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by sirdeuce
Sun May 27, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: draw thru 4age update and question!
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: draw thru 4age update and question!

Not that I've experienced. Intake systems for a draw through system are small, no intercooler and piping to increase the volume of the intake. Reason for such a design is to reduce the possibility of driving around with a bomb under your bonnet. An inline engine may have a bit more piping, a VW woul...
by sirdeuce
Sat May 26, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: draw thru 4age update and question!
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: draw thru 4age update and question!

For idle screw setting, 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 turns out. If you can't get response from a full turn in either direction then your jetting needs attention. And we go back to cam timing here too. Carbs need a good vacuum to operate properly in the idle and bypass circuits(fuel draw, atomization, etc..). Cam t...
by sirdeuce
Sat May 26, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: draw thru 4age update and question!
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: draw thru 4age update and question!

Cam timing?? Does adjusting the idle screw make ANY difference? Dirt in idle circuit or jetting could be off. If the cam timing is off idle will be really difficult to maintain and can cause the that kind of surge in RPM. Been a long time. No bypass would be needed with a draw through as the throttl...
by sirdeuce
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: draw through turbo 4age!
Replies: 14
Views: 941

Re: draw through turbo 4age!

If you want to build the carb for extreme use look into "dry sump" mods. I've done this on some VW engines and my carby crawler. Great mod for extreme angles and off road bouncing around. It eliminates the float and needle valve and involves a return pump, fuel cell foam and baffling. Best...
by sirdeuce
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Automobiles for Sale
Topic: 1981 Toyota pickup anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 1102

Re: 1981 Toyota pickup anyone?

MisterJerk wrote:ooohh.. Want. Unfortunately, I have recently bent some valves and yepppp. lol

you know, ae86 life

So you need something to haul the parts to and from the shop?!
by sirdeuce
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Automobiles for Sale
Topic: 1981 Toyota pickup anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 1102

Re: 1981 Toyota pickup anyone?

22R carby. I've seen these go a million miles. My '81 Celica had 600k+ before the cancer took it. Yeah, the 'R' family engines are damn near bulletproof. The engine and trans in this truck came from an '83 Celica.
by sirdeuce
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Automobiles for Sale
Topic: 1981 Toyota pickup anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 1102

1981 Toyota pickup anyone?

I just picked up a 4Runner and no longer need my little '81 pickup. Runs good, just passed smog (CA vehicle), tagged (good through January, 2018), clean title. Couple of boxes of parts as well, some new, urethane bushings and ball joints, discs and pads. Some used, spare carb, power steering parts. ...
by sirdeuce
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 4age PCV how does it work
Replies: 12
Views: 757

Re: 4age PCV how does it work

I wouldn't plug the pipe, you want the crankcase to vent the blow-by. Putting a filter on the nipple would drip the condensed oil onto the manifold and make a mess. Best bet would be a catch can, or even a 'road draft tube' to direct the oil vapors away from the engine. You would want a filter on an...
by sirdeuce
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: head work or bottom end?
Replies: 15
Views: 1092

Re: head work or bottom end?

With the 272 cams I'd kick the limit to 8500. IF you were to go the other way, block, I'd say put the funds into a 7A block and build a 7AGE. Not as rev happy but the torque increase is worth it. If you were to go this direction a light flywheel and rods will help with the "sluggishness" m...
by sirdeuce
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: FAT racing manifold worth it?
Replies: 3
Views: 508

Re: FAT racing manifold worth it?

This is from my Vdub days, but running a single carb compared to dual. single was a bit peaky and tended to favor the top end(weird since the runners were quite long) while the bottom was choppy off throttle. Part of the issues were due to manifold design and carb used, steel tube mani with Weber 44...
by sirdeuce
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: head work or bottom end?
Replies: 15
Views: 1092

Re: head work or bottom end?

Headwork! Just know the limitations of the bottom end. No sense in building a top end to destroy the bottom end. Typically, the bottom end can handle 9000rpm with the weak link being the oil pump. My current engine is running 8500rpm limiter with a totally stock bottom( yeah it bounces a lot and I c...
by sirdeuce
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: 4A-GE Engine Parts
Topic: JDM block w/oil squirters
Replies: 1
Views: 649

JDM block w/oil squirters

Selling a few things here. Plus shipping. Or pick up if local. Located Pismo CA area. JDM block from a high comp 4AGE with oil squirters, standard bore. $250 40mm crank and rods, rods have 18mm wrist, comes with ARP rod bolt set(uninstalled). $150 Light weight flywheel. $200 Take all for $500 Also h...
by sirdeuce
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: Sourcing Distributor for 1988 Toyota Corolla GTS (AE92)
Replies: 3
Views: 1397

Re: Sourcing Distributor for 1988 Toyota Corolla GTS (AE92)

Try posting in the "want to buy" section. I have one in storage but that's a bit away from me right now. I'm sure someone else has one available.
by sirdeuce
Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Bluetop 16V + Poncams + Pistons = ?
Replies: 21
Views: 3803

Re: Bluetop 16V + Poncams + Pistons = ?

