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crandalucks

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About crandalucks

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  • Birthday 02/01/1964

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    Yes
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  • Toyota Model
    RS40 Crown Deluxe Sedan
  • Toyota Year
    1963
  • Location
    New South Wales
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    Classic Cars

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    Alec
  1. Item: Sundry Toyota factory workshop manuals Crown repair manual - 2M engine group Corona repair manual - RT series body group 2R engine repair manual 12R engine repair manual (with 2R inclusion) 21R/22R engine repair manual (with 21R-C inclusion) 4M engine repair manual Crown repair manual - chassis Crown repair manual - body 7 & 8 specifically refer to the MS65 Crown. Location: Dapto, NSW Website: This one only Item Condition: Used Reason for Selling: Not required by me/to make available to people who could best use these items Price and Payment conditions: Price is negotiable as I do not know the worth of the items/payment by bank transfer please Any additional information: Shipping: Will ship to requested address/postage cost additional to agreed item(s) price Pictures: none at present Contact Details: Contact me by Private Message
  2. Emergence of the barn find

    As I continue to sort through all of the - everythingunderthegoddamnsun - that is in my Dad's house, much to my relief, I recently came across many, many Toyota workshop manuals. Including the ones I need for this car, namely RS Series Engine Group and RS Series Chassis Group. I was fearful that I'd find no such thing, as my OM was fiercely old school in so many ways ("don't need a bloody workshop manual, I can figure it out!"). FWIW there are other workshop manuals for other toy motors; this will be a subject for another post.
  3. 1989 Toyota Cressida GL

    now on carsales.com.au https://seller.carsalesnetwork.com.au/my-ads?advertId=5058110
  4. Emergence of the barn find

    1st pic shows how it had been "living" (more like dozing) for the last nearly 40yrs. 2nd pic is a little bit of a sneak peak, showing how good it still is. 3rd, 4th & 5th pic after it had been hauled (with 25% protest - see above) out of the garage. Prior to bath, but that was coming......... 6th pic - that classic cockpit 7th & 8th pic - getting aboard the tilt tray for its new temporary home down south.
  5. Emergence of the barn find

  6. Emergence of the barn find

    Hi Warren, thanks for responding. I did try that, but I was unable to get any purchase on anything inside. Presumably you mean the two grommet-covered rectangular "windows" located at 10 & 4 (as you face the brake drum). I also tried a hub pulling device, which was bringing the drum away, interspersed with some hammering on the drum at various angles. What eventually worked was getting a lever on studs 1 & 3 (plus lots more mother's ointment ) and applying 110kg of me. This was the straw. Did a bit more of that, then popped the wheel back on to make it turn more. It does now, albeit reluctantly - but at least enough that it can be gotten onto the tilt tray, off again and manoeuvered into its storage garage.
  7. 1989 Toyota Cressida GL

    This Cressida is for sale; it was once my parents' "keep-for-best" car. Mum passed away 2yrs ago and now my Dad is now in an aged care facility, and can no longer drive. It has 80k original km, and apart from a stainless steel exhaust system, is as delivered. It's a Silver GL, black bumpers and 14" alloys (in spite of my previous post), and otherwise unoptioned (no a/c - my Dad was very old school, aircon would sap engine power ). Has standard AM/FM radio and cassette player (!). Minor carpark damage (repaired) to FR guard, otherwise in good to excellent condition. It has recently been reregistered (deregistered 2yrs ago when Mum passed away) and therefore has a blue slip. For an interested collectory-type buyer, there is a period Toyota publicity brochure which can go with the car. It is fully road-registered for a year, reg CN-11-QC. In view of it's relative rarity (GL), its low k's, and good condition, I would like to get about $10k for it, although that's open to negotiation. I tried to get it featured in Survivor Car Magazine - it ticks all the boxes except as an 1989 model it's 2yrs too young. It would be good if a new owner could preserve it as it is, with not much modification, although I realise that such things will be out of my hands once it has a new owner. I am intending on advertising it via carsales.com.au. If I was buying it, I would consider the following mods: Conversion to LPG (7MGE would be much more economical and just as powerful) Adding to the stainless exhaust system with some extractors Retrofitting an aircon system from an optioned GL, GLX or Grande Replacing the cassette player with either a CD optioned sound system from a Grande or that of your choice This bit is beyond what I would do, but apparently there is a turbo version of the 7MGE that would slot straight in. Item: 1989 Toyota Cressida GL Sedan (silver) Location: Dapto, NSW Website: URL tba (will be on carsales.com.au in approx 1wk) Item Condition: Good to Excellent (minor carpark damage to FR 'guard (repaired)). Reason for selling: See above (next of kin has no use for car). Shipping: Buyer to arrange if need be. Pictures: Contact details: contact me via PM
  8. Emergence of the barn find

