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  1. It's been reasonably quiet in the past year. I've done next to nothing on this car... since Toyota Fest last year: Drive shaft remade/balanced New rear hub centric rings for the rear discs. This was necessary due to the BMW rotors. I had the centres drilled out to be the same as the Longchamps on the rear. They're nice and snug. The Longchamps have a tapered centre bore so the spacers can't fall out.. Swapped in my 4A-GZE motor that's running on the stock small port ECU for now. Turbo time after Toyota Fest this year Swapped in the original Intake Manifold, runs heaaaps better on the stock ECU which makes sense. Replaced broken fuse box (exciting) ae86-1 by phillipbaines, on Flickr ae86-2 by phillipbaines, on Flickr ae86-3 by phillipbaines, on Flickr ae86-4 by phillipbaines, on Flickr ae86-5 by phillipbaines, on Flickr And FYI this is the shifter location with a Rear Shifter type W5X box using the SQEngineering sandwich plate with the T50 bell housing. Perfect ae86-6 by phillipbaines, on Flickr I'm also looking for a replacement fiberglass bumper as mine is broke...
  2. what's wrong with the trusty ramflo's? I haven't heard anything bad about them before, curious!
  3. This weekend I decided to go ask about getting some carpet underlay to whip under neath the carpet in the cabin to make it a bit more homely. Ended up getting a big slab of it for free! Thank god for useless offcuts.. I am no professional fitter by any means. it didn't really come out nice in 3 cut sections but it will all fit in well when the carpet goes back in 20190817_181032 by phillipbaines, on Flickr I also got sick of the awful looking dirt ridden seats that are impossible to find in any sort of 'good' condition so the cheapest fix is to show down to Super Cheap and get some car covers. Which look 10000% better, 20190817_143241 by phillipbaines, on Flickr 20190817_152236 by phillipbaines, on Flickr After installed, got some snaps. List hasn't changed since last weekend but now it's a bit more respectable. 3 by phillipbaines, on Flickr 1 by phillipbaines, on Flickr 11 by phillipbaines, on Flickr 2 by phillipbaines, on Flickr 4 by phillipbaines, on Flickr 5 by phillipbaines, on Flickr 6 by phillipbaines, on Flickr 10 by phillipbaines, on Flickr 8 by phillipbaines, on Flickr 7 by phillipbaines, on Flickr Build Discussion:
  4. It's been a long time since i've done a post, because it's been a long time to get me motivated to install the wiper linkeages. I ended up just buying some M18 x 1.0 pitch nuts off ebay for $15, and a week later they arrived. instead of procrastinating about it for 4 months i really should have done it sooner.... Since last update: Installed AE92 FX-GT front seat belts Installed previous exhaust from old KE30 which is 2.5" to the extractors and a nice dumpy at the end Rebuilt front brakes, it's nice when they work properly. installed a new healthier 4K motor and went to a chinese carb from eBay that actually performs quite well. I will go with a weber 28/36 if I can find one but it's good for the interim New Coils, plugs, leads, fuel filter (the other new one i bought has clogged up with garbage. Not surprised) Installed 3.9 ratio diff head from a KE70 to fix it's awfully high revs with the 4.3 Fixed rust on the under chassis rail TODO: Fix brake pedal on the brake switch because sometimes it doesn't disengage Get centers repainted on the SSR Mesh's Get underside sand blasted and painted/under sealed Find center trim chrome for rear lights ugly photos. will get some nicer ones this weekend I repainted the plates with satin black paint, it looks really good, I didn't completely sand it back to the bare metal which i'm actually happy about. makes it look a bit dated in a way with some of the left over paint overtop Then I went to VTNZ. The guy loved it. He also stuck something on my windscreen.. Time to fix the small issues with the car, and drive her around for a bit. happy with how it's come out in the end, proud for a first time project of this scale for it to have come out so well. Looking forward to starting on another! Build discussion:
