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Celica Girl
01-07-2016, 06:18 PM
i've been on here long time ago when i rolled in a 1992 altrac. it was long time ago and many email addresses ago, hens new user name.
About a month ago I started on a project and i wanted to share it with you. Something I've been wanting to for years now, and it's finally happening.
Last autox I attended, me and my co-driver managed to seized the stock 5s, instead of getting upset I figured its an opportunity to improve the old celica
I'm putting 1mz in it from a lexus ex300 I got from an auction.
So far I got the 1mz out a and getting it ready, got 5s out of my celica and mated the stock celica transmission to the v6.
Also since I needed a stronger clutch and had an altrac with a busted engine laying around I decided to use that.
Still to do:
make a costum right engine mount,
wiring (lots of it)
I'd post some pics but cant for 7 days.

tech info
1990 Celica GT 160k
engine donor 1997 lexus ex300 130k

Facime
01-08-2016, 01:26 AM
PICS or GTFO!

;)

The Captain
01-08-2016, 02:25 AM
Bloomington Ill. I go there quite often.

MCcelica
01-11-2016, 12:53 AM
Hello. :-)

david in germany
01-11-2016, 05:21 PM
3 days longer...


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locker
01-12-2016, 07:24 PM
welcome

Celica Girl
01-13-2016, 03:41 AM
i'm currently working on swapping the carrier bearing from the lexus axle to the celica one, they are a pain!!!
also getting the m12 1.25 tap wasn't an easy task, this size wasn't a part of any set i got.
fastenal saved the day, i just need to learn to go there first next time i need something.

MCcelica
01-13-2016, 09:08 AM
Lifts are helpful with the carrier bearing... That said I did mine on my back too. Hahaha

Celica Girl
01-15-2016, 03:36 PM
First i loaded my celica on my trailer and took it to a scale, i really want to know what the swap will do to the weight of the car,
my trailer/truck is 12400. so the gt is 2660. that's no battery, no spare tire.
https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/10302738_10102241919831809_432104612058726459_n.jp g?oh=9d7c4445f7a2d81200b1017dc8a78cda&oe=573E437B

then busted 3s coming out off the altrac so i can get the clutch,
https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/12376049_10102205505706009_9032461295217162380_n.j pg?oh=a94610983f8dc2971ca17a0fa822a615&oe=5703C476
https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpl1/v/t1.0-9/12369241_10102205505785849_1385270450186981210_n.j pg?oh=152b58eb41df00efdae72071c684378e&oe=57471D0A
https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/10653367_10102205505830759_7653786258174525409_n.j pg?oh=ed9a772f06d96452e6b7c91f1403ef05&oe=5747B968
https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/12509752_10102241918339799_6307607564236410840_n.j pg?oh=792ad3c8beed57a8a1df58cb495e9bde&oe=57064C75

altrac flywheel machined for the 1mz and resurfaced
https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/12573932_10102241919751969_2742272660255668529_n.j pg?oh=54b720ef45118e547b4b23bb0c05aace&oe=56FF52A4

1mz on it's way out
https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/12439136_10102241918349779_4332518907358298392_n.j pg?oh=5bbf9e34b97a02da67bd267f26cfb880&oe=570DCF07
https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/12439133_10102241918499479_9144984580559840223_n.j pg?oh=952dad7fa132013676ad922c32c7034e&oe=5707B4C4
https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpl1/v/t1.0-9/12524003_10102241918704069_5427060084045109493_n.j pg?oh=7d6e68b80734454a855a759a9f6af94b&oe=574899F8
https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/12523149_10102241919013449_7820156470203924074_n.j pg?oh=b841277d3f92b469d996b52fcad69697&oe=56FD4E19
https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfl1/v/t1.0-9/12376382_10102241919183109_1494948988357149156_n.j pg?oh=3c4f1aaeb6d56817205ed51d7794c063&oe=570CBC92

time came for the 5s
https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/12508782_10102241919188099_1251942722913825535_n.j pg?oh=ccfb69a83fc573b9da07c58dad22828e&oe=5705D3C5
https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlf1/v/t1.0-9/12509563_10102241919452569_6814964888709879238_n.j pg?oh=015ac5fe91f1cbc67c909a3ccb815912&oe=57093A44

just for the fun of it i took apart my 5s, here are the crankshaft bearings thin as razors, previous owner must have ran it without oil for a while.
https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlt1/v/t1.0-9/12552598_10102241919746979_8983081655699111552_n.j pg?oh=3523c2e06c6060a93cd738fbb4dd1958&oe=5737B050

and this is where i'm at right now. 1mz together with the 5speed.
https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/12494892_10102241919841789_5040184699834141580_n.j pg?oh=5c71753659b67575d443d60e65c9cb3a&oe=57434A5C

locker
01-15-2016, 06:15 PM
nice

Shadowlife25
01-18-2016, 12:36 AM
Very nice. Great progress in short time.

