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by jondee86
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 185
Views: 37941

Re: What happened here

Starting to sound a bit like that six million dollar man :) You are going to have to find a new parking spot when you finally get it back from the shop. Yeah, I like the Audi because on the outside it is a typical family hauler but under the skin it is a badass rocket ship. Down here a couple of tho...
by jondee86
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 185
Views: 37941

Re: What happened here

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Same year as my BM but four times the price :( Hard to justify.... for the moment :D

Cheers... jondee86
by jondee86
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 185
Views: 37941

Re: What happened here

Sounds complicated, but man that would be cool having access to a mill and a lathe :) There have been so many times that I would have loved to just spend a few minutes by myself making and modifying small items I needed for my modifications. Instead I have had to spend $$$ and waste time tracking do...
by jondee86
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 185
Views: 37941

Re: What happened here

Yeah.... if I had to choose, I'd rather scrape a thick layer of grease off than try and chip off enough rust to get a socket to fit. Nature's loctite... holds a lot of old vehicles together.... and machinery in quarries. Once that layer of mud or dust becomes permanent it holds the moisture and crea...
by jondee86
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 185
Views: 37941

Re: What happened here

Gotta love these youtube DIY videos that show you how to install aftermarket stuff. Decided to install the two cone filter kit I got for the BM to replace the factory airbox. Not really a fan of cone filters but I used one on the AE and got one extra psi of boost, so figured it was worth a try with ...
by jondee86
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 185
Views: 37941

Re: What happened here

Respect to you for looking after your neighbours. I suggest a reasonable compromise would be to take a modest amount of cash when it is offered and put it towards a BBQ or dinner somewhere that you all can enjoy :) I think the best thing you can do to an exhaust system is install a flexi if there is...
by jondee86
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 185
Views: 37941

Re: What happened here

Yeah... but I am not about to cut up a nice stainless mandrel bent exhaust system to take the easy way out :) I need to figure out how these things work and why BM chose to go with this type of gasket. I know how the perforated foil faced "sandwich" gaskets work, and why they fail. I know ...
by jondee86
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 185
Views: 37941

Re: What happened here

I am so pissed about having to pay US$35 each plus tax for the 2-bolt flange gaskets for the BM exhaust, that I am looking into getting a bunch made. https://i.imgur.com/e98cYnW.png They are a quality gasket, no doubt about that, and probably BM specific, but fcuk that's a lot of coin for a small ga...
by jondee86
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 185
Views: 37941

Re: What happened here

Was thinking that this would make a great camper for a fisherman.... https://i.imgur.com/Po6Xhwe.png Only problem is I guess you could get shot up pretty bad if you drove it anywhere in the US near Detroit.... or a McDonalds outlet... or a gay nightclub :lol: Cheers... jondee86
by jondee86
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 185
Views: 37941

Re: What happened here

It is a sign of the times that we live in that young couples expect their first home to be a lovely modern low maintenance home filled with sunshine and modern appliances. It often comes as a surprise to them when they start looking and find that all they can afford is an old, cold and damp house do...
by jondee86
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: JDM RHD Brake Master + Clutch Master Cylinder Options
Replies: 3
Views: 1688

Re: JDM RHD Brake Master + Clutch Master Cylinder Options

Faced with this dilemma, I would suggest going with the booster delete, but looking to fit a brake master cylinder with a smaller diameter piston. That gets around the issue of trying to gain sufficient space with a smaller booster. Providing you can find a suitable master (and there is probably one...
by jondee86
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 185
Views: 37941

Re: What happened here

That's the truth there. For heavy wind areas the "seal" in terms of air movement through the structure makes a giant difference. Ie - foam filled cavities, house wrap, and gaskets... You can save a ton of money if you can remove your own siding, wrap, add some 1" foam, seal all the g...
by jondee86
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 185
Views: 37941

Re: What happened here

We are in the suburbs, maybe a couple of hundred feet above sea level and a mile from the coast. We don't get snow, but we get a lot of wind so you have to make sure that the roof is well nailed down. House is at least 80 years old, timber frame and cedar weatherboards, iron roof... California bunga...
by jondee86
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 185
Views: 37941

Re: What happened here

Is Detroit the new Wild West ? There was a time in this country when a man could buy a bit of land and build a house without a lot of complications, but that was before the country got overrun by lawyers. Nowadays there are rules and regulations for everything to do with building a house... electric...
by jondee86
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 185
Views: 37941

Re: What happened here

That was one thing I always wanted and never got to own... a decent sized garage/workshop with power and lights and heat so I could spend winter working on my car. It's difficult to get motivated when your garage is small, dark and cramped. Mine is like a refrigerator in winter and I have to wait fo...
by jondee86
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 185
Views: 37941

