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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote unlovedford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-July-2015 at 3:16AM
Love the Celica. I've had 4 '77 versions. 3 hatches and a coupe. My favorite version of those cars, hands down. They must have made a crapload of brown ones, as 3 of mine were brown and 1 was blue. The factory paint on those cars was extremely durable and with minimum care would shine for many years.
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1972 Torino Wagon
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GTW Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-July-2015 at 3:38AM
My dad had a 1973 notch. It was originally a peach color with a landau top, and he took the landau off and repainted it bronze. Left the 1973 bumper guards on because everybody else took them off. Haven't seen one with a custom body kit, or a body kit of any kind except a race version. I think it works.

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1971 Maverick 2 Door
1994 Mark VIII
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-July-2015 at 4:12PM
i think once it's all painted it will look better! picked up my custom made side skirts today from the machine / fab shop (1/8" aluminum) Big smile yeah there's not much offered for those cars, the body kit bumpers are for a 93 honda accord, front one sectioned 6" rear one sectioned 1", head lights are 89 Cadillac deville Wink

the plan is to paint it the same as my step-brother's 74 celica coupe! and we are getting the same custom billet 17" center line wheels! damn, forgot to call and order the wheels Confused Angry
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74 CORVETTE COUPE CUSTOM
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update: ordered the wheels today--just shy of $1,500 Confused
 and got the carb today Big smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-August-2015 at 5:57PM
finally got time to finish the linkage set up and modified the carb for a vacuum advance port! (weber DCOE's don't have vacuum advance) but she runs!!! Big smile
still need to fine tune it...seems to be leaning out about 6,000 RPM's Unhappy

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74 CORVETTE COUPE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
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75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
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Can't beat a good old Toyota engine.
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yep!
 BTW it's not a 20R any more, the head is, 22R bottom end, forged 10:1 CR pistons, 284* comp cam, HEI dist., and now a 40MM DCOE side draft carb Wink
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74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 CORVETTE COUPE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote unlovedford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-August-2015 at 2:15AM
Kind of like the Frankenstein swaps I used to do on Hondas. H23 bottom end with an H22 VTEC head. Normally aspirated, they will fly. Give a little boost and you have a V8 eater. Tried the D15/D16 F swap, but not as impressed.
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still slowly working on the bodywork, got my side panels bent and welded: 
 and my new 17" billet wheels arrived today Big smile 17x7 and 17x8

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74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 CORVETTE COUPE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
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Nice rims
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Californiajonny's Some car's to give you an impression. This is @ an car drag show for coming weekend. "One cool Summer 2015"


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well today i finally got around to getting the "farm truck" fired up and running again (it hasn't been started for more than 2 years!!) and i replaced some brake components...both new calipers, a new hose and new hard line (several trips to town 25 miles away Angry) BTW this truck originally came with 4 wheel non-power drum brakes! so a few years back i did the '73 and up disc conversion Thumbs Up well worth the effort!!! some day i'll get around to fixing all the body work and get it painted, i've got all the necessary parts and trim to do it, just got to get around to doing it...someday Confused  
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74 CORVETTE COUPE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
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minor update on the celica:i'm tired of trying to tune that DCOE sidedraft carb, so off it came, and i bought a new cannon torquer manifold with a new weber 38MM outlaw carb and air filter as a matched kit. got it installed and tuned! Big smile took it for a short test drive, still was pulling hard at 70 mph in third gear!!! two more gears left, so it's a considerable improvement over the orig. 32/36mm carb that i had on there Big smileBig smileWinkThumbs Up



Edited by californiajohnny - 08-November-2015 at 4:23PM
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74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 CORVETTE COUPE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
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bought tires today for the celica Big smile 225/45/17 rear and 205/45/17 front

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74 CORVETTE COUPE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
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i decided to install them and take it for a short drive Big smile

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74 CORVETTE COUPE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kychevyguy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-November-2015 at 12:37PM
Looks good!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote antlerfiend Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-November-2015 at 1:11PM
At Leasr you didn't LS swap the Celica.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-November-2015 at 1:31PM
no, i've seen them with old school v-8's in them ford and chevy, it's just too hard on the unibody! i think someone swapped in a lexus (which is made by toyota BTW) v-8, but still hard on these unibodys. hell the vega unibody is a lot stronger and a SB chev will twist and rip them apart! ask me how i know Confused besides i've already had to reinforce the front sway bar mounting plates, due to my "californiajohnny" sway bar engineering Wink (tandem sway bars!!) Big smile

Edited by californiajohnny - 22-November-2015 at 1:32PM
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74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 CORVETTE COUPE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
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