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Title: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on March 02, 2012, 11:06:30 AM
The Tasty Missle

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/7211d7d7.jpg)

Engine:
Toyota 4A-G 20V "Silver Top" (AE101)
Ported Head
Blacktop ECU
Greddy e-Manage unit
Fresh Rebuild components (needs assembly)
ARP Hardware

Exterior:
84' hatch
Sleepy eyes
Retina Frying "Frosted Melon" Vinyl
"Hibino Style" flared fenders
Louisville Slugger rear flares
Haymaker Original hood
Fender mirrors
D-Max ultra rice clear taillights
Modified MR2 OEM wing

Chassis:
SR5 rear end
Stitch welded/reinforced Engine bay
MR2 (AW11) manual steering rack
NST rack spacer
Unknown 15x8 -63 mesh wheels
TRD reclineable bucket seats
Autopower 4pt. Roll Bar
Zero Engineering rear "RAWR BAR!"
Zero Engineering front "RAWR BAR!"
Suspicious Garage braided clutch line
Suspicious Garage braided brake lines (hard line replacements)
Nissan S13 non-ABS brake master cylinder
T3 short shifter
Custom "BMX" e-brake


Basically a parts bin / money pit / moral killer / baby eater.
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/1c09d8d5.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/5be46ac1.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/f66ecd36.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/365ba11e.jpg)


***Back Story***

 I got a tip on a wrecked 84 corolla hatch back that the owner wanted to dispose of.  Sure enough, I drive to AJ to find this ugly green piece of turd.  The owner informed me that the car was in two frontal collisions, first very minor, second, not so much.   And that the head gasket blew.  I asked what he wanted for it, and the owner held up a signed title and told me to get if off his lawn by that night, and it was all mine. 
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/IMG_0248-1.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/IMG_0248-1.jpg.html)

so, naturally, I did just that, and immediately let the scavengers take what I didn't want or need.
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/9d1ff438.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/9d1ff438.jpg.html)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/76524_140056766045712_100001241671462_236712_7619985_n.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/76524_140056766045712_100001241671462_236712_7619985_n.jpg.html)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/150319_140337299350992_100001241671462_238547_6452120_n.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/150319_140337299350992_100001241671462_238547_6452120_n.jpg.html)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/492a2f50.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/492a2f50.jpg.html)


 The engine was inspected but what i found was not a blown head gasket.  I installed a new manual fuel pump and used a can or so of carb cleaner and she started up.  obvious vacuum issues caused it to idle really high, but the 4ac felt pretty good.   The problem wasn't a head gasket, but merely a leaking water pump.  I promptly sold the 4ac or $50 and got started on the chassis.
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/76524_140056766045712_100001241671462_236712_7619985_n.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/76524_140056766045712_100001241671462_236712_7619985_n.jpg.html)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/150319_140337299350992_100001241671462_238547_6452120_n.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/150319_140337299350992_100001241671462_238547_6452120_n.jpg.html)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/8f2475b9.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/8f2475b9.jpg.html)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/d195ec26.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/d195ec26.jpg.html)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/b62c86e8.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/b62c86e8.jpg.html)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/f48a6f56.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/f48a6f56.jpg.html)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/beea71d3.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/beea71d3.jpg.html)



I stitch welded the engine bay, and added some reinforcement to the strut towers both up top, and down low.
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/5370721a.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/5370721a.jpg.html)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/4841908b.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/4841908b.jpg.html)







Then the crazy hit....    Enjoy!

Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: twincharger on March 02, 2012, 11:27:50 AM
I love a car with a sense of humor.

Now get that heap running!
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on March 04, 2012, 08:02:42 PM
Dash! it's nearly ready for paint.  just gotta touch up a couple spots

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/3f519819.jpg)
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: ZERO on March 04, 2012, 10:23:37 PM
I absolutely LOVE this car.  I cant wait till its done. 
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: twincharger on March 05, 2012, 05:52:53 PM
Dash! it's nearly ready for paint.  just gotta touch up a couple spots

 

Install gauge pods where the clock used to be... 

Now is the time.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: FATagent on March 08, 2012, 04:21:28 PM
Where did you get the Vinyl from?
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: revcyanide on March 08, 2012, 06:36:11 PM
ebay i imagine. same stuff i used on my 240 looks like
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on March 08, 2012, 07:09:12 PM
ebay i imagine. same stuff i used on my 240 looks like

you sir are correct.  I highly highly recommend avoiding it tho.  I spent forever laying down a perfect door, rolled it into the sun for 20 minutes and it stretched and wrinkled.  so i just went ahead and used smaller, easier to work with pieces.  it looks like complete crap up close...  but it's purpose is to look crazy good on track and only on track.... so yeah....  race car cool...  street car bad....

also a pretty neat-o update should be coming soon. :)
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: revcyanide on March 08, 2012, 09:33:23 PM
the suspense is killing me!


and yes, dont buy it for anything but a 100% track car.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: JMax on March 09, 2012, 04:16:48 PM
I can guess what it is......  8) :-X
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: FATagent on March 09, 2012, 05:28:10 PM
the suspense is killing me!


and yes, dont buy it for anything but a 100% track car.
lol I'm thinking about buying some since my 240 will be a straight track car in like a month or so.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Hackeduphachi on March 16, 2012, 11:50:01 AM
This thing is sick!! Hurry up and drop in a 20v so we can get shreddy!!
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on March 29, 2012, 08:30:34 PM
So as some of you know my car has been "gone" for a bit...  what some of you may not know is that it's been down at Future Fabrication getting some stiff pipe...  she's such a slut!

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/694ed8a3.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/ff61a410.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/52d156ef.jpg)

And today I added my touch... *Thug Life Voice* Nooo Ruuusst  (primer)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/1dc52a3f.jpg)

Base Coat (Ford Bright Aqua Metallic)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/43252c0d.jpg)

Top Coat (Hampsten Green)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/517893db.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/a461c71e.jpg)

I need to repaint my RAWR BAR! cuz it got scratched up a while back anyway.

oh and teaser 2.0...  Motor is back on the stand...  Lets get ready for worlds slowest heart transplant.

Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Deuce Cam on March 29, 2012, 08:44:03 PM
Oh snap!  Hell yeah dude!
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Hackeduphachi on March 30, 2012, 05:18:57 AM
+1 for future fab!!  Nice cage bro, is it finished? What about the A piller?
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on March 30, 2012, 07:28:47 AM
+1 for future fab!!
this experience with Jon was MUCH better then my last

Nice cage bro, is it finished?
thanks, its finished for the time being

What about the A piller?
Dont need A piller bars for Tandem.  The second half of the cage goes in once im ready for XDC. (A piller bars, dimple die gussets, Halo bar, door "X" bars.)

I also got a Falken Ziex 195/50R15 mounted on one of the new wheels to test fit....  50 series is too small of a profile, and the Falken 195 is easily a inch or two WIDER than the 205/60's that came on the wheels, so naturaly i cant turn more than 15 degrees.  Im now looking for a 195/55 in a brand that doesnt run wide like Falken or Federals do.  At least mounting is free.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: twincharger on March 30, 2012, 11:11:17 AM
If you put your ncras on backwards, would that give you more room for the tire?
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on March 30, 2012, 12:41:45 PM
But that would also give me positive camber before a camber plate adjustment, and would limit my adjust-ability. 

The 205/60's I have are real close to fitting. But in comparison this falken is more like a 215 not a 195.  If I get some negative camber it'll tuck the top away from the fender.  That combined with a proper size tire hopefully will do the trick.  Hopefully
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on April 01, 2012, 02:02:50 AM
Both cars are on hold indefinitly...  Oh well.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: twincharger on April 01, 2012, 02:54:33 AM
Pffff...

Put the silvertop together.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: JMax on April 01, 2012, 05:07:47 AM
Both cars are on hold indefinitly...  Oh well.


....does this mean what I think it does?

Did you get sent to your room young man?


What I did to solve my camber and front suspensionissues was simple: get s13 suspension. Since there are multiple ways to get there, its hard to figure out what to do: ill post up ma findings once I'm done installing everything. I switched to a manual rack as well, so you can only figure the mess of things I'm going through.

Keep at it man, coming along nicely.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Hackeduphachi on April 01, 2012, 08:56:41 AM
Both cars are on hold indefinitly...  Oh well.

Ahh chyt!!.... why? Are you grounded for not putting your 20v together?

That's grounds for a beating and being sent to your room, good thing your not my kid.  :P
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Phunk Monkey on April 01, 2012, 11:28:13 AM
/\/\ LOL
/\ LOL

Bro it's looking good.. what happened?  Been a while since I've logged into fb so I'm out of the loops.  If it's work related, hit me up.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on April 01, 2012, 08:47:36 PM
Pffff...

Put the silvertop together.

Not forever, just the time being.


I'm fine, I just bought myself a pretty pricey bumper last night.  So, my cars are not my priority right now.


The silver top is all here..  It can go together.  I'm just not at all concerned with my car at the present time.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Phunk Monkey on April 01, 2012, 10:44:56 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Zs4Xddn9bQg/TuvezMcr_mI/AAAAAAAABPE/OZYt8YZ_g1I/s1600/funny-pictures-depression.jpg)


For the Xb?
Plenty of peeps to help for when you snap out of it.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: braide86 on April 04, 2012, 11:37:51 AM
Found these wheels on C4AG for a decent deal. Look like they might be the same as yours. They were called Spectrum Mesh

(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff168/SnowManGT/wheels.jpg)
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: aqa540 on May 03, 2012, 11:05:33 PM
lmfao i love that hood bro.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on May 14, 2012, 03:39:19 AM
Added horsepowers via stickers
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/7e88009a.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/d9c46fa9.jpg)



and this stuff too
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/e4e01b0d.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/ba2d8fa5.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/bf0b8885.jpg)

T3 camber plates, T3 Tension rods, T3 LCA's, T3 Knuckles w outer tie rods T3 NCRCA's, AW11 Manual Rack with NST spacer, new ties, nearly new boots.

slight issue with the knuckles.  they need a small bit of notching to actually fit the bolts for the struts in so those had to wait....  but they are assembled.   Painted, Strut tube spacers, KYB AGX SW20 shocks, TRD 8kg springs, T3 Camber Plates.
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/20809f6e.jpg)
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on May 15, 2012, 08:07:53 PM
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/09434563.jpg)
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: ZERO on May 15, 2012, 09:24:50 PM
How ever did tighten down the bolts on the tension rods with such little clearance?  8)
Car is coming along quickly.  Definitely needs more unicorn though.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Phunk Monkey on May 15, 2012, 10:45:32 PM
Nice! I knew you'd snap out if it lol
I want the brunette sticker.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on May 17, 2012, 10:33:33 PM
^ I have another


