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Old 02-22-2011, 04:26 PM   #126
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Hey Dan...come by whenever you want, I am sure I will be out there troubleshooting all evening.

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Old 02-23-2011, 12:27 AM   #127
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IT'S ALIVE!!!!

First start of my Subaru engine conversion. Still a couple of things to sort out, but I am 99% of the way there. Dyno time in less than a week.




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Old 02-23-2011, 08:53 AM   #128
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I love this project, hopefully I'll be able to see it at Nationals.
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:59 AM   #129
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Old 02-23-2011, 12:41 PM   #130
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I love this project, hopefully I'll be able to see it at Nationals.
I hope to make it this year.

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Old 02-23-2011, 01:24 PM   #131
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If not, I'll pay someone to tow it out there and I'll drive it for you.
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:37 PM   #132
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It is not me that won't be able to go...it is the car, gotta make sure it will perform.

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Old 02-23-2011, 02:46 PM   #133
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I can't believe how much stuff you've done without a post about 'So I bent and broke this' or 'This didn't fit and now needs to be replaced with'.

There's so little drama in your build it's crazy.

The amount of patience and planning you have is fantastic. Kudos to you, sir.
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Old 02-23-2011, 04:38 PM   #134
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I can't believe how much stuff you've done without a post about 'So I bent and broke this' or 'This didn't fit and now needs to be replaced with'.

There's so little drama in your build it's crazy.

The amount of patience and planning you have is fantastic. Kudos to you, sir.
You're right. There has been zero drama. This is a man who has been around for a while and knows what to expect. W/my engine swap I ran into a little trouble w/a custom exhaust and I was cursing at the world!

Britain, what's the deal w/your clutch? Is that a one of a kind deal or is it something porche's use? If it's a one of a kind design, that thing had to cost a fortune!
What are the benefits of a hydraulic throw out bearing vs the whole slave cylinder deal that subarus use? Maybe less hassle when it comes to mounting it?
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Old 02-23-2011, 05:37 PM   #135
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That vid was well worth the wait. Can't wait to see it in action.

What are you shooting for tune wise? Do you have a power goal? I'm not really into AutoX but I imagine you want the curve to be as far left as possible right?
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:46 PM   #136
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Many thanks to the kind words guys...but I must admit this there have been a few parts of this build that didn't go completely to plan. That said, everything was researched and thought out extensively before starting. I have about 10 pages of wiring diagrams and engineering drawings for custom parts. Lots of things drawn up in CAD and cut on a waterjet or machined.

Speaking of issues, right now I am delayed a bit waiting on parts. During the first start-up, I determined that there was an oil leak in the turbo drain as a result of the position of the turbo. There are two problems with the position of the turbo, first of all it is a little too low in relation to the oil pan. This is not an issue during normal operation, but during start-up or shut-down the accusump takes in another 2 quarts of oil. If it is not operated properly, then that oil is in the block and potential filling the turbo and could ruin the turbo. The second problem is the turbo drain flange that I made is not perfect flat and leaks.

To alleviate the problem, I have ordered a scavenge pump from www.turbowerx.com and all the associate AN fittings from www.aeroquip.cc and it should all arrive next week. It should be a straight forward install and a little extra wiring. Dyno time has been pushed a week to sort out this problem. Everything else on the car seems to be working properly at this point.

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Old 02-26-2011, 02:10 PM   #137
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That pump is really nice. I am using Tilton pumps on a couple other engines and transmissions and used to think they were well built. Thanks for the info...
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Old 02-26-2011, 02:16 PM   #138
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Yea, the quality of the Tilton are not what they used to be. I have heard good things about the Turbowerx pump so we shall see.

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Old 02-26-2011, 03:48 PM   #139
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Many thanks to the kind words guys...but I must admit this there have been a few parts of this build that didn't go completely to plan. That said, everything was researched and thought out extensively before starting. I have about 10 pages of wiring diagrams and engineering drawings for custom parts. Lots of things drawn up in CAD and cut on a waterjet or machined.

