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#1551 Subie Gal

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 09:11 PM

Managed a little bit of progress to share :)
 
Swapped the wheel studs (front) over to longer (WRX) modern wheel studs.
 
OE studs were far too short for the wheel and spacer application currently on the car.
 
I do love those wheels so stay they must!
 
Looks good, 10x safer, now we can put the pedal down!! :D
 


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 02:13 PM

Looking great! I've been reading about this since the early days, so its nice to see it get the love and care it deserves!



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 07:59 PM

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!   :D

 

 
 
She is off to get her 100% custom exhaust built!
 
Down to the wire... time to choose an exhaust tip!
 
Hmmmmmmmmmm... what will it be???


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Posted 26 June 2014 - 03:50 PM

Choosing from those three, I prefer the Black one.

 

In my own humble opinion, it suits better the overall look of the car.

 

And looks more "Racer" than "Ricer" you know...

 

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 09:54 PM

Choosing from those three, I prefer the Black one.

 

In my own humble opinion, it suits better the overall look of the car.

 

And looks more "Racer" than "Ricer" you know...

 

Kind Regards.

Oh I am well aware  :)

 

massive. massive. MASSIVE SHOUT OUT LOUD to the fabricator Matt and the company he works for....

 

http://www.snohomish...andmuffler.com/

 

1.5 days.  from the heads to the toe..... massive job. all perfect. just fab!

 

 

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Such a fab job! Let me go through the work the fabricator did and I will get you all of the details and specs.

 

Hell of a job. Took 1.5 days to complete and it is ace.  :wub:


Edited by Subie Gal, 26 June 2014 - 10:05 PM.


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Posted 26 June 2014 - 10:15 PM

Sweet! and right in my back yard too. I'll have to check them out next time I need an exhaust fab. Lots of places are shying away from the custom stuff these days.



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 08:52 AM

sound clip time!!

 



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 11:19 AM

You should get a set of center caps to go with those Enkei's :

 

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Note : I think the original caps are either f or m ... :)

 

More details here : http://www.hirano-ti...nkei/enkei5.htm

Cheers, Bantum ...


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Posted 27 June 2014 - 11:28 AM

:D  I have the F center caps.they stick out so far. not sure i like them.

 

maybe i will put them on and see if they grow on me.   :unsure:



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 12:19 PM

So glad to see one of these being so well looked after. That car is gorgeous.



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 09:29 PM

So glad to see one of these being so well looked after. That car is gorgeous.

thank you so much!

 

 

she is a beauty

 

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 02:53 AM

Oh I am well aware  :)
 
massive. massive. MASSIVE SHOUT OUT LOUD to the fabricator Matt and the company he works for....
 
http://www.snohomish...andmuffler.com/
 
1.5 days.  from the heads to the toe..... massive job. all perfect. just fab!
 
 

 

 
 
Such a fab job! Let me go through the work the fabricator did and I will get you all of the details and specs.
 
Hell of a job. Took 1.5 days to complete and it is ace.  :wub:


X2 for Snohomish welding and muffler, they did a cat back for my ej swapped wagon it looks and sounds great!

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 11:32 PM

Looks and sounds great, Jamie!

Just seeing how your ff-1 was able to chirp first gear in your vid tells me that that can't be the original transmission in there.

I find it very difficult to chirp any wheels of the gears in my '71 probably because of the original gearing and the fact that it still has an EA61 (1000cc's) .

Your ff-1's exhaust sound fabulous. Any chance of sharing some pics with us of the finished engine bay?



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Posted 01 July 2014 - 08:09 PM

Looks and sounds great, Jamie!

Just seeing how your ff-1 was able to chirp first gear in your vid tells me that that can't be the original transmission in there.

I find it very difficult to chirp any wheels of the gears in my '71 probably because of the original gearing and the fact that it still has an EA61 (1000cc's) .

Your ff-1's exhaust sound fabulous. Any chance of sharing some pics with us of the finished engine bay?

