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Mike431635
12-14-2004, 01:17 AM
**posted Saturday, but couldn't find a good host**

Well, Porsche Black Pearl Metallic.. but close enough :D

I spent a good amount of time yesterday and the day before washing her and cleaning her up. The front passenger-side wheel was covered in a thick coat of oil, with oil splattered all over the passenger side of the car. There's an oil leak I haven't had time to take care of, and unfortunately I couldn't wipe down my car every day while I still had classes.

Anyhow, I took these this morning and tried to get some really nice angles to show off the curves and color of the car. I also took some random pictures while driving around, and shot a couple videos right before I got home.

I walked back in from taking these pictures and thought to myself, "is it wrong to love your car as much as you love your girlfriend?"

Enjoy..

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Videos are on another thread :)

bloodredgt
12-14-2004, 03:11 AM
i think you need to get a 5spd...

Arcias
12-14-2004, 03:25 AM
:stupid:

It's a beautiful car though. It's in great shape considering the milage. Great job cleaning her up!

Mike431635
12-14-2004, 05:38 AM
Thanks :)

Well it should be in good shape, just about everything except the interior is either new or rebuilt. And the interior is going to be dyed black soon.

hondanomore
12-14-2004, 06:46 AM
I had MR7's on my old hatchie civic when it wasn't at the track, they were good looking rims, heavy as shit though. I bent one hitting a pot-hole which i thought was pretty piss poor but motegi sent me a new one after i bitched a little. No rim should bend by hitting a damn pothole, aftermarket rims haven't impressed me much. I did love my comp. SSR's though, those were sweet a$$

dan93st
12-14-2004, 09:09 AM
Looks great...kinda curious, what kind of exhaust is that on there?

Mike431635
12-14-2004, 09:30 AM
See the link in my siggy.

If you aren't using the "blue trance" (default) theme, you may not be able to see it though..

It's a Megan Racing 1.6L Corolla 4-2-1 Header, custom-fabbed 2.25" mandrel-bent piping, and an Otto Racing dual tip muffler. I believe the inlet is 2.5" and the outlets are each 2".

undecided
12-14-2004, 03:29 PM
mm i like that muffler very stylish ::thumbsup::

fiveSFE
12-14-2004, 11:47 PM
i like the muff on it, i think u shud ditch the auto tranny and get a 5 spd. i wish my celica looked that good tho

bhsf2006
12-15-2004, 01:55 PM
looks good :bigthumbu

MoralWarfare
12-15-2004, 04:15 PM
mmmm, beautiful.

D Devil
12-16-2004, 09:24 PM
Paint looks great. :thumbsup:

Doc
12-17-2004, 05:35 AM
Just curious about this...

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Do you plan on leaving all these pullys open like this? I thought this was not a good idea, hense the cover.

Mike431635
12-17-2004, 06:02 AM
Nope Doc, I had it open to diagnose an oil leak (which turned out to be the camshaft seal). I fixed it and have been watching it to see if it starts leaking again, but the cover will be replaced soon.

85gtsblackman
12-17-2004, 11:18 PM
hey mike im contemplating getting a 92 gt that needs a paint job, how much was yours?

Mike431635
12-17-2004, 11:56 PM
You wouldn't believe it, but only ~$600 from Maaco. They did a great job, besides 1 or 2 small runs in the paint. It wasn't their "top" quality job, but it was the one right below it-- with the integrated clear coat. I had them put more clear on top of that for a little more, but it ended up being less than the highest quality job would have been.

Included was some body work to fix a dent and a bent trunk lid. They knocked the price down a lot because I sanded down the car myself. I highly recommend doing this. It'll only take you a few hours and will ensure that the paint job turns out nicely.

Now, what color are you considering? :D

Snafu
12-23-2004, 05:34 PM
That looks really clean man. Did they spray the inner portions of the doors too? As I recall your car wasn't black before.

Mike431635
12-23-2004, 07:11 PM
No, the car was that fugly "baby blue" color (no offense to Sean or anyone else who likes the color). I sprayed the underside of the hood, the engine bay, door jambs, underside of the trunk, etc all black myself with Duplicolor paint. I know, it's ghetto. However, most people don't even notice. It looks pretty good with the paint, actually. If I had gone with any other color than black, I would have had all that (except underside of the hood) painted the same color as the rest of the car.

AutobotCelica
12-25-2004, 03:36 AM
Looks clean. :bigthumbu

ibanezgfx
12-25-2004, 04:32 AM
was the motor in when you painted the engine bay and all that stuff

Mike431635
12-26-2004, 01:10 AM
was the motor in when you painted the engine bay and all that stuff

Nope, we painted the engine bay when we had the motor out. I have pics of all that in the Archive (4AFE Rebuild Thread)

Trance4c
01-16-2005, 10:28 PM
Just curious about this...

