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  1. Had a very similar intermittent fault with my initial 4AGE conversion in the AE86. Was fine for a long time, then would intermittently stop. No start, no start, then eventually restart. Sometimes the next day. Turned out a soldered joint at the EFI relay had popped off the junction box so was making intermittent contact. Very frustrating. Also had a similar issue with idle. The fix came after I installed the idle up sensor. Called the A/C idle up sensor but also increases idle speed with other increased electrical load such as lights etc. For some years I sat at traffic lights in Melbourne traffic with foot on accelerator. It did become somewhat tiresome. That was with 268 degree duration cams where the maximum the ecu could supposedly cope with was 270. That was according to Wade's who did some development work with Toyota on the bigport. Initially I had a factory 4AG engine loom spliced into the 4AC charge/lights and dash loom. Then I installed factory 4AGE AE86 charge/light and dash looms as well. I have never had issue with over run
  2. Water cooled alternators! I wonder what uses those. Probably a Bugatti Veyron or some such. I was working through that and wondered what the field current is, and got onto another page that explained it quite well. https://alternatorparts.com/understanding-alternators.html#:~:text=ALTERNATOR ROTOR&text=Current through the wire coil,%2FC%2C or direct current. It actually starts to make sense, sort of. I seem to recall my old Datsun 1600's had adjustable regulators I vaguely recall twiddling with no idea of what I was doing, and no doubt made things worse. But at least it turned me to reliable Toyota's
  3. Now I’m not the most electrically minded, but was looking at a Nippondenso KE15 and KE70 alternator regulator yesterday and wondered, what’s the difference? I’m guessing it has something to do with the output rating of the alternator? Certainly some of the wires are a bit bigger on the later regulator. But these little magic boxes have always puzzled me. What exactly do they do?
  4. Have had a look at it and realised that pdf's can't be attached to a post anymore. Have saved the KE1x gearbox set as a jpeg but not sure how they will print. I'll have a go at it and if they work, I'll redo the rest
  5. So took some holidays after being told 12 weeks banked was extreme. I resisted, but once I accepted it, realised how exhausted I was and counted the days. First week was a write off after heading to the GP on day 1 for a long put off general check up revealed I had diabetes. Multiple blood tests and dr visits ensued including seeing an endocrinologist the next day after pulling a few strings. Good news is that it’s manageable and seems to have been discovered before it has caused any lasting damage. Moral is, it’s worth getting checked out. Much of the second week has been a write off after collecting our long awaited puppy! Like having another baby! He is good fun, but lots of work. Amongst all this I have managed to get to work on the spot rust on the KE15. Elected to go carefully with a polystrip disc which effectively takes off the paint and virtually all the rust below without too much heat to distort the panel. Happily no evidence of panel perforation, so the years of careful storage without putting a tarp over it have saved it. Then treated what minimal rust remains with KBS rust blast which also etches the bare metal. The bonnet shows basically what the roof looked like beforehand. There’s a great old school paint shop, Milsome’s in Ferntree Gully who were able to put some factory colour, including for the TE27 into an aerosol, so shall see how that goes as an interim measure. Finally treated it to a xmas present with a NOS factory option twin outlet exhaust contraption. The box is straight thru, and the whole unit bolts on after the muffler.
  6. Some years back I posted pdf copies of an assortment of gaskets so people could make their own. Now if you click on the files, you just get an error message. Is there a way to reactivate these, or is it a matter of reattaching current scans?
  7. Ball joints BJ113 and tie rods inner TE427 and outer TE428 are easy enough to find on eBay. Not sure what part shop supply is like. Idler arm shouldn’t be too hard either SX1131. Most manufacturers/repackagers will use those numbers, though some have their own. Having said that, I will only use genuine or 555 brand. I had a generic tie rod fail once and put me and future wife in a barrier (thankfully) in the middle of a freeway. They come up regularly especially from the Thai sellers, assuming you can wait. Quality and fitment of some generic stuff can be ‘variable’ PBR don’t appear to have ever listed a rear brakehose. Very easy to get one made to a sample at a brake shop. If you are willing to take a $26 punt (again on eBay) reasonably likely that H1576 will fit. This is the TA22 and onward hose for rear wheel drive Toyota’s
  8. You need 2 of each H1163 is from the hard line to strut bracket. H1164 is from the strut bracket to caliper
  9. I think often the problem with carb swaps is that people usually get a Weber off something else and chuck it on and expect it to just work. Quite possibly it has wear and tear, and the Venturi and jet sizes are all wrong. Toyota put a lot of effort into getting it right with a compromise between emissions, driveability, economy, performance etc. We come along years later and think we can magically transform it. In reality we may improve one thing, but at the expense of everything else. Or just mess it up all together. Not saying don’t do it, but expect some tuning and dyno time to get it really good. And then of course, why stop there!
  10. I have the T18 chassis and body manual, but not for sale. KE7x and TE7x series. Chassis manual No. 36018E Body Manual No. 36019 The 4K manual is reasonably easy to find on ebay if you are patient. The website aeu86.org is Euro based, and have hosted the downloads of the AE86 manuals but they are of course AE86 and 4AG focused http://www.aeu86.org/technical/ae86-manuals/ The Toyota manuals are very good if you can find them. Unlikely you can still buy from Toyota, but worth asking. They were never very expensive to buy as I recall.
