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Old 10-27-2008, 09:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking at MX13 Corona - Please help!

Hey guys, I am looking at this Corona that is for sale by me.

1973 Corona MKII
4M inline 6 motor
auto tranny
tranny is shot
no ac or ps

I was thinking i would buy it and put a 7M-GTE in the bay. I know this sounds really bench racerish but this is the first time ive actually heard the word "corona" lol

So my questions are...

Would the 7M fit?
Would the rear end hold up to that power?
The car has no power steering... Could I go without for a daily driver? or is it possible to convert to power steering?

What do you think about this? Is it worth it?

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Old 10-28-2008, 05:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i think it should fit...
maybe yuo might need to make some mounting mods but it aint no impossible mission!
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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ya it will fit.

depends on which rear end it has and how you treat it. but either way its a leaf spring rear end so swapping to a beefier one isnt hard at all.

as far as i know there is no bolt on PS. but there might be another model PS box that bolts up. easiest way would be to fab in a PS rack n pinion.

and as a daily nonPS isnt that bad, just parallel parking is a bitch.
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Old 10-28-2008, 04:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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motor mounts

Will I need to make custom mounts or will I be fine since i am bolting on an M-series engine?
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
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i think u might be able to use those of a supra... the older model that comes with the 7M engine...
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:21 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Is it worth it to do this?

How much can I be looking to spend?

The car is $100
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:57 AM   #7 (permalink)
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not sure about the motor mounts, odds are your old ones would work. or a combination of the 2.


yes its worth it. but you'll prolly spend $1500-2k getting it done. and that would include a whole parts car to make sure you have all the bits you need for the swap.


done right and clean, your car would be worth $2k+


then again a sleeper corona is priceless
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difficulty of the swap?

so on a scale of 1 to 10, what would the difficulty of the swap be?

also, i've been talking to other people and they said I should just attempt to swap to a JZ series motor...

what do you think of this?
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Old 10-30-2008, 01:37 AM   #9 (permalink)
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i also think that fitting a 2jz will be a lot better as they are a lot more popular and recent making it easy to obtain parts...
also with some which come with the VVT...
but, that's just a minor detail..
over all if i were to choose i would defenetly go for the 2JZ-GTE
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I agree with you but I dont have $7000 to spend on this swap
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I believe that mounting a rack and pinion steering system into an inline engine configuration requires the rack to be mounted forward of the engine. If the car wasn't originally designed for this, it might be a major mod. I don't know what the Mk II had, so I'm just saying. All the new FWD cars have the rack behind the engine.
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ps

I've never driven a car without power steering, but if its not that bad, I will keep it without. This will not be my daily driver, but just a "fun" car to drive around in.
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its got the same steering setup as a corona or celica up to 81 and pickups up to 78. the only real difference is the bolt pattern on the steering box.


a PS rack could be sourced pretty easy from a 82-85 celica or supra. both of which have the rack behind the motor.




as for a difficulty rating that depends on you. you would be completly changing the fuel system to efi, modding motor mounts(maybe), and splicing in the electrical.
so somebody comfertable with all that would be a 6...
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