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Toyotally Fixerating Bitz 'n Bobs.. A Diary


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#1 OFFLINE   tooSavvy

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 04:28 PM

Well.... Collectioneering now safely completed, it's down to finding out what needs titivating and/or Replacing....

 

The offending Weapon...

 

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Q1. Anyone know what this is for/does (the pipe to the hot ex/cold mornings starting) is off to the right?

 

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... and I shudder to think what all these rubber pipes do (and will be considering binning it all!!)

 

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My first FTP!! (well FT..O) to be precise.. I couldn't get the flipper/lever to pop the bonnet open.

I got my waterpumps on the actual cable as it exits the bracket (under the dash) and heaved mightily :?

 

BONGGGG... It popped.. However, I see it is all lathered in grease and NOT sticky, at all. I reclosed the bonnet with the smallest of drops and it opened again without any trouble.

A lesson learned... 3" drop ONLY :-P

 

Looking to sort out 14x6j wheels atm. VW are the likely choice. Nice alloys on the Bayy... really prefer steel, though.

 

 

Keep looking in, folks!

 

 

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 04:38 PM

Q1 - it the box thing hollow? its looks a bit like the resonator thing on the Nissan intake pipe. Thats hollow and prevents pressure wave harmonics (not my words) from pressurising the engine. See:

 

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as a second purpose it also muffles the sound of the engine, which is what I thought the primary purpose was.


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Posted 04 August 2016 - 04:32 AM

Is this the end of days? is it truly the Rapture?

A tooSavvy with coherent prose and in focus pictures?

*faints*

seriously though, that looks in decent (if dusty) condition.

Regarding the rubber pipes for the Spi, I'd be inclined to just get some hose and replace them one at a time. I had an old Seat Toledo with Spi, and replacing the pipes on that made a helouva difference.

for wheels be careful with the VW wheels- a lot of them have odd offsets. I'd maybe look at either tyreleader or mytyres as I think both offer the wbility to buy steels

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Posted 04 August 2016 - 05:56 AM

Happy fixerating ! Thanks for a post I actually understood !!!!!


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Posted 04 August 2016 - 06:10 AM

Cheers all!

I have 'won' A$, and I'm very grateful to be facing the herculean task of.... err.... finding things to complain about [only if I'm really picky] cos the car IZZ MINT ;)

VW.. 4x100 ET38 hubcentric rings needed. 6jjx14 steel are out there :)

What is SPi? The car has (I imagine) twinchoke/vac op secondary choke carb??

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Posted 04 August 2016 - 04:05 PM

Spi is single point injection - the pics you have looked a lot like a 90s VW Spi motor..in my defence it was 5.32am:)


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Posted 04 August 2016 - 04:42 PM

http://www.ebay.co.u...sd=222204340776

 

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... and the tyres arent 'ditchhies' 195/50x15

 

I have asked him to confirm 15x [??] and the ET of them.

 

Gateshead FTW

 

**UPDATE** 15x7 ET37, confirmed by the guy.... I'm in contact as we speak... £TON :-P

 

Kolleksiunn 8PM tmozz (taking a very bright torch...lol)

 

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 03:02 PM

Car is becoming immersed in 'da scene, man!' >> some C*NT has keyed my back door :(

You know... You live long enough & every form of pond dweller will make a mark.

To say I'm miffed is low on the murder ratchet meter :( :(


Ah well.... Tyres....


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Posted 05 August 2016 - 03:33 PM

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 03:45 PM

Yes, monami :)

What size were the wheels you slotted on for the France trip?

Tyre size, rim & ET.

The handbook quotes 195/60x14 as a fit on some Carinas.


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Posted 05 August 2016 - 08:04 PM

I noticed drivers brake bulb out... Popped boot and checked to see if the lamps are 'through the back' of the light outer. NOPE!

 

Unscrewed two totally 'factory' cross head bolts and pulled free the lamp complete - it has two 'pip/popper' clips in the wing to hold the front wrap around section and they 'popped out' easily. Half twist to free the holder... fresh twin filament inserted... reinsert & HBOL reassembly is...

 

Everything on this car is mintty fresh... made to be taken apart (carefully) and then perfectly machined to go back just as good...

 

 

I'm dubious as to whether 7" rims are going to fit.... Rimz are OZ & good to go tyres... I wouldn't see a loss if I have to move them on  :-D

 

 

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 10:09 AM

I had a butchers at How Many...

Never taken with less than a pinch, I know :)

Seems I'm in exclusive company (on 1.6 sal)

9 [+10 SORN]

Any body bits are going to be errrr Unobtanium.

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 06:26 PM

Wow - a very rare car!


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 07:06 AM

Haynes never did a HBOL. There was a US series book AFAIK.

