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tctech
11-25-2013, 10:03 PM
uk based and just registered on here ,I am from Milton Keynes and currently own a st185 gen 5 rally car :surrender:

spitfiremk16
11-25-2013, 11:58 PM
Glad to hear we have another st185 owner on here! Have any pics of your car?

Shadowlife25
11-26-2013, 03:56 AM
Welcome to the board and please do share photos of your car if you have them. :)

grimmythereaper
11-26-2013, 08:05 PM
welcome and i agree with shadowlife please post pics when u can :)

tctech
11-26-2013, 08:08 PM
it wont let me post pictures at the moment sees them as a link to photobucket ,not allowed to post links for 7 days ,,dohh

Shadowlife25
11-27-2013, 04:33 AM
No worries man. We all love cars, so a little wait is worth it in my book.

Have you done any modifications to the car? How long have you owned it? Share with the class :D

tctech
11-27-2013, 08:15 PM
No worries man. We all love cars, so a little wait is worth it in my book.

Have you done any modifications to the car? How long have you owned it? Share with the class :D
the list of modifications is endless, I built it from scratch from a stock gt4 as a full house stage rally car and compete with it on a regular basis ,we have had numerous engine failures due to various issues most temperature related ,I have had it since 2010 but it took nearly 2 years to build before it did its 1st rally there are pictures on my company facebook page for the impatient ,,just search oms autocare on there

tctech
12-04-2013, 09:21 PM
http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz276/tctech/celica%20gt4/TheMEMWoodbridgeStages13_zps6fb66959.jpg (http://s835.photobucket.com/user/tctech/media/celica%20gt4/TheMEMWoodbridgeStages13_zps6fb66959.jpg.html)
finally let me post a link to a picture or two ,,,warning I don't treat it with kindness
http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz276/tctech/celica%20gt4/TheMEMWoodbridgeStages10_zpsc84ff78a.jpg (http://s835.photobucket.com/user/tctech/media/celica%20gt4/TheMEMWoodbridgeStages10_zpsc84ff78a.jpg.html)

bloodMoney
12-04-2013, 09:57 PM
Awesome. You may not be nice, but you take caste of her!

METDeath
12-05-2013, 04:55 AM
Thought about switching to a CS hood?

Shadowlife25
12-05-2013, 09:07 AM
Looks gorgeous! :)

And as METDeath said, a CS hood may help a decent amount with under hood temps.

tctech
12-05-2013, 07:54 PM
I have gone a different route than the cs bonnet and installed 2 extra vents in the low pressure area on the st185 bonnet which work very well ,when you come to a stop a heat haze can be seen rising from the vents which indicates just how well they work ,as a little test we covered the new vents with tissue and turned on the cooling fans ,the tissue blew off 2 feet in the air the cs bonnet is nowhere near as effective at getting the heat out as you think the main reason for the cs bonnet was the little blow hole which on a standard car is blanked anyway ,the purpose of which was to cool the cambelt due to tte having a few failures
mock up before fitting
http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz276/tctech/celica%20gt4/photoJPG11_zps163f4771.jpg (http://s835.photobucket.com/user/tctech/media/celica%20gt4/photoJPG11_zps163f4771.jpg.html)
and fitted also with the lamp pod on as I was doing a rallysprint 2 weeks ago which went into the dark
http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz276/tctech/celica%20gt4/photo_zpsfdc49c6c.jpg (http://s835.photobucket.com/user/tctech/media/celica%20gt4/photo_zpsfdc49c6c.jpg.html)

METDeath
12-06-2013, 04:36 AM
My understanding of the CS hood was that it was vented to cool the turbo, and the intake hole was for the alternator belt (heat damage in Africa).

I know on an NA car with the CS hood you can see heat escaping from the vent when stopped.

However, that's certainly a unique way to do it too. I'm guessing you're still using the top mount ATA inter cooler?

Lonestag
12-06-2013, 02:49 PM
Man, what a sweet car!

I am really jealous of your racing experiances!

tctech
12-06-2013, 07:44 PM
thanks for the kind comments guys
no actually front mounted intercooler ,its very busy at the front of the car what with the very large fmic ,mahoosive oil cooler ,gearbox oil cooler and fans
I have heard that about the little blow hole being for the alternator belt too ,but tte did use it for cambelt cooling ,alternator cooling was done via the ducting on the alternator I can check on whether they used any cooling for the alternator belt as I know 4 ex tte world rally technicians, having worked in the world rally championship myself ,

Shadowlife25
12-07-2013, 01:16 AM
I still have to try and track down an alternator cooling duct and the lower bracket for it.
Great looking car though man, and wonderful that it gets used well and properly.