KP Starlet 4age build

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KP Starlet 4age build

Postby PDB » Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:40 am

Been using the site loads for references, thought it was about time I joined up and posted.

I bought my 1984 Starlet on whim, just stumbled across it whilst at a body shop looking at my mates MK2 Cortina. The Starlet was rotten in all the usual spots but mostly all there. Mechanics were all stock 1ltr 4 speed with 125k on the clocks.

The next few months were spent completely stripping the car apart, welding it all up again and a bare metal re-spray.

Loads more pictures here http://s66.photobucket.com/user/avalaug ... %20Starlet

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1000's of pounds and countless hours have gone into it so far, all new suspension, brakes, custom body work, custom suspension mounts all original glass, lenses, seals, interior the list is endless. Its currently running a 1200cc 3K engine with 5 speed gearbox soon to be replaced with a 4age and T50 gearbox.

The 4age ive spent a lot of time on, bottom end all stock but refreshed, cylinder head has been heavily worked on by myself and has TOMEI Poncam camshafts, TRD valve springs with a TRD 0.5mm metal headgasket.

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Cant wait to get it into the car, running some Mikuini Yamaha R1 bike carbs too
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Re: KP Starlet 4age build

Postby Billy_Andrea » Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:16 am

I love it, looks great. My 1st car was a Starlet and I have a big soft spot for them.
Need to get it running and a video up asap !

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Re: KP Starlet 4age build

Postby PDB » Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:39 am

It's up and running, currently trying to kill the 3k but it's a tough little bugger lol

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Won't have the 4age sorted until the new year unfortunately.

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Re: KP Starlet 4age build

Postby PDB » Wed Dec 24, 2014 2:39 am

I've been a busy spanner monkey

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Still a long way to go before it's up and running again, didn't quite realise the amount of modifications required to get the engine in, and running

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Re: KP Starlet 4age build

Postby Moto_Club4AG » Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:53 am

Pretty extensive, and nicely done!


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Re: KP Starlet 4age build

Postby Moto_Club4AG » Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:54 am

Really like the choice of body color too!


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Re: KP Starlet 4age build

Postby Grant » Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:02 pm

Wow that car was in really rough shape when you got it. Very nice body work, it cleaned up really well.

I'm just curious, why did you decide to put carbs on the 4A-GE?

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Re: KP Starlet 4age build

Postby PDB » Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:18 pm

The sound of the carbs is great, have always been into bikes so thought if combine the 2.

It's now up and running, still fine tuning the engine, it's also booked in for a rolling road set up to get the cams etc all dialled in.

Trackday at Brandshatch is booked for 27th Feb.

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Re: KP Starlet 4age build

Postby tawakanaka » Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:39 pm

Is that the CX racing highrise header? Did it fit in there without hitting the firewall? If so are you using the stock motor mounts or the ones that lower the engine?

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Re: KP Starlet 4age build

Postby PDB » Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:54 am

Using technotoytuning engine mounts, clears the firewall fine, the manifold is made by a guy in Ireland.

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Re: KP Starlet 4age build

Postby oldeskewltoy » Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:30 pm

nice looking build... LOVE your dedication to fixing all that rust...


What pistons are you using??
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Re: KP Starlet 4age build

Postby PDB » Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:07 pm

oldeskewltoy wrote:nice looking build... LOVE your dedication to fixing all that rust...


What pistons are you using??


Just stock bottom end, in hind site I should if done the bottom end properly, but at the time it was just going to be a quick fix. Maybe when it blows I'll do it all again but go for some real power.

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Re: KP Starlet 4age build

Postby PDB » Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:23 pm

Started some work on a graphics package today, looking great, I'm thinking less is more on this build !

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Also customised a tailgate badge

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Want it to look original so tried to keep the old worn look going on it

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Re: KP Starlet 4age build

Postby PDB » Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:40 pm

Little update

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Embarrassingly I attempted a little doughnut, but the open diff, short wheelbase, sticky tyres and grippy Tarmac ended up driving in circles lol sounds epic though :)

https://vimeo.com/125850416

Lots more plans new, going to turbo charge another engine to go in it :)

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Re: KP Starlet 4age build

Postby candamo » Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:49 pm

Dude get the lsd before the turbo kit. Thank me later :lol:
Engine sounds awesome!

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Re: KP Starlet 4age build

Postby PDB » Sun May 31, 2015 8:17 am

A little update
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Well parts gathering for the turbo build is going well.

I have a complete, healthy low mileage 4AGZE engine which I'm going to strip clean, and pop in some new shells and rings. Will be putting the poncams in from the current engine too and porting the head again.

Also got a RWD intake manifold and throttle body.

Have bought a turbo and header from a member on here too
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Can anyone advise me if the 4AGZE injectors will be up to the job of about 250bhp ? If not what injectors will be suitable.

Planning on running poncams with stock internals with uprated valve springs only. Will most likely end up just using a genuine Toyota head set too.

I know the best way to make power is to lower the compression but I'm also wanting the mega boost noises so that's why was thinking to stick with stock pistons


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