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by Nick94tt
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Do sticky tires rock chip our cars?
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: Do sticky tires rock chip our cars?

Assuming you have smooth paint, some clear vinyl wrap works very well as a guard. Could diy or swing through a dealership and catch their mobile guy that does it. The chip guard specific vinyl is typically thicker, for what it's worth. Odds are amazon/ebay would have you supplied cheap and easy. Bey...
by Nick94tt
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Red Top Piston Max HP limit
Replies: 10
Views: 483

Re: Red Top Piston Max HP limit

All that and I'm sitting here procrastinating on a stock head refresh with a mild port job. :lol:
by Nick94tt
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Red Top Piston Max HP limit
Replies: 10
Views: 483

Re: Red Top Piston Max HP limit

It's more of an issue of what they can/can't do ultimately. Go boosted aiming for 300-400+, and you'll want some GZE pistons or more appropriate forged slugs. NA, you're not applying all that much more stress unless you up the velocities (lengths, angles, speeds) or rpm. It'd be interesting to see i...
by Nick94tt
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Red Top Piston Max HP limit
Replies: 10
Views: 483

Re: Red Top Piston Max HP limit

NA, I can't see you getting close to their limits - knowing your relatively mild build plan. (RPM/compression/fuel choice) Assuming you tried to push a motor to 14:1+ compression and run methanol is another question - I assume that's what it would take to flat out tensile strength kill an oem Toyota...
by Nick94tt
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Surging idle
Replies: 9
Views: 1493

Re: Surging idle

Would the coolant lines to iacv still be an issue if I had a new radiator installed recently and new coolant etc (koyo rad) Same way you can swap a radiator and still have a clogged heater core - the iacv coolant lines are much smaller though. If nothing flows out of them when they're disconnected ...
by Nick94tt
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Surging idle
Replies: 9
Views: 1493

Re: Surging idle

Oddball chance, but one of the lines running to the iacv may be clogged as well. Would explain swapping iacvs having no effect. Could disconnect the hoses and spin the water pump by hand/bump the starter - see if it pushes any water out. If I remember right - won't a failed/disconnected coolant temp...
by Nick94tt
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: TECH: Inline 6's and V8's (JZ, G, UZ etc...) and Big Sedans
Topic: Lit'lphant - Toyota's Hemi V8
Replies: 33
Views: 8429

Re: Lit'lphant - Toyota's Hemi V8

Woot. I'd wondered how long you would be forced to chase the head gasket before I quietly chipped in the custom cut annealed copper idea. Local race shop was fond of it when they did oddball motors or o-ringed setups. I know they did more than a few sans rings, not sure if they were race team servic...
by Nick94tt
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Newb question on how to guide for ITBs on JDM 4AG Bluetop w/ MAP
Replies: 54
Views: 5211

Re: Newb question on how to guide for ITBs on JDM 4AG Bluetop w/ MAP

With the higher compression I'd dial back the timing a few degrees at minimum if you're planning on driving it hard to break in the engine. Ditto Jondee on the wideband, though that'll only tell you how far off you are. Without an adjustable fuel pressure regulator or fueling controls you're at the ...
by Nick94tt
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Newb question on how to guide for ITBs on JDM 4AG Bluetop w/ MAP
Replies: 54
Views: 5211

Re: Newb question on how to guide for ITBs on JDM 4AG Bluetop w/ MAP

Good bearings, balanced internals, and an uprated valvetrain will raise the "safe" rev limiter. Build for 9k, rev to 8k... No point revving that high if the powerband already dropped off though. Nothing you're after here is crazy. That said, I keep hearing "K swap" in my head. :l...
by Nick94tt
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Newb question on how to guide for ITBs on JDM 4AG Bluetop w/ MAP
Replies: 54
Views: 5211

Re: Newb question on how to guide for ITBs on JDM 4AG Bluetop w/ MAP

yabaiani wrote:More like a high quality build for street. If I want to go on the occasional track day, I don’t want to worry about the motor


That, the resident engine gurus can work with. ^_^
by Nick94tt
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Newb question on how to guide for ITBs on JDM 4AG Bluetop w/ MAP
Replies: 54
Views: 5211

