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  1. Yea I really wish the time was spent working on the Brat or ER27. I had a good time with my friend building the turbo corrado, I think it looks freaking sweet! We did a lot of custom stuff to it. I had to build about 20 custom tool to get the project done!!! I think VW hires really smart engineers to build their cars as UNUSER FRIENDLY as possible to repair!!! I have two more projects to finish which should be done by the middle of September. Once done I will start on the brat FINALLY!!! Subyrally...If I don't get rid of the brat too soon after it's finished then we can meet up and check out rides!
  2. That's really ironic that you ask but at the same time not much of an update. The irony is I have been thinking about it non-stop today, planning designing and scheming. Plans to the residing vehicle may be changing. First, plans were to modify the 84 Brat for it to allow the ER27 to take place of the EA81. The ER27 I originally had was an extra motor pulled from the junk yard that I was rebuilding. That block turned out to have extensive damage on the sleeves and would need to be resleeved. My second option was to pull the one from my XT6 that I knew ran, which I did pull and had all the machining done to that block. This leaves me with the dilemma of what to do with my XT6 chassis. It does need work to remedy rust spots on the chassis, but not much more then the brat. I only just started to ponder this route. It will save me from rebuilding the frame to accept the XT6 crossmember and the wider engine. The chassis side of the suspension is far superiour to that of the brat and will allow me to modify the suspension to greater level. There is substantually more room in the XT6 then the cramped brats cockpit with my knees pressed to the dash. The stance of the wheel base is slightly longer and wider, not to mention the aerodynamics .29. The PRO's to the build outway the obstacles that I have to overcome. I now need to figure where I am going to mount the 2 intercoolers and rework where the turbos are going to sit. I have been playing with the idea of moving the radiator to the rear still, along with the battery to help with weight distribution and cramped spaces. I will be removing the rear seats and possibly adding one rear center mounted (removable) racing seat with a 5 point harness so 2 friends can still ride with me. I have quite a bit of body rust around the fenders which might constitute me building my own fiberglass fenders and body kit, front and rear bumpers. I am bummed because I had everything planned out for the Brat, I could litterally see that car built in my mind! I guess I plan on doing a rebuild on the brats engine and drop the carb and try to convert it to MPFI. I already have the engine bay stripped. I will clean it up really nice, fix the rust and clean up the suspension. I then plan on selling it when it is up to my standards! This is against my better judgement!!! The military may be giving me orders here in the next few weeks to years and I cant tote around 2 project cars my daily driver and family car espessially since if I do go overseas I am only allowed 1 car . I will soon be refocasing my energy into the ER27TT. As said before I have been very busy! I just finished the FULL dismantling of my friends 1992 Volkswagen Corrado engine and rebuilt it from the rings up. He decided that he wanted me to "SLAP A TURBO" on the car durring the build, so I designed the full turbo system for his VR6! I will start a thread shortly to show off the car. Here is a quick peek of the before and after. This should be a good testimate to my abilities as a mechanics and incorperating design into my car build. I did all (no speed shop or mechanics shop) the work minus a few thing that my friend (the owner) helped me with. We are finishing the body kit right now and then I will be finished! After Anywho, I still have to build an exhaust for my friends 1998 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS. I am working on laying the floor in my kitchen for the remodel, and I am also working on building and improving a "WORTHLESS" hydrogen generator for my automatic 1991 Legacy that used to get 23 MPG highway but now gets 32 MPG off of 3 dinky little plates (testing phase in work). I know that's not a lot based off what it should get for MPG if it were new(22/29) but thats still 3 MPG over stock highway estimates. Oh yea thats at an aveage of 80 MPH. Ok Sorry about the LONG rant. I hope this brings you up to date on things, wish it could be more monumental, low on money and time.
  3. Ok sure... The thing is we are not trying to run the car directly off of HHO. It is the combination of gasoline and HHO that is what we are trying to get. The HHO increases combustion temp, ignites and burns quicker which will increase the amount of gasoline burnt in the engine. This will aid in a more complete burn.
