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#1 Skip

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Posted 19 September 2003 - 03:17 PM

To go with the engine mods here is the dash and it's "stuff"

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#2 TROGDOR!

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Posted 19 September 2003 - 03:57 PM

Very cool.

Wait till I upload the night shot I took of it while you were tire hunting.

And you added a cell phone holder- who'd 'a thunk it.

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Posted 19 September 2003 - 05:24 PM

You're the KING!!!!!!

Can you post a pic of the "fogger" in action??

I'd trade you the touring wagon for your car as is.:wave:

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Posted 19 September 2003 - 05:41 PM

Skip.

I love your dash.. way cooler than my 87 turbowagon dash

Can you give us a breakdown of what all that stuff is.

And .. how did you make the insert that fits over the passenger side of the dash.. I like that.. good place for guages and turbo timer and such

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Posted 19 September 2003 - 06:02 PM

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The dash is made of this new stuff, I forget the name, it's like plastic, only not.

Going from top to bottom, left to right-

First is a radar detector
Below that is a scanner
Below that is a digital thermometer, showing coolant temp/oil temp
To the right of that is a compass
Then the clock
Next to the clock is an altimeter
Then there are the 4 switches and lights...

The first light is wired to the thermoswitch, it comes on when the switch tells the electric fan to come on.

The second light is the MAJOR OVERHEAT light. This one means BIG BIG PROBLEMS. Hasn't ever been triggered.

Third light is the boost light, works just like the turbo light on the dash.

Fourth light is the big boost light, comes on above 8psi when the extra fuel injector kicks in.

The first switch turns the rad fan on and off.

Second and third switches, I forgot what they do.

Fourth switch toggles the thermometer between oil and coolant temp.

To the right of the switches and lights is an extra cigarrette ligher, currently has a map light in it.

Up on the corner of the windsheild (and sometimes above the compass) is a G-Tech Pro.



Below the stereo is an EQ/amp.
Next to it is the control for the CD changer.
Next to that is el telephono.

The gauges below the stereo aren't hooked up.

To the left of the blower fan control are 2 switches. The blue one isn't hooked up. The round one controls Da BombĀ® anti-tailgating system.

On the pillar pods are an A/F ratio gauge and a boost gauge.

Hope that answered your question.

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Posted 19 September 2003 - 10:52 PM

hmmm just needs my incar puter and 11" to 8.5" lcd weee


hmmm as i was typing this a fly just got sucked and shredded in one of my case fans lol

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Posted 20 September 2003 - 04:16 AM

Is that shift knob actually comfortable??? My brat came with a T bar like that and that was the FIRST thing to go... so awkard... I stuck in the old knob from my 87 GL just to get back to something round. Thats pretty awesome though... looks like an airplane cockpit almost with all those controls and instruments :banana:

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Posted 20 September 2003 - 04:35 AM

May be personal prefferance, but I think they're comfortable. Owned a few cars with manual trans, and put the Hurst T-handle on them. On another note, gotta 8-ball for the shiftknob on my '82. Like it alot, just feels right.....

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Posted 20 September 2003 - 08:55 PM

Tom , my bet is that Flowmaster never handled a real "Hurst" T handle.
It is ergonomically designed and feels great (except when the temp is below 20 deg F :^0 They did have a felt fuzzy model for this problem).

Trog had the dash down pat, the switches he missed are for the aux rad fan - 2 b installed and the clock dim funtion (I use my head lights all the time and this switch puts the clock back to normal brightness).
The first green turbo light is an indicator that the IC fan and H20 injection are getting voltage. They are controlled via a relay (as are all aux functions) that is triggered by a aux. turbo light pressure switch.
The blue switch next to the fan blower speed turns the AC on and off. Red button is for as Steve points out "Da Bomb".
A very effective anti tailer smoke screen.
The three lower gauges are for the tranny temp, the fuel pressure and the amperes being delivered to/drawn from the battery.

The material is Sintex, THE building material of the future.
http://www.sintex-plastics.com/

P.S. Oh yea of advanced years - remember "The Graduate" line
"invest in plastics" well this is today "invest in Sintex"

Thanks for the props, guys




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Posted 21 September 2003 - 03:43 PM

a screen like this odd.....
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Posted 21 September 2003 - 04:22 PM

That's very nice looking skip. Hey, you need to make some extra $$$ teaching some automechanic electrical classes or something. I'd love to learn how to rig up things like that. I'm a fool for electronics, especially electrical monitoring stuff.

