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Bert - the Levin (Photo by Euan Cameron Photography)


Converted to Rally Car: January/February 2003 by Palmside NZ of Christchurch & Garry Grant Engineering of Nelson
Major remodelling job done by Carl Rabbidge of Motorsport Asia Pacific.

BERT'S DETAILS. (Thanks to Sven for compiling these).

1997 Toyota Levin BZ – G (aka Bert)

Model Code: E - AE111 – ACMZF

Engine Model: 4A – GE

Vehicle Body Dimensions:

  • Body Type - Coupe 2 door
  • Vehicle Exterior Colour - Toyota Super White (code 040)
  • Length: 4285mm
  • Width: 1695mm
  • Height: 1305mm
  • Weight: 1085kg with light pod & full tank of petrol
  • Turning Circle: 10.60
  • Fuel Capacity: 50 Litres

Engine Model:

  • Toyota OEM 4A – GE (1587cc), 20 valve with VVT-l (oil pressure operated)
  • Black Top Model (Toyota MAP sensor standard engine management), individual throttle body induction
  • Power 118Kw or 158Hp at 7400rpm
  • Torque Rating 162Nm or 119.5Lb-ft at 5200rpm
  • Custom modified exhaust system

Gearbox: Toyota TRD 5 speed close ratio with TRD mechanical 1.5 way LSD

Wheels: ENKEI 14 inch alloy wheels

Tyre: Dunlop SP SPORT 85R 175/65R14 Rally tyre

Suspension: 50mm Drummond Suspension (supplied by Geof Argyle)

Brakes: Toyota OEM front and rear disc brakes with ABS removed, PAGID performance brake pads, Toyota OEM hand brake and WILWOOD adjustable bias valve.

Interior Equipment:

  • Custom made 6 point roll cage
  • RACETECH Seats (model-100)
  • WILLANS red 3 inch 5 Point harnesses
  • MOMO steering wheel
  • TERRATRIP trip meter, TERRAPHONE intercom system
  • Toyota OEM dash pad, gauges, heater controls
  • WORMALD fire extinguishers
  • TRS Helmet net, map light
  • HELLA Battery cut off switch
  • WILWOOD adjustable brake bias valve
  • Spare wheel, tool box

Exterior Equipment:

  • Under body covers for floor panel protection
  • Toyota OEM body kit
  • Fog light pod (4 HELLA fog lights) for night rallies

*OEM – Original Equipment Manufacturer

ESPECIALLY FOR THE KIDS (sort of) Re-arrange the puzzle pieces to make up Bert. Our record is 33 moves! - beat it & then email us with your best score & we'll put it up here

Fastest so far is Peter Boyce of Timaru with 9 moves. Next is Richard Mason (yep, the famous rallying Richard Mason!!) with 12 moves, then Penny Codyre of Palmerston North who has done it in 18 moves!!!










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