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Old 11-30-2010, 02:44 PM   #26
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Looks like you have a sweet project going. I've been following Pook's work on the Locost USA board. He puts out some really nice looking stuff.

Nice choice on the WRX motor as well. It'll be a fun car once its finished.
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Old 11-30-2010, 07:15 PM   #27
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Hey man, that thing is wild up close isn't it!

I'll be going back in two weeks to drop off some parts I've received.

If you can, tell me what you think of a vf36 twin scroll. There's one for sale here I was thinking about (or just stay with my HTA68 plan).
I am going to run stock. If the turbo goes on my motor then I will start looking at upgrades.
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:19 AM   #28
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That's me. I should do some updates on MNSubaru one of these days. I got to see the car in person last week, WOW!!!!!
Do you have the chassis and motor actually in your possession? Can I bribe you to come check it out in person some time.

That thing is sweet looking and will be even better with subaru drivetrains in them!

Definitely excited to see the end results.

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Old 12-01-2010, 03:36 AM   #29
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so 17 x 9f and 17 x 10r would be sick.. and stormtroop the paint scheme except with white wheels.. Sorry my imagination is running wild..
except that you'd completely ****ing destroy your entire ****ing drivetrain, assuming the car moved at all.
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:37 AM   #30
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I want to see this thing in person immediately plz.

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My tuner said that passing emissions would be an easy task. How he's going to do it, I don't have a clue.
if your tuner is anyone other than Doug at TopSpeed, you're doing it wrong.
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:40 AM   #31
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I don't expect to receive my chassis until Mar/Apr, Erik's (#002) will be on the build table before mine (#004).

Brandon at All Pro Subaru will be helping with the drivetrain install. Doug at Top Speed will do the tune.
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Old 12-01-2010, 10:54 AM   #32
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Out of curiosity whats the price tag on one of those?
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Old 12-01-2010, 01:45 PM   #33
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You should be able to build one with your self sourced drivetrain for under 20K, I will have a bit more than that in mine.
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:24 PM   #34
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Old 12-01-2010, 05:36 PM   #35
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Man, I kept looking for you to return to the McGard booth but then all we'd have talked about was cars and I wouldn't have done any work.

Make sure you PM me all your contact info for work too.

I'd sure like to see the turbo you did on that 3.3

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Old 12-01-2010, 05:56 PM   #36
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If you can, tell me what you think of a vf36 twin scroll. There's one for sale here I was thinking about (or just stay with my HTA68 plan).
the vf36 will run out of breath on the 2.5, i'd stick with the hta68 personally.

can't wait to see build progress!
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Old 12-01-2010, 06:25 PM   #37
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Do you have the chassis and motor actually in your possession? Can I bribe you to come check it out in person some time.

That thing is sweet looking and will be even better with subaru drivetrains in them!

Definitely excited to see the end results.

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Its still in Kentucky. Here is the engine on the build table:


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Old 12-01-2010, 07:26 PM   #38
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Project looks very interesting, I'll be following this one particularly from an engineering standpoint. I'm curious to see how radiator placement and airflow goes.

One thing you might look into just off the bat: depending on mounting position, I'd pitch that '91 shifter and source one from a '93. Factory short throw.

...says the guy with the STi hatch and the MR2 Turbo sitting in the garage

This car is going to be a franken-beast after my own heart. Boxer + boost + MERWD platform - lots of weight (including roof) = I can haz?
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:22 PM   #39
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Its still in Kentucky. Here is the engine on the build table:
Just to let you know, that's more like a 96 engine...note the lack of coilpacks.
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:41 PM   #40
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That is a picture of Erik's JDM 2.0 motor, which is already at the shop in KY on the build table. Erik is just giving everyone a look at how the Subaru motor looks on the jig.

My 2006 WRX 2.5 motor has not even arrived to me in GA yet. It is coming freight truck from OR.
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:03 PM   #41
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What hipowernut said, its a JDM Sti V motor. I have all the parts from a USDM WRX motor to make it run with a USDM WRX ECU, for ease of tuning. Marty's with the 2.5 should be a monster!!!
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Old 12-01-2010, 11:53 PM   #42
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. . . One thing you might look into just off the bat: depending on mounting position, I'd pitch that '91 shifter and source one from a '93. Factory short throw.
Well, since I've already have this shifter -



would you suggest just adding a short shift kit, maybe like this (or another?) -

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Old 12-02-2010, 12:44 AM   #43
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To be honest, no short shift "kit" has ever gained much steam on our forum other than the TRD, which is literally IDENTICAL to the 93+ OE shifter, and '93 shifters are pretty readily available and cheap, so I can't really speak for many of the aftermarket options.

You can get a factory '93 shift lever from here for under $30. TwosRUs can also set you up with aluminum shifter base bushings, which I can say from experience really do improve the feel of a cable-linked shifter. And they sell the shifter drop plate (pictured in your kit) from the original design source (Bill Strong of Racing Strong Engineering, owner of MR2OC), if you decide you need it. Not sure what the cost of your complete kit is, but I'd bet you can do better by using parts from TwosRUs with a genuine Toyota late model lever.
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Old 12-02-2010, 12:55 AM   #44
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Also on the shifter subject, will you be using Toyota style shifter cables? Not sure if the MR2 cables suit your application length-wise, but most Toyota cables have very similar ends on them. If so, let me know and I'll point you in the right direction for custom sealed spherical bearings to replace the rubber shift cable bushings, another DRASTIC improvement in shifter feel.
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Old 12-02-2010, 08:14 AM   #45
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I'm curious how you're going to be connecting/shifting the transmission...meaning the mechanism you'll be using on the subie trans. It's nothing but a fulcrum and the shortened shift could be made up there...
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Old 12-02-2010, 08:21 AM   #46
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Good point. I won't be the one designing/installing the shifter/cables, that will be done by MMW. I will just supply the MR2 shifter pictured and they will take it from there.

I was just looking into all options so as to possibly help out the process.

Thanks for the input!
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Old 12-02-2010, 08:42 AM   #47
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Old 12-02-2010, 08:51 AM   #48
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ok, so basic morse cables in and 'x' and 'y' pull. Just as I assumed.

The throw front to back can't be adjusted on the trans that way, other than at the shifter. The side to side can however based on the length of the lever arm...obviously.

The math is simple. I'd try the MR2 shifter as is and see how you like it. If it's long, its easy to change
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Old 12-03-2010, 07:15 PM   #49
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Project looks awesome! Cant wait to see it finished
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:39 PM   #50
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Here are some of the parts that have arrived in the last two weeks



TMIC / LED signal mirrors / 3" stainless mufflers / Oil cooler

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