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Stu­art Hen­der­son is no stranger to power, what with a Toy­ota JZX110 as a daily driver, so for his week­end toy he knew things would need to be a lit­tle more on the wild side. Yes, Toy­ota AE85s have been done be­fore, but most have been fit­ted with tur­bocharged 4AGE en­gines or some­thing of a sim­i­lar na­ture from Nis­san: it’s not of­ten you see a quad­cam Toy­ota 1UZFE V8 shoe­horned in-be­tween the strut tow­ers. Stu­art de­cided upon a late-model 1UZ-FE en­gine with VVT-i pro­duc­ing a very re­spon­sive 220kW (295hp) at the wheels thanks to sim­ple up­grades to the in­take and ex­haust sys­tem. The V8 will have that sig­na­ture in­take bark thanks to the cus­tom RB26 in­di­vid­ual throt­tle body set-up. To im­prove han­dling, a full roll cage will be fab­ri­cated, turn­ing this old chas­sis into a rigid racer. The front Sil­via S13 Zeal coilovers are wound down on top of a set of 15x10-inch (-15) Rays Volk Mesh 2 wheels, with a rear set mea­sur­ing 12 inches wide tucked un­der those guards thanks to a set of In­te­gra DC5 coilovers.

Stu­art’s fu­ture plans in­clude a full re­wire, a new ECU, a large wing, plenty of duct­ing, a full re­spray and a big front brake set-up. South Is­lan­ders watch out for this ’85 at a track near you once it’s com­pleted.


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