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    My 818R Project has arrived

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    After a 14 months of anticipation my project has arrived.

    I am building the car for to fit into NASA ST2, very mild engine package
    Ej205 stock, Pocket ported heads
    JDM VF37 Twin Scroll header
    STI Intercooler
    Deleted TGV's
    ACT Racelite flywheel
    Last edited by Mitch Wright; 03-10-2015 at 06:56 PM.

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    Congrats! It's... red. The first I've seen. Hows the gel coat finish?

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    I guess I'll be that guy... what's the plan!?!?!?!?!

    I'm predicting 900 whp with quadruple twin-scroll turbochargers, batmobile paint job and massage chairs.

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    Congrats!
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    Yaaa, red gelcoat!!
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    Now the fun begins!
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    I am impressed with the quality of the gelcoat finish and the parts. I wasn't planning on paint and the finish won't take much polishing to make it shine.
    The engine will be basically stock other than, Header, Twin scroll, pocket port, light flywheel, STi injectors, Cusco LSD my target is 300whp.
    Yes the fun has begun, got the inventory done yesterday and inspected all the body parts, I will be able to spend a few hours a night during the week but weekends are out until November. So it will be a slow start.

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    Congratulations on the delivery.
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    Finally had an afternoon to get some real work done, fitting and installing the firewall, fitting the Wilwood pedal assembly and Master Cylinders. Work on the car will be hit and miss until November. It really felt good to have something completed on the project. on to the front suspension.

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    Awesome! Welcome to the brotherhood!


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    Delivered 4/23/06. "Finished" 4/2012 (still not done!)


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    I hate it when work and honey do's gets in the way of project. I have been able to get some time in and make some progress. I will get the diff installed in the trans this week and get the engine ready to set in. I wire will have my harness soon and need to order my brakes.
    I hoping to have it done by May-June but reality is this fall, getting busy at work. Oh well I am having a blast and don't want to rush.
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    Isn't it just great building it? The process!
    I'm in no rush. I'll be happy if I have a car to test out this fall.
    What brakes are you ordering? My custom Stoptech Trophys will be here (hopefully) this week.

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    Nice work so far! I like some of your mods. I also like your helper there. I had a Basset Hound for 14 years. Great dog but she sure like to eat. LOL.

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    I will be using AP brakes.
    I have adjusted my thinking on all that I planned to do and what I am going to do. I want to get the car running this year and can't blow up my budget much more than I have and stay married.
    Leonard is a great dog and does a good job of supervising.

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    Last piece of the wiring harness puzzle arrived today.
    IMG_1581 dash.JPG

    Cusco motor and trans mount along with the clutch disc arrived yesterday. installing the diff this weekend with the engine/trans install to follow.
    Last edited by Mitch Wright; 02-27-2015 at 09:34 PM.

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    Hey Mitch, how long is the steering column that you used. You did a custom mount? Do you have it coupled to an oem u-joint and an oem steering rack? I'm thinking about fitting a custom column. Also, if you know what the lower shaft diameter and splines/dd coupling is It'd be useful for me as well.

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    I cut off 3.5" off the bottom of the the OE shaft, turned it down an inch to .550 pressed it in to the .750 4130 shaft and welded it to the shaft. Right now I am using the OE coupler and U joints and Subaru rack.
    I am using a steering shaft mount from A&A, 3/4 rod end and flange mount 3/4 bearing bolted to the firewall. My original plan was to drill the FFR steering mount for the rod end but the shaft/steering wheel was going to be too high.
    The shaft is currently 3' I still have to cut the shaft and weld on the steering wheel quick release. Now that I have the seat mounts done bolting in the seat and fitting the wheel is next.

    Speedy, I have the shaft installed now, to the OE coupler the total length is 30". Now if you plan to do the same thing install your pedals and seat and cut the shaft to fit you.
    Last edited by Mitch Wright; 03-23-2015 at 04:49 PM.

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    Got a e-mail from Brian at I wire has received my AIM MXL Dash and work on my wiring harness has begun.
    It has be slow going with limited time to work on the car but the stars are starting to align.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch Wright View Post
    Got a e-mail from Brian at I wire has received my AIM MXL Dash and work on my wiring harness has begun.
    It has be slow going with limited time to work on the car but the stars are starting to align.
    I did and it's a beautiful thing!
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    Work from home snow day here in Kentucky yesterday so I was able to getting in a few 818R hours in the afternoon.
    Seat-steering wheel front.JPG Seat mounts complete and seat installed, Steering wheel quick disconnect installed
    Steering shaft installed.JPG Shaft installed to the OE coupler
    Steering shaft.JPG Weld the bottom OE spline shaft to the 3/4 Tube
    Steering shaft-disconnect cockpit.JPG Quick disconnect

    Anyone know why the orientation of my photos change when I post them?
    Last edited by Mitch Wright; 03-06-2015 at 09:33 AM.

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    No, I've never had my pictures rotated... that's odd.
    Mitch, I have lots of questions.
    Why did you choose the AIM MXL over the others? I'm struggling with making a decision.
    Whose steering wheel quick release is that?
    What size AP brakes will you get? I went with
    ST-40 calipers and slotted 328x28mm (12.9") rotors. Thx.

