piazzanoob

piazzanoob's 1981 Toyota Starlet Discussion

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Bit of a WOF list, but not tragically bad. I foresee welding in your future!

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Get that For Sale sticker off the back window asap (unless it's your number and you're doing it for the Laydeeezzzzzz - Whatever you young people do).

Otherwise good work, keep at it mate.

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I Havn't done any welding with panel steel before so I've picked up some scrap bits to do some practice welding with so once I get good enough I'll start my patches on my car.

I've pulled that for sale sticker off that back as well after I took the photos

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I hope you are going to fit a rear bumper to this

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Yup going to fit a rear bumper just waiting to hear back from enzee weather he has one or not

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Nah on the Gillies imo. wear out the alternator bearings real fast ( dont know how/if it effects the waterpump) Just supercharge it and get a better noise!

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Everyone says they wear out the alternator bearings quick but 

they always say they had the belt overadjusted too

 

And the ol 4K's dont seem to handle much boost just destroys them haha 

just get it for the noise!

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I hate gilmers on 4ks, they sound gay as shit because the cars are actually slow, they are expensive, and as said the fuck alternator bearings. If you wanted it to sound slash go better throw the crappy coby extractors in the scrap metal bin, they actually flow less than a stock twin pipe cast manifold. Or spend 500 having Sheldon Rush make a set of his super lush 4-2-1 tuned length headers. That's the way to go and is what my rally car will be getting when I have some spare coin

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(V)omit can, needs an MSD blaster coil

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Lucas Coil mayte.

 

V can looks okay but something different would be better. Find some obscure can that nobody has.

 

weird-energy-drink-icex.jpg

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i'd go for a floppy gym sock over the V can, it's unique, flea from the chillipeppers would roll it as a costume, and you can use it to clean the dipstick.

 

cool starlet. yeah forget the shiny bolt-on bits and throw your money at making the car sweet to use. trust me, it'll make sense in a couple years.

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(V)omit can, needs an MSD blaster coil

yeah 

but i cant justify them for that price

over 100$ just for very little performance gain and for something that looks good  

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i'd go for a floppy gym sock over the V can, it's unique, flea from the chillipeppers would roll it as a costume, and you can use it to clean the dipstick.

 

cool starlet. yeah forget the shiny bolt-on bits and throw your money at making the car sweet to use. trust me, it'll make sense in a couple years.

great idea!

buuuut

i think the only thing i would end up seeing is it going up in flames 

remember there's heat electricity and fuel vapour's in my engine bay 

 

very valid point 

but generally making bits shiny etc doesnt cost me much 

mostly 0$$ as i get stuff from work bolt's paint etc 

but im all go for Function over show 

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Lucas Coil mayte.

 

V can looks okay but something different would be better. Find some obscure can that nobody has.

 

weird-energy-drink-icex.jpg

you got any of thooose hiding in one of your dairy's 

son?

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What's up with those pop rivets? Also, not sure you're cutting out enough.

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Yea take well more than you need to out, I bet you some of that steel looks good on the outside but will be rusting on the inside

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What's up with those pop rivets? Also, not sure you're cutting out enough.

previous person who had done work on it used pop rivets to hold all the door rubbers in.

only doing the spots that are showing rust atm 

best thing would be to unstitch the inside of the doors and redo all of it but thats a massive job.

remeber you cant stop rust it will always come back in these cars all i can do is pervent it and fix the bits it has. 

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are you going to repaint it?

better to put in a propper patch, so it wont rust through 2 months after you paint it

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