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by Nick94tt
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What's your other car?
Replies: 16
Views: 628

Re: What's your other car?

I might consider trading the AW11 and speed3 for an S-FR, if they ever get it out, and released in the US I'd be hard pressed to let go.of the aw11. I miss my sw20. Looks like a really entertaining platform with an actual Toyota driveline. No chance of it landing here for $12.5k entry. :lol: Sadly ...
by Nick94tt
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What's your other car?
Replies: 16
Views: 628

Re: What's your other car?

Maybe I shouldn't have said addicted, Next they'll put cars on the class 1 narcotic list! Truth. :lol: Worst I've ever pulled off was 3 cars short term or 2 cars and a bike. Last snow car was a '67 firebird with a warmed up 400. :mrgreen: Before that, a 6 bolt / 4 bolt awd talon. Done the whole IS3...
by Nick94tt
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What's your other car?
Replies: 16
Views: 628

Re: What's your other car?

All you need now is an FJ60 Land Cruiser and you'll have the trifecta of Toyotas! Truth. Though I haven't ever really had a place or desire to go off road. Would very much enjoy one. Plans are uncertain for the 86 beyond stock-ish driver. It's effectively a cheap automotive education on 4 wheels. (...
by Nick94tt
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: What's your other car?
Replies: 16
Views: 628

Re: What's your other car?

'94 Supra. Been my good weather "daily" for about 20 years now. Think I just hit 89k miles. The Corolla is actually my "snow car" :lol: Currently have it apart to pull the head and clean up the ports. Had the timing belt shred (tensioner seized) so I figure if I'm in that far I m...
by Nick94tt
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Climate control bulb size and how?
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: Climate control bulb size and how?

Behind ....and be extra careful NOT to brake anything including the face panel. If you force to remove them there are high possibility that may crack...Good luck! Truth. The connectors will be pretty fragile - especially those connected to the HVAC control cables/sliders. (Mine are busted. I'm temp...
by Nick94tt
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Speeduino? Arduino powered ECU?
Replies: 15
Views: 1707

Re: Speeduino? Arduino powered ECU?

Nick, whats this "diy" site you're speaking of?


Diyautotune.com

The shop side for the megasquirt folks.
by Nick94tt
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Speeduino? Arduino powered ECU?
Replies: 15
Views: 1707

Re: Speeduino? Arduino powered ECU?

Assuming you want to use the stock harness you can pull the connector out of a spare/dead/junkyard ecu - or likely order one from the diy site. Then just re-pin things accordingly. ^_^
by Nick94tt
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Smoking.
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Re: Smoking.

Just got a 150+lb doe this evening. :D. Nice to have a fridge full of free meat, just don't have any room for beer... :lol:
by Nick94tt
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Speeduino? Arduino powered ECU?
Replies: 15
Views: 1707

Re: Speeduino? Arduino powered ECU?

Crank signal's well covered with the Squirt crowd. Agree 100% on going cop. Grab some off a k series honda or lsx at a pick and pull. Well documented and durable. Might be someone local that would let you borrow a jimstim. Check their forums. ^_^ I'm fairly stoked you're progressing. I'd honestly ra...
by Nick94tt
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Smoking.
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Re: Smoking.

Had a wall of text ready to go and my connection dropped when I sent it, lol. I use a cheap barrel grill a friend gave me - his mom was apparently tired of seeing it on her deck. :lol: If I eventually learn to weld an insulated double walled reverse flow is on the list. Something a single chimney of...
by Nick94tt
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Smoking.
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Smoking.

Figure since I'm out doing a test run with half green wood I'd post. Local power company knocked down a 100yr old red oak tree. Have 3-4 cords of wood to sort through. Currently have chicken thighs and pineapple smoking away over a bed of coals. :D Have a giant list of nonsense ro fix with my 86 cou...
by Nick94tt
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Speeduino? Arduino powered ECU?
Replies: 15
Views: 1707

Re: Speeduino? Arduino powered ECU?

I did a bunch of reading (and registered) there and it definitely seems promising. Effectively an open source Mega or Micro Squirt clone that uses tuner studio. Price is definitely right for screwing around with a car you'll never get your money back out of. I'll be following along and watching shou...
by Nick94tt
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE86 Lower rubber radiator mounts
Replies: 7
Views: 895

Re: AE86 Lower rubber radiator mounts

http://www.hachiroku.net/forums/forum/main-category/tech-and-performance/34788-diy-radiator-isolater-bushings Cheers... jondee86 I had a feeling someone would have the non-hack answer, lol. Been a while since I installed my aluminum radiator (5 years or so...) :lol: Last time I did similar was to s...
by Nick94tt
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE86 Lower rubber radiator mounts
Replies: 7
Views: 895

Re: AE86 Lower rubber radiator mounts

For what it's worth, I've used heater hose as a spring insulator without issue.

Odds are any spare rubber fuel line, power steering return hose, or small heater hose can be used to rig up a decent bushing.

Hope it helps,

Nick. ^_^
by Nick94tt
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: The illusive champagne AE86
Replies: 15
Views: 3707

Re: The illusive champagne AE86

Low end diy respray from the previous owner. Not quite silver, bit of gold to it.

