Remembering Japanese cars from the past

Carina Sightings: Turbo diesel Carina ice racing part 2

This week we continue about the Carina Turbo Diesel I posted last week. I had contact with the guy who posted the video and he sent me this video from the car before they bought it:As you can see in this video the turbo is sticking above the hood! :D
They changed it after they bought the car and now the turbo fits nicely under the hood.

!Edit! A video with all details on the Carina, Corolla and Mitsubishi was posted:

You can clearly see how they solved it now: the turbo is way lower than before… However: I did notice the original intake manifold (got Toyota 1C logo on it) going from the exhaust (on the RHD side) to the intake (on the LHD side) meaning that the engine was already a Turbo Diesel version!
I did some research which took me an hours and indeed Toyota made an 1C-T with this manifold from 1983 till 1985. Japanese Carinas never got the 1C-T so either Finland got this engine or this is a very rare engine swap! :)

The Carina is owned by three brothers from Finland and all three are racing with it. The guy I’m mailing with is only 13 years old! Amazing at what young age these Fins are starting with racing! Not surprising that so many good rally and track drivers are from Finland!

1 Comment

  1. Mailer

    yeah people from finland does drive cars when they are young i whas maby 11years old when i got my first car :) / your youtube mailer xD

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