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AE92 4AGE Sedan Project


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Hi guys and girls, thought I would post up my new project that I have been planning for quite a while. Have had the 4AGE donor car for over a year now but have been searching for the perfect car to chuck all the good bits into! So here is the one I found. I am the 3rd owner, 157,xxxkms on the clock. Paint is near perfect apart from fade on the roof which will be being resprayed factory colour. Jacked it up to have a look underneath and found NO RUST! So before I pulled the 4AGE out I decided to comp test it, in which, no joke it lost compression on cylinders 1-3 while I was testing it.... All had 30psi except cyl 4 which had 140psi. So plan is to rebuild it, I pulled the head off on the weekend and couldn't see any obvious signs as to why it lost comp. Will be dropping the head off at the machiners tomorrow to have it pressure tested. I also picked up a RV Seca which will donate it's 255mm front brakes and 243mm rear disc brake conversion. Will be a whole new car when it is done! Plan is to keep it relatively stock on the outside. Just want a clean weekender. Here's some photos for you all!

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" So before I pulled the 4AGE out I decided to comp test it, in which, no joke it lost compression on cylinders 1-3 while I was testing it.... All had 30psi except cyl 4 which had 140psi. So plan is to rebuild it, I pulled the head off on the weekend and couldn't see any obvious signs as to why it lost comp. " 

That's fascinating! I can't see it being a head gasket or a crack, which doesn't leave much except valves sticking open from not being used, or a fault with the meter.  Its possible rings broke in those cylinders if they were glued up from sitting. Make sure to tell us what caused it.

Otherwise, the Corolla looks excellent, and the background looks Queenslandish, so rust-free is surprising.

 

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Some updates for ya'll, ended up having the head reconditioned, so now I am rebuilding the bottom end as well. Got genuine water pump, oil pump and gasket kit ready for it. Still got a fair bit to do as well.
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Also put the full Series 1 SX interior in.
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Also chucked the wheels off the RV Seca on. Found out they are actually Rota branded wheels.
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And got the engine and dash harness out the SX along with the long dash cluster. Will be waiting for the 4AGE to be done before I go pulling the sedan apart so it's still drivable until then.
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Bit of an update. Have decided to go with my original plan and build a 7AGE. So will be ordering most of the parts I need in the next few months from MRP. But for now this is where I am at. Have just completed the brake swap. Out with the 238mm solid front end and drum rear end, in with the 258mm vented front end with swaybar and 242mm disc brake rear end. After the motor is done I will be pulling it back apart to replace all the bushes and brakes. But for now I need to get the parts cars out of here hence swapping it over now.

 

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Will have to give her a wash soon, starting to look a bit like a barn find. image.gif.544989d643c8c2ff4120494aaaeccfd8.gif

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