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    I mainly prefer 80's and 90's cars be they N/A, turbo, supercharged or nitrous I'll give it a go. Some engineering and fabrication may even happen along the way.

    Instagram: @dan91sgarage

    Come along for the journey of budget built motors.
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  1. I honestly don't know mate. The thing is, if I buy a starlet, I'll just build the kit back into it and then its done again. It makes the most sense though as I have all the parts I stripped. I've been to see 2 x 4efe powered corolla's (both were bullshit) and a paseo that had serious corrosion to the sills and arches. No luck so far. But I also like a new challenge and the way I see it, time is running out. There are so many projects I want to build.
  2. The car got T-boned whilst I was out for a nice quiet drive, written off as Cat S/C. Luckily no-one was hurt. Stripped and scrapped. R.I.P. Nanza. Full details of the build series are here: https://www.youtube.com/@dan91sgarage
  3. Fitted some SR 98 spec rev counter clocks Hundreds of other little jobs, welded in a turbo oil drain to the sump, used a Glanza manifold vacuum tube for the map references for DV and boost gauge. Used a oil filter sandwich plate for the turbo oil feed as I had made the custom exhaust mani to allow clearance for it and a full size oil filter. So the det 3 + was mapped for fuelling with safe retard on the timing for boost and then...
  4. Toyosports intercooler with universal 51mm pipe kit. (managed to get the original IAT sensor installed without welding ;-)). K and N air filter. Det 3 + piggy back install along with 4efte injectors, AEM wide band and Turbosmart boost gauge. Wideband wired to Det 3 for datalogging
  5. Time for a long overdue, final update for Nanza. Gonna be a bit of a photo dump for the turbo build series I did on YouTube. Unfortunately the car was written off in a traffic collision a few months ago and it seemed fair to finish this thread on the forum. Made my own turbo log manifold and down pipe. Welded a 3" sport cat into the piss poor TD 3" glanza exhaust Used a maxpeedingrods TD04 turbo that needed port matching to the manifold.
  6. Top notch parts there mate, Turbo looks awesome. Looking forward to the build.
  7. Excellent, looking forward to the updates on the build
  8. To be honest Frankie I would say that the fte inlet manifold is the best suited option for the 4efte engine with the CT9 turbo, personally I would just stick with what you have. As RobSR has said the corolla plenum is the smallest volume of all 3 common inlet manifolds, and has the longest runners which will magnify low down torque but will most likely lose power at the top end of the rev range as they're smaller diameter than fte. The other issues off the top of my head are: 46mm diameter inlet flange on rolla manifold (needs the flange welding onto the plenum, or when you bore
  9. I would check the gearbox has oil in it, also check if the oil has shiny metal particles from worn synchros. Replace and bleed clutch cylinders. Not sure about the differences in gear ratios from c52 to c56.
  10. Nice to know there is progress from the body shop after all the effort you went to sourcing the parts. Looking forward to the photos.
  11. As far as I know the C56 gearbox is stronger (apparently it has thicker gears, never taken one apart personally: https://www.ukstarletowners.com/topic/109178-gearbox-help/?tab=comments#comment-1234023). I would make sure that all the suspect faulty parts you have found (clutch cylinders, release bearing, check your engine and gearbox mounts (knocking noises), gearshift cables / brackets, cv joints etc) are fixed to confirm gearbox is the problem. Most c56 will be well used by now, most good condition gearboxes are in cars being used not sat in garages as spares, so budget for a rebui
  12. Great stuff, always a relief to hear it run again after a long build. Something was bugging me about the cam cover though. Looks like a converted 4efe item, not sure if it's just the photos but it doesn't look as if the original hole for the intake pipe breather has been blocked? Might be worth checking before it sprays oil vapour out!
  13. Great to see the progress mate. Will all be worth it in the end.
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