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 Post subject: 1972 Toyota Carina TA12
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 5:31 pm 
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Hi you all

I am JW from holland, discovered this nice site & forum of JNC and suscribed here to show you my work on a heavily abused Toyota Carina TA12. It had been parked in a shed for over 20 years, and when it came out an artist covered the vehicle all over with acryllic paint :?
Discovered the carina in this painted state, looked at it, loved the car right away. Unfortunately in our country rusting is a major problem, so there has te be done a lot of work on the body. Car is in my possesion for 1 and a 1/2 year, and did in meantime a considerable amount of work.
At this moment i am working on the panels, welding and soldering the dents.
Engine is ready, rebuilt the rotted 2T with a donor 2T-B engine so increased the power some, but not enough for me, some further mods should achieve 130HP or so. Increased CR and valve-lift, enlighted valve-train, improved the mechanism, added 2 mikuni-solexes and manifold from a 2T-G engine.

Here a before-after of the engine:
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Body hangin in a diy "roast" suspend

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Btw drive a small Starlet EP71 too every day!

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 Post subject: Re: Carina 1972 rebuilding
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 11:40 pm 

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welkom here, post some pic's of the car when it had the paint on.
mooi werkt to zo ver :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: Carina 1972 rebuilding
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 9:00 am 
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That engine looks great.

Keep us updated!

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 Post subject: Re: Carina 1972 rebuilding
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 12:12 pm 
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Thanks :)

Matter of fact allways my dream to restore a car sometime. Now i do.

Yes did my best on the HEMI engine, i like the style of it, the robust built and layout of it all. The cross flow head with V-shaped valve setting is rather big, flowed and ported it for better flow.

Some other pics/vids:

Here you see the car being treated with acryllic paint for publicitairy reasons at a motorshow:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36FHwPvP9pA

After that it stood at the art gallery for allmost a year where i discovered it. After the "deal" the artpiece being moved to my residence
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Delivered on his new home, the garage where the body still hangs now for restauration.
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Rotating body in the garage, on floor the Mig welding machine i bought for restauration.
http://www.youtube.com/user/skarsnuten7 ... pphbpl-dU8
The body is from rear to the bulkhead ready, new fender rims rear, welded holes, new rockers (made a L and R from 2 new Left rockers, but for a 4 seater) and much more welding i cannot remember.
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Oh yes, the subframe under radiator is completely reconstructed by myself out of 1.5mm steel sheet!:
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The old vs new; old had a rather swiss-cheese appearance
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Again before-after pics:
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Lamp brackets:
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Sand blasted them, painted in Zinc primer, painted with a bristle in high-gloss black, polished the Stainless rims.

Treated all the different parts like that, such as the shocks, suspension parts, subframe, rear axle, revised the transaxle, radiator, wiper mechanism, etc etc. and stocked them in my garage in labelled boxes awaiting re assembly.
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The 4 shifter T40 tranni will not be used, found a 2nd hand T50 and overhauled it, changed 1 noisy bearing.

Reassembled the engine: (8 cil LOL!)
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Improved the valve rocker mechanism with clamps instead of springs, lathed and drilled the clamps myself.
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Increased valve lift 1mm by means of modifiing the rocker arm profile to the valve stems:
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And added the mikunis, here you see the flow/port job also:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3HMDrmUrSY

And dec. 31st 2010, i tested the engine and it started right away!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVBIObam_DE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBROxTlS ... re=related

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 Post subject: Re: Carina 1972 rebuilding
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 4:02 pm 
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Very nice work.


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 Post subject: Re: Carina 1972 rebuilding
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 4:05 pm 
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I can't see all the pics right now, but the before and after of that engine makes me want to give you a hug. :lol:
Great attention and work :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: Carina 1972 rebuilding
PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 1:51 pm 
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Thanks!

I am rebuilding it with lowest budget as is possible, so do allmost everything myself. Mikuni's with manifold where only 80$ or so, and had to fit it to the 2T head.
Have a 6mm aluminium sheet for amplifier front projects left over, and jig-sawed an adapterplate for the manifold to head. A mikuni to 2T-C manifold can be purchased on the web, this would rise the costs, the adapter works very fine.

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 Post subject: Re: Carina 1972 rebuilding
PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 6:14 pm 
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Are you a machinist by trade?

That work on the adapter plate is very nice.
The quality is far better than I could do.


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 Post subject: Re: Carina 1972 rebuilding
PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 2:28 am 
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Yes educated as fine metal machinist indeed, but stopped after only 2 years, have two jobs now, in medic and in a para medic/commercial sector.

Have a small lathe in garage and drilling machine, with X-Y support for small milling products. Milled on that machine 2 roll center adjusters.

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For the carb adapter a saw for wood is used, but with metal saw. After that the holes are drilled and chamfered for bolts, allen key boltheads are lathed to fit. Big holes are drilled with a big wood drill. The outline of adapter is machined with a cabled dental tool i have, sort of Dremel hand drill but with a lot more power and two quick change chucks.

The source for raw materials is the metal scrap yard, they know me there by now, for a few bucks a 70cm block alu, round material for the head clamps can be had.

This is the only way to reduce costs, diy allmost everything after a lot of research on the web, books etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Carina 1972 rebuilding
PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 4:38 am 
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Great DIY work...! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Carina 1972 rebuilding
PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 5:08 am 
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8) thanks, i like every job on the rebuild. But in special the engine rebuilding

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 Post subject: Re: Carina 1972 rebuilding
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 12:05 pm 
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JW :)

You found this forum too!

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 Post subject: Re: Carina 1972 rebuilding
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 1:53 pm 
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Yes nice inspirational site/forum :P

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 Post subject: Re: Carina 1972 rebuilding
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 5:10 pm 
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That was beautiful, your work on the adaptor. Very nice attention to detail on the completed engine. :tu: :tu: :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: Carina 1972 rebuilding
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 9:37 am 
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Thanks. Now busy with lead-loading of different panels, eg front fenders, doors, front valance, rear bonnet. Not easy but with practise it evolves somewhat.

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After leadloading only a thin layer of putty has to be used to get a nice flat surface for final color/clearcoat, 1st layer of paint will be epoxy 2 pack, after a phosphorous treatment of the steel surface.

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 Post subject: Re: Carina 1972 rebuilding
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 10:06 am 
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Oh and here are the rims; polished 14" Wolfrace Slotmags:

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For review purposes latest photo's can be viewed here:

https://picasaweb.google.com/liondriver ... ectDeelII#

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 Post subject: Re: Carina 1972 rebuilding
PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:44 pm 
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Did in meantime some work such as painting/filling/wet sanding.

Today fitted the rear axle for a extra stabiliser bar. Welded the pivots on the axle and liked the view of the wolfrace rims on the body

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 Post subject: Re: Carina 1972 rebuilding
PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:33 am 
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New brakes, rear bumper

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All new parst on front shocks, completely revised

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Carina E Masterbrakecil with 2 way made fit on the booster with a clamp, after lathing the mount surface

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Front suspension arms reinforced with pieces of steel

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Welded new upper beams on the engine compartment. Now a lot of patching in needed to repair the engine bay

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 Post subject: Re: Carina 1972 rebuilding
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:36 am 

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lookin good. your parts are blinging!

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 Post subject: Re: Carina 1972 rebuilding
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:11 pm 

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The pics with the car covered in graffiti made me think it was in Alberta as there was a 70s corolla that looked just like it.

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