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    EODTech87's 818S Build Thread

    Kit Arrival
    February 16th, 2014








    Finally Home.
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    Congrats on the arrival! It's like a kid at Christmas, eh? Now you are required to sit in it and make a "Vroom, vroom" video before you start the inventory.
    Where are you? And what chassis number? It's stamped in the frame just above the driver's left knee.
    The fun begins!!
    818S/C : Chassis #25 with 06 WRX 2.5 turbo, ABS, cruise, PS, A/C, Apple CarPlay, rear camera, power windows & locks, leather & other complexities.
    Mk3 Roadster #6228 4.6L, T45, IRS, PS, PB, ABS, Cruise, Koni's, 17" Halibrands, red w/ silver - 9K miles then sold @ Barrett-Jackson Jan 2011 (got back cash spent).

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    Already did it but forgot to grab a video.

    I'm located in Copperas Cove, Texas and my chassis number is #112.
    -Jason

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    Congrats!

    It says 01/25 on the paper, was the 20 days due to Stewart delivery or your kit was delayed at FFR?
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    Go-karted Aug 5, 2016 - Then May 19+21, 2017
    Tracked May 27/July 26, 2017

    Bulid time, including registration 3283.5h in 148 work week time and 3.5 years elapsed

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    My kit was completed on time at Factory Five but because of truck issues it took Stewart a while to get it to me.
    -Jason

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    Front Firewall Prep

    Front Firewall Prep
    February 24th - February 26th

    Stage Build Time: 7 Hours, 9 Minutes
    Total Build Time: 7 Hours, 9 Minutes





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    Cockpit Sides Prep

    Cockpit Sides Prep
    March 3rd, March 11th

    Stage Build Time: 4 Hours, 22 Minutes
    Total Build Time: 11 Hours, 31 Minutes






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    Great Progress so far!!

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    Cleco's! Neat for me to see detailed photo's of the panel install progress. I havn't seen it before. I'm sure I'm not looking hard enough.

    Quote Originally Posted by EODTech87 View Post
    That is a sad, sad, lawn. Get on that man. Weed and feed once a month. Ironite every week!

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    I'm trying to be moderatly detailed in order to help other people further on down the road. It sucks trying to search through pages of forum post just to find that one picture to clear up a set of instructions.

    Yeah I kinda forgot about the lawn when I started working on tearing down the WRX and now building the kit. But if you drive around my neighborhood every lawn pretty much looks like mine so meh.
    -Jason

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    Have the lawn others covet! Having the best lawn in the neighborhood is like having the biggest rack in High School. Everyone envy's what you have and talk about how good they look. Most want a touch to see if it's real.

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    Nice work, Jason. You spaced the rivets well and got the tabs of the piece at the bottom of the dead pedal tucked inside. Some say nobody will notice because carpet will cover, but you'll know. Aaaaaah, did I just hear Rasmus say he had the biggest rack in high school?
    818S/C : Chassis #25 with 06 WRX 2.5 turbo, ABS, cruise, PS, A/C, Apple CarPlay, rear camera, power windows & locks, leather & other complexities.
    Mk3 Roadster #6228 4.6L, T45, IRS, PS, PB, ABS, Cruise, Koni's, 17" Halibrands, red w/ silver - 9K miles then sold @ Barrett-Jackson Jan 2011 (got back cash spent).

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZPete View Post
    Aaaaaah, did I just hear Rasmus say he had the biggest rack in high school?
    Thank god he's not a girl for saying this.
    Frank
    818 chassis #181 powered by a '93 VW VR6 GT3582R ~400whp/wtq+
    Go-karted Aug 5, 2016 - Then May 19+21, 2017
    Tracked May 27/July 26, 2017

    Bulid time, including registration 3283.5h in 148 work week time and 3.5 years elapsed

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    I'm actually not planning on using carpet. I kind of like the metal/frame look.
    -Jason

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    Front Firewall & Cockpit Sides Install
    April 6th - April 9th

    Stage Build Time: 7 Hours, 5 Minutes
    Total Build Time: 18 Hours, 36 Minutes







    Last edited by EODTech87; 11-19-2017 at 03:48 PM.
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    Dang dude rockin and rolling
    Nolan
    65 coupe Gen 3 "Phoenix" build
    http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showt...032#post297032

    818 s (with r windscreen ) 350 rwhp. Registered and street legal (SOLD)

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    Suspension, Steering Rack, and Engine Install
    June 18th - June 19th

    Stage Build Time: 10 Hours, 2 Minutes
    Total Build Time: 28 Hours, 37 Minutes






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    Just curious, why are you using the red shocks and not the yellow?

