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    1982 Toyota Carina - with 3T-GTE Powa

    I recently imported a couple of cars to the states - one of them being a TA63 Carina with the 3T-GTE/5 Speed combo.
    Car is in reasonable condition, although not perfect. Just started the process of getting some of the maintenance items checked off while I wait to get the title.

    From what I've found this engine was only found in the GT-TR, but this car seems to be a bit different in that is has SG badging, and also a pretty neat body decal advertising the car as "TWIN CAM rcot" with "Rolling Control Optimization Theory" in small letters right after "rcot".

    Wondering if there are any other TA63 owners here on the board? Did not find too much via search.

    Here are some pictures.

    From when my cars arrived Saturday (the other car is a 1988 Z31 Turbo 2+2 RHD)









    With some powdercoated white '85 Celica Supra L-Types I had.

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    Re: 1982 Toyota Carina - with 3T-GTE Powa

    WoW! :shock: Awesome found imho! Can't wait to see more pics of that engine!

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    Re: 1982 Toyota Carina - with 3T-GTE Powa

    any tricks to import a car, did u use a broker, i would love to do that one day

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    Re: 1982 Toyota Carina - with 3T-GTE Powa

    Still trying to learn more info on the car. The wheels are an aftermarket set of Walter Wolf Racing turbofans (I swapped them off and put the Supra L-Types because the tires on the WWR wheels were garbage.)

    I have not found much info on these - other than this blurb at kyushashoes



    Anyone else ever run across these before?

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    Re: 1982 Toyota Carina - with 3T-GTE Powa

    whata beautiful car, I especially love the door panels; so retro! can't wait to see more pics. let me know if you're interested in selling the wheels that came with it too.

    -Nick

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    Re: 1982 Toyota Carina - with 3T-GTE Powa

    Hey.....I know those cars...transpo finally came through! Terrance from Centex Tuning in Austin here, cars look good.

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    Re: 1982 Toyota Carina - with 3T-GTE Powa

    Thanks man! They sure did show up and I am stoked with them.

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    Re: 1982 Toyota Carina - with 3T-GTE Powa

    Still having a bit of a running issue with this car. I am going to put the fuel pressure gauge on it this weekend as I think I either have a dying fuel pump or a AFM that's acting up.

    I decided I am probably going to part with the original wheels and keep the Supra L-Types on it. Here are some pictures of the actual wheels that came on the car. Also in the first photo, you will see the original unused spare tire with full size wheel that would have originally come on the car - very cool indeed!



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    Re: 1982 Toyota Carina - with 3T-GTE Powa

    Found a new home for the wheels, and ordered a Walbro 255 for the car, as well as a K&N air filter to replace the sleeve-style filter with metal frame that was currently in the air box. (The sleeve had started turning to dust - I am sure that was not good for the AFM)

    Found a gentleman from the BMW forums who rebuilds Bosch AFM's and will put the Denso AFM through the same tests to see if it needs adjustment.

    Other than that, did some cleaning on Christmas Eve.


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    So rad!!!!

    If they were available in North America I would have one instead of my Corolla and Corona.

    Take more pics

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