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by Nick94tt
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: After market hatch question
Replies: 8
Views: 980

Re: After market hatch question

Not a ton of difference between the two weight wise. I agree that seibon has some of the nicest available parts available out of the bunch. If you're going to paint it - FRP and help offset shipping. If you want to rock the carbon naked - automotive 2k clear with UV blockers and keep up with waxing....
by Nick94tt
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Reliability
Replies: 6
Views: 1234

Re: Reliability

Cloud, My vote goes for 90's/00's civic 5spd, pick a body style. For new drivers a 2 door is fine as a lot of states won't let them have many passengers during licensing probation anyhow. Parts are everywhere, dirt cheap, as simple to work on as a complicated car from the 60's lol, and should they e...
by Nick94tt
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Need help finding this part or recommendation
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Re: Need help finding this part or recommendation

Depending on where you're at there's always the option of getting ahold of a 20v flange and dropping it off somewhere for a one off bundle 'o snakes. Wouldn't be the cheap route, but may be the way to go depending on where you're at,what's available, and state of your engine build. I'd consider chec...
by Nick94tt
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: More issues...engine intermittently stumbles under load.
Replies: 21
Views: 2924

Re: More issues...engine intermittently stumbles under load.

Nicely done. The long drive should tell you pretty much all you need to know. I'm not a huge fan of additives but some cheap injector cleaner or marvel mystery oil in the gas (stabil as well) may be worthwhile. If you've got a stethoscope you can easily verify all the injectors are cycling correctly...
by Nick94tt
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: More issues...engine intermittently stumbles under load.
Replies: 21
Views: 2924

Re: More issues...engine intermittently stumbles under load.

Neighbor had similar issues with a mid 50's 8N Ford tractor. Had rusty sludge in the tank, thought he was out of fuel so he opened the reserve - thus dumping all the sludge into the carb and a pair of filter screens. It'd start up and idle fairly well, but under load choked out lean and stumbled/die...
by Nick94tt
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: rear tire skipping under hard braking
Replies: 22
Views: 2916

Re: rear tire skipping under hard braking

Just to let you know, we didn't end up needing that SST.. I forget the part call out, but whatever that weird tool attachment was, we didn't need it. The fronts were rebuilt and powder coated. I was following the Brazilian guy's write up on YT. I did the same for the fronts. Very helpful. I'm set t...
by Nick94tt
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Rwd 16v rear coolant neck. Repair suggestions. (Pics)
Replies: 11
Views: 1662

Re: Rwd 16v rear coolant neck. Repair suggestions. (Pics)

Well played.

There's also silver solder for those that have some plumbing supplies around. Fair chance it'd seal any pinholes, though they'd have to be tiny.
by Nick94tt
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: rear tire skipping under hard braking
Replies: 22
Views: 2916

Re: rear tire skipping under hard braking

Rebuilding a caliper proper takes time and dedication for sure. The fronts are very simple (and the rebuild kits - snap ring, boot for the piston, and piston seal - are diet cheap. I redid mine over an hour or two. Pulled each one separately so incould use the brakenpedal to pump the piston free. D...
by Nick94tt
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Rear toe mishaps!
Replies: 3
Views: 715

Re: Rear toe mishaps!

If the car is lowered it shifts the axle out laterally as you go lower. (Why you see bent stock and adjustable panhard bars tonproperly center the axle) If the bushings failed or the 4 link bars are adjustable (and adjusted incorrectly) it may have you out of alignment. If the car has hit a curb or ...
by Nick94tt
Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: fusible link/alternator fuse HELP!!
Replies: 1
Views: 931

Re: fusible link/alternator fuse HELP!!

Not a direct answer, sorry. ^_^ I'm sure there's a veteran that'll know the wires by taste whilst blindfolded though. :lol: http://files.aeu86.org/manuals/AE86Manual.pdf Scroll down to the electrical diagrams. Very first one. Start at the battery. Will show you what all they're tied into. The wire c...
by Nick94tt
Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Ae86 Front brake rotor lug pattern?
Replies: 3
Views: 1003

Re: Ae86 Front brake rotor lug pattern?

Doing an rx7 front brake swap and getting my rotors redrilled but need to know the hole pattern of the ae86 front hub where the rotor will bolt up, any help is much appreciated, thanks! 4x114.3 lugs, but not rotors. Stock front rotors are 4x87 and mount behind the hubs. The link below should help. ...
by Nick94tt
Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Catalytic myths
Replies: 2
Views: 879

Re: Catalytic myths

Agreed. One of the only real potential times a delete would make a large difference is when the drop in restriction results in more boost. Same thing would be accomplished by a high flow cat, isn't illegal (depending on where you live and CARB/officer discretion), and won't leave you with stinging t...
by Nick94tt
Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Wheel Fitment on a stock AE98
Replies: 2
Views: 672

Re: Wheel Fitment on a stock AE98

The stock bore is 54.1 and these new ones have a bore of 73.1. does that really matter. Help me please. Finding rims for this car is hard. The bore does matter, but it's a straightforward process. Different cars have different hub bores, despite sharing bolt patterns. To make the wheels available t...
by Nick94tt
Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:53 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: exhaust hanger (donut type)
Replies: 11
Views: 2057

Re: exhaust hanger (donut type)

yah, we went over and made sure we didn't miss any. i'm beginning to suspect it was just poor quality donut material, blerg...i'm gonna try oem and see how they feel. Thanks for the input, everyone! I had 3 or 4 of the generics tear off as well. If you have a good local parts store they'll usually ...
by Nick94tt
Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: CX Racing Exhaust Manifold Problems
Replies: 5
Views: 817

Re: CX Racing Exhaust Manifold Problems

Any other suggestions? How long is the gap? If I had the choice, I'd go for flanges to make pulling it in sections possible (massively easier than banging out slip joints and a bit of flexibility for fitment) What the previous owner thought was a "fix"... :roll: Cutting off the manifold f...

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