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Re: My "Nothing Crazy" Project...back on Trac(pun intended..lol)

Postby abraxxa » Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:25 pm

Can you post the link to their thread, I couldn't find it. Thanks!
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Re: My "Nothing Crazy" Project...back on Trac(pun intended..lol)

Postby Hotrodhendrix » Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:38 pm

Here you go
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Please enter at your own risk. This project thread has been known to increase the size of male body parts...
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Re: My "Nothing Crazy" Project...back on Trac(pun intended..lol)

Postby abraxxa » Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:05 pm

WOAH 33 pages!
I'll start reading and thanks for the warning :D
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Re: My "Nothing Crazy" Project...back on Trac(pun intended..

Postby UtahSleeper » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:15 pm

Bump!!! I want to know how this car is coming on reassembly!
80 Corolla Hatchback - Power (In Progress) http://www.3tcgarage.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=3208
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Re: My "Nothing Crazy" Project...back on Trac(pun intended..

Postby TheNubkins » Thu May 17, 2012 2:02 am

Haha, so did I for the longest time. It appears the shop, Lightspeed Innovations, took on much more work than they could handle. They've had the car for quite some time, but I must say every thing they have done has been top notch. The motor is complete and ready to put back in the car. Right now they are waiting on the intercooler core to show up, then will fabricate the end tanks and piping and new intake. Quite excited to finally drive it again.

Should be complete in a few weeks, and I'll have pics and will update/refresh this project thread as a lot of the pictures are dead.
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Re: My "Nothing Crazy" Project...back on Trac(pun intended..

Postby TheNubkins » Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:40 am

So FINALLY the car is done, break in on the motor went smoothly, and just had it tuned on 94 pump gas. Made 316 awhp at 23psi with a very conservative 11:1 tune.

The extra power, 55awhp, is courtesy of a fully built motor, cams, cam gears, new front mount intercooler, and a straight intake. Intake temps stayed nice and low, around 20*C even after three good pulls on the dyno, so the intercooler definitely did it's job. There was some power and torque lost before 4500rpm compared with the stock cams, but it more than made up for it in the top end. No extra power was being made past 6500 rpm so I opted to leave the rev limit at 7000rpm for the sake of reliability and piece of mind.

It appears we reached the limits of the Street Brawler T3/T4 46trim turbo with this motor/intercooler configuration. Definitely pleased with the turbo's range of operation across the powerband. I think it's going to make for an entertaining and decently quick street car. Unfortunately there is far too much snow and ice to even come close to enjoying the car, so it shall sit in the garage until the roads are better. I'll have new pictures and repair broken links/pics, and motor specifics in this thread as time allows.
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Re: My "Nothing Crazy" Project

Postby abraxxa » Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:54 am

Sounds great!
Which intercooler and size are you using?
My ST205 gets a built Gen 4 this winter and I'd like to use its intake manifold and convert to a FMIC setup for easier maintainability and lower intake temps. Currently my top was 65°C when the outside air was about 30-35°C with the stock CT20b at 1.2bar.
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Re: My "Nothing Crazy" Project

Postby UtahSleeper » Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:13 pm

Glad she is alive and kicking again!!!
80 Corolla Hatchback - Power (In Progress) http://www.3tcgarage.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=3208
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Re: My "Nothing Crazy" Project

Postby TheNubkins » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:58 am

Here are a few pictures to update with. With no other modifications planned for the future this is how the exterior will hopefully stay.
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Here are some pictures of the engine bay, pipe routing, etc. Still made use of Darth Ripley/Just Joe's battery mount! Thanks again you two!
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And here she is getting put on the AWD dyno.
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Finally here is a comparison of the previous tune, before the motor was built, cams, intercooler, intake.
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I'll post specs of the motor build and intercooler when I have time to compile and track down all the info...it's been a year and a half long process and admittedly I've forgotten some of the specifics. The tuner did a few pulls after this to fine tune everything and smooth things out. Consistently the car put down between 315-319awhp on each and every pull with intake temps staying nice and low.

For those who are curious, a stock STI puts out 235awhp on this exact dyno. Assuming our cars see the same drivetrain loss it's estimated my motor is putting out approximately 411hp on pump gas.