Also anyone looking to run T3 knuckles with their NCRCA's (possibly others). I found that the knuckle slightly covers one of the holes for the NCRCA hardware.  You can slide the bolts into the RCA and then bolt it to the knuckle and be fine, but for me, that's not gonna fly.  For install, and any futur maintanence, I'll have to lift the strut up up over the hardware.  Not a huge biggie, but it bothers me enough that I'm going to notch the knuckles a bit so I can completely remove the hardware and take just the strut off.  The RCA is a much flatter surface, anyone who has ever battled a strut tube over the castle nut should appreciate this.  I'll take pics tonight and show what I mean.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on May 18, 2012, 05:43:04 AM
This is what I'm talking about.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/f72bb427.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/b78bea89.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/584376c5.jpg)

Threw the struts in.
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/175dd506.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/236cd37e.jpg)

Really hated putting the ugly dust shields on.  Half assed the hub, Since I'll need new rotors, pads, and lines before it's drivable. I'll do bearings and longer studs too, since it's apart.
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/0373fff5.jpg)

Camberrrrr
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/774f6ba9.jpg)

Supra, No Spacer, 215/60R14 tire
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/228569f1.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/b4ee8504.jpg)

Meshie, No Spacer, (Falken's run wide) 195/50R15
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/92e8ea9b.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/6ecae7b1.jpg)
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Hackeduphachi on May 18, 2012, 10:47:24 AM
Nice... this thing is getting sicker! I would have done the same thing for that knuckle. I still need to do most of the front suspension still on my car. Your car is a good example, I want everything you put on yours lol. Nrca, knucles, camber plates, tension rods, lca, ect...
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Deuce Cam on May 18, 2012, 05:10:35 PM
Damn, shit's looking pretty serious.  It will be interesting to see if you can achieve full luck with the inner setting on those knuckles without binding.  I tried and the rod ends would hit the control arms. 
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on May 18, 2012, 05:25:17 PM
Yeah, I'm curious if it will too.  I gotta get the int. shaft swapped out, install and half ass align the car before I'll know.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: ZERO on May 20, 2012, 03:08:50 AM
This needs to be your designated track suit as soon as the car runs:
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/384071_335274283154408_100000155173862_1564314_1929903284_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Phunk Monkey on May 21, 2012, 01:55:27 AM
Lmao!
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on May 22, 2012, 05:32:08 PM
Maybe.  But I think that'll be Mario kart only lol.

Moar Puctures.  In Daylight.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/546fed38.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/9fbc5a68.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/c469a12f.jpg)
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Dubsky on May 22, 2012, 06:18:56 PM
Got to love adjusable front fenders..

You should probably cut and weld the rear fenders like you have overs but you don't.. Like half the corollas that run at Adams.. Fuck what it looks like.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on May 22, 2012, 06:47:21 PM
Tempting.   Next check I'll be ordering more vinyl to finish/replace parts.  I gotta finish flaring the right rear side and make some brackets to support the "Widebody" aka the stock GTS side pieces flared out to clear the tires..  Volvo lip shall come soon as well.

Not gonna spend too much on her during the summer tho.  Too hot.  I'll pay stuff off instead lol.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on May 29, 2012, 12:53:10 AM
Ikea Lip installed.  (Swedish, and required assembly)  Yes with Zip Ties for now.  I need to run to ACE for hardware.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/33d2601b.jpg)

Please note.  Wheels are ~3.5" off the ground.  Lip is ~3.5" off ground. 

It's gonna need a street trim.  Where it gets mounted and the street does the trimmin'

Here is the test fit before modifying the lip to fit.  Car is on the ground.  Lip is ~1/8" higher lol
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/6ac96d11.jpg)
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: eightsix on May 31, 2012, 11:21:07 PM
WOw, nice work man.

Where did you get the brunette sticker? lol I need to get one.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on June 12, 2012, 03:15:57 PM
^ online somewhere I forget.




http://vimeo.com/43849282#at=0
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on June 13, 2012, 08:39:06 PM
No real update except my "Good Deals, Bad Decisions" theme has struck again.


Added to parts corner.

1 AEM EMS-4 Standalone.
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/e07a3b9a.jpg)

1 bare bones wiring harness ready for LS COPs and neatly labeled. Looks unused.
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/a461bca6.jpg)

1 4 puck clutch w/ dual diaphragm PP
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/b3f6185c.jpg)

1 7lb clutch masters flywheel.
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/9b809676.jpg)
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: haymaker on June 13, 2012, 11:50:29 PM
likeeeebutton
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on August 16, 2012, 06:54:17 PM
Small Update.

Went to Powered By Max and got one of these
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/0f46ea4845623166088a0d2dd9a4932f.jpg)

Had a co-worker help me with a base and welded it in
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/85d0c9f6459f251537cac32d2037492c.jpg)

Fitment.
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/d33b6fa851128c054b37a0bcba08c4df.jpg)

I like it.  I do need to get a new fitting and banjo bolt for the braided line to the rear calipers tho.  Didn't realize the Wilwood master cylinder used two different port sizes....  Doh!  Good thing I have plenty of line to work with.


Also the Silver Top is down at Suspicious Garage for assembly.  Tho I got a traffic ticket which ate up the money for new parts...  (Sorry Efrain!  I'll have it very shortly!)
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Phunk Monkey on August 16, 2012, 10:46:29 PM
Bery nice!

Keep em coming.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on August 31, 2012, 07:10:45 PM
Efrain is paid minus a little labor that he doesn't want till its finished.

Picked up my rear coilovers from Dan.  Front is sufficient for now, but once dans parts come in it'll be sitting on Megan V2's all around.

My girl pretty much force-fed me a check to help get this damn thing driveable.  So hopefully some cool(er) updates soon.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: overspool on September 05, 2012, 04:56:31 PM
Sounds like a pretty rad girl.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: ZERO on September 05, 2012, 07:06:57 PM
She saves a lot of money by not buying pants.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on October 17, 2012, 01:41:55 PM
well e-brake has been functional for some time now, also added more parts thanks to Dan and Brenden.

as soon as my brakes come in i'll slap the coils in.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/16CDEDB7-84D3-4D90-811A-8274B4E19262-3910-0000046FDACD35E4.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/c5a42a402b455c8b8ad4629478a12b93.jpg)

Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Dubsky on October 17, 2012, 04:26:26 PM
whats the drive shaft for?
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on October 17, 2012, 05:32:21 PM
Uh. Well it's a shaft that transfers rotational force from the transmission to the differential...  ::)

It's for the pink car...  Naturally
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: twincharger on October 17, 2012, 07:01:52 PM
Nice stuff...  now put the car together.   :)
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Dubsky on October 17, 2012, 07:32:54 PM
I figured you got dan's sr86 shaft with the coils and was like, "someone is thinking way too far ahead"

And what twincharger said.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: overspool on October 17, 2012, 07:38:40 PM
YAY! PINK CAR STUFFS!
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on October 17, 2012, 09:34:52 PM
I figured you got dan's sr86 shaft with the coils and was like, "someone is thinking way too far ahead"

And what twincharger said.

Nope.  I got the one that's been sitting in brendens garage for years, unused, just teasing me.

Le Sigh.  I still have the issue of this can't go on till this happens, this can't happen till that happens, blah blah.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SDSK on October 19, 2012, 12:48:47 PM
Are those coils off brendens rolla?
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Dubsky on October 19, 2012, 03:29:46 PM
Brendan has Greddy.
These are off Dan's
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on November 16, 2012, 10:34:18 PM
By TRD 8kg/AGX 8 way/T3 NCRCA.  Hello Megan V2's.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/521db498d86653fbe6cd2f211f41a6b1.jpg)

And ya gotta stop.
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/504f40601e1c8231e370564f96c8b326.jpg)

Fender needs braces and a bit more love.  Don't trust this fitment yet.
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/245ea0a45aa408eb52d8a9b680aabd54.jpg)

Left and right full lock
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/1ac6465690b945f00da0234bc1e22f5e.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/29c7d1a3fe0d97139b71a6744aa48b9c.jpg)

RAWR!!!
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/76da0291005a790599e38c54514a2463.jpg)
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: JMax on November 17, 2012, 03:20:33 AM
Whoa.... Those are WIDE mofos. Looking good, man.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on December 28, 2012, 05:29:18 PM
They aren't as wide as you think, just stupid.  15x8 -62.5

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/810f9704bd448f89ee76bd1d68d8aa9d.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/967d08cc89e0fcc126c14fc1ae6c71c5.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/0a62bed493f55d836e4819a60e120719.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/3d271af361afce289cec55734ab53b02.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/8876ad290adc2bf1fa3605d8b19eb866.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/c28d98fea99160153842a0c9f30a0e3f.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/ae409565b51ca68099427c5d912755ab.jpg)
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: j-tin on December 28, 2012, 05:37:26 PM
damn dave!
i think you need wider wheels!  gotta love that offset.
keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Phunk Monkey on January 11, 2013, 12:02:51 AM
Nice progress man.  Will it be touching track this summer?
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on January 14, 2013, 09:22:52 AM
well, it's still iffy as if there will be a track this summer..  so IDK.

I am trying my best to get this car to modified shootout in March tho. 
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on January 24, 2013, 09:05:50 PM
Well boredom took over and I ditched my janky lazy eye setup for a less janky lazy eye setup.


(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/8232a27c02c9abcf119ed24266cad703.jpg)




With exception of a fuel pump, and some re-engineering of my brake lines, the chassis be done.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: JMax on January 28, 2013, 12:09:32 PM
the car looks high as shit (as in mary jane high)
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: FATagent on January 28, 2013, 05:22:40 PM
I want those wheels on the front!
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on February 04, 2013, 09:52:42 PM
The rear setup.

