Matt's "Drives as fast as it's Towed" 85 Levin Coupe
11-05-2014, 02:35 PM (This post was last modified: 04-07-2016 12:25 PM by mad.matt.)
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Matt's "Drives as fast as it's Towed" 85 Levin Coupe
Hi All,
Thought I might as well pull together a thread for my 1985 Toyota Levin Coupe (Kouki).
It's had a fair bit of work done to it in terms of rust prevention, added bits and widened steel arches.

Spec
Engine
4AGE 20v Blacktop (97 Spec)
80mm Velocity Stacks
S-86 Engineering Distributor Relocation Kit
Magnecor KV85 HT Leads
HKS Exhaust Manifold
Unknown Stainless Exhaust
Unknown Catch Can

Drivetrain
Unknown Clutch (strong engagement)
T50 Gearbox
TRD 2 Way Diff

Suspension & Braking
Cusco Front Coilovers + Camber Adjustable Top Mounts
Cusco Front + Rear Strut Braces
Cusco Brake Cylinder Stopper
KYB Adjustable Rear Shocks + TRD Lowering Springs
AW11 Manual Steering Rack with Power Steering Knuckles, T3 Steering Adapter Bush, AW11 UJ and T3 MK3 Supra Intermediate Shaft
Unknown Front and Rear Uprated ARB (might be Hardrace but not too sure..)
Unknown Adjustable Panhard Rod
Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines
Endless CCX Pads

Wheels & Tyres
SSR Longchamp XR4 - Polished, 6x14 et?: Relegated to skid rims.
Rota Grid V - Black, 7x15 et15 & 8x15 et0, Federal 595RSR all round. 25MM Spacers on Rear.

Interior
Standard Seats
Personal Neo Grinta 330mm Suede Wheel
Epani Racing Titanium Gear Knob
Broadway 300mm Convex Mirror
Sony Aux/Radio Head Unit
Uprated Speakers

When I got it:
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Now:
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Been a bit of a tough story this one Sad

Picked it up on August 15th.
Took a flight out from Edinburgh to Belfast and then drove it from Belfast to Larne for the ferry to Cairnryan, then to Stranraer to tax it and back home to Clackmannan.

It had the annoying mechanical chime over 100kmph (pulled that out quite quickly) which did my head in and a fair missfire from 6.8 to 7.5 and was just generally running a bit shit.

The power steering rack was completely gone and 2 of the wheels were buckled...good start Sad
Tried to start it on Monday morning and it failed me. Total - 3 Days Driven.

Had an individual COP conversion on the OE ECU which causes load of issues so an engine re-wire, new ECU, S-86 dizi relocation kit and magnecor custom lead set later, she sparked up.

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New Leads
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Fitted
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After that, I got the rack pulled out for an AW11 manual rack, pulled all the power steering lines and pump out save the extra weight and get a bit more space for activities on the exhaust side of the engine.

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Then engine started death rattle like a goodun Sad think it was just oil starvation after sitting for too long but who knows, fecked now. Total - 5 Days Driven.

It has been a mahoosive pain in the ass. But hopefully I can get back to driving and enjoying it with a new 20v and then have more power and less fear with a fresh build in the new year Smile

I liked the longchamps but the fitment was pretty weak and wanted some wide 15s, at least until I could look at getting them straightened - one is bent to 10-12mm deflection Sad
So bought brand new Rota Grid V in 15x7 et15 and 15x8 et0.

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Front Tyres (205/50R15 on back)
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Some mesh for a screen in the TB to save it from sucking up too much crap
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Grill Polished
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I've got a load of parts waiting to go in it - Shifter rebuild, Cusco Catch Can, Dash Lights, Replacement Switch Plate for heater controls and then I can start enjoying it again Tongue
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11-05-2014, 06:30 PM
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Matt's "Drives as fast as it's Towed" 85 Levin Coupe
Something went wrong with the pictures here.. did you upload them to the forum or...?

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11-05-2014, 07:23 PM (This post was last modified: 11-05-2014 07:25 PM by mad.matt.)
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Matt's "Drives as fast as it's Towed" 85 Levin Coupe
(11-05-2014 06:30 PM)Ivan141 Wrote:  Something went wrong with the pictures here.. did you upload them to the forum or...?

Hmmm, that's odd. I direct [ IMG ] [ / IMG ] linked them and it's worked on a few other forums :S
How is this forum set up? Do I have to upload every pic directly?
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11-05-2014, 07:26 PM
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Matt's "Drives as fast as it's Towed" 85 Levin Coupe
did you put http before the link,
shame you had a problem with the rod Sad
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11-05-2014, 07:31 PM (This post was last modified: 11-05-2014 07:40 PM by mad.matt.)
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Matt's "Drives as fast as it's Towed" 85 Levin Coupe
(11-05-2014 07:26 PM)ditn Wrote:  did you put http before the link,
shame you had a problem with the rod Sad

The link is:
https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hpho...e=54EEEC62

Which I just inserted into the [IMG] brackets. It worked on Driftworks, Driftireland and Twingo133.net :S

Edit - I have no idea what's happening with these :S
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11-05-2014, 11:11 PM
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Matt's "Drives as fast as it's Towed" 85 Levin Coupe
MyBB doesn't embed images from Facebook for some reason. I'll have a look at it tomorrow.

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11-06-2014, 11:06 AM
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(11-05-2014 11:11 PM)banpei Wrote:  MyBB doesn't embed images from Facebook for some reason. I'll have a look at it tomorrow.

Cheers Ban, I appreciate it Smile
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11-06-2014, 03:04 PM
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Matt's "Drives as fast as it's Towed" 85 Levin Coupe
I usually have the same problem with picasa links.... with those I just swap https for http and it works.

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11-06-2014, 03:07 PM
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(11-06-2014 03:04 PM)Ivan141 Wrote:  I usually have the same problem with picasa links.... with those I just swap https for http and it works.

Nupt Sad just tried it to no avail :/
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11-06-2014, 10:46 PM
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Matt's "Drives as fast as it's Towed" 85 Levin Coupe
Found it! Hurray!
MyBB does some magic called wordwrapping that breaks up words that are longer than 80 characters. Of course they don't exclude urls in that and Facebook has very long urls for their photos. Banging head
So I disabled wordwrapping as a whole and that should probably fix it. Hypocryte

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2013 - Honda Civic sport - daily driver
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