TE72 Update! …under new management Wednesday 31 August, 2011

There was a small shift in car ownership in the recent weeks.  After such, I am now the proud owner of a “new to me” 1981 Toyota Corolla with a 20v blacktop engine! The car is going through the final assembly stages at the moment, with just a few details left to complete before I […]

There was a small shift in car ownership in the recent weeks.  After such, I am now the proud owner of a “new to me” 1981 Toyota Corolla with a 20v blacktop engine!

TE72

TE72

The car is going through the final assembly stages at the moment, with just a few details left to complete before I have a running car.

Plans are for the car to be used mostly for track duty, but the occasional drive on the street.  Its a pretty gutted interior, with one race seat (for the moment) and a simple harness bar.  To hold my ass into the seat, I’ve gone with a 5-point latch and lock harness.

The car is currently stanced on a set of Diamond 14×8 +0 offset wheels, and 185 stretched tires.  In addion to the Diamonds, I also have a set of XR4 Longchamps for the car which will be used as track wheels.  Installed on the XR4s will be some Hoosier R6 rubber.

Diamond Wheels

Diamond Wheels

The suspension is a set of Megan racing coilovers.

Megan Racing Hats

Megan Racing Hats20v Blacktop

Big thanks to Nick for helping me fab up the seat bracket, the seat sits low and centered and is in a great racing position.  This is a cool video of him doing some welding.

The gauges have been mounted in a very temporary fashion.  I used some PVC piping and zip ties.  Defiantly not a permanent solution, but I plan on upgrading to Stack gauges.  When I do the upgrade I’ll remake the cluster, so be sure to look for that in a later post.

In addition to the gauge upgrade, some other upgrades include a new rear axle from a GTS AE86.  This will get me rear disk brakes, and an LSD.


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