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by Grant
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Buying an ae86 as a first car (again)
Replies: 41
Views: 15337

Re: Buying an ae86 as a first car (again)

idreamofdrifting wrote:I am SUPER GLAD, I did not sell mine! SUPER GLAD! LOL!

Me too. 8-)
by Grant
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: AC compressor clutch
Replies: 0
Views: 72

AC compressor clutch

If anyone has a spare A/C compressor or just the clutch from it laying around, please let me know! Even if the compressor is broken, the clutch might still be good. You can test it by applying 12v to the wire coming off of it and seeing if the clutch engages/disengages. Anyway, my clutch failed part...
by Grant
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: My red hatch (fix-up and restoration)
Replies: 70
Views: 21975

Re: My red hatch (fix-up and restoration)

Sorry this took forever, but I finally uploaded a clip of the exhaust comparison. The phone has some trouble picking up the lower sound of the HKS, but the improved note is obvious. I was going to record a drive-by too, but didn't get to it yet. The sound is amazing and I am glad I picked the Hi-Pow...
by Grant
Fri May 31, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: HKS Hi-Power exhaust install question
Replies: 3
Views: 816

Re: HKS Hi-Power exhaust install question

Yep, I'll definitely make sure the threads are clean.

Also, FYI I bought the last exhaust hanger bracket in the whole US... sorry guys. :(
by Grant
Mon May 27, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: I rented a race track... Oregon Raceway Park - Sept 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1986

Re: I rented a race track... Oregon Raceway Park - Sept 2019

Wow, I actually just moved to the PNW last year, great timing. :lol:

If your guest list isn't full yet, I would love to join and drive my AE86 over there. :)
by Grant
Mon May 27, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: My red hatch (fix-up and restoration)
Replies: 70
Views: 21975

Re: My red hatch (fix-up and restoration)

Hello again, I've been off these forums for a while now, but I figured it was time to give an update again since I'm starting more work on my car, with more updates to come later this year probably. A lot has changed since I posted last, including moving again, this time several thousand miles so I ...
by Grant
Sun May 26, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: HKS Hi-Power exhaust install question
Replies: 3
Views: 816

Re: HKS Hi-Power exhaust install question

I think I might have answered my own question. From looking at the parts diagrams, it looks like I am missing one of the exhaust hanger brackets. https://parts.toyota.com/a/Toyota_1986_Corolla-CP-GTS-16L-MT/_50016_6719817/EXHAUST-PIPE/161450-1702.html Here is the exact part: https://parts.toyota.com...
by Grant
Sat May 25, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: HKS Hi-Power exhaust install question
Replies: 3
Views: 816

HKS Hi-Power exhaust install question

Hello, It's been a while since I've done any major work on my AE86 besides maintenance (and driving 8-) ). I finally decided to replace the old crusty exhaust with an HKS Hi-Power catback, but I noticed something strange when checking the fit. https://i.imgur.com/izLS6Zj.jpg It looks like I am missi...
by Grant
Sun Aug 07, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Extinction Of The AE86
Replies: 40
Views: 12868

Re: Extinction Of The AE86

The car is meant to have fun in, not garage keep it and wax it every time a dirt spec gets on it. Life is short, and these are toys to play with, so have fun with it; if not let someone else play with it. These cars arent SUPERCARS or some sort of limited edition collector car. Its a fucking Coroll...
by Grant
Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: My red hatch (fix-up and restoration)
Replies: 70
Views: 21975

Re: My red hatch (fix-up and restoration)

Well it has been a while since my last post. Moving is quite a lot of work, but I'm pretty much settled now and I wanted to give a quick update. My car made the long trip without any problems! The only thing I had to do on the way was tighten the A/C belt a little since it was brand new and stretche...
by Grant
Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Extinction Of The AE86
Replies: 40
Views: 12868

Re: Extinction Of The AE86

I know exactly how you feel. I am honestly surprised people are still trying to use the AE86 as a tuner car. The days of buying Grandma's $500 AE86 are long gone, and parts are becoming very expensive and hard to find. Even though my AE86 may not be 100% original, I feel I am trying my best to keep ...
by Grant
Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: A/c system from an sr5 work with a 4age 16v?
Replies: 1
Views: 1008

Re: A/c system from an sr5 work with a 4age 16v?

The main differences are the clutch pulley, and the wiring harness (which is a pretty large difference). The A/C computer board inside the A/C evaporator unit is different, the harness that plugs into the evaporator and into the under-dash harness is different (the 4A-GE wiring has some extra relays...
by Grant
Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: OEM AE86 pumpkin (diff) gasket doesn't fit!
Replies: 7
Views: 1874

Re: OEM AE86 pumpkin (diff) gasket doesn't fit!

I had the exact same problem with my OEM gasket. It only had a small tear so I used it along with a very small amount of permatex.

