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by Grant
Sun Aug 07, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Extinction Of The AE86
Replies: 40
Views: 8675

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: 67
Views: 15908

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: 8675

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: 704

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: 1267

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: 177
Views: 28207

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: 1978

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: 1978

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: 4724

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: 67
Views: 15908

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: 1978

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: 67
Views: 15908

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: 2565

Re: Electrical Connections

by Grant
Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Electrical Connections
Replies: 14
Views: 2565

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: 2565

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: 2565

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: 2565

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: 2621

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: 67
Views: 15908

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: 1384

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: 29217

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: 67
Views: 15908

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...
by Grant
Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: Front spring insulator (#48157-12030)
Replies: 8
Views: 1384

Re: Front spring insulator (#48157-12030)

Deuce Cam, thanks for the link. I have been browsing them when I can.

dcnazario, I Replied to your PM.
by Grant
Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: Front spring insulator (#48157-12030)
Replies: 8
Views: 1384

Re: Front spring insulator (#48157-12030)

Bump... I will accept used parts as well if they are in usable condition.
by Grant
Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: Front spring insulator (#48157-12030)
Replies: 8
Views: 1384

Re: Front spring insulator (#48157-12030)

Still looking for this.
by Grant
Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: 1986 GTS Fuel Sending Unit
Replies: 9
Views: 1909

Re: 1986 GTS Fuel Sending Unit

Right, I also ordered a new fuel sender from Japan and it plugged right in with no issues. I'm not so sure there is a difference... :P
by Grant
Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: 4A-GE Engine Parts
Topic: GTS Swap For Sale
Replies: 9
Views: 3311

Re: GTS Swap For Sale

Sent you an email.
by Grant
Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:16 am
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: 1986 GTS Fuel Sending Unit
Replies: 9
Views: 1909

Re: 1986 GTS Fuel Sending Unit

You can still get them from Japan on Ebay it looks like. What is the difference between zenki and kouki fuel senders? I think the tanks are identical, is the harness different?
by Grant
Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: Front spring insulator (#48157-12030)
Replies: 8
Views: 1384

Front spring insulator (#48157-12030)

I went to Toyota to order these (I was able to order new rear insulators), and they told me they don't sell them anymore... :(

Does anyone have a way to get these? Thanks.
by Grant
Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: what would you pay for this SR5?
Replies: 41
Views: 5576

Re: what would you pay for this SR5?

If there is that much rust on the rockers, there is definitely more rust underneath the bumper cover. I would bet money on it. http://i.imgur.com/NJ4BHiq.jpg All that has to be completely cut out and have new metal welded in. Being able to weld and being able to do metal bodywork is pretty different...

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