Further from my post in the Corolla thread we (Me) have just bough this to start doing khanas and autocross, hill climbs in.
Want to get Fiona (SO) back out and into competition.
Not bad, new steering rack, cv's and some other sundry items.
Lob on a sump guard, maybe a half cage and some new shocks and all will be good.
Not bad for $775
I've sussed out some new shocks for it.
Thing is, they cost more than the car did......
Need some second hand 14 inch rally tyres for the time being.
Went through the front end of the Corolla.
Obviously the seller did not have a socket set, or spanners. Nearly every bolt in the front end was loose. A couple were non existant.
An M6 bolt is not an engine mount bolt even if it is the right length.
Changed oil after a flush and new filter.
Took apart the front end, resealed the sump.
Seam welded and plated the lower engine cross member.
Re did the exhaust, fixed the fuel filter and hose which was being worn down by the stering rack by making a custom filter mount.
Removed charcoal cannister, but added filter for return line.
Correctly fitted the brake lines and popped the split pins in so the hoses would not move.
Put split pins in were split pins should go. Found one of the tie rod ends had the wrong nut on it.
Tidied up some wiring
Put 15 inch wheels with rally tyres on and found they fit on the front, just. About 3mm clearance. Used ones should go well.
Have found a Sump Guard plan which identifies fold points and radius cuts for corners etc. Need to find someone to cut and bend it all up for me.
Now to attack the rear end, strip interior, find extractors and fit some sort of crude exhaust system. Stick a pod filter on it to get rid of air box, and maybe locate that half cage that is floating around Adelaide.
Have started taking things apart to reduce weight.
Have been to U-Pull it and found some front mudflaps, tow hooks, radiator support. Cost $11
Possibly need a new O 2 sensor. Car runs rough on start up, but gets a bit better once warm.
Idles at about 700 when warm and 1500 - 2000 when cold.