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Old 04-02-2012, 12:50 AM   #126
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Bump for pics (stuff changed, honest)

Built a little circuit that will (hopefully) drive my tach.


Same old, same old, now with moar ricer air filter and better sorted IC piping.


Downpipe heatwrapped


Downpipe past the pan. You can see two hoses zip-tied together. Those are the hoses for my oil filter relocator, which really needs 90* fittings instead of the straight ones it came with. The 180* turn off the straight fittings puts the oil hoses too close to the exhaust for comfort.


Transition from the downpipe (It's clamped now.)


In front of the axle


Behind the axle


The muffler (Dynomax VT) and exit


And that's looking a little cleaner under there


Coming soon: Painted or powdercoated ((!)possible early birthday present (!)) Multi-Xs, headlights, a new windshield and headliner, and the adventures of tuning.

Edit//Forgot to mention that I discovered my oil pan is leaky. Yeah. From around the threaded drain bung. I must've dented it just enough to start a pinhole leak. Sucks to suck.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:13 AM   #127
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Hmm. How low are you planning on going with the car?
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:18 AM   #128
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Not very. The IPD sport springs up front are uncut, and the stocks in the back only have 1 or 2 coils off. The IPD springs dropped it about .5" in the front from the worn out stockers.

I'm keeping it a little higher just because of the gravel roads up around school...flying down them at 55 is waaay too much fun and I can't do that in a slammed car.
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:45 PM   #129
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Yeah the under axle exhaust looks to be almost too low. I would almost think 2 more 180 bends would be helpful to toss it overaxle.
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:53 PM   #130
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Over axle would've been way to difficult to fab up without it hitting things. I'm pleased with how it came out.
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:33 AM   #131
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Finally got my oil filter relocator installed after running all over everywhere looking for fittings. Front end is back on.

Tomorrow, it hits the road.
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:02 AM   #132
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Does running all over hell to find items that should be in stock everywhere, piss you off too?
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:06 AM   #133
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Very much. So much wasted windshield time.

Today, all I needed was a male 1/2" NPT to female 1/2" NPT fitting. I could have done what I wanted with two pieces from Lowes, but that introduces another joint and another potential leak.

3 ACE hardware stores...they had 3/4 to 1/2 bushings, 1/2 to 3/8, etc, but no 1/2 to 1/2. Went to the trusty mom 'n pop hardware store...no dice.

I finally wound up going to Aeroquip...even they didn't have it! But they were able to track one down for me.

On the other side of town where I had just been...
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:08 AM   #134
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I'm still looking for one more 3/8 flared brass end cap.
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:54 AM   #135
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Over axle would've been way to difficult to fab up without it hitting things. I'm pleased with how it came out.
Yeah, I had done the over axle when I did my 3". Reason I mention it is that on my 242 when i had it basic lowering springs (uncut) the mud flaps almost dragged on the ground, and it looks like the exhaust is hanging much lower than the mud flaps. But it could be an illusion, get it moving today!!!!!!


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Old 04-04-2012, 12:52 PM   #136
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I really like the way RJ's Custom Piping tucked mine nice & close to the floorboard.

It's acually a better fit than the OEM exhaust IMO. I notice in my pics of the car, the exhaust cannot be seen in a "low sideview". I do wish I'd used a offset in/out rear muffler,(would have tucked up even closer in the rear)d but not problems with it the way it is.

Yep it was expensive, but I'm very happy with the job.
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:39 PM   #137
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Yeah, I had done the over axle when I did my 3". Reason I mention it is that on my 242 when i had it basic lowering springs (uncut) the mud flaps almost dragged on the ground, and it looks like the exhaust is hanging much lower than the mud flaps. But it could be an illusion, get it moving today!!!!!!
It really doesn't hang that low. When I took those pictures, it was twisted so it was hanging slightly lower. I've moved it back up no.

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Old 04-05-2012, 08:13 PM   #138
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Well I'll be damned.



Little change of scenery.



It runs. It stops. It sort of drives. Discovered an issue with the trans-when the clutch pedal is pressed in, something rubs. Maybe the fork on the pressure plate or something. I'll pop the trans off tomorrow and have a look.
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:06 PM   #139
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kickass good sir. Get some miles on her!!!!
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:56 PM   #140
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Drove it today. Video tomorrow.

Actually drove okay, considering it was the first time out. I let it warm up a little, turned on autotune, and drove. In 30 seconds or so, the bucking in first gear was gone, and I could slowly shift gears. A few more minutes, and I could actually cruise around.

Still can't go much past 1/4 throttle without it bucking pretty bad, but I'm sure that time will fix that.

Still have a slow drip from the oil drain plug, but what the hell can you do? Long term solution will probably be to weld a smaller bung over top of the current spot, and use a smaller drain plug.

Or I could just weld the damn thing shut, and use one of these
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Overall, I'm pleased. I'm making good progress. It's a shame that I have to go back to school Sunday.
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:00 PM   #141
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Oh yeah, fixed the trans too.

The big hangup was finding a new clutch fork. Finally found one from an old Volvo guy I know. Shimmed the pivot ball, and all is right in the world.
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:22 AM   #142
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Haz bumper now. Just hadn't had a chance to put the air dam on.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:17 AM   #144
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Ok-here's the verdict.

It runs (actually pretty well in warm up enrichment) but once it's out of that, it just falls on it's face most of the time. I have to rev the motor really high and slip the clutch to get moving. Once I'm moving in first, I can't shift into second or on up without really rough bucking.

AFRs are generally good, but when I really try to press the pedal down, it just goes lean and dies basically.

I've posted my MSQ and the most recent datalog if any enterprising souls want to take a look and steer me in the right direction.

http://wecanprintit.org/thetrogantimes/MS%20Stuff/

If you look at the datalog,you'll notice the AFRs are screwy until about halfway in to the first datalog. (4-07) since I didn't have my LC1 hooked up quite right.

Anyhow, I'm back at school now and will be for 3 weeks or so, so it'll be a bit before I'm back at the car.





Keep in mind, this is a stock B230F+T with 42lb injectors, a 15G, DSM CAS for crank signal, and wasted spark ignition.
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:16 PM   #145
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Did this get you a tach signal on the dash?
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:14 PM   #146
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Haha never bothered to try it. If you need one I ordered enough parts to build a second. It'll splice directly into the two wires that trigger my coils.
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:05 PM   #147
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I installed this on my MS board,
http://www.msextra.com/forums/viewto...?f=131&t=40365
but haven't tested it yet. My set up has been on the back burner, since i got a 940 that needed work and now the head gaskets in my my wife's subie. Hopefully have my 142 running by the end of May.

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Old 04-16-2012, 10:31 AM   #148
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Looks like I'm going to be pulling the oil pan when I get home...
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:23 PM   #149
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Oh the joy of making another turbobricker giggle.
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:52 PM   #150
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BOOOOOOSSSTTT!!!

It runs pretty damn good. Couple little issues, but they'll get worked out.

Clutch is slipping like a mofo though.
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