1cd6f_c.jpg

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2868/9497550309_5b67257caa_c.jpg

pintoBC_3sgte
01-02-2014, 07:06 AM
well, not a car part... it is for the car. This should keep her nice and clean!

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5515/11702136735_91be345f40_c.jpg

Something will be coming for Ava tho. Stay tuned....

pintoBC_3sgte
01-17-2014, 08:29 AM
A couple of these boxes arrived for me :D
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5487/11992105003_5bbdceff34_c.jpg

underscore
01-17-2014, 06:53 PM
Go on.... :D

crymson
01-18-2014, 09:34 AM
Go on.... :D

yes please!

ChrisD
01-18-2014, 04:11 PM
Oooh open the box!

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pintoBC_3sgte
01-18-2014, 07:37 PM
here are my new rims. Konig Lace 15's. Can't wait to get them mounted in the spring!

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3796/11992110303_1321be1071_c.jpg
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2893/12015382933_bdf1232eaf_c.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7339/12015105835_10c51994de_c.jpg

Also stopped by Classified Motorsports the other day to check it out. Looks like a great operation and super friendly. Asked about how much heads up they would need for me to bring in Ava for a dyno pull. Haha they said that I'm the first one to come in and actually ask about using the free dyno pull.

underscore
01-18-2014, 08:53 PM
Those are gonna look great! Let me know when you're gonna do that dyno pull, I'd love to come see what Ava puts down!

Nitro_Alltrac
01-19-2014, 01:52 AM
The car has come along well. The new wheels are going to look great.

jdm_celica_gts
01-19-2014, 04:28 AM
Put those rims on already, I like them a lot more than your current ones (no offense)
And love your kitchen haha, hard wood floors look fantastic

ChrisD
01-19-2014, 05:25 AM
Wow look great! Can't wait to see them on the car!

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pintoBC_3sgte
01-19-2014, 06:22 AM
Those are gonna look great! Let me know when you're gonna do that dyno pull, I'd love to come see what Ava puts down!
thanks. cool, I'll let you know when I plan on going. wont be til at least spring.


The car has come along well. The new wheels are going to look great.
thanks


Put those rims on already, I like them a lot more than your current ones (no offense)
And love your kitchen haha, hard wood floors look fantastic
haha I'll have to wait til spring when they clean up the roads. I like them more then my current ones too! haha ya I like my kitchen too :P


Wow look great! Can't wait to see them on the car!

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thanks, Chris. I cant wait to get them mounted!

underscore
03-15-2014, 10:42 PM
Any plans to hit up the dyno any time soon? I'm looking at taking my RC for a few pulls within the next couple weeks if you want to do them back to back.

pintoBC_3sgte
03-15-2014, 10:55 PM
Sure ,let me know when your thinking of it . I'll see if I'm free :) I actually called yesterday and asked about getting it on the dyno today but he said he had a car on it . Pm me your number and I'll text you so we have each others numbers.
Getting my wheels put on right now as I type this. Haha

pintoBC_3sgte
03-16-2014, 05:19 AM
new rims are on!!
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7232/13182340173_3f45da7434_c.jpg

and a shot with my truck
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3693/13182451234_950f93c515_c.jpg

Lonestag
03-16-2014, 05:45 AM
Nice!

underscore
03-16-2014, 05:45 AM
Those look awesome! What are the rim/tire specs?

PM'd about the dyno :)

ChrisD
03-16-2014, 05:58 PM
Looking good Jon!

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andy
03-18-2014, 06:29 PM
I love the tire size choice

pintoBC_3sgte
03-21-2014, 04:29 AM
thanks everyone!

grimmythereaper
03-21-2014, 06:37 AM
very nice

Terracar
03-25-2014, 05:34 PM
Wow Jon, those rims look fantastic. I have never been a fan of the black/machined face rims... I think you just destroyed that stigma for me. Those rims give Ava a mean stance that plays well off the bright red and black trim on the Celica.

Simply amazing.

-Terracar

crymson
03-25-2014, 10:43 PM
^^^^this

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pintoBC_3sgte
03-29-2014, 09:15 PM
very nice


Wow Jon, those rims look fantastic. I have never been a fan of the black/machined face rims... I think you just destroyed that stigma for me. Those rims give Ava a mean stance that plays well off the bright red and black trim on the Celica.

Simply amazing.

