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General Information

Year
1978
Make
Toyota
Model
TE31
Color
White
History
Purchased 20 Aug 2015 from mechanic in Peekskill, NY. I think the car was originally from Mohegan Lake, NY, or possibly from Boston, Massachusetts.
Odometer is broken; mileage stuck at 11,645. VIN = TE31317170.
Engine is 1.8L 3T-C from a 1981 Corolla, with a matching 5-speed T50 manual transmission.

Previous owner's upgrades:
Bronze clutch.
Interior redone, black seats with yellow piping.
New door panels, new carpet.
Back deck is all set up for speakers (but currently no stereo or speakers).
Car lowered 2 inches (5 cm).
14-inch Mustang rims.
Chrome traction bars.
1978 Toyota TE31 (White)

Modifications

Drivetrain
Replaced a few rusty nuts and bolts with stainless steel. Cleaned and scraped off black gook coating most of the parts.

Trying to figure out how to replace the rusted out igniter. Can't find replacement part anywhere.
Interior
Manual shifter had broken weld and kept popping off when I was driving. Removed shifter, cleaned off with blowtorch, bandsaw, and fine sandpaper, and secured permanently with telecom hydraulic crimper.
Wheel and Tire
Discarded old, torn, dry-rotted spare tire and wheel that didn't match new rims. Replaced rusty alloy wheel Phillips bolts with stainless steel 6 mm Allen bolts.

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