Thursday, September 25, 2008

Well... It was time for some more research and talking to friend and Collegues about various things... Some obvious, and some suprises...

Injectors:
I was recommended to get the injectors cleaning, and after contacting Warren @ Pricision Auto Care, he recommended that I drop the injectors by some time next week to get them nicely cleaned. So this will be a task for this week-end.

Spark Plugs & Ignition Leads:
I wasn't initially thinking about this, but somebody pointed this out... hence, I started looking into this. But I remember from my previous cars (Supra 1989 turbo), I always used iridium spark plugs from NGK... hence, I will be going with them again... Need to further investigate from the NGK website (http://www.ngk.com.au/). Need to give them a call... see if they have them in stock.

Eurothene engine mounts:
For a while I was contemplating if I should use them or not... after Sean, and Martin (Office Collegue, who used to drive a modified datsun) convinced me I should. So I will be looking into doing that this week-end as well. Yes, I will feel the vibration of the engine in the cabin... but hey, it's a sport car, right!!!!! ;-)

A bit of a scare...
I was following somebody's 20v BT conversion on the MR2oc forum... and they were talking about a 16v injector resistor pack... That really spooked me a little while, as both Sean and myself couldn't recollect removing or seeing one!!!! After posting on the forum, somebody enlightened me that the 87 to 89 didn't have one.... Phew!

Side engine mounts...
Some people who have done the 20v BT conversion have re-used their 16v engine mounts which is pretty much 1x Bolt + 2x Nuts... Some other have just re-used the 20v engine mount, which will allow for the 2x Nuts to line up... I'm still deciding which way to go... 20v Engine mount or 16v engine mount.... Will soon find out...

Come across some easy / Nice info...
While I was looking for some info this evening, I came across a web site that had a nice/easy layout and description of the 5 Natural aspirated variants of the 4age engines.
As you can see, my engine is the 2nd from the top, the 88Kw type. The blacktop is the last series of the 4age engine. I believe, and read, that the Head design of the 20v Blacktop was actually designed by Yamaha. Similar to the 3sgte head, which was also designed by Yamaha.
I'm sure I could keep on rattling about the 4age history, etc. But that is not what this blog is about. I've put this up as reference. If you want to know more about history of the 4age engine... Google it... ;-) There are some very good sites out there.

Anyway... that's it for now... Stay tuned ...

1 comment:

mpot said...

Hey....I got a mention ;-)

It's amazing how many little bits and pieces that you need to think about when doing an engine transplant...