View Full Version : Dimitri's KE70 for all seasons

17th February 2006, 10:19 PM





base car- beige 81 model (auto)

engine/driveline. 7rib big port 4age, full rwd ae86 accesories. stock ae86 ecu, KAIZEN GARAGE modified (4age) ae82 loom requires only a single solder joint within the engine bay (alternator wiring combined into loom) coil and igniter in cabin.
grifted 3 puck clutch and custom nicks clutch cover 200mm flywheel.
AE71 t50 with AE71 gearbox x-member
86 clutch pedal(does not bolt in, requires modification) and engine x-member
AE71 clutch master cylinder
adm 86 tailshaft
locked S series
KAIZEN GARAGE headers and clutch hose
KAIZEN GARAGE exhaust system ( sleeper spec)

front - 14x6.5 +10ish watanabes (paint stripped back to raw) wearing potenza g3s
back - 14x6.5/7.5 miss matched pair of long champs

front suspension
coilovers out of my 86 (swift springs, trd inserts, cusco tops) with jdm brakes and braided brake lines
sigma LCA
T3 RCA's

rear suspenion
TRD springs
shox- KYB excell G suzuki siera fitment

inside nardi classic, tacho dash, heater box, vent fan and centre console removed.

jdm ae86 power steering knuckle arms.
quaife quick rack.

17th February 2006, 10:33 PM
So cheap. But auto http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/sad.gif

Have fun.

18th February 2006, 01:03 PM
auto just means i dont have to pull the cable clutch pedal out. ke's are cable clutch, so to run a 4ag/t50 you need to change the pedal anyway.

18th February 2006, 03:41 PM
i think you have to change the whole pedal box dude. i had to change mine but it wasn't originally auto. also the ae86 gearbox mount won't work all the holes are different, again mine wasn't auto originally, so the above info could be wrong!!!

if you want to offload the rear seat i'll take it i need some other interior parts too, depending on how much you want to strip it.

pm me if you want to get rid of that shit, how's the wheel hunting going, found some for me?

good to see another beige one getting around!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!

18th February 2006, 05:05 PM
i have been speaking to a bloke up in townsville whyo is willing to supply me every single part i would need out of an ae71 including x-member, engine mounts, gearbox, everything. its a little bit of cash that i dont want/need to spend if i dont have to.

i could sell the gearbox but its money tied up and i have f*** all atm.

im also pretty sure people have used 86 hardware to do the hydraulic conversion before. the car should be here tomorow so i can have a good look.

i sell you the rear seats for sure. im sure we can agree on a price i wont want much at all.

19th February 2006, 08:15 PM
I used all AE86 shit in my conversion. pedals/engine crossmeber and gbox crossmember. You just have to elongate the holes a little for it to line up.

19th February 2006, 08:48 PM
did you drill new holes for the crossmember? i just modified the stock one. are you talking about the pedal box or the pedals? my ke70 pedal box had absolutely no provision for the mastercylinder at all. mumblezz you have an AE71 don't you? i think thats where the difference is as they already have hydraulic clutch.

23rd February 2006, 12:31 PM
ke70 beige is the same colour as super crap primer filler. what does that mean? no top coat thats what.

20th March 2006, 12:58 PM
where's these pics you were talking about the other day? get em up!!!

21st March 2006, 11:58 AM
Originally posted by 20v KE70@Feb 18 2006, 02:41 PM
good to see another beige one getting around!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!
Best make that three

But I got the slant front http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/sad.gif

Thank god I got one at all

25th March 2006, 02:48 AM
all the ducks are in a row. or whatever that saying is. anyway, the thing should be rego'd and pretty much upto the spec in the first post by this time next friday.

25th March 2006, 08:44 AM
get some pics

25th March 2006, 02:50 PM

25th March 2006, 02:52 PM
edited the top post.

almost every single part aquired now. all i need is a fuel pump and a few relays/wiring and some axles and brakes for my diff.

also note worthy is the clutch going into the car now. OS GIKEN SUPER SINGLE!! just need to get it reco'd.

hopefully rego'd monday or tuesday, then get the engine in and running by friday.

25th March 2006, 04:22 PM
are you using Cass's 16v for this?

