mjrstar's 79 bugeye starlet
Posted 29 April 2010 - 08:31 AM
Also after your thoughts on just making it into a dedicated race car and turfing the 1G in favour of something else?
Posted 29 April 2010 - 09:08 AM
Posted 29 April 2010 - 10:20 AM
I like Bug-Eye Starlets and although that bulge on the bonnet is for the turbo because it's not able to go anywhere else... it looks horrific. Still though, a straight 6 in a Starlet is fucking magic
The bulge is far from ideal, I'd love to go to a smaller twin scroll turbo on a low mount manifold and fit the spare mint bonnet i have stashed.
The problem with the car on the whole is that it's been built to work rather than look pretty, which of course i am now regretting.
I guess mounting the turbo in the boot might make it a bit laggy.
Posted 29 April 2010 - 10:24 AM
Posted 29 April 2010 - 04:35 PM
I'm with Ryan on the JZ action though.
Posted 29 April 2010 - 07:26 PM
Such a cool little beast. The 1g is cool until you kill it, seems like a lot of hassle getting bits for them.
Posted 29 April 2010 - 10:21 PM
Awsome! what barand and full profile are those tyres?
Tyres on that one are 205/50/15 dunlop 02G (mediums). they were the control tyre for targe up until 2 years ago when they switched to 03G's.
I have a set of both 03 and 02's for my *cough* evo *cough* they do make for a nice sticky road tyre if you can put up with the high wear rate and uber road noise.
as for finding bits to repair 1g's well yeah it seems like it's up there with rocking horse shit, although with some 4k big end bearings, 3s mains have got that part of the equation sorted..
Posted 30 April 2010 - 05:49 PM
Posted 26 June 2010 - 06:45 AM
i love it .
keep the updates coming mate.
Posted 27 June 2010 - 09:07 PM
where ya get it?
cost if there was one?
Need something along those lines for my van.
Posted 28 June 2010 - 08:33 AM
No idea what it would cost to build sorry.
I have probably got a few more pics of it somewhere..
Posted 28 June 2010 - 06:56 PM
Posted 28 June 2010 - 07:31 PM
Getting it closer to the road was more for the look than trying to find more handling/grip, some aero aids are probably on the list if i get serious about handling.. not sure if i can be bothered with that in all honesty.
Does anyone know if those TRD duck-bill spoilers actually provide any downforce?
Posted 28 June 2010 - 07:46 PM
And yeah, was just wondering about the handling as in the feel of the car, because mine is very heavy with 15's on it, wondering if raising it abit at the front would perhaps lighten it up a bit for some reason.
Posted 29 June 2010 - 08:27 AM
15's are a must to cover the brake package..
when you say "heavy" are you talking steering or more to do with the increase in unsprung weight?
Posted 06 July 2010 - 04:37 PM
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