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Old 06-24-2013, 05:03 PM   #201
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I'm excited to see everything fitted up hopefully soon! Any progress lately?
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:31 PM   #202
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well, I got new gaskets, seals and new shims and set up and got a good r/p pattern so its pretty much ready to go. on the 914world forum, i found how to set up the stock pedal cluster but instead of the clutch pulling a clutch cable, it will push into a small clutch master which i will mount adjacent to the brake master. I'll use a Wilwood brake master and a paired Wilwood slave cylinder. already have the parts, just need fab mounts. I kinda ran into something i wasn't anticipating and is quite a big fly in the ointment. the stock 901 has its shift rod at 6 oclock and the subi is at like 10. wasnt a big deal to me to have the shift mechanism above the shift tunnel, ive seen it before but then i started contemplating mock up and forgot about the torsion tube. if i go below the torsion tube then it will hang in harms way and interfere with the rear sway bar. so that leaves, going to coil overs and notch the torsion tube similar to the 911 with a G50. im chewing on that for a bit. its not that i dont like coil overs but wasnt what i had planned. well see.
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:21 AM   #203
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How about a cable shifter?

Or... something like in this thread, except go through the seat area.....

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsc...fter-base.html

I'm already running into issues with cramming all this stuff into the tunnel

An-8 & 6 fuel lines are alot bigger then the oem ones
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:35 PM   #204
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Cool swap! I have a '73 911E that I'm working on getting back to '100%' stock: 1973 Porsche 911E
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:35 PM   #205
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On a conversion like this would anyone consider to modify the chassis harness from the donor car (if had complete car).
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Old 07-27-2013, 08:39 PM   #206
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Bump... any updates?

I just picked up a TY757 with a dead 4th gear to play with on my car.
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:37 PM   #207
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Bump... any updates?

I just picked up a TY757 with a dead 4th gear to play with on my car.
cool, was that out of a legacy?

sadly no update. i did take the trimmed nose cone to EASY where Jim had a cut up 911 and i was able to figure out that I'll be able to fit the shift rod over the torsion bar, i was worried how that was gonna work but i think it wont be an issue. the shift rod will have to be above the tranny tunnel like in a 935 but i think that will be kinda cool and actually raise the shifter slightly higher for a better position.

im kinda enjoying it for the time being and wont likely work on anything until Fall/Winter. I've got the tranny ready to go along with a Wilwood master and slave that I'll be using. i wont order the custom axles (930 splined on one end and 912/914 splined on the other) until the tranny is in and mounted and I can take better measurements.
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Old 07-28-2013, 02:17 AM   #208
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'05 Legacy GT

Guy said it has a front LSD (I'm pretty sure only STi's have front LSD)

You'll have to figure out how to redo the e-brake also, since it will now be under the linkage
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Old 08-03-2013, 12:29 AM   #209
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Glad the trans will work for you. It keeps me from buying it...
Look forward to seeing you back on it.
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Old 09-06-2013, 03:37 PM   #210
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Any more updates on the build? I picked up a 67' 912 recently and have been fixing it up
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:14 PM   #211
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Any more updates on the build? I picked up a 67' 912 recently and have been fixing it up
sorry for the delayed response. short answer, no updates. car running well as is and trans is complete and just sitting on my bench waiting for the 901 to let go but she's being stubborn and just won't die
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Old 09-27-2013, 05:24 PM   #212
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Question for you ECU experts:

I have a J & S Safeguard Interceptor
http://www.jandssafeguard.com/8ChInt...terceptor.html

that i used on my megasquirt MS3 motor before I went to the suby. i was running COP and this worked well.

the question is if the ECU is capable of providing the level of protection from detonation that the Safeguard can. its just sitting here so if its something i dont need, then i'll likely sell it. i have it so i could also just wire it up and figure out a dash display.

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Old 09-28-2013, 06:46 PM   #213
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Are you running the stock ECM? If so then yes, it provides as good (probably better) protection as the J & S
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:55 PM   #214
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Are you running the stock ECM? If so then yes, it provides as good (probably better) protection as the J & S
thanks for the reply hondaslayer, yep, stock ecu. looks like i'll be posting it up fs somewhere then

sypderb8 and ambryn and i went in on a set of Intercomp scales to corner balance our cars. i did a cb on it 6-7 years ago and 50% cross balance and it ran well. its obviously set up a lot different now and man is it off. ive been big time lifting my FR tire on right turns with hard acceleration and i see why, my cb is all jacked up and only 300# on that front right and over double that on the others. interestingly, car is only 142# heavier than it was with the prior aircooled motor and that is with the rad and lines and coolant so not to bad for nearly doubling the hp quadrupling the reliability heh
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:27 PM   #215
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Don't be stingy with the numbers, lets see 'em
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:47 PM   #216
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well, this was just a quick, toss the scales under wo leveling.

