68 Ghia WRX

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Re: 68 Ghia WRX

Post by Evil_Fiz » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:34 pm

Any chance of getting the earlier pictures back? All the older picture links are dead.

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Re: 68 Ghia WRX

Post by surfbeetle » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:18 pm

Evil_Fiz wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:34 pm
Any chance of getting the earlier pictures back? All the older picture links are dead.
A while back there was a system upgrade that caused all of the picture links to break. I asked the admin about this and there wasn't much they were able to do. On my build thread, I ended up going back in and redoing all of the photos.
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Re: 68 Ghia WRX

Post by dlamyle » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:17 pm

I can't bring myself to attempt such a feat as Surfbeetle but here's a link to a Flickr album with almost all the photos I've taken over the years. They are in no particular order but each one supposedly says a thousand words...
https://www.flickr.com/gp/104665862@N04/Z1tJ3S
1968 Karmann Ghia , 'JDM EJ205, 5spd Subarugears w/OBX LSD, Blouch 16g XTR, Killer B Headers, DW 750cc, Meth Inj, Cobb AP w/Mach V 22psi Dyno tune (332whp)
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=143547
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Re: 68 Ghia WRX

Post by surfbeetle » Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:25 am

Yeah, it was a bit of a pain but at the time, my build thread was the highest viewed thread with sixty thousand + views and I figured it would help everyone who was interested in doing a conversion.
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Re: 68 Ghia WRX

Post by panel » Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:09 pm

Looks like you've gone through a couple of changes with your crank pulleys and you header tanks ?
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Re: 68 Ghia WRX

Post by dlamyle » Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:29 am

panel wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:09 pm
Looks like you've gone through a couple of changes with your crank pulleys and you header tanks ?
Yeah...I wish I had a better reason for changing both of those items but truthfully, I swapped out the spendy crank pulley to color match the well overpriced throttle body that I changed so I could fab a better throttle pulley. The ridiculously overpriced header tank was just to de-clutter the engine bay a bit. Fact, for the price of the Cobb crank pulley, Boomba throttle body and Killer B upper coolant tank I could buy a full JDM Ej20. And none of those item really add any performance! I could almost build a second car with all the parts I've swapped :oops: :idea:
1968 Karmann Ghia , 'JDM EJ205, 5spd Subarugears w/OBX LSD, Blouch 16g XTR, Killer B Headers, DW 750cc, Meth Inj, Cobb AP w/Mach V 22psi Dyno tune (332whp)
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=143547
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Re: 68 Ghia WRX

Post by dlamyle » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:40 am

Revisited my scoop design to tie in with my new radiator position. I still have over 4 inches of clearance which gets me above the legal speed bump height. Should be fine as long as I don't brake too late. Not really a fan of where my hood pin cables are so that will get another go. My two little girls call her "the speedy car")
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1968 Karmann Ghia , 'JDM EJ205, 5spd Subarugears w/OBX LSD, Blouch 16g XTR, Killer B Headers, DW 750cc, Meth Inj, Cobb AP w/Mach V 22psi Dyno tune (332whp)
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Re: 68 Ghia WRX

Post by panel » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:57 pm

Why did I think your front end had less fender gap ?
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Re: 68 Ghia WRX

Post by dlamyle » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:58 am

panel wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:57 pm
Why did I think your front end had less fender gap ?
Maybe you saw my car while I was braking hard with a full tank of fuel. That entire gap disappears real fast! I have a set of shredded tires laying around that gave their lives so I could determine when to stop trimming. The issue is wide tires. I had to add wheel spacers to get more steering so now the tires sit slightly outside the fender lip. I take function over form in situations like this.
1968 Karmann Ghia , 'JDM EJ205, 5spd Subarugears w/OBX LSD, Blouch 16g XTR, Killer B Headers, DW 750cc, Meth Inj, Cobb AP w/Mach V 22psi Dyno tune (332whp)
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=143547
https://www.youtube.com/user/dlamyle1/videos

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