-Terracar


^^^^this

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haha, thanks guys!!

pintoBC_3sgte
06-01-2014, 08:27 AM
So, wanting to do this for a bit, Ava lost a little junk in her trunk (spare tire removed and old dirty carpet removed). Was a weekend project my wife and I did a few weeks ago.

Template of the flooring
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3798/14317760245_49ff083247_c.jpg

Traced onto the board
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3675/14131169560_6520d48278_c.jpg

Cut and ready for sanding
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3699/14294615466_8259011ce6_c.jpg

Sanding supplies
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3791/14131166100_26bd23e4e0_c.jpg

All done sanding, ready to be covered
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5482/14131152320_21007dc755_c.jpg

Found this at Princess Auto on sale for about $7
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5077/14317780295_f918ab2753_c.jpg

Test fit before covering. Fits great!
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3794/14131109358_b9fe349fb1_c.jpg

The backside all stapled down. Sprayed the front of the board and carpet with heavy duty spray adhesive.
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3795/14317139174_73febd9cb4_c.jpg

Done! I think it turned out great!
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3809/14337970303_a118c6557c_c.jpg

Placed into the trunk...so far so good.
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2925/14317796765_49d0dd6a85_c.jpg

Subs back down. Looks like the flooring was meant to be there from the start!
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2913/14131266357_37e0892645_c.jpg
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5485/14337995533_a7a3b11024_c.jpg

underscore
06-01-2014, 09:41 AM
Damn that turned out nice, that looks way nicer than the ghetto way I was going to deal with ditching the spare. How hard is it to get to the spare tire well?

pintoBC_3sgte
06-01-2014, 10:00 AM
Thanks!
Not hard to get at it at all.

jdm_celica_gts
06-01-2014, 11:31 AM
I was considering doing this, but keeping the spare and just raising the entire floor up. Lose a lot of space but it looks better than the shape of the tire jutting out into the hatch.

Turned out really nice tho! Good job.

ChrisD
06-05-2014, 04:58 PM
Looks great! I want to do that in my 165, also want to redo the privacy cover. Thanks for the inspiration on this!

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pintoBC_3sgte
06-06-2014, 04:35 AM
I was considering doing this, but keeping the spare and just raising the entire floor up. Lose a lot of space but it looks better than the shape of the tire jutting out into the hatch.

Turned out really nice tho! Good job.

thanks!


Looks great! I want to do that in my 165, also want to redo the privacy cover. Thanks for the inspiration on this!

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thanks, Chris! Definitely cleans up the look of the trunk area without the huge spare tire bulge.

pintoBC_3sgte
06-24-2014, 07:19 AM
first cruise for Ava this year! took some pics with the new wheels

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3848/14308555807_370780b251_c.jpg

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2895/14308614387_3d636f3763_c.jpg

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https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2907/14308426659_c46d285114_c.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3894/14308430668_64062d8268_c.jpg

pintoBC_3sgte
07-06-2014, 02:55 AM
quick vid. clip of the latest outing.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylpiZgboKw4

black_celicagti16
07-11-2014, 02:45 AM
What a nice sound!

pintoBC_3sgte
08-03-2014, 09:01 PM
Took Ava for a ride this morning before it got too hot out. She's more or less Ogopogo ready.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5561/14633316430_4356384d3f_c.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3899/14634039367_623f487172_c.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3848/14633686918_f917953f70_c.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5592/14817261151_1da6b8176a_c.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3867/14840003943_ce05cce499_c.jpg

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2932/14819736842_8488b596a5_c.jpg

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2935/14820148555_9bae0ea989_c.jpg

underscore
08-06-2014, 11:46 PM
Looking good! I love that first shot. I can't figure out where the heck in town that is though.

pintoBC_3sgte
08-07-2014, 12:15 AM
Looking good! I love that first shot. I can't figure out where the heck in town that is though.

Thanks! The first set of shots are along Clifton. Haha I've always wanted to take some shots on that's road, along the row of trees there.

pintoBC_3sgte
09-01-2014, 01:09 AM
not much time before she goes away for her winter slumber, so took her out for a rip today.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3848/15098860822_15e75dee3e_c.jpg
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5552/14912916610_c300b3c436_c.jpg
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https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5560/15076438226_ba911c3257_c.jpg

celica9303
09-02-2014, 05:08 PM
Any plans to move away from the 5sfte? To a 3s? Or are you still satisfied

pintoBC_3sgte
09-06-2014, 09:01 PM
Any plans to move away from the 5sfte? To a 3s? Or are you still satisfied

I'm still good with the 5s .

pintoBC_3sgte
11-03-2014, 05:46 AM
well, took her out for a final ride of the year, (to her new home) before she's parked for the winter.

