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by Jimmee1990
Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:23 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: Quick disconnect for coolant hoses?! Would it work?
Replies: 7
Views: 1385

Re: Quick disconnect for coolant hoses?! Would it work?

You can get dry-break fittings for cooling systems, however they are hideously expensive. DTM teams used to use them in the 90's so they could swap engines in the 15 mins between sessions. No need to bleed oil or cooling systems as they were primed before-hand. In saying that, they do leak over time...
by Jimmee1990
Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:10 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Looking at these forged pistons...
Replies: 23
Views: 4611

Re: Looking at these forged pistons...

The ignition timing was a modified 4k distributor, the advance curve was copied off the standard electronic curve so as close to identical as was practical. I was planning on using that as a baseline and re-graphing from there but never got around to it as it went pretty well as it was. Australian p...
by Jimmee1990
Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:49 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Totally Noob Question
Replies: 5
Views: 861

Re: Totally Noob Question

The rings and pistons reach the exact same place on every single revolution of the engine no matter what revs(discounting the tiny amount of side clearance they should have in the ring grooves), it's not like revving it harder changes the stroke length or the rod length does it. Don't get started ab...
by Jimmee1990
Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: Gt-apex, in progress!
Replies: 15
Views: 4293

Re: my gt-apex, in progress!

Any reason why you chose S13 front, and how are you going to tune out the bump-steer?
by Jimmee1990
Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: WHAT ARE SOME 90S STYLES?
Replies: 8
Views: 1829

Re: WHAT ARE SOME 90S STYLES?

I don't know about 90's style ( because I was born in 1990), but I've always thought this style looked best to me. Just do whatever you think looks good instead.
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by Jimmee1990
Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Looking at these forged pistons...
Replies: 23
Views: 4611

Re: Looking at these forged pistons...

Considering in my first 86 I was running 11.7:1 comp for a while on standard cams and timing and had no issues, as long as the tune is right you'll be fine. That car was a bigport 16v running carbs and a distributor also, and it never pinged as long as I ran good fuel.
by Jimmee1990
Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: inline 4 vs inline 6
Replies: 8
Views: 1315

Re: inline 4 vs inline 6

The 6 cylinder will also have a greater piston surface area. Are you comparing two engines in particular?
by Jimmee1990
Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:33 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Looking at these forged pistons...
Replies: 23
Views: 4611

Re: Looking at these forged pistons...

You won't have any issues with 12:1 compression on pump fuel, as long as the tune is quite good and you don't get too crazy with the ignition advance. I have these pistons but in 82mm bore, and using them with a set of TRD Carillo FA rods with the small end re-sized to 20mm, Clive Cams 248A (I think...
by Jimmee1990
Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:32 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: Rear Ends
Replies: 2
Views: 496

Re: Rear Ends

The diff will bolt straight in, the only thing you will need to change is the tailshaft and the handbrake cables. No need to change the gearbox or engine just for the diff.
by Jimmee1990
Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:09 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: ae86 drag race tune please help
Replies: 13
Views: 2259

Re: ae86 drag race tune please help

A 4A-GTE would do high 12's easily enough. As long as the factory 4A-GZE bottom end has good compression still and the bearings are okay, a decent MLS head-gasket, some mild to medium cams and 15-18 pounds of boost with some decent tyres will have you in the low 13's to high 12's depending on the dr...
by Jimmee1990
Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:03 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: AE86 BLACK LIMITED LEVIN?
Replies: 3
Views: 1276

Re: AE86 BLACK LIMITED LEVIN?

The Black Limited was a sales gimmick to get rid of the last 400 cars faster, there wasn't any Levins made as production models of them. Possibly an inside styling mule, but nothing released as far as I've seen.
by Jimmee1990
Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:24 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE86 Cusco 6 Pt with Carbon Fiber Doors
Replies: 6
Views: 1491

Re: AE86 Cusco 6 Pt with Carbon Fiber Doors

Most bolt in cages are worse than not having one at all, and if you want to run a cage then don't bother with rear seats. To do it even remotely safely you would have to use fixed back seats and proper harnesses with proper padding on the cage, but even that is far from ideal without helmets. Carbon...
by Jimmee1990
Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:26 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Alternative Supplier for 4AGE 20V valve shims...
Replies: 9
Views: 1858

Re: Alternative Supplier for 4AGE 20V valve shims...

I have dealt with them in the past Jondee, multiple inaccuracies in shim thickness that were supplied to me and then a second set of shim-less buckets several of those were wrong also. I would suggest Supertech also, always spot on sizing and materials are fantastic.
by Jimmee1990
Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:49 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: What cams?
Replies: 5
Views: 957

Re: What cams?

I had 280 degree 8.3mm lift cams on a stock smallport 10.2:1 bottom end with a standard bigport head, standard map ecu and only other supporting mods were removing the butterflies and shafts from the TVIS plate, a pod filter in an airbox and good 4-1 headers and a hks hi-power. Mine made good power ...
by Jimmee1990
Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:51 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: Oversized valves, valve springs and retainers.
Replies: 8
Views: 1575

Re: Oversized valves, valve springs and retainers.

