Welcome, Guest

Author Topic: Hi from N. CA  (Read 498 times)

Offline STARION

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 16
    • View Profile
    • Star Cruiser Drive Yard
Hi from N. CA
« on: Jan 27, 2020, 06:54:08 am »
Hi, a friend of mine recently picked up a '84 GT Coupe and I'm here as his presence on the forum since he didn't want to sign up on his own lol
I personally drive a '88 Mitsubishi Starion.
starcruiserdriveyard.bigcartel.com
Instagram: @star_cruiser_driveyard

I sell stickers of chibi 80's cars!
Current sticker roster - Starion - RX-7 (FC) - Supra (A70) - 300ZX (Z31) - Celica GT-S (A60 Hatch)

Offline twotone_ra64

  • Global Moderator
  • Forum Master
  • *******
  • Posts: 1,852
  • BACC Founder, Mechanical Design Engineer
    • View Profile
Re: Hi from N. CA
« Reply #1 on: Jan 27, 2020, 04:11:11 pm »
Hello and welcome!! Thanks for being your friend's forum proxy lol. Are you guys anywhere near the SF Bay Area? If so, I host events and meets for all the 1st to 3rd-gen Celica folks in the Bay, with an extension group in the Sacramento area. I usually post up the event details here on the forum, but most of the general interaction occurs in Facebook here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/230238890812268/

Definitely would like to see your friend sign up here eventually too. ;) Also that's super rad you've got a Starion!
'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 deck

'91 Miata - Daily Duties (240k); the driver's roadster; BP-5A 1.8L swap, NB Koni x Ground Control coilovers, FM sway bars, HD Deuce rollbar, NB dash + MOMO Monte Carlo


Offline STARION

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 16
    • View Profile
    • Star Cruiser Drive Yard
Re: Hi from N. CA
« Reply #2 on: Jan 29, 2020, 03:53:24 am »
Hi!
We're in the South Bay, picked up the car in Sac.
starcruiserdriveyard.bigcartel.com
Instagram: @star_cruiser_driveyard

I sell stickers of chibi 80's cars!
Current sticker roster - Starion - RX-7 (FC) - Supra (A70) - 300ZX (Z31) - Celica GT-S (A60 Hatch)

Offline Sigma Projects

  • Grand Master
  • *******
  • Posts: 12,844
    • View Profile
    • http://www.SigmaProjects.org
Re: Hi from N. CA
« Reply #3 on: Jan 29, 2020, 11:48:17 am »
Nice coupe you got. Welcome to the forums!
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

2000 Honda Insight Daily Beater
1987 MR2 now mine because brother in law got shit from the father in law :heh:
My Instagram
My Website

Offline nick83

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 215
    • View Profile
Re: Hi from N. CA
« Reply #4 on: Jan 29, 2020, 03:29:55 pm »
I am in Santa Clara welcome to the forum. Nice  84 coupe, I have a 83 hatch gts.

Offline STARION

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 16
    • View Profile
    • Star Cruiser Drive Yard
Re: Hi from N. CA
« Reply #5 on: Jan 30, 2020, 06:29:29 am »
Nice to meet you all!
Here's some pictures I took over the weekend.
starcruiserdriveyard.bigcartel.com
Instagram: @star_cruiser_driveyard

I sell stickers of chibi 80's cars!
Current sticker roster - Starion - RX-7 (FC) - Supra (A70) - 300ZX (Z31) - Celica GT-S (A60 Hatch)

Offline Sigma Projects

  • Grand Master
  • *******
  • Posts: 12,844
    • View Profile
    • http://www.SigmaProjects.org
Re: Hi from N. CA
« Reply #6 on: Jan 30, 2020, 08:38:06 am »
Starions are so cool. Even the interior has a ton of styling.
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

2000 Honda Insight Daily Beater
1987 MR2 now mine because brother in law got shit from the father in law :heh:
My Instagram
My Website

Offline STARION

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 16
    • View Profile
    • Star Cruiser Drive Yard
Re: Hi from N. CA
« Reply #7 on: Jan 31, 2020, 07:37:46 am »
Starions are so cool. Even the interior has a ton of styling.

