View Full Version : New Project

16th January 2007, 07:59 PM
While sitting at a mates house last week, some weird guy walked up his driveway, we didn't take much notice until he came down to our room. He was some weird German guy that asked if we knew the mechanic up the road, then said that he'd sent him down and offered us his KE70 for $400, so me and my mate Brenton went halves. It's in alright condition, bar the blown head gasket and a bit of rust in the back but it's the XX model so it has the very luxurious boot and petrol release and a nice 5-speed. Drives ok but he took the rego with him. I was most impressed though by his name. When he wrote out the receipt we discovered his name was Dragan...hence the 'Dragan KE' label.

Anyway, within ten minutes of owning it it had no seats and very little carpet but no camera so we missed the first day or so's progress. Here's the pictures.

Stock form, minus some interior:

Then yesterday we got stuck into painting the interior:

Today we decided to chop the springs till we sort out the real suspension gear:
It's pretty safe to say these won't fit until we get those guards flared...front and rear
Looks cool but.

Had to settle for hotwires on the rear and stocko's on the front because only three hotwires have tyres:

Eventually we're planning a 4AG, sprinter front struts, we have the Sigma control arms to go in but they need a bit of work, sierra's in the rear, all the usual stuff.


16th January 2007, 08:09 PM
good stuff man, i hear those mk1's (edit: i see now they actually arnt ssr's, still cool tho) were bought for a rather interesting price http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/wink.gif

got any full sized pics?

16th January 2007, 08:12 PM
Yeah, used the wrong link of image shack to upload, now I'll have to do it all again. Yeeha.

EDIT: Victory! Now enjoy in non-gay thumbnail form.

16th January 2007, 08:22 PM
Man you should have used a diff paint of purple
that purple will be blue in no time.

16th January 2007, 08:30 PM
Mk1's are hot!!!

Looks like it is coming along dude, decent price to!

16th January 2007, 08:54 PM
thats pretty cool, can appreciate the price tag as i have been looking the past week and damn!!! hard to find.

i reckon paint the b pillar black, the window surrounds on the doors have been painted. i reckon it looks ccol with that part blacked out.

just a suggestion http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/tongue.gif looks cool as is

16th January 2007, 09:35 PM
wowzzes thats a ke corolla i got one of those there cool there like really fast an stuff i like you can we be friends andi

16th January 2007, 09:38 PM
We can be great friends if you flare those guard Benjamin...you know it.

16th January 2007, 10:57 PM
I could possibly do it for you andrew

17th January 2007, 07:34 PM
400 hundo thats alright love the first wheels on it, http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/tup.gif
what colour is it gonna be man ?

17th January 2007, 07:37 PM
Cool little project
Dont paint it purple or black, go camo!

17th January 2007, 10:33 PM
It'll most likely be purple in the end but that's a LONG way down the track. Paint's nice enough as it is and far from top of the importance list...camo would look pretty tough though.

Big thanks to V-tec for coming over and helping us sort out the control arm shit. Big help

21st January 2007, 08:43 PM
Well, after a bit of dicking around with the Sigma arms, we finally got them in with much swearing involved. We had to get a steel tube thing made up for it, then get it drilled and it still pushed the bushing shit out so it made it more of a bitch to fit, then to top it off our tie rod ends were fucked so we had to replace those. It was probably worth it in the end, looks tough and it means we get to do the ol' sneaky drive to the wheel alignment place TWICE which is always fun.

Anyway, to the pictures... Even tried the sneaky artsy one with my car in there.



Tom was clearly happy with the results...

Well, that's probably all for a while...from now on it starts getting expensive and I've got my real car to worry about and Brenton has some shit to pay so it'll slow down. Probably just fix the head gasket, weld the diff and apparently through a connection we can get a cheap cage..we'll just have to see how cheap.

22nd January 2007, 09:42 PM
Great buy man http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/2thumbs.gif

looks nice as http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/smile.gif

just out of interest how much will the head gasket set you back?

and also what are the first rims you've got on it? (not the stock ones)

i just bought another KE70 and its got the same rims on the front

22nd January 2007, 10:25 PM
omg thats soo frigen awesome..i love it!!!

23rd January 2007, 12:43 PM
Locker, 110octane fuel and some 35mm spacers all round http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/tongue.gif

lol looks like toms having fun. Gotta say that last photo looks tough
Im thinking about flat nosing up my car... with a light setup that will remain secret for now...

Gimme a hola if you want more help with the car andrew and brenton

23rd January 2007, 05:16 PM
At the moment Brenton's attempting to flare the guards...I was helping until some knobhead showed up that knew Brenton's sister and my brother from primary school and started talking all kinds of bull shit so I reverted to Adam's house...

Guards take a little more time then we expected but after the wheel allignment yesterday we raided the tyre wall and got 175/70's on the brake cookers for the front...should look stacks better.

23rd January 2007, 06:13 PM
165/55 http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/wink.gif

23rd January 2007, 06:20 PM
Haha, I wish. These were the only pairs of 175/14's, everything else was 185/14's. They were free though so we can't complain too much.

23rd January 2007, 06:31 PM
Put those damn bumpers on!

23rd January 2007, 06:34 PM
The back one's on, the front one can't really go on till the panels are back on... they were off for re-painting.

6th February 2007, 10:40 PM
that thing looks sik as man... question, how many coils did u cut off the springs, front and rear, coz that is sitting so nice in those pics,
oh and is it sitting at a legal height roughly, like is anyhting hanging below 100mm off the ground

6th February 2007, 10:47 PM
hot sause andrew u madfella

6th February 2007, 10:58 PM
Looking pretty sick. dumped ke ftw http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/biggrin.gif

6th February 2007, 11:40 PM
Um, not sure. Cut it in half so I think it's like 4 coils?

I doubt it's legal height, I can check for you tomorrow if you'd like though. Should probably take some pictures too with front guards flared, brake cookers on the front and maybe someone can help us work out what the fuck to do with this falcon webber sitting on it at the moment.

7th February 2007, 09:41 AM
I have got a 32/36 weber on my 4K and I am using the follwing Jets with some success

Primary Secondary
Idle Jets 50 55
Main Jet 125 135
Air Correct 160 165

That will give you a rough start if it is a 32/36 but some of the Falcon webers were 34's. Weber jets are around the $4 each mark and it can take some stuffing around. If you are mechanically minded you can get a set of jet drill for aruond $35 of ebay, not a bad investment if you are going to be doing a few cars for friends and such. I still have to stick the wide band up the bum on mine to check it properly but the seat of the pants feel is pretty good.