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    Great pics as always Fladric!!!

    only 40 cm? we got 80cm in one day last friday that was funny. Not even with the hakkapelitta tyres there was grip

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    What this ^^^^^ guy said. Living the dream.
    What's an "RX" if you dont have a "W"! HeHe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumi_SPC View Post
    Great pics as always Fladric!!!

    only 40 cm? we got 80cm in one day last friday that was funny. Not even with the hakkapelitta tyres there was grip
    Haha, that is alot Got another 30 cm this weekend, I can't stop laughing

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyg View Post
    What this ^^^^^ guy said. Living the dream.
    Thanks! Just wish I had more time, work takes too much time from my hobbies
    "If in doubt, flat out"
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    Hi everyone!

    Long time no see!

    Been way too long since the last update, have been pretty busy so haven't found the time to update... Will get better I swear!

    Repaired the damage and got to the race.



    On site with the new front bumper.

    Pretty quickly i discovered that I still had temperature problems... Let the car cool down and took a sniff in the coolant tank. Baam. Exhaust smell and small bubbles!

    HeAdGaSkEt?!

    Went home and removed the engine, again.



    Removed the heads and found this:









    Broken head gasket and some detonation in one cylinder! Flow tested the injectors and the one on the damaged cylinder flowed bad, guess thats the detonation.



    Turbo gasket was pretty bad too!

    Sent the heads to be refurbished (turned out the were good so just got them resurfaced) and I sanded down the sharp edges on the piston that was bad and slapped it into the block again.

    Bought new parts and assembled the engine again.





    While the egine was out I cleaned the clutch fork, release bearing and the snout where it rest and gave them a good grease up again! Hopefully my clutch will operate smoother than it did

    Mounted the engine in the car and started it up with new fluids, worked like a charm!

    Before the next race i decided to replace my old rear subframe with a new, refurbished one from a newage STI!
    New paint and new bushings.





    Shiny

    That last race I did was a hillclimb event that I have done a few times before, lovely race!

    3 runs and counting the fastest time.



    On site before the race.


    Race went really well! Got really consistent times and made an improvement on my own tiem from last year with a little more than 2 seconds
    Car felt really well with the new rear bushings and subframe.
    Finished 2nd overall with 35 entrants. Very happy

    Some clips from the race:

    Run 1 incar:

    https://youtu.be/nCkCpumYKk4

    Run 2 incar

    https://youtu.be/0yRDYSV7Gyo

    Run 3 incar

    https://youtu.be/dybE0L3dYhA

    From the outside, run 2 (I think):

    https://youtu.be/07Q-zmrt274

    Nice thing was also that the temp kept stable during the whole day. Low and nice, lika a stock Legacy Turbo!

    Soon race time again, this weekend. Have started prepping the car to prevent dust from coming into the car, huge problems last year if you remember
    Will block all holes I can find and hope it is enough. Have been raining for a few days (got 40 mm yeasterday) so dust won't be a problem I hope!

    On other news, I bought another gen 1 Legacy Turbo This time a sedan, not tip top shape but pretty rust free and cheap








    I also got a deal on two EZ30 engines I couldn't resist I think one will go into one of my gen 1 Legacy Turbo wagons I have sitting that is missing it's engine.



    NA and E85 with some good headers would be pretty fun and different in a gen 1 I think

    That is all for now folks!
    "If in doubt, flat out"
    Colin Mcrae

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    nice one always enjoy these updates...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rslib72 View Post
    nice one always enjoy these updates...
    ^^^^^ What this guy said. So many old Subaru's I've lost count pages ago.
    What's an "RX" if you dont have a "W"! HeHe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rslib72 View Post
    nice one always enjoy these updates...
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyg View Post
    ^^^^^ What this guy said. So many old Subaru's I've lost count pages ago.
    Hehe, nearly me too Currently I have 11 gen 1 Legacy Turbo's...
    "If in doubt, flat out"
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    11?! That’s awesome. When are you opening up a dealership of older Subaru’s??

    Keep the updates and pics coming as they happen ;)

    Cheers

    Bennie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fladric View Post
    Hehe, nearly me too Currently I have 11 gen 1 Legacy Turbo's...


    Thanks for all the updates and congrats on the race! I usually lurk this thread as I'm sure many others do, thought I should drop a comment this time!

    Hope the race on the weekend went well and look forward to seeing any updates on the new builds/projects!

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    Quote Originally Posted by El_Freddo View Post
    11?! That’s awesome. When are you opening up a dealership of older Subaru’s??

    Keep the updates and pics coming as they happen ;)

    Cheers

    Bennie
    Haha, selling some stuff already so one might call me dealer

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    Thanks for all the updates and congrats on the race! I usually lurk this thread as I'm sure many others do, thought I should drop a comment this time!

    Hope the race on the weekend went well and look forward to seeing any updates on the new builds/projects!
    Nice, thanks for the comment!


    A bit of a disapointing weekend, engine failure...

    Only ran half the first stage before it happened, guessing a piston! Running on 3 cylinders and low oil pressure...

    Well, was waiting for this to happen but hoped it would hold up a bit longer

    I have already started collecting parts for a new build, thinking a built CDB, V1/2 STI RA heads (got a lead on a set), top feed injector conversion and E85 this time

    Will be updating with the engine build as we go!





    Two pics after the finish, loaded on the trailer.

    Got atleast some incar footage to show you, I had a decent pace in the middle of the stage before the engine let go...

    https://youtu.be/BPbwKl1APQQ

    Nearly more concerned that I didn't get to finish the race than I am about building a new engine. The car was feeling really nice and I think the second loop of stages would have been really fun

    Well, now I need to focus on the next big event instead, Swedish Champoinship is coming to a city near me next year in February so that is my goal.
    Need to have the car up and running preferrably before the new year so I have time for some practice

    Updates will come!
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    Bugger mate! Better than a rod through the block so that’s sort of a win...

    All the best with the prep for the February event!

    Cheers

    Bennie

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    Quote Originally Posted by El_Freddo View Post
    Bugger mate! Better than a rod through the block so that’s sort of a win...

    All the best with the prep for the February event!

    Cheers

    Bennie
    Yeah, could have been worse I feel If you check at around 8:21 in the clip I posted, that's when I realise that there is definitely something wrong with the engine.
    Lost some power when going into that corner and went wide, thankfully it worked out

    Thanks! Kind of looking forward to the built, should be pretty fun!
    Now it's also a good time to fix small things I have been worried about, like my current injectors and some electrial stuff around the engine.
    "If in doubt, flat out"
    Colin Mcrae

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    Awesome trailer, what’s the top made out of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxredute View Post
    Awesome trailer, what’s the top made out of?
    Thanks! Aluminium, pretty normal here in Sweden Empty it weighs around 540 kg, loading capacity is 2460 kg!
    It has a hydraulic tilt so easy to load the car
    "If in doubt, flat out"
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