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Underbody braces, turbos and more!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:00 pm 
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L8 APEXR wrote:
That sounds like quite the project,isn't the subie transmission HUGE?.How would you drive the trans?.


that trans is big. New trans tunnel for sure. I am pretty certain it will fit tho. I have owned several Subarus Including an 06 STI. The big issue is that the wheels and tires are massive compared to the Geo. So, I will need to overcome the crazy torque with not alot of top speed. I topped my sti out around 155 once. I think with the tiny 15 inch wheels and 205/50 tires, the top speed wont be very high. Maybe around 140? My 06 had a licence plate .. "WTF V8". lol

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:04 pm 
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No pics but progress is being made,the shifter set-up is done,the rad hoses are built,fuel pump is mounted,jackshaft has been mounted to locate the center sprocket and removed to have the keyway cut,throttle cable is sorted,rear braces for the cage have been redone to make room for the new strut towers,rear suspension has been drawn out and templates made for the LCA inner mounts,templates made for sheetmetal work to cover the chain case etc,started the duct set-up to feed air to the rad,seat back brace fabbed for the aluminum race seat,steering column lowered to suit the new seat height,custom fuel tank relocated to the front in place of the stock rad and ready to run feed/return lines.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:19 am 
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Keep the progress update going! good Job! My only concern is the use of chain vs. directed drive U-joints. other than that, I think this thing will be crazy!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:02 pm 
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Chain is much more forgiving than u-joints,proper chain tensioning will be the key to success for sure.I'm using a total of 4 tensioners to ensure the top and bottom run of each lenght will keep the chain from having much whip action.
My buddy is supposed to pop in tonight with the jackshaft keyed for the dual sprocket so I can mount it and run some chain,I'll get pics in the next couple of days.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:27 pm 
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I love the sequential shifter linkage! :D That should be very fun to drive!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:03 pm 
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Thanks,yes it works well in the other car and is definately fun to drive.Downshifts are nice and crisp heal and toe affairs and upshift is a quick throttle lift and whack it into the next gear clutchless-well I use the clutch from 1st to 2nd to make sure I skip over neutral.
This is the other car,

http://youtu.be/HNpzN9iLb2E


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:15 pm 
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That thing is quick. I really miss it too.

Back to back points and runoff winner in SM back home. In a 3000gt of all cars...

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L8 APEXR wrote:
Thanks,yes it works well in the other car and is definately fun to drive.Downshifts are nice and crisp heal and toe affairs and upshift is a quick throttle lift and whack it into the next gear clutchless-well I use the clutch from 1st to 2nd to make sure I skip over neutral

I assume that u are using the bike trans for this. What are ur plans for Reverse?

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:10 pm 
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For reverse I plan to not park in a dumb spot nor park it in the snowbank during a race. :wink:


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L8 APEXR wrote:
For reverse I plan to not park in a dumb spot nor park it in the snowbank during a race. :wink:



:mrgreen:

Plus, it's going to weigh what, 1600 or 1700 lbs? I'd hope you could push that backwards if you had to!

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Should be closer to 1500lbs,I know of another ice racer built metro(from this site) that weighed 1599lbs with cage and the stock 4 cylinder and not much else.


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motomaster sponsorship ??

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TheSilverBullet wrote:
motomaster sponsorship ??


Umm no,I live in a smallish town and motormaster has the best deals on batteries and monroe shocks so thats whats in this.

I haven't bothered to chase sponsors for years,your more than welcome to send some funding if you like though. :wink:

Pics of yesterdays progress.

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Got a pic of the full car in its current state? I kinda want to see what its looking like from all sides.

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No,the car is currently in primer waiting on a new colour for this year.


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wicked... this is awesome... all the best on this.

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Car is ready and being loaded tomorrow for this weekends races,with any luck it won't break anything too important. I'm happy with the rear suspension,toes out perfectly with a small amout of compression and toes in with extension so in other words dynamic reat steer.Its set up with an 1/8" toe in at ride height which should equal 0 toe with acceration/rear squat.

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http://youtu.be/H7fp4SKuxvo

Car drove pretty decent for the 1st time out,had some fuel issues resulting in 2 dnf's but won the other 3 races.


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You look pretty comfortable after a few laps. Nice job.
Like the Timmins tuxedo, giant tiger? :lol:

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suprf1y wrote:
You look pretty comfortable after a few laps. Nice job.
Like the Timmins tuxedo, giant tiger? :lol:



Thanks,that vid is the 2nd race I'd driven it.I won the 8 lap qualifer from 7th,was getting better on sunday(run the other direction) with an 11th place start,2nd by the 3rd corner and the lead on the 2nd lap.

No giant tiger,marks workware-much better class of clothing.No point wearing you sunday best with the very real possibility of having to dive head 1st into a lube soaked chain case. :)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:42 pm 
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Won all 5 races this weekend with no real problems at all.

Qualifying race,
http://youtu.be/NModSrFiMaY

Last race of the weekend,

http://youtu.be/7N10EFtjfz8


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I like how all the duct work was done, intakes on the headlights and then piped through to defog the windows. cheap and easy. redgreen would be proud. :roll:

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