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Some how some way this has to go in there lol.

 

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Not even scared left hand side hole, also new style power steering resvior to acomadate the hole.

 

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Battery mounted flat with right and side hole.

 

 

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Looking forward to seeing how tucked up you can get that FMIC.  What model is it?

 

I'm afraid to go that way as I'll probably mess it up when I go off road, but the TMIC heat soak has been killer lately!  102 F yesterday...

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Looking forward to seeing how tucked up you can get that FMIC.  What model is it?

 

I'm afraid to go that way as I'll probably mess it up when I go off road, but the TMIC heat soak has been killer lately!  102 F yesterday...

The cooler was special made for me supports 600whp so it's kind of the only shape that will fit.

 

If your running less power they a smaller would fit perfect for you, ya for off road use it could get bashed up but the benefit is worth it in front.

 

You should look into maybe mounting a STi one in front that way you can replace them if damaged or dual mount.. There is so much room under the fender wells it's crazy.

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Your intercooler is very wide, looks like it will flow a lot without much drop!  Yeah, I don't need one that big.

 

Hmm one of the new style intercoolers could fit in a fender maybe...  My car actually has a lot of power when it's hot, it's just if I stop for a bit it heat soaks, I see some knock, timing retards, and then the power is gone.  I do have some boost taper tuned in to keep the intercooler happy, with an FMIC I could run more boost up top. 

 

But for now I ordered a 300 CFM Spal fan, and water sprayer.  If it works well then I will make a circuit to operate it automatically.

 

 

Have you thought of some cold air intake?  I switched from a cone filter to a box I made from a few Subaru pieces and a stock STi pleated element, and I don't think I lost any power when cold, yet when hot it is certainly much better.  My filter is in the stock location and draws from inside the fender.

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Your intercooler is very wide, looks like it will flow a lot without much drop!  Yeah, I don't need one that big.

 

Hmm one of the new style intercoolers could fit in a fender maybe...  My car actually has a lot of power when it's hot, it's just if I stop for a bit it heat soaks, I see some knock, timing retards, and then the power is gone.  I do have some boost taper tuned in to keep the intercooler happy, with an FMIC I could run more boost up top. 

 

But for now I ordered a 300 CFM Spal fan, and water sprayer.  If it works well then I will make a circuit to operate it automatically.

 

 

Have you thought of some cold air intake?  I switched from a cone filter to a box I made from a few Subaru pieces and a stock STi pleated element, and I don't think I lost any power when cold, yet when hot it is certainly much better.  My filter is in the stock location and draws from inside the fender.

 

 

 

for the cold air intake i all ways just stick a short pipe and huge filter on it. i could make a box but once its tuned like that its ok. it will get a bit of hot air but when moving on hwy speed it gets cooler.

 

i just make a duct to the side for fresh air, there is allot of dirt in the fenders i dont want to lift the car to see the filter change pain in the but. but a proper made box is the best like you said ! maybe in the future plans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

i was thinking mine was to big LOL
 
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beam is sliced up and Reinforced ready to go !.. thank you Nam@NVauto for letting me use that fantastic plasma cutter you own !... short work beats the old hack saw way for sure, i need one for my place in the future.
 
the cooler sure is not small lol, overkill in size for sure but for the future well planned out
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this is my machine shop guys car he got it brand new in 1986 xt6, only paint was done like 15years ago on it. i been dying for him to sell it to me for the past 10years lol its got like 80,000kms  

 

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That's nice. Could you find out the color code for that blue?

 

ill let you know, its got allot of silver sparkle in it and those stickers are painted right in the paint 

 

 

that is one CLEAN XT6, Stock Muffler, Looks like riding on stock air suspension.   Great car. 

 

 

 

yep, the ride hight goes up and down via switch he put in 

 

 

Lookin good Sir!

 

 

not bad so far 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

so the broken spun rod bearing motor with the wiseco pistons and manley rods is alive !! motor #1 EJ22T she lives and is running ok ! 
 
but that was just to bleed coolant and do the flush and check everything over. OK SUBARU !
 
 
motor #2 (aka the spare), EJ22T with wiseco pistons (@ machine shop getting fitted), Carillo Rods, ACL race bearings.
 
thanks to Dov@NVauto for my pistons and rods !
 
i picked this time around the super light weight SA rods from carrillo ! on my turbo legacy i used the very expensive and rugged H beam version. ill try something different with the spare.
 
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the seat base creation like the passenger i had to make. its all 304L SS so no rust after 50years !... tig weld and we are good to go !..
 
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well its been a while, i have been running the motor in a bit all is good ! even beat it up a bit with out a intercooler on she feels good.

 

what i have been doing to get it done so far is all this stuff.

 

Recaro seats are both in & i think best freaking seat out there hands down !.. my favourite mod for sure there that good.

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so i got the intercooler mounted, she looks ok so far.

