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Anastasios

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Spent some more time this weekend preparing for track day this sunday


Tidied up my lower radiator hose by shortening the straight part going into the engine to reduce the kink in the bend. You cannot use an AE86 hose due to the AE71 radiator being narrower so a custom setup need to be used.





I also finished the brackets and hoses for my oil cooler setup





And installed my water temp sensor adapter into the upper radiator hose





I also tidied up the broken Toda dizzy heat shield (do not buy) and ziptied it strongly back into place. This is necessary to protect the electricals from being melted by the headers. I have also used gold heat shielding on the aluminium shield for further protection


Next to do is finalise the wiring for the VDO gauge setup i will now be using, get rego, then hit the track on sunday!
 

Anastasios

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so had a great day at marulan yesterday, was 0.01 faster than my friend George in his 86 which has bilstein suspension and AD08s


Had oil leak dramas in the morning so I got there at 12pm but still had a blast, got 4 sessions in


[video=youtube;ngISZV8Sm_U]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngISZV8Sm_U&feature=youtu.be[/video]
 

Anastasios

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I run an old model AJPS adjustable panhard rod in my car which allows me to re centre the diff once the car is lowered.





His new model is lighter, has a different turnbuckle and includes a better diff side bush (something to buy later!)


Dave from AJPS sells the bush upgrade separate which still fits my older model bar.


As you can see below the bar I had on the car had a normal cotton reel type poly bush.





The new bush type includes a crush tube, this means that there will be less wear, dilation and flex on the limit.

So pulled out the bar, cut out the old poly bush with a hacksaw and installed the new bush and crush tube





I have been using second hand rusted mild steel 4-1 headers bought from japan which are probably 20 years old. They cracked at the collector one track day, my swaybar/diff hits the exhaust on full extension and I have no flex in the exhaust. I had the crack welded up but again the collector cracked due to age/my shitty driveway.


So i bit the bullet Power Craft 4-1 N2 spec brand new ordered through Garage 88


Cant wait to go home and get them on







There was a bit of a delay with getting these on as I lost my only car key!


Managed to get in and get 2 keys made up.


I was happy with the design of the old headers, although being mild steel they were rusty and probably 20 years old.


One issue with these headers was that once I installed my oil cooler sandwich plate my large TRD oil filter did not fit, this meant I had to use an OEM small type filter








Pulled the old extractors off and the damage was very bad and not worth repairing a second time, the metal has cracked right next to the repair done during a track day at wakefield





Comparison of the old header vs the Power-Craft 4-1 N2 with double slip joints,





They provide more than enough clearance for my TRD large oil filter as well. I did have to angle grind a bracket off the strut tower to install these, i dont the the ae86 has that bracket, my KE70 didnt








Shes not the most beautiful thing, but the engine starts 1st time every time, and there is still alot more things to be done!


 

xero

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looking good man, with the new extractors i would get a oil filter relocation adapter and some speedflow fittings. makes it a bit easier and fair bit less radiant heat going to your filter.