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Old 06-24-2010, 09:17 PM   #41
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I'm on the edge of my seat.
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:10 PM   #42
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So what kind of kit car is this?
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Is it a water heater?
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Like this: http://www.transworks.biz/minidiff.html

Gets you a sealed diff and reverse all in one compact package.
I'm going for like an $800 solution and mount the engine correctly.

This is $2500 and mounts the engine sideways. It'll starve the engine of oil unless you fit a dry sump system. For a dry sump system, add about $1000.

Reverse is definitely nice to have though.
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A mid-engined Miata?
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A mid-engined Miata?
wow your imagination know no bounds!!!
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rear engine front wheel drive
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Old 06-28-2010, 12:15 PM   #48
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This is $2500 and mounts the engine sideways. It'll starve the engine of oil unless you fit a dry sump system.
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Reverse is definitely nice to have though.
From what I've read, that 'Busa is going to starve no matter which way you have it mounted, assuming the oil pan is stock.

Also, it's a little more than $800, but Quaife has a couple of diffs that might be of interest to you. They are both externally sealed and intended for mounting on pillow blocks for chain-drive applications, having a provision for a split sprocket where the ring gear would normally be. One of them even has reverse.

550, no reverse: http://www.quaife.co.uk/catalogue/products/qdf7zr

??? has reverse: http://www.quaife.co.uk/catalogue/products/qba7r
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The next part for the build arrived yesterday:

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Forester XT, good choice.
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Hmmm. Interesting donor car...
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Old 06-28-2010, 06:14 PM   #52
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WAit...wtf is going on here?

Now I'm interested.
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so whatever it is will be a turbo boxer. possibly awd? hmm
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Old 06-28-2010, 06:19 PM   #54
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boxer engines make god like sounds
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I'm thinking something like a Hayabusa-powered Smart car, except a Forester.

Or not.
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scooby powered bug or ghia?
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Is it a Murtaya?

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Forester XT, good choice.
Thanks. It's a good engine, 8.6:1 CR, rated for 210HP stock, and that's at relatively low boost. Torquey as hell, too. Even pushing around that 3,000 lb hunk of tin, it's got decent acceleration.

Electronically, this is turning out to be rather interesting. More wiring and relays in this thing than a nuclear reactor.

I've been probing it, scoping it, and pullings bits off of it for two days now. First weirdness, drive-by-wire throttle. It's also got two fuel level sensors (both of which go to the ECU) a fuel temperature sensor, wideband EGO2, whole lotta ****. Right now, I'm stripping down the harness in situ to see how far down I can take it before it stops running. I've removed the security module, the integration module, the keyless entry module, the airbag module, yadda yadda. I haven't even found the ABS controller yet. There's even a PWM fuel pump controller (external, of course) that I'm going to have to see if I can work around.

I'd say Frak It and throw a Megasquirt at this engine if it weren't for the twin variable intake cams...




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WAit...wtf is going on here?
It's a build thread. At the beginning of a build thread, it is common for one to show off all the shiny bits-n-pieces that they will be using, even if none of them are actually shiny (and some of them are downright totaled.)



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Is it a Murtaya?
That is a damn ugly car.



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scooby powered bug or ghia?
Hmmm. I do like Ghias, but a mid-engined Ghia? I can't see it.


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I'm thinking something like a Hayabusa-powered Smart car, except a Forester.
A Hayabusa-powered Forester? C'mon, that'd just be silly.




Oh, does anybody want that air intake scoop off the hood before I toss the whole thing in the dumpster?
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:09 PM   #59
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It's a build thread. At the beginning of a build thread, it is common for one to show off all the shiny bits-n-pieces that they will be using, even if none of them are actually shiny (and some of them are downright totaled.)
I got that part, but just when I thought I knew which direction your build was going I was thrown for another loop. Let's just say you're keeping it interesting, and your mystery delivery isn't lame at all.

STAYIN' TUNED

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Oh, does anybody want that air intake scoop off the hood before I toss the whole thing in the dumpster?
I've got a lot of other projects going on, but I still want to incorporate an exit scoop.
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Oh, does anybody want that air intake scoop off the hood before I toss the whole thing in the dumpster?
Yes! I'll send a PM for shipping addy. Send me a paypal address.
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