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    Are the rebound and compression settings the same on the Red Koni's that we can mount them inverted?
    Fast Cars, Fast Women, Fast Haircuts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiny View Post
    Just curious, why are you using the red shocks and not the yellow?
    I'm going to be running all of the 818R Aerodynamic parts so wanted to use the same shocks/springs to match up with the extra downforce. Only reason I didn't get the 818R instead was the wife is entirely to short to be crawling over the doors.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rasmus View Post
    Are the rebound and compression settings the same on the Red Koni's that we can mount them inverted?
    I'm not 100% sure on that yet but the same shock is used on other Factory Five cars and they actually are ran inverted so I don't think it will cause any issues.
    -Jason

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    Quote Originally Posted by EODTech87 View Post
    I'm not 100% sure on that yet but the same shock is used on other Factory Five cars and they actually are ran inverted so I don't think it will cause any issues.
    Koni or FFR or someone reputable on this forum mentioned that the reds are designed to be mounted either way. The yellows are not at all.
    Frank
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    Go-karted Aug 5, 2016 - Then May 19+21, 2017
    Tracked May 27/July 26, 2017

    Bulid time, including registration 3283.5h in 148 work week time and 3.5 years elapsed

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    From a EOD tech to another, i enjoy the abundance of ammo cans you have around doing misc tasks.

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    Yeah. They seem to appear from no where. I think they're multiplying.
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    So refreshing to see the American flag displayed correctly when vertical.
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    I'm thinking you will be done well before me. I might need to make a trip down :-)
    Nolan
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    http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showt...032#post297032

    818 s (with r windscreen ) 350 rwhp. Registered and street legal (SOLD)

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    What color blue are you using? I'm using Ford dark blue. Easy to come by.
    Nolan
    65 coupe Gen 3 "Phoenix" build
    http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showt...032#post297032

    818 s (with r windscreen ) 350 rwhp. Registered and street legal (SOLD)

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    It's just called Ford Blue.
    -Jason

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    Pedals, Fuel Tank and Cooling Install
    August 11th, August 13th, August 16th

    Stage Build Time: 9 Hours, 7 Minutes
    Total Build Time: 37 Hours, 45 Minutes



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    Man looking good!
    Nolan
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    http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showt...032#post297032

    818 s (with r windscreen ) 350 rwhp. Registered and street legal (SOLD)

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    2 1/2 years with no update. Damn that's a long time. Haven't gotten a lot done but have changed the plan 1000 times. Unfortunately deployment plus going from no kids to 2 kids leaves very little time but I'm finally getting back into the swing of things.

    I ended up buying a sleeved closed deck EJ22 that was paired with a set of Stage 4 EJ205 heads. I also purchased a PPG Straight Cut 1-4 5 speed transmission and a set of blast plates just in case. Completing the package is a ball bearing FP Black with some 1650cc injectors, surge tank, custom boyd tank, long running big plenum SOHC intake manifold, and dry sump.

    Here is some info on the long block I purchased.

    http://www.xcceleration.com/imp-gall...blue.gt35r.htm



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    Managed to fit the dry sump even with the blast plates installed which was a huge relief. The long bolt actually was one removed in order to install the blast plates so that saved me the trouble of having to purhcase one.
    The Zero DB AWIC had to be moved back a bolt on the transmission because the new intake manifold sits further back than the stock one so there wasn't going to be any room for the throttle body.
    Speaking of which what's everyone's opinion on a larger throttle body vs the stock WRX one?





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    Welcome back after a long hiatus!
    Factory Five 818c #456

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    Looking good. The Zero dB AWIC support bracket installed in reverse makes the lettering appear like a different language, neat in a weird sort of way. My powertrain is entirely stock and I give all sorts of credit to you guys who dig in and modify and share it all. When I am ready to tweak my own engine there is so much knowledge in this forum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben1272 View Post
    Looking good. The Zero dB AWIC support bracket installed in reverse makes the lettering appear like a different language, neat in a weird sort of way. My powertrain is entirely stock and I give all sorts of credit to you guys who dig in and modify and share it all. When I am ready to tweak my own engine there is so much knowledge in this forum!
    The original plan was for the non-clocked turbo. But with the clocked setup and the SOHC intake manifold I need to move it further back and flip it around.

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    Go the intake manifold mostly shave. Just need to weld up a few holes and off to powder coating.

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    After almost 4 years my 818S is actually running/idling. Before my last deployment I managed to get it started but it idled at 4k RPM's and had several leaks. I pulled everything apart and ended up drastically changing my plans and finally got back to where I was over 2 years ago.

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