Toyota Starlet

Richard Opie

Check out more photo. A perfect Toyota Starlet restoration. High end engine build with immaculate interior trim.

With the help of a few good folks we screwed together a mild 16v 4AG, based on a rebuilt long block I bought which already had TRD forged 12.5:1 pistons in it. The bluetop bottom end was retained – probably not the ideal solution, but after an initial dyno tune with the stock head, the engine got a ported head, with a set of Kelford Cams 193-B and Supertech valvetrain. The usual 20V Silvertop throttles hang off the drivers side with a set of Niteparts headers sweeping up off the passenger side into a 2.5″ exhaust. It managed 150hp at the hubs on a Mainline dyno, not a scratch on @garage4age’s weapon (if youre not following him you really need to) but it’s a handy little thing in the twisties.

toyota starlet nz performance magazine

Project Details
  • Owner:

    Richard Opie

  • Location:

    New Zealand

  • Cams Purchased via:

    Kelford Cams

  • Vehicle Make:


  • Model:


  • Engine Model:

    4A-GE 16V

  • Camshaft Specs:

    284°/278° | 9.20mm/8.50mm Valve Lift

  • Camshaft Product:

    4A-GE 16V Stock Shim Cams