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  1. Well here's today's load. Destined to become our next batch of planter boxes...
  2. Few left over bits for sale. 315cc 7MGE top feed injectors. 6x of. 2x in plastic haven't been used since professional cleaning. Come with 6x wiring plugs. Removed from my 5kte when upgrading to 550cc. good for up to about 150rwkw. $200 including express postage anywhere in Australia. Malpassi rising rate fuel pressure regulator. Perfect working order. Comes with Speedflow -6 (dash 6) fittings. I've also just found some 3/8 barb fittings as well which will be included. $100 including express postage anywhere in Australia. HKS turbo timer. Perfect working condition. Has Toyota plug and play loom, so would take less than 10 minutes to install into a lot of modern turbo charged Toyotas. $50... you guessed it, including express postage anywhere in Australia. Items located in Hobart.
  3. Good place to start... https://www.rollaclub.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page
  4. Yep.... that's all it's about 😏 Hopefully it doesn't come to that. Although another full bottom end rebuild could correct my balance! ... and give me the opportunity to throw in the other new bits. Last resort.
  5. So long overdue update. Guess I'll be doing what will become inevitable in a lot of backyard garages in the coming months (Hey let's look at the positives) and getting some work done in this!! Where to start... So shortly after run in and the initial tuning I started having some clutch issues. Wouldn't disengage fully making it hard to get into gear (especially grinding reverse) and would also want to nudge forward at the lights etc. Spent months chasing my tail with it getting new master cylinder, throw out bearings, having the fly wheel refaced etc etc etc. Finally worked out it was loose rivets in the brand new exedy pressure plate. Essentially the clamping part of the pp want disengaging parallel to the flywheel causing an edge to drag. After a pretty drawn out warranty process with exedy they finally decided to replace the kit. I can appreciate from there side though that this was: a TE72 clutch kit, mounted to a modified k series flywheel, inside a rare as rocking horse shit bell housing, using TA22 hydraulics behind a motor making about 4 times what it really should! 😂 There's still a little frustration around the situation as I spent a lot of time and moon by trying to find and fix the problem. Also that faulty pressure plate was the one that was balanced and indexed to my rotating assembly balancing for the rebuild. Anyway... I'll install that soon with another t50 I got recently as the current one likes to jump out of 4th sometimes. Head gaskets 🙄 I'm not entirely sure what's going on at the moment. When I rebuilt the motor I used a permaseal head gasket. About 500km or so in that 'blew' and I got the last 2 genuine 5k gaskets left in the country. Stuck one of those in (with the ARP's as well) and it went again not long later. When I say BHG... the only real symptom is when you start it first thing in the morning it'll run on 3... or maybe even 2 because of wet plugs where water has entered the cylinders overnight. Not heaps but enough. This is actually a slight problem a had a few years ago before I rebuilt three engine! I'm weirdly kind of 'hoping' this is a crack in the head, not really blowing gaskets! If it's not that, then it's a possible crack in the block... and that's harder to fix. Pretty sure that may have been found when the machine shop had the block for boring as well. Anyway watch this space. Things happening soon to 'help contain fluids' 😏 Oh and the contents of that cardboard box is a whole other side project!
  6. Oh and I think st205 stuff is slightly different. There's all 4 different BC's and various other st215 coilovers available anyway.
  7. Haha so true. The ones I got were just cheap universal ones from Repco for $75 and they only take 5 minutes to put on. I do need to get some kind of bike rack to put on them though because of the lack of tow bar situation. Speaking of which, apparently an avensis bar fits but I need to investigate and confirm. Recent camping trip. Boot and half the back seat full. I did manage to also squeeze an 18" park bike in there with the front wheel out hahaha. Only problem with putting the kayaks (or something equally as long) on is the top wing flips up near vertical and tries to snap itself off on your load if you forget and try and open the boot 😏
  8. So I've been driving this thing flat out lately and loving it. Great practical car and I've got some roof racks for it that are quick to clamp onto the rails. It's had kayaks, pallets, ladders and dining tables thrown on top haha. Did have to replace the exhaust manifold gasket recently as it was a victim of the old #1 blow out that is a known problem on these models. I didn't realise but the exhaust manifold and turbine housing are all cast as 1 piece! Took me ages to work out how to get it all un bolted too... damn Toyota and there over-engineering with brackets on everything. Oh and now thinking coilovers could be back on the cards (funds dependant)... it drives well, but I have now bottomed out the suspension a few times with slightly more spirited driving. So it wouldn't just be cosmetic.
  9. It still ends up too low for turbo. 3k head on a 5k with D's will give you about 7.5:1 CR. Take 100 thou off it and you still won't get it above 8.5:1. If you're using the D's just use the 5k head. Get it surfaced and give it a freshen up.
  10. I wrote this up years ago... https://www.rollaclub.com/wiki/index.php?title=Tech:Engine/K_Series/Valve_Clearances
  11. What suspension is in it? Looks like you've got some lows happening. When I get some new wheels under mine I might need to correct the ride height a little. Had a quick look at kings website lady week and they didn't appear to do springs for these. Don't really know if I can justify BC's. If you're wrecking the while thing I might also be interested in the windscreen add mine has a crack in it. I'm in no great hurry so just keep me updated as things happen 👍
  12. I can get triple j fine now so I'll happy. Between the sub 90mhz tuner and a 6 stack in dash that would skip if you drove over a grain of sand I didn't muck around on replacing it all. Wiring kit arrived today so I'm currently half way through installing the reverse camera. This is what I got... https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Kenwood-DDX4019BT-Kenwood-CMOS-130-Reverse-camera-KENWOOD-WARR/123701247763?epid=18034415640&hash=item1ccd2b3f13:g:600AAOSwMs5drk8K Repco stock these. $462 for the head unit plus another $81 for the camera to that was a damn good price. I also got an eBay coupon that saved me another $30. Can you maybe pm me some pics of your interior? And are you just talking seats, or plastics too?
  13. Hmm could be interested in that! Keep me posted. I assume it's not the model with recaros? Installed a new stereo today... so I can now actually tune past 90mhz lol got a Kenwood double din touch screen with reverse cam, Bluetooth etc.
  14. Yep basically all of the drive train is gt4 Celica, including the 3sgte
  15. Can't wait to see this thing ripping up the strip Darren!! 👍 Maybe you'll get that fastest k in Aus crown! 😂
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