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 Post subject: 1982 KE70 Corolla wagon - MotorFix style
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:35 am 

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So after a long search for a Japanese "oldtimer" I got this last Thursday. It's a 1982 Toyota Corolla KE70 2 door wagon in more or less original state. Engine is 4K - 1.3l, carburettor, 8-valve OHV with maybe 55 hp.

It was left standing outside a garage for three years so it's in quite a rough condition, but it fired right up! Plans are complete overhaul and either 4AGE blacktop or 1UZ-FE swap sometime in the future.

I'll have to take a look at starter later today because it doesn't work. I've put a new battery in, it takes some juice (lights on the cluster dim a bit when trying to start) but nothing happens.

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 Post subject: Re: 1982 KE70 Corolla wagon
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:34 am 
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Awesome find, can't wait to see where this goes!

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 Post subject: Re: 1982 KE70 Corolla wagon
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:43 pm 
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"but it fired right up!"

Awesome! Its a Toyota after all. Should be a great project. I will be watching.

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 Post subject: Re: 1982 KE70 Corolla wagon
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:33 am 

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Location: COSTA RICA, CENTRAL AMERICA.
hey man! amazing find,
this car looks great! nothing more to repair, a little bodywork, and a 4age! and ready!

for inspiration ... http://revsphotoblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/ke70-wagon-anybody.html


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 Post subject: Re: 1982 KE70 Corolla wagon
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:36 pm 

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Thanks! I'm still looking for an inspiration so your link is realy helpfull!

anyways, I took out the carpet today and was surprised there was not much rust on the floor

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the only worse spot is on the drivers side just under pedals...

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and door

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somebody was playing with seatbelts so I'll have to take a look at this...

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and finaly a shot of a whole engine bay

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 Post subject: Re: 1982 KE70 Corolla wagon
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:46 pm 

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the door appears to be really bad! try to find a better one :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: 1982 KE70 Corolla wagon
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:54 pm 

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I¨d like to, but i can't see this happening as I'm from central Europe and we don't have much of those cars around... I'll probably be better off repairing them


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 Post subject: Re: 1982 KE70 Corolla wagon
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:49 pm 

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Location: Portugal
is a rarity to see these cars on the road. here in Portugal I know where is one for sale of parts :P a last resort and if you feel that worth the shipping...

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 Post subject: Re: 1982 KE70 Corolla wagon
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:54 pm 

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lol the shipping would be too high on such a big/heavy item. It would be more logical to just go there with a trailer and get the whole car as a parts car :)

Small update. I finaly managed to get the rolla on ramps so I could take a look at the starter.

I got it out after almost an hour of trying as it's in the most fucked up place. The pinion goes out, but doesn't spin, not even when connected directly to the battery. I got the starter motor apart, changed one of the brushes that was too small and renewed the collector surface.

Now the pinion spins, but only when connected directly to power source. So I took apart the solenoid as there was no connection between the + cable terminal and the one that powers the starter motor. That was quite easy to fix, but it still doesn't work. The solenoid pulls out the pinion, but it doesn't spin.

Last possibility I can think of is there's a short circuit because the bridge between the two terminals is not insulated from the rod it's on that is grounded.

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 Post subject: Re: 1982 KE70 Corolla wagon
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:09 pm 

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finaly got to order new solenoid today and it was cheaper than expected... I was told it will be somewhere around $70 and the final price is just $20 for a brand new one


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 Post subject: Re: 1982 KE70 Corolla wagon
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:51 am 

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Lovely!

I'm currently waiting to buy one (maybe on Tuesday :p )

Regards,

Ruisuke San


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 Post subject: Re: 1982 KE70 Corolla wagon
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:45 am 

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great, good luck with that!

in other news

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 Post subject: Re: 1982 KE70 Corolla wagon
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:10 pm 

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I completely forgot about this thread...

finaly got some time to work on the rolla again. Drove it to the shed so I can tear it apart. Got most of the interior out, front and rear brakes are off for refreshment and I'd like to have it on jackstands with the engine out by the end of this week.

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 Post subject: Re: 1982 KE70 Corolla wagon
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:29 am 

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What kind of camera do you use? lol


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 Post subject: Re: 1982 KE70 Corolla wagon
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:30 am 
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Glad she is still getting attention.

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 Post subject: Re: 1982 KE70 Corolla wagon
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:09 am 

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either cell phone camera or Canon 450D...


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 Post subject: Re: 1982 KE70 Corolla wagon
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:48 am 

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I took off the front suspension and started celaning the engine by today

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 Post subject: Re: 1982 KE70 Corolla wagon - MotorFix style
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:12 am 

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got the engine out, took of the gearbox and carburettor for cleaning

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