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Post by PressY4Pie » Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:30 pm

curios to see you coolant lines. got any more pics?

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Post by ryans88gt » Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:02 pm

I need to take some more pics of the car in general now that it is *finished* I see if I can get some of the coolant plumbing.

Got the tune pretty well squared away. Its probably as fast as I expected... or faster. Kinda scary a little bit.

Surprised at the traction. I need to set the toe in and figure out why one of the disc brakes is working much better than the other... but 2 liters of turbo action is fantastic.

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Post by GS guy » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:54 pm

Awesome you got it running and driving! How are you triggering the IC fans - MS output? Sounds like the A-A IC is working well on your set-up, even sort of buried in the engine compartment like it is. Does it have any natural airflow?

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Post by ryans88gt » Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:55 pm

GS guy wrote:Awesome you got it running and driving! How are you triggering the IC fans - MS output? Sounds like the A-A IC is working well on your set-up, even sort of buried in the engine compartment like it is. Does it have any natural airflow?
IC fans are triggered using one of the programmable outputs in MS extra coding. I use the WLED output to trigger when either air temp is above 125C or MAP is above 120kPa. Seems to work pretty well. Must get some air flow. I have the fans blowing down using the natural beetle air flow from top to bottom.

I am actually really happy with how easy the microsquirt was to tune and get dialed in.

Biggest surprise to me was how good of traction a beetle gets with ~200 hp and 165 wide tires. I have barely had them brake loose at all.

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Post by GS guy » Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:25 pm

Hope you meant 125F there! 125C seems a tad on the high side for IAT! :-)

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Post by ryans88gt » Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:38 am

yeah you got me, I did mean 125 F

I have only seen as high as 110F, unless the car is sitting idling or on a hot start.

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Post by panel » Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:24 am

ryans88gt I guess it's almost time for a walk around video and a driving video eh ?

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Post by ryans88gt » Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:35 pm

yeah sorry guys, I had to put the car in storage for a few weeks. Working on moving locations... and I may decide to paint the car.

I will get a video at some point soon.

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Post by ryans88gt » Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:46 am

http://s249.photobucket.com/user/ryans8 ... t=2&page=1

some photos of the final product now that I have completed my move to Atlanta. Drove it around a bit yesterday... runs great.

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Post by ryans88gt » Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:38 pm

Put some slots in the front apron. Drove it for 30 minutes at 90 F... rock solid at 190 F.

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Post by ryans88gt » Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:43 pm

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Its for sale

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Post by panel » Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:04 pm

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Post by GS guy » Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:32 am

ryans88gt,
I'm interested in the transaxle re-positioning you did to move the entire drivetrain forward.
I think I read you moved everything forward 2"? Did you have to make any modifications to the chassis or frame horns where the typical front mount goes? What kind of trans mount did end up using? Any pics of the finished set-up up by the "nose" of the trans? Did you have to run longer axles as I guess they're now angling forward from hubs to trans?

I really like your ideas on moving the engine forward to help clear the timing belt covers to bodywork. Much neater solution than hacking away all the rear sheet metal to get it to fit. A bonus is moving the CG a little further forward for improved handling.

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Post by ryans88gt » Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:42 pm

Sorry haven't checked here much recently. But the front mount, I cut out and used a weld in mid-mount. Also you have to shorten the shift rod, and clearance some of the fins on the front of the transmission case. All in all it's not too big of a deal and it all fit under the stock body work.

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Post by 56SemaRag » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:40 pm

ryans88gt wrote:
Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:48 am
Yeah, I know that one is questionable and I have read up on the subaru 5 speed adaptation and spent some time thinking about it. There are just a few issues I can't get over.

4) Strength - the subaru world will tell you that the 5 speed is barely adequate for 200 hp.

I am very easy on manual transmissions
This is info is based on the driver. I have 350+ going through my original 5MT w/ 116K miles and AWD at 3500 lbs. I don't baby it and I don't drag it. Scotty's cocktail is a must with these transmissions and has probably extended it's life. In the 2WD setup with light weight, the Suby 5 is a stout transmission.

I'd still rather have one 5 speed than three 4 speeds. Compare what Todd offers to a Berg 5 which struggles with 200 HP and it's a bargain.
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