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Re: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:09 pm
by Jayrdee
So ... I finally got around to fixing that WP leak and yeah, that o-ring behind the waterpump had snapped. I also learned that taking the timing cover off the engine makes putting on the waterpump sooooooo much easier Lol.

I had a busy winter break with some trips out west so that took up all my time and money for that clutch job/rear coolant leak I've been putting off. Now my final semester has started so its looking like I'll be broke and have no free time for another few months :lol: :lol:

On the bright side, I managed to get one last good drive in before the weather gets worse than it already is.
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Re: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:28 pm
by mad_86
That’s awesome man , whoops thats right totally forgot about that timing cover lol after acouple time you can finesse it in but it is tight. 8-)

Same thing goes with the rear coolant neck ,
If you remove the egr and tubes theres more room to
Get it off and remove the rubber coolant hose
By bottom of the intake.

Re: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:20 am
by scalpel
wow keeps on looking good

i have to the transmission and rear end rebuild as well haha

Re: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:25 pm
by Deuce Cam
Looks perfect - wouldnt change a thing. Always preferred the zenki flava

Re: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:12 pm
by Jayrdee
mad_86 wrote:That’s awesome man , whoops thats right totally forgot about that timing cover lol after acouple time you can finesse it in but it is tight. 8-)

Same thing goes with the rear coolant neck ,
If you remove the egr and tubes theres more room to
Get it off and remove the rubber coolant hose
By bottom of the intake.


I sh*t you not, it took me about an hour or so trying to get that thing mounted the first time. I know the o-ring got pinched in the process, so thats why I made sure to take the cover off this time around :lol: :lol:

scalpel wrote:wow keeps on looking good

i have to the transmission and rear end rebuild as well haha


Deuce Cam wrote:Looks perfect - wouldnt change a thing. Always preferred the zenki flava


Thanks fellas!

Re: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:23 am
by Jayrdee
Minor update, I broke down and went elsewhere to have that coolant leak fixed and the clutch replaced. Long story short, I'll be daily driving the 86 for a little while after I graduate college until I can save up some cash to buy something else to drive. I'm glad I went elsewhere to get the job done, the two bolts holding that coolant housing on the head had snapped, as I anticipated, and the dude had a hard time getting the housing off! That job would have been a nightmare on jackstands in my garage :lol: :lol: Its going to be dope being able to drive around town and not have coolant leaking all over the transmission though! Lol.

Side note, the guy who fixed it is a fellow AE86 dude. Matt Moore, a local legend around these parts. I know I've posted his car on here before but here's some pics of it. If anyone is in the central KY area and needs work done, this is the guy to go to. He goes by @roller_ae86 on instagram
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I also got a vibrant ultra-quiet resonator and their streetpower universal muffler. Looking to have someone fab it all up for me so I'm excited. Looking for something a little more aggressive sounding over my fujitsubo without it sounding raspy.

And as usual, pic of mine! I found this cool little app that makes your pictures look like old school film pics and I'm a corny like that so ....
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Re: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:15 pm
by mad_86
post a sound clip after you get that new exhaust, been thinking of doing the same set up.

Re: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:41 pm
by Jayrdee
Finally got around to having the exhaust made, special thanks to Matt Moore (@roller_ae86) again for welding this thing up for me.

It sounds perfect. Idle/cruising its nice and quiet but really opens up whenever you get on it.
Specs:
Vibrant Ultra Quiet Resonator (#1140)
Vibrant Streetpower Universal Muffler (#1101)
Custom tip, no catalytic converter, 2.25" stainless steel piping.

I'll let the pictures/video do the talking.
https://youtu.be/ZIQclVfoOUU

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Re: "Kentucky AE86: A Levin Story"

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:06 pm
by mad_86
Thats sound just right for a corolla! Thanks for the uploads 8-)