From: D Walford on 4 Jun 2010 03:35
On 4/06/2010 5:01 PM, Athol wrote:
> D Walford<dwalford(a)internode.on.net> wrote:
>> On 4/06/2010 3:31 PM, Athol wrote:
>> My latest idea for a project is a mid 80's Corona Avanti fitted with
>> either a 1JZ-GTE or a 1UZ-FE.
>> That model Corona has IRS and rear discs plus bigger front brakes which
>> is why I picked it plus it would be a good sleeper.
>> How hard would it be to get such a combination through engineering?
> If the engine is within the capacity limit specified for the vehicle,
> it should be fairly easy.
The 1JZ-GTE is 2.5lt which is only slightly bigger than the original
engine at 2.4lt although the twin turbos might cause the capacity of the
2.5lts to be rated higher?
More than double the original power would make it interesting:-)
From: Scotty on 4 Jun 2010 04:11
"Blue Heeler" <osd351(a)gmail.com> wrote in message news:xn0guz8puo96t000(a)news.individual.net...
: atec7 7 wrote:
: > Once it's on gas you will have an great car assuming the rebate still
: > applies
: Absolutely no point in QLD, courtesy of QLD govt excise there is
: insufficient difference between the price of gas and ULP for it to be
: Good rule of thumb is to see what Taxi owners do - those that don't
: have hybrids are still runnign straight ULP.
Last four cabs Ive taken have all been Camrys on Gas.
From: atec7 7 ""atec77" on 4 Jun 2010 05:18
> "Blue Heeler" <osd351(a)gmail.com> wrote in message news:xn0guz8puo96t000(a)news.individual.net...
> : atec7 7 wrote:
> : > Once it's on gas you will have an great car assuming the rebate still
> : > applies
> : Absolutely no point in QLD, courtesy of QLD govt excise there is
> : insufficient difference between the price of gas and ULP for it to be
> : worthwhile.
> : Good rule of thumb is to see what Taxi owners do - those that don't
> : have hybrids are still runnign straight ULP.
> : --
> Last four cabs Ive taken have all been Camrys on Gas.
but then heeler lives in the boonys somewhere
From: Noddy on 4 Jun 2010 10:11
"D Walford" <dwalford(a)internode.on.net> wrote in message
> The 4cyl versions were a better balanced car and were actually a nicer
> drive but of course they lacked the power of the 6cyl.
The reliability too.
Not that the old Falcon 6 was an uber reliable engine, but the 4 cylinder
had a habit of chewing rocker wear pads and cam lobes, and due to the
wonderfully insightful design of the camshaft bearing layout the cam could
only be withdrawn through the back of the head which made replacing rockers
a "head off" job.
From: Scotty on 4 Jun 2010 20:17
"atec7 7" <""atec77\"@ hotmail.com"> wrote in message
: Kev wrote:
: In Unzud some of them had the pommie v6 kent fitted which was "just
: right" and it was a decent car until the steering rack broke or bent
Well they also most commonly went the other way. I had the misfortune of owning a Mk 3 Cortina with
a HUGE 1.3 Power plant. 0-100kms in around 14seconds, as long and I was the only one in the car.
Put three of four mates and it was closer to 20 seconds. It took new shocks, good tyres and the
bravness (??? if thats such a word) of a bear to corner at the recommended speeds.
Mum and Dad loved it as it was solid and slow. The bloke I sold it too threw in a 289. For some
reason he didnt change the rear end. I dont think he ever blew it either. Mind you did wasnt into
roll backs, burnouts or general abuse of the drive line.