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  1. K Series Engine Test Bed

    Good idea for easier access to the manifolds and starter motor. What's the piece cut out of the bellhousing for? Can see the ring gear.
  2. Found a KE70 air filter box today. Installed it and all good. The KE70 one has more of a protrusion where it sits on top of the carby. Also takes a flatter air filter compared with the KE3X one
  3. I've put a KE70 4k into my KE35 but it didn't come with the air filter. I tried to put a 3K air filter on and the heat riser duct was getting in the way so I cut it off, but the accelerator bracket and throttle position diaphragm on the carby gets in the way. Anyone know of any alternatives, or cheap after market replacement filters off the shelf that would fit?
  4. 5K Build Engine Specs

    How far did you take the intake and exhaust valve throat diameter out to? Looks like the exhaust valve throat has been taken out a bit. What were the angles on the valve seat cuts? Does the engine go pretty hard?
  5. Go big or go home

    Looks like there won't be much room with the brake booster: You might have to go bike carbs, e.g. keihin fcr. And maybe remove the brake booster. Here's an example in a KP30: Or another option would be to upright the engine then you can keep Webers: Then ITB:
  6. Farm find KE20

    Too far gone. The rear bumper still looks though. What engine has it got? Can get a reasonably intact KE20 for under a grand:
  7. Home made Sheet metal welding clamps

    How much gap (mm) do they give between sheets? What project you going to use them for?
  8. Haz's Ke15 Sprinter

    Did you spray in 2pack? What brand paint did you go with at Spectrum paints? I went there the other day and they suggested to go with De Beer.
  9. KE35 Hardtop

    What are the specs of the cam you used in the 4K? And is that with a 32/36 Weber?
  10. WTB - Adjustable Timing Gears minimum order is 50 units. Must be some in stock somewhere
  11. Johnny Mac's Ke35 Coupe

    Hi John, where abouts did you find the KE35 in Tassie? I use to see a silver KE35 with hotwires in Hobart years ago. Did you take it back to Melbourne on the boat?
  12. I've replaced a rear main seal on a 3TC and it still leaked. Checked the crankshaft during a rebuild and it had a worn groove. Can get a sleeve that fits over the end of the crankshaft. But an engine builder told me the cheapest way is to use two gaskets for the rear main seal carrier, or no gasket just RTV, and it shifts the position of the lip of the seal on the crankshaft away from the worn groove.
  13. Ported Heads

    Is the 35mm inlet diameter at the entrance or all the way through?
  14. If you want to use the original KE30/KE55 struts then you can bolt on RX4 calipers. Larger piston, and larger surface area on the pads. Same bolt spacing, but the bolt holes on the strut need to be drilled out bigger. Need to adapt Toyota brake lines to connect to calipers. Also the hub bolts hit the caliper bracket during rotation, so need to file a combination of the two down to get 2mm clearance.
  15. Si's 5kte Ke55

    OK, do you think the engineer will allow you to use the track width from a TE3X instead of KE3X/KE55? Looks to be wider: