gtnickk

Bumblebee Tale Of A 1980 Ke55 Cs

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Hi Guys and Gals. Well I'm back with a new ride.

The Latest addition to my fleet is this Ke55.

 

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Features

 

Engine

Warm 5k

Genie Extractors 2.5 Exhaust System

5 speed Conversion (Celica Gearbox)

32/36 Weber Carb

Stage 3 Cam

Thermo fan

 

 

 

 

Body complete

Ground up restoration

All new rubbers and lots of NOS parts

Lenso rims pictured above have now been changed.

it will be sponsoring a set a Nemoto Mesh 15x7 very soon.

 

 

 

Future Mods

 

Twin 40mm Webers

R31 Rear diff

Coil-overs front and back

Chin splitter and Rear Venetian

 

More Pics to come

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Few Old Pics during The Initial Restoration

 

 

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Pictures of rust repairs

 

 

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More to come but it is getting there

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A Question for the gurus.

 

I had one genuine key for the car for the ignition barrel.

The car has Solex door locks hence the reason for one key

I had to replace my ignition barrel and key, because the barrel played up and key got stuck inside the barrel.

Not thinking i threw the damage barrel and key out.

As a result. Now i can't open my fuel cap.

 

Besides damaging the fuel cap is there away to get it off with out a key or does anyone have blanks Etc:

 

Any tips would be great.

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Find someone with an old corolla and try their key.

Always works hahha my corolla key opens and starts pretty well all my mates rollas, also corona and celica keys work in mine but dunno if that's just cos my locks are worn. But try keys outta another corolla would be a good start :)

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Car is all but done now.

Had it in Maitlands Steamfest Car Show and Shine.

Couple of pics from the Show

 

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The Next things i want to do to the car are.

I have a pair of Old School Recaro's which need to be Re-trimmed to suit the vehicle.

 

So order is

Re-trim the interior

Source and install a pair of DCOE carbs

 

Also Does anyone Know someone in Newcastle area that does custom Alloy work.

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Love the colour mate, and super neat. One thing though I reckon would look better is to remove the "toyota" badge from the grille as it would look a little less clutered. ;) ;)

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Hey there gtnickk, don't mean to hijack your thread, just had a quick question about your new shoes.... Are they Nemoto Mesh? 15x7 +20? Any clearance issues?

Got a set of 14x6 and 14x7 Hotwires on my 55 at the moment, an I'm keen as to get me a set like yours...?!?!?

 

Cheers, Scott.

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Hello Scott

 

Yes they are Nemoto Mesh, no clearance issues what so ever.

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Ok my next job is i want to make it stop better.

I would like to fit a Nissan Skyline R31 rear diff to my car, or is there a better option for creating Disc brake rear.

Does this require engineering in NSW.

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Update Time

 

My Gilmer drive caused a leak in the water pump i believe, so i swapped water pumps and re installed the Gilmer pulley.

No more leaks.

 

I don't trust the factory temp gauge so i decided to install a VDO gauge.

 

This got me motivated and i fitted a 40 mm DCOE Weber on a Warneford manifold. That i had laying around.

Still yet to work out my linkage for this set-up.

 

Also swapped rocker covers from painted to polished.

will post pics soon.

 

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Excuse the dusty car and the shitty phone pic

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