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  1. I have to say i was very impressed by how well it handled, until i got the deflation warning. Oh well. The reason i was going so fast is I was concerned about someone coming the other way and chipping the paint. My avatar i have to admit is some mad Irishman I found very many years ago. This was the first opportunity I've had to really open her up on some challenging roads after 10 mths of ownership. And I went nowhere near it's outlet limits. Amazing that something you can potter up to the shops in can be so incredibly quick and raucous when given its head. You really do see a different side of the car other than just blasting away at the lights. Phenomenal. I had been aiming to buy a GR Corolla for a couple of years prior to giving up on Toyota and buying this. I see one in the carpark at work regularly, and it's actually a damn ugly looking thing.
  2. As long as you are having fun! I have had a solid stream of 'family stuff' delay me for years..... But if I wander out into the garage, I get all warm and fuzzy inside. My kids laugh at me, but I'm happy, and now I'm finally gettiung somewhere. Don't stress, you will get there.
  3. Don't drive down dirt roads at 100km/hr when you have 235/35 R19 tyres! $440 lesson after puncturing at the bead. Also, google maps doesn't differentiate between bitumen and dirt roads. My Volkswagen GTI Mk 8 however is a phenomenal car, and had the best day driving around the King Valley in Victoria yesterday on way to Winton Historics. Best $440 I ever spent!
  4. The panel van guys will be in a frenzy if they wake up to this. How do you find someone to remake a seal?
  5. That makes no sense. Read it again and correct it with a proper question
  6. It pops up occasionally, then disappears.
  7. Can’t believe I didn’t think of that! Was lying bed last night thinking about getting a bigger fan. Oh well, better welds or better lungs? Perhaps I’ll just be sensible and allow the fumes to clear before looking at the weld!
  8. Thanks for that. I had a fun afternoon. The key thing I found was keeping the mig wire short out of the gun to the contact point. And starting the next spot off the edge last one. And as you say going slow and giving it a chance to puddle. I have a fan to blow away the fumes though as it means i am getting pretty close to the weld, and when I lift the mask to have a closer look i was getting a good breath of fumes. Love watching your work!
  9. It's behind the rear seat tank. This is the part number. 83320-19205 If you google it various options come up pretty cheap.
  10. I'm getting stuck into my KE15 at the moment, dealing with the rusted area inside the scuttle panel at the heater air intake. Very much a beginner welder and learning as I go on an area that won't be visible. I've quickly learned with butt welding not to have the two pieces of metal flush, as the penetrance isn't there. Soon as you grind it off, the joint is week and you are pretty much back where you started. Back out to have another go.
  11. Sounds very reasonable
  12. Is it just me, or has this section disappeared from the forum?
  13. There are a lot of parts to hunt down for the AE86 aircon and they are old, worn out and expensive. If you can find them. But the upsurge in AE86 prices has people looking to restore to factory. If there are modern alternatives in a complete kit you can retrofit I would be doing that. What has your research thrown up so far.
  14. 12 years later I’m tipping he no longer has the car! What’s your indication for thinking you might need them?
  15. The airpump is part of the emissions so you don't need that, or the cat con. Cut your losses and put a non pollution engine in it. These guys have a KE55 listed on facebook right now. Gamage Motors Corolla ke 55 parts available 0773180126 Galle
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