Celi-GT4 wrote:Welcome! what are your goals with the car?
My goal is: I want a fun, reliable car that is real AWD and not so fast on the street that I can't stay out of trouble, but wicked fun on gravel roads sliding around on shingle. I want to be the first guy up to the ski fields, which all have pretty rough gravel access roads in my area.
To do this, I want consistent, early boost(~1200-1400RPM) @ 7-10psi, and as flat of a torque curve as possible up to ~6500RPM, all on 98 octane pump gas(available at most BP Connect stations in NZ).
I have gathered:
Megasquirt III ECU, harness, 4x Subaru coilpacks/missing tooth distributor, 2nd-gen 4AFE intake manifold fitted with 550cc SUbaru injectors(harness made for these), all previously fitted/tuned to a stock 4AFE by previous owner. Got them all for a song compared to new. I have a Manning Racing Products ramhorn turbo manifold that came with that package, but since I want to keep the stock radiator I might cut it and flip it up to fit the CT9(see below) up high just ahead of the valve cover and behind the stock radiator.
Also have gotten: large BOV(possibly overkill), 38mm wastgate, spare 4AFE oilpan to weld in drain for turbo, and a rebuilt CT9 turbo off of a 5AFTE I got for $60NZ. I got a bunch of 2 1/2" and 3" intake plumbing and elbows for $20 that I will make work.
These are not yet bought or paid for: possibly 4AGZE pistons if I can find a set, fresh rings whether I do or not, thick head gasket, ARP headstuds, ARP rod bolts, and an Exedy HD clutch. I'd like intercooler that I can tuck into somewhere not vulnerable(not on the chin of the front clip); have not found one for free or cheap yet.
Yes, I'm well aware the CT9 is a bit small for the 1.6L 4AFE but it will suit the early consisten boost goal splendidly and with accurate timing control, I can get all the torque I need across a wide band well before redline with this setup. I think I can, anyway.