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TonyAKAVW
post May 21 2005, 10:22 PM
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I have begun thinking about how to do the radiator frame. I am at this point going through many different ideas, but really until I get a radiator and see how it fits in, its all just ideas. One idea I still have is to make a frame for the radiator that attaches to the motor mount. In the end this will probably weigh a lot, be difficult to fabricate, especially around the interface to the firewall. I'll probably POR-15 the engine bay as much as possible now, then after the frame is done re-do those sections. There's a lot of bare metal...

My next project after the POR-15 will be figuring out what to do about wiring. I will be going a bit crazy with the wiring making it over-connectorized. I will probably have bulkhead conncetors at the firewall rather than having a wiring harness come through, as well as at the trunk wall. I'm going to give myself plenty of extra wiring so that I can add things in the future that I have not yet anticipated. I also want built-in engine bay lights so that its easier to work in there. When the engine lid opens, the lights will come on. Should make it easier to debug when I'm on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere.

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post May 21 2005, 10:29 PM
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here is a cheap and easy way to get engine bay light... get one of the ricer light kits and install it on the firewall with a small switch that is a nc contact that gets released when the engine lid is up. this would cost about 20 bucks or so to do.

as for a bulk head connector, if you do that make sure it is not behind the radiator, for access reasons. also a good source for a connector is an early suby firewall connector they are like 26 pins and the pins are available new

edit: i would still do the radiator mounting now, so you dont have to move it later when you see it is in they way

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post May 22 2005, 12:40 AM
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QUOTE (scott thacher @ May 21 2005, 11:43 PM)
at the wcc tony was talking with me about going turbo, it would be faster but the cooling might not work with the radiator in the engine bay. after tony got a ride in my car he decided that thou the turbo would be nice the car is plenty fast enough with out it.

I was thinking about cooling today, the answer to all your cooling problems... ENGINE TIN.

If you could get tin back around there, you get alot more cooling, without a pooper scooper, I am pretty sure..

Even at lowish speeds, there is a massive disparity in air pressure, above and below. The ass of a teener is a kite.



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post May 22 2005, 11:35 AM
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Tony,
Keep the updates coming. I think the idea of a basically stock Suby engine will have a lot of appeal. If I could double the HP from my 1.7 and not take on a bunch of maintenance headaches I would sure give it some thought. I just want a REALLY fun driver. Don't race.

And I commend you for taking this project on in an apt. garage. I can barely turn around in my garage and I don't have to worry about pissing off the neighbors.

Good luck.
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post May 22 2005, 12:05 PM
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Michael J,
Check out Scott Thatcher's suby conversion for a done, stock, fun to drive one. He pioneered the mounting of the radiator in the engine bay infront of the engine, and proofed it buy driving it from MD to CA for the WCC05. If I had time (oh ya, and money) I would do oneof these for sure. Tony is just taking it a step further
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post May 31 2005, 11:29 AM
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Just a teaser. I got the engine home last night. Hopefully I'll have some pictures to post tonight.

I stopped by Jeff's place at about noon yesterday and we picked up the engine and put it into the trunk of the camry. It took a little work but it fit eventually. I had to take off the alternator, the coil pack, and the throttle body. It leaked some fluids into the trunk and scraped up the paint a bit, but it managed to survive about 350 miles.

I'm going to try and recruit some coworkers to help me lift out the engine tonight.

Pictures at 11.

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post Jun 1 2005, 01:17 AM
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In order to get the engine out of the car's trunk easily I removed the alternator, brackets, and the intake manifold/injector runners/throttlebody assembly aka "baby alien."

Its stunning how much the EJ25 looks like a type 4 engine, albeit 30 years more modern.

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post Jun 1 2005, 01:18 AM
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Baby Alien or a Four legged spider??


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post Jun 1 2005, 01:18 AM
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Bright blue powder coated rice. That must be good for like 50 HP.


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post Jun 1 2005, 01:18 AM
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Needs a new timing belt cover. Probably a good opportunity to put on a new timing belt.


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post Jun 1 2005, 01:19 AM
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The Business End.


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post Jun 1 2005, 05:55 PM
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Intake port. Having only ever taken apart a type 4 engine it was interesting to see how the port is split into two and how the injector has two outlets at a corresponding angle as well.

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post Jun 1 2005, 06:55 PM
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Awesome pictures man! Keep em comin! (IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif)
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post Jun 2 2005, 02:37 AM
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I began the task of undoing the wiring harness tonight. It appears there are basically three sections to it. One that appears to be mostly within the engine bay, one for the dash area and another that I haven't yet figured out. The person who pulled the harness out was good enough to label a bunch of the conectors with what they went to. This was helpful in determining which harness does what (in general). I'm going to have to find a schematic somewhere, but this seems doable. A few conenctors will need replacing and a few wires will need splicing due to a small amount of damage during the acident that killed the car.

Its a bit premature to be doing this, but it looks like its going to be a fairly time consuming task. I believe one of the important things to do is come up with a new schematic for the electrical system of my car, as it appears it will be quite different than stock.

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post Jun 2 2005, 05:39 AM
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Hey tony, don't forget the timing belt is partly shredded. You definitely want to replace that before you put the engine in the car.

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post Jun 2 2005, 06:27 AM
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I've just noticed something strange: why does the engine have one plastic timing and the other one metal? iirc the early ej25's had dohc with plastic timing gears, but don't know much about the late sohc...
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post Jun 2 2005, 10:48 AM
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Just a little something for youre informaiton, might give you a few ideas. Keep up the great work.

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post Jun 2 2005, 10:59 AM
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Interesting mount. Will you be able to get the shift rod through there? (IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/html/emoticons/idea.gif)
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post Jun 2 2005, 11:01 AM
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cannot use stock shifter linkage with TonyC's design...

The car pictured above is now going to use a single turbo with a WRX header I believe, so the front bar might be able to be modified to make room for the shift linkage....

a slight miscommunication between Jon and Tony...opps (IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/html/emoticons/wink.gif)
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post Jun 2 2005, 11:06 AM
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Glad to see that someone has information on this converstion as I dont. I just came across the pic's and thought you might be able to make use of them.

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