Zenki rear. Welded diff.
Megan Racing V2 coilovers
Battle Version 4 links
T3 Panhard
GTS sway bar with Prothane bushings.
Drilled n slotted rotors
Lexus LS400 wheel studs

Yet to install my SidewaysEngineering Dual Caliper brackets.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/5b212dd2bfb8abb3e7aa92e987988d22_zpsaadd2cc1.jpg)
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Hackeduphachi on February 05, 2013, 12:10:11 PM
Nice... It's getting there.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on November 26, 2013, 10:04:33 AM
newest version ran.  small clearance issue but at least its repairable so i will have two full sets for testing in the next few days.
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/69E8F93F-97B5-4743-BF1D-E3F0C1D2CEAF-9433-00000BA4A1515D93_zps42dc0222.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/69E8F93F-97B5-4743-BF1D-E3F0C1D2CEAF-9433-00000BA4A1515D93_zps42dc0222.jpg.html)


this happened.
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/44AAB228-171C-4FDD-8B23-26C2FD54AE61_zpsvjf5vsby.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/44AAB228-171C-4FDD-8B23-26C2FD54AE61_zpsvjf5vsby.jpg.html)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/2083FEE8-BEB7-48CB-88BF-C122825689FB_zpsfxjg4sf4.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/2083FEE8-BEB7-48CB-88BF-C122825689FB_zpsfxjg4sf4.jpg.html)


then this happened
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/B2FAFA37-E1F4-40ED-978B-8180F4A9254A_zpskvy3alhq.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/B2FAFA37-E1F4-40ED-978B-8180F4A9254A_zpskvy3alhq.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: twincharger on November 26, 2013, 10:12:48 AM
Finally!!!

Both sides?

Looks pretty beefy.  Is it steel this time?

Testing time!
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on November 26, 2013, 10:35:22 AM
Both Side.  the side pictured is the side I was missing actually.

Aircraft grade aluminum.  Over twice as thick as my originals.  Certain areas need to be ground down for the calipers to sit flush, but even after doing one bracket, that part is still the thickest part of the bracket, so strength isn't reduced at all.

A set will be going on zero's car for testing as soon as he dials in his manual brake setup.

The only downside is if you want to run the 10" supra rotor, your ebrake cables will hit the lower 4 links.  But it can be fixed by swapping your left and right calipers.  the drawback is having to bleed your brakes.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: eightsix on November 26, 2013, 03:23:00 PM
Very cool! Excited to see them in action!
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Hackeduphachi on November 26, 2013, 03:41:42 PM
I am also very excited to see your engineering put into action! How is the rest of the car coming along? Do you have the 20v ready to rock or what? This car looks like it gonna be a lot of fun man!
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on November 26, 2013, 10:55:45 PM
Only progress my car had made in the last year was to the brakes.

Still have no engine
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: toywagon82 on November 26, 2013, 10:58:25 PM
This build is awesome,
Any idea on when itll be up and going?
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on November 26, 2013, 10:59:41 PM
Never.   Or 2098.  Which ever comes first


I appreciate the kind words
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: twincharger on November 27, 2013, 12:12:52 AM
Did Efrain get your 20v put together before he split?
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on December 19, 2013, 09:39:47 PM
shit pictures. needs ajustments. meh

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/AFE1C09F-7936-4CED-AE13-3E41DD64E717_zpseykthlxz.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/AFE1C09F-7936-4CED-AE13-3E41DD64E717_zpseykthlxz.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: haymaker on December 20, 2013, 01:14:50 AM
like.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Hackeduphachi on December 20, 2013, 12:51:09 PM
Coolio!
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on December 21, 2013, 08:04:29 PM
got the diffuser sitting square now.   I need to get the tank back in the car for final fit since the gas tank strap will be the last mounting point.  I also got some nice pretty aluminum tubing that fits the allthread nicely should make it look nice.
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/26B47352-0E43-4EE3-829F-D042F2D0EC44_zps5rwcqxpn.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/26B47352-0E43-4EE3-829F-D042F2D0EC44_zps5rwcqxpn.jpg.html)

also started to do my wing right... finally. 
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Na 7m on December 21, 2013, 09:58:43 PM
looks legit
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: twincharger on December 22, 2013, 11:20:57 AM
Why?

Drifters aren't going fast enough to make a diffuser work, and wouldn't it spoil the aerodynamics going sideways?

Looks like expensive stuff that will be destroyed on your first off-track spinout.

Sell it to zero and use the money to finish the 20v.

You need the engine more than you need a diffuser.  :)


Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SDSK on December 22, 2013, 12:49:35 PM
agreed^^^ however it looks good. thumbs up for that. i can see how it would look when the car is finished and painted to look nice like show quality but, on the other hand if you did happen to spin out and break it that would suck. make a copy of it and share with the community. lol
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Dubsky on December 22, 2013, 03:27:23 PM
I don't think you guys get it.  :)

Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on December 22, 2013, 03:52:21 PM
I don't think you guys get it.  :)

hahahahaha.  it's 99% cosmetic.  #Ain'tCare.   it's the last piece of my exterior, and Ive had it just sitting for 2 years.


Wing is one solid piece now.  And primered.   Hopefully I can get a squeeze a couple coats of black out before dinner.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SDSK on December 22, 2013, 04:21:45 PM
this guy.... i get it,  :o duh...... lol

i was serious when i said make copies of that btw...
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on March 08, 2014, 08:53:08 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIKqgE4BwAY


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK3NMZAUKGw


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVdBBOpSoN4
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Hackeduphachi on March 08, 2014, 06:36:28 PM
Where's the update?   ???
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on April 07, 2014, 11:00:24 AM
Kicked the SR5 outside and spent most of my weekend in the garage with this horrid thing.  Is it just me or is Aircraft grade aluminum like impossible to grind down?
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/1FA3092C-665A-45A1-8ED0-FADA97379096_zpsmo3orh3z.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/1FA3092C-665A-45A1-8ED0-FADA97379096_zpsmo3orh3z.jpg.html)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/E2792318-B4A1-4D09-ABB2-59A773CB14A2_zpsnctwcrvt.png) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/E2792318-B4A1-4D09-ABB2-59A773CB14A2_zpsnctwcrvt.png.html)

Clearanced all four wheel wells and stitched the body back together.  Installed hood pins, changed knuckle/tie rod locations due to binding. (PS why has no one looked at the 86 front suspension as a single wishbone?  Could easily be fab'd up for killer steering lock.) gave the car a rough string alignment, fixed my front bumper, painted some parts, worked on my gauge cluster for my Omori gauges and ran some stuff to car guy.

The list is actually small enough to be a list...  On paper... ( and there is room for all the shit I forgot about)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/03CDCDC5-FA4B-4B57-952D-BE502FB34869_zpsjycrtnvk.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/03CDCDC5-FA4B-4B57-952D-BE502FB34869_zpsjycrtnvk.jpg.html)



Also ordered some more quality goodies.  Shits about to get real. Fast

Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SDSK on April 07, 2014, 12:07:59 PM
Nice to see some work getting done to this again.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: haymaker on April 07, 2014, 09:09:19 PM
Not allowed to paint over that dumb bonnet, i want it if you ever grow tired of it.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Hackeduphachi on April 09, 2014, 12:24:34 AM
The art is cool. I think it fits the cars personality.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on April 21, 2014, 12:08:01 PM
Hood will go up on my garage wall or back to Dan well before I get rid of it.  I really want to trace it onto some wax paper just in case I need a new hood in the future.  I love it.  Ties the whole car together and makes it all make sense.


Anywho.  Stripped the vinyl off, along with the left over adhesive.  Fixed the body in spots in spots, mostly the front wheel arches.  Prepped the body really good this time, and used a hair dryer on full heat.   The results are much better.  The vinyl bonds really nice when warm, and it almost shrink/vacuum wrapps itself.

I need a better squeegee, and a little more practice at it.  There are two small areas that have fuzzy stretch marks from the contours of the arch being too much, but besides that it came out great.  Much better than the first half assed job.


Here's a pic.  Ignore the blob of the antenna hole.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/DED1B556-AA9E-4D61-A309-052CEFE61B3A_zpscqh0kogi.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/DED1B556-AA9E-4D61-A309-052CEFE61B3A_zpscqh0kogi.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: haymaker on April 21, 2014, 01:09:23 PM
Robots fighting glob monsters tend to bring the world into a cohesive state, for sure.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on May 05, 2014, 02:13:55 PM
Been waiting to post this update for upwards of 4 years now?  Good god. 


Anyway. I got my SilverTop back Saturday night.  Still finding more and more things that went missing.  Oh well. 

All brand new Toyota internals(rings,bearings,gaskets, ErrrrThing)

TRD high comp head gasket

Cusco mounts

Head has been ported. Waiting to scoop up a BT ITB manifold from zero.  Staying ST throttles, but since my head is ported, the BT one will flow way nicer.  Had to modify the 20v alternator/dip stick bracket to clear the new thermo-housing.

Need to replace a bunch of little stuff yet.  Looking for a 20v RWD header!

Anyway.  Enough half assed rambles.  Pics !!!  Including possible new aero

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/B5A952BC-6F78-430D-9208-4E345D788790_zpsjacqyfgw.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/B5A952BC-6F78-430D-9208-4E345D788790_zpsjacqyfgw.jpg.html)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/E873E253-2538-4B1F-BA72-E90B509005F7_zps7o01spri.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/E873E253-2538-4B1F-BA72-E90B509005F7_zps7o01spri.jpg.html)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/4A190CEE-6F9C-4E17-BC58-61FE2D3180F2_zps8cum0tj7.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/4A190CEE-6F9C-4E17-BC58-61FE2D3180F2_zps8cum0tj7.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: haymaker on May 05, 2014, 02:46:58 PM
!!!
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Dubsky on May 05, 2014, 03:02:42 PM
Yeaaaaaaaaaaah!
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Mikeycee on May 05, 2014, 06:22:04 PM
I've always like the cut fender style.


Looks Great!
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Hackeduphachi on May 05, 2014, 06:59:03 PM
This is happening... Go David! Give me motivation for my neglected track slut. Soo close..
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on May 09, 2014, 06:28:23 PM
Can't wait to get home in a bit and get to work.  Modifying the 20v lower alternator bracket to work with RWD mounts.  Hoping to make it look OEM.

Gotta paint a couple parts so they look as good and as fresh as the rest of the motor.

Ordered a high rise header.  Fuck yes.

Gotta/wanna get my injectors tested/cleaned.


I'm set up to take the car to Ace Up in a couple weeks for wiring.

Time to get the drive train bolted in place.


