It has been quite some time since i posted anything on here. But since my car has changed quite drastically and I have a bunch of pics from the start of the new motor setup I figure i start a nice fresh build up thread. The swap is almost done. Just has to be wired up. I hope you enjoy.
The Car: 1985 Corolla Sr-5. Extremely clean and as a shell is very original and period correct. I tried to get all "zenki" japanese parts which was quite a chore but I am very happy with the looks. This is my 2nd ae86 and I have made this car into my "dream" ae86. I have owned it for over 8 years now?!
My intent was to make it a cross between a gt300 ae86 (thats the 3sgte swap)
and a challenge cup ae86 (thats the looks)
The Old Setup:
The car was very fast but not very reliable with my old setup. check the old build up here : http://forums.club4ag.com/zero...age=1 The setup had a vibration that would crack the intake manifold runners. I never could resolve it with external mods and upgrades such as different flywheels, brand new oem crank pulley, new stronger intake manifold, new driveshaft. And I did not want to tear down and rebuild since I never like the leaned over transmission. Shifting was very awkward. My setup was leaned over like the factory mr2 3sgte position so I never had oil starvation issues and it ran for 8+ years. The transmission was leaned over to bolt up to the motor and the shfter bent back towards center. It worked well and never left me stranded. I sold everything I could not re-use and started from scratch!
The New Setup:
Toyota Altezza SXE10 Chassis Original Equipment 3sge Gen 4 "Beams" motor with Original Equipment 6 speed manual transmission "J160" Basically I am wanting OEM reliability with high rpm and a great transmission. Sounds like i should do a F20 or F22 swap? NO! I am definitely keeping the car all Toyota. I am not a horsepower freak (anymore lol) and I am not trying to make a dyno queen. An ae86 with 400+ hp is literally scary to drive and handle. I want to auto-x and hpde the car so less power, all motor precision and better control is what I am looking for. The setup is all stock for now just to get the car running.
The only current aftermarket / custom parts were fabricated out of necessity :
-Motor and Trans Mount
-Radiator and water necks on engine
-Notch the bottom of bellhousing slightly to clear steering rack
-Subframe spacers (same ones i used on my old setup)
-Relocate OEM transmission shifter mounting point to "Forward" position
-Bang in fire wall for clearance
-Cut shifter hole about additional 2 inches towards the rear
-Driveshaft from previous rwd 3sgte setup works perfectly.
-found air flow sensor tube with adapter at discount auto parts for toyota lol
i used Bill Sherwoods page as a great reference : http://www.billzilla.org/AE863SGE.htm although his setup is automatic. the pics he has helped a lot. Because my previous motor was similar in dimensions my fabricator was able to fit the new motor with ideas from Bill, ideas from the old setup and a few new tricks aka bang the firewall lol.
The car is going to run on a Oem Ecu in the Oem Ecu box located in a similar position to that of the Altezza. Also running modified oem engine wire harness.
LOOK FOR UPDATES BELOW - I CAN NOT POST ANY MORE CHARACTERS HERE!!!!
The rest of the car is setup also: here is a short run down.
Pretty much original paint and SS Coupe sticker/stripe package that So. Florida dealers installed
Zenki JDM Front bumper / Lip / lights / emblem / brackets / Grill : All new toyota oem
Zenki JDM Rear bumper (used) / brackets : All toyota oem
Zenki GTS Trunk garnish
TRD N2 Mirrors
Zenki JDM Tail lights
Carbon Head Light Covers
Custom Coil Over (Shortened Strut Casing w/ strut spacer))
350 lb springs
KYB AGX (sw20)
New oem control arm with urethane bushing
Megan Tension rod (pillow ball)
Megan Outter Tie Rod (pillow ball)
Megan Inner tie rod (increased length)
Tein camber plates
Tanabe Sway Bar
Custom Wilwood 4piston brakes
UEO Style bomber bar
UEO Style fender braces
Sub frame spacer
Manual Rack Conversion - oem ae86 rack and oem manual column.
Quiafe quick steer manual rack gear
New OEM steering rack bushings
New wheel bearings
1980 Supra Axle 7.5 inch
all new new Bearings and Seals
TRD Rear springs 4.2kg
KYB AGX (Camaro)
Tanabe Sway Bar
Supra Mk2 clutch type lsd - rebuilt with Weir Performance kit and solid pinion spacer
Custom Panhard adjustable with heim joints
Custom traction brackets
Custom OEM adjustable lower control arms
Complete urethane bushings
Oem 3sge Beams + Oem 6 speed. All stock for now. Light Weight flywheel only mod to be done in the future.
Gauges where the radio goes
Buddy Club Driver seat
NRG Harness bar and harness
NRG Quick release
DIY Celica and IS300 Gas / Brake Pedals
Titanium Shift knob
OEM MOMO Honda steering wheel with custom TRD horn button
Custom cut and cracked center console for shifter lol
15x7 +0 Volk TE37 in Magnesium Blue
Volk Center Caps
Project Kics Composite Lugs
Falken Azenis 205-50-15
here are pics!
just picking up the motor from Drag International in Davie south florida. I was actually able to source the motor / trans / ecu / harness all from Larry and in stock. he has jdm clips, swaps, suspension, wheels and more. his rb26 silvia and 2jz skyline both run low 8's! Great price too - cheaper and more complete then any other set selling online and he dropped it all off to my fabricator Billet Design.
the car and motor together at Billet Design Motorsports in Pompano south florida where Marco will be doing the fab work and install. Marco's fab work is top knotch and he is very thorough from start to finish. treats my corolla just like the gtr's and lambo's that he works on.
cleaned up the motor - it looks brand new! previous owner took care of it with new timing belt and maintenance
here are the picss for the j160 transmission shifter relocation. You can move it forward to alternate oem mounting points for about 2 inches shorter distance from the front. no modding - just remove housing for the shifter bushing, flip 180 degress and install in the pre-existing holes.
UPDATE - 5/6/12
Cool new pic of current progress. To be wired up this week hopefully.
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Modified by 23psi4age at 11:06 PM 5/6/2012
Modified by 23psi4age at 1:54 PM 10/10/2012
'85 Coupe Sr-5
Beams 3sge + 6speed + JDM = My Dream Car!