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  1. KE55 Dashmat

    The ke30 and ke35 has two different dashes. The late ones might have the ke55 dash. I received the wrong one originally which they were happy to swap. You can buy them direct from Protectomat in Perth too.
  2. Heater hose

    I think Mackay Hoses makes the correct ones.
  3. I just saw an ad for the rare as hens teeth left side ke35 mirror, complete with the rubber gasket on gumtree. Maybe someone is interested. It took me a year to find one of these.
  4. Or Rakuten. Heaps of Japanese shops sell online here.
  5. Carburetor jetting

    With regards to running lean, I think you can do that with any carby if it's not adjusted right. It sounds like you need to do the basic tuneup from the start, as per factory specs. I'm guessing that your timing is out. My jets are resized so I can give you a bit of advise on that one. I'm running a 4k block, 5k head with extractors. The compression is very high. It's a 3 speed trimatic auto box so not known for being too responsive with a 4k. I have a standard Aisan carby. With the standard jets, it's foot to the floor all the time, and a bit sluggish. With the jets resized (one size up from memory but maybe a bit more) my foot is hardly touching the accelerator, and the off the mark acceleration is excellent. Once I get to about 80kmh, it takes a while to get to 100kmh though. The fuel economy is crap. For the auto, I was advised against bike carbs/weber etc. If you've got a manual box, I'm not sure how rejetting would compare to swapping the carby for a weber or bike carbs though.
  6. What Coolant

    My brother in law has worked for a radiator company for 20 years. His advice for coolant was don't use cheap stuff and never mix different ones, even within the same brand.
  7. Nasty exhaust discharge

    Mine does the same. I Googled it last year and it seemed pretty common with old cars. The consensus seemed to be not to worry about. The large puddle of ATF that mine left on the garage floor when I got home the other day concerns me more.
  8. Insurance

    I wondered that too. No log books. It's actually changed to 9000km max per year. The policy is SGIO classic car insurance. (WA company)
  9. Insurance

    That sounds like a good outcome. Last year Shannons auctioned a ke35 for $6100. I told my insurance co about this and they were happy to raise my agreed value from $3500 to $6000 based on this, for an extra $25 per year. It seems that's auctions might be the basis for how they work out the value of old cars.
  10. What's the quickest 1/4 mile time with a 3k

    12.9 would scare the crap out of you in a 40 year old corolla. My 4k/5k hybrid trimatic ke35 does the 1/4 in 21 seconds (measured using an app).
  11. 1980 ke 55 gutter trim

    You can use adhesive silver car trim. It looks original (ish) and is probably the best you can do.
  12. ke35 windscreen

    Does anyone know if a ke30 windscreen fits a ke35 hardtop? I'm getting conflicting info when I search for this? thanks
  13. 1978 Ke35 Coupe

    I think the stripes down the side are original. The bonnet stripe isn't.
  14. Ke55 Hesitates At Take Off

    Here are some photos of how an old school carby specialist reconfigured my vacuum hoses a couple of years ago when he rejetted the carby. The car runs really sweet with good acceleration. It's an auto.