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New to the forum and new to the RA25

PostPosted: December 5th, 2018, 8:56 pm
by careddenRA25
Hello 1stgen Celica forum, :wave:

Name is Charlie and I'm the proud new owner of a 1975 Celica 2000GT LB. Currently residing in Okinawa and was fortunate enough to pick this car up locally. Previous owner did majority of the hard work in rust repair. Car is pretty solid.

Not new to wrenching (very familiar with working on / modifying Mazda RX-7s); however old school is whole new world to me. With me having to learn so much about this particular car, I've been spending as much time as possible reading and learning the nuances of these beautiful rides.

No major immediate plans at the moment. I would like to freshen up the suspension / bushings and am learning what is LHD/RHD compatible. I also intend to freshen up the rubber on the car. Being in Japan, I do have access to a few things, but I have seen that some parts prices are much cheaper in the U.S. and I just have to ship them to me via USPS.

I will be doing lots of reading and trying to soak up as much as possible. Looking forward to being a part of this forum. :2thumbs:

Charlie
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Re: New to the forum and new to the RA25

PostPosted: December 6th, 2018, 9:29 am
by jaeseng
Welcome to the forum, that's a beautiful car! Looks like how most people wish theirs looked. Is that an 18R or 18R-G under the hood?

Re: New to the forum and new to the RA25

PostPosted: December 8th, 2018, 4:42 am
by careddenRA25
^^^
Thanks. Interior is pretty complete too. Missing a few items, but not bare by any means.

As for the engine, it is an 18R.

Charlie

Re: New to the forum and new to the RA25

PostPosted: December 9th, 2018, 5:36 pm
by neil reid
careddenRA25 wrote:^^^
Thanks. Interior is pretty complete too. Missing a few items, but not bare by any means.

As for the engine, it is an 18R.

Charlie


Welcome! Can you show us a pic of the engine bay please?? Curious.

Cheers
Neil

Re: New to the forum and new to the RA25

PostPosted: December 15th, 2018, 3:29 am
by careddenRA25
Neil,

Been traveling with work the last two weeks. Just got back to enjoy the car...beautiful day in the mid 60s and not a cloud in sight!

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Re: New to the forum and new to the RA25

PostPosted: December 15th, 2018, 5:56 pm
by 73GTV
Outstanding, Welcome to the Rock. Spent ten years searching for Celica parts in the 1970's - 1980's and the parts were rare then,. Welcome to the forum and keep us posted. I had a friend of mine who just left mainland to head back to the P.I. Prior to him departing he was to fly thru Okinawa, but the funds he spent in the mainland, changed his plans.

Beautiful 18RG and still 40 or 44mm Solex?
Ultra Clean liftback

And where or what part of the Island are you living that you scored a garage?
Super rare off base except off base.
Did they (Base Housing) build housing on base with garages?
Maybe officers quarters.
Nice garage. Nice car, Ultimate life style.

Find or construct a heat shield for your washer bottle or it can melt. Later.
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Re: New to the forum and new to the RA25

PostPosted: December 15th, 2018, 8:01 pm
by neil reid
careddenRA25 wrote:Neil,

Been traveling with work the last two weeks. Just got back to enjoy the car...beautiful day in the mid 60s and not a cloud in sight!

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Ok so the reason I asked to see under the hood was to see the engine.

You said it was an 18R when in fact it's an 18R G big difference. That's what should be in an RA25

Nice ride!

Cheers
Neil