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The JDM collection grows... and Dixie has some competition for my time.

Discussion in 'General discussion' started by richiep, May 2, 2021.

  1. toopy

    toopy
    Z Club Member

    What colour is the paint work, i really like it, hoping it's something like polo white or white mint! :D
     
  2. SacCyclone

    SacCyclone
    Z Club Member

    I do love this body style, reminds me of a downsized 69 Mustang Fastback.....my next project.
    Great buy Rich.
     
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  3. Ped

    Ped
    Z Club Member

    Now that is one nice motor! Kinda like the minty green too. Very cool.
     
  4. Pondo

    Pondo
    Z Club Member

    Love it Rich, my car has been garage buddies with a green one of these for the last few months and it is such a cool looking car!
     
  5. richiep

    richiep
    Z Club Member

    Assuming it’s the original Toyota colour (it’s been resprayed), it would be Toyota 023 White. Does look kinda minty in the photos, although I can’t say I really noticed that in person.
     
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  6. Farmer42

    Farmer42
    Z Club Member

    Nice car Richie.

    Loved this style of Celica and have always wanted one. Had a 1600ST, TA22 back in the 80s/early 90s and the GT 'Liftback' would have been my upgrade if I could have afforded it at the time. Still have a spare Jeco clock out of it in the garage as a keepsake (the rest of the car didn't survive the tinworm very well:( Celica 1986.jpg Celica 1986-2.jpg
     
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  7. richiep

    richiep
    Z Club Member

    I think Rob is alluding to the fact that the single cam 18R isn’t exactly a powerful engine. I think we are talking sub-100hp (just). In comparison, the 2.0L 18RG twin cam is comparable performance-wise when standard to an L24, and can be tuned and upgraded into the realms of 180-200HP. That’s what I’m planning - ported, polished 18RG head, bigger cams, 44-45mm twin DCOE-style carbs or ITBs, sorted exhaust, etc. The engine blocks, sumps and cranks are the same - it’s a matter of moving the dipstick, and organising around the RG’s format and extra/different bolt-on parts.

    But that won’t be happening for a while yet, although I’m already starting to grab parts. I can build the R into an RG, although I’d undoubtedly favour grabbing a full 18RG should one pop up somewhere. Just easier and means the swap over could be done without immobilising the car for weeks.

    But more importantly than go - I’m already wheel shopping. 14” Wats are the favourite but being tempted by the idea of some Star Sharks...
     
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  8. Woody928

    Woody928
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    Absolutely love this, way cooler than a mustang! I very much approve of your long term plans too.

    Clearly you have far too much free time, space and money to have such a sub zero cool and growing JDM fleet :coolgleam:
     
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  9. richiep

    richiep
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    Delivery day is Friday, so very much looking forward to getting a little time with it at the weekend to go over it properly, make a to-do list, drive it laps around the farm yard, etc! It’ll be full speed ahead with registering it. I want to actually get out and about in it while making tweaks.

    I’m also working out arrangements to buy a twin cam head and manifolds at the moment so “Project 18RG” will be a go for the winter. Now need the 5-speed...
     
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  10. richiep

    richiep
    Z Club Member

    Got it! In its new home and had its first quick detail/polish in my ownership. Will be getting to know her better over the weekend and coming weeks as I go through everything.
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    14” one-piece Star Sharks. Real old skool JDM! Refurb needed obviously but should fill out the arches nicely with a bit of lowering too. I’m going to keep the red - very kyusha kai in vibe! Will also work with the red and black side stripes that I will be having (the car likely had some before it’s respray).
     
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  11. toopy

    toopy
    Z Club Member

    I think that'll look great on the Star Sharks, and keeping the centres red is a good call :D
     
  12. Bazzateer

    Bazzateer
    Z Club Member

    Nice car, even nicer garage.
     
  13. Robbie J

    Robbie J
    Z Club Member

    I need my garage rebuilding so I can get two cars in but trying to get decent builders interested is hard the quotes have varied by £25K....
     
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  14. richiep

    richiep
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    Not my home garage! That’s currently dominated by Project Dixie and everything associated with it. This is a storage barn/workshop I share with ChrisVega 25 mins from home. Both the Celica and my red Z will live there until my home double garage gets tidy enough (as Dixie gets reassembled) for one of them to come home. That’s likely to lead to a rotating situation once all three are usable!
     
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  15. Garaculas

    Garaculas
    Z Club Member

    Very smart, good purchase!
     
  16. franky

    franky Well-Known Forum User

    for £25k you could build a nice triple bay Oak framed garage.
     
  17. Robbie J

    Robbie J
    Z Club Member

    You would think so but I'm West London and one quote was £60K! It did include a pit :) I'm trying to get a national company to build one but they don't want to come inside the M25. Need it before winter really
     
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  18. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart Well-Known Forum User

  19. JK240

    JK240
    Z Club Member

    PM’d you Rich, I know you don’t check them....

    JK.
     
  20. richiep

    richiep
    Z Club Member

    That’s a VERY different car from the JDM RA25 and TA27 liftbacks. And, like the later Zs, is a reflection of the US market requirements and stylings of the time. RA29s are closer to the RA28s, but with all the extra lard!
     

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