  11. Took you long enough. In the meantime, my cars are barely changed 😀 That looks amazing. What's it's story?
  12. What's the Arizona requirement for a Cat. I sure as hell wouldn't run one if you don't have to
  13. Although I wouldn't be surprised if there is a plug for an auxiliary loom, which you would need to source, or make up at the front. Hopefully there is a corresponding plug under the dash that just needs a switch
  14. If doesn’t come up well, I’ll scan it tomorrow and repost
  15. Welcome Paul. i meant to reply earlier but have been caught up. I have a KE15SL, however my understanding is that there a differences between what would have been a KE17SL and a KE11SL sold in Australia at the same time. KE15/17SL's were imported from Japan and came with 10:1 compression, longer duration camshaft, twin down draft carbs and a different twin pipe initial branch exhaust configuration. Also a SL steering wheel in fake wood, similar gear knob, tacho dash, a different console to yours and front discs. And an "aerodynamic, sporty appearance." I'm no authority on KE11SL's but think they were an Australia dealer effort without the engine changes or interior additions noted above. The console you have was a made in Australia model and a hard to find now. The brochures I have are not Australia specific, and also list a 2 door sedan SL equipped the same as a KE15/17 SL, but they didn't come to Australia. Happily I do have a newspaper cutting from 'The Sun News Pictorial' from Aug 1968 with a review of what would have been a KE10SL
  16. Check for play in your balljoints, tierod ends, pitman arm and idler arm. I will only use 555 branded parts. I had a tierod fail once....... Regrease and adjust your wheel bearings. then assess how much play you have in the steering box. Adjustment of this needs to be managed carefully. Do realise that a recirc ball front end always has a little play in it. Then get a good wheel alignment
  17. It’s been a while, but finally the TE27 is back on its wheels with the TE27 crossmember and TE27 struts. It had been sitting on a KE25 front end I borrowed from Dave since collecting the shell quite some time ago. So long ago he doesn’t want them back! At this stage just for rolling about the garage and will need to come out for some welding. Now shutdown has eased off, I’ll get the K engine down to the machinists. Have a 3K crank I got out of a 99 cent engine for it so I can keep the original block, plus a Nicely worked head I picked up from a mate a while back. Latest addition to the shed I couldn’t do without is a proper floor jack I picked up at the local auction place for $80. Makes things so much easier. No effort required, lifts nice and high without buggering about. Wish I had this years ago. Old faithful motor guard cheapy jack is pretty piss poor in comparison.
  18. Personal defence weapon? For the forthcoming zombie apocalypse??
  19. I’ve recently stripped down two K motors. The amount of crud in the water galleries is astonishing. Intriguing how the water jackets in block and head are often separated by the head gasket. I was looking closely at this the other day and assume this is to ensure coolant remains in the head, as the simple water pump impeller would struggle to maintain sufficient pressure if coolant could simply drop down into the block. Not sure about that. But otherwise, numerous head gasket passages were completely, or nearly so blocked. I have removed quite a lot by this point
  20. Thanks Stu. Late reply from me sorry. PM’d just now
  21. Have been offered a standard cam for $150 which is of course laughable. Anyone else have anything?
  22. I work in Haematology, blood cancers mainly. Old Toyota's just an enjoyable way to amuse myself. The latest twist to the saga is that the hospitals offered to takeover much of the case tracing and various other aspects of the response. Initially the government thought that was a good idea, but quickly backed away when the public service got worried some people might lose their jobs. Meanwhile, the source of our latest outbreak was happily infecting other people hours after he was identified due to logistical 'issues' within said department. Outcome, longer lockdown
  23. Anyone have a reasonable camshaft for a regrind. Would also be interested in something already done I’m in Melbourne
  24. Another thing he did was carefully drill a little hole near the end of each chrome strip at the rear quarter. I remember Adam saying he was a keen sailor, and I wondered if he might have set up a tarp off the back of the car, secured with fishing line. No self tapper this time
  25. So finally I’m underway. After years of waiting I finally have some space and don’t have to jam cars down the side of the shed. The KE15 is as I got it other than taking the tow bar off which got sent to Harry. and some series 1 RX7 wheels that actually really suit it (and hold air!) I also replaced the seats with a perfect set with headrests I got from Japan. The old ones going to Klayton only needed some small repairs, but I wanted headrests and ended up changing over at modest cost. Otherwise it has sat quietly under cover waiting for some love. Adam had some engines issues in that it started blowing a lot of smoke and struggling under power after running for a few minutes. I’m convinced it has a cracked piston. A quick compression check was even across 1, 2 and 4, but cylinder 3 has nothing. So work started on the weekend with pulling the engine. I’ll whip it out next weekend having disconnected everything yesterday. Planning to stroke it with a 3K crank. I went back to Adam’s original thread to see if he had comp tested it, and realised I bought the car 9 yrs ago! A bit longer than planned. Would of loved to meet the original owner. Went to extremes of screwing self tappers through the boot badges, and added extra bump strips down the flanks and under the guard badges. The body will need a bit of work but is extremely solid And issues are mainly cosmetic though there are a few areas of house paint doubtless hiding things. The bonnet will need a bit of work. Anyway, kids are old enough to amuse themselves, so plenty of time to work through all the spares I’ve built up
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