Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Thursday November 27, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Subaru Conversions

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-03-2012, 06:39 PM   #101
jsquared
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 212052
Join Date: May 2009
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Jacksonville, NC
Vehicle:
2005 STi
OBP

Default

Wicked project!

You probably have the radiator sorted, but I never liked putting air under the front end of a 911 since it already has aero issues... have you thought about canting the radiator forward in the front trunk, feeding it from an oil-cooler-inlet style bumper, and venting it up through the hood through some GT3R-style louvers?
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.

Last edited by jsquared; 09-03-2012 at 06:41 PM. Reason: can't remember if the ALMS cars are RS or RS-R...
jsquared is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2012, 05:00 PM   #102
RonW
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 103663
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: S.F Bay Area
Vehicle:
1968 Porsche 912
STi v8 Spec-C conversion

Default

jsquared,
thanks. its turning out better than I imagined. i am still sort if playing with different iterations of the front radiator configuration. i actually did think of that very set you u described but just couldnt bring myself to cutting the hood. for now i will just vent it under and if it just doesnt work out then got thru the hood.

update:
autocrossed it a few weekends ago but ended up scrapping the low hanging oil pain one time to many and it started leaking oil just after a run and luckily i was able to spot it and shut down the motor as it was idling on grid. i pushed it to the dirt and it dumped the rest of it there and i got a tow home. not a big deal cuz i already was in the process of dealing with the oil pain height. i consulted with Chris at Killer Bee Motorsports and he agreed to modify one if his oil pick ups shorter than stock but was just waiting for it to be shipped. since his stuff looks sooo nice and is so stout, i just picked up an oil pain and windage tray while i was at it. i installed the modified pickup which ended up being just about 13 cm below the surface of the oil pan mating surface of the motor. I then cut the Kill Bee oil pain down and reused the oil drain plug/oil temp sender port aluminum block and added a -10 AN bung for the turbo return line. it came out better than i hoped for my first major Aluminum tig project













and finally the test, pulling in/out of my driveway ... no scrap


Last edited by RonW; 10-06-2012 at 05:07 PM.
RonW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2012, 08:48 PM   #103
onefasazn
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 45574
Join Date: Oct 2003
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: PM me if you want to know how
Vehicle:
to make your car
pass smog.

Default

You know what would help oil pan clearance?

A dry sump

But seriously, great build! Looking forward to watching more progress.
onefasazn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2012, 09:28 PM   #104
RonW
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 103663
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: S.F Bay Area
Vehicle:
1968 Porsche 912
STi v8 Spec-C conversion

Default

lol, i would LOVE to dry sump it but $$$. i looked at the Cosworth for like $3+k, i looked at the Elements for like $2.5k and one from a guy in the UK but he doesnt seem to respond to emails so screw that. its just too cost prohibitive but believe me, ive been salivating of it.
RonW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2012, 11:58 PM   #105
RSti_Spyder
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 120907
Join Date: Jul 2006
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: One and a Half Miles up...
Vehicle:
2012 Meyers Manx #85
1400 Lb 930 Trans 04 STi

Default

I did that same fight Ron and finally gave up and bought the dry sump one piece at a time from Phil at Element until I had the whole thing. Gave me several more inches of ground clearance with our tight header set up. And the oiling is much much better for any serious lateral forces. Of course now you would have to do what I did and sell off all the old pieces for half...
RSti_Spyder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 12:21 AM   #106
RonW
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 103663
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: S.F Bay Area
Vehicle:
1968 Porsche 912
STi v8 Spec-C conversion

Default

Good to know. ground clearance is much better but a dry sump would put me at the height of a 911 motor. I'll contact them and perhaps begin to acquire parts over time. mainly need the pump+pulley and the ARE pan then just use the 911 oil tank i have in the garage and get fittings/lines. well see.
thanks for the info

btw, love that g50 your using in your build
RonW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 12:30 AM   #107
RSti_Spyder
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 120907
Join Date: Jul 2006
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: One and a Half Miles up...
Vehicle:
2012 Meyers Manx #85
1400 Lb 930 Trans 04 STi

Default

That is a beefed 930 trans. Hoping it likes abuse as I think there will be a lot of loading and unloading of the rear wheels. And I don't want to have to pay for the rebuild on that thing either!
RSti_Spyder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 12:37 AM   #108
RonW
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 103663
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: S.F Bay Area
Vehicle:
1968 Porsche 912
STi v8 Spec-C conversion

Default

that manx is gonna be one sick ride my friend. wish you were in my are to check it out in the flesh
RonW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 11:18 PM   #109
RSti_Spyder
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 120907
Join Date: Jul 2006
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: One and a Half Miles up...
Vehicle:
2012 Meyers Manx #85
1400 Lb 930 Trans 04 STi

