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RevolverDrift’s Carina Coupe E-AA63 in SHIFT

September 30, 2008 in Carina AA63 by banpei

Finally some new blog postings by RevolverDrift!

In one of the new posts he writes that SHIFT magazine (Malysian magazine) features his E-AA63 Carina Coupe:

Looking at the specs (only thing I can read) I can only conclude that his E-AA63 Carina Coupe is a fine piece of machinery! I would love to have a blacktop in mine as well! 🙂

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Quick search on AE86 at

September 29, 2008 in toyota ae86 by banpei

Amazing! I’ve never really followed Amazon since I only bought books at local stores… Since I moved to Hilversum I don’t really have a good English bookstore anymore and I’m forced to buy my English books somewhere else.

That’s when I started to use Amazon again. For the fun I wanted to know what books there were on Toyota Corolla AE86. Boy what a surprise I had! 😉

First of all: top product was Car Hacks & Mods For Dummies, which of course is utterly crap!

Then I saw that not only books were sold, but also diecast models: AE86 diecast scale model

But then I scrolled down and saw these automitve products:
FRP Toyota Corolla AE86 bodykit and Prothane (18-2010) AE86 Bushings – AE86

The bushings are even cheaper than what we sold in the AEU86 shop or PASS Racing!

Of course I did search upon “AA63”, “TA63” and “Toyota Carina” but that did not return any relevant results… I think I only search on Amazon for interchangeable parts with the AE86 then. 😉

To give an impression what Toyota Corolla AE86 stuff is available on Amazon:

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Olivér is 13 months old today!

September 28, 2008 in Olivér by banpei

I kind of forgot/skipped Olivér’s 1st birthday because we were still on holiday in Hungary back then. After wards I had too much at hand and kind of forgot to post his birthday. 🙁

Anyway, to make up for his first birthday I’ll post his 13th monthday here today! 😛
Olivér 13 months
Picture was taken this morning. He went to the barber for the first time yesterday, so that’s why his hair is short.

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AE86 with 380hp back in 1991

September 27, 2008 in toyota ae86 by banpei

I found this old footage on Youtube:

According to the user who placed the video this Corolla Levin AE86 has a 380hp turbo-ed 4AGE. Very impressive, and more impressive they did that 17 years ago!!

You can see the exhaust got a simple turbo manifold and a lot of piping go through the enginebay. The turbo is enormous, so I expect the boost being at least 16psi! Looking at the piping the car probably has an intercooler under the front air dam. And the engine is not a 4AGZE block which currently is a popular basis for turbocharging but a normal bigport (probably second generation) 4AGE: it still has the TVIS.

At first I doubted about the authenticy of this video, but if I look well to both surroundings (and clothing of the people) and other videos this user posted I can conclude that the footage is authentic! Back in those days the only modifications were functional modifications: tower brace, boost gauge, revmeter and that’s it. Other from that the car looks like a stock kouki AE86 which just rolled out of the Toyota factory!

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Hilarious: Jozin z bazin

September 26, 2008 in hilarious by banpei

This weeks hilarious posting is not one from

I got this one from my Polish colleagues some time ago and I can’t stop laughing about it when I see it. They told me they are a bunch of comedians who performed this song at national television in 1978.

Especially the guy with the weird voice belching into the cup. It reminds me of an old colleague who invented the “haubing”, which is a technique to sing when belching!

And the dancing guy: it looks like he’s got parkinson. The guy next to him doesn’t even move at all!

Here are the translated lyrics:

1. I drive Skoda 100 to camp here on Orawa
So I hurry, take a risk – go through Morawa
The monster lives there, comes out of the bog
Eats mostly Prague citizen, its name is Jozin (Joseph)

Chorus: Jozin from the bog creeps through swamp
Jozin from the bog closes to the village
Jozin from the bog edges its teeth
Jozin from the bog bites, strangles
To defeat Jozin from the bog, who could imagine, only works a plane with manure (white powder)

2. I was driving through the village on road to Vizowice
The village mayor greeted me, said to me during drinking Sliwowica (DIY plum vodka)
‘The one who will bring Jozin dead or alive
gets my daughter and a half of National Agrarian Farm

Chorus: Jozin…

3. I said: ‘give me a plane and powder, mayor,
I’ll bring you Jozin, I see no trouble about that’,
Mayor helped me, in the morning I went up in the sky
The powder from the plane prettily fell on Jozin
Jozin from swamp is totaly white now
Jozin from swamp is running away from the mud
Jozin from swamp ended up on the rock
Jozin from swamp will meet his end here”

I got Jozin from swamp, now I hold him in my hand
A bit of money is always nice so I will sell him to a ZOO

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Sad day: My old Trueno is really dead now

September 25, 2008 in Sad day by banpei

Just got the news: my old Trueno is dead now.

This is how the car looked shortly after I sold the car:
How the Trueno looked after I sold it
How the Trueno looked after I sold it (with Chowini AE86 in background)
And yes, that’s the Chowini AE86 blogged about in the background.

Then after half a year I got the message from EircamAE86 that the Trueno crashed during a trackday:
Trueno crashed during trackday

He promised to fix it up and he did:
Trueno all fixed up

However the structure of the car was damaged and EircamAE86 did not brace the cage to the shell. After one trackday the car was bent and out of shape again. RIP Trueno… ;(