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Old 11-16-2013, 11:55 PM   #1
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Default TR-42 build thread. Exoskeleton content. (now w/ driving video)

Sup guys

This is my dad and I's TR-42 we're building. We had the frame welded up by Danny (owner of Speedinc) in Kentucky but unfortunately he is now out of business. I think we got the last one he made. Marty has a similar build on here that many of you have probably seen, turninconcepts now has it and is finishing up the build for him.

Anyways, we've had the frame for about 6 months or so now and here's what we've done to it. We only have time to work on it on the weekends due to school for me and work for my dad so we only get 1-2 days a week to put in work.

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Turbo EJ255 out of a Forester
EJ20 5 speed trans converted to permanent FWD (in this case RWD)
Borg Warner 6758
Frozen boost AWIC w/ front mount heat exchanger
ID 1000cc injectors
WRX top feed fuel rails
2006 STI intake manifold
2007 STI ECU w/ 06' STI wiring harness
CC stage 3 clutch
Wilwood pedal setup w/ STI drive by wire throttle pedal




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008a by Jeff States, on Flickr


tr-42 by Jeff States, on Flickr


ericengine by Jeff States, on Flickr


ericshead by Jeff States, on Flickr


ericengine2 by Jeff States, on Flickr


ericpedals by Jeff States, on Flickr

Got the car in March in pieces. And since then we have been putting it all together.

First project was the seat brackets for the Tillets....



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Old 11-16-2013, 11:56 PM   #2
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Clutch/flywheel/trans





Axles. They are half pontiac and half Subaru. Let's see how they hold up









Here's the shift linkage we fabbed up.





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Old 11-16-2013, 11:57 PM   #3
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Here's inside the cab. Shifter is a steel rod I put some set screws in. I'll be lathing one out of some delrin soon. You can see the shift linkage coming from underneath. Don't hate on the alu welding...still learning!!







The gas tank is made for an OEM STI fuel pump. I welded on a filler neck.





Gas Filler Door - closed and locked by Jeff States, on Flickr

Gauge panel


TR-42 Gauge Panel. by Jeff States, on Flickr

Installed. I welded an aluminum block on the backside of the panel with threaded holes.


Gauge Panel installed by Jeff States, on Flickr
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Old 11-16-2013, 11:57 PM   #4
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We had to use the OEM Subaru key + ignition switch so I made a holder for the whole setup.


Key. Pre-weld by Jeff States, on Flickr


Key. by Jeff States, on Flickr

Schroth 4pt harnesses (wrap around style).


Tillet Racing Seats by Jeff States, on Flickr

Beginnings of downpipe/uppipe


Downpipe/uppipe fitment by Jeff States, on Flickr


Beginnings of uppipe by Jeff States, on Flickr


EFR fitment by Jeff States, on Flickr

Turbo is mounted and in its final location. Uppipe is all welded and painted (waiting for header wrap). Intercooler has found its placement as well. Here's some pics
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Old 11-16-2013, 11:58 PM   #5
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Turbo is mounted and in its final location. Uppipe is all welded and painted (waiting for header wrap). Intercooler has found its placement as well. Here's some pics


Uppipe completed minus exhaust wrap by Jeff States, on Flickr


Close up. T25 Flange. by Jeff States, on Flickr


Mounted with brace. by Jeff States, on Flickr


EFR turbo mounted. by Jeff States, on Flickr


Intercooler placement. Downpipe and turbo. by Jeff States, on FlickrGot the muffler done today. Flowmaster. 3 in/3 out. Should sound good



Downpipe + muffler. by Jeff States, on Flickr


Exhaust system. by Jeff States, on Flickr


Downpipe bracket. by Jeff States, on Flickr
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Old 11-16-2013, 11:58 PM   #6
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Wrapped the interior in leather.


Leather wrapped interior by Jeff States, on Flickr

I powdercoated the upper expansion tank wrinkle black. It's our new favorite color...


Upper expansion tank with bracket by Jeff States, on Flickr


Mounted by Jeff States, on Flickr


Intercooler mount by Jeff States, on Flickr


WRX top feed fuel rails by Jeff States, on Flickr

Made some leather wrapped pads


Pads by Jeff States, on Flickr


PC'd AWIC fittings by Jeff States, on Flickr


Fittings in use by Jeff States, on Flickr
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Old 11-16-2013, 11:58 PM   #7
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Also did made the intake today. The filter sits behind the passenger seat. We will be making an air box for it so it gets constant cool air. PS: shout out to the guy working at O'reillys for the filter.