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    I have worked with both Mike's at AIM Sport for sometime and really familiar to the products and Data system and have provided great support. At PRI looked at a number of dashes but went back to what I know and the MXL mates up well with the OE ECU.
    The Quick release is a Longacre 56605 I bought it from Summit Racing $69.95
    I am working with Essex Parts on the brakes (haven't bought them yet but great guys to work with) I plan to use the CP8350 Caliper and 299mm X 35mm floating rotor/hat front and rear. It is also 10 lb lighter than the OE brakes per corner. They also have a 325mm X 35mm Rotor/Caliper set up (5 lb lighter than stock per corner) but believe the 299mm rotors/Caliper combo will work well on a 2000-2050 car with driver (my goal).
    Last edited by Mitch Wright; 03-07-2015 at 09:17 AM.

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    Got the call from Brian at IWire today, my harness is done and been shipped back.

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    Iwire Brian sent over some photo's of my R wiring harness, it looks fantastic. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1784988&type=1
    Now to finish up the transmission and engine prep and set it in palace and start plugging stuff in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch Wright View Post
    Iwire Brian sent over some photo's of my R wiring harness, it looks fantastic. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1784988&type=1
    Now to finish up the transmission and engine prep and set it in palace and start plugging stuff in.
    Glad you like it! Can't wait to see the car up and running.
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    Your gonna love that harness. I wish everyones was as simple as yours to build. That aim dash is amazing I'm somewhat regretting not going with it in my build.

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    Harness arrived yesterday and too my wife's chagrin had it spread out on the living room floor and it looks great. thanks Brian
    Now I need to find time to get back to work on the car, busy season has started at the track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 07FIREBLADE View Post
    Your gonna love that harness. I wish everyones was as simple as yours to build. That aim dash is amazing I'm somewhat regretting not going with it in my build.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch Wright View Post
    Harness arrived yesterday and too my wife's chagrin had it spread out on the living room floor and it looks great. thanks Brian
    Now I need to find time to get back to work on the car, busy season has started at the track.
    You're quite welcome!
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    Seat is bolted in, It will come out again to fab up the new firewall and seat brace and belts. Pedal mods done for added leg room.Seat Pic 1.JPGSeat pic2.JPGPedal Pic 1.JPGPedal pic2.JPGPedal pic5.JPGPedalpic3.JPG

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    Was able to get a little work done this week between track activity.
    Tore down the trans and it is in great shape, installed Cusco L/S and new bearings and bolted the gearbox back together.
    Mocking up header and Twin Scroll turbo install, missing the turbo mount for the engine got it ordered today.
    vf 37 clearance 1.JPGvf 37 clearance 2.JPG
    Finally took some time to finish up the TGV Delete
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    Finished up the engine mock up/putting back together, engine and trans are now ready for install. Flipped/welded up the FFR shift arm for the added clearance and welded in my shifter mounts for my MR2 shifter.
    Slowly making forward progress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch Wright View Post
    Was able to get a little work done this week between track activity.
    Tore down the trans and it is in great shape, installed Cusco L/S and new bearings and bolted the gearbox back together.
    Mocking up header and Twin Scroll turbo install, missing the turbo mount for the engine got it ordered today.
    vf 37 clearance 1.JPGvf 37 clearance 2.JPG
    Finally took some time to finish up the TGV Delete
    TGV ported.JPG
    How are you going to seal up the TGV holes?
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    I have tapped the holes on either end and installed bolds sealed with Lock Tight, welded up the internal shaft holes. Once that was done I got the porting tools out.

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    I am not to the point yet to know if I go with plan A or B yet for my radiator exhaust vents, I need to measure up a car with the body on it to get an idea of the space I have to work with. Hood Vents.JPG
    This is Option A I am exploring for my radiator exhaust in the hood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch Wright View Post
    I am not to the point yet to know if I go with plan A or B yet for my radiator exhaust vents, I need to measure up a car with the body on it to get an idea of the space I have to work with. Hood Vents.JPG
    This is Option A I am exploring for my radiator exhaust in the hood.
    Is this piece 818 specific or intended for another vehicle?

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    These are the nose radiator exhaust vents for a Spec Racer Ford, will see if their is the room for them to fit once the hood is fit. I have laid them on the bottom side of the hood and the shape seems good and with a little tweak will look good and be functional. If these don't work out I have a plan B that I am confident will work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch Wright View Post
    These are the nose radiator exhaust vents for a Spec Racer Ford
    Sexy! I'd like to see how those look in the hood.

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    After test fitting and making the necessary adjustments and parts for the VF37 turbo and JDM header. (Thanks Wayne recommendation the JDM header is a nice header) All the vacuum and water lines replaced or deleted. Took the day off yesterday and filled the hole in the engine bay.
    Unless I am missing something the heater hose inlet and out let are about 12" apart on my 04 engine the U hose that FFR sends for the heater bypass must be for a later engine?
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    Mitch, some of the Subaru engines (not sure which exactly) came with a different upper coolant cross-over pipe that places the heater inlet/outlet close to each other (this is the setup the FFR hose was intended for). You can either replace this pipe or run a longer coolant hose. I ended up replacing the pipe to use the shorter FFR hose since you get more above the trans where I'm planning to run AWIC piping from the turbo.

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