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by overspool
Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build
Replies: 54
Views: 16623

Re: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build

LongGrain- Multiple use vehicle. Multiple diffs, different final drives, and different maps. Drift car with 200hp, capable of getting 50MPG. It is definitely possible. I've gotten close to 40MPG out of worse vehicle setups.
by overspool
Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: Shops, Manufacturers, and Retailers Only
Topic: RETRO-SPEC CARBON FIBER AND COMPOSITES AE86 PARTS
Replies: 80
Views: 20273

Re: RETRO-SPEC CARBON FIBER AND COMPOSITES AE86 PARTS

BUMP.

I see posts on the facebook page, but don't see much on here. CF dashes have been completed from what I've seen.

Aaaand I want one. or two.
by overspool
Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build
Replies: 54
Views: 16623

Re: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build

I like the idea of having 6 gears. Also, I've been looking into different rear ends again. I've gotten all settled in at the new job and new house in Detroit, I forget how many things have to be purchased when moving. I've been comparing between a modified 8.8 rear end, and a volvo 240 rear end. The...
by overspool
Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build
Replies: 54
Views: 16623

Re: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build

The more you know... Lol. That answers that.

The only FD cars I have seen the rear end setups on is Taka's 86 (Celica supra rear end) and Brandon Wicknick's S13.
by overspool
Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build
Replies: 54
Views: 16623

Re: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build

I was going to use a Ford 8" and modify it, this is a much better option. I'm curious if it'll take the beating from drifting.
by overspool
Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build
Replies: 54
Views: 16623

Re: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build

Woah. I had never thought of a quick change diff. Now the question is, how much is it going to cost to put a winters quick change in my 86? That is perfect. It takes all of the math and speculation out of the equation, and gives me something to have data to back up my math and speculation lol. Gotta...
by overspool
Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:14 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build
Replies: 54
Views: 16623

Re: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build

What exactly am I looking at oldeskewltoy? It's a third member, but the diff looks weird. Electric assist of some sort?
by overspool
Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build
Replies: 54
Views: 16623

Re: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build

I guess what I meant initially is that changing the current aerodynamics doesn't play as much of a role.
by overspool
Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build
Replies: 54
Views: 16623

Re: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build

Don't get me wrong, aerodynamics are important. But, the drag coefficient of the ae86 is decent enough to get good fuel economy, and I am doing a few things like a 1 piece under tray.
by overspool
Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build
Replies: 54
Views: 16623

Re: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build

To put it kindly, ecomodder is an interesting website. Cool to look at and interesting to see what people have done, but I haven't been impressed with very many builds on there.
by overspool
Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build
Replies: 54
Views: 16623

Re: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build

Also, sorry for the lack of updates. I'm almost done moving to Michigan!
by overspool
Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build
Replies: 54
Views: 16623

Re: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build

Riddleyo- you can't get 50mpg out of a car and engine rates for 30mpg, no matter how you drive. First you build it to be able to sip on fuel and not chug it. Then you worry about keeping your foot out of it. Aero doesn't play as much of a role, since I'm not designing an entirely new vehicle. I'll g...
by overspool
Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build
Replies: 54
Views: 16623

Re: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build

Yup. Something like 30ish pounds. Needs a lightweight flywheel for sure :)
by overspool
Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build
Replies: 54
Views: 16623

Re: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/1256510_861570387211190_721747530221153264_n.jpg?oh=e3c8e112397fccf6e9021d346f2ac8c1&oe=54E734FD&__gda__=1427770620_2a6cf99856d92032aee718d65743cfd5 flywheel and pressure plate. Clutch was riding on the rivets. cool.
by overspool
Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build
Replies: 54
Views: 16623

Re: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build

Jan, If you've got more pictures, you have me intrigued. I've been a little busy the past few weeks, it looks like I'm relocating to Michigan. I've been offered a position on Ford's Technical Hotline, and they want me to start in January. I unbolted the clutch and flywheel, it's a good thing I did b...
by overspool
Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build
Replies: 54
Views: 16623

Re: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build

Yoshi, not currently. Myth Busters did a similar thing with an f150. I'm hoping that I will be able to achieve my fuel economy goals without major aerodynamic changes. I don't remember the details of the episode to comment on that but mythbusters is about as closely related to science as a Planet o...
by overspool
Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build
Replies: 54
Views: 16623