It has never leaked since so I guess it's fine.
by Grant
Sat Apr 30, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: Gonna start a build and see where it goes ===> TWINSCREW !!! :-p
Replies: 207
Views: 54923

Re: Gonna start a build and see where it goes :-P

Oh wow this is going to be an interesting and unique build, and I'm guessing one that will be done right. ;)
Looking forward to seeing more...
by Grant
Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Necessary Relays
Replies: 13
Views: 2977

Re: Necessary Relays

The time when these cars were cheap to work on is long gone. :lol:
But yea if you can fabricate one then do that.
by Grant
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Necessary Relays
Replies: 13
Views: 2977

Re: Necessary Relays

The Injen short ram intake is a popular choice I think. It is pricey though at about $190.
by Grant
Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: How Do You Eat An Elephant?
Replies: 26
Views: 6496

Re: How Do You Eat An Elephant?

Wow, very thorough build. I would say do as much rust proofing as you can while you have the chance. You will thank yourself later. :)
by Grant
Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: My red hatch (fix-up and restoration)
Replies: 70
Views: 21975

Re: My red hatch (fix-up and restoration)

Here is a bit better shot of it all reassembled. http://i.imgur.com/on7gW3I.jpg I have a question for anyone who has experience with long trips with their AE86. Do I need to worry about sustained RPMs around 3500-4000? For example highway cruising at 65mph. I am about to make a 550 mile trip with th...
by Grant
Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Necessary Relays
Replies: 13
Views: 2977

Re: Necessary Relays

Fuel pump does not prime, but you can force it to run and make sure fuel is getting to the rail. You say the AFM is not hooked up? You do mean the black box with the flap inside to measure air flow correct? That must be plugged in or the car will do exactly as you are describing. Start then die righ...
by Grant
Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: My red hatch (fix-up and restoration)
Replies: 70
Views: 21975

Re: My red hatch (fix-up and restoration)

Another quick update. I've been pretty productive with the car since I am moving and I need to get the car driveable. Putting everything back together, bushings are all in and greased. http://i.imgur.com/UTSHGUM.jpg I cleaned up and painted the front calipers and brackets so they match the other shi...
by Grant
Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Electrical Connections
Replies: 14
Views: 3812

Re: Electrical Connections

by Grant
Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Electrical Connections
Replies: 14
Views: 3812

Re: Electrical Connections

The fuel pump does not prime on the AE86.
by Grant
Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Electrical Connections
Replies: 14
Views: 3812

Re: Electrical Connections

The thick wire indeed goes to the positive battery terminal. The starter grounds through the block if I remember correctly.

I can take a look where that solenoid wire goes too.
by Grant
Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Electrical Connections
Replies: 14
Views: 3812

Re: Electrical Connections

That bit of wiring harness you have pictured there is for the HVAC. Do you want to put A/C back in your car? If not I will buy that from you. :P As for the electric mirrors, the kouki and zenki connectors are different, but the wiring is the same, so you can splice in connectors and get it to work. ...
by Grant
Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Electrical Connections
Replies: 14
Views: 3812

Re: Electrical Connections

First picture is the connector for electric mirrors. The door sensor is actually near the latch for the door itself. Second picture with the big connector is for a cruise control computer if you had one. Third picture is the clutch switch. Some others by the passenger side are for HVAC stuff. I can ...
by Grant
Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Is my AE86 considered totaled??
Replies: 14
Views: 3689

Re: Is my AE86 considered totaled??

Wow that is a sad sight to see. What kind of insurance did you have for it? I agree with Deuce Cam about refusing lowball offers if it wasn't your fault (rear-ending is nearly always the other drivers fault). One issue is apparently most insurance companies don't honor any "agreed value" s...
by Grant
Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: My red hatch (fix-up and restoration)
Replies: 70
Views: 21975

Re: My red hatch (fix-up and restoration)

Loving your build cleanup restoration. great job so far. Did you measure your rear axles? From what I understand the zenki axle is 24 millimeters diameter, and the kouki axle is 25 millimeters diameter. I am currently in the never ending search for a complete rear end right now and would love to kn...
by Grant
Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: Front spring insulator (#48157-12030)
Replies: 8
Views: 1960

Re: Front spring insulator (#48157-12030)

I have the moog and import direct part numbers from oreillys if you have one by you, they should be able to order them. Really? It's worth a try, so let me know the numbers. Thanks! The issue I'm running into is all most AE86 folks care about is coilover kits, so there is no market for stock suspen...
by Grant
Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: notnilc20's 1986 ae86 Hatch build/restoration
Replies: 173
Views: 43564

Re: notnilc20's 1986 ae86 Hatch build clean-up

Nice job so far! That color you picked for the engine block is great. I'll probably use a similar color when I get around to rebuilding/refreshing my engine.

Keep up the good work. :)
by Grant
Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: My red hatch (fix-up and restoration)
Replies: 70
Views: 21975

Re: My red hatch (fix-up and restoration)

Finally another update on the front suspension parts: Got some of my parts back from sandblasting. http://i.imgur.com/BWq2tiJ.jpg Again I'm using POR-15 for coating. My rear axle that I also coated with POR-15 still looks like the day I painted it, so hopefully it stays that way. :) http://i.imgur.c...

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