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by Rogue-AE95
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Bigport & Smallport distributor parts interchangeability
Replies: 4
Views: 877

Re: Bigport & Smallport distributor parts interchangeability

Thanks Jon. I didn't know an aftermarket ECU would be able to compensate for the distributor being slightly different. USDM distributors are definitely different than the ones you described. They both seem to have 4 and 1 pickups inside. I guess this will turn into a weekend project (on some weekend...
by Rogue-AE95
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla FWD / MR2
Topic: SS brake lines
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Re: SS brake lines

Techna-Fit does make a set for the AE92 GT-S. TOY-710SM The SM is for the smoked color. They also had red and blue, so the letters would be different. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Techna-Fit-Stainless-4-Brake-Lines-Kit-Smoke-for-1987-91-Toyota-COROLLA-GTS/264740215748 Looking back through my old emails,...
by Rogue-AE95
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Bigport & Smallport distributor parts interchangeability
Replies: 4
Views: 877

Bigport & Smallport distributor parts interchangeability

For USDM parts. I have what I am pretty sure is a stock SP distributor, came from a 1990 Geo Prizm GSi. And an MR2 dizzy which I know is OEM because it still has the Toyota part number decal. I set both to what I was pretty sure was TDC, but looking at the reluctors(?) inside, they aren't quite in t...
by Rogue-AE95
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-064: Breathing on a 3 rib
Replies: 17
Views: 4119

Re: OST-064: Breathing on a 3 rib

I didn't realize those Molnar 40-20 rods required modifying the block. I had bought a set years ago from Orion, but I never used them.
by Rogue-AE95
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Red Top Piston Max HP limit
Replies: 11
Views: 1946

Re: Red Top Piston Max HP limit

Thanks. Yes my pistons have that unfortunate slot design. That combined with being cast vs forged makes me leery of them, but as I said, I wouldn't try pushing them too much anyway. And I'd be paying someone for tuning, who hopefully knows what they're doing.
by Rogue-AE95
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Red Top Piston Max HP limit
Replies: 11
Views: 1946

Re: Red Top Piston Max HP limit

On a related note. For "3rd party" cast pistons, which don't already have a coating (whatever it is that was done on OEM 10.3:1 pistons), would having the domes ceramic coated help when pushing for higher-than-stock HP? I'm guessing it at least helps with heat dispersion and so prevents ho...
by Rogue-AE95
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-062: Mixed Breed Autocross Whip
Replies: 19
Views: 4265

Re: OST-062: Mixed Breed Autocross Whip

Good to know that the DNJ quality is OK. When I got my set years ago, the quality seemed decent.

If only someone at DNJ would change the oil return slot into oil return holes. Or does that not matter too much?
by Rogue-AE95
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-062: Mixed Breed Autocross Whip
Replies: 19
Views: 4265

Re: OST-062: Mixed Breed Autocross Whip

The DNJ pistons have worked out well for people's builds? I still have a set that I never did use. I was planning to send them out for dome & skirt coating. But then I had changed my mind to doing a 7A-GE with late GZE pistons.
by Rogue-AE95
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: JDM KOUKI ECU OPTIONS
Replies: 19
Views: 4782

Re: JDM KOUKI ECU OPTIONS

Are there any JDM harness options for Megasquirt / DIYpnp?
by Rogue-AE95
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Still building 7AGEs?
Replies: 18
Views: 5108

Re: Still building 7AGEs?

for AWD, a boosted 7AG (stock head/stock cam) will make more torque than you'd know what to do with A plain old journal bearing T28, T3 or small t3/t4 will do +1 on that, use the N/A manifold for best results. My main concern would be your tranny at that output level. Thankfully I do have the small...
by Rogue-AE95
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Still building 7AGEs?
Replies: 18
Views: 5108

Re: Still building 7AGEs?

Rogue All depends on what you want from your engine. I had made a topic here a few years ago ( link ). Basically I'm thinking around 350 crank HP, so that my AWD drivetrain will put down in the range of 250-300 HP. I was hung up on cam choice, and turbo choice. I was looking at the GTX series from ...
by Rogue-AE95
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Still building 7AGEs?
Replies: 18
Views: 5108

Re: Still building 7AGEs?

