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March 08, 2016, 08:18 PM #200

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Here are a couple teaser pics of the wheels powder coated, and also a cool collage of the steps used. (chemical strip and media blast, base coat, partial cure, clear coat, full cure)







***seats are due to arrive this Thursday :)
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    March 08, 2016, 11:13 PM #201

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    I still think its crazy that the blue turned green. Wheels look sick.
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      March 09, 2016, 09:10 PM #202

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      Ill just leave this here........





      PS. I have a seat for both passenger and driver.
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        March 10, 2016, 09:36 AM #203

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        Those seats are beautiful! So much want.
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          April 17, 2016, 09:44 PM #204

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          Update.

          Interior is still in the process of being reupholstered with black suede, and will hopefully be done in time for Defrost in Regina.

          I finally got around to fabricating my front splitter. Its designed to be aggressive, but not too aggressive, and fully functional. Its made out of 1/8" aluminum plate, with the winglets riveted on with aircraft countersunk rivets like the diffuser is, and then powder coated with primer, gloss black, and clear coat. I shaped the winglets to tie the fin shape of the rear diffuser into the front end. The splitter replaced the stock crappy plastic under tray and runs back to the front subframe. Im VERY happy with how it turned out.











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            April 18, 2016, 10:56 AM #205

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            Originally posted by I--RIDE--BIKES



            That person doesn't look happy, but nice sandals.

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              July 12, 2016, 09:55 PM #206

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              Well for anyone that doesn't follow me on social media, I have had an eventful spring.

              -got car on the road
              -enjoyed car
              -moved into new shop for my powder coating business (Ion Coating)
              -Won Driven award
              -and most recently found out my motor is toast.

              Turns out my wrist pin clip on cylinder 1 popped out (likely from improper installation) and then the wrist pin ate the hell out of the cylinder wall. Lovely. We will see how Outfront responds to the situation. Still awaiting a reply.

              I will update the thread with pictures once I have some spare time!

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                July 13, 2016, 09:08 AM #207

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                Damn that really sucks. I remember those clips being fairly tricky to put in when I built my motor.
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                  July 14, 2016, 12:49 PM #209

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                  Yes it sure does suck. I guess I'm moving my 2 year plan of more power up a couple years haha.

                  Im sending the block off to Outfront early next week to inspect and see what they can do for me.
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                    August 11, 2016, 08:15 PM #211

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                    I shipped it from just south of the border and it cost about $90 USD.

                    Originally posted by themikewoo
                    How much is shipping an engine?

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                      August 11, 2016, 08:16 PM #212

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                      I've been super busy lately with work and moving to a larger shop, and thought I should make a little update and post some pictures.

                      Update:

                      Outfront received my short block and is going to cover the rebuild. This is INCREDIBLY nice of them and just goes to show you that they are a stand up company. Since the block is already down there, and I had been contemplating some upgrades in the near future, I gave them the go-ahead to add 1/2" ARP/Outfront head studs, and install Manley Turbo-tuff I-beam rods instead of my previous H-tuffs. The reason being that I want the most bombproof block I can afford since I would like to put a larger turbo on with ethanol sometime in a year or 2. Essentially shooting for a flex fuel subi that can put down big numbers when on full E (6-800 whp).

                      Since the heads needed to be cleaned and inspected anyways, I have also sent them to OF for a full treatment. We haven't fully decided on the build just yet but so far it looks like this:

                      -GSC S2 billet cams
                      -GSC +1mm valves
                      -GSC Beehive spring with Ti retainers

                      Should make for one hell of a car.

                      Everything should be back in my hand in a couple weeks and ready to be installed. I need the car to be ready for mid September since I have a booth setup at a few car shows and the car needs to be a part of them.

                      Anyways, here are a couple pics of the carnage.






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                        August 18, 2016, 07:37 PM #213

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                        Mini Update!

                        The short block and heads are in the process of being built and should be shipped out early next week.

                        engine recap:

                        - Outfront Closed Deck Block
                        - Manley Turbo Tuff I-beams rods
                        - King bearings
                        - Stock crank
                        - Outfront 1/2" head studs

                        -GSC S2 Billet cams
                        -GSC +1mm valves
                        -GSC Beehive Springs with Titanium retainers


                        I can hardly wait to get this thing back together!

                        While I'm waiting, I decided to ceramic coat my hot side and powder coat my valve covers.


