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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 10:15 pm 
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awesome stuff man, cant wait to see it all put together

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:31 pm 
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finally getting around to making more progress on this build up.

got some custom brackets to mount brembo rear calipers on wrx rear knuckles. of course they didnt fit, but i have a fix for that as well :)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:32 pm 
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also got the MAF bung welded in place. it actually mounts inside the fender so we will probably never see the MAF sensor again. lol

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:38 am 
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This project has really been stalling for a long time and i felt so bad that it was sitting around growing mold, that i decided to buy it and finish it! the fast wagon is now mine.

got the turbo setup all but finished.... need a few more tweeks on the exhaust to really be happy with everything. I added 2 additional bungs into the downpipe. One is for the wideband, and the other is for the rear O2. Some people will delete the rear O2 but its nice to have because the ECU compares the readings from the air fuel sensor against it and gives you a code if they don't agree. Also the HKS catback has never really made me happy. when i first fired up the new setup it was super loud, and it was hanging low on some extended hangers...... just kinda ghetto in general so i started the process of trying to do better. I bought a borla cat back and proceeded to cut it up and make it fit a forester correctly. Everything is tucked up tight under the car with short hangers just the way subaru intended. I made an extension so that I didn't have to use that ridiculous 2.5" neck down they send with the kit. I was even able to relocate the large polished tip so it fits the forester. thought about just throwing it away and making my own tip but it looks pretty nice so i used it.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:11 am 
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"unicorn engine block"
the crazy rare sand cast block has been sleeved and machined for the 4" pistons. heres a video that explains the process.



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:05 am 
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heres the finished product. notice the angled threaded oil passages in the bottom. those are for oil squirters aimed at the back of the pistons. also note that there are almost no water passages left once the sleeves are put in. gonna have to think this thru...... most likely going to set it up in the mill and cut passages that match the heads/block/gaskets.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:24 pm 
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tonight i oil relieved the 2 case halves. its crazy how irregular and rough the subaru oiling system is..... or i guess i should say "was". now its all smooth and radiused. going to do the same thing to the oil pump housing once it gets here. this is going to sound like a gay line from the fast and furious..... but i had to get parts from japan.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:31 pm 
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i set up the short stroke 2.2 crank in the mill and machined it prior to balancing it. in the last picture, its been balanced, and the journals have been polished.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:53 pm 
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my custom piston has a 4" diameter, offset pin, long skirt, thick ring lands, total seal small block rings, and high compression. I'm sticking them in the mail tomorrow and hopefully they will be back next week with moly coated skirts and ceramic coated tops!

i guess it has more in common with a small block chevy than a subaru.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:01 pm 
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of obvious concern is the water passages lining up because its a 1991 engine block, a 2005 head gasket, and a 2009 cylinder head. after studying them for quite some time i decided the best modification was no modification.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:04 pm 
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rods are here!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:45 pm 
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making some more progress on the engine build up. the rods, bearings, and crank have been measured and assembled, using coated bearings..

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:24 am 
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got the pistons back from being coated.... they have moly skirts and ceramic tops. also balanced them while i was at it.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:27 am 
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did a bunch of cutting and grinding on these cylinder heads, and they are ready to be assembled!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:29 am 
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time to assemble the shortblock!!!!

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