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Postby jamescd » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:18 pm

bigBADbenny wrote:I can’t even comment, its just so awesome!!! :P


Damn, that's one hell of a compliment coming from you!

I have also finished my fire extinguisher bracket.
I welded it together (not the best welds, but they are strong)
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Grinded the welds flat and curved all the corners
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A few coats of paint
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I left it to dry overnight, then attached the extinguisher bracket with some M5 bolts and nylon locking nuts.
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And finally installed it in the car, pretty happy with how it turned out to be honest, and the seat still has its full range of motion.
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This morning I also decided that it was time to finally change my blown headlight bulb.
Bulb out, uh oh.
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That's not just a new bulb fix.
Fortunately I had a light laying around which I scavenged the ballast from, it looked a bit water damaged though, so I wasn't sure if it would work.
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The one in the car looked great which was a little annoying.
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But, despite how iffy it looked, I put it in the car and it worked!
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I also changed my driver's side brake light as that was out.
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Re: Member Profile - James' GT spec B Wagon - GTB013

Postby bigBADbenny » Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:33 pm

Yeah nar, both my igniters (sockets) went out at around 220klm. Same same: toasted.
I guess next time I’ll just crimp new ones to the old ballast with a few layers of heatshrink...
Well once my stash of spares runs out :P

That bracket looks to be inspired by one I developed with Kap: should work on the drivers side too ;)
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Postby jamescd » Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:44 pm

I wasn't expecting to have an update this soon, but something that I have been waiting for for ages has arrived.
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It came with rears too, I just didn't get any photos of them.

I wasted absolutely no time in ripping out the old seats.

These seats don't have a side airbag, so I have done the 3.3ohm resistor mod
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The new seats don't have a memory function (never used it anyway), which meant that the plugs are different.
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Nothing some crimp connectors couldn't fix (still wanted to be able to unplug the seat if needed)
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Now for some glamour shots.
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Now to find some blue suede to do my door cards with.
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Postby bigBADbenny » Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:06 pm

Gen4 postfl rally seats?
Some special jdm model?
They looks grouse!
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Postby Miboosta » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:39 am

Nice updates!

Is the extinguisher required to be positioned like this for track events?
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Re: Member Profile - James' GT spec B Wagon - GTB013

Postby jamescd » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:41 am

They're from a preFL (so they are tons more supportive than my old seats), and they came out of a JDM Legacy WR (world rally) limited.
I've had my eye on them for ages, but finally bit the bullet, and they look even better than I was hoping.
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Postby applegeek897 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:48 am

That's sick dude, I don't know of anyone else running them Aus, super cool. I love how with your build you're doing things a little differently to everyone else, just like with the brake set up! Great stuff as always.
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Re: Member Profile - James' GT spec B Wagon - GTB013

Postby jamescd » Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:06 pm

applegeek897 wrote:That's sick dude, I don't know of anyone else running them Aus, super cool. I love how with your build you're doing things a little differently to everyone else, just like with the brake set up! Great stuff as always.


Haha you say that, but I discovered after installing my seats that there is another guy in Aus running these seats... And the same Wedssport SA-15R as me. @_Allnighter on instagram, not sure if he's on here.
However I am trying to keep things a little different, but mainly I'm just going with what I like the look and feel of.
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Re: Member Profile - James' GT spec B Wagon - GTB013

Postby jamescd » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:27 pm

Recently while driving I have been getting smoke from the engine bay. I had a chance to have a bit of a look and saw this:
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I figured it was most likely the rocker cover gaskets, but could also be the turbo/AVCS line. I ordered the rocker parts from partsouq and I also have fittings and hose to make a new oil feed line.

My rocker stuff arrived and I tackled it on the weekend.
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I didn't take many photos, but the old gaskets were incredibly brittle
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New bolts, because why not.
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I put the new ones in and put RTV on the required sections and then put the rocker cover back on
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When taking the cover off one of the breather lines was super perished and when taking it off it snapped.
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Luckily I had plenty of hose laying around, so I've replaced that section. I also got rid of the awful spring clamps
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Nothing hugely exciting, but it has fixed my oil leak.


I also had my fuel harness and air pump relay recalls done today. Then I got my car scrutineered for the Lufra hillclimb this Saturday. Be interesting to see how it goes.
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Re: Member Profile - James' GT spec B Wagon - GTB013

Postby jamescd » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:29 pm

Alright, a bit of an update.

Did the hillclimb, and it was great fun. Too fun in fact, I did quite poorly in terms of points due to consistently driving too quickly.
The car performed well throughout the day without any issues, and the suspension felt incredible.
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In slightly more exciting news modwise, I bought a full rotated turbo setup.
Big FMIC
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GTX3076R
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It was a mostly straightforward install, just a few small things that were annoying.
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I also installed my braided oil line at the same time
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There were a few leaks to deal with when I first installed it, but they are now sorted.
The biggest problem at the moment is that it's quite loud... See below
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I'm taking it in to have a piece made up on Monday, then I just need to sort a tune out. Hopefully I can have it all going well next week as on that Saturday is a dyno day and it would be great to see what it makes.
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Postby bigBADbenny » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:04 am

MOG :shock:
Going big or going home lol.
Are you keeping boost at a sensible limit, or sending it?
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Postby jamescd » Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:12 am

I'll be running a maximum of 14psi to start with, the previous owner of the turbo kit ran it at that and saw 220-230kw atw. That was also on a stock block.
I'll turn it up once a new engine is in.
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Postby bigBADbenny » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:37 am

Brilliant!
Dayam, what engine?
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Re: Member Profile - James' GT spec B Wagon - GTB013

Postby jamescd » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:22 pm

Plans are still loose-ish, but the general idea is:
Closed deck
Forged pistons (99.75)
Forged rods
STI forged crank
ARP 625 head studs
Some head work, unsure about cams at this point, and depends on sourcing a set of heads.
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Re: Member Profile - James' GT spec B Wagon - GTB013

Postby jamescd » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:32 pm

A couple more parts arrived yesterday

PSR silicon throttle body hose
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Torque Solutions Turbo Blanket
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And an AEM Wideband kit (to be fitted soon)
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I also have a Perrin alternator cover to fit

It seems to have finally stopped leaking, and I'm slowly tuning it, but so far impressions are good
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