The Corolla Blog
The front portion of the APEXi muffler was re-polished to remove some sort of debris that had melted to it at some point.
Megan Adjuster with the Swift spring.
front side of the manifold
A little boiled bearing for the axle reassembly
The cut offs were then chucked in the lathe to leave me a nice chamfer to weld in.
after sand blasting and painting.
Swift spring with T3 10mm Spacer
Well it WAS clean.
Remind me to get a “look but don’t touch” sign before the next show.
don’t forget to brush!
No more spring mounts
Next I made some braces.
Just a few new parts to install.
Pinion after clean up
glad to have a band saw handy
First step was to remove the inserts currently installed.
New bearings, new retainers, and new gaskets
After a quick pre-surgery bath.
Standing in the rain staring at the very clean car trying to decide if it was going to get wet.
More than a little casting flash left over.
“slide area” …. No Hachi no, that’s not what that sign means!
Even the car woke up with only enough energy to hold one eye open.
Time to mark and cut
Final mock up
TIme to do some welding.
One more borrowed from Vim Chand from his Bay Area Auto Scene coverage.
Clean up started but still intact with the original bearings.
Manifold in a blanket
A plethora of parts from Techno Toy Tuning to make up the new suspension.
A rainy start to Toyotafest.
Next stop strut spacers
A much more manageable place to start
Stock-ish strut housings
too much strut!
and then welded them in
Showing off that Toyotafest livery.
Some aircraft stripper to find the stock metal under all that paint.
Sitting in traffic on the 101… still in the rain.
Megan Racing Coilovers at my current adjustment vs the Swift rear spring with a 10mm spacer.
Some last minute engine bay detailing. Photo lights come in quite handy to see what your doing in the recesses of the engine bay!
Does the Corolla get driven? Yes, Yes it does.
The complete “as I got it” mod list
back side of the manifold.
Pinion removed with one bearing left to pull