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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:03 am 

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You can buy a tool that makes it easy to remove the window winder handle. It slides in behind the handle and pops off the circlip

I have also managed to slip it off using a small screwdriver.

Or I am told you can also shimmy a rag under it and this cn push the clip out too. Just be paying attention as the circlip can spring out and disappear to lord knows where when doing this job.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:51 am 
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silverra23 wrote:
Cool Corona you have there!

i noticed you are a fellow Victorian. I am the Secretary of the Toyota Car Club of Australia (VIC). If you want to make some new Toyota loving friends come and say hi at our next meeting

www.tccav.org.au is the club website :)


Sounds good, I'll have to check out your site! Any upcoming shows in the melbourne area?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:12 am 

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Biggest show of the year is the Hanging Rock Car Show on Feb 14th.

Few thousand cars of various makes go along, its massive.

You should join up on the forums on www.toymods.net - quite an active social group in the victorian section there too.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:54 am 
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Ok, so I tried this vinyl dye:

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giving these results
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now I can't really fault the product but it just didn't give the look I was going for (most likely because I got the gloss and not the matte). I think its way too glossy and way too dark compared to the rest of the interior.
So now I have one odd looking door card
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Ok, my next two options would be:
just redo it in new vinyl or respray it in matte.

The problem with respraying it in matte, is that a trimmer I talked to (he had a clean-as light blue 240k??yonmeri?? outside, wish I had a cam with me) told me the vht plant in the states burnt down and that they outsourced to a different plant. And now, the matte resembles gloss anyway.

Opinions, advice?

Also, datsunfreak, you said that you used the product before, do you have any pics?

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Toyota Corona CS 28/01 Trial door card dye
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:54 am 
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Been two years since I updated this.

heres from my toymods account.
Picked up a 740 lip as an afterthought, looked ok after hours of cutting

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Tested some wheels
Stock: 14x5? 185/75
14x6.5 +0 185/50

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Not wide enough and the overall rolling diameter was too low.

This was much better
Enkei 92 14x7 +6 195/60

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With them on
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After Lowering
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Rears - Reset; cold worked with extra leaf inserted between main leaf and second leaf. Monroe GT gas
Fronts - Low King springs, Monroe GT gas

Overall two inch drop, I would prefer stiffer front springs though as the car tends to dive on hard braking.
Hammered the guards lips to eliminate the annoying scrub.

Hanging rock 2012
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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Toyota Corona CS 28/01 Trial door card dye
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:02 am 
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W50 gearbox swap
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Went in great, everything fit, shaft, crossmember, slave. Did have issues with the slave popping out though. W40 is now a paperweight.

at DECA last february after W50 swap.
[video]http://www.youtube.com/embed/FpTpLGT4vYo[/video]

Acquired this from someone off Toymods:

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88210 with solex 40's, Hopefully will give me a good - in the pants - reaction when it's in.

I thought I'd give the rocker covers a touch up. Because baby blue is aids...

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Just need some trumpets now.

yes it needs another coat

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 Post subject: Re: RT104 Australia
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:30 pm 

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Long I have spotted your car a few times at a couple of different events down here... loving how it looks now with those wheels!

The 18RG will finish it off nicely...

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 Post subject: Re: RT104 Australia
PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:08 am 

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cool car man

I like the earlier model with the different front end and taillights...

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 Post subject: Re: RT104 Australia
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:23 am 
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silverra23 wrote:
Long I have spotted your car a few times at a couple of different events down here... loving how it looks now with those wheels!

The 18RG will finish it off nicely...


Thanks silver! Hope I can attend a tccav coffee event soon.

Tally wrote:
cool car man

I like the earlier model with the different front end and taillights...


me too, but now its become my mission to show that the later model can look alright too :tu:

If I had the resources I would skin the coupe taillights on.

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 Post subject: Re: RT104 Australia
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:33 am 
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How to transport an exhaust system in a corona:
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Early xmas:
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Rotting cars:
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 Post subject: Re: RT104 Australia
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:37 am 
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RG time! Finished exams and was itching to get dirty.

didn't take many photos as I don't like getting my phone greased up

4 hours in:
got the old motor out and swapped alternator, sump and pickup over along with new fuel pump and ignition stuff. The sump from the rc was the biggest mindfuck of all, after removing all the bolts, had to chisel all around in order to wedge a flathead in and slowly prise off the sump, don't know what toyota used to stick that sump on, no wonder it never leaked! Also forgot to drain the sump for the rg before removing it whilst it was in the air....you know the rest. Oil....everywhere.

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Brand new top gun lead end connector for number 4 came off. fkn annoyed.
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Second mindfk
Having little experience in timing, wiring it up confused the shit out of me, had the cover off 3 times to check and recheck the valve opening and closing with the tdc position and rotor button, was flaming all night. swapped 2 and 3 and 1 and 4 and almost had a heart attack. Was 180 out.
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need more disk. background - bought two extractors, in case one didnt fit. None fitted so thats me hacking up a set of extractors (they never ended up quietening anything). Will need to get my second set modified. If someone out there wants to trade me extractors to suit a corona that would make my life alot easier.
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after starting it up, accidentally shorted the alternator and blew a fusible link. didnt know WTF a fusible link was. Eventually found out what it was and where it was and got a new one made up. 1 step forward, 1 step backwards.

currently need to finish
-throttle
-exhaust system
-carb tune
-coolant crossover pipe to replace cable tied hose precariously close to clutch fan.
-longer heater hoses
-allignment of hood (doing this yourself is one way to ensure back pain and also scratched paint)
-relocation of fuel filter away from carb throats.
-figure out filtration. there is about 2 cm of clearance between carburettor and brake distribution hardlines so something will have to be done about that. looks like trumpets are out of the question. Unless i move hardlines and create a big headache.

Drove it on idle down street. Was pretty much a harley. Can't wait to complete this sob.

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 Post subject: Re: RT104 Australia
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:06 am 

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Location: Newcastle, Australia
How is it with lowered king springs and monroe gts? I thought you were supposed to install shortened shocks as well like the monroe gt sport?


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 Post subject: Re: RT104 Australia
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:47 am 
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domdom22 wrote:
How is it with lowered king springs and monroe gts? I thought you were supposed to install shortened shocks as well like the monroe gt sport?


Monroe gt gas are short stroke.

handles very very well, could do with a bigger front swaybar and some sort of rear swaybar. improved the handling infinitely. in terms of ride, its definitely stiffer but still soaks up the bumps, the reset leafs are less forgiving though.

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Thats what happens with no swaybars lol

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