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Technical Corner : Project Cars Last Updated: Aug 16th, 2006 - 11:01:00


Technical Corner : Project Cars : Eclipse GS-T
AWD Conversion
We have just finished the AWD conversion on the project GST.  This article contains a complete walkthrough of how to perform the AWD conversion on a 2nd gen DSM.

Jan 27, 2005, 00:37 - [ Discuss this story ]

Technical Corner : Project Cars : Eclipse GS-T
AWD Conversion: Picking up the AWD Shell
On Friday, October 8th 2004, myself and Vlad Sushko, representing the AutomotiveForums.com staff packed up and heading to Baltimore, Maryland to pick up the newest component for the Project Eclipse. What were we going to get? A 1995 AWD Eagle Talon shell to convert the project GS-T to AWD.

Oct 12, 2004, 23:08 - [ Discuss this story ]

Technical Corner : Project Cars : Eclipse GS-T
Heat Wrap Install
While we had the car apart for a while, we went ahead and purchased the Thermo-Tec aluminized tape and header wrap that you see below. We had always wondered if this stuff helped to keep the heat in the exhaust system and out of the intake system and for the relatively low cost it seemed like now would be a good time to experiment.

Oct 12, 2004, 10:09 - [ Discuss this story ]

Technical Corner : Project Cars : Eclipse GS-T
Fabrication of Radiator Ducting
One of the final steps we took to help cool the DSM engine was the fabrication and installation of ducting around the intercooler. This duct work would make sure all the air entering the "big mouth" bumper opening would be directed through the IC core first and then through to the radiator.

Oct 10, 2004, 22:07 - [ Discuss this story ]

Technical Corner : Project Cars : Eclipse GS-T
C&R Radiator Install

In continuing efforts to combat the overheating problems in our project DSM, we purchased a nice aluminum C&R radiator with an integral 12" Spal slim line fan. Our first reaction was wow.

Oct 10, 2004, 21:57 - [ Discuss this story ]

Technical Corner : Project Cars : Eclipse GS-T
Oil Cooler Install

Since the Eclipse was having some problems with overheating, as most DSM's do when a front mount IC is placed in front of the AC heat exchanger which is placed in front of the radiator, we decided to upgrade the factory water/oil cooler to a more efficient better cooling air/oil setup.

Oct 10, 2004, 21:54 - [ Discuss this story ]

Technical Corner : Project Cars : Subaru WRX
Cold Air Intake Install
After giving the turbo on our WRX a little room to breathe with the addition of a full 3" Invidia turbo back exhaust and up pipe.  We decided to open up the turbo from the other end by installing a new 2.5" cold air intake.

Jul 19, 2004, 03:48 - [ Discuss this story ]

Technical Corner : Project Cars : Subaru WRX
Invidia Exhaust Install

The first mod installed on the Project WRX was a complete 3" stainless steel Invidia turbo back exhaust and Invidia stainless up pipe.  The install of this package is a simple "bolt-on" affair that can add as much as 30+ horsepower.


Jul 19, 2004, 02:22 - [ Discuss this story ]

Technical Corner : Project Cars : Subaru WRX
Intro to the Project WRX

Another recent addition to the AF project family, we have big plans for this bone stock WRX.  Watch the progress of this car as we provide dyno numbers, install histories, and complete product reveiws. 


Jul 18, 2004, 16:28 - [ Discuss this story ]

Technical Corner : Project Cars : Eclipse GS-T
2G DSM Project Car Intro
This factory green 1997 Eclipse GS-T has already been extensively modified by its owner.  Stay tuned as we turn this stock appearing street beast into capable road racing machine putting down a dyno proven 400+ pump gas horsepower!

Jul 18, 2004, 15:56 - [ Discuss this story ]

Technical Corner : Project Cars : Nissan 350Z
New AF 350Z Video
AF 350Z Project Vehicle Video (Vol. 1) is now available for download! 5 min 29 sec, .wmv format, 12.3 MB ZIP archive
Jul 18, 2004, 14:06 - [ Discuss this story ]

Technical Corner : Project Cars : Nissan 350Z
Tilton Clutch and Flywheel Installed
The Twin-Plate Carbon/Carbon clutch and lightweight flywheel arrived from Tilton Racing in the mid-afternonn on June 3rd. We had to install it before the departure to New York, as we had to get there by the evening of the 4th.
Jul 18, 2004, 14:03 - [ Discuss this story ]

Technical Corner : Project Cars : Nissan 350Z
Body Repairs Done at Street Sports
 The body repairs began at Street Sports today in preparation for the Players Run. A new left-front fender was acquired from a local Nissan dealership and Jon began the work of fixing the infinitely numerous number of damage spots on the bumper along with replacing the fender.
Jul 18, 2004, 13:57 - [ Discuss this story ]

Technical Corner : Project Cars : Nissan 350Z
Greddy Turbo Timer
Nick Walker of Street Sports installed the Greddy Turbo Timer in the center console for elegant, almost-concealed looks.

Jul 18, 2004, 13:53 - [ Discuss this story ]

Technical Corner : Project Cars : Nissan 350Z
Short Shifter Install
We would like to thank David Zeckhausen of Zeckhausen Racing for sending us the Rogue Engineering Short Shifter for the AF 350Z Project.
Jul 18, 2004, 13:52 - [ Discuss this story ]


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