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Automotive and Theory => Cars => Topic started by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 09:39:07 PM

Title: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
Post by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 09:39:07 PM
I spent soooo much time reading through this thread (http://www.aeu86.org/viewtopic/ae86/t/6171/postdays=0/postorder=asc/start=0) I wanted to mirror and share it here. This is the sort of build I want to do to a 1985 MR2 someday. From the frame-up, complete build like this 8)

The goal of this project:

(http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc129/marvinng86/forums/IMG_0497.jpg)

(http://img457.imageshack.us/img457/1547/trdn2pd4.jpg)

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/117/315624654_e4bc54a332_o.jpg)

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/99/315624687_39f16ddad3_o.jpg)

Target weight will be 800 kg (1,764 lbs)

The original thread is over 16 pages long.
I'll cut through all the bullcrap and just post the important stuff :D
Title: Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
Post by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 09:39:48 PM
[JAN 2008]

First he built a cage

(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/2434/cimg0671xu6.jpg)


Picked up a real Formula Atlantic engine

Here is the forged crank compared to a small port SC & 20-valve crank

(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/3020/castvsbilletcrankhd4.jpg)

Engine parts

(http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/2671/atlanticbottomendni4.jpg)

Mocking it up

(http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/5113/cimg0517pw0.jpg)

Staying true to the early Carburated Formula Atlantic specs

(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/1098/atlantichead21fb6.jpg)

The inlet and exhaust cams are both 320 deg with 10.6mm lift TRD #881

(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/9769/atlantichead22hx2.jpg)

He couldn't find an original flywheel, so he had this one custom made

(http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/241/cimg0731hj4.jpg)

Twin plate Quartermaster 71/4 inch clutch

(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/5551/cimg0734wg9.jpg)
Title: Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
Post by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 09:40:20 PM
Here it is built

(http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/6497/cimg0703fc4.jpg)

(http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/6395/cimg0706te3.jpg)

(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/9962/cimg0691qz7.jpg)
Title: Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
Post by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 09:41:05 PM
Everything he bought was straight out of the TRD N2 Manual

TRD Shocks

(http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/2911/trdshocksmp8.jpg)

(http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/9941/strutpart5et7.jpg)

(http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/2946/frontstrutpart1pd5.jpg)

Complete with Tein strut tops

(http://img67.imageshack.us/img67/3932/frontstrutqw1.jpg)

Front Caster Rods

(http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/4051/casterarmsxj2.jpg)

TRD Sway Bars

(http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/6397/swaybarsyw4.jpg)

(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/9917/cimg0748xl2.jpg)
Title: Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
Post by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 09:41:50 PM
Brand new TRD 5.3:1 R&P

(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/1443/cimg0774ab5.jpg)

The real N2 cars ran Diff coolers. Here is his setup for this

(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/9652/cimg0758fw2.jpg)

Brand new TRD Transmission gear set

(http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/8606/trdgearkitlx0.jpg)

He couldn't find new TRD engine mounts, so the next best thing were these Cusco mounts

(http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/6625/enginemountshk7.jpg)
Title: Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
Post by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 09:42:11 PM
Various parts

Koyo radiator

(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/3016/cimg0772su8.jpg)

TRD Header

(http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/7720/exmanifoldsp3.jpg)

(http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/3637/takatabeltsbz9.jpg)

(http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/5128/apexigd8.jpg)

(http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/9550/brideseatyv0.jpg)

TRD Dry Sump Kit

(http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/4443/drysumpnj9.jpg)
Title: Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
Post by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 09:42:24 PM
Here is how much of the body is being cut for the wider wheels

The measurements for all of this were taken straight out of the TRD N2 Manual

(http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/1497/trdrearn2gaurdsng3.jpg)

(http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/4575/trdn2rearig7.jpg)

(http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/7351/trdreargaurdsrf0.jpg)

Cut for Fuel Cell. He offset it opposite the TRD Manual for better weight distr.

