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  1. Body rust?

    Hey Just wondering if it matters on having body rust on a car I want to autocross? I am planning on running a classic Toyota (my parts car ) and will be installing through the floor sub frame connectors so it should have the strength it needs. The rust I am talking about is the rockers or lack of them Thanks.
  2. So since photobucket sucks and removed all my pictures I made a video of my progress up to this point: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8vndwrC-c4 There is no music so you can choose your own.
  3. So I have been looking for a 1971-1972 Celica restoration project for about 10 years and my dad found me one a few weeks back! So we stopped in at the shop where it is located to take a look at it and see if the owner was around to talk to. He was there and told me to make an offer on it. I offered him the $ that I started saving for dyno time on the Mach 1. So I am in the process
  4. Autocross age?

    I have a friend who is 17 years old and I have been telling him about my autocross racing. He wants to take his mustang to autocross. What does he need to race in terms of is he to young or does he need his parent to sign a waver/release etc? Thanks,
  5. Autocross age?

    Neil This is my understanding too. Shawn are you only referring to ride alongs portion of th rules when you talk about "only ride with a parent or guardian" . but he could still race his car if he brings the signed waiver by his parents and has his license that allows him to drive on his own? Or are you saying he can only ride with his parent and not race till he is 18?
  6. Autocross age?

    So can he (my 17 year old friend) drive his own car at our events or is he only allowed to be a passenger with one of his parents and not drive till he turns 18? Do his parents have to physically be at the event to sign the waiver or can he bring a signed waiver and can I act as his guardian at the event? Do I have to ride in the car with him while he drives or can he drive on his own? I'm coming with my own car as well. He has his drivers license and can drive on his own. I'm getting together with him tonight to tech inspect and class his car so I need to know if he is allowed to drive his own vehicle or not.
  7. Autocross age?

    Ok sounds good so if his parent is there to sign the waiver he is good to go. If not then is there a way you could email me the waiver for his parent to sign?
  8. Autocross age?

    Thanks for the reply guys. Who would know for sure and where do I get a waiver. He wants to come out to the gimli event on the 20th. I would hate to have him drive all that way and not be able to participate. I believe the Mustang is in his name but I will pass the info on to him.
  9. Miata driver side frame rail and bumper bar

    No I am actually lucky that way. It has never been titled here in our Provence. It was "fixed" back in Arizona and reregistered. It won't pass our safety though. The fix is pretty straight forward once I get the parts I need.
  10. Hey guys I am just about done getting my 1991 miata ready for a safety. The last thing on my list is repairing the front section of frame rail and metal bumper. Any one know of a Na Miata shell that I can cut the rail out of. My damage is in front of the suspension on the driver side so it is a more straight forward repair.
  11. Toyota bell housing

    I found one.
  12. Toyota bell housing

    I am looking for a bell housing to connect a toyota "r" series engine (eg: 22r, 22re, 18r, 18rg, 8r, etc) to a "w" series trans ( w58, w56 etc. W50 will not work) Thanks
  13. Hey guys/gals I picked up a rust free 1991 miata yesterday and it is completely stock so I intend to keep it that way. My budget including purchase for the car is $3000-$3400 So far I am at $1700 which includes purchase and trailer rental/gas to haul the car home. The car will need a new top which I have lined up for a good deal. There are a couple other things needed for safety. But my question for now is what shocks are suggested to run in street class for an affordable price. I may just run new rear ones of what ever is oem for now but I am still curious on what others have run in street class. The fronts seem ok but the rears need replacing so in terms of budget I may just replace the rears for now with oem equivalent.
  14. Street class shocks for miata?

    I have been researching alignment stuff and have found a couple of different ideas: Flyin Miata Miata.net IA Super Miata doubble duity Front: Caster: 5.0 Maximum Maximum +3.5 ~ 4.0° Camber: -1.0 -0.6 to -0.8 -1.5 -2.5 Toe: in 1/16” 1/16” per side out 1/16” Per side 0 Rear: Camber: -1.5 -1.1 -2 -2.0 Toe: in 1/16 1/16” per side in 1/16” per side + 1/8", .06" Other notes: "We have found that setting the front camber from -.2° to -.5 ° more than the rear provide best grip and lowest lap times." My thoughts on my set up (street tires with high tread ware of like 500 and oem shocks/sway bars: Front: Caster: Maximum Camber: (-0.5 more than the rear) Not sure totally where I want it Toe: out: 1/16” (Skinny tires for autocross: 1/8” out to 1/4” out for autocross but wears tires rapidly according to the internet) Rear: Camber: (-0.5 less than the front) Not sure totally where I want it. Toe: in 1/16” Any one have any critiques on my thoughts of alignment set up? I am kind of fuzzy on camber because it is all over the place where I look for recommendations
  15. Street class shocks for miata?

