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by Red
Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: AE86 Parts & Accessories
Topic: Spare interior parts for sale - NY
Replies: 28
Views: 3731

Re: Spare interior parts for sale - NY

Damfino, that was a year ago. I'll have to go through the box and post a new list, will be a couple of weeks and might be on ebay but I'll leave word here.
by Red
Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Zenki GTS Door Decals
Replies: 53
Views: 6081

Re: Zenki GTS Door Decals

Max, if you are in a major city look for a "reprographics" business. They specialize in making oversize scans, plots, blueprint copies, etc. for the architectural and signage trades, and usually will be the only folks who can take something that big and just slap it in an oversize scanner,...
by Red
Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Zenki GTS Door Decals
Replies: 53
Views: 6081

Re: Zenki GTS Door Decals

Max- Conventional printers, inkjet or laser printers or dye sublimation printers, all print the same four "process" colors. Cyan (light blue-ish), magenta (pinkish red), yellow, and black. That's it, everything else is made from those four. In order to get "white" you need specia...
by Red
Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Alternator Plug replacement: Unobtanium?
Replies: 8
Views: 1506

Re: Alternator Plug replacement: Unobtanium?

The genuine ND part is probably unavailable except as a harness segment. But if you're familiar with de-pinning, I'd still suggest getting one from a junkyard and using that. It may be old but that plastic usually ages very well, and real engineering resins are expensive--the clone stuff is more lik...
by Red
Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Alternator Plug replacement: Unobtanium?
Replies: 8
Views: 1506

Re: Alternator Plug replacement: Unobtanium?

Caveat Emptor: That's not a Toyota part, it is "NIPPONDENSO RF TYPE" and that means it is from a generic copycat source. The wire colors also do not match any alternator color code, to my limited knowledge, which means you have to ask how well the rest was copied. If it works, great. Just ...
by Red
Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: Automobiles for Sale
Topic: for sale all stock '85 GT-S VERY NICE one of the best left
Replies: 19
Views: 4797

Re: for sale all stock '85 GT-S VERY NICE one of the best le

Really nice car! If the pictures that you upload are too many pixels wide, the forum software just lops off the right hand side. I don't know the numbers offhand but would suggest you re-size the photo, crop it down to just the car, and save the new image to the location of the old one. A couple of ...
by Red
Sat Oct 26, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: ►Paint Porn: BASF Carizzma, Valspar House of Kolors?
Replies: 0
Views: 678

►Paint Porn: BASF Carizzma, Valspar House of Kolors?

►Paint Porn. Anyone used BASF Carizzma, Valspar House of Kolors? Lately my evil twin brother has been driving the car again. He's the one who found the rev limiter function in the ECU while doing a 4:2 downshift at wide open throttle. And he's been mumbling about paint, fresh paint, and making it ju...
by Red
Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Out of camber: How to fix?
Replies: 9
Views: 1074

Re: Out of camber: How to fix?

Been in a wreck, yes, not so much with this car though. Although someone did mistake me for an empty piece of road and do a lot of front end damage 20-odd years ago. It drives fine. Has been driving fine. I'm just working down the punch list trying to get ahold of everything that I can, while I can....
by Red
Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Out of camber: How to fix?
Replies: 9
Views: 1074

Re: Out of camber: How to fix?

I've had good luck in having met a few really competent front end shops over the years, the kind of guys that would spot a bad bushing if it was that simple. OTOH I don't have a handy local frame shop, so maybe I'll start by looking for one of those, and just paying the man to confirm the numbers ar...
by Red
Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Out of camber: How to fix?
Replies: 9
Views: 1074

Re: Out of camber: How to fix?

So, a frame jig to check that it does or doesn't need frame work, followed by parts if the frame isn't the problem?

(Since the camber is a long standing issue, I'm betting it isn't just recent bushing wear.)

Any idea if those parts are still available, and at what cost?
by Red
Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Drive Easy Movement
Replies: 5
Views: 818

Re: Drive Easy Movement

So, I should take this one off the rear, huh?

Image

[Slow moving, farm equipment marker]
by Red
Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: To Sell or not To Sell?
Replies: 17
Views: 1496

Re: To Sell or not To Sell?

I know what you mean. I'm catching up on the deferred (ok, ignored) maintenance list as the weather cools. But when all is said and done, some of the dings and dents weren't repainted properly over the years and despite 25+ years in a garage, some of the clearcoat is burned now. I don't know whether...
by Red
Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: To Sell or not To Sell?
Replies: 17
Views: 1496

Re: To Sell or not To Sell?

Well, you could sell it, buy a new BRZ, pay the bank instead of the garage landlord. Make a clean break. But then again, getting anything restored or replaced on an old car should be easier in Cali. Assuming they'll let your "ain't legal in this state" car come in, which they might if it i...
by Red
Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Drive Easy Movement
Replies: 5
Views: 818

Re: Drive Easy Movement

ty, I usually drive like every other little old lady, treating my ancient engine as a kindly old pensioner that should not be asked to do very much. And then after one too many *******s piss me off and I lose it, I've been known to run through all five at high rpm making enough noise to scare half o...
by Red
Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Out of camber: How to fix?
Replies: 9
Views: 1074

Out of camber: How to fix?

