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Old 14 March 2008, 01:44 AM
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have to say this is one hell of a project, only thing im not tooo keen on is the latest exhaust, im more of a jap style can bloke but as long as your happy which u clearly are then thats all that matters, keep up the good work!!
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Old 14 March 2008, 03:15 AM
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Your car rocks! Keep up the awesome work frayz
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Old 14 March 2008, 04:00 AM
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I'm glad to see you've got the love for your car back mate.

Now lets have no more of this going back to Cossies talk eh?
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Old 14 March 2008, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by frayz View Post
LOL,

I genuinely dont think anyone will want a car this modified mate.

I think its something that will either be broken for parts or taken to the grave.
if i had the money at the time, i'd buy it if you was ever to sell it. it's where i'd like to take the ra to. just don't have the funds to get it there.

because knowing how you are with it, yes it gets used for what it's been made to do but, the care you give the car means that it will never want for anything. and that's a reason why it would be a great buy for someone.
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Old 14 March 2008, 07:55 PM
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Come on frayz next instalment please m8.
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Old 14 March 2008, 09:51 PM
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great car, well done fella
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Old 14 March 2008, 10:52 PM
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Originally Posted by ksa74f View Post
Come on frayz next instalment please m8.
Lol, sorry ive been a bit slack with it. The girlfriends back from uni and is taking up my time lol..

Will add the next round soon.
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Old 15 March 2008, 12:01 AM
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Okay then, round 12 shows a recent addition to the car.

With the car taking shape the way it was, i had been on the look out to change my drivers seat for something more purposeful. Some may think im nuts but i didnt see the need to change the passengers seat as i have lots of different sized passngers. Some larger than others that were not cut out to fit in tiny carbon bucket seats.
Besides, i might want to sit in a silly seat but im damn sure my girlfriend wouldnt put up with getting in and out of it.

Id been looking around and finally decided on a Recaro Profi SPA. Whilst weighing up the phenominal cost of the profi i was by fluke offered a Recaro Pro Racer SPA. (This was the seat i wanted but included the high sided head restraint) Initially i thought it was nuts but i couldnt let it go.

The only way i would put teh seta in the car wasd to make runners for it that were as close to OEM quality as possible. I looked at various options to get it to fit but i wanted it perfect. determind on getting it perfect i decided the only way to get runners that were OEM quality was to use OEM runners. So thats exactly what i did. I purchased another set of STI 7 runners from Grade A and cut them to suit.
I am in no way exagerating if i said ifitted the seat and runners over 100 times in 3 months before i was happy the mockup runners were perfect.
Getting the seat in the car was no problem. However, getting it where i wanted to be seated was probably one of the most frustrating things ive ever had to do.
The finished runners were fully welded, blasted and painted gloss black and fit perfectly. I was very happy with the end result. Even more so when the OEM seat i removed was 20.8Kg. The replacement carbon/kevlar item was only a mere shave under 6Kg.

Here are my finished pictures, the car feels amazing to drive strapped in it. My biggest concern wa visibility but amazingly i have lost almost no visibility i previously had.


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Since then the car has gone back to Mocom for some more power. She is now running a set of Zircotec ceramic coated GT Spec gen 2 headers and a Forced Performance "Green" turbocharger. It is permanantly mapped to run a concoxion of Methanol, Toluene and Vpower.

I have no power figures for it, not that i care to be honest. But 1.7 bar peak and 1.6 bar held feels ferociously lively on the road.

So heres the car at present... but where will it go from here?

Well, if you didnt already know, the quest fro more power is well on its way with the components pile ever growing.

A big BHP forged 2.5ltr build is coming very soon.

Here are the list of parts i have here waiting to be fitted.

