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Old 08-01-2011, 12:13 PM   #101
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I think he's asking you what you do about fuel and oil starvation?
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Old 08-01-2011, 04:31 PM   #102
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i don't really ever run into any problems with fuel and oil starvation. I empty the oil catch can back into my oil filler pipe whenever it gets full and check the oil all the time.

Edit: With regards to fuel surge, I never experienced a problem, even when the car was below 1/4 full. I looked into building a surge tank for the car but decided not to as i feel the stock fuel tank is designed very well so it is hard to get fuel starvation in the system. Once i'm running the new setup more I'll consider it but i think the stock design is good.

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Old 08-21-2011, 01:33 AM   #103
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so prolly should be worried about the whole engine dying issue, but i've wanted to build a crash bar for awhile and also want to start learning how to fab stuff with tubing. Well, since i'm low on cash I thought what better way to get my hands dirty learning how to bend tubing and MIG than by building my own crash bar/ splitter support.

Borrowed a friends tube bender and my buddy Dustin's 120 MIG, got some tips and advice, and went at it.

it was a pain but here are the results so far. I think it turned out well. I'm just glad it works with both bumpers I have...even though I will be rocking it bumper-less a lot. That't the point right.










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Old 08-30-2011, 12:37 PM   #104
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footage from this past weekend, with my buddy Dustin romping around in the suby:

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Old 09-03-2011, 12:36 AM   #105
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Damn fine work my friend and great to see the subi making it out to every track event! Alex will be down to your location shortly with the 240
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:02 PM   #106
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new edit from this past weekend...Snookie looks a bit different...


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Old 09-21-2011, 12:21 PM   #107
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Wow, that track looks awesome, tons of runoff, and it's nice and wide. Wish we had something like that in Portland!
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Old 09-23-2011, 06:41 AM   #108
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Lookin like fun out there brother wish i was sliding with ya!
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:22 PM   #109
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So been awhile since I updated my build thread.

So the September Firebird Raceway drift event was insane. They ran main track in the XDC layout, which involves a 70+mph entry, long right, into a long horse shoe double left. I ended up spinning at the end of the horseshoe on one attempt and nailed the drivers side rear corner into the wall. Luckily I had removed my rear bumper beam (for weight reasons haha) or the frame would probably be toast. With the frame off the rear corner basically just crumpled in.




All the damage was behind the rear sway bar mounts, which didn't move, the drivers side rear frame creased about 3 inches behind the rear sway bar mounts. There was no damage that affected how the car drove, so I kept drifting! Fukitdude!





My friend Dylan from Eleven's let me borrow his Porto Power body jack, which did miracles on the damage.



Had to get creative to do some of the bending, but worked out (my house didn't crumple!) and i feel it looks ok for the time being.










I'm cutting out the rear corner from a local guy that totaled his 04 WRX from a front collision but i'm prolly going to wait and weld that in at a later time. Got creative and I kind of think it adds character!



Here's a pic from the November 11th event, which was the last time it has been driven (see next post)...
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:53 PM   #110
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i like it with the bruise... adds some real character.
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:20 AM   #111
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So yeah, November 11th event...car was barely alive. I had repaired the rear corner enough to drift, but the engine and steering were a totally different story.

Engine...no power. I have been having a ton of oil blow by and suspected low compression for awhile, but hadn't actually done a test. At the event the car felt like total crap. Literally had to start 10 ft back behind the start line, get into third and then throw it hard and clutch kick to get the rear to kick out. I'm guessing I might have had maybe 160hp if I was lucky. It was insane.

Steering. Just felt weird. To describe it, it felt like bushing slop/play. Or kind of like if your camber bolts and top hats were not tight at all. The steering felt all loose and sloshy, really crappy and kind of scary. But i couldn't figure it out, everything checked out fine and I eventually just relied on throttle steering everything (with what little power I had).

I still haven't rebuilt the rack but this is what I suspect: I swapped in a old impreza L FWD rack because it actually allows for roughly 10 degrees more angle (but is a slower ratio...not that big of a deal for drifting). So basically doing this mod is like adding rack spacers to allow the rack to travel more and give you more angle. However when I did this, I noticed the rack had a different output shaft coming from the rack gear (the part that interlocks with your steering column. Therefore I used the wrx gear and output shaft in the GC rack. I feel this either loosened over time or something so that the gears aren't mating correctly. I'll be looking into it and will let you know.

SO, after the event did a compression check: 135-120-125-50. Like so many other subaru owners, I am victim to the poor design of the boxer: running lean and oil starvation in cylinder #4. I suspect the ring seized as i ran the motor for a while after it starting having blow by, but yeah it got worse over time.

Oh well, time to pull the motor and get serious!

Funny timing but my roommate Alex has a older Legacy Wagon and guess what...cylinder 4 just crapped out! His showed 0 compression (turned out one of the intake valves has a big ol piece cracked off it)!




Pulling Suby engines...a nice Wednesday night household activity.

