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by riddleyo
Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-039: The end of the beginning....
Replies: 13
Views: 1469

Re: OST-039: The end of the beginning....

Looks fantastic and thank you for the port numbers!

Did the 3 angle valve job change the flow numbers, specifically at low lifts?
by riddleyo
Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: WTB: Heater Valve
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: WTB: Heater Valve

Got one thanks!
by riddleyo
Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: WTB: Heater Valve
Replies: 2
Views: 297

WTB: Heater Valve

Looking for a heater valve - attaches to the firewall and has two heater hoses connected.
by riddleyo
Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: Riddleyo's 1986 GTS 20V
Replies: 36
Views: 8232

Re: Riddleyo's 1986 GTS 20V

Car has been sold, hopefully the new owner will take good care of it for the years to come.
by riddleyo
Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Turbo vs NA
Replies: 30
Views: 2859

Re: Turbo vs NA

I prefer NA to Turbo for autocross. The "response" of an NA allows me to drive on the limit much easier, with more confidence, and with more precise control. Sometimes I don't want the full power the car can make - I want to feather in the throttle to keep traction on the rear wheels and a...
by riddleyo
Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build
Replies: 54
Views: 10593

Re: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build

Surely running such a low diff ratio (3.2:1) on a 3s with relatively low torque would adversely effect fuel economy as the engine would be constantly "loaded" up??? Load is good for fuel economy - as long as you don't cross into open loop. This is why hypermilers use a technique called &q...
by riddleyo
Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: My red hatch (fix-up and restoration)
Replies: 67
Views: 11059

Re: My red hatch (fix-up and restoration)

Awesome, looking good!
by riddleyo
Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build
Replies: 54
Views: 10593

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 ...
by riddleyo
Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: Riddleyo's 1986 GTS 20V
Replies: 36
Views: 8232

Re: Riddleyo's 1986 GTS 20V

Here is what my gas tank parts looked like when I got them from the junkyard: http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n534/riddleyo/AE86/gastank.jpg Now I assembled my fuel bracket with AN fittings to my fuel tank. The tank was wire brushed and rust protection applied: http://i1138.photobucket.com/album...
by riddleyo
Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: Riddleyo's 1986 GTS 20V
Replies: 36
Views: 8232

Re: Riddleyo's 1986 GTS 20V

Here is the fuel pump bracket from the junkyard that I set out to restore. It has rusty lines full of pinholes. http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n534/riddleyo/AE86/20141216_113606.jpg So I cut off the old rusty lines and drilled out where they used to be attached to the bracket body. Blasted the ...
by riddleyo
Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: Riddleyo's 1986 GTS 20V
Replies: 36
Views: 8232

Re: Riddleyo's 1986 GTS 20V

Thanks guys. Nice work man! I haven't updated mine in a while but i am also in the process of spraying the interior plastics. I love SEM but ive noticed it scratches easy so ive also sprayed my pieces with a low lusted SEM clear that seems to do the job. Just a heads up. Looks great!!! I'm not sure ...
by riddleyo
Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: Longest. Buildup. Ever. High Comp 16v 7AGE
Replies: 41
Views: 7011

Re: Longest. Buildup. Ever.

Lots of setbacks but you have persistence. Looks good.
by riddleyo
Fri Dec 26, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: My red hatch (fix-up and restoration)
Replies: 67
Views: 11059

Re: My red hatch (fix-up and restoration)

Looking good man. I want to see that pretty POR-15 rear end!
by riddleyo
Fri Dec 26, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: Riddleyo's 1986 GTS 20V
Replies: 36
Views: 8232

Re: Riddleyo's 1986 GTS 20V

Hey nice work cleaning everything up! I'm just about to start cleaning up my gas tank as well. Why did you paint the interior bits? Were they a different color? You should post a before/after interior when you finish. :) Thanks Grant. I'm pretty jealous of your clean up job on your hatch! Unfortuna...
by riddleyo
Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: Riddleyo's 1986 GTS 20V
Replies: 36
Views: 8232

Re: Riddleyo's 1986 GTS 20V

Over the summer I used a harbor freight soda blaster to clean my wheels. I used baking soda to strip them as it is non-toxic and washes away with water - meaning no sand in the beads. The previous owner painted them baby blue as you can see on page 1. http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n534/riddley...
by riddleyo
Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: Riddleyo's 1986 GTS 20V
Replies: 36
Views: 8232