Turbo intake by Jeff States, on Flickr


Filter by Jeff States, on Flickr

Welded on the MAF flange and ground it down and sandblasted the whole piping to get it ready for powdercoating.


MAF flange by Jeff States, on Flickr

And here's how it sits as of today. 11-16-13


#1 by Jeff States, on Flickr


#2 by Jeff States, on Flickr


#3 by Jeff States, on Flickr

Trying out some B&W


#4 by Jeff States, on Flickr


#5 by Jeff States, on Flickr
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:18 AM   #8
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Looks like you are doing a very nice build. So did Danny go out of the TR42 business or out of business all together?
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:44 AM   #9
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Looks like you are doing a very nice build. So did Danny go out of the TR42 business or out of business all together?
Thanks man! AFAIK he is out of the kit car business completely. I am not sure what else he is doing now...he hasn't been on the forums in awhile.
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:01 PM   #10
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Wow!!! Nicely done. I am hoping to get back to working on mine in the new year.
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:55 PM   #11
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That turned out pretty nice! Well done!

Danny isn't completely out of business...just not building exo cars currently. He's taking a break. There will be other other "toys" from Mr. Pook...trust me.

PLEASE, tell me the car is running and driving? If so, post up a few vids.
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Old 11-18-2013, 12:34 AM   #12
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Looks like it will be a blast to drive around. Another one to add to the track toy want list.
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Old 11-18-2013, 12:48 AM   #13
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Wow!!! Nicely done. I am hoping to get back to working on mine in the new year.
Thanks man!

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That turned out pretty nice! Well done!

Danny isn't completely out of business...just not building exo cars currently. He's taking a break. There will be other other "toys" from Mr. Pook...trust me.

PLEASE, tell me the car is running and driving? If so, post up a few vids.
Good to hear. I haven't seen him on any forums lately so I've been wondering where he's been!

Not running yet unfortunately. Yimisport will be doing the tuning hopefully in the next couple of months or so. I'll have a video posted when it gets started!

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Old 11-18-2013, 12:15 PM   #14
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Stunner! I hope to see it out and about this spring!
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Old 11-18-2013, 12:59 PM   #15
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I am curious about something...

Are those wheels custom, or off the shelf? We had all sorts of headaches trying to find wheels with the oddball solstice bolt pattern.

What kind of power output are you planning? I wouldn't recommend more than 300 unless you have hardened gears in the transmission. That's about the limit for the 5-speed.

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Old 11-22-2013, 11:33 AM   #16
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Hey - nice to see you on here (and progress on a TR42)
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:07 PM   #17
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Thanks for all of the nice comments guys. I am here to report that....



And it runs


Walbro 255 installed and tested. It works. The fuel pump was the problem!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXDp0ovhkS8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbpWTPgr_Ss

So exciting <3

It runs. It started first try after we verified we had fuel. Wow.. It is not tuned for 1000cc injectors and the motor still needs to be broken in so we can't run it for long that's why we turned it off so suddenly. But it runs!
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:34 PM   #18
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I. Want. One!
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:51 PM   #19
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Congrats. Dyno tuning videos forthcoming? Or "street tuning"?
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Old 12-08-2013, 08:16 AM   #20
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Cool - It's alive.

I've not heard of any progress on my car so completion this year is doubtful.
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Old 12-08-2013, 12:39 PM   #21
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What's the best way to break these motors in guys?
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Old 12-08-2013, 03:50 PM   #22
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What's the best way to break these motors in guys?
Have me do it for you... What time should I be there?
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Old 12-08-2013, 03:58 PM   #23
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Have me do it for you... What time should I be there?
Ha ha ha, I was thinking the same thing.
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Old 12-12-2013, 02:29 AM   #24
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Awesome progress and pics! Is it just me or are the axles very close to the rear suspension? I am also curious what type of suspension is used?

Congrats on everything so far.

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Old 12-14-2013, 10:26 PM   #25
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Pontiac Solstice is what was used for all of the suspension bits. PS: first driving videos are here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?edit=vd&v=p5DIQDl_nq0 So exciting <3
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