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by IPTOC
Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:35 am
Forum: UK - Piazza's for sale
Topic: Isuzu Piazzas FOR SALE IN THE UK!!
Replies: 0
Views: 3976

Isuzu Piazzas FOR SALE IN THE UK!!

1988 Isuzu Piazza Turbo HBL in Vivid Red with some unique styling mods. Owned by the Club Chairman for many years, only now being sold due to ill health. MoT expires July 2016. Car is in excellent condition, having been mollycoddled for much of its life. Asking price in the region of £3500-£4000. Ca...
by IPTOC
Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:31 am
Forum: IPTOC News
Topic: New IPTOC website!
Replies: 4
Views: 4572

New IPTOC website!

Hi all,

Thanks to the talents of Webmaster Will and Eloquent Eddie, the IPTOC website has had a complete overhaul.

Check it out at http://iptoc.com

The forum page links to this forum, so hopefully a bit of chat will be stimulated - it's been a bit quiet on here of late!

All the best,
Clive
by IPTOC
Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:51 am
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: Piazza overdrive switch wiring
Replies: 8
Views: 4902

Overdrive module under the dash switches the solenoid on the gearbox. If your auto box won't shift into overdrive, it could be a kickdown cable setting issue (common after cylinder head work) BUT check that the thermostat is ok and the engine is warming up properly - the overdrive module takes a tem...
by IPTOC
Tue Nov 10, 2015 4:34 am
Forum: Workshop Submissions
Topic: The Piazza shock absorber bible!
Replies: 3
Views: 5796

No problem, anytime! (I am Giorgetto....!)
It may be of interest that Spax DO offer shorter versions of both G165 and G169 as catalogue options, specifically for lowered cars!
by IPTOC
Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:45 am
Forum: News
Topic: WTB Interior Parts
Replies: 5
Views: 4890

Hi mate, have a look at the Isuzu Piazza Turbo Facebook Fan Club page - there's a guy on there from Germany called Daniel who has a complete interior, and it'll be LHD too.
by IPTOC
Sat Aug 22, 2015 5:09 am
Forum: News
Topic: Oil sniffing - Opie Oils
Replies: 8
Views: 4063

Gents, Opie Oils are a supplier of oils, greases, consumables and the like, based in the South West of England. They're very competitive and stock all the major brands of quality lubricants. IPTOC has applied to them for recognised club status in order to gain access to their club discount structure...
by IPTOC
Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: UK - Parts and others for sale
Topic: ISUZU PIAZZA/IMPULSE PARTS
Replies: 4
Views: 7665

Hi all, Still harbouring plenty of bits and pieces. Haven't received any email notifications from the forum for some time now, so if people have been PMing me and getting frustrated at the lack of response, that is why. If you do need some bits and a PM yields no response, please email me iptoc AT h...
by IPTOC
Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Workshop Submissions
Topic: The 4Z engine family, heads and blocks.
Replies: 13
Views: 21591

Just a few more bits: 2.3 (4ZD1) and 2.6 (4ZE1) blocks are taller than 1.8 (4ZB) and 2.0 (4ZC1) blocks. This is part of the reason why they have different timing belts. 1.8 and 2.0/2.0T engines have the same oil pumps. 2.3 and 2.6 items will not fit the 1.8 or 2.0 blocks without some machining; I kn...
by IPTOC
Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Workshop Submissions
Topic: The 4Z engine family, heads and blocks.
Replies: 13
Views: 21591

Guys, In respect of the differences or not between 1994cc 4ZC1 and 4ZC1-T engines: 1) Blocks are the same except for the take-off spigots for the turbo oil and water supplies 2) Crankshafts are the same 3) Camshafts are the same 4) Oil pumps are the same (!) 5) Pistons and connecting rods are DIFFER...
by IPTOC
Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Suspension, Wheels and Tires
Topic: New bushes for suspension
Replies: 58
Views: 26107

That's the type!

No, it wasn't a modified one - I know the guy who had the car and the rear spoiler came from an Isuzu dealer in London. It was apparently part of a body kit that Isuzu were making available for the Piazza, but I guess it never properly saw light of day.

Shame as it's smart.
by IPTOC
Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:05 am
Forum: Suspension, Wheels and Tires
Topic: New bushes for suspension
Replies: 58
Views: 26107

Wedgie, I hear you. However, I think the haphazard approach to specification was evident all the way through; I have some early Japanese brochures, for example, that clearly show 82 and 83MY cars with smooth rear ends, like the later HBL cars - i.e. without the recess and infill panel - but with ear...
by IPTOC
Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:03 am
Forum: Suspension, Wheels and Tires
Topic: New bushes for suspension
Replies: 58
Views: 26107

Wedgie, I was referring to the spoiler I had seen as a TWO leg on an Irmscher as being higher up the tailgate, and having concealed fixings. All the three legged spoilers I've seen have been in the same position as the UK HBL spoiler. My point was really that the two legged spoiler pictured is not s...
by IPTOC
Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:34 pm
Forum: Suspension, Wheels and Tires
Topic: New bushes for suspension
Replies: 58
Views: 26107

Absolutely. I would do the same if I had the time, as there is wiring present in the UK spec cars' tailgates for a high mounted stop lamp due to the wiring loom being common with New Zealand and Japanese tailgates. I'd be interested if anyone has any pics of a 3-legged spoiler without the lamp thoug...
by IPTOC
Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: Suspension, Wheels and Tires
Topic: New bushes for suspension
Replies: 58
Views: 26107

Bugle is correct in terms of the amount of legs, but as far as I can glean from brochures and a car here that used to belong to our club founder which featured an Irmscher spoiler, the 2 leg Irmscher spoiler sits higher up the tailgate and is definitely a different spoiler to the UK HBL spec one. Th...
by IPTOC
Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: UK - Piazza's for sale
Topic: 1986 Isuzu Piazza Turbo For Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 6342

It sure is. I'm just about to put another MoT on it and then I'll be advertising it in anger!