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  1. EFI_LC's Starezza - KP60/Altezza BEAMS

    Update. Took it out on the new shacks and front end setup and all i can say is "Awesome" The difference is like chalk & cheese, I can now place the car almost anywhere in the corner I want at old cornering speed so looks like I need to corner harder than before everywhere and put the power down earlier. The Engine overheated so I have retired it and currently bought a complete Altezza which had a front ender and that engine and box is sitting in it. Problem: Engine was running fine prior to removing it and in the Starezza but it starts and then dies within a second or 2, I think everything is the same and my OBD2 is not working very well trying to lift the error codes. I will continue to try as this thing has turned from a quick Starlet to a pocket rocket that should be able to move me into low 1:40's instead of the mid 1:40s it was doing, I did an estimate and laps I was doing with an engine that was boiling was around 1:43-1:42 and that was where I was trying to get without any engine mod. I will update as I find out but if anyone has any clue what it may be then please let me know.
  2. So I am sorting the front end out and should have it 80% sorted by the end of this weekend. I bought some Tein Adjustables for $50 at the same time I bought the car and will use a gas Celica insert for now until I buy a better insert later as these are actually for another project. All in all I would say the car will sit slightly higher at the front and will be much firmer and I am hopeful this will help the roll center. I know one thing it will help loading and unloading the car as the spoiler touches without using some wooden planks at the moment I removed all the mounts and crap
  3. EFI_LC's Starezza - KP60/Altezza BEAMS

    So the update as it goes, I have removed the Starezza from the track after assessing the needs to move ahead. I removed the front shocks and found it was a stock unit, not even a gas unit, and the spring rate was less than half what I need, this explains the lack of handling and the reason I was scraping the front spoiler on the slight bump at the end of the straight and through pothole. I have a plan that suits my budget and should make it go way better.
  4. EFI_LC's Starezza - KP60/Altezza BEAMS

    holden vk efi it can run alot higher
  5. EFI_LC's Starezza - KP60/Altezza BEAMS

    For no dash you need about 10 or 12 wires and i got that from - http://www.mr2.com/files/phoenix/Blacktop%203S-GE_ECU_PINOUT.pdf I dont run any std instruments but I wired in the OBD2 so I could get digital data live
  6. I have entered for a trackday in a couple of weeks. I needed to fix 4 issues which were pointed out in scrutineering. 1. Fuel overflow, catch/splash tray. Bought a cake tin from Briscoes and it had a raised centre which when I cut it out was the the exact hole size I needed for the fuel cell 2. Drivers Door card - Scrap Metal down the road had ally sheet which I bought some time ago for the price of scrap and I have been using it for all sorts of things, 3. Firewall holes, went over it with fireproof sealant and now sorted. 4. Seat was flexing the mounts a little so welded some 3mm plate to strengthen Other things I am doing. - Front wheel had a slight flat spot and was causing huge shake at speed, in getting it sorted and should get it back tomorrow - Exhaust came loose - need to add another mount close to the front to take weight. - Remove diff head and add more weld as it has some movement. - Electric water pump should be here be early next week to help circulate the water - Repair the front spoiler as its worn about 10mm off the right side. (end of the straight left hander is bottoming out. - New shocks & springs to limit the body roll and high speed front dipping (stop above and pic from happening) When I saw this pic it confirmed how much the additional weight of engine and me were affecting the handling so I think a 1:46 was ok and hopefully can pull 2-3 seconds a lap from that. The right tire also tells the story and after this I will be looking at the entire geometry of the front end. Anyone in CHCH that has done this stuff or has springs shocks etc I would be keen
  7. First race and ran a best Lap 1:46.6 and a few within a second of this. Qualifying I ran best 1:51 and was a little disappointed and I dropped a little from the tires afterwards as working it out and also tried to work out the brake bias, still a bit unsure so will do some testing in the garage. R1 I launched from near the back and it went sideways grabbed 2nd and went more sideways, I was snaking up the middle until I caught up with the main pack of cars and then about half lap I tried an overtake before the carousal and pushed it a little harder through the previous corner and hit the marbles off-line and spun out, 2nd lesson. R2 saw a less sideways start but still a bit sideways and I caught up to an inside car but soon after found myself drifting back and eventually, My exhaust had came very loose at the collector and was like a tractor so never went out for R3 as not much room under there and called it a day. Happy with R1 but need some work on the brakes and a few other things. This the lap data after I spun around in and then the next was my fastest. Timing said 1:46.69 (Track Addict 1:46.65) http://vid53.photobucket.com/albums/g52/kiwigraham/Starezza/Untitled_zpst4za2g38.mp4
  8. I scored 6 good usable slicks for my Starlet and I have been thinking of getting some wide rims made for the rear and also now have 3 wide slicks for them as well now with another 2 to pickup. Maybe someone could help, can I get 6" mags and widen them or should I talk to someone about steel outer rims and get them to add my offset & pattern? Or buy a pair of 8"x13" mags? Next question, Formula Ford tires, are they ok grip compared to say a dot track tire?
  9. EFI_LCs 1986 VK Commodore

    Been a while since I posted but thought I would share my misfortune and luck. I went to the drags the other weekend towing my car and as I pulled out of Shell the carby shit itself and started running rich as feck. I got to the track and back home after having to idle it at about 2500-3000rpm and decided it was time to throw the 4-barrel on it. After trying the 600 admitted defeat as I bought it off TM as a rebuilt tested carb which flooded the first time I started and couldn't run no matter what I tried so bit the bullet and went to my parts box and pulled out the old 450 4-barrel which has been passed around on all sorts of V8's from a 253 to a 350 in a 4wd and it ran. Not great but I could drive it. Just finished giving the old a girl a tune and now it's running better than it ever has and pulls well to 5000rpm, next has to be the flows and maybe the cam later. I also have a VH dizzy which I bypassed the computer by running it direct to the ignition
  10. I actually found an incar video against a quick Holden ute where i hit 3rd way too early. I think this was my 3rd run and I sorted the shift light after this run.
  11. Well after the hiccup with the head gasket I repaired it and then took it to the Drag racing yesterday. Off the trailer it ran a 14.1 @ 97mph with a 1.97 60ft - I was like sweet that launched and no spinning I then ran a few 14.0's while I tried to work out my shift light and that pushed me into 13.9 and 13.8's. I DYO'd 13.85 and buttoned off at the line until a Skyline beside me pushed me hard to the line and I ran 13.7 but because he red lit I won The last couple of runs I couldn't get traction and the track was going off as others had similar issues, the weather had a lot to do with it. I was so impressed with this little car and so many others
  12. 2nd time out never went so good. I blew a head gasket. I have pulled it apart and I cant see much so maybe an air lock or blockage. I will pull the cooling apart as much as I can to check and while I have it in bits I will make some alterations to the cooling and check its circulating good.
  13. EFI_LC's Starezza - KP60/Altezza BEAMS

    So I fixed a couple of minor things which should smooth the ride a bit more, the rear brakes need to work out where to put the rear/front adjustment so i will have a fiddle with that next time out. Friday 22nd test day is planned for some serious testing and learning for me/ Diff was welded up in readiness for the drags on 24th and will do for test day and give me a benchmark. Still no rear swaybar but figured i will try something light to start with, maybe a 2litre coupe, Pickapart will get a visit. I so looking forward to the next two weekends, this weekend is watching some racing in the Lady Wigram.
  14. EFI_LC's Starezza - KP60/Altezza BEAMS

    Cheers, It feels like I have achieved a few hurdles already. Built a trailer and set the car up with new running gear. I like setting myself what I feel are achievable goals as it helps keep myself motivated to get the next one done.