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  1. What's the Arizona requirement for a Cat. I sure as hell wouldn't run one if you don't have to
  2. Although I wouldn't be surprised if there is a plug for an auxiliary loom, which you would need to source, or make up at the front. Hopefully there is a corresponding plug under the dash that just needs a switch
  3. If doesn’t come up well, I’ll scan it tomorrow and repost
  4. Welcome Paul. i meant to reply earlier but have been caught up. I have a KE15SL, however my understanding is that there a differences between what would have been a KE17SL and a KE11SL sold in Australia at the same time. KE15/17SL's were imported from Japan and came with 10:1 compression, longer duration camshaft, twin down draft carbs and a different twin pipe initial branch exhaust configuration. Also a SL steering wheel in fake wood, similar gear knob, tacho dash, a different console to yours and front discs. And an "aerodynamic, sporty appearance." I'm no authority on KE11SL's but think they were an Australia dealer effort without the engine changes or interior additions noted above. The console you have was a made in Australia model and a hard to find now. The brochures I have are not Australia specific, and also list a 2 door sedan SL equipped the same as a KE15/17 SL, but they didn't come to Australia. Happily I do have a newspaper cutting from 'The Sun News Pictorial' from Aug 1968 with a review of what would have been a KE10SL
  5. Check for play in your balljoints, tierod ends, pitman arm and idler arm. I will only use 555 branded parts. I had a tierod fail once....... Regrease and adjust your wheel bearings. then assess how much play you have in the steering box. Adjustment of this needs to be managed carefully. Do realise that a recirc ball front end always has a little play in it. Then get a good wheel alignment
  6. It’s been a while, but finally the TE27 is back on its wheels with the TE27 crossmember and TE27 struts. It had been sitting on a KE25 front end I borrowed from Dave since collecting the shell quite some time ago. So long ago he doesn’t want them back! At this stage just for rolling about the garage and will need to come out for some welding. Now shutdown has eased off, I’ll get the K engine down to the machinists. Have a 3K crank I got out of a 99 cent engine for it so I can keep the original block, plus a Nicely worked head I picked up from a mate a while back. Latest addition to the shed I couldn’t do without is a proper floor jack I picked up at the local auction place for $80. Makes things so much easier. No effort required, lifts nice and high without buggering about. Wish I had this years ago. Old faithful motor guard cheapy jack is pretty piss poor in comparison.
  7. Personal defence weapon? For the forthcoming zombie apocalypse??
  8. I’ve recently stripped down two K motors. The amount of crud in the water galleries is astonishing. Intriguing how the water jackets in block and head are often separated by the head gasket. I was looking closely at this the other day and assume this is to ensure coolant remains in the head, as the simple water pump impeller would struggle to maintain sufficient pressure if coolant could simply drop down into the block. Not sure about that. But otherwise, numerous head gasket passages were completely, or nearly so blocked. I have removed quite a lot by this point
  9. Thanks Stu. Late reply from me sorry. PM’d just now
  10. Have been offered a standard cam for $150 which is of course laughable. Anyone else have anything?
  11. I work in Haematology, blood cancers mainly. Old Toyota's just an enjoyable way to amuse myself. The latest twist to the saga is that the hospitals offered to takeover much of the case tracing and various other aspects of the response. Initially the government thought that was a good idea, but quickly backed away when the public service got worried some people might lose their jobs. Meanwhile, the source of our latest outbreak was happily infecting other people hours after he was identified due to logistical 'issues' within said department. Outcome, longer lockdown
  12. Anyone have a reasonable camshaft for a regrind. Would also be interested in something already done I’m in Melbourne
  13. Another thing he did was carefully drill a little hole near the end of each chrome strip at the rear quarter. I remember Adam saying he was a keen sailor, and I wondered if he might have set up a tarp off the back of the car, secured with fishing line. No self tapper this time
  14. So finally I’m underway. After years of waiting I finally have some space and don’t have to jam cars down the side of the shed. The KE15 is as I got it other than taking the tow bar off which got sent to Harry. and some series 1 RX7 wheels that actually really suit it (and hold air!) I also replaced the seats with a perfect set with headrests I got from Japan. The old ones going to Klayton only needed some small repairs, but I wanted headrests and ended up changing over at modest cost. Otherwise it has sat quietly under cover waiting for some love. Adam had some engines issues in that it started blowing a lot of smoke and struggling under power after running for a few minutes. I’m convinced it has a cracked piston. A quick compression check was even across 1, 2 and 4, but cylinder 3 has nothing. So work started on the weekend with pulling the engine. I’ll whip it out next weekend having disconnected everything yesterday. Planning to stroke it with a 3K crank. I went back to Adam’s original thread to see if he had comp tested it, and realised I bought the car 9 yrs ago! A bit longer than planned. Would of loved to meet the original owner. Went to extremes of screwing self tappers through the boot badges, and added extra bump strips down the flanks and under the guard badges. The body will need a bit of work but is extremely solid And issues are mainly cosmetic though there are a few areas of house paint doubtless hiding things. The bonnet will need a bit of work. Anyway, kids are old enough to amuse themselves, so plenty of time to work through all the spares I’ve built up
  15. On the look out for Pair of front seats and a Rear seat back. Just Melbourne thanks
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