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Post by drifto on Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:20 pm

My name is Sean, i am a resident of Bellingham, Washington and i scored my 1978 Corona 4dr sedan when i was 12 for 5 dollars from the neighbor this being 12 years of rusting in the field ago i am now starting a full resto on it. The car came stock with the 20R engine, 5 speed manual( with broken linkage), and a "clutch pack posi" rear end. I since fixed the tranny, swapped the tired 20R with a 22R, badass header, and webber... went for a while then blew again.
Now its stripped down to fix body cancer and paint and i would love to set it up with the turbo 4AGE RWD system but dont know much about that "franken-swap" could anybody shed some light on this situation?... plus beefing up the suspension is going to be needed...Thx


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Post by a2ndopinion on Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:38 pm

So that's a 120 series, right? If so, I can't help with suspension, other than the fact that Hilux overload leafs can be swapped in for a couple of the shorter factory leafs, and if put in upside down, will lower the back end as well as stiffening it considerably.
Oh, and BTW, welcome aboard!

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Post by Etohboy on Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:56 pm

Welcome! Pics Pics Pics!!!

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Post by Lope70Mark2 on Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:41 pm


First off might I add that a 4A-GE swap might be a little under powered for a heavy rona 4dr. Maybe a 4A-TGE or 4A-ZGE might be better but then thats a whole (expensive) other story. If your looking for power maybe spend your time and money on a 1jz or a 20v black top.

I had a 4A-GE in my AE-86 and I felt it was a little weak at times, but it definitely liked hitting those high RPMs sideways.

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Post by RT85CORONA on Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:17 am

welcome to vintage corona

pics would be nice lol ... how much u looking to spend on the swap ?

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