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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:17 pm 
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might look into this: http://www.hrpworld.com/index.cfm?tpc=C ... on=product

I am looking at it for use in my 76 when I do mine, it has a 3 light sequential shift light integrated it w/external sequential shift light capability, digital speedo with trip ODO and regular ODO that can hook up like a normal speedo and it can be adjusted on the fly for tire size and such, and for the price it is comperable with a mech speedo and seperate tach.

I am looking at it due to the fact that the ECU for the motor I am installing has outputs for the digital speedo and also tach outputs too so this is perfect for my setup too

btw nice enkie's!

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Dude, this is going to be awesome. We get dibs on featuring it in JNC when you're done, okay? :)

Its going to be awhile :|


That's ok, we can wait :)

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Holy shit, this thing is sweet! Looking forward to seeing more progress! :P :tu:


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ben wrote:
Dude, this is going to be awesome. We get dibs on featuring it in JNC when you're done, okay? :)


You'll have to make sure he paints it orange so you can put it on the cover. ;)


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I'm not sure what to do about turn signal bulbs... I havent found anywhere that sells them yet.


Why not just wire in some small LED's? Done it on a few cars where the bulbs were tough to find...

And I really love this car... :mrgreen:


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I know you're set on white, but this sure is sexy... :P

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datsunfreak wrote:
I know you're set on white, but this sure is sexy... :P

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ahh desert rose good 70's subie color :mrgreen: I had a 78 FE coupe that color

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Love to watch the progress on this one too - bitchin little Subaru!


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datsunfreak wrote:
Kostamojen wrote:
I'm not sure what to do about turn signal bulbs... I havent found anywhere that sells them yet.


Why not just wire in some small LED's? Done it on a few cars where the bulbs were tough to find...

And I really love this car... :mrgreen:

Where did you get those LED's from?

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Where did you get those LED's from?



Go to:

http://www.mcmaster.com/

And search "compact LED". :tu:


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Those appear to just be bulbs. What kind of socket would you use for mounting those?

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Alright, im at a critical juncture here...

I absolutely need to decide on what tire size to run!

I'm still 50/50 on going with 15" or 14" wheels, more specifically I either want to run 195/45/14"s or 195/45/15"s.

Yes, I already have the 14" Enkeis, however they still need restoring (which costs money) and I'd have to have spacers made for the rear (which is an issue due to the studs). But the more I see 15" small profile tires, the more I like them. And I havent seen 15"s on any FF-1's.

So basically, i've figured that each size has its positive and negative attributes:

195/45/14 tires (with either the Enkei wheels, or custom steelies)
Positives - Plenty of clearance to fit them, will allow me to lower the car even more (over 1" of extra lowering due to tire diameter), will accelerate faster due to smaller diameter and lighter weight.
Negatives - Will lower gearing ratio and screw up the speedometer a bit, also they look quite small on a car from the photos i've seen.

195/45/15 tires (with the Australian Superlights, or custom steelies)
Positives - will fill out the wheel wells nicely, will probably look better on the car, won't screw up the speedo/gearing much.
Negatives - more weight, won't lower the car any, with the Superlights they might not clear the front inner fender when turning.

So basically, the 15"s (which I know will clear the fenders if I did custom wheels, they are not that large for 15" tires since they have the 45 series sidewall) might be better for driving the car in rough conditions and at higher speeds and the car and might look more porportional, but the 14's would let me lower the car more which might look better too...

Either way, I still can't decide :( Basically, no matter which route I go, I still need to spend wheel money, and I can sell the Enkeis ASAP for cash which will go straight into any of the other wheel options...

Thoughts/Opinions?

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If it were me, I'd go with the 15s, no doubt. :tu:


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Small update...

Ed from the 360 club hooked me up with some original FF-1 tools (including a few tools I NEED for transmission/engine building, along with tools for bearing installation/removal and such)! I'm so glad I was able to find some of these, it will be a life saver for this project :)

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And I am still working on the car albeit slowly, heres a photo just to give you an idea of some of the parts i'm restoring along with whats going on with the car at this point:

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Thanks for the update. This is such a cool project. As I think I mentioned before, we want to do a magazine article when this is done!

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Kostamojen wrote:
Small update...

Ed from the 360 club hooked me up with some original FF-1 tools (including a few tools I NEED for transmission/engine building, along with tools for bearing installation/removal and such)! I'm so glad I was able to find some of these, it will be a life saver for this project :)

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And I am still working on the car albeit slowly, heres a photo just to give you an idea of some of the parts i'm restoring along with whats going on with the car at this point:

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He had more tools to sell? I thought I bought all of them lol but guess he might have found them in storage recently or something. How much did it set you back?


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He had more tools to sell? I thought I bought all of them lol but guess he might have found them in storage recently or something. How much did it set you back?

Didn't cost much. Most of the tools I got were FF-1 specific, minus a couple engine building tools.

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this is a great looking project. It would be fun one day to do a ground up restoration like that.

Glad you chose to do it with a car so rare as the FF-1. I didn't even know such a car existed till I saw one listed on craigslist. It was only a parts car but was turned in to a truck.


Looking forward to seeing it when it is complete.

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Mmm, spacers courtesy RenaissanceMan over on USMB...

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I've been working on the wheel spacers for the rear. Got all the machining done yesterday, and now its a matter of waiting for hardware that I ordered to arrive and verify that everything works together.

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By the time I was done there was a LOT of aluminum all over the place

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Glad to see you were able to make it work! :tu: :mrgreen:


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