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Old 01-16-2012, 09:18 AM   #26
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Hey VF - did you end up getting the pistons out of the block yet? I'm keen to see the condition of the pistons to see if any of them had cracked ring lands with the high AFR's. Really sucks you fried the rings though mate - but looking forward to seeing the new beast up and running
not as yet. i should *hopefully* be able to get to it tomorrow. everything else is off the block - i just gotta crack it open.

although that will be put on the backburner should my engine arrive haha!
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:06 PM   #27
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I can't say I've ever seen a build with removed sound deadening and new speakers.
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:45 PM   #28
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I can't say I've ever seen a build with removed sound deadening and new speakers.
I was thinking the same thing! , OP i am definitely subscribed and interested to see how this turns out! good luck!
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:33 PM   #29
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I was thinking the same thing! , OP i am definitely subscribed and interested to see how this turns out! good luck!
i need my tunes alright guys

i gotta drive this thing on the street too
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:57 PM   #30
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Hey, I'm right there with you. I'm gutted but left my speakers for those long drives to and from the track.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:37 AM   #31
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alright so what effective anti-surge units are out there that don't cost the earth?
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:27 AM   #32
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alright so what effective anti-surge units are out there that don't cost the earth?
Buy the tank on e-bay, then use a walbro external pump. Look at my below thread, start at post 510.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...e+tank&page=11
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:05 PM   #33
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update for today:

these things arrived:


so did these:


so i installed them!



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Old 01-19-2012, 04:09 AM   #34
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finally had the torx piece i needed arrive to tear down the heads (or tear them down as much as i can on the bench) to put the new cams/valve springs in.
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:49 AM   #35
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Where you going to be running? I run with NASA up here in the Northeast/Mid Atlantic. Would be nice to see another subie running around out there
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Old 01-19-2012, 10:58 AM   #36
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Where you going to be running? I run with NASA up here in the Northeast/Mid Atlantic. Would be nice to see another subie running around out there
australia

if you look back through the pics you'll see somewhere i'm RHD


in other news - i'm hoping i can get some input from the chassis gurus on here. i've got a rear chassis brace as follows:


and what i'm wondering is: seeing as it works on tension that stops the chassis from flexing or "pulling sideways" if you will, whether mounting the cables as horizontal as possible is the best way to do it.

i.e i can mount them bottom, middle, or furthest out as shown in the following picture:


as you can see i've got it mounted in the middle at the moment to hedge bets either way, but so far as i can tell the chassis/strut towers aren't going to flex "up" but rather "out", thus the furthest out point would be optimal to mount.

but, i'm not the chassis guru!

anyone able to offer some input?
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:47 PM   #37
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Bah, an Aussie...

Where abouts? I might be headed that way for work
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Old 01-19-2012, 01:05 PM   #38
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depending on when you come here, melbourne most likely

what work?
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Old 01-19-2012, 04:39 PM   #39
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as for the bracing, I want to say that someone makes a brace for this, don't if it is cusco or gt spec. I have seen some people make their own by welding metal that goes in the same direction as you have, some just weld it as much as possible. Everyone has their own opinion on body bracing. I will see if I can find something for you, kinda slow at work at this point, not to mention I want to see this car done as soon as possible.

I would like other opinions on this with some pictures. I will try to support my theory in some way.
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Old 01-19-2012, 04:48 PM   #40
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This might be something you might be interested in;

http://www.gtspec.com/product/gtspec...ge-0206-wrxsti

http://www.gtspec.com/product/gtspec...e-impreza-gdgc

I will keep looking around for you. Let me know what you think.

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Old 01-19-2012, 07:46 PM   #41
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so i just got a call saying something had arrived... can anybody guess what it is?
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Old 01-20-2012, 06:33 AM   #42
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a turbo
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:26 AM   #43
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I have yet to install this, but this is what I purchased.

http://turninconcepts.com/product_in...oducts_id=1176
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Old 01-20-2012, 08:18 AM   #44
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a turbo
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nope, but i do at least get to start putting SOME stuff back together

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I have yet to install this, but this is what I purchased.

http://turninconcepts.com/product_in...oducts_id=1176
too much IMO. i figure the cable version + a strut bar for half the price will be just as effective.
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:14 AM   #45
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so i just got a call saying something had arrived... can anybody guess what it is?
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a turbo
;-)
it was this!


and after a fairly boring afternoon, it became this!


i've since put all the newer/better oil pump, coolant pump, sensors, pulleys etc from my old shortblock onto this one ready to slap the heads on when my cams/valvesprings arrive.

i scored the donk from a wreckers with a leaky headgasket (confirmed, and i binned it) for just 300 bucks. they assured me everything was fine but all i needed was the bare shortblock. bonus is i got a timing belt just a couple of thousand k's old with it

what's left aside from the heads is to put the flywheel/clutch back on, install a couple of sensors for the ECU, clean up the deck for new headgaskets, and of course install the engine mounts & sump with pickup/baffle plate.
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:36 PM   #46
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Damn, looks like you got a bargain. What else are you waiting for besides the cams and springs? Any more other things like a header or you planning on a turbo down the line?
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:52 PM   #47
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there's a supercharger buried in one of the pictures

i've got a few other goodies on the way now too
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:01 AM   #48
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got a bit more done this morning.


installing the stonger pickup/upgraded baffle plate


along with the stiffer engine mounts, higher capacity sump and clutch/flywheel onto the new donk!

i also scrubbed down the deck to put new headgaskets on as the old ones were indeed weeping. they'd bubbled and so forth in the deck so were about toast.

the barb fitting you see on the sump is to run the return line from an air-oil separator to.

one problem i am having is that i've inadvertedly thrown out the little tool i need to centre the clutch on the flywheel

i got one with the clutch (it's just a simple plastic thing) but nonetheless managed to throw it out. going to have to see if the local workshop has a spare or head in to the stealership.
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:27 PM   #49
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Lots of nice work... keep the pics coming.
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:15 PM   #50
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looking good, i like where you're going with it! (from another RS owner)
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