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8 hours ago, burty said:

Can they get body panels and rubbers etc? Really impressed mate good updates

Thanks bud, you can get all sorts of parts from them. I use https://www.nengun.com/oem/toyota/starlet-ep91-91670 to find specific part numbers and then just search by part number on amayama:thumbsup:.

3 hours ago, glanzadude said:

Great read and super work on your car

Cheers mate

2 hours ago, ChristopherEP70 said:

Excellent work. Have a few of those gauges in my car, other than getting them fitted in pod they seem pretty good quality 

Thanks yeah I like the prosport gauges, really good quality for the money.

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8 hours ago, JamesG said:

Thanks bud, you can get all sorts of parts from them. I use https://www.nengun.com/oem/toyota/starlet-ep91-91670 to find specific part numbers and then just search by part number on amayama:thumbsup:.

Cheers mate

 

Brilliant I've just been on they have the diagrams with part numnetd  on anyama and you just literally put them in your basket even easier! 

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17 minutes ago, jwhite said:

Great work fella, what’s your end goals with the car ?

Thanks mate, Im going to see how I get on with the standard ct9 for now but thinking about a hybrid ct9 setup or possibly even forging and going bigger turbo in the future.

I would ideally like to have the cars bodywork looked at and probably a full respray at some point down the line, although the paint is fairly decent overall there are a few areas that let the car down and it would make a big difference to have it sorted. Just been looking at yours and the work thats going in. Prep looks really good defenitely worth doing a thorough job to get it looking right at the end. Bodywork looks like real specialist stuff to me.

But apart from that im just going to carry on enjoying it, Its a lot of fun to drive even where its at now. Always wanted a turbo starlet so loving it at the minute :)

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3 hours ago, JamesG said:

Thanks mate, Im going to see how I get on with the standard ct9 for now but thinking about a hybrid ct9 setup or possibly even forging and going bigger turbo in the future.

I would ideally like to have the cars bodywork looked at and probably a full respray at some point down the line, although the paint is fairly decent overall there are a few areas that let the car down and it would make a big difference to have it sorted. Just been looking at yours and the work thats going in. Prep looks really good defenitely worth doing a thorough job to get it looking right at the end. Bodywork looks like real specialist stuff to me.

But apart from that im just going to carry on enjoying it, Its a lot of fun to drive even where its at now. Always wanted a turbo starlet so loving it at the minute :)

Yes this lad is into his jap cars but he loves the rare stuff so he’s actually interested in mine. Putting every bit of effort in, and hes not long been self employed so this car is going to be his  first big job start to finish that he can show off on his page so it needs to look 100% haha.

 

yes I enjoyed my gt when it was early days, even for 130 odd bhp it was such a hoot to drive, used to rinse any other car that was up to around 190-200 bhp and shocked a lot of other cars just by keeping with them! It had a 3” jap speed exhaust and KYB Shocks, on the clocks it used to pull over 135mph as well (private land) 

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if you’re going to daily it ct9 will probably be best, and most economical, I once got 207 motorway miles to £20 of fuel so they’re not bad at all, I was gonna use a td04 on my build but they run out of steam around 1.4 bar (300bhp). So went for a td05 for that bit of an extra push! 

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So this arrived earlier in the week. A HKS adjustable actuator that I picked up on facebook, It has barely been used and came in the original box with all the bits and instruction manuals.

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I have noticed after installing the new manifold and downpipe that the car will hit peak boost when i put my foot down and then the boost level will drop off through the rest of the rev range. I put this down to the stock actuator spring being weak and not holding the boost pressure. So wanted one of these to hold the desried pressure through the range aswell as having the ability to up the boost in the future.

I also bought an exhaust gasket for where my exhaust joins onto the downpipe. I didnt have one before so ended up using exhaust paste, but after measuring it up i found this gasket on ebay that is a near identical fit 8).

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Fitted the hks actuator today, started by removing the small metal e clip that holds the actuator to the wastegate flap. This was a bit of a pain to do but managed to do it in the end with a pair of longnose pliers . I think on the gt turbos there is just a bolt and nut holding the actuator to the wastegate, sounds like a better design to me. Once this was off there was just two bolts holding the actuator to the turbo and a vacuum line to remove.

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I then had to set the new actuator to the right boost pressure, the hks instructions give you different actuator arm lengths for different boost pressures. I wanted to set mine to around 0.7 bar to allow some boost creep so set the actuator length to around 125mm. I then got the actuator installed on the car and tightened the locknut.

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I also fitted my new downpipe gasket, it was a pretty good fit. The bolt holes are slighty out of centre but as im using m 8 bolts instead of M10s it bolted up sound. It has sealed up better now and looks a lot neater than exhaust paste.

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Took the car out to test the new actuator, It is now holding the boost at 0.7/0.8 bar just under fuel cut through the rev range. It doesnt drop off anymore and the car feels a fair bit quicker, may have to lower the boost slighty on the actuator yet as it does seem quite close to fuel cut but havent hit it yet so will see how it goes. Really enjoying driving the car at the moment, it sounds amazing and feels great to drive. Has come a long way since I bought it last year. I will be taking it off the road for winter soon so making the most of it before winter sets in.

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9 minutes ago, RoyalDutchie said:

Looking good some quality parts going into the starlet. I'm looking into some breather mods for mine, did you notice any over boosting yet with the decat and exhaust?

Thanks, I have been quite lucky so far and not had much boost creep. I know ct9s can be bad for overboosting and hitting fuel cut because of the size of the internal wastegate but at the moment it seems to be doing okay.