(http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/4948/backfloorwb0.jpg)

(http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/7528/cimg0737pz2.jpg)
Title: Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
Post by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 09:42:38 PM
Check out these car holders. THIS IS AWESOME

(http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/9992/cimg0803ya1.jpg)

(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/9055/cimg0814jt4.jpg)

He says he has been collecting Corolla's for over 12 years
Here are some other cars he owns

(http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/1206/cimg0812rn3.jpg)

Ton of parts

(http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/8631/cimg0815ks1.jpg)

He also owns a GT3 or something GEEEEEEZ

(http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/3615/cimg0813md9.jpg)
Title: Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
Post by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 09:43:11 PM
Got the interior stripped out

(http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/8158/cimg0802fu0.jpg)

He "made" this himself out of fiberglass

(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/3617/cimg0809is4.jpg)



[APRIL 2008]

He took the shell down and had the paint stripped and had it primed

(http://img386.imageshack.us/img386/7629/cimg0836su8.jpg)

(http://img386.imageshack.us/img386/2338/cimg0832fy9.jpg)

(http://img386.imageshack.us/img386/182/cimg0838jo7.jpg)
Title: Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
Post by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 09:43:22 PM
Building parts to strengthen the cage

The templates

(http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/602/cimg0920un9.jpg)

(http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/8256/cimg0921nl6.jpg)

The final piece

(http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/662/cimg0926te0.jpg)

(http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/2420/cimg0930ir9.jpg)

(http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/545/cimg0931ym3.jpg)

Installing...

(http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/3112/cimg0925nw3.jpg)

Title: Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
Post by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 09:43:38 PM
Check this out, he really does have a complete TRD N2 Manual.

(http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/9409/n2rearendte6.jpg)


Here he is test fitting the N2 body kit

(http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/6950/14042008057zp9.jpg)

(http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/8457/14042008058gh1.jpg)

and with his custom hatch installed

(http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/5697/14042008059uf6.jpg)

(http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/2572/14042008060gs1.jpg)
Title: Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
Post by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 09:43:48 PM
Suspension links

(http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/2259/cimg0933rq0.jpg)

Got the cage primed

(http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/2342/cimg0957cb3.jpg)

Starting on the rear axle

(http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/6241/cimg0963ha9.jpg)

These are genuine Toyota axles made for a LSD diff

(http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/6382/cimg0959lk9.jpg)

He noticed the shell had some bent parts, so he cut them out and replaced them using parts from a donor car

(http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/2161/cimg0971xm4.jpg)
Title: Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
Post by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 09:43:58 PM
Here is the rear end coming together

Check out how awesome it is to just flip the shell over using that awesome car holder. WOW that is SO NICE

(http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/6088/cimg0966xj3.jpg)


(http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/6392/cimg0967zm7.jpg)

Flipped up-right

(http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/4328/cimg0969vu0.jpg)

Front end coming together with caster rods

(http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/799/cimg0968lo1.jpg)

Test fitting more stuff

(http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/6889/cimg0976cv4.jpg)

He says the car will sit much lower once everything is installed

(http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/8489/cimg0975re6.jpg)
Title: Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
Post by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 09:44:12 PM
[MAY 2008]

Test fitting the engine

(http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/9137/cimg0979ea9.jpg)

(http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/5344/cimg0987rk1.jpg)

Discovered the TRD dry sump interfers with the steering rack

He continues to coment on how important and helpful it has been to test-fit stuff

(http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/3548/cimg0982dt7.jpg)

(http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/4043/cimg0981nc3.jpg)
Title: Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
Post by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 09:44:34 PM
Getting the fuel tank installed

(http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/2714/cimg0993bz8.jpg)

Made some home-made plate for the project 8)

(http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/9162/cimg1000kf6.jpg)

[NOVEMBER, YES NOVEMBER 2008]

Starting to come together

(http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/2875/cimg1092vi8.jpg)


[FEB 2009, YES 2009]

Here he is building his own custom fiberglass hood
Look at the rolls of fiberglass he has. WOW

(http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/3439/cimg1111mc6.jpg)

Making the molds

(http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/4012/cimg1114km5.jpg)

