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Offline Salty

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Project Luftcooler
« on: January 30, 2011, 11:40:11 pm »
Had my car in members cars - since I'm now building the car into something else figured I should start a build thread.

What: 1970 VW fastback - injected 1600.

Becomes: EJ20 turbocharged subaru - RS legacy powered

Been collecting bits and pieces.  Now have the engine, flywheel and adaptor to connect the gearbox.  Plan on changing gearbox to Rancho street pro -  extra spider teeth and super diff to handle more.

Been spending quite a bit of time tidying up old ATS mags - finally ready and my brake kit arrived at same time - so just in the process of fitting that up.
The brakes are 290mm vented front discs with VL turbo calipers and 260mm rears with EA flacon calipers.  Should pull up rather well considering the car will weigh 850kg when complete.

Here's some pics of the car until now;

http://www.flickr.com/photos/54473974@N05/5400176311/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/54473974@N05/5400776454/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/54473974@N05/5400775328/in/photostream/
« Last Edit: January 12, 2012, 05:09:01 pm by Salty »
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Offline Salty

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Re: Project WasserBoxer
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2011, 11:47:45 pm »
Fitting the rear brakes today
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Offline Salty

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Re: Project WasserBoxer
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2011, 11:51:05 pm »
Getting rid of the old high walled skinny VW wheel and replacing with a polished up ATS cookie and new Pirelli rubber.. Mmmmm

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Re: Project WasserBoxer
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2011, 09:08:22 am »
Fitting the rear brakes today

are they an aussie made brake kit? look a heap better than the US one's and probably work better too. - nice work.
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Re: Project WasserBoxer
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2011, 09:12:07 am »
this is pretty awesome! unique project that will go hard!

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Re: Project WasserBoxer
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2011, 09:15:01 am »
They are indeed. The US built ones won't comply here because of aluminum
Hubs etc.. This kit is great as the parts are all Holden/ford which makes pads/calipers cheap and easy to replace.
How's the datsun(s) coming along?
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Re: Project WasserBoxer
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2011, 10:04:31 pm »
That looks so good.
 I kinda wish I had kept my wagon now, but that is wicked.
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Re: Project WasserBoxer
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2011, 12:03:52 am »
Yeah I will be hanging onto it for quite some time.  The attention it gets is unbelievable.  One night I came back to the parked car to find a love note and rose tucked under the windshield.  The note said "what a gorgeous car, thank you for making my night"
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Re: Project WasserBoxer
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2011, 10:59:38 pm »
Finally got the front spindles machined - and the front Vl calipers slot on.
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Re: Project WasserBoxer
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2011, 07:05:04 am »
Good stuff!
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Re: Project WasserBoxer
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2011, 10:21:39 am »
nice one,must get my baby on the move towards more power >:D
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Re: Project WasserBoxer
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2011, 03:43:26 pm »
Cheers - bled the brakes to find a block off bolt leaking.. so will have to be next weekend to find out how much pull these bad boys have.
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« Last Edit: April 10, 2011, 10:08:35 pm by Salty »
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Re: Project WasserBoxer
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2011, 10:20:00 pm »
looking good,that's dope
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Re: Project WasserBoxer
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2011, 10:54:24 pm »
That's cool man, keep it up
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Re: Project WasserBoxer
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2011, 11:55:14 pm »
Cheers - lots more to come.
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Re: Project WasserBoxer
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2011, 08:07:06 pm »
Fitting the rear brakes today

Nice to see a properly engineered conversion,brakes first and then the motor 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Project WasserBoxer
« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2011, 08:32:10 pm »
A little bit of progress.  Took the engine and box out in the weekend and fitted a new Rancho pro street to handle a little extra torque and power that the grissly old box would spin to death on.  Given me lot's of motivation now that I can finally see how every thing will fit together and how easy it is to pull it all apart.  Bought a ATV jack for the job which lowered the engine and just rolled it out under the car on it's trolley wheels. 
Some pretty serious rake in this shot  :P
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Re: Project WasserBoxer
« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2011, 09:39:04 pm »
more pics Stafford!!!
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Re: Project WasserBoxer
« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2011, 06:18:13 pm »
Are you working on this in an underground apartment carpark?
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