Started on Oct. 26 by Blacksmith

1981 Toyota Totaled COROLLA

81 4DOOR. STOCK 4 CYL/5 SPEED WAS DITCHED IN FAVOR OF SBC 350/350 TRANS. HAVEN’T BROKEN THE STOCK AXLE…YET! VERY UNASSUMING! AN ALL ALUMINUM 5.3ltr IS WAITING IN THE WINGS FOR WHEN THIS GETS BOREING!!

Latest updates
March 09
Passenger side header

The passenger side header is almost completed. Just some finish welding and off to the …

March 09
Header Build

The headers are coming along nicely. It is definately a labor of love and very …

Jan. 07
Headers are cooling along nicely

I have been slowly roughing in the tubes with mild steel. They are looking pretty …

March 27
Operation shock tower reinforcement complete

The rear shock towers were a little rotted out in the back of my car …

March 23
Unknown wheels

I found some wheels and I can’t find any info on them. But they look …

Jan. 24
Found some heads

My friend and i were able to swap out some heads on a core motor …

Jan. 24
HERE IS THE MOTOR WE FOUND

We found and junk engine core with a spun rod. My friend has extra parts …

Jan. 24
HERE IS SOME MORE PROBLEMS

Got started last weekend and found out that this work is not too bad. I …

Jan. 20
Building headers step 2

Slight modifications were necessary to get the 1 7/8” tube into the flange. I have …

Jan. 20
Building headers

Well, ran into my first challenge. I found out that the pipes won’t fit in …

Jan. 20
ANYONE TRIED TO MAKE HEADERS?

My friend and I are going to change a few things this year. So, new …

Nov. 05
Side bars

Straight door bars just are not gonna work with how small the door openings are. …

Nov. 05
Supports for the supports

I needed some gussets to go in the corners for support. I found some nifty …

Nov. 05
Needs some structure

Now that the motor is in and still has a massive hole in the fire …

Oct. 28
Chrome!

This muffler adds some bling. A it helps give the unassuming look. Now it blends …

Oct. 28
I needed another muffler

I bought a cheap muffler to make it quieter. I welded a small pipe to …

Oct. 28
More fab and cutting for the dump

I need another small arm to help actuate the dump lever. I used an old …

Oct. 28
Exhaust cut out

Now that i have the dump constructed,i need something to control it. I drew out …

Oct. 28
Exhaust is too loud

The sprint car muffler help quiet the exhaust down some,but it is not enough. I …

Oct. 28
Time for exhaust

No one makes anything for a sbc and corolla swap. Everything has to be made …

Oct. 28
Air filter box

Since the motor was set so far back the carb sets right under the cowl …

Oct. 28
Radiator top

After the side brackets were built,i fiberglassed them in so air would be trapped and …

Oct. 28
RADIATOR SHROUD

I was given a very nice radiator from a friend and it was a little …

Oct. 27
MASTER CYLINDER RELOCATE

HERE IS ANOTHER VIEW OF HOW FAR IT WAS MOVED OVER.

Oct. 27
ITS BEEN A LONG ROAD

HAD TO MOVE THE MASTER CYLINDER TO MAKE ROOM FOR THE NEW MOTOR AND TO …

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Comments
deveous9
Jan. 20, 2012, 9:35 p.m.

Excellent ride. One of my biggest regrets was selling my te72 and I always wanted to do a v8 swap. Keep up the good work.

DEATHTRAP
Jan. 25, 2012, 2:21 p.m.

Thanks. The hardest thing about doing this is having to make "everything". New style front suspension and a narrowed bigger rear end is coming soon. The only thing toyota left on it will be the body. Total sleeper.

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