26th March 2006, 02:47 PM

1st April 2006, 08:49 PM
so i have sort of started..


the engine. full proper rwd ae86 4age but has been rebuilt at some point with 7rib bottom end.


nice clean ae71 type t50. the wire wheel and drill is your friend http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/smile.gif


the clutch. 200mm factory flywheel unknown origin 2nd hand spung 3 puck centre and custom nicks clutch clutch cover (spaced to suit the wear on the disc)


tockiko hts. read em and weep http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/wink.gif actually these are sold.. car will eventually be running avo coilovers but for now the sierra shox


full jap bolt on exhaust system that doesnt fit! and refinished ae86 x member and ae71 gearbox x member


some goodies. 4.6 ratio, quafe quick rack, zenki T series full spool


full jap spec ae86 tail shaft. notice to rubber intermediate section in the second half.


unfinnished ae82 loom. had an 86 loom but keeping it for the 86. this one will be a little more custom to properly suit the 70 and future plans


side project http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/wink.gif


quaife quick rack fitted to refinished rack housing

haha thats as far as i got today. hopefully more progress tomorow. gone through a 12 pack of degreaser already...

1st April 2006, 09:48 PM
12 pack of degreaser!!!! http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/ohmy.gif

I bought 1 can 6 odd months ago.....an ive still got it. Just goes to show how much weight ive added in terms of dirt and crud http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/tongue.gif

1st April 2006, 10:55 PM
thats a nice shinny smallport head you have there

1st April 2006, 10:59 PM
goddamn that gearbox is probably the CLEANEST t50 ive seen yet!

doesnt the wire brush scratch the metal?

keep up the good work!

2nd April 2006, 12:56 AM
its alluminium, just use a fine wire brush http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/smile.gif

and Dimitri, thats alot of bling for a humble ae71, well done http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/smile.gif

2nd April 2006, 03:26 AM
thats a nice shinny smallport head you have there[/b]

hey hands off dazza.

wire brush doesnt scratch it. actually it polish it sorta, its like the 4th or 5th box ive cleaned up now, doesnt take that long.. you get dirty though..

and MC, its a KE70 auto. ill have pics of the actual car with that motor in it by tomorow evening. i got a helper tomorow.

i guess it seems a little bling, but then you think about say the amount of cash dudes with nissans spend, and it is still a hella cheap car.

i should really say thanks to Ant, he gave me the clutch disc, welded the crack in my headers, offered to do my wiring (i wanna have half a go at it on this one though) he hooks me up alot. i try to give back what i can but yeah, thanks Ant http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/tup.gif http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/biggrin.gif

2nd April 2006, 04:07 AM
mm horn!

nice work dimitri

2nd April 2006, 04:14 AM
and MC, its a KE70 auto. ill have pics of the actual car with that motor in it by tomorow evening. i got a helper tomorow.[/b]

my bad, for some reason i jumped and thought it was an ae71..lemme know how the quickrack goes...its on my "list" http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/crazy.gif

2nd April 2006, 12:10 PM
fucking F1, what a distraction..

2nd April 2006, 08:58 PM
little bit more progress today..

engine and box assembled ready tp fit


ran out, got another 12 pack.


pete the helper. right now kaizen garage is building him a trueno thats going to be pretty awesome.. kouki front bar, 20v with adaptronic, coilovers (tockico/trd) disc brake lsd, ect.


theyre multiplying! mattyshop dropped this one around today. will probably end up in my 86 which will be all tidied up and for sale hopefully in less than 2 months.


finnally got the engine out. might pull the dash out this evening and call it today. didnt get alot done but was a nice relaxed day http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/smile.gif still think it should be running by wednesday at the latest.


2nd April 2006, 09:04 PM
You've got 4age's making babies now all you need is a pack of degreaser that never runs out http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/wink.gif

2nd April 2006, 09:21 PM
hahahaha thatd be so sic. also btw. with this project i am definately realising KE70 does not = AE86. was having a look at the floor while i was under there undoing things/cutting the exhuast, http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/dcimages/4/8/4/3/98849.jpg there are alot less "cross members". NO reinforcement extending out from the rails to the sills ect. similar yes but there are definately differances, the "generation gap" is definately not hard to notice if you look.

2nd April 2006, 09:58 PM
Looks interesting, I'd love to get some experience pulling apart the engines and stuff but being 16, most friends have only just gotten cars, not big on killing them just yet.

Definately looks fun, should be even more fun when finished.

3rd April 2006, 12:34 AM
hey man coming togeather quite nicely cant wait to see the finished product its going to be a weapon

Little Jon
3rd April 2006, 10:15 AM
fucking F1, what a distraction..[/b]

haha you know it!
how much for the 4.6:1's

3rd April 2006, 11:14 AM
i snavelled it off josh andy so it was cheap. you can buy brand new techno pro spirits ones from greenline.jp i think it is for a reasonable price.

after talking to josh when he dropped it off he confirmed my belief that its so worth it.. said with the NA setup it really amde what he hoped it would be, really helped getting the car in the "meat" (his words) of 3rd.

3rd April 2006, 02:41 PM
4 cans of degreaser, a scrubing brush, a hose, and a couple of rags later..


3rd April 2006, 02:46 PM
Looks interesting, I'd love to get some experience pulling apart the engines and stuff but being 16, most friends have only just gotten cars, not big on killing them just yet.

