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Old 08-26-18, 03:50 AM
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OMG!!! Idk how I stumbled across this thread, but I'm going to spend a significant amount of time reading up on your work. You seem extremely knowledgeable and you car is IMMACULATE!! #subscribed
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The KOUL tool and aluminum vise make making those line a walk in the park, highly recommended if you donít already have a set.
yeah I have the aluminum vise jaws. Koul tool looks interesting. Guess it gives you a good grip. Iíve worked 2 straight days on the car and need a day off. So Iím chillin with my 18 year old Jack Russell today.


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The KOUL tool help guide the line into the fitting, to me thatís the most annoying step, with the tool it takes 15s and 1 try
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The KOUL tool help guide the line into the fitting, to me thatís the most annoying step, with the tool it takes 15s and 1 try
Iíve always used this nylon braided hose. I hear the steel braided stuff is a bear to work with, I find that using the jaws in a vise itís fairly easy to make a good line that doesnít leak. I use the Russell classic braided AN hose. -6 for fuel and these coolant lines, -4 for oil feed to turbo, -10 for the turbo oil drain and catch can. You owukdnt want to use this line the whole length of the car though as itís not PTFE and will stink up the garage with a fuel smell. For the length of the car from the tank to,engine bay use hard line or PTFE line.

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Yeah, I only use steel braided line for fuel as I have some -6AN Aeroquip line left over from my other turbo project from a few years ago. I don't have any experience with the nylon braided hose, might use them for the dual oil cooler but don't know yet, I have the 6/8/10 KOUL tool so steel braided line won't be an issue either.
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Hey Mike, do you plan on monitoring water temp, boost and afr with the new EMS setup? Wasn't sure if you had gauges or not.
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Hey Mike, do you plan on monitoring water temp, boost and afr with the new EMS setup? Wasn't sure if you had gauges or not.
Hey Johnny,

So the long term plan is to have the car go into a limp mode and ultimately shut off if certain criteria are met with things like Fuel Pressure, Knock, oil pressure, coolant temp etc.

I am doing some hardware changes before I can return to tuning the car and getting it ready for the Dyno. Right now with the stock harness there are limited things available. Choices are to just run additional individual sensors and pin them to the Haltech or go with a complete custom harness in the future which would include traction control and integrate all the cars subsystems like water meth, boost control that are stand alone kits... Boost control is being done with the Greddy Profec Type S. Eventually everything will go through the Haltech so it has complete control to back off/cut boost pull timing/RPM immediately like a modern OEM ECU in the event we have problems with anything. I can still do it with the stock harness and add what I need to integrate.

Im slow so there is a time gap between thinking of what I want to do next and making it all happen.

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Small update. Took a break from working on the car.
Meanwhile had a project arrive in the mail.
I sent out an Efini wheel to a boutique steering wheel shop in LA California. After speaking to the owner Eric Choi. He seemed to really get my vision for the wheel modifications I had in Mind. I REALLY like how it turned out.
On to the photos. Before and After.

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White/Red/White representing the Japanese flag

Perforated leather with red stitching

Flat bottom

Matte carbon
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^^Wow, now that is amazing.
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Reach out to Eric at https://www.realcarbontastic.com/
he will help you design a custom wheel that is to your spec. This wheel is exactly my vision and he made it to perfection.
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So the airbag light and buzzer... you will need a resistor to trick the air bag ECU to think it’s still in the car. I need to order one. Fourtyounce recommended to grab one off the auction site so that’s what I’m going to do.
The Efini wheel doesn’t have an air bag. for those wanting pricing info for the custom work. Check out the Real Carbontastic website. Eric has my wheel on display on the site along with some design choices and pricing that includes him providing the Efini wheel.
i really love mine. Thanks Eric!
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Nice parts aren't cheap. Cheap parts ain't nice

https://www.realcarbontastic.com/pro...steering-wheel
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https://www.realcarbontastic.com/pro...steering-wheel
You are absolutely correct. But that pricing is with him providing the steering wheel. I just want to point out that I sent him a used one to modify and my cost was much less.

