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This website is a work in progress! Just like my Dragon!

 
This is what I have and plan to do.  I will update as I find things, do things, and take pictures. - D
  This Celica is the first of Seven Generations of Celica . The first generation was from '71-'77.

I did some research on the Weight of the 5M as compared to the 7 and the 20R. What I found , The 5M weighed in at only 340lb, while the 18R, 20R and 22R all weigh 318 lb. compared to the 7MGTE at 456 lb, it was easy to see why the 7M swap would cause so many problems.

Also, the W50 transmission has a steel case, the W58 transmission has an aluminum one - I'm told it makes about 50 lbs difference. The

W58 comes with the 5M engine. I replaced the oil pan with a pan off of a 7MGE (this pan is bigger than the 5M stock pan, it takes about 6 quarts of oil)

As far as the engine goes, I planned on at some point supercharging it as opposed to turbo. I prefer the immediate response of the supercharger as opposed to laggy turbos. The supercharger I had in mind was Toyota made from the mid engine van. I chose this because there are kits available for the conversion from the van to the I-6 5MGE and 7MGE. This supercharger should run 8 lb of boost and would provide plenty of power for the car.

I am not the biggest fan of drum brakes, so I am going to replace the entire rear end with a '80-'81 Supra rear end, giving me 4 wheel discs and a limited slip differential.

Need to go to junk yard to find radiator that has an inlet on the driver side.

I am now working on the braking and handling. I am thinking of replacing the stock brake booster with an '81 Supra booster.

I am looking at the front struts. I was thinking of upgrading it to '81 struts and discs.

The wheels are from the junk yard--14"x7" from an '84 Supra.

UPDATE:  2/23/09- D.
 
Just got back from the junk yard...no radiator. I did pick up fenders, a hood from a '73, and the shelf that goes under the glove box. (See Wrecking/Junk Yard Etiquette -Let's work to keep them open!)
UPDATE:  4/1/09- D.
 

This month I will be working on the cylinder heads, I found the articles on cylinder rebuild helpful. (See articles on cylinder rebuild below.)

TECH ARTICLES SEE DISCLAIMER
 

BODY/CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
BRAKES
ENGINE BAY
FLUIDS
TRANSMISSION
MISCELLANEOUS
PAINT
 

BODY/CHASSIS/SUSPENSION:
 
Shock Absorbers Tech Info

Upgrade 1st Generation Sway Bar Using Sway Bar from 85 GT-S

MA46/MA47 Celica-Supra Rear Axle into AE86 Swap.

How to Roll the Fenders for Larger Wheels and Tires

Making Your Own Fender Roller

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BRAKES:
 

Celica Brake Modifications

High Performance Celica Brakes

How to Bleed Your Brakes

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ENGINE BAY:
 

Cylinder Rebuild-Beginning porting and polishing the exhaust ports.

Cylinder Rebuild-Porting the intake, includes both manifold parts and cylinder head intake ports.

Tuning The Mixture By Adjusting The Airflow Meter - Interesting article, good information, but if you live in a smog nazi state, make sure you read the last paragraph.

Header Wraps

Modifying the Engine Bay Cooling Fan

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FLUIDS:
 

Fuel Formulas

Motor Oil - More than you ever wanted to know.

Oil Filters

Transmission Oil

Brake Fluid

Water Coolant

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TRANSMISSION:
 

WXX Series Toyota Gearboxes

W55 Gearlever

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MISCELLANEOUS:
 

Horsepower Modifications

Tire and Wheel Information

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PAINT:
   
 

Spray Painting Tips

Painting Clear Lenses Amber

Refinishing Valve Covers

 

   
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TECH IDEAS I AM PONDERING- I have some thinking to do on these suggestions before I try them.
 

Electric Super Chargers

Mandrel Intake and Cone Filter

 
   
 
 
YOU TUBE VIDEOS
 

This will give you an idea what a runner can do. Check out this toe/heel action video!  -D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6jtTNFYaIk

This is awesome video on a two lane road with a running dragon! -D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYGHt2cW7Bk&NR=1

 
DISCLAIMER: On this website I am sharing the things I find out along the way. I do not guarantee that these modifications will work on your specific vehicle, any damages caused as part of the installation or use of these modifications are the the responsibility of the person who performed the installation.     BACK TO LIST
 
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