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Local Driver - Paddy Drifter Aidan Friel

Brent Peters 4age AE86 Drift Local

Aidan Friel - as promised were doing more blog posts on our favorite drivers and next up is Paddy Drifter Aidan and his wild AE86.

  • About Aidan - Irish but moved to Australia 7 years ago. Mechanic in port Hedland working for AK Evans earthmoving. My car is a Toyota Ae86 4agte 16v engine. lots of development in this motor is has taking 2 years to get it where it is now.
    • Full Cnc ported head
    • super tech oversize valves dual valve springs
    • 5 axis valve seat job
    • Springs shimmed to run 30+psi,
    • Cic ceramic coated combustion chamber and exhaust ports,
    • All head work was done by Alan eddy from Eddy’s speed shop in toodjay.
    • Garrett gtx2867 gen2,
    • 1300cc sonic performance E85 injectors,
    • Haltech elite 1500 with wide band. - All tuning by C-red tuning.
    • Custom intake with 80mm works throttle body,
    • Makes 350hp at 1.5bar with more left in it.
    • Cage by Brenton Lapworth at Sdfab full cams 6 point with nascar side door bars.
    • Fully stripped and seam welded chassis, tube front and rear with Aeroflow fuel cell.
    • 960kg with full tank of fuel.
    • Paint work by Glenn Alcorn from alcorn body repairs Bayswater,
    • Graphics designed by heroprints in nz and fitted by Andrew Murphy or Arisedigital.
    • Toyota crown F series axle with altezza kazz 2way..
    • Custom front steering setup.
    • Final drive one piece driveshaft.
    • Ptmotorsportelectrics custom wiring loom.
  • What Do You love About Your Car - The challenge it is to drive, having the smallest engine competing and no power steering makes you push 110% all the time and most of the time driving way past the limits of grip and steering but when you pull it off it feels so good.
  • What Do You hate About Your Car - I hate is getting damage.. this car is so hard to maintain parts are not easy to get anymore it is a 34year old chassis now.. some lights on it are selling for upwards of $300-500 and I don’t like rocking up to events with damage so it’s always getting painting or fixing bumpers done on a regular basis.
  • Favourite Car Moment; driving with daigo saito, Robbie nishida and Andrew gray at ebisu Minami course.
  • Favourite Local Driver - is probably Alex Zaffino the man pushes you so hard all the time your driving progresses so much especially when we do japan trips we would spend days just doing nonstop battles on minami course and gets a bit loose.
  • Favourite Pro/ Famous Driver - Naoki Nakamura a talent which is very hard to find now a days and a nice down to earth person to speak too.
  • What Would You Do if There Wasn’t Cars - Well I’d be rich probably but honestly don’t know what I’d do without cars from building a go kart engine with my dad when I was about 8-10 that’s what got me hooked and yeah I don’t do any other sport no interest in football etc so Motorsport is where it is.


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