the never ending story...

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the never ending story...

Postby morgan » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:34 am

and going...and still not finished.
i had a huge build log, all deleted so heres the rundown.
1985 ae86 GTS(not swapped)
bought it from a clown in CA, had it shipped to NJ. needed a lot of tlc, but couldnt find any rust(til the other day, more on that later) so i bought it. heres how it looked before being loaded on the carrier from the 3000 mile trip.
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got it with no interior, and a tired 16v. had a 20v in it previously, and a bfh was used to clear the distributor. few weeks after having too much fun, blew the HG.
yum yum, looks like she cr@pped herself...
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came with a spare ST 20v, so i decided to swap that bottom end in, bought a rebuilt 16v head, a buttload of parts and did this.
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby morgan » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:35 am

then it was time to get the horrible rattle can job taken care of...with a slightly better rattle can job, with the help from Danny boy, as his pups stood guard.
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haha cali...i got one of your 86's and you're not getting it back.
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby morgan » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:38 am

bought parts, drove around, took pics, blah blah blah...
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then winter hit, north NJ sucks for that...
haha cali...i got one of your 86's and you're not getting it back.
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby morgan » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:41 am

found out why me heater didnt work, tried some new signal lights from the old 80's yota caravan, put prothane mounts in, rebuilt rear brakes/distributor, bought a Koyo radiator, snapped a pic i liked...
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby morgan » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:50 am

swapped in some 1998 200sx se-r seats, getting really tired of this pos pacesetter header cracking, went to a show, decided its time to ditch the 16v...onto project coppertop as some may remember.
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made some one-off rwd coolant flow conversion parts, and did a freshening up of the motor...
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haha cali...i got one of your 86's and you're not getting it back.
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby morgan » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:01 am

so on to the next step of my swap, since its all DIY, heres makinig the harness. from scratch, junkyard connectors, sensors, etc...then time for new wheels
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby morgan » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:06 am

made some filter screens, photo shoot with a friend after skating, finish up harness-no more bugs to work out, OBX 20v flange header, custom test pipe, chopped up a shell(kept the firewall for later...)
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haha cali...i got one of your 86's and you're not getting it back.
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby morgan » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:13 am

changed my valve seals(full DIY write-up to follow), took a cruise with some big boys, motor went poo-poo and started burning a quart every 50 miles so teardown began again.
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bought some knock off seats, made a manual rack adapter bushing to use with prothane bushings dn my newly aquired aw11 manual rack.
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby morgan » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:15 am

replaced firewall, sent head out for port/polish/etc., cleaned up ITB's nice, freshened up trans and driveshaft
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby morgan » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:17 am

got bottom end back after cleaning/hone/blueprinting, time to assemble with all new oem parts gaskets seals etc...COP conversion(2002 civic D17 coils)
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Last edited by morgan on Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:56 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby morgan » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:33 am

bought aj dm wheel for $25! just needed some tlc, got head back, a/c delete tube, changed the lights to white, fuel filter relocation with gage, jdm rep. sideskirts, got a tow, fuel pump died, made it to show next day after wrenching the full tank of gas back up in position at 2am.
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haha cali...i got one of your 86's and you're not getting it back.
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby morgan » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:35 am

Goodridge lines, my not-so-advanced strut tube spacers with sw20 shocks and TRD springs, photoshoot for 86Garage Magazine
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby morgan » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:36 am

mountain run, last day i drove my 86...11/20/11-time for the worst idea ever...bodywork
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby morgan » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:38 am

teardown begins, boutght a Live Sports TRD rep wing from japland
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby dr.occa » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:41 am

Now that's a right nice looking USDM 86.

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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby morgan » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:41 am

lightweight flywheel/exedy clutch combo installed, work on filling in oem hole from wing
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby morgan » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:44 am

bought new wheels, door panels for refurb, workin on wing...
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby morgan » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:53 am

bought a zenki bumper, had a baby, started stripping(the paint...dirty dirty minds...), lots 'o body work...
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby morgan » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:05 am

more bodywork, aw11 turnsignals and adapter harnesses i made for my jdm zenki bumper...then time to tuck my exhaust, pulled winshield out
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby morgan » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:06 am

sold windshield, found a cr@p load of rust. finished exhaust work, more bodywork/POR15 to cover rust at top of windshield, bought some parts needed
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby morgan » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:59 am

dr.occa wrote:Now that's a right nice looking USDM 86.

thanks Jonas, kinda figured you like it, lol...
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby Jeonsah » Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:33 am

Still the best build on c4ag! 8-)
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby Zenki85 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:28 pm

Jeonsah wrote:Still the best build on c4ag! 8-)


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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby roach_86 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:33 pm

:shock: All I can say is "WOW, wish I could do it!" Love the car and cant wait to see more.
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby morgan » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:42 am

^thanks guys!

did some work this weekend, almost finished the roof, just a few low spots i need to put filler in...when its warm enough.
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then i started on the jdm zenki bumper support/brackets im fabbing up. cleaned all the plasma cut edges, started boxing it in, test fit on bumper, then on car after i put the fenders on. and go figure, i run out of welding wire half way thru...
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby Zenki85 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:18 am

Really admiring all the DIY in this build!
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby RuizXIII » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:17 pm

Good to see you re-made your thread, Morgan! I've always kept up with it.
Hopefully you get this thing back in action for this summer. :D
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby morgan » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:40 pm

Thanks guys, plan/goal is to drive it this summer, 1st day of summer that is. Got 2 complete doors today, which I shouldn't need but things got complicated and I needed to find a hood, fenders, and doors. Got everything finally.
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Re: energizer...it keeps going and going

Postby carbd7age » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:16 pm

Love the build, loved the article in 86Garage Mag. Great job on the body work, I know it's not for me so i'll pay somebody to make mine pretty lol.
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Postby sekang0 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:58 pm

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