It's actually been on the road since 2007. I guess you would call it a "rolling" project. It's never left me stranded on the roadside.
Anyways I was wondering were do you get all your engine parts such as gaskets and bushings etc. I know you used some aw11 parts there but oem parts are very hard to find, especially the valve cover gasket. Also do you happen to know were I can find a passenger window and a windshield I want my kp looking good like yours.
Gaskets I get locally at someplace like Autozone or--the best thing you can do--is get a complete gasket set. Eristic (I think that's how it's spelled...) makes a complete gasket set that you can usually pick up off Ebay for about $80. They may be an off brand but they would just fine. The 4K is a lot less temperamental than say, a tuned 4AGE like I have in my AW11. As for a window--no idea except the usual places online like here on this forum, KP61.net, Club 4AG. OEM body parts are a pain to track down. You can still get engine parts easily because the K series engine is used in Toyota forklifts...they just converted it propane. So, make Ebay your friend--search for KP61, KP60, Toyota 4K, Toyota 4K-C, etc.
Trust me, you don't want your Starlet looking like mine in its current state.
It's a Japanese rat rod. It gets looks and always gets positive replies. Just about every time I drive it, someone wants to stop me and talk about it and sometimes make me an offer to sell it. However, Chuppy is not going anywhere. With the 4K tuned to the 38/38, Kameari flywheel, TRD LSD, the ported intake manifold, iridium plugs, headers, and side exit exhaust, it's just too much fun.
I haven't changed too many gaskets on the 4K but I plan to start building up a spare 4K-C. I'll swap over all of the current parts plus be adding either lightweight underdrive pullies or Gilmer pullies, a hotter cam, and I'm investigating higher compression pistons.
Does anyone know what my choices are for pistons? I know Kameari makes a nice set but they're $1500. I paid only $800 for the entire car...
I'll be doing the port and polish work on the head as I've been doing pnp jobs for a while now. I'm also trying to track down a 4.1 or shorter final drive.