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Re: Seasalt's 2004 Six Speed TTR 2016/03/31 13:53:59 (permalink)
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What it's meant to look like -
datagraph by AlanCSSalt, on Flickr
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Re: Seasalt's 2004 Six Speed TTR 2016/04/14 02:16:26 (permalink)
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Working on installing SpeedHut tacho, to get better accuracy than 1ZZ tacho hopefully.
 

 

 
Will trim cover to suit.
 

 

 
To Do List:
Convertible Top, Blue Stayfast, Glass Window - $875 - Got it, so far, bit intimidated..
Mocal Large Diameter Flush Fit Fuel Filler Cap 4 Inch Diameter With Funnel Locking - $330
Carmate $361 – TRD sideskirt replicas – unspecified delay – two months so far. “Waiting for stock”.
CEIKA $1,275.00 USD – Coilovers – 4 week wait.
Autotechnik $1275 + $85 delivery to 2480 - $500 deposited - $860 owing - RPF1 Rims (I have a bent rear, and single replacement rim from Toyota is around $1200 – so a full set matching original staggered as far as possible. 8 week wait.
Apexi PowerFC - $AU1642.00 Customs adds $326.34, hence $1968.34 In my possession.
DynoTune quote - $550
RDA brakes - Slotted & Dimpled Replacement Rotors, FRONT- $220.00 Inc Gst, Pair - REAR- $220.00 Inc Gst, Pair - shipping direct $20.00 Inc Gst – In the mail.
New facelift air scoops - side – Only Black available - $132 each. One RH duct $135
Once rotors arrive, get all callipers rebuilt, painted, new pads.
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Re: Seasalt's 2004 Six Speed TTR 2016/05/10 20:49:11 (permalink)
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PowerFC. Dyno guy will let me know when there's an opening.
 
 

Want to get brakes up to it.

Found a motor trimmer to put the blue stayfast top on. Booked for next Tuesday.
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Re: Seasalt's 2004 Six Speed TTR 2016/05/12 13:29:57 (permalink)
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CEIKA - 1 - Type 1M Coilover Kit (Set of 4)
Front spring rate (kg/mm): 7
Rear spring rate (kg/mm): 8
Valving Type / Ride Feel: Stock / Comfort
Front top plates: Camber adjustable
Rear top plates: Camber adjustable
Dual springs / Helper springs:
Car Brand: Toyota
Car Model: MR2 Spyder
Year: 2004
 
Once fitted they were harsher than my CASA struts. I got them to make me a set of softer springs. They weren't keen, but I insisted. 4kg front and 6kg back. Now that car rides the same as my other one with CASA 6kg and 8kg - I guess the difference is in their damping.
 
 
Blue Stayfast top fitted by Bryan Mackney, (02) 66621255 - North Coast Trimming and Supplies, 1/3 Cassino Dr, Casino NSW 2470 - Did a good job!
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Re: Seasalt's 2004 Six Speed TTR 2016/05/30 18:47:51 (permalink)
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rwhp, 4th gear - Dynoed by Dean Amos, Lismore - 0414560550
 
Thoroughly recommended.
 

 
For compare: but in hp, not rwhp
 

 
and a Lotus 2ZZ:

 
 

 

 
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Re: Seasalt's 2004 Six Speed TTR 2016/11/19 16:38:04 (permalink)
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Last time I compression tested my motor, we'd just pulled it from a wreck that had been standing for a year. The compression didn't look that good on the day.
 
 
 
So after donating my PFC map to Ess Dub and having it soundly criticised for richness and conservatism - (I had 159whp @ 7600 rpm) - Ess Dub managed, with Chris Jones, to get 173whp @ 8400 rpm. I had to wonder if it was my motor or the tuning, so another compression test.
 

Seems to have improved with use.
So next week I'll try writing Ess Dub's map to my PFC and seeing what results.
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Re: Seasalt's 2004 Six Speed TTR 2016/12/15 20:12:14 (permalink)
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Ess Dub's map didn't do it for my engine. His map is the blue line. Mine is the red.
Works for his, so obviously engines differ. Sticking with my map.
 
 

 
Made a small cosmetic change to my flank air intakes - painted the inside silver.
 
 

 

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Re: Seasalt's 2004 Six Speed TTR 2017/03/28 20:43:08 (permalink)
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When dyno guy Dean did my car, he commented on "bit of engine noise". Asked various mechanics, most of whom didn't have a clue, until I found a guy that used to race AW11. He said "bit of cam chain noise and small end noise. He didn't try to cash in. Said leave it alone unless it gets louder. That's a while back.
 

First i walk around with Gopro and mic, then hang it above motor. Trying to record that "clatter".

