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Old February 4th 2010, 11:34
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Bear in mind that I have also raised the engine and transmission for better ground clearance. I don't think an EG series would work, but am fairly sure a newer EZ would as long as the torsion bar housing centre was removed...
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Old February 5th 2010, 06:42
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Very nice cabrio!

The rear view with the big wheels is a very nice view! Keep it up!
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Bear in mind that I have also raised the engine and transmission for better ground clearance. I don't think an EG series would work, but am fairly sure a newer EZ would as long as the torsion bar housing centre was removed...
Hi, is this considered the EZ series?


Also has any one else seen this engine in person, or have this engine in a vehicle from Subaru?
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Old February 7th 2010, 06:39
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If your condidaring that, why not use something like a 3,4ltr engine from the early 996's? They go for not to much and probably have much more hp...?

I doubt they will be longer as Porsche also uses them in the back, so length was always a consideration as well I suppose.
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Old February 7th 2010, 16:06
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Google Perrin, they did a nice twin turbo conversion in an impreza with the EZ
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Old February 7th 2010, 17:30
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Rear bumper mounts needed to be extended by 35mm to clear wider wings


Now everything is at ride height and, a quick mock-up of the kamei spoiler to my set ground clearance. I will trim this back to the bottom of the valance/wings and flush mount it, this will make it much more subtle and less 'plasticy' and keep the radiator intake clear.
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Old February 14th 2010, 17:43
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Some more progress:

Decided to make up my own spherical top strut mounts.



Mocked up to check the positioning



All welded up



Suspension arm narrowed 15mm to help pull the big front wheels under stock wings (I'll add some more bracing to the join later on)



Another mock-up of spoiler showing better how the wing intake looks



Spoiler now trimmed to fit and roughly clamped to bottom of body panels. This gives me 120mm of ground clearance which is about level with my lowest chasssis point. I'm happy with this as a final ride height too.





It tucks back much more than it would as standard (which is bolted to the underside of the bumper) and looks much less like it's doing an impression of a snow-plough!

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Old February 14th 2010, 17:56
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I really like the spoiler mount! Well done!

Also the top strut mounts are nicely done, but I would have given them some extra caster for a bit of extra straight line stability
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Old February 15th 2010, 05:41
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I've already added the extra caster in the chassis by pushing the anti-roll bar mounts forwards 20mm
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...........Spoiler now trimmed to fit and roughly clamped to bottom of body panels. This gives me 120mm of ground clearance which is about level with my lowest chasssis point. I'm happy with this as a final ride height too.



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Nice work Rich. just one point though - the standard height of kerbs in the UK are 125mm high! That of course doesn't account for those set higher for some particular reason but that you can usually spot.

How do I know? I spec kerb heights as part of my job and I am currently p****d of with the number of times I scrape my front spoiler on the top of the kerbs.

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Old February 15th 2010, 08:55
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Was just going from past experience of my old speedster and that had about 100mm and wasn't a problem. Maybe they have got higher recently or is it just cowboy highwaymen that build them too high?!
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No actually its the standard highway spec and has been for the last 30 years or more according to my own experience . The standard half battered kerb has a 100mm sloping side and ought to have a 25mm vertical face showing (for future build up of tarmac). They are to BS 7263: part1:1990 Fig 7.

Is that nerdy or what!

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Old February 15th 2010, 15:04
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Ahh, got you now, for some reason my eyes read kerb but my head translated that as speed bump height, D'oh! I'm not planning to mount any kerbs with this car but I suppose it is nice not to cause damage when parking near up to or slightly over one...
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Some more progress:

Decided to make up my own spherical top strut mounts.



Mocked up to check the positioning



All welded up



Suspension arm narrowed 15mm to help pull the big front wheels under stock wings (I'll add some more bracing to the join later on)



Another mock-up of spoiler showing better how the wing intake looks



Spoiler now trimmed to fit and roughly clamped to bottom of body panels. This gives me 120mm of ground clearance which is about level with my lowest chasssis point. I'm happy with this as a final ride height too.





It tucks back much more than it would as standard (which is bolted to the underside of the bumper) and looks much less like it's doing an impression of a snow-plough!

Hey,

just looking at the build can you please share the dimentions of the spherical top strut mounts

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Ahh, got you now, for some reason my eyes read kerb but my head translated that as speed bump height, D'oh! I'm not planning to mount any kerbs with this car but I suppose it is nice not to cause damage when parking near up to or slightly over one...
The max height for speed humps is 100mm. Its always worth measuring humps if you suspect damage to the underside as they can be set too high - if so then you can claim from the highway authority. I have been told that some of the gouges you see in humps are due to sump plugs on standard ride height cars that can get too low under braking. Both our Mercs have hump scrapes to the undershielding so it goes to prove that the standard humps are generally too high (even at 100mm)

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