nzae86's AE86 Levin Tarmac rally car build Project 1
01-01-2008, 06:54 AM
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nzae86's AE86 Levin Tarmac rally car build Project 1
I thought I would share one of my project builds that I started after destroying my Rally car on tarmac. I managed to salvage the engine , gearbox, and diff center and front brakes, the rest went to the dump!The seats broke , the dash was destroyed, it was easier to start again!
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After finding another good shell my panel beater cut and butt welded any areas of rust to end with a rust free body to start building a new cage into, all the fabrication work i have done myself.
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The shell was then sent in and media blasted back to bare metal, the sprayed with PPG DP40 etch primer
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The cage did it's job ok last time but I added a bit more to it for the new car
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The shell then went to the painters to have the top coats sprayed in a oven
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01-01-2008, 07:08 AM
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nzae86's AE86 Levin Tarmac rally car build Project 1
While the shell was away for paint I rebuilt all the other components, sand blasting everything and repainting, i also thoght it was time for a new engine as well , the other needed pulling apart to check for oil starvation while end for ending down the road, so a bit more power was added with new pistons and balanced bottom end.
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All new bilstien suspension was fitted and the springs were replaced with TRD.
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After building a new fuel system for the car I had just finished when Motorsport New Zealand changed the rules on surge tanks and fuel pumps inside the car, so i had to redesign how it fitted and mounted it all in a sealed box
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01-01-2008, 07:24 AM
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nzae86's AE86 Levin Tarmac rally car build Project 1
My ae86 toybox! where it all happens (as you see I do have a few spare parts!!)

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Finally after many months I had the car almost complete
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As you can see some head restraint seats help hold me in place now!
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01-01-2008, 07:35 AM
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nzae86's AE86 Levin Tarmac rally car build Project 1
The engine is a smallport , with Wisco pistons , 20v ITB's ,lots of head work, Link computer, TRD gearbox, TRD LSD with a 4.8 crown wheel and pinion


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Underneath the car is as (was) as well painted as the outside
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Looking a bit naked without any signwriting!!!!
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01-01-2008, 07:51 AM
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nzae86's AE86 Levin Tarmac rally car build Project 1
And for the finished article in action !!

One of it's first events, just to get it dirty ! at a rallysprint in the rain
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A small video, suffering from a nervous driver and very slippery conditions


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_lD1ooVwqU
and another after passing the GT4 Celica
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgusB5tF3M8





Tarmac rally in New Zealand
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At a recent trackday enjoying the sunshine

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I am now running the car on 15 inch wheels and it suits the car very well, the rims are from a Dastun 240RS rally car , if anyone knows where I can find some more of these 15 x 7 let me know


And at a recent Tarmac hillclimb, those Dunlops are fantasic, you can push them to the limit and they still hang on !
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And yet another Tarmac rally in the rain !! Finished 16th O/A won 1400 - 1800cc class by over 2 minutes , take that you Honda's !!!!

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01-01-2008, 09:30 AM
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nzae86's AE86 Levin Tarmac rally car build Project 1
thats sick... i luv 86 rally cars Smile

how come u decide to use struts and springs instead of coilvoers?? and what brakes are u using???
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01-01-2008, 12:25 PM
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nzae86's AE86 Levin Tarmac rally car build Project 1
Very nice build, youve been at this game a while?, had a pic of your colourscheme on an 86 a few years ago now. Keep up the good work Thumbs up!

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01-01-2008, 02:57 PM
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nzae86's AE86 Levin Tarmac rally car build Project 1
Very nice.. great looking build.

FABRICA MI DIEM, PVNC!
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01-06-2008, 03:46 AM
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nzae86's AE86 Levin Tarmac rally car build Project 1
Great job,best of luck in the future

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03-23-2008, 11:20 PM
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nzae86's AE86 Levin Tarmac rally car build Project 1
And just to prove that ae86's are not slow on tarmac here are the results from a recent 9km tarmac hillclimb , loosing the final run due to fuel surge from trying to run too light a fuel load!!

http://www.hamiltoncarclub.org.nz/Result...esults.pdf

The conditions changed from damp to dry from the bottom of the hill to the top.
Who said 4wd was fast???
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