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Well Got a new car today, as the estate needs some work doing to it.

 

Picked an AE92 Corolla liftback. 46k from new in 1990 and 1 previous owner with F/S/H all old mots and even the original bill of sale.

 

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g252/Zeke_Hao_Asakura/Corolla/DSC_0015.jpg

 

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g252/Zeke_Hao_Asakura/Corolla/DSC_0018.jpg

 

Gonna keep this one standard as it's too clean to do anything to, meanwhile i can crack on with the estate at my leisure.

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word of advice from someone who had one with low miles, full s/h and guessing elederly owner who never revved past 3K. don't rev too near red line as head gasket will blow and get water and oil in the cyliners (thank god not anywhere else) was fine after i got head machined and new gasket set and head bolts. amazingly cheap gasket set.

and they suffer arch rot like escorts only on the rear its where the bumper attaches so that may come loose.

 

other than that they are awesome cars. does this one have optional a/c?

also wire in a remote lock kit - its a 2 minute job on that as they handly give you loads of access to the wires and have big sticker saying 'CENTRAL LOCKING CONTROL UNIT' :)

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word of advice from someone who had one with low miles, full s/h and guessing elederly owner who never revved past 3K. don't rev too near red line as head gasket will blow and get water and oil in the cyliners (thank god not anywhere else) was fine after i got head machined and new gasket set and head bolts. amazingly cheap gasket set.

and they suffer arch rot like escorts only on the rear its where the bumper attaches so that may come loose.

 

other than that they are awesome cars. does this one have optional a/c?

also wire in a remote lock kit - its a 2 minute job on that as they handly give you loads of access to the wires and have big sticker saying 'CENTRAL LOCKING CONTROL UNIT' :)

 

It was my grandads car before, so yeah an elderly owner though he did give it a blast every now and then so it has seen the good side of 3k rpm. Unfortunately it doesn't have A/C but makes no ends to me as I've never bothered with it.

 

As for the alarm side of things, it had a remote central locking kit installed when the car was new, so no need to add :D and lastly I don't think rot will be a problem yet, as it has always been garaged and seldom take out in the winter or rain.

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word of advice from someone who had one with low miles, full s/h and guessing elederly owner who never revved past 3K. don't rev too near red line as head gasket will blow and get water and oil in the cyliners (thank god not anywhere else) was fine after i got head machined and new gasket set and head bolts. amazingly cheap gasket set.

and they suffer arch rot like escorts only on the rear its where the bumper attaches so that may come loose.

 

other than that they are awesome cars. does this one have optional a/c?

also wire in a remote lock kit - its a 2 minute job on that as they handly give you loads of access to the wires and have big sticker saying 'CENTRAL LOCKING CONTROL UNIT' :)

 

It was my grandads car before, so yeah an elderly owner though he did give it a blast every now and then so it has seen the good side of 3k rpm. Unfortunately it doesn't have A/C but makes no ends to me as I've never bothered with it.

 

As for the alarm side of things, it had a remote central locking kit installed when the car was new, so no need to add :D and lastly I don't think rot will be a problem yet, as it has always been garaged and seldom take out in the winter or rain.

can i have it pretty please :D

btw, do you not find the steering wheel too big? previous owner of mine got a formuling toyota steering wheel from a toyota dealer that was 320mm and made steering alot heavier. i went up to 350 which was perfect. still have wheel and boos kit :D

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I never knew you was Asian Dark?

 

white is a bit of a bugger to avoid the roof scratches tho, maybe put rags under the aerial and taxi sign to avoid em aye?

 

 

lol, don't worry i've already got the mimicab sign for the roof, a beaded seat cover for the drivers seat and the obligatory box of Kleenex. xD

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  • 4 weeks later...

Right took the old girl out today after giving her and wash and clean. Took a few better snaps too. Oh and decided to make and print out some Japanese Plates too for shows etc...

 

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g252/Zeke_Hao_Asakura/Corolla/DSC_0059.jpg

 

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g252/Zeke_Hao_Asakura/Corolla/DSC_0060.jpg

 

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g252/Zeke_Hao_Asakura/Corolla/DSC_0067.jpg

 

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g252/Zeke_Hao_Asakura/Corolla/DSC_0074.jpg

 

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g252/Zeke_Hao_Asakura/Corolla/DSC_0077.jpg

 

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g252/Zeke_Hao_Asakura/Corolla/DSC_0079.jpg

 

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g252/Zeke_Hao_Asakura/Corolla/DSC_0081.jpg

 

Enjoy.

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Yeah it's FWD.

 

Not driven about with the jap plates on yet, though might do on Sat night down Southend.

i would suggest swapping the wheels for ones like i had on mine (only pic i have of them is when bent by kerb though)

they are toyota wheels in 14" flavour :P

they looked so much better than the standard 13's without compromising ride

they were jap import ones that i got for the grand total of £60 having just been refurbed - needed 2 tyres though but they were cheap - shame i bent them :(

 

i still remember loads about these. the engine is 1.6 16V DOHC carb 4-AF engine. not AFE as e is electronic fuel injection in the 92 on models.

without aircon you have 3 rads, water, PAS and oil. my oil cooler was bent by previous owner and replacement would have been about £400 but as it wasnt leaking i kept it :D

miss mine :(

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