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 Post subject: Re: Tony's 77' Corolla TE31
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:28 am 
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Sweet. Nice work. You should have a buddy video said drifting 8) . That AC compressor is HUGE!

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 Post subject: Re: Tony's 77' Corolla TE31
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:10 am 
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Skellington wrote:
Sweet. Nice work. You should have a buddy video said drifting 8) . That AC compressor is HUGE!



Dude I know it's like a freakin heavy azz brick... Both the air and ac pump were super loose when I started taking it off.



Oh and I guess I forgot to post up the pic of all the stuff

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 Post subject: Re: Tony's 77' Corolla TE31
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:45 pm 
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UPDATE:

Did some more minor work to the corolla today... I replaced the thermostat... Finished flushing the front brakes and while I was at it I flushed the slave cylinder too...

While replacing the thermostat I found that there wasn't even a thermostat in there in the first place... I guess the previous owner decided it was a good idea to take it out... No wonder before the car would take FOREVER to warm up... Now it warms up at idle in like 15 mins... Engine runs super smooth at normal op temp! 8)


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Flushed the front brake fluid... It was super super dirty




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Then flushed the slave cylinder



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Then decided to clean the front timing cover a bit and little stuff around it...


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After (not the best cleaning job but better than before... I can actually see the timing marks now (damn blurry pic)



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And finally when the engine was all warmed up I found a new problem... Coolant leak! Haha you can kinda see the leak in the pic... It's leaking out of a hose coming from under the intake manifold...



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That's it for now... All I need to do now is fix that leaking hose... Replace the cracked windshield (the drift track requires all vehicles windshields to be crack-free) and then bump up the psi in the rear to like 45 and its off to the drift track for its very first drift session!


That's it for now... Until next time! 8) 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Tony's 77' Corolla TE31
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:48 pm 
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Just replaced the fan clutch... Took me no longer than 5 mins...

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 Post subject: Re: Tony's 77' Corolla TE31
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:55 am 
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UPDATE:

Okay so I finally got the time to lower the rear! After searching and searching for custom u bolts for the lowering blocks I finally gave up and decided to somehow make the big ass u bolts that came with the kit work. So I took apart everything and bored out the holes... Smashed the u bolts tighter and trimmed the u bolts.

I also bought new 92' rear camaro shocks for the rear of the corolla... $17 bucks new each shock. After a couple hours of bending and cutting and shaving the brackets were ready and I installed them and voila they fit perfectly... The camaro shocks provide awesome stiffness of the rear end and the thick u bolts provide peace of mind that your axle won't be shifting around. All around I am highly satisfied about the way it turned out. Big thanks to slamburglar for giving me some pointers on the suspension build! Next up I will replace the clutch... Then the weld on coils on front and replace the windshield and bam it's off to the drift course.





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you can see how the camaro shocks (blue) are shorter than the stock ones... Giving it better ride since the car is gonna be low


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Maybe I should add another 1" block to make it 3" in total or maybe not idk yet... Well just see how the 2" blocks handle on the track. Until next time...

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 Post subject: Re: Tony's 77' Corolla TE31
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:57 pm 
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Love it. There are so many pics, I feel like I just worked on your car. You have a lot of grease on your engine. I recommend getting some of that engine enamel paint with ceramic in it.check out my buildfor more info. Makes things easy to clean.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony's 77' Corolla TE31
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:11 pm 

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Awesome thread, grats on picking up this TE31. Since you're going to track it, would you be willing to sell me the passenger seat belt?


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 Post subject: Re: Tony's 77' Corolla TE31
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:01 pm 
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Skellington wrote:
Love it. There are so many pics, I feel like I just worked on your car. You have a lot of grease on your engine. I recommend getting some of that engine enamel paint with ceramic in it.check out my buildfor more info. Makes things easy to clean.



Haha yea I seem that... I'm going to clean it up a bit later but for now I wanna get it ready for its first drift session with the open diff... After that I might buy a spool and install that.


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Awesome thread, grats on picking up this TE31. Since you're going to track it, would you be willing to sell me the passenger seat belt?


I'm going to need the passenger seatbelt since I'm going to have ride alongs at the track... Friends sure love to ride shotgun in the Rolla 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Tony's 77' Corolla TE31
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:53 pm 

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3TGTE51 wrote:
Awesome thread, grats on picking up this TE31. Since you're going to track it, would you be willing to sell me the passenger seat belt?


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I'm going to need the passenger seatbelt since I'm going to have ride alongs at the track... Friends sure love to ride shotgun in the Rolla 8)


Haha makes sense, it was worth the try. Can't wait to see the finished product.


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 Post subject: Re: Tony's 77' Corolla TE31
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:10 pm 
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3TGTE51 wrote:

Haha makes sense, it was worth the try. Can't wait to see the finished product.



Yea man thanks!!

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 Post subject: Re: Tony's 77' Corolla TE31
PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:54 pm 

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Any idea on the front suspension? Wheels? I love how its coming together.


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 Post subject: Re: Tony's 77' Corolla TE31
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:33 pm 
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msnwlt wrote:
Any idea on the front suspension? Wheels? I love how its coming together.



Ground control front coilovers and mr2 shocks coming in the future and as for wheels maybe something wide not sure yet

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 Post subject: Re: Tony's 77' Corolla TE31
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:53 am 
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damn, the rear looks nice low! I'm getting ready to lower mine as well. Need to have my front coilovers welded and buy some blocks still.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony's 77' Corolla TE31
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:22 pm 

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lol i just did search of my user name to find an old post and saw your shoutout. Car is looking great man. glad i could be of service.

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