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  1. It's been an exciting few weeks getting updates on the car as more gets done. Here's a drop of what's going on at the moment. Not long now! To start with, I deloomed the original headlight hardness, removing odds and ends I won't use on there - Ran another wire which controls the fog lights - Relocated the battery wires to inside the cabin, the battery will sit under the passenger seat. I'll get a professional to do the rest from where I got it to - Relocated the alternator wiring so that I can run it with the engine harness 99399211_272930263826147_7742833918717460480_n by phillipbaines, on Flickr Decided to change the wastegate to a v-band style gate just for a bit more flexibility: 105598043_586600778717591_5386424791277872662_n by phillipbaines, on Flickr 106187882_329482148055910_2925692963242702194_n by phillipbaines, on Flickr 105597849_266782644422515_6616275111710471338_n by phillipbaines, on Flickr Dump pipe beginning to take shape: 105615022_644681836127246_411711451309123783_n by phillipbaines, on Flickr 105556436_270675250862943_1630855409840158444_n by phillipbaines, on Flickr 101563946_1663269867160856_6554872224073908224_n by phillipbaines, on Flickr 105411255_719960381903781_5357733621582254053_n by phillipbaines, on Flickr 105704969_2980500301985349_1671724521810053650_n by phillipbaines, on Flickr Bits and bobs: 101919373_692804254841049_2029492130350628864_n by phillipbaines, on Flickr 106179327_3535786496441321_3516887240554195971_n by phillipbaines, on Flickr 105491203_307504940295190_1570212433508974404_n by phillipbaines, on Flickr filter setup: 105522170_268305891113464_4252985428165995917_n by phillipbaines, on Flickr 105587316_1689267811249447_1407559088842431286_n by phillipbaines, on Flickr BOV to go here: 106248020_2354146954894435_1154358153800778069_n by phillipbaines, on Flickr Money shot: hngggggg 106112383_3220843104625837_1220634764419048857_o by phillipbaines, on Flickr Big plug to Glenn, he's doing a bloody good job! https://www.facebook.com/SyndicateFabrication/ Discussions and feedback is always welcome
  2. Okey dokey, here are the spec's! F Series rear end Shortened axles/housing (axles are cut, shortened, welded back together) Redrilled to 4 x 114.3 S14 Silvia rear brakes BMW E30 rotors Redrilled to 4 x 114.3 Hubcentric spares made up each side to fix the different hole size between BMW E30 bore. F Series is definitely the in between of T Series and G Series (Hilux). And will definitely handle Le Jandle more than T series. But if you don't plan on doing skids or drifts, late axle T Series will be just as sufficient. The front bumper really doesn't appreciate the slam but.. but pics!!
  3. Alrighty The car has undergone a few changes. Something that drastically needed attention was the rear spring perches on the diff. The diff is an F series out of a Liteace Van and had the AE86 mounts swapped on to it. What a great idea I thought! as I purchased this off TradeMe.. Check out the state of this. No idea what it did to the actual ride of the car being like this but it's always crippled my brain bones when I thought about it 95055142_2587530994857642_8016735613954818048_n by phillipbaines, on Flickr Cut bracket off: 20200502_151932 by phillipbaines, on Flickr Tack in better position: 20200502_153711 by phillipbaines, on Flickr Glue in and appreciate the view: 20200504_134955 by phillipbaines, on Flickr After market cams from Auckland Cams have been acquired and installed: Handee-Dandee printable cam degree wheel. 20200411_125318 by phillipbaines, on Flickr I forgot to get a pic with the dial indicator gauge sitting in there for cool effects but.. they're dialed in! They're a fast street.. turbo cam which leads me to my next photos 20200411_125336 by phillipbaines, on Flickr Into the shop she goes at Syndicate Fabrication in Feilding to get some bloowey stuff sorted: 20200509_123358 by phillipbaines, on Flickr I think i'll be relocated my battery.. 96582311_1183989831941174_4131192127054938112_n by phillipbaines, on Flickr Intercooler mounting: 96234626_1335441543317696_5237312287865307136_n by phillipbaines, on Flickr 97052531_332330944406187_4372249077803384832_n by phillipbaines, on Flickr 96801806_1065109070557228_3969570824079278080_n by phillipbaines, on Flickr 96754189_684652285666769_2128768315122778112_n by phillipbaines, on Flickr 97122736_600582834146913_7398048078931951616_n by phillipbaines, on Flickr 97041947_726147548188757_5675273285609193472_n by phillipbaines, on Flickr 97470685_196968697946098_5761960599114219520_n by phillipbaines, on Flickr I'm excited, it's looking the tits, I will update as I get more pics! Work done by: https://www.facebook.com/SyndicateFabrication/ Discussion:
