Started on Aug. 7 by fabron

1971 Toyota Corolla TE27


I bought this 1971 Corolla TE27 10 years ago for $50. My girlfriend learned to drive it for her first license then later I married her. This car will eventually be powered by a 2005 L33 Vortec Small-block and 2005 C1500 5-speed manual transmission.

Latest updates
Sept. 10
Steering shaft

I had to connect the toyota steering shaft to the BMW rack. So I took …

Sept. 10
Radiator support

The front radiator mount/support is complete. I used the stock dodge rubber mounts.

Sept. 10
X member part 2

The crossmember is complete but still needs painting.

Sept. 05
X member part 1

Here you can see the rack and pinion mounted, the right hand motor mount and …

Sept. 04
Breathing easier

I returned the Infinity radiator to pick n pull and they allowed me to return …

Sept. 03
Steering clear of trouble

I have the suspension mocked up with the bimmer rack. I bought some QA1 rod …

Sept. 03
Handling the situation

I bought a ‘89 BMW 325i rack-n-pinion today. It is also power assist, so, if …

Sept. 03
Cool stuff

The Infinity radiator I got today comes really close to the throttlebody. It looks as …

Sept. 02
Suspension mock up

With bailing wire and remnants of the stock crossmember I flipped the corolla suspension backwards …

Sept. 02
Trans tunnel part 1

The tunnel for the transmission is almost done I had to take a break from …

Sept. 02
Trans x-member

The transmission is done and the floor was clearanced so that 2.25” dual exhuasts can …

Sept. 02
Mastercylinder moves

The clutch and brake master cylinder had to move over 4” to the left and …

Sept. 01
Then engine is in

I fabricated motor mounts from 3/16”x2” cold rolled tubing and the stock corolla mounts.

Aug. 28
Rally shifter

The shifter base location is a lot taller than the stock one. Yet, I think …

Aug. 28
Electric fans installed

Two flexalight pusher fans will blow through a corvette radiator. I had to switch to …

Aug. 28
Tight clearance

This intake is from a ls1 so that it would clear the hood. The drivetrain …

Aug. 28
motor and transmission

I have the motor and transmission inside the car for fitment. And it fits good. …

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Aug. 28, 2010, 2:39 a.m.

I have swapped in the motor and transmission.

Feb. 15, 2011, 12:55 p.m.

This is great! Can't wait to see the finished product.

March 2, 2011, 6:02 p.m.

This is one crazy ride, would like to see it at one of the GRM events

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