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Postby helipilot77 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:35 pm

hey guys, brand new to the world of All-Trac's but not to Toyota's. I currently drive a 1987 Toyota 4Runner highly modified, with all the optional equipment and some that wasn't available, like the JDM 3.0 turbo Diesel I swapped in it.
Anyways, I am starting to get very interested in the world of All-Tracs and figured I should register since I have been viewing everyone's post as a guest for awhile.
I am starting to casually search for a good condition 1988-92 Toyota Corolla Wagon All-Trac SR5 to add to my stable.
I'm happy to be here, and hope that I can contribute something.
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-Casually looking for a clean 1990 Camry All-Trac
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Re: Seattle Noob

Postby 3s_woob » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:03 pm

Welcome! Good luck in your search for a good condition alltrac corolla. The hard part on your search is good condition. :D j/k I've actually seen a few clean ones locally.

But check out the nw thread for local meets and I think there are a AT-corolla owners on PSTOC.ORG.
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Re: Seattle Noob

Postby killemalltrac » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:38 pm

Welcome to the site fellow NWer. There was a really nice corolla AT down here a couple months ago for 1300. I'm always on the lookout so if I see one I'll let you know.
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Re: Seattle Noob

Postby helipilot77 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:51 pm

Oh man thanks for helping my search. That will improve my chances of finding a nice one. There is one a block from my house In someone's backyard. I wonder if it even runs? Body looks straight and rust free. I may go inquire.
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Re: Seattle Noob

Postby UtahSleeper » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:35 pm

Do it!!!! Most peoople dont give these cars a second thought, so you could maybe get it cheap :)
80 Corolla Hatchback - Power (In Progress) http://www.3tcgarage.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=3208
88 Alltrac - Snow (Waiting for the garage) http://www.alltrac.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=43482

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Re: Seattle Noob

Postby helipilot77 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:41 pm

It is a DX, and I would like to hold out for an SR5. If I can't find a nice SR5 I will go inquire about it. until then it doesn't appear to be going anywhere.
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Re: Seattle Noob

Postby UtahSleeper » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:59 pm

Whats the differences between the 2?
80 Corolla Hatchback - Power (In Progress) http://www.3tcgarage.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=3208
88 Alltrac - Snow (Waiting for the garage) http://www.alltrac.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=43482

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Re: Seattle Noob

Postby helipilot77 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:26 pm

The SR5 model is the fully loaded one with moon roof and power everything. it also has the rear speakers with parcel tray.
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Re: Seattle Noob

Postby helipilot77 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 2:27 am

Well I have been away for a loooooong time like 3 years. I have still been casually looking for a clean AT. I finally convinced my wife. :notworthy: I had to commit to selling off a few other hobbies and clear out some of the parts I have in the garage for my 4Runner but it will all be worth it. I have found an extremely clean Camry all-trac with a bad motor for a mere $500. Even though the price is only $500 my wife is requiring me to raise $2500 from alternative sources (not my daily job) because she knows that is what I am likely to spend on it. I am planning a 3SGE swap for it. It is an automatic and I know they are plagued with a weak reverse gear but I will address that when it becomes a problem. Not looking to build anything crazy, just a nice DD with decent power. I have done a little research without any luck. Could someone point me in the right direction of where I could find a wiring diagram for the beams motor and possible a favorite and informative build thread of a similar type. Thanks Toyota wizards
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Re: Seattle Noob

Postby All-TracDreams » Sun Jan 03, 2016 2:44 pm

Welcome! What do you have in the 4Runner, 1KZ-TE?
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Re: Seattle Noob

Postby helipilot77 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:48 pm

Yeah it's a 1KZ-te that is out right now getting a new head,rebuild and a mechical fuel pump.
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Re: Seattle Noob

Postby helipilot77 » Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:28 am

here she is

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just kidding! here she is:

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here is the Camry I am planning to pick up.

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Re: Seattle Noob

Postby UtahSleeper » Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:59 am

Nice find on the Camry.
80 Corolla Hatchback - Power (In Progress) http://www.3tcgarage.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=3208
88 Alltrac - Snow (Waiting for the garage) http://www.alltrac.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=43482

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Re: Seattle Noob

Postby CTechBlueDragon » Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:47 pm

You should get ahold of Charlie A.K.A. phattyduck he's done a beams swap into one and helped me get the wiring info I need to do the 215 swap into mine. He has also done a 205 swap so he has a lot of experience with them. I think if your going to swap you might as well go for a 3sgte and a manual trans just my opinion. I'm sure its harder to swap to a manual but pretty much everything else is straightforward.
Charlie has a couple of lengthy threads here on his swaps; looking through those is a must!
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Re: Seattle Noob

Postby helipilot77 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:59 pm

Thanks for the suggestion. I have watched his YouTube videos. He certainly does clean work. I considered the 3S-gte but I think I want a N/A motor in this one
a) for simplicity and
b) for low end torque and drivability.
Nothing against the turbo motor I know it makes great power but I have a turbo in my truck for when I want to fiddle with a turbo.
However I am considering a manual swap. I did it on my 4-runner and it was a pretty easy thing to do. What transmission should I use? Is the one out of the 205 the cats meow or are they all pretty much the same with slightly different ratios? I know that they have a viscous coupling which probably would work pretty good. I like the idea of a V.C. but I also like the center diff lock in the Camry. Did all the 205's come with a rear Torsen diff or was it rare even among the 205's?
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