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Old 10-08-2009, 07:33 AM
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my v8 ae86 corolla build.

hey guys just thaught id throw up my build.

Europe's First V8 ae86. now some people will like the idea some will hate it, but ive always had a thing for the v8 engine and the ae86, so why not combine the two? this is my build over the last few months, getting ready for Prodrift/D-rift, and time attack, + hopefully a few rounds abroad!

as some will remember this is what i started with.
basicaly starting off with a trueno ae86,
1uzfe 8cyl, 32v Quadcam, have to keep her toyota!
4 stud s13 rear axle, to keep same wheel fitment
supra w58 gearbox.

this is what i started off with.



started to trip her down back in january 08, to see what i have to work with?



then cut up the back end, choped the floor and the chasis mount for the panhard rod!

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Old 10-08-2009, 07:33 AM
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this is how she sat in feb 2008. feelin sorry for her self.
but i took it out there in september 2008 and got stuck in. so heres the update.

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starting to mount the s13 rear axle, just lining it up. in september

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Old 10-08-2009, 07:34 AM
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bolted up s13 rear axle, fits sweet.




turned her right way up and started on the engine.

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Old 10-08-2009, 07:36 AM
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the itb’s arrived




the engine, what I started with, a old v8 out of a soarer.


and what I made of it, built up on stock internals, new belts and gaskets,
ae101 itb’s, custom manifold adaptor, stainless exhaust manifolds, and I polished
the rocker covers, pretty standard but good for 300+bhp.





itb’s, pure sex,,,,,,


throttle linkage


custom flywheel, with auto ring gear. Takes 3sgte clutch kit.

now to mount the engine, at first glance it doesn’t look like its gona fit
but when we measured her up, its pretty tidy. i didn’t cut the bulk head, we bet it back a few inches which was more than enuf, just cut the tunnel,



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Old 10-08-2009, 07:37 AM
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test fit with lotus box, have a better box coming from England



new ls400 front mounted baffled sump.



a few late nights but it’ll be worth it.
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:38 AM
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engine in, at last,




I used mounts similar to the mk2 escort, to make
things easyr and cheeper to replace, also stiffer,


now to fabricate the tunnel. I decided to make it out of one piece sheet metal,
just to keep it looking neat
Tacked in place



and finished

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Old 10-08-2009, 07:38 AM
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seem welded the whole shell, underneath, inside, and in the engine bay, also patched up any rust, and gusseted the chasis in a few places for strength,



right, had big problems with the rear suspension, my original idea was to get ae86 coilovers so I wouldnt have to fabricate turrets in the rear, and I could change the end to suit the axle, so I bought a set, but when fittling them I relised they didnt fit???, it turns out they were for a turreted ae86.. Like ??? ???. Anyway, in the end if I was going to have to turret the rear end I was going to do it properly, so I orderd set of s13 rear coilovers, and got to work.
Big hole

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Old 10-08-2009, 07:40 AM
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the finished product, my sexy new turrets,




coilovers bolted in, lookin sweet. Man the more I do on this the more I wana drive it,




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Old 10-08-2009, 07:41 AM
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Since I have the s13 rear end, which gives me about 30mm extra track each side,
I have decided to put the s13 front end in aswell. Lca’s, hubs, brakes, coilovers, and using the ae86 top mounts, and ae86 tension rods. Makes for about 40mm extra track each side on the front end, and a very big upgrade in brakes. Also the s13 steering arm is about an inch shorter, but with a ae86 manual rack and the extra track, you get a whole lot of lock.

Striped down the front end ready for new set up.


here you can see the difference in length between the two lca’s, and the length of the steering arm.


massive difference between the brakes, huge vented rotors and much bigger callipers.
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:42 AM
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mounting the s13 lca. And hub assembly.



New coilovers and new adj tension rods.



Steering lock first attempt.

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Old 10-08-2009, 07:46 AM
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got a cage built before i was building cages,
not a bad job, but its not mine, might cut it out
and re-build a new cage for it myself,
primed the full shell with anti rust/chip zinc primer











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Old 10-08-2009, 07:47 AM
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Painted the shell in post office red. Its enamel paint, so its seriously tough.
Im happy with how it turned out as I sprayed it myself. First time.






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Old 10-08-2009, 07:48 AM
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:49 AM
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got a new jap axle, with cusco two way, and tediously
sanded down the subframe, engine crosmember, and
all sus parts. Then painted gloss black.



fitted new subframe,


fitted front crossmember


fitted front suspension, and new antiroll bars.




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Old 10-08-2009, 07:50 AM
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painted diff casing same as car.






fitted new s15 adj rear arms, and new rear ARB.






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Old 10-08-2009, 07:51 AM
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front sus, before:



and after:





rear sus:



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Old 10-08-2009, 07:52 AM
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engine back in ready to mock up manifolds:



this is how far back I got it in the end without cutting the bulkhead.





strted fabing the new headers, got my stainless scraps together,
and made a small jig off the engine, then started to put
the jigsaw together. I went with a relatively small dia tubing
and a short primary to try get a bit more top end as the v8
doesnt have a problem low revs.





L/H/S exhaust header.


R/H/S Exhaust header,





and the two together, there not 100% finished yet,
but ya get the jist. There the best I could do with the
restricted space I had to work with, espesialy on the
drivers side with the rack in the way and the fact there
made from left over scrap, anyway anything
has to flow better than the stock logs.

Stock logs:


and the new headers.
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:53 AM
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right because I am running the s13 front lcss and hubs
the ae86 tie rods dont fit, there too short, and there shot
anyway, so I bought supra ones in a motorfactor, and
modified them to suit, there longer and a little beefier.

Stock ones.



and the new fabed ones. and yes the bottom one is bent, it pulled while welding, but i cut it up after and re made it.



put the drive terrain together and took it off the spit
for hopefully the last time. Now shes rolling.











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Old 10-08-2009, 07:55 AM
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thats all i have for the moment, i have got a bit further but havent uploaded pics, will up date soon.
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:57 AM
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Very sweet build. Can't wait to see it done.
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