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Old 10-09-2012, 06:36 AM   #176
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Yes, it's a show car and weekend crusier.

Actually having the airjacks run that way (the only car in the world with a fully enclosed system as far as we know) makes it very convenient when working on the car in the garage, to swap tires, get underneath, etc.. Simply pull the lever and up it goes without any hooking up of large tanks, etc.. If it were going to be tracked ever(not likely), the bottles are removable and the jack system would work like normal via an external bottle.

Here's the mission statement of the car from post 1:

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The theme of my build, even since the last iteration, was to build a car that would be equally at home on a racetrack (if I ever felt the desire to start breaking things), on the street, or at the shows. A JGTC car for the street – a race car that looks like show car. Everything on the car is completely functional. It is driven on weekends and is registered, emissions exempt, and 100% legal for Maryland road-use.

And yes, let’s get this out of the way now, since there are always a few that have issues with this, it is primarily a show car. Inevitably, someone will come in here and start complaining about how stupid they think it is that all of the parts on here don’t get “used how they were intended” or that all the money into the car is a waste. That may be your opinion, but I built this car for me to like first and foremost, and at the end of the day that’s what matters to me.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:44 AM   #177
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Yes, it's a show car and weekend crusier.

Actually having the airjacks run that way (the only car in the world with a fully enclosed system as far as we know) makes it very convenient when working on the car in the garage, to swap tires, get underneath, etc.. Simply pull the lever and up it goes without any hooking up of large tanks, etc.. If it were going to be tracked ever(not likely), the bottles are removable and the jack system would work like normal via an external bottle.

Here's the mission statement of the car from post 1:
yeah duh... thats that
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:40 PM   #178
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I love the fabrication work on this........... even though it's a pointless show car.

I also love the fact that you stuck with your bugeye from the beginning and you kept reinventing it. Congrats.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:28 AM   #179
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Ahh k thanks for that. I read that but had forgotten your mission. Sounds like you nailed everything you wanted to then!

Do you wear a helmet when driving on the road?

You should try racing! Its addictive and is way more fun that standing around your car while kids gawk at it!
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:35 AM   #180
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make me a console like that! please!
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:52 PM   #181
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You should try racing! Its addictive and is way more fun that standing around your car while kids gawk at it!
I don't understand the idea that the only way someone can have fun with their car is to drive it on a track, going to shows is fun and addicting too!

I actually do have some track driving experience and done a few driving schools, including the BMW M school.

As far as the shows are concerned: While, it is fun to watch people gawk, that's not the reason that the guys who are heavily into the show scene are doing it.

For me, it's about the competition (friendly and sometimes not), the comeraderie and friendships you make a long the way, getting to see people from different parts of the country that you haven't seen in a long time, etc...

The cash prizes, magazine covers, and other accolades don't hurt either

I think many also fail to realize that without cars like these, manufacturers don't always have a good platform to show off and promote their products, and thus have less incentive to innovate. Yes, you can promote through racing, but that is more about selling functionality than it is about style and form. My point being, that show cars help to drive innovation within the car scene as a whole. As such, everyone can benefit from the new ideas and trends in a very practical way.

my 2 cents on the matter anyways for what its worth


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make me a console like that! please!
haha, another brilliant Piper Motorsport creation

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Old 10-25-2012, 11:07 AM   #182
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awesome man. just awesome.
what do you do for a living!? spill the beans
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:36 PM   #183
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You sir are a mad man! Both of the other iterations of your car are flawless but THIS this is just nuts! Bar none most unique Subaru I have seen. I could rant for an hour about this piece. Congrats on finishing it up and try not to tear this one apart anytime soon
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:08 PM   #184
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awesome man. just awesome.
what do you do for a living!? spill the beans
if i told you what he does for a living we would have to kill you......
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:38 PM   #185
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where'd you get the wheel holders in the garage?

The Tire Rack has them on their site
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:33 PM   #186
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:39 PM   #187
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You sir are a mad man! Both of the other iterations of your car are flawless but THIS this is just nuts! Bar none most unique Subaru I have seen. I could rant for an hour about this piece. Congrats on finishing it up and try not to tear this one apart anytime soon
I really appreciate it and I promise, I don't have the energy for another redo!

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The Tire Rack has them on their site
I got mine from car guy garage online, but I saw them on a bunch of sites, I'm sure they are the same.

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enormous thank you for all your support this time around and also over the years!
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:20 PM   #188
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Ok, finally had a moment and I wanted to continue to show how the build progressed to completion. So, picking up where we left off:

Step 8: January - March 2012 -Final fabrication work (custom intake manifold, shaved strut tops, headlight buckets, intercooler piping, modify IC and rad, etc..)


The car was at Piper Motorsport for the final raw fabrication stages of the build up. I already posted the progress of the shaved strut tops, but let's continue with a few other things that I had them do.


I dreaming this up one night and sat down and sketched (albeit very poorly!) my design for a custom intake manifold. Of course, being Piper Motorsport, they had no problem accomodating the request and quickly set off to fab it up.



















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Old 11-04-2012, 02:21 PM   #189
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I then had the guys do some ‘minor’ modifications to my ARC radiator. This included, cutting off the fan mounting tabs, adding an overflow on one side and a catch can on the other, -AN fittings, etc..














We also relocated the alternator and modified the mounting bracket, fabbed a new tensioner bracket.




Added, quick release fasteners to both bumpers.






Lastly, on the fabrication side, we modified the TurboXS intercooler to run a 3” cold side and wiggins connections. New intercooler pipes were made as well.

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Old 11-04-2012, 02:21 PM   #190
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Here’s the final bay, before all the paint, coating and final mechanical/clean up work.








NEXT, it was back to Andrewtech for a few days while some final details to the engine wiring were sorted. The motor fired up without issue and then everything was immediately removed again for the trip to the Paint shop!
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:30 PM   #191
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I love your car. Had question. Where'd you get the fan for the front of the radiator and do you still have the stock location fans as well?
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:05 PM   #192
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Step 9: April 2012 – June 15, 2012: Paint and Body work

Stripped down again and prep for paint



















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Old 11-04-2012, 04:09 PM   #196
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The car was now on the way back to Andrewtech for final assembly of all the parts, BUT while the car was at paint, I had a lot of parts painted, coated, polished, or chromed - which leads us to part 10.

Step 10: Here’s a look at the piles of coated and shined up parts.













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Old 11-04-2012, 04:10 PM   #198
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Phew, that's the end of this photobomb.

Up next, I'll update with Part 11: Final Assembly!

I hope everyone enjoys
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:13 PM   #199
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I love your car. Had question. Where'd you get the fan for the front of the radiator and do you still have the stock location fans as well?
Thanks, the fan is made by FAL and the stock fans were eliminated.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:50 PM   #200
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Looks amazing!

Couple of questions though.

Did they take the tumbler divider out of the TGV blocks? They would have taken the actual tumbler blade out but cant tell if the divider got taken out.

Also has the manifold been tested on the dyno yet? Would choke in high rpm would be my guess. Also is there velocity stacks inside the plenum chamber?
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