So yeah, I'm now building my EJ22t with built v7 ej207 heads. Stock crank, stock rods, custom pistons to match the 2.0l heads with oversized valves and 272 kelford cams. I'm working on removing everything unnecessary, tucking all things necessary, and going all AN out all over the place! In terms of the exhaust manifold and turbo, I was initially thinking on getting the new legacy GT manifold and modifying it for A Garrett twinscroll flange, the manifold is a totally different equal length and twinscroll design with the turbo up front and low. Awesome for reducing the amount of tubing needed for a front mount and exhaust setup right out the front bumper. I'm now leaning towards holding off on this plan and going with a conventional header design...maybe twin scroll if i can get hooked up somehow...we'll see. Turbo is almost certainly going to be a GTX3071R.

In terms of the engine bay, i'm tubbing the fenders, notching areas for more steering angle, and making a v-mount setup.

The start.




Where the wheel is rubbing (17x9 +17 on 245r40s... -2.75 camber, modified GC knuckles, Impreza L FWD rack):














The wheel rubs the frame rail in the front right where the cross member bolts up...thus you can't notch in too far unless you change how the cross member attaches. I'm already running +17 offset and sometime I run spacers up front, but I still wanted to do everything I can to give me more clearance. Whoever says suby's can't get angle...that's a lot of rubbage...or should i say tubbage...

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Old 11-28-2011, 12:21 AM   #112
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Here's what I did about it:













More to come.

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Old 11-28-2011, 12:38 AM   #113
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Forgot to add this, wrapped some OG steering wheel my buddy Dylan gave me with road bike handle bar tape! I have to give credit to my buddy Dustin for the idea. I like the look and thought this was an awesome, cheap and easy way to make a unique steering wheel!







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Old 11-28-2011, 01:32 AM   #114
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bald to the nate
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:01 AM   #115
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Love the car. The steering wheel reminds me of a diaper though.
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:44 AM   #116
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^haha i can see that. The white gets dirty easy too, I've gotta wear little white gloves like Morgan Freeman in Driving Miss Daisy haha.
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Old 11-28-2011, 11:16 AM   #117
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dude, tubs came out verry nice
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:15 PM   #118
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Damn. Nice stuff!!
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:31 AM   #119
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Here are pics of the v-mount setup I fabbed over the Holidays.

It is a pretty simple design. The bottom of the radiator mount is built off the stock bumper beam using .75", ~1.2 thick square tubing (got it from the scrap area . I cut the stock bumper beam around the mounting area so it fit behind my crash bar which I had previously built. The bottom of the radiator sits roughly an inch behind and 1.5" above the bottom of lower bar of the crash bar, which sits flush with the bottom of my front bumper.

For the main mounts for the radiator & intercooler, I had 4 tabs welded onto the rad/ IC to connect the two at exactly a 90 degree angle. I built triangle bars in towards the engine on each side from the stock bumper beam which mount to these tabs. My ducting also bolts to the inside of the tabs. The intercooler is held at a 90 by another tab in the back to the top of the radiator.

In order to get the placement of the setup where I wanted, I completely cut out the core support of the car. I actually like this as I can easily remove the front of the car and have easy access to the engine. Right now there is no lower core support, which is normally the bottom mount for the radiator, and which the front of my RPM subframe/ and the stock subframe also, is normally connected to by two bolts. I am planning on builting a new lower core support that will clear the radiator fans for the v-mount and where the subframe will mount to. In the pictures below the middle bar of my crash bar is cut out, I am planning on welding in another bar here, and bending it up so it is hidden from view by the middle of the bumper.

Cost: square tubing - $5, aluminum plating and tabs - $6, wire, gas, electricity ~ $15, couple cut off wheels ~ $4, having tabs TIG welded by a local shop- $40 TOTAL = $70.

Time: I estimate the entire thing took me roughly 8 hours spanned over two weekends. I work pretty slow haha.

















As I am an auditor at a public accounting firm, this is the busiest time of the year for me. This weekend will probably be my last free weekend where I'm not working weekends for a couple months. I'm planning to do a complete cage build within two days using a propane torch to heat the metal and a 120v MIG. Right now all I have done is removed the top dash and interior and bought the supplies. And I plan to party Friday night...this will be a ghetto rigging miracle if completed.

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Old 01-12-2012, 07:10 PM   #120
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Sickiesss. Cant wait to see that cage and some more vids. Nice to see other fellow rollers here.
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:23 AM   #121
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EPIC, great work my friend!
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:02 AM   #122
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your tub fab work is too on point
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:48 AM   #123
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^ lol can't tell if you are serious. If you are, thanks a lot! Yeah, all in all, its nothing professional, but I felt so far everything has come out pretty good for being done by an accountant in his garage!

Eric, thanks bud! It definetly helped having the Brewed 240 (below) sitting 10 feet away for reference!!! Alex is taking really good care of her don't worry!



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Thanks everyone for the kind words! Also wanted to spill a little secret that recently made some awesome advancements with working with my friend on getting a dual rear caliper brake mount that works for Suby's...so i'll soon be testing that out!
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Old 01-14-2012, 03:28 AM   #124
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dont remember how the rad hoses are set up on your whip but remember you can always do a dual pass rad set up if you want the inlet and outlet on the same end tank

Works like a charm!
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Old 01-14-2012, 11:03 AM   #125
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This rocks, DIY, car that gets used and it looks pretty cool.
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