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16 hours ago, egg said:

That is probably the best 20 year old car you can buy and run daily with nae a care in the world. Marvellous.

Timing belt or chain on that one?

Belts on the 3sfe. 

There’s a long running pub argument as to whether this or the 7afe (1.8) is the best Toyoda engine of all time. From memory there’s some lean burn kit on the 1800 which makes them very economical (45-48 very achievable) but it is something else to go wrong.

The reality of 90s Toyota ownership is other stuff dies before the motor. I’ve got 2.5 functioning electric windows now for example! 

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30 minutes ago, BorniteIdentity said:

Belts on the 3sfe. 

There’s a long running pub argument as to whether this or the 7afe (1.8) is the best Toyoda engine of all time. From memory there’s some lean burn kit on the 1800 which makes them very economical (45-48 very achievable) but it is something else to go wrong.

The reality of 90s Toyota ownership is other stuff dies before the motor. I’ve got 2.5 functioning electric windows now for example! 

I went to bed thinking about it (not Liz Hurley)...but in the morning I looked at the sellers feedback, thought about the price, and realised it won't fit in my rented off road parking space (and I'd have to sell the Mazda). So it's not 'the one' - but it was close. Assuming it has optional climate control as has an 'auto' setting on the AC.

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18 hours ago, MarvinsMom said:

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2642117879216107/

i know that this is only the teeny-tiny 250, but even so at £2900 that sounds cheap for a BSA Goldstar......

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18 hours ago, MarvinsMom said:

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2553505178061031/

more Bits Scraps and Allsorts..........

£2500 and this is a starfire, which is a cool sounding name

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Please dont be fooled by appearance. The Starfire I had (ALA 214G) was the biggest pile of poorly assembled bits masquerading as a motorcycle i have ever owned, and I've owned some rubbish in my life. By BSA tuning a 40 year old motor was asking for trouble. It was breakdown after breakdown, none ever possible to fix by the roadside.

My mate had the 250 Goldstar at the time I had my Starfire. Another mate had the 250 Barracuda. Both of theirs broke down less frequently than mine, but that was because they were on the road far less than mine as they were in 100's of bits 90% of the time.

Better off with a 250cc two stroke AMF Harley (and that's saying something!!!)

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1 hour ago, egg said:

I went to bed thinking about it (not Liz Hurley)...but in the morning I looked at the sellers feedback, thought about the price, and realised it won't fit in my rented off road parking space (and I'd have to sell the Mazda). So it's not 'the one' - but it was close. Assuming it has optional climate control as has an 'auto' setting on the AC.

Get rid of the Invalid Carriage. Win/Win. ? 

That is a lot of car for £995 sticker. The only one better* was a GLS estate back in 2017 for £850 which had 58k on it.

In my experience, mileage is irrelevant to the running of the engine but vital for nice interior plastics and good carpets. 

I have to say, if I was looking for a car - and it’s as good as it looks - I’d buy it. 

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1 hour ago, BorniteIdentity said:

Belts on the 3sfe. 

There’s a long running pub argument as to whether this or the 7afe (1.8) is the best Toyoda engine of all time. From memory there’s some lean burn kit on the 1800 which makes them very economical (45-48 very achievable) but it is something else to go wrong.

The reality of 90s Toyota ownership is other stuff dies before the motor. I’ve got 2.5 functioning electric windows now for example! 

The 7A can suffer the same extreme oil burning as the later ZZ engine (Which make me think the ZZ is based on the 7A), though i generally like the cars the 7A was in much more than the early 2000ish cars the ZZ was fitted to.

Personally I think the 2.0 16v 3SGE was the best they did. It went from 150bhp in the mid/late 1980s to 170 then 200bhp in the late 90s. The turbo 3S-GTE was obviously another level.

This was back when Toyota were really interesting to me. Turbo MR2, Celica GT4, Supra plus all the 2.0 16v models like Celica GT and Carina E GTI. I think they kinda gave up in the early/mid 2000s.

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19 hours ago, wuvvum said:

This is another one I'd never heard of.  Italian import, but has an Italian CoC with it which should make it slightly easier to register.

Oviously a povvo spec model though - instead of a speedometer it has a blanking plate with "speedometer" written on it.

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It's a MotoBi - who have an interesting history. They were made in Pesaro in Italy by one of the Benelli brothers after he spat his dummy out and stomped out of Benelli to set up his own company - MotoBi. MotoBi specialised in smaller cc bikes and mopeds (hence the above). In a twist of fate Benelli bought out MotoBi in the 60's. Confusingly some MotoBi's where then sold as Benellis (eg in the USA) and some Benellis were badged as MotoBi's (and Moto Guzzi's).

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Giffer-tastic Corolla 1.3 on the Isle of Wight, £1,100 or offers.

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https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F312891765663

Not much of a listing but it’s a 90s Toyota so indestructible — what more do you need to know?

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Wait a minute, there’s something about those window frames ...

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https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F153762862915

Needs hauling back from Italy, and some work, but that’s actually quite tempting.

Paging @richardthestag.

 

 

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