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  1. Hey all. Looking for a good cond 3k engine as I don't have the time to rebuild my one. Rebuilt 3k or 4k is preferred. Regards David
  2. Hello All. Am chasing some good condition ke30/55 tan/ ivory front seats I will organise shipping and what not. Message 04398 five three five 5 2 Regards David
  3. It apparently just plugs into the standard loom.. But we'll see when it arrives!
  4. Hey lads. Been searching for intermittent wipers for my ke30 for ages and came across a surprise on ebay. Was love at first sight and have to buy it asap. Ended up costing $68 Aud shipped :-D
  5. Hey all. Chasing two sets of ke30 mirrors. Anybody know the difference in length between the short and long ones? Require two passenger side and one driver side. Also chasing a lower front apron, old style without the spoiler shape on it. Located Wagga. Contact Dave 0439753552
  6. I'm still here too. Just my build has gone nowhere so not really any new posts!
  7. Hey all. Sorry for the long time between updates. So i started cutting some gaskets from uv resistant neoprene. Did some research on what is used to produce neoprene and found out in contains chlorene, which of course when cut with heat produces chlorene gas. Not good for laser cutter mirrors and definately not good for human consumption! ( its previously been tested on people with bad results apparently :-O) Have now found uv resistant silicone sheet in 3mm thickness so will now be using this instead. Updates to follow when I find a good supplier. Regards Mac
  8. This is true Big G. This is only a side business to my wifes business. I thought that i need to make 6 gaskets for myself so the time designing is worth the effort as making gaskets from a cornflakes box and silicon is chinsey! If i get 0 sales it wont matter but if i get some great :-D. I wanna known the stuff i make will last a long time. Regards Mac
  9. Hey lads and ladettes, welcome to midnight! So ive found some UV treaded neoprene rubber that I will be using to make the taillight gaskets from. It needs to be UV treated so the gaskets last the life of the cars, unlike the factory gaskets that only last a very short fortyish years bahahahaha :-D I have traced my old gasket and transferred the very rough trace to my cad program. I cleaned up the trace and laser cut some plywood with the design. I thought it best to cut the inital gasket shape from plywood, as i can perfect the fit to the taillight to the millimeter, as ply has very little flex, unlike rubber. It does not quite fit as per pictures, but I have adjusted what needed to be adjusted and will cut another tomorrow to retest the fit. Hopefully in the not too distant future, ke30 sedan owners everywhere will know what it feels like to have one less leaky spot in their boots :-D Regards Mac.
  10. Hey monk. Sounds good. Where are you located? Ill send you the first ke20 ones to say thanks :-D. Regards Mac
  11. I know Nissan ans Narva use butyl rubber to glue their headlights together. They use a secret blend of 11 herbs and spices however. Going to Clark rubber tomorrow to get some different types of rubber sheet and will get the first couple of sets of ke30 gaskets made for my two cars and use my extremely scientific leak testing proceedure ( being a hose aimed directly at rear light, spraying for a few minutes :-D) Regards Mac
  12. Cheers for the replies lads. Going to the local clark rubber to see what the original stuff would be and get something far better. Probably some sort of butyl rubber. Its sort of sticky, flexible, thin, repels water and should easily squish and mould to the car body. It is terrible at repelling petroleum based products however... Doing some tests now. Will keep you posted :-D
  13. Had a few coppers pull me over for breath tests etc in the old green thing. They always start with the same line.. " thats a nice datto mate" then off i drive. F$€king knobs :-/
  14. Hello all. I have recently purchased some new machines for my wifes home business and have decided another cash flow for us is old car parts. I will be manufacturing tail light gaskets for ke series corolla for a start. I have managed to find a ke30 sedan taillight gasket in my garage ( in very rough, 40 year old condition) but have scanned it and measured it to be "as new shape". I would like ke30 coupe, ke25, ke10 and possible ke70 owners to to contact me if possible so I can measure the tail light gaskets on your cars so I can manufacture them for those models too. I have not managed to find ke30 taillight gaskets anywhere, not even when i purchased new taillights from fleebay. Depending on cost of the rubber sheets, a pair of gaskets will be anywhere from $50 -$100 a pair, made from 3-5mm thick black rubber. If this is in the wrong section, i would appreciate it if the mods could move it :-) Regards Mac
  15. Hey all. So had so new thoughts about the project. I am no longer supercharging this car. I have found that getting an intake manifold fabricated, getting a heat exchanger installed inside that intake manifold along with the rest of the air to water intercooling system installation is extremely expensive. The supercharger is also super heavy and finding a place on the engine block to mount brackets for it isnt possible with all the ancillaries in the way. So now new plans - it will now be getting turbocharged :-D. Going that route i don't need to fabricate an exhaust manifold as i can get a turbo manifold for fairly cheap. I will them be running a garrett gt30/35 of similar. Its also much easier to intercool and takes up less space under the bonnet. I can also get more power out of it easier :-D Mac
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