Toyotaforum advise get the '91 Corolla Haynes... So I have.

Charity shop, on Amazon £7 delivered.

All the spannering bits are the same, just trim & some wiring/dash differences :)


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 11:06 AM

195mm is about 7.5 inch.
If the stock tyres were 195/60/14 they were probably fitted to 6.5j wheels.

I think the 7j wheels will go on but its all about offset.
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Posted 07 August 2016 - 11:37 AM

195mm is about 7.5 inch.
If the stock tyres were 195/60/14 they were probably fitted to 6.5j wheels.
I think the 7j wheels will go on but its all about offset.

Yup.... 38ET stock... I won't kick 37ET out of bed ;)

I'm having lunch in Hexham atm, en route to Carlisle for week break.

Being at ffinn work all the time means allyfitting has to wait till next week (second half of my fortnight).


What was that? Hows the car on the A69??

...boring..boring..boring..boring.. FAB!! :)


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Posted 08 August 2016 - 04:55 PM

Popped into B&Q and bought some plastic pipe cap/ends - nice fit for ally centrebore hole... 4 for £5 .. Not £16, off the bayy.

Pootled about Carlisle... Smoked up to Gretna at 75...

Boring.. Boring.. Boring.. FAB! ;)


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Posted 09 August 2016 - 03:11 PM

Kendal, over Shap A6, and pootle back up the M6 :)

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Kreg Merc... chatting about the 'old days' likely ;)

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 03:13 PM

So is this a permanent replacement for the Savvy or temporary until a suitable Sandero appears?
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Posted 09 August 2016 - 03:20 PM

So is this a permanent replacement for the Savvy or temporary until a suitable Sandero appears?

...... this car will quite happily see me off [I'm 65 in 6yr and will have no cash for cars, m8]

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 03:29 PM

Looks like you have landed on yer feet there Sav-it seems a genuine auld thing:)
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Posted 09 August 2016 - 03:34 PM

Looks like you have landed on yer feet there Sav-it seems a genuine auld thing:)


Aye... That 'young Merc' was impressed...


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Posted 12 August 2016 - 06:48 PM

700 miles up :)

Boring Boring Boring Refuel & repeat...

Deffo doing rear dampers/droplinks/arb bushings for MOT >> bit shambolic on the 'floatty floatty' control front!

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 08:38 AM

oof! A Fault!!

Errr.. If I accidentally push the lights/flasher stalk forward [high beam, were the lights ON] and try to indicate Right >> won't indicate :(

However, Left is OK...


Just forget about it....


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Posted 14 August 2016 - 11:34 AM

80,000 just clicked up - hooning up the M6 ;)

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Posted 14 August 2016 - 11:44 AM

oof! A Fault!!

Errr.. If I accidentally push the lights/flasher stalk forward [high beam, were the lights ON] and try to indicate Right >> won't indicate :(

However, Left is OK...

Probability of Highbeam on/Indicating strikes me as part of sensible mens Lottery Win rituals... NEVER :)

Just forget about it....


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Try some silicon spray, it worked wonders for the sticky wiper stalk of my Loopoo.


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Posted 16 August 2016 - 07:56 AM

HBOL & hubcentric rings here when I got home :)

 

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... also my B&Q sourced 'centre caps' 8)

Discovered another quirk... Pulling the wiper stalk gives you a single/multi cleaning swipe BUT no water!
You have to press the tit on the stalk end for a douche..

Odd, I say ;)

*DaaChaaa have the horn peeper there, on light stalk...


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Posted 17 August 2016 - 05:48 PM

Those hubcentric rings ^^^ above are VW down to Toyyo.

As my OZ alloys were from a Caddy I assumed they were hub fitted... And as I got the wheels just as I went away on hols I didn't look too closely :(

Alas its not!

The wheels are 68.1 bore (an OZ standard it seems) so I have just popped for 4 more rings... all is not lost, however, if I change my mind and get VW steels then I'm ringged up :)


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Posted 17 August 2016 - 06:20 PM

"Discovered another quirk... Pulling the wiper stalk gives you a single/multi cleaning swipe BUT no water!

You have to press the tit on the stalk end for a douche.."

 

Of the 4 Japanese cars here today, two work like this and two squirt and wipe with a pull.


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Posted 18 August 2016 - 06:08 PM

Today I got shot of those godawful SunVisors...... :?

The wouldn't swing down/stay up... out of the way... and moving them sounded like a door catching on the wing!!

A quick trip along the Tyne to Ouseburn, Pringles Dismantlers, had me ahold of two of GMs finest... lately off Corsa @ £10.

Off with the old
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.... looking from outside...
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Can't stand $hitey crap that is no damn use.....


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