Yea, it's kinda beat. Lots of rust underneath, the interior is absolutely roached, and there was a tube sock ziptied over the MAF as a filter... But with under 100k on the clock and a strong running 1.8 I said screw it.
I've been driving it as is with the gutless 1.8L and horrendous 3.90 trans, and I love it. Can't wait to see what a little more power and proper gear ratios will do for it! My initial plans were to drop an EZ30 in it, but I've decided to hold off on that for a while and try turboing the 1.8. I've seen several people achieve great results with the 1.8 block/2.2 heads combo, so that's my plan for now. Eventually I'll get the H6 in there and hopefully boost that as well!
Other than that I've got a 4.111 trans and rear diff from a 97 Outback which I expect to yield a massive improvement in drive-ability. I really hate the 3.90 gears...
Quick question for those in the know:
I have an OBX 8:1 FMU (RRFPR) which I think is a little overkill for my meager intentions for boost. Can I just use a Manual Boost Controller in the vacuum/boost reference line to lower the ratio?
My thoughts are; If the rrfpr sees 50% of the actual boost, it should increase fuel pressure by 50% of its ratio. I.E. making my 8:1 rrfpr a 4:1 rrfpr.
Is this logic sound? Thanks in advance.
Edit: I'm now thinking this WOULD NOT work, since an MBC is more of a boost 'delay' than a 'reducer'.
Also 8:1 wasn't enough, although I'm unsure if that was because my particular FMU was defective or not.
you may not need a RRFPR. for some reason, my AFR's were almost exactly the same with and without it. i would try the car with just boost and no RRFPR, then try out the 8:1 and see what it does to your afr's.
also, since you're taking the engine apart already for head change, might as well just run the 22 block for more torques.
friends dont let friends put stupid GD scoops on their first gen car.
Thanks for the input, GOTJ! Did you also have a 1.8 or was yours a 2.2? I'll try it without the rrfpr regardless, I do have a walbro 255 so...
I have yet to locate a set of dual port 2.2 heads close/cheap enough, so I'm planning on turboing the 1.8 as is for now, then being able to turn up the boost once i get the heads.
And for some reason I feel I've seen far more stories of the 2.2 going pop, probly because far more 2.2s have been boosted.
At any rate, if I really need more torque I've got two EZ30s waiting for homes.
Hey Rick! Yea I was afraid I'd have to use a hosting site... oh well. I'll try to make it worth the wait, maybe lol.
Ps thanks for hooking me up with almost literally EVERYTHING I need to put this together!