Re: Riddleyo's 1986 GTS 20V

It's been a while since I updated. Here are some things that were done. All HVAC ducting cleaned. A/C evap core fins were straightened, cleaned with water, then compressed air, then some lysol. http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n534/riddleyo/AE86/20140723_130440.jpg Rebuilding http://i1138.photobu...
by riddleyo
Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 3d printed velocity stacks for AE101 ITBs
Replies: 5
Views: 894

Re: 3d printed velocity stacks for AE101 ITBs

Very interesting. Been following your 20V projects and I remember the adjustable stack length using 2" aluminum tube, but have you done any further testing on the stack length vs power band effects?
by riddleyo
Sat Dec 20, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Mice in car after 1.5yrs stored, what should I do
Replies: 10
Views: 1563

Re: Mice in car after 1.5yrs stored, what should I do

Benefits of living in the country...

Look at the bright side, I have a sparkling fresh clean interior that smells like flowers now. After 28 years, there is a lot of gunk that builds up in your dash vents and under your carpet
by riddleyo
Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Mice in car after 1.5yrs stored, what should I do
Replies: 10
Views: 1563

Re: Mice in car after 1.5yrs stored, what should I do

I have battled mice in my AE86 - you can find my journey in my build thread. Basically, they nested behind the dash, under the carpet, behind plastic panels, and under the back seat. The chewed threw my seat foam, made nests everywhere, wreaked havoc on the wiring, and **** everywhere. My car stunk ...
by riddleyo
Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build
Replies: 54
Views: 10593

Re: The 50MPG Beams AE86 Build

Nice build and ideas so far. The way to hit 50mpg is through driving technique and aerodynamics. All other stuff such as flywheel weight are relatively small peanuts.
by riddleyo
Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Zenki GTS Door Decals
Replies: 53
Views: 4997

Re: Zenki GTS Door Decals

Pictures would draw 10x the interest :)
by riddleyo
Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:56 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: Riddleyo's 1986 GTS 20V
Replies: 36
Views: 8232

Re: Riddleyo's 1986 GTS 20V

You aren't kidding about that curve - it is pretty darn difficult. I'm not sure how I would have covered the dash if my material had no stretch. You have a tough job ahead of you, I sense some "wrinkles" in your plan - so good luck! Thanks for the tip for the vinyl, I'll go try that out an...
by riddleyo
Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: Riddleyo's 1986 GTS 20V
Replies: 36
Views: 8232

Dashboard Done

Today I finished the DIY dashboard recover / reupholster. First, I started filling in my cracks with Great Stuff expanding foam and covered the damaged areas with closed cell foam. I used 3M Super 77 for adhesion. http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n534/riddleyo/AE86/20140721_120937.jpg A shot of t...
by riddleyo
Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: Riddleyo's 1986 GTS 20V
Replies: 36
Views: 8232

Mice

My car has begun to reek of mice crap since it sits out in the countryside, so I stripped out the interior in search of mice. On top of that, the previous owner miswired the wiper and HVAC blower circuits during the engine swap, so I set out to fix those. Found several mice nests - they have been us...
by riddleyo
Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Traction Brackets...
Replies: 21
Views: 5657

Re: Traction Brackets...

Speaking of which, host that last picture from lugnutz somewhere because they don't allow direct linking and we can't see it!
by riddleyo
Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Traction Brackets...
Replies: 21
Views: 5657

Re: Traction Brackets...

Thank you for the excellent write up
by riddleyo
Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Springs for my Ride...
Replies: 4
Views: 1018

Re: Springs for my Ride...

Nice info. How listing some good, well tested spring/shock set ups to start with. And then after that explaining the physics behind how the ever elusive traction brackets work. :)
by riddleyo
Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: My recap and ongoing final stretch of building my Hatch
Replies: 159
Views: 22839

Re: My recap and ongoing final stretch of building my Hatch

Lots of good work here, keep it up.
by riddleyo
Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: Riddleyo's 1986 GTS 20V
Replies: 36
Views: 8232

Re: Riddleyo's 1986 GTS 20V

Recent autocross picture. I've been driving it more than working on it lately. Soon I will put in a new gas tank and tune up the rear suspension.

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