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 Post subject: Re: 1980 Corolla SR5 - Eventual jack of all trades
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:12 pm 
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LOL!!!

Whoops. Was in too much of a rush to put shit together. Oh well, easy fix.

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 Post subject: Re: 1980 Corolla SR5 - Eventual jack of all trades
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:55 pm 
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So, just a small update:

Some new goodies. The first steering wheel I have ever bought and a complete bushing kit for an AE86.
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The engine bay with a painted booster and waiting for my lazy ass to install the new Master cylinder.
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My door panel fix up. Just temporary till I do a full remake of the card and cover.
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Rear control arms and lateral arm being cleaned up and painted for new bushings. Later date these will get powder coated. Just dont want to keep the car non operable for too long.
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Hoping to soon clean and replace bushings on the front. I also have to replace one rear brake cylinder as I broke the bleeder.

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 Post subject: Re: 1980 Corolla SR5 - Eventual jack of all trades
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:48 am 

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UtahSleeper wrote:
So, just a small update:

My door panel fix up. Just temporary till I do a full remake of the card and cover.
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I like the door panel. I might have to do the same thing to mine as I cant find a used one any where. It said cause mine is mint but the door wont open inside or outside. I'm going to have to be extra careful getting it off. If i bust it I might just have to recover it like yours.


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 Post subject: Re: 1980 Corolla SR5 - Eventual jack of all trades
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:50 am 
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Yea, options are limited for our vehicles. Old cars and used material that is not going to stand the test of time. I figured fiberglassing the stock board and then new vinyl would buy me time to make a proper door card.

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 Post subject: Re: 1980 Corolla SR5 - Eventual jack of all trades
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:43 am 
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Too cool! I really like what you're doing to the ole girl!

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 Post subject: Re: 1980 Corolla SR5 - Eventual jack of all trades
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:02 am 
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Thanks. Hoping to get some small shit buttoned up in the next couple days so I can put her back on the ground. Back problems and rain stopped me yesterday.

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 Post subject: Re: 1980 Corolla SR5 - Eventual jack of all trades
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:02 pm 
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Small update:

Finally installed an overflow tank for the corolla. Now that I can allow the cooling system to build normal pressure I expect hoses to start popping lol.
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Got most of the front interior painted and reassembled. Now the interior just needs to wait for me to have cash for new autometer gauges.
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And Milla finally has a back seat. Mostly there for when I drive her more and want to take my kids with.
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 Post subject: Re: 1980 Corolla SR5 - Eventual jack of all trades
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:49 am 

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Awsome car!!I just join the forum yesterday and I stop my work for half day(hope our MIS Department wont notice it)I have project going on right now its a 1976 Toyota Corona Machomachine as we are calling It in Philly.

Its half done I do not have the picture yet cause its in Philly and I'm workin here in Saudi so once a year I had the change to reunite with my PONKAN(thats her name because of the color---ORANGE).

I just want to know how you convert your carburator to EFI I want change mine since Philly has a problem on gas..

efficient yet with power my engine is the original 12r 4 speed port and polish the carb I took It from my friend I dont from which engine it came from...

If you could help what modification you did..


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 Post subject: Re: 1980 Corolla SR5 - Eventual jack of all trades
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:45 pm 
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I converted mine to EFI using Megsquirt to control the injectors and a aftermarket manifold built for the engine. Since you have an R series engine you might be able to make a manifold off a 20R work and would cost less. Just have to do the research for hardware that will work.

I spent a good year or 2 reading off and on before actually starting my conversion. The manual available for megasquirt are great and I bought my MS stuff from ditautotune.

A good forum to visit is http://www.msefi.com/

Also, foxau2 (on this forum), added a GM EFI setup onto his stock intake manifold and has had it running for a little while now, so may want to do some reading on his project thread also.

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 Post subject: Re: 1980 Corolla SR5 - Eventual jack of all trades
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:12 am 
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I haven't seen Carb-to-EFI conversion before... TOP JOB!

