Matteybean

matteybeans 1978 rt104 corona

Recommended Posts

UP date !

Managed to get it all in . Clutch fork in and working. Used 18r auto 3 speed gbox cross member which bolted onto w50 gearbox. I've almost finished my modified accelerator cable set up but got side tract re assembling all my bits n pieces !!

Much excite !

IMG-1432964510962-V_zps9004khhj.jpg

20150530_184117_zpsczfbia8p.jpg

20150530_184134_zpsqnihvkry.jpg

20150530_131955_zpsuxctun1w.jpg

20150530_132014_zpsj5fbnedm.jpg

20150530_132010_zpsnyaefias.jpg

20150530_132005_zpsa6y3xudn.jpg

20150530_131958_zpsx1vfnsis.jpg

IMG-1433074127517-V_zpsdyszkfq2.jpg

20150531_234355_zpsunzjqjyj.jpg

IMG-1433072791544-V_zpsoal3suhk.jpg

IMG-1433073423865-V_zpsnqm72byh.jpg

20150531_234929_zpsp0u3huc9.jpg

IMG-1433072810199-V_zpsmsr4tgkq.jpg

Also figured out the springs in the front will need changing a scizzor jacks stuck under cross member !

IMG-1433073961660-V_zpsxfgp74wa.jpg

A picture speaks a thousand words ..

Lots more assembling to be done then will sand back some off the car before dropping off to panel beaters to prep for paint.

Am hoping to have it finished by August 21st Giving me a week of test driving before hanmer meet !

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Got all the panels back on . Just need to paint bootlid hinges before putting that on .

Will muck around with the dash n try get that in this week n try run a new cable from starter motor to ignition / switch .

Also need to finish accelerator set up n bleed brakes .

Put radiator in so I can go for a drive up the road ;)

Anyhow after a good garage clean this is how it sitz.

Pics of everything !

20150601_174659_zpsr5nqf7ix.jpg

20150601_154908_zpskbusjq3a.jpg

IMG-1433130919000-V_zpsi3gh5esk.jpg

20150601_204326_zpswy7xsnd9.jpg

20150601_174708_zpsyikiffho.jpg

20150601_213203_zpsweepow8t.jpg

20150601_210339_zpsbwkp4h8r.jpg

20150601_210305_zps2ajefswf.jpg

Until next time...

Thanks for looking :)

  • Like 9

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey guys 2 weeks since I've updated this haha haven't been doing nothing . Been re assembling everything .

Managed to sus out the loom so can turn over using key now . Picked up a nardi steering wheel off another os member . The muppet I got the bosskit of todsy which I was told "it'll def fit" doesn't . The horn bits don't line up will need another . Just put it on to check it out..

I'll be taking it to get polished to remove some light scratches in the chrome at some stage but ok foe now

20150614_005546_zpszhzgtoqb.jpg

I no my dash is cracked n fucked .. I really wanna get it upholstered but some of the bottom of the dash has cracked so I won't be doing it until I get the missing bits I need and also a new lower dash section but that can wait.

20150614_005529_zpssbvk9zpn.jpg

It's annoying me how it's cracked .. ohwell time will get me a better condition one .

20150614_005514_zpsiabbmeck.jpg

I'm after a w50 shifter if anyone has one lying around since mine is bent to fuck !! :(

20150613_204618_zpsj6vw4fns.jpg

New toyo t1rs 225/40/r14 to replace the super stretched 185/50/r14s currently on the rears .. means I got 2 spares for the front now choooice

Will get them taken off bead n re assemble when I can . Have borrowed a guard roller but need tyres on before I make a start on it.

IMG-1434201737638-V_zps956i1lsl.jpg

Even tho the clock is showing 420 n I'd love to keep it that way I will be removing that and replace with a 4" smiths rev tacho at some stage . Not a priority tho

Used plastidip satin black for behind grill makes easy removal if ever needed . Also gave my headlight surrounds and bonnet hinges a lick of satin black to complete the look

IMG-1434200912329-V_zpssukmwcb0.jpg

IMG-1434200929486-V_zpsdxkjpyu2.jpg

IMG-1434200942495-V_zpsuievavqk.jpg

Panel beater coming to look tomorrow .. if anyone knows any panel beaters keen on some work PM me thanks.

And finally I have a lot of spares . I will be keeping all panels and glass . I have pretty much full 2nd set of interior plastic . Rt100 dash . Couple cracks tho .. n shit loads of other rt100/104 stuff if you need anything pm me i may have it. Only parting with OS members as I no the troubles it can be sourcing it all.

Made up a new radiator overflow out of 6 mm copper . I wouldn't mind making all my washer lines out of 6 mm copper aswell it would look pretty cool in my opinion .

Need 2 grab some new 40 mm hose clamps for radiator hoses and a new battery for her n I can do some tests make sure my lights etc are working let car warm up to temp might even go for a drive up the road ;)

Thanks for looking

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Some goodies showed up today yay .

Near new 12 volt coil and external ignitor for my 18rgu dizzy !

No more guessing with my 18r dizzy time to install em !