Default

You should plan to be in Vegas for SEMA next year...
We missed this year by a mile but should be back on target for next year. Come try it out!
RSti_Spyder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2012, 11:16 PM   #110
RonW
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 103663
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: S.F Bay Area
Vehicle:
1968 Porsche 912
STi v8 Spec-C conversion

Default

A ride in that beast would be worth the trip it self!


got a chance ax again this weekend now that the pans been buttoned up luckily all went well. i think with all that power the 205 sectioned RE-11's dont have a chance in hell at getting the power down. may have to get a set of slicks soon. here is one of my runs, got a little crazy a few times but fun non the less

RonW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 12:14 AM   #111
RSti_Spyder
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 120907
Join Date: Jul 2006
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: One and a Half Miles up...
Vehicle:
2012 Meyers Manx #85
1400 Lb 930 Trans 04 STi

Default

Looks like tons of fun, but that sure was a short run!
RSti_Spyder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 12:25 AM   #112
RonW
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 103663
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: S.F Bay Area
Vehicle:
1968 Porsche 912
STi v8 Spec-C conversion

Default

ttod was 38.2s in an open wheel car followed by a very stripped down track dedicated miata then a gt3 and much further behind, my best of a 46.08s lol.
RonW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 01:55 AM   #113
RSti_Spyder
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 120907
Join Date: Jul 2006
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: One and a Half Miles up...
Vehicle:
2012 Meyers Manx #85
1400 Lb 930 Trans 04 STi

Default

now you're going to want 930 fenders and rear meats...
RSti_Spyder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 02:18 AM   #114
RonW
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 103663
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: S.F Bay Area
Vehicle:
1968 Porsche 912
STi v8 Spec-C conversion

Default

dont even tempt me, its all i can do to not to go down that road, a long slippery sloped one at that.
RonW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 11:26 PM   #115
RSti_Spyder
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 120907
Join Date: Jul 2006
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: One and a Half Miles up...
Vehicle:
2012 Meyers Manx #85
1400 Lb 930 Trans 04 STi

Default

My slope is now vertical...
So I understand.
RSti_Spyder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2012, 03:41 PM   #116
T-37
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 175624
Join Date: Mar 2008
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Wichita, KS
Vehicle:
1234 RIGHT IN THE
SYRUP

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RonW View Post
dont even tempt me, its all i can do to not to go down that road, a long slippery sloped one at that.
Personally, I love the narrow-bodied longnose cars. You've got a great looking car, and I'd bet DOT slicks would do the job...at least for autocross.

That being said, are there any bolt-on type flares for early cars that would allow you to fit wider tires? Something like what you commonly see on 240Zs: http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/word...ttKunisawa.jpg

It wouldn't quite be full-on 930 flares, but it would at least let you run slightly wider wheels/tires.

Just out of curiosity. I'm not trying to tempt/persuade you.
I think the car looks fantastic as it is.

Just coming across this thread has been enough to set the gears turning in my head for a future project. Looks great!
T-37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2012, 01:41 PM   #117
05subysti
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 268190
Join Date: Dec 2010
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: central tx
Vehicle:
2005 STi
RWD, 18x10.5/12.5s

Default

any updates?
05subysti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2012, 04:34 PM   #118
RonW
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 103663
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: S.F Bay Area
Vehicle:
1968 Porsche 912
STi v8 Spec-C conversion

Default

T-37
thanks man, its been fun so far. there are bolt on flares but they dont really look that good. i'll just go slicks at some point for ax/track and stick with my narrow body look.

05subysti,
nothing really. im gonna pull the 5 gal cube fuel cell and gonna have a custom 10+ gal one made so i have more room to vent the radiator hot air exhaust. right now with the fuel cell mount where it is, it just gets all the hot air blown onto it and it gets f'ing hot. not to mention its only 5 gal and i have to keep getting gas lol. hopefully all buttoned up but spring for the beginning of several events.

cheers
ron
RonW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2013, 12:41 AM   #119
RonW
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 103663
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: S.F Bay Area
Vehicle:
1968 Porsche 912
STi v8 Spec-C conversion

Default

bailed on cutting down the oem tank, it just was getting too hard. found a great shape and decent volume tank from fuel safe. made a bracket and mounted with new vent and feed lines. enough room to sufficiently vent. few more things before then next ax and track day.



RonW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2013, 02:21 AM   #120
RSti_Spyder
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 120907
Join Date: Jul 2006
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: One and a Half Miles up...
Vehicle:
2012 Meyers Manx #85
1400 Lb 930 Trans 04 STi

Default

perfect fit on the fuel cell. Looks great.
RSti_Spyder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 08:26 PM   #121
maxmaterne
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 343107
Join Date: Jan 2013
Default

Ron, I've been following your posts for the last year and your information has been great. This time last year I found a 912E that had an engine fire and hadn't moved in years. One year later it's sitting on jack stands in my garage with it's motor out and an EJ207 arriving on Tuesday. Your project has been a huge inspiration and I can't wait to start diving into it. First, of many, questions is how stock have you kept that transmission? Do you have a new locking diff? Also I have been working with Rob from KEP and I have to decide on what clutch components to use. Was thinking the "Stage 1" pressure plate and 6 pad metallic clutch plate with spring centered hub.

