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1991 Toyota Corolla 1.6GL Executive


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#91 OFFLINE   pandamonium

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 02:24 PM

Before and after shot  (right hand side is before) 

 

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 04:14 PM

Been fixing stuff. Bumper had been pushed in on one side, and was really annoying me.

I'll let the pictures do the talking...

Wonky
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Bumper off
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Note warped bumper
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Heat gun helped that.
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Used a jack to lever the bumper bracket out.
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Reassembled. Looks better, I think.
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While I was on, noticed rear bumper alignment issue.
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And fixed.
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Do I still want to sell it? I guess, but really it is the perfect car except that I don't like the fact it is an automatic.


My C4 would drive you crazy. Not a straight panel edge or secure bit of trim in it.

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 04:20 PM

Be Aware.... *as advised elsewhere on here

The steel pipes to/from the oil cooler [right infront of the radiator]°"rot like bastards"

° if I recall him correctly ;)

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 12:34 PM

Thanks for the heads up. All looked OK with the oil cooler when I had the bumper off.
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Posted 02 January 2019 - 07:36 PM

Can't seem to find the correct thread, so this picture my little boy took will have to go here... 

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Along with a picture to show how bad the paintwork is on the rear quarter... 

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 05:54 PM

It's mad, if this was a Xantia or something with loads of faults, the AS community would be falling over each other, but as it's a super reliable Japanese car with hardly any issues, it gets ignored. :D
Mind you, that's why I bought it in the first place.

Have now passed the 2,000 mile mark since I bought it, and the only gripe is the squealing aux belt(s) which is only when cold. Both on order from local motor factors and will be replaced next week.

I'm even starting to get used to the auto box, albeit grudgingly.
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Posted 05 January 2019 - 06:51 PM

Nice old thing. Very few Corollas of that shape left now, I think the sills tended to be enjoyed by the tinworm!


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Posted 05 January 2019 - 07:27 PM

I reckon that there's loads of buyers but if they just wait eventually you'll fix this old thing up to concourse level!
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Posted 05 January 2019 - 09:01 PM

Whereabouts is this, out of interest...?

Having a catch-up earlier with a friend in the wider Bristol area, who's just had a total loss on their MX5 and is desperate for something moderately cheap and generally reliable.

AutoTrader/Gumtree are problematic as apparently anything worthwhile gets hoovered up before they can arrange a lift over to view it, leaving only the usual dross.

My advice was - get a 90s Toyota.

Happy to pass over details if this one is still for sale!

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 09:17 PM

SS9 postcode, Southend

 

It's still for sale, but only because I'm looking for a manual car. I'm not desperate, so I've not advertised it properly, as I can't be dealing with the 'best price m8?' and '100 cash tonite' bunch of people. 


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Posted 05 January 2019 - 10:04 PM

^^^ Excellent, thanks! Not sure if Southend's a bit of a trek for them, but I'll pass on the details.

I do love these old buses.

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 10:00 AM

I really like these, though I'd prefer the later FE engine ideally. My partner hates them, for some unfathomable reason.
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Posted 06 January 2019 - 12:26 PM

^^ FE? FO! :)

.... I would buy a £250 car with a carb over a £250 car with a *CAT :/

*enhanced 'weigh in' ££ acknowledged

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 12:15 PM

No pictures today, but I've now changed both of the auxiliary belts, which was a bitch of a job, getting to the lower bolt on the power steering pump was the worst bit. Then I snapped the top alternator bolt as I over-tightened it. Luckily I keep loads of spare bolts and found a spare.

Obviously it never rains, it pours and I noticed a tail light out. Easily sorted.

Then driving along after these jobs, I discovered that the screen washers aren't working. Hoping it's just out of fluid and not another thing to fix...
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 12:22 PM

I had 'my' MOT guy do the belts... I bought the belts on Ebay, or cheap anyhoo..

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 03:30 PM

Does anyone know how to find the fuse for the windscreen washers? It's not in the usual places (I've found 3 fuse boxes!) 


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Posted 13 January 2019 - 05:25 PM

Does anyone know how to find the fuse for the windscreen washers? It's not in the usual places (I've found 3 fuse boxes!)

ToyotaNation .. ??

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 05:44 PM

Oh crap. That means something worse, as wipers and washer on the same fuse.

I must have disturbed something when changing the belts.
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 05:48 PM

... I have no friends...

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 05:51 PM

These are a great old thing. My mate John rolled his dads while exceeding his talent level (not difficult as he was only about 18 at the time) and almost drowned in a sea of cassettes from the multitude of carry cases he took everywhere.
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 06:47 PM

These are a great old thing. My mate John rolled his dads while exceeding his talent level (not difficult as he was only about 18 at the time) and almost drowned in a sea of cassettes from the multitude of carry cases he took everywhere.


My cassette player doesn't work :(

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 08:07 PM

The windscreen washer has only gone and fixed itself...

Got in today and it's as if nothing had happened. Perhaps the wire and plug wiggling I did yesterday helped.

In other news I fitted new wipers, which was less straightforward than some cars as the plastic clip is screwed onto the arm, so I just popped the clip off the new wipers and fitted straight on using the spindle. Go me! #projectcar #fullresto #builtnotbought :D
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Posted 14 January 2019 - 08:12 PM

Oh, and replacing the fuel filter has helped rid it of the stumble it had, the old one was erm.. old.

Next jobs? Brake pads possibly as there's a slight squeak occasionally, although probably nothing to worry about.
Exhaust back box seems to have loose baffles, slight rattle on deceleration. Again, not really an issue.
Auto choke still not functioning, but I've now identified the part that moves to active the choke and I'm contemplating rigging up a manual operation somehow. I'll take pics when it's light.
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Posted 14 January 2019 - 08:59 PM

Love an old Toyota... well done with the bits and bobs you've done, looking much better.  I'm literally the other end of the country, which is probably a good thing as the driveway is pretty full just now!  I can see the car is winning you over anyway, old Toyotas do that!


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Posted 14 January 2019 - 09:44 PM

"..I'll take pics when it's light."

^^ .. When it is Alight

FTFY

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 04:31 PM

Go on.....



... you know you want to ;)

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 06:21 PM

I've installed webers on Ladas and an Astra, it's pretty straightforward in my experience. I'm just poor.
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Posted 21 January 2019 - 09:04 PM

This is still available, I must get something a bit more economical, 40 quid in fuel every weekend is tough to swallow. Worth every penny to see my little lad, but could do with better than the 36mpg this does.

I'm not selling it very well, am I?
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Posted 22 January 2019 - 01:50 PM

Dude.  I doubt very much it's about the car, but how you're marketing it.

 

Write one solid post out.  10 pics.  3 paragraphs.  What works, what doesn't, what you'd do next.  Say where the car is, what you'd take for a swap.  Put it in a new post so people don't have to read 4 pages of stuff to get a feel for what's happening.

 

Sorry man.  I think you're one of the good guys.  But this is hopeless.  Get it up on Facebook, have the free days on Autotrader and shove it on RR.  Despite what people may suggest, not every single car buyer is a monumental bell end.  Someone will buy it, people will definitely buy tickets.  I just get the feeling nobody really knows what's what.

Good luck.


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Posted 22 January 2019 - 01:56 PM

Is Pandamonium and The Doctor the same man? I'm very more confused.
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