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  1. Discuss //oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topic/37176-mccrazys-13b-rt40-corona/ Whats up, Thought I would throw up a few pics and a story about my 1969 toyota corona RT40. Ok so I scored the car for $550 off Ebay over here in Brisbane, picked the car up from Goldcoast. First I did all the rust repairs, ball joints and suspension. Then de-loomed the engine bay while it was running the 1.5L rat port power plant. Then scored an 18RG set up which went in for 2 months but the RG just didnt cut the mustard so out it cam and in went a 13B 6 port engine from a series 4 RX7 with 51mm IDA weber. The mazda power plant is far better than the RG, front end was to heavy with the boat anchor RG. With the 13B conversion it needed a lot more cutting to make fit. custom transmission tunnel and also notching of the front crossmember. Reversed sump and a custom pick up made The set up is: 1988 13B 6 port with aux port inserts removed 51mm IDA Series 2 RX7 electronic dizzy Gilmer drive EL falcon alternator Goss fuel pump Holley reg 3/8 fuel lines 2" extractors into 2 3/4" through 2 mufflers Series 1 RX7 gearbox Custom 3" drive shaft Standard RT40 diff welded up - still deciding what diff set up to run
  2. kos420nz

    Toyota 3TC

    Hi Guys, I have a Corona tt132 have recently , put new spark plugs in , set timing , leads , coil , cleaned carb and set fuel mix to 2.5 - 3 turns out, set idle mix , all that jazz . now has devoleped a miss up high around 5 grand and above. Any ideas what it could be, am stumped ...
  3. So I have decided to do a build thread on my 1987 Toyota Mark II so i can have a record of all the mods I have done and also so anyone else interested can have a look. I saw the car on Trademe about a month ago and fell inlove with it pretty much straight away, so i called the owner up and asked if i could come have a look that night. After giving it a look over and not being able to find any faults, apart from the minor rust on the underside of the bonnet, I purchased it and was extremely pleased. I quickly sold my Subaru before the turbo blew up. The mark II is a factory manual (w55) and has a 1.8L, 4cyl engine (1s). A f*ckload better on fuel than the Subey. The next day at work I put it up on the hoist to have a look underneath and replaced the engine oil, oil filter, diff oil, and gearbox oil. I also found that the driveshaft hanger bearing was f*cked so I ordered a new one. Oh my occupation is a Toyota mechanic by the way, so that comes in handy. After replacing the driveshaft hanger bearing the next day, i thought of what I wanted to do next. I got a fresh W.O.F and some rego so atleast it was all road worthy. So recently i have been looking at an insane amount of mark II and Cressida build threads on the net and have pretty much sorted the look i want to go for. Heres a pic of when i got her, only thing I had done is fitted the train hanger. As you can see, she is completely standard and waaaaaay too high. so I called in a favor from my dad , Iain Wilson, at Racelign/Autolign in Mt Wellington. He hooked me up with some Bilstein shocks for the rear, Dobi lowering springs all around and shortened shocks in the front. You cant really see how low it is in this picture but i will upload a decent pic tomorrow, also this was after I gave her a decent wash and polish. Bilsteins and Dobis. It rides so much better now and doesnt look like a boat. Ill upload a decent pic of how it sits tomorrow. Also I decided that I wanted a twin 2inch boso style exhaust, but not an over the top exhaust that goes over the roof or anything, just like, 300mm out the back on an angle. So I went and talked to Derek ( not sure if thats spelt right ) at Counties Mufflers, he was extremely helpful and gave me a few options, definitely recommend this guy to anyone looking for work done on their exhaust system. So what im going to do is remove the rear muffler and then have a splitter separating the 1 and a half inch exhaust into 2 2inch pipes. But when i removed the rear muffler tonight and started it up I decided I might fit a small muffler before the splitter because its offensively loud haha. So i cut the pipe just before the muffler, heres some pics. Tomorrow ill finish it off and put some pics of when its done. Heres some more pics of the car, ill update my progress tomorrow, cheers, Jake. Okay so today I got my new muffler. The entry pipe to it is '1 and a half inch' and then it has 2 '2 and a quarter' outlets. So it will go where the old muffler was and have 2 long 2 and a quarter pipes out the back. I havent fitted it yet as I got it a bit late in the day so I will have to wait till I can do it at work tomorrow. Heres a picture of it anyway. Will let you guys know the progress Okay, so, I got my exhaust on, heres the pics, excuse the bad welding but it was my first time welding on exhaust piping, and my third time actually welding haha, but this project is all about learning so here we go: Not sure what my next mod will be, hopefully some new rims if I can find some cheap, good looking ones. Might post some more pics of the car cruising this weekend, cheers
  4. Hi guys was just wondering what suitable options are available/reasonable to upgrade the engine in my 1975 Corona (currently all standard). Dont't really have much idea at the moment but looking for options. Any suggestions would be appreciated, along with any predicted costs involved with the upgrade. There is currently no build thread for this post as I am not 100% sure on what I want to do yet.