(http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/5871/cimg1115fm0.jpg)

Got it finished

(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/9413/cimg1165.jpg)

(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/9125/cimg1166.jpg)
Title: Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
Post by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 09:44:41 PM
Got the seat mounted

(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/430/cimg1168.jpg)

Starting on the pedal assembly

Modified the floor to fit it all

(http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/2099/ae86floor.jpg)

(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/6619/cimg1169.jpg)


Canister for dry sump oil setup

(http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/396/drysumptank.jpg)

(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/6107/cimg1170.jpg)
Title: Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
Post by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 09:44:55 PM
[MARCH 2009]

Removing everything to get it all painted up

(http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/7625/15032009003.jpg)

He plugged the hole where the stock brake booster & master and clutch master were mounted

(http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/1586/cimg1173.jpg)

Started to sand everything down

(http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/4707/cimg1172.jpg)

Bought a ton of gauges

(http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/6628/cimg1189.jpg)

Took everything down to get electroplated

(http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/5645/cimg1195.jpg)
Title: Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
Post by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 09:45:02 PM
Here is some lexan he will use to build into lightweight windows

(http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/4583/cimg1197.jpg)

Building the windows here. Complete with black trim

(http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/353/img0024g.jpg)


Started on the TRD Gear Set. Here is his stock T50

(http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/2605/img0018i.jpg)

Note how the TRD gears & shafts are SPLINED so you can interchange gears and also replace broken gears. N-I-C-E

(http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/5274/img0021.jpg)

Brand new parts for the rear axle

(http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/7855/img0015rya.jpg)
Title: Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
Post by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 09:45:09 PM
Began to work on the rack and pinion so it will clear the TRD dry sump

(http://img56.imageshack.us/img56/2626/img0032l.jpg)

(http://img56.imageshack.us/img56/7194/img0026y.jpg)

Bunch of stuff to rebuild it with a closer ratio unit

(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/6919/img0037pco.jpg)

Here is the Cusco mount with an electroplated cross member. Looks great

(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/7227/img0035y.jpg)

He decided to get the oil canister polished. Nice

(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/127/img0038d.jpg)

Still working on the fuel tank stuff

(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/7684/img0034f.jpg)

Getting everything mounted

(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/2592/img0033ndy.jpg)

(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/9128/img0040isv.jpg)
Title: Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
Post by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 09:45:24 PM
Modifing the rear diff for the cooler & pump

(http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/5518/img0043a.jpg)

(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/7292/img0044i.jpg)

[MAY 2009]

Here is the body back from the painter. LOOKS GREAT! I am really starting to dig Silver 1980s Toyota's

(http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/3002/img0047kih.jpg)

(http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/6995/img0049c.jpg)

(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/504/img0051ace.jpg)

(http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/6432/img0054f.jpg)
Title: Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
Post by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 09:45:32 PM
Here are the wheels he is going to use

(http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/6907/img0058u.jpg)

They are 13" by 8" wide for the front, and 13" by 9" wide for the rear. His rear wheels are wider than the wheels on my Rock Crawler! DANG!

(http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/3872/img0055z.jpg)

(http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/9378/img0060h.jpg)

215mm wide front tires

(http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/706/img0063b.jpg)

240mm wide rear tires

(http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/815/img0062o.jpg)
Title: Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
Post by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 09:45:38 PM
Starting on the decal work. Everything is Vinyl

(http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/4623/img0066t.jpg)

(http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/9735/img0067v.jpg)

Got the parts colored. WOW

(http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/6694/img0069x.jpg)

(http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/8917/img0070d.jpg)

NICE

(http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/6251/img0071.jpg)

Check out those lil 13" wheels

(http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/9426/img0079w.jpg)

He is still hoping the car will be a lot lower

(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/5489/img0073z.jpg)

(http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/5402/img0074i.jpg)

(http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/8145/img0075v.jpg)
Title: Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
Post by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 09:46:02 PM
Here are progress pics of the engine reinstalled into the painted shell

(http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/9634/img0080xtz.jpg)

(http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/8914/img0081b.jpg)

