Saturday, March 21, 2009

The 67 Crown Sedan arrived...

The 67 Crown Sedan from South Dakota arrived at 9:30 am Saturday March 19th. It came via an enclosed car carrier and in transit, it had a few issues.

The lower control arm had rusted through thanks to years of ground moisture and broke off at the ball joint.

And the rear shock and trailing arms rusted away causing the rear end to break free.

What a headache to get the car out!

So here is what it looked like as it arrive in Seattle and onto the flatbed to its final resting point... my driveway.

After dragging the car out, it pulled the rear end back far enough to pull the driveshaft out of the transmission. It bled to death in the driveway.

And by pushing it back into place, cause the driveline to move forward into the radiator.

More to come...

Thursday, March 19, 2009

A new addition

I was told by Joe to update my blog, so here it is Joe!

An new addition to the crown family, another 67 Crown but this time a Sedan, rescued from the jaws of death in a South Dakota wrecking yard.

I wanted this for parts but do to incredible good fortune I have been able to locate all the parts I need from Japan, Australia and Finland. So this car may just be ANOTHER one to add to my list of rolling stock.

Comes with the 2300 cc inline 6 with the 2 speed Toyoglide automatic

All the trim is said to be intact and from the looks of it, seems to be true. Solid all around with just some surface rust.

So this makes 3 Crowns, 2 Coronas and a Corolla... and that is just the Toyota part of the garage!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Engine came out without a hitch. Had to remove the drive shaft and transmission which proved to be very tight. the 6 cylinder leaves no space for moving things around.

Engine bay looks better, transmission is hanging in a pool of it own fluid.

Both go to the shop March 3rd (tomorrow) to get renewed. Now the task at hand is to dismantle the entire car and get the body off the frame to get the frame painted, suspension done and the driveline back in place.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Engine time

I know a lot about engines and this is one of those engines that is nothing but bad, wrong and no good. 2 pistons have holes, head gasket had failed in the #2 cylinder. Piston is rusted in there like metal in the salt belt.

No saving this one, off to the wrecking yard for another 2M or 4M.

So the fan clutch still turns and so does the alternator. Engine sure won't turn no matter what but the head seems to be in great shape, no noticeable wear on the cams.

We'll see what the machine shop says.