Hi, from Uruguay this is my TE27

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Hi over here, long time no see, I'm back with another car. I already was here but no pictures are left on the old threads

Many moons ago I had this KE71


That after a lot of hardwork came out looking like this



And after a while without a RWD Corolla (I had an AE101 Corolla) I came across this, and I'm the proud owner of an 1973 Toyota Corolla, also known as mighty TE27. As a bit of history, the Toyota dealer for Uruguay is AYAX and it didn't import any Toyota until the 1980's so anything before that is very strange, so when I came across a sale post that reads "Toyota Corolla 1973" I had to have it, so I went to see the car, this are the first pictures I took...


the previous owner fidieling with the engine


interior shot

After working for a while under the rain we made the engine idle and sort of run as it should, quite a feat considering that the car haven't been started for almost 5 years, after it heat up a little and it was not dying, we took it for a "test drive"



given it very sorry state the car run great, much better than what one would thing after those pictures, and with that the deal was made biggrin.png

After almost a month of back and forth with the notary, all the paperwork came clear (very important and tedious step in my country) the car was legally mine, and so the journey begins.

As you can see the car is very very very (did I mentioned very) rusted, but is the only one that I know of in my country so I will try to do my best to restore it to it's former glory. I have many pictures to update this thread so I will try to do my best.

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On 3/14/2018 at 5:55 AM, ms85er said:

Awesome car, a lot of work ahead!

thanks ms85er

This one is the only one that I know of in my country, I tracked a little of the history of this car and apparently it came imported from Miami in 93' and in 94' que PO bought it on a Customs Auction because nobody had claimed the car. But we have a lot of KE70's, KP61, TA40 (Celicas and Carinas)

Any way continuing with this story, after the car was legally mine I went there to pick it up with my other Corolla, and tow it to a friends house that's a mechanic in order to do a little tune up and get the car ready for a 100kmts trip to my parents house.

I'm the bald guy over there

The AE101 and the TE27, only 30 years apart

after we enter the "garage", and the *E7* Corolla badge

hood off, and you can't really call that a windshield, right?

pay atention to my friends foot coming through the floor

checking the front brakes, and doing a fast oil change

now trying to get the engine to idle correctly (sorry for the blurry photo)

since I couldnt get the engine to work properly I took off the carb, and got it ready for a rebuild. Also find out that the distributor vacum wasn't working as it should so I needed a new one, and there were a lot of parts very very worn, but the car strangly enough, was mecanically sound. It just had many and many years of neglected manteninance

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