Nate's Manxter Build

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Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby Vduboy » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:02 am

bajabone wrote:Am I allowed to ask where you bought headers from? No names if you want just area/state.

Sent you a pm mate.
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Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby PUD » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:45 pm

Know the feeling with the bond to the pets dude, had a shepherd dog go a bit back, pulls at you in ways that can't really be explained...

Buggys lookin the go, doesn't seem like much to do now....(to me anyway... :lol: ) any thoughts on when you think the (second) maiden voyage'll be??
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Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby Vduboy » Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:30 pm

PUD wrote:Know the feeling with the bond to the pets dude, had a shepherd dog go a bit back, pulls at you in ways that can't really be explained...

Buggys lookin the go, doesn't seem like much to do now....(to me anyway... :lol: ) any thoughts on when you think the (second) maiden voyage'll be??

Yeah it sucks real bad. I think I'll have it running in a couple of weeks, hopefully engineered in a month..
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Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby Vduboy » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:36 pm

IT RUNS!!! :mrgreen:
Finished building the exhaust today and got the balls to turn the key, fired up instantly and sat there and purred like a kitten, really stoked with the note of the exhaust, (I built a unequal length header system for that subaru burble) it is a tad too deep but I have a low volume insert I can put in to quieten it down if need be. Just have to bolt everything back in now then I can take it for a squirt.
Pics and video to come tomorrow!
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Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby BBTJ » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:18 am

WICKED..... bring on the fun. :D :D :D
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Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby PUD » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:21 am

Good one!! Bet that was a great feeling!! :D
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Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby bajabone » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:22 am

Come on already! Lol. Bring on the pics and comparison between air cooled and the darkside!
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Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby BlueV2 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:47 pm

That is the best feeling. Well done.
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Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby Vduboy » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:59 pm

Thanks heaps guys, it is so very close to being finished, on the sneaky run to the servo to fill up I had a code 24 pop up, idle air control valve, and the associated stalling on hard deceleration, so hopefully that comes up with a clean, the speedo is working but I had trouble getting the right pulse per revolution for it so I will have to pull the dash again to check the terminals on that.. :evil:
But even with flat tyres and a baffle jammed in the exhaust to shut it up it hauls ass!! Very torquey and the Torsen differential is very strange! It doesn't squeal or squeak tyres it just turns and hooks up!
So definitely on the home stretch, the engineer wants a cover or shield of some sort over the exhaust to guard against dumb people. What have others done there??
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Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby Vduboy » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:00 pm

bajabone wrote:Come on already! Lol. Bring on the pics and comparison between air cooled and the darkside!

You know as good as I do now there is no comparison!! :lol:
I f@#king love it!!
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Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby Vduboy » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:13 am

Well I am finally on the road again legally!! After doing battle with the RMS's new 'updated' system for 2 1/2 hours the car is registered and engineered.
I have done about 400k's so far love the motor!
It is very smooth, it has a awesome note that I am so proud of! :mrgreen:
The ratios that Todd suggested are great and I only have to remember that I have 5 gears now every second drive! I went with the stiffer subaru group n engine mounts which are a lot stiffer than stock but vibrate a hell of a lot less than any stiffer vw engine mounts.
I have a couple of niggling oil leaks to sort out then wifey and I are heading up the coast to visit my mum.
Sorry for not getting any pictures or videos up yet as I have been silly busy sorting all the legal crap out...
will happen soon hopefully.
So far on the fuel economy I have used 40 litres for 400k's of mostly around the block testing and no highway k's at all, so I am stoked with that too.
I have since moved the front number plate off to the side and the temperature has dropped to 85 when moving all the time, where as with the big plate in front of the radiator it was sitting on 90-92 degrees.
It'll eventually creep up to 95 degrees when stationary then come down to 90 when the fans turn off.
So I think i'll just get a set off slim line plates and call the cooling system done.
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Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby bajabone » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:16 pm

I thought you might like the smoothness! Lol. What ratio did you end up going with in your box?
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Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby BlueV2 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:24 pm

Congrats, well done....it is one of the best feelings getting them registered!!
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Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby Vduboy » Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:16 pm

BlueV2 wrote:Congrats, well done....it is one of the best feelings getting them registered!!

Again! But now that is it for a long time. I don't plan on any mods at all. I just want to use the bloody thing!

bajabone wrote:I thought you might like the smoothness! Lol. What ratio did you end up going with in your box?
4.11 with the torsen differential, sometimes it is almost too smooth and it feels like it has stalled!
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Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby PUD » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:39 pm

Good on ya dude, bet now that it's done the hard yards have been well worth while :D ....

Now.... about those pics..... expecting something like bajabone.... :lol: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=2928
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