Here are his lexan windows installed

(http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/6341/img0084z.jpg)

(http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/636/img0085d.jpg)
Title: Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
Post by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 09:46:13 PM
Here is his T50 trany all put back together

(http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/5041/img0095atn.jpg)

TRD short throw shifter

(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/3733/img0096nfu.jpg)

Engine Oil cooler mounted

(http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/7152/img0097kmv.jpg)

Working on the oil lines

(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/3263/img0098mrg.jpg)

(http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/2748/img0101i.jpg)

(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/164/img0099b.jpg)

(http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/5805/img0100wot.jpg)

(http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/5171/img0108q.jpg)
Title: Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
Post by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 09:46:27 PM
Working on the fuel lines

(http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/8357/img0109avo.jpg)

Got the fuel tank all done

(http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/8388/img0107r.jpg)


[JULY 2009]

Here is the rear diff cooler mounted up

(http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/8933/img0118itd.jpg)

The cooler lines running to the rear diff

(http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/1851/img0117yxp.jpg)

Took the rear diff back out to give it a new coat of paint. GEEEEEZ

(http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/2776/img0119b.jpg)

(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/9711/img0120m.jpg)
Title: Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
Post by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 09:46:36 PM
Looking good here

(http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/8136/img0141g.jpg)

Here is a high torque reduction started. Not sure why he would need this...

(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/3558/img0139jlj.jpg)

Then he decided to use this awesome "Stack" dash instead of all those Autometer gauges

(http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/3299/img0140p.jpg)
Title: Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
Post by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 09:47:05 PM
Then he decided to switch to an EFI setup

Off with the rebuilt carbs

(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/6292/img0149u.jpg)

Blurry pic of the intake runners

(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/6469/img0146w.jpg)

Slapped on a TRD manifold

(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/4474/img0148c.jpg)

He made the switch to EFI because he found out that New Zealand is going to ban "100+ avgas" setups (carbs??) for motorsports.

He knows that the engine was built with carburation in mind, but he thinks with the right tuning it will do okay with EFI.

Here is has a heater box installed using some marine blower motor

(http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/2478/img0172mex.jpg)

Let the wiring work begin!

Reduced this:

(http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/4314/img0173e.jpg)

To this:

(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/5471/img0174unk.jpg)

Some lightweight batter

(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/4743/img0170egi.jpg)
Title: Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
Post by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 09:47:21 PM
Starting on the interior now. WOW

(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/499/img0204.jpg)

Switched to these seats for the improved neck support

(http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/7222/img0200xg.jpg)

Also switched to a different harness

(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/3522/img0205.jpg)

Here is the seat mount

(http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/348/img0219wp.jpg)
Title: Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
Post by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 09:47:31 PM
Working on the intake now

(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/6366/img0220xr.jpg)

He is using 460cc injectors

(http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/3008/img0168tmc.jpg)

(http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/8692/img0216o.jpg)

This box is pretty large

(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/8476/img0217v.jpg)

W-O-W

(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/6888/img0222rg.jpg)

(http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/9954/img0221k.jpg)
Title: Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
Post by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 09:47:40 PM
[OCT 2009]

Here is a brand new laminated windshield installed

(http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/1838/img0231oz.jpg)


[NOV 2009]

WOW

(http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/4001/img0229pe.jpg)

(http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/6393/img0228xz.jpg)

(http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/2295/img0230x.jpg)

WOW

(http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/6901/img0258pl.jpg)

The coil pack is from a Ford

(http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/9616/img0259j.jpg)
Title: Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
Post by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 09:47:51 PM
Pushed it outside for some pics

(http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/7783/img0260uc.jpg)

(http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/6990/img0261d.jpg)

He is happy with how the suspension has settled down
But he did order a different set of springs with a slightly lower rate that he might switch to

(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/2610/img0271mx.jpg)

(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/2610/img0271mx.jpg)

(http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/7508/img0264p.jpg)

(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/5812/img0265z.jpg)
Title: Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
Post by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 09:48:06 PM
Some shots from beneath

(http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/2785/img0273w.jpg)

