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Re: '95 Zenki KA-T build - subframe reinstalled

Post by shift_down » Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:10 am

This is way too sick! Good work!
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Post by Kamilitaryman » Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:46 am

Thank you man! It was a major pain in the butt. I think it was well worth it though :)
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Post by Kamilitaryman » Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:05 am

It just needs some pads and she's gtg.

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Post by signals13 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:40 am

Dang it looks so awesome, you should throw some new under chassis armor on those wheel wells.

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Post by kacam24det » Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:32 pm

Do it right the first time accomplished mad props man love your attention to detail, this thing should handle realllllll nice keep up the great work man
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Post by Kamilitaryman » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:15 am

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Re: '95 Zenki KA-T build - subframe reinstalled

Post by sdaigle240 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:56 am

well, looks awesome as always... but only takes one track day to look like "why did i even bother" lol mine used to look juuuust like that. you should REALLY REALLY get arms! stock essentric has all of 1.5* total, unless your running around truck status your going to need more range to get a happy alignment.
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Re: '95 Zenki KA-T build - subframe reinstalled

Post by Kamilitaryman » Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:10 pm

sdaigle240 wrote:well, looks awesome as always... but only takes one track day to look like "why did i even bother" lol mine used to look juuuust like that. you should REALLY REALLY get arms! stock essentric has all of 1.5* total, unless your running around truck status your going to need more range to get a happy alignment.
You know, I was thinking about that, especially since I don't have the dust guards anymore lol. But to tell ya honestly, while I do like the look of how it all came out, the main reason I did this was to prevent further deterioration & rust. Having friends that were like "oh, you should coat this too", didn't help either!

But onto your arm suggestion. Are you talking about all the arms? I'm not sure how I'm going to set the car up for the few tracks I plan on running it on. This thing will probably never see a drift event, mainly road courses. NYS has 2 that I'd really like to try out - NY Safety Track and Watkins Glen.

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Re: '95 Zenki KA-T build - subframe reinstalled

Post by sdaigle240 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:05 am

if u got the cash, PBM is pretty much the best of the best and cheaper than say an SPL. they redesign their parts often and clearly engineer everything. with all that said i wouldn't hesitate to just buy ISIS ones ( http://carnewscafe.com/wp-content/uploa ... gender.jpg ) and fresh heims from midwestcontrol or aurora if you got the monies. knowing the caliber of your efforts here, i just cant picture you getting ISIS lol. you could even coat them! i bought a set of "motoria arms" in 2007 and have been totally happy with them (have done the heims). if your going to do it, just get them all. all 3 in the back and the front tension rod. you can even do some trick stuff and tune your rear camber curve via the traction arm. i also like to experiment and adjustable arms makes that really easy.
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Re: '95 Zenki KA-T build - subframe reinstalled

Post by Kamilitaryman » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:36 am

Excellent. I'll look into these options as soon as the need arrives. I'd really like enjoy the car in it's current form for a little while. Get some kills on the street ;) I totally forgot what the S-chassis feels like stock, let alone in this state. I got to know my Impreza very well over the years and how it handles. Switching back for the summer is going to be weird! Either way, thanks for your reply! I may hit you up again on this in the near future :)
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Re: '95 Zenki KA-T build - rear end is finally finished.

Post by Kamilitaryman » Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:54 am

I can safely say that the rear end is finally complete!

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Post by niceguy » Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:23 pm

That really looks great...I bet it gets your enthusiasm going when you see those coated parts to keep the car up!

I have a question, when you installed your ES bushings, how do you torque them? I've noticed over the years with ES and Moog poly bushings that the OEM torque ratings won't work due to the stiffer bushings. So I just torque them until I get a bit of 'squish' to them.

Is there a more accurate way? I know with OEM bushings that brackets (sway bar,etc) always have metal to metal contact w/the frame but it takes alot of torque with poly bushings to get the same metal to metal contact and not deform the bushing.

Just curious, thanks!

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Post by Kamilitaryman » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:36 am

Thanks dude and yes it does. Keep you motivated for sure.

Instructions say to use the factory specs so that's what I did. The new inner sleeve should be the same length as the bushing, so when torqued down, it should be bottoming out on that instead of the bushing itself. Unless you messed them up during installation. I accidentally "stretched" the bushings on one of my rear LCAs during installation, causing the inner sleeve to be sort of recessed in the bushing. So when I torqued that down, there was a bit of squish. They said to grease any bushing-to-metal contacts so that's what I did, even on the mounting points on the subframe and knuckles.
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Re: '95 Zenki KA-T build - rear end is finally finished.

Post by sdaigle240 » Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:45 am

doood how gross is that ES provided grease in the lil yellow tubs. that **** gets everywhere. looks doppppe. i dont think theres any "worse" mods on a 240 than revamping that rear sub frame, great feeling to have it all done.
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Re: '95 Zenki KA-T build - rear end is finally finished.