Celica Girl
01-18-2016, 07:44 AM
thanks, i had to take a little break from the project and the cold to spend some time in az with my mistress, 1990 audi 90.
i know it's the weirdest thing, i love late 80s, early 90s audis and toyotas.
hopefully i'll be back at it next week to run the exhaust, i'm going with duals.

Shadowlife25
01-20-2016, 01:51 AM
Very cool! Looking forward to seeing how it goes forward. :)

MCcelica
01-20-2016, 02:36 AM
I'm actually pretty stoked to see where this goes too. :-)

crymson
01-20-2016, 09:46 AM
V6 Celicas are about as cool as it gets. I'm excited to see where this goes

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andy
01-21-2016, 02:14 PM
Get to work!

What about inline 6 celicas?

crymson
01-21-2016, 07:20 PM
Get to work!

What about inline 6 celicas?
Touché.

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The Captain
01-21-2016, 10:51 PM
What about inline 6 celicas?
Only cool if you bought it with your own money.



(jealous)

Celica Girl
01-22-2016, 03:55 PM
Get to work!

What about inline 6 celicas?

there is one thing cooler than inline 6 celica. my next project,
i already have half of the parts needed,
front half of a 5th gen celica and rear half of sw20.

ChrisD
01-22-2016, 07:04 PM
Wow this is great! Following.

Celica Girl
02-22-2016, 10:30 AM
little update on the project.

got my transmission washed

https://scontent.ford1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/12717779_10102287872018259_3601445246918216694_n.j pg?oh=7d1b13c444749da5738b5d06ea1f1392&oe=57679DB6
https://scontent.ford1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/12745402_10102287872033229_4152530443040562820_n.j pg?oh=1885bc114ddcab470a49fc807cd42cc9&oe=5761956D
https://scontent.ford1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlp1/v/t1.0-9/12717633_10102287872048199_7692597405692429451_n.j pg?oh=aea6a08d5be863db8916df816569fcaf&oe=576E8A79
https://scontent.ford1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/12742247_10102287872083129_238678164906468161_n.jp g?oh=a681e00424b3f0afe097c04b99c29d50&oe=5767EA3C

drilling and tapping engine block and the bell housing,
most of the holes mached up but they either were wrong size or have threads on the wrong side
btw finding tap for M12 1.25 was insane, i own three different sets of taps and i still had to order that one.

https://scontent.ford1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/12715272_10102287872118059_8839427337765828571_n.j pg?oh=701322ead5fc5490f409386c0027a059&oe=5767770E
https://scontent.ford1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/12734044_10102287872143009_6128553711412247064_n.j pg?oh=841ae71ea97e0b27e0daffe6f1daf9e9&oe=575A4C6B
https://scontent.ford1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/12742829_10102287872162969_8324758403189147316_n.j pg?oh=84ef8ea66b8b38da1011c439cf9c58fe&oe=575CB3C3
https://scontent.ford1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlt1/v/t1.0-9/12742523_10102287872202889_5044796352460132245_n.j pg?oh=8ce39c79a0b435a9c084275e0170144c&oe=5722DAF6
https://scontent.ford1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlt1/v/t1.0-9/12718263_10102287872242809_6178581961493820201_n.j pg?oh=1af7e5f9294f9a94a1c7a6199f85e0fa&oe=576831D5

i wanted to extend the pick up tube to prevent oil starvation but it turned out it was less than half an inch from the lowest point of the pan, my engine must be upgraded or something

https://scontent.ford1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpl1/v/t1.0-9/12742613_10102287872262769_7418776669081944037_n.j pg?oh=9596b6f2965223735c065822a7d781e1&oe=575CF4A5
https://scontent.ford1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/12733376_10102287872322649_872298219140350662_n.jp g?oh=b126ded62df737845e1107137f8c5666&oe=572AC89A

clutch
https://scontent.ford1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlp1/v/t1.0-9/12717663_10102287872367559_1787410707273877978_n.j pg?oh=96d49cd16e6da31a20568a74a07ca067&oe=5757ED92
https://scontent.ford1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/10392212_10102287872387519_7701492134537034619_n.j pg?oh=6672f0456c43663766bc0e6d1a9b3284&oe=575733C1
https://scontent.ford1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/12744207_10102287872437419_7344614673935909446_n.j pg?oh=908674579f9937201d29b3e454e4c95b&oe=572AF107
https://scontent.ford1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/12741950_10102287872462369_9200154026564335403_n.j pg?oh=fa157ff7a4dee954d4a83853b30d05e6&oe=572AAE01

transmission install, in the end i got 6 M12 bolts, both 5s and 3s use only four
https://scontent.ford1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtl1/v/t1.0-9/12717662_10102287872487319_3447996088273261411_n.j pg?oh=ad7d7dda0d9e3b2b3a34ed999ebf81ad&oe=575B2FDF
https://scontent.ford1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/12734066_10102287872522249_8282534631648059955_n.j pg?oh=93868d3730f02d9c6b96e070fdb7b4fa&oe=57535198
https://scontent.ford1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfl1/v/t1.0-9/12733534_10102287872542209_1604467947341962640_n.j pg?oh=e9587b7b30ae0887024ff820e3ec93b7&oe=57549BAA
https://scontent.ford1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfl1/v/t1.0-9/12733534_10102287872542209_1604467947341962640_n.j pg?oh=e9587b7b30ae0887024ff820e3ec93b7&oe=57549BAA
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https://scontent.ford1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlf1/v/t1.0-9/12728785_10102287872622049_3732682975607761527_n.j pg?oh=76b640a167ab8ee7d356fafc02e7c111&oe=5761522C