Moving in the new year so this will be her new environment.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7474/15674140746_d078652361_c.jpg

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8657/15077938044_4cf18b7f69_c.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3952/15078573913_c9e939a7be_c.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7550/15513160170_b0cd8dbc5b_c.jpg

ChrisD
11-10-2014, 03:14 AM
Cool. Any winter projects planned?

pintoBC_3sgte
11-10-2014, 05:41 PM
Nothing I can think of this year. Some maitainence things in the spring but other then that.. Don't think so

pintoBC_3sgte
05-07-2015, 04:09 AM
Well, Ava's in the shop. Things on the listed be done
- both cv axles
- O2 sensor change
- fuel filter change
- trans. Fluid flush
- oil change
.... Brains not working right now but a few more things are on the list.

grimmythereaper
05-08-2015, 08:16 PM
looks really good pinto, i like the pics with the long road behind her :)

pintoBC_3sgte
07-22-2015, 06:26 AM
so here she is, enjoying the sun...
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3954/19107706081_a7d8062dbd_c.jpg

err.. not so much
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/412/19720060769_156ee2d622_c.jpg

all fixed with a new windsheild
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/472/19880505706_5448c80e12_c.jpg

Finally... My car cover + wind during the winter took a round out of my front bumper and took off a bunch of paint. (not bad for the bumper being painted in my front yard 5 years ago, with rattle cans)
Bumper is off and at the paint shop. Now the waiting game...!!!!

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/371/19880503136_f9d94a01f1_c.jpg

few more things that I've done recently,
-Stock pedal covers are back on (got rid of the horrible APC covers I put on when i first got my car..can't believe I didn't do it sooner)
-The clips that hold down the passenger side door sill were all snapped off, and now replaced
-Some interior bits that I painted years ago, are now replaced with stock items I grabbed from pick a part while I was visiting Van. (just need to find a stock shift surround, or I'll just paint it black..if I don't get too lazy haha)

ChrisD
07-25-2015, 02:51 PM
:bigthumbu

pintoBC_3sgte
09-27-2015, 04:33 AM
So, finally a chance to update my thread.

bumper picked up at the shop. Turned out amazing! Bringing my car back whenever i decide to repaint!
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/734/21558891289_f20bb12d67_c.jpg

Re installed. Finished just before it started to pour rain. Snapped this when there was a break
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/681/21557670670_11e891f99f_c.jpg

Had to detail/polish the rest of my car to get it looking as nice as my freshly painted bumper
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/314/19882844974_5d8ac56ef1_c.jpg
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/483/20317465928_6e10e7e16e_c.jpg
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/432/20317419510_30a642526a_c.jpg
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/470/20496690792_018dcd32ea_c.jpg
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/340/20511848881_f162b7102d_c.jpg

pintoBC_3sgte
09-27-2015, 04:38 AM
A few pics from the Ogopogo

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/752/20486284310_1b5e82ba51_c.jpg
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5703/21428965846_9cba8cf401_c.jpg
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5726/20832484004_8aa33d648e_c.jpg

A picture I took when we got home from the Ogopogo. Got stupidly smokey from all the fires all around the area!
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/773/21719638646_36bf33977f_c.jpg

pintoBC_3sgte
09-27-2015, 04:48 AM
Also hit up pick n pull recently, looking for a shift surround, and left with this.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/716/21557901868_b3f50b9c6a_c.jpg

I think it looks a lot better. Will try and snap some non phone pics soon.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5799/21734563792_d63ef70e63_c.jpg

jdm_celica_gts
09-27-2015, 08:27 PM
Cars looking great! I wish I had the cloth seats, I hate the leather ones.

pintoBC_3sgte
09-27-2015, 11:19 PM
Thanks! Have a rip on the drivers seat on the side bolster, so I might get all my seats reupholstered this winter. Also trying to find floor mats and a nice black leather shift boot.

Nitro_Alltrac
09-28-2015, 12:42 AM
Looking really good man!

I've got to pull my front bumper and repaint it. Hopefully in the spring.

