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 Post subject: Ryan's other TE27
PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:05 pm 
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Well I saw a deal that I couldn't pass. My wife spotted a 1974 corolla on Craigslist and the posting was recent. Due to how hard these are to find, I jumped on it and called the guy. It was in a tow yard, and had been sitting there for 8-10 years. It was stored indoors for most the time. I told the guy I wanted it and would see him in driving time (3 1/2 hours). The seller had pulled the tank, dumped the old gas, cleaned and put about 2 gallons of new gas in it. He charged the battery that was in it, and it fired right up. It had a very high idle and some hesitation. It even has AC! It blew cold after about a min. I bought the car and he delivered it using his AAA tow card. This TE-27 is in much better shape than my other one. My wife was asking me to get her a cool car to fix up, and I think this one fits the bill for her.

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's other TE-27
PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:54 am 

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This is the definition of a cool car! Just take of these ugly bumpers, and give it a clean up! and your wife will have a really cool car!
looked at your thread in the motorcycle section, and WOW! you have had a lot of awesome bikes! When talking about bikes, nothing can beat a good old Honda! :tu:
whats the plan with this one ? :D


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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's other TE-27
PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:39 pm 
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wow!!!

Such a awesome find.... I love it

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's other TE-27
PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:31 pm 

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I second that! looks like an automatic, any thoughts on converting to manual? may have everything you need if so.


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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's other TE-27
PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:08 pm 
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Fantastic find!! :shock:
Congratulations!! :tu:
I'll certainly be watching this post as this little beauty is treated to some tlc...

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's other TE-27
PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:14 pm 
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Plans are to make it a daily driver. My wife drives less than a mile a day. It's getting some TLC. we have cleaned it up and gave it some fluid changes. The AC blows COLD! It idles a little high right now, but we await some maintenance parts to do more work. This car will probably stay automatic at this time. My other te27 of the same color and year might be getting the 5 speed bits that I have saved up.

Outside of car is washed:
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The engine bay will still need a little cleaning. I cleaned off the header pipe. 8)
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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's other TE-27
PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:15 pm 
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I need a rear tail passenger lens. Anyone have?

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's other TE-27
PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:19 pm 
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Looking pretty good! :D
Obviously focus on getting her back on the road first.
From there just a few visual tweaks...
Loose the tints and that ridiculous exhaust!
Sort out that right rear lense and source a set of slim JDM bumpers.
Seeing as it's your wifes daily, you probably don't want to slam it, but even if you just lowered it an inch or so it would still help the visuals a whole heep!
Then a set of tasty period alloys such as Wat's RS or maybe gold-centred SSR reverse mesh and your wife will be rockin' one seriously cool ride... 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's other TE-27
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:20 pm 

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I have the right rear light if you still need it.


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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's other TE-27
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:01 pm 
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sweave65 wrote:
I have the right rear light if you still need it.

you have a PM

Parts came in. In the next few weeks the wife and I (yes, she works on the car too) will be tackling: rear bumper, master brake cylinder, rear slave cylinders, rear shoes, hardware, carb rebuild (or weber), intake gaskets, mechanical fuel pump, all soft fuel lines, fuel filter, Distributor cap, rotor, wires, plugs, breaker points, Radiator car, top hose, bottom hose, water pump, all small cooling hoses, and a thorough cleaning of the engine bay.

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's other TE-27
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:30 pm 

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Unfortunate about the Civic, but this is a nice car as well. Looking forward to seeing what's in store here! :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's other TE-27
PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:57 pm 
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New water pump, fuel pump, and intake gaskets so far. I flushed out the cooling passages with a garden hose. There was so much crap in there, I think the seller cracked an egg in the radiator so it didn't leak. The small passage coming off the water pump was fully blocked. We are doing some cleaning while we are there.
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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's other TE27
PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:17 am 
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How wonderful it must be to own 2 of these cars, :tu: color and all

I love it

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's other TE27
PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:12 pm 
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My wife wanted a carburetor for Christmas. (I thought it was pretty funny) She wants her car to drive as my orange one did. We got a good deal on Ebay. This time I made sure I was getting the genuine European Weber that was stamped in the alum, and not the fake one with the sticker.

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's other TE27
PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 5:15 pm 
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Cool wife...!! :tu: :P

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's other TE27
PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:16 pm 
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Bought an Ebay Genuine Weber. They said it wont fit the 74, but I am determined to make it happen.
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I pulled this manifold off the engine because the provided adapter doesn't fit.
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Good thing I keep spares. This one is from a 78. There is a pesky EGR tube that will male a large vaccume leak. I know its not stock, but this is a driver, and I keep my stock parts.
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I cleaned the EGR port well and filled about 2" of it with RTV.
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It's a very tight fit. You have to remove the distributor to get this one on.
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Crappy low light pic of carb mostly installed. I swapped the fuel inlet to the passenger side. It fits under hood fine. Ill do linkage when I have more light.

I also forgot to post my reconditioned Minilites. They were for my car, but she wanted them, so she stole them off my TE27. Looks like I will have to recondition my mesh wheels too.Image

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's other TE27
PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:20 pm 
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Looks very good :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's other TE27
PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:48 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's other TE27
PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:31 am 
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Do you have a link to your weber seller by chance? I need one for the Celica as well and don't know who to buy from/trust. :oops:

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