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10 minutes ago, Claymore said:

Great work as always mate. You might find in the colder weather that the boost increases slightly with the colder, dense air but you can always adjust it if necessary. It really is a great example of the early model. 👍

Thanks Claymore :thumbsup: yeah will keep an eye on it and turn it down slightly if needed. Feels great now though, pulls much more aggressively :)

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Haven't updated this in a little while, but taken the car off the road for winter now. Ideally need to get myself a garage space to keep it away from the elements but its tucked up on the driveway for now.

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Still I've had the chance to get a couple of small jobs done on the car recently. I wanted to remove the remaining part of the ac system and the two ugly pipes that are visible in the engine bay, so removed the glovebox and pulled out the ac condenser from inside the heater box. Was a bit fiddly but easily done, also picked up an non ac starlet grommit for the firewall :). Very mucky in parts of the bay, the whole thing needs a good clean down at some point.

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Also had a go at refurbing the front glanza grill badge as mine had seen much better days and toyota have discontinued them completely. I seperated the front part of the badge from the backing plate and scraped out all the old lettering. I then painted the lettering white, waited for it to dry and gave the back a few coats of black. Came out pretty good, its not perfect but looks a lot better than it did.

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Ive also started to get some parts together for the car in preparation for next summer. An ignition overhaul kit including a new dizzy cap, rotor arm and some blue magnecor ignition leads :). A selection of silicone blanking plugs, going to see what the car sounds like with the bov blanked and some 6mm and 8mm blanks for plugging holes on the intake manifold.

Ive ordered a catch tank and breather set up from Dean at RW developments as my PCV valve looks rather tired. I figured instead of replacing the pcv valve id rather have a free flowing breather set up ready for when I turn the boost up.

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Hoping to get down to tuning developments for a map next year. I would like to turn the boost up to around a bar and see how the car goes, I feel like it has the right supporting modifications now and should make a decent power figure.

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On 11/27/2020 at 8:59 AM, Claymore said:

Nice work as always mate, deffo good to have a summer and winter car. :thumbsup:

Thanks buddy yeah sure is, missing driving it already but just not worth it with the winter road conditons. Hopefully be able to get some jobs done over winter ready for next year anyway :thumbsup:.

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Fitted some new headlight bulbs to the car at the weekend. So much brighter now, a good improvement over the ones that were in there.

Side lights

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Dipped beam

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Ive got some time off work over christmas so started doing some jobs on the car.

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I wanted to change the fuel injector seals as they looked perished and worn, so removed the injectors from the fuel rail and swapped the seals out for some fresh ones. I used a little bit of silicone grease on the new o rings to prevent them snagging.

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I fitted my new dizzy cap and rotor arm.

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I then set about removing the pcv valve from the rocker cover, It was a pain as the plastic had gone so hard and brittle. Took me a while to carefully remove it piece by piece without dropping any down into the rocker cover baffle area. I also pulled the other breather tube out ready for an AN fitting to be welded on instead.

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Also test fitted my new magnecore leads. Pleased with them, thinking about doing the rocker cover in a crinkle black once its had the AN fittings welded on for the breather setup.

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Some more genuine toyota bits arrived too. Two more door hinges to fix my sagging doors and a pair of new door handles as one of mine has snapped inside. Got the hinges painted and installed, a bit of a pain to get to them but the doors shut properley now :).

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Rocking a JD tuning clear scoop on the car at the moment, picked it up on ebay a while ago. Looks cool, its useful for keeping the water out but the scoop will be going back on for summer as I think i prefer the look of it.

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21 hours ago, Claymore said:

Good stuff mate, I'm sure you're aware from my thread, but if you go the A/N fitting route on the rocker cover just be sure all the swarf from drilling is cleaned out afterwards.

Thanks bud, yeah im aware of that however wont be doing any drilling. Just going to get the fittings welded ontop of the existing holes on the rocker.

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46 minutes ago, JamesG said:

Thanks bud, yeah im aware of that however wont be doing any drilling. Just going to get the fittings welded ontop of the existing holes on the rocker.

Drill them out dude, will help with breathing of crank case pressure. Its easy enough to clean a rocker cover just jet wash it. 

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Decided to take my ct9 off over christmas to be sent off to midland turbo for a refurb. I believe its the original turbo so wanted to get it refreshed for peace of mind before upping the boost. I painted the turbo water lines in a heat proof black while they were off.

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Recieved it back this week, really pleased with the work. Its had a full refresh including new seals, all mating surfaces machined flat and a really good cleanup inside and outside. Also got them to port the wastegate out a bit to try and stop some of the boost creep I was having. Would definetly recommend them to anyone who needs their turbo rebuilding, really good service.

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Looking forward to getting it back on the car now. Ive managed to get it into dry storage for the rest of the winter months in my mates garage. Just hope we can get this covid situation under control soon so we can get it back together for spring. Had a fair bit of snow here in Leeds today so glad its tucked away :).

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It’s coming on well mate! Just aswell you’ve got it hidden into storage to avoid all the snow 😃 if you don’t mind me asking what sort of money did it cost to have your turbo overhauled? As I’m about to change my manifold so may get the turbo done while it’s in bits 

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1 hour ago, Charlie Thompson said:

It’s coming on well mate! Just aswell you’ve got it hidden into storage to avoid all the snow 😃 if you don’t mind me asking what sort of money did it cost to have your turbo overhauled? As I’m about to change my manifold so may get the turbo done while it’s in bits 

Thanks charlie, It was £240 for a full overhaul and a little extra to port the wastegate. Well worth doing in my opinion though. Been keeping an eye on your thread, That paintjob is looking great, look forward to seeing it all back together :thumbsup:.

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