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Old 03-21-2018, 10:39 AM   #31
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Awesome progress and project!! Pulls my heart strings to see another saved. Always loved the yellow on the first gen impreza's. The sonic yellow on the GD's and newer never had the same appeal as the cashmere.

Sub'd to watch this one evolve raichu
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Old 03-21-2018, 02:48 PM   #32
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I dig this journal, keep it up.
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Old 04-04-2018, 09:54 AM   #33
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Hey folks, been busy with work. but have tried to get into it when i can.
but for the most part? Parts shopping. to get geared up for Saturdays in spring.

I have ordered:
A complete Gasket kit. New OE STi Clutch kit,New brake bleed nipples,and brake hose to strut clips.Also i have been scouring "Up Garage" and Yahoo Auctions for the parts i need. but more on that later.

To get busy on the interior, i found that while i was painting another car? i lost my no.2 screwdriver. so? Treated myself to a new one.

Big KTC fan. good tools.

Anyway,
On Monday, a couple came over for lunch, and to help me with the car for a few hours. we got the car up on stands. and good lord,

These jack points have seen better days. they will need repair. (hammered out,rust treated, and painted) it will happen.
but there is some good stuff under here.

The Kakimoto Stainless/Titanium exhaust, and Cusco body braces.
so, there is some hope for this car yet. . .

The Dude helped me with the wheels,

and the lady helped me in the interior.

new shift boot really lifts the interior.

The shift knob was replaced a while ago, and i have a fresher steering wheel (pictured) with the fresh floor mats? this will be a nice place to sit. -can't wait to get it all done and detailed for you guys.

yup. the discs and struts are toast.


so i prepared these Discs last year, and earlier this week picked up the Project Mu hoses, and SpeedMaster Brake fluid. i normally use Wako's. but will try it out.



While swapping out the lines, i noticed that they use factory clips to mount to the strut. and the mounts are all out of shape. also, the brake nipples are rounded from people not using the right tools. so i headed down to the Subaru parts desk, and the kind folks ordered me some new ones. a complete set, front and rear, should make bleeding the brakes so much easier. but the struts?
Still searching. i couldn't get the brakes done in one day, but there is always Saturday.. . . . .
Still shopping for struts.

Also, before letting the car down? i went to the hardware store, and got a slotted rubber mound for the jack, dubbed Ol' Squeaky. so no more crunch.

Stay tuned. more fun stuff is in the works.
thanks for reading.

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Old 04-04-2018, 11:31 AM   #34
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Oh snap! Is that a 4.44?? If it is I'm super jealous! That thing must rip your face off haha
I have the same setup, albeit with slightly different parts (GR intercooler, VF28, 725CC injectors, cobb EBCS).

It's pretty quick. I wouldn't say it's "rip your face off" quick, but quick nonetheless. The gearing maxes out around 130mph, but it's not happy to go that fast - it's really meant for 0-100mph

Kept up with turbo 911s on the track. They pulled away slightly on very long stretches, but you'd catch back up quickly.

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Old 04-04-2018, 12:24 PM   #35
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Yaaaaa... I guess 'rip your face off' is a considerable exaggeration, but they must still be plenty fast for a street car! I'm sure they're faster than my 1.8/3.90 anyway...
And besides, who cares about top speed? I'm all about those g's baby!
Id be interested to know how much power you're putting down with those bits Razor... ahh I'll just check your journal.

YellowMonster, I'm rather envious you have friends that will help you wrench. It looks like a fun time. Guess I'll have to start going to meets and whatnot (like I wasn't already planning on it.)

I've always wanted to visit The Land of the Rising Sun. If I do, I'm looking you up! I'd love to check your car out in person.
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Old 04-05-2018, 07:25 AM   #36
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When it had the loose vacuum hose, and was running 17psi? Dat was "Rip your face off fast" lol. but all sorted out? Butt Dyno and comparisons have it at around 300-310 at the crank.

Specs? Blitz air filter,colder plugs, flashed by HKS. basically at the point where it's happy. and to go further would need big changes.

so, very similar to the setup Razor7 is running. he would know, they are fast enough. they just need more love, less stress. keep it happy.Forget big numbers.

and yeah, they will whip almost anything on a twisty section, or 8th mile. which suits my driving style.

While as Razor said, it's no long straight car, But tearing up the Japanese backroads, hitting bridges over rice field irrigation streams, keeping speed between 2nd and 3rd, to 4th? hard brake, gear drop, turn in, and go ham?


-That's what these cars do.
(Best Mark Henry impersonation)

When you push for high speed, or big HP?
it Just won't work. let it eat no more than it wants to. There is plenty to give.

Haha, it's always good to share the fun.and invite people over to learn wrenching.

@soconoha, anytime man. i might even let you drive it.

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Old 04-05-2018, 09:25 AM   #37
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@soconoha, anytime man. i might even let you drive it.


I'll be sure to bring a worthy bribe lol
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Actually surprised nobody has noticed the 2nd car in this thread. . . . .
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Actually surprised nobody has noticed the 2nd car in this thread. . . . .
That blue one? Or one that you've been driving instead of the yellow one?
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Old 05-06-2018, 10:04 AM   #40
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I am still waiting on parts, so i thought you might want to meet my Daily.
"The Barge"



-A 2 Tone, color flip, laced roof, rusted rainbow rat rod.
I Know, it's not a Subaru. but it gets me around town while i work on Pikachu.
The goal is to daily the Yellow Monster, and make this my track car.

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