Subaru Engined kit car

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  1. tangledupinblu
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    tangledupinblu Event Coordinator Staff Member

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    He just needs to throw a Trojan "Magnum" over it. Done.

    You should bring this thing out to Firestone one Friday after you get it all wrapped up!
     
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    readymix ...Lest ye be trod upon... Staff Member

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    Or pick up some outdoor electrical rubber grommets, put the ECU in a sealable plastic container, drill a hole, and feed the wiring in through the hole with the rubber grommet. Then mount the plastic box to a plate somewhere dry.
     
  3. thebionicman
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    This is what I am going to end up doing.

    I'll bring it out to to a meet when its done. The engine is driving me nuts. I keep getting the following errors.

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    I have seen this come up on a couple of forums (including mnsubaru) but no results. I can't even figure out what these are from.
     
  4. readymix
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    is EVERYTHING plugged in?
     
  5. thebionicman
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    I do have everything plugged in. I just can't figure out what this stuff is. No place to start when I can't figure out what a PIVGN power supply is.
     
  6. Shane86
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    i know it's a V5 STI engine, but i don't think i caught which ECU it's using?
     
  7. thebionicman
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    Shane I am using a 04 WRX ECU, swapped over the intake manifold, timing gear, sensors and a few other things. It runs, I just can't figure out why I am getting these errors.
     
  8. Kevin Jones
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    Bionic,
    Been looking at your build looks great so far. I am curious what control arms you are using and where did you get them. Also what Knuckles and shocks&springs. I'm considering taking one of my vintage subaru bodies (1970 subaru 360) and putting a 2.5 boxer where the back seat is to make a mid engine 360. It should weigh similar to what you have . By the way how much does your car weigh? I appollagize if these things were in your posts but I didn't see them. Can't wait for you next update.
     
  9. thebionicman
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    The suspension is from a Saturn Sky/Pontiac Solstice (arms, hubs). The estimate on weight is between 1600-1700.

    I just got done wiring the harness up. There is something knocking with the motor so my plan is to button everything up then pull the motor....
     
  10. thebionicman
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    I got a chance to get back to the project and get the fenders close to being finished. Gives the car a different look.

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    I would give my left arm, right leg and first born to be able to build something that nice.
     
  12. GregRoot198521
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    Ungggg..... Sex. GL on the code deciphering.
     
  13. thebionicman
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    Thanks. Got the code deciphering all figured out. It was the software I was using. Something with that model of ECU. Nuke told me about a different software, then the codes all made sense.
     
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    *highfive* dude, nice work!
     
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    Nuke FTW!
     
  16. Cotts612
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    Nice build man:thumbup: I hope to see this rippin around town this summer!
     
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    Nuke to the rescue! This build is amazing! Great work!
     
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    That thing looks evil.

    I like it.
     
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    Another one! Thanks for the link I will read through there build thread.
     
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    any updates?
     
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    Yes, this needs to come out to a Tuesday meet - aka tomorrow ;)
     
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    Right now I am waiting to get the engine back from NF. Once the engine is back the list is quite short. I have to get a throttle cable made up and mount the oil cooler. I am sure there is going to be some more little things. I was hoping to have it on the road this summer, that is looking less likely at this point.
     
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    Will this be one of the 15% of kit cars that get finished? When I was into fieros, I bet there were 50 threads on people doing kits and maybe TWO got into finishing stages. Nice work!
     
  25. thebionicman
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    It will get finished. I travel a lot so its slow going. But it will get finished.
     
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    I saw the post about not a lot of traffic on here. Figured I should update my thread here. Got it running and registered a couple of years ago.
     

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  27. tangledupinblu
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    Sweet! How is the driving experience? How about a road trip to LaCrosse Wisconsin this year?:D
     
  28. thebionicman
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    It’s actually pretty easy to drive. I ended up putting a wind screen on it.

    This past fall the clutch started slipping. I am thinking a new flywheel and clutch. Anyone happy with a mild built engine clutch/flywheel combo?
     

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    I am down to going with one of these options for the clutch and flywheel.
    1. ACT Heavy Duty Performance Street with the ACT Streetlight flywheel
    2. Exedy Stage 1 Heavy Duty Organic with the Exedy Lightweight Flywheel

    The car is still running the VF28 turbo. I would guess it should be a little more that stock hp/tq. Anyone have any thoughts?
     
  30. joebush44
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    Both should hold the tq just fine, but the ACT clutch is so heavy it feels like a dump truck...I'll never run another one.

    I'm running a Clutch Masters FX400 "8 puck" full face clutch and have loved it so far. It's held up to 600whp/490wtq and hasn't skipped a beat. I've never run any other CM clutches but perhaps look into their FX200 or FX300 clutches?

    I also had bad experience with a lightweight flywheel (phantom misfire codes) in the same car that I had the HD ACT clutch in so I've always opted to run a stock flywheel since. That car also had a lightweight crank pulley and it's said that using the lightweight flywheel in combination with the lightweight pulley is what can cause the misfire codes...I've avoided both since.

    That being said, the Exedy clutch should be more capable around stock power levels - especially for how light your car probably is! Good luck
     
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    I had a lightweight flywheel in my old car (01 M Coupe) and it was a huge improvement but BMW run a dual mass huge flywheel. My trans is a 99 so there while I am in there I need to replace it. Subaru actually had a recall on those flywheels so I am not sure what is currently in there. Figure I could "upgrade" while I am in there.

    I'll take a look a the Clutch Masters as well. I have thought seriously about just putting a stock Exedy clutch back in. I think changing the clutch on this car will only be a few hour job since the trans is pretty easy to get to.
     
  32. Mnelson
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    I have the hdss and lightweight fw on my sti and I don't think it's too heavy. Feels more pronounced than stock which is maybe the reason I like it.. However I haven't found much improvement from the fw... I also think it is the source for some of the noise at idle so if I could go back and do it again, I'd stick with stock fw act clutch.
     
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