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Old 11-08-2019, 03:24 AM   #176
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Bugeye is turning out great! Followed you on IG as well, not sure it’s a good idea haha between this thread & IG it’s made me search. I haven’t had a Suby in a long time and now I’ve found a blown motor needs tlc Bugeye couple hours away I’m contemplating on buying lol
HAHA. Thanks Boost, honored sir. What's your IG if you don't mind? Also if you do buy it, please start a thread, I'd love to follow.


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Nice score man, those are bada$$!
I was worried they'd cost an arm & leg and they were local.
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Old 11-11-2019, 12:08 AM   #177
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It's been months since I've talked about the spare engine. My buddy and I had agreed that he'd handle the port work as he had more free time, but things have changed on both ends and they're now back in my hands. I'm trying to get the spare motor together and rip out the current one for maintenance, It's at 160K and is leaking at the passenger side VC. Here's how I spent my thurs & fri night.

*Open to any pointers, if you see it, call it out; please and thanks!!



I've setup the intake side, still needs some finish work before I move onto the exh. sides.
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Old 11-11-2019, 01:40 AM   #178
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HAHA. Thanks Boost, honored sir. What's your IG if you don't mind? Also if you do buy it, please start a thread, I'd love to follow.
IG _bm27

Definitely will. Going to hit the dude up and see if he has it still, and if he’ll take my offer.
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Old 11-12-2019, 09:49 PM   #179
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Wow man, you have done a great job with this car!
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Old 11-14-2019, 12:42 PM   #180
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Definitely will. Going to hit the dude up and see if he has it still, and if he’ll take my offer.
Cool, I follow you as well.

Hope he did!


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Wow man, you have done a great job with this car!
Thank you, Thank you. Far from over but I get so much love in the streets it's affirming.


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Just about done on the intake side. Hopefully the Exhaust side I can begin tonight.


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Old 11-14-2019, 02:17 PM   #181
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I have read this whole thread from start to finish today and wow. I can't access my phone being i'm at work but if you can, follow me on IG.

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Old 11-14-2019, 08:58 PM   #182
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good stuff man. Trying to put together a spare motor myself as well. block is built just need to get the heads done
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:23 PM   #183
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fun build to watch! keep it up!
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Old 11-15-2019, 12:29 AM   #184
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I have read this whole thread from start to finish today and wow. I can't access my phone being i'm at work but if you can, follow me on IG.

bizzle_wrx
Appreciate it Bizzle, followed you as well.

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good stuff man. Trying to put together a spare motor myself as well. block is built just need to get the heads done
Doing my best to learn, hands on. I like to know cars intimately lol. You're already a step ahead of the game with a built block. Years from now when the current motor comes out I'd like to build that one. What heads do you plan to go with?

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fun build to watch! keep it up!
Thanks Master.C. It's been a blast to create. Definitely a car to enjoy despite all my headaches. I wouldn't change it for the world... well except for an S209. Which is nothing special but I'm obsessed with the design.
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Old 11-17-2019, 12:00 AM   #185
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Exhaust side ported. After reading some literature on thermal coating, I'll be doing a smoother pass on the exhaust side and playing guinea pig with some thermal stuff both intake and exhaust side.

* Right or wrong, I've also been thinking that I'm going to treat this head to a set of +1mm valves, future prep in-lieu of the "spoolinator" w/ a G series turbo, which will one day replace the vf48.












Revisited the intake ports just a skosh
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Old 11-17-2019, 02:10 PM   #186
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Updates: Exhaust side ported. After reading some literature on thermal coating, I'll be doing a smoother pass on the exhaust side and playing guinea pig with some thermal stuff both intake and exhaust side.
Man do it! That's how these platforms progress! Someone steps up and starts the new standard. I was researching tbc coating as well. I was looking at swaintech.com.
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Old 11-17-2019, 06:29 PM   #187
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I can't really say this is proof, but if their findings are true, it's good enough to try. As I do with anything implemented, kind of just have to take it all in with a grain of salt. Gain one, loose one. Meaning, you always gain something at the expense of something else.

