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nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
« on: September 25, 2010, 09:39:07 PM »
I spent soooo much time reading through this thread 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:









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
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Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2010, 09:39:48 PM »
[JAN 2008]

First he built a cage




Picked up a real Formula Atlantic engine

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



Engine parts



Mocking it up



Staying true to the early Carburated Formula Atlantic specs



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



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



Twin plate Quartermaster 71/4 inch clutch

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Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2010, 09:40:20 PM »
Here it is built





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Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2010, 09:41:05 PM »
Everything he bought was straight out of the TRD N2 Manual

TRD Shocks







Complete with Tein strut tops



Front Caster Rods



TRD Sway Bars



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Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2010, 09:41:50 PM »
Brand new TRD 5.3:1 R&P



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



Brand new TRD Transmission gear set



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

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Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2010, 09:42:11 PM »
Various parts

Koyo radiator



TRD Header









TRD Dry Sump Kit

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Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
« Reply #6 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







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



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Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2010, 09:42:38 PM »
Check out these car holders. THIS IS AWESOME





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



Ton of parts



He also owns a GT3 or something GEEEEEEZ

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Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2010, 09:43:11 PM »
Got the interior stripped out



He "made" this himself out of fiberglass





[APRIL 2008]

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





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Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2010, 09:43:22 PM »
Building parts to strengthen the cage

The templates





The final piece







Installing...



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Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2010, 09:43:38 PM »
Check this out, he really does have a complete TRD N2 Manual.




Here he is test fitting the N2 body kit





and with his custom hatch installed



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Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2010, 09:43:48 PM »
Suspension links



Got the cage primed



Starting on the rear axle



These are genuine Toyota axles made for a LSD diff



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

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Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
« Reply #12 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






Flipped up-right



Front end coming together with caster rods



Test fitting more stuff



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

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Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2010, 09:44:12 PM »
[MAY 2008]

Test fitting the engine





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



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Re: nzae86's AE86 N2 Race Car Project [LOTS OF PICS]
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2010, 09:44:34 PM »
Getting the fuel tank installed



Made some home-made plate for the project 8)



[NOVEMBER, YES NOVEMBER 2008]

Starting to come together




[FEB 2009, YES 2009]

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



Making the molds





Got it finished



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