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Forum: Mechanicals 03-10-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By maddog
Make that 40 ounce...lol. Thanks Guys.

Make that 40 ounce...lol. Thanks Guys.
Forum: Mechanicals 19-02-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By maddog
Steve, I have a simple 40cc (model plane) in...

Steve,
I have a simple 40cc (model plane) in tank, anti surge container which...still surges 🙄 at around half a tank (uphill runs only). To mitigate, I have always run with a full tank, keeping...
Forum: Mechanicals 18-02-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By maddog
Thanks for the heads up Steve. Given I...

Thanks for the heads up Steve.

Given I moved to Canberra 11 years ago, very little has changed! You made a similar comment in 2012 when I updated my Ivan Albins gearbox thread....lol!



The...
Forum: Mechanicals 18-02-2019, 04:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By maddog
Any down side to Tuna’s (GC8) Upgraded Fuel Venturi Mod?

Considering this mod has been out there for a number of years, is there any observed downside? Porting the venturi effectively reduces a restriction on the return line and improves the venturi...
Forum: General Subaru Discussion 02-08-2016, 08:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,788
Posted By maddog
Cheers Guys, did you hear that monster stomp me...

Cheers Guys, did you hear that monster stomp me at 7m50s up Mountain Straight? It humbling when you get lapped at any track, let alone one 6.2km long!
Forum: General Subaru Discussion 01-08-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,028
Posted By maddog
What if he wants to turn his car off immediately...

What if he wants to turn his car off immediately when he stops...I inferred from your comment that a TT is then essential? Two years on it is still subjective 😜.
Forum: General Subaru Discussion 31-07-2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,028
Posted By maddog
Hilarious Imprezive, you are still saying he...

Hilarious Imprezive, you are still saying he "NEEDS" a TBE, CAI, Fuel Pump and a Tune...he doesn't. Kiiz recommended an alternate modification and thats constructive, you might want to suggest a...
Forum: Mechanicals 31-07-2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,653
Posted By maddog
Sorry Bram, my reply was to Kai. Just...

Sorry Bram, my reply was to Kai.

Just weighed a few old rotors for reference only:
290mm DBA5000 5.1kg each, two piece.
290mm DBA Gold Drilled and Slotted 6.5kg each
...
Forum: Mechanicals 31-07-2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,653
Posted By maddog
What hubs are you running? Reason I ask is the...

What hubs are you running? Reason I ask is the pre 05 WRX hubs are prone to destroying wheel bearings. Post 05 went 30% larger and handle track heat significantly better without "pad knock off". If...
Forum: General Subaru Discussion 31-07-2016, 08:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,788
Posted By maddog
I have had 17+ years of Hitech with a full...

I have had 17+ years of Hitech with a full 3"/Turbo back,7 inch Canon, with a 4" Resonated tip (5" tips drone). Looks like sex and is still legal volume 84db @ 4000rpm 1M/45deg. If you want quieter...
Forum: General Subaru Discussion 31-07-2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,028
Posted By maddog
Thats funny, try running one without oil, then...

Thats funny, try running one without oil, then YOU tell the Guy how to drive, lol. Need has nothing to do with practically any mod we do, it's WANT. Unless you are in Canberra and you want to...
Forum: Mechanicals 11-01-2016, 04:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,815
Posted By maddog
Thanks Dazza, I like that design. This build...

Thanks Dazza, I like that design. This build wont see power levels high enough to worry about.
Forum: Mechanicals 10-01-2016, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,815
Posted By maddog
Dazza- Yes, I have to get some dowels for the...

Dazza- Yes, I have to get some dowels for the block, otherwise I am not sure what you mean?

Thanks Steve, its not the prettiest CNC work I have seen but thats the best we can get in Canberra. I...
Forum: Mechanicals 09-01-2016, 08:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,815
Posted By maddog
Thank you! Manley rods, JE 99.75mm -26cc...

Thank you!

Manley rods, JE 99.75mm -26cc pistons, EJ255, 79mm crank, ACL Race Bearing, EJ20 heads with Kelford 264/264 cams and springs. With Cosworth 0.78mm head gaskets now confirmed!
...
Forum: Mechanicals 09-01-2016, 05:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,815
Posted By maddog
Original Head Gasket Thickness EJ255?

Given the sticky head gasket selection chart doesn't cover a circa 2009 model EJ255 semi closed block can anyone CONFIRM the original gasket thickness?

I keep finding conflicting values, if...
Forum: Mechanicals 11-05-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 842
Posted By maddog
Clutch Replacement Question

Been looking at this Exedy YouTube clip on replacing the clutch and I have a few questions. At 2m25s they lubricate the nose of the gearbox spline and under the throwout bearing carrier. Is there a...
Forum: Subaru Related 10-05-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,039
Posted By maddog
Raventech Racing...