Cheyyyyuhhhhh. Progress
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: JMax on May 09, 2014, 07:50:40 PM
nice update son! About damned time.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on May 17, 2014, 02:52:23 PM
Alright so, clutch and flywheel went in.  And thanks to Zero and Lark, so did the trans. Its a clutch masters 7lbs flywheel and a dual diaphragm, unsprung four puck.   All clean an pretty.  Finally the motor is set. on all cusco mounts.   
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/CF47C66B-CB8A-4769-8040-F723B36934A8_zpswy8oixo4.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/CF47C66B-CB8A-4769-8040-F723B36934A8_zpswy8oixo4.jpg.html)
Couldn't help myself, had to mock up my T3 short shifter quick.
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/F81D76F9-45DB-4BB8-B2E6-2336BA8A2434_zps4fkk25vj.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/F81D76F9-45DB-4BB8-B2E6-2336BA8A2434_zps4fkk25vj.jpg.html)
I got my header in earlier this week.  CX Racing 4-2-1- high Rise header.  2.5" outlet.  I'm actually supper impressed with the quality.   Unfortunatly it sits too close to the master cylinder and is going to require a booster delete to get everything to not only fit, but NOT boil all my brake fluid to shit.   #CoolShitProblems
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/D2F7065E-B86C-4D91-B9C7-4560D3BA3C09_zpsfrygw9xy.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/D2F7065E-B86C-4D91-B9C7-4560D3BA3C09_zpsfrygw9xy.jpg.html)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/20821874-FDA2-460A-B144-0BA0FBF36DB4_zpsqdyy704z.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/20821874-FDA2-460A-B144-0BA0FBF36DB4_zpsqdyy704z.jpg.html)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/C61FF090-9C2F-492A-A6AB-6260D9B4AA24_zpso4gdxfki.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/C61FF090-9C2F-492A-A6AB-6260D9B4AA24_zpso4gdxfki.jpg.html)
more should get done over the weekend.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: twincharger on May 17, 2014, 05:21:02 PM
I don't think that the header/brake master issue is as bad as you think it is.

Can you add one of Zero's heat shields and header wrap a small section of the header?

You have a whole inch there.

What's up with the front-mounted radiator?

Too big for the stock location?

.. See there's plenty of room for a straight 6 in there now!

Looking better and better.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: ZERO on May 17, 2014, 05:26:32 PM
I was there when the header went on Twincharger.  Definitely not enough room.  As it sits the brake lines cant even be bolts back on. 
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on May 17, 2014, 06:44:42 PM
The gap from the header to the master is less than half an inch.  and that is without the lines and bolt on. 

It makes getting the header on and off difficult.  And would mean draining and bleeding the brakes if i want to ever remove it.

i do plan on making a shield work.

the rad is big, and doesn't really fit well in the oem spot.  it sat really close to the motor.  I'm also acknowledging that eventually something more than a ST is going in.  Likely a 1uz
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Hackeduphachi on May 18, 2014, 02:36:27 AM
Smaller booster and a heat shield you will be set! Good to see you are soo close man! Keep it going, motivation is a funny thing.

I like where you mounted the hydro. Is it gonna be a push or pull setup?
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on July 28, 2014, 08:55:31 AM
So for those that don't know, I moved in with Andrew.  Aka, "The guy with the Locost( Lotus 7).  It's been pretty legit so far, and our garage is basically a full shop.
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/A6180F48-CAA0-41B1-B13D-265D7884FE36_zpsbhdt63qq.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/A6180F48-CAA0-41B1-B13D-265D7884FE36_zpsbhdt63qq.jpg.html)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/F068029D-6ED8-4259-8C8F-859EFDD46190_zpsigpjcpjd.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/F068029D-6ED8-4259-8C8F-859EFDD46190_zpsigpjcpjd.jpg.html)


Drew is pretty rad.  And he's actually the car owner/builder for Chelsea Denofa's FD E46.   I've got some hours on it too actually.   He also does shit like this, hitting on the Hankook girls on my behalf. (Or just showing them my texts about how much of a babe Erica is.....)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/909588D4-93AF-4E3C-9EA4-7BEF6BD878FC_zpszodpplub.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/909588D4-93AF-4E3C-9EA4-7BEF6BD878FC_zpszodpplub.jpg.html)


Really it's been great, except I haven't had my cars.   Till yesterday.  We scooped up my white sr5 and my racecar.   Unfortunately we lost the To-Do list.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/75AB0F58-C3C9-480D-BCE9-2DFDF05277C9_zpsrhhnzgb6.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/75AB0F58-C3C9-480D-BCE9-2DFDF05277C9_zpsrhhnzgb6.jpg.html)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/5D381AE1-DE36-4D8F-9BA0-A411345FAF49_zpswkz0wmhm.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/5D381AE1-DE36-4D8F-9BA0-A411345FAF49_zpswkz0wmhm.jpg.html)
 

First time seeing the car on the ground in over a year.  I'm stoked

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/9891B2E3-C30D-48B9-8044-07050012A0D5_zpsebqsohhb.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/9891B2E3-C30D-48B9-8044-07050012A0D5_zpsebqsohhb.jpg.html)





Should make more slow progress again.   In closing, Erica says peace.
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/E60B6D93-0DAF-47F9-A80C-711342D8071C_zpsz6zqvapp.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/E60B6D93-0DAF-47F9-A80C-711342D8071C_zpsz6zqvapp.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Wangchung_Tonight on July 28, 2014, 11:35:28 AM
That garage looks awesome!

What part of town?

Hope to see one of your cars running soon
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: twincharger on July 28, 2014, 05:05:15 PM
So for those that don't know, I moved in with Andrew.  Aka, "The guy with the Locost( Lotus 7).  It's been pretty legit so far, and our garage is basically a full shop.


That could work out nicely.   :)
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: JMax on August 02, 2014, 11:17:32 PM
I am proud, son. ヽ( ★ω★)ノ
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on August 07, 2014, 05:58:12 PM
For those who don't have FB.  Thanks again Dubsky for the skirts.  Your not gonna like what imma do to them tonight tho ;)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/0BEF815A-84C0-468A-8458-E3A73DBFBD6E_zpsdotthqh4.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/0BEF815A-84C0-468A-8458-E3A73DBFBD6E_zpsdotthqh4.jpg.html)

Ohh.   I got a Recaro and super low rails too. They are installed.  No pics.

Turns out the harness for my Standalone isn't all that great.  Several cracks in the insulation, and that's only after de looming a couple spots.   Time to make my own!

Real shit in the next month or so.

New goal is to drive my car for my Bday
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Hackeduphachi on August 07, 2014, 11:11:31 PM
Mean looking Hachi man! I hope you get her screaming by your bday buddy!
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Toywagon82 on August 08, 2014, 09:11:46 AM
Lookin good man!
Im lovin that garage!
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: haymaker on August 08, 2014, 01:04:42 PM
hurry up, or i might actually finish before you
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Hackeduphachi on August 10, 2014, 05:05:02 AM
That's what she said!
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: haymaker on August 10, 2014, 08:24:21 AM
Correct
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on August 10, 2014, 02:56:55 PM
Sounds like a Win-Win to me
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on August 14, 2014, 12:36:57 PM
Productivity fell
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/A8F30802-8CAB-4A3C-A496-6991D81D2B22_zpstaozlqux.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/A8F30802-8CAB-4A3C-A496-6991D81D2B22_zpstaozlqux.jpg.html)

Then Chelsea Denofa brought us this.  French Chassis with a direct drive 2-stroke 100cc built to 150.  It has the shortest possible gearing so it only does 70mph.  We shall terrorize the neighborhood...

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/51E26AA7-5454-4477-A202-5911BB2445B4_zpsrzblcc76.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/51E26AA7-5454-4477-A202-5911BB2445B4_zpsrzblcc76.jpg.html)

Ordered some smaller stuff and a switch panel.  Hopefully that comes in tomorrow.  Also went booster less and installed the header and brake master.  Definitely needs a heat shield, but at least everything fits.  "Rebuilt" a GTS starter.  Gotta test it yet.  And that's just about it.   I've been banned from any aero of body work till she starts lol

Chassis wiring starts very soon.

Here is where she's at.
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/902C9BE2-5C9F-4729-A68B-BE6BC2F20625_zpss2cep6nl.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/902C9BE2-5C9F-4729-A68B-BE6BC2F20625_zpss2cep6nl.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: JMax on August 14, 2014, 01:26:36 PM
OH! CARBON! SPIFFY!
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Hackeduphachi on August 14, 2014, 02:10:18 PM
Doo it!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MytfhzcSF-Y

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KT1pWo0WZJE
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: haymaker on August 14, 2014, 03:03:23 PM
:thumbup:
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on August 20, 2014, 01:30:53 PM
Productivity dropped again.  But military grade wiring supplies ordered for my car, drew's Locost, and someone's bright real/blue S13 hatch. ;)


My box of dick arrived.  (Que Justin Timberlake.)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/05B8B8CA-1A2A-426B-9049-EDFB0502EC7E_zpszit2ucfi.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/05B8B8CA-1A2A-426B-9049-EDFB0502EC7E_zpszit2ucfi.jpg.html)

Just kidding.   It's my switch panel.  No pics of it, but you can look at Haymakers build thread.  Same bitch.

In the mean time it's cheap alcohol, long hours, and Xbox to keep me entertained...   So I built this as a 1st TIG project.    Still need to fab a clutch pedal, invert the pedals(so the stroke matches a car, not an arcade) and make a pedal tray.   Right now I have one of my TRD seats setup behind it.   It's actually pretty sweet to drive with.
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/BA53B3F4-6D91-4268-BEC1-815628C8141E_zpsgovkrt2z.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/BA53B3F4-6D91-4268-BEC1-815628C8141E_zpsgovkrt2z.jpg.html)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/3BD368B7-EFCC-4A08-9893-73E4ED1BA2C0_zpsckpfk6kh.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/3BD368B7-EFCC-4A08-9893-73E4ED1BA2C0_zpsckpfk6kh.jpg.html)


We also got the Kart ready to run.  Needs fuel and a few bump starts, but fluids flushed, carb rebuilt, carbon seat repaired, new fuel lines, and general cleaning and lubrication.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Crono0001 on August 20, 2014, 02:03:15 PM
David, we gotta meet up so you can show me how you mounted your rear diffuser.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Hackeduphachi on August 20, 2014, 02:51:54 PM
Zip-ties and bubblegum.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: overspool on August 22, 2014, 11:21:38 PM
That intake gave me a hard on. I can't wait to see this car finished.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on August 25, 2014, 10:43:33 AM
This one time, Kyle Pope ventured to the west side



(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/156EACDE-1ACA-493C-A1B5-5FA0818FAB0E_zpsw1flq0ur.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/156EACDE-1ACA-493C-A1B5-5FA0818FAB0E_zpsw1flq0ur.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Kyle Pope on August 26, 2014, 04:56:26 AM
Hurry the fuck up. (http://kylepope.smugmug.com/86s-and-friends/i-Z96Hqkr/0/O/IMG_0169.jpg)
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on October 10, 2014, 09:43:27 AM
Parts are showing up every few days as of late.   My new rear calipers are just out of shot
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/2591330B-2D81-44DF-A20F-03BA87A1CF07_zpsddfd1khv.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/2591330B-2D81-44DF-A20F-03BA87A1CF07_zpsddfd1khv.jpg.html)

My Arc panel is mounted in it's perminant location.  I'm happy with it, it's nice and steady and supported quite nicely.
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/697B6AE3-8CE8-409A-A06E-92112DB29379_zpsuapl5gv2.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/697B6AE3-8CE8-409A-A06E-92112DB29379_zpsuapl5gv2.jpg.html)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/4B97BA53-80E3-449D-AFF9-8E3913AB014B_zps7w93ajvx.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/4B97BA53-80E3-449D-AFF9-8E3913AB014B_zps7w93ajvx.jpg.html)

The steering wheel/hub/ebrake will probably need some adjustment.  Hopefully I'll know for sure here in a couple weeks *hint*


Andrew is putting in lots of work and cash to wire this thing.  Military spec wire, heat shrink, and connectors.   It's looking pretty awesome.   I'm not really allowed to touch it lol, so I really don't want to know half of it.
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/B4210EE6-BDAB-481C-B4E9-B6291AE7BAA1_zps6qj5zaue.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/B4210EE6-BDAB-481C-B4E9-B6291AE7BAA1_zps6qj5zaue.jpg.html)

Waterlines are basically done.  Either I need to quickly learn to TIG aluminum, or have Drew roll some beads around the ends so I can throw them in.