  4. Cheers! I did the same thing to my KE30. It was well worth it, considering getting off cuts from a carpet shop (usually they're full pieces, not the dregs like I get) is free well worth it. In terms of noise reduction, it juts makes the sound a bit more muffled, it doesn't cure cancer but it definitely makes a noticeable difference The area attached to the outer skin is pretty plastic'y so can't really absorb too much but I will definitely keep an eye on that. There's a nice access hole below the rear door catch so easy to check Thanks for the tip!
  5. Howdy fellow isolated friends. I got my crossmember adjusted for my W55. I couldn't figure out where a vibration was coming from and narrowed it down to the driveshaft. Doing a UJ angle check I got it pretty much dialed in with spacers under the box to get it 2.5 deg on both ends, then got the member remade to sit where the spacers took it to 20200221_105825 by phillipbaines, on Flickr I made a patch harness by cutting a plug out of another small port ECU. Got the Link to fire up the motor and had the timing set. I did't have time to get it tuned for Toyota Fest so ran the old ECU down. Least I know that I can start having a play with the Link once I have some time... like ISOLATION TIIIME! 20200223_195148 by phillipbaines, on Flickr before the lock down we were lucky enough to head down to Toyota Fest for the weekend and what a treat that was. Such a good event and so grateful that Toyota put it on for us every year. The car drove down with no issues at all, and drove up with no issues at all. I couldn't believe it! Thrashed it around the track, thrashed it coming over the pass to Cromwell. drove it home easy. 20200307_123559 by phillipbaines, on Flickr 20200307_151653 by phillipbaines, on Flickr 20200307_153252 by phillipbaines, on Flickr Now that i'm back i'd like to increase the drivability. I've installed the A/C compressor and A/C lines again, once the lock down is lifted i'll buy a new O Ring kit so I can put the new AirCon gas through it (i watched a YouTube vid on how to do it.. wish me luck!). (no photo, oops) Added some conduit over spaghetti junction under the guard, surprising something so little/cheap can make things 1000x better 20200326_123514 by phillipbaines, on Flickr Before the lock down I went and got some offcuts of underlay. Shame, I just missed their dump of proper big sized pieces but ah well. chopping and sticking in puzzle sized pieces will still do the jerb. 20200326_143045 by phillipbaines, on Flickr 20200326_173129 by phillipbaines, on Flickr 20200327_144505 by phillipbaines, on Flickr For places that are vertical i've used some double sided tape. my god it could stick a 50kg weight to a wall, it's the tits 20200327_145209 by phillipbaines, on Flickr Puzzle completed 20200327_160001 by phillipbaines, on Flickr 20200327_164144 by phillipbaines, on Flickr This was the work station.. pissing down with this rain but i'd rather knock my jobs out now 20200327_160053 by phillipbaines, on Flickr Onto the front doors tomorrow, i'm not expecting silence but definitely less harsh doinks. That's all for today FB_IMG_1584328814380 by phillipbaines, on Flickr Discussion:
  6. 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...
  7. what's wrong with the trusty ramflo's? I haven't heard anything bad about them before, curious!
  8. 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:
  9. 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:
  10. 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:
  11. 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
  12. 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:
  13. they may, but not with the low profile tyres on them that's for sure.
  14. 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:
  15. 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