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Kurt's Toyota Starlet KP61

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Last weekend I did a bit of a shop up and all my stuff arrived today ready for the long weekend!!

Pink trumpets!

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Exhuast flanges

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and my external fuel regulator

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So my plans for the weekend are to hook all these baby's up!

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Engine bay is pretty much all finished. Just need to fil radiator.

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I think I stood there staring for about an hour yesterday. Never thought it'd look like this

This was it the day I got is with a crazy little 4k

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Finished my door cards and chucked them on

Not sure if there going to stay

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And decided to start some wiring

Plan is for me to wire up all the original stuff like lights heater etc and then take to auto electrician for engine and link

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I regret ever starting the wiring

The amount of times in just wanted to throw the loom at the car and walk away was way too many

We'll see how I get on over the next few weeks

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Big update this weekend!

HORN WORKS!!

I've somehow managed to get all the original stuff like lights, horn, clock, washer bottle etc . . To work

Been sorting out my spare looms and getting it set for revolution, so they can work there magic

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So the starlets been getting wired up since November.

I can hopefully get it beginning of next week.

No forum is complete without a small rust fix.

So here is mine from a few years ago

Please note I was 18 and had only been welding a few months

I got the car with the rear full of bog falling out of rust holes. Was a mess

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And I really hate rust so I soaked it in rust kill

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I bogged over it and it is still really wavey but because it's covered by the rear bumper I don't care.

I know it's millions better than when I got it and rust free

Also while the cars been away I decided to make a bit of a box whee my rear seat would go.

I'm not havering a rear seat and because the floor isn't flat where the rear seat goes would be a waste of space.

So I built this.

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I'm going to mount two speakers in it.

Have my amp mounted under it. And put it on hinges so I can have some tools or jumper cables or something under there.

Unfortunately the battery doesn't fit.

I cannot stand those bloody ugly supercheap battery boxes.

I made my own Wooden one. And covered it in black carpet.

Looks pretty sweet. No photo though sorry.

Pretty sick of not being able to work on my car.

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Went to pick up my car the other day annnnnd

They haven't done anything in weeks. This weekend I've been working on this

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It's the centre of my dash

I got a $600 DVD headunit for way under half price and the dash only has a spot for a single.

I have had to cut out the little coin pocket and the cigarette lighter (might mount one in glove box)

Cut it along some lines that were on it and made a wood shape U to fill the gap

I've super glued it in there then fiberglassed the back. Used fiber resin along the top as I think bog will crack to easy.

And fingers crossed that'll be enought to hold the headunit.

Might have to make back bracing.

Buuuut to hard to do that

WHEN I HAVENT HAD MY BLOODY CAR IN TWO MONTHS!!!

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Guess what happened today!

I finally got my coilovers from America that I ordered a lifetime ago!

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Very stoked with this

However . . . .

Can someone in the know explain how these are legal at there lowest setting?

As you can see in the photo the spring is free to move up and down. ALOT

and I thought they had tone captive

However on a bit of paper I got with them it says

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????

So do I need a keeper spring?

Or are these perfectly legal as when weight is on the shock the spring can exactly go anywhere other than were it's meant to.

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Went in a checked on my car today. It's almost done. Hoping to start it on Monday.

Hopefully be mine again next weekend.

Here's a pic of engine bay all done

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Looks sick!!

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Today I finally got rid of my first starlet. Ever drove

Was awesome to see it on its last road trip

Thanks James / ilimin8u for taking her.

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Got my car back from electrician today. ABSOLUTLY over the moon. Looks so sick!

And of coarse another bunch of things to do >:(

She's now back in her little corner in my shed :)

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While it was at the electrician it had a few problems.

First my fuel regulator went ape shit and was holding extreme psi and wouldn't adjust so I've brought ANOTHER one

Then two o rings on injectors split and fuel went EVERYWHERE!

Then we discovered my intake manifold isn't straight and needs to be machined down.

Has the biggest vacuum leak so idles at 3000+ rpm idling.

And my timing is out a bit and without my bottom cambelt cover apparently it's quite hard to get it right. So I'll fit that up and take it back.

But who cares. I haven't heard this thing run since July last year.

It was so fucking loud

Can't tell if it's the exhuast, trumpets, or gillies!?

But it's perfect.

Just wrapped to have her home!

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This is why you should always buy paint from a local paint shop that has a good reputation.

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Having to strip all the paint off and paint it all over again as it was cracking and bubbling, not rust at all.

Going to just do the body this week and doors etc when I can be bothered.

Thinking of staying same colour but also keen on gun metal.

Engine bay is staying this blue as I'm not ripping engine out again. Haha

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Got the body all primed today. Totally over sanding. Not looking forward to doing the other bits. Thinking I might involve paint striper

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So no updates have been done in a while as my iPad and I bunch of other stuff was stolen.

Done a little work on my wee car.

Engine bay is now painted

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This is my colour the whole cars going. Painting is planned for the 5th of April

Put my front shocks in. My wheel is about 1-2 mil away from touching my springs with 5ml spacers. So may need some 10

Attempted to set up front brakes but it's hard when the bloody fluid won't stay in the brake lines :P

And that's it as of lately.

Brought a new daily so might chuck some money into that!

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Big weekend fitting the whole thing together

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Starting on the interior now. Installed an alarm.

Quick question. I've installed new front brake pads, and when I fitted disks I just put the thickest disks I've got onto my shocks. But now it feels like my brakes are jammed on. There so stiff I can hardly push the car, do I wait to drive it and see if they loses nor do I out a thinner disk on now?

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Interior is almost together!

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Got a seat in and my rear seat thing. Just keep slowly putting it together and eventual take it back to revo to finish a little wiring.

So close to being done!!

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Made a sump guard over the long weekend. This is version two. You don't wanna see v1 ;)

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To mount it was a b**** of a thing doubled up my swap bar mounts for this also and bolted to crossmember.

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Picture less update sorry

Car is at the electricians again to get a running tune and fix a few small problems

Need some peoples help. I'm after a few small bits. I need some 10ml wheel spacers

And the bonnet squirters. Does anyone know if other ones fit kps or if I need special ones. Got some. Just can't find them :L

Can't wait to actually drive this thing!

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