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Hmmmmmmmmmm, seems I forgot to post the finished front suspension posts......


Well.... much has happened... compared to how it drove the 1st 2000 miles, and, after all the work, she does finally drive straight, and steer smoothly.........

but........ there was this little vibration that began ever so slightly @ 35, and gradually ... VERY gradually would get worse, and by 70 mph the wheel would move back and forth about 2-5 mm. Obvious signs of an out of balance wheel...

I take it back to the shop that mounted them, they check and sure enough one of the front tires was off by about 1/2 oz. They rebalanced, I drove away... the symptoms were much less... but still there. I returned once again (a day later) and they rebalanced all 4 tires this time AND rotated them. I drove away... and it was still there


That was Friday, I decided to go back to the shop I use to work for and had them try a balance.... they found 2 out of balance, BUT they also found that 3 of the tires, they believed, had excess runout (out of round tire). I got the car back... and sure enough things had improved... but still there is a vibration

I call Tire Rack, and explain the situation, they tell me to be patient, they would look into it with General Tire. They call me back, and say to take it to the local "General Tire" store = America's Tire stores.

I go to the one in Tigard, I explain to the manager (Rex) the situation, they put the car up, take the tires off for a 5th time... and check them. Again, all 4 tires are slightly out of balance, and the Rex confirms one tire is pushing the limit on runout**, a 2nd one has a bit, but the other 2 are fine - problem is the 2 perfect tires are both right side.

Rex tells me somethings I didn't know....... General Tire and Continental Tire are made in the same factory, using shared technology.... the problem with sharing technology is often a "bug" can also be shared. It appears that both Continental and General have a problem that can pop up in both tires.... that is excess run out. I found out from Tire Rack that General would have accomodated 2 tires for being out of round... but not 3 (not sure why the rule), but @ the time I called I believed I had 3 out of round :eek:


Anyway, they get all 4 balanced, and remounted. The told me to take it for a ride.... and now the vibration was gone.... well nearly - now at about 75mph I felt the same tiny vibration I previously had felt @ 35.

When I went back to tell them that she was now adequate, they explained to me that they calibrate their tire balancers TWICE a week! I was so thrilled with it I forgot to ask about the one tire even he had admitted was pretty bad. I'll have to do that in the next day of two... but for now I feel like I FINALLY have a proper Corolla under me



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there was this little vibration

out of balance wheel...

I call Tire Rack, and explain the situation,

Rex confirms one tire is pushing the limit on runout, a 2nd one has a bit, but the other 2 are fine - problem is the 2 perfect tires are both right side.

I found out from Tire Rack that General would have accomodated 2 tires for being out of round...


Anyway, they get all 4 balanced, and remounted. I was so thrilled with it I forgot to ask about the one tire even he had admitted was pretty bad.

I called Tire Rack when I got back home, explained that instead of 3 out of round, I had 2, and they sent me 2 replacement. I got them earlier today, had them mounted, and we are all good to go, no out of round tires, and all are balanced properly

They will send a will call tag to pick up the "eggs"



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Eggs picked up by Mr UPS, they are on their way back to Tire Rack


Although the headlamps have been operational since Mark wired the car, the fog lamps being fully operational is new. If you remember David dropped one and I had to go to Europe to find replacements. The fog lamps are running Osram 100watt H1 bulbs, The headlamps are nothing special, Sylvania 6054 halogens... for now. I currently have one Cibie, I'm on the hunt for a second one





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Another step....


Driver side Recaro got mounted today.... Jesse and I spent the better part of the day getting an AE86 floor mount to fit an AE71 floor. They are VERY similar, the main difference we were able to find is bolt center across the front on the AE86 seat base is 16", while the AE71 spread is 16 3/8".... or enough of a difference for it to take us 4+ hours (that includes a trip to get the hardware) So we only got the driver side in.

Driving impressions - utterly amazing how much difference a Recaro seat is over a stock AE71 seat. The Recaro makes it worthwhile to drive


PLUS.... you all know how I covet information......... and I LOVE finding crap out about my car... or the parts...


A recent posting in the toymods.au forum was on Recaro seats......

http://www.toymods.org.au/foru...Guide

I will not post the photos... they're are waaaaaay to many, but go and check it out for yourselves... a good education.


ANYWAY.... I posted up my recent Recaros...

pics above......... and

Quote, originally posted by a2coupe2a @ toymods.au »
Those are "cop car" recaros. They came as factory equipment in some of the lumina(iirc) cop cars. Im not positive what the back code would be the the bottom code is an A. (flat base = A).

hahahahahahaha.... I LOOOOOOOOVE it

Something so "right" about Dan sitting in cop car recaros



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if i didnt have a fixed bucket for the track and the supra seat for the daily id get an old school recaro. they fit the corollas perfect in terms of styling and comfort.

my buddy just picked up a pair of recaro ls's that match his te blue interior. he was talking to one of his older friends who is a z guy, and he was showing him an example of the seats he wanted. well the guy said " oh yeah i got 2 of those at my house"

funny how things work out like that.