Engine:

Brand new EJ257 block
Brand new EJ257 crank
ACL race series main/big end bearings
Wiseco forged pistons
Carrello forged conrods
ARP head studs
Cometic head gaskets
RCMS modified oil pump
Brand new OEM Subaru water pump
APS DR725 front mounted intercooler
Hyperflow top mounted oil cooler
APS 70mm wing mounted CAI
Custom Bailey Motorsport oil separator and catch tank (Fully aeroquiped)
Mocom Racing parallel fuel rails (Fully aeroquiped)

Misc stuff:

(All new) KW variant 3 coilovers
Pagid RS29 brake pads
Another front bumper lol
Odessey PC680 race battery

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So watch this space as the view from the windows of the Prodrive Edition is about to become seriously blurred
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Old 15 March 2008, 12:20 AM
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nice one frayz. that front mount is bigger than the radiators in my house lol.
that is one hell of an engine sitting there. will you be putting it together or someone else?
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Old 15 March 2008, 12:45 AM
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I will be mate. I build prototype engines for a living
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Old 15 March 2008, 01:40 AM
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You beat me to it frayz. I was just about to ask what you did for a living. With that mod list I thought it must be Premiership footballer or something
Keep it coming though, can't wait to log on each day to see the next installment
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Old 15 March 2008, 02:30 AM
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Originally Posted by frayz View Post
I will be mate. I build prototype engines for a living
crack on with it then you lazy git
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Old 15 March 2008, 08:57 AM
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just read the whole thread, extremely impressive Frayz!! I remember your original flocking thread and I thought the quality of work was superb, looks like you have the same prefectionist bug I have, not sure if that's a good thing or bad?!?

All the Best

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Old 15 March 2008, 12:04 PM
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Cheers Mike, dunno about perfection... but its close
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Old 15 March 2008, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by frayz View Post
Cheers Mike, dunno about perfection... but its close

Very nice parts M8
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Old 15 March 2008, 12:28 PM
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Frayz

I'm surprised you are going for a new stock water pump, wouldnt something a bit more high spec be preferential?

that FMIC is HUGE!!!

cant wait to see this new transplant take place plus also get a ride in it

whats the benefits of the battery? is it just weight advantages?
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Old 15 March 2008, 01:21 PM
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Frayz, you don't hang about do you with mods coming left, right and centre.
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Old 15 March 2008, 03:13 PM
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Great wite up Frayz.... great mods and upgrades and always with the attention to detail...

Now get it out on track and use it!!!
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Old 15 March 2008, 03:22 PM
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Mark, battery is just for weight yes. Youre more than welcome to have a go in it anytime.
Mike, it will get plenty of track use when its finished and im happy with it. I really see no point of getting back out on track untill its exactly how i want it and up to scratch.
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Old 15 March 2008, 06:17 PM
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Great attention to detail/

How much has been spent as far?
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Originally Posted by scoobyhunt07 View Post
How much has been spent as far?
that will be an interesting answer

I can only imagine what is going to happen under the bonnet when you start that part

Keep it up the world appears to be watching you !
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Old 15 March 2008, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by scoobyhunt07 View Post
Great attention to detail/

How much has been spent as far?
Do you really wanna know...?

Cos i dont

Feel free to ask me what for anything on the car costs but im never ever going to add it up

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Old 15 March 2008, 06:30 PM
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Fantastic write up

Its all the little details that make it such a great car, keep up the good work
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Old 15 March 2008, 09:18 PM
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Fray's, your work is that good you could be making a good living out this

Dont add the costs up it will spoil the fun $$$$$$$$
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Originally Posted by kjdmk1 View Post
Fray's, your work is that good you could be making a good living out this

Dont add the costs up it will spoil the fun $$$$$$$$
Something ive always wanted to do mate but i cant ever see it happening without a lottery win.
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Unfortunately due to a small accident in the garage last week my bonnet now needs painting and re graphicing.

So do i go for a carbon item re the WRC vented one ?

Or do i leave it as is?
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Originally Posted by frayz View Post
Unfortunately due to a small accident in the garage last week my bonnet now needs painting and re graphicing.

So do i go for a carbon item re the WRC vented one ?

Or do i leave it as is?
Carbon

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Personally, Fraser, I would stick with an OEM item as I think the WRC one would be over kill and be out of place unless you are thinking of doing a Tiny?
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Old 15 March 2008, 11:42 PM
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Originally Posted by SC008Y_MAD View Post
Personally, Fraser, I would stick with an OEM item as I think the WRC one would be over kill and be out of place unless you are thinking of doing a Tiny?
Wouldnt do a Tiny mate. Was just a thought as it would aid cooling with the vent in place. Trouble is, finding something thats OEM quality.
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Old 15 March 2008, 11:54 PM
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Cheers Mike, dunno about perfection... but its close
Perfection is a very difficult thing to achieve.

I know I have never achieved it, but we keep trying..
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