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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:36 pm 

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I couldn't help myself, so I went back to the Ecology junkyard and picked up a few more items that I needed for my TE72 Liftback:

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:23 pm 

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Todays work consisted mainly of cleaning since the auto hobby shop on base didn't have the tool for the cam bearings, but a guy I know there is hooking me up in exchange for a 12 pack of beer.
Anyways I started cleaning the entire and getting ready to swap a few things around.

Old panel under the gauge cluster
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New panel under the gauge cluster
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Taking apart the dash to blow out dust and other crap, surprisingly not hard to do for some pieces
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Engine after some more cleaning and some hose removal
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Another angle and I installed the replacement fuse box.
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Does anybody know what this is and if I can remove it?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:59 pm 

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its a charcoal canister/ economizer
its connected to the gas tank. vapors/ expanding gasses from the fuel tank pass thru this canister and is connected to the intake manifold so it gets burned properly in the engine. You can do away with it, but if its still working and your using the stock carb, might as well keep it.

you can also use rubbing compound with kerosene to detail the interior paint of the engine bay. then wash it off with some laundry detergent and water.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:14 pm 

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JETTO wrote:
its a charcoal canister/ economizer
its connected to the gas tank. vapors/ expanding gasses from the fuel tank pass thru this canister and is connected to the intake manifold so it gets burned properly in the engine. You can do away with it, but if its still working and your using the stock carb, might as well keep it.

you can also use rubbing compound with kerosene to detail the interior paint of the engine bay. then wash it off with some laundry detergent and water.


Actually I'm getting rid of the stock carb, going on is a Holley Weber 32/36. So how do I properly deal with the lines from the tank, just let them vent?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:15 am 

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trace the tubes where they're going if its tapped to the manifold ( that is if your still going to use the stock manifold and fabricate an adaptor for the Holley) better to retain all the hardware . But if its a new manifold, most likely just disconnect the tubes to the carb or manifold and retain the canister for safety reasons.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:25 pm 

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Well more work done, some on the engine, but still no cam bearings installed, the set I got had a bad one in it, so waiting til tomorrow to pick up a new set. Anyways here are pics:

New black panel below gauge cluster, the old one was brown
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AE86 GT-s Gauge cluster mock up, I'll be having to cut some of the top of the dash, no biggie, will be getting something custom to cover everything anyways.
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Inside Tranny bellhousing is decently clean, damn that took forever even with CLR.
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Does anybody know where the line just left of the master cylinder goes?
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One of the very few things I could do to the engine, but it is kinda cool, new brass freeze plugs.
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Engine mounts painted black
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And the last thing I could do, install new front and rear main seals.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 11:44 pm 

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Well I'm at least getting somewhere with the engine, well the head anyways is technically complete, nothing really left to do with it, except plug the EGR holes. Anyways left the engine block, cam and front cam bearing at the machine shop to take care of the front cam journal being to big.

New High Rev single valve springs, who needs dual valves springs for non turbo, seriously, these are plenty.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:16 pm 

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Well more progress, I do think I will have the engine in by friday if everything goes as planned.

Cam and Timing assembly installed, don't mind the marker chain link, I got everything on properly.
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New oil pump installed
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Timing cover installed
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New water pump installed
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Oil sump clean and read for install.
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Looking good!

That vacuum line from the booster goes to the intake :D


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:40 pm 

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Thanks! :o

Well, the engine is ready to be installed tomorrow, so here are pictures of todays work.

Oil sump installed
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Plugging the EGR ports
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Home Depot plugs and JB weld to plug the EGR ports
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Plugged EGR ports
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Cylinder Head is on
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Rocker arm assembly and crank pulley installed
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Time to install, that will happen tomorrow.
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One other problem that I fixed
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Fixed
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Tomorrow I start installing the engine tomorrow, should have the Corolla back on the road next week at the earliest.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:19 pm 
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I love this thread so much.

Good job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:38 pm 

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Thanks. :mrgreen:

Well I finally got it in, and about damn time too :D . It's all down hill from here.

Ready for install
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Centerforce Clutch installed
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Engine in, finally.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:48 pm 

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Didn't have the much time to work on the rolla, but got more things put together, distributor, start, power steering pump and headers are now installed properly. After ditching most of the crap that was on the engine, there is definitely a lot more room to work with.

Headers and starter
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Distributor and power steering pump.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:54 pm 

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Well here's the work for today, can't fire up the car yet, due to needing to make a fitting for the fuel on the carb, so I'll be working on that tomorrow at home depot. Anyways here's new pics, almost completely assembled, I'll be using a K&N air cleaner once I get it ordered.

What I started with today
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Thinking about what to do about the crank pulley, the useless middle part of the pulley.
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Almost done...
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The engine almost completely done, just need to hook up a couple of things, it's always something that just doesn't want to make things work. And this time it's a fuel fitting.
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This is a Holley Weber 32/36. This is off a Chevy Vega, but the same thing basically, just have to reroute a bunch of stuff, but cheaper to do it this way. Water choke was interesting to route.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:20 pm 

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Well I finally did it, the engine runs, just need some more tuning to do and it should be running much better next week, the only major issue is the surging which is a vacuum leak on the carb, I don't have all the vacuum ports blocked that I'm not using. Anyways I ended up converting to an electric fuel pump much easier to start then with the mechanical. Well here's a link to the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8sHMGwsGBA

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Purolator 1.5-4 PSI 25 GPH Electric Fuel Pump
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:37 am 
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gryffinwings wrote:
datsunfreak wrote:
Are you doing all this in your kitchen?!? :P


Actually near it, but I'm just putting parts there and staging stuff. :mrgreen:



This surely must be a labour of love.

Its obviously about originality.

In 1985 I found one of these ina car yard and fitted the first 3TGTE + 5sp gearbox to it.

I have the pics somewhere if you are interested.

It was a very quick car.

3TGTE fits right into that bay.


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RT104GT wrote:
gryffinwings wrote:
datsunfreak wrote:
Are you doing all this in your kitchen?!? :P


Actually near it, but I'm just putting parts there and staging stuff. :mrgreen:



This surely must be a labour of love.

Its obviously about originality.

In 1985 I found one of these ina car yard and fitted the first 3TGTE + 5sp gearbox to it.

I have the pics somewhere if you are interested.

It was a very quick car.

3TGTE fits right into that bay.


I also have a 3TGTE in storage. One of these days I will fit it into my TE72 Sport Coupe.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:54 am 

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kingtoy wrote:
RT104GT wrote:
gryffinwings wrote:
datsunfreak wrote:
Are you doing all this in your kitchen?!? :P


Actually near it, but I'm just putting parts there and staging stuff. :mrgreen:



This surely must be a labour of love.

Its obviously about originality.

In 1985 I found one of these ina car yard and fitted the first 3TGTE + 5sp gearbox to it.

I have the pics somewhere if you are interested.

It was a very quick car.

3TGTE fits right into that bay.


I also have a 3TGTE in storage. One of these days I will fit it into my TE72 Sport Coupe.


Nice build there , currently in the process of rebuilding motor with 2TG head but other car with 3TGTE is much more quiet and fast as a daily driver.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:27 pm 

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So I finally found my camera, so here's some new pics, including the new Weber 38/38 kit I installed.

TE72 lowered on slip on ground controls and KYB AGX SW20 inserts in the front and Camaro KYB AGX rear shocks and TRD Springs
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Weber 38/38 Carb installed
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Anyways I'm currently having ignition problems, got new wires, cap and rotor to see if that fixes my problem, had wet spark plugs from gas.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:03 am 
Love your work mate, coming along very nice.

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