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by jondee86
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 84
Views: 6585

Re: What happened here

Gonna go out on a limb here and guess you meant "hunting" and not "hurting" :P Yeah... I didn't spend a lot of time working on my AE but I did spend a lot of time plotting, dreaming and researching the next modification. I don't watch TV so I have a lot of time in the evenings. T...
by jondee86
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 84
Views: 6585

Re: What happened here

When you have a passion about something... a hobby or sport, it is easy to become so involved with that special interest that it becomes an obsession. In particular, when dealing with cars, your hobby can take over a large part of your spare time life. You think that you own the car but in reality t...
by jondee86
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 84
Views: 6585

Re: What happened here

Interesting. I only ever bought two ECU's and they were both basic DIY units from a small Australian maker called Adaptronic. The founder of Adaptronic and designer of all their ECU's was Andy Wyatt. About 20 years ago he actually built and sold his first fully programmable "super ECU" cal...
by jondee86
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 84
Views: 6585

Re: What happened here

Now that the hp race is on again between manufacturers, modern vehicles don't leave a lot of scope for tweaking the ECU for more power unless you are willing to give up something in exchange... easy starting, smooth idle, economy etc. Aftermarket ECU's are having to get smarter and more complex to i...
by jondee86
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 84
Views: 6585

Re: What happened here

https://i.imgur.com/w5N3D9O.png https://www.hotrod.com/articles/this-slammed-1956-ford-f-100-is-a-one-man-backyard-build-have-you-ever-tried/?galleryImageId=579454 Yeah, those old wellside pickups have got some style... your partner has good taste ;) And with a vehicle like that I don't think I wou...
by jondee86
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 84
Views: 6585

Re: What happened here

I'm all for finding production engines that have good performance potential. If I had a car that was nothing special to me I wouldn't think twice about dropping in 1JZ or even an old school SBC (just because I love the sound of a sweet running V8 :D ). But the AE86 is a car that I looked after and e...
by jondee86
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 84
Views: 6585

Re: What happened here

That K24 (2.4 liter4-cylinder Honda for people like me who had to look it up) seems like a sturdy engine alright. My first problem would be that it's not a Toyota engine, and I think it is better to stay with an engine from the same family. And then if I was going away from Toyota why not a factory ...
by jondee86
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 84
Views: 6585

Re: What happened here

Not a bad idea :) You could start a thread in the 4AGE Engine section where people could pool their ideas/experience... make it the 4AGTE Conversion thread. Just slapping a turbo on a stock 4AGE does not always have a happy outcome. To do the job properly you have to get the fuel, ignition and charg...
by jondee86
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Bigport & Smallport distributor parts interchangeability
Replies: 4
Views: 918

Re: Bigport & Smallport distributor parts interchangeability

One additional question, something I thought of recently. Should the internal brass(?) bushing be pressed & swapped out as well? Like the shaft has bedded / worn itself to that bushing? Or is it like a valve guide, as long as it's in spec it doesn't matter? There is distributor DIY posted here....
by jondee86
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 84
Views: 6585

Re: What happened here

Probably... evolved to fill an environmental niche that happened to be available. Being a bird that can only fly underwater kind of shortens your food options but being able to survive in temperatures that would kill most warm blooded critters is a plus. We get Penguins nesting in the Southern part ...
by jondee86
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 84
Views: 6585

Re: What happened here

We have been hearing about climate change and global warming for for a lot of years now, and because it is not an overnight kind of thing, I haven't wasted too much time listening to the arguments about whether it is real or not. Personally I have no doubt that it is real. We have glaciers that have...
by jondee86
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 84
Views: 6585

Re: What happened here

Yeah.... entrenched attitudes are difficult to explain. Why does a white man see black men, brown men or yellow men, and immediately classify them as inferior species and treat them accordingly ? The most likely explanation is that when the European countries were colonizing the world, this is exact...
by jondee86
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 84
Views: 6585

Re: What happened here

Sounds a lot like the country areas of NZ except we don't have home owners associations. The nearest thing would be a new subdivision where the company that owns the land and funds the development places certain restrictions on buyers. The houses will be built by the developer to their plans and all...
by jondee86
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 84
Views: 6585

Re: What happened here

A few years ago a distant relative of ours in the US died without leaving a will. She had never married and had no children or any immediate family. So the executors traced every living relative in the world and divided up her estate between them. That was kind of interesting as it threw up a few re...
by jondee86
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 84
Views: 6585

Re: What happened here

That's one of the things that intrigues me about the US... how the economic tide flowing in and out throws up large numbers of cheap homes from time to time. Here the price of homes is thru the roof. A very basic 3-bedroom bungalow on 1/8th of an acre sells for an average price of around NZ$1,000,00...
by jondee86
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 84
Views: 6585

