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Re: What did you do to your Subie today?

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:36 pm
by Scruff_
beatersubi wrote: The lift and oil change are definitely worth it. What kind of turbo are you looking for?
Oh for sure. Theres a a fair amount of pretty expensive exotics stored there too, pretty cool to see whats there week to week. Theres a Renault 5 Turbo there that i cant stop ogling.

Jimbos the person looking for a turbo to replace his VF10. different posts ;)

Re: What did you do to your Subie today?

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:42 pm
by mike-tracy
Where is this Autocross, scruff? I've always wanted to go and participate at one. I volunteered at an Autocross at dirtfish's property last year and it looked crazy fun

Re: What did you do to your Subie today?

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:54 pm
by Scruff_
mike-tracy wrote:Where is this Autocross, scruff? I've always wanted to go and participate at one. I volunteered at an Autocross at dirtfish's property last year and it looked crazy fun
Evergreen Speedway! Went last month with my buddy whos been doing it for years, theres a 75 person cap (so registration fills up in a few hours after it opens) but they usually announce a few days prior so it isnt hard to get in if you sign up within a few hours of it opening up.

Lots of runs, people arent super competitive, and you dont have to work the course, so its a pretty good one from what ive heard :)

you should definitely come out sometime! planning to go regularly, really want to give the newer WRX/STis the whats what ;)

Re: What did you do to your Subie today?

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:53 pm
by Pntaste4evr99
If there's gonna be a little autocross meet up in Monroe I'm def down to go as well. I've drag raced there for years but never did the autocross. Looks fun.

Re: What did you do to your Subie today?

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:14 am
by Scruff_
Pntaste4evr99 wrote:If there's gonna be a little autocross meet up in Monroe I'm def down to go as well. I've drag raced there for years but never did the autocross. Looks fun.
Could certainly make a meetup thread. Schedule is - https://evergreenspeedway.com/category/autocross/

Planning on being at every Sunday event since I work Saturdays.

On topic- took off my Hitachi MAF referencing this thread by NICO - viewtopic.php?t=26571

Didnt see any 2 screws when i took it off... decided to just upgrade to a JECS maf and adjust my fuel to compensate, should pick it up Monday.

Re: What did you do to your Subie today?

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:14 pm
by scoobiedoo22
Scruff,

Let us know if you happen to get that 300 plus hp from NICO's MAF mod???

Re: What did you do to your Subie today?

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:23 pm
by Scruff_
scoobiedoo22 wrote:Scruff,

Let us know if you happen to get that 300 plus hp from NICO's MAF mod???
Hahaha doubt ill be able to do that with SOHC heads, but hopefully itll fix the boost issue i've been having.

Talked to one of our techs and he did something pretty similar to get more boost out of an All-Trac Celica he used to have. Turns out something along those lines is pretty common for these old MAFs when youre hitting that boost wall. Looking at old threads on here, modifying these old Legacys with the stock ECU hits a wall around 10PSI when the MAF maxes out. right now even with the EBC boost maxes around 10-12psi no matter what and overboosts up to,.. forever unless i let off the throttle (around 20psi i call it quits so i dont ruin my turbo). my goal is to hold it around 18.

I'll take some pictures and post up a thread in the appropriate section when I take it apart. Looks like I have to separate the plastic and metal where theyre sealed together with silicone. Not really planning on doing it before I autocross just in case I ruin it.

Re: What did you do to your Subie today?

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:39 pm
by beatersubi
Not much, but got the COPs on and wired:
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Motor is about ready to go in, just have to make room for it.

Re: What did you do to your Subie today?

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:23 pm
by originalcyn
So pretty!

Re: What did you do to your Subie today?

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:25 pm
by originalcyn
Polished the headlights

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Also thought i'd throw this one in for kicks

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Re: What did you do to your Subie today?

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:45 am
by scoobiedoo22
Copying over my post from FL4T Tlegs for my bbs fam.

Don't think ill ever admit how much time i've got into these but after obsessing for years I FINALLY finished finessing a jdm Lamco gauge set into my 91SS. Been running the Lamco boost gauge pretty much since i've owned the car but recently picked up and refurbished the oil pressure/volt/oil temp set to complete the look. Main switches are tied into the MSD DIS2 two-stage rev limiter and ground break with the smaller three-way toggle tied into the u-check and d-check wiring for fast(er) code retrieval. If I get time, I plan to do a writeup for the MSD, as it's alot cleaner than the typical engine bay install we've seen here, and for the gauges.

Image0903181530a by J King, on Flickr

Image0903181140b by J King, on Flickr

Re: What did you do to your Subie today?

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:13 pm
by Legacy777
That looks looks really nice!!! Excellent work

Re: What did you do to your Subie today?

