chestikoph1

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  1. chestikoph1

    Chestikoph Sr20Det Ke55 Coupe

    New power distribution/fuse board and gear shifter cover. Also added an inline brake pressure switch to activate brake lights, the Tilton pedal box doesn't have the facility to run a mechanical switch. Another issue I had was the roll cage section that went through the firewall to the strut tower used the original wiring loom hole, so more metal had to be removed to accomodate the loom.
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    Chestikoph Sr20Det Ke55 Coupe

    Thanks Matt, I don't know how long it will stay this clean though!! I have done a heap in this last month, as I get a chance I will post up some more pics. I wasn't entirely happy with the original pedal box mount i made, it had I bit too much movement for my liking, considering I am not using a booster there is going to be a lot more pedal effort required and I don't want any flex at all in the mount. So I re made it a lot beefier but still easy to remove a master cylinder or the pedal box with out stripping the whole dash. Ideally I should have incorporated it to the cage, oh well next rebuild. Also mounted the brake fluid reservoir where the booster used to sit.
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    Need help wiring sr20det Into ke55 corolla

    Hey Nathan, i fitted the same motor into my ke55 a few years ago now and did the wiring in the conversion, I have some notes I took at home, I will see if I can dig them out for you. I have a couple of photos I took of the relay board that may help, this is just for the engine management side of the harness. i am running the factory ECU with a Nistune daughter board With the factory boost control system I wouldn't bother with it, just go after market
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    Chestikoph Sr20Det Ke55 Coupe

    Been a while since my last post but I have been ripping into it. There is still so much to do and I some times regret going to this extent with the refresh. Battery is now mounted and cable rerun, I have changed from an Odessey battery to an Optima, I went through 2 Odessey's which is pretty shit considering they did fuck all work I even had them on the trickle charger and they still died. The Optima is a fair bit bigger but much higher CCA, hopefully it last longer, does use a sweet solid billet mounting tray though. Any way some more pics for those following...
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    Chestikoph Sr20Det Ke55 Coupe

    Thanks mate, I am trying to keep it as simple and functional as possible I am hanging to get this finished as well, this will be the 3rd time it has been through a rebuild. Anyway update time fuel tank, surge tank, lines and pumps are done, it cost a small fortune in fittings and fuel line but it should outlast the car and its E85 ready should I go that way. Battery system next.
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    Chestikoph Sr20Det Ke55 Coupe

    Fuel tank frame is welded in and floor riveted to the frame, also bent up some aluminium straps to hold the tank down, I may redo these in stainless steel I'll see how these ones go.
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    Ke55-S Xx Coupe

    Yeah it would have to be the most popular 4 cyl turbo engine used for conversions, it's hard to think of any other that would be more common, world wide usage of SR's would be nuts. Your car looks sweet, I would love to see it with a set of wider wheels and dropped an inch or so, it would change its attitude so much.
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    Ke55-S Xx Coupe

    Looking great fellas, well done, it looked like a nice day to showcase your hard work. We don't have enough of these types of events in Perth.
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    Chestikoph Sr20Det Ke55 Coupe

    My 4 year old has small hands... Just kidding! I used a scraper and heaps of turps on a rag to dissolve it, then some citrus cleaner, before the paint I re-sealed it with just one bead of shrinking seam sealer. Finally got some colour on it.
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    Sports/Bucket Seats

    Up for sale is a pair of front seats from my Ke Coupe. Excelent condition, no tears, rips, or cigi burns, have seen minimal use! I have gone to a non reclining fixed bucket They are from a J spec MR2 have full adjustment including recline, lumbar and even side bolster adjustment on the drivers side. Very comfy and supportive will suit a coupe as they have full flip down feature. Prefer local sale Perth (WA) as shipping would be problamatic. Chasing $400
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    Chestikoph Sr20Det Ke55 Coupe

    Funny you should say that, I actually have an idea with the door trims I might go half aluminium and half standard trims. Anyway I made good use of the long weekend here in WA and got a heap done on the car, three days worth prep and almost ready for a colour it's just that the weather is shit, raining cats and dogs at the moment and not conducive to painting. ( I hate sanding and the amount of seam sealer in this thing was nuts)
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    Chestikoph Sr20Det Ke55 Coupe

    Last nights efforts, made a start on the new sheet metal, had to use the Tig as I ran out of gas for the mig but it didn't like welding the new metal to the dirty existing floor. But it's the boot and it doesn't need to look 100%.
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    Chestikoph Sr20Det Ke55 Coupe

    I fabbed the frame with some 25 x 25 box, tacked it up and test fitted, just have to close up the sides with some new sheet metal and then weld the frame to the chassis rails and boot floor. So much easier to work under there without the spare wheel well. Frame work should also help stiffen the rear chassis further where the rear spring shackles mount, and weighs around the same amount the as the factory metal fuel tank.
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    Chestikoph Sr20Det Ke55 Coupe

    Spare wheel well cut out, pity because it was spotless. I will weld up frame work for fuel cell mounting.
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    Chestikoph Sr20Det Ke55 Coupe

    Started on the rear parcel shelf and bulkhead panels, made them so the bolt down with nutserts, something to do while I wait for the fuel cell and lines to arrive. I am going to weld up some removable ally covers to go over the access holes to the rear shocks. This also allows the rear bulkhead panel to sit flat as the shock mounts protruded into the cabin. Next job is to start cutting out the rear boot floor once I have the fuel cell and battery, I am going to try and mount them slightly lower than the standard floor level if possible. Anyway, enjoy the small update.