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Re: 1985 Toyota Celica-Supra DD/Project car
« Reply #120 on: Nov 28, 2010, 06:27:03 PM »
Nice score, have you been to celicasupra.com? They are all about that body style and have tons of tech info there too.
my buddy restored one of those and it's pretty sweet. Now he's building an 84 with a 2JZ engine for drag purposes; if it's half as awesome as the first it's gonna be nuts-o when he's done!  :burnout:
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Re: 1985 Toyota Celica-Supra DD/Project car
« Reply #121 on: Nov 28, 2010, 06:34:59 PM »
Nice score, have you been to celicasupra.com? They are all about that body style and have tons of tech info there too.
my buddy restored one of those and it's pretty sweet. Now he's building an 84 with a 2JZ engine for drag purposes; if it's half as awesome as the first it's gonna be nuts-o when he's done!  :burnout:

Thanks. Yeah I have an account over there, been reading up on their forums about doing the valve seals. Best place I have seen for info on these cars. I want to do a 2JZ swap eventually when the 5MGE gets tired. I just want to keep it 100% stock looking but with the 2JZ under the hood. Total sleeper. It already is, fastest car I have ever owned. Wish I had a manual. Might do the tranny swap before the engine swap, but the auto is nice, especially now that I live in the city. Definitely got a new found respect for Toyota sports cars after owning this.
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Re: 1985 Toyota Celica-Supra DD/Project car
« Reply #122 on: Feb 11, 2011, 07:53:19 PM »
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Re: 1985 Toyota Celica-Supra DD/Project car
« Reply #123 on: Feb 11, 2011, 08:03:37 PM »
i realy like the top one  but the eyes peeking back are creepy
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« Reply #124 on: Jun 17, 2011, 03:54:33 PM »
The Supra has proved itself as a very reliable economical, and perfect sized car for long road trips and vacations. Holds all we need for a weeklong getaway for my girlfriend, my dog and myself. Got 23 mpg for a trip that was about 50% highway, 50% around town, coastal roads. We stayed the last week in Bodega Bay, California, small fishing town a couple hours north of San Francisco. We pretty much just hung out at the beach, did a little hiking, and wheeled the RC crawlers. It was my dog's first trip to the ocean and she had a blast running around the beach. I want to go back and do one of their guided Halibut fishing tours. Apparently the gray whales did not migrate this year and were hanging out off the coast but we never saw any.

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Re: 1985 Toyota Celica-Supra DD/Project car
« Reply #125 on: Jun 17, 2011, 04:01:01 PM »
Very cool, Bodega is awesome.  I love the rocky shores from Bodega all the way North.  I think next year I'll go there for the family vacation.  This year its Blue Lakes for fishing and snow.

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Re: 1985 Toyota Celica-Supra DD/Project car
« Reply #126 on: Jun 17, 2011, 05:15:06 PM »
Very cool, Bodega is awesome.  I love the rocky shores from Bodega all the way North.  I think next year I'll go there for the family vacation.  This year its Blue Lakes for fishing and snow.

Definitely. We also like Fort Bragg a lot. Bodega is very tiny compared to Fort Bragg but much easier to find secluded beaches. One of these days we want to take a trip and just cruise up the 1 from Bodega Bay north. The weather was great too, no fog and temperatures in the 70s every day we were there.

Are you talking about the Blue Lakes north of Clear Lake along 20?
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Re: 1985 Toyota Celica-Supra DD/Project car
« Reply #127 on: Jun 17, 2011, 05:49:16 PM »
sweet lookin car man, im jealous
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Re: 1985 Toyota Celica-Supra DD/Project car
« Reply #128 on: Jun 17, 2011, 05:58:04 PM »
sweet lookin car man, im jealous

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Re: 1985 Toyota Celica-Supra DD/Project car
« Reply #129 on: Jun 17, 2011, 06:03:22 PM »

Are you talking about the Blue Lakes north of Clear Lake along 20?

No, the other one.  Hwy 88, Tahoe area.  Nice car man, I had an 84, freaking awesome at 100+.

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Re: 1985 Toyota Celica-Supra DD/Project car
« Reply #130 on: Jun 17, 2011, 06:14:28 PM »
No, the other one.  Hwy 88, Tahoe area.  Nice car man, I had an 84, freaking awesome at 100+.

Oh okay, yeah I was going to say that doesn't sound like the best place to fish and find snow at the same place. Always forget about the other Blue Lakes near Tahoe. Thanks, I definitely agree. They get on it especially at higher speeds.
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Re: 1985 Toyota Celica-Supra DD/Project car
« Reply #131 on: Jun 18, 2011, 01:26:16 AM »
If you haven't heard of it yet, there is a Reno Toyota Supra Meet Summer 2011 meet that is being planned for the end of July(30th or 31st) in Reno.  It sounds like they are planning to meet in Reno then drive out to Virginia City or back to Tahoe on either Sat. or Sunday after the Reno coffee and cars meet.  It appears it is open to all Toyota and Lexus sports cars.
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Re: 1985 Toyota Celica-Supra DD/Project car
« Reply #132 on: Jun 18, 2011, 12:05:13 PM »
If you haven't heard of it yet, there is a Reno Toyota Supra Meet Summer 2011 meet that is being planned for the end of July(30th or 31st) in Reno.  It sounds like they are planning to meet in Reno then drive out to Virginia City or back to Tahoe on either Sat. or Sunday after the Reno coffee and cars meet.  It appears it is open to all Toyota and Lexus sports cars.

