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by Tora
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: OEM 80s Toyota stereos with tape decks
Replies: 0
Views: 313

OEM 80s Toyota stereos with tape decks

Looking for an OEM Toyota stereo (1980s) with a working tape deck. I've had terrible luck with the last couple I've tried: one worked great except for the tape deck, another had a working tape deck but could barely hear the sound out of three of the speakers. Not trying to mess around with anything ...
by Tora
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: AE86 Parts & Accessories
Topic: AE86 Partout
Replies: 10
Views: 4996

Re: AE86 Partout

Are the rear windows from a hatchback or coupe? I need a drivers-side (LEFT) hatchback quarter-panel window.
by Tora
Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: AE86 CARPET CHIOCE
Replies: 3
Views: 1496

Re: AE86 CARPET CHIOCE

I got the 3974 - Toyota Corolla '84-'87 Molded Carpet 2 Door (Color: 8935-Steel Blue Plush Cut Pile) My car is a blue/blue two-tone, so I got a lighter blue carpet to match the dark blue interior. It requires more cleaning, but it looks pretty good. You'll need a really sharp knife / good pair of he...
by Tora
Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Aftermarket Gauges
Replies: 3
Views: 1375

Re: Aftermarket Gauges

I installed a very cheap (under $5) voltmeter off of Amazon (some retailer out of China) in the spot in my dash where the aftermarket cruise control used to be. A little plastic cutting and clear RTV, and it almost looks like it belongs there.
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by Tora
Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: WTB: AC pipes (high and low)
Replies: 1
Views: 587

WTB: AC pipes (high and low)

I need the high and low side AC pipes (the ones with the connection ports). My schrader valves were frozen in place so tightly they broke in half when I tried to take them out.

Thanks!
by Tora
Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Buying an ae86 as a first car (again)
Replies: 41
Views: 15383

Re: Buying an ae86 as a first car (again)

IndiaDorifto7 wrote:Oh, thanks! Also what type of not-too-expensive engine mods could I do to get to a reasonable level, say close to 200 hp? Just for future reference.

Based on this question, please don't buy an AE86.
by Tora
Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Knuckle arm removal
Replies: 9
Views: 1779

Re: Knuckle arm removal

I used a ball joint fork. Hammared it in until there was enough leverage to pop the ball joint off of the knuckle. Similar to getting the outer tie rods off of the knuckle arm, but easier (IMO) becasue I didn't mushroom it by trying to get it off with a hammer.
by Tora
Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:26 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Music?
Replies: 7
Views: 1888

Re: Music?

When I drive, I listen to bad pop music.
by Tora
Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Where can I find engine number ?
Replies: 1
Views: 613

Re: Where can I find engine number ?

What is an engine number?
by Tora
Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: a couple of questions for the pros
Replies: 14
Views: 2946

Re: a couple of questions for the pros

I second what jondee86 said. If it's your DD, find another 4AC and rebuild it. If you don't know what piston rings do or what EFI is, you really don't want to be messing around with any kind of swap. My first big engine project was a 16v 4AGE rebuild. You'll be amazed at how much you learn over the ...
by Tora
Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: The best AE86 cup holder. Ever.
Replies: 29
Views: 11512

Re: The best AE86 cup holder. Ever.

Nice touch to add a cup holder for the rear passengers.. :lol: Way better than an ash tray for the rear passengers! It's totally accessible from my driving position, and my elbow doesn't hit it. It won't work for huge drinks, and it's difficult to reach while driving, but I don't really want to enc...
by Tora
Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: povertymobile ae86 build/(s)
Replies: 12
Views: 3662

Re: povertymobile ae86 build/(s)

That interior is priceless.
by Tora
Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Solex Locks
Replies: 4
Views: 1047

Re: Solex Locks

In my experience, they barely work with a hatch. I had to use the arm off of my old lock with the Solex to get it to work. Then had too much trouble getting the Solex clip onto the lock and ended up just putting the stock lock back in.
by Tora
Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: AE86 Parts & Accessories
Topic: FS: Near mint crackless blue dash SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 1285

Re: FS: Near mint crackless blue dash.

