UHEV Legacy Version 2.0

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UHEV Legacy Version 2.0

Post by 93forestpearl » Sat Dec 13, 2008 8:09 pm

I'm starting this thread now since I've actually had some progress. Maybe move to Build Journals? I'll be updating this on weekly basis, since I only have friday nights to work on it due to 16 credits and two jobs. :(


1st gen Legacy, current mods

Engine: 1991 EJ22T
Wiseco Pistons
Eagle Rods
Balanced & Blueprinted
Clevite Main Bearings
Cobb “race” rod bearings
Delta Camshafts
Garrett GT2871r 56T turbo
TiAL 44mm wastegate
Custom pipeset
Custom IC plumbing
Modified WRX TBE
Spearco FMIC
TiAL BOV
Koyo radiator
Slim fans
Custom lower radiator support
Diamond coilpack
Magnecor plug wires
Aeromotive A1000-6 FPR
Aeroquip fuel lines & fittings
Outfront Motorsports fuel rail adapters
Deatschwerks 650cc SR20 injectors
Link Plus G2 ECU
Zeitronix wideband w/ EGT 3.5 bar MAP sensor
MAC BCS

Driveline:

’05 STi 6 speed
Exedy Hyper Single clutch
’99 Imrpeza RS rear VLSD
K4RT30Y rear shifter bushing
Spiider’s Auto DCCD controller

Suspension:

H&R coilovers
RacingBrake 16” 4 pot kit
Hawk HPS pads
Goodridge lines
Energy Suspension bushing kit
SuperPro steering rack, lateral link, tranny x-member bushings
Whiteline Anti-lift kit
Strut tower bar
Lower H-brace

Interior:

Autometer boost, oil pres, water temp gauges
’93 Legacy Sport Sedan interior



What's changing:

'98 DOHC heads
Modified (again :lol: ) pipeset
Larger IC
COP
revised fuel system
much cleaner wiring
Opera Tuning style chassis reinforcements
tubular bumper beam
R180 + Hybrid axles
and plenty of other things I may decide to change along the way.



The car previously:

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Crunch!
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Where I'm at:

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This will need to be cut apart, extended for the DOHC heads, flex joint removed, etc.

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Opera Tuning is a shop in Japan that uses factory sheetmetal over the top of existing sheetmetal to reinforce the car. I'll be doing this in some key areas since the old Legacy is damn near a wet noodle by todays standards of chassis rigidity. You can see what I removed here. I think there was almost 30 spotwelds on each one...

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I pledge allegiance...

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That's it for now. There is A LOT of stuff that needs to be stripped from the car. I don't have another car as of yet, but will in late january or early february. There's no shortage of stuff to do right now, so there's no rush on getting a shell here.
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Post by 94SS_Canada » Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:11 pm

BaBaBaBaBaBuild journal.


Looks good.
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Post by 93forestpearl » Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:17 pm

^ I'm not allowed to start a thread in there.
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Post by 93forestpearl » Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:18 pm

Oh and I started working on this too, lol.


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Post by 94SS_Canada » Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:44 pm

hahahahaha, Awesome. You must pm the mods to start a thread, unless you were booted.
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Post by 93forestpearl » Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:20 pm

I figured I'd start it, and when one of them see's it, they can move it over there. If not, NBD.
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Post by beatersubi » Sun Dec 14, 2008 3:16 am

Nice work, and lots of it.
+1 for the champagne of beers.
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Post by Legacy777 » Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:42 pm

Nice work Dan!

I'll get you setup.
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Post by 93forestpearl » Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:50 pm

Thanks Josh. Not much to show just yet. I want the car stripped and out of the garage before I start on the motor and fuel system stuff.
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Post by Legacy777 » Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:07 pm

You should be good.
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Post by livestrong14 » Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:43 am

Awesome work man! I love your project! Can't wait to see how it turns out!
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Post by 93forestpearl » Sat Dec 20, 2008 9:32 pm

Last night's progress:

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Finding somewhere to put all this stuff is fun...




