crankwalk
crankwalk Dork
2/2/15 3:46 p.m.

Keep it up!

pres589
pres589 UltraDork
2/2/15 3:52 p.m.

In reply to moparman76_69:

http://www.mcpherson.edu/autorestoration/

This state is kind of funny; Pitt State on the east end with the Bachelor's of Science in Auto Tech program they have, Wichita as the "Air Capital of the World" between, and then farther west is McPherson where that school is. I looked into going to McPherson for that degree before deciding on PSU instead.

edizzle89
edizzle89 Reader
2/3/15 7:10 a.m.
pres589 wrote: In reply to moparman76_69: http://www.mcpherson.edu/autorestoration/ This state is kind of funny; Pitt State on the east end with the Bachelor's of Science in Auto Tech program they have, Wichita as the "Air Capital of the World" between, and then farther west is McPherson where that school is. I looked into going to McPherson for that degree before deciding on PSU instead.

Nice! i graduated PSU in '12 for automotive tech, they have a great program. good to see some other GRM'rs from that area

voorhen
voorhen New Reader
3/10/15 11:34 a.m.

hey guys! Ive gotten the cable shifter installed and I'm now only waiting on finishing the hydraulics for the clutch, and brakes Also, i still need to finish some engine stuff to see if it will run before tuning. I will go back to the 180 degree headers when i have time to redo them in stainless :) there is a car show at the school here out in Kansas on May 2nd if any of you are around it's becoming a really good show and we have some exciting cars coming this year including mine! The plenums will hopefully be welded up this week. it seems like the closer i get the more things that come up but i expect to have it running and driving by the car show... hopefully the transmission holds :)

Petrolburner
Petrolburner HalfDork
4/9/15 3:17 p.m.

How's it coming?

OHSCrifle
OHSCrifle HalfDork
9/15/15 8:45 p.m.

Need an update... on one of my favorite (vicarious) gearhead stories

pizzaman1
pizzaman1 New Reader
9/21/15 8:32 a.m.

Do you have the ferrari drivetrain ?I like to put in my x1/9 or lancia scorpion .

Woody
Woody MegaDork
9/21/15 8:36 a.m.

Suddenly, I need a 308 Dino GT4...

Flight Service
Flight Service MegaDork
11/8/15 5:56 p.m.

What has happened to this story?

Acme Lab Rat
Acme Lab Rat New Reader
11/9/15 8:36 a.m.

Mooooooooooooooooooooooar!

NOHOME
NOHOME UberDork
11/9/15 9:05 a.m.
Flight Service wrote: What has happened to this story?

Probably the same thing that happens to most epic builds...the last 10% of the project takes 90% of the effort and the reality kills the project.

I hope I am wrong cause this one was headed in a fun direction. Lots of talent.

Flight Service
Flight Service MegaDork
11/9/15 11:26 a.m.

I know the guy got distracted with a school project but I am really interested in how this is going to finish

jkftl
jkftl New Reader
11/11/15 9:30 p.m.

Right...I am just restarting my '76 GT4 repower after 3 years of the car sitting in my office in Ft. Lauderdale. I plan to use the 2.5l/160hp natural Subaru from Subaru Performance Engines connected to the Porsche 901 5-sp or maybe a nice automatic. This car will be a regular driver at my house in SW France. I take my cue from the original guy in this thread, Jay Gilling. I bought the car without power at BAT. Car was not driven after blowing the orig. engine in 1981 and is in like-new condition. It is a CA/USA-mod car. I got brake calipers and disks done. I don't need high performance but the layout, with lots of luggage space, room for the dog in back, and more headroom than my Benz, is attractive. I never liked stock taillights and am designing new big round LED to resemble GTS. MANY large and small sub-projects are under way. Any ideas will be appreciated. John Kessler

Mezzanine
Mezzanine HalfDork
11/11/15 10:50 p.m.
jkftl wrote: Right...I am just restarting my '76 GT4 repower after 3 years of the car sitting in my office in Ft. Lauderdale. I plan to use the 2.5l/160hp natural Subaru from Subaru Performance Engines connected to the Porsche 901 5-sp or maybe a nice automatic. This car will be a regular driver at my house in SW France. I take my cue from the original guy in this thread, Jay Gilling. I bought the car without power at BAT. Car was not driven after blowing the orig. engine in 1981 and is in like-new condition. It is a CA/USA-mod car. I got brake calipers and disks done. I don't need high performance but the layout, with lots of luggage space, room for the dog in back, and more headroom than my Benz, is attractive. I never liked stock taillights and am designing new big round LED to resemble GTS. MANY large and small sub-projects are under way. Any ideas will be appreciated. John Kessler

Wait, what? Did Voorhen sell the car to you? What happened to the ITB twin turbo LS engine? Or are you another guy starting a similar project? I'm so confused.

petegossett
petegossett PowerDork
11/12/15 5:49 a.m.

In reply to Mezzanine:

Different car/builder, similar concept.

jkftl
jkftl New Reader
11/14/15 6:04 a.m.

In reply to petegossett:

Right! The Subaru/Porsche power option still looks good with simplicity its benefit. I also am thinking about an early Boxster drop-in pack, but computer issues are sounding insurmountable. It seems that the Subaru is a favorite in off-road racing in Calif. and lots of them are being built at affordable numbers. I have power from 160 hp up in the same small package. It appears that the only major cutting will be for the trans to stick out aft under the trunk. I am borrowing an empty Ferrari V8 gearbox to estimate half-shaft height. I may need to alter springs since new power will be lighter than original. Hard at work.

voorhen
voorhen New Reader
1/7/16 11:10 a.m.

