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    Do you have heads with two vent nipples or just one? If two, you might consider a crossover tube like I made and ditching some unnecessary water lines. Made from 5/8" thin-walled soft aluminum tubing.
    Note how clean my water crossover manifold is. I actually went to thin-walled Neoprene tubing for the vent T hoses. You don't need a throttle body heat system.
    Turbo water fittings could come straight out of housing?
    Glad to see you back on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearldrummer7 View Post
    Hey! I recognise that front bumper!!

    Glad you're finally back! The wait was long.
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    yeah i would relocate, that's just a mess of hose over there, a custom breather manifold under the intake would be pretty cool.
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    We did just that using dash 10 lines to a T out of the PVC valve hole, then deleted the oil filler and put in a dash 12 fitting there to the DS tank.

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    So, a bit more stuff! Turbo wastegate was flapping about. Crap in the turbo worsened. Welded that up at work(thanks to a friend)






    Also, spent so long delaying because of $ and how much I had planned (shift linkage/MR2 shifter swap, the new trans, the AWIC and side vents) that I decided to dial it back. Gonna do 1 at a time. So I unclocked the turbo:



    Also got some new clamps..... one at a time! But man they are nice.
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    Also, off topic: I rode at Barber over thanksgiving. WOW that is a crazy track. Mostly on the ninja(600), partly on a borrowed R3





    One more "aside"– I have hella long 2 piece race ramps (131" I think?) that I no longer need now that I have a hella low trailer. In case anyone wants them; they helped me load the 818 on a really tall trailer in years past

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    Too bad. I built some 3 piece plywood ramps to solve the same problem two years ago. How high are they at the end where the trailer ramps went? How much do you want for them?

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    Not to go too far off-topic, but how was the R3?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob T View Post
    Too bad. I built some 3 piece plywood ramps to solve the same problem two years ago. How high are they at the end where the trailer ramps went? How much do you want for them?
    Posted a for sale thread here

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    Not to go too far off-topic, but how was the R3?
    R3 was neat. Little bikes are always fun. I prefer the Ninja 300 to it, but I also prefer my Ninja 600 to an R6
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    You're still in NY? Well your avatar is.

    How hella low is your new trailer? Low in terms of height or in terms of angle?

    Happy Holidays and don't forget to buy your Trumpy Bear! lolll
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    Bulid time, including registration 3283.5h in 148 work week time and 3.5 years elapsed

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    So, I was just about to start the 818 when I realized I had a fuel leak from an injector. Pulled it off and found this as an o-ring:



    Guess I'm doing all my o-rings! Also, I got tow mirrors for the Ferd. 'Murica! So huge compared to the 818.

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    Thems be bad! I mean the mirrors. A little drag but hey, you will see everyone behind you.
    Nice to see you thinking out of the box! They will be really intimidating...
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    Pm sent.. my new garage has a lip, these new ramps might be perfect.
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    Trigger warning: janky stuff below. Not for the faint of heart.

    I had some JANK around the engine, and my second fuel leak (an old hose that was sweating) was my breaking point to do a little overhaul on it. I replaced all the fuel hoses, hitting coolant hoses with some cleanup, removing unused wiring (PS pressure sensor, TGV stuff), and got rid of some monstrosities down there. My welded shut PCV valve was missing on my first track day (fell out), so I got out my JB welder on my spare valve. That has since been holding pressure in my manifold. Yikes.



    Cleaning up some wiring.....bachelor style. Some Subaru bros do TGV deletes.... I did that and TGV wiring deletes. Mostly for cleanliness in the engine bay, but every ounce counts!

    Think this held pressure?

    Said fuel leak. I knew I was on borrowed time here.

    I was going to replace all the unused hose connectors with just bolts, but dudes, wtf thread is it?? M10x.9? 3/8 - 27? It's a strange size according to my measurements(calipers + thread finder). Might just weld them shut. Also, anyone know what this hose was for? I am going to plug it, but didn't know what its deal was.

