Aaron's '86 G11

Now i’ve finally settled (after moving twice). I can finally get back to work on the old girl.
This past week we drove her halfway across the country to get her home. She made it in one piece.
However, my uncle noticed something i’ve never noticed until he told me. When in ‘‘D’’ the transmission is always in second gear, but when you put it in ‘‘L’’ first gear does work.
In other words… The transmission needs a rebuild. Luckily i’ve got a fixed up transmission at my moms place.

After we drove her home i started pulling the engine and transmission.
I knew i’d find a couple of leaks on the engine. But i didn’t expect to find so many that i now ask myself ‘‘where doesn’t it leak?’’.

This is how she stands right now.

And the engine.

And here is the shop from my uncle in case you’d like to know.

As parts are becoming impossible to find i’m not really sure what to do with her.
These were my ideas…

  1. drive her until she can’t drive no more.
  2. going the expensive route; getting the parts from overseas or getting them re-engineerd and proffesinally manufactured.
  3. Going by one of my original plans from a while ago; fabricating and refurbishing as much as possible and maybe even making more common parts from other cars fit. And of course when needed going for option 2.

These were a couple of things that popped into my mind. Don’t really know what else to do.

I could make her a hauler, crosser, daily (for as long as i can keep her running) or something else!?!?

I’d love to hear what your ideas or opinions are!!!


I’d follow the route of doing as little as possible just to keep it going as a run around/daily

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I would agree with Mr G on this one.

I went along the drive until it drive no more with my L60, then the power bug bit. Now it’s in pieces. Don’t worry about power. Replace all the bushes and drive the wheel off it.

I’m thinking about using her to haul stuff.

Nomatter what i choose to do there are a couple of parts i need that are no longer available.

  1. Strut tops (one is ok for now and the other is completely torn to bits).
  2. Some suspension bushings.
  3. Believe it or not but the airfilter is also no longer available here.
  4. Timing belt tensioner.
  5. Oilpump chain.
  6. Ringgear (for on the torque converter so i can properly start the engine).
  7. CV-joints.
  8. And probably a lot more.

Also a lot of the parts that are available are expensive as hell.
And some of the parts they claim to have in stock here i’m pretty sure they do not have them.
Like bearing shells and piston rings. Which i need to fix the engine.

But the most important things are the strut tops.

I’d love to hear what your ideas or opinions are!!!

Have done a quick google search on your strut tops and am still not sure what they look like. Do you have a pic? If I have something I could send for the price of postage.

That is a big list, be sure you really want to keep it going before you poor to much money into it.

I can’t seem to find any pics of it. I thought made a couple but apperently i’m mistaken.
I’ll take a couple of pics and some measurements tomorrow.

What strut tops have you laying around?

I’d love to keep her till the day i die. That’s how much i like this old car.
But i don’t think that’ll happen.

I’m not really sure on what to do.

Wanting to keep it to the day you die is not something I can argue with. I have a Subaru Liberty Wagon that I feel the same way about. So let’s see what we can do to help out.

I have lots of Daihatsu Sirion and Mira tops which are almost identical two stud set ups (plus Subaru ones that have proper bearings and are three stud). Pics will help or else someone here might know better than me.

95% sure the g100 strut tops are the same as the g11

I have some unfortunate news. :cry::cry::cry:

I’ve decided to part out my beloved girl.
It’s just getting out of hand. I’ve done a proper check today and there’s just too much worn or broken.
Plus there’s rust everywhere and everything is banged up and crooked.

It’s really hard for me, but i believe it’s the best choice.

But on the positive side… I got a ‘‘new’’ toolbox and a ‘‘new’’ car.

In case any of you guys are interested in parts just let me know.

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Sad news. Probably for the best. Time to let her rest.

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Today i was looking for ideas on what to do with my new car. Then i kept seeing another car i’ve wanted for like over 10 years. So went to see what that would cost me. And a little later i found myself looking what the average value would be for a G11. Not long after that i found a G11 Turbo (most likely without engine and transmission, i’m not sure cause my Polish ain’t that good at all). But still i’m very much interested. Especially cause i don’t want to live without a G11.

The average value for a G11 here in Europe is about 1500,- to 2000,- EUR (2250,- to 3000,- AUD).
The Turbo G11 i found in Poland is only 999,- zloty (235,- EUR 350,- AUD).
I’m very tempted to buy it and fix it up and use mine for spares.

Here’s the Turbo G11.

Honestly it looks in better shape then mine.

I’d like to hear your opinion!


do up the turbo one and keep yours for spares, that front bumper is where the money is at. the price of G11’s here in Australia seems alot cheaper than over there, anywhere from about $400 upwards, and there are people that would pay that just for your front turbo bumper :wink:


BUY BUY BUY BUY! Maybe its worth buying :slight_smile: