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by oldeskewltoy
Wed Oct 26, 2022 9:31 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: blue smoke
Replies: 2
Views: 768

Re: blue smoke

typically....... smoke on decel - valve seals. Smoke on accel... oil control rings.
by oldeskewltoy
Mon Oct 17, 2022 10:57 am
Forum: TECH: Inline 6's and V8's (JZ, G, UZ etc...) and Big Sedans
Topic: Lit'lphant - Toyota's Hemi V8
Replies: 58
Views: 44710

Re: Lit'lphant - Toyota's Hemi V8

Might have read that and forgot, getting old. Aren't we all..... :x Could have been another mod to consider, changing valve guides. With that you could have used custom guides or crossed to something that would fit which would have allowed the adapting to a "locking" seal and many other o...
by oldeskewltoy
Tue Oct 11, 2022 9:13 am
Forum: TECH: Inline 6's and V8's (JZ, G, UZ etc...) and Big Sedans
Topic: Lit'lphant - Toyota's Hemi V8
Replies: 58
Views: 44710

Re: Lit'lphant - Toyota's Hemi V8

Why would you need dual springs with this engine? Plan on running some high RPM? Just curious. When I want to kick the revs up on a 22R I like using "beehive" springs. Instead of running the higher spring rates associated with dual springs the beehive springs keep lower sring rates while ...
by oldeskewltoy
Thu Sep 29, 2022 8:33 am
Forum: TECH: Inline 6's and V8's (JZ, G, UZ etc...) and Big Sedans
Topic: Lit'lphant - Toyota's Hemi V8
Replies: 58
Views: 44710

Re: Lit'lphant - Toyota's Hemi V8

Right now we are working on a valve spring[s] upgrade. Something that will allow us to utilize the new rpm potential, and yet not destroy the camshaft do to excess spring pressures. Here is what we have measured so far..... the numbers on the bottom are the inner spring pressures. https://s3.us-eas...
by oldeskewltoy
Wed Sep 21, 2022 2:25 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Fujitsubo Legalis R vs Reinhard Stainless
Replies: 3
Views: 713

Re: Fujitsubo Legalis R vs Reinhard Stainless

there are actually 3 Fujitsubo LegalisR... one is a single tip big muffler, a 2nd is a dual tip big muffler, and the third is a dual tip small muffler (yes - a bit more noise). I've now had 2 of the 3 Fujitsubo exhausts. I've had both dual tip models. The small muffler version is a bit too loud for ...
by oldeskewltoy
Thu Sep 01, 2022 8:14 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-093: My, My, Mystery
Replies: 10
Views: 2236

Re: OST-093: My, My, Mystery

That "rattle" depends on the alloy of the forged piston. Typically... 2618, they have been known to make some from 4932, but they don't recommend it for boosted applications. I'd like to see hypereutectic castings for street apps. Hyper pistons are lighter than reular cast and forged pist...
by oldeskewltoy
Wed Aug 31, 2022 10:11 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-093: My, My, Mystery
Replies: 10
Views: 2236

Re: OST-093: My, My, Mystery

The pistons I just showed in my previous post.... This is essentially a stronger smallport piston. https://gallery.ostportworks.com/albums/userpics/10005/normal_OST_Traum_high_comp_copy_versus_OEM_high_comp_6_panel_large.jpg Full size image - https://gallery.ostportworks.com/albums/userpics/10005/OS...
by oldeskewltoy
Wed Aug 31, 2022 9:24 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-093: My, My, Mystery
Replies: 10
Views: 2236

Re: OST-093: My, My, Mystery

2 down... (leftside) 2 to go..... https://gallery.ostportworks.com/albums/userpics/10005/2_down_artistic_view.jpg after discussion about his build, my client decided on a new set of pistons...... https://gallery.ostportworks.com/albums/userpics/10005/Traum_pistons.jpg more to come....... ;)
by oldeskewltoy
Tue Aug 16, 2022 6:30 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: Keeping it simple and stupid.
Replies: 10
Views: 1811

Re: Keeping it simple and stupid.

speaking to seat time..... I've been on track twice.... 3 times if you consider carts.

I get motion sick :oops:

I can build them, just can't take the g loads.....

best of luck in 2 things: 1) your seat time, and 2) keeping to your budget.
by oldeskewltoy
Thu Aug 04, 2022 7:00 am
Forum: TECH: Inline 6's and V8's (JZ, G, UZ etc...) and Big Sedans
Topic: Lit'lphant - Toyota's Hemi V8
Replies: 58
Views: 44710

Re: Lit'lphant - Toyota's Hemi V8

I was not happy with the ignition solutions. An old Hemi kind of requires a cap with wires.... so one day last summer I found this..... https://gallery.ostportworks.com/albums/userpics/10005/dist_acquired_in_july_2021.jpg It keeps my options open. Quite complicated.... anyone have a spare distribut...
by oldeskewltoy
Mon Aug 01, 2022 3:15 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-093: My, My, Mystery
Replies: 10
Views: 2236

Re: OST-093: My, My, Mystery

While this is a mixed generational head, the intake casting was SUPERB.... note the bowl casting comes all the way out to the edge of the seat. https://gallery.ostportworks.com/albums/userpics/10005/good_port_alignment_-_arrows.jpg In all my years working these heads this is among a handful that wer...
by oldeskewltoy
Tue Jul 26, 2022 2:16 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-093: My, My, Mystery
Replies: 10
Views: 2236

Re: OST-093: My, My, Mystery

The Mystery here is the head I'm working for OST-093. It appears that it is a mixed head, with some newer features, and some older features...... https://gallery.ostportworks.com/albums/userpics/10005/oddball_head2.jpg more to come...... ;) So... what makes it a mixed head? Please note that the fro...
by oldeskewltoy
Mon Jul 25, 2022 9:58 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-093: My, My, Mystery
Replies: 10
Views: 2236

OST-093: My, My, Mystery

https://gallery.ostportworks.com/albums/userpics/10005/normal_OST-093.jpg Essentially there are 3 types of 16V 4AG heads. There are 2 versions of the largeport, and of course the smallport. The early largeport (1984-1987) was originally designed/built(?) by Yamaha, where the later ones(1987-1989) w...
by oldeskewltoy
Mon Jul 25, 2022 9:51 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?
Replies: 84
Views: 26427

Re: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?

253hp under 9000rpm is really good! Especially NA. Cams I'm running are a grind from Kamakaze cams, got them through Matrix garage, 266*/238*@.050" 8.65mm lift at cam. Decent cam, timed now for smog and smoothest idle. Pulls good from 4000rpm all the way to fuel cut, stock ECU. change the timi...
by oldeskewltoy
Sat Jul 23, 2022 11:17 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?
Replies: 84
Views: 26427

Re: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?

Keep in mind though, if the shop doesn't do an excellent job installing your sleeves it could turn out very bad. This............... have a friend who took it on the chin when it came to re- sleeving a 2C-TE 1) Kelford 193-C Cams 2) MRP Sump w/ extender 3) SuperTech Dual valve Springs 4) SuperTech ...
by oldeskewltoy
Fri Jul 22, 2022 10:02 am
Forum: 4A-GE Engine Parts
Topic: BIGPORT PISTONS
Replies: 10
Views: 2520

Re: BIGPORT PISTONS

Not $1000, but for $700 you get pistons, rings, pins and locks in the bore size (and compression height) you want. https://gallery.ostportworks.com/albums/userpics/10005/normal_OST_Traum_high_comp_copy_versus_OEM_high_comp_6_panel_large.jpg As far as smallport rings are concerned... you might get an...
by oldeskewltoy
Fri Jul 22, 2022 9:44 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?
Replies: 84
Views: 26427

Re: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?

Keep in mind though, if the shop doesn't do an excellent job installing your sleeves it could turn out very bad. This............... have a friend who took it on the chin when it came to re- sleeving a 2C-TE 1) Kelford 193-C Cams 2) MRP Sump w/ extender 3) SuperTech Dual valve Springs 4) SuperTech ...
by oldeskewltoy
Fri Jul 15, 2022 5:25 pm
Forum: 4A-GE Engine Parts
Topic: BIGPORT PISTONS
Replies: 10
Views: 2520

Re: BIGPORT PISTONS

budget??

As to why stock pistons break ring lands it all has to do with poor ring land support

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by oldeskewltoy
Sun Jul 03, 2022 4:56 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?
Replies: 84
Views: 26427

Re: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?

1900cc? What build was it, 4A or 7A? As 83 x 83 only equals 1796cc, it would have to have begun as a 7A build to get to 1900cc. I'm pretty sure this is it.... https://www.club4ag.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1016&p=3451&hilit=billy#p3451 That's what I was shooting at. I just didn't wa...
by oldeskewltoy
Sun Jul 03, 2022 11:07 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?
Replies: 84
Views: 26427

Re: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?

sirdeuce wrote:1900cc? What build was it, 4A or 7A?