BGRS botched my order so I got the wrong injector seals.   Correct ones are on the way.  Parker store tried telling me the fuel fittings I need don't exist at all.  So I've gotta order that online as well. And I need to get the VVT (vtec) solenoid O-ring.

Car is getting there.   It's basically down to finishing the wiring and the plumbing!


Already talking seriously with Tony Szirca, so it's getting close.


Progress always means tearing shit off
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/0BACE885-484B-4C41-830E-86A83B5686F2_zpsnmzosxzp.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/0BACE885-484B-4C41-830E-86A83B5686F2_zpsnmzosxzp.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Deuce Cam on October 10, 2014, 11:06:19 AM
Military spec wire, heat shrink, and connectors.   It's looking pretty awesome. 

Oh I'm jealous haha.  What ecu?
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on October 10, 2014, 11:32:43 AM
AEM EMS-4
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: twincharger on October 10, 2014, 12:02:52 PM
Good to see progress...

Are you using a Wilwood single-piston caliper?
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on October 10, 2014, 12:47:20 PM
For now twin GTS calipers just to get the hydro functional

New brackets and wilwoods are still gonna happen
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Dubsky on October 10, 2014, 04:04:35 PM
November!
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on November 06, 2014, 04:13:22 PM
January!


I am keeping progress and visuals off social media till the car makes an event, but since November isn't happening, I'll update the progress for you  yotaNerds

Car is now 93% done, and 97% drivable.  Motor started, sounds healthy, and....  Mean.  Had a large vacuum leak due to a cracked intake spacer.  Turns out the mounting surface is slightly different from BT to ST and a rivet on the spacer makes contact with the head, cracking the spacer.  Zero hooked it up with a spare which I'll drill the rivet out of.

Waiting for a universal exhaust hanger from summit for the final hanger (it's too perfect to not just spend the $7)  we did (mostly Andrew) a straight pipe all the way out. 2.5" 18-gauge stainless.  Can't wait to hear it!

Got a battery box from Bullseye Auto, just need to mount it.

Harness is now finished, just needs heat shrink in spots and loomed.

Hydro e-brake just needs 1 fitting and some hose up to the reservoir.

We put Formula D lights on the car, so everyone can see when I'm on the brakes or not.  (It's quick disconnect too).  We also added maintenance lights everywhere, cuz fuck diagnosing in the dark pits that are WHP drift nights.

Drivetrain is done, and I built a driveshaft hoop since I'm running a 1-piece.


The base tune on the AEM was pretty close, but since it was for a Turbo BT they had the limiter set fairly low and only did a map up to 8,000RPM.  We are going to make a map that goes to 9 just so it's there.  Unfortunately Tony down at UMS is going to be outta town this weekend so there is no chance of getting the car properly tuned before the event.  Since everything I try to force, blows up in my face, I'm not even going to stress it.  After 5 years of dumping everything I've got into this TurdShip, I'm ok with waiting a couple more months. 

My goal now is to at least drive it once before November is over.   
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/DFB3CF34-2E51-4E18-B2E3-7E1697CA520E_zpscco6yz7n.png) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/DFB3CF34-2E51-4E18-B2E3-7E1697CA520E_zpscco6yz7n.png.html)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/F8DEFCF4-3412-4A91-AFEE-2BCB7917CF08_zpsc6i6nrdm.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/F8DEFCF4-3412-4A91-AFEE-2BCB7917CF08_zpsc6i6nrdm.jpg.html)

I'll add visuals later for you picture book kinda dudes
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Wangchung_Tonight on November 06, 2014, 05:57:35 PM
"Its provocative, gets the people going!"
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: FATagent on November 06, 2014, 10:52:58 PM
This thing is baller!!
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on November 12, 2014, 01:23:31 PM
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/752A7AFB-FEAF-4414-B6A2-2CE0CBC776DA_zpsbh8p7cms.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/752A7AFB-FEAF-4414-B6A2-2CE0CBC776DA_zpsbh8p7cms.jpg.html)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/6B29A01D-BC37-49F1-85A6-31968BC51116_zpsdl2w9gvf.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/6B29A01D-BC37-49F1-85A6-31968BC51116_zpsdl2w9gvf.jpg.html)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/DF2C252D-0AF9-4142-A36A-BB42DFA94F9D_zpsqfi4bphk.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/DF2C252D-0AF9-4142-A36A-BB42DFA94F9D_zpsqfi4bphk.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: twincharger on November 12, 2014, 06:17:17 PM
You hava a container for sex-robot juice?

How much sex do you get per gallon?
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on December 29, 2014, 07:05:00 PM
It takes a pre mix of food grade Silicoln and Strawberry scented lube....   Not enough testing to figure out the SPG.

Can't really give much of an update since the garage is all packed away for an overhaul.  But I did grab this shot while working on the new shelves.
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/79BE867A-1D49-4130-B353-FD74A2F4F082_zpszmba3y8d.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/79BE867A-1D49-4130-B353-FD74A2F4F082_zpszmba3y8d.jpg.html)


Chelsea Denofa's FD car comes 2nd week of January so this all needs to get done.


I do have a shit ton of vacation hours logged, and my boss is technically violating multiple labor laws.  So I'm going to mention that while taking a LONG weekend for the event.  Gonna ask Tony to reserve a few hours the night before.   Trying to put one last major effort at making January before Dubsky disownes me.

Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: FATagent on December 29, 2014, 07:47:06 PM
Sweet! Can't wait to see this thing out there!
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: ZERO on December 29, 2014, 11:26:07 PM
Give me a call if there is anything you need help with.  Lord knows I have the free time.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: haymaker on December 30, 2014, 06:14:05 AM
yeah, i'll lend a hand if you need anything as well.



Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: JMax on December 30, 2014, 09:25:53 PM
nice. damn, how long has it been?
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on January 21, 2015, 09:49:20 AM
I did a thing or two....

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/D61D4E05-7158-48BC-A145-BADB4E376D72_zpsrb2wwcwb.png) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/D61D4E05-7158-48BC-A145-BADB4E376D72_zpsrb2wwcwb.png.html)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/1036A4E9-4AEB-46A5-8484-2E55C704E98A_zpsopgmlli1.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/1036A4E9-4AEB-46A5-8484-2E55C704E98A_zpsopgmlli1.jpg.html)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/53D68733-95EF-4352-97CD-3CF7D1B8B10F_zpsg7uqb3rr.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/53D68733-95EF-4352-97CD-3CF7D1B8B10F_zpsg7uqb3rr.jpg.html)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/FAB17FC0-07C2-4019-9EFE-D0D2DF687F34_zpswx6ivgna.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/FAB17FC0-07C2-4019-9EFE-D0D2DF687F34_zpswx6ivgna.jpg.html)


The last of major purchases for a while I hope
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Hackeduphachi on January 21, 2015, 11:44:00 AM
This thing is so rad!! I can't wait to tandem! Is the ebrake push or pull? Looking good dude, I want a nice new recaro now lol.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Crono0001 on January 21, 2015, 11:46:59 AM
Looks great!
Did you remove factory seat belt from passenger side?
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on January 21, 2015, 04:49:58 PM
Oh and a teaser of the "new" shop

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/30E11636-2918-4B8D-A34B-DF010CAFE5BD_zpsn28afywm.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/30E11636-2918-4B8D-A34B-DF010CAFE5BD_zpsn28afywm.jpg.html)



Hand brake is pull.  Factory seatbelts are not safe with the cage.  Car hasn't had factory belts since the night I got it and parted it
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Crono0001 on January 21, 2015, 06:24:39 PM
Looks great!  Inspiration for sure.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SDSK on January 21, 2015, 11:04:13 PM
Yeah no kidding. The vynal loks way better to. What exhaust is on it now? That's what cought my eye.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on January 26, 2015, 02:57:18 PM
Custom



Sooo.  Zero and lark came by this week with their adorable new pup Echo who will at some point get stolen and brought to my house.

Anyway mostly shenanigans with coffee, we did manage to bleed fluids and find most of the leaks.  I've got a major leak coming from the fitting on the pressure side of the hydro. I think I need a deeper fitting for it to work.  I also managed to rip half of my thumbnail off my thumb.   It's still there, kinda.

We ended the night with me pulling the car out of the garage, stalling it 19 and 3/4 times by the time I got out of the driveway.  Car drove halfway around the block before I lost the clutch and limped it back around to the house.  My neighbors I'm guessing loved it as much as I did

I think I got the clutch issue sorted.  I hope. I don't want to pull the trans back out if I can help it.  Definitely broke the clutch pedal adjuster.  Not sure how I do shit like this.

Airbox is in for the final time. (Well until. Certain awesome thing happens)



Yeah.   Updates!  Kinda.   

PS. You just don't appreciate being right handed till you fuck up.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: twincharger on January 26, 2015, 04:33:24 PM
Car drove halfway around the block 

So it's running?  on the standalone?
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on January 26, 2015, 05:12:09 PM
Yeah.  It's been running for a few months now.  Finally "drive able"


Or. Was.  Is?  Just gotta get the clutch sorted. And order what I need for the intake.


Besides that I just need to find as many bugs as I can before bringing it to UMS.  And then the little stuff like aero and such
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: JMax on March 05, 2015, 01:23:55 PM
I have a kit I won't be using anytime soon. J Blood replica. Hit me up.

