Tims bought not built AE90 FWD

Tim.duncan

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no....

but things are happening in the background

changing front tyres from 195/55 to 205/50 will allow me to finish of the front suspension and set it all up properly
 

Tim.duncan

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fitted tyres and a quick test on the car

50 profile is so much nicer












and chucked on the new wheel
driving position fells very spot on cant wait for a steer

 

Tim.duncan

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This car has been sitting around far to long
I snapped an exhaust valve a year ago when one of the throttle body locator dowls dropped into the chamber

i pretty much cried for 6 months then was tossing up just getting another motor or doing all the things like head recond and new waterpump blah blah

a friend at work kicked my ass and just said fix the valve and drive the damn thing

so thats what i did
new valve and cleaned up the 2 exhaust seats



spent the day putting it all together



turn the key tomorrow
 

Tim.duncan

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got the car up and running
had to fix some coolant leaks and thermo fans had blown a fuse

put everything back together and booked her in for a wheel alignment

got 2.5 neg camber
5 deg caster
2mm toe in

guy who set it all up knew what he was doing and set it up with spread so it drives on the camber of the road well

It was spot on car drove great and the quickrack really makes it feel like a go kart
so glad i finnaly got rid of the NEG rcas the car feels like it should now

BUT ... there is always a but

when the car was on the hoist i noticed my efforts to stop an oil leak were not very well executed
in fact i had made it worse.....

so engine out as that seemed like an easier option to make sure everything is 100%

 

Tim.duncan

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100% rear main

people at repco couldn't find beams info so i got a 3sgte rear main thinking it would be the same ... i was clearly wrong



crank looks fine which is a bonus