So two nights ago I'm looking at ebay, and in the "Items you might be interested in" was a 9000km JDM 2ZZ Celica motor, box, crossmember, suspension and brakes. Turns out the guy bought it 10 years ago to put in an Elise, and never did. I bought it. I'm stripping off the stuff I don't need now.
 

 

 
This thing is just so clean/new - no corrosion anywhere.
 
According to the Yanks there's supposed to be a vin tag riveted to the block.

But I can't find anything like that (above) on my "new" motor. 
Got the motor off the crossmember and pallet.

 

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Re: Seasalt's 2004 Six Speed TTR 2017/04/10 18:04:46 (permalink)
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Blocks been full of vinegar for three days now. (Crystalline precipitate in water jacket from long inactivity. At least it was turned over regularly.) Probably flush it tomorrow. Gear selectors in. Smooth (not ribbed) shifter housing says early Celica. Early lift bolts out and replaced. Trying to polish rocker cover even though the cosmetic stuff isn't a big focus... no scuffing on cams. Hoping to not find faults. Even 400 grit W&D doesn't get rid of all the dark grey (oxidised?) marks. How deep is that. May have to resort to engine enamel instead... Update: Mate lent me his bench grinder with buffer pad and jeweller's rouge bar. That got it to as good as the pics below.
 

 

I expected the welch plug (designed in the 1900s by the Welch brothers at the Welch Motor Car Company of Pontiac, Michigan) for the offside shifter opening to be an interference fit, but it isn't. It'll be the RTV holding it in. Not like it's under pressure.
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Re: Seasalt's 2004 Six Speed TTR 2017/04/10 21:36:50 (permalink)
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Looking absolutely awesome.. Following this.
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Re: Seasalt's 2004 Six Speed TTR 2017/04/11 00:58:49 (permalink)
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Thanks Phiz.
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Re: Seasalt's 2004 Six Speed TTR 2017/04/11 06:28:44 (permalink)
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No probs, I've got ceika coilovers in my car as we speak. Glad I went that way, did end up costing 1700aud in the end but not much I can do for reliable coilovers.

I've heard stories of some knocking two weeks after they're put in, but I've had mine for over two years and no one issue.
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Re: Seasalt's 2004 Six Speed TTR 2017/04/29 16:23:30 (permalink)
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Today we put the 2ZZ up on the hoist and started undoing things. Everything was fairly straightforward, mostly.
 
The shifter cable retention clips on the gearbox - I couldn't remember how they worked and we were tearing our hair out trying to find out how to release them. Yes, I'm sure many people know, but we didn't. Eventually we stumbled on the secret. You have to push these two things in to release them.
 
 
 
Next thing was getting the passenger side axle out. Easy enough on the box in the car, but getting the Celica's passenger axle out was a mongrel. Eventually I put an old clutch fork in behind it with a piece of square brass stock behind it to give it a fulcrum point, and belted the end with a blacksmith hammer, which promptly levered it out.
Before that we'd tried two big screwdrivers and a pinch bar with no success, so the old clutch fork was magic.
 
The Celica throttle action is the reverse of the Corolla Sportivo, so I'll use the Sportivo inlet and throttle because that way the throttle cable fits easily.
 
Monday should be able to drop her out and change over the parts we need to for the 9000km motor to go in.
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Re: Seasalt's 2004 Six Speed TTR 2017/05/03 12:47:53 (permalink)
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The serpentine belt. Engine has the 2ZZ tensioner (Some swap in the shorter 1ZZ tensioner.), 1ZZ air-con pump, 1ZZ idler pully, and a 2ZZ alternator. I tried measuring it with a piece of string. That doesn't work. Ends up way too short as the string sits down in the grooves. Looked it up on the net and got silly answers. The US 2ZZs might be different, who knows.
 
Took the too long original 2ZZ belt, cut it, wrapped it round where it had to go and marked it. 1675mm with tensioner compressed, 1715mm otherwise. Lucky for me the shop didn't have a 1675; nearest was 1700mm. I tried it. With the tensioner fully compressed I only just got it on. So after only two trial fittings, win.
 

 

 
Followed by an oil cooler saga.
 
The Corolla 2ZZ has one, a water cooled sandwich between block and oil filter. The JDM Celica 2ZZ didn't have one. My two dead 1ZZ motors, one did and one didn't.
 
I thought I'd fit the 1ZZ one to the Celica motor, but thread sizes were different. I started thinking they'd changed them at some point, but after dismantling the Corolla one, and looking up orifices with a torch and mirror, I realised there an extra threaded sleeve piece needed. Once that was in, no probs.
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Re: Seasalt's 2004 Six Speed TTR 2017/05/13 17:47:01 (permalink)
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Getting closer.
 
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