Nice, that sounds fun. I've been wanting to get out to a Supra meet up, haven't had a chance to yet. Thanks for the info I will have to see if we can't make it to the one in Reno.
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Re: 1985 Toyota Celica-Supra DD/Project car
« Reply #133 on: Jun 24, 2012, 12:26:26 PM »
As some of you know, I was reaching a monetary/vehicle dilema recently. The Supra needs valve stem seals and while I would be at it, might as well rebuild the engine. The rear end howling has gotten worse, and no AC or defroster has began to irritate the hell out of me. Also smog is quickly approaching and I know this time it definitely won't pass. I had set aside a good chunk of cash to invest in it, but decided it was finally time to invest in a new car. Something I thought I'd never do.

So a few months ago I began researching and decided to go with a retired govt Crown Victoria. Did my research, test drove a ton of them, and settled on a 2008 ex-undercover Crown Victoria with 100,000 miles. It is the P71 package (beefy suspension, posi, extra cooling for power steering and trans, etc). The 06 and up also got kevlar door panels and I retained the police kevlar trunk kit, storage box and sliding spare tire tray. Paid less than 7 out the door for a 2008. It has been a great car, gets decent mileage, and it is comfy as hell. I've put about 5K on it so far. Probably going to do a K&N intake and a magnaflow muffler eventually. Otherwise just darker tint in the rear and keeping it stock otherwise.

I was in San Luis Obispo for a forensic fire investigation course recently and couldn't resist taking the CV out to Pismo.  :gap:









She did really well, even in the deep sand, well until I hit some REALLY deep sand....  :gap:





Supra is being retired after smog rolls around in August to await a full restoration.
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Re: 1985 Toyota Celica-Supra DD/Project car
« Reply #134 on: Jun 24, 2012, 01:27:36 PM »
full restos are nice! i love your CV man. its dope.
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Re: 1985 Toyota Celica-Supra DD/Project car
« Reply #135 on: Jun 24, 2012, 03:07:59 PM »
full restos are nice! i love your CV man. its dope.

Yeah, the 4runner is first in line for lovin', but after that I want to get the restoration started on the Supra. Plan is probably a 2JZ/manual swap, full restoration but keep it stock in appearance. Kind of semi-mod restoration.
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Re: 1985 Toyota Celica-Supra DD/Project car
« Reply #136 on: Jun 24, 2012, 06:20:14 PM »
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Re: 1985 Toyota Celica-Supra DD/Project car
« Reply #137 on: Jul 05, 2012, 09:51:27 AM »
So does everybody in front of you drive super slow cause they think you're a cop?  :gap:

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Re: 1985 Toyota Celica-Supra DD/Project car
« Reply #138 on: Jul 05, 2012, 03:05:36 PM »
So does everybody in front of you drive super slow cause they think you're a cop?  :gap:

Around town, usually. On the freeway, I own the fast lane. :gap:
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Re: 1985 Toyota Celica-Supra DD/Project car
« Reply #139 on: Jul 05, 2012, 03:19:03 PM »
is that a gov? or pov?
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« Reply #140 on: Jul 05, 2012, 03:48:15 PM »
is that a gov? or pov?

It is a former government vehicle.
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Re: 1985 Toyota Celica-Supra DD/Project car
« Reply #141 on: Apr 25, 2014, 01:48:05 AM »
Only update is I got in a minor accident that fubared the passenger front suspension/steering in the Crown Vic, so I am back to DDing the Supra again until I can afford/have time to fix the Crown Vic. Forgot how fun this car was after 3 years of not driving it. Hope it passes smog in August....  :crossed:

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Re: 1985 Toyota Celica-Supra DD/Project car
« Reply #142 on: May 22, 2014, 06:40:22 PM »
Well the Supra died on me on I80 about a week ago. I was driving about 70 mph when the check engine light came on. About 30 seconds later I heard 3 loud "bangs" and the engine died. After being pissed a few days and letting it sit I went to run the diagnostic codes but the battery is now dead. Nothing happens when I try and start it but the lights do come on. Not sure why the battery died though after only sitting for a few days. So I tracked down a trickle charger for my battery and once it is charged I am going to run the codes and see what I get.  :thumbdown:

Last pic I took about a month before it crapped out on me. Anyone with 5MGE experience feel free to chime in....
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Re: 1985 Toyota Celica-Supra DD/Project car
« Reply #143 on: Nov 14, 2015, 02:41:33 PM »
Slight update: The issue I had was indeed the alternator. Replaced it and she runs like a champ again.

That said, I am downsizing my fleet and the Supra is up for sale.  :rivers:

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