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NIXmx

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PostSubject: WHY do I keep putting time and effort into my 4A-C?   Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:10 pm

Day after day I keep asking myself "Why even bother with this dam engine?" My engine has over 200k on it. it smokes, makes all sorts of noise, and doesn't make my car drive around. I have 2 4ACs in my garage that I can swap out, but I don't know their condition either. All I can do is a compression and leak down test. For the amount of money it will take to rebuild the engine, I could finish putting my BT 20v together. All it needs is a gasket set, bearings, and rings. Everything else is done. Either that or go to the junkyard, buy a 1UZ, and put that in the car. Very Happy




But for some dam reason, I don't know what it is, I still keep and buy parts for the dam 4AC.



CURSE YOU 4AC ENGINE!!!!!



...I'm addicted to the sohc... cherry
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PostSubject: Re: WHY do I keep putting time and effort into my 4A-C?   Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:56 pm

NIXmx wrote:
Day after day I keep asking myself "Why even bother with this dam engine?" My engine has over 200k on it. it smokes, makes all sorts of noise, and doesn't make my car drive around. I have 2 4ACs in my garage that I can swap out, but I don't know their condition either. All I can do is a compression and leak down test. For the amount of money it will take to rebuild the engine, I could finish putting my BT 20v together. All it needs is a gasket set, bearings, and rings. Everything else is done. Either that or go to the junkyard, buy a 1UZ, and put that in the car. Very Happy




But for some dam reason, I don't know what it is, I still keep and buy parts for the dam 4AC.



CURSE YOU 4AC ENGINE!!!!!



...I'm addicted to the sohc... cherry




your a non conformist just like every one else on this forum. welcome to the joys and tears of the 4ac.
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PostSubject: Re: WHY do I keep putting time and effort into my 4A-C?   Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:36 am

NIXmx wrote:
All it needs is a gasket set, bearings, and rings. Everything else is done.

lmao huh???? what have you done to it so far if all it needs is rebuilt?


NIXmx wrote:
My engine has over 200k on it.
its just broken in now
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PostSubject: Re: WHY do I keep putting time and effort into my 4A-C?   Thu Apr 15, 2010 5:48 pm

that would explain why mine still runs like crap, i got another 55k till shes properly broken in, lol


NIXmx wrote:
My engine has over 200k on it.
its just broken in now[/quote]
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PostSubject: Re: WHY do I keep putting time and effort into my 4A-C?   Tue May 04, 2010 3:02 pm

because man,
4acs have the soul, resiliency, and balls that dohc's dont have.
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PostSubject: Re: WHY do I keep putting time and effort into my 4A-C?   Tue May 04, 2010 5:18 pm

Urbanite714 wrote:
because man,
4acs have the soul, resiliency, and balls that dohc's dont have.

In my opinion, they don't. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: WHY do I keep putting time and effort into my 4A-C?   Tue May 04, 2010 8:23 pm

NIXmx wrote:
Urbanite714 wrote:
because man,
4acs have the soul, resiliency, and balls that dohc's dont have.

In my opinion, they don't. Sad

i guess you'll just have to buy yours just like the local domestics seen them hangin off the
back .... lolz http://www.bullsballs.com/ scroll down
for your color choice Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: WHY do I keep putting time and effort into my 4A-C?   Wed May 05, 2010 1:03 am

NIXmx wrote:
Urbanite714 wrote:
because man,
4acs have the soul, resiliency, and balls that dohc's dont have.

In my opinion, they don't. Sad


hah.
then why are you on here? cheers
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PostSubject: Re: WHY do I keep putting time and effort into my 4A-C?   Wed May 05, 2010 7:32 am

Urbanite714 wrote:
NIXmx wrote:
Urbanite714 wrote:
because man,
4acs have the soul, resiliency, and balls that dohc's dont have.

In my opinion, they don't. Sad


hah.
then why are you on here? cheers


Well, it's not because these engines are to be comparable to a 2JZGTE...lol


I'm here for many reasons. Most the same as why others are here. Why did you join?


-I love being different.
-The engines are a dime a dozen.
-To "prove" something to the dohc guys, even though I have a 20v...
-To surprise people.
-To trek into new territory. Think back in 2005 a 7AC was a thought in more than 8 people's minds?
-To be a part of a small, diverse, global community.
-To be a part of a movement.



Yeah, if I had a choice of a 4AGE or 4AC, both fresh from Toyota, I'd choose the 4AGE. Because I wasn't even a twinkle in my dads eye when they were new n the market, at lease the RWD version. But I will gladly take a 4AC today. A friend and myself are making a name for ourselves here in Vegas. there is a large and very active car enthusiast community here. Small example, we have out own ProAM for Formula Drift this year. I've "converted" a few people to buy a Weber and cam instead of doing a "GTS" swap in their AE86s.


So don't get me wrong. As I said, it's a love hate thing. I'm sure you all understand that.
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PostSubject: Re: WHY do I keep putting time and effort into my 4A-C?   Wed May 05, 2010 9:27 pm

I'm and old guy here. But back in 1986 I had a '83 Corolla Hardtop SR5 with a 4AC motor and the ae86 suspension. This was the last year they made the "square" ones and were transitioning to the AE86. To me it was worth the effort, yeah I could of dropped in a 3TC or I would of loved a 4AGE but mine came with a 4AC. I rebuilt the engine .020 over, new rings/piston, reground my cam (Crower) threw on a pair of Mikuni 40's then later a pair of SK 40's (OER), Paeco header, free-flow exhaust, adjust the valves, played with the timing, Centerforce clutch, ITG foam filters and to me this was something worth doing. It was being different. Plus the motor had lots of tourque. BTW, I do have the intake manifold for sidedrafts listed in the classifieds.
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PostSubject: Re: WHY do I keep putting time and effort into my 4A-C?   Thu May 06, 2010 1:42 am

rustycorolla wrote:
I'm and old guy here. But back in 1986 I had a '83 Corolla Hardtop SR5 with a 4AC motor and the ae86 suspension. This was the last year they made the "square" ones and were transitioning to the AE86. To me it was worth the effort, yeah I could of dropped in a 3TC or I would of loved a 4AGE but mine came with a 4AC. I rebuilt the engine .020 over, new rings/piston, reground my cam (Crower) threw on a pair of Mikuni 40's then later a pair of SK 40's (OER), Paeco header, free-flow exhaust, adjust the valves, played with the timing, Centerforce clutch, ITG foam filters and to me this was something worth doing. It was being different. Plus the motor had lots of tourque. BTW, I do have the intake manifold for sidedrafts listed in the classifieds.

Oh man!!! PLEASE tell me/us that you have pictures. You will become an instant legend here.
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PostSubject: Re: WHY do I keep putting time and effort into my 4A-C?   Thu May 06, 2010 2:45 am

I have no idea why I like the 4AC. I could swap in a 4AGE a 5speed trans from a junkyard here for under $400, but I can’t bring myself to get ride of the 4AC. I guess it’s because of the uniqueness, and for the retro appeal.

I actually have to be careful not spend too much funds on it until my Escort is finished, like the sexy sidedraft manifold that rustycorolla just posted for sale, lol.
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PostSubject: Re: WHY do I keep putting time and effort into my 4A-C?   Thu May 06, 2010 11:07 am

That was 23 years ago. unfortuanately, my vehicle was stolen, but without the parts in it. I will try to dig up some old pics of the engine bay.
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