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:06 pm
by mike-tracy
That is cool! Nice gauges and metal work

Re: What did you do to your Subie today?

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:49 am
by beatersubi
Those are cool gauges. Nice mounting, as well.

Re: What did you do to your Subie today?

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:05 am
by scoobiedoo22
Thanks! Now on to the next project...working on one of two patch harnesses tonight. Oh....so.....close to finishing, but will have to wait until tomorrow. Here's a preview.

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Re: What did you do to your Subie today?

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:04 am
by scoobiedoo22
Had to put it off for a few more days but finished last night. Patch harness de-pinned and rewired to run EJ20G along with Rob's 4-to-2 converter that I picked up on the bbs from Jeff this April (thanks again Jeff!). Big thanks to Josh and Dave for all the FSM scans and pinouts, Rob for well, everything, wtdash for spreading the EJ20G message and wisdom to the bbs, and everyone else who contributed to the forums.

Final project on the list to get my 92SS Auto testbed running the patch harness and ecus is installing grey top 440's, doing some test runs, and then uping to 550's plus rails for the Robtuned 6D.

Oh life's sweet choices!

Image0915180013b by J King, on Flickr

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Image0915180020 by J King, on Flickr

Re: What did you do to your Subie today?

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:13 am
by cj91legss
Damn man, that looks really good!!!

Re: What did you do to your Subie today?

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:58 pm
by scoobiedoo22
Thanks. I would love to offer some of these patch harnesses up for sale but by the time you add up the overall cost of a used loom, socket, and especially the need to outright purchase the 4to2 converter from Rob, it really does put it out of the typical build price range as you can accomplish the same effect on-the-cheap by just making those few mods directly to your car's ecu harness. I have all the parts to build a second one and will try to take some vids and more step-by-step pics/instructions plus a parts list and post on the Electrical forum for those interested in tackling building one.

Re: What did you do to your Subie today?

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:53 pm
by Legacy777
Looks good man!!

Re: What did you do to your Subie today?

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:17 am
by Coyote
Today I spent another day with Murphy, this time with automatic seat belts.

My daughter says, “Hey! The seat belt won't go back in!” (the auto shoulder belt)

“Wonderful (not),” I thought.

Murphy dogs me but I hoped he was just going to laugh as I jumped through all the hoops. How hard could this be? He didn't laugh out loud — yet.

The console has to come out to get at the seat belt retractors and it comes out a lot easier if the seats aren't jamming everything against it so out comes the passenger front seat.

Two of the five seat mounting bolts come out VERY hard — they'd been cross threaded. . .

Murphy laughed really loud. I think he might have even given me the finger. . .

I was a Helo Mechanic/Aircrew in the Marine Corps. When you fix it and then go flying in it, you are HIGHLY motivated to do the job right. As a result, I am a hard-core Tool Nazi and a hard core Safety Nazi. The two are related. Before a job, we inventoried our tools against a checklist and again after the job was finished. If you didn't have the same tools afterward, the job was not 'DONE'.

The results of 'shortcuts' can be fatal. On the helicopters with two horizontal sets of rotor blades (and no tail rotor) each set of rotors sits atop about 1000 pounds of gearbox. The blades overlap above the fuselage and in order to keep them from hitting each other, there is a sync shaft between the front gearbox and the rear one. That shaft is about 8 inches in diameter and is solid.

One of these airplanes came back after a 3 hour flight and we popped off the cowling over the sync shaft for some routine maintenance. Someone had 'pencil whipped' his tool inventory and left a pair of dikes inside. In flight, they had gotten wedged between the shaft and the airframe. They began to cut into the shaft. When we found them, they had cut through over two thirds of the shaft. Murphy was surely elsewhere on that day.

I was not going to chance someone dying because I took a shortcut on some seat mounting bolts.

Murphy danced a jig while I took a die to the bolts and cleaned up the threads and a tap to the female threads in the chassis. Not a fun experience--

Out came the console and sure enough,the passenger side retractor was shot. Fortunately, someone on this board posted a warning to Read and Heed the “DO NOT REMOVE THIS COVER” or I'd have surely let Murphy talk me into it.

Then I got to repeat the trick in my parts car. There were no cross threaded bolts but my parts car is outside and it was hot and it rained a bit while I was doing this (not while I was inside the car, only when I was half in and half out). Murphy snickered all the while.

I took the driver's seat out in the parts car because I needed the plastic guide that the lap belt goes through to replace the broken one on my car.

Murphy must have found a more attractive victim because he left for a while.

I replaced the retractors without incident and decided since I already had this much apart, to replace the burned out light under the shift lever quadrant

You'd think that 4 Phillips screws wouldn't be a big deal but Murphy had sneaked back in and one of them was stripped — not the threads mind you, the HEAD! How often do you see a stripped head on a Phillips screw? Murphy roared.

