Tims bought not built AE90 FWD

Tim.duncan

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well had a few ups and down lately

half thought about selling up and buying a hilux due to my current life style

but my heart kicked in and overuled the head

been real busy on the car lately
photos are more fun
we all like photos



finnaly got these ready for a test fit and drive




broke that moving the motor about eerrrrrrr....



all new seals for the motor
 

Tim.duncan

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all new seals and ali washers for the gear box


painted along with a few brackets


down the mouth of cylinder #4 might be a good little project one day to port match this as there is a fair step there top and bottom





 

Tim.duncan

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my best attempt at being "country"



new quick rack does not have extra teeth on the passenger side so it stops right there



about 5mm on the driver side so made the most of it by machining the rack end down





found some washers spacing up the drivers side engine mount so made this to replace it

 

Tim.duncan

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first time out side for a while


set up with Nrcas (i hate them and want them gone)


and without





+45mm on the LCA with the new arms and Neg Rca

way to much ha ha





not a fan of that much camber

NRCA are all gone now and the wheels are sitting up much straighter

having lots of fun playing with this at the moment
 

Tim.duncan

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cheers dude

no they are set before they are installed

i looked at many designs that were "on car adjustable" and figured what for?
how offtern are you gonna change your LCA length?

fully wound in they are +15mm
then wound out they are +30mm

in my mind your gonna know what you want to run, set to desired length then install

after that you will need a full alignment

so for the sake of a nice simple design
easy to make
and in my mind much stronger
i decided to make them that way

i like things to be easy, do there job well and not make things harder than it needs to be
 

Tim.duncan

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soooo not all fun and games lately....

my daily lunched a motor so i spent a whole day getting the 86 back together so i could drive it to work

it was all but done and turned the motor over ..... sounded like a flat battery.... got a jump off a mate

and while it was turning over motor went clunk and stopped

long story short iv snapped cly 4 exhaust valve and its now sitting on the piston

no idea how this has happaned ??

i let the car and my sad sorrow sit for a few weeks and finnaly got out and started to tare it down tonight

Head will come off to see what is going on

.......
 

Ped Rac3r

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Thats unfortunate! Hopefully there isnt too much damage done. Heard of this happening a few times on these motors, maybe worth while looking at some better valves?
 

Tim.duncan

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cheers mate

iv not looked into prices yet i dont fully know the damage either

but at the end of the day ill most likely just buy another motor....

but got a few other things in life that are taking priority right now so unfortunately the 86 is on the back burner.... again....
 

Tim.duncan

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not sure yet??

option 1 get a new valve and get head recond put it all back together

option 2 buy another beams and slap it in ....

haven't made up my mind yet

but went to WTAC got excited and made a bracket ..... its a start





Air temp sensor
was cable tied to the trumpet and wanted it a little more permanent