Raventech Racing (http://www.raventechracing.com.au)

Some 4100 Series should be in that price range. I have the 5100 Series aka Sportline II and they work very well.
Forum: Mechanicals 07-01-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,937
Posted By maddog
If you leave it chances are you will destroy the...

If you leave it chances are you will destroy the hubs as well.

With regard to my first post back in 2006 it was clearly about a clicking noise, not pad knock off. I however covered pad knock...
Forum: Mechanicals 06-01-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,937
Posted By maddog
It can only be the wheel bearings or worn hubs...

It can only be the wheel bearings or worn hubs once you have checked the main hub nut/s are tight.
Forum: Introductions 05-06-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By maddog
Lukester, as soon as another member joins I hope...

Lukester, as soon as another member joins I hope you update this post?
Double lol :D
Forum: Introductions 02-06-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By maddog
Gooday mate and welcome. As soon as another...

Gooday mate and welcome. As soon as another member joins I hope you change the heading of this post...lol. An My99 with 200kw atw is a nice entry, enjoy!
Forum: Mechanicals 22-05-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 19,122
Posted By maddog
Yes you need to use the right lube before you...

Yes you need to use the right lube before you torque these beauty's down! Steve you have pm...

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c379/my99maddog/image_zps1b36d821.jpg
Forum: Mechanicals 21-05-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 19,122
Posted By maddog
For P/N 260-4701 I noticed the specs have changed...

For P/N 260-4701 I noticed the specs have changed from 85-90ft
ARP PDF (http://arpinstructions.com/instructions/260-4701.pdf)

Thoughts, experience or just feel like rambling?
Forum: Mechanicals 27-12-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,725
Posted By maddog
Shows there is life outside WA... It might...

Shows there is life outside WA...

It might be cold and miserable 9 months of the year in Canberra but we have Summernats. This can't be explained, only experienced!
I live near the venue and...
Forum: Mechanicals 25-12-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,725
Posted By maddog
Update: 6 years on & no regrets with...

Update:

6 years on & no regrets with purchasing an Ivan Albins gear set. I had the box apart for a non Albins related issue. Whilst apart I chose to have the (1-5 synchro) gears crack tested by...
Forum: Mechanicals 07-05-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 14,322
Posted By maddog
Optimum on a GC is apparently 320mm. I have run...

Optimum on a GC is apparently 320mm. I have run 340 f&r with good results but could not go lower due to spring type.
Sways are a massive improvement on a GC8, do not underestimate this...
Forum: Mechanicals 03-09-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,719
Posted By maddog
Guys if your after R Specs to save your road...

Guys if your after R Specs to save your road tyres and would like some extra coin in the bank after the purchase then keep reading.

Demon Tweeks...
Forum: Non-WRX Discussion 05-06-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 982
Posted By maddog
Polar Bears dream wheels found in ACT...

I found Polar Bears dream wheels...
Forum: Mechanicals 22-01-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,561
Posted By maddog
With that Turbo and a TMIC a semi closed 207...

With that Turbo and a TMIC a semi closed 207 would not require sleeves. The pitting on the deck face is probably going to disappear when shaved and will be corrected by the head gasket.

People...
Forum: Mechanicals 27-12-2010, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,175
Posted By maddog
btw, ^ they are made in house at Neal Bates...

btw, ^ they are made in house at Neal Bates Automotive (http://www.nealbates.com.au/NealBatesAutomotive.aspx) in Canberra.
Forum: Mechanicals 27-12-2010, 06:12 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 97,804
Posted By maddog
They look like standard cast WRX pistons, can you...

They look like standard cast WRX pistons, can you confirm if they are? The WRX RA had standard cast pistons as opposed to an STi RA, but did come with a CR of 9:1 Do your pistons have HB on the...
Forum: Mechanicals 12-08-2010, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,812
Posted By maddog
Yeah, I sent him a question a while back and he...

Yeah, I sent him a question a while back and he had this to say:



I am sure he is going to get back to me...:(
Forum: Mechanicals 11-08-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,812
Posted By maddog
John I believe your a wham bam sort of guy is...

John
I believe your a wham bam sort of guy is that what you went with? :D
I would have thought the gradual (RS) would be more track friendly? More questions I know, thanks in advance.

Morgan
Forum: Mechanicals 11-08-2010, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,812
Posted By maddog
Cusco Diff Type RS or MX

I was asked recently what the practical difference is between the two types of Cusco LSD, Type RS or MX.

