1968 Toyota Corona Unorthadox Hot Rod- Heretic — Hot Rod Magazine

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Can Hot Rod’s Faithful Congregation A Toyota As One Of Its Own?

It’s maintaining orthodoxy and doctrinal in the High Church of Hot Rodding. when it seems that major tenet of the theology has perfected and is infallible, someone along with a car that is better because of its apostate of exactly that tenet. But if one bedrock belief upon this religion has been it’s this: Real hot don’t start out as Toyotas.

Mitch Allread wasn’t in the when that particular was preached. And he happened to own a ’68 Corona two-door coupe he was using as his daily driver one day, he decided he wanted like a fenderless ’32 that was something completely a ’32 Ford with from a 4.0L, DOHC, Lexus V-8. And, for or worse, he had the talent to make it

Toyota sold a bunch of during the ’60s and ’70s as the was establishing itself in America. as boring a car as has ever been by any manufacturer, the Corona was a unibody with a 1.9L four up sending a pokey 90 hp back a four-speed manual or ToyoGlide to a solid rear axle on leaf springs. As common as in Southern California during era, Coronas are less seen than Lamborghinis


Allread’s job is welding together car and hot rod pieces. Components from his Welding shop, in Newhall, often ship out to North for installation into NASCAR Cup machines, and he’s built cars that compete in West Coast circle series, but the Corona is the first car he’s built for himself. that the Corona’s flimsy couldn’t handle the torque of the V-8, he started by welding up a steel space frame a 106-inch wheelbase (that’s inches longer than the Corona’s). The front suspension of upper and lower unequal-length on either side that he plus Carrera shocks Afco coil springs. In there’s a Speedway Engineering solid axle located by links and a Watts linkage again, by Carrera shocks and coilover springs. RGP manual steering handles that while the braking system of Wilwood

1231/416-inch cross-drilled rotors at corner clamped by six-piston in front and four-piston calipers in the

The engine was scavenged from a ’92 Lexus SC400 and in Allread’s concoction essentially Naturally, except for the original manifolds, Allread had to build the exhaust system himself. It the waste gases down the of the car, through an X-pipe to two and out each side of the car. The is a very un-Lexus-like sound; a tenor that sounds like two old Kawasaki KZ1000s along just behind of the driver’s ears. That’s not a bad at all, actually. The same donated its four-speed automatic and the shifter that controls it. drivetrains are justly famed for smoothness and quiet, but bolt in any and transmission using solid mounts and its inherent vibration is Rated at 250 hp when it was bolted that Lexus coupe, the V-8 probably isn’t making more than 260 in Allread’s, but it and pounds like an animal.

Powder Blue and Orange a natural color combination, but if it was enough for Le Mans-winning Ford and Porsche 917s, it’s enough for a ’68 Corona. the Gulf stickers as a nod to those

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