Haha. Off boost, it's a big 22RE x)
starcruiserdriveyard.bigcartel.com
Instagram: @star_cruiser_driveyard

I sell stickers of chibi 80's cars!
Current sticker roster - Starion - RX-7 (FC) - Supra (A70) - 300ZX (Z31) - Celica GT-S (A60 Hatch)

Offline Sigma Projects

  • Grand Master
  • *******
  • Posts: 12,844
    • View Profile
    • http://www.SigmaProjects.org
Re: Hi from N. CA
« Reply #8 on: Jan 31, 2020, 09:13:52 am »
True, just love how stylistic the Starions are. They basically took every styling cue from the 80's and placed it into one car. And those wheels were huge for the 80's.

Which motor did you get in your Starion?
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

2000 Honda Insight Daily Beater
1987 MR2 now mine because brother in law got shit from the father in law :heh:
My Instagram
My Website

Offline STARION

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 16
    • View Profile
    • Star Cruiser Drive Yard
Re: Hi from N. CA
« Reply #9 on: Feb 01, 2020, 12:48:26 am »
I have the intercooled 2.6L
We only got the 2.6L in the states, non-IC'd for early years
starcruiserdriveyard.bigcartel.com
Instagram: @star_cruiser_driveyard

I sell stickers of chibi 80's cars!
Current sticker roster - Starion - RX-7 (FC) - Supra (A70) - 300ZX (Z31) - Celica GT-S (A60 Hatch)

Offline Sigma Projects

  • Grand Master
  • *******
  • Posts: 12,844
    • View Profile
    • http://www.SigmaProjects.org
Re: Hi from N. CA
« Reply #10 on: Feb 01, 2020, 01:23:17 am »
Ah I see, how hard is it to swap in the 4G63? I know in other markets the Starion came with a version of it.
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

2000 Honda Insight Daily Beater
1987 MR2 now mine because brother in law got shit from the father in law :heh:
My Instagram
My Website

Offline STARION

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 16
    • View Profile
    • Star Cruiser Drive Yard
Re: Hi from N. CA
« Reply #11 on: Feb 01, 2020, 02:39:30 am »
Yeah they came with early SOHC 4G63s!

If you source one of those SOHC G63s, it fits right in, but they're never seen here, so you have to find a RWD G63 from a Mighty Max/Ram 50. And to get the DOHC head, you need a DSM head and to replumb the manifold to be RWD.
starcruiserdriveyard.bigcartel.com
Instagram: @star_cruiser_driveyard

I sell stickers of chibi 80's cars!
Current sticker roster - Starion - RX-7 (FC) - Supra (A70) - 300ZX (Z31) - Celica GT-S (A60 Hatch)

Offline Sigma Projects

  • Grand Master
  • *******
  • Posts: 12,844
    • View Profile
    • http://www.SigmaProjects.org
Re: Hi from N. CA
« Reply #12 on: Feb 01, 2020, 06:12:03 am »
no way to mount the 4G63 from the other models?
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

2000 Honda Insight Daily Beater
1987 MR2 now mine because brother in law got shit from the father in law :heh:
My Instagram
My Website

Offline STARION

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 16
    • View Profile
    • Star Cruiser Drive Yard
Re: Hi from N. CA
« Reply #13 on: Feb 01, 2020, 07:03:03 am »
Any G63 head from a DSM, Evo1/2/3, galant VR4 works.
But Evo 4 and newer, they rotate the head 180 degrees and water jackets don't line up :P and turbo will smack either brake master or steering box, depending if you top or bottom mount.
starcruiserdriveyard.bigcartel.com
Instagram: @star_cruiser_driveyard

I sell stickers of chibi 80's cars!
Current sticker roster - Starion - RX-7 (FC) - Supra (A70) - 300ZX (Z31) - Celica GT-S (A60 Hatch)

Offline Sigma Projects

  • Grand Master
  • *******
  • Posts: 12,844
    • View Profile
    • http://www.SigmaProjects.org
Re: Hi from N. CA
« Reply #14 on: Feb 01, 2020, 11:07:47 am »
Can't swap the whole motor from an early car?
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

2000 Honda Insight Daily Beater
1987 MR2 now mine because brother in law got shit from the father in law :heh:
My Instagram
My Website

 

cognitive