Matt's "Drives as fast as it's Towed" 85 Levin Coupe
12-16-2014, 01:35 PM
Post: #31
Matt's "Drives as fast as it's Towed" 85 Levin Coupe
Well of all the options i would pick either rebuild blacktop or find a 4agze later model and turbo it.
or use the internals of a 4agze with a 7 rib 4age.
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12-16-2014, 01:54 PM
Post: #32
Matt's "Drives as fast as it's Towed" 85 Levin Coupe
(12-16-2014 01:35 PM)ditn Wrote:  Well of all the options i would pick either rebuild blacktop or find a 4agze later model and turbo it.
or use the internals of a 4agze with a 7 rib 4age.

But which blacktop rebuild? Tongue
High Comp NA or 9.0CR Turbo?
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12-16-2014, 02:25 PM
Post: #33
Matt's "Drives as fast as it's Towed" 85 Levin Coupe
NA blacktop is your way to go.
Getting power out of a boosted engine is to easy

Daily Beater: Civic EG5
Work in progress Car: AE86
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12-16-2014, 07:59 PM (This post was last modified: 12-16-2014 08:02 PM by ditn.)
Post: #34
Matt's "Drives as fast as it's Towed" 85 Levin Coupe
Dont think i would do a blacktop turbo
Sounds expensive and internals not sure if they will take it
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12-16-2014, 08:25 PM
Post: #35
Matt's "Drives as fast as it's Towed" 85 Levin Coupe
Getting power out of a boosted engine is cheaper

And on that bombshell...I have a turbo'ed 7-rib 4agze for sale, interested? ;-)

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12-16-2014, 09:17 PM
Post: #36
Matt's "Drives as fast as it's Towed" 85 Levin Coupe
true alot cheaper Smile
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12-17-2014, 02:13 AM
Post: #37
Matt's "Drives as fast as it's Towed" 85 Levin Coupe
Matt, it's Chris here, AE86 World, just found your thread, great work man!

Also, IMPULSE make a full 20v water relocation kit, one of the best on the market!

We will also ship it worldwide, so don't worry!
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12-17-2014, 03:07 AM
Post: #38
Matt's "Drives as fast as it's Towed" 85 Levin Coupe
(12-17-2014 02:13 AM)chrisd1 Wrote:  Matt, it's Chris here, AE86 World, just found your thread, great work man!

Also, IMPULSE make a full 20v water relocation kit, one of the best on the market!

We will also ship it worldwide, so don't worry!

Hi Chris,

Thanks for getting in touch, it's been a bit of a journey as you heard the start of it.
Split between the S86 kit and some others at the moment but I'll give you a shout if I see anything.

Cheers Smile

Dieter, I would be going for all aftermarket internals, only the crank would remain.
H Section forged rods, lower comp pistons, Cams - there would be the Block, crank, Throttle bodies and breathed on head left from the original engine either way.
The turbo kit just means I'd be looking at a GTIR plenum kit from S86, more fueling work, Turbo/ancillaries and THEN all the drivetrain stuff that comes with it.

So I think I'll keep N/A for now, until such time I get bored of that and then I'll see where my bank takes me.
Can't really afford the uprated box (Type 9 or W5Cool and Diff to justify the Turbo...no point only building one for 220bhp, might as well do a decent 20v NA.

Could always keep the current Blacktop as a reserve build Wink
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04-07-2016, 12:15 PM (This post was last modified: 04-07-2016 01:34 PM by mad.matt.)
Post: #39
Matt's "Drives as fast as it's Towed" 85 Levin Coupe
Time for some updates. [have also fixed the links on the first page as facebook seems to drop them after a while]

I am in progress of taking out the good, still worky bits that are no good to me, to sell on to fund my project and keep other brother's and sister's projects alive.

The T50 was sold along with the Modified 20v Head with dizi and water kit and manifold to Will.
The Kouki axle with double rose jointed panhard rod went to Kevin.
The remaining good pistons, rods, timing covers and, oddly, head bolts (?!) went to a couple of guys from Hungary.

There's still a few things that can be useful to folk: Front Brakes, Rear 4 Links, Rear Tokico Shocks and RSR Springs, 2 x 7 rib blocks, gearbox cross-member, Japanese Over Axle aftermarket exhaust with Decat, interior cluster, 20v ECU and loom, 20v Head and whatever I get when I take apart the current 20v, so I'll keep going until my canvas is clean!

SO....my car is currently sitting in a council lock up, with no rear end on it, sitting on a Cask trolley (STUPENDOUSLY HANDY, BIG 8" wheels and solid construction, rolls SO easy) and tyre under the fuel tank and front end on the ground, covered in dirt and interior slightly mouldy, no gearbox and half an engine :lol:

My parts bag (for a post later) is huge and heavy, but still needs more and I can't wait to get stuck in!

My TO-DO feels even bigger!
- Finish removing 20v, Strip, Inspect, Sell/Scrap
- Measure and Cut front Subframe for F20 Sump
- "Massage" Transmission tunnel for F20 gearbox and notch for shift hole
- Remove dash and 4AGE Clocks ready for future clock conversion and wiring
- Fitment of new axle, mate previous Prop with new one.
- Tidy up engine bay
- Send away for welding/Rust repairs
- Strip F20 for inspection/parts replacement/freshen up
AND probably much more that I can't think of right now...

As she stands (or leans) at the moment:
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And when the engine was still assembled and sitting pretty:
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