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#1 silverra23

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:40 PM

I am deadset farken hopeless. I lasted maybe a month before I bought another car to go club racing lol..

Saw this on ebay a few months ago and was keen but the timing was poor, however its popped up again this week so I snapped it up. It does officially break the "only three toy cars" rule at home, but I think its cheapness has let me sneak it in.

The basics are its a 1986? (I will have to check that) Ae82 Corolla Twin Cam hatch.

Someone clearly loved it and spent a lot of money on it at some point in its life.

Has 20 valve conversion, reportedly done by Toyrolla Spares. Its very neat from the brief look I have had over it.

Painted Ford Blueprint blue, and its still very neat.

Interior needs a good steam clean and a general tidy up, but has real carbon fibre covers put on the top of the dash and a few other bits. Odd! Because race car?

Has uprated suspsension of some kind, and nolathane bushes through out. I will explore more of what it has at some point soon.

I am told I am not allowed to play with it until I get the Crown sorted, so it will get parked in the corner for the moment, though I know myself well enough to know that the parts hunting game is about to commence...shhhhhh ;)

First major works will be to work out why the engine sounds like a man with a hammer at certain revs. Given the dude selling it had his mechanic dodgy up one main bearing, I am tipping its another one wanting to be done. So I will probably whip the engine out for a refresh and do it properly.

It will also get my seat and harness, some wheels with semi's for racing purposes, and at some point some MRP coil overs.

Couple of photos from the ebay ad. I will put some better ones up when I clean it up and the weather is better.

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You can see in the pics the front bar is a bit wombled. I might replace that and do the headlights and taillights too, so they are as fresh as most of the rest of the car. Maybe :)

Stay tuned.

Oh and it needs a name.. the colour is making me think Smurf... but I am open to suggestion.
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Previous Rides - 1969 KE15 Sprinter - KE10 Corolla - KE35 Corolla Club Car - AE71 Corolla "Mr Hanky" - Daihatsu Charade DeTomaso - AE82 20V Club Racer - VW Type 3 Squareback - MS47 Crown Wagon
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:59 PM

Actually looks pretty good in blue should be fun! And I know how hatd it is trying to keep projects under 3...

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 09:03 PM

Blue looks good and it was an open doors paint job so someone has definitely spent some money.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 09:38 PM

Swwet pick up!! i'm not usually a fan of matching paint on engine components but the blue and silver look good together!!

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 09:45 PM

how about "Blue Thunder" for the name and good score as it looks good

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 09:05 AM

Cool toyota badge, wheres the engine?


Car looks good, blue definitely stands out.

Have you taken it for a spin at all, whats it like?

Those engine noises could be coming from the vvti solenoid if it sounds like a diesel at said revs..


Definitely gotta contact Barry for some coils! :)



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 89sedan, on 21 March 2012 - 05:13 PM, said:

to the douche who doesnt realise that its not a drift till you rip the handbrake fwd corollas do have handbrakes
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 12:44 PM

I like Blue Thunder.. loved the movie when I was younger :)

It drives well despite the racket in the engine bay.

Sadly I think my engine issues are coming from inside the block rather than the head, but I will do a bit more investigating in the coming weeks. Would be good to avoid doing a rebuild or replacement engine.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 10:24 PM

How about Blue Steel? :)
My history: Datsun 180B SSS, Mazda Capella, Datsun 180B, Mitsubishi Colt Rally (!!!) Car, 200SX, KE25, KE30, AE112R, AE82 Twinky
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:37 PM

Updating my thread on Bluey

Front bar needs replacing - its bent and I am not a fan of the mesh insert
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Factory standard rust, and broken rear bar mount
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Steering wheel needs some love.. you can seen the carbon fibre instrument pod top and maybe the centre console here too
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Interior shot
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Battery install - battery box is screwed to the boot floor cover, which is completely loose in the boot. Nice!!
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Still has its books
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Started life as a white one
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So even though I haven't finished the Crown, some parts came up that I had to buy for Bluey

Second hand MRP coilovers - 8kg and 6kg springs I believe.
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And some OZ Rally wheels I have always wanted to put on a car. They need a refurb, but they will be awesome.
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They will look good when its a bit lower and they are cleaned up
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:56 PM

New rims are perfect!!
How did you go with the engine?
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:43 AM

wheels are dead set perfect man!
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:04 AM

Those wheels....HHNNNNGG!!!

Racing amongst the AE82's in the club will be very interesting in the near future. Bigport powered, smallport powered, 20v powered...should be fun! :)
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View Postparrot, on 22 November 2012 - 09:17 PM, said:

Your answer is that you don't need to do this now until you can afford it. All you will get is grief, and you will hate the car.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:33 PM

I haven't started investigating the engine... Crown still needs to be finished before I delve too far.

But I am pretty sure I need to pull it out and rebuild it.
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:45 PM

Wheels look awesome.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:34 PM

View Postsilverra23, on 18 November 2012 - 03:33 PM, said:

I haven't started investigating the engine... Crown still needs to be finished before I delve too far.

But I am pretty sure I need to pull it out and rebuild it.

I'm happy to give a hand with the engine if you need.
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