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Old 12-14-2013, 10:53 PM   #26
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I'm so jealous!
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:21 AM   #27
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First impressions?
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:04 AM   #28
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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
Thanks I know it uses Pontiac Solstice/Sky control arms and uprights I was just wondering what actual spring/damper assembly is used since that is not standard equipment on those cars I believe.

Congrats, looks awesome driving!

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Old 12-17-2013, 12:57 PM   #29
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Thanks for the nice comments guys!

First impressions - I have never driven a car with manual brakes/manual steering. It is a completely different feel. Luckily this car is so light the non-powersteering isn't hard to steer at all. As far as power goes, I probably only used 50 hp or so si I can't comment on that too much yet.. We are having coolant issues right now (air bubbles & burping the system) which we are working on figuring out. This is both mine and my dads first time working on a subaru motor so we are learning all of the tricks and techniques.
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:51 AM   #30
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Everything is absolutely awesome with this build, except for that up pipe. Why!?!?
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:56 AM   #31
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Everything is absolutely awesome with this build, except for that up pipe. Why!?!?
What's wrong with it? Works perfect (so far) and I have seen several other members on here build one with the same idea. It cost sub $30 to build. So it's not a big loss if it doesn't work out for us!
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Old 12-18-2013, 10:11 AM   #32
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I can not tell you how depressed I was when I heard (Pook) stopped with the exo cars. I was a few months too late.

Your build is absolutely flawless. If or when you ever want to move on to the next project, please, by all means, drop me a PM. Enjoy the ride!
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Old 12-21-2013, 12:50 AM   #33
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Thanks for the nice comments guys!

First impressions - I have never driven a car with manual brakes/manual steering. It is a completely different feel. Luckily this car is so light the non-powersteering isn't hard to steer at all. As far as power goes, I probably only used 50 hp or so si I can't comment on that too much yet.. We are having coolant issues right now (air bubbles & burping the system) which we are working on figuring out. This is both mine and my dads first time working on a subaru motor so we are learning all of the tricks and techniques.
If you don't have certain stock water tubes run near the thermostat, it may not open. The thermostat regulates water flowing into the engine at the bottom. - so cool water from the radiator will not open it. With my mid engined build ( http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2494976 ), I replaced the thermostat with a restrictor supplied by Outfront Motorsports, so there is always flow. Somebody gave me the heads up on this, so I'm passing it along.

Nice work you guys have done!
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:44 PM   #34
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Thanks for the heads up. I think we are going to keep the thermostat. We drove it some more this weekend and the temp didn't seem to go over 180* so we think we've figured out the coolant problems. We got the fan to kick in as we'll during idle. We'll have to double check everything next weekend.
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Old 12-31-2013, 02:11 AM   #35
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Have been doing a lot of the electrical lately.







We routed the wires through the frame.



Quick video/test

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Old 03-26-2014, 10:45 AM   #36
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Any updates on this project?
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Old 03-26-2014, 03:05 PM   #37
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So much awesome! Loving the fab skills.
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