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#32360 of 35366 Re: qbrozen - cheap ride [nyccarguy]
May 21, 2013 (7:35 am)
Eh, I don't think I'd be interested in that. But thanks anyway.
#32361 of 35366 Re: . [tifighter]
May 21, 2013 (8:04 am)
Hey, how's it going? Waving right back..
#32362 of 35366 Re: qbrozen - cheap ride [nyccarguy]
May 21, 2013 (8:10 am)
Pretty sure trans is different. If it can't handle the torque of Toyota's diminutive (in output) 1.8, it'd be in way over its head with the Celica engine. There is an irony here though. The first std trans issues I had ever heard of in a Toyota, where either the older Celica or was it the Supra? Whatever it was I know for sure it was an AWD'r cuz I was considering buying one way back when. Lost interest when I heard they had trans issues as soon as 40000 miles (on the two I investigated). I almost think it mighta been the Supra because it had that terrific inline 6 which was the first draw for me.
#32363 of 35366 Re: . [gimmestdtranny]
May 21, 2013 (9:37 am)
I like to shift on bikes, but I've encountered very few bike clutches that I care for. I could deal with a clutchless manual on a bike. I've heard the automatic bikes out there (FJR, Aprilia Mana) are kind of works in progress. I bet BMW could make a good one.
#32364 of 35366 Re: qbrozen - cheap ride [gimmestdtranny]
May 21, 2013 (11:32 am)
Well, that would be the 6-speed also used in the Matrix XRS, which I believe you said above has clutch issues.
I'm not sure the Supra came with AWD. I know there was the Celica All-trac, which might be what you are thinking of.
#32365 of 35366 Re: qbrozen - cheap ride [qbrozen]
May 21, 2013 (12:14 pm)
Yes, that's right...the HO Matrix combo was a Celica engine wasn't it? It was a real breather...something like a 7 - 8000 rpm redline if I recall? But yes, that one is a 6 speed which apparently had a weak clutch, but didn't have the bearing issues of the 5 speed used in the low powered car.
I guess it must have been the Celica All-Trac then because I know it was an AWD or I wouldn't have given it second notice. The first one I came across was a local neighbor selling it after he had had it fixed. It only had 80k km so 50 k miles..So while I checked out another in the city to compare before I bought his, I found that it too had had the tran replaced so I got cold feet about it.
Toyota used to have such interesting offerings eh? Remember that inline 6 tho in the Supra? It was a real sweetheart. I had a similar but detuned version of it in an 87 Cressida that I bought to resell for profit years ago. I dunno what has happened to them...it is like they have become complacent to a fault but also smattered with specks of boredom.