TE51 Build 1976 Liftback

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Re: TE51 Build 1976 Liftback

Postby whit » Sat Aug 22, 2015 5:20 pm

-So glad -no crush.
-Your parts car is in the link below. 8-)

-CLICK HERE :arrow: http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/ct ... 66760.html
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Re: TE51 Build 1976 Liftback

Postby Smurfey002 » Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:37 pm

Oh yes....we need to talk. I'm definitely interested. I'll PM you.

Small update for today:
I removed one of the stubborn pieces of the steering gearbox, but am stumped on another that requires an SST. So, I have to make one. Going to draw it in CAD today and have it made. Update will follow as soon as it arrives.

While I was waiting, I decided to take out the steering coupler (rag joint) and see if can't make a new one or find a replacement rubber piece online. Rockauto and other stores dont have it. Ebay only wields results for the celica......going to have to compare PNs and see if they match.

I'm taking pics as I go and will do an upload next time something interesting comes up.
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1997 JDM Nissan Silvia
1972 Camaro RS

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Re: TE51 Build 1976 Liftback

Postby njccmd2002 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:23 am

where did u get the stainless steel lines?
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Re: TE51 Build 1976 Liftback

Postby Smurfey002 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:01 pm

njccmd2002 wrote:where did u get the stainless steel lines?


I had them made at a local shop. I brought in the old lines and they cut off the ends and welded them to new nuts on new stainless lines. I think it was 120 for the pair. incl. pressure testing for leaks.

The store that made them for me is called Cline in Greenville SC http://www.clinehose.com/
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Re: TE51 Build 1976 Liftback

Postby Smurfey002 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:02 pm

Well, tool design for the gearbox is done.........This is to replace SST 09616-30011.

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Re: TE51 Build 1976 Liftback

Postby Smurfey002 » Sun Sep 06, 2015 2:59 am

Well, though the tool CAD exercise was good, I found a place with the original SST. It should be here in the next week so I can finally finish this steering gearbox.........geez this thing is dragging along. I need to get along to more entertaining topics.........like rear suspension and engine bits.

Back to the steering coupling, it's pretty dry rotted and could use to be replaced. After much searching online, a toyota dealer, and 2 auto stores, I can't find a replacement one for the life of me. So, what do you do when you can't find something? well, you make it, of course. I broke it apart this afternoon and ordered a 6"x6" sheet of half inch polyurethane from McMaster Carr. It took some research to find out "about" what measurement of polyurethane hardness to order. This site taught me about the durometer hardness scales (http://www.hemmings.com/mus/stories/200 ... ure14.html) - which is what MMC sells their rubber/poly sheets in. I got 80A. PN 8716K58 if anyone cares.

I'll somehow cut a circle out of this and drill the holes in it. Below are pics of the breakdown of the steering coupling. I'll take pics of the finished product and post a comparison.

Mostly, to break the coupling apart, you need two different methods. The first being the the two threaded studs holding the female "clamp" piece where the gearbox sector gear shaft is inserted. To get these two studs off, just thread one of the M8 nuts onto the threads so it's slightly higher than the stud (not flush and not too deep) plop it in the vice so the nut faces up, but don't clamp down on the vice. get a punch and smack the nut with your favorite BFH. It should come off after a few hits. The other two pieces can be taken off by prying the washers off the backside (the reverse side of the female "clamp"). use a huge screwdriver and some pliers to pull them off. then the metal portions should slide out easily. oh, the copper ground wire for the horn.....just be sure not to damage it during removal. It's kind of pressed onto one of the metal washers on the rear. carefully take it off with a small screwdriver.

I'll clean all this up and paint it before install. It should end up looking good. I'll powder coat the gearbox and maybe the female clamp too. My only concern with reassembly of the coupling is pressing the metal washers back into the metal dowels. we'll see......

Following coupler removal
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One washer removed (from the other side)
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Stud mostly removed by BFH. you can see the scarring where I tried to pull the damn things out before I learned they were pressed in. :lol:
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Stud completely removed. Note the splines on the stud. That's what holds it into the female clamp piece.
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Both studs, female clamp, and grounding piece removed only rubber left at this point
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Here's a few pics of some "new" ones i found online........but they were all on some crazy foreign sites (e.g. alibaba and I would have had to order minimum 200 of them.................ya.)
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Re: TE51 Build 1976 Liftback

Postby Smurfey002 » Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:51 am

I feel ashamed with the lack of updates. :-( The place I ordered the SST from (handsontools.com) says they didn't have it in stock, even though their website said they did. They won't have one made until late nov. until then i'm working on the window reg and researching rear end suspension rebuild.

I'm looking at a place near me who does carbon leaf springs. huge weight savings. ill be checking them out soon.
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Re: TE51 Build 1976 Liftback

Postby Smurfey002 » Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:09 am

good news kiddos, the SST came in. it didnt fit worth a shit (thanks toyota) so i modified it. steering gearbox in the the process of getting powdercoated (oh....fancy) and the replacement bits are on order. the ol' sunkist will be back on the road soon. it's been way too long. pics of the breakdown and rebuild will come soon. stay tuned. this thread isn't dead yet.
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Re: TE51 Build 1976 Liftback

Postby njccmd2002 » Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:32 am

did you ever get the rag joint
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Re: TE51 Build 1976 Liftback

Postby zatoh » Sun Apr 10, 2016 6:30 am

Any updates? We'll never know if you ever got steering!
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