20150617_143850_zpsqmwrzfye.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Het guys really struggling to find a panel beater in auckland to have my car ready by hanmer meet .. :( anyone no someone keen on cashie in PM me

Ok so I put the eclectic dizzy n ignitor in and I couldn't get the car to start I had it sparking n wanting to start but when I turned key back off the start position it would like die / stop running.. unsure of why just yet.

Also put some new shocks in the front and put some proper lowering springs in so now sits at 100 mm off cross member !

20150619_153529_zpsvd7if0zg.jpg

Also after geasing through the show us ya sheds thread I decided to build me a work bench . 3.6 m x 600 mm deep. Haven't finished shelving units etc ran out of timber !

IMG-1434949480151-V_zpsnv0whlje.jpg

Also took the car outside n gave a quick wash engine bay was getting dusty !

20150623_143717_zpsfiad5aos.jpg

Arse still needs to come down by about 20 mm to match front but will do that last .

20150623_143704_zpsylwq4ibz.jpg

20150623_143807_zpsszftkn2m.jpg

20150623_143850_zpsnhgzokao.jpg

Thanks for looking

  • Like 9

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Small update !

Changed my 185/50/r14 in the rears to legal 225/40/r14 which have a pretty close sidewall to the 185/50/r14s on the fronts . So the 2 I took off will become spares / until I get some toyos for the front n sell the set of 4 I have ..

Here's some pics !

20150625_181755_zpse7vifhk4.jpg

20150625_181744_zpsuthnwmdm.jpg

20150625_181731_zpsviyccu6n.jpg

Also managed to find a panel beater Keen who can finish prepping car in a month :)

Hence the reason to put the toyos on so ca roll the lip ..

Booked in exhaust with DKM frabrication n got a really good/cheap deal which will be either before the car gets panel beated or straight after !

Thanks for looking

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Also did a couple of other things..

Since motor n box was orginally in a go kart the shifter was bent to shit . Was like a 70 degrees

Only pic I have of how it currently was.

20150614_005514_zpsiabbmeck.jpg

20150614_005546_zpszhzgtoqb.jpg

Brought a brand new vice last week..I heated the shifter red hot with my oxy acet set n put it in the vice ..m snap ! Broke the budget bloody thing !!

20150625_185054_zpsl5bfkhfm.jpg

Snapped it in half :( ended up putting it on my pipe benders n bending it straight .... ish

Finished result

20150625_190537_zps2ujoqxdz.jpg

Thanks for looking

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mucked around a little bit today on the car

Still couldn't get electric dizzy to work I could of been either 180 out / most likely out of fuel lol ..

Am picking up timing light off mate 2m so will have another crack.

In the mean time I changed back to points n went for a little cruise !

No exhaust/windscreen noisey as f#ck !

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Some goodies arrived yesterday thanks to a OSGC for bringing them down from whangaraei for me !

Mint condition passenger seat . Had just gave it a good wash so fabric in middle is wet which is why it's darker. Have read good results using vht vinyl spray so may re paint it beige along with drivers seat

Drivers seat in better condition than mine just dirty as shit . Nothing some paint won't hide tho haha

20150628_184820_zpsyxiiraih.jpg

20150628_184831_zps5k08dddd.jpg

Thats passenger seat

20150628_190202_zpskurlcpfo.jpg

Thats the better condition drivers seat than mine .. more filthy than a hooker ! Will give it a clean n use some vht paint over it which will tidy it all up .. will prob still run a seat cover until I get it upholstered propley !

20150628_185823_zpskoc3rcyo.jpg

Some mint chrome to replace the bits of mine that are stuffed !

20150628_185846_zps0oc8l0c5.jpg

Also got some 50mm lowering blocks which I will get machined down to about 30 mm which will bring it down to the same height at the front .

These coronas seem to have their leaf mounting bracket close to the ground . Mine are already currently sitting at 100 mm .. blocks will end up going in After a WOF

Had another panel beater that threeonatree and zebra dude put me on too. He came look at it on Saturday who will give me a price n a date when I csn get it dropped off today fingers crossed it's not too much different from my first quote !

That's all for now

Thanks for having a gease

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Update time !

Picture less update but an important one !

Car is getting taken to panel beater on 10th July who will prep the car for paint over the week ready for paint July 17th/18th . Mate works for Gemini in aussie n flying over to paint it that weekend

Also sourced some top of the range ppg clearcoat for the exterior so it should turn out awesome !

All going well should have her wof n reg by end of month ! Giving me a month to test her out / run in motor ready for the big trip to hanmer !!

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

More progress . filling pin holes n anything missed . then re prime. Final blocking Wednesday / Thursday .

PAINT FRIDAY all going well.

20150815_165205_zpse9rsgitv.jpg

20150815_165157_zpsi2v3bd94.jpg

20150815_165145_zpsljwrfpep.jpg

The back needs to come down a bit I've got 2 inch blocks at home which I'll chuck in see what it looks like .

Might be a silly question but I'll ask anyway . I haven't got any U bolts for my blocks can I use any 10mm threaded rod and bolt ? Or stainless steel ? Or is there proper hardened ones ?

//oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topic/42444-matteybeans-1978-rt104-corona/?fromsearch=1

Cheers

  • Like 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now