Subaru help 818 project status

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Re: Subaru help 818 project status

Postby DM » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:57 am

yes, it will autocross (AM is a fast class! :( )

got the seatbelts worked out yesterday... had to fabricate & weld in seat belt tabs on the outboard lower attachment points

my replacement flex brakelines arrived this week too, I should be able to get those installed today as well.

I'll be using POR 15 on some steel today, including my door frames. Photos later today perhaps?
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Re: Subaru help 818 project status

Postby MR Chuck » Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:03 am

What is your process using POR?

Ive used a ton of the stuff over the last couple years on different projects. My subframe just got a good coating, then top coated with a product called Zero Rust. I find that POR works well with highly etched or rusted metal and Zero Rust works better and looks better on clean steel. Both are advertised to do the same thing, except ZR is sold as aerosol and is UV resistant. My entire frame on my old Jeep is coated in zero rust. Its never seen the road, but looks good! Also painted the endtanks on my old front mount intercooler and they held up to rock chips, even with no wire mesh in the grill.
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Re: Subaru help 818 project status

Postby DM » Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:25 pm

clean, sand, sandbLAST, CLEAN WITH EASTWOOD PRE TO CLEAN, DEPENDS ON THE PART. por15 TAKES 2 COATS FOR NICE THICK EVEN COVERAGE, HOLDS UP EXTREMELY WELL ALMOST AS WELL AS POWDER COATING

Seat belts tabs welded in POR15 coated and painted to match
2nd coat POR15 on the door frames and seat brackets, installed fuel filler into qtr panel and tail lights

http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showthre ... ead/page14

Sorry for the caps lock fiasco above... bad hands and fingers ya know
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Re: Subaru help 818 project status

Postby DM » Wed May 14, 2014 6:49 pm

Making progress on mounting the body... a 3d puzzle for sure... tired of grinding and sanding off extra material to get everything to line up! Starting to look like a car tho
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Re: Subaru help 818 project status

Postby HOUSEW » Mon May 19, 2014 4:05 pm

very nice.

i saw a factory 5 gtm at a car show over the weekend and it was a pretty stellar piece of machinery. I cant wait to see this ripping around :)

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Re: Subaru help 818 project status

Postby DM » Mon May 19, 2014 4:48 pm

I want to see BOTH of your projects!!
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Re: Subaru help 818 project status

Postby DM » Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:33 pm

Making good progress, I now have a hinged hood, two working seatbelts (long story) and one door frame installed. Aligning everything is a PITA but I'm getting close. My trunk hinges are setup and most of the body panels now sit where they belong. My gaps are looking pretty good too. I expect to have it all bolted down soon. FFR has a new wiper setup but they cut the damn hood! I need a better soln...

I've installed my steering wheel adapter and turn signal canceling is setup. I need a small piece of spring steel for the horn contact. Not sure how far I need to space the wheel... do I buy a quick connect or just make a spacer. post 723

I've also relocated the shifter and the hand brake. I'll be bending up a new higher tunnel... I MUST have a cup holder for my Monster!

Thankfully I have a small air conditioner in my garage!

See the post # 751 for photos http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showthre ... ead/page19
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Re: Subaru help 818 project status

Postby DM » Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:21 pm

I'm getting close... the new wire harness is coming back from CA, I just installed my hood hinges today!

http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showthre ... post194631

previous posts show my modified gen 1 MR2 shifter mod and install. Much better shifting now, higher quality shorter cables with no loops for "slop"
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Re: Subaru help 818 project status

Postby DM » Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:57 pm

So I'm in the process of repairing a bad motor, rod knock raised its ugly head, Question exactly what needs to be done to the heads to make it "safe" to run the 2.0 head on a 2.5 short block... I've browsed the Nasoic and while I see tons of info I haven't seen a definitive answer.

It looks like the head needs what end up being sharp corners removed where the bore is slighly larger diameter. This needs to be done and the chamber volume needs to be made consistent from cylinder to cylinder...

Sound like I have it down and it may simply be done with a 2.5 HG, matching the diameter and removing material in a sloped manner to control equal chamber volume with a goal of 8.5 CR

Anyone know someone local to do such a job?

If not the other answer is $600 forged custom pistons
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Re: Subaru help 818 project status

Postby DM » Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:38 am

I decided to do a straight 2.0 build with a factory short block, no local machine shop expertise... and I'm tired of delays. I am going to do a TGV delete... http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthr ... ?t=1741045
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Re: Subaru help 818 project status

Postby DM » Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:11 pm

Wow, been a whole year since the stock engine went sour! Big day today, now titled as 2013 FFR 818S Vin # ME7008, registered and insured. Target it to get her to the inspection station Friday!
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Re: Subaru help 818 project status

Postby nandofjs » Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:04 pm

Pretty nice!!
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Re: Subaru help 818 project status

Postby WildPony » Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:04 am

Excellent!
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Re: Subaru help 818 project status

Postby downeastspyder » Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:18 am

Awesome!
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