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  1. Not updated this in a while, I do hope this site hasnt become a graveyard ! Its been off the road in the garage for about a year now, reason being it needs some tlc. Its had a new oil pump and seals, new water pump and timing belt kit
  2. lovely build and the car looks awsome. Where did you get the new headlamps from if you dont mind me asking ? Im at that point too.
  3. Its been a while since I updated this thread, to pick up where I left off I finished reassembling the engine and got it running all be it only for a short time as it needed mapping. So off to tuning developments it went, unfortunately due to the compression ratio the corolla inlet was no good and needed to be changed for an fte inlet and throttle body along with an fte dizzy setup. Mike ran the engine in on the dyno for a 1k miles on the dyno before mapping and it was fitted with a link standalone ecu as the emange piggy back wouldnt do what was needed. She made 144 bhp @0.5 bar on a stoc
  4. its getting there mate, great to see some positive updates. Bet you cant wait to get it back and just drive it ?
  5. Ah such a shame after all the hardwork thats gone in to it, enjoyed the channel on yt too. shame it wasnt repairable as it appeared rust free which is becoming a rarity these days. any joy finding another yet mate ?
  6. it looks lovely and clean, bet it will go like a scalded cat ! keep up the great work
  7. Glad to hear it’s progressing mate, the work looks good. Maybe done for the summer ?
  8. just a few more bits to gather and bolt to it then it’s going in !
  9. Looking good mate I hope u get it back soon so you can start enjoying it again
  10. Mate u would be more than welcome to come over, I can’t wait till it’s back together and mapped I’m looking forward to getting it out on track
  11. The block and head are back from the machine shop so can now start putting it back together. Blocks been bored to 74.5mm with a deck polish, heads been stripped again, re pressure tested, valve seats re cut and lapped in with some porting also
  12. Forgot to mention also my neighbour unfortunately backed in to it as well last week and caused minor body damage and broke the left tail light lense 🤦‍♂️. Toyota don’t do the lenses anymore and are like rocking 🐴 💩 to find ! Lucky Dan at djr imports had one for £120 to help me out and I need to book the car in at work to have the bumper done.
  13. Not updated this in a while, the glanza still gets used as a daily and although it passes mot every year a few things need doing on it now. I have new powerflex mounts as the stock ones are a bit tired now. The flexi started to blow on the exhaust too so got a new stainless one to weld in. There’s also an oil leak from the timing side ( probably oil pump o ring) that needs seeing to and I think the water pump has a slight weep so plenty to keep me busy. Also bagged some new his gaskets for the exhaust as well.
  14. Also went for an fte lightened flywheel and new exedy clutch to match which is all at my engine builders being balanced
  15. Yeah it already had a forged crankshaft in it when I pulled it out, just waiting on the block to come back from the machine shop then I’ll get it back together
  16. So a bit of an update as it’s been a while, I put the head back on and built it up only for it to smoke as bad as before 🤦‍♂️. So I pulled the whole engine out and pulled it apart to find the oil control rings were stuck on all 4 pistons causing blow by. while it’s out and apart it’s getting forged, I’ve gone for maxpeeding rods and 74.5 mm wossner pistons with all new shells, bearings and a cometic gasket
  17. Thanks mate hope they are good, was going to go elsewhere but as there close to reopening I’ll wait 👍
  18. Cheers guys, any news on a timeframe of trading again ? Hope it’s sooner rather than later Mike and nick are good guys
  19. I’ve only ever had positive experiences with Mike at td. I can confirm that they are no longer at their old site and I can’t seem to contact them for parts, if anyone has a contact number please can you pm me
  20. I would always use a Toyota gasket for a sub 250 hp build or a cometic gasket from upwards of 250 hp just my opinion as I’ve had cheaper gaskets fail really easy. Search Matt berry on YouTube he does a really great video on starlet head gaskets
  21. Looking for an ep91 na fuel tank that’s not rotten, mines a 1997 but I’m sure there all the same. I’m in Manchester so closer the better.

  22. Yeah mate that’s the plan, boost levels will always be an issue with na valve springs. I think I’m gonna forge the bottom end whilst it’s in bits as well
  23. Thanks mate it’s still alive just not had the time really to crack on with it. The cylinder head has been pressure tested and skimmed with new stem seals. I’ve also had Mike at td supply and fit a set of their uprated valve springs and a set of arp head bolts
  24. Not updated this in a while, work and life in general has been hectic so not a lot has happened over the last year really. The sr passed mot first time 😀 and then just sat in a corner of the unit at work unfortunately. Started her up about a month ago and noticed a small amount of blue smoke when it had warmed up ? Bugger ! That combined with a slightly milky oil cap was enough to pull the head and do the gasket as I’m positive it will be the original gasket.
  25. A uk model with air con nice 😎. I bet u can’t wait to get it back now. Only just seen the updates or I’d have sent u condenser foc mate let me know if u need anything else happy to help 👍
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