Latest from the hypoid-gear-oily Mr. Hines: "My car runs unshrouded but I know I can improve cooling with a forced and ducted shroud like we do on the speedster, and I bumped you to the Speedster radiator since we’re running AC (I am also using a smaller radiator in my car).

I’m out off the office until Monday but the guys are putting the final touches on this now and then we’ll run the  ducting froRadiator 1Radiator 2Radiator 3m the fog light pockets and finish the plumbing.
 
Drivetrain will be in shortly also, maybe a week or so."

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As I’ve already stated above, I’m very interested in engine temperature of this mid-engine Subaru configuration under A/C, hot day, extended hard driving.  You have to think mid-engine sports cars are side, roof, back deck -ducted for a reason.  I’ll volunteer to drive one from Dallas to Houston, or Dallas to Austin, in 110F high humidity.  Conditions may exist In the next three months.

Drive it like you stole it...to Atlanta and back.  Lol.  I’ve been to SC in summer.  It seemed like it can get pretty bad inland.  Everything seems like cake after summer 2011 in Dallas.  We had 40 straight days at or above 100, 70 days total.

I lived in Houston for three years (late '78 through late '81).  temps not as high as Dallas, but MUCH more humid.  Charleston is even more humid, but somewhat lower temps due to the coastal effect.

You should join us for the September gathering in the NoGA hills.  See the Events forum for details.

Last edited by Lane Anderson

Very nice. VERY nice.

But, for the love of all that's holy, please: your intake manifold's durable finish is called "powder coat." 

"Power coat" is a spray-on engine performance enhancement product formerly advertised in the waning pages of Hot Rod Magazine and the JC Whitney catalogue. 

I used to own one of those Mitch.  I think Jack Crosby had his dynoed at 52hp at the wheels.  

To be fair to all that have that engine, The so called 1915cc engine Kirk sold ran great.  Drove it from IL to the TN mountain's without any issues. The little carbs never needed tinkering.  Just don't try to flex your muscles when the Honda Civic pulls next to you  

Last edited by Marty Grzynkowicz

@Lane Anderson wrote- "...a few pieces back from power coat".

@Michael McKelvey wrote- "I want to know more about the power coat stuff."

@edsnova wrote- "Power coat" is a spray-on engine performance enhancement product formerly advertised in the waning pages of Hot Rod Magazine and the JC Whitney catalogue." 

@Sacto Mitch wrote- "In the good old days, VS used it to create their famous '1915cc' motor.  They'd just spray it on a 1600."

@Gordon Nichols wrote- "If it had been power-coated in black, the increase would be 15-25hp.  Gray always gives less of a boost"

Unfortunately the p0rn industry got hold of Power Coat and, although it took a while, it was taken off the market after too many adverse reactions.

To be fair to all that have that engine, The so called 1915cc engine Kirk sold ran great.  Drove it from IL to the TN mountain's without any issues. The little carbs never needed tinkering.  Just don't try to flex your muscles when the Honda Civic pulls next to you  

@Sacto Mitch posted:

 

Marty, that right there is probably why you have a turbo Suby today.

You never forget the humiliation of being dusted by a Civic.

 

On a (slightly) more serious note- a 1915 with stock heads and 34mm Ict's is a great combo; all the power would be in by 5,000 rpm or so, as the carbs are only capable of just over 90 hp.  And as Marty said, pretty reliable, as once adjusted, the carbs are pretty much "set 'em and forget 'em".

And I agree with Mitch, only when the challenge is from a stock Civic I think the humiliation is even greater backing down, knowing you'll lose if you play...

A Civic SI (203 hp, sport suspension, 225 mm tires and close ratio 6 speed manual trans) is quite the fun car- my son has 1 (it's a 2012) but won't let me drive it any more.  He keeps going on about scaring the crap out of both him and the salesman during the test drive. I just wanted to know what it could do.  Afterwards the guy wouldn't let me test drive the Civic Type R (another 80? 90? hp- now that would have been a fun car!) they had on the lot; something about wanting to live long enough to see dinner. No sense of adventure, I tell you... 

Later- back to bed Yoda now goes

PS- almost forgot what I started typing for- 

                  Lane, the car looks awesome!!!

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