oh wahoo. i surfed on in to my own thread from a google search. so a wee update... the ke70 sr coupe is still the same. mirrors are from 1983 te71 Levin which i put on. i didn't like the hockey stick black ones that the SR came fitted with. www.toycrazy.net/gallery/corolla/e7/coro_cpe_aft.gif
i sold the ma61 supra. wheels are 15x8 Performance Challengers (australian brand). The ke25 coupe- still collecting parts for the engine build. The yellow ke26 wagon, currently my daily, running a 5k 1500 and rolling on watanabe's and starsharks. yes same car as in background with 14x5.5 ae86 alloys. I sold/swapped the white ke70 DX wagon for an ae82 fxgt. i have the te71 trueno still. but not sure to go ahead with it anymore. have added a 1978 bugeye kp60 4door starlet to the collection which was my daily for a while running a 5k and k50. The ae82 fxgt ive transplanted a silvertop 4age 20v into and converted to manual. running a mix of ae92/ae101 suspension and brakes. also have a '91 st185 gt-four which is not exactly classic so nuff said.
just a little updates. sold the te71 trueno to a friend who wanted to do some grass roots drifting. its now getting 4age 20v blacktop.
I've continued toying with the ke70 coupe.
Entering a skid day about every 6 weeks. The 3tgte now sporting a garrett t28 turbo conversion. I tried a chinese copy t28 turbo first but it died very quick. Replaced it with a skyline r33 gtr turbo then upgraded turbine housing to flow better. Is now running close to 1bar boost through a front mounted and modified nissan gti-r intercooler and goes well with minimal lag.
ke26 is still my daily driver running the 5k, k50 5speed and 3.3 ratio 6" kp61starlet diff. It's getting well overdue for a restoration though. pics hide it's real condition unfortunately.
have built a ms3 + ms3x ecu for it. bought a 7k-eu efi manifold and an sc12 charger. have a gt4 torsen lsd and parts to shorten a 6.7" diff requiring custom axles to suit lsd. once it's off the road and body is restored. I can start building the engine for it.
The ke25 is still parked in the shed.
brought it outside for a pic. covered in dust and all. Slowly buying jdm te27 parts. ewan from hayatonka is a legend! now have full set of te27 steel flares, Levin passenger seat, 3-gauge heater panel, rhd jdm pedal box. For the drivetrain now have w58 gearbox from jza80. Sourced locally an RN85(?) hilux diff to be shortened, sc14 charger from 2tz-fze estima, 7afe block for oil pump, crank angle sensor and sump, 1mz-fe coils (cop), 3c-te throttle body for a bypass valve and probably more i cant remember. Reupholstering an st185 celica rear seat adding a bit more comfort for the rear passengers.
one day this will be built..
kp60 bugeye parked up too. have gone halfsies with 'snoozin' on a rusty jdm gen2 kp61 'S' for parts. Full black/red interior with brushed alloy dash inserts and tacho instruments being swapped into the bugeye as is the 4k-u twin-squish engine and engine loom so to keep it mobile. have a fibreglass bonnet for it and gen2 jdm fender mirrors for a bit of wannabe-ness. I'm thinking this model bugeye may have been a demonstration model since it was imported in 1978 and a 4door which is rare here in NZ.
Added a ke74 wagon to the collection. no drivetrain yet and requiring some rust removal in the scutter panel.
aiming for 300+kw or 400hp But I can only compare to what some of the local guys are getting with just turbo. which is about 310rwkw using 8.0:1 4agze pistons, 20v head with upgraded valve springs and ARP head studs etc. Using a GT3076 size turbo. That sort of power in a car weighing around 950kg will be a hand full for sure! ie oneof our tuning shop's previous projects (speed tech). its in a ke70 corolla which pulled a 10.5sec 1/4 mile. they've since claimed to have 375kw from it. click me
it's all just a bunch of parts and big dreams at this stage. Ive estimated my plans will cost about nz$14,000 to restore the ke25 and finish with 300+ kw. and that's all labour done myself
In other news. In the weekend, I did skids ;D ke70 coupe, 3tgte, w57, 7.5" kaaz 2way.