 

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so instead of cutting the only mint condition bumper cover left on the plant rare to the Canadian models of the GL-10, I found some scrap yard in West coast Canada that had 2 skins with full Re-Bar set up.

 

just need to paint the lower section white like the original I have put away for safe keeping.

 

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also who would have new that the BRZ rad is the same size and thicker with the bigger ports !.. its needs a bit of work to put in but same size and 2 Row !

 

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and to make sure I can view all my sensors a AIM MXL Strada

 

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so far this is how i mounted the aim cluster but i think i will change it once my spare cluster comes in from the scrap yards. the flush mount should look much better if it fits.

 

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also from japan ! L'aunsport http://www.launsport.com/ WRC hood vents from GR Subaru model. Eita is a great guy even sent me books on subarus and mesh.

 

these vents are like subaru america rally car ones with out the hole trim, they have the L shape thing and just cut out.

 

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are you planning on painting the IC black?... kinda ruins the sleeper aspect of it.. but then again your car is 10000x better than my car so I you can just ignore me lol

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are you planning on painting the IC black?... kinda ruins the sleeper aspect of it.. but then again your car is 10000x better than my car so I you can just ignore me lol

 

 

thats a very good question !.... i asked the same question to the builder of my intercooler when i got it. he told me you cant paint it with normal style paint it needs a special paint from a company which I forgot from who again.

 

why special painting i asked !.. normal painting will lose power from the cooler... I really didn't ask the details thats why its still not painted lol, ill trust the experts with my expensive buy !

 

 

what I really wanted to do was paint the top half white like the bumper skin and bottom half black to mask it in there, i bet from 20 feet away it would have look super stock.

 

maybe one day ill get it done like that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
decide to change the cluster set up cant have it the other way, so my scrap yard cluster came in and I made a template out of paper then on aluminium. just need turn lights, VDO fuel guage, high beams and its ready to be put in after paint job.
 
that's not the oem cluster out my car ! I have it put away.
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"what I really wanted to do was paint the top half white like the bumper skin and bottom half black to mask it in there, i bet from 20 feet away it would have look super stock"

 

 

I thought that same thing.. a while after I posted lol

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Um.....radiators and a/c condensers usually get painted black at the point of manufacture.......and I highly doubt it's any kind of "special" paint

they use. Ordinary spray can paint won't cause any measurable drop in efficiency of your I/C, it goes on in a coat measured in microns.

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I'd use VHT crank case paint - it is flat black and retains/prohibits heat transmission.  Granted your FMIC is out in the air but it would prevent heat soak.  Had great results with this stuff and it is durable as hell.

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Regular paint can and will insulate the cooler. But Radiator paint does exist (never seen it.....used it on a friend's build but I'm not sure where he got it), and will prevent that problem.

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"what I really wanted to do was paint the top half white like the bumper skin and bottom half black to mask it in there, i bet from 20 feet away it would have look super stock"

 

 

I thought that same thing.. a while after I posted lol

 

 

i think it would make it look not even there

 

 

Um.....radiators and a/c condensers usually get painted black at the point of manufacture.......and I highly doubt it's any kind of "special" paint

they use. Ordinary spray can paint won't cause any measurable drop in efficiency of your I/C, it goes on in a coat measured in microns.

 

 

 

yep your right they do come black but the new stuff is all left non painted now days, maybe its something to do with that or not i have no clue at all.

about what i was told i dont know if it needs special or not he's the intercooler specialist not me, i asked him if i could paint that was the reply i got.

 

 

I'd use VHT crank case paint - it is flat black and retains/prohibits heat transmission.  Granted your FMIC is out in the air but it would prevent heat soak.  Had great results with this stuff and it is durable as hell.

 

 

i used that stuff on my old legacy turbo FMIC, it was the stuff i was going to use but not this time i guess lol.

 

 

How are you handling the fuel level gauge? Are you using the existing sender or replacing it?

 

 

what Franz told me to do was measure my sender unit resistance and get the fuel vdo gauge that matches my resistance. its the only thing that wont work on the aim.

 

on a side note my oem dig cluster does not rear full and i even replace the sender unit twice which did nothing to help. i have a oem gas tank and all oem and still wont work right. so i hope this vdo one will actual read proper for me.

 

 

Regular paint can and will insulate the cooler. But Radiator paint does exist (never seen it.....used it on a friend's build but I'm not sure where he got it), and will prevent that problem.

 

 

ill call bell intercoolers to see what place and paint he wants me to use i forget what he said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

front bumper is painted and on, waiting from subaru for one more top rubber trim to finish it off.
 
intercooler pipes are going to be made next week ! very excited its all most done.
 
 
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Dang, that license plate just ruins the front end.  Think you could get away without running it?  I am sure you have laws but?

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How much did it cost to build this car? 

 

And crickets...........................

 

One must not ask such things.........................., simply bask in the glory.

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