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    The Rwd 2Az-Fe Thread.

    Looks pretty acceptable to me.
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    BLZBUB has another 4AGE.

    I like the "S" thing. I used to he the coolest kid in school based on how many of them i had on my books. Note: Based on all other available "coolness" metrics i was right down on the coolness list.
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    WTB- Programmable ignition

    If you have an electronic dizzy the VR sensor in side can be used on basically any programmable ECU if you lock out the vacuum advance. Years go i did exactly this on a suzuki G13a engine (essentially an overhead cam version of a 4k). I used a haltech E8 but anything will work as long as it has one in put for VR and one output for ingnition, and if you are going ignition only you can get something really cheap. you will need a "dumb" ignitor and a coil to go with it. I got a bosch bim024 ignitor off an old Barina and coil to go with it. worked quite well on my g13a. Banjo is your man on all things k motor EFI though ;)
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    I bought some knock off side indicators for my ke70 back in the day. They faded and cracked within 1 year. just cheap shit. Better off finding some decent OEM ones. They will be 40yrs old and a good chance they will still not be significantly faded.
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    MZEA12 Corolla hatch

    nice little write up. you should start a blog! It is pretty cool how much car you can get for so little money brand new. 13:1 is fairly insane. So it is a normal H pattern manual but it has that rev matching feature? can one turn that feature off to enable full potatoes race mode requiring accurate heal toeing?
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    MZEA12 Corolla hatch

    its What you think of the car? fun to drive?
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    KE30 Master Cyl And Booster

    Where abouts do you live? With really old stuff i always get the standards suffed master cylinder modified with stainless steel sleaves and pistons. better than new, and not that expensive. Master cylinder exchange in Wynnum Brisbane is where i go, but of course depends on your location. im sure other people do it though.
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    BODY WORK Question.

    Panel beating is insanely difficult. Just when you think you have fixed the dent you step back and you've made it 8x worse.
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    ke35 4age conversion

    Well 1995 i was like 8yrs old. whats your excuse altezza? :P
  10. The only concern ive always had is that insulation traps moisture. So on a car that is driven every day its fine, but on a car that is rarely driven i would potentially be hesitant to insulate from a corrosion point of view. But i think in reality it would take years to be a problem.
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    ke35 4age conversion

    So what you are telling me is that i shouldn't buy a family car. I should buy a 911 turbo.
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    ke35 4age conversion

    In terms of money, to build what you suggest i would guess approximately $10k just in parts and outsourced fabrication. and about 13k total finish it off completely. Sounds like a money pit to me:) So if you got the ke30 for 2-3k, You are getting very close to $20k by the time you have done it all properly. I love corollas as much as the next guy, but a properly built 4age ke30 is still a 4age ke30. If it were me, and i wanted a 4age corolla and i had a few dollars in my pocket, id buy a ke70 with all the things already done. 4age, diff, suspension etc. prolly get one for 5k or so these days that needs some loving. Strip it down, paint and rebuild it so its in working order. You might be in 10k by then. half price and alot less effort. and apart from looking like a shoe box is arguably the better car in terms of mechanics. Coil springs, rack and pinion, ease of parts from the ae86 that just bolt in, no fabricating or modifying things. but then my name is ke70dave, not ke30dave ;) This is a little on the expensive side, but if that has an LSD in it and you could get it for say 6-7k then you are well on your way.
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    Ke55-S Xx Coupe

    I just read the whole thread again, ahh what a fun story.
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    ke30/35 meter cluster light

    holy moly that looks bright. I reckon you might need to be Corey Hart to drive that at night.
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    NEWBIE - KE35 1UZ-FE Engine Swap

    You're gonna need an angle grinder, followed by an engine crane and finish off with a welder. If this guy can fit an LS1, you can fit a 1uzfe:)
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    Chestikoph Sr20Det Ke55 Coupe

    it looks rather professional. nicely done. I should buy a tig.
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    My 20V KE70

    well its a good base....i think? A lot of work ahead of you to rectify all that! Maybe you could be the australian arm of motorfix!
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    SR20DET ke70 question.

    Even 195 50 R15 semi slicks with a quick steering rack wasnt that bad on my ke70. I wouldn't be too quick to add power steering given the effort involved. Its generally ok without it.
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    SR20DET ke70 question.