Still available!
by Tora
Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: WTB: AE86 GTS Power Steering Tube
Replies: 4
Views: 1296

Re: WTB: AE86 GTS Power Steering Tube

You probably want to get new hose from an auto parts store and make your own. Not sure what the measurements are, but they should be able to help you cut your own if you bring in the hose.
by Tora
Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: WTB: AE86 GTS in Calgary Alberta
Replies: 1
Views: 530

Re: WTB: AE86 GTS in Calgary Alberta

Unfortunately, the market is a bit saturated with GTS 3-speed automatics right now. Good luck.
by Tora
Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:24 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Swap whats the best route
Replies: 12
Views: 3071

Re: Swap whats the best route

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by Tora
Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Oil leak from headgasket?
Replies: 10
Views: 2319

Re: Oil leak from headgasket?

I had a pretty severe coolant leak after my rebuild because I forgot / didn't know about the washers under the head bolts.
by Tora
Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: update: 1985 GTS barn find restore and pics
Replies: 64
Views: 17662

Re: 100% original barn find GTS, upgrade or keep?

I say keep it as stock as possible. Tasteful upgrades only. If you find yourself lusting after flashier wheels, swap those hubcaps for Supra/Celica caps like so: viewtopic.php?f=27&t=7206
by Tora
Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Binding airmix cable, broken climate control
Replies: 8
Views: 3018

Re: Binding airmix cable, broken climate control

Did you change the lines out when you replaced the climate control? My airmix cable is smooth as silk after this upgrade. I have a new heater valve cable on there, but I'm starting to worry about the condition of the valve itself, so it's next on my list.
by Tora
Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Hatch Lift Support
Replies: 2
Views: 964

Re: Hatch Lift Support

I got them for $22 each from http://www.importrp.com/ Part number 926 51012 366

They fit.
by Tora
Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE86 TRD Header
Replies: 26
Views: 8064

Re: AE86 TRD Header

Deuce Cam wrote:The egr bung is at the correct angle on the trd manifold.


This x1000
by Tora
Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: Pizza cutter center caps
Replies: 11
Views: 2371

Re: Pizza cutter center caps

The Celica caps are awesome. Huge visual improvement to the wheels.

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by Tora
Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:09 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE86 TRD Header
Replies: 26
Views: 8064

Re: AE86 TRD Header

Does it fit? TRD

But seriously, OBX makes a TRD 4-1 knockoff. It's sturdy but not the most carefully made piece, and it shows. (I have one.) How to tell if yours is real, besides any identifying marks on it... you already bought it, right?
by Tora
Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Binding airmix cable, broken climate control
Replies: 8
Views: 3018

Re: Binding airmix cable, broken climate control

Yea, you want to change or lube your cables BEFORE they break your climate control's cheap plastic. Mine was irreparable:

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by Tora
Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:27 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE86 Parts Catalog
Replies: 6
Views: 5303

Re: AE86 Parts Catalog

Almost every Toyota dealer's website has a parts catalog. Some are better than others.
by Tora
Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:20 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Binding airmix cable, broken climate control
Replies: 8
Views: 3018

Re: Binding airmix cable, broken climate control

I fixed it yesterday! Not the most difficult project. 1. Order the cable 55909-35030 from Toyota. http://jeff.supramania.com/corolla/cableupgrade/airmix_end.jpg 2. Cut off the white mounting plastic and make the notches deeper, as shown by Jeff Lange: http://jeff.supramania.com/corolla/cableupgrade/...
by Tora
Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Water pump woes
Replies: 6
Views: 1435

Re: Water pump woes

"well out" meaning it doesn't line up with your crank and alternator pulley? If so, you probably just installed the pulley backwards.

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by Tora
Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Binding airmix cable, broken climate control
Replies: 8
Views: 3018

Binding airmix cable, broken climate control

So, my air-mix cable has siezed, and forcing the hot/cold switch caused the back bracket of my climate control to break. I ordered a new heater valve cable and installed it, I have a new climate control ready to go, but the airmix cable is not available through Toyota. I've ordered a newer version o...
by Tora
Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Import sprinter or buy corrola
Replies: 5
Views: 1350

Re: Import sprinter or buy corrola

Corolla.

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