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Old 10-29-2011, 04:29 PM   #26
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Well first iteration of the crossmember sucked and located the motor lower than I wanted. I hate it when things don't go as planned

I had a eureka moment and decided to use the stock subaru crossmember. There happened to be an Outback at my local Pick N Pull with the motor already pulled and the steering rack gone. Basically just pulled the bolts holding it in and gave them the $19. got home and fired up the oxy-ace torch and trimmed it basically in 1/2 length wise and cut off the extra mounts for the steering rack and the front pick for the a arm. I had some 1-1/2" DOM tubing and some flat bar and mounted her right up. came out great. Now my wife is happy too cuz I'm such a dick when I don't get my way oh, and I've got nearly 4" clearance with the stock oil pain!

Worried that the stock motor mounts may be old and soft, I put in a pair of new N-group mounts for piece of mind.

Side note: some research yielded that the stock JDM oil pan very stout and better than the US version. Additionally, the oil pick in the JDM's are braced and not prone to the same cracks as the US version. Now back to the wiring...still











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Old 10-29-2011, 04:34 PM   #27
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Nice! Looks awesome
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Old 10-29-2011, 06:37 PM   #28
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So you loping off the uppipe runner and putting the turbo in the middle out back?
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:33 PM   #29
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Exactly. That's next on the list.
But basically like this




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Old 10-29-2011, 11:45 PM   #30
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perfect, just make sure its high enough to drain oil or youll need a scavenging pump.
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Old 10-30-2011, 12:06 AM   #31
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yep, just a tad higher than crank

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Old 10-30-2011, 01:20 AM   #32
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Looking good Ron! I can't wait to see video of a wicked burnout.
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:49 PM   #33
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What brand header are you using?
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Old 10-30-2011, 11:00 PM   #34
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its a knock off from ebay but looks pretty good for $160! didn't want to spend a mint and have to hack it up so this was a perfect candidate.
waiting on several 90* bent tubes to get here so i can start tigging it up. i actually came up with a mounting system to use the area the AC use to mount to that drops down and bolts to the top of the turbo. i ended up turning it the opposite direction so the down pipe goes from the 1-2 cylinder bank toward 3-4 cylinder bank. this will make it easer to route the exhaust to the stock exit location.
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Old 10-30-2011, 11:46 PM   #35
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Interesting build
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:55 AM   #36
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Gorgeous!
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:14 PM   #37
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Thanks for the kind words. No serious photo updates. Finishing up wiring harness with the aide of Britain smiths diagrams and help from Keener Brian at iwire. Also ordering tubing to do header up/down pipe. Decided of flip turbo other way and slightly higher. This will afford me more simple mounting header using the former A/C bracket, clocking the outlet for turbo and keep the stock waste gate solinoid position, and downpipe to muffler to output in stock Porsche location in a straight shot. Slowly coming together
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:42 AM   #38
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aww man- Ive been dreaming about an ej207 in a 912...and none of the pictures in the thread are working for me :/ anyone else having a problem?
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Old 11-06-2011, 01:10 AM   #39
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They worked before, just not today.
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Old 11-06-2011, 08:37 AM   #40
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Sorry guys, moved server to new physical location yesterday so it back up and running. GOt the header modified with up pipe to locate turbo and supported. I'll have a friend tig it up.

Question: I'm running the stock fuel rails and need a way to go from that to -6 AN fitting. I was thinking of some type of manifold to route the runner fuel line to then output to AN fitting. Anything out there already or recommendations?


tacked in place and bracket for turbo support to bolt on where AC use to bolt to




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Old 11-09-2011, 03:03 PM   #41
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bump for the questions please

Question #1: I'm running the stock fuel rails and need a way to go from that to -6 AN fitting. I was thinking of some type of manifold to route the runner fuel line to then output to AN fitting. Anything out there already or recommendations?