My hardtop hatchback is long gone. Only AE86 I have is ric's old one - and that is going anywhere until I finish sorting out the little bugs before I drive it.

Still got 'your engine' waiting ;)

SC400 joined my stable a few days ago. DD for daddy.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on March 05, 2015, 06:54:33 PM
Might be interested in the J-Rep depending on price.  Not priority tho

Has that 4AC turned over since we spoke?  I need to find time to come grab it.   

I know I'm going to be in Tucson for work but I don't know when (I'll likely find out the night before.) it would be convenient with the van and free gas but my time would be very limited.


I miss having the white car.  Now she needs tires and a dash from sitting outside
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: JMax on March 13, 2015, 10:56:57 AM
yep, it has turned over. I replaced the carb with an OEM rebuilt one, the only funky thing is that since ric had a weber the throttle cable plate needs adjustment to idle right.

Replica kit ain't going nowhere unless someone from here is interested in it, otherwise Ill end up installing it on the red panda - but not anytime soon.

I have a motorset from an IS300 with ITB's and a Power FC waiting to be inserted in there - but not anytime soon. Shit, having a third child on the way really changes things around hahaha
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on March 13, 2015, 07:11:36 PM
I don't care about the carb or throttle.   Its getting ripped off anyhow..    If my next check is as good as this last one I can get you money for it no problem.

My intake shit finally came in.  I feel like the 90* is better but I wish I got black instead of blue.  I've got blue accents, but I don't like it, seems too brighti..  and the 45 is mehh...  oh well.
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/2B3CF718-A1C7-46A7-AA56-D07288D1A501_zpszuoud9kq.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/2B3CF718-A1C7-46A7-AA56-D07288D1A501_zpszuoud9kq.jpg.html)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/68C1156B-9514-49CF-9404-792DBD08012F_zpsfdouzqc6.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/68C1156B-9514-49CF-9404-792DBD08012F_zpsfdouzqc6.jpg.html)

Chelsea's car is taking priority, and there now is a very very strong chance that I'm going to be a part of the Chelsea Denofa Motorsports team for the 2015 FD season.  Sooo instead of using my vacation to Live Stream Long Beach, while finally having the garage free...   I'll probably be in LBC...    uhhgg??   Wooo???    I get to hit on the Hankook Girls?!  Woooo!!

Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on May 06, 2015, 12:05:28 PM
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/949AF247-E7C6-4B4F-9717-9A281E877EDF_zpsiiq05vpv.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/949AF247-E7C6-4B4F-9717-9A281E877EDF_zpsiiq05vpv.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Hackeduphachi on May 06, 2015, 01:42:51 PM
Sweet! That's just like a blank canvas. Can't wait to see what you're making with it.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Wangchung_Tonight on May 06, 2015, 04:53:20 PM
The suspense
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on May 27, 2015, 10:27:36 AM
So clutch issue resolved.   I'm an idiot.....   Or I was drunk....

But I have a FWD throw out bearing which worked until the bearing rotated on the clutch fork.

New setup from Toyota should be here Friday.   Then the gearbox goes back in, and we start driving the thing.


In the meantime a couple other things showed up yesterday... 

Passenger seat in (thanks DueceCam!)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/319CDD26-0A06-4437-AC4F-82E52006DAB4_zpsx0voecce.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/319CDD26-0A06-4437-AC4F-82E52006DAB4_zpsx0voecce.jpg.html)

Intake finished
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/7ADC9BB6-7DDA-4DD4-9F60-82E82AD7B458_zpsznmiovvp.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/7ADC9BB6-7DDA-4DD4-9F60-82E82AD7B458_zpsznmiovvp.jpg.html)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/5FED4E0C-D827-45BD-9545-EC3F8B2073DF_zpspdfgnziw.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/5FED4E0C-D827-45BD-9545-EC3F8B2073DF_zpspdfgnziw.jpg.html)

Horn button polished
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/43B88BBA-37EB-4BFF-837B-2BD5B119DD7D_zpsb1gjoq9v.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/43B88BBA-37EB-4BFF-837B-2BD5B119DD7D_zpsb1gjoq9v.jpg.html)


(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/2FD858D3-6E02-448D-A0FB-43A0D90F94C1_zpsbb85znqm.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/2FD858D3-6E02-448D-A0FB-43A0D90F94C1_zpsbb85znqm.jpg.html)



My "to-do" list is really just a gearbox and fluids.   So stuff to add like passenger side kick panel and aero but I should be hitting an event this summer.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Hackeduphachi on May 27, 2015, 01:16:17 PM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zMRrNY0pxfM
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: twincharger on May 27, 2015, 02:27:37 PM
Wait... wut?

Did you make your intake box?

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/7ADC9BB6-7DDA-4DD4-9F60-82E82AD7B458_zpsznmiovvp.jpg)

With this?

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/949AF247-E7C6-4B4F-9717-9A281E877EDF_zpsiiq05vpv.jpg)
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on May 27, 2015, 03:17:43 PM
No.   I made a center console/airbox for a Trophy Truck.


But yes....   That is my first AE86 carbon product.  Or will be.   I've got another box I'm going to clean up to take a mold from but for now it's not a big enough priority to keep from the real goal.   Driving.

Damn Twincharger, haha.  I'm really excited to practice composites the right way, this will happen this year
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: twincharger on May 27, 2015, 03:29:41 PM
I have some of the same stuff...

This may help you design stuff...

1 thickness of the mesh with epoxy...  crumbles like potato chips.

2 thicknesses of mesh with epoxy...  can be snapped by hand.

3 thicknesses of mesh with epoxy... can be broken with pliers and a vice.

4 thicknesses of mesh with epoxy-- must be run over with a van to break

5 thicknesses of mesh with epoxy... fuggetaboutit.

Bolted a piece to my exhaust manifold for a couple months... no problem.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on June 14, 2015, 08:12:10 PM
^ we did 8 layer for the trophy truck.   IED proof.



So its really really really tough for me to not get over excited with this post.   But I got some things done on the car.

I got my Nardi in like new condition from Zack, however the horn button was thrashed!  so I polished it back to almost new condition.
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/43B88BBA-37EB-4BFF-837B-2BD5B119DD7D_zpst577hnvt.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/43B88BBA-37EB-4BFF-837B-2BD5B119DD7D_zpst577hnvt.jpg.html)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/2FD858D3-6E02-448D-A0FB-43A0D90F94C1_zpsowin66tj.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/2FD858D3-6E02-448D-A0FB-43A0D90F94C1_zpsowin66tj.jpg.html)

I also picked up the matching Recaro from Duece Cam as well as a new buddy club passenger rail.  So those went in along with my other Crow harness
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/F461E430-0D28-4AA1-ADFC-1EBEC580ACED_zpspvaen3xq.png) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/F461E430-0D28-4AA1-ADFC-1EBEC580ACED_zpspvaen3xq.png.html)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/319CDD26-0A06-4437-AC4F-82E52006DAB4_zpsx0voecce.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/319CDD26-0A06-4437-AC4F-82E52006DAB4_zpsx0voecce.jpg.html)

The bottom water pipe was leaking so I built another one.  this one does not leak
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/B69C693B-2591-422A-92D8-26FF6366F125_zpsibjg9mym.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/B69C693B-2591-422A-92D8-26FF6366F125_zpsibjg9mym.jpg.html)

My ignition locked on me the other day, luckily while the car was being pushed and not mid-drift.  so the car no longer has an ignition switch in it.  while that happened I realized the bearings in the column were pretty dirty, so I rebuild the steering column...
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/5F186A05-7C18-4E6F-8ADA-647B946C5200_zpsibsqlmxo.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/5F186A05-7C18-4E6F-8ADA-647B946C5200_zpsibsqlmxo.jpg.html)

Also as much as I love the bracket I made, the e-brake reservoir is fucking dumb, because the spout is tapered with no barb, so as you tighten a hose clamp, it pushes the hose off...  so I bought a aftermarket sport bike brake reservoir...  it does look nicer...
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/B03C327C-AF12-4E36-BB4E-7E844132B169_zpst2cu6lip.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/B03C327C-AF12-4E36-BB4E-7E844132B169_zpst2cu6lip.jpg.html)

I checked and topped fluids, exchanged my dead 4 month old optima battery for a new one.. then because my ground cable is red, and my positive cable is black.  I coloured the battery marks to make them obvious, then loomed the cables in appropriate colours.
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/925B6A4D-DF01-4C1E-82E5-978B841A7668_zpstvzuuetb.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/925B6A4D-DF01-4C1E-82E5-978B841A7668_zpstvzuuetb.jpg.html)

then....  well Hell totally froze over this afternoon.
https://youtu.be/oHWC0bUNuXI

yes Dan..   you can stop harassing me ;)

#BuiltNotBought




Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: haymaker on June 15, 2015, 07:26:02 PM
yay! now you can harass me! my car is getting taken apart again!
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on June 15, 2015, 10:24:08 PM
That awkward moment when you finally finish your drift car, but your friends don't have drift cars anymore :/
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Hackeduphachi on June 16, 2015, 09:12:11 AM
Or they move the same day you finish your car :/
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: twincharger on June 16, 2015, 10:24:34 AM
So, it's ready to drift?

I want to see that front suspension in action!

When is your first event?
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on June 16, 2015, 11:10:49 AM
Street tune this weekend.   Fluid changes then contacting tony at UMS.

July is a maybe, but I'd say September is a go.  I'll have to check the date and compare it to my on call dates
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Wangchung_Tonight on June 16, 2015, 04:31:43 PM
I'm excited to see you shred this skank up!
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on July 21, 2015, 09:50:01 AM
Apparently I broke more than the clutch pedal adjuster.  I tried to do some street tuning yesterday but the clutch was either on or off like trying to use a clutch with an controller button on Xbox.   Nearly impossible to drive.  Dug into the car some and found the clutch master push rid is bent pretty significantly.  Explains all of my clutch issues when I think about it.


Never skip leg day.   


Only hiccup so far.  Fingers crossed.  Car feels solid, seat position is comfortable.   Ebrake doesn't seem to be intruding on steering motions.  1st, 2nd, 3rd, and reverse all shift smoothly.  But then again I knew Trans was in good shape.  Brakes work, need bedded and broke in and tested at higher thresholds but works.  Fenders/wheels rub at almost lock - lock.  Not concerned yet.

I need a full size gas can.

