"the" 91 Radio Flyer

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"the" 91 Radio Flyer

Post by Kelly » Fri May 02, 2008 6:28 am

I aquired the car from a customer when I first started at RalliTek.


First mods where intercooler, wheels, and springs.

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And some interior bits.

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Pilot foglights, the cheep $20 ones fit perfectlly in the stock turn signal housings with a little help from ol' Mr. Dremel tool.
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Then did a little hood scoopy thing.

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The fogs and scoop.
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I really think the scoop made some power, actually cooling the topmount. It worked so well in fact that it came apart and flew off at a high rate of speed late one night.

Heres a couple post rallycross pics. I put some 65 series tires on the old alloys. Lifted the suspension with with some custom coilover sleeves.
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Later I aquired an AVO 320, and built a rotated pipe set.

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Max hp I think I made with this setup was 280hp, pinging like hell @ 20 psi before it hit fuel cut, and they kicked me off the dyno cause so much oil was leaking onto the headers it filled up the shop! :shock:

Davey and I tore it apart, and a week later came up with this.

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The ABS no longer worked correctlly, and cluttered up the motor bay, so I pulled some non ABS lines from another car. Easy swap.
Relocated the battery to the trunk, mounted 05 LGT front brakes...Image
The heads were 04' STI. The drivers side had a tick in it. All the lifters measured out to spec. But something went terriblly wrong..........
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Post by keirnna » Fri May 02, 2008 5:52 pm

It is interested instead of just having intake manifold spacers made to use a front entry turbo you went with a stock placement rotated mount. Nice car, what was terribly wrong?
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Post by Kelly » Sun May 04, 2008 12:09 am

This happened......
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Ya, kinda ruined my day.

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Post by Kelly » Sun May 04, 2008 12:15 am

But she still lives!

This time with another stock ej22t block, and ej20H heads and manifold!

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Took her out today!

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Current mods 6/6/2008

Fresh ej22t
ej20h twin turbo heads (JDM)
AVO 320 turbo
AVO BOV
3" stainless Espilar exhaust
Custom rotated turbo mount
Custom FMIC
440cc injectors
Perfect Power 6 piggyback ECU
Innovative wideband o2
Knock Link
big aluminum radiator

03 WRX 5mt trans
Exedy stage 1 clutch kit
3.9 VLSD rear end
04 WRX struts
Perrin springs
05 LGT front brakes (12.9")?
Deleted ABS
225/45/17 Toyo Proxes
Black Racing wheels
Interstate battery in trunk

And lots of other little bits here and there. :-D
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Post by keirnna » Sun May 04, 2008 12:20 am

Cool I'm not the only one with a EH20H.
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Post by livestrong14 » Sun May 04, 2008 3:43 am

Kelly!!! She is back in action!!! Congrats!
91 SS -Carbon Bronze Pearl
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91 Rio Red SS- RallyX Project
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Post by brando » Wed May 07, 2008 6:41 pm

Nice to see your car working again. Word up to having crappy 91's :-)
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Post by 555BCTurbo » Wed May 07, 2008 9:49 pm

Yay!

Kelly Leggy lives again!
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Post by 94SS_Canada » Tue May 20, 2008 12:18 am

Very, Nice
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Post by legacy92ej22t » Tue May 20, 2008 3:15 pm

I'm coming out to see my family this fall, I'm going to buy your car and drive it back to PA. Thanks.
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Post by Kelly » Tue May 20, 2008 3:26 pm

I havnt spent time tuning it yet cause the tags are 06', but I think I'll go take care of that tomorrow, already got it insured. Found out I get to skip inspection cause of where I live.........score :wink:

So hopefully she'll be all ready to go for you this fall sir :P

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Post by SILINC3R » Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:58 am

hey want to know how you did the pilot light install. very clean and nice. and home come the turn signal lens is clear not yellow
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Post by Reiji Dorifuta » Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:29 am

brando wrote:Nice to see your car working again. Word up to having crappy 91's :-)
You KIDDING me? That's the LAST year that the Legacy looked good.... until the 2.5GT package appeared in 1998-ish...

From the front, anyway. Bland facelift is bland. :P

Love that red '91. Love the NASCAR shift setup. Keep on truckin. :D

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Post by Kelly » Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:14 pm

Oh Brandos just bitter from the long battle hes had with his. :-D


The pilot lights were really easy to do. Just cut out the back of the turn signal lens with a dremel tool, and modified the brackets that came with the fogs. Move the bulb socket down to the bottom section. The lenses that came on my car I think were clear already.

