Actual Corolla Work Part: Zwo Thursday 17 March, 2011

Firstly Today I will Cover my Vacuum Lines. Second my Fuel Lines. Thirdly my Seat rail and an update on my Seat recovering :O. And lastly a little paint stripping on my enkei mesh rims. (Be sure to click the title to read the rest of the post! ūüôā ) Well Today after work I […]

Firstly Today I will Cover my Vacuum Lines. Second my Fuel Lines. Thirdly my Seat rail and an update on my Seat recovering :O. And lastly a little paint stripping on my enkei mesh rims. (Be sure to click the title to read the rest of the post! ūüôā )

Well Today after work I almost took a nap. But it was just too gorgeous to think about doing that when I had work needing done in my garage. I went ahead and jumped right in kind of scattering my efforts at first. So I will cover my vacuum line ordeal (no biggie really).

As you can see with the initial image I removed the vacuum manifold line set up. These lines were for Emissions Crap, Power Steering (of which I also don’t have), and one was a hardline for the fuel return (will return to that later). The other was an intermediary line for a vacuum line to the throttle opener. I just swapped it out for 1 piece of vacuum tubing (making one less connection on that line’s set up).

On cylinder 1 and cylinder 4 there are vacuum ports with banjo bolted hardlines attached. I only need one of these for my brake booster. I took both off and put the cylinder one attachment on the cylinder 4 port as it had an upright 90 degree bend and a slight kink making it mate perfectly around the fuel lines and other vacuum lines on the rear of the engine. I then blocked off the number 1 cylinder vacuum port as it will not be needed.

Seen here is the hole from the cylinder 1 vacuum port.

And seen here is the vacuum port attachment from cylinder one, mounted on the cylinder 4 port. See how nicely it fits?! I was impressed.

And onto the fuel system, you can also see in the photo above my braided stainless line plumbed into the fuel rail (this is actually a reused part from my 1jz swapped MK3 supra, was very happy to find the AN fuel rail adapter piece was the same thread pitch and size!). This will attach to the fuel filter I am picking up tomorrow. I am going to use a fuel filter off of a MK3 supra. As it is quiet a beastly filter and easily available. The hardline from the tank will as you can guess mount to the opposite side of the filter.

Photo of the AN fitting installed without the line attached.

 

Guess again! Haha, Just found an AN fitting into a carburetor fuel filter was amusing.

I’ve been stripping the flat black paint on these rims as well with Aircraft Remover, this shit works wonders I fully¬†recommended¬†anyone give this product a shot.

As you can see the paint is just coming off. Slap on some Aircraft remover, let it set, and then just scrap off. No effort needed.

 

Also worked a little on fabing up the tabs for my recycled seat rail. This was the Passenger side rail out of my supra, and it was such a nice rail I had to reuse it. I ground off the welds for the tabs that were specific for the supra as well as the hot rivets used. At the moment I’m reusing 3 of the 4 tabs, and will probably cut up and use the 4th for my last corner. Nothing is welded up yet, just test fitting and eyeing everything up.

 

This Tab Below I didn’t even have to cut off, just had to bend to a 90 degree angle and it bolted right in, which made for a great starting point!

 

And a quick sneak peak update on the recovering of my bucket seat. The cover has been removed and I dyed the fabric glued to the shell with black dye. It wouldn’t be feasible to remove as it is¬†perfectly¬†placed with all the¬†Velcro¬†points for the¬†cushions¬†attached. *Note* I used the

Before Dyeing:

After Dyeing:

 

Stay tuned for some small updates tomorrow! And even more come Friday! Thanks again for reading everyone. Also be sure to make some comment below, it’s always nice to get reader feedback!

Thanks,

Ryan


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