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Aldi had small fire extinguishers for only $15 so I threw one in. received_583898175306672.jpeg

I bought a bunch of crap off the interballs last night. Sew on steering wheel cover, matching shifter boot, a remote locking control as the fobs dont  work. A few other surprises. 

And some orange LEDs to match the dash to the  center console and head unit. 

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Went to put an amp in and ended up solid mounting the shifter, making it a short shifter and using skateboard bearings for linkage bushings. 

Solid mounts. 

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Shifter extensions 

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Made some extra supports as it still flexed a lot. 

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Gear link skateboard bearing bushes went well until the 2nd one didn't fit. 

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But it fit snug inside this socket, and the socket fit snug inside the linkage. 

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Overall works amazing. 

 

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5 hours ago, B.L.Z.BUB said:

Gear link skateboard bearing bushes went well until the 2nd one didn't fit. 

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But it fit snug inside this socket, and the socket fit snug inside the linkage. 

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Yeah the skateboard-bearings-for-linkage-bushes idea was based around AE92 and JDM-spec shift linkages which had equal-sized bushes, for some reason the Aus-spec AE101/102s had unequal-sized ones (despite being essentially the same 'box) so most of the kits out there on the internet don't fit the bigger eyelet.

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Yeah, my entire kit was home made anyway lol. 

Went good during today's Hills run. 

 

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Has an issue when going hard around corners, but only left. Cuts out power a bit. Weird. 

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I have no idea. It was efi previously so it shouldn't be an issue. Plus fuel pump has been upgraded, supposedly. 

The coilovers were maxed out low. So I raised it 40mm and added a lip and side skirts. 

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Sewed on a steering wheel cover. So tedious. 

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Did a half assed paint touch up. Looks better than peeling clear coat though. 

 

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And fixed the fog lights. Still gotta wire them up properly. 

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Dougie got hold of me and he's scrapping one of these in the next day or so so I'm gonna go down tomorrow and get all the small bits and pieces I need. Plus a hole less rear boot with unsmashed garnish. 

It's white but so was this one. 

 

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I've owned that thing for a decade now. Lol. 

So updates. 

I did nothing for ages. Then motivation hit me when everything broke. 

So like every corolla I went to fix one thing and ended up fixing nearly everything. 

DF brake hardline cut off. 

Front soft brake hoses fouling. 

All coilover strut top bolts loose. 

Fluid change

Tighten all filler bolts 

Wire fog lights to dash switch

Install washer bottle 

Reroute p/s lines, solid mount resevoir

Timing belt tensioner 

Dipstick O ring

Solid mount catch can

Route spark plug leads correctly

Fixed rear water pump coolant weep

Removed alternator and mount. Remounted with the correct bolts and the correct amount. 4 instead of 2.

Refabbed the pull style p/s into push instead of the belt being stretched on. 

Replaced the spare wheel bracket holding the P/s pump on with the correct size bolt 

Mounted the water pump pulley correctly 

Spaced out the unused aircon bracket that needs to be there for the p/s pump mount for p/s pump alignment, used correct and right amount of bolts, same with p/s bracket. 

Replaced oil pressure sender 

Full stereo system

Ducktail spoiler from an s14

Roof racks for swag 

Bled the brakes

Tapped the threaded engine mount hole and bolted it down

Fixed the loose battery terminals 

New remote locking controller 

Guard work

15x8 +25

15x8 zero 

Work Equip o3 reps 

195/50 atr sport

Pumped stock guards, stock camber

Can't find pics of everything sorry lol. 

 

 

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Preservation of life is a big motivator. A lot of the service/repair stuff was completed over 3 days when I went to inspect a belt squeal.  I just kept finding shit that needed to be done.

The further I went it was just easier to fix more seeing as I'd already pulled shit off to repair that was blocking access it lol.

 

One of the front tyres has a leak. Dam it. Oh well I'll take the front wheels off, put the 15x8 zero from the rears on the front and whack the 15x9 zero spare pair I got when I bought this set , that have never been fitted, on. Might need a bit more hammering, both front and rear.

The pair on the front at the moment are not the same make as the other 4. Definitly not as well made as the others. Pretty sure the 4 good ones were made in the early days of rep wheels, they definitly have a much more refined, well made feel and finish. 

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He was pissed he had to replace the uni on the ute. 

At least it wasn't a death trap.

 

Who cuts the brake line mount off?

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"How does she drive."

Yes, what's the first difference you feel when you go from a stock offset to the deep dish??  Steering quite different?

I've never figured out why the world went from dished rims to flat-face, it leaves the inner rim so unsupported..

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