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by Rogue-AE95
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-050 - A VERY special build
Replies: 40
Views: 3483

Re: OST-050 - A VERY special build

The old school ;) way of adjusting, making a new hole for the knock pin (whatever it's called) in the cam gear. Then add a new timing mark on the side of the tooth?
by Rogue-AE95
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Oil port?
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: Oil port?

Some blocks have just a plug in that drain port, and some (AW11 for one) have a fancy draincock that you can attach a small hose to help keep the coolant from spilling all over.
by Rogue-AE95
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Deck plate necessary?
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: Deck plate necessary?

I'm in Florida :?
by Rogue-AE95
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-050 - A VERY special build
Replies: 40
Views: 3483

Re: OST-050 - A VERY special build

Where will the head oil drain be plumbed into? There isn't an extra drain on this head. The 2 pipes at the back are for the coolant in, and out for the heater. Whoops :? I'm not used to seeing the RWD coolant piping. The one line looks like the smallport or the "aftermarket" drain you som...
by Rogue-AE95
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-050 - A VERY special build
Replies: 40
Views: 3483

Re: OST-050 - A VERY special build

Like it came off the mid-80s production line :idea:

Where will the head oil drain be plumbed into?
by Rogue-AE95
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Deck plate necessary?
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: Deck plate necessary?

Thanks guys. I do like the idea of using one if available, but don't see myself going out of my way buying them for my engine builds. (3 cars and 3 different engine families, Toyota A-engine being one of them.)
by Rogue-AE95
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Deck plate necessary?
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Deck plate necessary?

I was talking to a machine shop recently about another engine I need to get rebuilt, and he mentioned a deck plate, something I've heard of before (though not for that particular engine). There's mention of deck plates in this article: http://club4ag.com/faq_and_tech_pages/4A-GE%20Engine%20Block.htm...
by Rogue-AE95
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Help or advice with power steering pump and alternator bracket
Replies: 11
Views: 609

Re: Help or advice with power steering pump and alternator bracket

Hopefully not too off-topic... but how many other A family engine accessory brackets will line up using 4A-GE accessories? I think in the 4A-GE family, the RWD is incompatible with FWD? On a topic-related note, the AE92 GT-S also has the power steering pump mounted near the dizzy on the exhaust side...
by Rogue-AE95
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-050 - A VERY special build
Replies: 40
Views: 3483

Re: OST-050 - A VERY special build

Thanks for the info about the VC colors. I was hoping to "restore" a set for a wall display I want to do in my house, and was hoping that I could get the correct or "close enough!" main color at a powder coater. I'll probably have more trouble trying to match that early 16v blue ...
by Rogue-AE95
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE86 Lower rubber radiator mounts
Replies: 7
Views: 467

Re: AE86 Lower rubber radiator mounts

I know it's not quite the same setup, but when I fit a Honda Civic "half size" aluminum radiator into my AE95 I had temporarily used one of these (or another size, I forget) on the Civic rad mount that I had to add. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-3-4-in-Off-White-Rubber-Leg-Tips-4-pe...
by Rogue-AE95
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: FX-16 gear ratio/manual trans
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: FX-16 gear ratio/manual trans

...wrong forum section? ;)

Doesn't the FX16 come with a C series FWD trans? What about a Blacktop 6 speed? I don't know anything about the C series, like the gearing for that 6 speed. Just throwing that out there.
by Rogue-AE95
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-050 - A VERY special build
Replies: 40
Views: 3483

Re: OST-050 - A VERY special build

I've always thought of the valve covers being a sort of champagne silver. A slight gold tone to the silver. At least based on the few OEM painted VCs I have.
by Rogue-AE95
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-050 - A VERY special build
Replies: 40
Views: 3483

Re: OST-050 - A VERY special build

I see 1-3 rod caps have been shaved a bit, and the 1 & 4 thinner counterweights have new holes. Everything is so clean, it's hard to tell which of the larger counterweights has new balancing. Is that an optical illusion, or are those domes coated? I guess it's the rougher surface not reflecting ...
by Rogue-AE95
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-051: One Lap of America
Replies: 9
Views: 779

Re: OST-051: One Lap of America

Nicely done!
by Rogue-AE95
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-051: One Lap of America
Replies: 9
Views: 779

Re: OST-051: One Lap of America

That's a lot to cut... was it that bad? Seems like there won't be much left to cut for a rebuild.
by Rogue-AE95
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 10.92 at the track
Replies: 13
Views: 789

Re: 10.92 at the track

Good work!
by Rogue-AE95
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: My 4age-t
Replies: 11
Views: 1108

Re: My 4age-t

For some reason videso on Vimeo won't play for me.

