Tuesday, May 31, 2011

pics of the day..

I am really liking this single colour Levin!

Also here is some great shots of my Trueno taken by the awesome juicebox blog in the Prodrift carpark last weekend. New desktop wallpaper for me :)) Cheers lads

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Another day @ the Shop.....

I'm taking my time to fit the bumpers and skirts and basically line everything up as good as possible, and Its coming together now! Still a few window trims and seals etc to get fitted during the week.
I racked up a couple of tyres yesterday on the SSR's, 185/50/14 A539's on the front and some 185/55/14 fz300 on the rear.

hope ya'll like, but I spose the fresh paint etc will have to been seen for its full effect!?

Can anyone out there in 86 blog-land tell me if the original 86 "corolla Levin" boot decals can be got ?  

Friday, May 27, 2011

shades of grey, more random sna...

Not sure if Ive put this up already, Im starting to lose track, either way its tasty so no harm done!
yellow driving lights are a nice touch

and its very similar 3 door cousin?

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Random Snap, getting there...

After work today I put the front back together.We buffed up the bumper lenses and they now fit in well with the rest of the new lamp! I just love the combination of late and early parts on Levin's...
the bonnet still needs some adjusting.....

Instead of re-using the old philps head self tappers to hold on the early splitter I picked up 
a set of  black Anodized bike faring bolts/washers ,I reckon there a nice touch to the bumper, 
anywayz..... loads MoAr got done , I'll get some pic's up Saturday!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

pic of the day... more inspiration

I like where this is going...

Thank you noriyaro...

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Levin resto Update**

I started putting the car back together today.....
New lamps in, lots of rubber seals and plastic trims back on ,
also the doors, bonnet and boot lid are back in place.
Still  a good bit to do next week....

Here's all the satin black bits in the oven,
skirts, bumpers and headlamp trims...

 Fresh Lamp on fresh paint hhhmmmmmmm

After the paint was flicked and buffed the finish turned out Super!!!!

Wheel whoring, Friday edition.....

Well tonight was time to finally get my SSR rims together!
Tomorrow we will be getting close to finishing my Levin resto!!

Here is "Anonymous" helping with the assembly......
Beer helped in the assembly process , but so did my files, as there was some excess paint from the powder-coating process that needed to be taken down to allow the wheels to come together....
The finished product , awaiting rubber...

Friday, May 20, 2011

"I love my 86..." pt5

The best one so far imo, caz its features 2 of Ireland's best 86's!!!!

Garage-D TV - I Love My 86 - David Welsh from Low Brain TV on Vimeo.

the other 4 can be found here.....http://vimeo.com/23601673
I know, I know, ...another random snap, but during my research I came across these two awesome Trueno's playing in the rain and had to share. Love it!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

new parts: silicone heater hoses available

Its been a while since I bought anything for the Trueno, (though that will all change soon enough!) but I couldn't pass up a group buy kindly set up by jdm86gtz over on ae86irl.com. Thanks to him, Samco now make silicone heater hose kits for AE86! 

Had these been available last year it would have saved a few quid for a better quality item but I still have two old hoses to change so its still worth it. Now I just have to get the matching radiator hoses (and a clean new rad!) like the ones Kev got earlier.

Part numbers for anyone interested!

random snap: got low?

2011 vs 1987

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

My Levin resto UPDATE

Well its taking a couple of weeks longer than I expected,
but we're getting there with my Levin.
A few pics of the car in fresh paint....

At the moment the mirrors and boot lid still have to be sprayed , after that the whole car will get buffed up before I fit all the new lamps and satin black bumpers  

random snap: teV and assorted goodness

Lots of goodness here.. and I wasnt even searching for pics of TeV's, honest!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

random snap: no update

I just love the shape!! Still no progress on anything, patiently waiting for her turn in the bodyshop..

click for big

random snap: 2007 flashback

Here is a cool shot of Neils Corolla and Kevs 1st Trueno after a nice day at the 'Hill..

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

** NEW Member ** Neil's Levin - Track day project !!

Neil has his Levin over 4 years now , we met about that time on a random night out Drifting in some local spots. He's been through thick and thin with it and now after nearly two years of hibernation ,his Levin is coming back to life!!!

A snap of his Corolla back as his clean daily car.

His Levin is back out now and he has just about as many plans for it , as the rest of us on here do,

the bodywork is a little rough and ready but who cares , if it's future is going to be spent out on track!! A quick list of his spec, from The Boy himself...

"Have her about 4.5 years now I think but haven't driven it in over 2 !!!!!  Future plans include full seam welding, welded in cage, frp rear hatch/doors/wings, full respray, lexan windows and maybe headwork in the long term....

Here's the spec as it stands now;

82mm Wiseco pistons
ACL Bearings
ARP bolts and head studs
Keihin/SSworks FCR carbs
TRD 0.8mm Head gasket
Toda 304 8.5mm I & E cams
Apexi Swirl 4-1 exhaust mani, decat and stainless steel cat-back
Estimated power- Eleventy thousand leptons

OS Giken clutch & flywheel
TRD diff? (according to the spec sheet from the motherland)
T3 shifter bushing kit

Front TRD blue shocks and coilovers
Rear Tokico red shocks and springs
Cusco adjustable top mounts
TRD front anti-roll bar
F & R Cusco strut braces
Cusco safety 21 6 point roll cage
T3 rose jointed tension rods
T3 poly bushings

Black diamond grooved discs
Mintex Extreme brake pads

Sparco wheel
Sparco Evo seat and Bride copy passenger seat
Lots of bare metal and sharp edges to cut your fingies off

white over orange over pink over red over black paint
lots of stone chips and dorifto scuffs
TRD spoiler
standard bumpers with Halfords €5 discount basket canards (bargain!)
13" Hayashi Streets wrapped in Yokohama rubber

kin ave ittttttttttt

Regards, The Bai"

Bloggers might remember this pic below of Neil's engine,  80% done before he went hibernating,
It is now fitted and is soon to be finished off.....

Just last weekend I was over putting some finishing touches to it with him,
A Quick recheck to the head to make sure all valve clearances are in spec..

He has a couple of bits to order up and We'll have his little carb'd 4age singing again!

A new oil pump, water pump and a 3.05 shim and I reckon she's ready to be Torqued and Timed !!

I have to admit , including my 2 sets of itbs , Dave's epic intake and exhaust , and Sarah's blueprinted blue-top, Neil's 4ag does sound the best when the carbs are chartering !!

Anyway, from now on he'll keep you updated, 
So welcome to our 4th member and 5th GH car, I think a new batch of stickers and mugs is in order.