Hi you all
I am JW from holland, discovered this nice site & forum of JNC and suscribed here to show you my work on a heavily abused Toyota Carina TA12. It had been parked in a shed for over 20 years, and when it came out an artist covered the vehicle all over with acryllic paint :?
Discovered the carina in this painted state, looked at it, loved the car right away. Unfortunately in our country rusting is a major problem, so there has te be done a lot of work on the body. Car is in my possesion for 1 and a 1/2 year, and did in meantime a considerable amount of work.
At this moment i am working on the panels, welding and soldering the dents.
Engine is ready, rebuilt the rotted 2T with a donor 2T-B engine so increased the power some, but not enough for me, some further mods should achieve 130HP or so. Increased CR and valve-lift, enlighted valve-train, improved the mechanism, added 2 mikuni-solexes and manifold from a 2T-G engine.
Here a before-after of the engine:
Body hangin in a diy "roast" suspend
Btw drive a small Starlet EP71 too every day!