(http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/4918/img0276b.jpg)

(http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/4421/img0274.jpg)

Dry sump breather

(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/8170/img0277p.jpg)

(http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/9600/img0275q.jpg)
Title: Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
Post by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 09:48:12 PM
Installed some highspeed staps to hold the rear lexan window in.
He really hates how it looks with these on, but they are for safety

(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/9775/img0299tt.jpg)

Added more to the dash including a brake bias knob

(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/4494/img0316nkg.jpg)

Built a switch panel

(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/4081/img0318or.jpg)

(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/983/img0319f.jpg)

Fuse Block install

(http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/4286/img0320hg.jpg)

and covered up nicely

(http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/8765/img0322m.jpg)
Title: Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
Post by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 09:48:19 PM
Got some new calipers in

(http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/4576/img0272.jpg)


[JAN 2010]

Decided to build some custom door panels

(http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/5132/img0301qv.jpg)

This is built for the mold

(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/3706/img0303y.jpg)

The finished panels

(http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/4835/img0469p.jpg)

Here is the driver's side. Notice he kept a roll-up window. This is the stock glass window. The other side has a lexan cover

(http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/4741/img0467wi.jpg)
Title: Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
Post by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 09:48:28 PM
work on the brakes

(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/5093/img0352qh.jpg)

Same size brakes front and rear

The rotors are 270mm diameter (10.6") They will fit in the 13" wheels with the 4-piston calipers

(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/2711/img0351oz.jpg)

Got the calipers mounted

(http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/3508/img0422.jpg)

Front

(http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/6049/img0421o.jpg)

Rear

(http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/5642/img0420ou.jpg)
Title: Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
Post by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 09:48:34 PM
[FEB 2010]

Back to the wiring... Coming along nicely

(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/6587/img0353g.jpg)

Got an exhaust system mocked up

(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/1030/img0376s.jpg)

(http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/3673/img0377r.jpg)

He is worried it might be waaaay too loud

(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/4732/img0379kb.jpg)


[MAY 2010]

Finshing touches with the pedals, now has a proper gas pedal installed

(http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/8528/img0434u.jpg)
Title: Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
Post by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 09:48:41 PM
[JULY 2010]

CHECK THIS OUT! I want to do this, this is awesome

(http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/1831/img0440i.jpg)

(http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/7375/img0455qk.jpg)

NICE

(http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/8919/img0456q.jpg)

Added cool air for the brakes

(http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/8412/img0441g.jpg)

Here he got the engine running and got it dynoed!!

(http://img815.imageshack.us/img815/2994/cci0721201000000.jpg)

200 HP at the wheels, estimating 235 at the crank
Title: Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
Post by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 09:48:49 PM
He decided the first exhaust system was to loud, so he installed this larger muffler

(http://a.imageshack.us/img521/2262/img0472v.jpg)

Here is a close-up shot of the header area

(http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/2410/img0474pm.jpg)



Here it is in the wet

(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/5909/img5708b.jpg)

(http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/9295/img5690n.jpg)
Title: Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
Post by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 09:48:57 PM
And finally, three videos :D

Quote
AE86 N2, start up of new Formula Atlantic engine yet to be tuned and run in

http://www.youtube.com/v/mE8uokLSzzA?fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0&color1=0x3a3a3a&color2=0x999999



Quote
Testing new AE86 N2 car , first time on track

http://www.youtube.com/v/RmPeCKTrjyY?fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0&color1=0x3a3a3a&color2=0x999999



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First club event in a new car in very very slippery cold conditions . Car handled well (drives a bit like a AE86!) with no bad habits.Can't wait for the dry !

http://www.youtube.com/v/QzQYTbVYlSc?fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0&color1=0x3a3a3a&color2=0x999999
Title: Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
Post by: BigMike on September 25, 2010, 10:02:23 PM
Those last two videos are from just last month.

So he started in Jan 2008 and got it on the track in Aug 2010. Serious, Serious commitment and a LOT of money for sure. MAN that thing is SA-WEEEEEEEEEEEEET