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Munch
03-11-2014, 10:33 PM
Hey, I'm Josh from Canada. I've been working on a 1992 Celica GT for the past year or so. When I bought it, it had a 3S-GTE swap with a e153 trans already, running on megasquirt, and no seats haha.

It was driven hard in it's past life, real hard, when I got it the engine was pretty toasty; pistons were fried. Had to pull it and send it off to the machine shop. It's currently still there getting some go-fast stuff taken care of while I work on saving cash, hoarding parts, and some minor rust repair. The drivers side floor needs a little attention as well as the passenger rocker panel, but for a 22 year old car that spent it's life in Eastern Canada, it's pretty clean underneath.

I always try to budget it living first and car second, and as a result, it hasn't been the speediest build, but I'm sure I can get it done, in stages. My plan for this year is as follows:

2nd gen 3S-GTE
-Bored .040 over
-Wiseco 87mm forged pistons
-Eagle forged H-Beam connecting rods
-Crank balanced & polished
-Mild ported head
-Brian Crower valve springs

mated to a E153 pulled out of an MR2 Turbo, previous owner installed a KAAZ LSD, so I don't need to spend money that way, haha

It came with some bonus parts too, tubular exhaust manifold, found a manual boost controller in the trunk, msd ignition stuff...

Sticking with the stock CT26 turbo (Which hurts me inside, but you know, build before boost!) hopefully only for this car season, with some freaky deaky stuff planned for next winter!

I've got a few oddball parts that I want to replace here and there, engine/trans mounts, crossmember bushings, stuff like that. (Also, does anyone know where I can get poly mounts? Are the GT-Four/All-trac mounts and crossmember bushings interchangable?) I also have to re-wire the megasquirt efi, I bought the DIYAutoTune harness and connector kit, so it should look half-clean haha.

I'm sure that I'll come across more stuff along the way, but that's why I'm here, the novice Toyota guy looking for Guru-advice when he needs it!

underscore
03-13-2014, 02:24 AM
Welcome! Good to see more Canadians on here. I sounds like you've got a sweet project going on, do you have any pictures of it?

Depending on which tubular manifold you've got, you might be better off sticking with the stock one if you have it. For the front crossmember bushings hit up a guy on Alltrac.net named klue, he'sa Canadian guy that makes some solid aluminum replacements. For the motor mounts I'm not sure if they're interchangable, Kirkasaurus makes some poly inserts for the stock mounts for both cars though, so if your stock ones aren't completely toast you could try those, I've got some in my GTS and they help a lot.

Munch
03-14-2014, 02:52 AM
I do have pictures but the forum won't let me post pictures/links yet due to the age of my account. Until then all I can say is that it's red and in pieces haha. The manifold I have is an SS Auto manifold, I do have the stock one kicking around here somewhere.

I'll absolutely have to look into sourcing those bushings and the poly inserts. The mounts I have aren't toast but they're certainly showing their wear and I figured while I have the car apart it'd be good insurance to fix it up. Thanks for the info!

Lonestag
03-14-2014, 05:23 AM
Hey man, as always, glad to see another Celi around here!

Also, post some pics, we all love those here!

Siyx
03-17-2014, 01:40 PM
Welcome aboard Munch!! maybe when you are done with that CT26 you can send it my way :) I need to rebuild mine.

Munch
03-20-2014, 02:47 AM
Few photos of the day I bought/towed it home, the tear town, and as it sits now until spring and I start putting everything back together again.

http://i.imgur.com/luL7AVO.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/Wd0u6yt.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/AuVlDBp.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/etltUOH.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/yyLIs4p.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/BIozBzN.jpg

EDIT: Bonus for Toyota nerds, you can kinda see the back of my friends 2JZGTE 93 Aristo in the corner of that first picture, hah

crymson
03-20-2014, 04:38 AM
I almost had a heart attach with the first pic, totally though I'd read that you had a trac. lol.

Looks really good, I can't wait to see what you do with it.

underscore
03-20-2014, 05:13 AM
Few photos of the day I bought/towed it home, the tear town, and as it sits now until spring and I start putting everything back together again.

http://i.imgur.com/luL7AVO.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/Wd0u6yt.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/AuVlDBp.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/etltUOH.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/yyLIs4p.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/BIozBzN.jpg

EDIT: Bonus for Toyota nerds, you can kinda see the back of my friends 2JZGTE 93 Aristo in the corner of that first picture, hah