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 Post subject: 1980 TE72 Liftback (Wheels Painted) 28OCT2009
PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:55 pm 

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Location: San Diego, California
Well Here's my car again, with mod list and all.

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Manufacture: Toyota
Model: Corolla
Model Year: 1980
Chassis Code: TE72
Engine Code: 3T-C
Engine Displacement: 1770cc
Transmission Code: T50
Body Type: 3-Door
Body Style: Liftback

Current Modifications:
Interior:
--Grant GT Steering Wheel
--Autogauge Tachometer (8000 RPM limit)

Exterior:
--None

Engine/Exhaust:
--Weber DGES 38 (Outlaw) Electric Chock Kit
--Doug Thorley 4-2-1 Headers
--Custom 2.25” Cat and Back Exhaust
--Magnaflow Catalytic Converter
--Magnaflow Muffler
--Safety pistons oversized 85.5 mm
--Hastings Piston Rings
--Topline OE Style Conrods
--Isky Racing Cam TH77
--EMPI High Rev Valve Springs
--Home Depot/JB Weld DIY Plug kit
--ACL Main Bearings
--ACL Rod Bearings
--ACL Cam Bearings
--New Oil Pump
--New Water Pump
--New Timing Chain and gear kit
--Very Slightly Used OE Radiator


Engine Parts Removed:
--EGR Plumbing
--Air Injection Pump
--A/C Compressor
--A/C Condenser
--A/C Plumbing
--A/C Mounting Brackets

Suspension:
--Front – KYB AGX (SW20 Inserts)
--Rear – KYB AGX (Camaro)
--Ground Control front conversion
--Rear TRD springs
--Front Moog Endlinks

Brakes:
--Restored Stock Brakes
--Hawk HPS Pads (front)
--Stock Rear Drums

Wheels:
--14” x 6” Speedlite Wheels (Gunmetal)

Tires:
--BFGoodrich Traction T/A HR 195/60R14

Parts to Order:
--Safequip 5-Point Safety Harness
--Corbeau Bucket seat rails

Parts on Hand:
--3TC Head (To be ported, Oversized Valves, and High Rev Valve Springs)
--Baseline Gauge Cluster
--1981 TE72 Gauge Clustere with Tachometer
--'81 TE72 Liftback Rear Taillights
--AE86 Front Strut Assemblies
--AE86 Front Brakes
--3T-C Valve Cover
--Rare Parts Strut Rod Bushings
--AE86 OEM Springs
--Prothane Rear Bush Set with Upper Links (courtesy of Aikane)
--Spare Distributer
--2 Corbeau Forza seats
--AE86 GT-S gauge cluster
--Corner Signal Lights
--TRD Badge
--ARP Head stud kit
--2 x Corbeau Forza Bucket seats
--Infinity Reference 4022i 4-in 2-way Speakers
--Alpine 7162 Radio/Cassette Deck
--Hayden 10" electric fan
--Hayden fan controller
--Adjustable Rear Lateral Bar (panhard)

Parts on the way:
none

Planned Modifications:
Interior:
--AE86 GT-S gauge cluster swap
--Rust Removal
--Multi Point Roll Cage
--Corbeau Forza Seats and slide rails

Exterior:
--Rear Wing (Style TBD)
--Front Lip

Engine/Exhaust:
--Honda CBR 900RR Keihin CV Carbs
--Custom Intake Manifold

Suspension:
--Front Addco Sway Bar
--Rear Addco Sway Bar


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:56 pm 

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So I've started tearing apart my 1980 Corolla, so far it's going pretty good, not too much rust, but I do need replacement parts, the front valance that goes behind the bumper need replacing, since mine is bent out of shape. Anyways here's are pictures of what I've done so far.

Headlights, Grille, and Turn Signal lights removed
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Bumper cover removed
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What's left of my Battery shelf
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Front Bumper completely removed
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Radiator removed, still had brown crap in it even after trying to flush it.
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How she stands now.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:56 pm 

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Location: San Diego, California
And the dismantling continues

Condenser is out
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Air Injection Pump is out:
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AC Compressor is out:
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Starting get more progress done:
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AC Compressor on the left, AIR Injection pump on the right
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More AC crap:
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Left over Pulleys:
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:57 pm 

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Location: San Diego, California
Parts that have come in:

Topline OE Conrods:
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More parts, Ground Control 7.1k, T3 Advanced Strut Tube Spacer, KYB AGX, MSD 6A :D
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:57 pm 

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More disassembly:

Old Carb and Dizzy out:
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Intake Manifold out:
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Intake, Carb, Dizzy:
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:58 pm 

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Here are the pics with the engine out:

Empty and dirty engine bay
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Pics of the engine after some cleaning and it's still dirty:
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Basically, I've got a lot of cleaning to do, and I have things to block off on the block it looks like, if anyone can point out some things that can be blocked off other than the obvious stuff like the:
1. Fuel pump for electric one
2. EGR ports below exhaust ports
3. The emission piece on the top left on the front of the engine.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:58 pm 

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Making some good progress with the engine so far, head is off, found out that the EGR ports won't come off so I'm going to get them welded shut instead. Pushrods are good, lifters are actually surprisingly in good shape, so I will reuse them, I'll post pictures of those parts when I clean them up a bit. The only main issues I see are the valve cover and oil pan gaskets are really sticky, other than that everything is in good shape, I think I may change plans and just put new piston rings on, maybe new bearings, and milling the head and block a little to bump up compression instead of using the pistons I have, which I will probably use in a later build or sell. Anyways hear are pictures of the short block.

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Looks like the carbon build up indicates maybe to much fuel, so I'll have to clean those up when I pull out the rotating assembly when I get the short block hot tanked.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:59 pm 

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More pictures, short block completely disassembled, except for some bearings.

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Will be soaking some of the parts in Rotella oil to start cleaning them.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:00 pm 

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Location: San Diego, California
Currently at the machine shop:

-The short block is getting bored and honed
-The Crank shaft is getting a grind
-The head is getting resurfaced


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:38 pm 
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Awesome build!

i look forward to seeing how it comes along.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:43 pm 

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good luck for the build :tu:

keep us updated from time to time

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:45 am 

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Thanks guys, I'll be posting pictures again once I get my short block, crank and head back from the machine shop and start building it again.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:23 am 

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Well here's the block all painted and fresh from the machine shop and the pretty shiny crank fresh from the machine shop.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:48 pm 
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Are you doing all this in your kitchen?!? :P


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:39 pm 

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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:

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 Post subject: More Progress (30AUG09)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:15 pm 

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And progress continues. Pistons and Conrods installed, as well as APR Head Studs.

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and some cleaning of the engine bay and it's still dirty...
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Using a scrapper to scrap of caked on mud, grease, and whatever else is there...
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Simple Green is definitely my friend here
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 Post subject: More Parts In
PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:11 pm 

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More parts in:

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Full Engine Gasket Kit, Oil Pump, Water Pump
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4" Infinity 4022i Reference Series Speakers
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:37 pm 
nice ride reminds me of my old yellow lift back


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:09 pm 

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KENNY3TC wrote:
nice ride reminds me of my old yellow lift back


Thanks :mrgreen:

How does it remind you of your old liftback?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:35 pm 

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Well I finally got all the parts to complete my motor, the only hold up was the timing chain and gear set, that got held up at UPS because the vendor didn't put my apartment number on the package, which was in my paypal. Anyways I went to the junk yard today and picked up a complete grill, head light and turn signals from a TE72 Liftback (Auto) at the Ecology Junkyard down here in San Diego, got them for really cheap too.

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