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Old 03-10-2014, 11:30 PM   #51
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Old 03-20-2014, 10:04 AM   #52
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can you post the specs on that fender brace (plate) ?
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Old 03-20-2014, 09:14 PM   #53
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Sure. I am in the US right now but back in Australia next week. Will post something then.

I use this same brace in our race car and seems to work well. Simple and cheap!
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Old 03-20-2014, 10:30 PM   #54
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Exactly. I don't understand why shops charging $150+ for one of those
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Old 03-31-2014, 04:55 AM   #55
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can you post the specs on that fender brace (plate) ?
The braces are made from 10mm thick aluminium plate, dimensions are 41cm x 8cm. All Indid was place the original sheet metal brace over this piece of aluminium so that I could position the holes for the mounting bolts.

You will notice that the original brace holes are larger than the bolt holes, which allows for manufacturing variation during chassis construction I reckon. BUT luckily you will see how far off centre the bolts are as the bolt heads will leave an impression of where they tightened up against the brace. I simply used the centre of the bolt head impression as my bolt hole location in the aluminium, and make the holes only just large enough for the bolt to pass. You want no slop here.

You should also trim the end of the plate closest to the door hinge so that the plate does not sit on the bump in the door frame in the area, and put a chamfer on the corner of the brace so that the fender is cleared and does not press against it.

Hope that helps. Let me know if you need further detail.

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Old 03-31-2014, 10:07 PM   #56
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Cannot wait until this thing is ripping apart the track. Keep up the good work; she will decimate all!
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:58 PM   #57
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Such an awesome build!
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Old 04-05-2014, 03:20 PM   #58
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Nice build, what applications do you plan to race in if its going to be raced?
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:52 AM   #59
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At the moment, we will race either in sports Sedans or Super TT. These are both categories here in Australia that suit this kind of car. We will see...

But to be honest, my initial focus is to see how the car runs and handles, and go from there. There are stories out there that say you can't put an LS1 into a GC8, and I know that is wrong. Others say whilst you can get the engine in, it won't actually drive because the tranny won't fit. Still others say that even if you could do it, the car just won't handle.

Slowly but surely the obstacles are being overcome, and without major major dollars or unique components. Just trying to keep this thing a back yard job.

Fuel system is now finished and onto the basic electrics. My target is to reverse the car down the driveway and then drive it back into my garage before the end of April. I will video the start and drive. So far, so good.

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Old 04-06-2014, 06:14 PM   #60
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where in victoria are you? im in south east. this thing looks beastly!!!
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Old 04-08-2014, 07:42 AM   #61
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North East Victoria in Albury Wodonga.
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:26 AM   #62
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Engine fans in now and wired up. Working on the inlet air now. Getting tight in there...

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Old 04-21-2014, 07:38 AM   #63
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Engine fans in now and wired up. Working on the inlet air now. Getting tight in there...
She looks like she was born to be in a Subaru. I can't wait for this to start going back together.

Very, very impressive work.
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:55 PM   #64
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not much room up front, looks like you need a different radiator
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:57 PM   #65
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everytime i look at your car build, I always forget its RHD... I wish mine was RHD
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Old 04-22-2014, 02:41 AM   #66
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Why is that Ty?
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:20 PM   #67
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Why is that Ty?

I have been into hondas since i was a teenager, I always wanted a rhd (ctr), I almost had one, but it was actually stolen a few days before I was to make the trip to go pick it up.... just a somewhat rare car here in the states. A rhd subaru with a lsx swap would be nice as well. I did look at front clips for my car when i had it apart, but just couldn't go through that headache to convert my car to rhd.
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Old 04-25-2014, 04:58 AM   #68
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:16 AM   #69
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Subscribed for a big, smokey burnout!
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Old 04-27-2014, 06:32 AM   #70
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Well now that the car runs, it's time to tidy things up before testing down at the track. Fenders are on and bumper is getting there.

Wiper wiring is driving me nuts! How can I be stuffing up something basically simple spent 2 days on it and nothing but blown fuses to show for it...

The other thing is that my master cut switch works good, but I think the ECU wants uninterruptible power. Seems if I try starting it after a few hours, it idles v low, gradually picking up. I wonder if it's like a Subie ECU and looses all it's learnt settings..... I will provide power to the ECU even when the master cut switch is activated and see how that goes.

Here's a pic with how she is shaping up.....

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Old 04-27-2014, 10:44 AM   #71
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Absolutely love the color choice, especially with the V2 STI front end. Awesome work.
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Old 04-27-2014, 04:46 PM   #72
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Burnout videos?



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just teasin.....im jealous
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Old 04-27-2014, 05:38 PM   #73
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Yeah, would love the burnout vid, but a little nervous about the R180 diff. I think it will be fine for track work where power is rolled on and off, but will have to be careful on the launches.

I am fiddling around with an R200 diff and axles, and once that is sorted, I'll feel more comfortable abusing it a bit.

And Art, yeah the color is good. Just don't see much around in this blue so it looks fresh. I may end up getting Nulon Oils to sponsor this thing and their graphics could see it have a big graphic down the sides.

Thanks for the positives guys. Appreciate it. There are some purists out there who hate this sort of thing, and I get that. But this project was always about just doing it cos of the challenges posed. It was NEVER about going faster or "improving" the Subie.

Back to those dumb wipers.....
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Old 04-28-2014, 02:50 PM   #74
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Yeah, would love the burnout vid, but a little nervous about the R180 diff. I think it will be fine for track work where power is rolled on and off, but will have to be careful on the launches.

I am fiddling around with an R200 diff and axles, and once that is sorted, I'll feel more comfortable abusing it a bit.

And Art, yeah the color is good. Just don't see much around in this blue so it looks fresh. I may end up getting Nulon Oils to sponsor this thing and their graphics could see it have a big graphic down the sides.

Thanks for the positives guys. Appreciate it. There are some purists out there who hate this sort of thing, and I get that. But this project was always about just doing it cos of the challenges posed. It was NEVER about going faster or "improving" the Subie.

Back to those dumb wipers.....
Right on, sponsorship graphics will look very appropraite. No way, there's plenty of "purist" Subarus out there, what the Subaru community needs is more builds like this. Major props.
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Old 06-12-2014, 10:31 PM   #75
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