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by jondee86
Sat Nov 28, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Need to figure out wiring for 22R/5M ignitor to use on my 16V 4AGE
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: Need to figure out wiring for 22R/5M ignitor to use on my 16V 4AGE

This may take a bit of untangling :) To sort this out (if it can be sorted) we need to identify the type of distributor and type of ECU as Toyota had several different types. So... 1. Going by the type of coil-igniter you have, it may have worked with a distributor containing a single trigger wheel ...
by jondee86
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Old school Ae86 images
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: Old school Ae86 images

Here are few old AE86 images...

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Fresh out of 1985 :)

Cheers... jondee86
by jondee86
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: Gonna start a build and see where it goes ===> TWINSCREW !!! :-p
Replies: 226
Views: 106596

Re: Gonna start a build and see where it goes ===> TWINSCREW !!! :-p

Wasn't able to resist the urge.... had to install dual cone filters in place of the
factory airbox. Not sure that it adds much in the way of performance but it does
add a nice bit in induction growl when you have your foot up it :D

Old habits die hard...

Cheers... jondee86
by jondee86
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: opinions on my efi journy
Replies: 30
Views: 5628

Re: opinions on my efi journy

Yeah... oversize injectors don't make any more power :) If you are using Denso injectors
just check that you have the right clips. The high res injectors have a different clip to low
res injectors so you might need to order some new clips.

Cheers... jondee86
by jondee86
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: opinions on my efi journy
Replies: 30
Views: 5628

Re: opinions on my efi journy

Just a thought.... you can use low resistance injectors if you put resistors in line with them to limit the current draw. That's what the resistor pack on some versions of the 4AGE does. Your MicroSquirt® EFI controller will limit the injector current to ~5 Amps per driver. This may be too much for ...
by jondee86
Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 182
Views: 18861

Re: What happened here

I'd definitely trust a standalone to kill timing and fuel before a low pressure switch actuated a pressurized reservoir. Been a while since I read up on the Accusump type pressurized reservoirs, but I was interested in them for two reasons. One was to release oil when turning the ignition on to get...
by jondee86
Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 182
Views: 18861

Re: What happened here

Haven't heard much about ethanol problems here. For many years we had 91 and 95 RON to choose from with no ethanol added, and comparatively recently added 98 to the pumps. Most brands added 10% ethanol to achieve 98 except for BP and they went with a pure petrol blend. That is the one I use and pay ...
by jondee86
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 182
Views: 18861

Re: What happened here

The internet is full of experts offering their opinion on everything based on some third hand unsubstantiated hearsay that they got of their g/f who once dated a guy who said he was a NASCAR driver. But just occasionally you can find a decent reasonably technical post from someone who actually had a...
by jondee86
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 182
Views: 18861

Re: What happened here

At these street sprints there are typically 50 competitors running one car at a time... so about one off the line every two minutes. What with letting the odd tanker truck thru to the bulk petrol (gasoline to you) storage compound, sorting out the odd small off course incident, drivers briefing and ...
by jondee86
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 182
Views: 18861

Re: What happened here

Mostly Red deer for the big farms, but Fallow and Whitetail and Wapiti are also farmed. And supplemental feeding is used when necessary if adequate natural grazing is unavailable. Plenty of high fences around... always makes me laugh when I see sheep grazing behind the tall fences when a farmer has ...
by jondee86
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 182
Views: 18861

Re: What happened here

These days hunting (like pretty much everything) is regulated and controlled. The Department of Conservation administers all the recreational hunting on conservation land and encourages hunters to take the young bucks. This has lead to there being a lot more older and larger bulls surviving to pass ...
by jondee86
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 182
Views: 18861

Re: What happened here

Countries are different... people are different... tastes are different. This does not make one better or worse than another... everything develops in its own way according to the rules of supply and demand and prevailing conditions. Here in NZ 50 years ago deer were considered to be a nuisance and ...
by jondee86
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: help a n00b build a 1.8L 4age?
Replies: 16
Views: 730

Re: help a n00b build a 1.8L 4age?

Over quite a few years of reading posts on this and a range of other forums, I have found that there are basically two different schools of thought when it comes to breaking new ground or if you like, taking the path less trodden :) On the one hand you have folk who prefer the safety of doing everyt...
by jondee86
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: help a n00b build a 1.8L 4age?
Replies: 16
Views: 730

Re: help a n00b build a 1.8L 4age?

