68 Ghia WRX

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Re: 68 Ghia WRX

Post by Bonemaro » Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:34 pm

Nice. My Walbro is loud.
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Re: 68 Ghia WRX

Post by noslzzp » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:47 am

dlamyle wrote:I just want to say a quick thanks to ttriebler at Subarugears. I was a little worried about my transmission holding power before putting in their reversed ring and pinion. So after I clearanced the case and put it together myself, I was even more concerned. After seeing this trans perform on the dyno, I am thoroughly convinced this conversion has no ill effects on transmission strength.
Thanks Todd, Great product!
This is encouraging. You're at the top of the list in terms of HP so it's good to see some successful real world testing. Congrats on your numbers!!
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Re: 68 Ghia WRX

Post by ttriebler » Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:03 am

noslzzp wrote:
dlamyle wrote:I just want to say a quick thanks to ttriebler at Subarugears. I was a little worried about my transmission holding power before putting in their reversed ring and pinion. So after I clearanced the case and put it together myself, I was even more concerned. After seeing this trans perform on the dyno, I am thoroughly convinced this conversion has no ill effects on transmission strength.
Thanks Todd, Great product!
This is encouraging. You're at the top of the list in terms of HP so it's good to see some successful real world testing. Congrats on your numbers!!
I LOVE reading feedback like this - makes it all worth it, thanks for the praise. Any chance you could email me pics of your build so I could feature it on the Subarugears website and Facebook page?

Does this mean the emails from random people asking 'will your trans hold 8,700 hp from my fully bombed ej25 turbo' will stop? :D
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Re: 68 Ghia WRX

Post by dlamyle » Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:07 pm

ttriebler wrote:Any chance you could email me pics of your build so I could feature it on the Subarugears website and Facebook page?
Sure! I'll snap some pics after I clean up the engine compartment a bit.

Here's a video of a little boosting around. I wish that clacking sound at the begining was piston slap but I fear its rod knock. Engine had 160k when I installed it and made the same noise before, during and after the tune (Shop said it sounded like rod knock and had some issues tuning around it). You can only hear it as I begin to accelerate then its gone or drowned out. It does fade when the engine is fully warmed. Think I will just run it till it goes pop. I have my EJ22T torn down and I am taking the case to a shop for prep work today. I don't need the extra cc's but it will give me a bit more torque for off boost driving and quicker spool up. Just some extra icing on my cake I guess. I'll detail the short block build here.

The Butt dyno says...
http://youtu.be/20NX9iT27BQ
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Re: 68 Ghia WRX

Post by ttriebler » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:14 am

Can't watch the video...youtube says it's set to private...
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Re: 68 Ghia WRX

Post by dlamyle » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:36 am

Fixed the video


The fuel tank modification I did is hitting a tie rod. I have an adjustable beam now but I'll have to switch over to dropped spindles to get more clearance from the linkage. I feel like I'm playing whack a mole!

Next little project is to get rid of the cables for the hood and deck lid.
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Re: 68 Ghia WRX

Post by panel » Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:15 pm

Too bad there is all that wind noise :cry:
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Re: 68 Ghia WRX

Post by ivwshane » Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:38 am

dlamyle wrote:
Next little project is to get rid of the cables for the hood and deck lid.
Can you provide the details when you do this mod? I want to do it too but I'm a visual learner;)



Nice vid! I love to see acceleration like that from a ghia:D

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Re: 68 Ghia WRX

Post by dlamyle » Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:33 pm

panel wrote:Too bad there is all that wind noise :cry:
Side effect of speed...Get used to it, once your conversion is done, you'll be able to go over 60mph too! :wink:
I'll see if I can mount the camera out of the wind in the next video.
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Re: 68 Ghia WRX

Post by surfbeetle » Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:54 pm

The video was very cool. Pardon my ignorance, I have a couple of questions about the camera you used. Is it a go pro or similar? How does it mount on the car? Also, can an external mic be added so the mic could be out of the wind?
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Re: 68 Ghia WRX

Post by dlamyle » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:21 pm

The camera mounted outside that day was just an old JVC Everio on a Ram-mount suctioned to the quarter window. No option for an external mic on the old ones but I think the new ones have it. I use a JVC Adixxion cam inside the car in a couple of the vids which is similar to the go-pro cameras.
Here's the Adixxion on the same mount
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Re: 68 Ghia WRX

Post by surfbeetle » Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:27 am

Very cool, thank you for posting this.
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Re: 68 Ghia WRX

Post by ttriebler » Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:12 am

Loving the chirp into second :-)
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Re: 68 Ghia WRX

Post by noslzzp » Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:12 pm

ttriebler wrote:Loving the chirp into second :-)
and third!.. ;)
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Re: 68 Ghia WRX

Post by KR250 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:28 pm

Great videos, it's encouraging to seeing a completed swap driving around. Looks like a blast. I have a few questions if you don't mind:

How does the car handle with the EJ205 vs. the stock VW engine? Any noticeable changes due to the added weight?

How do the 215 series tires hold up for traction in 1st and 2nd gear? I'm trying to figure out what I want to run and planning to flare the fenders and go wide, but only if needed.

Thanks!

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