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  1. I think you will find Phil’s rotaries sells them. Pattern parts. Google them.
  2. Black. Seriously, leave a note on it and ask the owner. Looks like it was done with a rattle can. And it’s an Astra
  3. The story is an old one, and tantalising! I sometimes wonder if the various guys on ebay from Cyprus are sneaking in and grabbing spares off the shelves of the service departments!
  4. I don't. but the phrase, "already removed" worries me. Hopefully you have access to the donor. Crucially you need the appropriate idle up circuit for the wiring. I would guess that the wiring might already be there in your car (not a given) for simple ease of upgrade at the dealer. You need to be sure you have the appropriate vsv and i think the piping to the the vacuum source telling the car the aircon has been switched on
  5. Lots of work stripping the paint in the engine bay. The white house paint very tenacious. Fair amount of surface rust to deal with but grinding it back for eventual rust converter treatment. Had a really good look at the air box for the heater intake, and managed to find a hole through into the cabin. Initially I was thinking I could get to it from under the dash, but then noticed another hole at the other end. This car is a keeper so had to be done properly, so out with the spot weld drills. First the interior needed to come out including the original carpets and coco fibre underlay insulation. And the seats which are absolutely perfect. Can’t risk them catching fire with all the cutting and welding. A bit of work to clean it all up, but fortunately it is looking very good from underneath other than those two holes. Now it’s out, I’m very glad i took it out.
  6. Sorry if I have confused you. I have no interest in it myself. I was thinking it might encourage someone to buy the car from you (but not me). My one Corolla that had aircon , I took it out.
  7. Factory SL goodness Fun day stripping out engine bay in prep for paint stripping. There’s a fair amount of White House paint in there. And of course the usual non metric bolt in a barely accessible location holding up the exhaust.
  8. Hmm. I’ll have to hunt that thread down
  9. Got the K block back from the machinist and checking it over before assembly. This was the motor that would run ok at idle and then struggle once warmed up. Had thought cracked piston but they looked ok. Clearing out the rust and scale build up and noticed the cooling channel between cylinder 3 and 4 was non existent. after about an hour working away with a screwdriver, scraper and hammer I managed to break through the buildup of solid crud. Have since cleared it all the way. I wonder if this could have explained the issue. Anyway new pistons with a bore, and some other things. Should hopefully go alright.
  10. Apologies, I realised I put this in for sales by mistake
  11. Hi guys. I have a variety of spares for my cars, but what I don’t have is a stash of old K type carbies. I’m keen to pick a few up, to put on the shelf for the day I need a few parts. If you have anything sitting around gathering dust, let me know.
  12. No thanks Aaron. I expect it would be a selling point for someone though
  13. Well I prefer the cream colour and reckon it complements the blue car, but I have a KE15 so I’m biased. This guy sells very good aftermarket copies made for him. https://www.koromoheritage.com/shop/cars/corolla-sprinter/corolla-e10?start=20
  14. your grille badge is actually for a KE15/17. Only difference is the colour though. Looks fantastic!
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