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  1. Hey guys just curious when the first event is going to be? Are we having a test and tune for the first event again?
  2. when is the first autocross event?

    When I did the HPDE last spring My Impreza had hardly any tire ware and I did about 100km (not holding back either) of laps on the second day alone (at least that is what my odometer was saying). My brake pads and rotors showed minimal ware too. So if you respect your car and don't overdrive it you will have a blast.
  3. Hey guys, for the ecoboost swap celica we are looking at either using my friends mustang solid rear axle and transferring the celica brackets onto the mustang rear end. Or Transferring a independent rear suspension into the car. Any one have any thoughts on which IRS will take 320 or so hp on a budget? We potentially will buy something to part out from the mpi auctions and steal the rear end out of. How much hp can a mid 2000's model year Wrx and STI rear end safely hold up? My rear axle in the celica is good for about half of what the eco boost makes.
  4. budget rear suspension for 300hp?

    The rx7 rear end is probably similar width to our 1st gen celica? We will probably go wider in the front as I just got a miata front clip for its suspension.
  5. budget rear suspension for 300hp?

    cool Cool what is your price on either of those? and the 4:30s would be awesome. What kind of hp can both of those rear ends handle? The car is going to see pretty much only race duty.
  6. Hey guys, On Friday a good friend and I started a project we had been planning since My wife and I moved to our new place. I had to pull the car cover off of my 1972 parts car to move it to the new shop on our new property. I was out side looking at the parts car thought how about a low budget autocross car. I texted my friend and said "how about a race car out of my parts car". His reply: "Then we need to put a 302 into it" He is a ford mechanic. I said sounds good. So for the last couple of months we have been talking different ideas for the build, but each having our own car and truck projects already (he is building a 1951 Merc grain truck onto a newer f250 truck frame with its motor and suspension making a tonne of hp) never had time to actually do anything with our race car. He had a wrecked 2015 Ecoboost Mustang write off he bought. He was going to put all the 2015 mustang Goodies into his Fox Body Mustang. One day he said if our race car was 1600 lbs and we threw all the eco boost stuff into it it would be a riot! and so it began. The car is a budget build so cosmetics are not a priority. If it makes it fast on a budget then it is a winner for the car. This means using what we can find for free or cheap or repurposing stuff we have. The rough dead line for this build is not this summer but next summer where we can put more time in to the build next winter. So updates are going to be a while for one to the next. I had to smile at how light the car is. We could literally slide it side ways in the garage by lifting it with our hands and sliding it over no floor jack needed. I could not stop smiling on Friday while we were working on the car! Here is the Part one of this build: Thanks for checking out our build.
  7. Ecoboost swap parts car Celica

    Thanks. Our goal is to race it next season and build it over next winter time.
  8. when is the first autocross event?

    this is awesome! two race events in one day!
  9. 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
  10. 2018 Permanent Number List

    Devin James - 6280 renewing number 63
  11. when is the first autocross event?

    Oh you know the only car that can survive a jump is an orange Dodge Charger with a 01 on the side
  12. Ecoboost swap parts car Celica

    Here is part 3 of the build: On Friday we got together to finish fabricating and installing the Riverside subframe connector. It came out really well and is super strong. Was a bit of a challenge welding the heavy gauge steel upside down on my back.
  13. when is the first autocross event?

    awesome looking forward to the test and tune! I was hoping this would be the first event. want to get lots of seat time behind the wheel of the new to me miata! maybe for rebranding something like spring "kick off"? I love the extra seat time these "test and tune" events have. So then I can set up a trailer rental for the car for the first event as it does not have insurance on it yet.
  14. Ecoboost swap parts car Celica

    sure would be nice!
  15. Ecoboost swap parts car Celica

    here is the part 2 video. we are starting to build the new subframes. the old ones are toast:
  16. Cheap to free eg civic parts

    awesome! Thats amazing. I had a few of these civics offered to me for free a couple years back. When I would get in then the floor sounded like I was walking through crunchy fall leaves! I have often dreamed of putting an s2000 motor and suspension in one of these old civics, good luck with your build.
  17. Cheap to free eg civic parts

    perfect. can I pick it up at one of our events?
  18. Cheap to free eg civic parts

    How much for the hood pins? You said fart cannon also? what about wheels and tires?
  19. awesome I will be looking here for updates.
  20. Are you wanting to take a group of us from our club to check out the event you linked in the first post to help out with the event, or to just attend? What are you looking for in a volunteer for our events? I don't mind entering a couple of events for fun. I just don't have a car that could go hard core yet as my Subaru is also the same car that needs to get me to work the next day. In winter my Subie sees a lot of sideways So a rally would probably be a good thing for me I would love to run a car in more dedicated events if we start hosting them in our club. A friend and I have a vintage celica with a 300hp echoboost that is supposed to be going into it. We are building it to run autocross events. We may end up wanting to try out some rally events with it. I know we both would love to try the targa rally some day.
  21. I just might have to invest in one of those
  22. I need one of those eh? I got a hoodie full of burn holes at least one
  23. This is the next video for my Celicas restoration
  24. Hey guys, its been a while since I posted an update. been pretty busy my family moved to a new place and been working on the new house and setting up the new shop. So this update is about me setting up my new shop. I made it as another youtube video, check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPZDilVuap4&feature=share https://imgur.com/a/EEQh2