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Do you plan on leaving all these pullys open like this? I thought this was not a good idea, hense the cover.

leaving the cover off is not a big deal. My top cam cover on my 3S-GTE was cracked and have just always left it open. Make it easy for checking how the timing belt is doing. But as long as your engine bay is in good shape and nothing is going to get in the way or drop in, your good to go. There is no harm in leaving the timing case cover off on the top. But I definately wouldn't suggest removing the lower timing cover around the oil pump etc.

Sean
01-16-2005, 11:41 PM
leaving the cover off is not a big deal. My top cam cover on my 3S-GTE was cracked and have just always left it open. Make it easy for checking how the timing belt is doing. But as long as your engine bay is in good shape and nothing is going to get in the way or drop in, your good to go. There is no harm in leaving the timing case cover off on the top. But I definately wouldn't suggest removing the lower timing cover around the oil pump etc.


You also live in Florida, where it rains how much? Not the best idea if you drive your car daily/ drive through any type of weather. Just one rock........

Trance4c
01-16-2005, 11:51 PM
You also live in Florida, where it rains how much? Not the best idea if you drive your car daily/ drive through any type of weather. Just one rock........

if you live in paranoia.. you can look at it this way. But I will tell you the chances are VERY slim. People run cars like for years, do what you like with the words I state. Up to you if you leave the cover on or not, you don't have to take my word for it.

Just remember that we have alltrac hoods.. and scoop up all kinds of stuff that goes in. I've had my car like this for 3 years and this has never been a personal issue I have had. Now without a top mount the scoop is completely open, and its still not an issue. But like I said, others have done this for years, you don't have to take my word for it.

Sean
01-16-2005, 11:58 PM
if you live in paranoia.. you can look at it this way. But I will tell you the chances are VERY slim. People run cars like for years, do what you like with the words I state. Up to you if you leave the cover on or not, you don't have to take my word for it.

Just remember that we have alltrac hoods.. and scoop up all kinds of stuff that goes in. I've had my car like this for 3 years and this has never been a personal issue I have had. Now without a top mount the scoop is completely open, and its still not an issue. But like I said, others have done this for years, you don't have to take my word for it.

Of course Im not going to take your word on a topic like this, everybody disagrees.

Paranoia, well, how often do you change your oil? Why do you change it that often? Paranoid? Concerned about your car? Living in paranoia? No, you care about your car, so you do what you can to take care of it.

Mike431635
01-17-2005, 08:47 PM
I never thought I would cause this much bickering over something :P

I'm planning on putting the cover back on very soon (as in, next weekend). There's no oil coming up on the timing belt or anything, so I'm pretty sure the oil pump seal isn't what's leaking. I've got my money on it being the oil pan (may have missed a screw or something), so I'm going to have a mechanic check it out and if he agrees, remove the crossmember and tighten up all the bolts again.

Sean
01-17-2005, 08:58 PM
I never thought I would cause this much bickering over something :P

I'm planning on putting the cover back on very soon (as in, next weekend). There's no oil coming up on the timing belt or anything, so I'm pretty sure the oil pump seal isn't what's leaking. I've got my money on it being the oil pan (may have missed a screw or something), so I'm going to have a mechanic check it out and if he agrees, remove the crossmember and tighten up all the bolts again.


Regardless, beautiful car! Great to see the amount of work that you've put into it!

Trance4c
01-17-2005, 09:26 PM
I never thought I would cause this much bickering over something :P


ROFL! I'm not bickering with sean.. just like my first post said, you don't have to do it because I said so and sean is right, there is a possibility that something could happen. Just my point is that its fairly remote, but I'm definately not bickering with sean of it. It all depends on how you want to look at it and what your personal choice is.

Sean
01-17-2005, 10:59 PM
:popcorn:

Mike431635
01-17-2005, 11:29 PM
Haha. Well, I had always planned on putting the cover back on. I just never got around to it.

Also, the look under the hood will hopefully be changing soon. After talking to Snafu for a while last night, I've decided to go turbo :D

csnow
01-19-2005, 12:48 AM
Beautiful car Mike. I like the ST much better than the GT-S (not a hatchback fan). Just to much trouble to change the mounts to fit my motor in. But then again, if you gave me yours, I wouldn't mind the swap :) I might be in Tampa next Friday for an all day dyno with XAT. LMK if you want to see what aprox 365 at the crank feels like :D

kinick313
01-19-2005, 03:01 AM
now is this a 90-91 or a 92-93. Cause you've got a 90-91 front bumper and toyota written on your fake CF thing on the hood, but your trunk lid has an emblem not "celica" and you've got 92-93 tails.

Or is the front from a 90-91 and the rear from a 92-93 welded together? haha just playin

Jigglypuff
01-19-2005, 03:20 AM
That sir, is an awesome car.

