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    sounds brilliant dude, budget shitboxes are great ey! nothin like learning on your own pus bucket

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    pretty much even if i kill it, it doesn't really matter, cause it's not like it cost a fortune

    should be a fun little build anyway, and fun to drive once it's done. 850cc motor, bike carbs, exhaust, suspension then fang it around bris

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    about that exhaust....


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    started pulling down the motor and doing a bit of planning for what will go back in judging on how the current motor is. Other than the motor leaking like a sieve, i haven't found too many issues with the bottom end, so i'll be reusing it, but doing a few little things along the way that should give it a bit more poke current plan looks a bit like this:

    - get machining done on block/head, block bored to 68mm, balance rotating assembly
    - 12 valve head off an L200 mira (EF-EL) - clean up ports and combustion chambers
    - L200 pistons (std 68mm bore - ED10 is 66.6mm bore)
    - new bearings, water pump, timing belt
    - triple carbs
    - exhaust (probably not as wild as the above pictured one)

    so the end result should be a hybrid 882cc motor in a <600kg chassis. if it gets anywhere above 50hp at the wheels i'll be happy

    and some pics of the engine tear down




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    Any more updates on this bud?? I fell in love with kei cars when I was in Japan almost 2 years ago. Only reason I haven't got one yet is because the gf won't ride with me in it haha.

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    not at the moment funds are a bit tight, so it's pretty much sitting in the carport. it's a long term project, so may not get anywhere until a bit later in the year. i'll probably try and get the rust fixed up in the next month or so so i can at least get a windscreen back in and not have it leak everywhere haha

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    so marv dropped round today with some presents for me

    before that though, i decided to pull out the bump stops and springs to see just how low i can go... which led to this




    and the only time this car will look like it's fast


    and with the new steelies






    i'll measure the offset properly at some point, but they're 13x5.5J steelies off an RX-_ or something and should fit pretty mint with a little guard rolling and some camber on the front. only issue is that the centre bore is smaller than the locating ring on the hubs, so they don't sit on the hub face. i'll take them in to a wheel place and get the centre bores machined out to suit though. the fronts should sit another 1/2" in the guards and the rears about 1/4" once i get that done.

    rear camber at the ride height i want to run it will be pretty much spot on without having to slot holes, and there is substantially more guard space than marv's L200 (as seen by the pics) i'll get some better pics from the rear once my housemate takes the starlet out and i borrow some of marv's old struts (without springs)

    so, now i'm keen again to get to work on this and get it closer to running

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    oh nose, your engine only has 3 pistons!!!

    btw think maybe you made an error with the exhaust manifold design.... unless it has twin exhaust ports ?

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    ja, the ports on the 12 valve heads aren't merged, so there's a port for each exhaust valve the spark plug sits in between the ports, which is why they're like that. i doubt very much i could be bothered making a manifold like that though. it looks good as a concept though lol

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    Haha those steelies will look cool if you paint them a bright colour
    Getting rust sorted is probably a good thing, but I think you should totally build those extractors

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