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 Post subject: Re: 1980 Corolla SR5 - Eventual jack of all trades
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:52 am 
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Thanks :) It was a proud moment for me to start it the first time.

I am now looking forward to redoing the wiring I have done. I realize after there is alot of things I could do better, plus I would like to switch to coil on plug.

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 Post subject: Re: 1980 Corolla SR5 - Eventual jack of all trades
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:27 am 

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Nice car!


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 Post subject: Re: 1980 Corolla SR5 - Eventual jack of all trades
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:10 pm 
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Well, small update, but an update.

First, for Xmas I treated myself to a new instrument panel for Milla.
A Nexus 7 that I will have communicate via bluetooth and make a dash layout in tunerstudio.
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Second, I am working on making a small speaker enclosure for the doors as the open air setup had ZERO bass. Hoping this works, but also gives practice with fiberglass for when I try to make a FG hood or vents.
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Third and last, I took the control arms and sway bar off the front for the purpose of replacing bushings and cleaning/paint. Anything I take out I try to clean up.
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Also, working on stripping the car down soon for paint. She needs it and this will be my learning project with a real air compressor and gun. Hopefully no more rattle cans for me LOL!!!

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 Post subject: Re: 1980 Corolla SR5 - Eventual jack of all trades
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:35 am 
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nice!!! good to see your build tread being revived lol wants to see more

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 Post subject: Re: 1980 Corolla SR5 - Eventual jack of all trades
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:39 pm 
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Well, time for another small update as I get her ready for spring.

Removed the gauge cluster to start sorting out the details of mounting the dash and also have to rewire the lights for turn, high beam and oil.
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This is how she looks after cutting the springs alittle. She will eventually get coilovers, but a little later.
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Cheap ebay steering wheel. This one probably wont withstand the heat of the summer, but it will work till I recover the old wheel.
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And this is my attempt at mocking up a mount for the Nexus 7. Still real early stages, but it's a start.
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 Post subject: Re: 1980 Corolla SR5 - Eventual jack of all trades
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:47 pm 
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Looking good so far. :)

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 Post subject: Re: 1980 Corolla SR5 - Poor attempt at FG in progress
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:11 pm 
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Well, small update as I try my hand at custom shit lol.

Here is how my woman sits, waiting to get back to driving. She still starts with no issue, just been sitting dormant for most of the winter as I try a few things.
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Here is the speaker pods fleeced. Hopefully tomorrow I will atleast get resin on them to give me structure to glass.
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My current progress on the nexus dashboard. Slow rolling here. Still need to add a few layers of glass, sand, prime, sand, etc lol.
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And the LED's I will be using for the turn signals, high beam and oil indicator.
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 Post subject: Re: 1980 Corolla SR5 - Poor attempt at FG in progress
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:40 am 
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Well, another small set of updates.

To start, here is the interior with the new steering wheel and tablet dash. Not turn on at the moment.
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Here is a close up. I did not do very good FG work, but it's functional and this is all just prototyping for later revisions anyway.
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Here is her ass. It is still sitting way to high. I cut a coil or 1 1/2 and her ass still looks the same height.
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The front is right where I want it though.
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And here are the speaker pods. Still need to sand the shit out of them and cover or paint, after I iron out how I want to mount them/
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 Post subject: Re: 1980 Corolla SR5 - Poor attempt at FG in progress
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:42 am 
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Well, small update. Was driving my rolla to work today and apparently a hose decided to give up, and with that, my HG appears to have decided to quit. I am going to check a little further when I get her towed home. She still runs, but pretty sure I saw coolant in the oil.

If the HG is dead/warped head, my plan will still be to paint her soon, but then let her sit till I can get a 5vzfe..........could be awhile cause my Alltrac needs to run before I do that swap.

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 Post subject: Re: 1980 Corolla SR5 - Well, she may be down for awhile
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:03 pm 
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Small update. I am slowly in the process of stripping all old paint for a nice, single color paint job. 3 layers of color are too much to leave behind lol.

Here is her current condition.

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