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Thread: SixStarCars' 818R - NASA ST3 - SCCA Solo X Prepared Build Thread

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    Howdy from Charm City! Where did y'all get the Alumalite from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scargo View Post
    That's good stuff from what I've heard. Will it be stiff enough in 1/4" thickness for a splitter? I saw earlier pic of intercooler in the back. Is it staying there and is it working OK there? What kind of temp drop do you get?
    It's very ridged. Even as the full 4'x8' sheet I couldn't get more than a few MM of deflection.

    The intercooler has been there since day 0, I love it. I think the best thing ever was when we were tuning the car and my buddy asked, "Are you sure this has a Subaru engine in it? Your ECT and IATs are way too low seeing as how we just made a 24 pound pull!"

    We actually had to stop shutting the car off as it was getting too cold between pulls!
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    Quote Originally Posted by biknman View Post
    Howdy from Charm City! Where did y'all get the Alumalite from?
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    Any local sign shop should be able to get it. Plan on $100-$120 depending.
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    Deleted my dipstick after the failure, needed a vent. Got clever with some leftover intake manifold bits. Free.99!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SixStar View Post
    Deleted my dipstick after the failure, needed a vent. Got clever with some leftover intake manifold bits. Free.99!

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    What failed? And why do you feel the diff housing needs a vent?
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    His dipstick broke and dropped into the trans. He deleted the dipstick and plugged the dipstick port with an NPT fitting. The dipstick is a combo dipstick/vent so with that plugged he needed to vent it somewhere. He posted pics on FB.
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    re. the pigtail vent hose; Long ago I tried that on a Hewland Mk9. It filled with oil, which created enough restriction to cause the seals to leak. A different animal, but worth considering. As I recall I just pointed the tube rearward (270deg curl vs 360) so it couldn't fill and was leak free (at least from the gearbox!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSR-3 View Post
    re. the pigtail vent hose; Long ago I tried that on a Hewland Mk9. It filled with oil, which created enough restriction to cause the seals to leak. A different animal, but worth considering. As I recall I just pointed the tube rearward (270deg curl vs 360) so it couldn't fill and was leak free (at least from the gearbox!).
    Good to know!

    Was there fluid in that part of the box I'm assuming? There's really nothing going on in the back of our box so I'm hoping it's a non issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mechie3 View Post
    his dipstick broke and dropped into the trans. He deleted the dipstick and plugged the dipstick port with an npt fitting. The dipstick is a combo dipstick/vent so with that plugged he needed to vent it somewhere. He posted pics on fb.
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    Last night was fairly productive - http://imgur.com/a/WaDhj

    First start up this morning, she idles perfect, few more bits to bolt back on then back to the dyno for tuning.

    Also, for anyone wanting to keep their turbo bolted down forever - https://www.full-race.com/store/turb...ware-kit.html/

    Amazing kit.
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    Put in some dyno time today. Pretty pleased with the results.



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    Wow! Nice numbers! Can't wait to see video of it on track. I also have the full-race stud kit for my turbo, no testing yet but I hear good things.
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    Going back a few days in the thread... The dipstick is definitely the vent for the gearbox. The subarugears guys do a reverse crown and pinion kit for rear engine vehicles (porsche and VWs with subie trannies). When you reverse the crown, you have to block the dipstick otherwise you'll get oil flying all over the place. To replace the vent through the dipstick, they drill a hole closer to the center differential. Check out the following video, from minute 9:00, also the exact location of the new vent is shown in minute 9:40:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yncdDekf0A8

    Very cool dyno btw. Hopefully it's reliable.

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    I confirmed my idea with the SubaruGears guys before I did it. Worked fine yesterday and there was definitely some heat generated.

    As for the power, it will rarely be run at this level. I currently only have it set for "The Beans" at the top of 3rd, 4th, and 5th. BBG on the COBB AP is pretty slick!

    Bonus from the dyno session, proof that the RMIC works as a heat exchanger even with no airflow (car was on the dyno backwards)



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    DIY splitter DONE! Also good to about 200#, tested.

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    Would you share some of the details of your DIY splitter? I have a 1/2" plywood splitter on my car right now an think with some fiberglass cloth and resin it might be good enough for my non-track (i.e. aesthetic) purposes. Curious how/what you did? If you already covered it, just say and I'll dig back through to find.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben1272 View Post
    Would you share some of the details of your DIY splitter? I have a 1/2" plywood splitter on my car right now an think with some fiberglass cloth and resin it might be good enough for my non-track (i.e. aesthetic) purposes. Curious how/what you did? If you already covered it, just say and I'll dig back through to find.

    Thanks!

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    I build better than I document. Short version; 4x8 sheet of Alumalite, used the vestigal FFR splitter as template but extended it to the battery compartment, cut for the 255s, mounted some hangers, had to make a jack point also.

    Here's a bunch of pictures first - http://imgur.com/a/lRLyu
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    It looks good, and is obviously strong, nice job.

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    What thickness was the Alumalite?

    How does it compare to the FFR splitter when it comes to weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EODTech87 View Post
    What thickness was the Alumalite?

    How does it compare to the FFR splitter when it comes to weight?
    I used 1/4" for this. It's heavier for sure, I have not weighed it.

    I can say this, it's proven to be able to hold 191lbs. more than the last one...

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    Lol !

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    Did you look into dibond? Any reason why you choose alumalite over it?

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