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> PorSTi Project Thread…, Well that was fun, time to make some upgrades!
mepstein
post May 11 2018, 05:12 AM
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QUOTE(Mueller @ May 10 2018, 11:58 PM) *

That is a nice beefy intercooler. I'm afraid to look up that -AN fitting to see how much those puppies cost!


$25-35. doesn't seem bad.
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post May 11 2018, 06:17 AM
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QUOTE(mepstein @ May 11 2018, 07:12 AM) *

QUOTE(Mueller @ May 10 2018, 11:58 PM) *

That is a nice beefy intercooler. I'm afraid to look up that -AN fitting to see how much those puppies cost!


$25-35. doesn't seem bad.


I am using Vibrant fittings with the locking ferrule, still under $50. Well worth it to avoid wrestling with squished and baked on hoses any time I want to work on anything.

That intercooler will be on the chopping block this winter. Water/air like I did on Grey is the way to go.
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post May 11 2018, 07:18 AM
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QUOTE(mepstein @ May 11 2018, 04:12 AM) *

QUOTE(Mueller @ May 10 2018, 11:58 PM) *

That is a nice beefy intercooler. I'm afraid to look up that -AN fitting to see how much those puppies cost!


$25-35. doesn't seem bad.


Till you have to buy 8 of them to make them work... My fuel lines are AN10 and AN6. You would have thought that E85 compatible nylon braided fuel lines in black would have been the expensive part, no way.. fittings themselves F'in killed me.


I am confident my next project involving hoses and lines is going to have a LOT more solid line connections. I think its cleaner and more stout.
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post May 11 2018, 07:35 AM
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I like it, looking good.

Andrew if you can pull it off, solid lines are the only way to go. You will still have expenses, flare tooling for the proper flare on the tube. Or tubing beaders to make the proper end on the tube. Don't forget all the audial clamps you will ned to properly support the tube. Sheet metal tabs bent over the a tube isolated in rubber is how the factory solved the issue. I prefer Andial clamps, each their own. You still have fitting costs in transitions from moving to solid parts. Weld on bungs are nice, but still $$ in fitting costs, and TIG time. Just depends on the level of what your building and willing to accept.

Vibrant Performance Fittings (IMG:style_emoticons/default/w00t.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wub.gif) Scott you just moved that build to the big leagues.

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post May 11 2018, 07:52 AM
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QUOTE(914forme @ May 11 2018, 09:35 AM) *

I like it, looking good.

Andrew if you can pull it off, solid lines are the only way to go. You will still have expenses, flare tooling for the proper flare on the tube. Or tubing beaders to make the proper end on the tube. Don't forget all the audial clamps you will ned to properly support the tube. Sheet metal tabs bent over the a tube isolated in rubber is how the factory solved the issue. I prefer Andial clamps, each their own. You still have fitting costs in transitions from moving to solid parts. Weld on bungs are nice, but still $$ in fitting costs, and TIG time. Just depends on the level of what your building and willing to accept.

Vibrant Performance Fittings (IMG:style_emoticons/default/w00t.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wub.gif) Scott you just moved that build to the big leagues.


I use Vibrant AN stuff because it is generally cheaper than Earls, etc. $20-$30 cheaper in AN20!

I will be transitioning to hard line through the tunnel. You can see the weld bung in the fitting picture above. Plus you have to add the AN bungs on the engine and radiator side. Loads of TIG time in my near future.
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QUOTE(914forme @ May 11 2018, 09:35 AM) *

I like it, looking good.

Andrew if you can pull it off, solid lines are the only way to go. You will still have expenses, flare tooling for the proper flare on the tube. Or tubing beaders to make the proper end on the tube. Don't forget all the audial clamps you will ned to properly support the tube. Sheet metal tabs bent over the a tube isolated in rubber is how the factory solved the issue. I prefer Andial clamps, each their own. You still have fitting costs in transitions from moving to solid parts. Weld on bungs are nice, but still $$ in fitting costs, and TIG time. Just depends on the level of what your building and willing to accept.

Vibrant Performance Fittings (IMG:style_emoticons/default/w00t.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wub.gif) Scott you just moved that build to the big leagues.


I use Vibrant AN stuff because it is generally cheaper than Earls, etc. $20-$30 cheaper in AN20!

I will be transitioning to hard line through the tunnel. You can see the weld bung in the fitting picture above. Plus you have to add the AN bungs on the engine and radiator side. Loads of TIG time in my near future.

where do you purchase your vibrant fittings?
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post May 11 2018, 07:30 PM
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QUOTE(mepstein @ May 11 2018, 11:12 AM) *

where do you purchase your vibrant fittings?


Lately Summit, but Jegs has them too.
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post May 14 2018, 09:10 PM
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Tom (the owner of Grey) and his son stopped by the garage this weekend to check up on the project and install some parts that will make test driving it less troublesome. It was great to have them in the shop and I took advantage of the extra hands to install the rear bumper. I wanted to make sure that it fit with the fiberglass fenders...looks like it does.

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Now I can make the fiberglass bumper fit to match.
The flares were installed purely to allow wider tires but damn do they look good too!

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On with real work. I got out the plasma cutter to help me slice through the various layers of the a-pillar chunk. In the end it came down to the spot welds along the flange and the two mig welds colored in black.

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Nice piece to put back on the car.
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Just a small area at the bottom to fix.
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Hack off the rusty crap
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post May 14 2018, 10:49 PM
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Keep it up! Looking good!
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post May 15 2018, 08:19 PM
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I called my backup plan for front passenger fender parts today and he agreed to let me hack up one of his yard cars. If that fails I am sure he will have a nice $$ fender in the building. That good news combined with confirmation from the power team (my parents) that they will come down again for Memorial weekend to help grind through some more tasks gave me the confidence to kick off the performance upgrades.

First step was to disconnect the cooling lines from the engine and make a terrible mess. I rewarded myself by yanking my least favorite part on the car. My cobbled together intake with all of the recirc connections behind the MAF. We don't need no MAF where we are going (will actually keep it in the intake temporarily to help with the speed density tuning). Yes, that is a copper plumbing elbow (IMG:style_emoticons/default/barf.gif)

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I also enjoyed cutting the never to be used again hose clamped fuel lines.
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great progress, suby plumbing is complicated and hard to keep clean. I want to emphasize the importance of a updated breather system on a hot-rodded suby. If you have time try to study up on the big turbo applications. The simply way is a catchcan but it really means a lot closer check of the oil level in the pan on every filup. the hot oil breaks down and goes out the exhaust and also into the catchcan. a lot of suby motors went bad from low thin oil. the thing with a turbo is the lower pressure or vaccum below boost and then the pressure in the intake at boost. one sign of too much crankcase pressure is the dipstick rising in the tube after a hard run. you have gone to a lot of nice high tech parts so don't leave the breather stuff out. also the longer the breather lines the better to keep the oil in the sump.
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Engine is out and upgrades are in progress. It is amazing how much can be accomplished when not fitting body sections.

Took 360 pictures of the starting point just for fun.
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I picked up a earlier cooling cross over because it has fewer connections to deal with. The heater core outlet has been plugged but decided that I would hook it back up using an AN setup that is on Grey. The hole is perfect size for 3/8 NPT!
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First AN cooling fitting. AN all the things.
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TGV Deletes installed. So much cleaner than the EOM setup. I will tuck the wires under fuel railes to clean it up a bit more.
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Two of Subaru's crappiest ideas all in one...TGV's and side feed injectors.
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Threw on the top of the intake to start fitting/routing.

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The fuel pressure regulator is huge but I think that I found a good place to mount it. Just have to make sure the ethanol sensor will also fit.

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