    Have tried spraying mother's ointment (WD40) between the backing plate & the brake drum, with zero results. Hub (ie wheel bearing) has been checked for grease; what was found was old but plentiful. To be on the safe side, I grabbed the grease gun & pumped a bit more in there. Please, any suggestions??
  9. Emergence of the barn find

    My Dad has recently had to take up residence in an aged care facility, which for reasons as worked out by our everloving government, requires me to sell the family home - which also requires me to empty it prepatory to sale. That also means that the asbestos-ridden garage where our one-time family sedan (RS40) has been in dry storage since 1978, due to stripping the dizzy drive on the camshaft, has to be demolished. Said 1963 Crown Deluxe was disturbed from suspended animation yesterday, the next items on the agenda being a damn good bath, and unseizing of a recalcitrant FR wheel. She will be tilt trayed to a temporary home until I can make some room for her at home, where she will keep my 1970 Valiant Safari company. Yes, the eventual intention is to have her back in road-conquering form some time in the near future. Any advice on unseizing the wheel would be welcome (it's only been dragged a carlength thus far, enough to get it out of the garage). So far it's been suggested to me to spray some "penetrine" (WD40?) between the brake drum & the backing plate. If no other advice is forthcoming, I'll go with that. I'd dearly love to share some pics with you all of the emergence; these are on my Samsung Galaxy S4 phone at present. If someone could tell me how I can post those pics to this thread, I'd be most grateful.
  10. cressida mx83

    Said Cressida is currently for sale, as my Dad is now in an aged care facility, and can no longer drive. It has 80k original km, and apart from a stainless steel exhaust system, is as delivered. It's a Silver GL, black bumpers and 14" alloys (in spite of my previous post), and otherwise unoptioned (no a/c - my Dad was very old school, aircon would sap engine power ). Has standard AM/FM radio and cassette player (!). Minor carpark damage (repaired) to FR guard, otherwise in good to excellent condition. It has recently been reregistered (deregistered 2yrs ago when Mum passed away) and therefore has a blue slip. In view of it's relative rarity (GL), its low k's, and good condition, I would like to get about $10k for it, although that's open to negotiation. I tried to get it featured in Survivor Car Magazine - it ticks all the boxes except as an 1989 model it's 2yrs too young. It would be good if a new owner could preserve it as it is, with not much modification, although I realise that such things will be out of my hands once it has a new owner. I am intending on advertising it via carsales.com.au. If I was buying it, I would consider the following mods: Conversion to LPG (7MGE would be much more economical and just as powerful) Adding to the stainless exhaust system with some extractors Retrofitting an aircon system from an optioned GL, GLX or Grande Replacing the cassette player with either a CD optioned sound system from a Grande or that of your choice This bit is beyond what I would do, but apparently there is a turbo version of the 7MGE that would slot straight in. Finally, if one of you good folk could please tell me how to post photos on here, then I can show you all what a gem this car is (all current photos are on my Samsung Galaxy S4 phone).
  11. cressida mx83

    My info is that the GL has 14" wheels (as evinced by the one I currently have custody of) so therefore the GLX would have had 15" wheels.
  12. cressida mx83

    So are we lacking Cressida threads or forums? I have custody of what I believe is a MX83, 1989 vintage. As I understand it, in this run of models (just before the Grande) there was a big selling GLX (with colour-coded bumpers & 16" wheels) and a not as well selling GL (black bumpers & 15" wheels), which was my parents' "keep-for-state-occasions" car.
  13. name your car

    My second MS65 was "Connie Crown" (the squeeze of the day had something to do with that IIRC).
  14. Roo Cuss or Ruckus?

    I've never known how to pronounce this, is it a swearing kangaroo (Roo Cuss) or lots of noise (ruckus)?
  15. Just joined

    Thanks for the welcome guys, will be posting some pix of all three cars in the near future.