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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's TE31
PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:59 pm 
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I picked up some mesh wheels for $100. They are Elipsons 14x6. The offset makes the lip the same as my MA61 supra wheels. I'll probably refinish these.
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I also welded up my 4:10 ratio diff. I figured, since it's only a 2 pinion, i might as well lock it up.
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I also put the interior back in. Looks good eh?
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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's TE31
PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:04 pm 
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Loving your new Elipsons! 8)
Once shined up a bit they'll look fab on your little 'Rolla...
We never got them in Europe, so they're quite a novelty for me. I was trying to source a set of 6x13" for one of my BMW 02's, but gave up as it was too difficult (and expensive) getting them to Denmark.

Interior looks super clean! Well done. :tu:

But you'll have to explain, what's the point of a welded diff in an automatic??
Now I've never been into auto's and I've also never owned a car with a welded diff, so perhaps it's just my lack of knowledge and experience shining through here, but I don't get it...

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's TE31
PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:56 am 
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I think the elipson's will look done when done. i tried to blast them, but the sand did nothing to the tough as nails powdercoating. Ill have to chemical strip them and make them look sweet.

As for the welded diff, I figured that I had a spare 4:10 ratio diff so why not? I have 2 manual transmissions, and at some point I plan to have one of them in the car. T50 or W58... The diff can go in one of my other corollas too.

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's TE31
PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:11 am 
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You're getting me all excited here... :lol:

Get those Elipsons chemically striped and I'd go for gold coloured centres! 8) Will look stunning under the red bodywork.
And for authenticity I'd be in no doubt about the gearbox. It's just got to be the T50 !! As a bonus it's just got such a deliciously mechanical and direct feel to it...

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's TE31
PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:57 am 
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But the T50 wont withstand the amount of power I plan to crank out of a T engine. I think the W58 will go in here and the T50 will go in the TE27. This is all in the air because I may have another old corolla scrappin' it up for parts.

I think you are right about the gold centers on the wheels. I was thinking of bright silver or black because it will go with anything. humm... :?

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's TE31
PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:37 pm 
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I think this car is ready to go to a new home. Check classified listings for details.

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's TE31
PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:52 pm 
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But you've come so far!
Seems a shame to stop here.
Get a manual in her along with those gold-centered Epsilons.
Then for simplicity just treat the stock engine to a bit of Weberness, and then enjoy and laugh... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's TE31
PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:25 pm 
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02anders I can see what you are saying, but here is where I am coming from. I have this as a running daily driver. It is so close to being done.
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I also have a TE27 That is BEGGING for a restoration. With my wifes 74 civic, and this te31, my honda motorcycle and work, I have no time to give my TE27 any love. It just gives me the sad look when I look at it. Also, in California (USA) a 1975 and older car needs no smog checks every 2 years (meaning more mods for presmog). If nobody buys my TE31 Ill probably finish it.
Said sad TE27:
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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's TE31
PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:18 pm 
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Finish the TE27 :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's TE31
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:06 pm 
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What's up guys. Sadly I have sold this car about a month ago and now I miss it. I loved how light these cars are and how well they handled when equipped with some DIY coilovers. I'm still around to read stuff, and have my TE27. Although it is on the back burner for now, It will be getting some much deserved attention.

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's TE31
PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:46 am 
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Shame to see your TE31 go... :(
Only way to justify it is to really getting stuck into that TE27 project of yours now!! :tu:

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