Question #2: Turbo oil return line will need to dump to oil pain. what is the best way to do this? tig on a tube? i'd was almost thinkin there was a way i might be able to bolt on an AN fitting with a flange and do the same at the turbo.
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Old 12-03-2011, 12:09 AM   #42
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Well no kids or wife around to bug me so I was able to make some headway on the car. I didn't like the previous iteration of the exhaust, only 1-5/8" or how far it ended up sticking out back. I dumped it and started from scratch. This turned out much better at 1-3/4" and significantly more tucked up. Since the back of the car wound not have sufficient air flow for an air air intercooler, I took Mario's advise and went with a PMR water air tube style intercooler. Really nice quality and the compact size will allow me to position it to the passenger side without issue. Good to 450hp . Jamie Novak, a fellow RGrupper from Austin TX was in town and we hooked up for a few drinks and some standing about brainstorming. He has a 914 with a suby wrx motor and tranny so he has been thru some of this already too. Jamie suggested dual radiators just forward of the rear wheels and use a scoop to channel air from under the car toward it. Not much room in there with a max width of 6". We'll see. Still waiting on the flywheel/clutch/pp from Kennedy, taking forever!









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Old 12-03-2011, 08:14 AM   #43
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Nice, AutoCAD for Apple. At one point they had dropped support for it..

With the oil radiator lines, you have to make sure they are double clamped, one spring and one worm threads, the spring has to be on the outer side of the hose and the worm has to be tightened down quite a lot.

You don't have the exhaust shielded by the oil filter and by the oil cooler lines.
What happens, is as the exhaust heats up, the oil is still cold.
The maximum pressure that a clamped oil hose can hold is about 150 PSI.
You'll have as much as 110 going in there.
With the worm clamp heating up, they tend to loosen up.
There are some out there called "constant torque" that have a coil on them that increases clamping with themperature.
Or go with a brand new set of OEM hoses and clamps. They come with a line on them to show you how deep the hose has to be inserted and both clamps have to be behind the line.
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:22 AM   #44
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thanks Vlad, good to know! Ya glad they are supporting Autocad on OSX again. I'm a total newb but its not too terribly complicated for what I need to do. Working on a trigger wheel for VSS. It will bolt to the CV joint.




getting antsy to keep moving on the project. since I've never done a suby before, I don't know what I'll run it to next and so I'm taking one step at a time and once I finish one item I have to order the next group of parts and wait for UPS Just put in an order for silicon and tube along with a TurboSmart Plumb Back BOV so I'll try to keep buys with other things that I can.

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Old 12-04-2011, 10:59 AM   #45
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I know how much a full license of Autodesk AutoCAD costs for Windows, so I can only imagine how much that must cost for Apple..

In a way, it would be nice if Autodesk would have some kind of free trial, so that the pros (I used to draw at one point and still do a bit here and there) could bring the word out to design departments, to re-tool to Apple computers.
I always had a feeling that doing CAD on Apple is going to be much faster.
It got to where they were at R14 and at work I had an apple G4 and they just dropped support.

As far as your build, I saw some interesting solutions in the other Porsche thread, I think that's a 914, if I'm not mistaking.
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:28 AM   #46
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Yep, I've been in touch with Britain and much of the steps I've been following have been based on his recommendations and along with other friends who have done similar builds.

The Autodesk Autocad 2012 I'm using is an educational license from when my kids took a course for a project over the fall for a jr high project. Good for 3 years iirc and updates that come along. Definitely could not afford it otherwise. I'm using it on my Hackintosh with a 3.33ghz quad core and 16gigs of ram and touch pad so it supports gestures for zooming in, rotating etc, really slick!
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Not sure if you just want to "cheat", but Smallcar has a VSS wheel for $55...
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Old 12-05-2011, 04:21 PM   #48
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These guys have one that is $34 for the ring. It is 16 tooth, but you could remove some teeth? http://www.pacificcustoms.com/mm5/me...de=porsche-930
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Old 12-05-2011, 04:29 PM   #49
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great motor, great car! Can't wait to see where this is going
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I'm using it on my Hackintosh with a 3.33ghz quad core and 16gigs of ram and touch pad so it supports gestures for zooming in, rotating etc, really slick!
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