    Beau: is this the blocks and bolts mod you are referring to? http://www.racingbeat.com/Miata-1990-2005/Sway-Bars/54123.html?id=4jtGIqfa I am guessing you only need to order a pair of them for the front? Joe: I got lucky I have the long nose crank pulley. I found it when I did the timing belt on the weekend. I also was fortunate it seems that my car has the limited slip from factory. It is looking like I will be taking the Miata autocrossing on sunday this weekend. I am on holidays this week and next so I have a bunch of time to work on the car! I would give some picture updates but photo bucket is giving me issues. I have got a bunch of stuff done on the car: timing belt/tensioners, water pump, power steering pump, inner and outer tie rods and boots, coolant flush, seafoam in the intake and oil pan (engine ticking is gone) Cleaned up surface rust under battery primed and painted it, Pulled the interior out and cleaned it, fuel filter, air filter, new battery and fabricated a battery tie down, Used bicycle brake cables cut to length with wire crimps to fix broken window regulator, day time running lights, plugs wires, sealed up tail lights, fixed miata Hot foot issue using bubble wrap with foil on both sides (the roll of stuff you get at Rona) Worked like a charm the car is cool now On my do do list: -Trans fluid and diff fluid -rear shocks tomorrow and new upper control arm bushings ( just ordered Oem KYB for now to keep in budget) -Fix rad cradle from past accedent damage -rain rail repair using pcv tubing -new top is coming -Rain test -thermostat coolant leak -Inner shift boot -alignment (set up for street/autocross) Beside a good polish that is it. Kind of a bit more involving that I pictured but I don't mind I enjoy working on a fun car.
  16. Street class shocks for miata?

    Thanks guys This info is much appreciated. The car won't be ready for the 8th, though I wish it would be. I am hope to order most of my needed parts this week.
  17. Santos on the 1st gen forum hooked me up with some fairly workable front fenders. Finally I have a set of fenders that have a bottom not rusted away which allows me to properly fit a set of rocker panels: Something is missing, I was quite afraid to cut the rear 1/4 panel off but I ended up just going for it: The rocker from wolf steel had multiple fitment issues the flat visible surface when the door is closed was very round and the celica is flat so hammered and dollied it flat. The next issue was the part where the sill plate mounts was too narrow so I cut off the 90 degree top edge and made a new one and screwed it in place: Then I welded it up: I built a new middle rocker support out of thicker 16 gauge steel, a more simple design than oem but it is functional. Also being thicker should make it last longer against rust: fitment of 1/4 panel, rocker panel, and door. A lot of time in getting these parts to fit any where near right like 16 hours at this point. The passenger side should be a lot quicker now that I know what I am doing. The door is from my 1972 celica which is less rusty and way lighter because it has no crash bar inside it: 1/4 panel fitment in trunk jambs: Just got my modified steering colum in the mail today from Cary the same guy who built the steering rack bracket to work with my rack and pinion: picked up a w58 out of a MK2 P type supra and a big brake kit as well as the MK2 KYB struts. Not sure if the MK2 stuff is going to work, but if it does than I have a very affordable big brake set up for the car. I have some ideas on how to get it to all work on the car. I do plan on converting the struts up front to coil overs yet. The rear shocks have 10km on them and are from a Ford Focus, the front struts are MR2. The rotors are 12 inch Land Rover HSE re drilled to fit the supra bolt pattern, with a hub centric ring. The calipers are q45 twin piston units. I also took the MK2 brake booster and master cyl. I took a rough measurement and the booster piston and studs they are in the same location as the oem TA22 booster's. These parts all are out of an old time attack car. He said the brakes worked really good at the track. It was quite a fun adventure taking out all these parts in his back yard hoping the rain would not come and it never did. I managed to fit all the tools and these parts in the back of my FJ which sat a fist lower in the back and was down on power with all the extra weight (most people do a front end leveling kit I just go buy enough car parts to make my leveling kit happen).
  18. 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:
  19. 2017 Event #3 - Saturday May 13

    Gates open at 9 am this year right?
  20. 2017 Event #3 - Saturday May 13

    Sweet see you guys tomorrow.
  21. 2017 Event #3 - Saturday May 13

    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.
  22. 2017 Event #3 - Saturday May 13

    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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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?
  25. Manual rack and pinion from corolla/MR2/AE86

    found one thanks guys.