My Notchback.... One for the haters

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My Notchback.... One for the haters

Post by Kai » 23rd March 2010 - 11:39pm

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Post by nidge » 24th March 2010 - 12:05am

I'm liking it. 8)
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Post by vwfye » 25th March 2010 - 5:19am

if jealousy is hate, then man.... I HATE IT :!: :!: :!:


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Post by Kai » 25th March 2010 - 11:12pm

Cheers for the comments chaps.

Yeah this ones a little different to your concourse examples :D




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Post by blitzVw » 26th March 2010 - 8:06am

That is an awesome Notch!!!

What is the performance like? 0-100 KM/H? Top speed :badgrin:
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Post by Kai » 26th March 2010 - 8:55am

Haven't a clue...... It's not finished yet. I'm hoping to get the engine running next weekend. I've still got lots of annoying fiddly bits to finish on the engine. But I'm sorting the exhast this weekend and the wiring is getting done next weekend.




The engine is producing around 250bhp, it's a wrx imported engine with STI ecu, turbo and kind of exhaust too.

However it's all in the gearbox which is a Porsche 915 5speed. Although I dunno what the ratios are as I haven't bothered to look yet. It does have a Quaiff atb limited slip diff fitted though.



One of the drag racers with his big Tyres has the same engine,ecu,turbo and that was doing 0-60mph in 2.7 seconds, I think his 1/4mile time was well in the 11second mark.

I dont have the Tyres and neither the technique but it's a comparison to work with. I'm not expecting to be as fast as a drag car but it'll be quick never the less.

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Post by easy » 6th April 2010 - 11:03am

Love it! 8)
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Post by Danny Lord » 8th April 2010 - 9:33pm

Looking good :)

whats the other Type 3 in the picture? the Black one?
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Post by Kai » 8th April 2010 - 11:16pm

Tis my old squareback.

First car I ever brought and I still have it 10 years on. Bit of an old dog these days.



an old photo of it's glory days lol
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Post by Kai » 24th September 2010 - 10:49pm

Erm...... well....... its taken a little longer then expected and it isn't finished yet by a long shot..... but at least the engine is running sweater then it did in the Impreza :finger:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM9fq9AMCwY

Its running better now then in the video, as the ECU has mapped itself much better by me letting it idle up to temperature with forcing the throttle open and winding the turbo up :evil:


On the to do lists is

Sort Hydraulic clutch out = looking at $250 for a Porsche clutch release arm
Bleed Brakes
Tidy up wiring for engine
Make custom Dash up
stop water leaks and eventually fit a cheap carpet set

Easy peasy

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Post by volkswalker » 1st March 2011 - 12:58am

surely an update is due.....
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Post by Kai » 13th March 2011 - 8:56pm

volkswalker wrote:surely an update is due.....

Sorry, I don't get on here much. I'm usually over on VWKD.

Over the winter the car hasn't been running as I wanted to shorten the wiring loom and tidy the engine bay up. I've got this all sorted now and I'm real happy with the way it's all come out.

I managed to spend a small fortune on completing my hydraulic clutch set up with the 915 box. The Saco kit I bought was absolute crap and does not fit a type three. Any how spent ages making my own kit and its all working now, the only problem I have is I used a 3mm hydraulic line from to back which isnt moving enough fluid resulting in a firm peddle. In the future I have every intention of installing a larger line but it'll do for now.

I fried my ECU which has given me a couple of nights of probing the engine electric trying to discover what was wrong. Everything was pointing to the ecu so I took a £100 gamble and ordered another which appears to have sorted my problem.

Now I can adjust the gear linkage and begin work on my interior and create a custom dash with all the gauges I have to install.

Brakes have been bled and the car is on it's reassembly stage.

This will be the year it return to the road which I'm certainly looking forward too.

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Post by Kai » 13th March 2011 - 9:01pm

Slave cylinder mounted


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Over £200's worth of Porsche clutch arm

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Finished engine bay


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Post by bigbadbadge » 13th March 2011 - 9:18pm

Wowee, fantastic stuff, a heck of a lot of work, engine looks awesome and that exhaust looks mad. CAn't wait to see the finished article, keep up the good work.

All the best

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Post by volkswalker » 14th March 2011 - 5:30pm

holy cripes you got 1 mega beast there!
is it goin stanford in may?
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Post by Kai » 9th January 2012 - 12:12am

Righto, thought I would drag this old thread back up cause I know you all hate it.


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Got me a 12 month ticket of fun. Only cost me £380 to insure with the engine and other mods declared. Well having driven it on the road it's certainly an experience, challenge is better of a word :badgrin:

Had teething problem with running it without the vehicle speed sensor, fitted that after interogating the ecu, just haven't had it out of the garage yet as I'm in the process of fitting a proper heater to it. Takes 16miles for the ecu to learn and tell you what it wants before the safety fuel cut kicks in stopping the fun and the turbo.

