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Crusty Carol-1981 Corona Drift Build

Being As the Time has Come to Graduate Soon, We had to Choose a Project that would Showcase The different Facets Of Engineering, We Are going to be Designing Motor Mounts, a trans mounts and all necessary suspension Hardware to put a motor Into a 81 toyota corona that was never designed to get an American V8. While Doing the suspension to allow it to become a Drift Car.

Below is a short list of the main drive line swap that is going in. along with the drive line we well be doing a full race interior fuel cell, harness bar, switches etc. all to become a drift car

Motor: LT1 350
Trans: T5
Rear Axle: Ford 8.8 Mini Spooled
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Below are the photos from this past weekend, where we Totally stripped the car to bare bones. Motor & trans came out, fenders, doors, sound deadening and rear axle. Began to take rough measurements for the swap.
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This I gotta see !!

We'll need lots of pics.
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Of course! We shall be having lots of pictures coming soon. Found out that we have the AE86 rear. Thus meaning a coilover setup for the rear should be pretty easy to adapt. Going to be pulling a full day sunday repairing the bit of rust we have and beginning to start going through the wiring harness.
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..... this is going to be a 'showcase project', for your engineering qualification?

Somewhat 'left-field' / outside the box choice... Drift??

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..... this is going to be a 'showcase project', for your engineering qualification?

Somewhat 'left-field' / outside the box choice... Drift??

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Correct, Its not just going to be fabricating the mounts etc.. The Main is to prove that we Know the engineering process through and through. Including a write up on how building a "drift car" incorporates the topics covered over our college career
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10/30/17 Update

This past sunday, 10/29. We were able to ge the motor pulled out of the donor car. A chevy Caprice. For the hell of it we swung the motor over to the corona to see how she fits. Definitely need to do some cutting. With the clutch fan off it barely clears the front clip (1/8 inch) and the fly wheel is about an inch away from the fire wall. Definitely going to have to do some cutting.. Plan is to remove the front support and do a tube front to allow more space for the motor. thinking of bringing it out approximately 4-6 inches. This way it will allow for a radiator and front mounted e-fans
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