  4. Yep, My buddy and I just finished a crude one for his car so he can run it to georgia tomarrow. Our first one was on a carb'd truck and we saw a gain. This one is getting installed on a 91 Legacy EJ22. Hope to see gains without a eefi. We will let you know!
  5. Thats cool! calculate what she said. 1L of h2o will be used when the car is moving 80Kph for 1 hour. Convert that to stardard 1 L will move the car at 50mph for 1 hour. Multiply the liter by 3.75 to figure out how many gallons per L and then we can figure out its MPG...187 MPG. Thats crazy!!! So now you have to figure that with a larger heavier car. You are looking at something about 60-80 MPG. Thats cool!
  6. I was thinking the same thing about setting up a venturi in the intake right after the throttle. I was thinking about making a throttle body spacer that is built to act as a venturi sucking in the HHO gas. To prevent the pressure buildup in the tube I would use a one way valve.
  7. Cool! I will let you know when I can make the purchase. Thanks!
  8. Scott in "B" I have a flywheel sitting around waiting to get drilled for the EA-EJ swap. I was wondering if I were to send you my flywheel how much would you credit me toward a drilled and dressed flywheel for the swap?
  9. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polycarbonate Melting temp- 267°C or 512°F Lexan is basically a high grade, high temp plastic. It is used in the headlight and taillights for its high impact resistance. If it is going to be contain water inside the cell, which it will, the water would have to be 2x hotter the boiling water for it to melt.... Your not going to have a problem.
  10. I am not sure if it is that big of a deal running HHO before the turbo, but it DOES have its safety risks and it will pull a huge vaccum on the system just as it would downstream of the turbo. As far as the pressurized cell: The process is not like boiling water since the reaction is controlled by the electricity. It will constantly output gas, the delay would be based off of the amount of HHO the cell would make vs the pressure demand on the system. From what I have seen pressure will not increase gas output nor decrease it. The pressure on the cell would make it look like it is not making gas, it is just "pilliaging & plundering" the cell of its gas. I know these cells, depending on their size, can make a lot of gas and build pressure. I will have to test a one way valve. I bought one and installed it on my friends cell to try and use it as a flash suppression unit, needless to say it did not work. If instead I could use it so the engine does not pull a vaccum on the cell, it should work. Yo'J Look into Acrylic/Lexan. You can buy thin pieces at lowes in the plexyglass isle. You can "glue" the glass together and make whatever size cell you want. About the ALT: not a loss of power but on my friends old ford the alt was crapping out anyway and the increased draw on the alt was causing it to drain the battery. We are working on installing a 100 or 120 amp alt now. I belive it is running a 60 ro 80 amp now.
  11. WOW... I guess I just had to wait it out and let the thread move back on course. My friend put a small booster on his 6 cyl 300ci ford and he said that he was getting a huge boost in fuel economy. I am about to get regain access to a drill press to finish up my cell and then once complete it will be going on my 90 legacy. I have been keeping tabs on my milage, which i am getting right around 21-22 MPG constant (not trying to drive it any more fuel efficiant, driving at my crazy normal pace). I should have the cell built by next week and then I will post some pics so you can see, possibly a video also. As far as turbocharged engines go. I also plan on working on this kundrum you speak of about putting massive pressures on the cell. I would imagine you would have to build a system that will increase the pressure inside the cell and inject the HHO gas in the intake rather then let the engine suck the gas out of the cell. There will be more to come on this subject later. I am sure it is possible, it is just a minor detail that needs to be overcome.
  12. Cool, I was practicing with porting my heads but just have not had time to get around to it. I know there is not a huge amount of material to remove in the heads. If you recall I cut up an ER27 head in the name of science to see how much material I had to work with;http://www.ultimatesubaru.org/forum/showthread.php?t=71766 I am twin turbocharging the ER27. The project has been on hold due to new house remodeling but soon It will kick back into gear! Can't wait!!