 

yes it is my understanding the trans is no where near OE.

 

As I understand it, it is built out of 3 different components

 

case is from a '72 FF1

internal gears are from EA81 FWD circa 1980+

the rear housing is from that ea81 trans.  

 

I'm struggling with it a bit as Reverse is not working and it looks like I will have to remove the trans from the car to sort it out.

I don't DOOOO transmissions so that will be interesting.

 

I will start hosting some build photos and get them uploaded

 

Been very busy and I do apologize for not keeping you all posted!



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Posted 01 July 2014 - 08:56 PM

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"header" shot. the amount of detail that went into the craftsmanship involved here is staggering.

 

they started with.... nothing. just a parts diagram as a reference and a blank canvas!


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 09:32 PM

the monster. Just in case you missed it.

 



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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:11 PM

Gotta Love a Weber Carb, mounted in an Original Weber intake Manifold! thumbsup-1.jpg



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 06:46 PM

SOME UPDATES!
 
Mid 70's Genuine Subaru tachometer that had been installed in place of the OE speaker grille. I liked the idea but liked the SUBARU logo on the original grille even more. Guess I will have to gauge my speed by feel  I can do that. I'm a professional :D  so on the hunt i went....
 
 
 
OE speaker grille found from an FF-1 cut in 1/2 (yes... in 1/2!!!) in a field in MN. God Bless the seller on craigslist who trusted me enough to ship it to me. I reconditioned and repainted it and now it has a new life. 
 
 


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Posted 06 July 2014 - 10:25 PM

I agree the speaker grille looks much better 'OEM'. If you still want a tacho you could always hang it of the steering column shroud in a pod or the dashboard. If you look at the following catalogue it was obviously on option to stick it on the dash top:

 

http://a15ff11300g.s...ru1000 sub.html

 

 

Of course later versions got a 3 dial instrument cluster:

 

http://a15ff11300g.s...car series.html

 

There was one of those on Yahoo Japan some time ago... i wonder if it is still listed?


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Posted 06 July 2014 - 10:35 PM

Just had a look on Yahoo Japan and it seems the cluster is not longer listed... But there is this rather cool steering wheel:

 

http://page10.auctio...tion/m116567865



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 08:34 AM

I agree the speaker grille looks much better 'OEM'. If you still want a tacho you could always hang it of the steering column shroud in a pod or the dashboard. If you look at the following catalogue it was obviously on option to stick it on the dash top:

 

http://a15ff11300g.s...ru1000 sub.html

 

 

Of course later versions got a 3 dial instrument cluster:

 

http://a15ff11300g.s...car series.html

 

There was one of those on Yahoo Japan some time ago... i wonder if it is still listed?

 

 

very cool! thank you for the insight!! I'll be looking for that optional tach :D



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 11:21 AM

MOAR changes.
 
Re-Installed the "deluxe" badge (Right) and FF-1 badge (lower left) - painted the FF badge for effect. 
 
Center badge reads "Subaru" - - Awwwww Crap. now I have to work out how to paint the rest of the badges. My hand is not that steady. Any volunteers?
 
 
 
Finally. She has her vintage style stone guards in place! Woooot!
 
 
Going to her first car show this weekend. Trying hard to get ready! 


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 10:50 PM

very cool! thank you for the insight!! I'll be looking for that optional tach :D

 

 

Now that I think about, that was probably a clock not a tacho!! Oh well the effect would be the same...



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 10:52 PM

I realise it would not be easy or cheap... But I wish the rear wheel arches could be put back to OEM... You seriously have to lower the rear!!



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 10:09 AM

I realise it would not be easy or cheap... But I wish the rear wheel arches could be put back to OEM... You seriously have to lower the rear!!

 

So much that I do not believe I can make OEM - the arches were completely modified. 

Heck, I don't even have anywhere to mount up seat belts as the mounting holes were cut and filled  :D  :P

 

I do have my work cut out for me.... we were trying to work out how to lower the car as well. It is on the list.






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