1986 Subaru Leone RX TURBO STi

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Re: 1986 Subaru Leone RX TURBO STi

Post by nico leone » Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:51 pm

time to assemble the wagon engine, the the spare motor for the sedan or the wagon lol*

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what its going to look like*

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can't have a new motor with out a good transmission, so I took apart my spare STi 6mt to change some synchros so its smooth like butter.

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Re: 1986 Subaru Leone RX TURBO STi

Post by nico leone » Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:45 am

all primed up and ready for the single stage white paint job to match my sedan
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here is the pistons I made and got wrinkle red powder coated my valve covers
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so after trying to rebuild my steering rack it seems that seals are impossible to source so !
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The old school Subaru guys are going to find this one interesting !

1986-93 GL-10 TURBO engine Crossmember
1991-04 New age Subaru Steering rack

what we have here is a option that I can take advantage of

18:0 GL-10 steering ratio
15:1 STI 2004 steering ratio ( my new rack is on the way 😁✌️)

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Re: 1986 Subaru Leone RX TURBO STi

Post by El_Freddo » Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:15 am

So neat mate!

Can you have Ruby Scoo and Redback Brumby sprayed after yours for me?? :P

Keep up the good work. You’ll have a fleet of beasts!

Cheers

Bennie
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Re: 1986 Subaru Leone RX TURBO STi

Post by nico leone » Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:13 pm

El_Freddo wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:15 am
So neat mate!

Can you have Ruby Scoo and Redback Brumby sprayed after yours for me?? :P

Keep up the good work. You’ll have a fleet of beasts!

Cheers

Bennie
lol if I won the lottery id have every Subaru model done up :mrgreen:


















Single Stage White 80's paint for my 88 GL-10 TURBO

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Re: 1986 Subaru Leone RX TURBO STi

Post by nico leone » Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:33 pm

today was exciting !. A 2004 Subaru STi Steering rack showed up, its time to install this into my old school 80s subaru engine cross member

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so here is the issue, the lines need to be a little bit longer and then you move the bracket over to where the fancy factory sticker is.

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take the bracket off and move the lines out the way, so there we have it, it fits right in the spot.

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also we have to make it look original that's how I roll, sometimes lol !!
with the same bracket I cut out the U shape a little more, this way I can bolt it up like stock. then I flipped the bracket around so I can put the bolt on the top, this makes it easier to install.
you have to bend the lines into place for a little length which you can do by hand.

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Ps: you have to enlarge the holes on the crossmember beforehand, and then cut the pocket out on the opposing side so the lines can stick out

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what I gained from doing this

18:0 GL-10 Steering ratio to a impressive 15:1 04 STi Ratio, that's 4 ratios quicker. id say that's more impressive then everyone only upgrading from 15:0 to 13:0 (3 ratios )

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Re: 1986 Subaru Leone RX TURBO STi

Post by El_Freddo » Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:57 pm

Looks good Nico!

What’s the difference in the rack end pivot point? Will this have any negative effect on steering and suspension roll points - or even push the rack ends out too far for the tie rod ends to be where they need to be?

I don’t necessarily know what I’m talking about from a knowledgeable point of view about bump steer etc, more curious of any changes in width of these components and the effects on steering and suspension in an L series setup.

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Re: 1986 Subaru Leone RX TURBO STi

Post by Bumpty » Sat May 02, 2020 6:50 am

El_Freddo wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:15 am
So neat mate!

Can you have Ruby Scoo and Redback Brumby sprayed after yours for me?? :P

Keep up the good work. You’ll have a fleet of beasts!

Cheers

Bennie

Yes please!

What compressor and gun/s are you using?

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