  13. So this is what I got! From what you see R-160 or R-180? You said that the R-160 has stubs, this one does not... R-180? If it is an R-180, where can I find an R-180 3.9 R/P? With the R-160 up front and the R-180 in the rear with the Gear ratios the same but different diameters will I be ok or do the gear ratio AND diameter have to be the same to prevent damage? On the other hand, I have about 10 2.2L legacys sitting in the junkyard U-pull-it yard. Would there be a better gear ratio that I can pull from one of those that might work, or from a nissan for the rear R-180 and a subaru front R-160. Also, can I take the D.O.J. from the svx axle and swap it with the D.O.J. from a EJ22? Just curious. I might just go back and pull the entire rear end from the SVX and fit it under the BRAT. Yep, either crazy or retarded! Sorry about the questions, I know the basics about diffs but I really want to learn more. Thanks for your help guys!
  14. Hey Qman! Awsome!!! What's the chance you can look into the upgrade of ER27 cams with a turbo grind!? I plan on porting my heads and then getting them flow bench tested to find out what kind of lift will be most efficiant. Also, something with a very small lobe overlap. I have 2 sets of cams sitting here waiting to find a good turbo grind. Once I find one and I can scroung the money together I will be sending off for them! Thanks!!!
  15. Whats up Subaru Freaks... A Question. I just scored a full rear diff clutch type LSD with half shafts from a 1992 SVX. I have been searching whether or not it is an R-160 or R-180, mixed info all over the web! Is there an official way to check? The foil on the back of the case was removed, so I was not completely sure that it was an LSD until I jacked it up and spun the axles. I also have a viscous LSD R160. Since i am going to be building a frankinstein of a car, would it be possible to throw the R-160 VLSD in as the front diff and the R-160 or R-180 Clutch LSD on the rear with all the SVX rear end suspension? If it turns out that the Clutch LSD is an R-160 could I put that into the front diff? Where would they provide the best traction based off of the type of LSD? Mind you I am running these with the ER27TT and the XT6 5spd trans with center locking diff. I am not too fimliar with the front diff on the 5spd, are the front and rear diffs even close to matching? Thank you for your information!!!
  16. Ok... So... Umm... What is the chance we can get back on track??? First, I am sorry that I misled you to thinking that i am going to just dump regular old hose water into the electrolsys unit, this is not the case. It will be distilled. I am building and simpletons HHO setup. I dont want people to have to go to walmart to spend $15+ on 15 gallons of distilled water when a car already has the capability to use its waste to distill the water on its own. Also, about my last post, I was mearly defending myself from the statment that this completely cost ineffeciant and that it would be better to spend $500 on gas then it would be to build my unit. I am not concerned about just cash on a timeframe, just showing that this is not just a big waste of time. It is cool that you might try to build a cell, good on you. The thing is, unless it is very efficiant the cost will take a while to outway any cons. In the long run we are talking about money, the reduction of a carbon footprint will just be a pro to adding this to a vehicle. Think about it this way, when gas was only $1 per gallon and no one cared about the cost of gas, no one cared about trying to make their car more efficiant. Now that the price of gas is about $4 and rising and it is killing all of our pocketbooks, everyone is trying to do something about it. I went to a few car dealers this last weekend and they said there is a 3 month waiting list go get a hybrid car. Do you think its like that because people care about the enviornment or because people are tired of paying $75 to fill up their tanks? The thing you need to realize is by building a more efficiant car that runs at high MPG's or hydrogen will be cheaper to run, the outcome will be a lower carbon footprint. Understand that in the USA alone we use about 150 Billion gallons of gasoline per year. We use about 1400 Billion gallons of water per year. If you were to reclaim some of that water and build a natural distill that runs off of sunlight/heat you could essentually run the hydro-gen without pulling any additional water. Recycling water to run your car, that would help lower that footprint thing you were talking about. I just ask you if you are so concerned about lowering your carbon footprint so much, dont dis people that are trying to fix the problem. Whether my motive is to reduce the amount of gasoline I have to buy and save money or make my car run cleaner, I am trying to fix the problem if it works it will fix both. I do appriciate your criticisem it helps me take a look at my design and better modify them to increase the gas output and reduce cost. So thanks!
