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Thread: 1980 TE72 Liftback (Wheels Painted) 28OCT2009

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    1980 TE72 Liftback (Wheels Painted) 28OCT2009

    Well Here's my car again, with mod list and all.



    Manufacture: Toyota
    Model: Corolla
    Model Year: 1980
    Chassis Code: TE72
    Engine Code: 3T-C
    Engine Displacement: 1770cc
    Transmission Code: T50
    Body Type: 3-Door
    Body Style: Liftback

    Current Modifications:
    Interior:
    --Grant GT Steering Wheel
    --Autogauge Tachometer (8000 RPM limit)

    Exterior:
    --None

    Engine/Exhaust:
    --Weber DGES 38 (Outlaw) Electric Chock Kit
    --Doug Thorley 4-2-1 Headers
    --Custom 2.25 Cat and Back Exhaust
    --Magnaflow Catalytic Converter
    --Magnaflow Muffler
    --Safety pistons oversized 85.5 mm
    --Hastings Piston Rings
    --Topline OE Style Conrods
    --Isky Racing Cam TH77
    --EMPI High Rev Valve Springs
    --Home Depot/JB Weld DIY Plug kit
    --ACL Main Bearings
    --ACL Rod Bearings
    --ACL Cam Bearings
    --New Oil Pump
    --New Water Pump
    --New Timing Chain and gear kit
    --Very Slightly Used OE Radiator


    Engine Parts Removed:
    --EGR Plumbing
    --Air Injection Pump
    --A/C Compressor
    --A/C Condenser
    --A/C Plumbing
    --A/C Mounting Brackets

    Suspension:
    --Front KYB AGX (SW20 Inserts)
    --Rear KYB AGX (Camaro)
    --Ground Control front conversion
    --Rear TRD springs
    --Front Moog Endlinks

    Brakes:
    --Restored Stock Brakes
    --Hawk HPS Pads (front)
    --Stock Rear Drums

    Wheels:
    --14 x 6 Speedlite Wheels (Gunmetal)

    Tires:
    --BFGoodrich Traction T/A HR 195/60R14

    Parts to Order:
    --Safequip 5-Point Safety Harness
    --Corbeau Bucket seat rails

    Parts on Hand:
    --3TC Head (To be ported, Oversized Valves, and High Rev Valve Springs)
    --Baseline Gauge Cluster
    --1981 TE72 Gauge Clustere with Tachometer
    --'81 TE72 Liftback Rear Taillights
    --AE86 Front Strut Assemblies
    --AE86 Front Brakes
    --3T-C Valve Cover
    --Rare Parts Strut Rod Bushings
    --AE86 OEM Springs
    --Prothane Rear Bush Set with Upper Links (courtesy of Aikane)
    --Spare Distributer
    --2 Corbeau Forza seats
    --AE86 GT-S gauge cluster
    --Corner Signal Lights
    --TRD Badge
    --ARP Head stud kit
    --2 x Corbeau Forza Bucket seats
    --Infinity Reference 4022i 4-in 2-way Speakers
    --Alpine 7162 Radio/Cassette Deck
    --Hayden 10" electric fan
    --Hayden fan controller
    --Adjustable Rear Lateral Bar (panhard)

    Parts on the way:
    none

    Planned Modifications:
    Interior:
    --AE86 GT-S gauge cluster swap
    --Rust Removal
    --Multi Point Roll Cage
    --Corbeau Forza Seats and slide rails

    Exterior:
    --Rear Wing (Style TBD)
    --Front Lip

    Engine/Exhaust:
    --Honda CBR 900RR Keihin CV Carbs
    --Custom Intake Manifold

    Suspension:
    --Front Addco Sway Bar
    --Rear Addco Sway Bar

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    So I've started tearing apart my 1980 Corolla, so far it's going pretty good, not too much rust, but I do need replacement parts, the front valance that goes behind the bumper need replacing, since mine is bent out of shape. Anyways here's are pictures of what I've done so far.

    Headlights, Grille, and Turn Signal lights removed



    Bumper cover removed



    What's left of my Battery shelf



    Front Bumper completely removed



    Radiator removed, still had brown crap in it even after trying to flush it.


    How she stands now.

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    And the dismantling continues

    Condenser is out
    ]

    Air Injection Pump is out:



    AC Compressor is out:


    Starting get more progress done:


    AC Compressor on the left, AIR Injection pump on the right


    More AC crap:


    Left over Pulleys:

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    Parts that have come in:

    Topline OE Conrods:


    More parts, Ground Control 7.1k, T3 Advanced Strut Tube Spacer, KYB AGX, MSD 6A




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    More disassembly:

    Old Carb and Dizzy out:


    Intake Manifold out:


    Intake, Carb, Dizzy:



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    Here are the pics with the engine out:

    Empty and dirty engine bay


    Pics of the engine after some cleaning and it's still dirty:





    Basically, I've got a lot of cleaning to do, and I have things to block off on the block it looks like, if anyone can point out some things that can be blocked off other than the obvious stuff like the:
    1. Fuel pump for electric one
    2. EGR ports below exhaust ports
    3. The emission piece on the top left on the front of the engine.

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    Making some good progress with the engine so far, head is off, found out that the EGR ports won't come off so I'm going to get them welded shut instead. Pushrods are good, lifters are actually surprisingly in good shape, so I will reuse them, I'll post pictures of those parts when I clean them up a bit. The only main issues I see are the valve cover and oil pan gaskets are really sticky, other than that everything is in good shape, I think I may change plans and just put new piston rings on, maybe new bearings, and milling the head and block a little to bump up compression instead of using the pistons I have, which I will probably use in a later build or sell. Anyways hear are pictures of the short block.







    Looks like the carbon build up indicates maybe to much fuel, so I'll have to clean those up when I pull out the rotating assembly when I get the short block hot tanked.

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    More pictures, short block completely disassembled, except for some bearings.






    Will be soaking some of the parts in Rotella oil to start cleaning them.

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    Currently at the machine shop:

    -The short block is getting bored and honed
    -The Crank shaft is getting a grind
    -The head is getting resurfaced

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    Awesome build!

    i look forward to seeing how it comes along.

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