Fliboi's 1971 Toyota Corona
Posted 23 July 2011 - 06:46 PM
its been close to a year since i took ownership of this fine piece of Toyota engineering,
it seems a few people have had contact with it over the years, all around the country.
I bought it from a guy who rescued it from an idiot that was putting a rotory in it.
he put an 18r and 5 speed into it.
I put a weber 32/36 into that engine, thanks to help from Mutiny and from Valiant, and countless OSers that offered advice,
will eventually be running dual 32/36.
First thing i did was throw the sweet headlight grills on that have been in my fathers garage for years, back when he owned a corona the next model along.
i enjoy my music so i put together a tidy boot setup to make use of the weird shaped space towards the back of the boot,
ended up with a rather large stereo while still having very usable boot space,
Pioneer head unit,
Response 6.5" components in the doors,
fusion 6x9" & 4" on the rear shelf,
Alpine v12 4ch and Precision Power 4ch amps in the boot rack,
kenwood dB+ sub woofer in the boot setup,
Incorporated spare wheel well in the boot setup.
Probably overkill, but a majority of the gear has been gifts, and i couldn't sell it for what its worth to me anyway.
Plus cant argue that its a damn nice sounding system, its really balanced.
i also upholstered the parcel tray and the dash top with the same black carpet.
then i bought some 17"s cause that's what the cool kids do.
i picked up a harly exhaust tip for $20, welded it to a small barrel muffler and welded it on, i like the engine note, not particularly louder at idle and cruise, but can get rowdy when you play with the revs.
then sold the 17's cause they didn't fit right and i had a craving for more a3a
50% thanks to Ridal 50% thanks to Ewan at Hayotonka.com
Then some idiot drove into it while i was out purchasing paint.
at least the rear bumper is getting sent away for straightening and re chroming
Thanks to 4ag_Addict for the new lights and to my mate Brian, Briannz (just joined looking for a dato ute) for working at the panel beaters i can trust.
im picking the car up monday, and then getting stuck right into panel and paint, will update with pics as this happens.
Also have a brand new black carpet kit to go in, water temp, oil pressure and vacuum gauges to go in, a mk1 golf big front lip to modify and fit and an Evo 4 (?) oil cooler ready to plumb up as soon as i buy the lines.
Posted 23 July 2011 - 08:25 PM
Posted 07 August 2011 - 08:36 PM
apologies for averages photos.
Also picked up these for a tidy sum
out of a Porsche 924, i doubt the rear seats will fit, but they have good leather on them so ill proably keep them incase i ever need to make a repair on the fronts
Posted 16 August 2011 - 04:49 PM
turned out pretty damn good in my opinion,
Posted 21 September 2011 - 06:52 PM
got the Porsche 924 seats in, went it extremely well, only needed to re drill the 2 bolt holes on one Toyota rail, and with a piece of angle iron, drill the bolt pattern for the Toyota rail, and the seat bolt pattern on the other angle.
No more sore back on long rides!
Also got the black carpet kit in, install went alright and it fits okay, a bit loose in some areas but ill live
Also made up a carper pod and installed the vacuum, oil pressure and water temperature gauges, gear boot (thanks to i500gt) and the awesome boso inspired gear shifter that nvmyvl was making up for a few guys, his work was stunning and it fits perfectly, also very nice to drive with, and clears the steering wheel by about 2mm
Posted 20 October 2011 - 03:45 PM
engine bay still needs A LOT of tidying though.
Ive also finally decided on a carb setup for the future, the weber 32/36 runs extremely well so no rush, but ill be powering this with bike carbs, likely Yamaha r1', should be able to have a bit of fun there.
Posted 29 October 2011 - 03:27 PM
Posted 21 December 2011 - 08:05 AM
needs some touching up but is in otherwise mint condition,
also scored another sedan grill (like my original) so if anyone is after one, ill let it go cheap as.
scored 4 doors with glass and window winders (that i need like hell for my drivers door and its wonky glass)
2 front guards, which ill be throwing into a shop to get made perfect then onto my car before the respray,
and a whole heap more uninteresting but potentially useful stuff.
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 09:29 AM
also dead thread
i have plans for this soon! soon i promise
Posted 20 March 2013 - 09:59 AM
Posted 01 April 2013 - 08:50 PM
So tonight i purchased this
After about 2 years of wanting to run this on bike carbs its going to happen.
Im gearing up to undertake a full engine build very soon. only thing left to buy is a couple internal components, and to send a camshaft away to get ground up. will also look into places to send the head to be shaved down a few thou.
excited about finally buying a set of carbs after all these years of talking about it.
they are from a Kawasaki ZX10. not the most expensive set, but since it may be a very tricky item to set up, i didnt want to blow a huge amount of coin on something that may never work just right, but they have been used successfully on 2000cc ford motors, so i expect no real issues.
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Posted 06 April 2013 - 09:52 PM
Absolutly gutted, getting a refund, but now need to start looking for carbs all over again.
fuck my bad luck with ordering in parts, so over all the broken and wrong items people send me.
Posted 09 April 2013 - 06:49 PM
GSXR1100 40mm Flatside Mikunis
CAN. NOT. WAIT. to get these fitted.
Also scored a set of 18r extractors off trademe for $50 which im picking up tomorrow just need to buy an engine stand and i can start the build that ive been planning for roughly 2 years now.
Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:16 PM
Picked up my extractors today, turned out to be brand new bar a few scratches, that sticker on the collector is the original one since it was sold by magoo mufflers, not even any soot inside. good buy for $50
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