  5. So, a lot has happened and the car is now running around again for the first time in a long time. I decided that I didn't have time to get an after market ECU and tune sorted, but I did have time to buy a crashed FX-GT with a small port inside, which I could pinch the loom and ecu from and get this motor I have here running. I swapped in some stock small port cams. The stock ecu should handle the rest of the mods fine! so far so good anyways... anywho: Stock small port loom: 2019-02-17 15.20.50 by phillipbaines, on Flickr Unmasked, and all of the unnecessary stuff removed. Like the cold start circuitry, the alternator loom (AE86 run a separate loom from the engine loom from factory), the diagnostics plug (although would have been helpful, required a bit of extra effort to incorporate it with the original AE86 body loom), and I think that's it...: 2019-02-17 16.13.24 by phillipbaines, on Flickr I had a spare motor on the engine stand so dummied everything up against that then dropped the new small port loom in: 2019-02-24 16.24.57 by phillipbaines, on Flickr spaghetti junction down below to check that the engine works before taping and conduiting together 2019-02-24 16.25.06 by phillipbaines, on Flickr I made one big boo-boo on this swap and completely lost the body loom plug for the ECU. I definitely cut it and put it somewhere safe, the problem is that the safe place is even hidden from a 24-hour later Phil.... dammit. So I headshrinked the terminals over and just put them on the ecu terminals. they're in there fine and will not pop out but it still annoys me. Hopefully I can find another ECU plug at some point and do a proper job of it... 2019-03-09 07.45.28 by phillipbaines, on Flickr I went for a drive and forgot how low the dam thing was and sort of broke the front bumper over a small drain.. dammit. lucky it was just a cheap fibre glass one and can easily find a replacement. TODO at a later date. Attached the front license plate, not in the middle as I was having problems on the track with head and thought I would get one last thing out of the way of the radiator. That was with a stock bumper so maybe this one will be better regardless 2019-03-24 18.52.04 by phillipbaines, on Flickr filters on, dizzy lines looking pretty ecu. Need to mount the fuse box properly.. 2019-03-24 18.52.18 by phillipbaines, on Flickr 2019-03-24 18.57.12 by phillipbaines, on Flickr 2019-03-24 18.57.31 by phillipbaines, on Flickr This is the vauum line, seems to be working okay. Blue line goes to FPR, small black line goes to the MAP sensor which works (the other one in the pic is broken and took me a while to diagnose! eurgh. other line goes to the brake booster. This should work fine going forward unless anyone has any suggestions of another way to do it?? 2019-03-24 18.57.57 by phillipbaines, on Flickr Rear long-boiz 2019-03-24 18.59.53 by phillipbaines, on Flickr Front long-boiz (I am getting new tyres on the front with less wall so they'll match the rear better) 2019-03-24 19.00.04 by phillipbaines, on Flickr first sort of run underway, yes the timing belt was a bit tight, that's since been fixed. I'll get a proper video of it running once it's proven itself to be good On to Toyota Festival! Discussion:
  6. Potentially... it's hard to find for the two door KE20, KE25, KE26 but if i do some across some i will let you know
  7. Getting close now! I got a new center console installed. It's from a KE35 SR and looks the tits I got some SSR 13 x 7 meshies with 215/50 tyres on them Then i decided to tackle the bonnet. it took 3 days.... crikey. Sand Fibreglass bog: More sanding and bogging Guidecoating: More sanding and spot filling I attacked the underside with a wirebrush and then some cans out. Etch primer -> black gloss -> clear coat And painting! Left todo for WOF: Install seatbelts Install wiper linkeage Carb tune Wheel alignment Build discussion:
  8. they may, but not with the low profile tyres on them that's for sure.