Definately looks fun, should be even more fun when finished.[/b]

dude this car cost $200. as long as you have some place to work on it where people arent going to be too pised if it sits around in peices for awhile then what have you got to loose? you will learn something even if it never goes back together and you have to have it taken away (which is usually free anyway)

3rd April 2006, 04:59 PM
remember i also said that they are VERY noisy.... andy you know what they are like you went in the 86 many times with them in it......

Little Jon
3rd April 2006, 05:41 PM
oh ok
yeah i dont want "those" 4.6's!!!

yeah loud...

good project Dmitri!

3rd April 2006, 08:00 PM
Looking the goods!

Who/What/Where is Kaizen Garage, I have been hearing about it on a couple of forums.

4th April 2006, 11:14 AM
Kaizen garage is Anthony Kellam basically. At this stage i guess i am an "associate", i help out. Let people know the products and services are around, do some basic fitting of looms ect.

there will be a site and and a workshop again in the very near future. but already Ant has all the facilities required to perform any work you require on you hachi/performance car. oh yeah, Brisbane based.

ae86 drifter
4th April 2006, 12:14 PM
u didnt degress the bonnet.lol

5th April 2006, 01:39 PM
I used all AE86 shit in my conversion. pedals/engine crossmeber and gbox crossmember. You just have to elongate the holes a little for it to line up.[/b]

fuck you mumblezzz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111111111111111 11111ONE!!!!!!!1

joking http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/tongue.gif

ok so i have the ae86 clutch pedal in there. its in but it is not pretty. lucky this thing really is a shitter...

fucking hell i can not more strongly advise people to get an ae71 clutch pedal/pedal box. itd be alot easier.

getting the holes drilled in the right spot without really anything to guide you is pretty hard.

you can not put the clutch master where it is "ment" to be, where the oval shaped flattened off section is on the firewall with the ae86 clutch pedal. definately start with the clutch pedal, make that fit first.

you definately have to take the column out, and it would help alot to take the heater box out, though i didnt.

5th April 2006, 02:05 PM
Hmmmmm coming along nicely .
Q's ::: i got a 86 aus spec and my drive shaft has that rubber boot in the middle aswell how do you tell if its aus or jdm???? http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/huh.gif
if its auto why not drop a quick shift in there !!!!! it would make gear slapping 2nd to 3rd piss easy (mid drift) http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/biggrin.gif

5th April 2006, 02:10 PM
Hmmmmm coming along nicely .
Q's ::: i got a 86 aus spec and my drive shaft has that rubber boot in the middle aswell how do you tell if its aus or jdm???? http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/huh.gif
if its auto why not drop a quick shift in there !!!!! it would make gear slapping 2nd to 3rd piss easy (mid drift) http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/b]


auto's suck the WANG.

its not a rubber boot, its s centr bearing. all 86s have that. but jap ones have a solid 2nd half of the tailsahft. the t18 half shaft everyone uses when they put a t series in is actually 2 pieces, and outer and an inner, with hard rubber inbtween, to aid NVH. dont know what NVH is? google it. dont ask here. PLEASE.

5th April 2006, 03:00 PM
ahh looking good. btw wats NVH??? jj....

5th April 2006, 03:24 PM
noise vibration harshness

ha aha dimitri should've bought my pedal box....................tightarse!! just jokes!!

5th April 2006, 06:30 PM
all i can say is lucky i can ride my bike around the corner and use ants welder..

6th April 2006, 11:31 PM
coilovers and sigma arms are in. fucking psyced! it looks so tough!

6th April 2006, 11:43 PM

6th April 2006, 11:47 PM

7th April 2006, 09:45 AM
looking good dimitri!

Go the 4age's!

8th April 2006, 12:54 AM
motors in.

ke70 throttle cables are the wrong spacing from ajuster barrel to end. have a proper 86 4ag cable... was gonna keep itfor the 86 but thats getting a gze now so.. guess i can use it.

leaving the heater box out for now, had to move it so i could drill a hole to secure the 86 clutch pedal. just have the core bypassed.

might end up staying out... run something electric.. really want to run the coil inside the cabin, have the heater box out makes that easy and neat.

do also really want a demister too though, its coming up on winter and i will be out doing skids every time it rains so..

had this dilemma last time, keep or scrap the heater.. new poll?

8th April 2006, 12:55 AM
oh yeah.. my nice(ish) stainless jap headers wont fucking work the with ae71 bellhousing (clutch slave placement) that is a pain..

8th April 2006, 12:22 PM
simple mate!

get a braided clutch hose line with a 90 deg fitting.

did it to my car, its out of the way, only 50 bucks

can help u get one if u want PM me http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/smile.gif

8th April 2006, 12:42 PM

Your cars looking ace so far mate...