Mike431635
01-20-2005, 05:09 AM
Thanks for the compliment, cs. I'll DEFINITELY be up there next Friday, since I don't have classes on Fridays :) I'll pm you my cell # and you can give me a call sometime next week and let me know when you'll be up there. I have ridden in Tom (galcrazi's) 3S-swapped 5th gen making around 240 hp to the wheels, and it was crazy.

kinick, it's a 93 for sure. I checked the VIN. I found out that the 1st owner (I'm the 3rd) crashed it into a catch basin (concrete things in drainage ditches where all the water goes into the sewer) in Apex, NC in September of 93. :( So I'm assuming they had it repaired as cheaply as possible, and used the hood and bumper off a 90 or 91. When I did the rebuild I found a lot of welds where the very front of the car was reconstructed :thumbsdow

And to think the bastard salesman who sold me the car gave me a copy of carfax that showed this car completely accident-free! :rant: Oh well, I love it anyhow.

Mike431635
01-20-2005, 05:10 AM
That sir, is an awesome car.

Thanks :D

celicaguy.
02-25-2005, 08:08 AM
clean, i really like it.

MoralWarfare
02-25-2005, 04:07 PM
Mike, how far down did you sand the car, and what exactly did you use to sand it?

I'm going to be getting a respray on the veedub and I'll need to knock the price down as much as possible. I may even resort to Maaco if they do metal flake at all.

Mike431635
02-28-2005, 06:10 AM
I sanded down to the original primer and let Maaco take it down the rest of the way. I came back later that day and they had already sanded it the rest of the way down and were fixing to through on the first coat of primer. So I know if you do the prep they won't have a problem doing the rest. They cut the price a couple hundred too and did some body work for free (fixed the trunk lid where it was bent in the corner, some dings, etc).

By the way, I used a combination of an orbital sander and one of those Black & Decker "mouse" sanders. Just get the coarse grit paper if do you do this, because the fine and medium stuff is flat after a couple passes. Plan on 1-2 hours to properly sand it down.

MoralWarfare
03-01-2005, 04:09 AM
i'll be removing all of the exterior badges, the bumpers, possibly the windows, the mouldings, the engine... Hopefully I'll remember where all my wiring goes. Hah! Thanks for the info on sanding down the car :).

Mike431635
03-01-2005, 04:16 AM
No prob. I just painted my engine bay black myself with high temp paint when I had the engine out for the rebuild. I don't know if Maaco will work on a car with no motor.. they're picky. I also can't attest to every shop's quality, just the one on Fowler Avenue in Tampa, FL. So do your research in your area before you choose a place to paint your car.

Mike431635
07-26-2006, 08:59 PM
I started thinking about this car today and got kind of sad. You know, I cried when I watched the new owner drive it off. So much time went into that thing and I treated her so well. Hopefully one day we'll be reunited. Getting kind of teary eyed right now actually.

Ah well, figured I'd bump this thread of old time's sake.

vndk2r
10-24-2006, 05:54 AM
nice ride. have you thought about changing your front bumper and the hood to the GT4 style? where can i get a set of headers? now, living in hawaii may pose a problem.

GRUMPY514
10-25-2006, 10:26 PM
He sold the car lol...

Your a tad late.

insomnak8702
10-26-2006, 01:09 AM
very late :lol:
and the headers you can get one off a 4afe corolla but have to make your o2 sensor longer. or just leave the o2 unplug and run more rich fuel :wiggle:

ciento44
10-26-2006, 01:30 AM
Whoaa.... that's a nice freaking color...

Mind linking me to where i can buy some of that paint? Looks like i'm going to end up keeping the GT, due to lack of interest, and in this case, i'll be keeping it for the long haul, just making it into a sweet daily driver. That color would look awesome, and especially if i can do it for that cheap, i'm all over it.

Thanks. :)

'90 CeLicA Aus
10-27-2006, 10:41 AM
Holy shit mate, what an awesome Celi. I woulda cried to see it drive off aswell, shame you sold it. Black rox!1!!

Mike431635
10-28-2006, 10:52 PM
Heh, I only come here from time to time so sorry I missed all these questions. The header, I've talked about it in other threads in the past. It's a Megan Racing header designed for a 4AFE Corolla. They have an O2 sensor bung up front which our O2 sensor doesn't reach to. You either have to extend the wires or have another bung welded in and plug the Corolla one (no big deal). Other than that, it fits right on. You'll have to have a pipe fabricated to connect it to stock exhaust though, as the Corolla is a bit different.

As for the color, it's called Black Pearl Metallic off a late 80's Porsche (seen on some 911's RARELY). The paint was provided by Maaco and I was told it's PPG paint, so anyone that carries PPG paint should be able to get it. Unfortunately I don't have the code anymore though. I hated it at first because I wanted deep black but I ended up loving it and everyone seemed to comment on it.

As for now, I keep driving the Jetta. Next stop, STi.

VikingJZ
11-05-2006, 03:36 AM
Yeah way to go for bringing up a post from two years ago.

That's crazy though. Celica looked good Mike...should have looked for another one. I'm keeping mine until the grave. Once I get a Hybrid for college graduation I'll just not drive the GT as much.

Prius here I come. : )