It has been too long since I wrote an update about my Carina. The sad truth is that it’s still in the same state with an engine that runs roughly when idling. I did find a fuel pressure regulator, but it turned out to be one for fuel injection. That means it works differently and I need to find another one suitable for carburettors.
I have a lever under my seat that releases the fuel door lock without me having to open it myself with a key. When I refuelled the car the last time, the cable broke and I couldn’t open it anymore and I had to use the key. I have been on the lookout for a replacement since.
I could have bought a generic cable suitable for the brakes on a bike, but I wanted a bit more. I have seen that the upmarket Carinas, like the GT/GT-R/GT-T/GT-TR, have a mechanism that has dual levers. In addition to releasing the fuel door, it also releases the boot lid lock. I think it’s also a drop-in replacement, so no additional parts are necessary. So when I spotted one for sale on Auctions Yahoo for a mere 12 euros, I snapped it up and had it shipped to my home. A mere sum for a factory option that would have cost at least 40 times that amount of money!
At the same time, I also spotted a 1986 TRD Sports Accessories brochure for 7 euros. So I had that one shipped alongside the lever mechanism and cables. I have already scanned it and created a page for it on the AEU86 brochure pages.