Monday, December 11, 2017

Lack of maintenance or defect

20171202_125927Broken distributor rotors is not something I ever see.  So when it occurred to the gray door stop, it came as a bit of a surprise.  I don’t know if it was a defective part or maybe it’s my lack of attention.  I’m usually pretty good about maintaining all the vehicles.  But having to take care of 2 4AGEs I may have changed one, but not the other.  Luckily the breakdown was less than a mile from home.  It was just a long walk.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

AE86 Tech #86-36: Find balance


Now that it’s up and running it’s time to get things balanced.  Just like carburetors, throttle bodies will also require the same attention to detail.  This also requires the same tool that carburetors use: synchronizer.   

But I'm sure most already know where the adjustments are located, let’s just take another review.


The throttle body butterfly adjustment screws.  There’s 8 screws that adjust the throttle butterflies.  Don’t necessarily have to use all of them.  For my setup I just had to tinker with about 3 screws.  Use this to set the initial idle speed and to balance out large differences in airflow.  It doesn’t have to be perfect but just close enough to use the next adjustment.


The throttle body screw, this is similar to your factory throttle body idle adjustment screw.  There’s only four you’ll need to adjust. Just like the butterfly adjusters above, you may not have to adjust all.  Use this to fine tune and this should get your balance spot on.  If you can’t get the flow to match up with the screw, go back to previous.


Once set, you shouldn’t have to adjust them again.  Unless you remove one or more throttle bodies, then you’ll need to check the balance.  If you’re lucky, you won’t have to adjust.  So it’s best to remove throttle bodies connected to the manifold as a whole assembly.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

8 Most Insane Hot wheels Tracks Ever Made

Christmas is right around the corner.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Rotary PORN | BILLET 13B plates by PROMAZ

In the rotary world the side plates are also known as irons.  So with these bits, do we call them 'bills'?

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Japan's Secret Hidden Away Engine Builder - Koshikubi Engineering

Now if I can some how have him share his secrets with me.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Monday, November 6, 2017

Back to basics


Since 2004, the turbo dark side has proven to be very powerful.  But after so long it just gets boring.  So it’s time to return to the roots of ae86. 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Work shirt

Just noticed I wore the appropriate shirt to work on the corolla.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Supermoto drifter

A whole different level of drift.