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Forum: The Motoring Zone 19-11-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,252
Posted By edsel
Indeed it's not 1968 and indeed any modern engine...

Indeed it's not 1968 and indeed any modern engine should be capable of 100k miles easily. 25k miles a year is huge mileage even by commercial vehicle standards. The broken gearbox mount suggests it's...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 18-11-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,252
Posted By edsel
I might add that a broken, split, failed engine...

I might add that a broken, split, failed engine mount is a sure sign the car has been driven hard.
Forum: The Motoring Zone 18-11-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,252
Posted By edsel
70k miles in three years is a heck of a lot miles...

70k miles in three years is a heck of a lot miles for such a small engine (I assume its a one litre) I've owned three one litre eco boost fiestas and have never had a problem. The 4 cylinder 1.25...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 15-07-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,044
Posted By edsel
The RS was a peach. I was the second owner and it...

The RS was a peach. I was the second owner and it had about 80k on it when I sold it, the tin worm was just setting in and I let go for a song. Its gone to an enthusiest so there some comfort in the...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 14-07-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,044
Posted By edsel
Dunno what happened with the picture sizing? I...

Dunno what happened with the picture sizing? I used to use image shack but they have stopped free hosting and fecked up my old pics.

Will it ever be finished? The only limit with subarus is the...
Forum: The Showroom 14-11-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 93,857
Posted By edsel
My 1996 STI Type RA Money pit. Work in progress...

My 1996 STI Type RA Money pit. Work in progress :o

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Forum: Projects and Restorations 24-08-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,044
Posted By edsel
Decided to take a "suck it and see" approach and...

Decided to take a "suck it and see" approach and fitted the engine.


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Uprated clutch

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Forum: The Showroom 23-08-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,090
Posted By edsel
Lovely car. 147 GTA is getting higher up my...

Lovely car. 147 GTA is getting higher up my bucket list every time I see one :)
Forum: Projects and Restorations 19-08-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,044
Posted By edsel
Weeks previously I had ordered a turbo "up pipe"...

Weeks previously I had ordered a turbo "up pipe" they run into the charger from the exhaust manifolds. The standard pipe combines a cat that restricts flow and they are also known to collapse and...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 18-08-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,044
Posted By edsel
I made a little whoopsie, before I started...

I made a little whoopsie, before I started cutting and grinding after I under sealed the wings and bay with Bilt hamber dynax. The swarf sitcks to the wax like the preverbial blanket. Going to need a...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 18-08-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,044
Posted By edsel
Really didn't want to go the front mount...

Really didn't want to go the front mount intercooler (fmic) route. The plan was always to try and keep the car looking low key and factory.
The original top mount intercooler was the bottle neck in...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 16-08-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,044
Posted By edsel
Someone asked why the bolts have blue paint...

Someone asked why the bolts have blue paint marks, every time I apply final torque I mark the fastener.

I'm getting on a bit now and every now and then I have a "senior moment" and have to go and...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 15-08-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,044
Posted By edsel
While waiting for a delivery of go faster...

While waiting for a delivery of go faster bits.....
The inlet manifold and ancillaries looked rough against the blinging block :o So stripped the whole unit. Degreased all the fuel and vacuum...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 14-08-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,044
Posted By edsel
I went for Mahle 2618 pistons, overkill really....

I went for Mahle 2618 pistons, overkill really. These are capable of 700bhp but I got them at a good price.
With forged pistons its essential to get the bore sizes spot on or else they slap badly....
Forum: Projects and Restorations 13-08-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,044
Posted By edsel
Shopping list: Kevlar timing belt Timing...

Shopping list:

Kevlar timing belt
Timing belt tensioner and pulleys
Uprated timing belt tensioner guide.
Water pump
Plugs
Oils and filters
Magnetic Drain plug
Gaskets (lots of)
Forum: Projects and Restorations 12-08-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,044
Posted By edsel
Started shopping for engine parts... Had the...

Started shopping for engine parts... Had the crank checked out and as predicted it was NFG. I got talking to a guy on Scooby net who seemed to know what he was talking about, he made a lot of sense...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 12-08-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,044
Posted By edsel
I don't think the previous owner deliberately...

I don't think the previous owner deliberately stitched me up. He bought from SVA imports for £4.5k plus the £2k for the motor then sold it to me for 3k. I fell for it hook line and sinker, older...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 11-08-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,044
Posted By edsel
1996 Subaru impreza sti Type-RA

:(I bought a nice clean Impreza last October with plans of building myself a track day car but after the fifty mile dive home it sounded like a sewing machine, angry :mad:? You betcha.

Anyways its...
Forum: Interior & Glass 14-12-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,152
Posted By edsel
I cleaned the Recaros in my mk6 RS2K with a vax...

I cleaned the Recaros in my mk6 RS2K with a vax and tripple A carpet cleaner. Brought them up like new with no damage to the velour or stitching. Dont apply too much pressure or dwell too long on...
Forum: Bilt Hamber 30-11-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,829
Posted By edsel
Nice car! Gti phase1? I owned one Gti and 4 16vs...

Nice car! Gti phase1? I owned one Gti and 4 16vs over the years. Much under rated car imo, I'd love another one :(
Forum: Projects and Restorations 18-11-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,458
Posted By edsel
BTW all sti engines had "forged" pistons. Your...

BTW all sti engines had "forged" pistons. Your grill looks like a standard v3-5. Note to self: Get rid of clear repeaters and indicators.
Forum: Projects and Restorations 18-11-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,458
Posted By edsel
Nice car, I'm in a similar position with a v2...

Nice car, I'm in a similar position with a v2 type RA that I bought a few weeks ago with a knocking bottom end. The previous owner had a "recon" fitted 18 months ago at a cost of £1600, by the time I...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 28-08-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,987
Posted By edsel
Thats one big MF timing belt !

Thats one big MF timing belt !
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 27-08-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 94,711
Posted By edsel
Great thread, you got skills I could only dream...

Great thread, you got skills I could only dream about.
Forum: The Showroom 22-08-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,144
Posted By edsel
One of the best finished interior details Ive...

One of the best finished interior details Ive seen. Now go drive it like it should be driven :thumb:
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