That has to win some kind of award for shortest run from turbo to intercooler!
by Rogue-AE95
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 4AGE automatic
Replies: 26
Views: 1549

Re: 4AGE automatic

For the flexplate and such, there's also the 1989-1992 Geo Prizm GSi trim level, all which had a 4A-GE, and some had an automatic tranny.
by Rogue-AE95
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-050 - A VERY special build
Replies: 40
Views: 3483

Re: OST-050 - A VERY special build

Interesting. I don't think I've seen something like that before.

And I don't think I've ever seen a 4A block with the "TEQ" logo before :idea:
by Rogue-AE95
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-050 - A VERY special build
Replies: 40
Views: 3483

Re: OST-050 - A VERY special build

Ceramic coating? If so, that should help the block shed heat. I made the mistake of bringing a block to a local machine shop just for cleaning & inspection to make sure it was usable. I asked for it to be cleaned, and checked, but not painted... and got it back painted black. I wouldn't have min...
by Rogue-AE95
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Factory high comp pistons for aw11 4age
Replies: 9
Views: 2621

Re: Factory high comp pistons for aw11 4age

13103-16030 are the 10:1 oversize cast pistons with 18mm wrist pin (Singapore & some Euro market). This was just posted in OST's most recent engine rebuild & head porting topic. There is no Toyota 4A-GE 10.3:1 piston with 18mm wrist pin. I guess 10:1 would be "high enough" ;)
by Rogue-AE95
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-050 - A VERY special build
Replies: 40
Views: 3483

Re: OST-050 - A VERY special build

Are those stock rods with press-fit 18mm wrist pins? I can't remember if those 10:1 pistons had 18mm or 20mm pins.
by Rogue-AE95
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Rear axle hub diameter
Replies: 7
Views: 684

Re: Rear axle hub diameter

I threw this together in AutoCAD today. I wasn't sure of the diameter for the lug studs, which seems to be about 14.22mm. Edit: updated the image. The red represents what my modified hub would be like. Since the thickness of the hubs are about the same, and from what Jondee said earlier, I don't hav...
by Rogue-AE95
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-050 - A VERY special build
Replies: 40
Views: 3483

Re: OST-050 - A VERY special build

Number 50 is indeed something special :idea:
by Rogue-AE95
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Radio wiring help....
Replies: 10
Views: 937

Re: Radio wiring help....

That sounds familiar about the blue wire on the stereo harness. It's been a while since I messed with my wagon's stereo, but I seem to recall using a wire off the stereo to tell an amp to turn on. About the reverse harness, I think for some of those the wires will be labeled with text like "rig...
by Rogue-AE95
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Radio wiring help....
Replies: 10
Views: 937

Re: Radio wiring help....

Would something like this help? A "reverse" radio harness, I had to get one for one car I'm working on. Someone hacked up the radio harness and I didn't want to worry about what wire was what.

https://www.amazon.com/American-Interna ... B000YT9DHI
by Rogue-AE95
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Rear axle hub diameter
Replies: 7
Views: 684

Re: Rear axle hub diameter

OK thanks! As aside, there's one thing I wish the AE95 had, the larger GTS rear wheel bearings. AE95 uses the thinner SR5 type bearings. Someone posted pics of an Audi A4 AWD, with 130mm diameter rear hubs. Although they looked thicker than 3/8", there's only about 3mm from the stud to the edge...
by Rogue-AE95
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Rear axle hub diameter
Replies: 7
Views: 684

Re: Rear axle hub diameter

Thanks again Jon... I just measured my AE95 hubs and they are just about the same. I can't seem to find my metric calipers, but my SAE calipers measured just under 0.375". Edit: found my metrics, and measured about 10.2mm...? Measured the same spot. Maybe one or the other is out of spec. But co...
by Rogue-AE95
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Rear axle hub diameter
Replies: 7
Views: 684

Re: Rear axle hub diameter

Thank you Jon! Always a font of information :idea: For anyone who might need to know in the future, I measured appx. 14.5cm for the diameter of the AE95 rear axle hub. I'm curious if the AE86 SR5 rear hub is the same as the AE95, being both have rear drum brakes and don't have a disc rotor sliding o...
by Rogue-AE95
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Rear axle hub diameter
Replies: 7
Views: 684

Rear axle hub diameter

I need to know what the rear axle hub diameter is for a GTS axle. OEM would be better, but aftermarket like Weir would be nice to know too if they're different. Edit: if anyone also has the MA46/47 Celica rear hub diameter, that would be great. I mean that I need the diameter of the face of the hub....

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