LF 585 RF 301
LR 615 RR 819
total 2320 with me (175#)

front to rear is about 40/60
but cross balance LR+RF to LF+RR which is suppose to be 50/50 is 40/60.

FR is too light. i dont want to lower the RR so i'll try increasing LR to see how that helps after i level. thoughts?
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Old 10-01-2013, 05:06 PM   #217
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There's 2 big things I worry about here before you do any adjustments.

1. it's probably not level
2. were the sway bars disconnected? (not sure if you added a rear bar yet)

Once you do those, then you can worry about adjustments. I'd have to see the suspension on the 912 but the 911 and 944 have ride height adjustment on the rear. If the 912 has that you can even out the cross weight that way. Next time you get on the scales I can help with the adjustments, I speak from experience when I say it's a pain to set it up right.
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Old 10-01-2013, 05:20 PM   #218
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1) its certainly not level in my 75 y/o garage
2) front Tarret sway bar was still connected, rear Tarret is still sitting on my counter wait for me to weld the mounts to the chassis.

912 and 911 are identical. im running all Elephant Racing stuff including quick change spring plates which makes ride height adjustments super easy.
I'd love to have some guidance! i spent a saturday with chuck from elephant doing the ride height/camber/caster/cb adjustments so i understand the basic concepts but would appreciate the help when i begin to formally start adjustments. ive been laggin so you may actually be ready to do yours before i finish mine so if you need the scales just say the word.
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:50 PM   #219
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Ron, Find a level surface or at least planar and try the weights again. However, looking at the numbers I would say that you have room for significant improvement.

Are your ride heights equal at each corner on the surface you put your scales on? What about on a level surface?

I would say you need to raise the LR and RF. If your car sits mostly level you may also lower the opposite corners. As you know, A level car with front rake and equal cross weights is your target. I am sure your AX experience will improve with some setup.

don't forget to sit in the driver's seat while its on scales to get an accurate representation while driving.
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Old 10-08-2013, 05:18 PM   #220
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hey jamie!
ya, i just tossed the scales under just to see how much the car weighted with the suby. before i go thru the trouble of the cb, im debating about starting on the tranny or not but it would be a good time to start now and try to get it down before next treffen and just do the cb once.

i looked up your thread on the 914world board but didnt see any updates, hope its running well and you've cranked the boost up!

thanks and cheers on the input.
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:02 PM   #221
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anyone in the bay area have a dead motor that i could have the case halves? would like to do all the mock up with an empty case cuz im a weakling
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:15 PM   #222
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Ron, a friend of mine just spun a rod bearing in his ej20 and has it mostly apart. He got a spare so I'll see if he can lend his case for a bit.
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:20 PM   #223
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Awesome!
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:16 PM   #224
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Will,
Just scored a bare case which had rod damage. Big shout out to Kia at TD Garage in Berkeley, super nice and even gonna toss it in the parts cleaner and I can swing by next week to pick up. Had not heard of his shop but its just a small spot off San Pablo and specializes in Suby's. Will have to bring over a few brews to split when I pick it up. May start pulling the motor and 901 trans this weekend so stay tuned.

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Old 10-18-2013, 08:19 PM   #225
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update:
I want to get the trans in this winter. Not that the Bay Area gets that cold in winter but I’m a pu$$y. I decided to start while the gettin is good. I knew I’d be pulling the motor and trans in and out repeatedly to take care of interference and to mock up the rear support and doing this all my self would be quit a chore. Instead, I sourced a dead case that a rod had tried to escape at speed. With that and a disassembled trans case, I found the areas on the seat hump that needed massaging with a precision big ****** hammer. After an hour or so of getting out my aggression, I was able to locate were the new hole for the shift rod would enter the cab. The original 901 shifter is in the 6 o’clock position while the suby unfortunately is in the 11 o’clock position and has to go over the torsion tube. Anyway, got it mostly mocked up but still need a few more love taps to be “perfect.”















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