ep70 custom NA engine build (many many pics inside, be warned!)

Discussion in 'Chill Out Room' started by rage, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. rage

    rage Paid Member

    let's try it here.

    a friend of mine has a ep70 boxy starlet and he had a badly worn out engine.
    was using a lot of oil and running a bit to lean. had a stock 1.3 carb engine with 100 vacuum hoses. very prone to problems.

    so... he thought: rip out the engine and fit something else! something better!

    he bought a 5efe block but turned out that the seller screwed us with a bad block. crank was shot...

    think... think.... toyota is like lego! so why nog throw something together from a big pile of parts?

    and the idea was formed to build a new type of engine. combining parts from a 2E, 2E-E, 4EFE, 5EFE engine.

    first up: stripping the car down:

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    derusting the bare 2E block

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    Masking

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    primer

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    also working on the gearbox

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    gearbox painted

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    fitting the new larger radiator

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    quite massive compared to the old one :D

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    gearbox all painted up

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    engine has the last coat of paint on it

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    2e-e ecu now fits on the p7 ecu brackets.

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    strippen!

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    clutch pump wast in the best condition anymore, swapped it for the ep81 version which fits after a few modifications

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    en ep82 brakes are better aswell, so we modified it to fit on the ep70

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    cleaning!

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    rdy for sanding


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    decided to paint the engine bay black so the red engine will stand out nicely

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    looking good:

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    in the meantime toyonut was fiddeling with the wire looms.
    as we mixed up 4 types of engines the loom needed a lot of work

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    also fitted a home made lower arm bar

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    custom brake cylinder stopper

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    put the front end back together

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    don't underestimate the work that goes into the loom :D everything is custom on this build

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    painting parts...

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    new disks, pads, repainted..

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    why buy if you can make it yourself?
    custom copper headgasket in progress :D

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    it fits :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6BYwkXfisY&feature=youtu.be

    more goodies!

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    block was rehoned to fit the 5E pistons

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    fitted pistons: (cleaned the 5E pistons)

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    had to machine the oil pump sprocket a bit

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    finally we get to the assembly of the engine

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    nice and clean

    copper headgasket

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    fitting the head:

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    parts parts and more parts

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    bling!

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    everything bolted to the engine, time to fit the gearbox

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    box fitted

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    rdy to drop it in

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    and in she is

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    and last but not least! she ran for the first time!
    fuelpump was busted so we started her on brake cleaner but she fired up straight away.
    so now we need to finnish up the loom, exhaust and a lot of small fiddely bits but she's getting there!

    we have a runner!:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPKAq8OOKx4
     
  2. accent_97

    accent_97 Registered User +

    nice work there rage is it still 1331cc?
     
  3. markostarletturbo

    markostarletturbo Paid Member

    Nice mate good work
     
  4. whitestarlet

    whitestarlet Registered User +

    Very nice a lot of work went into that!!! good job
     
  5. toyonut

    toyonut Fresh Recruit

    Bored & Honed the 2E block to fit the 74mm 5EFE pistons, so it is now as a 4E 1334cc's because the 2E had 73mm pistons
     
  6. Sheldon

    Sheldon Malta Area Rep.

    welldone! nice:)
     
  7. yaristurbo

    yaristurbo Registered User +

    That white on black bay looks sex
     
  8. GT-TD04

    GT-TD04 Supermoderator

    Thats some work,fair play to ya
     
  9. SupaStu

    SupaStu Paid Member

    Amazing job gents.

    The colour scheme looks great ! :)
     
  10. GP82

    GP82 Registered User +

    Great work Rage, Toyonut has done the same thing as you with the custom copper headgasket!
     
  11. rage

    rage Paid Member

    this is toyonuts car :) we are building it in my garage ;)
     
  12. malcolmgt

    malcolmgt Paid Member

  13. rage

    rage Paid Member

    loads more to do though :)

    the loom needs to be finnished, suspention, welding the new exhaust, etc. etc.
    but we'll get there!
     
  14. gt_turbo!

    gt_turbo! Fresh Recruit

    class build man
     
  15. rage

    rage Paid Member

  16. toyonut

    toyonut Fresh Recruit

    First problems: bubbles air in coolant... After retorquing head discovered a loose headbolt... To short... damn
     

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