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 Post subject: 1982 Toyota Carina - with 3T-GTE Powa
PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:42 am 

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Location: Abbeville, LA
I recently imported a couple of cars to the states - one of them being a TA63 Carina with the 3T-GTE/5 Speed combo.
Car is in reasonable condition, although not perfect. Just started the process of getting some of the maintenance items checked off while I wait to get the title.

From what I've found this engine was only found in the GT-TR, but this car seems to be a bit different in that is has SG badging, and also a pretty neat body decal advertising the car as "TWIN CAM rcot" with "Rolling Control Optimization Theory" in small letters right after "rcot".

Wondering if there are any other TA63 owners here on the board? Did not find too much via search.

Here are some pictures.

From when my cars arrived Saturday (the other car is a 1988 Z31 Turbo 2+2 RHD)

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With some powdercoated white '85 Celica Supra L-Types I had.
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 Post subject: Re: 1982 Toyota Carina - with 3T-GTE Powa
PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:15 am 

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WoW! :shock: Awesome found imho! Can't wait to see more pics of that engine!


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 Post subject: Re: 1982 Toyota Carina - with 3T-GTE Powa
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:38 am 

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any tricks to import a car, did u use a broker, i would love to do that one day


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 Post subject: Re: 1982 Toyota Carina - with 3T-GTE Powa
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:35 pm 

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Still trying to learn more info on the car. The wheels are an aftermarket set of Walter Wolf Racing turbofans (I swapped them off and put the Supra L-Types because the tires on the WWR wheels were garbage.)

I have not found much info on these - other than this blurb at kyushashoes

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Anyone else ever run across these before?

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 Post subject: Re: 1982 Toyota Carina - with 3T-GTE Powa
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:51 pm 
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whata beautiful car, I especially love the door panels; so retro! can't wait to see more pics. let me know if you're interested in selling the wheels that came with it too.

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 Post subject: Re: 1982 Toyota Carina - with 3T-GTE Powa
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:58 am 

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Hey.....I know those cars...transpo finally came through! Terrance from Centex Tuning in Austin here, cars look good.


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 Post subject: Re: 1982 Toyota Carina - with 3T-GTE Powa
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:44 pm 

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Thanks man! They sure did show up and I am stoked with them.

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 Post subject: Re: 1982 Toyota Carina - with 3T-GTE Powa
PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:53 am 

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Still having a bit of a running issue with this car. I am going to put the fuel pressure gauge on it this weekend as I think I either have a dying fuel pump or a AFM that's acting up.

I decided I am probably going to part with the original wheels and keep the Supra L-Types on it. Here are some pictures of the actual wheels that came on the car. Also in the first photo, you will see the original unused spare tire with full size wheel that would have originally come on the car - very cool indeed!

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 Post subject: Re: 1982 Toyota Carina - with 3T-GTE Powa
PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:00 pm 

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Found a new home for the wheels, and ordered a Walbro 255 for the car, as well as a K&N air filter to replace the sleeve-style filter with metal frame that was currently in the air box. (The sleeve had started turning to dust - I am sure that was not good for the AFM)

Found a gentleman from the BMW forums who rebuilds Bosch AFM's and will put the Denso AFM through the same tests to see if it needs adjustment.

Other than that, did some cleaning on Christmas Eve.

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 Post subject: Re: 1982 Toyota Carina - with 3T-GTE Powa
PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:46 am 

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So rad!!!!

If they were available in North America I would have one instead of my Corolla and Corona.

Take more pics :)


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 Post subject: Re: 1982 Toyota Carina - with 3T-GTE Powa
PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:27 am 
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This car is unreal cool, I thought Toyota only used the 3T-GTE in its Group B homolagation models?

I think I speak for quiet a few people when I say I'm dying to get some more pictures of that power plant!

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 Post subject: Re: 1982 Toyota Carina - with 3T-GTE Powa
PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:01 pm 

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I'll be sure to snap some more photos and post them this week!

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 Post subject: Re: 1982 Toyota Carina - with 3T-GTE Powa
PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:04 am 

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Awesome! I have one of these with a simple 2T engine and solid rear axle. I'm curious to see what kind of front brakes this one has, as i want to upgrade mine.


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 Post subject: Re: 1982 Toyota Carina - with 3T-GTE Powa
PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:29 am 

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I've been slacking on updating on the car. Our parts business has been quite brisk, and that has taken time away from being able to work on it.

I'm almost certain that my running issues with the car have been related to the AFM. I currently have the AFM sent off to Bavarian Restorations in California - they specialize in rebuilding Bosch/Nippondenso Vane AFMs and do a full electrical test and repair for around $150.00.

As soon as it returns, I hope I can get some good pulls finally on the ol' gal.

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 Post subject: Re: 1982 Toyota Carina - with 3T-GTE Powa
PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:15 am 

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parts business you say, what kind of parts :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: 1982 Toyota Carina - with 3T-GTE Powa
PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:23 pm 

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I have a business that manufactures performance parts for older imports. We do alot of stuff for the Z31 300ZX's, but about to expand to a few other popular platforms as well.

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you have pm sir


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 Post subject: Re: 1982 Toyota Carina - with 3T-GTE Powa
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:33 am 
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Very cool car. I would love to see all kinds of detailed pics of the engine compartment and motor. I have a 3T-GTE in storage that I plan on putting in my 81 Corolla someday and would love to see a running factory one.

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 Post subject: Re: 1982 Toyota Carina - with 3T-GTE Powa
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:18 pm 

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Gumbeaux wrote:
I have a business that manufactures performance parts for older imports. We do alot of stuff for the Z31 300ZX's, but about to expand to a few other popular platforms as well.


Are you hiring?


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 Post subject: Re: 1982 Toyota Carina - with 3T-GTE Powa
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:55 am 

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I have a ta63 in Australia.

My thread is on toymods.

Currently thinking of a t3/t4 swap top mount as the eBay manifold just needs an adapter plate


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