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Posted 21 September 2003 - 05:30 PM

hey subaru_styles, whats the red button for just to the left of the steering wheel???

#13 Skip

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Posted 21 September 2003 - 05:42 PM

Styles, way kewl,
I do have a screen but it's for an O-scope.
I only put mine in when I am doing a study on a particular system.
Runs off the same inverter the digital themometer for the oil and H20 work off of.
This shot was pre dash extension.

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Myxalplyx - email me, I'll gladly streer you though any of the mods you see here.

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Posted 21 September 2003 - 05:47 PM

:slobber: .....woah........

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Posted 21 September 2003 - 07:35 PM

Wohoo- Is that a Subaru-or a flying saucer :drunk:

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Posted 21 September 2003 - 08:08 PM

now that's a dash to be proud of!!!
I especially like the Da Bomb feature. A little info on how that functions, perhaps? (I'd like to steal the idea if you don't mind.)

On the T- bar handle issue, Had 'em on 2 of my vehicles and loved 'em. I wanted a pistol grip on my current Subie, (a gen 1 wagon) so I scavenged a shifter handle from an auto trans XT. (very comfortable!) I pretend the thumb button fires the (fake) .50cal machine guns in the grille.

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Posted 21 September 2003 - 08:52 PM

I wanna know more about 'Da Bomb' system!!! how does it work?
where do I get one??? is it easy to hook up???
Tell Me More!!!! :D

Seriously, I need one of these! I am either getting cut off, or tailgated....seems nobody takes these little cars seriously, half the time they act like they dont even see it! or is it just my car they dont see????

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Posted 21 September 2003 - 10:16 PM

if DA BOMB system is what i am thinking it is, my brother had one in an old beater car that ended up in a demolition derby. All he did was run an output line from his window washing system into his exhaust pipe. Then instead of window washing fluid, he put in a light oil. When he would hit the washing fluid button, it would pump the oil into his hot exhaust pipe, and :headbang: SMOOOOKKKKEEEE SCREEEEENNNN:headbang:

One time he set it off in the parking lot next to the football field at school during our homecoming game....they had to stop the game because of all the smoke.....good times :D

I plan on doing this mod in the near future....just for the fun of it....

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Posted 21 September 2003 - 10:32 PM

Heartless... when Skip uses "Da Bomb", they DON'T see the car. :D

I'm not sure of the hardware used, but it basically has a little tank with some ATF mixed with water in it. It gets fed into the intake via some sort of pump. Tap the button 3 or 4 times, and POOOOOOOF!! Big cloud of stinky smoke comes out the tailpipe.

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Posted 21 September 2003 - 11:08 PM

the screen is auctually a kenwood eXcelon touch screen with a dvd(and soon navigation) going to it.

as far as the red button I am not at will to tell what that is.:madder:

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 01:29 AM

Fed into the intake? Seems to me breathing/burning water laced ATF would be a bad thing for the motor....harpua's setup sounds "safer" to me, but what do I know?

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 02:28 AM

Trog has it just about right, it is ATF and Marvel Mystery Oil, not water.
Stored in a small tank and coupled via a solenoid valve to the intake manifold
(look in the upper right corner of my engine bay on the 87 wagon turbo mod post and you will see it
http://usmb.ultimate...=&threadid=4368 )
This 50/50 mix is drawn in by intake manifold vacuum when I open the solenoid via the red button.
BTW This is an old timers tune up of sorts. It burns hot enough to remove carbon deposits which form durring normal operation.
I do not use it often, and have had no adverse affects (have had it for a couple years)
I did try the water from a washer fluid squirt (used a washer bottle in the small compartment in the rear of the wagon) but my exhaust was not hot enough to produce enough smoke. Raw unburnt oil into a cat may be harmful, but like eyesore says, what do I know.

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 02:38 AM

I need a setup like that in my Turbowagon, for those damn pesky ricers that like to ride my arse.. lol use it one night out racing, and be like "YEAH, WELL I JUST WHOOPED YOUR ARSE WITH BAD RINGS!!"




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