I've now stalled this car over 100 times already

Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on August 09, 2015, 01:11:57 PM
Got everything sorted fitment wise.  Andrew drove the car into the single car garage.  He said it was better but still pretty fucked.   I haven't driven it yet but I'm thinking I blew out the master.   I bent a pedal adjuster bushing and bent the push rod after-all.   I'll see if I can get off my ass and swap it out for my spare today.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on January 21, 2016, 01:14:36 PM
After dicking with the clutch system for way to long I dropped the gear box to investigated.  What I found was disappointing.   I found nothing.  Nothing wrong at all.   So I took a fresh street disk, and installed it with the beefcake pressure plate from my 4-puck.


Turns out the 4 puck is just too much for a mostly stock 20v.   Car is now drive able again.  Got another project on the lift now but all the car should need is to have the clutch bled a final time and the hydro filled and tested.

I have a small water leak somewhere too that I need to trace.   


Talking to Denofa about getting me an ACT or Exeddy on that sponsor life hookup price

Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: haymaker on January 21, 2016, 07:44:04 PM
your melon is so happy to be touched by you that it pee'd a little
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: twincharger on January 24, 2016, 11:38:32 AM
A N/A 20v is not really a torque monster, so a less race oriented clutch should hold the power just fine.

Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Deuce Cam on January 24, 2016, 07:09:16 PM
Yeah it will probably be easier on the drivetrain too.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on May 20, 2016, 08:09:38 PM
Just left UMS Tuning

Car did 26.8hp 56.9ft/lbs at 3,100 RPM


Turns out the EMS-4 and the Toyota CAS fucking hate each other.   







Sigh.      I keep trying guys 😔
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: Deuce Cam on May 21, 2016, 09:00:12 AM
Bummer.

Your post reminded me that I'd read something about this before. Unfortunately club fags search doesnt work... this is all i could find:
http://club4ag.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1510&start=20
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on May 21, 2016, 11:51:51 AM
Yeah.  I'm not the first.   So the goal now is to use one of these, ( http://aemelectronics.com/?q=products/ignition-components/engine-position-module-epm ) and some how, stuff it inside the oem distributor so that the oem distributor drives the AEM EPM.   They make one for small/big blocks, one for Honda B/D/F/H motors, and one that's "universal"


I think I read a while back of converting to Honda dizzy.   So i get to spend a few days digging to find that info.   If I can just buy the Honda suited EPM and bolt it up its no big deal at all.   But my build doesn't go that smooth for tires let alone an aftermarket dizzy.



There is one other thing.   I'm deaf now,   Ears are still ringing.   Car never got above 3,900rpm and its louder than just about any other combustion engine I've witnessed.   I probably needs a muffler.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: twincharger on May 21, 2016, 05:38:08 PM
Ummm, don't you have a silvertop ECU?

Why the AEM box then?
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on May 21, 2016, 06:24:05 PM
I've never had a ST Ecu


I had a BT/E-Manage blue setup but decided to go AEM instead.


One bite at a time
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: haymaker on May 22, 2016, 09:30:12 AM
i have the sr20 disc if you need to measure for fitment


don't give up, or me and brendan will pelt you with shift knobs
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on June 04, 2016, 08:25:57 AM
I've got the AEM puck thanks to Fida just ordering one.   He's quite the guy


Still need a distributor to machine down. 

Also want to pull a 7AFE dizzy and see if that can be made to work, cuz then I can start making these bad boys
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on November 20, 2016, 04:25:20 PM
Yikes.   Anyway finally shipped out my distributor crap to John Russakoff at JSP Fab.   Hopefully he can come up with some kind of distributor for me.   Till then, we wait.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: twincharger on November 21, 2016, 05:50:37 AM
From c4ag
" According to their tech support, the EMS-4 really wants to see the more modern square wave versus the older sinusoidal (curved) wave that the 4agze CAS puts out. "

You can get the parts for a dual VR convertor for a megasquirt here... $35

https://www.diyautotune.com/support/tech/hardware/zeal-daughterboard/

I'm quite surprised that A> the ECU won't accept VR inputs, and B> A tuner would have a hard time with that.

All the Toyotas I have worked on have used VR sensors.

An ECU manufacturer would be missing out on lots of potential customers by not working with their sensors.

An engine tuner would see this kind of problem every day.

You can either use the VR convertor to convert to a square wave, or replace the pickup coils in the distributor base with Hall sensors from a Ford.

Then you will have square waves for your ECU.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on November 26, 2016, 08:14:57 PM
Yeah, apparently this is the sole reason 4AGE guys don't go AEM, and with all the other things involved in swapping 20v's it's no wonder guys are just jumping into BEAMs and F20c and K24 swaps.   

There are a few ways of going about it that can work.   I'm going with the AEM Engine Position Module because A: It's what AEM designed specifically for their computers and will have the best signal for the unit according to AEM. And B: will be hidden at the back of the head and keep the engine bay looking as clean as it does now without adding a Hall effect sensor and trigger wheel to the crank.   I've already gone too far down the rabbit hole as to not "cut corners".  So what's a few more lost paychecks at this point?   John just notified me that he has my stuff and will take a look at it this week now that the Black Friday deals he has going on are here, and almost over.


On that note, I took advantage of said sale and picked up a few things from him yesterday, should arrive this week.

I also figured since I can't drive the car, and it's my birthday today, that I can continue to make it more riced out by ordering up some underglow.  Gonna take a look at strobe kits on Cyber Monday.   Bring your sunglasses.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: twincharger on November 28, 2016, 08:42:25 AM
Hey, Happy Birthday!

FYI I run a 20v and put a homemade trigger wheel inside a cam sprocket and I read it with a hall sensor.

It gives square waves to megasquirt.

There's a plug where my distributor would normally be.

Underglow...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Waterproof-Super-Bright-5M-3528-5050-5630-SMD-300-600-LED-Flexible-Strip-light-/152286316780?var=451484058369&hash=item2374f8c8ec:g:DFUAAOSwuzRXck5W
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on November 28, 2016, 10:55:38 AM
If this doesn't work out like I want I may come to you for advice on a setup similar to yours.   Always down to learn.


As far as the underglow, I didn't do the super cheap thing, but not far off.  I almost went to StreetGlow but decided against it.   I bought a eBay kit that has two 30" tubes and two 48" tubes.  Waterproof.  Comes with a controller that gives you 7 colour options, and will sync to your audio outputs.

I also just bought strobes this morning.   Wear your shades kids.   My car is going to give seizures
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on December 08, 2016, 03:06:24 PM
For the ones who don't mess with the gram....


https://youtu.be/1Io13dRB3vU
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on February 14, 2017, 08:28:52 AM
How to ruin your life via stupid shit box V6.321


(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b51/Sideways86/5F278D48-778A-4774-9568-D24D492BD3D4_zpswnpk4jn2.jpeg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Sideways86/media/5F278D48-778A-4774-9568-D24D492BD3D4_zpswnpk4jn2.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: twincharger on February 15, 2017, 08:11:08 AM
Have you got that distributor sorted out yet?
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on February 15, 2017, 02:50:17 PM
I think so.   JSP is working on it and just got back to me a few days ago.   The picture above is what we are thinking currently and it should be on his site for purchase soon.


From what I understand, you will bolt the AEM EPM puck onto the adapter plate.  You will press out the existing CAS timing gear, press on a new adapter shaft.   Then set TDC on the AEM EPM, and bolt the adapter plate onto the distributor in the same way you would a JSP/SQ-Engineering/any other distributor block off shield.   That will keep the EPM firmly inside the notch on the custom shaft, and will drive the new sensor with no need to source any additional parts.

Based on the pace of things I'm hoping that 6 months will be the absolute longest time frame before its sorted and installed and we can test


(I got kinda shuffled behind some big names like JTP.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: twincharger on February 17, 2017, 10:27:00 AM
No pic??

I looked it up, it gives you 24 crank pulses and 1 cam pulse.

Isn't the 20v set up for 20 crank pulses and 1 cam pulse?

What inputs can the AEM use?  If you can choose the number of teeth on the trigger wheel, that opens up your options a lot.

It seems easy enough just to get a hall sensor (x2) and a custom trigger wheel.

..or the $35 VR convertor.

Don't wait 6 months...
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on February 17, 2017, 03:48:42 PM
No pictures due to all my stuff being in California at the moment.   I can only be as fast as the turn around time.

Iirc the stock CAS is a 24:1 just like the AEM unit.


Build has been 7+ years.  What's another few months.  Cars never gonna be done anyway lol.   Only thing it has ever been good for is justifying my alcohol intake, and documenting my poor decisions
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on April 05, 2017, 08:41:04 AM
Just found out Nagashima is recently single.....    Guess I gotta go back to Irwindale this year and make an ass out of myself all over again.



Still waiting on parts back from JSP.   No real updates
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on October 10, 2017, 01:43:08 PM
Wow.  120 days...

So JSP basically just dicked me around for 11 months lol.   Got the stuff back from him missing some parts.  Whatever.  He makes great products but I'm completely dissatisfied with his customer service and how he handled my business. 🤷🏻‍♂️

Found a new Machinest in Dewey, dude is awesome. I'll drop his Email in my post.

Instead of an adapter plate I'm having him do a 1 off piece.  May have these for sale soon.

(https://s1.postimg.org/14pzp1xxwv/IMG_2108.png)
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: twincharger on October 13, 2017, 09:02:26 AM
You have one of these?

(https://d5otzd52uv6zz.cloudfront.net/g-5070cae5-4737-4c23-8ef0-b01425891002-800.jpg)

Put a slot in your intake cam bolt and fab a bracket to hold this in front of it.

Plug distributor hole.

Drift.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on October 13, 2017, 12:43:19 PM
No.  That's the Honda kit.   I have a "universal" puck.   Same part without the base.


I can have a 20v base (my post above) made for less than the cost of that Honda unit.


Plus, I potentially have a part/fix for AEM to 4AGE 20v solution.   There is a market out there, not a large one, but it's there.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on October 15, 2017, 10:52:57 AM
(https://s1.postimg.org/9cbogyc67j/IMG_2257.jpg)

Still needs the new shaft produced
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on October 18, 2017, 02:38:43 PM
(https://s1.postimg.org/49cer5ip9r/IMG_2316.jpg)
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on October 20, 2017, 10:17:18 AM
(https://s1.postimg.org/7ntgrxo7fj/00202_FAE-0_CD3-44_D2-8997-_CCABB8816603.jpg)
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on October 21, 2017, 08:07:10 PM
Test fit the new part today.   The bolt tab is too thin, causing the stock bolt to bottom out before tightening the part.   This can be fixed using a shorter bolt or washers.   The production run will correct this issue.

