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Billzilla
03-12-06, 12:58 PM
In 1998 I lived in Auckland and saw these funny little cars running around. Turned out the were the early Starlets and are RWD. I found a good one and liked it enough to spend the money to bring it back to Aus with me.
Just before I put it on the ship though, I crashed it a bit and had to do a quick repair to make it driveable.
It's been gutted as is still sitting at home waiting for an engine.

http://www.billzilla.org/starletaus1.jpg

It's getting AE-86 struts, and a five-link rear end as the stock one is only a four link and not very good.

http://www.billzilla.org/starlet4link3.jpg

The shell is mostly ready to go, just needs a good tidy-up and a few things sorted here and there, then painted. It'll be a strong yellow colour with dark charcoal wheels.
It's getting a ~240hp 4AFE screamer engine, close-ratio gearbox, 4.8:1 LSD, etc.

http://www.billzilla.org/4afepower.jpg

It'll also be getting at some point two other engines, a 7AGTE 20v and a Suzuki V6 2.7 litre. The V6 will then go into the rally car.

floody
03-12-06, 08:30 PM
Of all your projects Bill, I think this is my favourite!
Will be great to see it together.

Shitbreak
03-12-06, 08:33 PM
Yeah I agree. This could turn out to be a ripper of a car.

Here care some in action (sounds so sweet):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q_0o3O5ZU4

Roadsailing
03-12-06, 08:52 PM
bill, have you considered satchell link rear suspension for this thing? apparently it is a good thing, id like to use it on something but i have noticed my left rear tyre wore out faster than all the others, so i dont like live axle anymore.

i have taken the liberty of designing it, sorry for not using MS paint

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/7209/untitled1copynu8.jpg

hamish
03-12-06, 08:54 PM
Here care some in action (sounds so sweet):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q_0o3O5ZU4
Reminded me of a field of Aussie Racers :)

Billzilla
03-12-06, 08:54 PM
bill, have you considered satchell link rear suspension for this thing? apparently it is a good thing, id like to use it on something but i have noticed my left rear tyre wore out faster than all the others, so i dont like live axle anymore.


That's kinda what they have from the factory, and they're pretty poor with regard to roll steer. They work just fine if you stop the car rolling much though, of course.

BigMuz
04-12-06, 06:21 AM
I can't believe how factory that floorpan conversion looks. It's a credit to you Bill.

Billzilla
04-12-06, 08:59 AM
I lick the back of cane toads.

Fixed.
:D

DerekJ
10-12-06, 08:40 PM
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=80940264&key=490281

thats my mates one

BigMuz
11-12-06, 05:47 AM
That's pretty good.

Bill, do that to yours. :D

08ESE
11-12-06, 06:41 AM
4a "F" e ???

arent they a dungy fuel economy engine???? I hope that was a typo and u meand a "G"

rowdytoot
11-12-06, 07:33 AM
Obese.. bill will be along shortly no doubt to regale us with valve angles yadda yadda, and why the f head is better than the G.... so yes he does mean ' f'

Rowds

Billzilla
11-12-06, 10:07 AM
Yep, there are certain types of 'F' head that're much better than any 'G' head. They're not common but they're excellent and I'll be showing what a well-built one is capable of.
A mate of mine in Holland has built one that's quite similar and it makes 248hp at the flywheel at 9,000rpm.

psi999
11-12-06, 10:21 AM
Bill, F heads = 12 deg valve angle & G heads = 45?

Billzilla
11-12-06, 10:26 AM
Bill, F heads = 12 deg valve angle & G heads = 45?


22.5deg in the F head, 45deg in the G head. That's only a rough rule, for example the 20v head is more like 35deg or so I think.
F1 engines use around 15deg or so.

pp
11-12-06, 01:08 PM
The V6 will then go into the rally car.

...closely followed by me in the driver's seat for a drive ;) :yup:

Sir Revalot
12-12-06, 10:17 AM
I like it. Looks kinda like an ever-so-slightly later version of the Mirth Mobile (AMC Pacer). Oh and Magnums FTW. :D