Post by Kamilitaryman » Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:01 am

sdaigle240 wrote:doood how gross is that ES provided grease in the lil yellow tubs. that **** gets everywhere. looks doppppe. i dont think theres any "worse" mods on a 240 than revamping that rear sub frame, great feeling to have it all done.
That ish was nasty! It took me nearly 2 days to get my hands to feel clean again. Assembly grease is probably the nastiest thing I've touched so far during this project lol. And I couldn't agree more on that last comment. What a journey this has been! I dove into it not really knowing WTF to do lol I did a bunch of reading on here and Zilvia and went to town on it.
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Re: '95 Zenki KA-T build - rear end is finally finished.

Post by shift_down » Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:29 pm

Brooooooo that is sick!
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Post by Kamilitaryman » Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:08 am

shift_down wrote:Brooooooo that is sick!
Thank you man! I have never driven a car with a setup like this so this is going to be interesting! :auto-driving:
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Post by Kamilitaryman » Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:12 am

*awakes from slumber*
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Post by SoundEfx » Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:13 pm

Hey pimp, are you wifescar on the B15U site?
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SoundEfx wrote:Hey pimp, are you wifescar on the B15U site?
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Post by SoundEfx » Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:05 pm

Oh snap.....

How's the progress of this monster?
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Re: '95 Zenki KA-T build - rear end is finally finished.

Post by S14wayz » Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:43 pm

dude that rear end is a thing of beauty! I absolutely love this sort of stuff and admire your efforts, keep it up!
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Post by Kamilitaryman » Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:28 am

SoundEfx wrote:Oh snap.....

How's the progress of this monster?
Fkin slow man. Got into RC helicopters and quickly moved my way up the ladder into the hobby grade ones, so that's all I did last summer. I'll be putting in time on this build this year. I'm tired of dreaming. I need to get this ish done and drive it already!
S14wayz wrote:dude that rear end is a thing of beauty! I absolutely love this sort of stuff and admire your efforts, keep it up!
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Post by SoundEfx » Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:07 pm

I hear that man. Are you still in the powder coating business?
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To be continued!

Post by Kamilitaryman » Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:39 am

SoundEfx wrote:I hear that man. Are you still in the powder coating business?
Nah, people kept trying to get 'hooked up' and expected to pay flea market prices for quality work so I gave up on that.

BTW, this build is picking back up today! Expect updates soon :)
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Post by Kamilitaryman » Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:58 pm

Started ordering parts again last week:

- Driveshaft Shop 1-piece drive shaft

- 52mm Autometer oil pressure, oil & water temp gauges & single gauge pod which will house my AEM boost / AFR 2-1 gauge

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- 3D printed center dash radio trim with 3x 52mm ports for said gauges:

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- A set of mint Zenki fogs:

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- new dash defroster grille (old one disintegrated upon removal)

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I started assembling the fuel system yesterday, still waiting on a couple fittings:

ID1000s with 14mm hats:

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Changed em over to 11mm for the AEM fuel rail:

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Used this to lube it up, it's for my RC trucks :)

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After battling with the bottom O-ring I gave up and called Treadstone to get some clarification. At 1st, I was told that they should fit, they put me on hold and return saying I should be using the compression O-rings that came with the kit. So I did:

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You will NOT need the big O-rings that sit in the intake manifold to run these injectors:

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Super glad I bought the tools to assemble the AN fittings. Makes it so much easier:

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I hope to have the rest finished this week.
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Post by adamky » Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:37 pm

It's all so clean and purdy. Nice work. I'm digging the 3D printed center panel. Did you design/print it yourself? I've been heavily into 3D printing since February and it's been a fun and educational journey.

And that AN tool from Kool Tools is a huge time saver. Love those things.
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Post by Kamilitaryman » Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:32 am

adamky wrote:It's all so clean and purdy. Nice work. I'm digging the 3D printed center panel. Did you design/print it yourself? I've been heavily into 3D printing since February and it's been a fun and educational journey.

And that AN tool from Kool Tools is a huge time saver. Love those things.
Thanks man. Slowly chuggin along here. I bought that center panel off eBay. Sadly, the seller pulled all of his listings for them as soon as I bought mine. I'd like to get my hands on a 3D printer some day. There are so many things I'd like to print out!

Yea those tools are awesome. I bought a nice cutter than cut up to -10AN. That's how I got that clean cut in the picture :)
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Re: '95 Zenki KA-T build - rear end is finally finished.

Post by supakat » Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:40 am

Looking good. I remember when my bay looked like that. Keep up the progress.
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Post by Kamilitaryman » Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:28 pm

supakat wrote:Looking good. I remember when my bay looked like that. Keep up the progress.
Thanks. Yea, only a matter of time before it's dirty again lol

Onto progress! Re-installed most of the interior and finished up the fuel delivery. It was fun trying to put the interior back together, which I didn't document or label at all since I removed it all 5 years ago... Lucky for me the 240 only has like 2 types of screws/bolts holding the interior together. As for the fueling system, I just need to clock the regulator vacuum fitting towards the source on the manifold and install a vacuum hose. Here are some lame ass pics from today:

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This weekend I plan to start installing all the power steering stuff I bought 2 years ago. While fiddling around with the P/S, I'd like to drop my transmission off to get rebuilt/resealed but I'm unsure where I should go. I posted in local forums for recommendations so hopefully I'll hear back soon.
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