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Offline MoCounselor

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New Member Checking In
« on: Jun 17, 2017, 12:47:43 am »
Hello all,

New member here.  I'm a japanese car fanatic from way back that has been suffering through having a modern BMW for a daily driver for the past 10 months.  I LOVE it, but I'm tired of the usual "BMW issues" rearing their head.  So, it will be replaced with something Japanese. 

I've always been a Toyota fan, having owned a 5th Gen Celica, and having friend's with MK2, MK3, and MK4 Supras, sw20 MR2's, etc.  Here are some highlights of my automotive history:

1980 Datsun 280zx (first car)
Several z31 300zx car
Several S13 chassis 240sx
prior-mentioned 5th Gen Celica gt liftback
Lancer Evolution X
Mazdaspeed 3
Several na-chassis Miatas
Volvo 242 (current project car.

Anyways, I'm looking forward to learning as much as I can about the classic Celicas!  I see a RA64 or RA65 is my not-too-distant future!



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Re: New Member Checking In
« Reply #1 on: Jun 17, 2017, 05:51:48 am »
Hey Ben, welcome to the forum! You've got quite the automotive history, I'm just barely starting my story with my '91 Miata and 84' Celica GT, haha. These cars are great fun and the simplicity of the powertrain and chassis makes them a breeze to work on over anything more modern. As an employee of a very large automotive company, I know how these electronic-nanny-aid-ridden econo boxes of the modern day can get frustrating with so many little sub-systems breaking down or malfunctioning. I bet the newer Bimmers aren't any better these days - my mother has an 2010 E93 335i and that thing has 12+ computers, and they break often! Insane!

Anyway, hope you get to learn a lot in our fun little world of classic Celicas!

- Alex
Celica the '84 Two-tone RA64 - Phase 2 In Progress! (159k); 1UZ-FE V8 Swap, W58 5-speed swap, Koni x Swift x T3 suspension, 6G Celica seat belts, TRD 2-way LSD, Corolla tape deck
Mia the '91 Miata - Revived Twice! (264k); BP-5A 1.8L swap, an NB in NA clothes
Lude the '95 Prelude SR/b] - The VTEC Daily (238k)
Lilith the '94 Legend GS - Blown HG (152k)

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Re: New Member Checking In
« Reply #2 on: Jun 17, 2017, 02:48:04 pm »
Nice. I too have owned a few s130 and s30's. And a nickel&dime.
1985 celica GT , 191k.
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Re: New Member Checking In
« Reply #3 on: Jun 18, 2017, 08:53:01 pm »
Welcome.  I have 3 at the moment.  All 1985 GT-S, 5 spd liftbacks.  I don't believe in newer cars as my 32 year old Celica has outlasted most of my family  members newer cars besides, I haven't had a car payment in over 17 years, no need.

Silver 1985 Celica GT-S 5 speed modified with;
- 1UZ-FE from a 1992 Lexus SC400
- Xcessive Manufacturing W58 adapter and engine mounts
- 1994 Lexus LS400 bellhousing
- ACT stage 2 3S clutch
- lightweight (9lb) custom cut flywheel
- Front AE86 25mm anti-swaybar
- Rear Addco 20mm anti-swaybar
- Cusco strut bar
- Rear TSC rear suspension brace

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Re: New Member Checking In
« Reply #4 on: Jun 22, 2017, 06:59:56 am »
That's the nice thing about classics, they stay classics :biggrin: Welcome to the forums. Where abouts do you live?
1984 Celica GT Coupe    sold and missed it
1983 Celica GT Coupe    attacked... will miss it (RIP) JY
1982 Celica GT Liftback  sold and won't miss it, lol
1985 Celica GT Coupe    new love =P

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