'72 RA21 Coupe, 1uzfe and Single Turbo

stevieg

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Late 72 production (early 73 model year) Celica Coupe
Odometer shows 04421 Miles so probably 104,421.
Has been sitting in Farmers field since 1984
VERY little rust, underside looks to be in great shape
Trunk is excellent etc
will have a better look when i start stripping it down this weekend.
Plans? 9.0's 1/4mile
-Precision turbo ball bearing 6262 turbo
-1992 Crown 1UZFE
-Stock A340e trans running in full manual shift mode
-8 440cc 7mgte injectors, cleaned and balanced
-Megasquirt2 v3.0 modded to run all stock ignition system
-20gal Summit fuel cell, Surge tank, walbro 190lph pump feeding surge tank and Bosch 044 primary fuel pump
-All -AN fuel lines and fittings, -8 feed and -6 return
-89 Toyota 2wd 8" rear axle custom narrowed to fit

Had to rebuild some hood hinges

Turbo oil drain using the old lexus oil level sending unit

Gutted all the accessories and hydro-fan pumpetc, as this will only be running an alternator

 

stevieg

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Tried to keep the steering box but i don't have a choice, cylinder #7 fire right into the steering box, no room for a manifold


Lots of room on passenger side
 

stevieg

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Aw11 Manual rack tacked into place, brackets compliments of Cary (1jzra21 on 1stgencelica.com)
if this it looks crooked its just the aspect ratio of the camera, its all straight and level

Start of the firewal, its sunk 3" from stock

Mostly Done, still need to dress the welds and seam seal it all up

Lots of room back there now
 

stevieg

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Firewall and trans tunnel completed (it looks wavy cause i used a wire wheel to clean the surface rust off it)



passenger side header completed, all 304 stainless and 2.5" v-band (mock up motor) its not too pretty but it'll work for what i need it to do


Also moved the transmission crossmember location and built a whole new crossmember and reinforced the floorpan where it attaches, MUCH happier with this one as the old one had too much leverage against the mounting location and would have torn the floor apart fairly quickly

Turbo placement, starting on the exhaust packaging etc


Rack and pinion done, ae86 front suspension installed and everything back on the ground
 

stevieg

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pie-cuts for the tighter radius bends needed in such a cramped engine bay, Bear in mind I have never had any kind of formal welding training i'm a self taught-read-and-practice so i think i'm doing alright

first section of the crossover pipe, clears the swaybay, radiator etc etc

Merge collector done



 

stevieg

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Pretty much finished up all the exhaust side of things now, waiting for a 3" v-band to join exhaust to the downpipe, for now i'll be using the stock rad as its of a decent size and currently I don't have the $700 for a full custom one lol.


Downpipe finished


wastegate/screamer pipe on


A view of the maze of pipes (dont worry the welds on that lower crossover pipe are just as pretty as all the rest, just havent hit them with the wire wheel yet)




Steve
 

Lextreme

Just call me "Lex"
Great work.... Nice setup.. i can see u put alot of time and work into it. Cant wait for it to fire up.
 

stevieg

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Doesn't look like a lot of work but represents like 5 hrs of work lol rotated intake manifold, replaced all the injector o-rings, and deleted the traction control mechanicals from the throttle body



steve
 

stevieg

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Doesn't look like a lot of work but represents like 5 hrs of work rotated intake manifold, replaced all the injector o-rings, and deleted the traction control mechanicals from the throttle body



steve
 

lill daddy

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this is a awsome conversion your doing..... i love the old toyota's.... and thanks for the heads up on being able to rotate the intake... am wondering if this will help me at all on my hiace conversion.... keep the pics coming :D cheers....
 

spdrcr771

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+1 for all the custom fab. Looks like your doing badass in the self taught welding dept. Love the pics, keep'em comming.
 

stevieg

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So the mailman was kind to me today and brought me some parts
Aluminum (Civic) radiator nice, compact and still a 3Core


“EVO” intercooler nice and huge!


THE RACING STORE! lol


After a little assembly this is what you end up with:


Its a 11.75" 4piston 5-lug Pro-street setup from Tony at theracingstore.com. its a direct bolt-on for ae86 spindles and is available in 4-lug as well
http://trsmotorsport.com/index.php?page=shop.browse&category_id=27&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=26
Steve
 

spf_lexus

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Nice work stevieg, im loving how those 1st gen celicas look so angry! Once its done im sure it will be sweet.
 
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