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Thread: Change of Plans - SHO engine into 73 Toyota Corona Wagon

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    Change of Plans - SHO engine into 73 Toyota Corona Wagon

    I bought this 73 wagon on eBay:


    currently taking it apart, will paint it and install a roll cage and just the front 2 seats, all the OLD stuff will be scraped, the old 18R-C engine is old, tired and useless, wiring are weak, brake system is weak, etc.

    I intend on using it as a daily driver.
    I was planning on building a space frame for it but I decided to keep the unibody intact instead.

    yesterday I bought another vehicle on eBay for cheap, just for the engine, the engine is a work of art and was built by Yamaha for Ford, DOHC 3.0 liter, yes, the 220HP SHO engine

    here's what the engine looks like right now:


    and this is how it could look:


    Yes, I will have to make an adapter to mate it with a T5 tranny and make it a RWD, like the one in this Healey:


    what do you think?

    I will have updates in this page:
    http://cobra4me.com/phpBB/viewforum.php?f=32

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    Renaming the Project to SHOrona !

    LOL !

    I just tought of that name right now.

    what do you get when you mate a Ford Taurus SHO with a old Toyota Corona Wagon?

    DOHC power !

    Project SHOrona !

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    Oo my little pretty one, pretty one
    When you gonna give me some time, SHO-rona?
    Oo you make my motor run, my motor run
    Gun it coming off of the line, SHO-rona

    Never gonna stop, give it up, such a dirty mind
    I always get it up with a touch of the younger kind
    My-ee ey-ee by-ee ahee ah woo!
    Ma ma ma my SHO-rona

    Come a little closer, over here
    Close enough to look in my eyes, SHO-rona
    Keep a little mystery, kissin' me
    Runnin' down the length of my thigh, SHO-rona

    Never gonna stop, give it up, such a dirty mind
    I always get it up from a touch of the younger kind
    My-ee ey-ee by-ee ahee ah woo!
    Ma ma ma my SHO-rona
    Ma ma ma my SHO-rona

    When ya gonna get to me, get to me
    Is it just a matter of time, SHO-rona
    Is it a destiny, a destiny
    Or is it just a game in my mind, SHO-rona

    Never gonna stop, give it up, such a dirty mind
    I always get it up from a touch of the younger kind
    My-ee ey-ee by-ee ahee ah woo!
    Ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma
    Myee ey-ee by-ee ahee ah woo!

    Ma ma ma my SHO-rona
    Ooooh my SHO-rona

    OR....

    Little SHO, you're really lookin' fine
    Four cams and a 5-speed in a Corona of mine
    Listen to her tachin' up now, listen to her why-ee-eye-ine
    C'mon and turn it on, wind it up, blow it out SHO


    Just got back from getting the Car, drove all the way to L.A.

    here are some images and a Video of it running !


    what do you want for 400.00?
    Video:
    http://cobra4me.com/SHOrona/SHOrev.MPG

    Images:

    http://www.cobra4me.com/SHOrona/SHOpickup001.jpg
    http://www.cobra4me.com/SHOrona/SHOpickup002.jpg
    http://www.cobra4me.com/SHOrona/SHOpickup003.jpg
    http://www.cobra4me.com/SHOrona/SHOpickup004.jpg
    http://www.cobra4me.com/SHOrona/SHOpickup005.jpg
    http://www.cobra4me.com/SHOrona/SHOpickup006.jpg
    http://www.cobra4me.com/SHOrona/SHOpickup007.jpg
    http://www.cobra4me.com/SHOrona/SHOpickup008.jpg
    http://www.cobra4me.com/SHOrona/SHOpickup009.jpg
    http://www.cobra4me.com/SHOrona/SHOpickup010.jpg

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    Ha, that looks like a great project and, I would guess, a never-before seen drivetrain/body combo. Great song too. Got it stuck in my head now.

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    OK, finally done with some classes I had going, time to get back in the garage and continue working on Project SHOrona.

    a couple of weeks ago:

    Took out the subframe with the engine, tranny, exhaust and steering system, finally today I mounted it onto the engine stand and took off the Beautiful Intake manifold.

    Video of it running included, it will load automatically, so probably lower your volume before clicking on the link above.

    I love this engine !

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    alright guys !

    here's an update:
    Progress on the engine:

    Before:


    After:



    you like?

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    Is that a mazda engine anyway? The 3 liter ford probes use mazda engines... I mean that would be totally cool in my book, i never liked ford :mrgreen:

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    Yamaha engine (made in Japan, for a Supercar that never materialized) installed in a Ford Car but I will install it into a 73 Toyota Corona.




    You can see all my car projects in my website, click on "my projects"

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    The engine is a Ford designed shortblock with a top end and assembly by Yamaha. The block is very similar to a 3.0 Vulcan block, with some improvements to withstand the extra RPM and HP.

    Take the DIS module end of the plenum and swap it with the TB end for RWD...though you probably already figured that out. :lol:


    Why don't you just use a 3.0 Vulcan RWD tranny like the Mazda unit that comes int he Ranger and B3000?

    If you want to do the T5 swap, this guy makes an adaptor that you can bolt to the back of a mid-80's Aerostar/Ranger 2WD M/T bellhousing and use the long input ('94-'95 5.0 Mustang) T-5 with. He also does spacers for the runners to the lower.

    http://myworld.ebay.com/ebaymotors/drvovru1987/

    I've had a couple of those cars...both 2nd gens. One MTX and one AXOD. As well as a SVO and other Ford oddities.


    Need any more Teksid blocks? :lol:

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