Can anyone shed some light on this?
Forum: Mechanicals 13-07-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,129
Posted By maddog
Ha-haa you can still get one if you want! Last...

Ha-haa you can still get one if you want! Last time I checked owning a WRX is all about want, not need:p




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Turbo Timers Anonymous...
Forum: Mechanicals 17-05-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,035
Posted By maddog
Thanks for the heads up, the only item of use for...

Thanks for the heads up, the only item of use for my project is the transfer case from the 4 bolt TY752VN1BA. Wrong crown and pinion ratios on both :( But I do have PM on some other parts that could...
Forum: Mechanicals 16-05-2010, 06:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,035
Posted By maddog
Brendon I am checking on a Modena 1 way for the...

Brendon
I am checking on a Modena 1 way for the front, it would be nicer than the Suretrac I had lined up. I was concerned that a plated diff will not enjoy the same oil that suits my synchro...
Forum: Mechanicals 14-05-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,035
Posted By maddog
We have a winner :D Yes, front and back, makes...

We have a winner :D
Yes, front and back, makes roll a thing of the past.

Joe the down side of a 6 speed is weight. If your 5 speed is correctly geared and strong, like Ivan Albins, it's...
Forum: Mechanicals 13-05-2010, 08:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,035
Posted By maddog
No problems. Weekends it sees a range of...

No problems. Weekends it sees a range of motorports with hill climbs and sprints. Weekdays it's a daily driver of about 40km round trip. I am planning on doing a range of track events in the near...
Forum: Mechanicals 13-05-2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,035
Posted By maddog
Well things have progressed with this project so...

Well things have progressed with this project so it's time for an update.

After I priced new gears from Subaru I was wheeled off to recover.

Front Crown & Pinion $835
Rear Crown & Pinion ...
Forum: General Subaru Discussion 13-05-2010, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,695
Posted By maddog
Rear Diff 0.8L : Castrol SAF-XA Expensive...

Rear Diff 0.8L :
Castrol SAF-XA
Expensive but one of the better synthetic oils.
~$30/L

or try a cheaper old school mineral oil:
Castrol LSX85W/140
~$27/4L

Use some locking goo on the...
Forum: Mechanicals 08-05-2010, 09:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,961
Posted By maddog
Hi Joel You just need to have it...

Hi Joel

You just need to have it re-shimmed, it's considered normal maintenance for plated LSD. Tony Flood has done mine in the past by measuring the load that it breaks free at and shimming to...
Forum: General Subaru Discussion 25-04-2010, 06:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 17,045
Posted By maddog
Tom So what center diff do you have?

Tom
So what center diff do you have?
Forum: Mechanicals 02-04-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,959
Posted By maddog
Tiddy- These are ASI Performance...and it looks...

Tiddy- These are ASI Performance...and it looks like they have a few good reports!

Thanks Guys, it's not all true what they say about West Aussies :8-) For that price I might just keep a set for...
Forum: Mechanicals 02-04-2010, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,959
Posted By maddog
Silicon Hoses

I am after some feedback on silicon hoses? Has anyone bought and tried these $49.95 jobbies off ebaY?
Silicon Hoses...
Forum: Mechanicals 18-03-2010, 04:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,035
Posted By maddog
Thanks Doug, yes I have heard many horror...

Thanks Doug, yes I have heard many horror stories, where's Polar these days?

This thread has gone on far too long without pictures so I it's time to add a photo. AKA rear end shot with Perrin...
Forum: Mechanicals 17-03-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,035
Posted By maddog
Plenty of options there, that's all good news! ...

Plenty of options there, that's all good news!

What about the rear did they have the 1.1:1 drop gear making their crown and pinion 4.04, fingers crossed they are 1:1 to the rear?
Forum: Mechanicals 17-03-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,035
Posted By maddog
What models came out post 99 with 4.44? I am...

What models came out post 99 with 4.44? I am thinking of fitting a Torsen front diff at the same time, probably when the clutch goes next?

If I just bought the Crown and pinion and freshened up...
Forum: Mechanicals 16-03-2010, 03:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,035
Posted By maddog
Thanks for the great info! I have a mixture of IA...

Thanks for the great info! I have a mixture of IA "Sport" 1st & 2nd (3 , 2) and IA "Street" 3rd-5th (1.36, 0.96, 0.76). As you say I need the 4.44's to liven things up for most events.
...
Forum: Mechanicals 15-03-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,035
Posted By maddog
What's required to convert a WRX from 3.9 to 4.444 final drive ratios?

Thanks to a tricky local hill climb I am looking for a parts shopping list to convert my stock standard ;) MY99 WRX to a final drive of 4.444

Currently it has the MY99 gearbox housing and 1-5...
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