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    Little more progress on the Celica, we bent up some coat hanger wire with some rough shapes we needed for the heater hoses and took it down to our local parts shop and rummaged through the box of miscellaneous hoses. We managed to get a few mix matched hoses that will work and the end result is pretty neat and tidy. We aren't quite happy with some of the double joiners where it passes through the grommet in the firewall so we will have some hard pipes bend up for this area so we can keep it neat and just need the one hose clamp. Also plumbed up the Skyline charcoal canister.


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      what heater tap is that?
      www.holditflat.com

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        Originally posted by schnitzelburger View Post
        what heater tap is that?
        It came in the vintage air Gen 2 mini kit.

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          ahh ok thanks
          www.holditflat.com

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            This looks so good!! Love the tidy engine bay!

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              Got my Starter Motor for Xmas!
              It turns out its a bit of a bastard to get in as one of the bolts just cannot fit as its too close to the firewall. Next time its out we will make the top one a stud to make it far easier and remove the possibility of forgetting to do this while the engine is out. Also took a quick little top view pic of how the engine bay is filling up. Not a whole lot of room left, but excited that 2019 will be the year it actually comes to life. Next on the cards is getting a mobile guy in to come and make up the A/C lines then the engine and box can come out

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                We got some Copper pipe and made up the sections that pass through the grommets in the firewall, Brazed together, leak tested and sprayed black they came out pretty neat.

                We had to move the vintage air unit an inch further forward to clear the pipes but otherwise its coming together quite nicely, by the end of the week Air Con lines should be made up and pressure tested.


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                  Dad and I took the bonnet of last night to help give the guy making up the air con lines more access to the front end, its really odd looking at the 1JZ from front on in this car cause you never get that aspect with the forward lifting bonnet. It looks good now, but cant wait till the bay is finished off properly and painted and all the engine parts powder coated.

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                    Originally posted by celica77 View Post
                    Dad and I took the bonnet of last night to help give the guy making up the air con lines more access to the front end, its really odd looking at the 1JZ from front on in this car cause you never get that aspect with the forward lifting bonnet. It looks good now, but cant wait till the bay is finished off properly and painted and all the engine parts powder coated.

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                    That looks so neat.
                    Previously known as Lobster, Chuss's brother's anus, Chuss's brother, Lobsook, Lobstersock, Socks, Sockz, MissAmericaImportGirl, ClutchCLobster, Clock Lobster

                    CJM 4 Life yo!

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                      Little more progress on the Air Con system, had Madd-Air come and help make up the lines for the Vintage Air unit, we had to get rid of the Suzuki Swift condenser as the fittings were an odd size, so we replaced it for this unit. Everything fits pretty well with us only requiring a few small jobs to clean up old mounting points now and slightly move the condenser to the left to allow some more room around the headlight bracket and grill support. over the weekend we can finish off the heater pipes, run the A/C lines through the firewall and test fit the entire system. Then we are at the point where we are ready for the engine and box to come out and start work on a few other things.

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                        Few more updates,

                        Got some insight that Holden VB-VS Rear lower Spring rubbers fit the celica so have ordered myself a pair on eBay. Managed to get new genuine upper rubbers from Sleeka Spares also. Mine were "ok" but were certainly nothing special so will be good to fit those in at some stage.

                        We also got some sound deadener so we can finish off the firewall and install the vintage air unit for good! Used the old toxic felt item as a guideline and then began to cut out the required holes and fit it up. Works pretty well and is fairly workable, just need to get a few more sheets to do the tunnel before the Vintage Air unit can go back in. We also shortened the rear heater hoses a little around the back as the added length was fighting us when taking it in and out.

                        Once the A/C unit is finished off we can pull the engine and box out, clean up the shed and finish off the fuel tank mods then on to the engine and gearbox build.


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                          Sorry that these updates arent super exciting but its progress nonetheless, we have continued to extend the sound deadener down the trans tunnel as the air con unit is going back in for good now.
                          Murphy's Law got us good however as the bracket on the Vintage Air Mock up unit is slightly different to the real deal, so once we went to put it back in we discovered the original demister entry pipe fouled on the bracket and had to be remade to be much smaller. You can see this in the below photos.

                          Next is finish off the rest of the under dash ducting and fit in the fresh air flap cable and make sure everything still misses.

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                            Amazing build. It really is a huge task doing things properly.


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                              Yip. Still watching, still reading. Still really impressive.
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                                Had a mate in the Celica circles give me an old glove box that a rat decided to feast on. I never had one, so rather than persist with the old grotty dilapidated mess that most of them are we figured we would make up a new one. Once finalised we plan on selling these to others who might need them Ours has a slightly altered rear section to clear some pipe work for our aftermarket air conditioning system but the others we make will be more in line with the original design.

                                The 1st mock up is made from very thin cardboard, but we have some more durable stuff that we will make the next version out of, no tape and actually use flaps to connect it all together Still unsure how we might finish off the inside, leaning towards flocking but unsure about its durability if stuff is inside rubbing against it etc.

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