|Toyota Hi-Ace Custom|
|Written by Lars H|
|Thursday, 12 March 2009 13:42|
Toyota Hi-Ace Van back in 1977 !
The stock Hi-Ace had severe problems with side-wind stability, and could also be very unstable when hit by slipstream from trucks.
It would make 12 km/ltr at 120km/h, and 130 km/h top-speed.
Fed up with this I decided to do something about it :
I fitted enormous spoilers up front with a massive air-scoop for the engine cooling, blueprinted and ported the engine-head and substituted the fixed fan with an electrical KENLOWE.
After that it would run very smooth and straight, make 14km/ltr at sustained 140 km/h and +160 km/h top-speed ( the gearing and RPM would not allow for more !! ) and beat a BMW at any time in acceleration !
How I enjoyed the awestruck faces in the rear-mirror!
I sold the car on at a good price, and last I heard of it.......it had been purchased by TOYOTA to find out what the heck made it run so fast !
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