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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Subaru FF-1 Project car
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:35 am 
Not common, especially on a FWD car. Most common example would be the Jaguar XKE disc brake rear end.

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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Subaru FF-1 Project car
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:43 pm 
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I don't think they are brakes for stopping the car, I think they are parking brakes. :wink:

Transmission brakes for parking are common on heavy equipment. And since this car was built by Fuji Heavy Industries, it's a natural. :mrgreen:

And don't hijack this guy's thread with Jaguar talk, please.


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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Subaru FF-1 Project car
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:25 pm 
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I don't think they are brakes for stopping the car, I think they are parking brakes. :wink:

Transmission brakes for parking are common on heavy equipment. And since this car was built by Fuji Heavy Industries, it's a natural. :mrgreen:

And don't hijack this guy's thread with Jaguar talk, please.


Those are NOT parking specific brakes. They are the actual front brakes. The parking brakes are a function, just like the later outboard disc brake Subaru's have the parking brake as a function of the disc caliper. And I would hardly call 3 posts about a jag rear end a hijack on a thread 20 pages long since there was a related question about inboard mounted brakes.

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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Subaru FF-1 Project car
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:47 pm 
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Datsunrides wrote:
datsunfreak wrote:
And I would hardly call 3 posts about a jag rear end a hijack on a thread 20 pages long since there was a related question about inboard mounted brakes.


It was 5 posts, and it's still off topic. :P


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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Subaru FF-1 Project car
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:21 pm 
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I didn't mind.

Anyway, its good that the front brakes are the E-brakes since I don't have the brake lines done yet. Someone on USMB actually forgot to check their brakes on a old Scoob they bought, used the E-brake to stop the car on the drive back, lol!

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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Subaru FF-1 Project car
PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:17 pm 
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Drivetrain is now in the car!!!

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Special thanks to Adam for letting me borrow (with a small payment :p ) his almost-new Harbor Freight engine lift!!!

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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Subaru FF-1 Project car
PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:00 pm 
Sweet! :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Subaru FF-1 Project car
PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:45 pm 
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:mrgreen: :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Subaru FF-1 Project car
PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:11 pm 
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Got a little ahead of myself again :)

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A few parts are actually installed permanently, like the water pump, intake manifold, alternator brackets, etc. Don't have the distributor on 100% yet but I wanted to check the plug wires and how they lay out among other things.

Oh and ignore the squished oil filter, thats just for break-in.

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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Subaru FF-1 Project car
PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:50 pm 

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I'm crying... That was amazing. This build is awesome!!!


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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Subaru FF-1 Project car
PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:24 pm 

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Just an addition to cars with inboard brakes for front wheel drive the alfasud had inboard disc ( idea for you kosta) and citroen on the GS
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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Subaru FF-1 Project car
PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:26 pm 
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Couple photos from today. I've got the vacuum lines and such all sorted and a couple other things done.

Also got the air filter to fit now... JUST BARELY!

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Photo of the filter clearance is too big for the size restrictions :td:

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a383/ ... arance.jpg

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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Subaru FF-1 Project car
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:59 pm 
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I suck at wiring...

I managed to get the rear harness (tail lights, etc.) mostly complete exept the license plate light and I got the wiring for the hood blinkers in place excluding the horns. I also got the MSD wiring to the disty and coil pack setup and connected.

Things I have to subtract from the harness:

Distributor wires and coil wires (going to go through the MSD ignition)
Voltage regulator (Alternator has internal regulator supposedly)
Dome light, door switches and buzzer are not being re-used.
Radio/speaker wiring.

Things I have to add to the harness:

Hella horns and whatever they need.
MSD ignition and its connections.
Tachometer (not sure how or if the factory type tach can be wired to work with the MSD ignition)
New and improved cig lighters (actually just power sockets, but there are two now instead of just 1)

I'm sure I'll remember something else later, but ya, I'm ready for some help with this.

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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Subaru FF-1 Project car
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:08 pm 
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Wow, that engine bay looks f'n tits. Good luck with the wiring... it's not my strong suit either. :td:

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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Subaru FF-1 Project car
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:37 pm 
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Glass is installed :)

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a383/ ... indow1.jpg
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The front molding has issues but its solid and fits. The rear molding is in perfect shape so no issues there.

Edit: WTF is up with the image size restrictions!?!?! 680 pixels??? Thats just insane.

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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Subaru FF-1 Project car
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:22 pm 
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wow glad things went smooth
windscreen r&r make me very nervous

re: max pixels we're working on it


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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Subaru FF-1 Project car
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:14 pm 
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I was EXTREMELY nervous working on the windows... I took extra precautions, lots of sheets to make basically a soft bed wherever I layed it down, and barely pressed at all when installing it.

The front molding was quite fragile too, but once it started to go in it went in easily.

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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Subaru FF-1 Project car
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:10 pm 

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Kosta, i remember you saying somewhere that your motor sits further forward than standard and you need to make a new gearbox mount, i dont understand why, i have had fitted to a ff1 crossmember a 1600 block with 1400 heads and bellhousing to a ff1 gearbox and fitted no problems all with standard mounts, also if you go through the photo's that i uploaded where ever, the yellow 1300g sports currently has a 1400 gsr motor instald and its original motor is fitted to a standard ff1. I know when fitting the motors the gearbox was alredy fitted and i just had to push on the engine mounts till they lined up and dropped in place. Never had any problems
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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Subaru FF-1 Project car
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:28 pm 
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Well the rear housing on the transmission I have isn't from an FF-1, its from an '83. The original 1100 rear housing doesn't match the 1300 FF-1 transmission casing, and the housing from the 1300 casing was destroyed (it was from a junkyard) so I couldn't use that either. So I have to make a rear mount for the transmission, which shouldn't be TOO difficult compared to some other stuff I've had to do.

The 1400 shortblock I'm using attaches to 1600 style bellhousings, and the 1400 flywheel is considerably thicker than the 1100. However, the 1300 FF-1 bellhousing is the same as the 1100 which means the 1300 flywheel was the same width as the 1100 but with the bolt pattern for the 1300, which I didn't have that flywheel either. I did have a 1400 flywheel, so I used that with the thicker bellhousing which moved the engine mounts 15mm farther forward.

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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Subaru FF-1 Project car
PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:58 pm 
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I'm looking into what to do for a radiator now.

Here is a more graphical representation of the space I actually have to work with:

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a383/ ... sizing.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a383/ ... izing2.jpg

This photo shows the underside of the hood where the silver looking bare metal brace I have is in place. It just fits perfect within the hood, nothing can on on the front of it or top of it without hitting the hood. HOWEVER, I could mount the radiator somehow to the rear of the bracket.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a383/ ... erside.jpg

And here is a photo of the car with the grill and valence on. Had to put them on to make sure of clearances for the radiator. I actually have been using boxes to check distances and such as to what angles the radiator can sit at and how it will fit.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a383/ ... eeshot.jpg

If I can get ahold of a 72-74 radiator, I think that will work. Otherwise... Probably a custom job I can't really afford right now.

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