How much bigger is a Lexus GS300 than a Carina TA60?
Just about this much bigger:
Toyota Carina TA60 and Lexus GS300 JZS147
That is indeed my Carina. On one of the rare occasions when I went to work by car (I live at 5 minutes walking distance from work) and returned to my car I found one of my colleagues parked his Lexus GS300 JZS147 next to my Carina. I just had to take a quick snap!
Yesterday when I entered the office a nice big X-mas box (seriously!) was waiting for me and later that day another enormous box arrived at the office. I opened both of them yesterday evening.
The enormous box contained a 2T/3T gasket set:
2T/3T gasket set
I found this cheap set for as much as two of the inlet gaskets! IMO you can never have too much gaskets! 🙂
But what was in the X-mas box then?
What is in this box?
You probably can guess that one already:
2T-B double carburetor set from a 1983 Toyota Celica
It is a 2T-B carburetor set! Giving an instant upgrade of 11HP on my 2T engine! That is almost an increase of 15% in horsepower! 🙂
2T-B double carburetor set from the side
And from the side it looks even better! 🙂
Remember last weeks posting with the webers??
Vroom! Vroom! Vrooom! Vrooooooom!
2T-B carburetor set from another side
So, what’s next? Well, I still need an air filter to complete the set. Whenever I find an original 2T-B air filter or an open air filter I will start installing this on the Carina! 🙂
I’m back from holiday in Hungary and I didn’t spot any A60 Carina at all. 🙁
However I did spot a red A60 Celica in Szombathely and in Körmend a silver USDM AE92 Corolla GT-S (JDM version would be a Sprinter Trueno). Unfortunately both times I didn’t have my camera with me… These are the times I miss a camera on my phone. 🙁
I told my girlfriend that the silver AE92 would be the successor of my previous car: the good old AE86 Corolla. In fact it would be not entirely true since my good old Corolla used to be a SR5 before TE71Corolla converted it.
This is what the A60 Celica looked like:
But then a bit more shabby and used. Well, what would you expect from a 26 year old Celica. 😉
The Celica did feature normal rims, so no Celica Supra or Pizza Cutter rims. It also featured the first generation popup-lamps so I suspect it was a TA60 Celica ST.
This is what the AE92 Corolla GT-S looked like:
But then in Silver of course…
I did spot some other special rwd cars, like a Nissan S14, Lada rallycar and a Datsun 1800. Maybe I’ll spot a Carina A60 next year? Who knows…