Matt's "Drives as fast as it's Towed" 85 Levin Coupe
11-26-2014, 12:32 PM
Post: #21
Matt's "Drives as fast as it's Towed" 85 Levin Coupe
If you use a trd gasket make sure head and block are 100% flat or you will have trouble
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11-26-2014, 01:10 PM
Post: #22
Matt's "Drives as fast as it's Towed" 85 Levin Coupe
Cheers Dieter, I'll look into having the head checked for true-ness as well.
Don't want to waste a good gasket/time.
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11-26-2014, 01:40 PM
Post: #23
Matt's "Drives as fast as it's Towed" 85 Levin Coupe
yeah Smile
you need to bring both head and block to machine shop if you want to use a trd gasket.
I know someone who just did the head and it was not good,no forgiveness in the trd gasket
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11-26-2014, 05:53 PM
Post: #24
Matt's "Drives as fast as it's Towed" 85 Levin Coupe
Thanks for that Smile
I'll have them checked against ground stock and then take it from there.

Don't think my mechanic has the head off for cracks yet.
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12-05-2014, 11:59 PM (This post was last modified: 04-07-2016 01:35 PM by mad.matt.)
Post: #25
Matt's "Drives as fast as it's Towed" 85 Levin Coupe
She runs Smile

After a slightly embarrassed mechanic, we found out the original head was drilled for the home made water relocation kit used.....new engine obviously wasn't *fail*

So, old head was cleaned, checked and then fitted again and I'm a happy Matt, runs very well Smile

Just a couple of pics from when we were working on it.

New engine has a cover Smile
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Manifold on
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AW11 Rack (Painted Black and Citroen Poseidon Blue (Pretty good match for Cusco Blue)), T3 Mk3 Supra Intermediate Shaft, AW11 UJ, Prothane Poly Bush and T3 Adapter Bush
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Personal Neo Grinta 330mm Suede...although it isn't big enough and doesn't have enough dish so will be selling for a Nardi.
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Original Dash lights, 2nd image enhanced for light
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Will follow up with my new green LED backlight and some better pics Smile

TADA
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12-09-2014, 04:38 PM
Post: #26
Matt's "Drives as fast as it's Towed" 85 Levin Coupe
Hey!

Nice project!

Could you take pictures of the top water outlet? I need to make one and i'm in a need of ideas for my built.

Regards
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12-09-2014, 05:36 PM
Post: #27
Matt's "Drives as fast as it's Towed" 85 Levin Coupe
(12-09-2014 04:38 PM)pack Wrote:  Hey!

Nice project!

Could you take pictures of the top water outlet? I need to make one and i'm in a need of ideas for my built.

Regards

Hi Pack,

On the back of the head or to radiator?

I would strongly recomend going for a tried and tested kit from the likes of Sam Q (I'll likely be investing for my built engine) as I've had a few problems with the bodge my lines are Sad
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12-09-2014, 06:33 PM
Post: #28
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samQ doesnt have the water outlet. Only RS CHITA and they dont ship outside japan. Smile

Thanks
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12-09-2014, 06:50 PM (This post was last modified: 12-09-2014 06:53 PM by Bean.)
Post: #29
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(12-09-2014 06:33 PM)pack Wrote:  samQ doesnt have the water outlet. Only RS CHITA and they dont ship outside japan. Smile

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I thought he's page said it's included in the kit? Anyway drop an e-mail to perfectrun.jp with the part number for the RS Chita outlet and they'll ship it to you (the can get prettymuch everything as long as it's JDM). I import everything I need from Japan through them, 99% of the cases it's the cheapest option for new parts incl. original Toyota parts.

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12-16-2014, 11:28 AM
Post: #30
Matt's "Drives as fast as it's Towed" 85 Levin Coupe
I checked my speedo error, sitting off by roughly +15km at 120k.

I'm now at a bit of a turning point of what I do about engine rebuild and have fallen to 3 options:
1. Rebuild 20v as High Comp/High Rev NA - Expensive
2. Rebuild 20v as fully built (reliable) Turbo ~ 220bhp with scope for more - More Expensive
3. Buy 16v and build as turbo with used turbo kit and GZE rods/crank - Cost effective

Anyone got any suggestions/experience?
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