As 83 x 83 only equals 1796cc, it would have to have begun as a 7A build to get to 1900cc.

I'm pretty sure this is it.... https://www.club4ag.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1016&p=3451&hilit=billy#p3451
by oldeskewltoy
Tue Jun 28, 2022 1:18 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: Surreptitious
Replies: 28
Views: 25543

Re: Surreptitious

Well.... I've had some excitement since I last posted. First, in May of 2021, I got SUPER lucky.......... one of the oil cooler lines let go, the braided hose began leaking internally! https://gallery.ostportworks.com/albums/userpics/10005/broken_cooler_lines_removed2.jpg Caught it before I ran it o...
by oldeskewltoy
Sun Jun 26, 2022 3:52 pm
Forum: TECH: Inline 6's and V8's (JZ, G, UZ etc...) and Big Sedans
Topic: Lit'lphant - Toyota's Hemi V8
Replies: 58
Views: 44710

Re: Lit'lphant - Toyota's Hemi V8

A bit more progress........ all 8 are now in, as is the camshaft, with the timing chain installed.... https://gallery.ostportworks.com/albums/userpics/10005/assembled_short_block4.jpg https://gallery.ostportworks.com/albums/userpics/10005/assembled_short_block6.jpg https://gallery.ostportworks.com/a...
by oldeskewltoy
Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:38 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?
Replies: 84
Views: 26427

Re: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?

Bit of reading for you 5AGE guys... https://i.imgur.com/NTnORxo.jpg Cheers... jondee86 shame the HKS pistons aren't using typical HKS numbering.... I acquired an interesting kit recently... It looks to be 130JRA-10023C - its a floating 18mm pin piston kit - domes look to be slightly more then a sma...
by oldeskewltoy
Tue Jun 14, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: TECH: Inline 6's and V8's (JZ, G, UZ etc...) and Big Sedans
Topic: Lit'lphant - Toyota's Hemi V8
Replies: 58
Views: 44710

Re: Lit'lphant - Toyota's Hemi V8

A bit further..... ready for reassembly https://gallery.ostportworks.com/albums/userpics/10005/liners_installed_ready_for_re3Dassembly1.jpg As this is an aluminum block, there are all kinds of stresses when tightening the main bearings in place, and setting the proper torque. It isn't until after al...
by oldeskewltoy
Tue Jun 14, 2022 9:04 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?
Replies: 84
Views: 26427

Re: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?

Mannon's girdle incorporates ladder caps into the girdle. Nice piece! Expensive too. What’s the best head gasket for this setup? I’m assuming cometic or something, probably at least a 1.0mm right? 0.8mm may be too high compression with the pistons being 12.5:1 Get deck measurements for all 4 piston...
by oldeskewltoy
Thu Jun 02, 2022 8:32 am
Forum: TECH: Inline 6's and V8's (JZ, G, UZ etc...) and Big Sedans
Topic: Lit'lphant - Toyota's Hemi V8
Replies: 58
Views: 44710

Re: Lit'lphant - Toyota's Hemi V8

so it has been a while............ and a lot has happened..... First - quality machine shops are disappearing. Between regulations, and retirement of experienced professionals, finding a shop who knows what they are doing is not easy. How do you know you have found that shop, the wait time is 6 mont...
by oldeskewltoy
Mon May 23, 2022 8:46 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Head cc volume on 3 rib bluetop MAP setup
Replies: 3
Views: 2856

Re: Head cc volume on 3 rib bluetop MAP setup

As per the TRD Bible.......

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by oldeskewltoy
Thu May 05, 2022 7:24 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?
Replies: 84
Views: 26427

Re: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?

If he wanted boost he could have boost, but he didn't ask???????? OP do you want to run with boost???


Desire....... Budget......

With the OP looking to purchase a stroker kit - his budget is likely adequate. What is his desire..........???????????
by oldeskewltoy
Fri Apr 15, 2022 10:54 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?
Replies: 84
Views: 26427

Re: Anyone build a 4AG 16v with the Brian Crower stroker kit?

one thing to consider when building a stroker... is "journal overlap". Essentially, a 7AG with the larger rod journals (45 versus 42) is stronger.....

example - http://www.wallaceracing.com/crank-journal-overlap.jpg
by oldeskewltoy
Wed Mar 02, 2022 5:31 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Extrude hone small port mani
Replies: 4
Views: 2014

Re: Extrude hone small port mani

will be interesting to see.... I'm running essentially a stock smallport intake, and I'm making 140whp with 10.7:1, and Web 577 cams....