I just Googled "1989 Celica" and got a picture of a Datsun 240Z! The second attempt was more successful. I think I like the ST162 fastback look better. How fast do you think you could get the 2 litre going without spending more than just a few grand? My major priorities are fast and cheap, good I'm always trying for but it has to be cheap. I want change from 10 grand when I'm finished. So far I've got the car, the V6 engine and gearbox, good brakes, half the suspension, most of the instrumentation and I still haven't spent $2,200. At 3 grand I should have the engine mounted, driveshafts in and the wheels and tyres. $200 will have the wheel tubs in, the next few hundred bucks goes to the steel for the rollcage so I can finally call it a race car. Then it's just everything else!
I raised a few eyebrows at the tethered cars yesterday when I mentioned to Lynchy and Matt S that I was thinking of putting wheelie bars on the car. The general consensus was that I was mad (I hear that a lot!) but any car can take off if the right amount of air gets under it. The tiny tethered cars use them and some also have strakes under the body to tidy the airflow under the car. Good ideas are everywhere.
The Karcher was a big success, the wheel arches look good enough to cut up, the floor is only partially done, it isn't high enough to get at properly (only two besser blocks) so I'll do it later, probably when I'm working on the belly pan. That sounds like a three besser block job!
Good, Fast, Cheap, pick any two!