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by Grant
Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 4A-GE bigport rebuild questions
Replies: 18
Views: 589

Re: 4A-GE bigport rebuild questions

Here's my "budget build" redtop bottom with bluetop rotating assembly, ported and polished big port head, ceramic coated the stock bluetop piston, gze cams and thats about it. Running t3/t4 turbo, boosted to 15 psi on E85. For fuel & ign, stock ecu, decapped scion tc injectors to 750c...
by Grant
Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 4A-GE bigport rebuild questions
Replies: 18
Views: 589

Re: 4A-GE bigport rebuild questions

All depends on what you are looking to get out of this engine. The PonCams are good for sure, but I've kicked down on my cams for a more "friendly" in town drive-a-bility. Seems everybody wants to scream their engine everywhere they go. Haha, yea I'm definitely not planning on redlining i...
by Grant
Sat Oct 16, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 4A-GE bigport rebuild questions
Replies: 18
Views: 589

Re: 4A-GE bigport rebuild questions

Thanks for all the guidance everyone. I am planning on having OST clean up the bigport head, so maybe I'll see if he can hook me up with any additional parts. :) If you already have the PonCams, go with those, if not look for a set of cams with 10* less duration and as much lift as possible to work ...
by Grant
Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 4A-GE bigport rebuild questions
Replies: 18
Views: 589

Re: 4A-GE bigport rebuild questions

when u see a $47 oem gze piston and a replacemnet DSM piston @ $90 per set !!! dyno 550+hp ...... noisy expensive forged pistons are a complete waste of money to me.... especially for a weak 100hp build these blocks wear well. Was there a ridge ? browse the net for similar bigport builds. You shoul...
by Grant
Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 4A-GE bigport rebuild questions
Replies: 18
Views: 589

Re: 4A-GE bigport rebuild questions

The block is being checked out right now at the machine shop, but the cylinders looked to be in good shape when I disassembled it. That said most research I've read says if you try to reuse 81mm stock bore pistons/rings, the risk of blow-by is pretty high, so going a tiny bit oversized and using 81....
by Grant
Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 4A-GE bigport rebuild questions
Replies: 18
Views: 589

Re: 4A-GE bigport rebuild questions

Thanks for the reply. Yea I'm thinking if the stock rods and crankshaft check out OK at the machine shop, then I'll continue to use those with new pistons and 18mm pins. I'm not going over the stock redline, so it should be okay? Most aftermarket brands like Toda have options for 18mm or 20mm pins. ...
by Grant
Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: My red hatch (fix-up and restoration)
Replies: 72
Views: 43628

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

Here are some more shots after taking everything apart and preparing it for the machine shop! I'll post pictures of new parts as I get them too.
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by Grant
Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 4A-GE bigport rebuild questions
Replies: 18
Views: 589

4A-GE bigport rebuild questions

I am currently doing my first real rebuild of a 4A-GE, and have some questions due to the many options available for engine internals. What I'm starting with: ⋅  3-rib 4A block ⋅  Stock bigport head ⋅  Upgraded 20v oil pump, OEM water pump, all gaskets, etc ⋅ ...
by Grant
Wed Oct 06, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: My red hatch (fix-up and restoration)
Replies: 72
Views: 43628

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

It's been a long time since my last update... obviously much has changed for everyone since 2019. My car is still running strong, but this winter I decided to finally start rebuilding the spare engine I have. https://i.imgur.com/7cvX681.jpg I'm fairly certain it has never been rebuilt, so it's a dec...
by Grant
Wed Oct 06, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: GT-S gauge cluster
Replies: 1
Views: 832

Re: GT-S gauge cluster

I already found two!
by Grant
Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: GT-S gauge cluster
Replies: 1
Views: 832

GT-S gauge cluster

I prefer Kouki, but am not opposed to Zenki clusters as long as all the gauges are working. Let me know, thanks!
by Grant
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Anyone ever restore GT-S seats?
Replies: 0
Views: 1570

Anyone ever restore GT-S seats?

I have some USDM GT-S seats which are in pretty good condition, but the hard plastic seam between the vinyl back and cloth front is coming apart in places, and the cloth could use from refreshing. Have any of you restored these seats in the past or had a shop do it? What was your experience? Picture...
by Grant
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: AC compressor clutch
Replies: 6
Views: 4017

Re: AC compressor clutch

Have you looked for a 1987 or a 1988 Chevy Nova. The A/C units are the same as the Toyota ones. That is (if) your car is a FX16 GTS!!! I have not, I wish I knew a better resource to cross-reference parts and figure out what other cars share them. I'm not 100% sure what model my A/C system is from, ...
by Grant
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: AC compressor clutch
Replies: 6
Views: 4017

Re: AC compressor clutch

Any idea how many miles is on the A/C pulley/clutch? If you don't feel like taking the clutch off then I could take the whole compressor assembly, but either way I would be interested. Let me know in 2 weeks! :)
by Grant
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: AC compressor clutch
Replies: 6
Views: 4017

Re: AC compressor clutch

Bump... still looking for an A/C clutch.
by Grant
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Buying an ae86 as a first car (again)
Replies: 41
Views: 30105

Re: Buying an ae86 as a first car (again)

idreamofdrifting wrote:I am SUPER GLAD, I did not sell mine! SUPER GLAD! LOL!

