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Recycled Mom-mobile, total cost to to me? $263 :yesway:

Going to toss some money at it spasticaly to make it more pleasant to drive in the winter, first project...195F thermostat. Future improvements? HID retro (dependent on headlight fitment), heated seat (only one for me), some better interior lighting (dome bulb burned out finally, after 14 years), and whatever else I feel like tossing it at on a whim for tiddly winks and poppy cocks.
 

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I like that, especially if you make that your winter beater.
 

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I keep forgetting its NOT the Celica, I can't enter a ramp at 50, I cant take a ramp at 50, I can't take a ramp at 45, I can't take a ramp at 40, I can take a ramp at 35 but I feel like its going to capsize like the SS Poseidon. I have to take ramps at 30.

If I step on the accelerator pedal past 3/4 throttle, nothing else happens. It does not go faster, it just makes more noise. Similarly, if the tachometer reaches past 5000 RPM, that last 1000 RPM is solely for show.

The seat has no side bolstering
The rear brakes are drums
There is no ABS
The headlights are dismal
The engine whines, it does not roar.


All of this conspires to find me driving like an elderly woman, often not realizing that I'm going UNDER the speed limit by at least 5 miles an hour.
 

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Autozone fogs? Really? :lol:


Nice price :yesway:
There is a reason for this...
They were given to my mother years ago by someone, she wanted to use them. I was about 14 or 15 at the time and I installed them with a 'friend'. I need to re-wire them and re-run the wiring as its pretty poorly done...but hell they've held up for 10 flipping years! I use them as daytime running lights to make the car more visible, they are switched but will turn on/off only with the key in RUN position. They've got SHIT for light output, they're dimmer than I remember...probably because there is corrosion in the wiring, I'll fix that.

My current quest is to make the 3rd brake light mind numbingly bright, I'm going to tear into it and see what kind, if any, reflector it has and then go from there with either a very bright LED bulb or a better reflector, both, or try my hand at MAKING a LED panel with some high intensity LED's to sit behind the diffuser. I want people to really understand when I apply my brakes that I'm applying my brakes. None of that 'I'm sorry, I didn't see your brake lights' bullshit here!
 

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Is that a V6 or is it the 4cyl? Timing belts on the 4cyl are cake.
I worked for Mazda for a year or so, not many problems with the Millenia's just couple suspension parts go bad and the exhaust likes rusting out up front.
Looks good :yesway:
 

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Is that a V6 or is it the 4cyl? Timing belts on the 4cyl are cake.
I worked for Mazda for a year or so, not many problems with the Millenia's just couple suspension parts go bad and the exhaust likes rusting out up front.
Looks good :yesway:
4 cylinder, 626 not Millenia.
 

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Those Mazda 626 with the FSDE Engine (2.0l 4cyl) are bulletproof man, but if the idle ever starts messing up you'll have hell getting it back to what it's supposed to be.. is that thing an auto or manual? The auto trannies are notorious for croaking

Nice car though. :yesway: My probe is essentially has the same engine/drivetrain so if u ever got a question, I know alot of the common problems with them :)
 

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Recycled Mom-mobile, total cost to to me? $263 :yesway:

Going to toss some money at it spasticaly to make it more pleasant to drive in the winter, first project...195F thermostat. Future improvements? HID retro (dependent on headlight fitment), heated seat (only one for me), some better interior lighting (dome bulb burned out finally, after 14 years), and whatever else I feel like tossing it at on a whim for tiddly winks and lots of cocks.
WAT??!?!?
 

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Why the 195ºF thermostat?
the original one was worn out and staying partly open, wasn't getting good hot heat fast like I should. I figured that since this will be used in the winter alot and on the highway alot I'd go a little hotter than the factory 180 for a little hotter heat and the slight bump in VE you get from higher coolant temps.

Let me tell you, you cannot hold your hand infront of the vents without pain now, on ANY blower speed setting. Usually when you goto a higher blower speed you can feel the air get cooler due to either the core is being cooled more than it can sustain or the air is unable to pickup enough heat. judging by my hand, its just as painful on high blower as it is on low blower. I'll see how much faster it gets to full temp tomorrow morning since tonight it was still warm from circulating it in the shop. So far its WAY better. I was going to do the hoses also but the one clamp is in a tight spot and the upper hose I got had shit for fitment. the OE hoses are still fine, I'll let them be.


Yes, I know I'll need clear lens headlights...thats getting taken care of maybe. Have to see how things fit, it looks like it should work though.
 

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the original one was worn out and staying partly open, wasn't getting good hot heat fast like I should. I figured that since this will be used in the winter alot and on the highway alot I'd go a little hotter than the factory 180 for a little hotter heat and the slight bump in VE you get from higher coolant temps.

Let me tell you, you cannot hold your hand infront of the vents without pain now, on ANY blower speed setting. Usually when you goto a higher blower speed you can feel the air get cooler due to either the core is being cooled more than it can sustain or the air is unable to pickup enough heat. judging by my hand, its just as painful on high blower as it is on low blower. I'll see how much faster it gets to full temp tomorrow morning since tonight it was still warm from circulating it in the shop. So far its WAY better. I was going to do the hoses also but the one clamp is in a tight spot and the upper hose I got had shit for fitment. the OE hoses are still fine, I'll let them be.


Yes, I know I'll need clear lens headlights...thats getting taken care of maybe. Have to see how things fit, it looks like it should work though.
i still think if your plan doesn't work, you can actually remove the lines on the inside of the lens..... it will be an assload of work, but possible.
 
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