Keep up the good work!

pintoBC_3sgte
01-04-2016, 04:04 AM
a few from before i put her away for the winter. Ava has a couple things in the mail for her, and should be here soon :)

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5670/22482384636_f10396a440_c.jpg
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/648/22508373865_8b9cb6c694_c.jpg
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/678/22508356915_7725f9294d_c.jpg

tucked in for winter hibernation....
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/615/22529278327_76c07dd947_c.jpg

pintoBC_3sgte
04-05-2016, 05:44 AM
so a few things that arrived,
kirkosaurus urethene motor mount inserts
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1503/26153231932_dd2e7c979d_c.jpg

Redline leather shift boot. Black leather w/charcoal thread
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1530/25642989363_43c8ee9cb9_c.jpg

installed. also got some black steering wheel bolts. looks better getting that silver ring off the wheel.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1521/26179391671_4a3d1a2937_c.jpg

custom seat covers by coverking in black spacer mesh. fits great. also got covers for the rear (not yet installed)
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1536/25972795510_fdef9bbef5_c.jpg

hibernation over...
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1503/26219752156_076c974843_c.jpg


Also have Yokohama s.drive's on the way, trying to find black floor mats and have to paint the shift surround black

pintoBC_3sgte
04-17-2016, 05:03 PM
Finally got around to getting the shift surround painted. Also got some floor mats. Great fit!
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1630/26408927351_86d2ebcc33_c.jpg
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1552/25870183604_f7455fd6ef_c.jpg


Rear seat covers installed.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1478/26202201160_daf19cef09_c.jpg


Also... Ava is getting something else.
4th gen 3sgte. Ordered it from jdm source out of Calgary. Didn't come with a ecu but found one in Florida.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1444/26449234556_071cb18c1b.jpg
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1497/26739718936_035c32b0bf_c.jpg

ChrisD
04-17-2016, 07:50 PM
:bigthumbu

Nitro_Alltrac
04-18-2016, 10:13 AM
Looking really good!

pintoBC_3sgte
04-18-2016, 08:49 PM
Thanks!

pintoBC_3sgte
04-19-2016, 02:06 AM
few good revs of the 5sfte


https://youtu.be/HZzqTWj9wTU

pintoBC_3sgte
05-03-2016, 02:42 AM
engine at the ChrisD performance garage. :D
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1466/26739720256_fef1e0740d_c.jpg

Items ordered to replace on the engine...
-TCS Motorsports Gen4 3SGTE 3" Downpipe
-Lighweight Flywheel - XTR
-South Bend Stage 2 DAILY Clutch Kit hybrid
-Pressure Plate Bolts
-Flywheel bolts - 3SGTE
-Valve Cover allen bolt kit
-CT15 turbocharger outlet gasket
-3SGTE oil filter
-Toyota FIPG - gasket maker
-Timing Belt Cover - Upper
-Gen4 HFH and HFHOE
-Rear Crankshaft seal retainer housing gasket
-Crankshaft seal - Front
-Camshaft seals - Gen4
-Crankshaft seal rear
-3" exhaust gasket - 3-bolt
-PCV grommet
-Valve cover gaskets
-Water pump and gasket
-Timing belt
-Timing belt tensioner
-Thermostat and gasket
-Spark plugs
-Lower timing idler
-Oil pump o-ring and seal

also have a Turbosmart E-boost controller on the way, and still have to get my Yokohama S.drive tires installed

locker
05-06-2016, 06:55 PM
looking good

pintoBC_3sgte
05-08-2016, 01:42 PM
Thanks, Locker!

pintoBC_3sgte
05-22-2016, 09:00 PM
boost controller showed up!

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7740/27067793592_33be2f36df_c.jpg
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7688/27067795092_2b352656f3_c.jpg

parts from prime
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7393/26558769803_0e20cb064c_c.jpg
https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8561/28089322073_4f7e5cda10_c.jpg

Valve cover and heat shield are out for paint. Can't wait to see the outcome !!

locker
05-25-2016, 02:01 AM
looking forward to the next update!

