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    It's been exactly a year since I drove my corolla home from Rosemary, and here's what it looks like:

    From This:



    To This:


    Thanks to Ian G for the photo BTW

    So far, I've just been working at stripping it down to its bare essentials, and making it more reliable. Mostly, i've just been enjoying the hell out of this car, it's so much fun to drive, and it runs really well for a 26 year old car. Had a couple of issues, head gasket blew during a race, the car's hood latch released on the highway, and now my dash cluster lights aren't working.

    I worked on the back end as well, by putting in some better shocks, and changed the bushings from rubber to polyurethane.



    I havent done any sort of performance mods just yet, as I'm still saving up for a cage, seats, belts, the works...

    But in the meantime, I've been learning how to drive the car more controlled by doing rallycross, and autoslalom. I also managed to place 4th in the CSCC's loop rally TSD, with just the stock odometer, and an $18 light bar



    I really want to keep working on this project, but im in school for 2 months right now, and the budget is tight. I just hope rallycross is on for this winter!
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    MAn it's been far too long since I've posted on DK. So I've finally settled into a decent house with some decent roommates, and they have graciously allowed me to build up my 86 in their garage. That being said, it's time to get down to work.

    So far, I've removed the old/decrepit exhaust and am starting to pull things out of the engine bay.

    Truth be told, I think im going to need a lot of help with this deconstruction process as I've been out of practice for a while.

    My goal is to get everything out, and prepare for caging. Im not sure if i'll ever afford the entire cage-build fee, so Im thinking of making up some templates for the bars, and have my buddy over at CAE bend up the tubing so I can save on labor costs.

    Engine is also acting funny, I think i may have dropped a couple of valves out on Ghost Lake for the SASC winter Ice driving school. Gotta look into that.

    but anyshways, if anyone would like to help out a noob, beer's on me
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    Well, this sucks almost! I almost bought that car when it was a bluish color 2 years ago... And I ended up losing my job.

    Glad to see its getting so$e work done! I was really frustrated wheni couldn't get it.


    Good luck!
    1985 Cressida. Lots of work to be done...

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    Update!

    Been through quite a lot since my last update: some good, some bad, some REALLY bad, but things are slowly getting back together 86-wise!
    Still haven't seen the car in a while and not being able to work on it for the last 7 months has really sucked (especially since my VW daily **** the bed as well...)

    Progress has been made however!

    Gary has graciously allowed my n00bishness into his shop to build a new engine and we're almost finished!

    Here it is now:
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    Just a couple more things to go before its ready to go into the car.

    As for the car itself, I have no huge plans...except to strip it completly bare at home before I send it off to the cage-guys.

    I have really been missing my 86 since driving Kyle's out on Ghost lake, and reading all these build threads have really made me feel like a chump for not working on my 86 as much as I could be. Hopefully within the next couple of months I can really get into the prep phase and actually get the ball rolling with this rally stuff.

    Again, big thanks to Gary and Kevin for helping me out with the engine build, and for every DK member who's given me support in the past. And to Paul for holding the GoPro whilst Snowboarding!

    Im going to try and update this thread as the build progresses(kinda like a BUILD thread right?) and be just like the cool kids on DK
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    this is awesome!!!

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    Gary does some cool **** to his engines. What kind of work did he do to that one? 7age?
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    Is 20 pounds for the weight like 30 if a guy lifts?

    No gym for home, work out floor with 30, but is it for 20 like 30 lb when you no lift it to be for men, for 30 lbs instead? or half is 10 for 20 pounds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boost View Post
    Gary does some cool **** to his engines. What kind of work did he do to that one? 7age?
    Nope, short deck block and no cut away in the oil pan like the 20v and 7A block has... 4AG for sure
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    We did a couple of small mods including the addition of a half inch thick aluminum oil pickup spacer, and shimming of the oil pump pressure release valve. I'll be heading over in a bit to see if I can get the cam sprockets and timing belt in.
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    Nice colour

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    How competitive are RWD cars compared to Front wheel drive in a 2WD class?

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    I've been asking myself that question for a while, but from what I've seen between Eric and Kris, I don't think it makes much of a difference on longer flowing stages. I know in tighter rally cross courses the FWD guys are typically faster.
    For me, it's not about being competitive, it's all about the driving, and and hey if I manage to win my class, I'd be super stoked!
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    I've been asking myself that question for a while, but from what I've seen between Eric and Kris, I don't think it makes much of a difference on longer flowing stages. I know in tighter rally cross courses the FWD guys are typically faster.
    For me, it's not about being competitive, it's all about the driving, and and hey if I manage to win my class, I'd be super stoked!
    http://i.imgur.com/whGaEBG.jpg

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    Thanks! And ya, having fun is most important. I do however find it a bit more fun winning. lol

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    More good news! Looks like I'll be doing the engine swap much sooner than I expected, as in tomorrow! I'll be sure to take lots of pictures
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    Picture time!

    http://imgur.com/a/hV6kw

    Sorry for the link, im a lazy bastard and posting pictures on here is frustrating.

    Got the engine in the car, just need another night or 2 to get it running!

    Caging will happen in the next 3 months I hope, and I've caught wind of a group buy for FIA seats! this rally thing might just happen soon!!

    Speaking of rally, Cochrane rally is Sunday, I'll be competing as a co-driver this time!
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