Re: What happened here

Quite a few years ago I saw the original video about these guys building AC Cobra replicas in an old MIG fighter factory in Poland. The video has been bastardized by Kirkhams who added the cheesy music and cut a lot of the interesting stuff out, but it still gives you an idea of what an old school c...
by jondee86
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE86 16v Alternator issue
Replies: 2
Views: 1520

Re: AE86 16v Alternator issue

Might be something useful in here.... viewtopic.php?f=9&t=11437

Cheers... jondee86
by jondee86
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Big port overheat problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2506

Re: Big port overheat problem

If your engine ran for many years with plain water instead of coolant with a corrosion inhibitor, your water pump could look like this... https://i.imgur.com/JaCc1eW.jpg The vanes on the pump impeller are made from folder sheetmetal and will gradually rust away until they look like the pic or even w...
by jondee86
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Big port overheat problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2506

Re: Big port overheat problem

Does your cooling system look like this... https://i.imgur.com/Aj5flB7.png If it does, then it will rely on hot coolant flowing down the smaller "bypass pipe/hose" to heat and activate the thermostat. If the bypass is blocked then the thermostat will stay closed and prevent coolant leaving...
by jondee86
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 185
Views: 37941

Re: What happened here

It is surprising what some people can do with metal. I had a friend who served his time in a bodyshop and later left to start his own business. He got called back (on contract) to make a new front fender for an old Bentley two door coupe. https://www.coachbuild.com/forum/download/file.php?id=25579&a...
by jondee86
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 185
Views: 37941

Re: What happened here

Oh, they may have to ship a windshield from a daewoo nexia for the Corolla. :lol: I never had to replace one but I did find out that there were two different "lengths" of front glass (measured top to bottom on the center line. And two different scuttle plates. If you got the wrong combina...
by jondee86
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 185
Views: 37941

Re: What happened here

Yeah... a lot of people throw off at anything made in China. But when you consider that half the world is getting their goods from China already packaged in a box with their own well known local brand name on the outside, that is kind of laughable :) Some of the biggest brand names in the world outs...
by jondee86
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 185
Views: 37941

Re: What happened here

Gonna go out on a limb here and guess you meant "hunting" and not "hurting" :P Yeah... I didn't spend a lot of time working on my AE but I did spend a lot of time plotting, dreaming and researching the next modification. I don't watch TV so I have a lot of time in the evenings. T...
by jondee86
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 185
Views: 37941

Re: What happened here

When you have a passion about something... a hobby or sport, it is easy to become so involved with that special interest that it becomes an obsession. In particular, when dealing with cars, your hobby can take over a large part of your spare time life. You think that you own the car but in reality t...
by jondee86
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 185
Views: 37941

Re: What happened here

Interesting. I only ever bought two ECU's and they were both basic DIY units from a small Australian maker called Adaptronic. The founder of Adaptronic and designer of all their ECU's was Andy Wyatt. About 20 years ago he actually built and sold his first fully programmable "super ECU" cal...
by jondee86
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 185
Views: 37941

Re: What happened here

Now that the hp race is on again between manufacturers, modern vehicles don't leave a lot of scope for tweaking the ECU for more power unless you are willing to give up something in exchange... easy starting, smooth idle, economy etc. Aftermarket ECU's are having to get smarter and more complex to i...
by jondee86
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 185
Views: 37941

Re: What happened here

https://i.imgur.com/w5N3D9O.png https://www.hotrod.com/articles/this-slammed-1956-ford-f-100-is-a-one-man-backyard-build-have-you-ever-tried/?galleryImageId=579454 Yeah, those old wellside pickups have got some style... your partner has good taste ;) And with a vehicle like that I don't think I wou...
by jondee86
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 185
Views: 37941

Re: What happened here

I'm all for finding production engines that have good performance potential. If I had a car that was nothing special to me I wouldn't think twice about dropping in 1JZ or even an old school SBC (just because I love the sound of a sweet running V8 :D ). But the AE86 is a car that I looked after and e...
by jondee86
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 185
Views: 37941

Re: What happened here

That K24 (2.4 liter4-cylinder Honda for people like me who had to look it up) seems like a sturdy engine alright. My first problem would be that it's not a Toyota engine, and I think it is better to stay with an engine from the same family. And then if I was going away from Toyota why not a factory ...
by jondee86
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 185
Views: 37941

Re: What happened here

Not a bad idea :) You could start a thread in the 4AGE Engine section where people could pool their ideas/experience... make it the 4AGTE Conversion thread. Just slapping a turbo on a stock 4AGE does not always have a happy outcome. To do the job properly you have to get the fuel, ignition and charg...