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Re: This clean 85 GTS popped up near me
« Reply #1 on: Jul 29, 2019, 07:23:15 pm »
I saw that while browsing through 3rd-gen Celica search results on Autotempest! It looks AMAZING for the miles.
'84 Celica GT - Phase 2 In Progress! (159k); W58 5-speed swap, Koni x Swift x T3 suspension, 22R-E delete, TRD 2-way LSD, Konig Rewind 15x7 +0mm, zenki taillights, '98 Camry cassette player for maximum a e s t h e t i c

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Re: This clean 85 GTS popped up near me
« Reply #2 on: Aug 10, 2019, 01:42:03 am »
https://winchester.craigslist.org/cto/d/winchester-1985-toyota-celica-gt/6937739328.html

New member here.
I am going to more than likely pick this up tomorrow, anything of note to look out for?

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Re: This clean 85 GTS popped up near me
« Reply #3 on: Aug 10, 2019, 03:07:18 pm »
New member here.
I am going to more than likely pick this up tomorrow, anything of note to look out for?

Check for rust on the front and rear control arms. The one thing 22RE's are known for is clacky timing chains - if it breaks, it's new motor time. That however will require you to pull off the valve cover (after purchase) so you can see if the timing chain guides are still there. If they aren't there a timing kit needs to be installed pronto.  :yes:
SELECT celica FROM toyota WHERE year<=1985;

1985 GT-S
-Rebuilt engine: bored .020 over, oversize valves, new cam
-Thorley header w/heated O2 sensor at collector & all new exhaust
-Impact6 strut bar
-3.9LSD rearend, which is now slipping
-Lots of bodywork and new paint!
-New cd player to cover up all those squeaks and rattles
-JK short-throw shifter


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Re: This clean 85 GTS popped up near me
« Reply #4 on: Aug 11, 2019, 12:14:17 pm »
Check for rust on the front and rear control arms. The one thing 22RE's are known for is clacky timing chains - if it breaks, it's new motor time. That however will require you to pull off the valve cover (after purchase) so you can see if the timing chain guides are still there. If they aren't there a timing kit needs to be installed pronto.  :yes:

ooh, thanks for that.
I bought it and put a couple hundred miles on it yesterday.
Definitely original all over, only two things dont work, power locks, and power mirrors. Electrics are good, I can hear the mirror motors, they are just sheared off internally, and the locks are good electrically, press lock, relay energizes, move locks manually, hear relay de-energize. So new mirrors and new lock solenoids.

motor has a small noise I can only hear with the windows down under load. Could this be the timing chain you speak of?

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Re: This clean 85 GTS popped up near me
« Reply #5 on: Aug 13, 2019, 08:17:43 pm »
There's a couple threads for fixing power mirrors.

For the locks, it may have a door lock control module in the left door. It controls the automatic part of the locks and if it fails your locks can have issues. It also has a separate door lock relay, it's up behind the dash on the left side somewhere.
SELECT celica FROM toyota WHERE year<=1985;

1985 GT-S
-Rebuilt engine: bored .020 over, oversize valves, new cam
-Thorley header w/heated O2 sensor at collector & all new exhaust
-Impact6 strut bar
-3.9LSD rearend, which is now slipping
-Lots of bodywork and new paint!
-New cd player to cover up all those squeaks and rattles
-JK short-throw shifter


 

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