I'm still alive! Sorry to take so long. But school, women, and other projects have slowed me down. I will be posting a progress update Sunday, with pictures

NOHOME
NOHOME PowerDork
1/7/16 11:19 a.m.
voorhen wrote: I'm still alive! Sorry to take so long. But school, women, and other projects have slowed me down. I will be posting a progress update Sunday, with pictures

Burrito
Burrito Dork
1/7/16 11:29 a.m.
NOHOME wrote:
voorhen wrote: I'm still alive! Sorry to take so long. But school, women, and other projects have slowed me down. I will be posting a progress update Sunday, with pictures

matumorales
matumorales New Reader
1/14/16 12:09 p.m.

Haven't you considered using a V6 Alfa-Romeo? The one from the 156 seems ideal for this application. Still italian, lots of power, excellent sound, and quite common/affordable in Europe. The 156's trasmission is equiped with a cable shifter, so even that problem is solved.

jkftl wrote: In reply to petegossett: Right! The Subaru/Porsche power option still looks good with simplicity its benefit. I also am thinking about an early Boxster drop-in pack, but computer issues are sounding insurmountable. It seems that the Subaru is a favorite in off-road racing in Calif. and lots of them are being built at affordable numbers. I have power from 160 hp up in the same small package. It appears that the only major cutting will be for the trans to stick out aft under the trunk. I am borrowing an empty Ferrari V8 gearbox to estimate half-shaft height. I may need to alter springs since new power will be lighter than original. Hard at work.
NOHOME
NOHOME PowerDork
1/14/16 2:25 p.m.
voorhen wrote: I'm still alive! Sorry to take so long. But school, women, and other projects have slowed me down. I will be posting a progress update Sunday, with pictures

RossD
RossD UltimaDork
1/14/16 4:26 p.m.
voorhen wrote: I'm still alive! Sorry to take so long. But school, women, and other projects have slowed me down. I will be posting a progress update Sunday, with pictures

Don't forget the pictures of the women and the car.

crankwalk
crankwalk Dork
1/14/16 5:21 p.m.
matumorales wrote: Haven't you considered using a V6 Alfa-Romeo? The one from the 156 seems ideal for this application. Still italian, lots of power, excellent sound, and quite common/affordable in Europe. The 156's trasmission is equiped with a cable shifter, so even that problem is solved.
jkftl wrote: In reply to petegossett: Right! The Subaru/Porsche power option still looks good with simplicity its benefit. I also am thinking about an early Boxster drop-in pack, but computer issues are sounding insurmountable. It seems that the Subaru is a favorite in off-road racing in Calif. and lots of them are being built at affordable numbers. I have power from 160 hp up in the same small package. It appears that the only major cutting will be for the trans to stick out aft under the trunk. I am borrowing an empty Ferrari V8 gearbox to estimate half-shaft height. I may need to alter springs since new power will be lighter than original. Hard at work.

I don't know if you read the beginning of the thread but the STI engine with Suby trans and adapter/ cable shifter was already figured out. The new owner wants bigger power and with his drivetrain choices so far I'm sure he will make something work just fine. Lots of people have put LS's in rear mount applications. Personally, I'm glad its getting a drivetrain that's still not Italian. I'd rather see it with a 300+ hp Japanese engine or a 600 hp + twin turbo American V8 than another Italian engine that makes less power than the original V8. The purists already hate this car, why try to placate them by making still Italian and refined? Keep it a fast ugly bastard Ferrari.

My $0.02.

Chuck_Norris
Chuck_Norris New Reader
3/1/16 11:20 p.m.

Can't find a subscribe button, so I comment to keep track of this awesome monstrosity.

voorhen
voorhen New Reader
3/1/16 11:53 p.m.

Quick image dump of progress, ideas and failures. Im so sorry for letting it go so long without an update.

[URL=http://s828.photobucket.com/user/voorhen/media/image3-1_zpskb4ysoa4.jpg.html][/URL] this is the new header design that doesn't quite work :(

[URL=http://s828.photobucket.com/user/voorhen/media/RA-WEB-308GT4-Dino_zpsmphyeykc.jpg.html][/URL] Newest wheel idea. right bolt pattern and offset. never mind the quick photoshop

[URL=http://s828.photobucket.com/user/voorhen/media/image4_zpse3eh1ehe.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s828.photobucket.com/user/voorhen/media/image3_zpspgaptoqy.jpg.html][/URL] First Patch

[URL=http://s828.photobucket.com/user/voorhen/media/image1_zpsuenr7ehe.jpg.html][/URL]

[URL=http://s828.photobucket.com/user/voorhen/media/IMG_2585_zpsv3ulke3f.jpg.html][/URL] Second Patch

[URL=http://s828.photobucket.com/user/voorhen/media/image2_zpsonhcrcym.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s828.photobucket.com/user/voorhen/media/image2-1_zpsir6pfht9.jpg.html][/URL] Plenums being built

[URL=http://s828.photobucket.com/user/voorhen/media/IMG_1067_zpse1s6xws2.jpg.html][/URL]

[URL=http://s828.photobucket.com/user/voorhen/media/IMG_1384_zpsfsmkpalz.jpg.html][/URL]

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