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boostedm10
January 19, 2012, 2:43pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Nice job..looks like its going to be fun!!!
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Cheers mate,

Believe it or not. It's all new to me so I'm carefully plodding my way forward.

Should be fun so long as I stick to it and see the epic project done..


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Thanks for the reply / info / links.  I certainly have more reading to do.  I also have patience, even though I was hoping to get this motor built by the end of the year (and hopefully running).  Money is somewhat an issue, I only wish I made more so that I can save more money at a time (instead of taking forever).  But I definitely don't want to take the cheap way out.

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You can't match up a smallport intake to a bigport head. so forget about that idea.


Only thing is... this: http://technotoytuning.com/productdetail.php?p=374 will allow you to do just that   I'm looking for a smallport IM/TB because of that plate.  I had the chance to buy a JDM smallport IM/TB with sensors and the Techno Toy Tuning plate for what I now know was a hell of a good deal.  I'm really kicking myself for not buying it now. (I listened to bad advice from someone on the West coast who is swimming in Toyotas out there, whereas here in FL they are pretty scarce!)

I've considered just keeping/using the TVIS system, but the cams I'm thinking about are going to put me at a range where I can do as well without it (252-264 cams).  At least according to the Billzilla site guy (http://www.billzilla.org/4agmods.htm).  I'm planning to run 10.5:1 - 11:1 for compression.  Whatever would allow me to use 93 octane gas, since that's the highest available here.


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I knew when I was typing that some one would come back and mention the adaptor plates

If I'm reading it correctly though, the trchno toytuning link states 'bigport mtached up to smallport head, not the other way around as you intend to do... You'll also need to adjust your shims and possibly upgrade your lifter springs if your cams are significantly bigger than factory cams

Sounds like you're figuring your way to an end result.

That's half the fun


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Progress.

Subframe and sway bar removed - more pics later.

Still have to remove power steering gear, clutch and transmission connections to engine, then remove the last 2 engine mounts and the whole thing (engine and gearbox) will be ready to drop out.


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sudden news.
I have to vacate my premises in 6 weeks...
Car project and belongings will have to go into storage while I search for a new place with lock up garage.


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Ah man, that sucks!  I hope you can get everything packed up in time.  You've put a lot of time into this so far, it would be terrible to lose parts, tools, etc.


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ah should be good.
An aunt owns current property and can be a handful to deal with (that's putting it very politely)
I'm moving closer to work, moving in with girlfriend (who's very supportive of the project and occasionally helps out in the shed..) etc. many other private pros to moving... just have to pass through the eye of the needle so to speak.

Put the hard yards in.. Tidying up current property, searching for the next property and moving all the gear. Most of my shed, car parts etc. are already very organised in groups boxes etc. so shouldn't be too hard to pack up.

Hopefully in 2 months give or take a week, I'll be back up n running with more time on my hands and less distance to travel and less obligations.

keen to make more consistant progress with this project. (then get out of the rental market altogether.)


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Yeah, renting sucks.  I was living at a friend's parents' house for a few years before getting my own house.  It was nice being there, especially that they had all sorts of tools, but I couldn't leave things out in the garage for weeks on end.  It was like a trade-off, lower cost of living / more money in my pocket / less freedom, or higher cost of living / less money / total freedom.


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Have to put red wagon back together again in order to move it!
Good for the mechanical skills!


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Have completed the move but am yet to set up the work shop.. may take a few pics of that.. Nice double garage better than the pokey shed I was in before..

Will post more once I'm back on with the project..


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Workshop is basically set up - a lot more organising to do, but I have the front panels and bonnet off again.
Have removed subframe and sway bar. Just a few more connections around behind the engine to remove and it'll be time to lower the engine out...

Good to be back on with business...


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What do you need to drop the motor out the bottom, how high do you need to get it?? I just have basic tools, some ramps, jackstands, and a floor jack. I was just going to try and squeze it out of the top.
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I'm using a full, wheel alignment ramps that's strong enough for 4wd's to drive up on to, elevating the entire vehicle off the ground and then using jack stands on the front end.
I'll lower the engine using a block and chain hanging from the garage's steel roof beam.

BUT

Kebin did the 4agze conversion using 2 jack stands, a hydraulic chain and a skateboard. He jacked the front end up as high as he could support it using the stands, used the hydraulic lift, lowered the engine onto the skateboard and wheeled it out.


Block and chains are cheaper than hydraulic lifts, if you can hang it from a roof beam or re-inforce a roof beam using steel angle or pipe etc. so long as it's safe and not gonna break on you.

Here's a pic of the ramps I'm talking about..



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Kebin's done an excellent write up on the conversion and is a very helpful / approachable dude if you'd like to know more.
His build and Lars's build remain my inspiration and motivation to do something wild with these wagons, they have so much potential.

The following pics illustrate how the engine drops out.. they belong to kebin and are referenced from his 'Toymods' 'member's rides' - build thread... but he's also a memeber on this forum...
You have to join toymods to view the full thread - i's worth it. Toymods has taught me heaps.

http://www.toymods.org.au/forums/showthread.php?t=28002&highlight=kebin





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