Me too. 8-)
by Grant
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Want to BUY (seeking sellers)
Topic: AC compressor clutch
Replies: 6
Views: 4017

AC compressor clutch

If anyone has a spare A/C compressor or just the clutch from it laying around, please let me know! Even if the compressor is broken, the clutch might still be good. You can test it by applying 12v to the wire coming off of it and seeing if the clutch engages/disengages. Anyway, my clutch failed part...
by Grant
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: My red hatch (fix-up and restoration)
Replies: 72
Views: 43628

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

Sorry this took forever, but I finally uploaded a clip of the exhaust comparison. The phone has some trouble picking up the lower sound of the HKS, but the improved note is obvious. I was going to record a drive-by too, but didn't get to it yet. The sound is amazing and I am glad I picked the Hi-Pow...
by Grant
Fri May 31, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: HKS Hi-Power exhaust install question
Replies: 3
Views: 3041

Re: HKS Hi-Power exhaust install question

Yep, I'll definitely make sure the threads are clean.

Also, FYI I bought the last exhaust hanger bracket in the whole US... sorry guys. :(
by Grant
Mon May 27, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: I rented a race track... Oregon Raceway Park - Sept 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 11217

Re: I rented a race track... Oregon Raceway Park - Sept 2019

Wow, I actually just moved to the PNW last year, great timing. :lol:

If your guest list isn't full yet, I would love to join and drive my AE86 over there. :)
by Grant
Mon May 27, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: My red hatch (fix-up and restoration)
Replies: 72
Views: 43628

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

Hello again, I've been off these forums for a while now, but I figured it was time to give an update again since I'm starting more work on my car, with more updates to come later this year probably. A lot has changed since I posted last, including moving again, this time several thousand miles so I ...
by Grant
Sun May 26, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: HKS Hi-Power exhaust install question
Replies: 3
Views: 3041

Re: HKS Hi-Power exhaust install question

I think I might have answered my own question. From looking at the parts diagrams, it looks like I am missing one of the exhaust hanger brackets. https://parts.toyota.com/a/Toyota_1986_Corolla-CP-GTS-16L-MT/_50016_6719817/EXHAUST-PIPE/161450-1702.html Here is the exact part: https://parts.toyota.com...
by Grant
Sat May 25, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: HKS Hi-Power exhaust install question
Replies: 3
Views: 3041

HKS Hi-Power exhaust install question

Hello, It's been a while since I've done any major work on my AE86 besides maintenance (and driving 8-) ). I finally decided to replace the old crusty exhaust with an HKS Hi-Power catback, but I noticed something strange when checking the fit. https://i.imgur.com/izLS6Zj.jpg It looks like I am missi...
by Grant
Sun Aug 07, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Extinction Of The AE86
Replies: 40
Views: 22654

Re: Extinction Of The AE86

The car is meant to have fun in, not garage keep it and wax it every time a dirt spec gets on it. Life is short, and these are toys to play with, so have fun with it; if not let someone else play with it. These cars arent SUPERCARS or some sort of limited edition collector car. Its a fucking Coroll...
by Grant
Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: My red hatch (fix-up and restoration)
Replies: 72
Views: 43628

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

Well it has been a while since my last post. Moving is quite a lot of work, but I'm pretty much settled now and I wanted to give a quick update. My car made the long trip without any problems! The only thing I had to do on the way was tighten the A/C belt a little since it was brand new and stretche...
by Grant
Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Extinction Of The AE86
Replies: 40
Views: 22654

Re: Extinction Of The AE86

I know exactly how you feel. I am honestly surprised people are still trying to use the AE86 as a tuner car. The days of buying Grandma's $500 AE86 are long gone, and parts are becoming very expensive and hard to find. Even though my AE86 may not be 100% original, I feel I am trying my best to keep ...
by Grant
Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: A/c system from an sr5 work with a 4age 16v?
Replies: 1
Views: 1748

Re: A/c system from an sr5 work with a 4age 16v?

The main differences are the clutch pulley, and the wiring harness (which is a pretty large difference). The A/C computer board inside the A/C evaporator unit is different, the harness that plugs into the evaporator and into the under-dash harness is different (the 4A-GE wiring has some extra relays...
by Grant
Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: OEM AE86 pumpkin (diff) gasket doesn't fit!
Replies: 7
Views: 3837

Re: OEM AE86 pumpkin (diff) gasket doesn't fit!

I had the exact same problem with my OEM gasket. It only had a small tear so I used it along with a very small amount of permatex.

It has never leaked since so I guess it's fine.
by Grant
Sat Apr 30, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: Gonna start a build and see where it goes ===> TWINSCREW !!! :-p
Replies: 228
Views: 142476

Re: Gonna start a build and see where it goes :-P

Oh wow this is going to be an interesting and unique build, and I'm guessing one that will be done right. ;)
Looking forward to seeing more...
by Grant
Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Necessary Relays
Replies: 13
Views: 6199

Re: Necessary Relays

The time when these cars were cheap to work on is long gone. :lol:
But yea if you can fabricate one then do that.