the little suby sedan rally cars played with stages. My own as a wagon is like alot of others. the same belly and engine, the top is just a shell as a wagon.
as history goes, even this 80s subaru had its little quiet path to gain more. No instructions what so ever.
I was thinking about the "E" wire..regulator does not know battery negative is at the other end of engine anymore. like a slow death comes about. That is one hint there is an engine that was wallowing in pig between the two. big pipes and ignition sends it with an air volume just right...no real battery negative to send back to the alt.. Like a tow package on a thick block 301 delta 88...
Now this means rpms can go as far as fuel, the guts could hit 14000 and stay alive like a ricer bike.
today, there really is a stage 1 clutch in it..nonexistent in the days of its tiny wheeled rally.
been an interesting learn as things go along.
the rochester is the beginning of all of that, although the original clutch was outdone the second I put proper rated 15 inch on those giant wheel bearings (bigger than your biggest baddest WRX, kids). Bizarre contrast of 13 inch wheels and bearings that could hold a 5 ton.
Working on another spare engine to keep in a little spot, can't find anther 100 dollar one just yet. I know they are out there. they don't need much room..and trying for solid lift n/a one more time. As for now, seeming a wimpy climb to its max, 72 in second, 103 in third...with two more gears to go. I do not believe in turbos on this tiny super stoich stroke. leave that to a mercedes 4 cyl diesel.
even though the last engine was sintered, part of the ingredients of fail was indeed amperage and the way aluminum containing fluids get guided. No short circuit..it was built by oem to be a runted pansy. the random 85psi oil pressure I used to get on cold starts, is there permanent now. The puzzle is complete.
the monojet is only going to get bigger as time goes along.
as for immediate future, I may try an all metal intake now. instead of a swirling kicker as it used to be (it did not like metal of any kind as CAI)..there is a physics guide now that may like it ..can't explain myself. I found an old brass bed in my dads garage, he said use any of it. the tubing for posts may be the first run of it. Something from ebay to get around the top of carb...may be weld up a hat.
speaking of weld. This weekend is the last of it. 6 years of at least one major section of the car at a time. pouring over details of the frankenstein...I am simply adding little two inch half rounds to rear end crossmember. like mudflaps, and for appearance.. The power of welds psi left original 25 year old gauge right out in the willies..slammed by everything. Stopped in time. psi is everything.
36 pounds of mig wire could have been cut to 20..but I had my doubts like lazyasses to rusty fenders. Not nearly as much was needed as I self doubted the same as mainstream. Who knows what I built. should be around for awhile.
I still don't know how to sell in proper words.
already browsing diesel mercedes forums...seems my age. looking forward to moving on. I like finding them cheap. 200k miles in maine must be nothing for those...only guessing. I found stuff about ALDA, boost gauge and controls. I'd be just one day changing an old runtime once again. I actually outran the car I am in a few years ago. I started in on them while in my twenties, concept of rally amazing. I am ready to cut rpms in half and gain 500 foot pounds. It has been 15 years.
bangshift has been great for allowing me to ramble. this car fits in nowhere but custom pieces and attacking on my own car from one end to the other...only to find I was teaching universal. this cars make does not even matter. My only foriegn car and it needed just like my old school american stuff. I hope my next project doesn't leave me running from brand names..but am glad this place exists if I do.