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Harry's 1973 Toyota Corolla Ke20 Sedan


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So today i got on with cleaning the rat shit out of her, along with all kind of other junk... Scrubbed her down etc, put mats in the front footwells which i nabbed from my brothers truck (he'll let me know when he knows... haha), then got her in the shed and got her up on stands, began pulling the headlights out (which don't work...), the grill and other trim that would come out (some still left as the bolts won't undo...) also ripped out some aftermarket seat belts in the rear and pulled the wheels off her (going to redo them soonish). Got the degreaser onto the engine as it was a mess... Heres some pics.post-20278-0-99602300-1451375365_thumb.jpg Before post-20278-0-60774600-1451376492_thumb.jpg After post-20278-0-98101500-1451376497_thumb.jpg Still a lot more to be done...

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Few wee questions, first being the issue of the engine only running on three cylinders... Changed plugs over, points dont seem to be the issue and shes giving a good spark so kinda at a loss? Its not a really obvious miss though, just doesn't sound right... Any ideas?

Second is the panel and paint... Shes in pretty good nic, few rust holes ect here and there, but its just covered in surface rust and paint bubbles... Well, looks good overall but underneath and in those spots, window sills ect its definitely there... But its just surface (got the wire brush onto it and most cleans up nicely...) just wondering ideas? I have a wee sandblaster at the old mans work?

Anyways advice is always welcome, discussion here, //oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topic/51303-harrys-1973-toyota-corolla-ke20-sedan/

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So we took the rocker cover off and its full of shit, like solid oil covering most of everything... Should i clean the rocker cover with some petty? And how do i clean the rockers ect? Also needing info on tappet settings? If you scroll up in this thread, youll see theres some on my filter box but are they legit or? Have a whole bunch of different clearances from different sources, which im uncertain as to who to believe... Any help in discussion would be great


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Quick check in, basically been chipping away slowly at the old girl. Pulled the motor apart, burnt out valve... Sent into cylinder head specialist, back now and ready to go in, polished up rocker cover, new thermostat and oil filter, been acid dipping and painting a few small bits here and there. Got new tyres and sprayed the steelies black.

Next jobs.

Headlights, will most likely just get semi sealed off trade me and do that set up. Need to get some wiring fixed up.

Seats need reupholstered.

Panel and paint....

Then take her in for wof.

Do what needs done after it fails.

Ive also decided im not going to keep it original. But i will keep it period. Ish....

So. Once shes on the road again...

New shocks, a wee bit lower, an inch or two..

Blocks in the rear.

Then im after some old school jdm wheels, if anyone has any :)

Some stoppy stoppy rebuild.

Lastly, at this stage, i want to give the engine some more eeeerbs.

Fairly lumpy cam

Skim head

Twin dorts

Extractors and full new exhaust setup

Valve springs

Maybe some more head work?

How do i get it rev higher? And what would be quite a high rev limit for a 3k? Would i get 7 or 8 thousand?

And advice is appreciated //oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topic/51303-harrys-1973-toyota-corolla-ke20-sedan/





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