Re: What happened here

Nice wheels but not what I am looking for. Car came from the factory with 8Jx18 ET34 and 8.5Jx18 ET37 wheels fitted with 225/40-18 255/35-18 run flat tires. I've ditched the run flats and carry a space saver plus tools, and at this stage I'm not in any hurry to change the wheel specs. Some people wo...
by jondee86
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 84
Views: 6585

Re: What happened here

Yeah... ROTA do a copy of the TE37 and they sell here new for not unreasonable money. You can even buy the TE37 stickers for a cheap status boost... LOL. And I like the "picklefork" design which has been used by the BM factory in days gone by but hard to find now. VMR do a nice version... ...
by jondee86
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 84
Views: 6585

Re: What happened here

I'm a wheel whore... gotta admit that :| Must have picked up at least a dozen sets from junk yards and private sellers when I was looking for the "right" set of old school wheels for my AE. The wheels have to still look right to me when they have been on the car for a while and if not, I k...
by jondee86
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 84
Views: 6585

Re: What happened here

This what the xHD manual for the trans control unit says... 5.11.Torque Limit per Gear Especially on high power RWD cars limiting torque in the lower gears can improve traction and make them easier to handle. xHP offers a range from 300 Nm (221 ft lbs.) to the possible maximum of 1000 Nm (737 ft lbs...
by jondee86
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 84
Views: 6585

Re: What happened here

Yeah, that person does not seem to be a good match to the position. Much easier to deal with a "car guy" who understands how classics can be worth a good bit more than their book value. Maybe you have a car yard somewhere local that deals in sports cars, vintage and specialist vehicles ?? ...
by jondee86
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 84
Views: 6585

Re: What happened here

Here in NZ we have just started the process of repatriating NZ citizens from wherever they have been stuck since the beginning of the border closures to slow the spread of covid. It seems that every plane that arrives has asymptomatic cases that only develop symptoms or test positive after a few day...
by jondee86
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 84
Views: 6585

Re: What happened here

Is the back window on the Supra busted or is that just a reflection ? If the window has gone that could be a trick part to get hold of. There is a little JDM Toyota SERA two-door that has a big "fastback" style back window. Once the window gets busted the car will be written off even if th...
by jondee86
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 84
Views: 6585

Re: What happened here

Throughout history one of the defining characteristics of dictators and tyrants is that they create a small army of elite and fanatically loyal guards to protect themselves from the population they are abusing. This elite unit answers to no-one but the dictator and is not governed by any of the rule...
by jondee86
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 84
Views: 6585

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Here is a bunch of car guys taking a look at an e92 euro fighter. .. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj7c41rhAVU And some film of the guy who drives it doing his job... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW789mcaYLA Seems that there are quite a number of them working the European drift circuit and a so...
by jondee86
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 84
Views: 6585

Re: What happened here

https://i.imgur.com/cAt1NV7.png Video here... https://youtu.be/KICc24-fRkg And you can read about it here... http://www.speedhunters.com/2016/08/building-worlds-best-drift-car/ The one in the pic is a full custom carbon bodykit and not painted. But if you don't like the carbon look it can be painte...
by jondee86
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 84
Views: 6585

Re: What happened here

I bought the Supra 20 some odd years ago because I knew they were relatively bulletproof and it could be my forever toy. Dayyyymn... that's a big hit :( Hope you can find a way get it repaired and back on the road. Always had a soft spot for those big ass Supras but they never did drop low enough i...
by jondee86
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 84
Views: 6585

Re: What happened here

I've got a great big **** Denso waiting though. Seems they're keeping toyota diesels out of the US on purpose jn order to bankrupt domestic competitors. (Toyota uses their individually coded injectors. Like Mercedes, you have to own a special tool and pay licensing. Assuming they'd sell you the too...
by jondee86
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 84
Views: 6585

Re: What happened here

Part of the problem is that the motor industry is now driven by FASHION. You only need to take a look at the "auto salons" to see how closely they resemble the annual fashion salons for designer clothing to understand how this works. Populations around the world have been brain washed into...
by jondee86
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 84
Views: 6585

Re: What happened here

I have spent a lifetime making mistakes and learning from them. I take very little at face value; what people (companies, governments etc) actually do carries far more weight with me than what they say (promise) they will do. Politicians in particular have learned that once they have lied and bribed...
by jondee86
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What happened here
Replies: 84
Views: 6585

Re: What happened here

Yes, the new generations are going electric and commuter controlled. Yes, the internet occupies a lot of our time on things other than cars. Yes, no one is interested around us who we think should be interested. Yes, we have far more stringent laws and costs against tuning cars in most of the moder...

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