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Old 09-27-2018, 09:37 AM   #3126
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Well here is how the blob currently sits. Coolant, oil, power steering, and fuel lines are all 100% done. New catch can setup will be in today (9/27/2018) to run all the valve cover and crank case vents properly. Moved the fuse box to the glove box is 100% done. Final to do list:
-finish interior lower dash section
-finish running all my gauge wires
-install my subframe
-install full catch can assemblies
-run ebcs lines
-fill brake lines and bleed
-adjust some wire loom, finish looming a couple small sections
-finish the battery power wire to starter
-finish transmission clip ground wire
-fully mount the IC piping
-finish serpentine belt
-finish mounting top mount oil cooler
-install strut bar
-prime the systems with fuel and oil.
--Pray to every god that has ever existed that she turns and starts nice and smooth.

Will post a final picture of the engine bay 100% together next week and maybe a video of it idling.

Dumbed down build list:
EJ255 case halves
AEBS full wet sleeves bored to 100mm
Manley 83mm crank
Manley I beam rods
King main and rod bearings
Custom CP stroker pistons (2.61L)
V9 EJ207 big port heads, 5 axis cnc ported
GSC Billet S3 cams pinned for not running avcs
GSC nitrated +1 valves
GSC beehive springs
Full AN fitted fuel lines
TP Engineering fuel rails
EFI Logics fuel block
Top mounted oil cooler
Perrin 6266 rotated kit with ELH
AN fitted power steering lines
05 STI drivetrain swap all cryotreated
Rallispec long gearbox gears
Rota MXR 18x11 +20 wheels
R888 315/30x18 tires
The list continues....

Aiming to see 500whp on pump 93 on EFI Logics mustang dyno (aka heartbreak).

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Old 09-28-2018, 09:14 AM   #3127
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Looks awesome Iceman, can't wait to see the finished product.
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Old 09-28-2018, 10:01 AM   #3128
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Thanks! Definitely going to be a looker next year at shows.

Finally figured out what needed to happen to vent these ej207 heads without having an avcs style short block. Needed to replace my catch can with a dual can setup. Final pieces to the puzzle are at the house, time to bust knuckles all tomorrow and hear her purr again sunday (9/30/2018)!! Wish me luck that it starts and runs with zero issues.



So for anyone looking to run EJ207 heads on a USDM EJ205 or USDM EJ255 non-avcs, you will not have the center crank case vent that the big head vents go to. Save yourself the time and research and run dual catch cans. This topic held me up 3 weekends talking to tuners and shops trying to figure out how to vent these things to get the car running.
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Old 10-02-2018, 09:29 PM   #3129
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So we have some updates! Got everything fully ready to go and installed. Went to start it Sunday (9/30/18) and ended up having a weird electrical thing with the starter and fuel pump... shocker right? But in the mean time of figuring out electrical, here's some photos of the fully finished and shaved engine bay.


Shot of the hidden fuel lines and shaved fuse box side:


Pic of the fuel rail and power steering setup:


With figuring out the crank and head ventilation, I opted for the Mishimoto catch cans due to the level sights on the sides of the catch cans to know when to dump them.


So far huge thanks to the guys over at EFI Logics for both being my tuner over the past 6-7 years and also how much they have helped with consulting parts, installs, procedures, etc. Next up is Larry's Auto Machine for all the machine work they've done for this car over the past few years as well installed AEBS wet sleeves, doing all the head work, cutting for clearance on the massive cams and crank, and assembling the long block. After that is TP Engineering for the sponsorship and hook up on the nasty red anodized fuel rails. And last but certainly not least, CAS Services for powder coating everything I tossed at them including case halves, cylinder heads, valve covers, intake manifold, turbo, and everything else.
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Old 10-12-2018, 08:32 PM   #3130
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It looks phenomenal! Great work. Interesting info about the dual catch can. Hope the electrical issue isn't anything too hard to find.
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Old 11-20-2018, 09:52 AM   #3131
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It's been a hot minute since I worked on the car. Last left, I was having the switched starter wire show constant power, had no headlight power, no fuel pump power, pretty much everything the engine bay fuse panel supplies did not have power.

Taking a step back and tracing my wiring. (yes please face palm at the end of this description) Had battery wired to the starter post > starter post to back of the alternator > in theory to power the alternator to fuse panel circuit > then the post on the back of the fuse panel to ground...... well I guess at 28 years old my memory is of a 73 year old.... while looking at the fuses and diagram I saw the post on the back of the fuse panel fed an 80 amp fuse labeled SBF. With a quick google search and a head bash to the wall, that post is for battery FEED.... Thank god for that 80 amp fuse melting when I put power to the car the first time, otherwise I would have had a molten puddle of Subaru in my driveway..... So realizing that I'm a dumbass and correcting the wiring....

now going:
Battery to starter post > starter post to fuse box post (and removing that ground wire completely)... wouldn't you guess, first test with parking lights and they turned on.... brake lights turned on, head lights turned on.... and guess what! Turning the key to the on position.... WE HAVE FUEL PUMP PRIME!!!! (and zero smells of gas leaks with the new AN fuel line system in the engine bay). I did have to mess with the oil feed lines for the tmoc, but the car is powered, and ready for a full turn of the key. I cannot describe the amount of joy I felt when the head lights lit up and I heard that walbro 400 spin in the tank...