I have a 7AFE longblock that's been sitting in my garage for a few years now. Also have a smallport head, 8.9 GZE pistons, Matrix Garage rods, etc. All of it just waiting on me to finish some other car projects that I ought to finish first. I'd love to get my 3rd car running and out of the garage be...
by Rogue-AE95
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: tercel engine
Replies: 7
Views: 2592

Re: tercel engine

Isn't that the 1.5l 3A?
by Rogue-AE95
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-053: Massaging a 20V Blacktop
Replies: 22
Views: 8078

Re: OST-053: Massaging a 20V Blacktop

For all the 16v heads you've done, I can imagine that the 16v bank is more than double the size of the 20v bank there :idea:
by Rogue-AE95
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Freshly Rebuilt 20V Silvertop
Replies: 11
Views: 2327

Re: Freshly Rebuilt 20V Silvertop

Are you using the OEM oil cooler plate? There are two different types from what I understand, one of which angles the oil filter towards the front of the engine (timing belt side) a little bit. I believe it's the plate found on the MR2 and AE86. I think the AE92 GT-S is a flat plate. At least on my ...
by Rogue-AE95
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: 4A-GE Engine Parts
Topic: Random 4age stuff
Replies: 4
Views: 3187

Re: Random 4age stuff

if you happen to have a reference image so I know what I'm looking for, I might be able to find it in my pile of spare parts This is the best I can do, I'm not sure if this is what the part actually looks like. The part that goes to the block should fit under the AC compressor bracket. https://i.po...
by Rogue-AE95
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: 4A-GE Engine Parts
Topic: Random 4age stuff
Replies: 4
Views: 3187

Re: Random 4age stuff

Do you have the bracket that goes from the MR2 exhaust manifold to the block? Should be an L shaped piece.
by Rogue-AE95
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: 7AG Block, Is there a best?
Replies: 16
Views: 4167

Re: 7AG Block, Is there a best?

About the 7A blocks, I swear I saw that there were two different blocks. There is one with less support material near the bottom. I'll dig through my pics and see what I find. Edit: I found the pics I had. Apologies to whoever they belong to as I have no idea anymore. Unfortunately I don't have any ...
by Rogue-AE95
Sat May 11, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Rough edges around combustion chambers
Replies: 13
Views: 2792

Re: Rough edges around combustion chambers

Whatever you do, don't do this:

Image

(Bigport head from a disassembled 4A-GE that I had bought, didn't see the head until after I bought everything.)
by Rogue-AE95
Wed May 08, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-056: Nasty.....
Replies: 11
Views: 2375

Re: OST-056: Nasty.....

I'm sorry I derailed the topic with this, but I guess we all learn something new every day. And I always love to see your work! OK, here are some better pics. I had pulled all of the timing covers for my (someday, someday, someday) engine build, along with that small "cam bracket." https:/...
by Rogue-AE95
Mon May 06, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-056: Nasty.....
Replies: 11
Views: 2375

Re: OST-056: Nasty.....

I've yet to see a Toyota application that uses that mount........... There's a small bracket that bolts to that part of the head. At least for the AE92 GTS. There's a hole in the top timing belt cover for it to stick out of. Then there's a plate which mounts from that bracket to the top of the alte...
by Rogue-AE95
Wed May 01, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-056: Nasty.....
Replies: 11
Views: 2375

Re: OST-056: Nasty.....

Btw, here is a photo showing the difference between a 1st gen TVIS head, and a 2nd gen TVIS head. A first gen is what came on the AE86, the 2nd gen is later http://ost.ebeans.ch/albums/userpics/10005/4AGE_TVIS_heads_early_late_annoted.jpg I have to wonder if Toyota had the MR / FWD mounting in mind...
by Rogue-AE95
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-050 - A VERY special build
Replies: 45
Views: 10161

Re: OST-050 - A VERY special build

The old school ;) way of adjusting, making a new hole for the knock pin (whatever it's called) in the cam gear. Then add a new timing mark on the side of the tooth?
by Rogue-AE95
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Oil port?
Replies: 2
Views: 1043

Re: Oil port?

Some blocks have just a plug in that drain port, and some (AW11 for one) have a fancy draincock that you can attach a small hose to help keep the coolant from spilling all over.
by Rogue-AE95
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Deck plate necessary?
Replies: 6
Views: 1726

Re: Deck plate necessary?

I'm in Florida :?
by Rogue-AE95
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-050 - A VERY special build
Replies: 45
Views: 10161

Re: OST-050 - A VERY special build

Where will the head oil drain be plumbed into? There isn't an extra drain on this head. The 2 pipes at the back are for the coolant in, and out for the heater. Whoops :? I'm not used to seeing the RWD coolant piping. The one line looks like the smallport or the "aftermarket" drain you som...
by Rogue-AE95
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: OST-050 - A VERY special build
Replies: 45
Views: 10161

Re: OST-050 - A VERY special build

Like it came off the mid-80s production line :idea:

Where will the head oil drain be plumbed into?
by Rogue-AE95
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Deck plate necessary?
Replies: 6
Views: 1726

Re: Deck plate necessary?

Thanks guys. I do like the idea of using one if available, but don't see myself going out of my way buying them for my engine builds. (3 cars and 3 different engine families, Toyota A-engine being one of them.)
by Rogue-AE95
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Deck plate necessary?
Replies: 6
Views: 1726

Deck plate necessary?

I was talking to a machine shop recently about another engine I need to get rebuilt, and he mentioned a deck plate, something I've heard of before (though not for that particular engine). There's mention of deck plates in this article: http://club4ag.com/faq_and_tech_pages/4A-GE%20Engine%20Block.htm...

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