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Interior fasteners thus far
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And I made some money while I was at it :-D

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The coolest part is that I get to do this all over again when I get another car :(
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Post by Legacy777 » Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:10 am

Looks fun Dan ;)

I don't envy a complete tear down....
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Post by 93forestpearl » Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:34 am

Dropping the crossmembers with everything still attached makes life easier. If I had a lift, it would be gravy. It sucks with the car on stands and rolling around underneath it.


Plus, it takes about 8 hours with the heater on to get the floor to warm up at all.
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Post by 93forestpearl » Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:33 am

I might be buying a car tomorrow. Apparently, it has a little surface rust. We'll see.


http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/cto/952055781.html
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Post by cartwheels » Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:01 am

Sweet. God I love browsing craigslist for cars under a grand.
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Post by 93forestpearl » Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:27 am

No dice on that car. The corners were pretty bad and there was a lot of hail damage, which he neglected to mention on the phone. Oh well. It never hurts to look.
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Post by 93forestpearl » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:27 am

I had enough of the fam stuff so I went out to my man-cave. I decided to do a little work to my intake manifold and fuel system.


I did the welding on on the intake a few weeks ago at Matt's place. It is pretty ugly, as I had never welded on cast aluminum before. If I would have known at the time, I would have messed with the balance control to get better penetration. Oh well.


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Post by skid542 » Sat Dec 27, 2008 12:20 am

Oh man that intake looks clean. I love the fuel system, so much cleaner and simpler. Would you mind sharing a few of the specifics?

I wish you the best with the 'rebuild' and look forward to seeing everything get put together. You've always had nice installs.
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Post by 93forestpearl » Sat Dec 27, 2008 1:49 am

skid542 wrote:Oh man that intake looks clean. I love the fuel system, so much cleaner and simpler. Would you mind sharing a few of the specifics?

No prob. The regulator is the Areomotive A1000 -6 injected bypass regulator. Pretty much the standard unit when it comes to custom fuel systems do to it's reliability and versatility.



The plate below it is just a piece of 1/16" aluminum I had laying around. I may change the mounting scheme later.


The line and fittings are all Aeroquip stuff. I've worked with Earl's hose ends before, and never will again. They were a huge pain to get started. Plus, Aeroquip is a division of Eaton who is local to me.



The fuel rail adapters are from Outfront Motorsports. They do a lot of sandrails with subaru engines. The adapter can be used on all but one end of the rails, being the end where the factory regulator used to be. On this end, you can simply use a 1/4 NPT tap without drilling it to tap it out to put whatever fitting in there you desire.



I can't put together the feed side of the rails yet as I still need to get a fuel Y-block, and I really can't do it until the intake is on the motor, and possibly in the car.




Thanks for the best wishes. I'll try to keep the whole process well documented.
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Post by Grayguy » Sat Dec 27, 2008 1:54 am

Are you still running "just" the walraro 255 in-tank pump?
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Post by 94SS_Canada » Sat Dec 27, 2008 8:33 am

Give me my Canadian money back!

Looks good! love the fuel system, where are you putting the coil? just offsetting it?
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Post by 93forestpearl » Sat Dec 27, 2008 9:44 am

Grayguy wrote:Are you still running "just" the walraro 255 in-tank pump?

For now. IT is plenty for my particular turbo. If I upsize, I'll go to two walbro's though. I'm currently debating running my own -8 from the tank to the possibly stock filter while it is apart. That's about a $100 decision though.




94SS_Canada wrote: where are you putting the coil? just offsetting it?

I'm going to coil-on-plug, since they bolt on to these heads. The newer style COP may bolt on to older heads, but someone else would have to verify it.
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Post by livestrong14 » Sun Dec 28, 2008 2:36 am

Very cool setup man! cheers!
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