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  1. Cheers guys, problem isnt valve stem seals anymore....just spring retainers.....finding the right ones for the springs I have seems to be near impossible. And nah the machining would be done on a lathe....none of this dodgy belt sander stuff. lol
  2. Having issues with the retainers unfortunately....LS1 retainers are slightly bowed upwards on the inside near where the valve stem sits....thus making the top of the retainer REEEEALLLLLY close to the top of the valve stem (possible binding issue with the rockers). It's unfortunate because everything else looks fine.... So now I have to figure out if I can either machine the retainers down or get slightly different ones. UGH I would just use the crow cams double valve spring set they do.....however because of the way the stem seals have to be set up....I would never be able to fit the inner spring as it wouldnt fit over the stem seal I've used. /back to the drawing board.
  3. Yup.... Autobarn will have similar ones like these... :) Just ask for internal hex nuts. If you're near the Morayfield/Caboolture store, ask for me - Simon. :)
  4. Should hopefully be picking up the .40 thou machined block in the next few days. Just for records sake, head should now have 2T valve springs and LS1 chrome moly retainers (just cause I can). Watch this space. :D
  5. This is how the head looks at the moment. :D Update is basically found out that my engine block was stuffed.... .40 thou over and couldnt get the bore smooth enough on cylinder 4 to class it as "good". So I put the call out on the facebook page and Cameron came through with a standard bore block! :D I dropped it off at the machinist just the other day and it hopefully should be good to go next week :) I'm hoping to have the engine built again by Christmas.....I miss driving it. :(
  6. Nice! Also keen for a set here. I'm in the process of getting Grovers 5k all rebuilt at the moment and these will be well deserved on the head. :)
  7. Funny enough, I think it wasnt long after my last post on this thread that the engine decided to blow a headgasket....can't complain really. The car was towed to back to my house and has sat since the end of april until now....as I had too many things going on and not enough time to work on anything. Today, I eventually got around to actually pulling the head off and having a good gander at what went wrong. Cylinder 4 was the culprit with a water jacket at the back of the head gasket blowing through into the cylinder. That cylinder has pitting in the bore so I'm now trying to find time to pull the block out and hopefully get it all tested and bored out again. :D Then i'll be sourcing some shallow dished pistons for the ol' 5K and slugging them into place and replacing bearings etc. Head is currently down at the engine builders getting a going over....should be all good :D
  8. Wow....how times have changed. That engine is still going strong in the car....built over 10 years ago! It's had a few bits and pieces done to it since. I've recently pulled the old Corolla out of the parentals place (it lives undercover there) and been slowly getting it back to a reliable car again. It actually didnt take too much, just mainly a full service and a replacing a couple of oil seals. I've been tinkering with the thought of pulling the engine out and either refreshing it with flat top pistons and new bearings, rings and gaskets....or rebuilding a 3TC engine for the car. The supercharger idea never really got there....closest i got was the supercharger mounted on a bracket with a belt on it. The very next day I got defected for it....Karma is a bitch! I think its time to reuse my motor building skills and actually get this engine the compression it deserves!
  9. Last one they had was out the front of autobarn, they filled the carpark and then some (double parking cars).....some nice old machines thats for sure.
  10. Oh yes...it definitely helped. You must not have used the right technique though, cause we still had to squirt it with lube. Wtf did I just type.
  11. Thanks for a good night out people.... I actually moved 3 cars to get Grover out.....even then it didnt wanna play the game and I resorted to carby cleaner down the throats of the SU's to get the thing to fire. lol Got it running, went for a blat around the block after about 4 months of sitting and it was all good. Washed it and then hit the road to meet you fellas at Mt gravatt. Not bad for a 30+ year old car.... And senseless, you would have mistaken it for a KE30 probably because it has KE30 full chrome bumpers. Still a 55 with attitude though. :P
  12. I must log into here more often....my bad. Count me in + da missus. Hrmm.....supra or corolla. Need to drive both at some stage....too many cobwebs.