So To-do's this weekend will be:
-finishing the rear seat
-finish the A-pillar gauge wiring and mounting
-finish installing the subframe
-finish the horn mounts
-bleed the brakes
-FIRST START UP!!!!!!

In the mean time here's some pics of powered items:




Hope to next share a video of it idling nice and smooth and hearing those full mechanical 282/282 cams
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Old 11-20-2018, 11:35 AM   #3132
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^ Glad someone is making progress on their build. My POS is just sitting in the garage gathering dust. It's funny to be so close to completing the build, yet so far away.

All I lack is finishing LMAO
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Old 11-20-2018, 12:15 PM   #3133
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Should get on that!! haha Post up some pics of it, lets see what you got going!
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Old 11-20-2018, 12:34 PM   #3134
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Just started delooming, labeling and relooming my 2008 STI harness with Flex Sleeve F Series, white with black text heat shrink labels and Raychem Atum 4:1 heat shrink. While I'm in there I'll be doing a reversed intake manifold, new FMIC piping and I'm shaving/powdercoating the IM.

Edit: Forgot to mention the battery is going in the hatch as well.

Here's a pic of the poster board I made to keep track of the wiring. I can't believe I don't have an engine bay shot with the FMIC and everything but it just looks like an STI bay with wrinkle red ETS piping.




Old bay pic with TMIC

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Old 11-20-2018, 12:47 PM   #3135
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Incredibly smart with the poster board. Wish I labeled my harness better than what I did. Would have made life a lot easier. Cant wait to see what you come up with for a final product.
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Incredibly smart with the poster board. Wish I labeled my harness better than what I did. Would have made life a lot easier. Cant wait to see what you come up with for a final product.
Yea its not my first rodeo. My 99 corvette is run by a Haltech Elite 2500 and I did all the wiring myself so I have some experience. Wiring is simple as long as you take good notes.
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Old 11-26-2018, 11:32 AM   #3137
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Not sure if this video link will work for all or not. BUT! Good news is the subie started Sunday (11/25/18). After chasing and sealing a couple fuel leaks she started right up without any problems!! Dropped the oil after start up, going to put fresh stuff in and hopefully take it around the block.

https://www.facebook.com/ben.wojnaro...7770004421754/
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Link doesn't work.
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Old 11-26-2018, 02:46 PM   #3139
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Trying this. Added it to my youtube account.

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Old 12-04-2018, 09:18 AM   #3140
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And last post about the car for a while until spring when it's 100% back together, wrapped, and tuned. This video was directly after breaking in the cams and burping the coolant and power steering.

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Finally made some progress on my shaved manifold, finished my engine harness and finished my trunk battery mount. The manifold has two 1/8 npt ports under the TB, one on the bottom of the manifold for the brake booster line and I'll be using the OEM PCV location for the IAT sensor. I welded the brake booster and boost gauge ports shut, ground them smooth and did a very light polish on the runners. Finally, I welded a small mounting bracket to the back of the IM to support my FPR.



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Old 01-16-2019, 09:05 AM   #3142
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Intake mani looks awesome!! Wish I could weld hahaha more of a grinder than anything haha
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Old 01-16-2019, 09:10 AM   #3143
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Intake mani looks awesome!! Wish I could weld hahaha more of a grinder than anything haha
I bought a TIG from my buddy about a year ago and I've been using my turbo C5 and the STI as my learning experience. I'm surprisingly more comfortable welding aluminum than steel but I'm not nearly as consistent as I would like to be, most likely because I don't get to practice as often as I'd like.

Here is the finished product with the return lines plumbed in.




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Old 01-16-2019, 11:43 AM   #3144
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^^ Broken links. Yeah definitely just need more practice for me.
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Old 01-16-2019, 02:06 PM   #3145
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^^ Broken links. Yeah definitely just need more practice for me.
Better?
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Old 01-16-2019, 03:17 PM   #3146
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Much! Came out sweet man!!!! Cannot wait to see it on the car!

Just realized I haven't posted an above shot of the engine bay 100% done minus a carbon rad shroud.

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Is there anything practical about doing this or is it just for looks?
I canít think of anything other than it could be easier to work on certain parts of the flat four. I.e. changing spark plugs and heads.
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Old 01-20-2019, 03:31 PM   #3148
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Is there anything practical about doing this or is it just for looks?

I canít think of anything other than it could be easier to work on certain parts of the flat four. I.e. changing spark plugs and heads.


Just for looks for moving the fuse box. I could have put it in the fender but waterproofing was not something I was willing to embark on, so the frustration of moving it to the glove box was worth it i guess haha.
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Old 01-21-2019, 02:28 PM   #3149
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I figured I'd throw my "almost done" bay as well...

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Old 01-21-2019, 03:28 PM   #3150
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Looks great. Is that strut brace custom?
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