here's the info. that has me heavily considering this
http://www.motortecmagazine.net/the-...valve-engines/
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Old 11-17-2019, 08:18 PM   #188
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I can't really say this is proof, but if their findings are true, it's good enough to try. As I do with anything implemented, kind of just have to take it all in with a grain of salt. Gain one, loose one. Meaning, you always gain something at the expense of something else.

here's the info. that has me heavily considering this
http://www.motortecmagazine.net/the-...valve-engines/
Good find. Nice article. Seems promising.
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Old 12-01-2019, 02:19 PM   #189
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Not much progress on the port work as I've been pre-occupied with the holiday season, but I was forced to do some emergent repairs as the radiator core gave way this wk. I also addressed the leaking reservoir at this time as well.



it was a Saturday, nothing else was in stock, and for 1900 pesos I couldn't pass up the allure of an aluminum rad.


✔ - chassis mounted splitter making simple repairs complicated



hoarded this for a few years, no extra expenses here.


Everything buttoned up, using oe coolant.

Noting my observations:
  • Temps before repair were normally 197-207
  • Car runs best at warmer temps of 209-223 degrees (bi-product of burping/bleeding/purge new radiator only, not expansion tank)
  • Temps after expansion tank was bled range from 189-196.
  • Current temps in socal are below 70 in the highs, 48-60 in lows.



Backlog:
misc images on SVNR's, Cut my front inner fender, lowered the car in the front as well as increased front shock preload +5mm, put my enkeis back on, installed front strut bar






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Old 12-01-2019, 02:20 PM   #190
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found the all flavor no grease truck in pomona, so while waiting I snapped an iPhone pic, not the greatest but I like the natural flares



sti door panel install completed all 4


Suspension noticeably drives better, I can say at 180 shipped these ebay coilovers aren't a bad option in a jam; is that me saying run out and buy them? not at all. Spend your coin wisely.




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Old 12-06-2019, 12:34 AM   #191
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Small update, still working on the ports, I'd say about 99% done. I've also been reading up on cams and valve train. I'm leaning towards BC atm but I may have to buy seats & guides from GSC. Quite an experience for my first time doing sub heads. I learned a lot more about bits and speeds thanks to these heads. The exhaust shape still bothers me a lil bit; I have one trick left to "circle" the exhaust sides back out, we shall see.






As for the car itself, yesterday I installed some ebay visors that were laying around. Their image was misleading; reselling is becoming a hassle; decided to use them for now.



Today - dealt with a flat repair. Glad my coworkers noticed this just before I clocked out (3rd alignment coming soon, lol).





While attending to the flat repair I noticed a rear flare had broke away from it mount. I 'll have to ID the cause. By the way the tab is sheared, tells me that I could be rubbing when the shock is compressed - entering/exiting steep driveways. My only in the moment, on site fix, was some JBweld.



Tech-ish
Suspension - car is currently doing things I do not like, especially in wet weather. I'm going to replace the rearward LCA bushing, front control arm bushings, and transverse links even though they appeared to be in great shape, I'll recheck all suspension sameness F/R and get the car aligned once more. I'm awaiting to see what's going on with the "GC8" before I grab some new suspension to pair with these mods.
https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho....php?t=1796712

https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho....php?p=8384387
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Old 12-11-2019, 12:54 PM   #192
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It's official, we'll be attending the sleigh ride car show x toy drive this weekend!
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Old 12-12-2019, 01:14 PM   #193
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WELL...... I ignored my gut on several occasions yesterday and made a "big ooof." The result of my poor judgment call.







The tank I hit
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Old 12-13-2019, 05:16 AM   #194
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Man I am so sorry! I saw this on IG. I can wait to see how you turn this negative into something positive!
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Old 12-13-2019, 12:43 PM   #195
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Thanks my dude. I'm a positive guy anyway, this could have been worse but I'm excited to get the front end square and lining up nicely. It bothered me before, so prefect time for the bodyshop to take a crack at it haha.

Struck a deal for a front clip yesterday as well, so thank the Lord there's no crazy waiting for any jdm importers and luckily it's all readily available. Getting the correct funds from the insurance is a whole separate feat.
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