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hardtop65 12-27-2012 07:41 PM

UPDATED w/Video 1/23/13 Hardtop65's Holset'd 07 Legacy GT

Ok, so there have been some request for video's. I'm really un-unhappy with this, but I will put it up so you guys can have a taste. The sound is awful out of my laptop, but not so bad with headphones. I'm going to work on my camera mount too. I don't like the angle and its not stiff enough. Anyways let me know if you have any questions. I'm going to try real hard to put something epic together in the future.

Lets start with some eye candy:

I bought the car at an auction with out seeing it in person. Turned out well in the end. I think It went cheaper because of the different wheels and people where afraid of possible damage. Took the truck and trailer down to be safe and brought it home.

First up was some Craigslist wheels and fresh tires.

Then a trip to the track to see what it would do stock, ran a 14.43@93.89

New Brakes:

A failing clutch and bad oil seal on the turbo ended my fun. The car sat almost three months while I debated on my course of action.

Parts List

Stock Ej255 longblock
Tuneing by myself via Open Source
Holset He341 (03 Cummins Diesel)
850cc Injectors
Blow Thru Maf <- and they said it couldn't be done
Tial Q blow off valve (50.5mm)
Treadstone front mount intercooler core with piping built and welded by myself
Turbo "stand pipe" hand built to allow the Holset to bolt to the stock uppipe
Tial 44mm waistegate welded into the stand pipe and dumped back into the downpipe
Magnaflow Exhaust
Holset vs wifes blown stock STi turbo
Maf scaleing
Blow Thu Maf flange after I welded it on

5 Speed
ACT 6 puck clutch that is damaged and coming out soon
STi trans mount
Kartboy short throw shifter and bushings

Koni Adjustable Struts
Swift springs or Progressive (brand) or now cut stock because all the aftermarket springs are just too low for me.
Hotchkis front and rear sway bars
Rota D-force hyper black 18x8.5 et44

12.80 @109mph= Broken axle

In August 2013, my cousin and I took the car to Reno for Hot Augest Nights. Made the whole trip no problem. This pic is from somewhere around the Cali and Nevada boarder. We had stoppped on the side of the road so I could drain my lizard and figured it was a good photo opportunity.

hardtop65 12-27-2012 07:42 PM

OK, so don't get too used to how it looks. I'm going to be cleaning things up and painting the intercooler pipes. Any ideas on color? I had ordered a can of wrinkle red like the STi manifolds are but cant find it. I also plan to bend up a stainless heatshield for the hot side of the turbo and maybe one to go over the alt, p/s and a/c.

I had the turbo off the other day for a new clutch and figured I snap a couple pics for you guys that wanted to know what the hot side piping went.

hardtop65 12-27-2012 07:44 PM

Feel free to ask questions.

Arielgt93 12-27-2012 08:04 PM

Just amazing, just really really amazing. Great job though! Love to see how you made your turbo kit. One question can I give you my legacy gt or help me out to make it awesome like yours lmfao. Keep the pictures coming!

LegacyKid5 12-27-2012 08:07 PM

Nice to see your car, I had no idea what was under the hood from what you were describing to me! Excited to see more updates.

hardtop65 12-27-2012 08:11 PM

Sorry this will be the one and only. Actually I've been meaning to make a build thread or a long time. I have almost 1 year and 25k miles on this setup. Not one breakdown.

Arielgt93 12-27-2012 08:15 PM

Haha darn. Really that's great than! You really got one clean and awesome car. Any tips to keep it lasting like how you do?

hardtop65 12-27-2012 08:24 PM


Originally Posted by Arielgt93 (Post 4221598)
Haha darn. Really that's great than! You really got one clean and awesome car. Any tips to keep it lasting like how you do?

Luck? I don't know... :-)

No DRFT 12-27-2012 08:28 PM

Interesting set up. More engine pics!

Gex 12-27-2012 08:30 PM

Interesting. Got a dyno curve by chance?

Wicked 12-27-2012 08:54 PM


Originally Posted by hardtop65 (Post 4221556)
Feel free to ask questions.

Sweeeet looking ride but more curious what your hardtop65 is (C2?).

TheBlackPearl 12-27-2012 09:04 PM

Any #'s on it? psi? hp? tq?

hardtop65 12-27-2012 09:32 PM


Originally Posted by Wicked (Post 4221638)
Sweeeet looking ride but more curious what your hardtop65 is (C2?).

It refers to a 65 Falcon Hardtop that I used to have.

slim101 12-27-2012 09:43 PM

sick build!

hardtop65 12-27-2012 09:45 PM


Originally Posted by TheBlackPearl (Post 4221650)
Any #'s on it? psi? hp? tq?

No official numbers. Virtual dyno was over 400hp and calculating the 109mph trap shows about the same. But I really don't know what it makes and there is a lot more to be had. A friend has been bugging me to put it on a real dyno, maybe some day.

I have SI drive setup to run 17psi on intelligent, 19psi on sport and 23psi on sport sharp.

The car will make 20+psi by 3800rpm on a 3rd gear pull.

Timing is 19* and I've been running sub 10.5:1 afr with it dipping below 10:1 at peak torque.

I've been collecting some nice video equipment and hope to make a video to show you guys how she runs.

Engine bay pics will come soon!!

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