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  2. Hi guys, I'm trying to get my car registered as a classic/historic car. The RMS has asked for a declaration that the car fits its requirements. I have a granny spec KE20. Can anyone help out with the next steps? Chris
  3. Yesterday
  4. I also have bought that key from ebay and with the help of frisco locksmith, i cut and program the key. Cost was reasonable and service was prompt.
  5. Last week
  6. This turned out nice !!its a credit to you ,love it 👍 rob
  7. Looks like hillbilly horsepower. It would be cool if it did run you could head down to Bunnings for a turbo kit.
  8. Well it doesn't look like it would actually run very well... because there's nothing done to the fuel system.
  9. Is that really poly pipe and duct tape? 🤨
  10. Yer i am always amused by drifters in QLD removing the AC for the sake of a few HP. for gods sake its 40 degrees, put the AC on! haha Great story on the car though, lots of cool unique parts by they sounds of it. Carbon roof, delicious.
  11. Everyone needs a runabout to help preserve their baby so here's one for you $800 with rego to Jan, 2001 corolla ascent. Has a bluetooth head unit but that's about all that's attractive about it. Body is not great, has had some interaction with fixed objects and I touched it up the bumper once with Supercheap paint that was meant to be colour matched. When I put the bumper back on found out it was the wrong shade. 5 spd still feels ok. 212,000km, cam belt changed at 196,000 Clutch is starting to slip under high load and the check engine light is on. I haven't the time nor enthusiasm to fix the little issues. Was my daily until I got my Crown PM me if interested
  12. He asked and apparently they ran ac on the track cause it was so hot drifting and racing in summer over there that they just gave up the 5 hp to have it.
  13. I believe Jamie is the second owner since tec arts sold it locally in Japan. The Japanese owner before him had held on to it, and maintained it pretty well, until ultimately auctioning it during a slow week at the Japan auctions. Jamie got a good deal on it, got it here, and noticed some things about the car, started researching and ended up finding out it was a parts research car for tec arts. Apparently used to test things that would ultimately be produced or go onto Tsuchiyas car, or the Purple tech arts car that everyone knows. Hes actually been able to find out a lot from tec arts, and corresponds with them about what is and isn't original to the car, and is kind of putting it back to original, restoring and cleaning and detailing and just making it what it is, a pretty cool and historic AE86 with a really well researched setup. Its got a straight cut T50, 4.6LSD, Takao Special 7ag, which is not the 7ag we know in Australia, but one of their 1.6 litre NA build recipes with 20v itbs, ae92 engine, and their own cam spec and headwork. Makes about 195 HP, revs to 11200 or something retarded like that. Jamie took me around in it after the show and warmed it up and just dumped it to kind of demo the response, and it just rocketed like no 4age I've ever experienced. Chatted for a while and we ended up taking each others car for a ride around the lot. So much unique stuff, like hand fabricated aluminium tig welded front bar mounts, carbon roof, concealed bracing inside the car. Its got electric mirrors, all the skirts and air conditioning, most of the interior, and weighs well under 900 kgs, so its almost 200 kgs under what a GT APEX edition should weigh. High rise exhaust manifold, lexan rear window, glass guards, bonnet and hatch. Has a really cool manually adjustable rev limit so you can decide not to pull 11200 if you get excited. Surprisingly it had a smooth cold idle, that became lumpier as it got warmer. Its tidy overall, and you cant really tell at first glance what the roof and guards are made of, it still looks like a pretty legit original Panda as much as it can.
  14. Damn that tec arts car is cool. What is the story on it?
  15. Went to the United Show at yatala drive in. Won a raffle with a ticket I found on the ground. Drove this former Tech arts AE86,just around the drive in, so my years made. Great car with a great owner and a great story about how he came to get it, and later discover the history of it.
  16. Don't blame them, exhausting keeping something running that you're no longer emotionally invested in. Not even that convinced there's much knowledge to be lost. Forums are a dreadful way of sharing it and facebook just accelerates the here and now nature of it.
  17. Oh I love treasure hunts ! Especially if there are gold nuggets involved. ! watched a doco on TV, on Lightening Ridge recently, where these olde miners just keep digging, hoping to find that illusive opal. You'll love this article on the ABC website today. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-13/vintage-toy-collector-and-australias-post-war-story/11299538 Cheers Banjo
  18. Love it! I'm going to go and put my will onto my last 4.5" floppy, give my kids something to do! My bro hid all sorts of things like his gold nuggets and made a treasure hunt for his adult daughters before he died. They phoned me and asked if I had any because they reckoned they didn't have them all!
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  20. Agree with Pete's sentiments. Was driving along the road the other day, & saw a young guy on his front lawn, with a KE Rolla with the bonnet up, & a mobile engine hoist next to the car, so assumed something like an engine transplant, might be the order of the day, Pulled into his driveway, & introduced myself as Banjo from RollaClub, & asked what was up with his Rolla. (chassis had rust, so engine was coming out to go into another donor Rolla) Asked if he was a Rollaclub member. Yes was the answer. Heard of you, he said, but I don't go on the website very often; stick to Facebook. He was in his early 20s. He was no less enthusiastic that any other Rolla guy I've ever come across. The engine he was about to remove was a 7K EFI with a LiteAce ECU. Really nice guy, just a different generation. This is so true ! Not only will rich history & knowledge be lost, but we won't be able to read it anymore, at the rate we are going. The only people who got it right were the Egyptians. They wrote everything down on clay tablets, with impressions, & today after 2000+ years we can still read it. My evidence: A tenant in my rental house, who services computers for small accountants & solicitors in our area, knew I was into electronics, & asked whether I has a an olde floppy disc drive. We are talking the original the original 4.5" "floppy" disks. I asked, why on earth would need one of those ? One of his solicitors had a client who had died. They opened his safe deposit box at the bank, & there was his last will & instructions, . . . . . . . on a 4.5 inch floppy disk. Luckily, being a hoarder, I did actually have one, & my tenant became a hero to the solicitor. Apparently, he has since discovered this is not an isolated case. Cheers Banjo
  21. Its hard to say, unless your 17. Perhaps, as the times have changed, the car culture isn't what it once was, what with anti hoon laws and all that bullshit. One things for sure, the 17 year olds aren't buying 700 dollar regoed manual ae71s any more like we were 10 years ago. They are buying whatever is 700 dollars today, and has potential to be fast. Its likely not a corolla.
  22. KE70s don't have a regular Jap diff, they have a regular BorgWarner...
  23. Hopefully that’s what you need. If there is something else, let me know and I’ll have another look
  24. The front lights will be standard size. I cant recall what size it is, but plenty of cars of the era came with the same size. In that size you can get either sealed beams (you cant change the bulb, the bulb is part of the light), or you can get ones that take a H4 bulb. Yrs ago when i did the quad conversion I put H4 bulbs in the outside lights (which are high and low beam), and just put sealed beams on the inside lights (high beam only). so on low beam the outside lights are on, and then on high beam all 4 lights came on. it was great for light. not sure if it was legal though (no MOT here) Got any more photos of your car? looks epic. i like the blue.
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