You won't see much of a gain just using oversize valves as they really need the porting, cams and compression to go with them. There's definitely gains to be had, but they aren't cheap and there are many other areas you should be looking at first. If you're using cams that large I would suggest goin...
by Jimmee1990
Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:19 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: TRD 0.8mm Headgasket torque specs for bluetop? Copper spray?
Replies: 26
Views: 7297

Re: TRD 0.8mm Headgasket torque specs for bluetop? Copper sp

Please don't use JB weld, it expands at a different rate and will eventually seperate. Get the block decked until it cleans up and use a new gasket, and you will gain a little extra compression that way also which is a bonus. If you try dodgy fixes to get it running you'll get a dodgy engine, simple...
by Jimmee1990
Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:08 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: How much does a stock 20V blacktop head flows?
Replies: 11
Views: 2549

Re: How much does a stock 20V blacktop head flows?

At what valve lift though? Anyone with a spare blacktop head and access to a flowbench will be able to tell you.
by Jimmee1990
Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:02 am
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: "Budget," mostly-stock rebuild questions
Replies: 9
Views: 2453

Re: "Budget," mostly-stock rebuild questions

I wouldn't bother getting cheap pistons coated, coating does nothing to strengthen them and on a standard 4A-GE it would be unneccesary anyway. Use a reasonable brand like Teikin or new genuine ones and you won't have a problem. All good engine builds won't be cheap, but they're still a lot cheaper ...
by Jimmee1990
Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:53 am
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: club4ag opinion on suspension
Replies: 21
Views: 5762

Re: club4ag opinion on suspension

The shock towers are too weak, and over time you will notice the factory spot welds tearing. Stitch weld the whole tower and brace the floor as it will still flex under load, as well as bracing the mounts on the diff and it can work. Still has no real advantage over seperate shock and spring for a w...
by Jimmee1990
Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: TECH: 4A-GE ENGINE
Topic: TRD 0.8mm Headgasket torque specs for bluetop? Copper spray?
Replies: 26
Views: 7297

Re: TRD 0.8mm Headgasket torque specs for bluetop? Copper sp

I wouldn't bother with the guy that did your previous machining, the top of your block has some seriously deep scoring and would need to be decked even to use a normal composite gasket. If he's missed that god knows how capable he is at anything else. Once a gasket has leaked I wouldn't re-use it as...
by Jimmee1990
Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: lightweight wheels
Replies: 14
Views: 2706

Re: lightweight wheels

16x8 0 offset with a 205/50 won't fit without flaring the guards, 205/50 on a 15x8 rubs even with lightly flared guards with the sills 90mm off the road for example on my own car. Unless your running the suspension fairly high?
by Jimmee1990
Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: Shops, Manufacturers, and Retailers Only
Topic: Baddline:GB AE86 coupe spoiler in carbonfiber
Replies: 25
Views: 7937

Re: Baddline:GB AE86 coupe spoiler in carbonfiber

Can you PM me the pick up address, as I can get a quote from my freight accounts what it would cost to get picked up and posted that way? Obviously wouldn't organise it until I've paid in full.
by Jimmee1990
Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: Shops, Manufacturers, and Retailers Only
Topic: Baddline:GB AE86 coupe spoiler in carbonfiber
Replies: 25
Views: 7937

Re: Baddline:GB AE86 coupe spoiler in carbonfiber

I would suggest DHL? I use them all the time at work, got a seat from England delivered to Australia in 2 days and was less than $100 aud (roughly $80 USD at the moment)
by Jimmee1990
Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:36 am
Forum: OWNERS and BUILDERS
Topic: NEW 4age 16v Build advice SPEAK YOUR MIND!
Replies: 15
Views: 16169

Re: NEW 4age 16v Build advice SPEAK YOUR MIND!

If he's never heard of back cutting valves he can hardly be a guru, I'm also very interested in seeing photos of the finished work. Your parts shopping list also looks quite good, thought about brakes and suspension yet? I'm looking into picking up an imported AE92 GT-Apex here is AUS.
by Jimmee1990
Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:00 am
Forum: Shops, Manufacturers, and Retailers Only
Topic: Group A 組 BODY SHOP / BODY KIT (Runfree Jblood, Vertex, etc)
Replies: 63
Views: 29768

Re: Group A BODY SHOP / BODY KIT (Runfree, Jblood, Vertex, e

Price on a Runfree Levin front bar shipped to 3132 Australia?
by Jimmee1990
Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:19 am
Forum: Shops, Manufacturers, and Retailers Only
Topic: Baddline:GB AE86 coupe spoiler in carbonfiber
Replies: 25
Views: 7937

Re: Baddline:GB AE86 coupe spoiler in carbonfiber

I'm interested, rough shipping price to Victoria 3132 Australia?
by Jimmee1990
Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:58 am
Forum: 4A-GE Engine Parts
Topic: 4age head ported and polished
Replies: 7
Views: 2197

Re: 4age head ported and polished

There's no way that's been decked, it still has imprints from the old gasket on the sealing face.
by Jimmee1990
Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: stock photos
Replies: 1
Views: 450

Re: stock photos

I have a couple of my car you can use, might want to crop them little though. http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w494/Jimmee1990/Mobile%20Uploads/1412651_10153601429775370_1866267428_o.jpg http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w494/Jimmee1990/Mobile%20Uploads/892033_10153601423170370_321876071_o.jpg
by Jimmee1990
Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:32 am
Forum: Fun Talk
Topic: AE86 Hatchback Pics
Replies: 202
Views: 61082

Re: AE86 Hatchback Pics

Not a fan of the lights, but I really like that front splitter idea.
by Jimmee1990
Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: TECH: Corolla AE86
Topic: AE86 watts link
Replies: 2
Views: 768

Re: AE86 watts link

There are lots of race fabrication workshops that make these, if you were going to go to the effort of going to a watts link I would suggest going with something specifically designed for your car rather than adapting something else and avoiding all the potential poor geometry issues.

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