    Probably a jdm ae86 power steering rack connected to a sr20 power steering pump.
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    They've done quite well those mighty car blokes. Good on them.
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    Need upgraded diff

    Unless someone has modified one already, a bolt in option doesn't exist.
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    Need help wiring sr20det Into ke55 corolla

    Lets not get a head of ourselves here. what is all this diahatsu fuse box business. don't need to be that complicated. SR20 looms are very easy to wire in, they wire them into anything and everything. I cannot recall the specifics, you are going to need to do your own research and study wiring diagrams. but there will be a few grounds to connect to to the engine/body, a constant power and switched ignition wire to the ECU. Do this using the OEM corolla wiring as much as you can. afterall there was already an ignition relay and fuse box in the corolla, just use this one. You are going to need to install a new relay for the fuel pump, and there is an output on the ECU for the fuel pump. You need to research how to wire up a relay and find the output to the ecu to switch it on. Make sure you istall a fuse. Realistically that should get the engine started.
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    Ke70Daves New Euro Toy

    Hello All, Well after coming back from Canada a few months ago i was on the hunt for a new project car. After i sold my ke70 in about 2011 (damn that is like 5yrs ago...) I had a WRX, and S15 and a suzuki sierra. I really wanted the ke70 feeling again, small car RWD, old school cool. But i wanted a more modern version perhaps, and something with a bit of power out of the box... So last weekend i bought a 1985 323i e30 coupe with 156,000kms on the clock. I think the kms are real based on exterior condition but everything is still 31yrs old so it needs some work thats for sure. I chose this particular car because it has no rust, paint is pretty good, body is very straight and the interior is very nice for the age. It has been sitting for around 12mths unregistered so i got it for quite a good price. Unfortunately the car was not running great when i got it. Dizzy cap, rotor, spark plugs and draining the fuel tank seems to have made a significant improvement, but it still idles a bit funny. I have driven it up the street a bit and it seems to drive ok. The BMW of this era run a fairly crude efi system. It has a regular distributor with vacuum advance and then an airflow meter and a few sensors that run an analogue (!!!) ecu to run the injectors. Idle control is taken care of by a sophisticated mess of vacuum lines and actuators. Unfortunately it seems that someone has made a fairly poor attempt at repairing the vacuum lines and i am currently studying diagrams in order to put it back to how it is supposed to be, with hopefully some simplification along the way. The car is auto but i have purchased complete manual conversion "kit" from a guy parting out a car. I just need to buy a new clutch, machine flywheel and some bushes before fitting it. As for plans for the car, I aim to clean it up, convert it to manual before registering it. Then track down an LSD, some shocks and springs and some sticky tyres. I'll see how the oem electronics goes but i have a haltech e8 here that i will probably install to control the fuel. I just need to buy a wideband. I don't put too much faith in the fuel economy of this thing and the cost of replacing sensors is probably higher than getting the haltech running. I have purchased some oem tail lights as well as some series 2 projector headlights. I just need to sort out the wiring plugs for the headlights. Oh and it has AC that is pretty cold! Anyway let me know what you think. Apologies the interior shot didn't turn out great.
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    Ke70Daves New Euro Toy

    Well its amazing how time flies. Not going to lie, done nothing to this car apart from driven it 300km/week without an issue... I've done some refining of the tune but to be honest i think ive gotten it pretty damn good (fuel only at this stage). My record fuel economy is 8.7L/100km now which is slightly better than i had gotten wtih OEM. I reckon i can afford to remove some more fuel on cruise but for now its fine. My brother drive the car the other day and he coudlnt find any hickups in the tune, so ill call it good for the time being. Littleredspirit was kind enough to post me an AU falcon idle air control valve, same as he used on his 2azfe. Ive got the fittings for that but i still havent had a change to install it yet. I also bought a set of LS1 coils to wire in. 8 coils for $60. bargain. Ive just bought myself a 2003 impreza as a daily drive, so once i pick that up i will have the ability to do some significant work on the ol' bmw. My wiring install needs some tidying up and the coils and idle control valve installed. Hoping to sort out an LSD and suspension in the near future. Though painting the car is likely to be up there too (mainly cause its quite cheap compared to buying parts...) And i'm having thoughts of adding a turbo....but thats a while off id say. As suspected life is getting in the way of playing with cars....
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    The Rwd 2Az-Fe Thread.

    Well all things considered you couldn't really have asked for a better police experience. Same old story, if you try your best to keep things legal and you arent a fool when questioned the police will generally be very good.