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nice find Dan.

There's a pic of the Alfa Milano I have on there too.



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my buddy just picked up a pair of recaro ls's that match his te blue interior. he was talking to one of his older friends who is a z guy, and he was showing him an example of the seats he wanted. well the guy said " oh yeah i got 2 of those at my house"

funny how things work out like that.

I was searching, for almost a year... for a set of LS type, that were blue check pattern. I found a few sets... most were in crappy shape, one or two pair weren't bad... but would have cost me around $800.

My set cost me $500.



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Somethings changed........

and I don't mean the fact that she now has over 3500 miles on her

Besides what is different above, I'm looking for a different look on the interior... I've decided to move away from the 2 tone look mostly because both door panels have severe aging/sun damage issues - look @ seam just above armrest/door pull

The panel has already been heated to try to make the "whiting"(or sun damage) of the plastic go away... with no luck - it still looks like crap. I could use a vinyl dye, but in that location it'll just scratch off.... sooooo


Recently sidewayz (Blake) "found" an AE71 in the Sherwood pick and pull. It was/is a fully loaded coupe(body like mine). ALL of the interior was there..., but do to some overzealous destructive (excess, and angry profanity) , the driverside door panel was TORN in half under the car!

Here is what remained...

I managed to get everything BUT the driverside door panel.... note I even grabbed the door pulls


THIS is what I'm now after....


pssst - this photo is passenger side mirror imaged

I've got wanted postings in HR.net, and over in Jap Nostalgic, and 3TC...



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Nice man. Those blue panels will work great. I think blue interior is underestimated!



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A few new photos.....






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that car is OG



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the more and more i see these TE build's i want one.



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Thanks guys... One addition photo....





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2 months since last update.... to catch you up to speed... the car's interior, and my budget have been coming to terms so far the budget has won out most of the time.


BUUUT, with PSTOF being this weekend (8/14), and Joanne coming with me to PSTOF, I decided (she decided for me ) that she'd be more comfy in the passenger Recaro then a wornout AE71 slab... So I asked a few friends to assist me and over a 2 day period, we managed to get the passenger Recaro mounted.


It all begins with a set of Wedge Engineering AE86 seat bases. I believe I've already recorded the driver seat install, well the passenger side was also a challenge.

Long story, made short - Wedge has 2 E7 listings, BUT they are both listed for 4 door models and it requires meausrements. I don't have a short door model, I explained that to him that I had a coupe - long door model, and to shorten the story... I purchased neither of the 4 door bases, but instead purchased AE86 bases.


Fitting the passenger side began with seeing just how close it actually was.... the driver side wasn't too bad and as it began the passenger side didn't look all that bad either...


Except of course for the fact that the one base hole(base to floor) was significantly off... and the original holes in the frame to mount the seat too, allowed only about 1/4 of normal adjustment because the track at first hit the rear frame mounting bolt, and then it hit the inner seat belt mount.


It is very nice to use equipment designed for the job A Dremel would have taken HOURS... using an HR members mill it took a total of maybe 30 minutes to adjust all the mounting and alignment issues.


Well, although the interior isn't finished (STILL LOOKING FOR D/S door panel like seen below).... and the rest of my custom dash ....


it is finished enough to make a safe trip up to Tacoma for PSTOF.


I've just learned... Surreptitious will be one of the grass parked cars @ PSTOF



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it is finished enough to make a safe trip up to Tacoma for PSTOF.



285 mile total - 9.1 gallons of fuel = averages out to 31.31 mpg

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I've been secretly watching your progress, great job OST



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Congrats!!!!



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nice work.

the seats really finish off the interior



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Recently I've been able to make a few adjustments to the ignition map (thank you XNC/John). There had been a small hiccup @ about 1700 rpm, we changed the timing in a few cells and the hiccup appears to be gone

Old ign map


updated map


The cough was occuring @ the junction of 1500 and 1750 rpm, and the map points of 75 and 80. the 16 degree cell while the other 3 cells were 20 or greater was causing the cough. Changing that cell, required adjust many of the cells around that 16 degree cell so that I didn't just move the cough, but I believe we eliminated it.



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the exterior of this car really flows nice man!



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She's got 5400 miles on the clock so far...... 189514 @ time of purchase, now with 194913


She is fully road worthy, although I've not had a chance yet to swap in the GT-S diff housing and disc brakes. Finalizing the rear diff is waiting for the J160 transmission with LEEN adapter .... once that is installed I'll finish the rear diff install.


In the mean time, I've decided what I'll be doing with the interior...... I've been going back and forth with the interior for almost a year now, part of me likes the OEM look, especially since I have the OEM rear privacy cover


And part of me wants something else...

