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    Shame after the decent paintjob it seems to have had. Make her gleam again

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    Interesting bit of history. I wonder if Dougy paid the $6000 asking price in 2008?

    I paid $0.00 for the one I got in 1998 haha. I saw it parked out the back of the chinese takeaway shop near my house, went in and asked about it one day and he said you can have it but its missing the cylinder head.

    You just going to buff the paint out now, or does it need a respray?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitephyre View Post
    Shame after the decent paintjob it seems to have had. Make her gleam again
    Yeah it's a bit odd that he never did anything afterward, It was a running driving car, he only needed to do brakes and put the windows in, and dash that was pulled out, I know he was in a rush to take it to an "All Toyota Day" in 2008 and didn't get the windows back into it in time so it went to the show like this..





    Quote Originally Posted by LB-XP View Post
    Interesting bit of history. I wonder if Dougy paid the $6000 asking price in 2008?

    I paid $0.00 for the one I got in 1998 haha. I saw it parked out the back of the chinese takeaway shop near my house, went in and asked about it one day and he said you can have it but its missing the cylinder head.

    You just going to buff the paint out now, or does it need a respray?

    No he didn't, he paid jack shit for it is my guess, but asked the seller not to tell anyone what he paid, unsure why, but the price got dropped down to 2K as the seller lost the place he was storing it and had to be rid of it asap (that was in an add I read) I'd say he paid less than that? but even then, the guy told me he couldn't remember what he sold it for, either that or he is still keeping his promise to not tell lol


    So at this point, I'm just going to leave the paint as it is, it can tell the survivor story, and it's still cool enough to cruise like it is, I have enough projects to do without turning this one into a full rebuild as well, maybe if it's still around when the fucking VL is done I might look into it
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    Get rid of the VL and work on a decent car instead

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    Cunt....

    lol

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    Not a great deal done with this still unfortunately, Did find someone with a set of drum brakes to suit but got busy and never chased it up, will have to get back onto them,

    The Orange one had cooling issues so I pulled the radiator to be reco'd so decided I may as well send this one as well at the same time, Still wearing it's Nippondenso badge, appears to be the first time the radiator has been out, I had to cut the hoses off as they had become part of the car after 15 years or so, even then I had to pry them off with a screwdriver! It is not pretty inside, will buy new thermostat and give it a good flush.









    I have cleaned the carby out twice now, both times it runs well then starts spluttering again after a bit, idles fine but not happy to have any accelerator, seems to be a heap of shit/dirt stuck inside the body somewhere, Talked to a few guys in the Corolla clubs/forums, they said these ebay carby's are actually decent, think they are still made due to forklifts still using "K" motors, anyway, for $99, I thought fuck it, may as well give it a go, getting sick of cleaning the other bastard out already.




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    The new carby looks pretty good, minimal differences, for $99 I expected there to be more drama's fitting it,



    Only problem I found was the base is cast a little thicker, so the stock short mounting bolts almost aren't long enough but still enough to get the thread on and pull it down, The base has a small provision for something where the accelerator mount bolts on which I had to cut off.





    Apart from that the only other problem was running a drill through where the accelerator cable hammer sits as it wasn't quite big enough and the cable had to be adjusted way back as the angle is slightly off, adjusted the idle screw and it fired up straight away, haven't tried to rev it etc as the radiator is still out and half the water galleries are clogged with shit, so it seems good, so at this stage, fuel system is done,





    Took the thermostat housing off to replace thermostat and flush motor, has a small amount of shit in there,





    It was that blocked, as soon as I pulled the thermostat out, about 1 ltr of water flowed out of the motor at the bottom hose/waterpump end,





    Ran out of day to flush motor so will do that tomorrow, am ordering new thermostats and hoses for this one and the orange car, (might start a thread on that one)

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    The fuck is that, salt? I've seen crystallized glycol before but nothing that clear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sketchy View Post

    The fuck is that, salt? I've seen crystallized glycol before but nothing that clear.
    Yeah no idea, I assume its been in there for at least 15 years so fuck knows, thankfully it's not through the motor,


    Also, now it has wipers lol



    Have ordered thermostat etc so awaiting all that shit to turn up and radiator to come back

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    Looking good now. Nearly ready for rego?

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    It could be Alumina gel, common with aluminium corrosion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LB-XP View Post
    Looking good now. Nearly ready for rego?
    Getting closer but not quite, still need to chase up front brakes, new strut tops, 4 shocks and tyres, find or make new rear bumper brackets, get some wiring sorted and it's away, so not a great deal

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    It could be Alumina gel, common with aluminium corrosion.
    Yeah the housing is pretty corroded, there is some green in it that the camera didn't really show

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    Jesus... that's fucking scary shit

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    Radiator(s) came back finally, ordered new hoses, thermostat, housing etc, The one in the Orange car was a bit sad also and been meaning to do it for some time so 2 of the lot thanks.

    All fitted up to both cars, another thing of the list(s) Decent size difference between auto & manual.






    Even gave the orange one a wipe down, intention of running it out to munchinns shortly.


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