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    Ben's 4A-Ge Ae71

    I'll start off this post with this boring and dirty picture of the Corolla. It's been a very long time since the bonnet has been on, so a pretty good moment tonight. I got the engine back from the engine builder and got pretty excited to so slapped it back in the car and test fit all of my sweet new gear. Turns out that he missed putting a oil drain in the bigport head to match to the smallport 7 rib block that I'm using. These heads are pretty notorious for storing way too much oil and starving the block of oil. So everything had to be undone and pulled back out for this drain. Once back in I started plumbing everything. I'm getting rid of the cold start gear for use of the old right foot for a few minutes instead - so I can neaten this mess up. For example of out with the old and in with the new: This picture was the first time it got pushed out of the driveway for a few months The new vacuum manifold block will be here this week as I broke the last one, lol. So will be able to get that sorted and then fit my intake and fuel rail again! Soon!
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    My 20V KE70

    Patch it up and have some fun! Reshell when you're ready for a nice road car. I spent nearly a year trying to find a decent blacktop package and couldn't get anything :(
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    Why Do You Think We Need A Govt??

    Finally got around to reading these suckers this year. Thanks for the recommendation, it must have been tough for Orwell being so far ahead of his time. 1984 is in my top ten now.
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    MZEA12 Corolla hatch

    Good write up I'm a fan of the blue - it really fucks me off that manufacturers are not putting a $50 part in a car to push people to a $9000 increase and then don't offer major options like manual on the high spec cars. Then again, I'm get pretty excited every time I pop the petrol flap open in the AE71 and don't have to pull the key out of the ignition like a pleb.
  5. Hi mate I'm keen on the black top engine, throttle bodies and if the flywheel is a black top I'll take it too. Are you willing to post to VIC if I organise a courier? I'll call you after the weekend if I don't hear back. Ben - 04252two5831
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    EVA foam toolbox inserts

    Yeah, super happy with it. That's another reason I did mine - the plastic inserts seem to go brittle after a few years of use. Also means no more imperial sockets clogging up space! I got it from Clarke Rubber - they're fucking absurdly priced. I'd recommend buying online or through another mob.
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    EVA foam toolbox inserts

    Got bloody sick to death of my tools being unorganised all the time. Shout out to Sidchrome for making all of their plastic moulds incompatible with their toolboxes! Feels good to have all me sockets in one spot.
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    BLZBUB has another 4AGE.

    How long have you owned that compass ball?
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    Ben's 4A-Ge Ae71

    All booked in with the engine builder for June. Went with a guy that seems to love corollas and has built some pretty cool 4ages in the past. Aiming to have the sucker around Sandown in August. Been doing all the little things while I've had the car gutted. Everything is so clean, I think I've gone through about 2 boxes of degreaser cleaning everything up. I wish I had a little more room for a parts washer! Picked up my Haltech a couple of weeks ago and my camshafts and shim kit arrived from TODA about a month ago. Other than that I've just been going through and organising the little bits and pieces so I can finish everything off when I get the engine back. Found a pretty big crack in my headers when I was cleaning them up for paint, it's in a bit of a prick of a spot but the future father in-law is a engineering wizard so he should be right to fix em if I stay in his good books for long enough. I'm trying to source a 20v BT flywheel as I'll be needing a new clutch kit regardless and I was using the stock bigport 200mm flywheel. I nearly pulled the trigger on a TODA flywheel as well - if I can't find a blacktop flywheel I might just bite the bullet. Figured I'll upgrade it now while it's easy. Finding anything on this was an absolute prick with a whole lot of misinformation so if for whatever reason someone has popped on to a forum instead of Facebook: 4AGE 16v bigport flywheel upgrade The stock 4AGE has a 200mm flywheel but the 200 and 212mm flywheels are completely interchangeable. The 225mm (4AGZE etc) flywheels will not fit. The lightest of the flywheels is the 20v blacktop flywheel (212mm) and is a bolt on upgrade - obviously just needs a suitable 212mm clutch kit to be operable. This is a decent upgrade that is far cheaper than an aftermarket kit if you can find one. Having a larger clutch disc is also an added bonus.
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    Ben's 4A-Ge Ae71

    Appreciate it Stu - it's tough when I don't even know when I'm going to make it to the shed! If I need a hand I'll definitely let you know though - legend! I've got wiring left to do so that's a bit daunting. Do you get out to any events etc? If not we should grab a beer or something! Yet to really get amongst the Corolla community since moving to Melbourne aside from picking up parts here and there.
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    All Asian Day at Lakeside.

    Very fun technical little track. Fun fact: This racecourse has killed more people than every other racecourse in Australia... combined.
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    Panel van paddock find

    The car has the exact same floor plan as a regular E7 so you will have no issue transferring standard stuff. It's really just the door cards and some dash bits that will be a pain if they're a bit stuffed. I hope you're committed to it, would like to see a Panno thread.
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    Ben's 4A-Ge Ae71

    Booking the head in for reconditioning this week - cams, valves, springs and computer to be ordered this week. I have absolutely no direction with the block though, will try to work that out this week too. I'll leave you with a bit of a teaser test-fit before I stripped the motor down.
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    Ben's 4A-Ge Ae71

    If it's your first one, just do yourself a favour and do everything as simple as possible. Baby steps kind of thing. I'd definitely hunt down an AE71 pedal box as I hate using modified stuff when there is an OEM option. My NA 4AGE took 3 years of complete unparalleled unsympathetic lead-footed limiter bashing abuse and still got me to and from work everyday. Turbo is great for power but I've become quite fond of NA responsiveness and reliability. I'll be sticking NA and I'll update the plans in the next post (Y). Very peculiar way of doing it! Personally I'll always prefer the bolt on 86 option, lol. If I hadn't blown my budget out already, I would have taken you up on that!
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    Panel van paddock find

    Nice dude! MIss my panel van - the only car I regret selling. The taillights and DX front are worth like 4 times more than you paid for the car. Good grab.