Re: Newb question on how to guide for ITBs on JDM 4AG Bluetop w/ MAP

Occasional track day/drift/autocross? Jondee was 1000% right btw. Street cars are fun. Race cars are way too serious. :D I can vouch for this. I've got a big single turbo alcohol injected car. The couple times a year I actually let the thing eat, it's epic. The rest is really loud cruising waiting t...
by Nick94tt
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Newb question on how to guide for ITBs on JDM 4AG Bluetop w/ MAP
Replies: 54
Views: 5211

Re: Newb question on how to guide for ITBs on JDM 4AG Bluetop w/ MAP

Fuel type, goals, driving style. Running Pump 93, E85, or race gas? Hp/tq goals? Daily driver, road race, drift, drag, mix, etc? Really basic oversimplified questions but they set the table. Not trying to nag or be a pita at all. Narrowing these things down first just makes victory more likely. ^_^
by Nick94tt
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Newb question on how to guide for ITBs on JDM 4AG Bluetop w/ MAP
Replies: 54
Views: 5211

Re: Newb question on how to guide for ITBs on JDM 4AG Bluetop w/ MAP

Folks have been mixing standard setup parts for a long while. Usually just a matter of picking what you're comfortable with/can afford. Carillo's been doing rods forever, same as JE and Arias do pistons... Just a matter of making sure they're all sized appropriately. (Pin bores/locations/correct rin...
by Nick94tt
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Newb question on how to guide for ITBs on JDM 4AG Bluetop w/ MAP
Replies: 54
Views: 5211

Re: Newb question on how to guide for ITBs on JDM 4AG Bluetop w/ MAP

I'm pretty stoked. High compression screamer on E85 will make some sexy noises. :D

We don't have ready access to corn juice here yet. :cry: Subsidized race gas is a winner.
by Nick94tt
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Newb question on how to guide for ITBs on JDM 4AG Bluetop w/ MAP
Replies: 54
Views: 5211

Re: Newb question on how to guide for ITBs on JDM 4AG Bluetop w/ MAP

And don't forget the head work you need to get maximum airflow and take full advantage of the new intake and exhaust. I'm sure that Oldeskewltoy would be happy to help you with that. Truth. Literally about the only thing left possible. :lol: I'd consider hitting him (or your head guy if you already...
by Nick94tt
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: 20V Black top Fuel Injectors question
Replies: 15
Views: 1665

Re: 20V Black top Fuel Injectors question

Was just going by the first 5-6 online listings from dealerships I saw while cross referencing. Didn't dig any deeper. Haven't physically bought something at a dealership since... A $12 bolt for the rear suspension i needed in a hurry. :lol: Our locals claim to do online sales, then redirect you int...
by Nick94tt
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Noise when turning
Replies: 12
Views: 1809

Re: Noise when turning

Fluid in the booster is a definite pita. That's what killed mine - master failed on both ends. Most of the fluid ended up in the driver's footwell while the rest had in the booster. Some folks use starter fluid or brake cleaner, I prefer nonflammables like soapy water or CO2. Think I partially dropp...
by Nick94tt
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: 20V Black top Fuel Injectors question
Replies: 15
Views: 1665

Re: 20V Black top Fuel Injectors question

Yup, and like Nick replied with the P/N for Beck Arnley. 1J & 2J injectors are the same shape, so they use the same insulators & O-Rings Also something like $9 per individual ring/insulator from Toyota, lol. I'm all for quality parts but I'm fine saving $140 on a set of buna-n/flouro o-ring...
by Nick94tt
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: 20V Black top Fuel Injectors question
Replies: 15
Views: 1665

Re: 20V Black top Fuel Injectors question

Ahh those insulators I can get them at any toyota in the USA? Per some quick cross checking, the MK4 turbo supra injector kits look like they may work. (93.5-98 in the US) Compare what you have to the photos/order a set to test. (Assuming your current rings and spacers are cracked/hardened...) Beck...
by Nick94tt
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE86 Panda two tone paint
Replies: 2
Views: 972

