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 Post subject: Starlet Ep70 Build thread
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:04 pm 

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Here's a description and pics of the latest Toyota I bought.
The plans, for now, is:

4efe engine mounted with a turbo and intercooler
Clean enginebay
Repaint
Bottom of the car is going to be cleaned for rubber seals and painted with epoxy
All arms, struts and bars will be painted
Powerflex bushings
BC racing coilovers front and rear
Anti-roll bar from an Ep91 in the front - Or from whiteline, not decided yet
And I will try to make some carbon parts myself
I hope the weight will be 700kg or under
The rims are not decided yet, neither engine parts or turbo as I just bought the car.

When I'm done in a couple of years, I hope it's gonna be a 12 second street headturner :)

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 Post subject: Re: Starlet Ep70 Build thread
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:15 pm 

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On the way home on a trailer. The car was stripped when i bought it, pre owner was planning a makeover of the car but got stuck in it. Children and wifes sometimes stops the fun stuff ;)
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When i got it home, I took all the parts out to see if there's anything missing, and got the car placed on some stands to have a look underneath.
Every bolt and nut is in a bag with names on, so it can be placed at the right hole again.
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One of the previous owners filled the car with ICE and dynamat, damn heavy and as the rear seats and mats doesn't get their way into the car again, it has to be removed. the weight is between 8 and 10 kg.
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Started on the bottom to get the rubber away, what a time consuming job! Here the front whelhouse I think it's called?
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When we had to do the bottom of the car, lying on the back with an anglegrinder was a pain in the ass, so we bought a lift to flip it on to the side. Much easier to do the work.
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 Post subject: Re: Starlet Ep70 Build thread
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:23 pm 

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Now, approx. 50 hours after, the bottom is almost done, I don't think I ever do this again.
But it looks good, looking forward to get the minimal of rust away and get some paint on it. The plan for now is skyline sparkling silver, but don't know if it's gonna be changed. The bottom will be painted in June, as I have to go on an internship as a part of my education in the UK.
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As you can see, there is almost no rust in the car. It's impressive due to the age of 28 years.
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 Post subject: Re: Starlet Ep70 Build thread
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:18 pm 
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Now that's dedication :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: Starlet Ep70 Build thread
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:25 pm 

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Thanks, at least i'm trying :) It's good to use some time saving the old ladies, there's not so many of them left.

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 Post subject: Re: Starlet Ep70 Build thread
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:11 am 

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Here's the engine i'm gonna blow up with huge amounts of compressed air :)
The setup will be:

H-profile rods
Forged pistons (Wiseco is on the wishlist)
WEPR exhaust manifold
Td04L or TD05 turbo (from a subaru forester 2,5 XTI)
Lightened flywheel
Custom cams
Ported and flowed head
polished valves
Maybe custom plenum with 70mm throttlebody
AN fittings for fuel and oil breathing with custom hidden catch tank

My big dream is to get rid of the distributor and get some MSD coils for wasted spark, but then I need to customize a trigger wheel and add a cranksensor to get the trigger to the coils, quite a big investment just to remove the ugly black clumsy thing on the right, but we'll see what happens.

Off course painted and polished outside for the last 5+ eye horsepower ;)

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And the gearbox is this one. There's a lot of different trannies for this engine, and I don't know which type this is. would like to get the big one, and then fit the rings and LSD from a supercharger box, but I don't know which year they are produced, so if anybody can help me with that, I'm all ears :)

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 Post subject: Re: Starlet Ep70 Build thread
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:33 am 

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Definitely looking forward to seeing how this progresses.


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 Post subject: Re: Starlet Ep70 Build thread
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:25 am 
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ToyoDiy wrote:
Painted and polished outside for the last 5+ eye horsepower ;)


Very nice. I am looking forward to pics of that eye horsepower. Sounds like a cool build.

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 Post subject: Re: Starlet Ep70 Build thread
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:57 am 
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Finally someone who wants to rebuild an ep71 on jnc. Good job! I own one too but unfortunately have to sell it...

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 Post subject: Re: Starlet Ep70 Build thread
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:53 am 

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Skellington wrote:
Very nice. I am looking forward to pics of that eye horsepower.


Yea, I'm excited about how it's gonna look when i'm done, 'cause the enginebay is where I will use the most of my time.


Toyohead: I was wondering too why there isn't any builds in here, apparently it's not a popular car like the 86 or an old Celica. But with at least as much potential as it's bigger brothers!

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 Post subject: Re: Starlet Ep70 Build thread
PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:37 pm 

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Now with complete powerflex bushings on the shelf
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Found a sticker I want, to get some JDM style. It's gonna look good with a "Wakabe leaf learner" sticker next to it :)
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 Post subject: Re: Starlet Ep70 Build thread
PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:51 am 
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This thing should be uber fun to drive. The build should just as much fun since youre starting off with an excellent base. Looking forward to the progress :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: Starlet Ep70 Build thread
PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:01 am 

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Thanks for the kind words.

It's definately gonna be better and more fun to drive than the original one.
I hope the bottom is going to be finished just after summer holiday with new fuel lines and brakes and all, and the car should be painted before next year. But it's not sure yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Starlet Ep70 Build thread
PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 8:55 am 

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I am now started on the engine bay. all holes are gonna be remowed, all the sealings will be redone, as the ones from factory are not the prettiest. I also want to remove the brakelines from the bulkhead together with the heater.
A tank for the washer fluid will be build and placed in the wheelarch. Also the fusebox for the lights will be moved to the other wheelarch.
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Right corner had a small damage, and the welding isn't that good, so it's gonna be redone.
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Hoping to get rid of all this, so the only thing in here is the engine :)
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 Post subject: Re: Starlet Ep70 Build thread
PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 12:52 pm 

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Engine bay almosy ready for cleaning and welding!
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 Post subject: Re: Starlet Ep70 Build thread
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 1:50 am 
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Nice to see an ep70 getting some attention. Got an np90 myself but its too young for here


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 Post subject: Re: Starlet Ep70 Build thread
PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:02 am 

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That's one of the reasons I chose this model as a project, you don't see a great example that often!

New update! It has been a long time since last update, due to an internship in the UK and an exam that has kept me busy.

But things are happening now, this week the engine bay is gonna be welded to remove all holes, the whole body's gonna be cleaned, front and rear suspension will be removed and the shell will be tilted to one side to prepare the bottom for some paint, which is the next step!

I can't wait to get things done, really looking forward to see some colour underneath.

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 Post subject: Re: Starlet Ep70 Build thread
PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:37 am 

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All holes are welded and closed with tin.
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 Post subject: Re: Starlet Ep70 Build thread
PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:43 am 

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And a new intercooler, should be cabable of up to 450 hp, more than enough but it looks good and fits nice on the car.

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