Hello, and welcome to my 1st Gen Celica forum.
I've owned a few 1st gen Celicas in my lifetime. I started out with an 18RG powered 1971. The 18RG was purchased from Cary Miller at Cary's Automotive. It was an efi model with a set of Webber 45's, HKS 304, 288 cams, electronic ignition, shorten strut casings for Tokiko shocks, TRD springs, AE86 Zenki LSD w/4.3 gears. Like most, I sold it thinking, I will shake off the Celica bug.
A year went by, I found myself with another 1st gen Celica. This time it was an immaculate red 1972. It wasn't long before I swapped the 18RC out for a 3TGTE. I used two Mitsubishi Starion intercoolers welded together, ct26, 7mge injectors, and a 22re ecu. It wasn't long before I had to look for a cap and rotor and I knew I would be paying big money for it. Long story short, I started researching a 3SGTE swap and after doing the math I figure it would be cheaper to go with an SR20DET. The 3TGTE in my 1972 Celica was replaced with an SR20DET out of a JDM S14 Nissan Silvia. I needed bigger brakes so I decided to use 1985 Cressida struts shorten for Tokiko's, AE86 Zenki LSD w/4.3 gears, 91 MR2 seats. It was a fun, fast street car. Again, I sold it thinking I can shake it off.
Another year went by, I ended up with a clean 1973 Celica and my most current 1st gen Celica. The idea was to build my '72 again but this time do a total restoration on the body but different things came up and I decided to go with an F20C because I always found myself in the higher RPM's when driving my SR20 Celica. Plus, how can I go wrong with a much lighter engine, revs up to 9K, and has a six speed transmission? I've had this car running since May of 2005 and I can honestly say I'm still not tired of driving it. I don't think I'll be selling this 1st gen Celica anytime soon because the Celica bug is now in my blood!!!
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