combining celica carrier bearing with the bracket from lexus carrier bearing, so much grinding!!!
https://scontent.ford1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/12742826_10102287873610069_8517761158816385551_n.j pg?oh=6a35753102e7243f6f235a1c93669d7f&oe=576894A8
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https://scontent.ford1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtl1/v/t1.0-9/12744589_10102287874009269_9015238675443945105_n.j pg?oh=378872d7afa087115193c677c2f90bdf&oe=57691D5D

engine ready to go in
https://scontent.ford1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/12742566_10102287874044199_2219125693938651047_n.j pg?oh=0ce041a50cccc712c122c811f1c761d9&oe=5767B0E8
https://scontent.ford1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/12715506_10102287874079129_6400278363731582509_n.j pg?oh=f7a5809f84ed2353256bcba486ff1eb7&oe=576ACA11

and the 1mz is IN.

https://scontent.ford1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlp1/v/t1.0-9/12718163_10102287874109069_4018469616814444531_n.j pg?oh=7604c421640da4bc08c043243cab95b5&oe=57693C6C

locker
02-22-2016, 12:37 PM
nicely done!

andy
02-22-2016, 10:56 PM
Looking good!

crymson
02-23-2016, 04:47 AM
Mmmm, so smexy

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CARiD
02-23-2016, 11:28 AM
Good luck with the project!

UtahSleeper
02-24-2016, 05:00 AM
Damn!!!! Love this project. Great work.

Celica Girl
02-26-2016, 04:33 PM
I wanted to make it easy on myself and not remove egr until i get the engine running properly in stock form. the egr tube is hitting the steering rack.
I guess egr delete here i come!!!

Shadowlife25
02-29-2016, 06:41 AM
Nicely done! Thank you for sharing your progress.

Celica Girl
09-11-2016, 01:12 AM
Update on the GT6. (yes this is what i'm calling it)
i've decided to let somebody else do the exhaust, i'm not that great at welding and found a local guy that came highly recommended.
i am extremely happy with the results, and yes true dual all the way across,
https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14238209_10102603709242929_3482929180201223825_n.j pg?oh=85fbbabc16a35a90515b6ac79c8529de&oe=58401167
https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14225417_10102603709277859_367035036026432480_n.jp g?oh=d373868beee9ca5d393f19b15f0ce9cf&oe=58767067
https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14264872_10102603709307799_2484251580891419090_n.j pg?oh=42df1d8d9617e0938cd10b6055b12044&oe=5842856E

one shot of the 1mz

https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14316731_10102603709352709_5788982559992052197_n.j pg?oh=17cba9f6afa6f670ce1ec79b4d5e7c0f&oe=58736AE0

also i think i found a way to turn the celica fuel system into a returnless,

lexus had the regulator in the tank, so i moved the lexus pump and regulator in to the pump housing from the celica,

here is the lexus pump housing with pump and regulator removed

https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14291883_10102603709497419_7661103853298105659_n.j pg?oh=46d4c155ee15a15c0c22e4574cbbc22f&oe=58499D57

here is the celica pump housing with the lexus pump and regulator, the pump on the right is the original from the celica,

https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14329992_10102603709602209_5470400244297855242_n.j pg?oh=d29493cbbaa45110afd1138e87f915cc&oe=5841B2CA

Murgatroy
09-11-2016, 02:51 PM
I bet that is a hoot to drive.

Celica Girl
10-28-2016, 11:40 PM
HA HA HA !!!

https://scontent.ford1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14680702_10102678133850419_6810734738592873433_n.j pg?oh=fab7bb1c787736c48b70d430d28c2d8f&oe=589D32B8

METDeath
10-29-2016, 12:36 AM
It didn't start, did it?

Nitro_Alltrac
10-30-2016, 05:25 PM
Nice work.

ChrisD
10-31-2016, 01:01 PM
Awesome. Love v6 swaps! GT6, right on. :)

Celica Girl
05-02-2017, 03:55 PM
Finally it started, here is the vid.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Kut0uASEtE

also had a question about the transmission. as you can see in the video on the cluster non of the "PRND" letters are lit up and it throws trans position codes, the automatic trans plugs are simply disconnected, i know that if you're in park it should only rev to 4k, as you see it revs all the way to redline. since the starter runs of the original celica ignition, i have no need for the neutral safety switches etc. will the engine operate normally with the trans unplugged.

underscore
05-12-2017, 05:59 AM
Nice work! I'm not sure about the trans stuff but I imagine that'll be a blast to drive.

andy
05-12-2017, 02:09 PM
If you are getting a full rev range out of the engine it should perform fine with that plug undone.

Great job!