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                          Originally posted by I--RIDE--BIKES
                          Mini Update!

                          The short block and heads are in the process of being built and should be shipped out early next week.

                          engine recap:

                          - Outfront Closed Deck Block
                          - Manley Turbo Tuff I-beams rods
                          - King bearings
                          - Stock crank
                          - Outfront 1/2" head studs

                          -GSC S2 Billet cams
                          -GSC +1mm valves
                          -GSC Beehive Springs with Titanium retainers


                          I can hardly weight to get this thing back together!

                          While I'm waiting, I decided to ceramic coat my hot side and powder coat my valve covers.


                          Hardly wait*
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                            October 04, 2016, 10:08 PM #215

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                            Update time!!!

                            A ton has happened since the last update.


                            Well shortly after my last post my new built heads and short block arrived. I wasted zero time in assembling it. Once the heads were on, I masked everything, applied an epoxy primer and single stage satin black paint. I really like the look of it! And I also decided that I hate painting and will stick to powder. They also sent along the one piston that was garbage from the wrist pin sliding over and munching away.











                            I then put the cams and buckets back in, double checked clearances, added Cam-Shield lube, and bolted on the valve covers. After that I put the timing system and accessories back on. It was then tossed back in the car and buttoned up for its first start.







                            First start went extremely well with no issues. I immediately broke in the cams, did an oil change and then went for its first drive on the break-in tune that Sunny sent me. It only took 7 days to get it from the boxes it was shipped in, painted, assembled and running. Not bad!

                            I am now past the initial break-in period and in the process of getting it fully tuned. I will be raising the redline to 8k as well.

                            This coming weekend is Subi Fest in WPG, which I will be attending with my business Ion Coating. Should be fun!

                            I also put a giant shop decal on the side because I can! I actually really like it.

                            Here are a couple cool photos I had taken over the last while.

                            Cheers!











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                              October 04, 2016, 10:26 PM #216

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                              Looks good man!


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                                Looks awesome, decal looks sweet too.

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                                  Originally posted by Igor
                                  Looks good man!


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                                  Originally posted by Shaun
                                  Looks awesome, decal looks sweet too.

                                  thx guys!
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                                    Update:

                                    Subie Fest was a great success and I was lucky enough to go home with the top impreza award.

                                    I then went back and forth with Sunny dealing with my tune. We got it to a nice and easy 22 psi without meth before winter came. According to Virtual Dyno I am making almost the same power with 2 less psi of boost and without meth when compared to when my heads were still stock. Feels great to be able to stick my foot in it again!

                                    Sadly winter has come and the car was put in storage a couple weeks ago. I told myself that I wasn't going to really touch it this winter, other than a few things here and there.

                                    Welllllll, that didn't last very long. I found out I could get some pretty sweet deals on Borg Warner turbos and opted to pick up an S300sx-e 8376. This thing is absolutely beautiful! I am very pleased with the quality of the turbo and the billet compressor wheel is very impressive. This should easily get me to my goals of around 500whp on pump 94/meth and around 650-700 on e85. Should be fun!

                                    In light of the new turbo, I decided why not just sell my headers, up-pipe, turbo, intake and downpipes as a whole kit and rebuild the whole thing from scratch. The header was the only part of the whole exhaust system that I hadn't built, so I figured I should change that. So if anyone is interested in it, let me know!

                                    I have also decided to powder coat my brake callipers, sway bars, control arms, knuckles and coilover springs. Why not right!

                                    So right now the car is sitting in pieces in the garage with a sexy s300 waiting to be installed. I will be ordering all of the fab materials this weekend and fabrication will start shortly there after.




                                     




                                    And here's a cool wheel set that we finished up at the shop today.


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                                      Can't wait to see this thing next summer. Sounds like it's going to be a nutty ride


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                                        Originally posted by Igor
                                        Can't wait to see this thing next summer. Sounds like it's going to be a nutty ride


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                                        Thanks Igor! She should be pretty spicy this year! I would like to drive it quite a bit and hit up the Drivens in Calgary and Edmonton this year too.
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                                          Update:

                                          As usual, my projects get out of control.

                                          My fab materials have all arrived and I have almost completed all of the piping. I decided to keep my tomei EL headers and modifiy them instead of building a set from scratch this go around. I cut the clumsy 3 bolt up pipe flange off and welded on a 2.25" v-band instead. Makes assembly a ton easier. I then made my up-pipe out of 2" sch10 304L with a cnc'd t4 turbo flange. It turned out great! Very happy with how the large turbo sits.