My impressions so far, despite the snow covered roads, can be summed up like this: :D
Not the fastest ST185 out there, but it's going to be a fun car come spring and summer! I'm quite happy to have everything complete with the car, leaving me to just enjoy it and keep up with maintenance.
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Re: My "Nothing Crazy" Project

Postby TheNubkins » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:03 am

abraxxa wrote:Sounds great!
Which intercooler and size are you using?
My ST205 gets a built Gen 4 this winter and I'd like to use its intake manifold and convert to a FMIC setup for easier maintainability and lower intake temps. Currently my top was 65°C when the outside air was about 30-35°C with the stock CT20b at 1.2bar.


Sounds like you're going to have a fun spring as well! I don't recall the make and exact size of the intercooler. When I dig up the info and measurements I'll let you know. It's quite thick and barely fits, mind you everything in the car, even stock, barely fits into the engine bay. Hah.
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Re: My "Nothing Crazy" Project

Postby CMS-GT4 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:07 am

Looking good. Still loving the wheels. I like that you actually have brackets on the IC piping.
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Re: My "Nothing Crazy" Project

Postby TheNubkins » Thu May 02, 2013 12:34 am

CMS-GT4 wrote:Looking good. Still loving the wheels. I like that you actually have brackets on the IC piping.


Thanks. I'm still liking them as well. Quick update time. Car started acting funny shortly after having it tuned. Was having issues with my vacuum. Turns out the cam gears slipped, and were even half out when the final tune was done. Everything was put right and was retuned. Peak HP stayed the same, but we found a lot of extra tq and hp down low through the revs. The car feels a LOT better and much nicer to drive on the street. Not much time lately for updates or pics, but the project is done. Just been enjoying seeing everyone else continuing to tinker with their cars. Keep up the good work all!

Here's a comparison of the tune with the cam gears out vs. the new one with them in the correct position. Amazing the difference it made.
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Re: My "Nothing Crazy" Project

Postby CSAlltrac » Sun May 12, 2013 11:32 am

I dig it, simple and clean. Are you running an evo IC?
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Re: My "Nothing Crazy" Project

Postby TheNubkins » Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:19 pm

Time for my yearly appearance on the forums. lol. Near the end of last summer I was pretty pissed with the car. Started having severe detonation issues under moderate boost and load. Then I couldn't build boost past 15 psi, or so I thought. My mechanical boost gauge, electronic boost controller, and ECU were all getting vacuum/boost readings from the same source line, and this line had a bad leak that was found when Lightspeed Innovations had the car to diagnose the issue. Originally it was thought to be a tuning problem. So, long story short, according to their explanation, the car was actually overboosting at 35psi, but the controller and electronics were only seeing 15psi because it was bleeding off so quickly at the leak. It was running fueling and timing for 15psi. Not good. I had personally done a leakdown test and compression test and things were very grim.

So, over the winter the motor came out again, another rebuild and repair job, and in she went. Got the car back a few weeks ago and I've been putting some break in miles on the freshly built motor...again. While I was waiting for some of the snow to melt I found some time to do some things I've been neglecting.

1-Removed the aftermarket boost gauge I had installed. I'll be going off my electronic boost controller's built in gauge function for this info.
2-Extended the wiring for my wideband O2 sensor gauge and placed it next to the steering column where the previous boost gauge was.
3-Removed the decrepit aftermarket alarm system and all related splices and wires.
4-Replaced the shifter-base bushings with nice solid units from Speed Source.
5-Replaced the front and rear engine mounts with poly inserts, again from Speed Source.
6-Replaced the front subframe bushings with solid aluminum ones...yes, again from Speed Source.

I've had those Speed Source parts sitting for a few years and it was nice to finally get them in. All in all the car feels a lot tighter and I didn't notice any excessive vibration or harshness. Another problem that I'm hoping to deal with is my faulty factory tach. When the car is cold and the weather is cold the reading is either nonexistent, or it reads VERY low. Highway speeds around 120km/h display an engine speed of usually 1500-2000RPM. As the car warms up, the gauge becomes more accurate. Here's a quick cel-phone shot of the wideband gauge in it's new home. The car is idling, cold, and as such the tach is reading 0RPM. Such a love-hate relationship I have with this car...

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Re: My "Nothing Crazy" Project

Postby TheNubkins » Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:28 pm

CSAlltrac wrote:I dig it, simple and clean. Are you running an evo IC?


Sorry about the VERY late reply. The core dimensions are 3-1/2" thick x 20" wide x 12" tall, not including the end tanks. I do not believe it is an Evo core.
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