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If you were stuck on a desert Island with only 1 item, you would bring a:
match's 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Alcohol, and LOTS! 6%  6%  [ 3 ]
Megan Fox 47%  47%  [ 24 ]
your car 4%  4%  [ 2 ]
your car + floats + gear neccessary to build an amphibious car 6%  6%  [ 3 ]
a boat 10%  10%  [ 5 ]
a knife 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
a laptop and wireless internet 20%  20%  [ 10 ]
JNC magazines 6%  6%  [ 3 ]
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 Post subject: RT104 Australia
PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 2:00 am 
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Hello JNC'ers! love for you all!! hahaha
I'm Long and I'm currently studying at university.

After years of looking around for a decent jnc, here's my car I've recently bought.

'78 Corona CS with Aus spec 18rc

It's mostly been sitting around for about 10years and was last registered in 06.

On with the pics!

When I got it:
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The main rust issue with the car along with the fenders:
has since been fixed
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Couldnt help myself...someday...hopefully =P
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So THATS why the exhuast was hanging so low....
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Changing the carpet:
will eventually redo interior vinyl to black
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After changing filters, plugs fluids etc:
DIIIIIIIRRRRTTYYYYYYYY
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pretty low mileage
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:51 pm 
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Awesome, so when will the slamming take place :D

Ms Fox or a boat... not easy choices by any means! Even I couldn't be persuaded to ask for JNC mags!

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:54 pm 
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you shouldn't ave put megan on there! :wink:


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Ben, when I find the 'right' wheels =P, needless to say it's quite difficult to find nice oldschool wheels

Yes, I should really reconsider the megan fox option LOL

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 1:24 am 
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Someone send me money so I can do this!!!:

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If you bring a laptop, then Megan Fox can come too! Atleast in your mind!!

Sick car man! Love coronas! Looks like you have some rust resto ahead of you though :(

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'70 sl350, '86 spree, '88 cressida :cool:


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:22 pm 
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You'd prefer pixels of megan compared to the real deal!!!?

Thanks Shane, I'd love to have my car as low as your cressida's, but i don't have the balls to chop the springs =P

The rust.....god have mercy

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I definately wouldn't recomend it for everybody. You need to have zero respect for your rockers/exhaust/floorboards/oilpan to static drop to less than an inch of ground clearance, lol.

Your car looks great though! I love every body style corona!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:31 pm 
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Mmmmm clean, why can't it always be like this :D

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Does anyone knows how to make these imprints on vinyl?
I'm looking to reupholster the door cards.
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Some old pics on Mt D
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very nice tho my car is not as clean as yours. missing a lit of interior parts and very dirty when I got it. . You don't have to drop the car close to one to the ground. Here's mine after I put 2" lowering block and cut two coils upo front.
Would like to have those bumpers on my car. Soon I will have one. I hope:)

To beefen up the front springs get springs from a ford mazda courier truck.
they have much thicker coil than the ones we have. It's also shorter. See my tread:

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or check out my photobucket:
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:33 pm 
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Just some fun snaps with a friend
Other car is a holden hg kingswood

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Cool old corona!
Its funny, you used to see them everywhere 10 years ago, now they're rare as.. along with most 70's cars..


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Long wrote:

Does anyone knows how to make these imprints on vinyl?
I'm looking to reupholster the door cards.


If the cards aren't ripped, why not just change the color to black?

Heard of dying vinyl (haven't tried it), and they make a special spray paint for painting vinyl (it stays flexible after drying, works a treat). :tu:


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Does anyone knows how to make these imprints on vinyl?
I'm looking to reupholster the door cards.


If the cards aren't ripped, why not just change the color to black?

Heard of dying vinyl (haven't tried it), and they make a special spray paint for painting vinyl (it stays flexible after drying, works a treat). Thumbs Up


I didn't actually think of that solution actually, I'll definitely need to look into it. I'm guessing the paint will be some sort of polymer based-paint?

I'm just worried it'll be either too dull or too shiny.

The cards are in real good condition as you can see from the pictures bar the drivers side.

Anyway, thanks for the heads up
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On a side note:

Does anyone have any knowledge concerning fuel additives for cars that used to run on leaded but now run on premium unleaded?

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I didn't actually think of that solution actually, I'll definitely need to look into it. I'm guessing the paint will be some sort of polymer based-paint?

I'm just worried it'll be either too dull or too shiny.


The stuff I've used, the neat thing about it is that it's exactly in the middle, right where you want it to be to look "natural". 8)

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Does anyone have any knowledge concerning fuel additives for cars that used to run on leaded but now run on premium unleaded?


What do you want to know?

Most cars built for leaded fuel run perfectly fine on unleaded. The only issue you may have somewhere down the road is that the intake valve seats can wear prematurely. You can either pull the head and have hardened seats put in, or just let it go until you have a problem with it. And you very well might never have a problem with it. :tu:


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HG looks awesome, im guessing 173 with a three-on-the-tree?

As for the additive, you wont need it. Japan had unleaded since 1974, so anything running an alloy head already has the hardened valve seats to run on ULP.

Id recommend screwing the timing a few degrees over what it says standard [ie on a gemini its 6BTDC standard, i always advance them to 10] and running 98 octane. Definately a noticeable difference.

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FYI, this is what I've used many times. And it dries wicked fast. 8)

http://www.amazon.com/PAINT-COLOR-BLACK ... B00063VLHM


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Cool old corona!
Its funny, you used to see them everywhere 10 years ago, now they're rare as.. along with most 70's cars..

Thanks,
Your right, though I expected alot to be at junkyards but all I found at 3 wreckers was 3 examples that were picked to death already.

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What do you want to know?


I was just wondering if it was necessary and if there were any issues not using an additive, but you and F3ARED have answered my questions so no problems then :D

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HG looks awesome, im guessing 173 with a three-on-the-tree?

It's a 186 red top with a three on the tree. The 1-2 change on the column shift is hilarious!


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FYI, this is what I've used many times. And it dries wicked fast. Cool

http://www.amazon.com/PAINT-COLOR-BLACK ... B00063VLHM

This is going to save me alot of hassles :tu:
Any idea on size of coverage? Easy to use?

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I'm having difficulty removing the circlip on the window crank.

I've had a look behind the door trim and there seems to be a sponge wedged in between the window crank and door body to provide a tight fit.

Any tips?

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Cool Corona you have there!

VHT make the spray vinyl dye you are talking about, available in most good auto parts stores and works well.

i noticed you are a fellow Victorian. I am the Secretary of the Toyota Car Club of Australia (VIC). If you want to make some new Toyota loving friends come and say hi at our next meeting

www.tccav.org.au is the club website :)

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