Re: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build

Correct. A late opening intake valve and a late closing exhaust valve. A little bit of exhaust gasses get sucked back into the intake and combustion chamber to lean it out. The 1zz used it a little bit, but engines like the 1nz (or variant of) used in the Prius are built around it. It's super cool....
by overspool
Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build
Replies: 54
Views: 16623

Re: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build

Correct. A late opening intake valve and a late closing exhaust valve. A little bit of exhaust gasses get sucked back into the intake and combustion chamber to lean it out. The 1zz used it a little bit, but engines like the 1nz (or variant of) used in the Prius are built around it. It's super cool. ...
by overspool
Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build
Replies: 54
Views: 16623

Re: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build

Yoshi, not currently. Myth Busters did a similar thing with an f150. I'm hoping that I will be able to achieve my fuel economy goals without major aerodynamic changes. Burdickjp, that's the idea with the variable valve timing. What you're referring to is a Miller Atkinson cycle engine. Spot on! We s...
by overspool
Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:34 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build
Replies: 54
Views: 16623

Re: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build

I'm aware of the other J160s :) I would rather change the rear end than the 6th gear, but I do have all the gear ratios of the other J160s saved. 1) I will look into that. Leen stuff is spendy, but it would be nice to not have to cut up the interior. 2) this engine doesn't have EGR. 3) belly pan was...
by overspool
Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:22 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build
Replies: 54
Views: 16623

Re: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build

Yoshi, I will be in touch when I get closer to finishing the project and find things that I need/am missing. I will definitely need a lot of monitoring equipment, and I'm sure that there are other things that I will need. We can definitely work something out :) I had originally planned to use a turb...
by overspool
Sat Nov 01, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build
Replies: 54
Views: 16623

The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build

Well hello everybody... I have been waiting to start a build thread on this until I had some of the things ironed out that I needed, but now I figure it's time that I share what I've been researching and doing. Pretty much I've been an armchair mechanic/fabricator for the past 3 months while I figur...
by overspool
Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:30 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: My 86 saved my life.
Replies: 15
Views: 2967

Re: My 86 saved my life.

I blew the motor drifting a few months ago lol. So it has sat for awhile. I'll have more pics next week when I get everything back from the machine shop.
by overspool
Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: My 86 saved my life.
Replies: 15
Views: 2967

Re: My 86 saved my life.

haha nah you're good. FSM is factory service manual. lol
by overspool
Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: WTB: zenki GTS underdash and front lighting harness
Replies: 0
Views: 313

WTB: zenki GTS underdash and front lighting harness

I am looking for a GOOD CONDITION Zenki (early model) under dash and front lighting harness, or at least what you would want for them. I'm considering using a painless wiring harness, but they're around $200-400 for just an underdash harness (universal), and it would be nice to not have to build a h...
by overspool
Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: 4A-GE Engine Parts
Topic: FS: 4AGZE rods, COP conversion, CXRacing T25/28 turbo manifo
Replies: 12
Views: 1855

Re: FS: 4AGZE rods, COP conversion, CXRacing T25/28 turbo ma

aaand the manifold has a crack in it. *sigh*
by overspool
Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: My 86 saved my life.
Replies: 15
Views: 2967

Re: My 86 saved my life.

When everything was going wrong in my life, when I couldn't fix my relationship or myself, I fixed a car, and that felt good. It was the first sense of accomplishment that I had in 6 or 7 years.
by overspool
Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: My 86 saved my life.
Replies: 15
Views: 2967

Re: My 86 saved my life.

I have thought about it, but I feel that the patina fits the car. The frame is most likely not straight, the trunk shows signs of a pretty serious rear end accident. It's not meant to be a show car. This is essentially, a drift missile. I will hit cones, barriers, walls and cars with it. When I wrec...
by overspool
Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:25 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: My 86 saved my life.
Replies: 15
Views: 2967

My 86 saved my life.

No I didn't get into a car accident where my 86 would have saved me from certain death. No, I was not placed in a situation where my finely tuned, 80s sporty econobox allowed me to out-maneuver a sudden obstruction in traffic caused by a natural disaster and terrible drivers. Hell, my 86 doesn't eve...
by overspool
Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: AW11 Manual Rack VS ae86 Manual rack SLOPPY FEEL
Replies: 5
Views: 1552

Re: AW11 Manual Rack VS ae86 Manual rack SLOPPY FEEL

True, but at the same time, the parts to rebuild an AW11 rack are readily available.

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