ChrisD
07-11-2016, 07:44 PM
Yeah me too. ;)

pintoBC_3sgte
07-11-2016, 10:20 PM
Haha pics will be up tonight when we get home Chris :)

pintoBC_3sgte
07-13-2016, 04:37 AM
well here we go.....
loaded up for the trip to Calgary
https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8573/28198419101_3533be1e73_c.jpg

valve cover done by Top Gun Coatings - metallic charcoal grey. work of art!
https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8722/28242507816_b165aa2d9a_c.jpg

heat shield also powder coated.
https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8834/28172971642_a0415ca588_c.jpg

engine after reseal
https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8658/28276909785_0ee19fa2c6_c.jpg

5sfte...its been a blast but, cya!
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https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7292/27661073564_e729884e68_c.jpg
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https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8673/27661072274_1a14edc081_c.jpg
https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8613/27661477153_19cba4b12d_c.jpg

feelin so empty
https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8841/28172958662_903ff5e48d_c.jpg

https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8633/28276898815_00aecd026a_c.jpg

exhaust being modified and welded to fit the new downpipe
https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8827/28276905365_23e09b8928_c.jpg

new engine in... fits nicely!
https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7566/28276905905_7d431deffb_c.jpg

https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8818/28276904175_a3be7d8891_c.jpg

and this is where we ended up.... came so close to finishing the swap in 2 days.... stay tuned!
Huge thanks to the fine people of the Calgary Celica Crew for everything!!

ChrisD
07-13-2016, 04:56 PM
So close to completing a full swap in 2 days. Oh well, we'll have her running soon - it's all looking great. Some things beyond our control with the dead injector, and we'll do another run through of the harness to make sure it is up to par.

It looks REALLY great in there. You're going to love it!

4thgenceli
07-13-2016, 06:29 PM
So close to completing a full swap in 2 days. Oh well, we'll have her running soon - it's all looking great. Some things beyond our control with the dead injector, and we'll do another run through of the harness to make sure it is up to par.

It looks REALLY great in there. You're going to love it!

Practice makes perfect....wanna give it a whirl again?

ChrisD
07-13-2016, 08:46 PM
Sure bring it here and we'll do the whole thing in 2 days.

(just kidding - I can't volunteer for more projects till my own are done! haha)

4thgenceli
07-13-2016, 08:51 PM
Sure bring it here and we'll do the whole thing in 2 days.

(just kidding - I can't volunteer for more projects till my own are done! haha)

It'd be cheaper to fly you down here....

Funkycheeze
07-14-2016, 09:16 PM
Took more than him to do it - we did the actual swap out at my place, with Tara helping. And Ian came on day 2.

pintoBC_3sgte
07-15-2016, 12:18 AM
Your hoist made things a whole lot easier as well :)

locker
07-15-2016, 12:42 PM
Looks great guys!
The car looks to be in awesome shape as well!

ChrisD
07-18-2016, 09:35 PM
Took more than him to do it - we did the actual swap out at my place, with Tara helping. And Ian came on day 2.

Oh yes, working as a team is what made it happen. Certainly not just me!

And a hoist. Oh do I want a hoist.

underscore
07-19-2016, 10:21 PM
Looking good! What made you decide to yank out the 5S?

pintoBC_3sgte
07-20-2016, 12:12 AM
It was down to a paint job or swap, and thought I'd take the reliability of a stock 3s engine over new paint

locker
07-20-2016, 02:19 PM
better to have the engine done before paint anyways.

pintoBC_3sgte
07-20-2016, 11:35 PM
Very true! One day she will get a fresh coat, with a few aftermarket body pieces gone :)

Edit: on another note, I'm going to have to change my screen name on all the forums pretty soon here :p

ChrisD
07-21-2016, 05:04 PM
Very true! One day she will get a fresh coat, with a few aftermarket body pieces gone :)

Edit: on another note, I'm going to have to change my screen name on all the forums pretty soon here :p

Yeah I've never even seen you drive a Pinto.

pintoBC_3sgte
07-21-2016, 11:28 PM
Yeah I've never even seen you drive a Pinto.

I know, right??!!!!?!!!
Maybe I'll find one and toss the 5sfte into it . :)



Hahahaha or not......

underscore
07-24-2016, 02:10 AM
*cough cough*

http://www.autotrader.ca/a/Ford/Pinto/VICTORIA/British+Columbia/19_9478211_/?showcpo=ShowCPO&orup=1_15_3

I'll be down on the island soon, I can bring it back for you if you want...

pintoBC_3sgte
07-24-2016, 02:17 AM
Hahaha nice find ! I'll pass, I'm thinking the celica will be taking up my time when she comes home!

pintoBC_3sgte
08-01-2016, 12:03 AM
Ava's alive!!!!! St215 gen4 3sgte first startup


https://youtu.be/T5wSC6bsP7Q


https://youtu.be/7aGjk8LF3T4

4thgenceli
08-01-2016, 01:48 AM
Cool beans!

