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  1. Toyota 1UZ-FE (and other projects) at Retropower

    For the growing band of Toyota 1UZ-FE enthusiasts the link below may be of interest. It is to a new build project on the Retropower website using a 1UZ-FE engine in a Toyota Landcruiser. Sounds...
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    Aaron, I used the Sierra locks & handles...

    Aaron,

    I used the Sierra locks & handles supplied by Pilgrim as part of the donor kit. I agree with your comment re the handles looking a bit rough but i went for function over form. Some...
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    Aaron, Have attached pictures below from a...

    Aaron,

    Have attached pictures below from a couple of track days, hope this helps you with your selection,

    Regards,
    Ian



    https://i.imgur.com/nZMAeM7.jpg
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    Phil, Hi there. Yes they had the ABS rings, see...

    Phil, Hi there. Yes they had the ABS rings, see attached before & after - can you ghuess which is which?

    Take care,
    Ian

    https://i.imgur.com/Mb4a7p6.jpg


    https://i.imgur.com/Jd5Kbfa.jpg
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    Aaron, I spent some time on this area when...

    Aaron,

    I spent some time on this area when building my Mk3 Sumo as I did not want the traditional Halibrand wheels. My reasons were also partly based on budget constraints but also on weight. I...
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    Taken from my IVA Individual Approved Certificate...

    Taken from my IVA Individual Approved Certificate (IAC) for my Sumo Mk3 with Rover V8 engine.


    Section 2:

    Para. 13
    Mass of vehicle: 1055

    Maximum GVW in UK: 1250
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    Wow, I say again WOW

    Wow, I say again WOW
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    Alun, I totally agree re the profile and...

    Alun,

    I totally agree re the profile and positive location of the Toyota seals. I think my problems stemmed from buying cheap seals from an unknown eBay site. They were badly deformed and...
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    Alun, I had a similar experience with leaking...

    Alun,

    I had a similar experience with leaking injector seals but came to a different conclusion. My problem took the form of variations in the AFR between banks which was traced to leaking...
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    Mark, I used the "Bighead" fasteners bonded...

    Mark,

    I used the "Bighead" fasteners bonded to the inner skin and pop riveted aluminium brackets to the mesh. For the small oval (brake cooling) ducts I just formed the mesh round the inlet and...
  11. Dek, There were, are, some very talented...

    Dek,

    There were, are, some very talented people who helped to fulfill the dream and complete the aircraft - I kept drawing analogies to the "kit car scene", which did not go down well with...
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    Clive, That is a very clever and simple...

    Clive,

    That is a very clever and simple solution, I trust you have no copyright in place and will not seek protect you intellectual property right if your idea was copied?

    Take care,...
  13. Some Cobra content but more aircraft related

    Some may remember a thread (see link below) that I posted a few years ago, just over seven to be more precise, about a rather special GD Euro that was owned by my nephew Anthony (Tony) Ayre who, at...
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    Update Following the last post I decided...

    Update

    Following the last post I decided to try and check for an air leak by squirting differential oil around the seals between the injectors & intake manifold (as suggested on another...
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    Graham, From Tony's post above it is...

    Graham,

    From Tony's post above it is clear that there is more space where it matters in the AK than there is in the Sumo. There is no way the original alternator could fit between the block...
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    Graham, Glad you have stepped away from the...

    Graham,

    Glad you have stepped away from the brink - I have been there a few times.

    Couple of quick replies, I will sort out some of the stuff I can't remember and get back later with more of...
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    Graham, I feel your pain as I have...

    Graham,

    I feel your pain as I have followed a very similar path. I appreciate that what works in a Sumo might not work in an AK but this is how far I have got:

    No way that the original...
  18. Thread: Vote

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    https://i.imgur.com/VXdkGyo.png There you...

    https://i.imgur.com/VXdkGyo.png


    There you go, just a screenshot from the gallery so apologies for the quality

    Take care,
    Ian
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    Aaron, Thanks for getting back to me,...

    Aaron,

    Thanks for getting back to me, appreciated. Yes that seems to match what I am experiencing, I have grown increasingly frustrated with problems on this forum, it used to be so much easier...
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    Have been trying to update this thread but when I...

    Have been trying to update this thread but when I try I get the message that "I am trying to leave the page, please confirm?" If i say yes I get the dreaded 404 error and am then blocked form...
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    Russell, Great news, which test centre...

    Russell,

    Great news, which test centre are you planning to use?

    Take care,
    Ian
  22. Thread: Ecm choice

    by Ian C
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    Al, I am currently going through the set...

    Al,

    I am currently going through the set up & tuning on a Link Storm ECU on the 1UZ-FE and have nothing but praise for it. I bought it from BHP (link below) and dealt with a guy called...
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    North Gosforth, Sandy Lane (A1056)

    Spotted today about 11:15 heading north towards Sandy Lane. Think it was a BMW Z3 Kobra (?)

    https://i.imgur.com/hY5nMZV.jpg
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    Beautiful, congratulations!!

    Beautiful, congratulations!!
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    Many thanks for the replies. One of those things...

    Many thanks for the replies. One of those things I had never noticed until I had problems and started looking!

    Putting aside the "Connection is not secure" issue, is any one else having problems...
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