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#1 ARO_10

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 09:31 PM

Here's the start of the topic link if you want to read the start of the project.

http://www.austarlet...rt=#entry108461


Well the wiring in an ARO isnt the best so I've figured out & a pain in the arse to follow. I've started to install the new fuse box as the old one was very dodgy.

From what I can tell it should be reasonably easy to hook up the ECU loom as most of it is just power & sensors to the engine. The rest of the wiring is ARO specific.

Ill keep updates as i can.

Also how do i attach pictures here.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 09:03 AM

www.photobucket.com upload 'em there and use the img code thingy...

Damn you got a decent project there good luck!! laugh.gif


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Posted 23 May 2008 - 05:41 PM

QUOTE(ricjames @ 21 May 2008, 08:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
www.photobucket.com upload 'em there and use the img code thingy...

Damn you got a decent project there good luck!! laugh.gif



Thanks bloke. Ive pretty much figured out the wiring part of things. Just have to wait for the gearbox to be finished & start making the engine mounts.
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Posted 18 June 2008 - 10:42 AM

Well guys & girls, I finally found what cars have the same 12pin plug the goes to the EP91 Glanza V ECU. Aparantly the pre 98 WRX's have the same plug along with some toyota's & mitsi's.

Just gotta find the right cars now. shouldn't be to hard.

On another note the front brake rotors turned up a week ago. It currently has 9mm solid discs with the old Renault 12 slide calipers. I got a set of DBA 5000 formula 3 rotors & will ude Dihaust Feroza calipers so it can stop as well as go.

The gearbox is being mated up to the engine at the moment and the fuel system is almost finished once i get some piping & reinstall the fuel tank, then just have to wait for the tax cheque to get the pump's.

So far thats about it for the non booring stuff & frustrating things.

Ill keep you posted for thoes interested, also pictures will be coming when I get the film developed.
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Posted 23 June 2008 - 07:44 PM

I have been looking around from a month or two trying to find a bloody ECU plug for the EP91 Glanza V computer.

FINALLY I found one out of a 7AFE corolla. Pluged straight in.

Now just for the wiring the bugger up. Should be a sinch only 3 wires plus a few others.

Just have to finish the gearbox to motor adaption which by the looks of it ill end up using a sprinter bell housing so there's less machining needed of the bell housing itself.

Ill post pics when I get the developed.
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Posted 24 June 2008 - 10:05 AM

keep up the good work. post some pictures of your beast and the process!!

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 11:07 AM

Here's some pictures of the conversion with the Renault R12 engine that got cooked.

Ill get some more of the 4EFTE engine process soon.

Also has some pics of the stereo system.










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Posted 27 June 2008 - 10:26 AM

awesome!!! you are going to have so much fun! will you be taking it off road after the conversion is complete?

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 11:24 AM

Yeah every now & then but as it's only 2WD wont be to much of the real muddy clay driving.

Probably mainly beach driving.
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Posted 24 July 2008 - 08:32 AM

A quick update on the 4EFTE conversion.

The power side of the ECU is pretty much all wired up.

The lift pump is installed for the surge tank.

Thermo fan, main fuel pump, starter relays all in & hooked up for power.

Dash is done, once the Tacho is in also the dash will be bolted in.

Just waiting on the engine & gearbox to be done which hoipefully will be in the next week or so.

One thing I did find out. The CT9 turbo when left for a long time can clog up with a hell of alot of oily crap, but also found out Penetrene & Diesel work great to get rid of it.




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Posted 22 August 2008 - 07:11 PM

Finally the engine & gearbox adaption is in progress. Hopefully should be done by the end of next week.

Got a new set if NGK Iridium plugs, new BOV, FMIC, Gates timing belt & some other small bits.

Fuse box is finished & ECU Wiring 95% complete.

Custom alloy radiator pressure tank is finished & will be fitted once the engine is in & sorted out what room is left.

Instrument dash is finished & tacho is hooked up, just need to connect the battery to make sure all the lights are working correctly.

Also found a set of TRD leads to replace the origional leads.

