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seventune

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seventune last won the day on January 9

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About seventune

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    Claygate, Surrey
  • Subaru Model
    2.35ltr V5 STI
  1. 2.35ltr STI 5 Build.

    Not a problem.... to be honest if this wasn't the kind of thing I did for a living it would be a very different car... A curious black box turned up this morning.... What's inside??? The comes the question... near or far.... have to say I think it's close for me.... means the dash moves with the height adjustment on the steering colum..... Near:
  2. 2.35ltr STI 5 Build.

    I might have just bought a dash!!
  3. 2.35ltr STI 5 Build.

    The pesky interior.... lots to do here. The S6 I have isn't a plug and play. I didn't want too use the stock loom as it has issue so a full new engine loom is required and I shall do that bit soon. The aim here again along with the seat swap is too loose weight and make it all simple.... A vast strip back of the stock loom saved a huge 13kgs.... these is leaving the lights, wiper systems, front electric windows, steering rack controls and indicators. pretty much everything else has gone.... including the bulky air con unit and heater unit.... The heater is being replaced with a smaller much lighter unit.... so that's those gone: all this seemed very unnecessary: And this is what is left: with the heater unit /air con unit/wiring an over all saving of just under 21 kgs.... that'll do for now....
  4. 2.35ltr STI 5 Build.

    Playing around with aero ideas.... canards mainly... wanted something that might actually do some good but not look too daft.... With nothing about on the self to suit mine i set about it with the old fiber glass.... Test fit.... meds a bit of trimming etc...
  5. 2.35ltr STI 5 Build.

    If I'm honest I was going to do the wheels red but as everything with the skyline has unfolded I'm doing the wheels on that red (once I get around to buying new ones)....so I didn't want two cars with red rims... and like you say it's all preference not everyone is always going to like everything we do which is good becuase that's what makes all the projects different.... I'm not a huge fan of the actual wheel to be honest but they are so light compared to the Rotas I've left them on... they would look better with a more conventional 22b style wide body... The undertray works well but is heavy.... its a good template for future development.....
  6. 2.35ltr STI 5 Build.

    Thanks dude.... only buzzed them in with mig so they are not the prettiest! Not been able to do much on this since I've had my first operation... two more to go!!! Anyway I've been looking at the best way to finish off this little monster in a more efficient way which has led to lots of lists.... and who doesn't love a list :) In the mean time I've have been tinkering trying to finish the front end.... which led to the making of an undertray and sorting those vile chrome wheels out... For the undertray I have resorted to plywood becuase we all know that carbon fiber is ugly, heavy and gross ;) ;) .... has nothing to do with it being expensive at all.... so plywood it was.... I actually found a few intresting articles about using plywood in some applications on hill climbs cars.... it centered around the wood built on a frame has a bit more give in it if it bottoms out on undulating road circuits where ground carbon could simply crack it... but anyway... Template and pics below... ive ordered the rose joints and ally bar to support and adjust angle.... Frame work welded up; Fitted up just on little strips of metal for now until the fixing bits arrive.... Then we have the wheels.... pretty self explanatory.... silver base, purple and clearcoat...
  7. 2.35ltr STI 5 Build.

    Seat rail Sunday.....
  8. 2.35ltr STI 5 Build.

    Cheers dude, its slowly turning in to the car I want it to be :) The plan on the wastegate pipes id too run them both down the driver side where the stock down pipe would have been. They will go 2 to 1 further down and then join into the main exhaust somewhere under the rear seat area. I'm not a bit fan of dump pipes personally so back into the system for me.....
  9. 2.35ltr STI 5 Build.

    Minor alteration today as its still friggin' raining..... I wanted to change the pipe from the compressor to the intercooler. I had no particular issues with it under the inlet manifold but with the stock power steering pump being used going under the there with the PS pipe work makes more sense and there isn't room for both. Another aesthetic reason for changing the IC pipe is that it now runs along the same angles as the air box and also the Air filter pipe once I've made it... and we all like a little symmetry ever now and then I chopped the old pipe to save a bit of time and effort then cut come more Ti for the new section, once correct it go the heat applied to it so it matches the other pipe work, Welded up, and fitted up
  10. 2.35ltr STI 5 Build.

    Cheers guys, bit more scoob process but rain stop play so I couldn't et finished what I wanted too today. So air box is complete for the most part just needs some tidying up. There is one more hole to chop into it but I need to make the front duct first. The connecting pipe from turbo to air box also still needs to be made but I'm waiting on material for that. I also set about the interior. Well first stages. So carpet and stock seats out along with a few more unnecessary bits. Also knocked out the sound deadening. There is some still to remove in the boot and some more on the bulk head but I will tackle that when I pull the dash out. Test fit of the Sparcos too. Air box: Then the interior: LOADS TO DO!!!!!
  11. 2.35ltr STI 5 Build.

    As I mentioned before with the turbo still being located at the rear of the engine bay but now facing the opposite was a new air box was needed. I/m still going to use a B&M cone filter with cold feeds but just inside a box to try and limit heat soak into the filter. Where the original front mount used to be there is a hole through, and also where I had located the electric PS pump (no longer using) there is also a hole that can be used. Once all that is in I will pull the front bumper off and make a duct from there also leading to the filter box. So with 3 entry points and the B&M its about the best I can do with it. I thought I had some 4" ally pipe, turned out I didn't so I rolled a short piece just to mount the filter in side; this will protrude the rear of the box where the Titanium pipe will link the box to the compressor cover, so this is where it is so far.... Filter and the 4" ally tube Then the mock to get the sizing and the Sheet metal tacked. There is a scallop around the filler cap so you can get it on and off without messing about so that still need to be cut and shaped...
  12. 2.35ltr STI 5 Build.

    Much better
  13. 2.35ltr STI 5 Build.

    well that was a very wobbly boot lid, but welded and smoothed bar the ones for the wing, Will prime and paint tomorrow...
  14. 2.35ltr STI 5 Build.

    As for todays agenda, the boot lid.... exciting right? no not really its a boot lid, with holes in it.... and who paints a bootlid with the spoiler still attached!!!
  15. 2.35ltr STI 5 Build.

    I think I mentioned before I wasn't totally happy with the down pipe situation being as tight as it turned out to be so in an effort to aid the issue I dismantled the manifold, ordered a few new bits and turned the turbo through 180 degrees to get a far better exit on the exhaust.... Old manifold chopped ready for trimming and clean up plus a few extra bits. Again all in 321 stainless, there are a couple of 304 bits in there that were from the old MVR single wastegate outlet, these were removed due to the new twin MVS set up....... New up pipes with the twin MVS units... and the rest of the revised header on the dumby block in the shed ..... virtually finished up with the gates fitted: And a test fit just for a pic with the turbo and 76mm to 89mm for the down pipe.... It was also time to give the engine bay a refresh with a lick of paint.... the car was painted white from silver before I bought it and the engine bay was never done so high time it happened..... Engine out and bay being prepped.... A bit of white followed by a bit of black ... Then its just a case of getting the whole thing back together..... new pullies are on route also... few other hings will have to change like the header tank location and PS reservoir which I will remake one the ait filter/ air box is in... new PS lines and cooler will need to go in as I will go back to using the stock PS pump and use the electric one for the GTR... engine, intercooler and rad back in.... lights and bumper re fitted.... Now to make a big long to do list