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#1 rpholz

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:52 PM

Shot out to JWXs house to pick this up:
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Made it all the way to Florida when the rear tire let loose
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Anywho it's home now and looking over the car it's pretty good minimal rust, well except for the hatch:
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No idea how to fix or find a new one.......

Anywho!
Keeping the ea82t
Installing:
Halltech ecu
Spyder intake (possible xt6 throttle body)
Td04
Generic 3" down pipe
Xt6 suspension
TWE up pipe
Evo 8 injectors
Walbro fuel pump
Celica Gt4 AWIC
Gauges out the wazoo
A real radio/speakers
Fixing the shifter and may be installing a XT unit as its about 6" shorter
Waaay down the road:
Golf gti rims and some fat tires
Respray the body
HIDs

Edited by rpholz, 11 February 2013 - 03:59 PM.


#2 soobie_newbie67

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:53 PM

damn.  wish i had a fast-forward-to-the-future button so i could see it finished.  definitely watching this thread.



#3 rpholz

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:57 PM

Ha, yea me too, ill pretty much be working on it every chance I get cause I've been wanting one for a while, hope to have it running and driving within 2 weeks

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:18 PM

Welcome to the RX club.   You'll definitely enjoy your stay!  :brow:



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:25 PM

Thanks!

I'm really digging this car so far, the outside is rough but the inside is pretty mint! Even has the factory floor mats.
Probly going to pull the driver seat once it's mechanically sound and have them redo the foam and repair the rips

Quick update:pulled the turbo/exhaust. Had one intake bolts snap, tried lots of PB blaster, drilling it etc etc and it won't budge, gunna let it soak for a day or two and throw some heat at it, need to go down and get new exhaust studs(gunna run all 4) and intake bolts first. That way I can mount the turbo and shorten the downpipe and build the rest of the exhaust. Shooting for 2.5" all the way back with a oem Subaru resonator.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:00 PM

Got a little bit more work done today,

Pulled the intake(ended up cutting the bolt with a hacksaw blade)
Installed XT pitch stopper and mount.
Went to mock up the spyder intake and realized there was a bolt stuck in that too! Bah! Ill let that soak too.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:27 PM

Gunna yank the motor in the next couple days and clean/inspect the clutch, valve area, etc, slap some new head gaskets on it and put everything together, that way I can run 8-10lbs with ease of mind while I prep my other block for 15-18lbs of boost.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:03 PM

Can't wait to get over there with ya and start wrenching on that RX... it will be awesome when it is done! :)



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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:43 PM

OooooOooo 

 

*tuned in*!

 

 

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:38 PM

picked up a water temp guage and threw it in a cluster that came out of a volkswagen(i think..)

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guage to the left is a A/F that was given to me(JohninKY is the man as always)

still leaves me needing a oil temp/pressure and eventualy a wideband O2

 

Felpro headgaskets heading my way, engine coming out this weekend along with mounting the guages and starting on the Haltech wiring.

 

aside from work/crappy weather i've not been able to do any work on it this week.



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:14 PM

I need an opinion should I hack up my console cubby hole and mount gauges here:
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Or make up some sort of gauge pod thing like WRXs?:
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:50 PM

got started on some of the wiring, just laying it out figuring out routing and such.

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also i have some N/A heads that have been milled but they lack the oil ports for the turbo, so i drilled them out, need to tap the one for the banjo fitting and slap them on.

 

also figured out why my shifter is so sloppy, the joint that attaches to the trans has NO bushing in it at all. now to figure out how to get that bugger off..


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#13 shadow

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:51 AM

Nice work, and Deadmau5 FTW as some 'work music'. I use it regularly!  :headbang:



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Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:58 AM

Looks like a fun project, I'll be watching this one.

 

For the gauges, I vote for a little pod up on the dash. It seems more convenient to have it more in the line of sight, instead of having to look down.



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Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:59 AM

Hey thanks guys!

 

 

got a question for those in the know.

I'm making up a wiring diagram for myself and when it comes to the distributor it says for the plug you have [Ground,Power,Position signal and Reference signal]

does anyone know which on is which on reference and position, in other words which on picks up the 360 slots and which one picks up the 4 outer slots?

 

Also i'm assuming "fast idle soleniod" is a Idle air control? or just to speed up idle while the a/c on?



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Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:36 PM

A good portion of the wiring has been sorted out and the intake has been freed of its useless non go fast bits.
Also I got a radiator for it! Will look into 2 rows in the future but right now the weather is cold and I lacked on to start with....

Found out the oil filter thread 3/4-16
Summit racing here I come!

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:57 AM

No real updates as of yet, been a lot busier than I'd like to be, however yesterday I was at a customers house and he was trying to get rid of his 05 stock STI cat back. So I gave him a few bones and wala!
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#18 crazyman03

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:42 AM

OH!!! *drool*!!



#19 rpholz

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:10 PM

 

Today I converted a non turbo head to turbo, what a PITA but it's finished.

stripped 2 blocks to inspect, got one MOSTLY prepped to be put back together.

tomorrow I should have the engine back in the car.



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:35 PM

also debating, i have a turbo block that looks great! except for this:

 

and a SPFI that has a milion miles on it..... hmmmmm decisions decisions



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:11 AM

Drop a 2.5 in there, stick a fork in it and call it done! ;-)

 

 

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#22 rpholz

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:35 AM

Um, no. Maybe someday but I'm not exactly willing to give up on the ea series.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:54 PM

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 03:13 PM

That a Perrin DP or what?  Seems like it is for the later gens like the 2.5's or newer?  A TD04 on an EA82 should be VERY interesting to say the least.



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:15 PM

I like the EA's too. I might be joining ya down there in Jacksonville again this year. Maybe for a more extended visit with a job.. so i'll feel your pain..

 

 

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