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Old January 1st 1970, 00:00
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Old November 17th 2003, 19:49
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How does your chargecooler setup perform in respect to intake temperature drop across the intercooler?
What is your coolant mix?
What are the physical dimensions of your heat exchanger for the chargecooler coolant.
Have you noticed increased performance over the air-to-air setup?
How does the car perform? Any noticeable drop in performance as the temps rise?

How would you rate the shifting of the 915 trans? Have you been able to shift 'quickly'? I'm not talking about all-out drag racing...ok maybe I am

Any plans to increase power, or have you reached the chassis' limitations?

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Old November 18th 2003, 04:59
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I've now sold the speedster and never got round to monitoring temps properly (just fitted a K type prope into the intake for a few days). To be honest it had more than enough power so I wasn't trying to get any more out of it.
I only used a small amount of antifreeze in the chargecooler and used the original Subaru rad and pump.
The way it was the air/air didn't get any flow so I changed more to protect the engine than anything. There was so much power that a difference wouldn't be that noticable!

It was amazing how the chassis performed. It had no right beign that good, but I suppose lack of weight and what weight there was was nice and low, plenty of people were amazed by how well it gripped and the progressive handling.

If you want to shift quickly I wouldn't go for the 915, it's renowned in Porsche circles for liking a steady shift. Although you can go for race style synchro rings...

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Old November 18th 2003, 08:12
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You sold it!

Thanks for the info! Are you going to use a similar suspension setup on your Ghia?
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Old November 21st 2003, 06:41
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Yhea, I had taken it as far as I would ever want to and just got bored without a 'project'...
Erm, do you mean the wishbone design or the coil-overs?
The Ghia is stock puma beam. I'll get back onto the wishbone design next summer and then I'll have to find a car to test it on! I've sold the Ghia ot my brother who is having it in a few weeks time




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Old November 21st 2003, 10:22
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I was referring to your coil over set-up.
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Old November 24th 2003, 13:41
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The coil-overs were fine for the speedster as the front end really needeed softening and braking/ride was definitely improved. Just have to come up with a better method of locating the trailing arms. Concerns have also been raised about putting the whole weight through the lower shock mount...
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Time for project number 3!

If you haven't seen on my website, I am on to my next project now.
It's a late 1303 cabrio and I am in the parts collecting phase.

So far I have only fitted the kerscher struts





and test fitted the cup 2s
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Still to come are these:



and most importantly this!



Keep up with my progress on my website...

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EJ20T ?

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Yes, it's a WRX RA model that is 260bhp standard should suffice!

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It is just hanging there at the moment, I plan to fabricate a mini framework at the back which fits around the heads, similar to how Steve C has done his..

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Hi Ricola

What sort of car is your daily driver? Looks interesting.

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It's a Phantom GTR, the build is on my website, it is actually the original car which I rebuilt from the ground up wiht new chassis. www.phantom.uk.com is their site...

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Feel like I'm going round in circles now! Scored a very low mileage short nose G50 with LSD and all the other bits from the same car, hoping to squeeze it all in under the back seat...
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