So I tried to have a front end alignment done today. Car's been handling fine but wanders just a little more than it should at 70+. The readings were: Left Camber, -1.0d after, -0.8d before, specified range -0.3d to 0.8d Right Camber, 0.4d after, -0.6d before, specified range -0.3d to 0.8d If they c...
by Red
Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Radios & USB/MP3 file limits?
Replies: 7
Views: 948

Re: Radios & USB/MP3 file limits?

No, I only had six thousand to transfer, the rest is all NEW polka music.

You know, reggae polka, rap polka, ganjam polka...there's just so much to explore! <G>
by Red
Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Ae86 cluster
Replies: 1
Views: 353

Re: Ae86 cluster

The speedometer is a mechanical connection, everything else is electrical. Look for the fuse for the dash cluster. if you added anything into the lighting circuits, etc., that might have blown the fuse. Or the plug to the cluster may have come out, or the ground may not be making a good contact. You...
by Red
Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: When is a hot start a cold start?
Replies: 9
Views: 1310

Re: When is a hot start a cold start?

Boy do I feel like a fool. Or rather, like some damned engineer at Toyota fooled me again. Not having any other bright ideas but having gotten the last of some tune-up parts for an overdue tuneup, I started putting in the new plugs, wires, cap, rotor... And that damned "engine valley cover"...
by Red
Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: battery relocation
Replies: 1
Views: 498

Re: battery relocation

Check the "old forum" posts, I know there were some there. Basically...simplest way to do this is to run two heavy cables, like #2AWG, from the existing battery location back to the trunk. Install a battery holder--don't just stick it there--and an adequate battery fuse right ON the batter...
by Red
Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Radios & USB/MP3 file limits?
Replies: 7
Views: 948

Re: Radios & USB/MP3 file limits?

No, I survived the CD era by mourning my tapes. Stacks of metal tapes carefully mastered to CD quality, but when the first radio was stolen from the car, I couldn't get a dual tape+CD replacement so I went CD and kept two dozen in a binder to take with me. Last couple of years though, I've invested ...
by Red
Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Radios & USB/MP3 file limits?
Replies: 7
Views: 948

Re: Radios & USB/MP3 file limits?

Jinx, I operate a pirate radio station so I need a lot of music at hand when folks call in with requests. No, really, I just find it convenient to have it all in one place and see no reason why I should have to split it up and decide in advance "Oh, I'll take these albums this weekend." Th...
by Red
Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Radios & USB/MP3 file limits?
Replies: 7
Views: 948

Radios & USB/MP3 file limits?

I'd have put mine up for sale but seeing as there's So damned little out there that would make a fun replacement, I'm doing a bit of modernizing on my car instead. Which brings me to the radio. I'm spoiled by having Bluetooth in newer cars, and pulling my old Pioneer (AM/FM/CD, great little radio bu...
by Red
Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: When is a hot start a cold start?
Replies: 9
Views: 1310

When is a hot start a cold start?

Last year I cleared up a starting problem with some bad wiring between the AFM and the ECU. This year, there's a new mystery. When the car sits overnight, it may be 98F in the day, cooling to 80-85F at night, so it isn't really 'cold' in the morning at all. 75F at the coldest, typically 80+. But whe...
by Red
Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: a 'stock' brake master upgrade?
Replies: 15
Views: 2283

Re: a 'stock' brake master upgrade?

The shaft which penetrates the firewall and connects down to the brake pedal linkage is o-ring sealed. That o-ring apparently was wearing out and while brake fluid wasn't dripping inside on my feet, if I ran my fingers over the rod they came away wet with fluid. So, it was weeping, not dripping, and...
by Red
Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: a 'stock' brake master upgrade?
Replies: 15
Views: 2283

Re: a 'stock' brake master upgrade?

Everyone, including the dealers, has always gotten the GT-S mixed up since Day One. GT-S? Oh, that's a Celica, right? Uh, no, Corolla. Oh, FWD? Uh, no, RWD. Diesel? Uh, no, 1.6L DOHC RWD. And if you think that's bad, try ordering a muffler and tailpipe, you'll get generic 4AC Corolla parts from all ...
by Red
Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: got a ticket leaving Nisie showoff...
Replies: 48
Views: 7166

Re: got a ticket leaving Nisie showoff...

"I know my out of state plates should give me a pass, but that's no guarantee against over zealous cops." Actually, it is, because they know you can literally throw out the summons and they'll be disciplined for issuing one to an one out state plate if you file the complaint. Remember, Flo...
by Red
Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: got a ticket leaving Nisie showoff...
Replies: 48
Views: 7166

Re: got a ticket leaving Nisie showoff...

Wow! 20 days might be the shortest grace period in the nation.
by Red
Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: got a ticket leaving Nisie showoff...
Replies: 48
Views: 7166

Re: got a ticket leaving Nisie showoff...

Mike, if you think you have trouble now, don't even think about getting an out of state registration. Every state is wise to that, and if your car is "in state" for more than whatever the limit is there (90-183 days in most states) you must register it in state or more trouble gets dumped ...
by Red
Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: finally insurance that worked for me
Replies: 14
Views: 1867

Re: finally insurance that worked for me

Appraising the vehicle: How did they figure out a value for it? And how much, if one may ask?
by Red
Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Gunked up intake
Replies: 7
Views: 1118

Re: Gunked up intake

So you clean the crud out once every 25 years or so. Is that really a lot of maintenance to do? <G> Before you strip the EGR parts, all you have to do is pinch off the EGR's vacuum control line and it should stop working, stop recirculating gas, so you can judge for yourself if that's a good thing o...

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