Consider that when contemplating the price. It can be had for well under $1000. Contact Eric for actual pricing if you process de the steering wheel.
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You are absolutely correct. But that pricing is with him providing the steering wheel. I just want to point out that I sent him a used one to modify and my cost was much less.

Consider that when contemplating the price. It can be had for well under $1000. Contact Eric for actual pricing if you process de the steering wheel.
At first I didnt' like it. But it's grown on me. I like the CF accents.
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So the airbag light and buzzer... you will need a resistor to trick the air bag ECU to think itís still in the car. I need to order one. Fourtyounce recommended to grab one off the auction site so thatís what Iím going to do.
The Efini wheel doesnít have an air bag. for those wanting pricing info for the custom work. Check out the Real Carbontastic website. Eric has my wheel on display on the site along with some design choices and pricing that includes him providing the Efini wheel.
i really love mine. Thanks Eric!
So, I'm confused. I thought that center part WAS an airbag on the Efini OE wheels, no? Wasn't there similar regulations in Japan on steering wheel airbags? Thx!
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So, I'm confused. I thought that center part WAS an airbag on the Efini OE wheels, no? Wasn't there similar regulations in Japan on steering wheel airbags? Thx!
Itís not an airbag, just a horn there. Iím not sure about the airbags for those years in Japan but none of these Efini wheels have airbags,

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Efini wheel has no airbag, Nardi wheel does.
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It came with this really nice cover in case you park it out in the sun, you can protect the Carbon Fiber from UV damage.
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Wow! The pics look so much better on a PC than on a phone. Old 40oz is going to be hagglin' you about that rusty inner frame!
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There is something else I am having made. I donít think I mentioned it yet. I was going to wait until it arrived so I could show you guys with pics of it on my car but I decided I would show you guys ahead of time.
With all the titanium hardware Iíve used in the engine bay and the wrinkle black powder coating I wanted to add some more contrast. I was looking at replacing the stock red strut bar with either a custom color or a different bar.

While looking at titanium strut bars I wasnít seeing anything I really loved.
I accidentally came across a car with a titanium strut bar I had never seen before and it had the ďCarbingĒ logo on it. I went to the OKUYAMA website but they never made a production titanium strut bar for the FD. They show their current production bars as well as their discontinued products for every car make and model.
Eventually I tracked down the car and owner. Itís a shop called ďSuperLapĒ in Cyprus. Itís their shop/track car. I got in touch with the shop owner and he said that the bar is a ďone offĒ bar, not a production piece. He said he could contact Carbing in Japan for me and see if they will make me one.

After a a few days I heard back from SuperLap and was given a price. A close friend of mine with an FD said he would like one as well. Itís been about 5 weeks. OKUYAMA in Japan estimated they would have them made in about 8 or 9 weeks so we are about half way through the wait.

Here is a photo of the bar on the SuperLap track/shop car. I will get pics of course when it arrives as well as photos of t on the car. Until then; we wait.

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Wow! The pics look so much better on a PC than on a phone. Old 40oz is going to be hagglin' you about that rusty inner frame!
Thanks Ian, he has t said anything about the inner frame. Itís a little late as itís installed on the car now and it canít be seen otherwise.

I have some work to do reinstalling the turbo and attaching all the lines before I can drive it again. I took a break for the last month leading up to and with the passing of my dog as you know. It hasnít been a rush to finish it with that and the 3 projects at work having me work 60+ hrs a week right now.

I plan on getting it back on the road this weekend. Iím still toying with making the custom AC lines so I can leave it alone once itís tuned. After 3+ years on this project I want to turn my attention and disposable income elsewhere. We have some house projects we want to do like bathroom remodeling, new windows and hardwood floors on our second floor that will take some considerable revenue that is typically spent on car projects of mine. Then I want to replace my daily driver with an F80 M3 or something along those lines.
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I vote for the custom AC lines.

Strut bar looks legit.
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yeah Molotovman ..... no rust is safe from me .....
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Is this sucker back on the road yet?
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