The main things left to do is the:
FMIC piping,
mounting the FMIC,
mounting the engine,
thermo fan,
engine fuel pump,
hope the plenum fits in the area I have,
remote mount oil filter,
Intercooler water spray kit,
cooling mist water/methanol injection kit.

I think that's about it for the engine conversion side of things may need to change the gearbox mount depends on the position of the gearbox.

I can't wait once its done.

I'm going to go nuts. biggrin.gif
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Posted 08 September 2008 - 01:59 PM

Well guys,

Battery connected & dash lights work, all gauges work fine. Lights still work.

ECU works & fuel pump is running the start side of the circuit also seems to be working all good.

Just tidying up the wiring side of things.

I now have a water methanol kit from coolingmist, will start the nozzle spray mounting in a few weeks.

The stereo is still going very hard as was before smile.gif

Still waiting on the engine & gearbox as its being a pain in the butt.

Here's some pics of the progress.












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Posted 10 September 2008 - 10:01 AM

hey aro
that is awesome progress, how long do you think til its on the road? would be awesome i wonder how well it willd deliver the power and everything. i find this so interesting

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 04:57 PM

QUOTE(hanimii @ 10 Sep 2008, 09:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
hey aro
that is awesome progress, how long do you think til its on the road? would be awesome i wonder how well it willd deliver the power and everything. i find this so interesting



I'll give the guy doing the gearbox adaption a ring mid next week to see how he is going. Hopefully he'll be almost done.

The power delivery shouldn't be to hard with about 80-100kg's of stereo equipment behing the front seats.

The celica 5 speed steel case gearbox's are a very strong box. Alot of people have put them behing early holden 308 V8's etc. My self included.

But the only problem will be when boost comes on. As it's an open rear diff I think I may have some traction problems in the dry & wet.

When the engine etc was bought over from Japan the compression test showed 195psi per cylinder which to me is higher than normal for a turbo engine. But I guess it'll be runnign BP Ultimate all the time anyway as I was with the previous engine.

Can't wait.

I have a water/methanol kit on its way also. If needed I can boost it a bit more & still be on the safe side of things.

I want it running & driveable by the end of October hopefully. Fingers crossed.

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 09:11 PM

i can't wait either lol yeah my friend from uni put celica 5 speed in his old eh holden i think haha i can't remember now.. good box though so it will just be rwd? just lock the diff wink.gif hehe

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 09:48 AM

QUOTE(hanimii @ 15 Sep 2008, 08:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i can't wait either lol yeah my friend from uni put celica 5 speed in his old eh holden i think haha i can't remember now.. good box though so it will just be rwd? just lock the diff wink.gif hehe


Yes it'll be just rear wheel drive now. No im not just locking/welding the diff.

Done that before & didnt turn out good at all.

If it breaks ill see what I can do with a hilux diff or early rodeo.
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Posted 17 September 2008 - 10:02 AM

Yesterday the water/methanol kit turned up.

It's a coolingmist turbo kit, just the basic one for now.

Also finally got the bloody turbo apart to put new seals in it also so I can move the housings around to get a better fit into the engine bay for the exhaust manifold and output to the intercooler.

Started the front bumper cutting away for the intercooler to fit should be finished tomorrow.





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Posted 18 September 2008 - 02:19 PM

well finally got the intercooler to fit after cutting away a little bit of the bumper.

All fits & hopefully doesnt move.









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Posted 09 October 2008 - 09:51 PM

Still waiting on the engine & gearbox to be adapted but as its a mate I can't complain & doing it cheaper.

While im waiting for that to be done I have got new fuel lines from the lift pump to the surge tank & from the engine pump to the engine. The new fuel lines weren't the easiest things to get in, they were bent to the same shape as the origional lines instead of being straight so I could bend them to fit myself. Little bastards are in now though.

Also done the wiring for the water/methanol kit with status indicator (light) to tell when the system has power (is on).

All im waiting for now is the engine back.






Edited by ARO_10, 10 October 2008 - 09:08 PM.

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 08:43 PM

looking tough, keep the pics coming.





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