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 Post subject: james long's sti
PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:28 pm 
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ok this is gonna be another one of those really big crazy projects where everything is non standard.

heres a shot of our custom turbotime pistons measuring 4" in diameter, being ballanced. They actually have more in common with a small block chevy than a subaru, so these are pretty trick.

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 Post subject: Re: james long's sti
PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:29 pm 
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heres our custom turbotime long rods. each end is ballanced individually.

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 Post subject: Re: james long's sti
PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:38 pm 
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got started on the heads for this monster build.... using a special alloy 1mm over sized valve. so far we've got the valve job roughed in and the upper portion of the port to the desired size size. still a long ways to go on the heads.

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 Post subject: Re: james long's sti
PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:10 pm 
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herers a link to the block being machined. we needed some really serious sleeves to hold these 4" bore pistons so we talked with john about putting together a really trick block for us with some custom sleeves.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIgq2R_D5wU

heres a photo of the finished product.

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 Post subject: Re: james long's sti
PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:10 pm 
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we started with a brand new STI crank. we then machined it using a rotary table on the mill to achieve the knife edge and lighten the crank. the crank was then precision balanced.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:48 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: james long's sti
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:49 pm 
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crank is all cleaned up and ready for the rods. the rod bearings are commonly available coated but the mains were hard to get a hold of so we had a set of subaru bearings coated. case halves have been cleaned and are ready for final assembly.

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 Post subject: Re: james long's sti
PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:42 am 
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the shortblock is fully assembled and sitting on a shelf in the clean room.

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 Post subject: Re: james long's sti
PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:52 am 
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the heads are coming along. intakes are mostly done, but still a long ways to go.

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 Post subject: Re: james long's sti
PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:44 am 
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we set up the heads in the mill for a D cut into the intake ports. this will add a little more flow and volume to the intake side. after they leave the mill the walls have to be hand blended.

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 Post subject: Re: james long's sti
PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:56 pm 
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finally wrapping up these heads. turned out really nice.

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 Post subject: Re: james long's sti
PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:05 pm 
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had a couple minor setbacks..... i did a set of sidefeed TGV's that were matched to the heads and then the decision was made to go to a top feed injector..... so i did a set of top feed TGV's and the decision was made to go to a NA intake manifold that doesnt use TGV's. no big dea im sure we will sell them to someone else.

so anyway, heres the heads after they were matched to the LGT gasket we like to use. we will do the same to the intake manifold once i have it in my hands. in the mean while ill go ahead and get these heads assembled!

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