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 Post subject: New guy with TE72 sez hi
PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:17 am 
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Long time lurker... just joined today!

Bought a 1980 TE72 yesterday. Mostly stock 2dr, 3TC auto with headers + exhaust, wheels. Needs a few things.

Only one pic at the moment, as I was replacing the old starter motor.

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Can't wait to get it set up nicely with a 5 speed, shocks/springs, lip, all that stuff, nice and low...

My first Toyota! :)


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 Post subject: lurker...?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:24 am 
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Lurker...? That's kinda creepy... Nice ride. Welcome


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:38 am 

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Nice find.
Sign up over at 3tcgarage too. Lots of fans of the .8 corollas over there. :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:23 pm 
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The previous owner said the same thing!

Might save me the trouble of doing a 4AGE swap... just do a 5sp swap instead.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:55 pm 

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3T is a great motor bro. Just gotta get them more fuel and more cam. You'll be surprised of how well they run with just a little tuning.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:04 pm 

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3T is a great motor bro. Just gotta get them more fuel and more cam. You'll be surprised of how well they run with just a little tuning.


+1. The 3TC is plenty of motor and is very easy to work on, once you get rid of all the extra crap that comes with it. Get a bigger carb and cam and open up the exhaust and the car will be doing really well.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:17 am 
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Sweet.

I've seen a lot of videos of 600+HP 3TC's for drag, but I'm looking for a good, balanced, N/A motor for road racing (think Targa Newfoundland).

Cleaned it up a bit today:
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A quick question... 5sp conversions = cheap???

Gotta get rid of some funky idle. Dunno what it is, as this is my first carb'ed car.

Thanks as always, guys. This is probably the most mentally-balanced car site on the web!


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 Post subject: Re: lurker...?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:18 am 
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theunstated wrote:
Lurker...? That's kinda creepy... Nice ride. Welcome


Not sure if you're joking or not, but lurker means someone who doesn't register or post on a forum, but reads it often. :-)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:31 am 
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The car looks sweeeett, chrome bumpers would set it off!

nice buy.

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Lurker...? That's kinda creepy... Nice ride. Welcome


Not sure if you're joking or not, but lurker means someone who doesn't register or post on a forum, but reads it often. Smile


I'm pretty sure he's referring to those middle aged men 'cruising' around schools

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:26 pm 
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Yeah, def. gotta get some chrome bumpers when I can! The rear bumper is falling apart, so I'm gonna try and fix it a bit, then replace them when I have the money.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:34 pm 

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A proper 5 speed conversion should set you back about 500 bucks. That's with getting the tranny and pedals out of the junkyard. Then gettting a flywheel and "NEW CLUTCH, PRESSURE PLATE, MASTER AND SLAVE CYLINDER". Some guys will want to use used stuff when doing a conversion but why waste the time and risk them not working when new parts are almost certain to work.

It's not a hard conversion but set a day aside to get it all done once you get all the required material. Definately not difficult to do though.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:05 pm 
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Cool deal. Now all I need is a lift...

Thanks for the help!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:53 pm 
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I need some advice.

This car will be my daily driver, and also my canyon carver. I don't know what to do motor-wise. It's got an auto 3TC, so I figured I could either rebuild the 3TC (really just gaskets as it marks its territory a lot!), put some 40mm side drafts on it, 5 speed, and cam or something like that. That said, I've always wanted a 4AGE. Figure a 4AGE 16 or 20 will do better being revved-up as one must do in the mountains. I'm also assuming a 4AGE will do the fun stuff AND get better mileage. I am a mountaineer, so I drive long distances and drive fun roads rather out of necessity.

I'm assuming the 3TC can make more power, but isn't so great being revved sky high for 5-15 minutes while bombing a mountain road.

Also, for suspension, I'm figuring the "cheap" way would be to get swift springs all around, Koni/whoever sport dampers, Watts Link or Panhard bar upgrade, Whiteline or whoever anti-sways and the usual kit for tower strut bars and stiffening up he chassis. Or, coilovers up front, maybe one of them conversion blocks in the rear so one could run coilovers back there as well.

Also, tips for fender mirrors... I'm probably going with some Mooneyes ones, as I don't care if it's perfectly historically correct. And, an AE86 GTS rear end or anything with disc brakes I can throw a KAAZ 1.5 in. :-)


What do you guys think?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:06 pm 
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I'm a big 4ag fan, but unfortunately all of those AE86 bits are gonna be quite pricey. If your wallet can stomach it, then go for it!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:29 pm 
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Also, probably best to keep it 3TC/factory motor for Solo 1/2 SCCA race classes I'd assume...

I don't think putting a 4AGE would be tooooo much, right? I'm assuming labor kills it?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:22 am 
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OK, gonna be about $1500 for the carb setup I want.

The 4AGE just got a whole lot cheaper. :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:11 pm 
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TacoDelRio wrote:
Also, probably best to keep it 3TC/factory motor for Solo 1/2 SCCA race classes I'd assume...

I don't think putting a 4AGE would be tooooo much, right? I'm assuming labor kills it?


It's not just the 4AG but running gear like the rear end. $200 seems kinda expensive but they're only gonna get pricier.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:31 pm 
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Yeah, still cheaper than what I'd want with the 3TC though. That, and I don't think the 3TC would be too happy being revved high for long. :lol: I'd still want a GTS rear end with either engine, for the discs (unless there's another option out there).

I gotta go to the local dude in Diamond Bar and ask what he thinks.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:59 pm 
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3T can be built to run through the canyons with more power and torque if built right. 4ag is basically 1600cc but the 3t has the potential to become a 2000cc engine. best set up is install a 2T crank and bore the engine to make the best revvy engine. dont forget the other fun stuff like cams, valves, springs, porting, headers, etc etc. it gets pricey and pricey.

if you want to go the 4ag route, look for the cross member of an ae72 and you can also get the rack and pinion set up. its a hell of alot better for running through the canyons instead of the oll ball and worm.

ae86 rear end is fine but i am not a fan of the kaaz diff. they suddenly grip and makes the car change direction a little bit. I also hear they have reliability issues.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:14 pm 
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Money is currently a big deal, as I'm a student and I get money when it comes to me, if I'm putting that into words right. :lol: I'd love to build a motor, but I couldn't afford it for at least 3 more years. I figure a 4AGE would do the trick... plus the sound they make... yum yum yum...

Also, I frequently start in LA where it's relatively warm, and will, for example, drive to Lone Pine, where it's a bit cooler, then up to Whitney Portal where it may be 20 degrees. Carbs might be a pain with this, yes? Just takes experience?

I'm looking to make 150WHP with any configuration.

What LSD would you suggest?

Thanks for the input, guys!!! Mucho appreciated!

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