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 Post subject: My 1984 Toyota Crown
PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:52 am 
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Thought I'd share my current project car, as listed in my sig it's getting a hart transplant. This was my first car ever, bought used in 1990 with 69.000 Km on the clock. Currently has 385.000 Km and it's still running well, though the engine is a little bit tired.

This is how it was back in 2008 when I decided to revive it after 3 years of neglect.
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After filling tires with air, topping fluids and a thorough wash.
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The donor car in the background.
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This is the original engine, the carburated SOHC 12-valve 2.8L 5M that currently moves the car around.
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This pic is a bit yuck, but that's the DOHC 12-valve 3.0L 6M-GE as it was in the donor car.
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And this is the DOHC 12-valve 2.8L 5M-GE out of a CelicaSupra that will donate the block and head going into the Crown with the 6M internals.
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What has been done so far on the car is a completely new steering system (steering gear, tierod, tierod ends, balljoints, idle arm), original alloys restored, front rotors/pads and brake booster from the donor car and wheel well undercoating. Some more pics:

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I'm currently doing the rebuilding on the donor engines, will update with some more pics as they become available. What I have planned (besides using the 6M-GE crank and rods to stroke the 5M-GE block to 3.0L) is to do some light porting to the head, raise compression a bit more by using the 5M-GE pistons with the added stroke (6M-GE pistons are slightly dished), put on an intake and finish off with a header and custom exhaust.

The most recent pics of the car:
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Hope you guys enjoyed a little bit.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:12 pm 

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Why don't you just put a 7m in it, instead of stroking it.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:47 pm 
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Awesome car. Wish we got that in the States. As usual :P

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:12 am 
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liquid51 wrote:
Why don't you just put a 7m in it, instead of stroking it.


Probably because I have an unexplained love for the twin cam 12-valve engines. :lol:

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Your crown looks very smart with them alloy wheels where can i get a set for mine?


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I enjoyed it!! :D

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:00 am 
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davey869 wrote:
Your crown looks very smart with them alloy wheels where can i get a set for mine?


You can check with people that import parts from Japan if they can locate a set. These wheels are standard equipment on the 7th generation Crown Royal Saloons (MS123 and MS125). Don't know how popular they were in the UK back then, it seems that in Europe and the UK these Crowns mostly got wheel covers, unlike Japan and Australia.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:11 am 
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I like what you are doing with the motor, cool original touch.


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I like it, must have some sentimental value to you. Looks like you kept it in good condition too

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Liking it! Like your engine swap too

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 Post subject: Re: My 1984 Toyota Crown
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:36 am 
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Didn't get to do much in so many years with the family growing but thought about giving an update. Garage got flooded shortly after making this thread due to a hurricane, pretty much killing the transmission that was sitting on the floor waiting to be mated to the 5M-GE/6M-GE hybrid after it was built. I did manage to work on the engine lately though.


Light porting to the head
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New crank bearings
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The older 5M block didn't like the longer stroke 6M crank and rods so I had to grind a few places down
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Good news is that the engine is pretty much done, only waiting for a new timing belt to arrive from the US so I can prime it and close it up.
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Will tackle the transmission next and see if it can be rebuilt if the water damage isn't too excessive. If not I will have to get another A340E. Hoping to get the swap completed in time for the car's 30th anniversary and my sons 2nd B-day later this year.

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 Post subject: Re: My 1984 Toyota Crown
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Love the work. I really appreciate a car that has been nicely touched up but mostly original.


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 Post subject: Re: My 1984 Toyota Crown
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:29 am 
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Very Cool :D

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