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    Default bloodMoney's Project V.3 ***Now with 100% more GT-Four***

    With the first 6GC Midwest meet behind us, I can now post this up.

    Two years ago, ChrisD made the decision that it was time to sell his car to fund the purchase of a more practical DD. It was suggested that I purchase the car, but we was not in a financial position to do so. I passed on the offer and the car was listed on Ebay. The auction ended below the reserve, and he circled back around to give us one more shot at it. Stacy and I took it as a sign and scraped up the cash to buy it. That was April 2017.

    Fast forward to April 2019, two years of pushing this large financial commitment out of my head, and this pulls up in front of my house:


    That new new by bloodMoney2012, on Flickr

    That new new by bloodMoney2012, on Flickr

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    That new new by bloodMoney2012, on Flickr

    The trans had a 3rd gear issue, so the Chris put in a new trans as part of the sale. All buttoned up:
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    Let me tell you, it's been a long 2 years...

    It's so small compared to the 4Runner!
    That new new by bloodMoney2012, on Flickr

    It's not without it's fair share of warts, mostly cosmetic. It needs a complete respray, but there's no rust anywhere on this thing. I've put 300km on it since Friday, and this car is hands-down the BEST driving Celica I've driven.

    I've already put my SSRs to use... What a difference a set of wheels can make.
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    A couple of rolling shots:

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    Post Meet washdown:
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    I'm stoked to see what the future brings!
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    '90 Alltrac "Ellie"
    '94 GT-Four WRC
    '96 GT "Abby" ~ RIP 11/17/2013
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    '04 LS430 "Alice"



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    I told him that he shouldn't be ashamed of being gay. He should be ashamed of stealing that ladies dick.

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    That must be destined to be on your hands. Looking great so far, enjoy.

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    Congrats!
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    I AM SO ENVIOUS!!!! I want one!!! And damn she looks good.

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    That's so freaking cool. It's also chill to see Chris's car still around.

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    Oh yea... I couldn't let it leave the family.

    It was touch and go for a little bit, but the stars did eventually align.
    -Shadow's Army- Ninjaneer/Resident 6g Killer-

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    '94 GT-Four WRC
    '96 GT "Abby" ~ RIP 11/17/2013
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    '04 LS430 "Alice"



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    I gotta admit, more that they're legal I kinda want a 205, but I can't convince my wife to let me DD an Evo so I'm very sure o won't convince her to let me by another money pit, lol

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    Nice! Congrats!! Glad someone here got his car!!

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    OMG yes!!!! Such a cool car!!

    How does the reg work being that it's <25 years old? It is ok because that body style was sold here or something?

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    Thanks guys.

    Jason: The reg was actually pretty easy. We were in and out of the DMV in an hour. I think what made it easier is that they consider it a Canadian import as opposed to a straight Japanese import. We are waiting on an IL title for it becuase they had to do a paper application for title. They are estimating 6-8 weeks on it, but otherwise, it wasn't as bad as I was expecting.
    -Shadow's Army- Ninjaneer/Resident 6g Killer-

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    '90 Alltrac "Ellie"
    '94 GT-Four WRC
    '96 GT "Abby" ~ RIP 11/17/2013
    '96 GT 'vert "Lily" ~ RIP 08/22/2015
    '04 LS430 "Alice"



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    No pics for this update, but the wheels are back on the car.

    I've also replaced the cluster bulbs with LEDs since one of the three were out.

    Auxito LED

    There are hot spots, but at least I can see all my gauges at night.

    Finally, I pulled the fuel sender to try and see why my gauge wasn't working. Turns out the entire sender had come off of the bracket and was sitting the in bottom of the tank. After wrestling the sender up with a magnet, I soldered the connections back together and I seem to have a working gauge again.

    Although, It appears that the drive to and from Starved Rock for the midwest meet used 3/4 tank of fuel. I certainly hope that's not the case, as it was only a 200 mi. round trip....
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    '94 GT-Four WRC
    '96 GT "Abby" ~ RIP 11/17/2013
    '96 GT 'vert "Lily" ~ RIP 08/22/2015
    '04 LS430 "Alice"



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    In my experience Toyota's tend to have heartbreaker fuel gauges, though if that is accurate it's about the fuel economy I got with my RC before the rebuild.
    1992 GT-S // 1991 GTFour RC // 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD

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    I suppose it maybe right then....

    I'm comparing the GT-Four with Stacy's ST165, and we can never seem to burn enough fuel out of that car. Although, I do have a heavier foot than she does.
    -Shadow's Army- Ninjaneer/Resident 6g Killer-

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    '90 Alltrac "Ellie"
    '94 GT-Four WRC
    '96 GT "Abby" ~ RIP 11/17/2013
    '96 GT 'vert "Lily" ~ RIP 08/22/2015
    '04 LS430 "Alice"



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