  9. I've been ticking away at the small jobs left on this car. Badges: New Door seals all round: Mint back seat (back piece). Would love to find a mint cream one or at least a black bum piece Got it out for a clean in the sun, paint is looking great! Ignore Long champs on rear, they don't suit the car and I only had them on there so I could take it for a drive Will crack into the bonnet next weekend and get it fixed properly! hopefully.... Discussion:
  10. Semi productive weekend, wasn't able to do much. I'm just waiting on parts now. this weekend I bought: Front half of center console (got a line on a rear half so that's good) Front seats (need a massive clean) SR steering wheel Rear shoes and new drum cylinder as the ones in there were absolute wrecked Ordered front pads to do next weekend. I'll get a price to rebuild the front calipers too Old: Fressshhh: Dope wheel: kewl seats: I'll be getting a pro to do the bonnet. it's just too far out of my league to fix. it's bent in funny places, rust everywhere. These bonnets are hard to find so will get someone to do the prep on it and I maybe the paint... will see But in much cooler news................. Water pump leaks, exhaust leaks out the gaskets. but it runs. I'll fix those few minor things too
  11. Couldn't agree more. Just waiting to see if I can find a better one before I get amongst the effort of fixing this current one
  12. This weekend I did some wiring which seemed to have decided it didn't want to work since disassembly, to be fair I didn't check anything before I ripped it apart so hard to be sure. 1) Fixed the reverse lamps on the rear lenses to work when in Reverse gear 2) Rewired the KE30 loom to be of KE35 pin layout type, and run and rejuggle new/existing wires to the cluster This is for the reverse lamp, it's a different setup from the K40 that came with the car so had to to do some rejigging with the wiring. I don't have any new terminals so just chopped up some old ones, soldered and heat shrinked them up Tired of looking at this awful bonnet, I brush painted it with black epoxy paint. If I decide to fix all the errors with it one day, I will. otherwise it can stay like this until I find a new one that isn't so buggered I also had a nice VDO tachometer I thought would be marvelous in the cluster. This water gauge too. I thought I could just get it all in there and swap it out for a VDO one later on After chopping and slicing, pulling things apart it came together only 30% of these wires are used, but I thought I would just put them all together anyway to keep them nice and tidy. This is a 24-pin ATX plug most commonly found in computers. I've got loads of these around and thought what a good way to assemble it all **I have two of these clusters so I can always go back to original if need be!!! Before: After: So now I have a very accurate tacho, which looks pretty sweet and a water gauge to know how hot my baby 4k really is. _MG_0379 by phillipbaines, on Flickr it's crooked... I'll fix it when I get the new VDO gauge till next weekend! Build discussion:
  13. Another productive weekend. Was able to get the doors mounted and hanged correctly so the line up with the latchey-loopey thing on the chassis perfect so the doors close with ease. Windows going in from the outside lighting you can see it took a while to get everything sorted: Window cleaning, rubber channel moulding, remembering how the divider piece went between the rear glass and rear quarter glass, then finding the correct bolts/screws... Proud owner of NOS rear vent trim Outside photoz _MG_0338 by phillipbaines, on Flickr Loving the hi-deluxe chrome Door cards a bit dirty, rear seat very very very dirty, undecided if will keep or find the other 'full vinyl' type BIG battery which is just there for temp use. I may relocate to the back yet if I can be bothered, is fine where it is for now Time to start putting the dash back together I am waiting on a KE35 loom before I install the instrument cluster as they vary between KE30 and KE35. *KE35 instrument cluster has factory tacho meter, KE30 does not Yes... I missed a spot on the LF door... will have to fix that Build discussion:
  14. What's wrong with the thirsty half worn out twin carbs? Cheers champ!
  15. Crikey, i've been slack I stripped out the inside of the bumper with the wire wheel, used a rust cover primer and then slapped some black gloss on the inside. it was in good shape which was good The donkey went in, slowly. This is why you need to check your fuel sensor.... NOS vs OG Everything inside the bay now After being a retard and plugging one plug in the wrong slot and trying to spend an hour wondering why all my lights were being weird and the wrong ones flickered when I put the indicators on... it's all hunkey dorey! inside dust prevention Base laid down with Shiny! put the roof gutter chrome on For someones first time and only a rough clue of what is going on, I think this looks bloody mint *** I decided that I didn't like the early tail lights with the full chrome circle so got to swapping over the loom to the later type lights. Once I track down where my center trim has ended up I shall mount that too, but I think that looks much better After days of trying to get these wobbly doors right, I got them to the "best I can do" point, based and cleared them and they've come out pretty good I think. will assemble this weekend! Will put the potato phone-cam away next weekend and take some decent photos of the old girl. Build discussion: