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  1. I have a Niftsj. That being a nifty fifty with a suzuki sj50 engine. Goes real well for a scooter! will have a looksee if I can find some pictures edit: heres pics Long wheelbase:
  2. See you at dromeageddon 2017 then?
  3. I moved to Imgur when photobucket started being useless for image hosting. You can get it to scale the photos when you upload them too. may be worth looking into. Awesome progress on the car, might have to swing by wagnats to see the finished product!
  4. Got given a nifty 50 with a blown engine so put a suzuki sj50 engine in it and it goes nuts. Have the spare nifty engine in parts if you're interested in them.
  5. Got a wheel alignment today, very happy I got this done before the trackday. Check out the toe! I asked them to tweak it a bit to handle better for the trackday so they said the dialed in a smidge extra toe out on the rear and in on the front I think they said? anyways they said it should help with the turn in. If you have a good idea of what you are reading and have an opinion on the setup let me know in the discussion! http://oldschool.co.nz/2011/forum/index.php?/topic/51171-guypies-wifes-1986-corolla-gt-discussion/page-2
  6. Here's the list of issues I put in the discussion: Still working through a few little issues: -creaking noise from the rf under braking, gets worse the harder you brake. probably one of the pad shims out of place/touching the rotor or something Pulled both front brake calipers off today and had a look, couldn't find anything wrong. Put it all back together and the noise was gone. Score! -when its cold it has a terrible flat spot from 1k to 2k rpm. It got a little better when I turned up the idle mixture potentiometer, prob just needs moar rich. Still there, only when cold though. -It has a loose wire to the lf bumper indicator, the bulb is fine but only goes intermittantly Also unresolved, have not even looked -It has a bit of a tick under accelleration, probably has a exhaust leak from the header flange, might just need nuts retightened. Put CRC on the nuts for future adjustment, also confirmed the location of the leak. will try re-torquing if that doesnt solve it I guess I will need a new gasket -the big one is that the radiator fan does not seem to switch on automatically like it should, which means I cant take it through traffic at the moment. Matt/Gnarleydude came over and he had just resolved this exact same issue, unlike my car his had the sticker on the cover of the relay box so he could figure out what relay was missing. Funnily enough mine was missing too, jumped the connection and the fan came on. Sweet! After that we too the cars to the frankton overbridge and took a few pictures of the sweet sweet 80 series goodness
  7. How much quicker are they with a silvertop? as is it feels pretty similar to my ae101 levin with silvertop. They are a lot cheaper/more common if the 16v blew up. Still working through a few little issues: -creaking noise from the rf under braking, gets worse the harder you brake. probably one of the pad shims out of place/touching the rotor or something -when its cold it has a terrible flat spot from 1k to 2k rpm. It got a little better when I turned up the idle mixture potentiometer, prob just needs moar rich. -It has a loose wire to the lf bumper indicator, the bulb is fine but only goes intermittantly -It has a bit of a tick under accelleration, probably has a exhaust leak from the header flange, might just need nuts retightened. -the big one is that the radiator fan does not seem to switch on automatically like it should, which means I cant take it through traffic at the moment. So will be trying to get the worst of these ironed out this weekend, but have still clocked up about 100km since wof and no major issues.
  8. WOOH LEGAL!!! Trackday is on! Will find time in the next couple of days to take it somewhere pretty to take pictures. Maybe I will even wash it!
  9. Picless update time. Took this machine for a WOF on friday, failed on: Front brake hoses perished Play in RF wheel LF CV boot leaking grease onto braking components Rear brake imbalance (RR dragging) LR stoplight not working Then went camping. Got back late today and got one brake hose sorted and bled, found the RF play was due to one of the bolts that holds the shock absorber to the hub was loose. also found it has adjustable camber on the front, tha'ts cool! Super stoked with the wof results, there was always going to be something considering this is the first WOF in 14 years but its all cheap/easy to fix. will hopefully have enough light to get the rest smashed out before the end of the day tomorrow night then recheck on Wednesday.
  10. Quick question. The car is now running mint, however in a box of parts I got from the previous owner I found a oxygen sensor, and there is a blanking plate on the header where it belongs. Do these early 4ages normally have a exhaust O2 sensor or is this a case that the manifold is aftermarket/off a blacktop or something and it is not needed on this car? I cant find a plug that it looks like it belongs to or anything. Since its working mint now its not really a big deal, just a bit of a mystery.
  11. Finally got this thing working again after the spark disappearing on me. After replacing the coil and ignitor and lots of fluffing around I called an auto electrician to come and have a look. He suspected the ECU so after getting a replacement off pbaines (super fast delivery! 10/10 would get their tofu delivered on time by his AE86) it was all go again, retimed to 10 degrees at idle (the IACV I rebuilt is working fine now too) In the meantime I stripped some paint back where rust was showing through, had to do some welding around the fuel filler area as it looks like water has been finding its way past the seam sealer and sitting between the outter panel and the filler pocket thing. There were a couple of little holes, note really enough to patch though so I drilled them out til the metal was a bit thicker and filled with weld and ground it back. First attempt at spraying 2k primer, I really went way too thick because I was expecting it to be opaque but it is kind of a weird milky transparent colour. Is this corract? its protec epotech 408 and I used the prescribed reducer and waited the 10min after mixing before spraying. Anywho its not permanant its just to protect it until it gets a full makeover (so a long time) Anywho next up is putting some new wiper arms on and go see if I can pass a WOF!
  12. Its probably still floating around somewhere, cant remember where. You gunna make a EFI scooter? I will have a hunt around and see if I can find it later.
  13. Last time I changed clutch springs on a scooter I used a vice on the big nut and a oil filter strap wrench on the clutch bell for leverage, it worked pretty well and a lot cheaper than a giant socket.
  14. Ok so I put the throttle assembly all back together, slammed it on and fired it up, ran fine. I realised I forgot to plug the TPS in, d'oh silly me, turned car off, plugged it in and tried to start it again and it wouldn't go, gave a little cough and died. After fluffing around for a bit I decided to go back to basics, air,fuel,spark etc. started on spark because easy. No spark. hmmm. I have no idea whats up with that. Could forgetting to plug the tps in have damaged any components? Theres an immobiliser that is half uninstalled maybe that is to blame? Any suggestions?
  15. I read on the interwebs they are no longer available, but should probably call and find out anyways. Will have a go slamming this one back together anyways, found an article on how to adjust them for wear and tear and its spent a few hours in the ultrasonic cleaner.