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  1. Glad to hear it’s progressing mate, the work looks good. Maybe done for the summer ?
  2. just a few more bits to gather and bolt to it then it’s going in !
  3. Looking good mate I hope u get it back soon so you can start enjoying it again
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Also went for an fte lightened flywheel and new exedy clutch to match which is all at my engine builders being balanced
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Thanks mate hope they are good, was going to go elsewhere but as there close to reopening I’ll wait 👍
  12. Cheers guys, any news on a timeframe of trading again ? Hope it’s sooner rather than later Mike and nick are good guys
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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.

  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. 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 👍
  20. I’ve been lucky enough to get the opportunity to build this car and race it four times which was an unbelievable if at times scary experience which I loved ever minute of. I was also fortunate enough to receive some driver tuition from Tom Bradshaw who is a former Porsche carrera cup gb scholar and class 1 championship winner. He’s rapid and scared the hell out of me but also showed me the car was well built and solid enough to take the beating he gave it 😂. However sadly the car was built to sell and never to keep but just for us to enjoy it before we sold it. I’m glad to say the 986 has gone
  21. Hi thanks for the comments, firstly the air intake temp sensor is just tied up in the engine bay as it’s not an issue, I’m using the stock 4efe fuel pressure regulator but did have to change the fuel pump as it ran lean top end and I first ran the intercooler pipework under the front crossmember but it looked shit with the na bumper as the bumper fouls the pipes massively so I went for 51mm pipes round the sides and it’s much better I’ll try find a pic
  22. A few more tidy up jobs to do and a few more bits to buy and an mot to sort then it’s off to oulton park in January for a shake down
  23. Thanks mate it’s a project I never intended taking on but glad I have, it’s not the glanza by any means but it does put a smile on your face
  24. Cars all done and I’m really happy with how it drives, it picks up boost quite quickly and is funny to drive. Boost was wound back from 10 psi to 7 as it was having some valve float at high rpm due to na valve springs. A high flow fuel pump was needed as it began to lean off too much. I want the car usable and reliable so I’m happy with the boost levels and power it made I’m not chasing figures and I feel it’s on the money for what I intend to use it for. I can’t recommend tuning developments enough, they’ve mapped both my sr and glanza v and im more the happy with both results they know what
  25. Picking the car up from tuning developments in the morning so update to follow 😀
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