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 Post subject: Mark's 1973 RT81 Corona
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:20 am 

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Hey guys,

Thought I'd share my 1973 Corona SE with you all, I have had her for nearly 3 months now and is a work in progress.

She has 108xxx miles on her and is dead original, only modification is a CD player and chrome air filter assembly (still have the original - just looked daggy).

The car has small "AMI" badges on the lower front guards, AMI stands for Australian Motor Industries - from my knowledge the parts for the car were imported from Japan, and the car was assembled in Melbourne, Australia.

It has a 12R 1.6L engine (same as the early Hilux's, Hi-aces and Landcruisers?) and the W40 4 speed gearbox, 6.7" Diff with 4 '1 Ratio. I have done a fair bit of work to get her tidied up and now she is a sweet cruiser and my daily driver!

Anyway... Here it is..


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 Post subject: Re: Mark's 1973 RT81 Corona
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:56 pm 
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That is awesome on a scale that can't be measured. Very jealous. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Mark's 1973 RT81 Corona
PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:15 am 

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john wrote:
That is awesome on a scale that can't be measured. Very jealous. 8)


Thanks man, I'm on a work trip at the moment, can't wait to get back and take her for a big cruise! Also just purchased a front sunvisor (the old metal ones that go above the front windscreen). Should be waiting for me when I get home :)


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 Post subject: Re: Mark's 1973 RT81 Corona
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:22 pm 
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cool !!

i have a rT84
best of lucks


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 Post subject: Re: Mark's 1973 RT81 Corona
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:22 pm 
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fantastic work man - this is so great to see!

think you've a slightly flasher sibling to my own girl there!


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 Post subject: Re: Mark's 1973 RT81 Corona
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:34 am 

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Cheers guys,

Not much has been happening with her lately, just more cleaning up and cruising. Engine bay is pretty much all done now! Here's a pic of her on a recent cruise to keep me going until I get stuck into her more!

http://www.rollaclub.com/board/index.ph ... _id=100266


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 Post subject: Re: Mark's 1973 RT81 Corona
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:11 am 

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Starting to get back into it! She's been doing a lot of cruising lately, had to get a fresh set if white walls done as mine had gone brown. No windscreen seal goes in next week then she'll be sweet :D

https://www.facebook.com/adelaidewhitew ... 22722353:0


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 Post subject: Re: Mark's 1973 RT81 Corona
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:39 am 
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Nice wheels Mark :tu: ....I was checking out a green Corona similar to yours for sale in SA a few weeks ago. Stock and in mint condition.


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 Post subject: Re: Mark's 1973 RT81 Corona
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:29 am 
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Mark90 wrote:
Starting to get back into it! She's been doing a lot of cruising lately, had to get a fresh set if white walls done as mine had gone brown. No windscreen seal goes in next week then she'll be sweet


Did you get the new windscreen seal off ebay or where?

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 Post subject: Re: Mark's 1973 RT81 Corona
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:43 am 

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Hey Rhys,

I got it from Rare Spares, they had some chrome stripping to match it as well! Nice RT81 in your Avatar, you should post up a few pictures and some details :)


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 Post subject: Re: Mark's 1973 RT81 Corona
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:40 pm 
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Rare spares hey... i haven't even looked into what they do for the rt81. I need the chrome strips too so that helps heaps. Cheers for that Mark.

I'll start a new post for my car, yours is pretty sweet dude

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 Post subject: Re: Mark's 1973 RT81 Corona
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:29 am 

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Thanks man!

They don't really keep parts for corona's, pretty much just window seals. We had to open a few bags of the striping and try and put it in the seal to make sure it fits, but we did manage to find one!


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 Post subject: Re: Mark's 1973 RT81 Corona
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:25 am 

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Awesome Corona! I'm really digging the color and rear window "louver."

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 Post subject: Re: Mark's 1973 RT81 Corona
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:03 am 
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You didn't write down the part numbers of those chrome strips by any chance?

You got any under bonnet pics? Are you still running the stock throttle linkages? I am thinking of going cable for simplicity and because the linkages are flogged out.

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 Post subject: Re: Mark's 1973 RT81 Corona
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:11 am 

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I still have the packet somewhere in the shed, I'll take a look tomorrow and post up the part number if there's one stamped on it :)

Still running the factory linkages, mine are perfect and I WD40 all the little ball joints on it regularly (I'm a freak haha)

I don't have any pics of the engine bay at the moment but I will put some up as soon as I get a chance! It's pretty clean, keeping the engine bay perfect is a bit of a hobby for me haha. I've painted the block, side plate and rocket cover. Replaced the water pump, thermostat housing etc.

You'll see. I'll try put some pics up tomorrow :)


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 Post subject: Re: Mark's 1973 RT81 Corona
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:45 pm 
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Wow. Clean car.

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 Post subject: Re: Mark's 1973 RT81 Corona
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:28 pm 

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You didn't write down the part numbers of those chrome strips by any chance?

You got any under bonnet pics? Are you still running the stock throttle linkages? I am thinking of going cable for simplicity and because the linkages are flogged out.


Just had a look, the part # on the pack was LS120

Will put up some engine bay pics soon :)


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 Post subject: Re: Mark's 1973 RT81 Corona
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:37 pm 
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Thanks heaps Mark I appreciate the effort of going looking for the part# but I have a feeling your shed is as clean as your car hahaha

I'm flushing out the fuel tank, replacing fuel lines and fitting a better filter today, the idle jet has been blocking up and causing the engine to die while rolling up to lights/stop signs etc and i figure a 40 year old tank has got a whole heap of crap in it. Can't hurt to give it a birthday.

Looking forward to the engine bay pics, give me something to aspire to :D

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 Post subject: Re: Mark's 1973 RT81 Corona
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:50 am 
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Damn she is clean. Nice ride.

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 Post subject: Re: Mark's 1973 RT81 Corona
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:46 pm 

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Wow! She's mint!

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