Here is the POS I bought for 300$ last week. Engine was supposed to knock so the PO stopped using it last summer, turns out the engine goes perfectly, it just had an exhaust rattle lol
Anyway, the car is dead. A friend of mine took the exhaust manifold and wiper arms to go on his girlfriend's AE92, another took the wheels and tire to go on a tercel, someone took the hood trunk and rear light, I stole the fuel pump and assembly, all the zinc bolt from the inside... all in all it's now officially a bitch : everyone raped it for parts :p
But the real reason I bought that POS was for that other POS sitting under the hood... ugly 7A-FE
Stupid engine... so I started ripping through it on december 20th evening with some "circomstantial" beer... "Fin du Monde" translate to "End of the World"... lol
Stupid slave cam setup but the inside looks neat for a 230,000km granny car
Has a crank angle sensor, thing I didn't know existed on an A engine..
And 5A cams...
Anyway, nice piece of crap... so almost everything is gone in the scrap bin except that nice straight 8 cam that will make a very nice lamp
to go with the ones I already have...
And the gay crank along with the sissy rods that seams like made out of toothpicks tried running away before behind thrown in the scrap bin like the rest...
But I decided to save them and make a nice coffe table out of them
Anyway, apart from the "home decor" stuff, all I kept to use as "engine bits" were the buckets and shim (not that I have already enough, but shims are always nice to have around. I also kept the wiring so I can strip it and have a nice supply of multiclored wire when I need them. But the only thing that will end up in the peanut is the engine bloc and oil pan since the 16v doesn't bolt and the 7A is half alloy so it's less heavy. It even has a cast in bung on the alloy section right under the oil filter that is ready to be drilled and tapped for the oil return line from the cooler, although I've never heard of a stock 7A that came with an oil coolers, toyota casted the oil pan so they could add one if they wanted. The rest is officially in the scrap bin...
Here is the nice tall deck A block
With the alloy/steel oil pan
Bearing are practicly new, automatic granny car will do that to your engine
And the cylinders are really neat, a little polished on the exhaust side, but that's to be expected. It's not bad at all, nothing that will catch a nail so a nice light hone should take car of everything.
Oh and a friend also unloaded his garage in my car yesterday, I have a redtop flywheel, engine support brackets, stiffner plate, brand new 16v waterpump and thermostat, starter, alternator, and lots and lot of other parts
So some of you might wonder why the heck I went through such trouble to get a 7A if I'm going to make a coffee table out of the stroker crank that came in it... well, the plan is to destroke the 7A with a 4A crank, retaining stock 4A bore and stroke, but since the 7A bloc is 15mm taller, it will allow the use of longer rods instead of the 122mm that are stock on the 4A, thus turning the 1.58:1 rod/stroke ratio into something around the 1.8:1 mark which will make the 4A even more "rev happy". My "special" rods should arrive monday. I'm looking forward to see how they'll fits the bluetop crank and pistons... according to all the info I gathered, everything should bolt right on except for the piston pin : new rods are 19mm and bluetop piston are 18mm so I'll just need to oversize the piston pin hole by 1mm. If everything works fine, it will allow to destroke a 7A with 30$ OEM rods
That would be a really nice upgrade for anyone wanting to make their 4A more revvy... and more reliable at higher rev... for real cheap
I'll keep you updated on the "talltop" or the "4A big block" which ever you guys want to call it