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ke70dave

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  1. That doesn't sound too healthy..... how many k's on the engine? might be time for a head off and a trip to the machinist for a refresh. I'm sure its possible to adjust the cam shaft bucket shims in the car, but it mustn't be very much fun....
  2. I learnt very early on that their prices chosen to make GST easy calculated. ie 20+10% = $22, 30 +10% = $33. So when they ask "yer cool mate did we quote you on that", you just say "yer mate dude on they phone said 22bucks". I bought alot of stuff from them for 22bucks haha.
  3. BOSS wreckers, i used to live there during the ke70 days. they used to know be name...but were always suspicious as i was always buying stuff off random different cars for the ke70.... i dropped into there about 6 months ago, not many old cars left then, surprised they even had an ae95.
  4. Right well. Where did those 6 months go? Who knows. Ill tell you where they went painting the house. Would would have thought it would take so much effort to paint a house? Another 2 Saturdays and the house will be painted i reckon. Anyway, e30 has kept going. drive it to work a few times a week. Surprised my megasquirt install has given basically zero trouble. I make slight changes to the tune every now and then. get great fuel economy and it really is a dream to drive. love the baby 6 cylinder. Big news as of a few weeks ago, i picked up a second hand door to replace the dented door. Car costs have been on the low priority so took me a few years to finally find a white one from the early model that was in pretty good condition. picked this one up for $40. It does have a small rust bubble on it, but for $40 it will last me a few yrs. All that is left from the incident a few yrs ago (Read back a few pages...) is a new bonnet, its got a ding or two and is the wrong color.... I have a red one in the shed but that costs to much to get painted. I almost had a white one secured the other month, but upon further investigation the "slight rust" was basically "it was rusted to shit" so i left that one. I did buy a second hand subframe, plan is to weld on the brackets to allow toe and camber adjustment. but thats been in teh shed for a few weeks now. Maybe christmas holiday project 😐 anyway, here is a happy snap of when i washed it last weekend for the first time in...forever.
  5. Pretty close to the perfect size.
  6. Yer i am always amused by drifters in QLD removing the AC for the sake of a few HP. for gods sake its 40 degrees, put the AC on! haha Great story on the car though, lots of cool unique parts by they sounds of it. Carbon roof, delicious.
  7. Damn that tec arts car is cool. What is the story on it?
  8. The front lights will be standard size. I cant recall what size it is, but plenty of cars of the era came with the same size. In that size you can get either sealed beams (you cant change the bulb, the bulb is part of the light), or you can get ones that take a H4 bulb. Yrs ago when i did the quad conversion I put H4 bulbs in the outside lights (which are high and low beam), and just put sealed beams on the inside lights (high beam only). so on low beam the outside lights are on, and then on high beam all 4 lights came on. it was great for light. not sure if it was legal though (no MOT here) Got any more photos of your car? looks epic. i like the blue.
  9. I don't have one, but you could have one for $47 https://www.supercheapauto.com.au/p/haynes-toyota-corolla-ke70-1981-1984/SPO1879535.html I have had enough trouble with diffs over the years that i just get the backlash and pinion depth set professionally. IF you get it wrong by the tiniest amount wrong, the diff will eat it self in no time (just ask me how i know...)
  10. The internet was good between the years of 2000 and 2010. From then it started to go down hill for enthusiasts and nerds.... but went massively uphill for the general population (social media, faceballs, instagram, twitface). It's not really these companies fault, they just saw a market that was obviously there and ran with it and it obviously paid off. Facebook groups for things are just a disaster for everything other than getting likes on photos. Facebook is losing numbers though, the teenages arent on it anymore. Do 17yr olds tinker with their first cars in the garage these days? i suppose so? where do they get their info?
  11. Someone years ago dissassembled the slanty lights, and painted the surrounds of the lens black. Didnt effect the light itself (as you dont paint the round bit). looked super cool. Main problem with the slanty lights is that they look enormouse. painting half the insides black made them look less enormous. Also here is another monstrosity of round lights on slanty, This is my car! waaaay back when i was experimenting. just aweful. http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/dcimages/2/0/2/18182.jpg
  12. Woah i haven't seen that photo for years. That Dude used to live near me. In fact i reckon i sold him those guards and bonnet.
  13. Just remember that you can do a cooling system pressure test to make sure the headgasket is not the issue. (if it gets that far) My mate has the kit, you put it on the radiator cap and there is a hand pump and you pump it up to whatever your radiator cap is. Let it sit for 30mins and see how it goes.
  14. Yer sounds the same as the old borg warner diff in the ke70 and whatever diff was in my suzuki sierra. I thought the S series and maybe even T series had a ratchet type mechanism that was auto adjustable. Once the pads wear a bit it ratchets up to the next adjustment click on its own. But i guess its not like you need to adjust them every day so not a big issue.
  15. Just catching up on a few posts here. looking good as always. Its interesting that you mention adjusting the rear brakes, are they not auto adjust? Just thinking about adjusting drum brakes gives me nightmares of those springs. Gawd those springs! If i never see drum brakes again it will be too soon.
  16. Just remember to take into account offset when you are comparing wheels. Going from 6" to 7" with the same offset is only 1/2" (12.5mm) extra protrusion which isnt that much. generally wheels will go up in offset the wider they get so it might not be as bad as you think. eg: 6" +20 and 7" +32 will sit the same on the guards. but the 7" will be closer to your suspension by 1" (25mm)
  17. Such even dramatic drop in compression almost leads me think about cam timing. You definitely had the cam belt and timing marks all lined up properly? 90 psi is terrible for any engine.
  18. Why are we talking about subarus? The "donuts" will be ceramic round things that fit into grooves where the manifolds join and is squished together when you tighten it up. Pretty common, my old 4age 4-2-1 oem extractors was like this. no need for a full stainless gasket like you have. If the manifolds do have the groove for the ceramic things to sit in. edit: just had a google and the ceramic things might be tapered and not require these for mentioned grooves. if you google "exhaust gasket donut" youll get the idea.
  19. That yellow paint is also on the hinges and the edge under the rear boot seal. And is it under the right tail light too? That pin striping looks fairly original unless someone went to great lengths to put it back on after a respray. Pretty neat looking car even if it has been repainted, and red is better than yellow....
  20. Great Photo! Bathurst must have been much more exciting with all the dirt on the track.
  21. On OPs profile: "LAST VISITED January 26, 2010" I don't think he is coming back man...
  22. 185 on a 7" would give you a bit of stretch like the orange car, nothing extreme. And is still a proper sized tyre. Each to their own of course, i cannot stand extremely skinny tyres on already skinny tyres. Looks ridiculous from the back. I can appreciate a bit of stretching on proper sized tyres/wheels...... but man when you see a 165 tyre "stretched" on a 6" wheel.......
  23. In theory yes. In reality the difference will be immesearable.
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