If you are planning to go as far as that in your mods, and keep the stock ECU, at least consider a wideband AFR monitor and some kind of piggy back to make minor adjustments. You can use the Apexi AFC or a Greddy E-manage (examples) for piggy back. The E-manage stsarts getting close to the price of ...
by sirdeuce
Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 7age options
Replies: 7
Views: 1286

Re: 7age options

Rods are Crower I-beam and the pistons are CP 81.5 flat top. rotating assy has been balanced with the flywheel. Really don't want to split the set though, it would be quite a waste.
by sirdeuce
Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 7age options
Replies: 7
Views: 1286

Re: 7age options

And if you're looking for a good bottom end I have a block and internals that would be awesome for what you're looking for here.
by sirdeuce
Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 7age options
Replies: 7
Views: 1286

Re: 7age options

OK, warning on using the 'T' word, you're gonna get a flogging. But from one that actually understands what you're saying.... Use the small port head and manifold. Keep the stock valve size, and do a good port clean up. If your budget can allow, Extrudehone the manifold. Keep the cam duration on the...
by sirdeuce
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: General Accessories and Parts
Topic: 20R head and side draft carbs
Replies: 0
Views: 851

20R head and side draft carbs

I'll post this again. I have a 20R cylinder head with oversize valves and port work with a set of Dell'orto 40 DHLA carbs and Mikuni short manifold. Carbs are dry and may need to be gone through. Extra sets of chokes and jets and carb kits. Invested a lot more than I'm asking. $1500 +shipping or $15...
by sirdeuce
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: help identifying wire
Replies: 7
Views: 1584

Re: help identifying wire

Only other thing I can think about would be a ground.
by sirdeuce
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: ae82 build
Replies: 9
Views: 1692

Re: ae82 build

It's a good idea to have a spare FX16! Parts are near impossible to find anymore.
by sirdeuce
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: help identifying wire
Replies: 7
Views: 1584

Re: help identifying wire

Oil pressure switch/sender? does your car have an oil pressure gauge? Does your oil light come on when you turn on the ignition? Looks like it was cut off somehow. try to find the other termination.
by sirdeuce
Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: looking for a good build
Replies: 3
Views: 774

Re: looking for a good build

First question any one will ask is "What's yer budget?" Second, What are your plans with this engine. And I always ask, what restrictions do you have to adhere to? Like smog restrictions. No sense in building a 300hp turbo engine, if you have to smog the thing. Or a 10,000rpm screamer that...
by sirdeuce
Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: ae82 build
Replies: 9
Views: 1692

Re: ae82 build

Suspension is a bit difficult to source for the AE82. Look to Whiteline, Australia, for the bushings and sway bars. BC makes a set of struts that do well enough. Install longer wheel studs/lugs for using spacers, cranking the camber without changing wheel offset will get you polishing the struts. Ev...
by sirdeuce
Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Mildy tuned 4a-ge bigport MPG
Replies: 4
Views: 923

Re: Mildy tuned 4a-ge bigport MPG

Took many days of minor adjustments here and there and driving like you WANTED to save gas. Any idea how hard it is to get passed by EVERYBODY? It was a good practice in self control. Lots of discipline. I don't think I'll ever bother again, at least not until I can only get 5 gallons of fuel a month.
by sirdeuce
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Mildy tuned 4a-ge bigport MPG
Replies: 4
Views: 923

Re: Mildy tuned 4a-ge bigport MPG

That sounds decent. Especially with spirited driving! I did a build for economy, 4AGE awhile back. My final combination was 10.7 comp(our mid grade fuel, 89) with the intake cam being a WEB camshaft grind 294, 8.2mm lift and 246* ad/220 @ .050" with an early 4AGE OEM cam on the exhaust. Actuall...
by sirdeuce
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: WTB: 4AGE Oil Squirters
Replies: 8
Views: 1207

Re: WTB: 4AGE Oil Squirters

Thanks IG that is a good piece of info! Do you have a part ##?
by sirdeuce
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: WTB: 4AGE Oil Squirters
Replies: 8
Views: 1207

Re: WTB: 4AGE Oil Squirters

I have a bare block with squiters. I'd sell as a set, block and squirters. I'm in the SLO area.
by sirdeuce
Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: Heinous Rodknock from 1986 Mr2
Replies: 28
Views: 4003

Re: Heinous Rodknock from 1986 Mr2

If you go the shop route get to a well respected 4AG builder. There are some that people will suggest. I can't give you any shops in your area, I'm not familiar. A good shop will cost a pretty penny, but you can be sure of the build. Do be careful of taking references from peeps that don't have 4 ba...
by sirdeuce
Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: Heinous Rodknock from 1986 Mr2
Replies: 28
Views: 4003

Re: Heinous Rodknock from 1986 Mr2

Let's stop bashing red now. How's the MR2 coming along? getting an engine or rebuilding yours?
by sirdeuce
Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: Heinous Rodknock from 1986 Mr2
Replies: 28
Views: 4003

Re: Heinous Rodknock from 1986 Mr2

I'd give 800 for a non running MR2 as long as the body had no rust or major damage. Or RED, I hate red. It would be a great building platform. Most I've paid for an MR2 is 2500. Bad suspension, but good everything else. Gave me a place to put the suspension from my wrecked 2.

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