Started on Oct. 1 by oldeskewltoy

1983 Toyota Corolla AE71 2 dr coupe


Surreptitious - She is still under construction, but in essense…. Take one part Loyning’s built “street” smallport 4AGE, add in AE86 suspension components and brakes, mix in a 6 speed transmission from a Miata… For complete and continuing details of this build….

Latest updates
May 01
Take a short ride around the block - copy and paste

Sept. 19
further interior design

This is my toy… carrying more than one passenger is a detriment, and so I’ve …

Sept. 19
Adding vintage Cibie "bobi", or Z Beams

Not to dissimilar to my acquisition of the vintage, date appropriate, steering wheel hub, I …

Aug. 22
finding, and fixing faults

I had “ae86andkp61” give me a hand finding squeaks, vibrations, rattles… We found 4, and …

May 10
finally the rear end is swapped

Well… I FINALLY got the disc brake/GTS rear end(3.9 instead of 3.58) swapped in

July 16
more on the 6 speed install

adding photo of the transmission installed

July 16
6 speed installed

Still finishing the details…. but the J160 6 speed from the Altezza/IS200 is now fully …

May 24
olde school - real wood dash!

My body guy… David…. well he is as talented with wood, as he with metal…. …

Feb. 10
same day as the nice drive

currently she is out @ getting something MUCH more then an amateur tune that …

Feb. 03
such a nice day.....

It was such a nice day… I went for a ride

Jan. 31
just about ready for the 6 speed

Here is the Toyota J160 with LEEN adapter fitted, and just about ready for installation. …

Aug. 14
First time out... Best In Show

First time out… Best In Show

June 09
"Art" type photos ;)

black and white… on a black and white car…. ;)

Feb. 10
a few new pics...

adding a few pics

Dec. 31
can't use wheel w/o hub

A late x-mas gift….

Dec. 16
adjustable camber now

I’m not a big fan of upper adjustable strut mounts, frequently they will transmit vibration, …

Nov. 28

Found a very nice set of Recaro seats that will fit the interior blu color …

Nov. 28
Nice wheel to add

As the interior gets its fair share of attention it needs its own unique features. …

Nov. 28
Interior gets some attention

With the overall drivetrain now in almost daily driver condition, the interior needs some attention. …

Sept. 28
Went to the track/strip....

She went 3 passes… … … . It’s been 25 years …

July 23
a nice lope.....

A nice lope

July 03
and one more...

additional photo

July 03
additional pic

another photo

June 29
art pose

art pose

May 04

slightly askew(camera)… but you get the idea

April 07

added rear FOHA spoiler

March 28
more recent dyno

not yet fully tuned… but power is building and she is Oregon emissions compliant

Dec. 29
!st Dyno Run

Here is Surreptitious’s 1st dyno run, 141hp and 108#/ft @ the wheels. Not bad considering …

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