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  1. 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
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    cbc?

    I noticed CBC was filming today what time is the episode airing our event?
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    cbc?

    ok makes sense. still cool to watch even though I did not understand the french.
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    cbc?

    sweet is there an English version?
  5. Miata build stuff getting into the frame rail:
  6. next segment of the build:
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    Ecoboost swap parts car Celica

    So two videos very similar but for two separate projects (miata and celica):
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Just looking at the event details for the test and tune. Do the gates open at 10am or is the first run going to be at 10am? Thanks,
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    test and tune on April 28th?

    awesome thanks.
  12. Hey guys just curious when the first event is going to be? Are we having a test and tune for the first event again?
  13. next video for my build:
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    when is the first autocross event?

    I am not going to make a debate about this and will finish with saying this: I had a ton of fun and that is what matters most. I commented previously I was over 100kmh not topping out at 100kmh. In reality it was more like 145-150 (I never really looked all that much at the speed, just listened for the revs) in the straight. Some people ware faster and some slower but in the the end it is about having fun. My friend in his miata sport experienced minimal wear as did I. Not "no tire wear". I did blow the stuffing out of my cheap muffler though . So you be the judge if you want to go or not, that is up to you. This will be my last comment on this topic, no need to start an argument.
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    when is the first autocross event?

    Interesting you guys are waring soo fast on those items. I was not holding back either as I was passing most guys in my run group in the school. I had a blast and want to do it again. My instructor had me learning to be smooth. The way you drive fast around the road course is not the same as a fast autocross run. If I drove like it was autocross I would have killed the tires and brakes in a few laps. on the straight I was hitting over a 100kmh and my impreza is not a turbo model but a 2.5ts wagon. There was another person who took the school and she corded her tires badly by the end of the event but she over drove her car all day. When I pushed the car beyond its limits and started sliding a lot more the tires started to get used up more. You can be smooth and fast out on the road course.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Ecoboost swap parts car Celica

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

    this is awesome! two race events in one day!
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