Sounds just like mine did. What's that whine when you blip the gas? Or am I just hearing shit again.

locker
08-01-2016, 07:38 PM
nice work!

pintoBC_3sgte
08-02-2016, 02:20 AM
few of the things needed to get her running
new injectors. the rx8 apparently shares the same injectors as the caldina
https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8771/28089314923_75f0668191_c.jpg
https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8602/28672466286_00a98069bf_c.jpg

new ecu. the m/t one was d.o.a!
https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8759/28672468936_0ef34dafea_c.jpg

off the hoist and on the ground
https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8492/28089324463_6d4d0d221b_c.jpg

hood back on. cover for the tmic had to be taken off to fit. the hood was also trimmed a bit
https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7772/28600597442_26a7b84a28_c.jpg

closed. success !
https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8803/28600594952_cbd846fb57_c.jpg

fits snug!
https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8211/28673959296_1b7e880bf6_c.jpg

interior all back together
https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8027/28600599472_bb6765e072_c.jpg

other things added were a manual boost controller, and msd tach converter .
I'm sure I missed stuff, hopefully Ryan or Chris can add :p

Huge thanks goes out to Ryan(funkycheeze), Tara, and ChrisD for making this swap possible!!

Funkycheeze
08-02-2016, 07:14 PM
No problem - was a fun project. Has plenty of power at 16 psi. Easily the fastest front drive car I have been in, can spin the tires in third gear!

Funkycheeze
08-02-2016, 07:17 PM
Cool beans!

Sounds just like mine did. What's that whine when you blip the gas? Or am I just hearing shit again.

It is from the turbo, as the intercooler was not installed, so the compressor was not connected to the intake.

ChrisD
08-02-2016, 08:30 PM
You're welcome Jon! Can't wait to go for a ride in it.

bloodMoney
08-03-2016, 06:36 PM
I can't wait to do this swap...

Congrats on getting it back on the ground!

Murgatroy
08-03-2016, 07:34 PM
I can't wait to do this swap...

Congrats on getting it back on the ground!

I know where a garage is, with a Celica...

4thgenceli
08-03-2016, 07:39 PM
I know where a garage is, with a Celica...
Seconded....

Sent from my VS986 using Tapatalk

pintoBC_3sgte
08-04-2016, 01:11 AM
Stupid fun car now! Love how smooth she runs now, and the instant boost is amazing!

bloodMoney
08-09-2016, 09:16 PM
I know where a garage is, with a Celica...


Seconded....

Sent from my VS986 using Tapatalk

Quiet. Both of you.

You could have done your swaps, but have become Harley fags instead. Poor prioritization on your parts.

4thgenceli
08-09-2016, 10:12 PM
Hahahahahahahahahahaa.

The kids though man...the kids...

Sent from my VS986 using Tapatalk

pintoBC_3sgte
08-10-2016, 02:40 AM
drove it from Calgary to the Ogopogo. She did great!
https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8639/28807405151_dfb6f6e549_c.jpg

taken by aaron during the meet
https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7490/28850944906_eeb7f1a67e_o.jpg

back at home, washed off all the bugs and dirt
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https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8797/28776608342_247d0e66e0_c.jpg

and a few closer pics of the engine swap
https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8794/28776612762_0bb9447f02_c.jpg
https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8094/28881060915_b8d3b9a44d_c.jpg
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Murgatroy
08-10-2016, 11:49 AM
I am of the opinion that Super Red is the only color for a Celica.

underscore
08-10-2016, 11:07 PM
Super red with the RC bumper and Alltrac hood is my favourite combonation, and I love how natural that engine looks in there. I'm amazed the Autopwr rad cap still works though, both of mine failed pretty much instantly.

pintoBC_3sgte
08-10-2016, 11:18 PM
Haha ya, the rad cap works fine. And ya the engine looks great in the bay. Also feels like there's so much room in the engine bay now. I guess it helps that there's not a bunch of piping for a fmic. I really should have done this swap back in the day instead of going 5sfte, but I guess it was a lot more rare of a swap back then.

locker
08-11-2016, 01:15 PM
looks great!

pintoBC_3sgte
08-11-2016, 01:24 PM
Thanks , Locker!! :D

Nitro_Alltrac
08-11-2016, 11:38 PM
I am of the opinion that Super Red is the only color for a Celica.

I think I might agree with this statement.

Looking good there buddy!

pintoBC_3sgte
08-12-2016, 12:01 AM
I think I might agree with this statement.