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    It's likely the metric equivalent of 1/8" NPT. I suggest just tapping it to that. It is a tapered thread. It is very close to the NPT size. At least when I plug unused holes for fittings I re-tap them and I have mostly NPT sensor ends so I re-tap those too.
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    Subaru uses a Japanese "npt" known as JIS; equivalent to BSPT not NPT for pipe threads. There is a slight difference from BSPT in the seats. Strangely, it is not metric, it's Imperial. See: https://www.adaptall.com/info-tutori...sh-threads.php

    There are charts and conversion calculators on the internet. There are also threads about it on NASIOC. This usually comes up when trying to put an AEM 1/8" NPT sensor directly in the block, you can screw it and get it to seal with thread sealant, but only once. When you pull it out the block threads will be hosed. There are BSPT to NPT adapators available at many dealers.
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    +1 for British std pipe thread bspt... usually easier and much cheaper to drill out and retap for npt, especially since you have it all open.
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    Definitely BSPT. The brake boost nipple was BSPT. NPT will fit, but the taper is different and it won't seal. That line was for the purge solenoid.
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    You guys are awesome. Thanks for the heads up on the BSPT. Got a tap and will be giving it some freedom, NPT style!

    Took off the coolant crossover pipe and did a little cleanup down there (and replaced the really old and cracked O rings). Just kinda going through and making things a little more robust as they're accessible. Had a broken bolt on the crossover pipe and had to drill/tap it.


    Another fix at the track. Bypassed my oil heater using whatever I had lying around, which included some 1/2" copper tubing that I hand bent. That has been there for WAY too long. Gone and replaced with some more robust coolant hose that's routed a bit cleaner.




    Here is the before picture of coolant and PCV stuff. Basically was a rats nest of hoses.


    Shortened this guy up (using an angle grinder....no mistakes made, not even a little scratch!)


    And instead of the old way of right-exiting hose goes left and left-exiting hose goes right, it's a little more direct now. This was the old path to the throttle body warmer, which is long gone. I am actually hoping I can figure out a way to entirely delete this path from both the crossover pipe and the path coming up from the engine on the left. Thoughts? Path in red is the current set up.
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    Did some more cleanup of things I'm not super proud of to less ghetto things:




    Found THIS. Keyway itself is fine, but damn is that not going back on t


    Made this with my amateur welding skills so the wastegate heat can be sent out a little better than before. I also have since cut it flush with the exhaust pipe


    Biggest problem: I have a single speed bump separating me (and a mile of road) from the Blue Ridge Parkway that my car will not make it over. I have to figure out a way to make a quick and dirty ghetto ramp that's easily deployable.


    My question to y'all:
    It's too loud for around town or Blue Ridge driving. What's the best way to quiet the exhaust down and is easily-ish removable/fixable for track events? anyone have a nice high flow muffler for my 3" pipe?
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    We sell baffles that slide into the end of the tailpipe, we stock 2" - 4"
    Baffle 2.JPG
    just drill a couple of holes in the pipe/baffle and 2 #8 bolts and lock nuts and you are set. We see a reduction of 4-6DB on average.

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    Nice dump pipe!

    It seems after seeing my garage floor tiles you decided to buy the same in grey? loll But you're missing a lot to complete the entire floor, I guess that money went on the car!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch Wright View Post
    We sell baffles that slide into the end of the tailpipe, we stock 2" - 4"
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    just drill a couple of holes in the pipe/baffle and 2 #8 bolts and lock nuts and you are set. We see a reduction of 4-6DB on average.
    Gave Justin a call; thanks for the heads up! Looking for the bigger baffle set and he said you only carried the 2 baffle (not 3)

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    Nice dump pipe!

    It seems after seeing my garage floor tiles you decided to buy the same in grey? loll But you're missing a lot to complete the entire floor, I guess that money went on the car!
    More like giving them a test run, but yes entirely inspired by your garage, actually! I really like them and will be filling it out more. So comfy to lay on!
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    We use the Blox muffler with turn down, straight through, great sound, way under on sound requirements.

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    I am running a 3X12" Dynomax stainless race muffler 97db @ 50'
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    Am running the OEM cat only. Mitch say I'm below the sound limits at his track.

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    Well below our 103db limit, Bob if I remember correctly your cars was 94-95db. The cast iron OEM exhaust manifold mellows exhaust note some over a tube header as well.
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