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