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Thread: 1985 AE86 Corolla SR5 from Texas

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    1985 AE86 Corolla SR5 from Texas

    Well from the start I found her on craigslist, she was sitting in a field just south of Forth Worth. So a buddy and I head on down to check it out. When we get there shes in the back of a field and running! Took a good look over her and a haggling with the guy who owned the lot I walked away with her for 600 bucks. She made it about a mile down the to the gas station and then she died. She had been sitting for like two years so it was probably bad gas. Trailered her home that night.





    came with awesome cookie monster seat covers!


    A good tune up and she was on the road! A few weeks later the clutch system went out, replaced that and with the help of a buddy we cut the springs.



    Next to come was to replace the banged up fender it came with, celica supra rims, wink mirror, Chaser VTX bumpers, and a badass CB whip.







    A little time down the road I got bored and it was time to paint. I call it the bomber theme. >



    Enjoyed national 8-6 day





    Enjoyed drifting







    Bought another ae86, a GTS this time. Took the drivetrain and then money got tight so I had to sell it.



    Still I walked away with some goodies. I swapped the SR5 rear end for the GTS, still open diff but hey disk brakes!!!





    Well one fun night trouble struck

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OihKtdRv ... re=related





    Snapped the hub right off the axle, broke the bracket, and bend the panhard mount too. Well after a parts hunt I bought a LSD rear end assembly and put it in the car. Drove to work the next morning and I got a loud howling, the rear end wasnt set up by the guy I bought it from. Well pulled it all apart, slapped on new bearings and a weir solid pinion spacer. She was all good to go and the LSD felt great! New parts later we are put here




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    Re: 1985 AE86 Corolla SR5 from Texas

    4ac blew up for the last time, I came to the point of if im going to dump money into her its DOHC or home. Then I found a deal and got this


    Holley 4 barrel carb with a one off GZE intake manifold. The welds are good and the idea is fantastic in my eyes so why not?


    Mock up of how it will look

    It was really slow at work today, like dead slow so I rolled the old girl in and started to turn wrenches





    I rolled her over to our "Make ready" dept and power washed the engine bay. I had no idea my rack n pinion was silver!!



    I started to pull off a lot of the little things, have some placed in the bay that are chipping paint and I am going to repaint the whole thing. Make it look a lot cleaner. Still thinking of what color to go with.... more to come on that later. On a sad note as I was removing the coolant hoses to the heater core the driver side 90 snapped right off Silver lining thought I have been wanted to take out my dash and repair it so now I guess I now have the motivation lol. The other question is do I want to fix the heater core or just removed together????

    So I finally got around to ripping the block apart on the bad motor to see what damaged had been done. For whatever reason I found pookie when i took off the oil filter plugging the oil return hole.



    with no oil you get things this... piston #3



    piston #2



    cylinder walls




    less then 3k miles on these



    I took measurements of the block and I can repair it, however it is just a 3rib 4a block and I may find my hands on a 7rib non-squirter block and crank.

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    Re: 1985 AE86 Corolla SR5 from Texas

    The manifold is great. Not everyone wants to pay $1200 for a 4ag carb setup. Keep the updates coming.

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    Re: 1985 AE86 Corolla SR5 from Texas

    Teaser


    "Getting there"

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    Re: 1985 AE86 Corolla SR5 from Texas

    This car looks great. When youo get it back together bring it to a meet sometime.

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    Re: 1985 AE86 Corolla SR5 from Texas

    I am liking this build. Keep it going!

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    Re: 1985 AE86 Corolla SR5 from Texas

    holy crap. with that paint job you would love to see my k5's air force olive drabbed paint. i may have to post up some pics for ya :lol: i love the build :tu:

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    Re: 1985 AE86 Corolla SR5 from Texas

    Thanks guys! I'm trying to build her in between work and school but shes coming along finally.

    Quote Originally Posted by kingtoy
    This car looks great. When youo get it back together bring it to a meet sometime.
    When shes running you will have to let me know where the meet is!

    also here is a treat for ya




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    Re: 1985 AE86 Corolla SR5 from Texas

    how many CFM is that carb, that might be like putting on some Weber/Mikuni 55mm's if they had such a thing. Love the idea tho and i have a GZE manifold that i gasket matched/ported.

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    Re: 1985 AE86 Corolla SR5 from Texas

    who made the GZE manifold?
    I'd love to have a better designed one that wasn't so restrictive like the stock one.

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