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About 4A-Foottotheboards

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  • Birthday 07/04/1957

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    Tyne & Wear
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    Ramblinn along in my auld mottah ;<)
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  1. 4A-Foottotheboards

    Carina II '91 in United Kingdom

    I found this informative Utube, specifically 4A-F focussed.. https://youtu.be/7B4cNeE6_ng The illustration of the 'hot water zone' within the phenolic spacer interests me - have 'old skool' tuners here experienced water gushing when a carb is taken off? Did anyone bypass/re route the water jacket? 4A-F
  2. 4A-Foottotheboards

    Carina II '91 in United Kingdom

    Hi, and thanks for the bump... I have fitted half the red, replacing old factory rubber. Not got onto the tune-up quite yet..... 4A-F
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    Carina II '91 in United Kingdom

    I robbed a part out of an MR2 column stalk to fix my own 'turn flasher' switch. The indicator had been Bzz Bzz Bzzzz - but not flashing - on right turn, so I stripped the switch apart and found the little slider worn smooth... Swapped fresh MR2 slider in and reassembled my dash. Great fix... No parts exist(cheep£££) so it has to be spares/robbed. 4A-F
  4. 4A-Foottotheboards

    Easy Performance Improvments

    Thanks for that.... Someone has a full set of 4A-F cams, actually a full head, they could send me... But, considering the cost of a pro regrind, it makes little sense to 'fiddle around' without doing a Whole Head 'flow n fettle' job. I'm not going there. I'm concentrating on getting the best out of the Aisan, redoing the vac hosing + checking the dizzy works OK. 4A-F
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    OST-044: What the "F"?

    Every days a School day..... I'm looking for simply a flow increas on my stock carbbie '91/4A-F... Have you read the guy, over on Toyota Nation, porting his Xtrac 4A-F... ? 4A-F
  6. 4A-Foottotheboards

    Easy Performance Improvments

    My Carina II has the 4A-F, Carbbie 5sp. My question follows on from 'cheap gains' ?? I understand [mebbies] from much WebbieMining that the Post '93 4A-FE (3rd Gen..?) engine has the same head as the 7A-FE (Camry/Celica) and has a 7mm cam lift. The 1st gen head on my 4A-F is an 'orphan' = nothing will swap/upgrade from an injection engine cam (4 or 7). Without any other 'mods' does anyone agree that an INCREASE in my Inlet valve lift would be a Good Thing..?? (simply for inlet charge/flow?) I'm minded to try a 'heel grind' - for cheapness - to gain perhaps 2mm... This I think would match 4A-FE /post '93 lift. I havent managed to determine my current inlet lift (not doing a cambox off/DTI at this early stage in the game). Some suppliers of heel ground (0.150") supply a 'lifter/under shim' to make up this reduction as Toyota shims haven't the range [away from factory stock heel radius] - some opinions reckon they would pop out but @under 6k, the 4A-F is no screamer! they seem to be working... Any of you 'back in the day' racer boys know any dimensions or have proof of what swaps into what.. ?? Cheers 4A-F
  7. 4A-Foottotheboards

    Carina II '91 in United Kingdom

    Cool as a.... Fosters at the barbie, m8 4A-F
  8. 4A-Foottotheboards

    Carina II '91 in United Kingdom

    My silicone vac pipe tube [4mm & RED!] just arrived so I'm not short of anything for the tuneup/overhaul..... Just it's Winter.... And damn frosty :-( 4A-F
  9. 4A-Foottotheboards

    Carina II '91 in United Kingdom

    Just fitted Ring +130 H4 bluey bulbs. Nice sharp, bright lamp... Not driven on 'outback' style black stretches thus far but, I will wager these are a noticable improvement on what was in >> Good Good 4A-F
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    Carina II '91 in United Kingdom

    ...... and the gauge arrived thismorning. Let the Games Commence 4-AF
  11. 4A-Foottotheboards

    Carina II '91 in United Kingdom

    ..... there is a vacuum tap-off pokes straight out of the inlet manifold - facing my bulkhead - and will give steady vac. The dizzy is 'ported vac' so not steady for full range required. Gauge should be here over next few days.... Really looking forward to some timing & carby tinkering 4A-F
  12. 4A-Foottotheboards

    Carina II '91 in United Kingdom

    I have ordered a 50mm Vac gauge, on Amazon, and wonder if any of you have had success with carb tuning - using the 'high mercury' vac indication for setting up.. ? https://goo.gl/images/iSdXff Which part of the carb vac-pipe connection did you tap into..? 4A-F
  13. 4A-Foottotheboards

    Carina II '91 in United Kingdom

    Hmmm.... It'll do 4me 4A-F
  14. 4A-Foottotheboards

    Carina II '91 in United Kingdom

    Part of the excitement m8..... Who knows? As this is a 'substitution/chop off stock' I only have to spend [another] £35 on a 'factory stock' box to return to normal.... 4A-F
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    Carina II '91 in United Kingdom

    Yeah.... Straight thru /Glasser 4A-F