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 Post subject: 1976 Corona Mark II 2000
PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:10 am 

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Here is my 1976 Corona Mark II 2000, it has driven 119000km. The 18R engine and 4 speed transmission. Technically very good condition, body has some rust (not bad).

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:11 am 

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:33 am 

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My first plans for the car, is to make the EU approval. After that it becomes 8x16 rims, 240z flares and coilovers.

I see some opportunities to mount 1JZGTE and R154, but there is little clearance in the front. So placement of the radiator and intercooler, is difficult.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:14 am 
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Hello, welcome to JNC.

Nice car, nice condition for age :tu:

Only second time I saw a Mk2 with those tail lights. Are they Euro-specific?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:46 am 

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Yes, I think it is the euro spec. The car was purchased new in Norway, of a captain:)

I am the third owner of the car.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:25 pm 

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Then the wheels ordered, XXR 002 8x16 ET0 rims with 194/45-16 Federal SS595 Tires.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:32 pm 

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Good afternoon!
What size of your wheels?
Decorative caps of wheels do not sell?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:24 pm 
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Just remembered, the other photo I saw of a Mark II with those tail lights was a JDM car and I've seen the lens at a local part shop but our Mark II never came with these tail lights.

Anyway I like the shape of this model. A rarity on our roads these days, used to see quite a few of them when I was small.


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 Post subject: Tail Lights
PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:03 am 
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The Australian 4 door Mark II had the same tail lights but a different radiator grill.
Here's a link to some pics of an Aussie spec 4 door.
http://www.bmsc.com.au/forums/buy-sell- ... orona.html

The 2 door model had completely different tail lights and radiator grille to the 4 door. Finding complete pics of the 2 door is really difficult, so
here's a Youtube clip of a New Zealand MX23 2 door coupe - the Australian spec car was the same.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBmrN5Xk5dM


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:37 am 
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Thanks for the info philip :tu:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:06 am 

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Hi,

This is not a specific European model but a 2nd series Toyota Mark II
The 1st series goes from 1973 until 1975.
The 2nd series goes from 1975 until 1978.

The differences are the front grill, the tail lights and the dashboard.
I believe the 2nd series as a better gearbox but I am not certain.

The front grill also differs from a 4 cylinder 18r model to a 6 cylinder 4m engine on both series. 4cy models are usual here in Europe and S.Africa. The 6cy model was sold mainly in the US, Australia, Canada and NZ.

I don´t think changing the engine is a good idea because the car itself does not handle very well. It is a 70's limo not a sports car. It´s more like a sofa with wheels. You would have to change the entire breaks and suspension if you want to improve the driving experience. A good mod would be to place a w50 5 speed gearbox instead of the w40 as it fits very well with the 18r.

Because it's a limo like car I prefer to see it with the OEM wheel covers but that's just my opinion.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:29 pm 
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If it has an 18R in it, then replace it with any of the newer-ish R series family, 20/22R, 22RE, 22RET. Any of those should be a simple swap except for the turbo model. While not only retaining the stock look, it will also give you a bump in horsepower. The W55 5 speed can be found bolted to the back of any of those engines as well.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:37 am 

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Even the 18r-c or the 18r-g would be a good swap since they deliver up to 140hp. You can look for these engines on the RA28 celicas. It´s more than enough for what this car can handle.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:24 pm 

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Do you think this car with coilovers, 4-link w / unibolts, volvo rear axle and upgraded bushings. Will be like a sofa with wheels?

I'm not going to fit into a heavy 6 cylinder engine first, there will be an N / A 4 cylinder 2.6 liter, with 260hk.

I do not want a sports car, but a rare and exciting "sleeper" 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:45 am 

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I also own a MKII and also was tempted with the idea of making a muscle kind of car. I respect your idea and hope you can get pleased with the result.
My approach to the restoration process was different. Because I love it so much, I decided that I would maintain it´s historical value.
If I would go for a mod I would try to make it still maintaining it's historical identity by using old school Toyota performance parts. If you use volvo parts then you will end up neither with a toyota or a volvo.

Good luck with the resto!

I have my own MKII topic here:
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:38 pm 

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Finally I had done something with "Rusty". Today was the brakes overhauled, so now they works very well.

Also, I had to try the new "shoes", I think it is very good when the car comes closer to the ground :D

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:27 pm 
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Looks very good :tu:

I dont agree with these cars being "sofa" like at all. All you have to do is to look arond and see millions of American cars/trucks turned into pure muscle. Its your car and you should be able to do with it as you please.

I built my MX23-2JZGTE and am loving it everyday :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:56 am 

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Thanks 8)

Can I ask what kind of suspension you have on your car? shocks and springs?


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 Post subject: Re: 1976 Corona Mark II 2000
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:37 pm 

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Shinned some engine parts ;)

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