  17. Well I swapped them and went to Advance Auto Parts to get the CEL codes removed. I have drove it about 30 miles and still no CEL! So It looks like it worked! Thanks 360! I figured it would work but wanted to check first. COOL!
  18. Cool! that sounds fun! I am definetally getting the rear diff!
  19. Sweet! I would imagine thats all it is considering that they ohm out the exact same. Thanks!
  20. Ok numbers it is... Lets see both ends of the spectrum. Lets say for me to build this system (FULLY self sustained all you have to do is add water(hose water) and change an electrolyte canister every 3 months), completly at the most I would be looking at about $500. A little expensive at first sure. Figure on average a car or suv gets about 20MPG AVERAGE. Figure regular gasoline is about $4 per gallon RIGHT NOW increasing about 30 cents per month but lets just say 15 cents per month. Based off of those figures I would be spending .2 cents per mile. It would take me 2500 miles to reach my cost of $500. That is without the HHO generator system installed. Average about 12000 miles of driving a year, thats 1000 miles per month. So in 2-3 months I spent $500 on gas. Ok now I install the system so, $500 +gas. Say gas is still $4 but I increase my MPG to 25, should be completely obtainable by a finely tuned system. I would be spending .16 cents per mile on gas. On $500 I could drive 3125 miles but I would have to add the $500 for the cost of the system. I would have to drive 1 year, 12500 miles in order to pay off the system and break even. After that I start to save. :-\ . That is with only an increase of 5 MPG or 25% increase on average. Say now I increase my MPGs to 30. It will take half the time to pay off the system. So only 6 month. 35 MPG about 3 months and 40 MPGs which would be a 100% increase which would be insane but it would pay it off at the pump. I wont speculate that I will get a 100% increase in fuel economy, but I know that an untuned HHO booster has the capability to increase economy to 50%. Forget not that this is based off of a vehicle that doesnt get very good gas milage to start. Figure, in a vehicle that gets about 30 MPG average! Now on the other side like I said and you probably have noticed that gas prices have been rising steadly, between 7-30 cents per month. IF prices continue at the same rate we will be paying between $4.84-$7.60 per gallon. (Completely what if). It is possible gas right now is about $4 per/gal exactly 1 year ago it was $3.20. Thats only a 7 cent per month hike. Half a year prior it was $2.20. Either way. I will be trying this, I am going to make it work. The efficiency will be the basis of how long it will take me to pay off the system. The better the technology and advancements become, the lower the cost and higher the efficiency will become. Be a naysayer:-p We will see. How much of an increase in MPG do you need to see to agree that it works and you decide to buy one? It will be cheaper to get out to the pastures to tip cows!
  21. I think the biggest thing I feared was whether or not the axle splines would mount to the XT6 transmission. I was reading on cars101.com that the SVX came standard with a rear LSD. So is there any way that anyone can see how I can make any of this work? The rotor size and brake calipers would be ideal and all the joints would be able to handle any extra power I could throw at them compaired to the XT6.:-\ Maybe I should just snag the rear end... I hate bad news, but thank you Numbchux!
  22. Hey Subaru Freaks. Guess what I found... Yep you already read it. I found an earily model legacy AWD RIGHT HAND DRIVE legacy. It was used as a mail car. Anyone want parts before I decide to Pillage it?
  23. Ok I am raising this from the dead to get some more info to piece this puzzle together fruther. I just found a 92 SVX with an LSD in my local junkyard, NO ENGINE OR TRANSMISSION:mad: !!!. I plan on pulling the suspension from it. I know everyone has said to go with the EJ22 suspension but what additional could I gain from the SVX suspension. I know it has LSD but do they use the R160 180 or 200? I plan on running the r160 with 3.900 Gear ratio that is stock on the XT6 manual trans. Will I be able to make the SVX rear end and the XT6 trans work together? I cant get underneath the car to see the rear axle specs. Also I noted that the SVX has dual piston calipers up front. I will have to pick up the pass rear rotor.. actually all of them would be great! Drilled and slotted. Are the suspension mounting points on the EJ22 the same as the EG33? GIVE ME INFO!!!! I am stoked!!!
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