Looking good there buddy!

Thanks!

This swap has made me really love this car again. After not driving it all week I had to hop in and go for a blast down the highway after work. All smiles from me as I downshift and boot it around slow drivers . :D

Funkycheeze
08-12-2016, 07:46 PM
I hope it handles better too, after I welded up that rear end link bracket that broke off the strut!

pintoBC_3sgte
08-12-2016, 10:04 PM
Handles WAY better :)

pintoBC_3sgte
08-16-2016, 03:28 AM
Ava was calling at 6:45 am this past Sunday morning so I had to take her for a rip. she likes the boost in the cold a.m temps :D

picture at sunrise
https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7482/28909278532_1c46527617_c.jpg

added link since the vids aren't uploading to the site??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sYu9-_yQog
7sYu9-_yQog


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9svkloSmzU
U9svkloSmzU

ChrisD
08-16-2016, 04:04 PM
Yeah something is up with the videos... I corrected yours to use [ y ] but still didn't work. Oh well. Cold dense air is the best. :D

pintoBC_3sgte
10-18-2016, 02:20 AM
getting some dry weather cruising in before I put her away at the end of the month.
https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8280/30235391032_61c9649ed0_c.jpg
https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5495/30351822525_b9f2bf47ef_c.jpg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8605/30235378712_b90bb0f760_c.jpg

pintoBC_3sgte
11-13-2016, 03:48 AM
Ava getting washed up for winter hibernation. after wash
https://c8.staticflickr.com/6/5784/30859664711_fc0d70d467_c.jpg

after Chemical Guys honey dew snow foam, citrus wash and gloss, followed up with blacklight and finished up with collonite super double coat paste wax, Ava's shining bright!
https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5701/30646171380_9d4eaa5e98_c.jpg

wheels washed and Yokohama s-drives shined with chemical guys VRP
https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5727/30859683171_19b5c7fc91_c.jpg

few pics before winter hibernation
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5508/30948161945_ce96c4080b_c.jpg

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5801/30948145825_21fe46fce1_c.jpg

pintoBC_3sgte
12-13-2016, 03:39 AM
got a couple cool little things. a brochure for the Celica from 91. Looks to be in pretty new shape! also picked up a old school dragon badge. Also on the advice from ChrisD from when we were doing the swap, I ordered new gear shifter bushings. Ordered from BRD, and should be showing up soon :)

https://c7.staticflickr.com/1/760/31464740742_215d00b6e3_c.jpg

pintoBC_3sgte
03-19-2017, 03:13 AM
Spring time is almost here.. so have to start thinking about the next thing on my to do list - new exhaust + muffler. Anyone have any suggestions for a muffler?

It will be 3" dp back. Trying to want to get something a bit quieter then my current setup (2.5 dp back + can) . It's kinda loud .... for those who have heard it can agree

Funkycheeze
03-20-2017, 09:27 PM
put a resonator in it somewhere before the muffler to reduce drone, for sure.

4thgenceli
03-21-2017, 03:42 PM
My old Caldina swap I did that. Used the stock 215 cat/downpipe and then a 3" exhaust right to a magnaflow street series muffler. The drone was there but it wasn't too bad. The radio could overpower it at about 25% volume. If I didn't have a radio it would of been bad.

I'm going for the same setup on my Alltrac swap. 3" all the way back to some muffler but this time I have a Prime gen4 downpipe to put on.

pintoBC_3sgte
03-21-2017, 08:31 PM
Have any pics of your old exhaust ? Know the model of street series?

4thgenceli
03-21-2017, 08:59 PM
Quiet. Both of you.

You could have done your swaps, but have become Harley fags instead. Poor prioritization on your parts.

Hay...I'm back on track. Going to pick up the motors next weekend and shipping the harnesses out.



Have any pics of your old exhaust ? Know the model of street series?

The whole exhaust was custom built by a local shop here. I'm taking my alltrac to them to do the same thing. The muffler I had is this one here.
http://www.celicatech.com/forums/showthread.php?53646-Polished-Stainless-Magnaflow-Muffler


Here is a sound clip of it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmeqRNAhDpQ

ChrisD
03-22-2017, 01:06 PM
+1 on a resonator. At least your exhaust will be easy enough to build for most shops. Use mandrel bends. Then for noise you could avoid a straight through muffler (loudest) in favour of some sort of chambered muffler.

