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  1. So I looked at the prices of aftermarket pulleys and said to myself "fuck that, I can make those" so have drawn them all up and will be putting them on the cnc lathe soon. Idea is to make myself a set and get them anodised. Will likely sell these eventually too, have got fwd and rwd water pump pulleys drawn up and the alternator pulleys so yell out if anyone is interested. These are underdriven too. Nearly there with the design, just need a few tweaks to give some added strength and make them easier to run up on the lathe.
  2. The middle one: As long as its complete and not cooked im pretty keen!
  3. Im working on that concept, just need a donor head!
  4. Thanks! Didnt really anticipate the direction its taken to be honest. Was thinking rip the engine out of the EP and slam in but this seems like a more logical path for now.
  5. So this happens when you leave random carparts in reception at your business by mistake: And I received a care package from @KPR :
  6. Small progress is better than no progress: The fuel rail looked pretty shitty and I want to run -6 lines so I did the old weld it up trick that I've done for many customers over the years. Also needed to add a wideband bung and slightly change the angle of the collector outlet as it was a bit close to the floor: But shit news, the LSD I have is dead and I really cant be arsed measuring and drawing it all to make new parts on the mill. Anyone have a decent T series LSD for me before I go and buy one? TRD/Kaaz/Cusco etc, anything considered.
  7. So following on with my 1 step forward and 2 steps back theme, I pulled this apart again... I was mulling over the engine and its unknown history so decided to do some preventative maintenance before slamming it back in the hole. So the box and fly came off again, the engine got slammed on the stand and its front and pants taken off. Had a bit of a look at the bottom end , all looked very clean - almost suspiciously clean, but looks relatively stock I think. There's a metal head gasket on it and the ports have definitely been played with but who know to what extent. Its got some HKS cams apparently but haven't pulled the top covers off to look yet. Anyway, put the new oil pump on, glooped the windage tray and sump back on, dummy fitted some new Toda cam wheels and a fancy belt. Ive got a new idler pulley for it but need to drop in to Toyota for the new water pump so will fit that next time. Fly, clutch and gearbox went back on then dropped it in the hole. Headers fitted and some other bits and pieces. The clutch hard line was a bit fucked up so made a new one from braid and bled that up. Making progress very slowly. Yes the cams are not aligned, the belt is just sitting there poser spec. All has to come off again so I can fit the hall effect sensors. Will have a CAS for sale shortly if anyone needs one. Fuck theres a long way to go. Anyone know where to buy new passivated bolts for this turd? I can't bring myself to put the old shit ones back in - especially as most are missing.
  8. Not as much progress as I'd hoped but slowly getting there. Gave the engine a quick rattle can rebuild, swapped on a lightweight flywheel/clutch setup that KPR had lying around, and got the gearbox on and ready to go in the hole. Will fit that all next time and put on the new oil pump Ive got etc. The -3kw comment is a standing joke between KRP and I. Years ago he helped street tune my EP in preperation for a dyno day that I ran. His EP82 came out with 198kw , compared to the 195kw in my EP71 . So from that day forward I claim that everytime he touches or has parts that end up on one of my cars the power figure deliberately reduces by 3kw. I also made up some billet radiator brackets and a battery clamp at work, might make a few of these eventually. Anyway, its ready to go in the hole. Ive got a whole heaps of parts waiting to go into the car, just need to find the time to do it. ,
  9. Nah wont be ready, the painter fell through so its still in bits. I'm helping on the day so will be there anyway. I'll make it run and drive over easter all going well.
  10. Stu

    4AGEMAD's 1986 notchback hachi

    Sweet car mate!
  11. Slow progress, hopefully will jam the engine back in this coming week.
  12. Legit, it will stay 4age I'd say, probably some sort of tame turbo setup? If I could find another shell thats not worth saving I'd slam a weird engine it in for giggles (no, not a 3s... hi Dave) Im currently using a 0.72 vband housing so will stick with that as its a bolt in deal. Also going to be swapping in an 8.9:1 bottom end eventually to wake it up a bit.
  13. Yeah recent acquisition, another money pit Will be a NA 4age in it for now while I gather parts together for a different setup. Its a series 2 gtx2867 which should wake the starlet up a bit. I compared the flow maps between the current gt2876, a g25-550 and a few gtx versions and the 2867 looked like a good match, especially as the 2860 on KPR's Hilux goes so well. Will see how it goes. Hows the ute going?
  14. EP71 update: Bits and pieces have been turning up. Some 3 inch stainless bends and straight for a new exhaust. And this...