Thanks for all the nice comments guys. Still havnt started the tuning yet. According to my wideband the AFRs get down to low 10's @ 12psi :shock:
So Ive just been stayin out of the boost for now. Under cruise though it seems as though the factory ECU is doing a good job of keeping AFRs in the 14s. I really didnt think out ECUs watched the o2 sensor that much?

Found a couple small vacum leaks yesterday. Turns out the 22t throttle body doesnt "exactlly" fit this manifold and there was a tiny gap where the Idle circuit bypasses the throttle plate. I replaced the paper gasket with cork and hopefully it will kinda squish in and fill the gap, and stay that way. Seems to be working thus far. :-)

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Post by n2x4 » Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:09 pm

Update? You've got the cleanest engine bay of any Subaru I've seen.
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Post by Kelly » Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:57 am

n2x4 wrote:Update? You've got the cleanest engine bay of any Subaru I've seen.
Thanks a lot. I tried to make it look as simple as possable, turns out theres a bunch of shit floating around in there thats totally useless! :smt118

I havn't really done much to it since I got it back together. Just driving it daily. Theres an autocross group here that Ive been racing with.

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on this track.


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Post by Kelly » Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:03 am

And........








I aquired a new project this summer which has fun as hell and taking up my weekends! :-D

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Its a 71' Avenger with a 115hp Merc.
The hull and motor are just under 1000lbs.

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Post by douglas vincent » Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:30 am

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Post by AWD_addict » Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:56 pm

That track looks like a lot of fun!

Crazy boat you got there.
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Post by advansti » Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:59 pm

Looks like we've been missing each other. I've heard a lot about the car from Dave when he was at RalliTek and Gabe Von. Not to mention that I've raced at Medford's go-kart track and met some of the same people.

Great looking SS.
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Post by kleinkid » Sun Nov 16, 2008 8:49 pm

Kelly--you used the ej22t throttle body with that ej20h manifold?

Did you flip it over kind of like Doug did?

The stock throttle cable was able to reach over to the the other side?
Doesn't look like you are using cruise control. Is that correct?

Why not use the throttle body that goes with that mainfold?

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Post by smh0101 » Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:03 pm

And Kelly...

Those coilover sleeves that you had... are now on my car...

You gave/sold/whateve them to Dave, who gave them to Andy (92ss satinsvoice), who traded'em to me!

lol... those + blown stock struts + 225/45r17 tires = interesting on back roads lol

Do you know what the spring rates are on them?
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94 Legacy Ti Wagon (5mt ej22e)
91 rhd Legacy GT Wagon (factory 5mt, ej20g)
93 rhd Legacy GT type S2 Sedan (4eat, ej20g)
91 rhd Legacy Ti Type S 1.8
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Post by Kelly » Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:16 pm

Im not sure exactlly what the spring rates were. Somewhere around a metric shitload. :-D

I think they were for an accord.



John was asking questions about the EJ20h manifold.

There was some serious grinding envolved John, to get the TB to fit. The bolts lined up I beleive, but there was a small gap where the 22t TB had a little notch for a vac line, or bypass circuit or something. I made a cork gasket, and used a little silicone to block that off, but it always gave me problems. The way to do it, is make a spacer. If you could get someone to make a plastic spacer that was a half inch thick, you woulndt have to grind the manifold much, if at all, and you could get the TB to seal up completelly.

If I recall, I think I had to grind down the Throttle position plug as well.
Long story short, It just barelly fit after some head scratching, and a bit of "afro tek engineering".

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Post by smh0101 » Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:24 pm

Kelly wrote:Im not sure exactlly what the spring rates were. Somewhere around a metric shitload. :-D

I think they were for an accord.
Hahahaha...

Yeah, they a stiff as hell... and quite bouncy with 150% blown struts... so blown that they suck inwards! lol

I have now discovered places where i get air, that before were just nice little bumps :-o

Oh and when you turned... did the pop then make the car pull to one direction? if it did... how did you fix it... or did you just live with it?

Its kinda weird...
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94 Legacy Turbo (550 Robtune/ej20h v2 Sti RA drivetrain)
94 Legacy Ti Wagon (5mt ej22e)
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