                                          I then went to work on the down pipe. I ended making in shorter than normal because I decided to add a 12" removable v-banded Vibrant resonator to tune the exhaust note a bit. The ease of install and removal with everything being v-banded is really quite the time saver!!! I then slightly modified my aluminum exhaust slightly to fit with the new piping. I bought an aluminum v-band flange that I tossed on the lathe to machine out an inner lip so it would seat nicely with the male lip of the resonator.






                                          Now I just have to build my new unique intake setup and things should sing quite nicely. This is where things are getting carried away even more than normal. I will list it in point form so that I don't ramble on forever. I also welded a 4" aluminum v-band flange to the compressor cover inlet and a 90 degree elbow to the outlet.







                                          Here is a neat comparison of new vs old.



                                          -doing abs delete and brake line tuck
                                          -shaving engine bay
                                          -possibly paint interior shell
                                          -fabricate new coolant overflow and washer fluid
                                          -new clutch
                                          -tuck bay in general
                                          -hood exit ewg (the way the ewg is mounted, it is easily spun around and it can be run under the car if I want)
                                          -hoodscoop delete
                                          -and a million other miscellaneous things
                                          -powder coat swaybars, brake calipers, coil springs, turbo
                                          -Buy MapDccd
                                          -ceramic coat turbine housing, up-pipe, down-pipe, dump tube

                                          Also while I was removing my calipers I was lucky enough to tear the threads out of 4 holes and snap a bolt off in the 5th. That's a project for later haha.

                                          I also bought a new steering wheel and am just waiting on my new hub to arrive for install. I will see if I can modify it to integrate my cruise control.



                                          Its going to be a very busy winter.
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                                            Wow haha, thats awesome! When are you gonna start calling this thing a track monster, street machine doesn't do it justice anymore lol!
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                                              Update Time!

                                              As usual, I was under the crunch to get the car back together before heading to Calgary for the tune/Driven. The bay shave/tuck was extremely time consuming but it is also very satisfying now that it is completed. I then had one hell of a time with my brake lines. I tried hard lines at the beginning that were a nickel/copper alloy but couldn't for the life of me make a good double flare. I then decided to quit dicking around and bought all AN lines for the front of the car. Everything is tucked so no brake likes are visible in the bay other than the 2 right off the master cylinder. I also decided to switch the color of my powder coated cr2p's from a heavily flaked black to a very cool chameleon lemon lime. I am much happier with this color and it looks great with my powder coated and rebuilt calipers!

                                              Once it was all together I drove gently around the city to break in the new clutch before seeing sunny. Soon after, it was time to load the car onto the trailer and head to Calgary for a busy few days. We showed up at Vex/Airboy Tuning 2 days before Driven for what I was hoping to be a quicker tuning session that last time. That wasn't the case. We started with having to remove both bumpers to properly strap down the car, then the tires were too soft so we nascar style swapped them over to another set that Sunny had. Then if that wasn't enough, we started having fuel pressure issues. We ended up replacing the FPR, fuel filter and fuel pump. Finally the fuel pressure was rock solid! Each pull was gaining around 40whp and the grin on my face grew. We finished up at around 10:30 pm with 506whp and 430wtq, but sadly we were still just a meager 3whp away from the dyno's Subaru record of 509 whp. Sad I know. Everyone was extremely surprised by the power it made and I was extremely pleased haha. We unloaded the car, reassembled it, chatted with the shop guys for a while and then took the car out for a midnight drive to see what a true 500whp Subaru is like. Needless to say, its pretty darn fun. It even shoots flames out of the hood, which the child in me absolutely loves. The turbo definetly takes some work to spool, but I like it actually. Allows me to drive like a normal person until I really want the power. Plus a rev to 8k which makes it great.

                                              Then came Driven 2 days later. It was pretty much a mad dash to clean the car since is hadn't had a wash since November. The show was amazing and there were many amazing cars there. I was lucky enough to be awarded Best Subaru in Show, even without any sort of entertainment system what-so-ever. It was a great feeling!

                                              Now we are back in Brandon, planning the next round of mods to come! Cough Cough standalone/ethanol/650-700whp

                                              Now for some pictures.





























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