Solution to lack of demister is to put stick on electric demister on windsreen (Like on rear screen)....May be able to get them from autobarn or similar....

V8 supercars did this a couple of years ago...seems to work good...saves puting a heater (heavy) back in...

I intend to do this to my sprinter when I finally get it going again...


Scott Brown

9th April 2006, 12:46 AM
simple mate!

get a braided clutch hose line with a 90 deg fitting.

did it to my car, its out of the way, only 50 bucks

can help u get one if u want PM me http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/smile.gif[/b]

wont work. def' will need a clutch hose with a banjo (the 90* fitting you speak of) anyway, which i can get no prob.

BUT the headers actually TOUCH the clutch slave.. could put my JDM box and bellhousing in.. but.. CBF'd taking the engine out again/too nicer box for this project.

have other options, not a big deal really.

on the heater.. the idea was for this car to be all legal as far as the engine conversion, engineered and all that.. but knowing me, once its in and running..

doing the loom right now..

9th April 2006, 05:15 AM
looms coming along nicely, pretty sure ive got it all figured out, which is reassuring.

9th April 2006, 01:40 PM
oh shit dude well seems like ur in a bit of a pickle then.

i suppose your only options are JDM box and bellhousing

modify the extractors, or get new extractors.

the extractors dave got for me from you, they hit the clutch line but there was decent clearance to the slave once i used the 90 deg banjo fitting

9th April 2006, 03:42 PM
yeah, we have a OEM type rubber hose we can sell with the headers if requested.

just need to decide what i want to do.

9th April 2006, 04:58 PM
just run it off the headers ;p hahahah

10th April 2006, 08:43 PM
Damn, sounds like your having a shit of a time with the conversion. Maybe there are differences between the early/late models. My clutch pedal fit perfectly. I just marked it out on the little flat bit on the firewall and it was in the right position. Brake pedal needed a little bit of angle grinder love and it bolted in. But yeah you do need to drop the steering column.

11th April 2006, 02:38 PM
must be a differance. my car was originally auto too. maybe they have a differant column.

when did you get a gz10 dude? that is my brothers in the thread you replied to in the members cars section on toymods. used to be mine.

we have another mz11 if you need odd spares, might be able to help out. i have some crown rear hubs aswell. for 5 stud conversion if youre interested.

22nd April 2006, 01:36 AM

just one pic. have done a fair amount more since, the engine on the right is in the car now.

22nd April 2006, 02:18 AM
coming along quickly, willbe done before mine, thats what happend when you got the skills. good luck with it all

10th May 2006, 01:59 AM
pics in first post. popped a tire in it tonight.

10th May 2006, 07:47 AM
its nice mate get some day time photos

10th May 2006, 07:52 AM
Love it http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/biggrin.gif !!!!!!!!!

10th May 2006, 08:22 AM
IT'S ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!

well done!

11th May 2006, 09:34 PM
hows my old motor going?
wheres the action pics? lol

11th May 2006, 11:16 PM
Looks bloody awesome!!!! Well done http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/tup.gif http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/tup.gif http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/tup.gif
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12th May 2006, 01:28 AM
action pics after sunday http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/wink.gif

12th May 2006, 10:28 AM
looks tops dimitri, what wheels are on the rear of it? looks a bit dishy http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/tongue.gif

shall be good to see it out!

12th May 2006, 03:57 PM
14" long champs as in the specs. ones 14x6.5 ones 14x7.5 hahahaha. not that noticeable really, cant look at both side of the car at once.

13th May 2006, 06:10 PM

the 7.5's would be worth a pretty penny lol.. i wanna get some, or some mk2's.. everyone seems to have longchamps atm, but theyre so hot

27th May 2006, 03:11 AM
ricing it up a bit with a few stickers lately. and some a tiny bit of drift damage. nice.

seriously considering NNNNAAAAAAWWWWWWZZZZZZZZZ too. seriously.

28th May 2006, 06:42 PM
had a drive of it yesterday and this thing is very sick!

8th June 2006, 09:38 PM

starting again.

new one will be very similar... but probably a little more extreme.

9th June 2006, 12:44 PM
you build cars longer than you drive them!!! that's gold. you got pm too i'm thinking along the same lines as you, i want to build another one now, using most of the shit out of the carina.......

9th June 2006, 01:35 PM
dont waste the carina man ^
its perfectly setup.

its just a ke lol
how many drift carina's are there getting around.

10th June 2006, 06:34 PM
new one is brown http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/smile.gif

10th June 2006, 06:57 PM
i wouldn't start a new thread, see how many cars you can get in here before page 10!!!! at least this ones manual, still sticking with poo colours though.