Re: AE86 Panda two tone paint

Generally - tape the whole car off after stripping all the loose parts, primer, base coat (white), tape the whole car off again for the panda pattern, spray the black, remove secondary tape job, spray clear. Then the usual.wet sanding and buffing. If you're using spray paint you can just go to town ...
by Nick94tt
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Newb question on how to guide for ITBs on JDM 4AG Bluetop w/ MAP
Replies: 54
Views: 5211

Re: Newb question on how to guide for ITBs on JDM 4AG Bluetop w/ MAP

Following as well. I'm with others as to wondering what else will be in the motor when it's all said and done (compression/cams/valvetrain/porting...) The noises are epic if you can get a reliable setup ironed out. I do wonder about just swapping in a 20 valve depending on the end goals. On the ECU ...
by Nick94tt
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Noise when turning
Replies: 12
Views: 1809

Re: Noise when turning

If the gasket is accessible without disassembling the booster, sure. Brake boosters are generally sealed and a "rebuild if you have the specialty tools" type operation... (l just replaced mine when I did the master, rebuilding didnt seem feasible for a home gamer) Bit like steering racks. ...
by Nick94tt
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: Gonna start a build and see where it goes ===> TWINSCREW !!! :-p
Replies: 223
Views: 81552

Re: Gonna start a build and see where it goes ===> TWINSCREW !!! :-p

Had to get at least a quick electrical jab in there since it's a BMW. :lol: "The brake light died and took out the ecu..." As someone with a straight piped 4" to 5" exhaust inline 6, I can understand. Even the ....ing wastegate goes to atmosphere. :lol: The car is black and I do ...
by Nick94tt
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: Gonna start a build and see where it goes ===> TWINSCREW !!! :-p
Replies: 223
Views: 81552

Re: Gonna start a build and see where it goes ===> TWINSCREW !!! :-p

Grats.

I can understand the draw on the ISF. The exhaust note is unreal with the right setup. :)

Sure the new toy will provide. If you tinker with it throw it up in the build logs here again. Be interesting to see how you work through electrical vs mechanical challenges.
by Nick94tt
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: WTB Power Steering Rack
Replies: 9
Views: 2296

Re: WTB Power Steering Rack

Occured to me. Ask/look for parts for a 2dr coupe. In a lot of their databases that's the rwd platform. Cant remember what I was after but I got a few things in a row for the fwd corollas ordering for a hatch.
by Nick94tt
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: WTB Power Steering Rack
Replies: 9
Views: 2296

Re: WTB Power Steering Rack

https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/c3/rack-pinions/15752

Shows out of stock at my local store but still shows the option to order. I'd find a coupon code and try ordering online. Worst case full price and stop by the local store.
by Nick94tt
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: UPDATE! Gas coming out of fuel neck nozzle...
Replies: 25
Views: 3201

Re: UPDATE! Gas coming out of fuel neck nozzle...

Zenki usm, can't quite pull the filler down to check the other side for a separate tube, plus it's cold out. :lol: I've had similar issues losing fuel if I top the tank off, though I'm pretty sure my issue is a failed or just missing gasket under the locking ring given the previous owner didnt bothe...
by Nick94tt
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: WTB Power Steering Rack
Replies: 9
Views: 2296

Re: WTB Power Steering Rack

No worries. ^_^ It's not black magic, but a bit of a lost art. The reason I mentioned the hydraulic guys is that theyll usually have the spray welding gear and lathe on hand to fix worn down shafts (or grab a different size of seals...) At some point somebody will give up and track down a cheap repl...
by Nick94tt
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Noise when turning
Replies: 12
Views: 1809

Re: Noise when turning

Solid call. Always seemed like even the coatings could do similar if folks didnt pay attention. I only even know this thanks to a friend that ran a national brake shop franchise for years. That said, good lord they broke out the OA torch for pretty much any excuse possible.... "It can't be tigh...
by Nick94tt
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: WTB Power Steering Rack
Replies: 9
Views: 2296

Re: WTB Power Steering Rack

Just rechecked rockauto, best you can do there us pay up front and schedule a rebuild through Cardone. I'd count and make a note of the threads showing on the tie rod ends, remove it, and find a local shop to rebuild it. If you can't find an automotive shop try asking around a hydraulic machine shop...

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