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 Post subject: 1978 Toyota Corona from AZ
PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:35 am 

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Location: Goodyear AZ
Hey 1st time poster, been lurking here but thats all. Just recently bought a 3spd auto 78 corona salvage title for like $760. Tried to drive it home about 46 miles away, never made it 3. everytime I got to 60mph the brake and chg light kept blinking then my temp went way up and steamed like hell. Glad my friend had AAA to tow it. Needs some love, outside is iffy, seems solid, insides pretty decent but idk, hoping for used parts in the classifieds. annnyyywhoooo...heres a crap picture from tonight, will post MAAANY tomorrow.

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Toyota Corona from AZ
PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:50 pm 

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Location: Goodyear AZ
camera broke coincidentally, went out to check out the radiator, found out either there was mud clogging or some kinda horrible deposits clogging the radiator up. horrible shit, planning on buying a new radiator, thermostat and hoses. i wanna know how to flush out the cooling ports in the engine just incase without pulling it out, any suggestions?


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Toyota Corona from AZ
PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:31 pm 
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http://www.techguys.ca/howto/coolant_flush.html

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Toyota Corona from AZ
PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:15 pm 

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Location: Goodyear AZ
sweet, thanks a bunch man


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Toyota Corona from AZ
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:59 pm 

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Location: Goodyear AZ
update: need a new radiator, thermostat housing, and i wanna find out how to flush out the coolant passages because thanks to arizona tap water, my coolant passages are full of rusty sludge. on the bright side, I removed the power steering and a/c compressor, im going for a cleaner engine bay

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Toyota Corona from AZ
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:59 am 
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Looks like she is getting some much needed attention.

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Toyota Corona from AZ
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:32 pm 

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Location: Goodyear AZ
sorta, just on a tight budget. if i could get more student loans ohhhh buddy it would be done quicker.


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Toyota Corona from AZ
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:20 am 

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update(for anyone that cares lol): Getting a student loan, planning on getting a radiator, a e-fan kit from lcengineering, and other stuff that'll come to mind. if it turns out to be in good running cond after, I'll be shooting for some Diamond racing 14x10 0 offset with maybe 165/55/14 around that ballpark then lower.

I wanna swap out my crap 3spd with a w50, anyone had experience with that? I'd image all I'd need would be the tranny, pedal assembly, slave cylinder and linkages right?


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Toyota Corona from AZ
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:03 pm 

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Location: AZ
nice find. keep up the progress. good to see some old school toys in AZ.
slam and diamonds would be solid.


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Toyota Corona from AZ
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:55 pm 

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Location: Goodyear AZ
forgot to update this, more focused on stanceworks lol.

I went in another direction and found mk2 supra p-type rims for $100 in decent cond.
Polishing them right now, 2 days ago had the worst time installing drop blocks, had to bore out the bottom plate and a whole mess of dremel work. only dropped the left side lol.

got my student loan in and just ordered lcengineering thermostatically controlled Efans, a new waterpump, thermostat housing and a haynes book just incase.

posting up pics later(have to resize unfortunately)


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Toyota Corona from AZ
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:56 pm 

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heres the link to the stanceworks thread just incase I don't post here often

http://www.stanceworks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=27234


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Toyota Corona from AZ
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:09 am 

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Easy swap to 5 speed..I have all parts needed as well if interested :D


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Toyota Corona from AZ
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:30 am 
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Glad another rt105 is getting more interest. I may have my old custom clutch assembly from my former '78. It's a custom modification I did so it's not the original but it works.

I'd suggest 15x8 xxr's would look great on the car later on. I had custom flares on mine. check

here's what my car looked like with xxr's:
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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Toyota Corona from AZ
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:59 pm 

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I'm picking up a 75 Corona 4 door sedan tomorrow. Glad there's some interest in these cars because I'd like to swap in a 5 speed as well. I'll post pics when I get it.


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Toyota Corona from AZ
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:58 pm 
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Great project... keep GOING! I own an 81 RT135 Toyota Corona, and can't wait to slam that baby, add the flares and throw on the old skool Enkei Apache Vs.

Now, if I can find a nonANAL classic car insurance company to insure it. :)

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Toyota Corona from AZ
PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:29 pm 

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Location: Goodyear AZ
SUPER UPDATE: not much progress to put up on Stanceworks.

Got fired from toyota, no money to work on corona. Moved to a new house, FINALLY got a garage to put it in.

Yesterday: At last I cut my other front spring a little more than the last cut I did. Removing the lower ball joint sucks, turns up i messed up the castle nut with my autozone ball joint puller so i put it back on 1 thread. sat pretty nice then I just had to sit on my car thennnn

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I WISH it could be that low. its so sick that its lying the lower control arm but too bad.

So I finally got a new job, about to start next weekend and get back to working on this.


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Toyota Corona from AZ
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:19 am 
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lol that thing is such a dog, in a cool way

goodluck at the new job

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Toyota Corona from AZ
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:11 pm 
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lol that thing is such a dog, in a cool way

goodluck at the new job


It has character. Get the thing running and driving and sport it as a beater. I love my beater.

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Toyota Corona from AZ
PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:09 pm 

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+1 for having at "least" one beater car in the fleet :tu:
I sure do enjoy my worn/abused/cherrished TE28 8)

Hope to see this car on the road again some day(especially with your taste), before the owner loses interest or just moves on... stay with it!!

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Toyota Corona from AZ
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:02 pm 
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This is one sick corona!i stay in el mirage,i hope to see this around sometime

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