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 Post subject: 1971 Corona Mark II Wagon
PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:00 pm 

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Hello all, my name is Kyle and I am new to JNC and here is what I just picked up. (pics tomorrow when the sun is back around)

Story goes my buddy was the middle man in a purchase of a all original stock (with the addition of a/c) 1971 Corona Mark II Wagon. It was picked up from the original owner (old lady) in so cal and was to be shipped to Washington. Well the guys in WA decided they did not want it. So it sat in the desert until I found out about it and almost a year later I found time to pick her up. I fuelled my Subaru and rented a tow dolly and towed her home over 100 miles last night.

I am planning on making this a daily driver again. I build rally cars and my Subaru is only 2 years old and on its second motor....I beat the crap out of it! So I am here seeking info, etc and will share the resto will you all.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:37 pm 

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Sounds great. There was one of these on Craigslist for 3000 too. Very cool looking cars!!!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:22 pm 
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Welcome to JNC!

Looking forward to the photos :)

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:05 pm 

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Thanks for the welcome, pics to come shortly. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Photos
PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:07 pm 

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Now I am no photographer but I did manage to get some pics. Sorry for the sub par quality.

I think my girlfriend and I have officially named her Aunt Edna!

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As best I can tell the brown on the rear of the back seats is from the sun bleaching the black. I have 2 of the original hubcaps, original owners manual and hand writted service log from the mid 70's to the mid 90's....lots of interesting info in there.

I'm actually not sure if I am going to go the direction of a resto or a newer fuel injected engine??? Open to suggestions. Paint will be easy as there is little surface rust and my girlfriends dad does custom paint and is already excited about the project. Again open to suggestions on color. And I am hoping someone can lead me in the right direction for front disc swap.

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Kyle


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:52 pm 
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Looks to be in great shape for its age and not being particularly treasured. Love the name :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:01 pm 

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I'm trying to keep this as a weekend project. Soooo I threw a few hours at Aunt Edna today. I removed the a/c compressor and the unit under the dash. The compressor was a major pain as it was pretty obvious that it was aftermarket. Plus to fit the unit under the dash the entire pass side of the undertray was hacked off and crappy self tapping screws were drilled in to mount it.....lets just say they missed the first few attempts and there are random holes here and there. Oh and I figured I would venture to see what was under the center console and pulled the shift lever right out of the car/trans :roll: Haha I think I'm going with a newer trans anyways.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:06 pm 
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Maybe you can do this to the engine?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:08 pm 

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That car is effin cool!!! Very nice!!!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:40 pm 
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Glad to see pics! I have been excited to see them ever since I heard about it on DirtyImpreza! Glad you are saving it, when the previous caretaker said he was going to prep it for the 24hours of Lemons I wanted to cry!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:15 pm 

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Haha yeah it almost went to Lemons....LOL

Quick update:

Motor/trans is ready to be pulled. Its just in the driveway still :roll: I have someone elses drift car in my garage (which is for sale btw) and I don't have room for it in the garage now. I pretty much have everything out of the way and just need to pull the motor. I also removed the front bumper (gonna strip the whole car for paint anyways) but got to thinking I am going to leave the front bumper off and shave the holes where it goes through and shave the front amber light holes. I'm going front bumper....less!!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:17 pm 

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robakun wrote:
Maybe you can do this to the engine?


Yeah I'm thinking...2 cams, 2 carbs and 1 TURBO....what trans would you recommed running??


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:16 am 
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Nice car, man. Great for you for rescuing and restoring another JNC to join the army of daily drivers. :wink:

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There is one down the road from me that I have been keeping my eye on. Doesn't look near as nice as yours. Good luck on the build and great job saving one more!!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:04 pm 
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JacksonRally wrote:
robakun wrote:
Maybe you can do this to the engine?


Yeah I'm thinking...2 cams, 2 carbs and 1 TURBO....what trans would you recommed running??


W58- it's what all the cool kids use. :lol:

Very nice wagon, glad to hear of something cool being spared from the 24 hours of LeMons, I keep seeing good cars get wrecked for nothing in the event pictures. :cry:


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:30 pm 

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Stationwagonguy wrote:
JacksonRally wrote:
robakun wrote:
Maybe you can do this to the engine?


Yeah I'm thinking...2 cams, 2 carbs and 1 TURBO....what trans would you recommed running??


W58- it's what all the cool kids use. :lol:

Very nice wagon, glad to hear of something cool being spared from the 24 hours of LeMons, I keep seeing good cars get wrecked for nothing in the event pictures. :cry:


Thanks


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:18 am 
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:tu: Nice Wagon...


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 Post subject: 1971 CORONA MARK 2 ( BIG FAN HERE )
PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:37 am 
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Im new here .. an I dont know how evey thing works yet.. Earlier I Googled 1971 Corona Mark 2 trying to fing other people out there with the same rare car... And Guest what I found?
Another sweet Corona that goes by the name Aunt Edna.. :mrgreen: My wife calls ours the LUGANATOR.. Funny thing . I think its the 2nd post of your forum .......Guys said he saw a wagon on carigslist ....That was mine... I want to keep it. Theres some pics of mine at www.photobucket.com/SalsOGtoyotas


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