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#126 Quidam

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 10:00 PM

OK, I bought the Tanatube struts, we'll see how that goes. I also bought the BRADI rotors for the front. My other car has 215 60 16 tires on it that still have some life in them. I plan on installing them on the wheels I've got for the Subaru for now. May be too big....but they'll hold the car up and be OK for the time being.

 

Sorted out and pieced together the parts I have tonight. Axles next and tie rod ends.

 

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 10:47 PM

I recieved a full refund on that flexplate, they don't want it back. Red hood pins are in the mail. I want to install new bushings in the lower control arms but I'm not having much success finding them. Probably should go with poly if I can find them, same for the front strut rod bushes.

 

2 brands list the caster adjustment at 2 1/4 degree plus or minus on the XT6 strut rods.

 

I bought these. The drivers rear arch is made in Denmark, seems to be high quality. Have a NOS rear passenger door to go on, front passenger window got broken today...I didn't do it, but I got to fix it:)

 

Edit; Test fit wheel arch to the car, so far, so good. It fits well.

 

 

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Edit: That knob came and it didn't have the right thread insert so I'm sending it back. The brushed finish on this one was really rough, doesn't look as good as the picture.

 

So I ordered this.

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I've had one of these for a while, fits on the shifter or dual range lever. I'm keeping the DR 5 speed in the car initially...change of plans. This goes on it. The part actually looks better then this picture.

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Edited by Quidam, 19 July 2013 - 01:09 PM.


#128 Quidam

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 10:04 AM

I wouldn't worry to much about the valve train as far as rpm goes. All the EA82's I've had were pretty consistent about floating the valves at 81-8200 rpms and nothing bad happened when they were held there. The solid lifters are a good idea because you could make your lash predictable rather than depending on the whims of the oil system.

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All good points however...With solids I can gain some lift on the camshafts and restrict the oil supply. I've measured the lift and verified it all.

 

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 10:41 PM

Hey,
 
All good points however...With solids I can gain some lift on the camshafts and restrict the oil supply. I've measured the lift and verified it all.
 
Doug


Let me know how you like the solids. I have a lifter starting to collapse on my ER and I want to possibly convert it to solid lifters while I'm in there. I'd love to gain some oil pressure as an added bonus too.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 04:47 PM

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Bought a set of these today for the "A" motor.

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Here's the state of the intake runners, intake manifold.

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Web moving at 36 kbps on dial up right now. I'll post more later when the phone equipment dries out.

 

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Here's how I left the "B" motor. I've since moved and consolidated parts for it. Plan is to plumb the oil supply from that front fitting where you see the blue. Priority turbo and main. I'm hooking a gague to each banjo bolt that used to be the oil supply to the turbo. Gives me a reference as to the health of the main bearings...RandD kinda stuff....

 

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The cam gets full oil pressure. What's left is to cool the valve springs. I've got notes but how I'll restrict the oil isn't set in stone yet. The solid HLA's aren't either.

 

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Edited by Quidam, 25 July 2013 - 09:28 AM.


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Posted 28 July 2013 - 07:51 PM

Been working on it...

 

Three doors and the hood are now '86 GL 10 with the rear drivers door NOS. Did some more work fitting the drivers side rear wheel arch and ordered the other side from MILL SUPPLY.

 

Hood pins installed and I sanded with 80 Grit the hood, drivers door, and both front fenders. The front fenders are '85 NOS but had surface rust, I'll have to do a little sand blasting to the tops of them. Front valance is now NOS and I've got the factory rubber lip/spoiler? for that too.

 

Front struts are on the car but I'll do some mechanicals this week, got lots of parts to work with.

 

The XT6 lower control arms are on the car but the mounting bolts from the car are too small, so I'll need those. I also don't have the four bolts that mount the strut to the knuckle. Bigger bushings on the XT 6 arms.

 

I powerwashed the whole car, need to go another round with that though, some I missed. Have a 4000psi Honda that will remove paint, in this case that's a good thing

 

The pistons above are good for 20 psi. Piston pins standard are case hardened so I upgraded to a thinner wall bearing steel. Less weight easier on the rods. I need to talk steering racks but it's a longer subject then I want to get into right now...later on.

 

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Edited by Quidam, 28 July 2013 - 08:02 PM.


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Posted 04 August 2013 - 07:17 PM

Yes, the XT6 control arm bolts are bigger. I hogged out the holes a bit and welded a washer to help push the bushings away from the inside pocket of the crossmember. I would ditch the XT6 knuckles and run a pair from a '90s Legacy or Impreza and then you also gain the front camber adjustment.

What do you need to know about steering racks?

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 09:24 AM

Now I understand what you did with the washers, thanks. I need to get both bolts.

 

The struts I bought have the camber plates. I'm going to roll with the XT6 knuckles for now with all new stuff on them, which I have.

 

I bought the rack not knowing that I would also need the "torque rod" from rack to steering shaft. The power steering drivers side rack mounting bracket bolts up fine, but I need the passenger side mounting bracket. My rack is 4 turns lock to lock.

 

So, two bolts, a torque rod and a bracket is what I'm missing. Haven't got around to posting in the wanted section.

 

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Edit: Web moving slow here, only way to post from home.

 

I ground the mounting ears on the XT6 nuckels, both sides. Just surfaced them removing flash and such to bare metal. That reduced the thickness but not enough to fit the strut. So I took two wood splitting wedges and inserted them one top one bottom through the strut mounting area. Smacked them a few times with a 3 lb. sledge and now they fit. Still no bolts, too busy.

 

I've reworked 5 connecting rods and three more to go. Stock Subaru is A beam. I'll post pics, flash removal and smoothing the beams. They look good so far,

 

I've had the ARIAS piston in the block for a few days. I've assembled and dissasembled the passenger side...block to cam case, it's now head off with a clay impression...I've got valve interference, I'm working on it.

 

ARIAS piston sits .020 above deck = .040 quench...piston to head. Perfect.

 

I might try later on Android.

 

Doug


Edited by Quidam, 24 August 2013 - 10:59 AM.


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 01:21 PM

Haven't done much to it lately. But, here's some pics.

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EJ20 ARIAS piston.

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Just started on this section...ported the water inlets, bigger, all enlarged.

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Edited by Quidam, 07 September 2013 - 12:51 PM.


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Posted 23 September 2013 - 09:11 AM

  Hey Doug, haven't been by the thread in a while, it's lookin' great.  Keep up the good work..   Steve.



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 01:05 PM

  Hey Doug, haven't been by the thread in a while, it's lookin' great.  Keep up the good work..   Steve.

 

I've got more parts to put on...need more work:) Thanks.

 

I've been wanting to get my hands on a set of these. I think I could mabie use them. From a Ford.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 11:08 AM

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I rolled the fender lips. Rolled the rears and I need to test fit and cut, they are going to need another round with the ball bat, and the stretching hammer and dolly.

 

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 05:24 PM

I have to say, I'm proud of you for investing all that effort and $. I thot I had a lot of time in my old GL, but your puttin' me to shame. I haven't seen any negative feed back lately. Sure lookin' good. Steve.

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 07:51 PM

It's been a while since I've ventured to this thread. It's looking great man!

What piston did you decide on using?

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 10:35 PM

I really like this. first thread i have read here on the forum. great work on your Subaru Doug! keep it up! I just bought an 87 GL-10 turbo wagon, I plan on a full resto as well. its got 120k original on her so its a clean start! sept its lifted, Im a wheelin guy!






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