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  1. Classic Japan is in Melbourne! Run by the Toyota Car club. Unfortunately not this year, but all should be good for Dec 2022. And who knows, I might even drive something there for once. i'm a huge fan of aircraft museums, but find it immensely frustrating when the exhibits are generally in a darkened environment and usually in gloss paint. Moorabbin Air Museum is one shining exception to this, and you can actually touch the exhibits, and some you can even clamber into!
  2. You could jump in a time machine and head back 11 years.
  3. Nah, Classic Japan is where it's at!
  4. Fond memories of my cromoly, 6 point, non gusseted, bolted in cage in my TA22. Thankfully it never got tested out..... Mind it would of been 35yrs ago. We did test out the alloy 6 pointer in my mates Datto 1600 though. Weirdest feeling trying to work out which way is up
  5. Have been thinking about a GTI for a while, but the prices have inflated somewhat due to the general shortage of new vehicles, and it’s apparent a number of modified GTI owners are taking there cars back to standard to sell them off while they are attracting a premium. Don’t want anything like that But now there is the Corolla GR on the way! Looks a lot more practical as a daily car than the Yaris which when I looked at it was just too small. Local Toyota dealer couldn’t tell me anything, so all I know is the gossip on various websites. And the Toyota Australia web person was a complete waste of time. Toyota Gazoo racing Australia did get back to me, but they can’t say anything yet. They did say they have no info yet on transmission options. I really don’t want a manual for a daily again. Just too hard in Melbourne traffic these days, so very keen on a DSG option if they do it. So just need to be a bit patient and see what they come up with.
  6. Non retractable’s. There’s a place in West Aust that specialise in making or refurbishing old belts bug I haven’t any experience of them.
  7. Need to provide a bit more detail. Presumably in the US? What have your thoughts been / what have you done so far? Do you want to modify what's there or throw coilovers at it. What are you plans for the car.
  8. I reckon the battery issue is the problem, but doubtless one Keith could manage. Had a bloke rock up in his lime green Tesla last week to pickup some old C40 solexes. Was planning to replace the SU's he had on his Datsun Fairlady. Was telling me the tesla has a power to weight ratio that's better than a bathurst supercar thing. But which does he prefer to drive? The datsun of course.
  9. I got all excited when I saw something called a Perodua kancil shares 4 x 110pcd. I mean how sporty is that name, has to have tasty factory alloys...... Perhaps not, and FWD
  10. Presumably there is a committee somewhere in a manufacturers design centre, determining what pcd to run in a model range. I wonder how/why they come up with it?
  11. That corolla is hella clean. Does the same person own the Tiara?
  12. Well they are US based and KE20 is rare over there. Realistically you need to upgrade to coilovers from something else- often AE86, and go to a TE27 85mm spaced steering arm to fit them (T3 do those too, factory are rare and very expensive). The ball joint pin is smaller than everything post KE20 so you can’t really use a later factory steering arm. Then you can access better brake, strut insert options and have larger bearings etc
  13. TE27 struts, brakes and steering arms are different from ke20. As are the engine crossmember, tailshaft and rear diff, if that is relevant to what you are thinking. There are myriad other smaller differences.
  14. https://www.accuspark.co.uk/help.html Instructions and fault finding
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