Friday, February 28, 2014

Samurai Spirit

The little Suzuki that did

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Corollas in Finland

In Finland they like AE86 coupe and like driving them in dirt and snow.

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Monday, February 17, 2014

AE86 Tech #86-30: Camber plates

 I've had Cusco camber plate in the purple delight for quite a long time.  I've never really thought of servicing them, since, I've never seen anyone else talk about them.  A while back I did notice that the little pillow ball that attached the shock absorber was loose.  So I thought it was about time for a rebuild.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Long time Red Velvet

 It's been a while since I last updated the little Toyota Starlet aka Red Velvet.  But with the holidays and work, I just didn't have much time.  But recently I just received a boat load of time.  What better way to spend it.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Bad cap

 The problem with the 4AG is the different variations they come from the factory.  Even though the parts are swappable, owners need to be aware of the replacements and check what version the part came from. 

A car came in running a tad crappy.  Upon inspection, I find the center terminal is worn out.  The 4AGE was of the RWD variety, but was equipped with a distributor from an MR2.  What cause the above problem, was the rotor installed in the distributor was for RWD cars.  The rotor for the MR2 is shorter.  The mismatch of the cap and rotor created a big gap in the center terminal and rotor.  So you end up with a lot electrical arcing, which resulted in a bad running car and money in my pocket.  That's why always match up the old parts with the new parts to make sure they're correct.

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

The trekking through America

One day I'll do the same but with the Silver Surfer.

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Crude alignments

 Found some scrap metal, a welder, and some paint.

Now I do alignments on the drive way.  No more paying the man
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