  5. So i figure a 1987 Toyota Mark II SX70 doesnt really belong in the other project threads but seeing as there wont be much happening to it this will do. I bought it in Christchurch on a whim, sight unseen, didnt even get a chance to speak to the guy. But after picking it up, things could be a lot worse. I have done 1000+ kms so far problem free. Gearbox feels good and its pretty straight but not tidy, fairly scratched up. Its getting a cut and polish tomorrow from one of the valet's at work. Ive got the lowering springs from the oldcar waiting to go into it and plans for a modest set of 15's as this is purely for daily duty. But so far i love it.
  6. Hey, My name is Ben Vallance and this is my 1982 GX61 Toyota Corona Mark II I was driving down Memorial Ave in Christchurch and I spotted the old beast for sale on the side of the road. Knowing she had A LOT of potential I quickly contacted the owner who was an old man wanting to sell his beloved family car from which he owned since the car was imported New Zealand new from Japan due to the fact that his eyesight had become impaired and couldn't see well enough to drive... His loss my score! When it came to inspection I brought Rodney a good mate from work with me so we could carefully look over the car for any sign of damage Etc.. Ever heard when its too good to be true then it probably is? Well not in this circumstance, Hey Presto! 188,000 k's on the clock, the Original ownership papers and to my surprise a handbook with documentation of every service, replacement part, hell even when he's changed the water. The Interior Was mint condition with two seat covers that looked like they had been on there since the beginning judging from the amount of lint that had built up in the buttons of the seat. The Outside was Fantastic and after buying it and getting its first full tank of gas I gave it a Full Cut/Polish I plan on doing a few modifications to it over the years I have it. Lists include: -1JZ-GTE Engine conversion and Manual gear box -Tinting the windows -Lowering for the moment is gong to be shortened springs but I would like to have adjustable suspension at some stage -Vinyl leather upholstery for the inside because since owning it I have made 3 burn holes in the seats without even noticing -Looking for a set of rims that would suit it at the moment, any help? -2.5" straight pipe exhaust/ (+screamer pipe when the jz comes) -Full custom carpeted boot Subwoofer enclosure with lid for easy access to the spare wheel -And a whole lot more as I find bits i want to mess around with and restore PROJECT DISCUSSION HERE: //oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topic/35902-benvallances-1982-gx61-toyota-corona-mark-ii/ *Photo I took with my friend Max's 1983 Corona Dx
  7. any chance a 3y intake mani will fit a 4k, havnt got one on me but looking at one with carbs for cheapish and looks to be similar to 4k so was just curious? cheers
  8. Discussion - //oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topic/21200-yelo76-1974-ta22-celica/?p=543791 Hiya all, I was planning to wait until the panel work had been done, but here goes anyway. What I have started with, A TA22 Celica (Actual year is 1974), has been registered as a TA23 (Previous owner has swaped the chassis plates at some stage). I now have a solid plan for fixing this up involving deregistering it , changing the plates back (As he left the original one in the car) and registering from scratch. Here is the state of it when I got it, didn't look too bad..... (and as the Tui add goes... Yeah Right) Apparently all it needed was to have the wiring for the dash re done and it was good to go, the more I cleaned it up, the more rust I found. Anyway, I quickly realised that it was going to be a back to bare metal job and cut out the rust and rebuild it. Tried getting it quoted at a few places, most wouldn't even consider it due to the amount of work. One guy said, he would charge the earth, why not get a mig and have a crack at it myself. So that is where I am at. Some of the passenger sill and the progress on it. What got cut out of the sill The rebuilt item (Sills were folded up through a work contact for nothing, Pretty stocked about this) One side stripped and more patches done at the top of the pillars. Anyway this has taken a good 6 months to get to this state due to having a young family etc. (Only get a few hours a week on it and a limited budget thus far) Plans for her are: Finish removing rust Shave locks and side mirrors Do as much of the filling and prep work myself Paint (Undecided at this stage, considering 2 tone, silver bottom and yellow with touch of orange candy on the top) New chrome all around 17" wheels (Undecided yet) Engine: 2TGEU to be built (Will run with 2TC twin carbs to start with) Sc-12 supercharger (Setup like Tim Frost's one was) CRO2 cooling system (I don't like big intercoolers and want something different) Deloomed engine bay + Battery in boot Handling: Upgrade of front discs to something larger Change rears to discs Try and work out some way of getting an LSD into it. New bushes all around etc. Interior: Well the door cards I have a pretty rotten, the Dash is stuffed and there is no parcel tray, So I am considering fabricating fibreglass versions. (Going to have a crack at making a mould for the dash) Recover rear seats and some new seats up front New stereo in dash 6" speakers up front, 6X9's back parcel tray, 10" in custom enclosure in the boot (Using the right side well) I know it is a bit of a list, but I guess I am in no real hurry to get there, as Budget allows. The main goal is to get it back on the road. Hopefully before the end of the year
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