With the help of a lot of cussing, I got the screw out, swiped one from the parts car, replaced the light bulb and put everything back together.

Everything worked!

I put up my tools (yes,I counted them), squared away the shop and got in the car to drive it out.

I discovered that I'd neglected to thread the shoulder belt through the plastic guide between the seat and the console!

Since there was no safety issue, I decided to mess with that 'next time'.

As I drove out of the shop, Murphy shot me a sloppy salute accompanied by maniacal laughter and vanished. . .

Re: What did you do to your Subie today?

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:58 pm
by Legacy777
I think the lesson from this story is have a donor car ;)

It was definitely a life saver when I did my AWD & 5spd conversion.

Re: What did you do to your Subie today?

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:10 am
by beatersubi
Coyote wrote:Today I spent another day with Murphy, this time with automatic seat belts.

My daughter says, “Hey! The seat belt won't go back in!” (the auto shoulder belt)

“Wonderful (not),” I thought.

Murphy dogs me but I hoped he was just going to laugh as I jumped through all the hoops. How hard could this be? He didn't laugh out loud — yet.

The console has to come out to get at the seat belt retractors and it comes out a lot easier if the seats aren't jamming everything against it so out comes the passenger front seat.

Two of the five seat mounting bolts come out VERY hard — they'd been cross threaded. . .

Murphy laughed really loud. I think he might have even given me the finger. . .

I was a Helo Mechanic/Aircrew in the Marine Corps. When you fix it and then go flying in it, you are HIGHLY motivated to do the job right. As a result, I am a hard-core Tool Nazi and a hard core Safety Nazi. The two are related. Before a job, we inventoried our tools against a checklist and again after the job was finished. If you didn't have the same tools afterward, the job was not 'DONE'.

The results of 'shortcuts' can be fatal. On the helicopters with two horizontal sets of rotor blades (and no tail rotor) each set of rotors sits atop about 1000 pounds of gearbox. The blades overlap above the fuselage and in order to keep them from hitting each other, there is a sync shaft between the front gearbox and the rear one. That shaft is about 8 inches in diameter and is solid.

One of these airplanes came back after a 3 hour flight and we popped off the cowling over the sync shaft for some routine maintenance. Someone had 'pencil whipped' his tool inventory and left a pair of dikes inside. In flight, they had gotten wedged between the shaft and the airframe. They began to cut into the shaft. When we found them, they had cut through over two thirds of the shaft. Murphy was surely elsewhere on that day.

I was not going to chance someone dying because I took a shortcut on some seat mounting bolts.

Murphy danced a jig while I took a die to the bolts and cleaned up the threads and a tap to the female threads in the chassis. Not a fun experience--

Out came the console and sure enough,the passenger side retractor was shot. Fortunately, someone on this board posted a warning to Read and Heed the “DO NOT REMOVE THIS COVER” or I'd have surely let Murphy talk me into it.

Then I got to repeat the trick in my parts car. There were no cross threaded bolts but my parts car is outside and it was hot and it rained a bit while I was doing this (not while I was inside the car, only when I was half in and half out). Murphy snickered all the while.

I took the driver's seat out in the parts car because I needed the plastic guide that the lap belt goes through to replace the broken one on my car.

Murphy must have found a more attractive victim because he left for a while.

I replaced the retractors without incident and decided since I already had this much apart, to replace the burned out light under the shift lever quadrant

You'd think that 4 Phillips screws wouldn't be a big deal but Murphy had sneaked back in and one of them was stripped — not the threads mind you, the HEAD! How often do you see a stripped head on a Phillips screw? Murphy roared.

With the help of a lot of cussing, I got the screw out, swiped one from the parts car, replaced the light bulb and put everything back together.

Everything worked!

I put up my tools (yes,I counted them), squared away the shop and got in the car to drive it out.

I discovered that I'd neglected to thread the shoulder belt through the plastic guide between the seat and the console!

Since there was no safety issue, I decided to mess with that 'next time'.

As I drove out of the shop, Murphy shot me a sloppy salute accompanied by maniacal laughter and vanished. . .
There's a reason we call it Murphy's law rather than Murphy's theory. Many reasons, actually.

Re: What did you do to your Subie today?

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:35 pm
by allnines'
sold my '03 outback last week-picked up a '96 impreza wagon (red-not blue!-my first impreza) it's the closest I'll have to a first gen leggy -2.2 w/5 speed. Needs a ton of work-but it will be a fun car.

Re: What did you do to your Subie today?

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 11:52 pm
by aredub2
Bath time.Image

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Re: What did you do to your Subie today?

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:52 am
by aredub2
Swapped basket over to SS and loaded up for road trip.ImageImageImageImageImageImage

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