Funkycheeze
03-22-2017, 08:01 PM
Yeah go with a nice long resonator and then a chambered muffler.

pintoBC_3sgte
03-22-2017, 10:06 PM
Cool. Thanks for all the pointers guys! I'll start looking....

pintoBC_3sgte
06-10-2017, 02:37 AM
Plans for the next month or 2 - Custom 3" SS exhaust w/ vibrant ultra quiet resonator to a magnaflow performance muffler, install a new exhaust mani. gasket, install BRD poly shift bushings and maybe install my kirkosaurus poly engine mounts. Also want to toss her on the dyno while I'm at the shop after i get my new exhaust done.

some recent pics
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4202/34110730804_77e3a2ec6d_c.jpg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4227/34566296170_cfe774dde5_c.jpg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4224/34954059235_1c85cfe9bc_c.jpg

pintoBC_3sgte
07-02-2017, 10:37 PM
new magnaflow performance muffler and vibrant ultra quiet resonator. Now just need to book a time to get my new exhaust made :D https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4127/35640027186_7a0260b934_c.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4284/35549032651_48abbe33b4_c.jpg

And from last weekend few of my truck as well haha

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4234/35379974771_ba7e70e46e_c.jpg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4279/35510571365_6ffef2035a_c.jpg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4239/35510579575_3f84f17890_c.jpg

new wheels so had to get her lookin good. Need to take some non phone pics of her....
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4209/35428483531_9f0499199e_c.jpg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4264/34749873713_212b6408cc_c.jpg

cocojambo
07-10-2017, 08:01 AM
It's great to see this is still updated! Congratulations on your work! :)

pintoBC_3sgte
07-12-2017, 02:27 AM
It's great to see this is still updated! Congratulations on your work! :)

Thanks!
Ava goes in for exhaust work next Wednesday :)
This past weekend, Got Ava all dolled up and took her out for a cruise once it cooled down.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4211/34984722864_affd62df4a_c.jpg
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4231/34984714114_c9dffbfd50_c.jpg
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4241/35824835245_f8b92d9b32_c.jpg

pintoBC_3sgte
07-22-2017, 11:08 PM
Exhaust was fabricated and installed by Four Function Autosport in Kelowna this past week. Also got a broken exhaust manifold stud swapped out for a new one, NO MORE EXHAUST LEAKS!!!!!!!

The rattle from exhaust is gone, drone is gone, and overall a bit quieter! Also pulls harder since no more leaks!!

On to the pics!

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4293/35198496184_2ab5dcf440_c.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4303/35867052452_de8e830e5d_c.jpg

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https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4303/35996478716_1ccd1a4fe5_c.jpg

done!
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4315/36038318715_a7ab724973_c.jpg

shiny!
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4311/36038318535_0ccb71459a_c.jpg

booty shot with new bling :P
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4309/36038318735_46b6150521_c.jpg

idle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bh9BISyC2Ng&feature=youtu.be

few revs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-mmDAVyy74&feature=youtu.be

3rd-5th

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAIgiMib99A&feature=youtu.be

not sure why the video won't embed ??

Also broken photobucket links replaced and fixed lol. that was a pain!!

pintoBC_3sgte
08-18-2017, 04:12 AM
few of my favorites I took last weekend @ the Run of the Ogopogo

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4370/35743248604_d717d37c9a_c.jpg
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4437/36440618331_f9cc833df5_c.jpg
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4350/36531947676_6bffdee642_c.jpg
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4409/35743188004_396a0159e3_c.jpg
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4339/36578360235_658b807d2c_c.jpg

and a few of my favorites taken by trialsmaster2
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4394/35831601513_4102bddb2b_c.jpg
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4335/35831601323_a35f4128be_c.jpg
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4396/36503780221_59412c0904_c.jpg

pintoBC_3sgte
09-07-2017, 03:07 AM
End of August, when it was still beautiful, and not stupidly smokey...forget what blue sky looks like. Can't wait for cool fall temps! :)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4358/36484032550_68b3f05dd4_c.jpg
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https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4400/36484010890_ddb90dd19d_c.jpg

GT4_Dred
09-20-2017, 06:13 PM
:bigthumbu

pintoBC_3sgte
10-16-2017, 01:24 AM
took Ava for a cruise today since there aren't many nice days left this year. Photo op by a lake we drove by.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4462/37691377482_6ecbb32f3f_c.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4474/37465667620_2b12fb1603_c.jpg