Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tito's 4A-ZC Charmant

Having your own workshop sure comes with many benefits. One of them is that you can do whatever you want to your car without worrying about mechanic labor costs. Tito, the owner of Monster Auto Garage, knows this well and took advantage of it to the fullest for his Charmant. He got this white Charmant sometime earlier around May this year and has since then been slowly building it. This is what it looks like on June '12.

Since then, he's added a few accessories and new wheels which made the car end up looking like this.

Curious with what he can do with all the stuff piling up in his workshop, he decided to plant this..
..on the stock 4A-C engine. I can't say this isn't the first time i have seen a 4A-ZC, if we want to stick to Toyota's engine coding, being built so watching his work in progress is eye-candy for me as well.

Tito decided against the risk of damaging his SC12 rotary vanes from blow-back and go for a draw-through intercooler-less setup. With this setup, it's only common sense that he has to put the charger as close as possible to the intake ports. Thus, here was where he decided for the supercharger's location.

He ditched the magnetic clutch and fabricate some extension for the pulley to reach the engine belts.

Add a pair of 90 deg bents and some flanges for his twin-throttle carb..

.. and here you have the engine on below video.. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Alive and Kickin'

Just because my focus is on my two-wheels project lately, doesn't mean i'm neglecting The Dog. Here's her new looks..
Front grille and rear license plate surround/garnish which i believe are from top-of-the-line Charmant Altair. I have very little idea about Altairs so i can't tell you more, unfortunately. I still need to remove those ugly license plate light on the bumper, cover the holes and install these lights below that came with the garnish but even now she looks much better, doesn't she?

These are for sale as they're no longer used, obviously.