Thanks for showing all your progress and making this seem ... doable
maxmaterne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 01:24 AM   #122
RonW
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 103663
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: S.F Bay Area
Vehicle:
1968 Porsche 912
STi v8 Spec-C conversion

Default

spyder, thanks dude now to get a few more little things buttoned up before the next track day

max, my pleasure, thats why i post! if you plan on going turbo, then you may want to go with the stage 2, its really not that heavy of a clutch. im running the stock 901 but with different gearing for 3/4/5th from a 914 and i think they may be the same you have in the 912E you have (those have a 923 trans which is nearly identical to the 915 but only made 1 year for the 912E) good luck with the rest of the build. post up! what year motor and ecu are you running? is it a usdm or jdm?
RonW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 08:45 AM   #123
maxmaterne
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 343107
Join Date: Jan 2013
Default

Ron, the 923 is the one in my car so I'm glad to hear that one is the one to go with. I assume you're getting good traction with that combination if your successfully using it for auto crossing. My plan is to do equal parts road racing and street driving and have started working on a NASA spec that I will get some pics of for you. As far as my motor, it's a 1998 JDM EJ207 Version 7 with stock engine harness and ECU.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/JDM-Subaru-S...sories&vxp=mtr

The last pics I took were from almost a year ago and cash has been the reason I haven't gotten farther. Now that I'm back on track I promise I will post pictures to this forum, but in the mean time you can see what I'm dealing with on FB: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...5709061&type=3

Max
maxmaterne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2013, 11:07 PM   #124
RonW
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 103663
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: S.F Bay Area
Vehicle:
1968 Porsche 912
STi v8 Spec-C conversion

Default

Now that the tank is in, I needed a way to monitor how much gas was in it. A could have gone with the sending unit from fuel safe but I wasn’t sure how to get it to work with OEM gauge. I decided to try the 'no cost' route and try to adapt the stock OEM sender made by VDO. As it turned out the bolt pattern on the fuel safe thank is EXACTLY the same and only had to open up the hole ~1mm in diameter. It was almost a drop in but was 5cm too tall . I decided to tear it open to see how it worked. The float rides up and down a stainless shaft and hair thin wires make contact to change resistance for the signal. I was able to carefully unsolder them then cut the shaft down. I tig welded the shaft back together after trimming it and resoldered the wires once shortened. Then I had to cut down the tube. It just bolted right up and plugged right in!



Edit: this morning I filled up the tank and it reads nearly full as i would expect since I took about 10% of the height out. I drove to Santa Cruz to met up with another crazy swapper, Ambryn McBride to pick up an item from a group buy from Subarugears.com but more on that later. Anyway, I drove the 70 miles to his home at 65 mph (slow for CA freeway driving) which equated to 3k rpm, a leisurely pace and filed up again in Santa Cruz, only 2.3 gallons, 30.1mpg!!! On the way back I drove a bit faster at around 32-33K rpm and mileage dropped to 24mpg but still, way better than I was ever hoping for. I was ecstatic to say the least.



RonW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2013, 09:31 PM   #125
Hondaslayer
Purified Dick
Moderator
 
Member#: 4562
Join Date: Feb 2001
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Auburn, WA
Vehicle:
1995 Legacy LSi
1998 Forester, lifted.

Default

Ron,

Just an FYI the wire and winding from the level sensor are very specific. The amount of winds and length of the wire determine the internal resistance and therefore the level. (not sure if that makes sense) There is a very good write up on thesamba about it. IIRC the thread is "revive your fuel sender for $3" (or something very similar)

Take a moment and read up on it. IIRC the sensor should still read good at full, but may not be so accurate as the level drops.


Edit: I'll add the link in a sec.

Here ya go!

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/vie...ve+fuel+sender
Hondaslayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
- 2005 STi - 352whp / 400 wtq - 18G on Meth - worksti Proven Power Bragging 68 06-04-2010 01:28 AM
FS:CT - 2005 sti doors, interior, 2005 wrx seats Ctracer911 Complete Car Part-Out 16 06-20-2009 08:42 PM
NJ - 2005 STI - Metalic gray, HKS exhaust, Not abused or raced, MINT - $20500 rustyvegas Private Vehicle 'For Sale' Classifieds 17 09-24-2008 12:15 PM
FS - 2005 STi - White/Gold - SLC ibis RMIC Private Classifieds 5 04-13-2006 01:39 PM
FS - 2005 STi - gauging interest UncleMeat Mid West Subaru Owners Club Forum -- MWSOC 12 09-04-2005 01:52 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.