nzae86's TRD ae86 N2 Race Car Project 2,
01-01-2008, 10:01 AM
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nzae86's TRD ae86 N2 Race Car Project 2,
Well I decided one day that the ultimate AE86 to own would be a TRDn2 car, as there doesnt appear to be alot of these floating about I figured I would have to build my own !
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I have studied the TRD manual for some time and came to the idea that one of these should be easy to build , the only thing I was going to need was a huge pile of money! and a lot of discontinued TRD parts Banging head


I happen to have a good shell that looked like it needed a purpose in life so that is where I began.
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After stripping the car and removing everything from inside, I started on yet another cage

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As the car is having the N2 fenders there is a lot of work in cutting and reshaping the rear wheel arches to make all this happen, this is where the body shell is at the moment so when I take some more photos I will come back to the body shell
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01-01-2008, 10:24 AM
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nzae86's TRD ae86 N2 Race Car Project 2,
Probably the most difficult part of building one of these cars to the correct specs is the engine. I managed to find a engine from a formula Atlantic swift DB4 so there can be no doubt if this engine is "atlantic spec" or the real deal.
Stripping the engine down and starting from the begining is the only way to go .I bought new TRD pistons that I found had been sitting on a shelf with another set for over 10 years .The steel billet crank is shown in this picture along side a standard smallport , supercharged,20v, crank
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The rods are TRD , and I bought another dry sump set up that is more suited to RWD ,it is a TRD sump with a Barnes pump
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This is the bottom end mocked up to make sure everything fits
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My engine builder was not happy with the size of the oil pump belt so the front pulley setup is in for a change, the atlantic cars never ran an altenator so all this needs a rethink
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01-01-2008, 10:36 AM
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nzae86's TRD ae86 N2 Race Car Project 2,
The early Atlantic engines used carbs so did the N2 cars so the head and carbs were stripped down crack tested, rebuilt and put back together again
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The inlet and exhaust cams are both 320 deg with 10.6mm lift TRD #881

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The Atlantic flywheel is to small to run a sedan type car so I had one made from high tensile billet, looks a bit like a steering wheel
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The clutch is a twin plate Quartermaster 71/4 inch
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01-01-2008, 10:42 AM
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nzae86's TRD ae86 N2 Race Car Project 2,
Well after some time and careful design by my engine builder it is all together and waiting for me to finish the rest of the car
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I hope it goes as well as it looks !!!
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01-01-2008, 10:54 AM
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nzae86's TRD ae86 N2 Race Car Project 2,
The good thing about building one of these cars is that alot of very expensive development had been done by TRD, so using the information that they had it is easy to find what these cars need to work .
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these shocks have been taken from the N2 manual
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I have fitted a coilover set up as TRD ran with a spring rate from the middle of the range to start with
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And the finished strut with Tein strut tops
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Some front caster rods will match well with the TRD front and rear swaybars
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01-01-2008, 11:13 AM
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nzae86's TRD ae86 N2 Race Car Project 2,
The gear kit is the same as what I use in my tarmac rally car but this one will be combined with a TRD 5.3 crown wheel and pinion and a TRD 2 way LSD
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These cars also ran a diff pump and cooler so that is what this will have
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As TRD do not make a gearbox mount any more I managed to get a cusco item and engine mounts
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01-01-2008, 11:15 AM
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nzae86's TRD ae86 N2 Race Car Project 2,
Iam so jealous Respect! Respect! Respect!

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01-01-2008, 11:27 AM
Post: #8
nzae86's TRD ae86 N2 Race Car Project 2,
What I thought was going to be one of the hardest thing to find for this project was one of the easiest and cheapest !

The wheels came on a Datsun 280Z that I bought just for the wheels , but I managed to sell the car for more than I paid with some steel wheels on it !
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The fronts are 15 x 8.5 and the rears are 15 x 9 SSR
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01-01-2008, 11:38 AM
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nzae86's TRD ae86 N2 Race Car Project 2,
I will put all this in order as the project continues
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01-01-2008, 12:26 PM
Post: #10
nzae86's TRD ae86 N2 Race Car Project 2,
damm give me more. i want to see more:-) i want one also:-)
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