  13. The tercel has just been violated.....it involves a dog...pics to come
  14. Ok, added to my ever growing list of things coming up....count me in at this stage. Dunno what i'll be bringing, either supra or corolla....it'll be toyota at least. Thanks to nisrola for the pm :P
  15. Hi Guys, Firstly I'm not really willing to post any of this stuff...if you have a friend in Brisbane I will gladly let them come and get it to post to you. I don't have the time to pack and send anything. These parts are old, however I'm willing negotiate on prices. The last pickup date for any of the parts is next Saturday the 23rd of July 2011. Otherwise they go with the body to send back to the Motherland. Photos for this stuff are located here - https://picasaweb.google.com/108624366111121236204/CorollaParts?authkey=Gv1sRgCNX49eCin-SvqwE 1 x SC14 Supercharger (It has a stripped front shaft, but could be easily re-threaded) $250 2 x KE38 front Struts (one has disc, one doesnt) $20 1 x T50 TA22 Celica Gearbox (suit rebuild), comes with hydro bellhousing - $30 2 x KE55 Dash Fascia - $5 Each 1 x KE55 Gearbox Crossmember - Free! 2 x KE38 headlights H4's - Free! 1 x KE55E Deluxe Front bumper - $50 1 x KE55E Deluxe Rear Bumper - $20 1 x 4sp Gearbox, could be KE70 Unknown Condition - Free! 3 x KE55 Sideblinkers - $5 each Loads of Seatbelts.....not all corolla. Free! KE55 Air Con Bits and pieces - Not a full kit. 1 x KE55 Front grill, Free! 2 x KE55 Bootlid - $20 each 1 x KE38 Rear hatch glass, Left side rear wagon Glass - $10 Each I also have some RA40 stuff that i'm not in a hurry to get rid of. 1 x Rear hatch - $50 1 x Front Strut - $30 1 x Towbar - $90 Email or PM only please guys. Cheers Xany
  16. Hey fellas, got a problem with a 1993 AE93 with a 7AFE in it. Could be ecu but it's been tested and checked out fine. Basically it's got no injector pulse and apparently they've tried different distributors to no avail. Would anyone have a ecu for a 7AFE in Brisbane so they could test it in the car? Cheers
  17. Nice photos! I knew i shoulda polished that [email protected]$ken Kitty cannon. lol
  18. Ah well shit happens, i'd only just finished giving the supra a little wash as it had dust on it from the all the wind the other day....Med Man turns up just as i was finishing it, long story short, we could have used some spares i had out the back. However we decided it would be best to put a new one on it and the only place that had one in stock was Repco Enoggera, so a quick trip over there to grab it then back to mine....by this time it was around 11....cue roadworks and some [email protected]$kwit lollipop coucil worker directing me the wrong way....30 mins later we turned up for a chat and a squiz at what was left. Was a decent day anyway...glad Justin dragged me out there. lol
  19. Mate, if I can fit into a KE55....just about anyone can. I'm around 6'3...most of the Brisbane RC guys can vouch for my size. I run a Recaro (was a standard seat) in my sedan, sure its a bit of a squeeze getting in and out of the car (mostly cause I'm not your normal size guy) but I can still drive the wheels off it. My guess is what Hiro has mentioned...the floor under the seat isnt that well braced, and can crack. Have a look under the car for signs of the floor being busted. :)
  20. Was good to catch up with everyone....wasn't expecting a small human being to jump through the supra's window when i turned up that's for sure. Special thanks to Trev for organizing it and making it happen. WE NEED THEM MORE OFTEN! To Mr and Mrs Shades....it was awesome to see you guys again. I'll be trying to make the trip up there in the new year. PS. Skids are fun. :P
  21. Was talking to a mate of mine on the weekend and he said one of our other mates dad does fibreglassing for fairly cheap.....probably the best way for me to get them done up quickly would be to pull mine off the corolla and take a mould off that. Instead of trying to repair the other one which would take a fair bit of time because its in 3 pieces. So hopefully i can have something done before Christmas at least. :)
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