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About white_cross

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  • Birthday 04/29/1985


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    Autocross, Working on my Mustang, Customizing Hot Wheels, Collecting records, Youth work at church
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    automotive painter for Triplee RV
  1. I have ordered Some of the parts needed for this build from Toy sport and Santos on the 1st gen celica forum. These were my number one must have parts for this car from Toysport and Santos: I also got the other 1/4 panel from Santos: My garage was getting full so my basement has 1/2 a car in it: I also was able to get ahold of this 1985 mr2 manual steering rack someone replied to my kijiji want add: Cary from the 1st gen forum made up this really nice steering rack conversion bracket for me. He makes and sells this conversion bracket or the bracket and engine swap cradle. I decided to only do the steering rack. This part is such a time saver: A little test fit with my mr2 steering rack in the bracket and a comparison of the old steering set up vs the new one: The weight of the two setups feel very similar. I ordered a set of 1984 rwd Corolla inner and outer tie rods and they were a bit to long so I had the local machine shop cut 1.5 inches off of each outer tie rod and tap the thread as far as it could be tapped. I could not find a tap big enough locally so I had the work done for me. There was a lot of test fit remove bracket grind transmission to engine brace and repeat. Then my car being 43 years old did not fully line up on all the bolt holes so they were enlarged and one of the mounting tabs had to be cut off and welded 1/16 inch out. I don't blame Cary though as my car has been jumped and landed very hard by a previous owner at some point so things could have shifted a bit. Here is the completed install mocked up it looks very oem sitting in there:
  2. Gates open at 9 am this year right?
  3. Sweet see you guys tomorrow.
  4. Is the event still on? I have a 2 hour drive just want to know if I should get up early tomorrow or sleep in? Thanks.
  5. Good thing I checked here I will keep my eye on this post. Last year people often waited till last minute to register and the event would fill up right? I am just in the middle of getting ready for tomorrow. I will still pack up my stuff to go just in case.
  6. I also had a blast! Thanks for putting on such a fun event. I went home wishing I could be out running laps some more. I hope to be out again this summer.
  7. found one thanks guys.
  8. got the inner rocker mounted up as well and was able to reuse the seat belt mounting bracket. The seat belt fits nicely too: The middle of the rear floor pan is rusted through and needed to be fabricated due to a leaky window and standing water: Time to disassemble for sand blasting the floors: Test fitting rocker panels they are going to need a little tweaking:
  9. I found an add on the local Kijiji for a 2003 wrx turbo for a good deal. So my daughter and I went for the 2 hour drive to pick it up. We got to the guys house and it was so cool he had like 6-8 nice sports car parked on his drive way (multipul wrx's, an Evo, a Carlos sans celica etc) all in nice condition. I guess he is kind of a car collector. He showed me the turbo it was mint and no shaft pay. He also had the down pipe which I intend on using for the flange and welding a new down pipe to. I asked if he had an intercooler and he took me to his back yard garage which was full of cool car parts he pulled out a front mount evo intercooler. I purchased the parts and took my daughter for supper at Half Moon at 9pm I know these motors are not worth much but having a spare motor and curiosity of what the motor will make with a turbo on it has got me excited. My daughter came to hang out with me in the garage the other day: So the last section of rust repair underneath the car: And the patch work begins: At this point I remembered that I had ordered some cut out parts off a 1974 celica from different member on this forum and realized I could probably make something work. So I trimmed up this section of the 1974 floor that I had Started some real life "photo shop" Took the measurements and cut out the old floor: Then the 1974 piece got welded in place: at this point with 1972, 1973, and 1974 celica parts welded into the car I was reminded of this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWHniL8MyMM
  10. Does the w58 work behind an r series motor?
  11. Congratulations that car is pretty cool! Hard to find all ready too.
  12. My car currently has the recirculating ball type steering just like the old muscle cars have.
  13. I am going to be converting my 1973 celica to a manual rack and pinion. There is a guy on the 1stgencelica.com who sells a rack conversion kit but I still have to source the rack and pinion unit. He says this about which rack and pinion is needed for the conversion: "The rack can be a 83-84 corolla first gen mr2 or an ae86 but mr2 requires the in/out tie rods from a 83-84 corolla. Ya so let me know when you are ready." I imagine he is talking about the 83-84 rwd corolla. Any one have something or know of where I can find one? Rock auto no longer has these units. Maybe someone has seen something in a wrecker locally?
  14. It says SNELL approved but to which Standard?  The description doesn't specify.

    If you grab the miata, you will definitely need an snell SA helmet and a rollbar that has a minimum of 4pts. 

    No real comment on  which roll bar to get but hard dog products (m2 model) are popular.

    I found which snell it is snell M2010 I am guessing that is not good enough? Can you point me in a direction of which helmet to buy and where to get it? 

    So for roll bars any of the hard core M1-M2 bars are legal for me to use in the club events from this page:  http://trackdogracing.com/rollbars.aspx pretty much any roll bar legal for SCCA events will be ok in our cub too i am assuming.

    1. nopistons


      I replied to this in the forums because its good info for everyone.

      Road Race has purchased its 12 SNELL SA2010 loaner helmets from SpeedFactor Racing. They gave us the best price.

    2. white_cross


      Ok good to know, If I can't get the Miata in time (currently waiting on the TOD and import papers) and decide to take my subaru is my snell M2010 going to be ok with that car?

    3. white_cross


      Ok good to know, If I can't get the Miata in time (currently waiting on the TOD and import papers) and decide to take my subaru is my snell M2010 going to be ok with that car? edit: wait I just read the post you made it makes sense now.

  15. Sweet guys thanks! Corey I will take you up on that deal, shoot I was just in winnipeg yesterday. Would it work to pick it up at an autocross event? I won't be able to make it to the first event we have some birthday plans for me. but I am working on a deal for a Miata which I am excited about! The next time I am in winnipeg would probably be for the first autocross event which is my birthday. Jim that is a very nice offer. if I bring the exhaust manifold along are you able to make me flanges for that so I can build my turbo exhaust manifold? I would pay you for the work too.