Here is a thread that is relevant and will save a lot of typing :) https://www.club4ag.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=796 Not being an engine builder I can't say what problems might be involved in fitting a stroker crank to a 4AGE block. But I would expect that a longer stroke would demand a piston wher...
by jondee86
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 182
Views: 18861

Re: What happened here

They honestly really do look good on the German saloon though. Something about the euro angles and bbs style wheels. I'd hit it. That's more or less how I see it... Japan got the JDM style wheels, US got the muscle car style and Germany got the Euro style wheels. I guess when you see them around of...
by jondee86
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 182
Views: 18861

Re: What happened here

Happy with the look of these wheels. Nice conservative design that IMHO suit the car better and are factory BM in the same sizes as the originals. https://i.imgur.com/qVSESWR.jpg And I have decided that I won't be doing any more performance mods on this car. There are a lot more mods that could be d...
by jondee86
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: help a n00b build a 1.8L 4age?
Replies: 16
Views: 730

Re: help a n00b build a 1.8L 4age?

Nothing like diving in at the deep end for accelerated learning :)
Good luck with the build dude. Should be a rocketship when it is completed !!

Cheers... jondee86
by jondee86
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 182
Views: 18861

Re: What happened here

In the poker game of life you have to play the hand you get dealt. You have to adjust to the conditions... make changes in your life rather than being angry that the world does not change to suit your needs. Do the things that make you happy and avoid the things that give you pain. If you can laugh ...
by jondee86
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 182
Views: 18861

Re: What happened here

Some things are worth more than money, and good health is one of them. Getting the problem fixed so that you can go back to doing what you like or need to do is more important. Unfortunately, as you have found, back injuries are difficult to quantify... most doctors can count up to four limbs and wo...
by jondee86
Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 182
Views: 18861

Re: What happened here

When I visited Brazil a few years back, I was invited to an "all you can eat" churrascaria. They have waiters continuously circulating around the tables with various types of meat cooked on long sword type skewers. If you say yes they skritch or carve a piece off the skewer onto your plate...
by jondee86
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Dumb question time, of wrist pins & modifying pistons
Replies: 7
Views: 433

Re: Dumb question time, of wrist pins & modifying pistons

There are a lot of different designs for buttons, but the one I had in mind was a simple teflon (PTFE) button... a variation of this... https://www.mgexp.com/phile/1/474348/wrist_pin_button_001.JPG The actual design and dimensions will be dictated by the piston and pin design. Buttons are only suita...
by jondee86
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Dumb question time, of wrist pins & modifying pistons
Replies: 7
Views: 433

Re: Dumb question time, of wrist pins & modifying pistons

Have you considered using buttons ? http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploads24/pinbut11436205549.jpg If buttons allow you to use the standard pistons with a full floating pin and custom "bronze" bushings, then problem more or less solved :) You would need to get the machine shop to drill an ...
by jondee86
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Dumb question time, of wrist pins & modifying pistons
Replies: 7
Views: 433

Re: Dumb question time, of wrist pins & modifying pistons

If a question makes people think, then it is a good question :) The general consensus seems to be that floating pins are better for high performance engines and that they are easier to work with for assembly and maintenance. Pressed pins are a lower manufacturing cost option for standard performance...
by jondee86
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 182
Views: 18861

Re: What happened here

Her puppies (linked together on bungie leashes) managed to get wrapped up around her bicycle. Interesting :) In South America the Gauchos used the Bolas made from several weights tied together with short cords and thrown much like a lasso to bring down cattle. Can I assume then that with superior t...
by jondee86
Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 182
Views: 18861

Re: What happened here

I have never made a practice of wearing a seatbelt as I am philosophically opposed to compulsory nannies. Only exception is when I am competing in an event or if there is a police car following me :) Now I know that it is a stupid attitude and the ... what about if someone else crashes into you? arg...
by jondee86
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 182
Views: 18861

Re: What happened here

One of the reasons I liked riding dirt bikes is that there are no "nannies" to spoil the enjoyment of riding as fast as you an over difficult terrain. If you ride beyond your capabilities the lessons are swift and usually painful !!! It took me quite a few years to become sufficiently comp...
by jondee86
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Any tricks to replacing the oil pan?
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: Any tricks to replacing the oil pan?

I'm glad you asked because it gives me a chance to steal something useful :) Here's the skinny on the procedure itself. No need to pull the crossmember! You will need: - Toyota FIPG for camshaft housing and oil pan ($23 from dealer) - oil pump pickup tube gasket ($4. This gasket is IMPORTANT) - misc...
by jondee86
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 182
Views: 18861

Re: What happened here

Down under NZ had a bunch of pretty good speedway riders back in the day. One of them was this guy... Ivan Mauger. Collected 15 world titles in short track and long track in his career. This is him coming out of retirement to have some races with another multiple world champion from England. https:/...
by jondee86
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 182
Views: 18861

Re: What happened here

I can't help but think that beer has something to do with this.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDN_11fFKNg But full credit to guys having a bit of fun and being prepared to put their pride and joy down in the dirt with only tats and sneakers for protection. Right up there with spectator drags fo...