Speaking of issues, right now I am delayed a bit waiting on parts. During the first start-up, I determined that there was an oil leak in the turbo drain as a result of the position of the turbo. There are two problems with the position of the turbo, first of all it is a little too low in relation to the oil pan. This is not an issue during normal operation, but during start-up or shut-down the accusump takes in another 2 quarts of oil. If it is not operated properly, then that oil is in the block and potential filling the turbo and could ruin the turbo. The second problem is the turbo drain flange that I made is not perfect flat and leaks.

To alleviate the problem, I have ordered a scavenge pump from www.turbowerx.com and all the associate AN fittings from www.aeroquip.cc and it should all arrive next week. It should be a straight forward install and a little extra wiring. Dyno time has been pushed a week to sort out this problem. Everything else on the car seems to be working properly at this point.

-Britain
This project is close to the top of my Fantasy build list. I have been following your build for a bit now but had not noticed you were NWIC until you mentioned getting the car tuned by Tim.

So, when do you have dyno time scheduled, I want to come see this little beast in roar in anger in person.
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:56 PM   #140
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I am working to finish everything up before receiving the oil scavenge pump and getting this thing on the dyno.

First thing was to add a additional switch for the oil scavenge pump and while I was there, I added labels for the confused.



Shifter installed and functioning.


I installed a Hall Effect Sensor under the shifter and a magnet in the shifter to detect Neutral Position for the ECU. The red LED indicates that is it aligned.


Hall Effect Sensor installed on the CV to pick up Vehicle Speed.


In full droop, the axle doesn't hit the exhaust pipe. WIN!


ECU fully wired up and wires secured.


Oil filter sandwich plate with Oil Temp Sensor.


In-line water temperature sensor.


The scavenge pump and the associated AN lines and fitting should all be here by Thursday. That gives me a week to sort everything out before the dyno tuning.

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Old 02-28-2011, 04:45 PM   #141
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impressive!
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:51 PM   #142
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I'm beginning to wonder when this man sleeps.
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:59 PM   #143
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There is always time to catch up on sleep later in the year

Between the work on the car and launching my new site www.where2race.com it has been a busy winter. I didn't even get to go snowboarding yet...but I still have time.

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Old 03-04-2011, 02:51 PM   #144
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Got the Turbowerx scavenge pump and associated AN fitting in the mail yesterday and got them all install. Due to space limitation and rules around the size of holes allowing in the firewall, I chose to plumb this up using bulkhead fittings. The turbo drain is now connected on one end and pump oil back into the oil pan. Few wires to hook up and the system is working perfect.





Still working on understand the coolant system, for some reason I don't think I am getting water to circulate properly. I will troubleshoot more this evening.

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Old 03-05-2011, 08:48 PM   #145
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Alright, world premier. The car is officially off jackstands and driving under it own power. The throttle is a light switch, the acceleration is unbelievable, and the hydraulic clutch assembly is perfect. Gotta fix a water leak on the coolant line coming out of the turbo and need to determine why so much oil is coming out of the muffler...most likely due to the issues I had with the turbo drain or overfilled from the accusump. Either way, it will be ready for the dyno on Monday.

Check out the video...


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BTW, that wasn't even full throttle in the video...I tried full throttle once and the back end jumped out on me...perfect!

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Old 03-06-2011, 09:14 AM   #147
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your neighbors must love you .. first the 912 now the 914

did you get the car warm enough to open the thermostat? (water circulation)
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:47 AM   #148
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Old 03-06-2011, 03:26 PM   #149
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Old 03-07-2011, 02:05 AM   #150
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The car is officially ready to go. All the body panels on, fluids in, and everything checked. Just gotta load her up and take her to Dr. Bailey at Cobb Tuning Surgeline in the morning.

All the body panels on.


Engine lid fits with no issues.


Passenger seat in and waiting for Dr. Tim Bailey at Cobb Tuning Surgeline to work his magic.


We shall see how it goes.

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