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  2. Banjo

    What Makes You Happy Thread

    Great news ! Have been looking for news of your lady, but have been out of the loop for a few days. Very happy for you & your kids, & trust Rehab is a short & sweet stay, & you will all be home together in Maryborough shortly. Cheers Banjo
  3. rolla13bt

    Si's 5kte Ke55

    Good job.
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  5. LittleRedSpirit

    Engine conversions. For a ignorant dude.

    I had only heard of height issues on 7k into ke70 but I could be wrong. Point being a 7k is a lot more findable at least in Australia as the 5k powered vehicles arent really on the road anymore but the 7k vans continued up past 2000 model year. I think a 2.7 litre RZ Hilux motor would be a good conversion if you couldnt find much else. Might be hard to find a tall enough diff, but they really do make great torque and theyre hard to kill. Would be annoying having a useless first gear but youd get used to it. Dont try and make a 4wd box into 2wd, its not worth it. 2azfe engines are everywhere, but judging from the questions your asking, making mounts, oil pickups and manifolds might go over your head at this stage in your modifying career. Also the required W5x box is getting hard to find. I remember when Terry tried to sell one here 5 years ago for 150 bucks, no takers. I just saw one up for $850! Makes it seem like me paying a grand to get a car with one spare was worth it.
  6. Taz_Rx

    Si's 5kte Ke55

    I'm in Hobart now mate so getting Kutsie at Pro automotive to do it.
  7. Mtopxsecret6

    Wtb el31 corolla GP turbo

    Hi guys, looking for a corolla 2 gp turbo, I'm in Brisbane. A few mates have had these over the past 20yrs, now its time for me to get one for myself. Prefer queensland. Send a pm if youve got one Thanks
  8. kickn5k

    Engine conversions. For a ignorant dude.

    The hilux diff from memory is still well within the ballpark(weight wise) of a commo/skyline borgy diff. k50 aren't that bad mine is still chuggin along and that had 120rwkw and double the torque of taz's turbo car. But yeah the vast majority could do with a birthday. I may look into looking at one after I swap the turbo motor and either my W50 or an auto. I've done 2 7k convos they really only need a small section cut from the sump or crossmember to clear and the mou ts just need about a 5mm slot cut to work. That was with a 2x and 3x though. I did here wispers a while ago from a prominent OG Rclub member that the sump or crossmember mod(either work) was not needed for the 7x chassis only mildly elongating the mounts as the blocks are a hair wider.
  9. Hi, Would anyone happen to have measurments for a KE20 front cross member available? I am after the distance between the holes where it bolts to the chassis. I have found this info for the KE30 whilst googleing but cannot seem to find much for the KE20. http://winterpalace.customer.netspace.net.au/carmenu_files/xmemberspecs.jpg Thankyou
  10. rolla13bt

    Si's 5kte Ke55

    Boost or are you taking it to Shane?
  11. altezzaclub

    Engine conversions. For a ignorant dude.

    First, go and find a gearbox shop that can completely rebuild your K-series gearbox. Greater power will break it, and I have never found a shop that can supply the cage roller bearings that run directly on the shafts. They also wear the shafts away so make sure the shop can rebuild the shafts as well. Personally, I think K-gearboxes are dead and will be the factor that kills our cars. You don't need it done now, but its no good doing a conversion with no spare parts in the future. After that you have the T-series gearboxes behind the T-motors and A-motors. The T-motors are Toyota's first attempt at DOHC, a compromise 8-valve motor, but still a giant leap ahead of the K. You could fit an 18RG motor and W-series gearbox from a Celica but they are all old and worn by now too. After that came the 16-valve A-series, the most swapped motor, and it uses the T-series box also. The most recent motor will be the Altezza 3SGE with the J160 6-speed gearbox. We are part-way through fitting the gearbox into a KE70, although behind a 4AGE and not the 3S motor yet. You can easily look up Wikipaedia for these motors and boxes, and the cars they went in. From then you run out of rear-wheel-drive options in newer cars, so it becomes a much bigger job. LittleRedSpirit's car is superb, you could do that. You could look to ute motors as you say, but all ute gear is very heavy and you are putting it in a light car. The diff would be a much heavier weight banging up and down in the back of a KE70 compared to a 2-ton Hilux. I wouldn't use anything from a ute, get the lightest gear you can. Finally are the options of non-Toyota, the Nissan RWD S-series and Mazda's MX5. The RWD layout makes them easier, and that is getting harder and harder to find. How many small RWD cars are left?? MX5s and BMWs..?? So- simplest is the 5K, then you have to change mounts and crossmember for a 7k, then a 4AGE, which is as hard as any of the others from 2T to 18RG to 3SGE. After that you're on your own...
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  13. oh what a nissan feeling!