Also since JSP lost the pin to attach the distributor gear, my new machinist installed a roll pin to attach the gear.   This is putting load on the gear and eliminating the "universal joint" effect, due to the gear not being able to pivot slightly.   This was my mistake as I didn't explain this to the Machinest and obviously he didn't have one to measure since it was lost.   He's gonna make be a replacement Toyota pin.   Should be tuning in a matter of weeks.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on November 01, 2017, 10:09:35 AM
(https://s1.postimg.org/1tula9y6tb/IMG_2617.jpg)

New part is back and installed in the car already.   It looks nice!   Andrew is going to do the wiring change from the Toyota Dizzy to the new AEM one, then we can re-set timing and do a base tune to test.

Hopefully that goes well then it'll be back to UMS for a tune.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on November 26, 2017, 10:51:08 AM
It works!!!

We got the car fired this weekend.   Took us a little to get her timed up we ended up being 360 degrees out.  But it fired up great and had no issue above 3300RPM.   Motor revs clean up to the 5700RPM fuel cut that Tony left on it from the last dyno session.    It doesn't want to hot start.   But that's fine.    I gotta clean up some minor things, and find a trailer to borrow and set up a time with Tony at UMS.



Pumped!
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on January 04, 2018, 11:19:42 AM
So UMS session yesterday went better than the first.   Unfortunately we forgot a fuse so we had to cut open the harness to trace out the vvt solenoid... to find we forgot a fuse....  now I'm gonna have to talk Fida into fixing it so it's still pretty.   

Looks like the water pump is leaking above 6500rpm.  Gonna have to investigate that.   As well as fix another small coolant leak.


Car made 112hp and 98ft/lbs on pump 91 on Tony's DynaPack Dyno.  Engine revs fine with the new distributor in place and sounds healthy and mean.   It's far too loud.  I need to put atleast one muffler on it.   We did drop a cylinder on the last pull after we finished the Rev limiter and decel tuning.   Pretty sure I'm going to find a fouled plug, or a fried coil pack from riding limiter so much/so long.


It spits flames about 8-10" outthe tail pipe.    I'm pretty sure I have a 1:1 ratio between decibels and horse power....    meh.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: twincharger on January 05, 2018, 11:45:47 AM
So UMS session yesterday went better than the first.   Unfortunately we forgot a fuse so we had to cut open the harness to trace out the vvt solenoid... to find we forgot a fuse....  now I'm gonna have to talk Fida into fixing it so it's still pretty.   

Looks like the water pump is leaking above 6500rpm.  Gonna have to investigate that.   As well as fix another small coolant leak.


Car made 112hp and 98ft/lbs on pump 91 on Tony's DynaPack Dyno.  Engine revs fine with the new distributor in place and sounds healthy and mean.   It's far too loud.  I need to put atleast one muffler on it.   We did drop a cylinder on the last pull after we finished the Rev limiter and decel tuning.   Pretty sure I'm going to find a fouled plug, or a fried coil pack from riding limiter so much/so long.

It spits flames about 8-10" outthe tail pipe.    I'm pretty sure I have a 1:1 ratio between decibels and horse power....    meh.

That's about 135 hp at the crank.  Not too bad..

Glad to hear it finally runs.

When's its first track day?
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on January 06, 2018, 04:08:23 PM
Well if we go off a average drivetrain loss of 30%, and factor that with the 111hp rating on the last pull, we get 158Crank Horsepower.    Iirc toyota gave the silvertop a 160hp rating (crank) from factory.   

We've already determined that the engine is struggling to breathe with the "stock" airbox/rwd top piece setup.   

Looking at those numbers, I'm happy.   Also considering that my rev limiter is 100rpm lower than stock, but power peaks at 7600-7800 so it's kinda irrelevant.   

It's really loud.   And the most efficient noise reducer is a turbo,   Soooo.   Well let's just say it's no longer NOT an option
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on January 22, 2018, 09:45:06 AM
 I actually drive the car for the first time yesterday.    It hesitates slightly around roughly 3,000-3,500.

It needs an alignment and fresh tires.   But she scoots along well.

Little things left to do such as finish the body stuff, tidy up some wiring, triple check fluids, get some gauges installed, put some miles on it.

I plan on driving her in March at the Drag n Drift events.   So make sure you come out and see the car before it gets destroyed lol
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on January 22, 2018, 07:12:31 PM
Boom.

(https://s17.postimg.org/hem2fa16n/IMG_3772.jpg)
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on January 29, 2018, 03:44:23 PM
Took her out for the first time last night.   Went down the road to the Beyond Donuts Cafe X LastPlaceCo X ForeignLTD meet.   Was a big turnout.

Here are visuals.


(https://s9.postimg.org/mw1n8ad7j/IMG_3849.jpg)

(https://s9.postimg.org/ia5izyetr/IMG_3853.jpg)

(https://s9.postimg.org/hkmqnl6kf/IMG_3857.jpg)
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on February 25, 2018, 10:26:52 AM
Bleeding the ebrake proves to be difficult.   The reservoir is from a sport bike, so you have to constantly too off or risk sucking air into the system.  Also I had to relocate it slightly because the line goes above the brake master and it's almost the same height as the reservoir.

So now that's fixed, and all three reservoirs are easier to fill.   So that's a win.


Ahh the exhaust has been tucked up tighter to the under body in hopes of clearing the trailer when loading.   Also the tip was put on finally


No updates besides that.

(https://s9.postimg.org/yon8li2mn/IMG_4117.jpg)
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on February 26, 2018, 07:38:15 AM
Me and the woman went shopping for helmets yesterday.   We didn't intend to match but we both ended up liking HJC helmets and their flat black. 

She got a FG-17,  I got myself a AR-10 iii.    Both are Snell2015 rated.   So we should be good for the next 5 years hopefully. 

I'm trying to wrap up a big project at work installing sensors on every machine and wiring the building for automated true counting...   the setup week starts the 13th which means I have to be done by then.   If I finish by Friday the 9th, I'll actually get my saturdays back in time to go hit the drift even March 10th.    Hustle hustle hustle.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on February 27, 2018, 11:52:27 AM
Hydro brake is functional.   8)
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: twincharger on February 28, 2018, 08:18:20 AM
What's left to do?
Do you need help?
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on February 28, 2018, 10:22:35 AM
Off the top of my head...

Gauge cluster / gauges
Foot plate for passenger side
Tidy up and repair a couple small wiring things
Cut/shape/finish the side skirts and install
Install the diffuser
Make front canards
True alignment and corner balance
Replace transmission tailshaft seal
Install magnet inside gas door compartment
Make a carbon Sunroof delete
Solid mount the strobe controller box instead of zip ties

However....

Realistic drift event prep:

Bleed rear foot brakes
Top off trans fluid
Check air pressure on tires and spare tires
Fida wants to install a temporary dummy alarm light since the gauges aren't done.
Put the radio shroud in
Top off the fuel tank
Pick up the new helmets
Foil tape the firewall/floor openings
Nut and bolt anything un marked

I think that's about it.   It's more or less already ready to go.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: twincharger on March 01, 2018, 08:15:09 AM

Gauge cluster / gauges                                           - Yea, that would be important.
Install magnet inside gas door compartment             - Tape
Bleed rear foot brakes                                             -Easier with help
Fida wants to install a temporary dummy alarm light. - Remove battery?
Put the radio shroud in                                             - Lots of sharp metal pieces under there, good idea.
Foil tape the firewall/floor openings                           - That passes tech?

I might be able to help on Saturday...
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: BoxyShazam on March 01, 2018, 08:56:42 AM
Get it done and bring it to the event at Musselman on the 4th! I drive my bucket down there and back. You'll be fine  ;D
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on March 01, 2018, 09:44:21 AM

Gauge cluster / gauges                                           - Yea, that would be important. (I have a oil pressure gauge lol.  Water temp is steam/Fuel Gauge is a stall/Voltage Gauge is nothing works/Fuel Pressure is in the engine Bay.   Or I can plug in a laptop and data log)
Install magnet inside gas door compartment             - Tape  (Solid Plan-B)
Bleed rear foot brakes                                             -Easier with help (Indeed)
Fida wants to install a temporary dummy alarm light. - Remove battery? (As in if the ECU gets any alarm condition a orange light will go on.)
Put the radio shroud in                                             - Lots of sharp metal pieces under there, good idea. (It also looks much nicer)
Foil tape the firewall/floor openings                           - That passes tech?  (It does in Formula Drift *shrug*)

I might be able to help on Saturday...  (I have Saturday off due to having to work Sunday per IT guys request, so maybe I can buy pizza.)


Musselman is March 4th or April?   I won't be doing anything other than the donut meet this weekend, in fact work may be stopping me from that.
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on March 12, 2018, 01:43:57 PM
I drove this thing at the event on the 10th, kinda.   Suffered misfiring issues just before arriving to the track and battled it all night.   I got maybe 9-10 runs in with a car running 100%.  Suspension seemed close to what I want.  The front wheels offset is a bit much.   The fact that the car is basically square makes it kinda twitchy but I think I can tune and drive around that at least some.

I keep loosing coil packs.  1 they are junk yard coils, and 2, I think we found today that we were running wasted-wasted spark instead of wasted spark, so I think we can have that fixed soon.

On the upside.   KP got some rad photos of the car :)
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on March 27, 2018, 09:22:49 AM
So failing fuel pump/clogged pre-screen maybe?

I should have spare parts anyway.   Currently waiting for pay day to order a couple fresh Denso pumps.

🤷🏻‍♂️

Enjoy a pic

(https://s18.postimg.org/l4k846p89/IMG_4490.jpg)
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on May 03, 2018, 11:00:40 AM
Found the misfire issue.   Tank was so badly full of rust and mud.  Pre-screen clogged.


I've been cleaning the tank for days, not sure if I can save it.   But I did source one that was cleaned and treated with POR-15.  So I should have the car ready to go this weekend.   

Did some camber adjustments to try and get more front end grip in the car

Fixed the hydro-ebrake and confirmed she skids.



I've got a few months to get the car ready for desert meihan
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: twincharger on May 10, 2018, 08:01:35 PM
Fuel cell because racecar!

I saw your front-end setup, was interested to hear how it performs...

Adjusting your dwell setting should cool the coil packs.

What coils are you using?
Title: Re: Project: Frosted Melon
Post by: SidewaysEightSix on May 17, 2018, 04:09:58 PM
I'm using 1ZZ/Prius coils.   

I was pleasantly surprised how good the suspension feels straight away.   I need to dial in some things but the car feels so good on track


I just received my two new gas tanks I ordered.  Should be driving as soon as I get a day free