The part that wants something else has won and to do that I'll need a little bit of custom work performed on the floor pan over the rear springs


note the red arrow is pointing to a taped over hole, the blue arrow is pointing to the hole itself, with the tape removed. The plan is to weld in a pair of nuts to these places, and along with the holes pointed @ by the purple arrows (nuts are already in here) I will build my self a wooden bed that goes from the back of the car, all the way to just behind the front seats. The area that was the rear seats will now be an enclosed, lockable storage area - either side openable independently of the other side. The holes in the cross member (black arrows) that the rear seat had slipped into will now be used as a place for the small locks to grab and latch onto

Here is the initial template for the rear beds main structure. The front 2 enclosures will each have a piano hinge attached to the front edge, while the back, over the spare tire, will have a single much longer piano hinge so that easy access of the spare tire is not compromised.


Initials plans for the rear bed, or platform include some form of tie downs so that they will securely hold whatever I decide to carry. Ideas on this are either brass pull up rings, or possible mounting roof rack rails to the bed itself with their accompanying slideable/lockable tiedowns


Oh... and almost slipping my mind... note the refinished rear interior panels now that they have been reconditioned



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Nice build!

Did you get the seats re upholstered? I come across recaro seats from the junk yard off a VW once in a while

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Nice build!

Did you get the seats re upholstered?

nope.... I got this set off craigslist. I did have the driver seat bottoms restitched because they were beginning to pull apart, but these Recaros are mostly as purchased



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The rear interior bits look nice, but it seems like a very bad idea to make a storage flatbed in there with the panels in place. They'll take a beating whenever you decide to haul something big in there. Which would be a pity of those nice parts.


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Initials plans for the rear bed, or platform include some form of tie downs so that they will securely hold whatever I decide to carry. Ideas on this are either brass pull up rings, or possible mounting roof rack rails to the bed itself with their accompanying slideable/lockable tiedowns


Something like this... (preliminary for now) likely using just 2, or maybe 3 rails





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Hmmmmmm, been doing some research for XNC since his rear diff is whining, and he was looking for a replacement. My car, AE71 coupe, had 2 rear diff ratio options(per toyodiy) - 3.72, and a 3.58. I ASSUMED that she has the 3.72... but I ASSUMED WRONG.

http://www.celica-gts.com/reso....html


The final drive gear in my car is listed as a S374(bottom row in photo above). Go to the above link, and the S374 breaksdown to a 6.38" 4 pinion diff, but NOT a 3.72 final drive, but a 3.58 final drive

I then remember the 1983 EPA standards for the AE71 coupe was 35mpg highway, I never understood why???
1983 EPA guide - http://www.afdc.energy.gov/afdc/pdfs/1983_feg.pdf
AND.... 5th gear has truly been an O/D for me, where the only time I ever need to use it is on the highway

It now makes perfect sense why... I'm running around with a 3.58 final drive

This keeps getting more and more odd... Originally I thought it had a 3.9, then I thought it to be a 3.7, now I find out it really is a 3.58... and I wonder just how fast a 1/4 she could run(15.77 as she currently sits w the 3.58) *IF* the gearing in her was more acceleration oriented... like a 3.9, 4.1, or 4.30

We shall see... The LEEN adapter is on its way, and I hope to get a 3.9 "T"(6.7") gear set before too long. I'll try to get this all assembled and ready for spring 2012 drag race season and do a few more runs to see how well she can do with gearing better matched to the engines character



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looking very very good. I want a ride in this the next time I am up that way! (November )
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looking very very good. I want a ride in this the next time I am up that way! (November )

next time your in town...



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The LEEN adapter is on its way

And I best prepare......

I decided NOT to purchased the LEEN shifter relocation parts, for I do not plan on moving the J160 shifter

The shifter hole in the AE86 and the AE71 use a T50 shifter, which uses a shifter that is bent toward the rear

meanwhile the J160 shifter is far more vertical

To allow for this discrepancy, I've decided to use the J160 shifter in the closer(more forward) of its 2 positions, this moves the shifter back 5" from where the stock T50 would poke through the floor

This will place the J160 shifter(the part the driver grabs) in a slightly more rearward position compared to where the T50 shifter is now... maybe an 1" to 2" more rearward, but that is far better for my chosen driving style.

For those who like visual help... The center of the T50 shifter in the view below is @ 13", the placement would be 5" back or right @ the gap between the raised section for the shifter and the laterial/leading edge of seat mounting reinforcement

In the photo above, with the handbrake up, it is tough to see, so try to use your imagination to visualize the handbrake arc.... but the lowered handbrake will get very close to the shifter if the shifter is 5" toward the rear.

So, to better fit the new shifter location, I decided to shorten the handbrake. XNC was @ a local junkyard and he picked up a E7 handbrake assembly for me... thank you Johnny. I then proceeded to shorten the assembly by almost 2"

I'll finish this by drilling the rivet center and use a screw to secure the rivet.



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Alright better pm me ur number. I am coming to town tuesday!
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Alright better pm me ur number. I am coming to town tuesday!

Hmmm, sent you PM of my number.... also sent 2nd pm too



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