Clutch is horrible and will need a rethink, as is the gearbox which will need a rebuild. But its drivable and these issues won't be stopping me from taking it out to the shows this years. But the steamed windows is a massive pain.

Grounded the sump on its maiden voyage when the turbo kicked in dodgy path and WAY to much boost. Fun fun. Left a nice trail of oil back to the workshop.

I've only got pictures of it at my wedding so I'll post those up for you all shortly.

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Post by Kai » 9th January 2012 - 8:42am

That's strange, I'm seeing random pictures from my photo bucket account being posted. Refresh the page and new pictures. Strange. I hope there all working for you guys.


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Post by Kai » 9th January 2012 - 8:43am

Hmmm, those last two appear to be working.

Anyway......


Another for the haters, my new work horse


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Post by Editor » 10th January 2012 - 2:48am

Now that is annoying. I'm prepared to accept there are people who like to butcher their Type 3, but making me look at that front engined thing.... You really must want to be hated. :ninja: :evil:
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Post by Kai » 20th February 2012 - 9:48am

Editor wrote:Now that is annoying. I'm prepared to accept there are people who like to butcher their Type 3, but making me look at that front engined thing.... You really must want to be hated. :ninja: :evil:

I sense the hate is strong in this one :D

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Post by Kai » 20th February 2012 - 9:52am

Heater installed, it's been a real pleasure what with recent weather

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I got married in December, couple of pictures of the car at the wedding

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Post by 412 Fasty » 8th March 2012 - 1:29am

FRIGGIN ACE MATE!

Can i jus say that is one truly awesome car. congrats to you, it looks, goes and sounds the part (i bet)

Really impressed, thanks for posting pics.

Would love a Subaru in back of type 4....never gunna happen tho.

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Post by Kai » 8th March 2012 - 9:52pm

412 Fasty wrote:FRIGGIN ACE MATE!

Can i jus say that is one truly awesome car. congrats to you, it looks, goes and sounds the part (i bet)

Really impressed, thanks for posting pics.

Would love a Subaru in back of type 4....never gunna happen tho.

You should do it, Dare to be different.

Thank you very much sir for your comments, the kind ones always go down well lol.


I'm gonna drag it outta the garage tomorrow and get the tracking measured and see what need doing to that. Shouldn't be too bad. But anyway I'll most probably get some footage of it over the weekend to share with everyone. I'll seven bring out the camera and get a decent video of it on that instead of my shite phone.

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Post by Kai » 11th March 2012 - 12:29am

No videos, aweful phone pictures!!!


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Went curb crawling on Friday night, managed 50miles of fun driving in it. Gearbox is definetly sounding tired. Has that rally straight cut gear sounding to it but doesnt feel like right. By the end of the night I was getting an engine stutter at 3.5K rpm just before the boost hits in and hard. Stutter continued into Saturday and then the engine dies on the dual caurage way. Recalling a strange noise the evening before coming from the fuel pump I figured the pump had given up. Then thinking about it my fuel gauge hasn't moved since December so I got out the 5liters of emergency fuel and stuck that in it. Popped into life like nothing had happened and my hesitation has dissappeared. Looks like I'm getting 130miles out of a tank, that's spirited driving too

130 redline miles out of what 40 litres, I don't think that's too bad. I would drive it easier bits it's an awesome feeling/sensation when you change gear at 7K for the 5time.


The heater is awesome too. No more steamy windows!!


Things to work towards,

Tracking and wheel alignment
New fuel tank, gonna get a custom stainless steel/ Aluminium one made.
Bleed brakes again
Make another attempt at my hydraulic clutch
Gearbox rebuild

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Re: My Notchback.... One for the haters

Post by Kai » 2nd April 2013 - 9:27pm

Clearly not up dated this in a while. Done lots since my last post.

Ditched the pedal for a new floor mounted pedal box.


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Refurbished the floor pans in the inside


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New airbox with proper cold air feed this time round. Gonna get the Ali pipe anodised as I don't like it.

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New shoes, Audi rs2 cup 2's I think they are. Genuine ones though and brand spanking new.

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New dashboard, spent ages on this, not happy with it but its acceptable, had enough of filling and sanding and filling and sanding and filling and sanding and filling and sanding. Looks better in the flesh.


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Had the tracking sorted, made for a huge difference haha.


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New charge cooler radiator. This is the old (bottom one) verses the new (top)



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Currently I'm having a go at the interior and fitting a stereo and center console.


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Had the car at Stanford hall last year too,


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As it rest today. Note for those concern the wing mirrors are now gloss black


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So ill sort the stereo and centre console, got some sounds deadening to lay down, cut the new carpets for it. Needs new door cards all round, would like to buy new ones but if I can't get those then ill settle for some Ali sheet I've got sitting around and polish it. Plenty more in the pipeline just not enough time to get on with it.

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