Truenotch

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  1. Truenotch's BEAMS AE86 racecar discussion

    I've only done one event with it so far, but I'm really happy with the quality. I prefer the ball bearing style over the standard spline type quick release kits that are out there. Mine's got no play at all and is really easy to slot on. You can place the wheel on in any orientation and rotate it until it locks into place. It wasn't the cheapest thing in the world, but you get what you pay for.
  2. Truenotch's BEAMS AE86 racecar

    New member of the team:
  3. Truenotch's BEAMS AE86 racecar

    Made a bit more progress today thanks to @Rhyscar who brought his Tig welder around to do a couple of jobs. First of all we welded these nuts into the engine mount pedestals. Then we took the alloy engine mount brackets to a friend's place to mill 10mm of the face of each mount. Luckily there's heaps of meat on the brackets, so we were able to remove enough material to make the engine sit at the right height. And now there's plenty of thread engagement: That's another job ticked off the list. More to come tomorrow.
  4. Truenotch's BEAMS AE86 racecar discussion

    ... Yeah, I'd had a few beers... I'd only planned on doing a small skid but got carried away. Still, no regrets.
  5. The Barter Barber 1971 Bedford discussion

    Yeah, I think I took that photo on the Sunday morning, but it's hard to say. T'was a good couple of days at the Humble Abode!
  6. The Barter Barber 1971 Bedford discussion

    Spotted @TheBarterBarber driving this around the Tauranga CBD on Wednesday - I gave a toot from my red ranger. It would be a shame to cover up the mural though. It's so sweet!
  7. Truenotch's BEAMS AE86 racecar discussion

    I wouldn't worry too much. I'm pretty certain my issues were caused by this abuse:
  8. Truenotch's BEAMS AE86 racecar discussion

    The limit is set at 8000rpm on the link - so not too far off.
  9. Truenotch's BEAMS AE86 racecar

    Picked up a front panel last time I was in Palmerston North. I like it more than the one I'd made out of rectangle tube and alloy sheet. The standard gap is the perfect width for my radiator and air filter together. The plan is to install this panel with rivnuts and keep it as a removable piece. I'll need to add some steel to a few places and fill in a few holes.
  10. Truenotch's BEAMS AE86 racecar discussion

    Thanks Glenn, I'll check all the collets. Still using Ti valves as it was just a standard motor that we refreshed. I'll be looking into steel valves for the next build.
  11. Truenotch's BEAMS AE86 racecar discussion

    I haven't checked the cam properly but it seems fine. I'll be checking to make sure the cam is straight and true though. Current theory is Valve float causing a chatter at high RPM and it's fatigued over time.
  12. Truenotch's BEAMS AE86 racecar discussion

    Yeah, the motor is 100% factory aside from being refreshed before it went in.
  13. Truenotch's BEAMS AE86 racecar

    A bit of further investigation shows no signs of stress on the underside or the valvetrain. This chunk obviously decided it'd had enough... But it's hard to know why. Also had this massive box arrive from Amazon: Which contained my new muffler. It's no wonder their shipping was so expensive! I chose this because it's 3". But also because my neighbour has the same on his K24A DC5 Integra and it sounds great. I've also got the matching 3" resonator that I'll probably make removable so it can be added if the car's too loud at Pukekohe etc.
  14. Truenotch's BEAMS AE86 racecar

    Pulled the head off and will send the bottom end to the rebuilders this week. And I noticed this very strange bit of damage while inspecting the head: I have no idea how this would have happened, but there's a substantial piece missing from the face of the bucket. There's no signs of damage on any other buckets either. The cam appears to be fine aside from a small wear pattern visible in the above picture. I'll get a DTI onto it to make sure the cam is straight and will replace the bucket. Has anyone else ever seen this?
  15. Looks like you're having some fun in this thing! What brake pads do you run and how to they fell? The reason I ask is that they're really squeaky and in my experience that usually points to the compound being too hard. In my car, it made a huge difference going to a softer compound. Now they work from cold and it's much easier to modulate the pedal and avoid lockups. Plus they don't squeak anymore.