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 Post subject: 8-Bit Racing's '87 Subaru RX
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:06 pm 

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We are a LeMons Race team and have started campaigning a '87 RX. Originally, we raced an '84 300zx for 6 races in the past couple years but we are all Subaru Owners ('05 STi, '00 RS, '06 STi, '12 BRZ) and because Subaru Cars/Motors are not very common in LeMons, we wanted to try and raise it to contention. We also wanted something that had not been raced yet in LeMons and both the XT/XT6 and RX have not.
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So earlier this year, we picked up an RX. (You can see my '05 STi there too).
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It turns out it had an MPFI NA motor swapped in (missing Turbo)
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And was generally an Oily Mess
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With some rust spots too
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Well, we ended up picking up a 2nd motor (Turbo from a 90 Loyale Wagon) but it too had some issues:
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Well, we put together various parts to put it back into its Turbo form and we managed to make if to the 2nd day of the last race of the season at Sonoma Raceway this past weekend and went from Start to Finish!!!!

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Here is list of picture albums of our build of the engine/car/roll cage. While it was our 7th Race, it was our first time putting any engine together and our first time building a roll cage.

Theme Material
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 560f3bf560

Documentation
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... a2c723e688

First Work Weekend
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... e69603ab82

Taking Apart Turbo Engine
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 733934dba1

Pulling the NA Engine from Car
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... db6580406a

Pulling Interior
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 6d632330de

Further Engine Work
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 783f8fc493

Engine Rebuild
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... d6eb7577ad

Cleaning Up Sound Deadening Material
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 06cde21dde

Seat, Steering Column
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 96c4cd5b27

Roll Cage: Part 1
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 7b24cef617

Thanksgiving Week Work
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 4238ee63d0

Engine Building and Final Prep
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 1801b7292e

Pictures From The Race
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 58f671f333

Pictures Of Other Cars From The Race
(The Orange/White Beetle has an EJ22 in it and there is a Subaru Legacy Wagon).
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... d1954b6bcf

The Judges and Organizers liked the car so much that they made mention of it in their post wrap video!
It starts at about 45 seconds in.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JifDgHnj4bo

I will keep this post updated with pictures of development of the car.
Thanks for looking and have a great new year!

~Patrick

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 Post subject: Re: 8-Bit Racing's '87 Subaru RX
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:38 pm 
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That is awesome! :tu: :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: 8-Bit Racing's '87 Subaru RX
PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:08 am 

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Any pics on what intake manifold they used to bypass the turbo? lol

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 Post subject: Re: 8-Bit Racing's '87 Subaru RX
PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:20 pm 

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Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
lol that thing is amazing.. I Fing love it !! lol some of those other cars are jokes hahha cant wait to see the next race lol.


I'm really surprised your car has sound deadening, my 1986 gl-10 turbo never had it.


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 Post subject: Re: 8-Bit Racing's '87 Subaru RX
PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:53 pm 

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J3wman wrote:
Any pics on what intake manifold they used to bypass the turbo? lol


They didn't bypass the turbo so much as they swapped in a EA82 MPFI, so it had the MPFI intake and a few plugs for various vacuum tubes that were turbo related. I can dig up some pictures if you want.

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 Post subject: Re: 8-Bit Racing's '87 Subaru RX
PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:55 pm 

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Nico wrote:
lol that thing is amazing.. I Fing love it !! lol some of those other cars are jokes hahha cant wait to see the next race lol.


I'm really surprised your car has sound deadening, my 1986 gl-10 turbo never had it.


Thanks thanks. We are super excited about developing the car. The hope is to compete in Class C (lowest class) and eventually swap in a EJ motor and transmission as we make the car more competitive. But with endurance racing, reliability is key. I have a 2 core radiator and an oil cooler kit (from the 300zx) that I will probably put in the car first and foremost.

Ya, removing the sound deadening material was actually super easy. We used Dry Ice to freeze the stuff and then a couple hammers and it comes right off!

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