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Big G    10

Aaaah the sweet sound of success. That must be music to your ears. She just keeps getting better.

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Burcoty    4

Looks and sounds amazing!

A good read and quite the inspirational thread! Cheers for sharing!

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Haha maybe, if she can pry it from my cold dead hands.

Anywho, I went for a long drive up over Mt Mee to Woodford.  A nice drive that.  A Fat six chinned motherfucker took exception to me for some reason and tailgated me in a threatening manner all the way near to Dayboro, then when the first chance was there, I overtook the car in front hoping to leave him behind, and he followed, buzzed really close to the 86 and shot around me, and kept accelerating, and then pulled out to pass 2 more cars without looking in the oncoming lane at 140 plus and came at full lock up within 50m of a combined 240klm/hr impact.  What a fucking psycho, literally ran a family off the road, then just went for it again a moment later.  White late 90s v6 camry.  Be warned.

 

Once that drama was done it was a lovely cruise.  I stopped at Woodford and had a coffee, and analysed my logs, then I got back on the road and logged and did some more analysis.  I can drive the car at any tps at 900rpm now.  I found a few lean maps and fixed those.  Economy is also the best its ever been.  It brought up 160klm before it hit 1 quarter gone.  Then after returning to the city, I had a guy in a ae92sx waving to me with some real interest in the car on Newmarket road.  It gets a few weird looks.  A guy at Coles the other day I swear got wood looking at it.

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ke70dave    202

Yeah i dont like people. 

1 hour ago, LittleRedSpirit said:

What a fucking psycho,

People, what a bunch of bastards.

Got a dash cam yet?

My wife was involved with a car park bingle that unfortunately left us out of pocket due to not being able to prove the other party completely at fault. Apparently a 90yr old driving a car that he admitted he had the seat too far forward causing him to get his foot stuck on the accelerator isnt enough.... 

So bought her a dash cam. pretty nifty thing, and you just forget about it as it records automatically. Although hers is a bit big for small cars, suits her forester fine.  I haven't got one for the bmw yet, but there are some low profile Blackvue branded ones that might suit the small car. 

Twas a lovely day yesterday for a drive regardless. 

 

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So when I built this car I never put fresh brakes on it.  The rotors were thick enough, and the pads meaty enough, but it looked like it had been pad slapped.  I just let it wear the rust off and it worked well enough for a year or two now on the road.  Recently the pedal has felt like its had a lot of rotor runout.  A bit twitchy at speed.  Ive had some rotors and pads on the shelf for ages so I decided today was the day.

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Im glad I did, this pad was cracked clear through the friction material in more than one place.

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Pedal is now butter.

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Starting to think about ripping the engine out and going to 11:1 cr.

Ive got a nice Micrometer on the way.  I pretty much have everything else.  The pistons and rings, the rod bolts and the head gasket.  Ive been thinking about getting another 2azfe to throw in while the current one is out, but I think Id rather put the money into bigger itbs.

Ill have to borrow an engine stand or maybe make one.

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Picked up a ring compressor, and also a pair of ring expanding pliers to get them on.  Also some better feeler gauges and some T gauges to check the bore.

Need the black Toyota goop for the crankcases and sump, and some assembly lube for the bearings.

Waiting on CP to send some piston clearances.  There's no info sheet in my piston box except for the ring gaps.

Motor is so new Ill just pick up whatever seals I need while its apart.  Hopefully I dont see the need to replace anything else.  Im interested in fitting a water jacket spacer in the motor while its apart, its something they added for 2006 that the early engine doesn't have.  Same with piston oil squirters .

 

 

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ke70dave    202

Just remember i still have that engine crane when you want it back. I just lugged it to my new house on the weekend. Used it to transport my spare engine around in the new garage:)

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