Monthly Archives: February 2008

Geez I’m here a lot lately. First off… I made the claim at some point that the AW11 might have an even greater community than the AE86. I thought this because of places like, and many other large sites dedicated to the MR2. I was kind of shocked when I first found these places, and was overwhelmed by their […]

AW11 Culture

aw11_floor_bDrivers side seat rails are 90% done. It was really easy... and I was half way done before I even started. As I mentioned earlier, I was able to use the inside rail from my AE86, and only had to make one for the outside. Both of my old AE86 rails actually fit on the car, but they were spaced a little bit too far apart for my seat. Or rather... the outside rail was a little bit too far outside. The pictures show that it wasn't really a hard thing at all. My rails aren't anything fancy that's for sure... but... they'll work. You'll notice, I reinforced the original AE86 rail by welding on some more steel to give it an L shape. I'll do that again... and... I'll pull off a bunch of unnecessary material on the new fat one [...]

Seat Rail

What the hell just happened… and what’s with Subaru release bearings that don’t release anything at all… and how about no one else in the internet world ever sharing our grief? Over 20hrs under that damned BC6 on the weekend. New clutch, new flywheel, new mounts… and I hope it runs, because early in the morning I pulled shoot and […]

Worst Wrenching Ever

aw11_advan_aI browsed through some of my many AE86 magazines last night... (we're back at -20 and snow) Not because I was really interested in looking at AE86's, but because I was thinking about how to make more power for the AW11. Ideas for more power... are pretty much the same as always... carbs, 20v, GZE... I don't want a turbo in this car. The only power up I've ever done on an AE86 was simple bolt on stuff. Definitely my favorite thing about the 4AG is aesthetics... it sounds awesome, and it can look so nice and clean and vintage. [...]

My Best AW11