    Si's 5kte Ke55

    Excellent, so close to have it working again! 👌
  14. kickn5k

    Engine conversions. For a ignorant dude.

    The 7k is not a "bolt in" conversion though, still requires sump or crossmember mods to fit. The 5k is the biggest "bolt in" engine.
  15. LittleRedSpirit

    Engine conversions. For a ignorant dude.

    Hello. the only bigger motor that will fit your existing tranny should be a 7k. That is, the biggest of the K engines at 1.8 litres. Its usually installed in liteace or townace vans. I assume you have the 4k engine, which is 1.3 litres. Take the time to read the wikipedias on different Toyota engine familys. It will really help you out. Try and understand how engines are named, theres a lot of info on this and different letters give different info about the spec of the engine. For example: 4AGE 4th variant designed of the A series engine G means wide angle between valves so more performance inclined with dohc. E equals Electronic fuel injection. Another example: 4AGZE As above but the Z placed there means it came from the factory with a supercharger. There are pages online that seem to explain this in much greater detail. Diesels are commonly overlooked, and I think great for some conversions depending on purpose. I saw a Diesel RA40 celica at a car show recently with the Hilux KZTE engine. It was quiet, civilised, had air conditioning, and it made 268 horsepower. Seemed pretty cool to me. Try to find an engine and gearbox as a set to make it simpler, but there really is nothing that just bolts in except a 7k.
  16. Taz_Rx

    Si's 5kte Ke55

    Dyno booked for 5th of Feb. Guess that gives me a couple of weeks to try and do something about the gear box leak 🙄
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  18. pozza123

    My Ke55

    Very much so! Still have a few things that need doing to the car before this bad boy gets lowered in.
  19. Taz_Rx

    My Ke55

    Whoa! Convenient timing
  20. pozza123

    My Ke55

    Well after sometime I have my motor all back and refreshed again. Some progress will start happening again soon! the only changes in this build are a different cam, slightly more port work, an adjustable cam gear and a re-graphed dizzy
  21. I have installed AC in my daughters ke55 and the evaporator box is a very specific shape and size. It is the same contour as the firewall and there are fixing points that line up with tapped holes under the dash and firewall. If the ke 70 one isn't identical there is going to have to be a bunch of mods to make it fit.
  22. I've taken the bits I needed from a KE70. The hard part is the evaporator (indoor unit). Anyone have details of fitting one in a KE3x?
  23. chestikoph1

    Chestikoph Sr20Det Ke55 Coupe

    My first event since the rebuild and couldn't be happier, still a lot of things to work on particularly the balance of the car, it's like starting all over again with handling setup, but it ran well with no issues. It feels significantly more rigid with the cage now and definitely getting a heap more feedback on the cars behaviour. First thing to look at is the brake pad choice and brake balance, currently running some QFM AR1M but just not getting the bite they were when I was running the boosted setup. Considering a couple options one being Forza FR 6 carbon fibre based pads, after chatting to the guys at GSL Rallsport they said these are more suited to a non vacuum assisted setup. Once that's sorted I will sus out the front to rear brake balance and then move onto the springs and sway bars. Next round on the 7th, in the mean time a couple pics pinched from the web.
  24. LittleRedSpirit

    The Rwd 2Az-Fe Thread.

    Yes I do. The defect made me change plans for a week or two, and now I'm about out of holidays to do the swap to the other motor. I think I could do it in a couple of days, the main things are just parts swapping to the new engine as usual, but I also need to hack the block for starter clearance, and this is hard to do neatly, Ill probably be a bit more scientific about it and make a template to cut from this time.
  25. Killar_of_giants

    5k short motor(in pieces) VIC

    No worries
  26. Big G

    What Makes You Happy Thread

    That's what makes me happy excellent news like this.
  27. kickn5k

    5k short motor(in pieces) VIC

    I'll keep you in mind but ATM it's sold pending pickup.
  28. kickn5k

    The Rwd 2Az-Fe Thread.

    Good to hear Matt. You really need to up the comp now! 👍
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